LA Times: Jackson, a jazz aficionado, took a final look at Bryant's 81-point outburst by relating a story about jazz legends Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
"They were in a session and Coltrane did one of his things, he went off on a 25-minute riff while everybody else listened to him play his sax," Jackson said. "And he apologized to Miles after it was over, and he said he just picked it up and just kept on playing. And Miles Davis said put the blankety thing down. You've got to stop."
And that relates to Bryant's game ... how?
"I said shooting's like that too," Jackson said. "It gets addictive and it's like, you know, I'll just take this shot and so he's going to take it."