Legendary sportswriter Bob Ryan called into Dan LeBatard's ESPN radio show today and tore into former Warriors head coach Mark Jackson. If your remember, Jackson got himself into some trouble for saying Steph Curry is hurting basketball during a broadcast of the NBA's Christmas Day games.

So when the topic of the Warriors' success came up, the former Boston Globe columnist had this to say:

"I am on record, thank God, publicly saying two years ago, I looked at the NBA and I looked at the rosters and I looked at what was going on, and I said the most talented team one through eight, at least, in the NBA is the Golden State Warriors. They're doing OK but I know they could do better. I know if they had a real coach, not some bible-pounding phony that Mark Jackson is, you know, when he isn't really a legitimate bible-pounder. I'm telling ya', I know they'll be better off. I didn't know that it would be Steve Kerr. I didn't know that it would be Luke Walton. I didn't know who it would be but I knew that they were out there. And there were plenty of them out there that could make them a better team, yes."

As if that ether wasn't enough, Ryan poured salt in the wound after LeBatard called him out for his savagery by dropping these gems:

"Yeah, because he's a phony that's all...Well, I'm sorry. And I can't believe they took him back on that broadcast. Oh my God, you know, he's a con man and he's done very well at it. I give him credit for being a great one."

Bob Ryan needs Jesus, good Lord. His statements were so vicious, ESPN's Amin Elhassan damn near fell out of his chair.

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