Friday, November 26, 2010
The Lakers kept it light like Ron Harper celebrating the three-peat with a Miller beer yesterday as Phil Jackson held a traditional, fun practice of his. The serious coach got festive early with an easy, Jax dubbed 'Turkey Trot' practice on Thanksgiving (it was probably to look after those turkey belly's). The zen master orchestrated his infamous 'bigs' vs 'smalls' game a day before the Lakers face a tough test against the Utah Jazz, "We put our bigs at guards and our guards at centers," coach explained. The tradition has harked back to Jackson's Chicago days all the way to yesterdays Gasol vs Fisher matchup. Although this practice probably drew a lot of laughs it's also a useful technique for the dry ease board, "We still try and get something accomplished because that's part of what we do whenever we take the court", Jackson told the Los Angeles Times. As good as the Lakers bigs are you know one of them will have got posterized by Shannon Brown. Now they can feel what the rest of the league experiences. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!! TIM DAVID HARVEY.