Robert Horry is now speaking out about former head coach Phil Jackson and expressing his belief Jackson isn’t racist.
However, Horry did recount one problematic comment Jackson made during a game that shocked him and the other players.
“We were in the huddle and Phil was like, ‘You need to know the sound of your master’s voice,'” Horry said on his Big Shot Bob Pod program (via TMZ Sports). “I looked at him, I was like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, nah, we don’t do that. I’m from the South.'”
The former Los Angeles Lakers forward said Jackson quickly backtracked on what he said.
All of the talk about Jackson being racist stems from Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen referring to him as such after he said he thought Jackson’s decision to call a play for Toni Kukoc in the waning seconds of the team’s 1994 second-round playoff series against the New York Knicks was racially motivated.
Horry was simply trying to help, but his story is likely to garner more questions than answers.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.