"You don't change the spot on a leopard."
Phil Jackson sent out his first tweet in over a month last night, and of course he used the social media platform to take a cryptic shot at Knicks star Carmelo Anthony.
Calling on an article written by Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding, the Zen Master tweeted, "I learned you don't change the spot on a leopard," referencing Michael Graham, a player whom Jackson coached in the Continental Basketball Association.
Graham was cut by Jackson after the two got into an argument during the middle of a game and he wrote about their relationship in his memoir- stating how difficult it was to work with him.
That's the player he compared Carmelo to.
"Nothing I said made any difference," Jackson wrote of Graham. "Whenever I tried to talk to him, his eyes would glaze over and he'd retreat to some dark inner corner nobody could penetrate."
The article written by Ding outlines the constantly rocky Jackson/Anthony relationship and questions Melo's desire to win which makes it even more bizarre that Jackson would call attention to it, especially as trade rumors continue to swirl.
The circus goes on.
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