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ESPN.com Dribbles Out Lame Phil Jackson Debate

Although today’s “Is Phil More Chicago or LA?” feature on ESPN.com grates nowhere near as hard as the endless hits-chasing countdown lists that roll out of BleacherReport.com each month, it still smacks of August dog days journalism mixed with some how-do-we-fill-the-NBA-lockout-gap wordsmith sweat. ESPN Chicago Hall of Fame framing tag notwithstanding.

Jon Greenberg puts forth the Windy City arguments, followed by Ramona Shelburne on behalf of the City of Angels. FishbowlLA’s favorite part of the latter essay is as follows:

Jackson may not have been part of the scene here, or even wanted to be a part of it. But this is a town full of men from other places. At his core, that’s who Jackson has always been. An outsider to the conventions of the tight-knit NBA fraternity.

We’ve heard of the triangle offense, but this is more like the Bermuda Triangle of supporting arguments. Phil Jackson is so LA because he was so not LA? Good one.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.