LeBron James says he went after Phil Jackson with Dennis Smith Jr. comments

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 01:30:40 AM. NEW YORK -- LeBron James admitted he was taking aim at former New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and not the Knicks organization when he said this past weekend that Dallas Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr. 'should be a Knick.' James made waves Saturday...
NEW YORK -- LeBron James admitted he was taking aim at former New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and not the Knicks organization when he said this past weekend that Dallas Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr. "should be a Knick." James made waves Saturday when he said the Knicks "passed on a really good one" in this year's draft by selecting Frank Ntilikina with the eighth pick ahead of Smith, who went No. 9 overall to Dallas. Coach K: 'Young' Blue Devils prepared to face Spartans McCaffrey: Panthers' offense best when team 'plays fast' Judge calls winning ROY 'dream come true' Coach K jokes about Bilas at Duke sc The Cleveland Cavaliers star clarified those remarks Monday, saying he was not "throwing shade at Frank at all, for people that got their pants in bunches." James confirmed that his comments were directed toward Jackson, who parted ways with the Knicks this past June less than a week after presiding over New York's selection of the French guard Ntilikina. "Oh yeah, it's definitely a shot at him," James said. "That's for sure." James publicly called out Jackson last year after the Hall of Fame coach referred to the four-time league MVP's business associates as a "posse" in an interview with ESPN. "I had nothing but respect for him as a coach for what he was able to do," James said at the time. "Obviously he was at the helm of [the team featuring] my favorite player of all time [ Michael Jordan], and also being there growing up and watching him with the...Read more
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