The Times story also revealed a few more nuggets from the book:
* Jackson's interest in Zen picked up after he met a practicing construction worker who helped build his house in the 1970s.
* Jackson's words to Jordan after he showed up in the coach's office in 1995 hoping to return to basketball after a failed attempt at a baseball career: "Well, I think we've got a uniform here that might fit you."
* Jackson's daughter, Brooke, had been the victim of sexual assault by an athlete in college, and when the Bryant situation occurred, it "triggered all my unprocessed anger and tainted my perception of him," Jackson said.
* Jackson considers the Lakers' Game 7 victory over the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals the most satisfying of his career
Coming back from 14 down to defeat a longtime rival in game 7 of the Finals. I could definitely see that.
LoL @ that bullshit "rape" case changing his perception of Kobe. But I understand why.
Haven't read all the quotes but I dont see anything to disagree with.
Kobe does tend to force his game. Took Kobe longer to develop his leadership skills. Jordan does seem like a more socialable person, where as Kobe is anti-social. And Jordan's defense was better at times.
Kobe ain't slouch and couldn't have played in 7 NBA Finals and win 5 rings without his game being what it is today and not having a killer instinct.
With all that said, they are best SGs to ever play the game. Two "assholes" who probably wouldn't be where they today without being a bit of an asshole.