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Phil Jackson

I Feel Kobe Bryant's

Church Pain

8/20/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Former Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson has been keeping himself busy in his retirement ... shopping, swimming and even following Kobe Bryant's church drama.

The zen master and his GF Jeannie Buss were leaving the Rochester BIg and Tall store in L.A. yesterday -- 'cause he's friggin' 6'8" -- when we asked if anyone has ever tried to sneak a photo of him in a private moment.  

His answer probably won't surprise you ... but we're guessing when it happens to Phil, dude probably handles the situation like a champion ... an 11-time NBA champion.

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Potato    

Get some real stories TMZ

1125 days ago
2.

Jay Mclama    

Phil Jackson is 6'11", not 6'8" (Kobe is 6'8")

1125 days ago
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some guy    

I think Phil showed Zen mastery by not punching that pap ****. Dunno if I'd have that much self control TBH.

1125 days ago
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Debbie    

If anyone is out in the public whether they are a celebrity or not anyone can take a photo or video of them period. If they don't like having their photo or a video of them then they should not accept money for entertaining or in whatever way become a celebrity or famous and just stay locked in a closet. And yes I will take a photo of them or videotape them and no I have never received a cent for doing so.

1125 days ago
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Jeremy    

12 time champ morons. He won one with the Knicks

1125 days ago
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bcainjr    

Come on guys - do your research before you post. He won 11 titles as a coach, 6 with the Bulls, 5 with the Lakers...but he also won 1 as a player with the Knicks. One title is a big deal!

1125 days ago
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Dirk Diggler    

Phil has 13 rings morons........two with the knicks, he was hurt one season. And phillip is 6'8" kobes 6'6"

1125 days ago
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some guy    

I thought Phil had (pi^2) rings.

1125 days ago
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Sammy    

Phil hates Kobe's azz. I'm sure Phil is laughing his azz off right about now.

1123 days ago

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