Mark Jackson dubbed 'classless' by Denver broadcaster

Mark Jackson dubbed 'classless' by Denver broadcaster
May 2, 2013, 11:30 am
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Mark Jackson (left) went on The Dan Patrick Show to defend himself after being called "classless" by Scott Hastings (right). (AP)

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 Mark Jackson lit a spark with his comments about the treatment of guard Stephen Curry during Game 5 against the Nuggets.

The fire still hasn't been extinguished, and Nuggets radio broadcaster Scott Hastings is fanning the flames.

Appearing on The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday, Hastings didn't hold back when analyzing Jackson's comments.

"I was a little surprised by his reaction after a tough loss. To be honest with you, I thought that was classless," said Hastings.

Patrick pressed Hastings on the term "classless."

"Because it didn't even need to be brought in there. I don't understand what he was talking about. There were two flagrant fouls called in that game and neither one of them were about the Denver Nuggets," said Hastings, not backing down.

Jackson was given the chance to respond on Patrick's broadcast on Thursday. Jackson was upset with Hastings, and disappointed that Patrick didn't come to the defense of the Warriors coach.

"I was shocked."

"You [Patrick], as my guy, there is no way in the world you can sit there and listen to Scott Hastings, of all people, call me 'classless.' Now he can disagree with my statement, he can disagree with my coaching, he can disagree with my announcing, my playing, all of that, but to say it was 'classless,' I think it was unfair of him."

The Warriors and Nuggets resume their contentious series on Thursday night in Oakland. The Warriors can wrap up the series with a win, while the Nuggets can force a decisive Game 7 back in Denver on Saturday.

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