Tommy Heinsohn Dislikes Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson

by June 25, 2010
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Heinsohn, the Celtics’ resident homer, not too shockingly gives both Phil and Kobe 0 Tommy Points. From the Boston Herald: “Heinsohn was very unhappy that the Celtics lost, and displeased, as well, that certain people got to celebrate. ‘Kobe (Bryant) and Phil Jackson, I didn’t want either of those guys to win,’ he said. Why the dislike for Bryant and his coach? ‘Well, first of all, I got tired of listening to Phil Jackson create the atmosphere around the referees to watch this and watch that,’ Heinsohn said. ‘(Celts coach) Doc (Rivers) didn’t do any of that stuff. And Kobe, on every play, if he didn’t score he was bitching about getting hit. OK? The two most protected players in the league don’t need protection – LeBron (James) and Kobe. But Kobe, I don’t know how many times he went up in the air and came down, walked, and then passed the ball, and that never got called. And he was shooting elbows at the defender to get him out of the way. Now you know why I dislike him.”’