After being blown out by the Cleveland Cavs on Sunday night (Feb. 22), 101-83, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson took to Twitter to criticize his team’s effort hours.
“Each NBA game is an opportunity for players to show their ‘best’ nature and please the basketball gods… and those who know what ‘It’ takes,” he wrote.
“Today’s game vs Cavs gave bb gods heartburn and those that know what ‘it’ takes/means a smh.”
Today's game vs Cavs gave bb gods heartburn and those that know what "it" takes/means a smh.
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) February 23, 2015
The Knicks’ 18-point to the Cavs extended their losing streak to seven games, and overall record to 10-45, an NBA worst.
If things continue on the same trend, New York is on its way to establishing the worst record in franchise history. Their previous worst was just 21 wins.
The season has been a wash for the Knicks, despite Jackson saying — at the beginning of the season — that he believed they were a playoff team.