Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have had to deal with a lot of criticism from past NBA legends who don't like their three-point oriented style of offense, and one of the heaviest critics has been New York Knicks president and coaching legend Phil Jackson.
Jackson, who played with the Knicks and Nets from 1967-1980 and won 11 titles coaching the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, took to Twitter during last year's playoffs, criticizing the Warriors when they were down 2-1 in their series against the Memphis Grizzlies.
NBA analysts give me some diagnostics on how 3pt oriented teams are faring this playoffs...seriously, how's it goink?— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) May 10, 2015
Golden State went on to win that series and NBA championship, and have built on that this season, posting the best 58-game start in NBA history (53-5). Curry, in particular, has been the catalyst of this Warriors run of dominance, and while some have already put him in the ranks of the best in NBA history, Jackson is doing no such thing.
The Zen Master took to Twitter again on Sunday morning following Curry's amazingly impressive performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder, claiming that Curry is on nothing more than a "short run" among the NBA's best.
Never seen anything like SCurry? Remind you of Chris Jackson/ Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, who had a short but brilliant run in NBA?— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) February 28, 2016
It's worth noting that the Warriors are on pace to break the Chicago Bulls' mark for best record in NBA history, a team that Jackson coached. Sounds like someone's just a tad bitter.
For the record, Abdul-Rauf played just eight years in the NBA, and averaged a career-high 19.2 points per game in the 1992-1993 season and matched it in the 1995-96 season. Curry is averaging 30.7 points per game this season and has a career scoring average of 22.1 points over his nearly seven seasons in the league.
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