LeBron James calls out Phil Jackson for racialized comment

LeBron James isn’t too pleased with New York Knicks President Phil Jackson, who referred to James’ group of friends as his “posse.”

James said that he lost respect for Jackson over the comments, explaining, “It just sucks that now at this point having one of the biggest businesses you can have both on and off the floor, having a certified agent in Rich Paul, having a certified business partner in Maverick Carter, that’s done so many great business [deals], that the title for young African-Americans is the word ‘posse.'”

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He then added, “For me, we see the success that we have, but then there is always someone that lets you know still how far we still have to go as African-Americans.”

James went on to say that he didn’t think Jackson would have used that term for any other group of people: “I don’t believe that Phil Jackson would have used that term if he was doing business with someone else and working with another team. Or if he was working with anybody in sports that was owning a team that wasn’t African-American and had a group of guys around [him and] didn’t agree with what they did, I don’t think he would have called them a posse. But it just shows how far we have to go.”