The Knicks need to drop Phil Jackson immediately. At least, that’s what former NBA star Scottie Pippen says.
Pippen said on ESPN’s The Jump Thursday that much of the Knicks’ woes have to do with Jackson’s inefficiency as team president, and that for the team to rally in the coming years, it needs to let Jackson go.
“I just think (Jackson) hasn’t put the right pieces on the floor,” said Pippen, who won six championships under Jackson with the Bulls. “I give a lot of credit to Carmelo (Anthony), who has been very professional in getting through this 82-game season, and now he’s being benched to some degree, they’ve taken a lot of his minutes away.
At 32, James is far from finished leapfrogging the NBA’s leading scorers.
Dirk Nowitzki, who surpassed 30,000 points earlier this season, is next on the list with 30,181 and counting. Wilt Chamberlain is fifth all time with 31,419 points.
So far this season, James has already passed: Moses Malone, Elvin Hayes, Hakeem Olajuwon, Oscar Robertson and O’Neal.
The personal achievement likely is little consolation for James, whose Cavaliers are 6-10 in March.
A James-led team hasn’t lost 10 or more games in a calendar month since Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys November 2003, when the Cavs went 4-11 in James’ rookie season.
With the loss, Cleveland relinquished first place in the conference to the Authentic Cheap Jerseys From China idle Celtics, who hold a half-game lead with two weeks remaining in the season.