New York Knicks President Phil Jackson is a habitual grease thrower! He just made perennial All-Star Carmelo Anthony’s exit just a bit more tumultuous with his most recent comments.
Remember, Anthony already has stated on multiple occasions that he would like to remain a New York Knick for the rest of his career.
“I think the direction with our team is that he would be better off somewhere else,” Jackson said.
Jackson, who has reportedly considered trading the All-Star forward all season long, has also been shooting stealth missiles in Melo’s direction all season as well.
“If somebody was talking bad about you indirectly at your job, what would you do?” Anthony said earlier this week. “You would feel a certain way. You would want that person to come straightforward with you. And I feel the same way. I’m a very honest person.”
As any Knicks fan could tell you, Carmelo’s no-trade clause made it difficult for Jackson to make any moves prior to the trade deadline this season. He currently has two years left on a five year, $124 million deal.
Was Melo likely hitting the bricks anyway? Maybe, but why does Phil insist on flapping his gums?