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If anyone knows Kobe Bryant (besides family), it’s Phil Jackson.  We’ve gotten to see more of Kobe’s personality since he’s joined Twitter & Instagram, but we don’t get to see a lot of the behind the scenes type stuff.  This really doesn’t come as a surprise to me , but the Zen Master has revealed that Kobe is “very sensitive” to criticism.  I don’t know any man that wants to be called sensitive. Check out what Phil said about Kobe and criticism….



Via Complex:

It may be shocking to hear “sensitive” and Kobe in the same sentence, but that’s the word Phil Jackson used when talking about how The Black Mamba handled criticism in an interview earlier today with ESPN Radio‘s Colin Cowherd.

“He’s very sensitive,” Jackson said Wednesday to ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd. “I had to be really careful in criticizing him. I learned immediately as I started to deal with him as a young man how sensitive he was in particular if it was done in a group setting. My criticism was best done if it was in my office or alone.”

Phil needed to treat Bryant with kid gloves?