The Lakers are starting to catch shade as details emerge as to just how Phil Jackson was let go. Apparently, the Lakers gave Phil Jackson until Monday to make a decision on whether to return, then pulled the plug at the last minute. Needless to say, Jackson was surprised.
Phil's agent, Todd Musburger tells ESPNLA: "Don't say you've got until Monday, then roust him at midnight to say, We hired somebody else.'— ramonashelburne (@ramonashelburne) November 13, 2012
The funny thing is, someone else was surprised, too: Mike D'Antoni.
BSO: Mike D'Antoni Says He Was Surprised Lakers Offered Him The Job bit.ly/T1Hrt7— Robert Littal (@BlkSportsOnline) November 13, 2012
Jemele Hill wasn't duped though.
Not surprised Lakers went w/ D'Antoni. Phil Jackson is not the same, health-wise. $11-12M a yr for a coach who can't coach all the road gms?— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 12, 2012
One person probably not shocked at how the Lakers handled this coaching hire is Brian Shaw. He still can't believe the way he was treated.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) November 13, 2012
People have begun asking exactly what power and ability the FBI has when it comes to email tracking.
FBI's abuse of the surveillance state in the Petraeus case is the real scandal needing investigationis.gd/CeMxdz— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 13, 2012
Binders full of women may never die.
So at this point in the investigation, the FBI appears to have binders full of women.— J.P. Freire (@JPFreire) November 13, 2012
Jesse Jackson has left the Mayo Clinic after treatment for bipolar disorder.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has left the Mayo Clinic, where he was being treated for bipolar disorder: apne.ws/TXYBYp -KH— The Associated Press (@AP) November 13, 2012
#TipOffMarathon has been huge today on ESPN.
And UMass has stole the show this morning, led by guard Chaz Williams.
Chaz Williams on UMASS goes to work. Small guard with a big heart— HoopDreamsMag.com (@HoopDreamsmag) November 13, 2012
And there you have it. Chaz Williams penetrates and kicks to Sampson Carter for LC trey. Swish. UMass wins 67-64.— Howard Herman (@howardherman) November 13, 2012
Reddit had fun with this one: Australia has ruled it's ok for cops to tell people to "f*--- off"
Around the world, Hindu's are celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights.
The light of peace and understanding. Happy Diwali twitter.com/HistoryNeedsYo…— Matthew Ward (@HistoryNeedsYou) November 13, 2012
A drunken Texas A&M fan wearing a Johnny Football shirt started a fight in an airport. Welcome to the SEC.