Thursday practice video: Fisher, Jackson, Artest, Kobe

It's always good to start with some moving pictures. Digest them, then come back for my commentary. It probably just gets in the way, anyway.

Phil Jackson's media time today focused on fairly nuts and bolts stuff like the challenges of playing in Utah, and the need for the Lakers to continue to exploit their size advantage. He also gets into reasons Ron Artest may have been left off the NBA all-defensive team (Kobe was elected to his fifth straight first team), and the need to get back into a flow quickly after Wednesday's day off...

Derek Fisher seemed pleased with the team's effort at practice today, and explains what about playing in Utah makes things tough. It isn't just the crowd.

Ron Artest said he doesn't really pay much attention to the Utah faithful inside EnergySolutions Arena. Which seems odd coming from him.