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WATCH: Kobe Bryant on Phil Jackson joining Knicks Kobe Bryant  joined the show to talk about the state of the Lakers, his health, Phil Jacskon and more. Here are some of his takes:

– Dan asked Kobe if Mike D’Antoni deserves another year in L.A.: “I don’t know. It’s been tough on him. He’s been dealing with so many injuries. I don’t know if he’s gotten a fair shake.”

– Kobe on Phil Jackson taking a front-office job with the Knicks: “I wasn’t surprised by it. I knew that was going to happen. He and I had breakfast together [a week and half ago]. … There’s only but so much meditation a person can do all day.”

Bryant said the Lakers did not jump in at the last second to pursue Jackson before he went to New York.

– Kobe said that if the team was doing well enough he could play right now.

– Kobe on what he’ll be like when he returns: “I personally think you’re going to see the Kobe you’re used to seeing. … I’ve never had a year with this much time off to recover and rest and get stronger.”

– Kobe on Carmelo Anthony: “He’s won a championship at Syracuse. He has that championship DNA in him.”

– Kobe is helping promote and compared President Obama’s game to former Nugget and Bullet guard Michael Adams and former Celtic Tiny Archibald.


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