NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Charles Barkley has a tip for New York Knicks president Phil Jackson: step away from the keyboard.
Barkley, who for years has been the Knicks’ biggest critic, brought a healthy helping of derision to Thursday night’s broadcast between New York and Chicago on TNT. Jackson noticed — how could he not? — and responded on Twitter.
“I don’t do any social media, but he’s too old to be tweeting,” Barkley responded mid-game, according to the New York Daily News. “Phil’s got sensitive in his old age.”
The Daily News reported that Sir Charles couldn’t hide his contempt, telling media members while holding court before the nationally televised game, “My God, it’s gonna be awful tonight.”
The Knicks lost 103-97, dropping them to 5-23. Barkley said Jackson’s struggling team just doesn’t have the players to fit his vaunted triangle offense.
“He takes it personal when people talk about the triangle,” Barkley said during the broadcast, according to ESPN.
Earlier Thursday, Jackson responded in a series of tweets to a writer critical of an offseason trade that sent Tyson Chandler to Dallas.
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