Lakers' Jackson, Artest clear air

Updated: May 9, 2010, 12:23 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SALT LAKE CITY -- Player and coach have made nice, Ron Artest for his late-night Twittering and Phil Jackson for his misunderstood "witticism."

Speaking to reporters before the Los Angeles Lakers' 111-110 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals, Jackson said he had discussed Artest's Twitter comments with his players and that Artest was apologetic and he was "sympathetic."

"I'd been a little animated [Thursday] at practice and I think I kind ...

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