Phil Jackson and Dwight Howard are “texting buddies”
Who would have thought Phil Jackson even knew what a text message was? Jackson, who was rumored to possibly make a comeback this season with the Lakers before upper management decided to go with Mike D’Antoni has been text messaging Lakers big man, Dwight Howard. According to Dwight, he has received support from Phil Jackson and the two frequently communicate via text message.
“I’ve had people really just help me out,” Howard said. “Guys like Phil [Jackson], he texts me and he understands how it is to come off back surgery. He just said it takes a full year to recover, so you can’t beat yourself up over the things that have happened this year.”
Dwight once again probably should have just said nothing. Comments like these only undermine your current coach. It is no secret that Dwight Howard preferred legendary coach, Phil Jackson. The Lakers are only a few games out of the playoffs, now is not the time for statements that can cause friction in the locker room. Then again, that seems to be the Laker way this year.