Before the Heat’s loss to Portland, he told them that “Big Boys Don’t Cry” and now before their match-up against the Lakers, Phil decide to prod them one more time.
We get more from TSN:
Phil Jackson has another thought on the Miami Heat: He doesn’t like how they play.
Speaking Thursday before his Los Angeles Lakers visited Miami, Jackson likened the way the Heat play to an Xbox video game and said they rely too much on 1-on-1 basketball.
“I’m not a big fan of the style that Miami plays,” Jackson said. “I like to see everybody involved in the game.”
The Heat? Not so much, especially since there are long stretches where most of Miami’s offence revolves around two or three players at the most, instead of the get-everyone-involved-when-possible approach Jackson prefers.
“I think that’s really important to basketball,” Jackson said. “That’s what I’m trying to preach as a basketball coach, even though we have a guy that dominates the ball in Kobe (Bryant). Their basketball is very much standing with Xbox games or whatever those games are. Basketball’s not a 1-on-1 game. It’s a team game.”
Personally, I think the Heat are more NBA Elite 11 than NBA 2k11.