LeBron James News & Update: Phil Jackson Still Mum On His ‘Posse’ Comment; Tweets Cryptic Message

By M PEO , Updated Nov 17, 2016 07:56 AM EST

LeBron James is disappointed with Phil Jackson's posse comment in his recent interview on a TV network. James' outrage implicated a racially-charged backlash against the New York Knicks team president, Phil Jackson.

There is no better way to avoid bad criticism but to make sure you have chosen the right words to say not to offend anybody. In this case, Phil Jackson has accused LeBron James of being a prima donna in a TV interview, but instead of James focusing on this statement, he slams Jackson on his "posse" comment.

According to Forbes, NY Knicks team president Phil Jackson was in an interview with ESPN on TV and accused LeBron James of being a prima donna. Jackson recalled that the Miami Heat team was with their coach Erik Spoelstra in Cleveland and needed to leave, but James refused to follow and wanted to stay overnight.

This answer was only a theory from Phil Jackson, answering a question in his interview "could you have ever imagined Earvin Johnson is leaving Riley, or Michael Jordan leaves you?" Jackson did not directly answer the question, instead, he said "you can't hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland." His answer was seemingly directed to LeBron James.

Apparently, the prima donna issue was nothing to LeBron James when he was asked about the 'posse' comment of Phil Jackson. James took the issue over his friends and business partners.

LeBron James responded with Jackson's "posse" comment and said that the label Knicks' team president had used is not appropriate. He said that his business partners are well respected with a proven track record, but using the "posse" word proves that "there is always someone that lets you know how far we still have to go as African-Americans."

Meanwhile, Phil Jackson kept quiet after his interview with ESPN, which gains an amount of disrespect from the basketball fans. His prima donna comment over LeBron James have received backlash on his "posse" comment. However, Jackson used his Twitter account retweeting Knicks vice president of player personnel Clarence Gaines Jr., saying "@possefoundation is a worthy & positive organization." This could be his cryptic answer to his critics.


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