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Kobe Bryant

Breakfast Date with Phil Jackson

10/25/2013 12:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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."

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Dead@27    

Kobe ordered a Short Stack with a side of RAPE.

277 days ago
2.

CLINT    

These two have more money than all of us, including Harvey, and have actually been on a constant friendsship. Kobe could care less what Phil had to say, probably because he knows it's true. Kobe has bashed his old coach also. No harm, no foul.

277 days ago
3.

She's baaaack    

I haven't had an egg in a while. I think I'll make eggs in a hat tomorrow. My kids used to think that was like the filet mignon of breakfast when they were little. It didn't take much. That place looks like a "greasy spoon" kind of restaurant. They make the best breakfasts. Don't like Kobe. Never did.

277 days ago
4.

Italia    

Phil Jackson has the most rings because of Michael Jordon.

277 days ago
5.

WhatThe    

@ITALIA - I didn't know Jordan helped with the 5 he got in LA.

277 days ago
6.

Dead@27    

So did Super-K bend that Waitress over the counter, just so he could Gravy her Biscuits?

277 days ago
7.

Tim    

I like the dude in the background pretending to be on his phone...Homeboy got the camera going.

277 days ago
8.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Somebody must've been raised in a trailer park to love using those walls in the restaurant.

277 days ago
9.

BigKahuna    

It's always the same with you TMZ. "chowing down", "devouring", "gulping" "woofing down". What is the deal with that crap? It's eating and drinking.

277 days ago
10.

nof    

My prayers that the two return -


Not a diss or criticism of Mickey D.


Just a prediction that Kobe Bryant?


Will become the next great NBA coach.

276 days ago
11.

For Sooth?    

He may look beautiful on the outside but he is ugly, ugly, ugly , on the inside.

276 days ago
12.

texangirl64    

OMG I love those two!!! Come back Phil!!!

276 days ago
13.

NOT ELMO    

Kobe Bryant
Breakfast Date with Phil Jackson..................I'M GLAD TO SEE THEIR FOODSTAMPS ARE BEING PUT TO GOOD USE

276 days ago
14.

Tuna212    

Very cool. 2 of the most powerful men in the game in a very basic restaurant.

276 days ago
15.

Eric Anderson    

Is "Ghandi " blood related to Snoop Dog?

Geta job!

276 days ago
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