“I was upset at Phil Jackson because I don’t think he wanted me to outscore Michael Jordan”: Shaquille O’Neal lays out his frustration for not being able to score more than 61 points

Shaquille O’Neal hypothesizes that Phil Jackson took him out of the game with 61 points because he didn’t want him to score more than Michael Jordan.  Phil Jackson has coached some of the greatest players to have ever stepped foot…

“Michael Jordan carried Bulls after Phil Jackson was unfairly ejected in one minute”: How the ‘GOAT’ dropped 43 points on the Sixers without his head coach

Michael Jordan dropped a light 43 points on the Sixers even after Phil Jackson was ejected from the game en route to a Bulls win.  By the time 1993 rolled around, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls had established themselves to be…

“I was so hurt when Phil Jackson picked Toni Kukoc over me that I needed to come up with an explanation”: Scottie Pippen makes a U-turn on the racism accusations upon his Chicago Bulls coach

Scottie Pippen has become one of the most popular figures in basketball since the release of the documentary, but not for good reasons. He accused Michael Jordan and coach Phil Jackson on different occasions. After “The Last Dance” became a…

“Michael Jordan led the Bulls to the top seed in the eastern conference despite Scottie Pippen missing 38 games”: The Bulls would 3-peat for the second time notwithstanding the several controversy’s surrounding the team

NBA legend Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to the first seed in the eastern conference despite Scottie Pippen missing 38 games during the 1997-98 season. Perhaps one of the greatest to ever play the sport, Michael Jordan was a…

“While Wilt Chamberlain was more athletic, Shaq exhibited greater aggression”: Phil Jackson breaks down the game of the two former NBA champions

During a conversation with John Salley, Phil Jackson spoke about the comparisons between Wilt Chamberlain and Shaquille O’Neal. Phil Jackson had an illustrious career in the NBA, both as a player and coach. The Hall of Famer has a combined…

“Let Phil Jackson be general manager and coach”: Michael Jordan publicly dismissed Jerry Krause as the Bulls GM during the 1997-98 season

During the 1997-98 season, NBA legend Michael Jordan tried making a pitch for Phil Jackson as head coach and GM of the Chicago Bulls. His Airness shared a very volatile relationship with former Bulls GM Jerry Krause.   The 1997-98…

“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…