Phil vs. Shaq now

@inplano (298)
United States
December 29, 2006 2:39pm CST
Phil Jackson is a strange cat. When Shaq was playing for him, he loved him, now he accused him of being lazy. I think he is right, but why didn't he bring this up when he was coaching him.
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@skirvy (250)
• United States
6 Jan 07
Phil is right. He didn't bring it up when Shaq played for him because he didn't what drama in the lockerroom and on the court from Shaq. Phil was there to win a Championship so he didn't want bad team chemistry.
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• Philippines
20 Jan 07
well for me, its not about being lazy or about team chemistry. phil is a great coach and shaq is a great player. phil is just playing mind games where he's very known of, like he usually do with his players (remember rodman???) shaq is not lazy, he won't be a very dominant player if he's lazy, he worked to be that big and dominant, he even practices he's freethrows but he still misses them a lot. hehe. i think he's just slowing down because of his age and injuries.
• Philippines
30 Dec 06
hey.. who knows? Shaq may not be as lazy as he is now than he was with Phil. Phil is a good coach, a good thinker and he has the best strategies. That gives his players no reason to be lazy.
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@zeena2 (8)
• Canada
7 Feb 07
I dont feel that shaq is lazy at all. I played basketball and the hardest position is a post and i also played that. I understand how others may see him as lazy, but its hard to judge someone that plays that physical of a sport without knowing wat he actually goes through.
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
Well I guess Phil didn't brought up Shaq's alleged laziness before because Shaq was playing for him and they were winning, so as long as they're winning everything is 'ok' in Lakerland then. For me Shaq is not lazy, he just wants to pace himself through the regular season to be ready for the playoffs, but Shaq should be ready to play right about now since his team is currently out of the playoff picture. I think Phil was just playing around Shaq's mind.
@utsadetti (4589)
• United States
29 Dec 06
he he he yaeah it's right buddy, man is always like that.