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Back on Monday night, rapper Big Sean released a track featuring Kendrick Lamar called “Control” and most of the Interweb went boom because of it.
One of that lyrics that Lamar speaks that track references former Bulls/Lakers coach Phil Jackson and can be seen in the below quote box:
If Phil Jackson came back, still no coachin’ me
Well, as you might figure, the Zen Master heard about the line and decided to respond via the realm of Twitter:
@kendricklamar it’s okay to be cocky and sure, but we all need somebody to lean on. Let’s just call it mentoring.
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) August 13, 2013
Who else but Phil?
Phil Jackson responds to Kendrick Lamar lyric on Twitter [Beyond The Buzzer]
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Phil Jackson was so close to returning to the NBA sidelines just nine months ago, but of course, his return never came to fruition. Phil has said himself that he now doesn’t think he’ll ever coach again, yet his longtime partner thinks differently.
Last week, Jeanie Buss told ESPN Los Angeles radio that she believes Phil isn’t done coaching:
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Apparently, if Jeanie Buss wanted it to happen, Phil Jackson could return to the Lakers and Jim Buss wouldn’t have a problem with it.
According to a piece by Ric Bucher for the Hollywood Reporter, Jim is “fine” with Jackson returning to the Lakers, although it may only be in a consultant role:
Jim Buss has made it clear he’s fine with Jackson being on the payroll if Jeanie...
Hip-hop fans went crazy Monday night when rapper Big Sean released a track featuring fellow rappers Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica that didn’t make the cut on his upcoming album. Most notably, fans raved about Lamar’s verse on the track titled ‘Control.’ Among the lyrics in the fiery verse, Lamar referenced Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson who has been subject to rumors...
Phil Jackson responded to rapper Kendrick Lamar, who mentioned the former Los Angeles Lakers coach in a song lyric. In the lyrics for “Control,” Lamar says, “If Phil Jackson came back, still no coachin’ me/I’m uncoachable, I’m unsociable.” “Uncoachable” is how Jackson described Kobe Bryant in his 2004 book “The Last Season” about coaching the […]