Kobe responds to Phil Jackson: "I'm not buying any of that Zen bulls**t"

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 7 years ago '08        #1
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Kobe responds to Phil Jackson: "I'm not buying any of that Zen bulls**t"
 

 

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Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson have been with the L.A. Lakers together for more than 10 years. Most marriages don't last that long; you'll understand if Kobe and Phil bicker a bit now and then, especially when things are rocky at home. Things are certainly rocky at home, with the Grizzlies k!llin' the Lakers 104-85 at Staples Center on Sunday night.

Kobe took 22 shots in the game; no other Laker -- not even Pau Gasol, who actually played more minutes than Bryant -- took so many as 10. After the beatdown, Jackson seemed to blame Kobe's selfishness for the loss.

"Kobe had to screw up the game and start energizing the team by going one-on-one," Jackson said. "That takes the rest of the guys out and as a consequence, that didn't bring us back in."

Jackson also blamed himself for giving the team New Year's Day off from practice. Kobe took his own dig back at Phil.


"We've had days off and blown teams out, so I'm not buying any of that Zen bulls--t," Bryant said. "I think we're looking too far down the road instead of looking just at the game that's right in front of you. You start skipping steps if you look too far down the line."

Words! Something does have to give -- Pau, Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum are too good to be playing Pips to Kobe's Gladys Knight. Bryant's usage rate has shot up this season for reasons unknown, and -- given that Gasol in particular is hugely efficient -- it's a problem on a game-to-game basis. But that's only because the Lakers' defense, No. 4 last year and No. 12 this season, can't get enough stops to make the FGA totals irrelevant.

The Lakers will win a bunch of games soon enough, and this drama will disappear until some playoff game in May, where Kobe shoots too much, Jackson criticizes him, and Bryant refuses to shoot in the first quarter of the next game. But that too will get worked out, and whether the Lakers win another championship will depend on how they perform, not how their star and coach are getting along.



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141 comments for "Kobe responds to Phil Jackson: "I'm not buying any of that Zen bulls**t""

 7 years ago '04        #2
EGO 55 heat pts55
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Hell in the peaceful Laker garden
 7 years ago '10        #3
JaYYo 28 heat pts28
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how many rings would Kobe have without Phil Jackson? Wasnt Kobe fiending to bring him back as coach when he didnt have him?
 7 years ago '09        #4
Vincent_Chase 27 heat pts27
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 7 years ago '06        #5
eLLz 1 heat pts
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I coulda swore this would be one of those famous BX threads on some Big Dee style where n*ggas straight flip the quote into what dude really wanted to say but side stepped around it.

Kobe firing shots though
 7 years ago '10        #6
SpacelyPockets 11 heat pts11
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Tell this ball hogger to give up the rock bum a.ss n*gga playing like he in a 2k10 game isoing tryna 1 on 1 n*ggas smh watch these laker stans come to his rescue though next time phil jackson need to bench him and let shannon take his place
 7 years ago '09        #7
devilinsider 11 heat pts11
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Ya'll make it real easy on here to figure out who watches these games and knows basketball, and who don't. Pau playing like a straight up b**ch. If you don't see that I question what games ya'll are watching. The only reason Phil is saying this stuff about Kobe is so he can try and get everyone else going. He knows Kobe isn't the real reason why they keep losing. He does s**t like this damn near every year.
 7 years ago '09        #8
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"I think we're looking too far down the road instead of looking just at the game that's right in front of you. You start skipping steps if you look too far down the line."
exactly, these dudes are already in the finals in their minds.

it's not a big deal, these 2 obviously dont get along perfectly with each other. Kobe is to hard headed to even worth commenting back imo
 7 years ago '07        #9
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ruh-oh shaggy...
 7 years ago '07        #10
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 Gattsau said:
replace kobe with about 10-15 sg/sfs and the lakers are better.
his ego and diminished skills are why they are losing .
get the f**k outta here
 7 years ago '08        #11
bkid 137 heat pts137 OP
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love how lakers fan try to play it out like it's nothing
 7 years ago '07        #12
joshdogg26 194 heat pts194
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just gonna repeat what i said in the other thread

 joshdogg26 said:
this s**t has the potential to turn ugly like when shaq left and phil left the first time. phil's been sending shots at kobe all season trying to work his little zen motivational magic, but it's a fine line. s**t's gotta be tense in that locker room right now.
everybody knows phil's just trying to push buttons, but i don't think kobe will respond to that positively
 7 years ago '07        #13
joshdogg26 194 heat pts194
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just noticed kobe has the second highest usage rate of his career right now. definitely not a good look.
 7 years ago '07        #14
blackjewelz 
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 bkid said:
love how lakers fan try to play it out like it's nothing
Well its not like this is anything new..so what do you expect?
 7 years ago '07        #15
KeepinItTrill 33 heat pts33
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 joshdogg26 said:
just gonna repeat what i said in the other thread



everybody knows phil's just trying to push buttons, but i don't think kobe will respond to that positively
Kobe will be fine, he's not a dude that needs to be told what to do or find motivation from somebody saying something or w/e.

as usual, BX blows s**t way outta proportion, don't even know why I come to this section any more
 01-03-2011, 10:30 AM         #16
k3llz 
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 ChiCity Fingaz said:
@ Kobe choking under the pressure of fulfilling a three-peat


the stupid s**t, stupid people says...
 7 years ago '04        #17
A.G 27 heat pts27
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Oh s**t... He's taking shots at Phil's livelihood..
 01-03-2011, 10:37 AM         #18
Dr Seuss 
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i've never heard jackson saying that to jordan
 7 years ago '07        #19
Bkjj11 3746 heat pts3746
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Lol so the anti kobe is in full course on bx huh?
 7 years ago '07        #20
KeepinItTrill 33 heat pts33
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 Dr Seuss said:
i've never heard jackson saying that to jordan
first post just happens to be in this thread huh?

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