Phil has been getting a ton of flack in the media and by fans for the comments that were leaked in his book Eleven Rings, where he states that Michael Jordan is better than Kobe Bryant. He event felt the need to respond to it all, tweeting:
If you've kept up with Phil and his books, he's often highly critical of Kobe. Part of this may be because Phil is the Zen Master and knows that Kobe's detractors are partially what drives him to be the Black Mamba, since he's still active and MJ isn't.
Listen friends of bball; don’t get hung up on words. I was most fortunate to have the chance to coach two of the greatest gds. EVER MJ/Kobe— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) May 17, 2013
However, Jeanie Buss, Phil's fiance and the woman keeping Lakers' fans hopes alive, publicly disagreed with her man, tweeting:
And this is why they're the best couple in basketball.