Broadcasters apologize to Haddadi

Updated: November 30, 2009, 10:08 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Clippers play-by-play man Ralph Lawler and color analyst Michael Smith met with Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi before Sunday's game at Staples Center, where they expressed regret for an incident that earned the TV broadcasters a one-game suspension.

It was the first meeting between the teams since Lawler's and Smith's off-the-cuff remarks about the Iranian-born center during the final minutes of the Clippers' 106-91 loss at Memphis on Nov. 18. One offended viewer sent an e-mail ...

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