Apr 2, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Phil Jackson looks on as the jersey of Los Angeles Lakers former player Shaquille O

Don't hold back, Phil

Tell us how you really feel.

Phil Jackson is making a lot of headlines in the last 24 hours; from his comparison of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant to recalling how the Lakers basically screwed him out of a return to LA on the “Tonight Show”- my words, not his.

“Tell us what actually happened,” asked Jay Leno. To which – after a hearty chuckle – Jackson replies, “How long is this show?”

Tell me that doesn’t adequately sum up the Lakers season. Wait, we are still calling it a season, right?

The worst part is where Jackson recollects how Jeanie, his fiance and sister of Jim Buss, came to him and said, “Will you talk to my brother?”

The next day Jackson sits down with Jim, who mind you is doing this as a favor to his fiance, and says, “I can coach this team, I have no doubts about that it. Physically I’m okay but I don’t know if I’m ready to step back into this. Give me a weekend to think about it.”

That Sunday, Phil gets a call from Jim in the middle of the night saying, “We’ve hired another coach, Mike D’Antoni.”

There are not words I could use to describe how incredibly sickened I am to hear this first hand from Jackson. Well, I mean I could – it just wouldn’t be all that pleasant.

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