Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware rapper Kendrick Lamar sent the internet ablaze last night with his controversial lyrics on Big Sean’s “Control”.
The lyrics, which included some heavy name dropping got the attention of legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson, who decided to have some fun with it.
Jackson’s witty and dry sense of humor works perfectly with social media, where the 13-time NBA Champion has enjoyed plopping himself into the middle of awkward situations when his name has been brought up. He decided he’d do that again, this time tweeting Kendrick Lamar that ‘we all need somebody to lean on’.
If you missed the lyric Jackson is referring to, Lamar rapped the following:
Who the f%# y’all thought it’s supposed to be?/If Phil Jackson came back, still no coachin’ me
Jackson, never one to miss an opportunity (or an opportunity to take a jab at a former player?), hit Kendrick with this:
@kendricklamar it’s okay to be cocky and sure, but we all need somebody to lean on. Let’s just call it mentoring.
Phil Jackson – never a dull moment.
Atlanta rapper B.o.B responded with a diss track of his own where he mimics Kendrick and says he has no list.
Brooklyn based Slaughterhouse rapper Joell Ortiz responded.
The New York Rangers have also responded to Kendrick’s ‘King of New York’ comments.