Friday, April 29th, 2011 at 10:30 am  |  22 responses

Phil Jackson No Longer Has to Drink New Orleans’ Water

A mini-controversy erupted in the Big Easy when Phil said he didn’t like drinking the local water, which the media naturally jumped all over, but Jackson no longer has to worry about that since the Hornets got eliminated last night. The Lakers coach couldn’t help himself, and threw in some parting digs: “Jackson took exception to the headline on the front page of Thursday’s [Times-Picayune], which read, ‘Why Does He Hate Us?’ The story essentially pulled every disparaging quote Jackson has ever uttered about the city, including his refusal to comment on his feelings about New Orleans before Game 3. ‘I refuse to comment on the grounds that I might incriminate myself,’ Jackson said Friday. ‘Just don’t drink the water.’ … ‘If I was a politician, I’d feel really bad. That’s the kind of thing that gets us in problems. I was vilified.’ Jackson added, ‘I I love coming here,’ and said he would like to come back for the New Orleans Jazz Fest. In true Jackson form, however, he couldn’t let well enough alone and gave the city one last shot before walking away. ‘They said I didn’t like the water,’ Jackson said. ‘It is the bottom of the country, is it not? All the sludge comes out of the plain states and the irrigation and insecticides.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Max


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  • Jer dawg

    I thought that was slightly insensitive to say given the
    problems N.O. had before with the natural disaster. I’m LA fan, but he could’ve not said anything.

  • rich

    he better retire cuz i dont think its gonna b too nice when he goes back to the NO

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    lol. This is why Phil shouldn’t leave! He’s so close to being senile and thay would be hilarious to watch! 1 more senile quote riddled year Phil!

  • http://null.com Anon

    Stay classy Phil.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    The problem LakeShow is some people would mistake his senile comments for his brand of Zen genius.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Which half the time they should Caboose. Dude is smart, but mix cerebral thinking with senile ramblings and it would be a world of fun.


    Phil drinks water from the tap? lol

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Oh yea now thinking about it
    Nola and water ..

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    Aight Phil keep talking he gonna get a visit from some New Orleans folks right from the many projects they got lol

  • tRay

    Lil Wayne isn’t too happy about this



  • Red Star

    The Zen Master at his best!

  • Riggs

    add another reason as to why the lakers are a group of a*sholes who plays ball.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Phil Jax is a huge pot-head (not that im completely against it) But OJ Mayo gets suspended for energy drinks (allegedly)


    you think the great phil jackson would drink bottled water haha not straight from the sink

  • hello

    I don’t know if uncle phil quite understands how drinking water works

  • hello

    Not the act of drinking water, just in case that needs clarification.

  • Tyrant56

    And LeBron’s an asshole hunh?

  • http://LakerNation Unknown92253

    Ha! In other words, eat a d”k and wash it down with s”t water N.O….sarcasim @ it’s best…West up!

  • ClydeSays

    What an ass.