Phil Jackson is the kind of guy that likes to fire shots at different people just because he can. He wasn't afraid to drop his two cents in earlier this season when the Heat were struggling, earning a rebuke from Stan Van Gundy. Dwyane Wade noticed all that too, and since Jackson has said this is supposedly his last season with the Lakers, Wade decided to fire back in an interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols (click the video).â†µ
"I think he wants to coach the Heat when he's done with the Lakers. It's all an angle to get over here. He wants to coach us."â†µ
I don't recall Jackson ever bashing the Lakers in the late 1990s, so Wade's theory obviously doesn't hold water. But here's the more pertinent question: was Wade kidding?â†µ
Watch the video again. Sure, Wade is smiling, but it's not like he's laughing out loud. At the end, he breaks out a bit, but normally, when someone jokes about something, they follow up with a serious answer so that nobody thinks they're misinterpreted. That didn't happen here, which means Wade may actually think Phil is coming next season. Which only means one thing - there's some foul play and collusion going on here!â†µ
(OK, he's clearly kidding. I just wanted to have some fun).