Monday , Jan , 25 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Phil Jackson Rips on Ron Artest’s Sneakers

Lakers coach Phil Jackson suggested that Artest’s foot ailments stem from the sneakers he wears. Artest has an endorsement with Peak, a Chinese company that also outfits the feet of teammate Sasha Vujacic and the Mavericks’ Jason Kidd.

"I called his shoes concrete boots for about the last month," Jackson said to "Those shoes look like they’re made for the Hudson River."

Jackson added that the shoes affect his play.

"He stays with them and he gets his feet worked on but he does not move really quickly," he said to "He looks like he’s clogging around out there."