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Lakers coach Phil Jackson and photographer Andy Bernstein have collaborated on a fine book called “Journey to the Ring,” which chronicles (in Jackson’s words and Bernstein’s photos) the Lakers’ march to their second consecutive NBA championship. Mostly, it’s a photo essay with plenty of revealing behind-the-scenes looks at the Lakers players, coaches and staff during the 2009-10 season. Bernstein’s black-and-white shots add a touch of drama to the story, an elegance and intimacy to the season. Love the shot of Jackson helping fix Thanksgiving dinner. There’s also one of Ron Artest playing touch football on the beach with a few new friends. The book is due to be released in stores early next month. You also can order online now at

Not to sound like a shill, but check it out. It’s definitely worth a look.

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