Phil Jackson and Lakers Fined $75,000 Each

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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.

David Brickley is a columnist for LakerNation.com and the host of Voice of the Nation, the most listened to Lakers podcast on the web. Find him on Twitter.
  • Princessllady@nyc.rr.com

    i have confidence in the mvp mr. kobe Bryant please addresses him as thiis is his namethere is no other team that is well deserve.. stop all the talk about mr. kobe bryant remarks god said adam and eve noe adam and steve what is all this talk aboutgod is going to judge all men that is not actinglike a man