No Distractions for the Lakers During Finals

by June 03, 2009

Phil Jackson doesn’t want silly things like interaction with the rest of the world to distract his team from the task at hand: “Coach Phil Jackson told us to turn our cellphones off for the next two weeks and not to talk to anybody,’ Bynum said, referring to how long the Magic series could last if it goes seven games. During the regular season, when the Lakers play the Magic in Orlando, they always stay in a hotel downtown. However, for the Finals, Jackson plans to have the Lakers stay in a hotel miles away from downtown to limit distractions.”