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LeBron James says he has lost respect for Phil Jackson after 'posse' comment

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New York Knicks president Phil Jackson's recent comments about LeBron James and his associates has certainly caused a stir around the league. 

When talking about the Cleveland Cavaliers star, in defence of Miami Heat president Pat Riley, Jackson referred to the four-time MVP and his friends as a 'posse'. 

James, of course, was asked about the recent comments, and the small forward said he had lost all respect for the former Chicago Bulls and L.A. Lakers head coach. 

According to cleveland.com, he said: "I had nothing but respect for him as a coach, for what he was able to do obviously at the helm of my favorite player of all-time in MJ (Michael Jordan) and also growing up watching the Lakers, but I've got nothing for him."

The reporter attempted to clarify his quote by asking: "Had respect?"

"Yeah," James said.

James, sitting in a half-empty locker room at the Q Arena, also went into some detail about Jackson's comments that accused LeBron and his friends of getting preferential treatment from the Miami Heat during one of their road trips. 

"What does that mean?" James exclaimed, as per ESPN, "I want to know what that means, though."

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If anyone deserves special treatment, it's a 14-year veteran who is the face of the NBA having won three titles, been to six straight finals, won four MVP awards and three finals MVP titles - but the 31-year-old is a total team player. 

"He hasn't asked for special treatment," head coach Tyronn Lue said. "We treat everyone the same around here. Everyone grown men, we treat everyone the same, and LeBron has never come to me and asked for special treatment or to do anything different."

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