Jay-Z presented Le Bron James “Sports Illustrated” Sports Person of the year award. The rapper said of the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar: “He’s a dedicated family man who married his childhood sweetheart, Savannah, has three lovely children, the son who honors and worships his mother, Gloria, the friend who put his posse in position.”
Last month Phil Jackson used the word posse to describe Lebron James Business partners. James and longtime business partner Maverick Carter felt Jackson using that word was a disrespect.
“It’s the word ‘posse’ and the characterization I take offense to,” Carter said at the time. “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.”
Jackson told CBS Sports Network last week he should have chosen a different word when talking about James’ associates.
“The word itself carries connotation,” he said. “And I just don’t understand that part of it, the word. So I guess word choice could be something I could regret.”