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Lakers' coach reprimanded by NBA for homophobic bleatings

What's absurd is that lame non-apologies and excuses are often more offensive than the original statement. (365gay):

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.

The Spurs made 13 three-pointers in their 107-92 victory on Tuesday night, 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.”

…”But in retrospect, it wasn't really funny,” Jackson said before the Lakers played Houston on Wednesday night. “When you take it out of context, it wasn't funny. It was a poor attempt at humor and I deserved to be reprimanded by the NBA.”

Still, Jackson couldn't resist making another joke as he apologized.  “If I've offended any horses, Texans, cowboys or gays, I apologize,” Jackson said.

…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.”

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