Phil Jackson Discusses Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse
Phil Jackson talks about why he responded to Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse.
Phil Jackson, former NBA player and coach, was mentioned on Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's "Control." Recently, Jackson explained why he responded to Lamar shortly after the verse was released.
"That's the wonderful world of Twitter," Phil Jackson said in an interview with "The Seth Davis Show." "It is. That's where you can communicate with people who are completely out of your range of influence and your social grouping. But the connection between basketball and Rap is so deep that many of the people that tweet back and forth to me were saying, 'You gotta come back at Lamar after he gives you this.'
"I read the mentions on that," Jackson continued. "I was looking for some social communication. So, I threw that out there. Of course, that was a hot line. It had a buzz."
On "Control," Lamar raps that Phil Jackson would be unable to coach him.
"If Phil Jackson came back," Kendrick Lamar rapped on the track, "Still no coachin' me. I'm uncoachable."
Soon after the selection was released, Phil Jackson responded to the mention on Twitter.
@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
Phil Jackson retired from the NBA after winning 13 championships. Two of those achievements came as a player and the other eleven were earned by Jackson as the coach of the Chicago Bulls and the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. His 11 championships as a coach are the most in NBA history.
Jackson's interview with "The Seth Davis Show" can be viewed below.