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When Hov speaks, the whole world has to hear him out.

On Monday night, the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year ceremony took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, honoring the best in sports, such as Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps and NBA icon LeBron James.

Jay Z was in attendance to introduce his boy LeBron. During his speech, he took shots at Knicks President Phil Jackson for his “posse” comments about the Cleveland Cavaliers star, in which he pretty much called James a spoiled brat and referenced his business partners as a “posse.”

Hov joked, “We know where we come from. We do understand where we come from, and the only difference between us and someone who has their MBA from Wharton or Sloan or Berkeley or Stanford is opportunity. LeBron James has provided his friends with that opportunity. And as we witness their development, and if we’re looking up at the scoreboard, very few businessmen are better than Maverick Carter, Rich Paul, Randy Mims, and all the rest of the posse behind the scenes that make it look like they’re just hanging out.”

Who knew that Hova was a shade thrower? Check out his full speech in the video above.

SOURCE: Complex

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