Phil Jackson says he wouldn't have paid Kobe Byrant so much

1/31/14 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Jan 9, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; NBA coach Phil Jackson (left) and actor John Lithgow watch the game between the UCLA Bruins and the Arizona Wildcats at Pauley Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsRick Fox recently sat down for  an interview with Phil Jackson, and part of the audio was released. In the clip, the Zen Master talks about Kobe Bryant's current physical abilities, and what kind of a contract he'd give the Black Mamba.

Phil explained:

On NBA TV, Phil Jackson says he agreed with extending Kobe for two years but that the Lakers “paid him more than I would have gone for.“

— Bill Oram (@bill_oram) January 30, 2014

He also went on to say that Kobe's value is definitely still there, but just not for that much. 
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