LeBron James Responds to Phil Jackson’s Comment About Star’s ‘Posse’

November 15th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Like his business associate Maverick Carter, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James took issue with comments New York Knicks president Phil Jackson made in a recent interview with ESPN.com's Jackie MacMullan.

In the Q&A published Monday, Jackson talked about James' departure from the Miami Heat and the three-time champion's relationship with Heat president Pat Riley:

It had to hurt when they lost LeBron. That was definitely a slap in the face. But there were a lot of little things that came out of that. When LeBron was playing with the Heat, they went to Cleveland and he wanted to spend the night. They don't do overnights. Teams just don't. So now (coach Erik) Spoelstra has to text Riley and say, 'What do I do in this situation?' And Pat, who has iron-fist rules, answers, 'You are on the plane, you are with this team.' You can't hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland.

On Tuesday, James referred to his respect for Jackson in the past tense, according to ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin:

"If he says it out to the media, I can only ima ...

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