After the San Antonio Spurs lit up the Los Angeles Lakers for 13 3-pointers en route to their 107-92 victory Tuesday night, Coach Phil 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 NBA and Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) were quick to speak against Jackson’s comments.
NBA spokesman Brian McIntyre said: “The remarks are in poor taste, and the Lakers have assured us such remarks will not occur in the future.”
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.”
On Wednesday, Jackson’s apology: “If I’ve offended any horses, Texans, cowboys or gays, I apologize.”