Phil Jackson Benches the Lakers’ Bench

Posted: 4th November 2009 by Paul Peszko in NBA
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á Things have gone from bad to worse for the Lakers Bench Mob. áJust how bad are things? Things are so bad that Phil Jackson benched the bench last night in their game with the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was the first night of back-to-back road games. áNormally you would expect the reserves to see a good number minutes in that first game to give the starters a breather. But would you believe it if I told you that four of the five Lakers starters put in 43 minutes or more? The facts are Kobe Bryant played 46 minutes, Lamar Odom 43 minutes, Ron Artest 47 minutes and Andrew Bynum 49 minutes. The only Laker starter not to log in more than 49 minutes was 35-year-old point guard Derek Fisher. áHe was on the court for 35 minutes.á ThatÆs a lot of basketball! The entire bench put in only six ...

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