Found May 24, 2013 on Fox Sports:
At this point you have to ask what won't Phil Jackson say. The former Bulls and Lakers coach made headlines earlier this month for saying that Michael Jordan was superior to Kobe Bryant . Kobe shared his opinion of the comparison. The comparisons are #apples2oranges Wonder what the perception would be if M played wit @ shaq instead #differentroles #differentcareerpaths -- Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) May 17, 2013 Well, get ready for this one. In an interview with Time magazine, Jackson said he would take former Celtics legend Bill Russell instead of Michael Jordan to start a team. Russell, who won an NBA record 11 titles during his playing career, is considered the ultimate winner by many. But Jordan, who won six titles during his career, never lost a Finals series. This is somewhat of a shocking answer by Jackson, who won 11 titles during his coaching career, because he coached Jordan during his six titles.

Phil Jackson: I would Pick Bill Russell over Michael Jordan to Start a Team

When people have discussions about the greatest players in the history of the NBA, it always seems that former Boston Celtics’ center Bill Russell is an afterthought. I’m not sure if it’s because of how long ago he played, or because he wasn’t a flashy offensive player, but my generation will consistently over look Russell [...]

Phil Jackson says he laughed when the Lakers hired Mike D’Antoni

Tweet Remember early in the 2012-2013 season when the Los Angeles Lakers flirted with the idea of re-hiring legendary head coach Phil Jackson but instead decided to go with Mike D’Antoni and how comical the whole ordeal was? Well apparently Jackson found it just as comical, as he expressed during a television/radio appearance Wednesday morning: [...]

Kobe Bryant Tweets Picture of Self in Hornets Hat in Honor of Charlotte Name Change (Photo)

Ah, the summer of 1996 seems so long ago. At this point it’s a footnote to a Hall of Fame career, but remember that Kobe Bryant was once (very briefly) property of the Charlotte Hornets. The story goes that the Lakers and Hornets worked out a trade the day before the 1996 NBA draft, and that Los Angeles told Charlotte to select Bryant with their first-round pick at the very last...

Jackson: I 'laughed' at Mike D'Antoni hiring

As Phil Jackson makes his rounds to promote his new book, "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success," he's made sure to leave no stone unturned. First he set off the age-old Jordan vs. Kobe debate after writing that Michael Jordan was far tougher and more charismatic than Kobe Bryant. Jackson later went on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to talk KobeMJ, his future, Mike D...

Kobe in Hornets hat? It did happen

Ah, the summer of 1996 seems so long ago. At this point it's a footnote to a Hall of Fame career, but remember that Kobe Bryant was once (very briefly) property of the Charlotte Hornets. The story goes that the Lakers and Hornets worked out a trade the day before the 1996 NBA Draft, and that Los Angeles told Charlotte to select Bryant with their first-round pick at the very...

Video: Latest “BIG” NBA Finals promo features iconic Kobe Bryant dunk from 2002

Tweet The NBA has been on fire with their promotional ads for the playoffs and the Finals this year. They’ve done it again with their latest installment in their “BIG” campaign, this one featuring an iconic Kobe Bryant moment: The dunk seen there is from the 2002 NBA Finals and the man with the former [...]

Kobe Bryant Is Trolling Us Again, Hangover 3 Style

Kobe Bryant is Tweeting past 9:30 p.m. pst again, and he is trolling most of us, or is he?  The black mamba Tweeted out a couple cryptic Tweets which we think has to do with him going to see the Hangover 3.  Face tattoo, opening night, Mike Tyson etc…  We could be very wrong. #bbpBox_337790661384355840 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_337790661384355840 a:hover...

Jackson Laughed When Informed Of Lakers' Decision To Hire D'Antoni

When Phil Jackson received a phone call from Mitch Kupchak late on Sunday, Nov. 11 that the Los Angeles Lakers had decided to hire Mike D'Antoni to replace Mike Brown as head coach, he had an amused reaction. "I laughed," Jackson said on Wednesday. "It was humorous to me when Mitch said that we think that Mike is a better coach for this group of guys." Jackson...

Dwight Howard could be looking to get another coach fired

Dwight Howard isn’t the only one questioning Mike D’Antoni. It started the moment they overlooked Phil Jackson. Fans, radio personalities, and now even Dwight Howard can’t make sense of D’Antoni’s system and the lack of player the Los Angeles Lakers have to run it. In retrospect the Lakers made a mistake when they brought in Mike D’Antoni. They should have either let...

Phil Jackson Laughed When Lakers Told him They Hired D’Antoni

  It seems like every time I turn around these days, Phil Jackson is revealing some new and interesting tidbit. According to a story via Arash Markazi of ESPN, Jackson told radio hosts Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg, of his reaction upon hearing that the Los Angeles Lakers chose to hire Mike D’Antoni for their vacant head coaching position over him. “I laughed,” Jackson told...

Kobe Dunks On Todd MacCulloch In New NBA Finals Ad

In the latest ad from the 2013 NBA Finals campaign chronicling legendary moments in Finals history, Kobe Bryant dunks all over Todd MacCulloch during the Lakers-Nets series in 2002. The Lakers swept the series 4-0 to capture the NBA championship and complete the three-peat.

Phil Jackson Thinks Dwight Howard may Leave Lakers Because of D’Antoni

    There’s a prevailing sentiment out there, that Dwight Howard will re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers simply because they’re the Los Angeles Lakers. Phil Jackson isn’t certain that will be the case when Howard finally makes a decision on his future. According to Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times, when asked if Howard should return to the organization, Jackson didn’t...

LeBron, Kobe on All-NBA first team

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Paul George Posterizes Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen As Pacers Topple Heat in Miami (Video)

LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant might have found their names in the headlines more during this 2012-13 NBA season, but the league’s breakout star has been the Indiana Pacers’ Paul George. The third-year player has the hardware to prove it, too. George was named an NBA All-Star this season and won the NBA Most Improved Player award. The Pacers swingman was also named...

Amar’e Stoudemire To Work Out With Hakeem Olaujwon Again This Summer

Like last summer, Amar’e Stoudemire will head to Houston in August to work on his post-up moves with Hall-of-Famer, Hakeem Olajuwon. The legendary center, who’s worked with Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and LeBron James in the past, charges $50,000 per week for his services. According to ESPN New York: Amar’e Stoudemire will resume working out with Hall of Fame center Hakeem...
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