It's safe to say the world is a better place because Phil Jackson is on Twitter.
And on Tuesday Jackson once again showed why he is a must-follow for sports fans.
For those who missed it, the rapper Big Sean released a new single this week called "Control." The track features Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica. In his verse, the Los Angeles native Lamar name-checks Jackson, saying:
"If Phil Jackson came back, still no coachin' me. I'm uncoachable, I'm unsociable."
The lyric can be heard at the 3:52 mark of this video:
The lyric is a reference to several events. Jackson called Kobe Bryant "uncoachable" in his book "The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul" before returning to the Los Angeles Lakers and winning two more titles with Bryant. Jackson has also been known to leave the game and return, and he nearly came back to guide the Lakers as recently as last season.
Lamar's verse drew a positive response from many on Twitter.
This is real hip hop at his best! @kendricklamar boxed em into a corner. We going crazy over here people!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 13, 2013
Holy aggressive Kendrick. #shotsfired
— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) August 13, 2013
Jackson heard the lyric as well, and rather than praise he had advice for Lamar:
@kendricklamar it’s okay to be cocky and sure, but we all need somebody to lean on. Let’s just call it mentoring.
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) August 13, 2013
Well played, Phil. Very zen and very true. There's a reason this man won 11 NBA titles.
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