Phil Jackson: 'It's not always scorers and talent that wins it. But it's teamwork that does it.'
For anyone worried that the Miami Heat's new triumvirate, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, puts the Heat in the driver's seat for the title this season, worry no more. Heed the words of Lakers Coach Phil Jackson on radio station ESPN 1000 in Chicago: "They've got great talent. There's no question about their talent they have. But, talent doesn't always win," Jackson said. "The team that shows the best teamwork will win it. We think that we have established something. But, if Miami can unite, and build quickly, they might be able to do it."
Jackson went on to mention a great Lakers triumvirate of the past.
"I always refer to when Wilt Chamberlain was traded from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and that put Baylor, West and Chamberlain together and they never won a championship together the four years they were together," Jackson said. "It's not always scorers and talent that wins it. But it's teamwork that does it."
-- Houston MitchellPhoto: Phil Jackson celebrates winning the 2009-10 NBA title. Credit: Wally Skalij, Los Angeles Times.