Jackson says James’ exit from Miami was a slap in the face

first_imgWASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 11: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on after defeating the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on November 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFPNew York Knicks president Phil Jackson described LeBron James as a high-maintenance player who likes to get preferential treatment on road trips, the US media reported on Tuesday.“LeBron James likes special treatment. He needs things his way,” Jackson said in an interview this week with ESPN’s Jackie MacMullen.ADVERTISEMENT Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Messi lifts Argentina, Sanchez saves Chile in World Cup qualifiers Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ Jackson, 71, told a story of how James left the Miami Heat in the summer of 2014 to join his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers and how disappointing it was for Heat president Pat Riley to lose his superstar.“It had to hurt they lost LeBron,” Jackson said. “That had to be a slap in the face.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentJackson said that during James’ stay in Miami, he requested the team stay over in Cleveland during a road trip.He said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra wasn’t sure how to handle the situation so he contacted Riley, who told him that no single player is bigger than the team. “It’s not what I stand for, it’s not what my family stands for. I believe the only reason he used that word is because he sees young African-Americans trying to make a difference.“We’re not going to let Phil Jackson’s comments stop us from doing what we need to do. It just gives us extra motivation. But it’s still sad.”James said he now has a lack of respect for Jackson, who has won 11 NBA championships.“I had nothing but respect for him as a coach for what he was able to do. Obviously he was at the helm of (the team featuring) my favorite player of all-time Michael Jordan, and also being there growing up and watching him with the Lakers, but I got nothing for him,” James said of Jackson.Knicks star player Carmelo Anthony said he understands why James would be upset at Jackson’s use of the word “posse”.“I would never want to hear that word about me and my — I don’t want to say crew — but people that I consider family or people that I come up (with), been through thick and thin with,” Anthony said Tuesday.“I’d want to be called a tight-knit group or family. That’s what I consider those close people to me.”The Cavaliers play the Knicks at New York’s Madison Square Garden on December 7. EDITORS’ PICK 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 “Spoelstra has to text Riley and say, ‘What do I do in this situation?’” Jackson said.“And Pat, who has iron-fist rules, answers, ‘You are on the plane. You are with this team.’ You can’t hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland.”James said Tuesday he was upset over Jackson’s comments, especially the use of the word “posse” to characterize his business associates which he took as a racial jab.“We see the success that we have, but then there is always someone that lets you know still how far we still have to go as African-Americans,” James said.“If you go and read the definition of what the word ‘posse’ is, it’s not what I’ve built over my career,” James said.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modeslast_img read more

Derby ace ruled out for season with injury suffered in alleged drink-driving car crash

first_imgRichard Keogh has been ruled out for the season after being involved in an alleged car crash with Derby team-mate Tom Lawrence earlier this week.Lawrence was, along with Mason Bennett, charged with drink-driving following a collision on the A6 in Derby, with the Wales international’s Range Rover Sport understood to have hit a lamppost.According to the Telegraph, Keogh was in the back seat of Lawrence’s car which struck the lamppost, and he’s been left with injuries as a result of the incident. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP statement Stoke vs Nottingham Forest (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Sheffield United vs Liverpool (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTQPR vs West Bromwich Albion (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Chelsea vs Brighton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Manchester City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman “We would also like to thank the emergency services for their swift help.”Following the incident, Derbyshire Police released a statement reading: “Two men have been charged with drink driving after a collision involving a Range Rover Sport and a Mercedes GLC at the junction of Burley Hill and the A6 at Allestree, last night shortly before midnight (Tuesday, 24 September).“Mason Bennett, 23, of Whaley Thorns near Mansfield and Tom Lawrence, 25, of Duffield were arrested at the scene and charged earlier today. They are due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 15 October at 9.30am.” targets LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Getty Images – Getty update Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son 1 stalemate Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ LIVE on talkSPORT Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship rookie error appointed latest What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more on target Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule “The players involved in the incident on Tuesday evening will be subject to a rigorous internal investigation under the club’s code of conduct and disciplinary procedures, but over and above any punishment they receive we will be expecting them to become involved with the excellent work the Community Trust does helping the communities we serve.“We have been very clear about our attitude towards alcohol and the players know that at certain and specific times of the season they are permitted a drink together as a group in a controlled environment.“Those involved in Tuesday’s incident know they will pay a heavy price for their actions, but also that we will support them with their rehabilitation back into the squad and team.“We fully support the work of our partners at Drinkaware and the unsanctioned actions of this small group of players is totally at odds the stance that both Drinkaware and Derby County Football Club take regards alcohol. We will be using this situation to redouble our efforts in highlighting the dangers posed by alcohol. Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta PEP TALK Derby captain Keogh has made over 350 appearances for the club since joining in 2012 Derby announced on Thursday that club captain Keogh sustained a serious knee injury which will keep him sidelined until the end of the season.The Championship club have launched an internal investigation into the incident, which occurred following a night out sanctioned by the club.A Rams statement read: “The players were out as part of a scheduled team-building dinner with staff and while the majority of them acted responsibly and left at around 8pm and were not involved, a small group, including the team captain Richard Keogh, continued drinking into the night. They should have known when to stop and also ignored the opportunity to be driven home using cars laid on by the club, and chose to stay out.last_img read more

Simeone’s Barca league hoodoo continues

first_imgAtlético Madrid Simeone’s Barca league hoodoo continues with draw Goal Last updated 2 years ago 06:26 10/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Diego Simeone Leganes Atletico Madrid LaLiga 3092017 Getty Images Atlético Madrid Atlético Madrid v Barcelona Barcelona Primera División The Atletico Madrid manager nearly got his first league win against the Blaugrana on Saturday, but ultimately came up short again Atletico Madrid’s 1-1 draw against Barcelona on Saturday meant Diego Simeone has still yet to win a league match against the Catalan club.Saul Niguez’s first-half strike looked to have secured the points for Atleti at the Wanda Metropolitano, but Luis Suarez headed home an equaliser in the 82nd minute. Atletico 20/1 to win Champions League Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The draw stretched Simeone’s winless streak to 12 matches against Barcelona in La Liga, as the Argentine manager has lost eight and drawn four times against the Blaugrana.0 – Diego Simeone has not won any of his 12 games as manager against Barcelona in La Liga (D4 L8). Frustration. pic.twitter.com/enxKxfOii5— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 14, 2017Overall, Atleti have now gone 15 league matches without a win versus Barca — a run that stretches back to February 2010, almost two years prior to Simeone’s appointment.Simeone has managed two wins against Barcelona in the Champions League however, winning 1-0 and 2-0 in the quarter-final second leg in 2013-14 and 2015-16, respectively.last_img read more