I never condone dirty play….unless it's directed at Kobe Bryant. Nuggets guard Dahntay Jones continues to take his cheap shots. Last night during the Nuggets Game 4 victory, he blatantly tripped Bryant as Kobe cut into the lane. Kobe went sliding into the lane and, here come the best part, there was no call! This was Jones' second deliberate act (he pushed Bryant in the back in a previous game) and Phil Jackson is not happy:
“There’s another situation out there tonight that was unacceptable by
Dahntay Jones,” Jackson said. “Just unacceptable defense, tripping guys and
playing unsportsmanlike basketball.”
I thought my two-week old son cried a lot, but he's got nothing on Phil Jackson. Hey Phil, you want the cheap shots to stop? Have your team man up and play physical.
Chris Andersen (6 pts, 14 rebs, 2 blks) played a great game last night. I'd love to see this freak in a Celtics uniform. Danny Ainge took a look at Andersen last off-season but never pulled the trigger. Andersen made just $800K this season and is due for a sizable raise as he becomes an unrestricted free agent. I doubt the Celtics will have the money to sign him this time around.
The Sacramento Bee reports Tom Thibodeau will interview later this week for the Kings head coaching job.