Phil Jackson Rumors

Speaking at Business Insider’s IGNITION 2016 conference, Carter explained he was offended because in Jackson’s 2004 book “The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul,” Jackson referred to straight-from-high-school players like James as having posses that “fetch cars and get girls” for them. Said Carter, “There’s a whole group of people like me, that are coming behind me, that need to be understood and respected and given a shot like I was given a shot.” Carter said he doesn’t think Jackson’s comment was rooted in racism, but said, “In no way, shape, or form do I think it was racist at all. It was not racist at all. But it was undermining and demeaning and kind of pushing what we’ve done to the side.”