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Carmelo Anthony Criticizes Phil Jackson for Comments About LeBron James

    Carmelo Anthony pretty much had a “face palm” moment earlier today when he was asked about Knicks president Phil Jackson calling LeBron James and his management group a “posse”. Anthony sided with LeBron when discussing the term posse, and says that he would also be offended. The Knicks franchise player hoped that Jackson did not mean it in a racist way. What Anthony wondered more than anything was why his team president was even talking about LeBron in November to begin with. Via NY Daily News:

    “There’s different words that different people use in different ways. To some people, the word ‘posse’ might not mean anything. It might just be a word. To some other people, it could be a derogatory statement. It all depends on who you mention it to, who you’re talking about,” Anthony said. “In this sense, he was talking about five black men. And do I think he meant it in any kind of way? I really don’t know. I don’t think he did. I would hope that he didn’t. Sometimes Phil just say things, and he say the first thing that come to mind. And he’s probably in his office right now regretting it.

    When it comes to Phil, you just never know what’s going to be said, what’s coming out. It depends on who’s listening. People take it the right way or people take it the wrong way. You just never know when it comes to Phil. I just don’t understand him talking about LeBron right now in November. I don’t understand that.”

    “I would never want to hear that word about people I consider family and people that I’ve come up with and been through thick and thin with,” Anthony said. “I would want to be called a tight-knit group or a family, because that’s what I consider those people.”

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