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Post#1 Concerns for Phil Jasner
Wed Jan 6, 2010 12:55 pm by Kevin12

Holy siht he looks like he aged 40 years in like 2 months.

Damn I hope he's alright.
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Post#2 Re: Does Phil Jasner have cancer or something
Wed Jan 6, 2010 2:25 pm by smssjp20

He's very sick, which is a shame.
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Post#3 Re: Does Phil Jasner have cancer or something
Wed Jan 6, 2010 3:33 pm by Lapinski

Someone from the Daily News told me last year that he missed all that time due to surgery. I had asked if he had back surgery again and the answer was "no it was for an undisclosed medical condition". This year it is obvious that they are grooming Cooney to replace him and Cooney has done most of the writing in his place this year.

You may have done good reading between the lines. I really hope you are wrong. I haven't seen him lately and I hope he battles whatever ails him.
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Post#4 Re: Does Phil Jasner have cancer or something
Wed Jan 6, 2010 4:34 pm by Kevin12

Phil is standing right in front of Gilbert Arenas in the interview last night. I seen the video on ESPN.

All Phils hair has turned white and it's real stringy and falling out. And his skin and face looks terrible.

He looks like a corpse. He definitely has something seriously wrong. I'm gonna look for the video.
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Post#5 Re: Does Phil Jasner have cancer or something
Wed Jan 6, 2010 5:27 pm by sixers hoops

When they signed Iverson, there was a clip of Jasner at the conference, so Barkhan said there is Phil Jasner and then followed with something along the lines of "despite his sickness." I tried doing a google search but couldn't find anything. I then saw him again last night and his hair may have been slightly thinner than last month.
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Post#6 Re: Does Phil Jasner have cancer or something
Wed Jan 6, 2010 5:32 pm by mega montana

damn shame, i always liked "phillip" as AI once called him
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Post#7 Re: Does Phil Jasner have cancer or something
Wed Jan 6, 2010 6:04 pm by Cru Thik

They just ran a snippet of the Arenas interview last night with Phil front and center. It looked like he was going totally bald. Maybe from treatment from his illness? Hopefully Phil can pull through.
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Post#8 Re: Does Phil Jasner have cancer or something
Wed Jan 6, 2010 7:02 pm by sec-106

mega montana wrote:damn shame, i always liked "phillip" as AI once called him


Me, too.
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Post#9 Re: Does Phil Jasner have cancer or something
Wed Jan 6, 2010 7:44 pm by IversonsMother

I was gonna post something about this after we signed AI and he was on DNL. I always liked him as well, there is clearly a serious medical condition with him. I hope he gets well.
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Post#10 Re: Does Phil Jasner have cancer or something
Wed Jan 6, 2010 8:23 pm by Rnd Mnd of Rbnd

I hadn't even considered any of this, but now that you mentioned it, he has looked different lately. I hope he gets well if there is something seriously wrong.
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Post#11 Re: Does Phil Jasner have cancer or something
Wed Jan 6, 2010 9:03 pm by dbodner

I was sitting down in section 121 last night, which is right where the media leaves after the game. he walked right by, and I had an "oh my god" moment. He honestly does like 20 years older than he did two years ago. I was shocked.
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Post#12 Re: Does Phil Jasner have cancer or something
Fri Jan 8, 2010 3:55 am by barkley34

Here is a pic from November. I know he was battling an undisclosed sickness in April so hopefully he is ok.

http://sct.temple.edu/blogs/news-events ... News-2.jpg
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Post#13 Re: Does Phil Jasner have cancer or something
Fri Jan 8, 2010 7:30 am by freshie2

He doesn't look good...some tremors as well. It is a shame if something is seriously wrong. I really enjoyed his work, but besides that, you never want to see anyone with a serious illness.
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Post#14 Re: Does Phil Jasner have cancer or something
Fri Jan 8, 2010 9:56 am by Kevin12

barkley34 wrote:Here is a pic from November. I know he was battling an undisclosed sickness in April so hopefully he is ok.

http://sct.temple.edu/blogs/news-events ... News-2.jpg



OMG that pic is from November??????????????????

He looks 30 years older than he did 2 months ago.
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Post#15 Re: Does Phil Jasner have cancer or something
Fri Jan 8, 2010 10:48 am by sixers hoops

Hopefully, he has something treatable that will allow him to recover.
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Post#16 Re: Does Phil Jasner have cancer or something
Fri Jan 8, 2010 11:55 am by Lapinski

e-mail I sent....

Phil,

I am writing to express my concern reguarding health issues you may be facing. I am not alone in my concern. Lately fans of yours have noticed you don't look yourself. I along with others are wishing you a return to health and prosperity you deserve.

I and many in all parts of the country (and globe) have looked to you for decades as the resident expert at the Daily News on all things 76ers and the NBA. Personally, I remember listening to you on the radio (you were being interviewed) as you came back to work from serious back issues and surgery. That was three decades ago. I was impressed by your courage then and now. That sticks with me still today as I hope to return to work from an extended absence due to leukemia and bone marrow transplant. So, not only do you write inspiring articles you inspire people.

Just letting you know there are alot of people pulling for you if you are still ill. I also want to remind you that you have summoned your courage before and that I am sure you will have the courage to once again perservere if need be.

Sincerely,


Originally he said thanks and he would get back to me later from his laptop and then just sent his message that "we inspire each other". He also mentioned he hoped to be writing for a long time. Even if he did tell me what was wrong I would not post it here, and hope anyone else who may have that knowledge keep it close to the vest. Google his name and this thread is the 5th link listed after Temple inducting him into their Hall of Fame. Someone should contact a Mod and ask that the title be changed to something like "Concerns for Phil Jasner" or something a little softer without mentioning CA.

So I think anyone who really cares should wish him well, not knowing what the issue is nor should you really ask, respecting his privacy. I only mentioned the back issues because at that time he was open with why he had missed some work early in his career. Let him know our thoughts and prayers are with him and we all wish him well.

Phil has been recognized by the Basketball Hall of Fame, has held offices in several professional organizations and honestly the best basketball writer this city has ever had. I predate his career here so I think I can make that judgement.
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Post#17 Re: Concerns for Phil Jasner
Fri Jan 8, 2010 12:20 pm by ankle420breaker

Good stuff, Lapinski. Always liked Phil... I'll be pulling for him.
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Post#18 Re: Concerns for Phil Jasner
Fri Jan 8, 2010 12:35 pm by tk76

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Post#19 Re: Concerns for Phil Jasner
Fri Jan 8, 2010 3:09 pm by Dedicated_76ers_fan

Can there be something like an honorary post or something? I've never really known Lapinski much or anything but that was deep, real deep. And it reminded us of the bond we share in Philadelphia as fans and beatwriters of our favorite team. That was awesome, Lapis. There's only one you and it's you 8-)
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Post#20 Re: Concerns for Phil Jasner
Fri Jan 8, 2010 3:38 pm by Lapinski

Thanks, I try to pattern my life like George Baily, if you know who that is. Must read below for how much he gives back to the journalism profession.

http://j1111.blogspot.com/2009/10/phil-jasner-its-crazy-lifestyle-and-its.html
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