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LeBron James Says He No Longer Has Respect For Phil Jackson

LeBron James wearing a coat.

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Phil Jackson no longer has respect from the NBA's best player.

LeBron James said today that he "had" respect for Phil Jackson as a coach, but that respect is apparently now gone.

Jackson labeled James' business partners as his "posse" in an interview with ESPN.com.

"You can't hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland," he said when speaking about James' time with the Miami Heat.

Maverick Carter, one of James' oldest friends who now handles part of the NBA star's business ventures, expressed distaste with Jackson's comments while speaking to ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

"It's the word 'posse' and the characterization I take offense to," he told ESPN. "If he would have said LeBron and his agent, LeBron and his business partners or LeBron and his friends, that's one thing. Yet because you're young and black, he can use that word. We're grown men."

James has apparently not taken kindly to the comments, either.

LeBron is incredibly loyal to those close to him, and that's something even the biggest James' haters have to admire.