On the first night of a back-to-back Texas road trip through San Antonio and Houston on Tuesday, Los Angeles Laker Head Coach Phil Jackson had this to say at the post-game press conference after experiencing yet another beatdown at the hands of the league’s best team (and I paraphrase): “That’s what we call a BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN game, with lots of penetration and kick outs…” (followed by nervous laughter from the reporters and a smile from Phil knowing he made a funny) Are you kidding me!? Did that really come out of this most liberal and enlightened coach’s mouth?
When he was called on it the next day, he said it was clearly a joke that was blown out of proportion by ESPN and the media. He then apologized to the state of Texas, cowboys, and their horses (?) Way to go, Phil. A class act all the way. We’re still waiting for you to prove you can win something without having at least the two greatest players on the planet on your team at the same time (see Jordan/Pippen Bulls, Shaq/Kobe Lakers).