Jackson's stance sparks demonstration

Updated: May 17, 2010, 11:54 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- An estimated 40 protesters gathered across the street from Staples Center before Game 1 of the Western Conference finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns on Monday night to condemn Lakers coach Phil Jackson's refusal to criticize Arizona's new immigration law.

The protest was peaceful and there were no arrests, Officer Karen Rayner said.

In comments made to ESPN.com's J.A. Adande on May 4 about state Senate Bill 1070, Jackson said, "Am I crazy, or am I ...

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