Originally Posted by MVBallin2K
They need to have Phil there to talk to Dwight. If anyone get inside and feed Dwight's ego, it's Phil. Otherwise, Dwight's potentially walking and unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you feel about them), Lakers are going to be the ones painting their mailboxes blue barring a drastic move.
Phil: Bill Russell
Phil: Bill Russell
Dwight: I don't get it?
Phil: Thanks for meeting me btw. What I want you to think about is Bill Russell. Can you tell me how many rings Bill has?
Dwight: 11 right?
Phil: *nodding* how many points do you think he averaged?
Dwight: not sure
Phil: You know they named the NBA Finals MVP award after him and not Mike.
Dwight: yeah, but what do you mean by this? not to be rude but you asked to meet me here to talk about Bill? I don't get it *smiles*
Phil: Bill won 11 rings without averaging many touches. He concentrated on playing defense, the shots he did get mainly came as a result of his defense. Have you seen him run the court?
Phil: he ran like the wind, he beat everybody in transition and got many buckets that way. He was great to watch. His intensity was unforgiving, he was determined to play great defense. He never cared about how many shots he took, he never cared to score the basket unless he had too. Look, I know it's tough playing with Kobe. I know it's tough playing for this city, but if you want to be remembered you want to be a champion. Focus on defense and you'll win, with and without Kobe. This city is yours if you focus on that.
Dwight: But I do play defense.
Phil: No you don't. the intensity isn't there. You need to give it your all every play nothing left.
Dwight: But why should I go bust my ass and have the city not appreciate it? why should Kobe take all the shots, I need touches too. it's not easy being the scapegoat for every loss when he gets all the credit with none of the blame no mater how poorly he plays, it isn't fair.
Phil: the city will be on your side if you give them effort. AC Green, Rambis, shit even ****in Madsen are loved here til this day, none of them all star level players. But guess what? they busted their f*ckin ass on the floor and we're still talking about them today. If you want to win, you have to make sacrifices.
Kobe will be gone soon, this city is yours. You play hard, you'll attract any player you want, even lebron.
Dwight: I dunno man, it isn't easy. I mean, I do like this city the organization, but it's tough.
Phil: Kobe was right
Phil: Eres un maricon.