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You Won't Believe What Phil Jackson Made Lauri Markkanen Do Before Draft Night


So, it is no secret that Phil Jackson used some rather unconventional methods during his time in New York.

He tried to make to make a prospect eat octopus, alienated fellow colleagues, and tried to instill an offense in a team that had no business running it.

Well, according to a report by Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Phil Jackson also tried to make one prospect eat "raw fish or raw steak" during a pre-draft meeting. The guy in question was Lauri Markkanen, which only makes the situation worse.

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For those that don’t know, Markkanen has been one of the most surprising young stars of the season, posting numbers eerily similar to Porzingis in his first year in the league. The fact that the Knicks potentially missed out on such a prospect because of such a silly reason really shows how much of a disaster the Phil experiment became.

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