Phil Jackson confirms confrontation

Updated: January 5, 2011, 9:32 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Four losses in the past six games by an average of 17.3 points per game have things getting a little testy in Lakers Land.

Prior to the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, Lakers coach Phil Jackson confirmed a Yahoo! Sports story that reported Ron Artest "loudly confronted Jackson" at a recent practice.

"That's not accurate, but it's close to accurate," Jackson said. "It was not a loud confrontation; it was a man-to-man confrontation. ...

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