In case you missed it, here’s some of what Lakers coach Phil Jackson had to say immediately after Sunday’s 99-92 victory over the Washington Wizards: “It was an awful second half. There was no intensity. We didn’t play right. We didn’t play with a full functioning group of guys. Kobe (Bryant) took one shot in the second half, and that was it. … It just says something about our lack of intensity.”
Here was Jackson today, declining to back off in the least: “I really wasn’t happy with the attitude of some of our featured players, Kobe, Pau (Gasol) and Lamar (Odom), out there with those guys (the second unit) and not really contributing the way I’d like to see them contribute.”
Is he right to criticize the Lakers so harshly? Or is he overdoing it?