PHIL SAYS HE’S SORRY, DOESN’T WANT ANY HORSE HATE: Phil Jackson cowboyed up Wednesday, and apologized for his post-game comments from the night before:
HOOPS WORLD reports that the Lakers coach lamented the remarks he made Tuesday after LA’s loss to San Antonio. Jackson had said the game was like “Brokeback Mountain”, “because there’s so much penetration and kickouts.”After getting scolded by the NBA, Phil relented on his choice of movie comparison, sincerely saying, “If I’ve offended any horses, Texans, cowboys or gays, I apologize.”
Jackson also acknowledged those who did get a chuckle: “I want to thank all the TV people and journalists who thought it was humorous in the moment.”But he added, “When you take it out of context, it wasn’t funny. It’s a poor attempt at humor and I deserve to be reprimanded by the NBA.”
Jackson further commented that he thinks he should stick to his day job, and let Jay Leno or David Letterman handle the late-night comedy.