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Phil Jackson mocks Miami Heat for crying

Posted on: March 8, 2011 8:48 pm
Edited on: March 8, 2011 8:51 pm
Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson chimes in on the Miami Heat crying after a loss. Posted by Ben Golliver. phil-jackson

There's nothing quite like an emotionally honest admission to bring everyone in the NBA out of the woodwork.  

On Sunday, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra admitted to the media that members of his team cried following a loss to the Chicago Bulls. The reaction was instant and enormous: the New York Knicks laughed about it, Spoelstra tried to backtrack and Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant made it clear that he hasn't cried but said that the Heat crying wasn't of any real importance.   

As for Lakers coach Phil Jackson? There would be no high road. reports that Jackson thinks tears don't have a public place in the NBA.
"This is the NBA: No Boys Allowed," Jackson said. "Big boys don't cry. But, if you're going to do it, do it in the toilet where no one can see."
This came seconds after Jackson tried to deflect the reporter's question by saying, "People cry in locker rooms, yes, [but] I don't want to talk about Miami's situation."
Gee, tell us what you really think. 

Unlike some of his takes on hot button issues, Jackson's comment here don't need much between-the-lines analysis to be understood: the upstart Heat don't meet his masculine standard and they fell short of his understanding of how emotional situations should be handled in-house. 

Jackson has never been one to think twice about kicking someone when he's down and here - even though he hesitated - he seems to have aimed below the belt. As we now by now, he simply can't help himself.     

The question: what are the Heat going to do about it? Probably nothing, but we'll find out on Thursday when the Lakers travel to Miami for a nationally-televised grudge match.

Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2011 8:27 pm

Phil Jackson mocks Miami Heat for crying


Did he just call Derek Fisher a boy?

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: March 10, 2011 8:37 am

Phil Jackson mocks Miami Heat for crying

I sounded pretty ghetto if you aks me. Tongue out 

Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2011 4:33 pm

Phil Jackson mocks Miami Heat for crying

At Jitpig, how the hell is that ghetto speak?  It is grammatically incorrect and should read "Jackson's comment here doesn't need much between-the-lines analysis" 

But in no way is it ghetto speak.  Know what the hell you are talking about before you try to act all high and mighty.

Since: Mar 9, 2011
Posted on: March 9, 2011 3:29 pm

Phil Jackson mocks Miami Heat for crying

Oh,  well.  Check this out...

Since: Jan 20, 2011
Posted on: March 9, 2011 2:38 pm

Phil Jackson mocks Miami Heat for crying

IDIOT!  That was after he won the CHAMPIONSHIP...and that was the year his father was murdered. 

That is a COMPLETE 180 from CRYING after a Home loss to the Bulls in regular season.

Get up if you are going to talk out of your ass, so you are not muffled.

Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: March 9, 2011 1:20 pm

Phil Jackson mocks Miami Heat for crying

The Heat have proven that with the exception of stomping on the lowly Cavaliers, neither they nor their coach have a response for Phil or any real verbal or physical opposition.  Spoelstra has come up with the two-pronged genius strategey:  Hold the rope and Try harder.  What a joke of a coach.  They will keep him until the play-offs end but no one, not even Spoelstra's wife, no one except the Heat opponents want Spoelstra to stay in Miami.

Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2011 10:21 am

Phil Jackson mocks Miami Heat for crying

Just another way to get the other team fired up, and see how his players handle the pressure. Getting them ready for the playoffs, is what I see him trying to do.

Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2011 10:20 am

Phil Jackson mocks Miami Heat for crying

Well, I love when anyone bashes the Heat.  I just love it!  But, to be honest, Jordan sobbed on the floor & the locker room after they won a title.  I know everyone will run to his defense & all that crap, but he did cry... and he was coached by Jackson.  Anyway.. nothing makes me feel better than the Heat losing & the big softie, Bosh & James crying it up.

Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2011 10:09 am

Phil Jackson mocks Miami Heat for crying

Remind me again why Lebron went to the Heat?  I mean his teams in Cleveland were better :)

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: March 9, 2011 9:03 am

Phil Jackson mocks Miami Heat for crying

Phil is right!!!  This is a sport of men!!!  Cry in the toilet...lololol.  Stick your head in the toilet...because you lost.  Figure out how to win as a team!!!

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