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Lakers Chat: Lakers vs. New Orleans Game 1

April 17, 2011 | 12:01 pm

Items from Phil Jackson's pre-game press conference:

Lakers Coach Phil Jackson on New Orleans Game 1

Pj Jackson is wearing the 1973 championship ring he won as a player from the New York Knicks instead of the Lakers' 2010 ring for what he called "personal reasons."

He said both Andrew Bynum and Matt Barnes will both suit up. Jackson also said Bynum surpassed his expectations for how he looked in practice after suffering a bone bruise in his right knee last week.


--Mark Medina

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Photo: Phil Jackson. Credit: Kirby Lee / US Presswire