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Phil Jackson spanked for "Brokeback" remark

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MTM, Nov 14, 2007.

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  1. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I don't see what the big deal is. He was asked about penetration.

    NBA speaks to Los Angeles Lakers about coach Phil Jackson's postgame remark in San Antonio

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA has spoken with the Los Angeles Lakers about a comment coach Phil Jackson made following Tuesday night's game in San Antonio.
    The Spurs made 13 3-pointers in their 107-92 victory, and Jackson was asked if too much penetration was leading to open outside shooters.
    "We call this a 'Brokeback Mountain' game, because there's so much penetration and kickouts," Jackson said. "It was one of those games."
    "The remarks are in poor taste, and the Lakers have assured us such remarks will not occur in the future," league spokesman Brian McIntyre said.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yeah, he should have said they called it the Boogie Nights game. Everyone's happy.
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Did Phil just turn fifteen?

    Not really in poor taste. Just incredibly unfunny.
  4. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Where's the outrage from the gay community? They ought to be every other guest on MSNBC today, calling for Jackson's ouster. Like they usually do.
  5. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    .....and we're off.

    Someone pass the butter.
  6. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    They're all too busy with their wedding planners.
  7. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    All, of course, in Massachusetts or a couple of other states.
  8. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Yep, stay classy there guys. ::)
  9. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Here's the outrage:

    BC-BKN--Lakers-Jackson Remark, 2nd Ld-Writethru,0392
    Eds: RECASTS; UPDATES with comments from Jackson; CHANGES dateline; ADDS byline.
    AP Sports Writer
    HOUSTON (AP) -- Coach Phil Jackson said he deserved the reprimand he got from the NBA on Wednesday for making a sexual reference in a comment following the Los Angeles Lakers' loss in San Antonio.
    Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) president Neil G. Giuliano issued a statement saying: "Phil Jackson's been coaching long enough that he should be able to talk about the Lakers' performance without resorting to cheap gay jokes."
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Phil's apology:

    “If I’ve offended any horses, Texans, cowboys or gays, I apologize,” Jackson said.
  11. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    I figured he was talking about back-door plays.
  12. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    Ridiculous "controversy." It was a flip, throwaway line. Some people need to get over themselves.
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