LeBron James praised the way the New York Knicks are playing this season now that Jeff Hornacek isn't being forced to run the triangle by Phil Jackson.

“With the release of the old fella, (Hornacek) is finally allowed to implement what he wants to do on the team, and it’s showing it’s very effective,” said James.

James also took a shot at Jackson for not drafting Dennis Smith Jr.

Jackson made insensitive and dismissive remarks about James' business partners last November.