Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 at 12:30 pm  |  18 responses

Today’s Wacky Lakers Story

This week in the Lakers’ ongoing soap opera, we’ve got severed body parts and the introduction of fruit in Lamar’s diet: “First, though, the untold story of Phil Jackson’s left index finger and why it’s mummified in gauze and bandages right now: Jackson sliced the end of his finger completely off with a kitchen knife last week. Making the matter all the more peculiar, Jackson couldn’t find the small severed piece, so there was never even a question about stitching it back on. (Given that the piece was never found, we can and definitely should entertain ourselves with the sophomoric notion that the nub wound up in the meal and Jackson – or better yet, girlfriend Jeanie Buss – unknowingly ate it.) ‘Ron-Ron got me into eating oranges,’ said Odom, still in the early stages of rehab from his highly publicized candy addiction. ‘It’s funny, because we started to get it goin’ (against Atlanta) and we looked up and we’re up by like 20 … and he said to me, ‘How about those oranges?’ I just started laughing. You never know what to expect from my man.”‘

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  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    I expect stories like this at least every other day.

  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    when it comes to the Lakers, of course.

  • Bruno

    so phil better get’em those oranges all season long

  • neaorin

    Was Phil’s severed finger the result of the Kardashian Curse or the Sasha Vujacic Hair Curse? I can’t decide.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/nba/overdribbling/index276.html chiqo

    damn, how’s phil gonna wear all those rings now?

  • d.j.

    f*** the fakers… boston = 09-10 champion

  • JD

    Well before the start of the season when they were talking about drama with Artest in LA, this wasn’t quite what i had in mind

  • kobesbestfriend

    who cares about oranges or the zen masters kitchen follies???Kobe is quite bored with these regular season antics…let the playoffs hurry up and start so mamba can claim his 5th ring!!!

  • jrb

    F**k boston…..LA=09-10 Champs

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Someone tell Phil you can PEEL oranges, you don’t have to slice them.

  • b

    ***k the lakers I know there’s about a hundred more good hoop articles that is out there. Magic = champions people

  • Ballgrooves

    I love the idea that Phil cooks for himself, chopping and sauteing away while Jeanie twirls, wine glass in hand, out on the patio to Tibetan throat music.

    “How about those oranges?” has great value as an expression.

  • dma

    who was the nba player that cut himself in the bedroom peeling fruit just recently?

  • http://sportzin.com Joey E.

    dma: Derrick Rose last year was cutting an apple in his bed and somehow shifted his body in such a way that the knife cut him in the hand

  • http://myspace kenneth chavis

    the real story is the lakers early struggles to close out games

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    …So when will Lamar move onto harder fruit? Mango’s and PawPaw?

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  • http://june7thdonald@netzero.net donlaker

    oranges poranges who said, there aint no rhyme for oranges(old school t.v show reference. orange flambe with a slice of phil……..