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Why Did Phil Jackson Call The Knicks Out On Twitter Last Night?

Submitted by on February 23, 2015 – 11:59 amNo Comment

New York Knicks fans have gotten tired of watching their team struggle night in and night out. So a lot of them have either stopped watching Knicks games altogether or turned their backs on the team and started to complain about every single aspect of the organization. And as it turns out, they’re not alone! Because after the Knicks got absolutely destroyed by the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-83 last night, Knicks team president Phil Jackson took to Twitter to reveal that he’s tired of watching the Knicks lose, too.

“Each NBA game is an opportunity for players to show their ‘best’ nature and please the basketball gods…and those who know what ‘it’ takes,” he wrote. “Today’s game vs Cavs gave bb gods heartburn and those that know what ‘it’ takes/means a smh.”

And as you might expect, this raised eyebrows among Knicks enthusiasts. Reason being, Jackson is largely to blame for the Knicks’ terrible season so far. True, he’s not the one coaching the team, so he probably doesn’t deserve as much blame as he’s getting. He’s also not the one out on the basketball court playing bad defense or struggling to shoot. But he’s the one who helped put certain aspects of this team together and he’s the one who is ultimately calling the shots. So some people don’t understand why he’s taking aim at the team now. After all, by taking shots at them, isn’t he actually taking a shot at himself?

Truth is, this is probably all part of Jackson’s master plan. Or at least, part of the plan to help get the Knicks through the rest of the year. They’re unfortunately built to lose during the second half of the season. So as of right now, the only thing that Jackson is going to be evaluating is how well his players can or can’t handle the insurmountable adversity that’s going to be thrown at them. And his tweets offer them the chance to either fight harder to win or fall face first into the ground and crumble. We imagine it’s why Jackson chose to send them out at this particular point in time, when it’s pretty clear that he’d probably rather the team lose and tank than win games that are meaningless. And it’ll be interesting to see how his players respond after seeing the tweets.

Why do you think Phil Jackson took a shot at the Knicks on Twitter?

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