Phil Jackson’s new book will be launching next Tuesday, in which he does something he has rarely done in his active coaching career – compare Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. You can find some of the quotes from the book here. Judging from what Jackson says in his book, he clearly looks at Jordan as a superior player, but he turned to Twitter to clarify.
Listen friends of bball; don’t get hung up on words. I was most fortunate to have the chance to coach two of the greatest gds. EVER MJ/Kobe
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) May 17, 2013
The comments in Jackson’s book have been talked about ever since the LA Times leaked some of the quotes, with Jordan and Bryant fans debating them. While it is clear that Jackson was leaning towards MJ in a lot of ways, he obviously still appreciates everything that Kobe has accomplished and he acknowledged that through Twitter.
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