Phil Jackson says he hasn't watched the NBA since 2020 — when it went into the bubble for the playoffs and publicly supported Black Lives Matter … a step too far for him, it seems.

The iconic head coach — who's got 11 championships under his belt from the '90s through the early 2010s between the Bulls and Lakers — sat down with Rick Rubin earlier this month for a podcast … which is making the rounds now 'cause of what Phil had to say.

Check it out for yourself … Rick asks Phil if he watches NBA basketball to this day in the wake of retiring in 2011, and Phil says he kept his eyes on the game only through 2020.