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Hope ready isn't doing well, uh, doing a little bit of reacting to some championship basketball, some championship basketball talent.
Uh, Ron, our test.
The 2009 Lakers Uh, this is this article on clutch points, actually is talking about how he beefed with Kobe Bryant so much in practice that the illustrious Phil Jackson, the men who has received so so much press these last couple of weeks with no sports on and only last dance to watch, he stepped in and basically told him to cut it out.
Um, you know, just sort of a glimpse at what it looks like for different championship teams.
You know, Not everything is Kumbaya walking into the I guess, the preseason training camp, you know, with everybody holding hands and on the same page this article What I liked a lot about is that it talked about, Uh it actually talked a lot about how metta world peace or run our tested this time.
You know, he, his team, the Rockets, the team that he was on the year before, I actually lost to the Lakers excusing this was in the 2009 playoff.
This this was before the 2010 playoff.
So, um so, yeah, so he lost in the 2009 playoffs.
And you know, he said that he basically he wanted to come in.
It was still a lot of respect, but I had to.
I just want to compete.
I just got finished losing his guys.
He wanted make a statement, you know, why not? What better way to make a statement than to, you know, talk that smack to the team's best player? So I like this.
I think it's an interesting glimpse behind the curtain.
Want it kind of paints the genius of, Well, not really the genius, but it just sort of gives you an idea of like how Phil Jackson handles these things.
You know, he'll let certain guys like Ron are tests or, uh, or Dennis Rodman, you know, do what they want, do as they please do what their heart desires, Whether that means going to Vegas for a couple of days and going to casinos or whatever.
You know anything along those lines, Um, he'll allow that to a certain degree.
But when it starts to come in between players and it's really seems more like a relationship thing, like if it affects how the team is getting along and makes settings, you know whether it's on like a team plane or team bus awkward, then I think that's when he he realizes, Hey, you know what? I'm not so much about Your personal liberties like this is actually for the greater team concept.
The second thing I really liked and I actually thought this was the most interesting part about this whole story, um, was that you know, that our test lost to them the year before.
I was kind of thinking about, you know, we don't really think about that angle that much, actually, haven't really heard too many stories like that where a guy comes into training camp and he's feels a certain type of way, you know, especially if, um if he ends up there by cir***stance, of free agency, or like, even like a trade, something like that, where he, you know, maybe didn't plan to be on this team or his options were limited in a way that he was, you know, not backed in a corner.
But, you know, in a situation where it may or may not have been his first choice to go play for a team that just knocked him out of the playoffs.
So, um, so I was kind of thinking about like, guys that this would work.
It wouldn't really work for, like a Kevin Durant.
But do you think like not Isiah Thomas from the Pistons? But the other Isiah Thomas felt a certain way about coming to the Cavs after playing on the Celtics of losing to them.
Ah, couple of years straight.
Four Kyrie Irving that, you know, a guy that effectively replaced him.
Do you think he felt a certain type of way coming into that? You know, Cassie, I don't know, but I would love of.
This is an angle that was covered a little bit more and like we got this type type of Ah, peek behind the curtain, Um, exposure to interesting stories like this.
So, yeah, I would love to see this angle covered more.
That was, like my biggest take away from this.
I think it's just a cool dynamic that I don't think you always get to see.
Um, you know, again, not everything is as it seems.
It's very easy to say.
Well, you know, you should show up the training camp and let all those those frustrations those you know those years in the past be in the past.
But that's easier said than done.
Sometimes you know what? You're still mad.
A couple of months later, your competitors and you know I like that he was brutally honest about this.
I think that's what you do get from guys that are like, you know, Rodman or or ah or run our test that they're typically pretty brutally honest, which you have to appreciate in athletes.
There's no, you know, veiled responses.
It's not like some of the, you know, let's just like a couple of the superstars in today's league that will really give you a bland vanilla response to just about anything.
This guy's gonna, you know, tell you exactly how this all works on exactly how he was feeling at this point.
And it's something you got.
Appreciate whether you like what he's saying or not.
You do have to appreciate that.
And I think I feel that way about just about anybody in the league.
Now, um, whether that's the two guys that I'm covering here in Brooklyn or guys on other teams.
Um Westbrook, those guys, they're just going to keep a rail.
They're gonna They're gonna let you know how they're feeling.
So that's all I got on this one.
Uhm, let me know if you have any different thoughts, different responses.
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