Phil Jackson wasn't at the Lakers' loss Friday at Portland, but that didn't prevent him from admonishing the Trail Blazers a day later.
The Lakers' coach wasn't happy to hear that the Trail Blazers showed video of Trevor Ariza's infamous flagrant foul on the scoreboard screen a few minutes before the teams tipped off at the Rose Garden.
"That's something that NBA clubs are not supposed to do, show video before a game that incites crowds," Jackson said Saturday. "Portland took a big risk doing that and that's a fineable thing from the league. That's something that they try to prevent in the spirit of good sportsmanship, but Portland has been like that. They've created that situation, and I think Trevor was affected by it, unfortunately. I don't think he had the kind of game I like to see him have."
The NBA is investigating the actions of the Portland Trail Blazers over a pregame video that showed Trevor Ariza's flagrant foul on the scoreboard screen a few minutes before the Lakers and Portland played Friday at the Rose Garden.
NBA spokesman Tim Frank said Saturday that teams were not permitted to show replays involving flagrant fouls, altercations or hard physical contact from previous games
"We will be looking into the matter," Frank said.
Edited by lili, April 11, 2009 - 10:37 PM.