Phil Jackson Doesn’t Understand Why His ‘Posse’ Comment Towards LeBron James Was Offensive

12.06.16 3 years ago 35 Comments

Phil Jackson put himself in a bad spot when he referred to LeBron James‘ group of friends as his “posse” last month. During an appearance on CBS Sports Net’s We Need To Talk, Jackson had the opportunity to apologize for what he said.

Instead of doing that, Jackson pretended like he had no idea that he did anything wrong. Former WNBA star Lisa Leslie asked him if he’d take his comments back. After first saying that he’s not allowed to discuss players on another team, Jackson essentially said he didn’t understand why anything he said was offensive.

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 would regret. But talking about other teams players, that’s out of the box.

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