Saturday , Jun , 14 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Phil Jackson Trying to Motivate Kobe Bryant

Zen-master Phil Jackson was at it again Friday, trying to motivate star Kobe Bryant after the Lakers’ unprecedented collapse in Game 4 of the NBA finals.

Reaching into the Celtics’ postgame comments for bulletin-board material, Jackson cited comments by Kevin Garnett that would probably attract Bryant’s interest.

The problem: Jackson wouldn’t elaborate.

"They’re in the transcripts if you want to read the transcripts," was all the coach would say.

But nothing in the transcript really seems all that inflammatory. [Contra Costa Times]