(cowboys know all too well you’ll never get the best out of Kwame Brown with this kind of talk)

Because “Brokeback Mountain” jokes are sooo 2005. From the LA Times’ Mike Bresnahan :

Lakers Coach Phil Jackson has been reprimanded by the league for an off-color remark he made Tuesday night after the Lakers lost to San Antonio, 107-92.

Jackson was trying to explain how the Lakers’ defense kept allowing Spurs’ players to penetrate the lane and kick the ball out to teammates on the perimeter for open shots. The Spurs made 13 of 27 shots from beyond the 3-point arc.

“We call this a ‘Brokeback Mountain’ game because there’s so much penetration and kick-outs,” Jackson said. “It was one of those games.”

“The remarks are in poor taste and the Lakers have assured us such remarks will not occur in the future,” NBA spokesman Brian McIntyre said.

David Stern has some funny standards. It seems Larry Miller can practice defacto censorship in the case of “Brokeback Mountain” without penalty, but Jackson can’t even refer to the film.