Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 9:30 am  |  15 responses

Phil Jackson Text Messages Dwight Howard About His Back Injury

He may gotten screwed out of coaching the Los Angeles Lakers this season, but Phil Jackson continues to exert his influence (and voice his considerable opinion). Dwight Howard told the media that the Zen Master sends him encouraging texts about his back injury, and that they help the limited center keep perspective. Per ESPN: “Here’s the quote from Dwight Howard today, talking about how he and Phil Jackson keep in touch … ‘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.’”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    next to winning a championship, dwight’s last 2 years is the best thing that has happened to lebron’s career

  • pposse

    Phil still wants that coaching job/ position in the front office with the Lakers

  • Ugh

    Fair call, though.


    phil is probably preparing to take over cause his girlfriend is gonna be in charge soon.

  • bike

    Phil tells him that time will eventually heal his back but stupid lasts forever.

  • Caboose

    Read the whole thing. Dwight is using Phil’s encouragement as an excuse for his poor play. Dude won’t take responsibility for ANYTHING.

  • The Mauve Avenger

    Chris Broussard texts Phil Jackson who texts Dwight Howard etc etc

  • RedRum

    Its obvious what Jax is doing here. Telling DH to essentially stay at LA, because if they miss the playoffs he is taking over.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    dr. dwight. you a b#tch ass nigga.-phil jackson

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    thats the truth tho

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez


  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    no joke

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    lets hope he does

  • robb

    is he saying he doesn’t get enough support from his own coach? is he implying they should call PJ for the next season because he gives him advice and understands him better???

  • MikeC.

    I’ve suffered through back pain, and it’s no joke. Too bad Dwight is a joke.