If he's dealt to Cleveland or Los Angeles it likely would require a third team. Plus, if Jackson didn't think Anthony was capable of carrying the mantle in NY, he didn't have to re-sign him to a $124 million contract with a no-trade clause attached to it.
"Anthony is a likable person who just happens to be nothing near Jordan or Bryant in will to win", Ding continued.
The article referenced in the tweet was written by B/R's Kevin Ding, and it was critical of Jackson for going all-in on Anthony, only to be disappointed when the All-Star forward didn't evolve into being the kind of player Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant were when they played under Jackson. This is a pretty direct shot from the team president to his franchise player, and perhaps a way to accelerate trade talks with other teams, or get Anthony to waive his no-trade clause. "No, Jackson never thought Anthony had that fire, but he thought he could balance Anthony's ball dominance by teaching teamwork and converting talent into a clear net positive".
Everyone can figure out what "a leopard can't change its spots" means, and it stands to reason Phil didn't learn about this from his experiences with Melo, but with his experience with Michael Graham over 30 years ago.
There was an expectation around the National Basketball Association that Knicks management would start to search elsewhere for trade possibilities and bring Anthony different scenarios for his approval, but that process doesn't appear to have begun, league sources said. He was also kicked off the Albany team for fighting with Jackson. Not to mention the fact that this is a ridiculous and petty way to bash your highest-paid player.
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The column put Anthony and Jackson under a microscope and questioned Anthony's desire to win.
This was Jackson's first tweet since December 27 when Jackson announced he and his former fiancé Jeannie Buss had split up. The tweet from Jackson is the latest public critique Jackson has of Anthony, hence why there are multiple rumors that Melo is on trading block.
When the Knicks face the L.A. Clippers - one of the teams that Anthony might consider - Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, Anthony will be left to answer to the slight.
As the ancient Zen koan goes, the Knicks are an absolute mess.