Phil Jackson loves taking shots at people… because being a "Zen Master" also includes taking little potshots at people (even members of his own staff). Those people are usually upcoming opponents… and….
.. hey…. lookey here. The Celtics are an upcoming opponent.
Jackson said Gasol understands what the Lakers expect from him.
"He is who he is," Jackson said. "We're not going to make him into Garnett. He's not going to go around punching guys [below the belt]."
Jackson was referring to Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, who recently hit Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye below the belt during a game.
It's about Gasol using his considerable skills, which have helped make him second on the team in scoring (18.7) and assists (3.6), and first in rebounding (10.5) and shot blocking (1.86).
"He's an intelligent person," Jackson said. "He understands what this game is about."
Oh Phil… you're such a card.
Tack that sucker up in KG's locker on Thursday. Let's see how THAT goes.