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1920's style reporter Scoops Callahan asks Phil Jackson question that leaves him saying 'Amen'

May 8, 2011 |  7:02 pm

It's a stupid schtick, if you ask me. But for the sake of comic relief and for the fact that some Lakers fans might be wondering who that reporter was that asked that weird question to Phil Jackson following the Lakers' 122-86 Game 4 loss Sunday to the Dallas Mavericks, here's your answer. The name is Scoops Callahan, a character played by Tom Gribble of The Ticket (1310 AM), who asks athletes and coaches questions laced with 1920's style verbage.

It's funny for some, head-scratching for others and nearly impossible to really know what exactly he's asking person being interviewed. For my sake, I thought it inappropriate for him to ask the last question to Jackson, who as the most successful coach in NBA history should've ended his press conference in a better way. But based on Jackson's response above and some of the other athletes and coaches he's talked to below, it definitely leaves everyone by surprise.

--Mark Medina

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