While bemoaning the state of the present
"I watch LeBron James, for example," the
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.