Phil Jackson Apologizes For His Brokeback Mountain Comments

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:

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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.”

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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.

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Or even Frank TV!

Jackson Calls Spurs Game “Brokeback Mountain”

JACKSON SAYS SPURS LOSS LIKE ‘BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN’: Phil Jackson made some randy comments after the Lakers’ loss to San Antonio on Tuesday:

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The Spurs hit 13 three-pointers en route to a 107-92 win. In his post-game chat, Jackson commented, “We call this a ‘Brokeback Mountain’ game, because there’s so much penetration and kickouts.”

Yikes. The NBA said they’ve already talked to the Lakers about Phil’s words, and promised “such remarks will not occur in the future.”

The way the Lakers’ season is going, we’ll wait and see.