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The Zen Master goes all out

Phil Jackson turned to an old trick to motivate the struggling Lakers -- splicing movie clips into game films. Media Blitz

Updated: April 16, 2007, 4:15 PM ET
By Sam Alipour | Special to Page 2

LOS ANGELES -- Since his days with the Bulls, Phil Jackson has motivated -- and, often times, perplexed -- his players using an array of tools borrowed from Eastern and Native American philosophies.

But none of Jackson's motivational techniques has captured the attention of his players quite like his penchant for splicing movie footage into his playoff game films.

This season, however, with his reeling squad in danger of missing the playoffs, Jackson had to dig into his bag ...

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