Stephen A. floats the idea of Phil Jackson returning to Lakers to coach LeBron | First Take | ESPN



In the wake of the news about Julius Randle being made an unrestricted free agent by the Los Angeles Lakers following LeBron James’ decision to join them, Stephen A. Smith asks Brian Windhorst how safe Lakers coach Luke Walton is, and whether Phil Jackson might come out of retirement for a third stint at Staples Center.

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  1. You guys keep assuming lebron won't change his game to manage longevity whose to say lebron won't start spotting up and let rondo run the point sometimes, you cant think cavalier offense just cause its lebron it's a new look more ways than one.. think about the Lakers game this past season and if lebron was on the end of those kick outs after Ingram and kuzma drive instead of Lopez, Randle, Thomas or ball or think rebounds and extra passes to an open CWP or kuzma from lebron plus the rookie who showed range strength and presence in the first summer league game with Hart looking confident from long range, open your mind people to what the pick ups do great instead of how they cant shoot did u ever think they have there scorer's already ( Lebron Ingram Kuzma CWP Hart and McGee and the rookie in the paint)

  2. This is why as a franchise you take care of your current and past players. Magic was taken care of by the Buss family and in return he delivered by bringing one of the baddest players to LA. I always told myself, Lebron needs to come to LA to catapult himself to elite status, because that’s the power of the Laker organization. If he wins multiple championships, forget about it end of discussion, Lebron will be the greatest of his era! It’s dope how Magic is a couple miles away from Lebron. Magic lives in a area with stars like Stallon, Eddie Murphy, Mark Wahlberg and even a Saudi Arabia prince! Imagine the connects Magic can offer Lebron! This cat is going to make Millions if not Billions by coming to LA! Not to mention elite colleges his kids can go to, UCLA is like 10 minutes away from Brentwood.

  3. Every team needs 3 point shooters. Labron needs playmakers and ball handlers at this stage in his career. He’s a great outside shooter on his own now. He needs players that can set up teammates. He did to much of that that this year.

  4. LeBron just played three games in the final with the broken hand. LeBron got stitches against the Celtics and went back in and kept playing and he probably had a concussion. LeBron doesn't let injury stop him from playing

  5. Lebronnn El Mas CABRONNN James, he might be the king but in L.A he better learn and in a hurry to be the emperor of the entire basketball world cuz here in L.A we are the connection into the massive and most heavy media that there issss!!!!!

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