LeBron James was feted at Sports Illustrated‘s gala Monday night as its 2016 Sportsperson of the Year, and Jay Z used the opportunity to take a not-so-thinly-veiled shot at Phil Jackson.

Jigga said LeBron and his “posse” have more than proven themselves in the business world.

Jackson offended the superstar over his description of James and his closest associates.

Per the NEOMG:

Though Jay-Z, who introduced James as the Sportsperson of the Year here, didn’t use Jackson’s name, his intent was clear.

 

Jay-Z mentioned James and his “posse,” and when the crowd gasped at his joke, he said: “Yeah, that’s right, we know where we came from. The only difference between us and someone with an MBA from Wharton, or Sloan, or Berkeley or Stanford is opportunity.”

 

“LeBron James has provided his friends with that opportunity,” he said. “Very few businessmen are better than Maverick Carter, Rich Paul, Randy Mims and the rest of his posse.”