Home
Phil Jackson Calls Kobe-Shaq Relationship ‘Greatest Challenge’ Reviewed by Momizat on . In an effort to promote his new book Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success, 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson has been doing the rounds on talk shows as well as spo In an effort to promote his new book Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success, 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson has been doing the rounds on talk shows as well as spo Rating:
You Are Here: Home » News » Phil Jackson Calls Kobe-Shaq Relationship ‘Greatest Challenge’

Phil Jackson Calls Kobe-Shaq Relationship ‘Greatest Challenge’

NBA: Playoffs-Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas MavericksIn an effort to promote his new book Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success, 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson has been doing the rounds on talk shows as well as sports talk radio.

During these promotional appearances, Jackson talked a lot about his time with the Los Angeles Lakers franchise and events that happened behind the scenes. With all the drama going on with the Lakers during the three consecutive titles won by the team, the Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal’s conflict was the main topic of discussion with the team’s superstars failing to see eye-to-eye.

Jackson said the following on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart about the Kobe-Shaq feud and the challenge of coaching through it:

“It’s probably the greatest challenge I had through all my years (in reference to the Kobe-Shaq relationship) because there was always this tension about “it’s my-team, it’s my-team.”

Although Kobe and Shaq’s relationship was obviously a big distraction at the time, the dynasty and the three titles won in consecutive years was worth the hassle of dealing with huge egos. The fact that it turned out to be the biggest coaching challenge of Jackson’s legendary career is amazing considering the result of the Kobe and Shaq years in Los Angeles.

H/T to Sports City

About The Author

Lead Writer

Ryan is the Lead Writer at Lakers Nation - Lakers Beat Writer for Examiner / AXS - Born In UK - Proud England / Liverpool / Raiders Supporter - Follow Ryan on Twitter: @Lakers_Examiner

Number of Entries : 1756
There are 3 comments

Contact Us | Privacy Policy | © 2014 Medium Large, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Medium Large, LLC - All data and information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. The views and opinions expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not reflect the views or opinions of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Los Angeles Lakers, it's employees, or its’ affiliates. LakersNation.com is an independent fan site and not associated with or represent National Basketball Association or the Los Angeles Lakers. Furthermore, LakersNation.com makes no representations as to accuracy, suitability, or validity of any information on this website and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

Scroll to top