Phil Jackson's book Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success is giving us quite the gems, no? In yet another excerpt released to the masses, Jackson talks about what went down when he organized a meeting between a young, still arrogant Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.

"Kobe was hell-bent on surpassing Jordan as the greatest player in the game. His obsession with Michael was striking,’ Jackson said. ‘When we played in Chicago that season, I orchestrated a meeting between the two stars, thinking that Michael might help shift Kobe’s attitude toward selfless teamwork. After they shook hands, the first words out of Kobe’s mouth were, ‘You know I can kick your ass one on one.’"

Damn Kobe. Never change, Vino. Never change.  

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[via Black Sports Online]

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