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Phil Jackson has been under fire for a few weeks now since his “posse” comments about LeBron James. Multiples celebrities, pro athletes, including his current and former players have expressed how ignorant his remarks about James management/friends were.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 13, 2016
Last night, hip-hop mogul Jay Z slipped in a shot at the Zen Master as he introduced LeBron for the 2016 Sportsperson of the Year award. Check out the full quote from Jigga below.
“He’s a dedicated family man who married his high school sweetheart Savannah. Has three lovely children. He’s the son who honors and worships his mother Gloria. The friend who put his “posse” in position. We do understand where we come from. The only difference between us and someone who has their MBA from Wharton or Sloan or Berkley or Stanford is opportunity. LeBron James has provided his friends with that opportunity and as we’ve witness their development. And if you look up at the scoreboard, very few businessmen are better than Maverick Carter, Rich Paul, Randy Mims and all the rest of the posse behind the scenes that make it look like they’re just sticking out.”
“LeBron James has made all of those around him better on and off the court. We acknowledge and recognize all he has done for the game. But, tonight we say thank you. Not just for your commitment to basketball, but for all you’ve done for the community. And thank you for how you’ve enriched the lives of all those around you. We messed around and got a triple double in real life.”