Phil Jackson on Melo: ‘You don’t change the spot on a leopard’
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson went on social media to take another shot at Carmelo Anthony after a Bleacher Report article criticized Anthony.
The column, written by Kevin Ding, goes into detail about the Anthony's relationship with Jackson and suggests that Anthony doesn't have a desire to win.
Bleacher's Ding almost rings the bell, but I learned you don't change the spot on a leopard with Michael Graham in my CBA daze.
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) February 7, 2017
Jackson makes references to Michael Graham in the tweet, who played for Jackson when coached the Albany Patroons of Continental Basketball Association in the mid-80's.
Jackson has said that he had trouble connecting with Graham and the team ended up releasing him.
Anthony has repeatedly said that he hasn't considered waiving no-trade clause. The NBA's trade deadline is Feb. 23.
Anthony, 32, is due to make $26.24 million and $27.9 million in each of the next two seasons as part of the five-year, $124 million contract he signed in 2014.
His name has been brought up in trade rumors, specifically after reports surfaced about the Knicks attempting to trade the nine-time All-Star to Cleveland for All-Star forward Kevin Love.
The Cavaliers says they have no interest in trading Love.
– Scooby Axson