Look, I know there’s enough motivation to win Game 7 as is. It’s the goddamn NBA championship, after all. One more win and the Boston Celtics will be able to raise their 18th banner to the rafter. If you need more motivation than that, you don’t have a pulse.
But let’s say for a second you really don’t have a pulse. Let’s say you need even more motivation than an NBA title. Let’s also pretend that you despise Phil Jackson because he’s a snarky, arrogant prick who never seems to show humility or kindness at any point in time.
If that’s the case, you’ve got two million more reasons to want the Celtics to win Game 7. (ESPN)
One more victory in the NBA Finals wouldn’t merely bring Phil Jackson his record 11th championship ring as a coach.
A second consecutive title for the Los Angeles Lakers would trigger a $2 million performance bonus in Jackson’s contract, according to NBA coaching sources.
Jackson is the league’s highest-paid coach with an annual salary of $12 million.
Imagine? Phil Jackson makes more per year than Rajon Rondo will over the next five years. I doubt I’m the only one who finds that absurd.