Ron Artest and Phil Jackson Make up after Twitter Incident
After the game, Kobe Bryant was questioned about the "situation" between Artest and Jackson and responded, "What situation? Is that a joke? Seriously?"
"We all found it kind of funny," Bryant said. "It’s not a big deal at all. Not even a whisper. It’s entertaining."
The minor incident has not affected the relationship between Jackson and Artest.
"I can’t describe him in words, that’s for sure," Jackson said with a smile. "I’ve often said he’s very naïve. He’s a babe in the woods so to speak in a lot of terms as far as taking things literally, understanding the situation. But we hold him dear to our hearts."
On Friday after the story was reported, Artest wrote on his Twitter feed @RONARTESTCOM again, however.
The first Tweet read: "So many media tried to blow up the comments. Lol Me and Phil are it’s just healthier being direct to me rather than media first." He posted several other times before wrapping up his thoughts on the subject with a two-part Tweet.