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Phil Jackson

The Lakers AIN'T

a Championship Squad

12/13/2012 5:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Phil Jackson says he doesn't want to return to the Lakers organization ... even if they ask him ... and to make things worse, Phil told TMZ he doesn't think the squad is championship material either.

Phil and his GF Jeanie Buss were out on a dinner date at Gjelina in Venice, CA last night ... when we asked the Zen Master if he would be open to rejoining the team if things didn't work out with the Lakers current head coach Mike D'Antoni.  

But Jackson has made it clear the door is closed ... and when we asked if he thought the Lake Show still had a shot at an NBA title this year, Jackson was brutally honest.

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1.

Michelle    

Ha Ha Ha.....He and Mike Brown call each other every night laughing until there's tears in their eyes. Counting their money and blessings that they don't have to deal with that mess.....while everyone on the team plays the blame game. Even Gasol is faking injury so he doesn't have to deal with their crap.

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samson    

Brutally honest? The team is 9-13! Saying they're not gonna win it all with the team they got is not exactly going out on a limb.

649 days ago
3.

TheBestHeEverHad    

I don't hate the Lakers I hate Kobe

649 days ago
4.

Art Fugue    

Jackson probably told the Lakers, "Trade Kobe and we'll talk."

649 days ago
5.

Ram1313    

Kobe is f$

649 days ago
6.

Lindsay Hoehan    

Are any of the lakers single??

649 days ago
7.

Gary    

They are so interested in making stupid Kobe the highest scorer in the league and stroking his huge ego that they are throwing away the team....the other players act like hey are afraid to score because Kobe might not like it.....big deal...look at the stats....when Kobe scores in the 40s, they lose....and Stu the announcer...how further up Kobe's butt can you get?

649 days ago
8.

lovehandles    

A

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lovehandles    

Yeah the Zen techie works on my wife too. But for some reason I'm masterbateing a lot more

649 days ago
10.

Foreverliving    

Seriously? It's still the beginning of the season, we have yet to see the lakers Play together because of injury. To all the Kobe haters if he wasn't scoring than who else is going to score?? Kobe gives the team hope if it wasn't for him playing his ass off every night who knows where they would be!

649 days ago
11.

spokenword    

F--- the lakers. And f--- Steve Nash. F--- Phil Jackson too, he never did s---. Jordan did everything for him.

649 days ago
12.

drgnFlyWlf10    

It feels good seeing the Flakers like everygame they play now, hahhaha

649 days ago
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drgnFlyWlf10    

*Lose

649 days ago
14.

SoWhat    

He's right, the Lakers aren't a championship team and haven't been for a long time. They are just like the Yankees of baseball. They think the only thing it takes to be a great team is to spend the most on famous players. Wake up guys, if your team of "star" players can't work together it doesn't matter how much you spend, you're not gonna get very far.

649 days ago
15.

smurfya    

Anyone remember when the NBA was actually fun to watch?

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