Phil, I know you got 9 rings. I know this. But LA is down. Our backs are against the wall. What this means is you're gonna have to wake up, stand up, call a timeout or two, tell the team what you want them to do, make some substitutions, cuss someone out, etc.
If all of this seems within reason, can I ask one more favor? I know I'm asking a lot, but if it's not beneath you, can you whisper in the refs ear that maybe, just maybe, they're missing some foul calls against our team. if you need proof, there is still white chalk marks on the court from where Bowens killed Kobe on that 3.
I know I'm not the basketball expert that you are, but hey, it might just work. The alternative is not winning the championship this year.