Phil Jackson throws the book at Kobe Bryant

In a new memoir by the former coach, the Lakers’ star comes up short in comparisons with Michael Jordan. But it’s not all negative.

By Mike Bresnahan

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Phil Jackson never liked to compare Kobe Bryant to Michael Jordan. Believe me, I tried everything.

Sometimes I’d ask him after random Lakers practices or before games against Charlotte, the team Jordan owned. Or after games in Chicago, where nostalgia hopefully would add to the mix.

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