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LeBron James Says He Lost Respect For Phil Jackson After “Posse” Comment

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LeBron James has lost his respect for Phil Jackson (Photo: AP/Tony Dejak)

LeBron James once respected New York Knicks President and NBA coaching great Phil Jackson. After Jackson’s comments on James’ “posse,” James has lost that respect:

ESPN’s Dave McMenamin wrote more on what James said:

“Zero,” James said Tuesday, when asked if he had any previous ties to Jackson. “No relationship at all. I had nothing but respect for him as a coach for what he was able to do. Obviously he was at the helm of [the team featuring] my favorite player of all time [Michael Jordan], and also being there growing up and watching him with the Lakers, but I got nothing for him.”

For context: Jackson, in an interview with ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan, made the following comments:

“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.”

“I always thought Pat had this really nice vibe with his guys. But something happened there where it broke down. I do know LeBron likes special treatment. He needs things his way.”

Maverick Carter, James’ business manager, was the first to respond to Jackson’s comments:

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