Found May 16, 2013 on NESN.com:
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The one man who is actually qualified to compare Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant has finally done so. Phil Jackson, who coached Jordan to six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls and Bryant to five with the Los Angeles Lakers, is finally giving more than an offhand comment about what separates the two stars. And, like many others, Jackson seems to be going with Jordan as the runaway best-ever. Jackson shares some of his thoughts in his new memoir co-written with Hugh Delehanty, Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success, which is due out Tuesday. The book, which also revealed that Jackson had cancer in 2011, got an advance look by Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times. In the book, Jackson appears to make it clear that Jordan’s game was at a higher level than Bryant’s, both on and off the court. “Michael was more charismatic and gregarious than Kobe. He loved hanging out with his teammates and security guards, playing cards, smoking cigars, and joking around,” Jackson said in the book,...
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