“Doug Collins gave me the ball, while Phil Jackson wanted it out of my hands!”: Michael Jordan wasn’t thrilled with Bulls coaching change in 1989

Michael Jordan was not very fond of Phil Jackson’s coaching style, and found it difficult to adjust to his system compared to Doug Collins’. Phil Jackson’s has had the opportunity to coach his fair share of NBA legends. Be it…

“I know Phil Jackson, what kinda guy is Jeff van Gundy?”: How Michael Jordan was swayed by Bulls head coach’s presence instead of Knicks signing him as a 1996 NBA free agent

NBA legend Michael Jordan was about to sign with the New York Knicks, but the presence of Phil Jackson overpowered his potential move. It would not be wrong to say that Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls are synonymous with…

“LeBron James may have no weaknesses but he’ll have to win more than Michael Jordan!”: The time Phil Jackson talked about why the Bulls legend still holds the crown over the Lakers superstar

Phil Jackson once made his clear choice between his former player Michael Jordan, and now Lakers superstar LeBron James   Will we ever get a unanimous answer to the LeBron James vs Michael Jordan debate? As the Lakers superstar’s career…

“LeBron James will have to win more championships than Michael Jordan”: When Phil Jackson disclosed what King James had to do to dethrone the Bulls legend as the GOAT

Former Bulls & Lakers legendary coach Phil Jackson revealed what it would take for LeBron James to dethrone Michael Jordan as the GOAT – win more championships.   For several years now, NBA fans and its players have been comparing…

“Lakers really wanted a forgotten rookie to act like Allen Iverson against Kobe and Shaq!”: NBA Insider reveals the confusing ways Phil Jackson prepared his team to defend against the 76ers star

In 2001, the Lakers used this forgotten NBA player in order to try and stop Allen Iverson in the Finals, and it’s not Tyronn Lue   In his prime, Allen Iverson was a force to be reckoned with. At just…

“Phil Jackson used private conversations with me to manipulate the media!” Kobe Bryant once made serious allegations against his former head coach

That Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson did not have the most synergic relationship is no secret. One of Kobe’s serious allegations against Phil is a case in point. The three-peating Los Angeles Lakers were truly one of the most dominant…

“Phil Jackson is an a**hole!”: Carmelo Anthony hits out at the Bulls’ legendary head coach, in the latest episode of the ‘All The Smoke’ podcast

Carmelo Anthony reveals just how bad his relationship was Phil Jackson while both of them were part of the New York Knicks   We absolutely love seeing what Carmelo Anthony is doing right now. As many know, during his first…

“Michael Jordan was coachable in a way that Kobe Bryant wasn’t”: Phil Jackson explains the differences between the Lakers and Bulls legends

Phil Jackson has won 13 championships, 11 of them coming while he served as the head coach for Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. The Zen Master, as Phil was affectionately called by his players, was one of the best examples…

“Shaquille O’Neal would run around butt-naked looking for teammates to hug”: Phil Jackson and Udonis Haslem reminisce about the Lakers legend’s antics within the locker room

Shaquille O’Neal would continually run around Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat locker rooms butt-naked looking for teammates to hug.  Shaquille O’Neal is known for being one of the most physically dominant forces in the history of the NBA. He…

“Phil Jackson called himself ‘our master’”: Robert Horry disagrees with Scottie Pippen on the former Lakers head coach being racist but was irked by his ‘master’ comments

Robert Horry was seemingly not happy with Phil Jackson calling himself the Bulls’ master but still does not believe that he was racist.  Scottie Pippen recently unleashed a frenzy of controversial comments ahead of the release of his memoir, Unguarded.…