2011 NBA Playoff Predictions: Will the Lakers Thrill Us and ‘Phil-peat?’

Is it all right with you America if I go ahead and label a three-peat in any major sport the “Phil-peat?”  It is?  Cool. 

Phil Jackson is going for his fourth three-peat as an NBA Zen-master of the triangle offense.  “Big Chief Triangle” is what NBA analyst and former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy calls him.

Van Gundy, for what it's worth, picked the Lakers in a landslide over the Hornets in their first round matchup.  He was calling it like he sees it.

While Jeff has been trying to get away from being known as a Phil Jackson hater, it comes out sometimes.  But for the most part, the notorious Honda driver Van Gundy has been heaping praise on Jackson—the Mercedes of coaches.

Phil’s love for the precision handling of the triangle offense and big time ballers who can get it done are legendary—just like his so-called cocky attitude.  The name “Phil” means love, and America loves to hate him or love him.

Jackson’s role in the NBA has been to star in the role of head basketball coach extraordinaire.  Some of his best known work includes the Jordanaires Fly over the Lakers and Lakers Leave the Leprechauns Without any Wishes.

Speaking of wishes, thrilling basketball is the wish of every NBA fan for their home team.  Jackson has been delivering on the thrill part to the tune of nearly a dozen NBA championships. 

The psychology major and Zen practitioner has won 11 times—and counting.  Like the B.B. King classic, The Thrill is Gone, the Phil is gone—after this season, supposedly.  The co-star on the nightly bill, Kobe Bryant, wants to make sure Jackson retires the right way.

The only way Jackson knows how to win is in threes. Like no other coach in NBA history, the “Phil-peater’s” championships come in threes—on th...

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