A Review Of Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior

Let me tell you outright that this book reached out to me more than any other book I’ve ever read. That is a mouthful right there, which is probably why it took me so long (2 weeks +) to write this review. Phil Jackson’s book starts his journey where he recalls how his playing career ended, consequently coaching in the CBA and in Puerto Rico and eventually Assistant coach to the Bulls where he starts his legacy, all the way to after the Michael Jordan led Bulls dominated the 90s leading to his (Jordan’s) first of many retirements.

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Where Non Calls Happen; Boston Wobbles to Win + Predictions

When I heard Spur’s Coach Popovich’s technique was to inundate them with videos of their offense from games past, I knew there was one particular player on that team that would respond:

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Of Boring Boston Blowouts, KFC, and Reggie Rip Hamilton

Millions of us local basketball fans tuned in yesterday to watch what we hoped to be a great Boston – Cavs game but unfortunately, the Cavs had a different idea.

Cleveland outscored Boston by 32-18 in the 1st, finally ending the contest with a 24 point blowout, 108-84. By the 4th quarter I was getting hungry, so I did the unthinkable. I left the TV to microwave some leftover KFC. That’s right. It might not sound like a big deal, but basketball fanatics will understand. You NEVER leave the tube in the 4th quarter with Boston in the Playoffs. NEVER EVER EVER.

But anyway, the point of this post isn’t that game, it’s this:

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4 Playoff Opinions and (gasp) Some Predictions

Spurs 0; Hornets 1
It is a very rare occurrence to observe Chris Paul carve up the lane for either a dish and dunk to David West or lay it up making it look oh – so – easy. I remember feeling that way watching only 3 players in my life: Michael Jordan, John Stockton and Hector Calma.

Chris Paul makes it four. He dishes. He weaves. He lofts and passes and dunks. He is THE MAN to watch this year and many years to come. Built like Baron Davis but crafty as Stockton, with Tim Hardaway crossover plus head and shoulder fakery that makes many a defender dizzy with confusion, he’ll shower points on you faster than you realize he’s already laying it up. Will he dish? Will he pass? Will he dash? Either way, he’s got you.

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