Posted by: Tom Duch | March 10, 2011

The Chair Up There

For those of you expecting something about Kevin Bacon in his best role (besides Tremors), sorry for getting you riled up. Anyway after watching Sunday’s Laker game, I felt I needed to write something, anything about Phil Jackson’s chair on the bench.

I don’t know how I’ve never noticed this thing before but coach sits in this high chair that is a good foot higher than the regular bench chairs. It turns out that after hip surgery, Jackson went to the throne to make it easier on the hip and legs with all the sitting and standing he does during games.

Phil is a big boy at 6’8″, but he still gives up a couple inches to his duo of 7-footers, Gasol and Bynum. Will these tall-boy chairs become the norm? I don’t know, I feel like Phil gets a kick out of looking like a giant on the bench. I guess when you win 11 rings as a coach you can sit on whatever you want though. LeBron should lend him his chair, we know he doesn’t deserve it.

Click HERE to see what Jackson looks like next to his fellow coaches. He looks like Andre the Giant sitting next to Mean Gene.


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