Tweetable items from Phil Jackson's pre-game press conference
For the full audio of Phil Jackson's press conference previewing Game 2 of the Lakers' Western Conference Finals matchup with the Phoenix Suns, click below.
For those liking their news in sentence form. Here were the nuggets:
--In an always entertaining exchange with The Times' T.J. Simers, Jackson acknowledged the Lakers want him to take a pay cut from his current $12 million salary.
--Jackson says he believes Alvin Gentry's contention that the Suns won't double on Kobe Bryant. As far as Bryant's knee is concerned, Jackson described it as "OK."
--Jackson acknowledged part of the approach toward Andrew Bynum's limited participation in practice involves the hope he's healthier for the NBA Finals.
--Jackson argues Amare Stoudemire's claim that Lamar Odom had a lucky game roots in the fact that "Lamar is overlooked." He also expects Phoenix to make adjustments guarding Odom.
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