On Wednesday, James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the New York Knicks, which means the NBA star will most likely run into the Knicks President. Following the Cavs’ win over the Raptors on Monday night, LeBron was asked if he plans to speak with Jackson sometime before or after the Knicks game, to which he simply replied, “No.”
James and his business partner Maverick Carter are still pissed with Jackson, who, during an interview with ESPN in November, answered a question about the star’s time in Miami. Jackson said about James, “You can’t hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland.”
Not only did King James say he didn’t feel the need to speak to Jackson, but he further explained his feelings regarding the “posse” comment, according to Complex: “[The comment] Didn’t affect me, just know how much further we still have to go and how far we still have to go as African-Americans, even in the light of today. For me, I’ve built my career on and off the floor on the utmost respect, and I’ve always given the utmost respect to everyone—all my peers, people that’s laid the path for me and laid the path for coaches, players, things of that nature. I’ve always given respect to them, and it’s always, like I told you before, it’s always shade thrown on me, so…It means we got a lot more work to do, myself and the team. We’ve got to continue to protect each other and continue to just be as great as we can be.”
Wednesday night’s game against the Knicks shall be interesting.