Shortly after losing to the New York Knicks for the last time, Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant had a special message for NYC fans.
Tuesday morning is evidence of just that.
According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, Bryant conveyed a special message for fans of the Knickerbockers:
“People in New York just need to trust the fact that he knows more about basketball than any of them put together,” Bryant said after he and the Los Angeles Lakers lost to Jackson’s Knicks on Sunday night.
Bryant later added: “In my opinion, he’s the greatest coach in any profession. Ever.”
Kobe called Phil Jackson "the greatest coach of any profession ever." Kobe: "You don’t win any of those championships without him."
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Due to the fact the Knicks have plummeted back to “poor” status, after such a promising start to the 2015-16 NBA season, fans have been calling for the head of Jax.
Thanks to the triangle firmly implanted, questions surrounding who is the future at coach has never been more present. Questions about who’ll they’ll be able to land in free agency have also come fast and furious.
“We definitely [have] ideas about how to help this team. I don’t think there are secrets or mysteries,” Jackson said. “We have agents calling us up all the time trying to sell their players to us, so I think we’re going to do just fine in free agency.”
Kobe’s words are a nice “pick-me-up” on a slow Monday morning, but it doesn’t solve any of the fears Knicks fans currently reside with.