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The Los Angeles Lakers were not prepared to win a championship against the Boston Celtics last June. However, head coach Phil Jackson says the team will be ready this year, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

"Really, this issue of being prepared and the preparedness of a team is always what your coaching is about," he said. "Most of the time you want to go to a game and anticipate what they've gone through in practice is what they're going to have to do in a game. But there's nothing like the game.

"I think that's the one thing we're trying accomplish. We felt like last year we weren't quite prepared for the type of game we were going to have to play against Boston. It has nothing to do with Boston as it has to do with the playoffs."

Source: Los Angeles Daily News

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