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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What do I think of Flopping? Let Red Auerbach's 30 Yr Old Video Explain.

Here’s a gem from the brilliant guys at Ball Don’t Lie, a video circa ’70s summarizing what Boston Celtics Legend Red Auerbach thinks about flopping – which he quaintly calls ‘falling down’, but is 100% the same.

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Pippen and Malone as PBA imports? Don't make me laugh

Just last week I stumbled upon a news item in the Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Manila Bulletin indicating the Red Bull Barakos’ earnest desire to get NBA legend Karl Malone as its reinforcement in the coming 2008 PBA Fiesta Cup. Karl Malone? You really mean “The Mailman“? This isn’t a namesake, right? One of the greatest power forwards of all-time? The other half of the Jazz’s vaunted 1-2 punch beside the equally great John Stockton? You can’t be serious right?

Even though he’s already 44 years old (turning 45 this July), Malone can still hack it. Heck, even ex-Alaska import Dickey Simpkins who was once upon a time a meager reserve for the multi-titled Chicago Bulls team in the 90s, had a dominant performance during his stint here about several years ago, what more than the 6’9” Karl Malone. Malone’s age and injuries have kept him from playing but he’s still one of the smartest and strongest players around.
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