The great Sam Smith of Bulls.com caught up with Phil Jackson recently on the art of the three-peat. Jackson had some insightful stuff to say but he also took some shots at the Heat.
From Smith’s story:
“They’ve still got to deal with (Dwyane) Wade’s knee and will LeBron (James) be able to clear people out with that off arm like he’s been able to do the last three years,” quipped Jackson offering his little tweak for his old buddy Riley and the Heat. “Can (Chris) Bosh sustain it, a one trick pony type guy. The bench now has changed with (Mike) Miller gone. (Ray) Allen is a year older. All those things.
“Still,” Jackson added, “They have the horses. They have a good chance.”
One-trick pony? I’m assuming Jackson is referring to Bosh’s skill as a jump shooter, but Heat coach Erik Spoelstra will tell you that Bosh is one of the most versatile players in the league.