Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Kobe Bryant

Breakfast Date with Phil Jackson

10/25/2013 12:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kobe Bryant
has apparently forgiven Phil Jackson for calling him an insecure, sensitive sub-Jordanesque player in his book ... 'cause the two got together for breakfast this week, TMZ has learned.

We've learned ... Kobe and his former Lakers coach shared a booth at Wendy's Place in El Segundo Thursday morning ... chowing down on eggs and other breakfast-y items.

Kobe and Phil have had a complicated relationship over the years ... which Phil touched upon in his book, "Eleven Rings," which he released back in May.

In the book, Phil wrote that Michael was a better shooter, defender and overall leader than Kobe ... which some people interpreted as a slight against the Mamba.

But at breakfast yesterday, the two seemed as chummy as ever ... talking about basketball while scarfing down their meal.

So, who paid when the bill came??? The guy with the most jewelry.

Side note -- we spoke to someone who was there that day ... and when we asked how Kobe looked, we were told, "Beautiful." For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!

Around The Web