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No quick fix for Lakers' glaring problem: Free-throw shooting

No quick fix for Lakers' glaring problem: Free-throw shooting

Back when Phil Jackson coached the Lakers he could sometimes be found wandering around with a burning bunch of sage.

“He wouldn’t say anything,” Lakers coach Luke Walton recalls. “He literally would walk around the locker room and just hold a thing of sage, and if you tried to talk to him he just kept walking. And he did every room downstairs at the old facility.

“Kind of once you were there for a while you expected it, but the first time it used to blow people’s minds … if it was their first year with us or whatnot.”

Walton said Jackson did that whenever things got chaotic around the team. The subject came up after Walton was asked if he’d considered any unusual tactics...

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