According to multiple reports, Phil Jackson and the Lakers organization have been fined $75,000 each for comments Jackson made about the likely NBA lockout next season.
Here are the comments, that Phil made about the lockout:
“Who knows what the NBA’s going to look like after this year?” Jackson told a small group of reporters last Thursday. “I think there’s some people pretty convinced there’s not going to be a year next year.”
It may seem harmless, but the NBA states that team officials are forbidden from publicly discussing the collective bargaining agreement between the players and the league.
When you add Kobe Bryant’s fine for the “gay slur”, $250,000 in total fines have been issued by the NBA, in the last couple of days, to the Lakers and its employees.