Maverick Carter Responds To Phil Jackson Referring To Him As LeBron’s “Posse”
LeBron James and his friends, Maverick Carter, Rich Paul, and Randy Mims, collectively known as the multi-million-dollar business entity LRMR, are highly educated and highly successful. However, despite those qualities and accomplishments, a condescending old white guy still sees them as nothing more than Lebron James’ hangers-on.
He said as much to ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan during a recent interview:
Jackie MacMullan: It all started when LeBron left, right? Could you have ever imagined Earvin Johnson leaving Riley, or Michael Jordan leaving you?
Phil Jackson: 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.
That one word, “posse”, it rubbed Mav the wrong way. He took to Twitter to give Phil a piece of his mind.
Maverick followed that up with a clarification for anyone who might have gotten it twisted:
Was Phil intentionally being a horse’s a$$ with his undermining language? Can’t say for sure. Does that matter? Not really. This marks LeBron’s 14th season in the NBA. He and his friends-turned-brothers-turned-business-partners have been with him from the very beginning. Phil Jackson knows exactly who they are and exactly what they do, cut the bulls#!t.
No pun intended.
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