Phil Jackson Comments on Using Word ‘Posse’ to Describe LeBron James’ Associates

December 6th, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson appeared on CBS Sports Network's We Need To Talk Tuesday and offered his first public comments on his decision to use the word "posse" when describing LeBron James' associates, via James Herbert of CBS Sports.

Herbert noted host Lisa Leslie asked Jackson if he would like to take back his remark. Jackson replied:

That's a topic I'm not going to discuss because, one, we're not supposed to discuss other team's players in this position that I have here. So I violated one of the tenets of our thing. And the obvious thing is, the word itself carries connotation. And I just don't understand that part of it, the word. So I guess word choice could be something I could regret.

Jackson didn't have an issue discussing the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar during an interview with Jackie MacMullan of in November when he criticized James and used the word: "You can't hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland. … I do know LeBron likes special treatment."

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