Haha, that's awesome. Way to go Phil. I think the NBA criticized him because they do not want to come across as bigoted. Comedians get away with it because it is their job to make racy jokes. I think the comment was in poor taste, but not a very big deal. But with the world the way it is today, we have to apologize for everything, don't we? Nobody ever apologizes to me for making "whitey" jokes. Then again, I usually laugh at them too, just as I laugh at jokes that poke fun at other ethnic/racial/lifestyle groups. Sounds like the entire world needs some sensitivity training.