Perhaps not-so-inadvertently, former Chicago Bulls head coach Phil Jackson has waded into the rivalry with the Miami Heat. Jackson won’t bet against them winning a third straight NBA title, but warns that it will be a Herculean task. Oh yeah, the Zen Master also lobs a few verbal grenades at the South Beachers. From the Bulls’ team website: “Phil knows championships, and he told about a bunch of those this year with his bestselling book, ‘Eleven Rings’. But while others have collected many rings over the years, no one knows three-peats like Phil. No one else has ever done it three separate times, and with two different groups of players. And as Jackson wrote quaintly in ‘Eleven Rings’, the 2001-02 season in Los Angeles wasn’t going to be easy. ‘Three-peats never are,’ he offered. Really? ‘I see Miami is projected to win in that GM poll,’ Jackson said from his home in Los Angeles, where he’s decamped for the winter. ‘It’s still a matter of doing it.’ [...] ‘They’ve still got to deal with (Dwyane) Wade’s knee and will LeBron (James) be able to clear people out with that off arm like he’s been able to do the last three years,’ quipped Jackson offering his little tweak for his old buddy Riley and the Heat. ‘Can (Chris) Bosh sustain it, a one trick pony type guy. The bench now has changed with (Mike) Miller gone. (Ray) Allen is a year older. All those things. Still,’ Jackson added, ‘They have the horses. They have a good chance.’”