Phil Jackson

 

Phil Jackson says the Lakers will be "fine" without Dwight Howard, and used a little sarcastic humor, saying that if Howard "is better off as an Astro, so be it."

Jackson made the comments via twitter, in his own unique way.

Here's what Jackson had to say:

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"Reflection on DHoward’s exodus. He left a distaste in Lakerland The Lakers will be fine. Pau fits MDA’s style of Off-it was about the future."

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"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."

Could referring to the Rockets as the Astros be a simple mistake? Yes, but extremely unlikely.

The "Zen Master" doesn't make mistakes!

It's just classic Phil Jackson, using sarcasm as humor.

It should be noted that Jackson complimented Howard's power game, and defense, and also defended his 2012-2013 season, pointing out that Howard was coming back from rehab, and had to deal with the confusion surrounding the Lakers' season.

Howard agreed to a four-year, $88-million contract with Houston instead of a five-year, $118-million deal with the Lakers.