Apr 5, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Phil Jackson in attendance during game between the New York Knicks and the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 101-83. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Phil Jackson tweets Kendrick Lamar in mocking fashion over ‘Control’ lyrics

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.

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  • Howard Powell
  • Shinobz

    Everyone gets mad when K-dot says “king of New York” but no one cares when Kanye calls himself Yeezus. They utter, “eh, that’s just what Ye does”. What I think Kendrick did was special. It’s spreading like wild fire. So much hype/buzz it’s crazy and hip-hop hasn’t had that in a long time. I hope every rapper responds to him. That would make it legendary… B.O.B. and Ortiz already made diss tracks. Let the games begin.