Man oh man, Phil Jackson just doesn't give a single fuck anymore. He's a ruthless savage, he clearly wants Melo gone, and now he will do anything to run him out of town. This tweet can be a little confusing for anyone that doesn't know what he means by this, so let me break it down for y'all. Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding, wrote an article about how Phil Jackson thought Carmelo Anthony could be just like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant in terms of what he's capable of doing on the basketball court. He knew Melo didn't have the same fire and desire those two did, he still thought he could get it to work though. Melo needed some fine tuning coming into this situation, but Phil thought he'd be able to work his Zen magic with the triangle offense making Melo into a different type of player, obviously that didn't happen. Now, Phil responds by saying he learned you can't change the spots on a leopard, ultimately meaning you can't change the way a player plays the game of basketball. The last part about the daze, I'm not exactly sure what that's all about, I'm pretty sure it's Phil admitting he was high as a kite when he made the decision to take over the Knicks, but who knows. I don't even think Phil knows what he's saying half the time anymore. Old age and Cannabis will do that to a man. Him agreeing with what Ding is confirming that Melo isn't the guy he thought he was, which is awfully insulting.
If I'm Melo, I march into Phil's office tomorrow, say trade me immediately because I'm not playing another game for you, and then spit in Phil's face. Melo won't do that for obvious reasons, although that's really what he should do after Phil has treated him like shit for the past year. Phil has continually took shots at the way Melo plays, saying he holds the ball to long stalling the offense, which is definitely true, but you can't just say those things to the media putting your best player on blast. This relationship between Phil Jackson and Melo is toxic, cancerous, and horrible for the Knicks organization. One of them clearly has to go, and I doubt Phil will be the one to leave since he's got an ego the size Empire State building. As a Laker fan I have nothing but love and respect for Phil Jackson. As a sports fan, I have zero respect for Phil Jackson as an executive for the Knicks, anyone that could cause so much turmoil within their own organization is probably not fit for the job. Jim Dolan, I know you said you wouldn't step in, but there's a dumpster fire that is growing by the second within Madison Square Garden, and you need to put it out before it burns down the building.