ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the things that makes Phil Jackson’s Twitter account so much fun is that there seems to be a degree of innocence involved. Does he really know how Twitter works? More than that, does he care that his tweets sometimes are a bit cryptic?
I’m guessing that he does not. Care, that is. He tweets, and his words float out into the world, man, and we can take them for what they are or are not, man, and that’s the beauty of words.
Which brings us to Phil Jackson’s post yesterday, reacting to Dwight Howard’s announcement that he will be signing with Houston. According to Phil, Dwight Howard’s greatest assets are his defense and his power, and those strengths were taken away from him last season for two reasons:
1. Injury, because Dwight was recovering from surgery and definitely seemed a step slow all season long.
2. Confusion. Which would seem to suggest that Dwight didn’t grasp the defensive concepts the Lakers were using.
Either way, Phil says, maybe Dwight will be better in Houston. As an Astro.
As an Astro?
As an Astro.
So be it.
What DH brings to the game is power and D. This past year didn’t show due it to rehab and confusion. If he is better of an
Astro, so be it.—
Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) July 07, 2013