I think it's time we come to realize that Phil Jackson - despite spending his entire illustrious career working with African Americans - is still just a 71 year old white dude that's prone to unapologetically saying some inappropriate shit from time to time. I'll admit, I didn't think too much of it when he used the word "posse", but upon further reflection it's tough to argue it isn't at least somewhat racially suggestive. You know what kind of people don't engage in silly activities like "further reflection"? Senior citizens. This shouldn't be news to anyone. It's the same reason you respond to a grandparent saying some mildly discriminatory shit by bitting your lip and looking away instead of ruining your family's Thanksgiving by firing back at them across the dinner table. Phil Jackson is too damn old to change his mind or admit he's wrong. Why do that when it's so much easier to find one tweet, in a web of billions, that implies "posse" has a positive connotation? Give an old man some insight and he'll grumble for hours, give an old man a single source and he'll refer to it until the day he passes. We look at this retweet like it's nothing more than trolling, but for Phil Jackson it was the ultimate dropping of the mic.
And hey, he may not be right but at least he's just became a little harder to argue against. Last time I checked they don't name charitable organizations after derogatory terms. You want to say he should have said "entourage" instead? I just checked social media for about 5 seconds and I didn't see any 'Entourage Foundation' putting kids through college. I don't want to dig too deep here, but does this mean LeBron is against higher learning? Just saying, it might be something to consider with his history of schooling. Trying to turn the namesake of a respectable organization into some racially charged slur? It's shameful really. How can you say that skin color has anything to do with a word when the advisory board of the foundation that adopted said word as their own looks like this...