Date: 10/12/2004

Kobe and Phil Jackson had a very complicated relationship. And to be fair, Phil was trying to sell books. But still, it was not a good look for Kobe when his former coach called him “uncoachable” in Jackson’s 2004 autobiography. Phil also discussed waging “psychological war” with his star and requesting that GM Mitch Kupchak trade him because “He won't listen to anyone.” Of course, the pair won another two titles together, so really it couldn’t have been that bad.