January 25, 2009
The Los Angeles Clippers called the league to complain after Odom hung on the rim with one hand and grabbed his crotch with the other after dunking in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' 108-97 victory over the Clippers on Wednesday night.
"Wow. I'll have to look at that," Jackson said. "I missed that. I wasn't aware of that."
A league spokesman said NBA disciplinarian Stu Jackson was reviewing the incident.
On Saturday, Odom initially denied the gesture happened, saying that "somebody's wrong" and that it was "too bad the Clippers feel like that" because he simply "hung on the rim."
Then he sort of apologized.
"My intention is not to offend anybody, especially when I'm playing basketball," said Odom, who spent his first four seasons with the Clippers before they declined to re-sign him because of what they said were "issues of character and other risks involved."
Said Odom: "I wish them well — everyone from the players to everyone in the front office. I'm being dead serious, man. I played for the Clippers six years ago. I don't even know how to respond, but, no that wasn't my intention at all."