Phil Jackson recently sat down with HBO to talk Lebron, Kobe, DWade and Scottie Pippen.
“Oh, they’re– they’re using LeBron every possible way they can,” Jackson said during an HBO “Real Sports” special that aired on Tuesday night. “He’s such a great player. I still think his game is gonna grow. I still think it’s gonna grow. But he was like Scottie Pippen was to the Bulls. He’s maybe a pass first and shoot second player. Whereas, you know, Michael or Kobe are like, ‘I’m gonna shoot this ball.’ Every time they get the ball, they’re looking to score.
“LeBron’s not like that. And I love that about him. But he also, when he goes after scoring, he’s also terrific. You want a player that can do both. I tried to get Kobe to do both for numbers of years, and he could. But his first instinct is to beat the guy that’s in front of him.”
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