VIDEO: Phil Jackson compares Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan

In his new book Eleven RingsPhil Jackson finally did it: he compared Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. He recently spoke more about this and more in an interview with ESPN.

Interestingly, Phil said that he has never been closer to one of his players than he was with Kobe. Their relationship has definitely come a long way since his 2004 book The Last Season, when Phil famously called Bryant “uncoachable”.

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