Phil Jackson Recalls Kobe Bryant’s First Words to Michael Jordan

Kobe and Michael JordanAll the excerpts from Phil Jackson’s newest book, Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success, have been rather fascinating so far. Whether it’s Jackson talking about the similarities and differences between his championship teams or the comparisons made between Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, Jackson (not surprisingly) seems to have quite a bit of insight on the world of basketball.

—-Want to show off your Kobe love? Check out this VINO t-shirt!—-

One Kobe Bryant quote that’s come out is an interesting one, as it goes to show his competitive mindset once again. We all know Kobe is a super competitor, but apparently the first time he met Jordan he had some harsh words to say.

“You know I can kick your ass one on one.”

This isn’t exactly a new story, as most of us have heard it before. But having Jackson recollect these moments and share these experiences is exciting for the fans. It’s always thrilling to get an insiders perspective, especially that of the man who lead Jordan and Bryant to a combined 11 championships in 19 seasons.

Jackson’s book is scheduled to come out Tuesday, May 21, and should bring with it plenty of exciting stories and anecdotes about Jackson’s time with the Lakers and Bulls.

There is also an event where Jackson will be discussing his latest book, and you can get details by clicking here.

(h/t to DimeMag)

—————————————————————————————————————–

Have You Seen Our Top 5 Kobe Dunks Of The 2012-2013 Season? If not, check out our video below and don’t forget to click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

You May Also Like

Mike D’Antoni: From The Exit Of Slowtime To The Return Of Showtime

In all fairness, the offense had already shown some signs of life…

NBA Unveils New Slam Dunk Contest Procedures

The popularity of the NBA Slam Dunk contest has been decreasing steadily…

Favorite Basketball Movies of Favorite Laker Fans

Here are the Top Ten basketball movies of the members of the…

Luke Walton Loves Mixture Of Confidence & Competitiveness Lakers Rookie Moe Wagner Has

After a knee injury in Las Vegas Summer League delayed his progression, rookie Moe Wagner was in the spotlight during a recent win against the Phoenix Suns. He entered…