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Tweetable items from Phil Jackson's pregame press conference previewing Lakers-Kings game

January 28, 2011 |  7:01 pm

Highlights from Phil Jackson's pregame press conference

--Jackson said Derek Fisher issued the team a gag order about not talking about the Celtics matchup leading into Friday's game against Sacramento

--Jackson was asked about the article from ESPN's Henry Abbott that argued, citing statistical data, that Kobe Bryant isn't as clutch a shooter as his reputation suggests. "We want him to take the shots. Kobe takes a lot of shots down the stretch. The numbers he makes at the end are very good. Some of them in between at the two-minute mark and close to the end are forced and those are hard numbers to rectify. But he's a big-shot maker."

---Jackson voiced support for Lamar Odom to be in the All-Star game, but was somewhat mute about Pau Gasol

---Jackson shared, perhaps in joking fashion, that he's been receiving various gifts, including wine and vacation packages to Cabo, from teams that want Jackson to vote for their players as All-Star reserves.

Lakers Coach Phil Jackson on Sacramento Kings

 

--Mark Medina

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