Playoff Podcast: Chris Bodaken

56648469Lakers Scout/Director of Video Services Chris Bodaken was so good while breaking down the Phoenix Suns in advance of the Western Finals that we had to have him back to detail L.A.’s preparation for the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals.

Before delving into the matchup, Bodaken revealed the movie that Phil Jackson has had him edit/incorporate into the video breakdowns of each series: “Inglourious Basterds” by Quentin Tarantino.

Bodaken explained that Jackson in years past would use a different movie with a theme for each individual playoff round, but “Inglourious Basterds” is long enough that the Lakers have been able to stretch it out across the playoffs.

That knowledge gained, we were able to focus on how Boston’s defense compares to that of the 2008 title-winning version (and how Kobe Bryant can counter it), the increased offensive role of Rajon Rondo, what plays the Celtics like to run, what the Lakers can take from the past season’s matchups, the impact of Ron Artest/Andrew Bynum and more.