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The definition of A Great Man

It makes perfect sense for Phil Jackson, a man in search of greatness, to coach the struggling Lakers, writes Chuck Klosterman.

Updated: December 7, 2005, 2:45 PM ET
By Chuck Klosterman | Page 2

I enjoy watching the Los Angeles Lakers. In fact, I'm watching them right now, as I type this very sentence. They are like an eighth-grade intramural team which happens to have one kid with a mustache; in eighth grade, mustachioed dudes get to take all the shots. In theory, the Lakers are running Tex Winter's triangle offense, but the scheme has been altered to fit the Lakers' current personnel: Instead of spreading its five interchangeable components throughout the frontcourt and employing ...

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