Phil Jackson: LeBron James travels every other time he catches the ball

Phil Jackson on LeBron James: 'He might [travel] every other time he catches the basketball'

LeBron James might consider himself to be "the best player in the world," but the guy many people consider to be the greatest basketball coach ever doesn't think King James is perfect.

While bemoaning the state of the present NBA game during a Bleacher Report interview, Phil Jackson suddenly offers an unsolicited criticism of the league's biggest star.

"I watch LeBron James, for example," the New York Knicks president said in an interview in May that was posted Monday. "He might [travel] every other time he catches the basketball if he's off the ball. He catches the ball, moves both his feet. You see it happen all the time."

Jackson was trying to make a point about what he feels is missing in the game today -- structure, teamwork and discipline, to name a few qualities he mentions -- and even at one point compared basketball to jazz music.

Obviously Jackson does know a thing or two about the sport, having coached the Lakers and Chicago Bulls to a total of 11 NBA titles.

But to single out one player, a guy we all watch pretty much single-handedly carry his team to within two wins of the championship ... well, his point kind of gets lost after that.

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