I owe Paul Millsap a public apology. I owe him this apology because I made an error and not the kind that is easily corrected in a small box on an inside page of a newspaper you may very well never see.
This is a screw up, and this one is all on me. I misquoted Paul Millsap. I heard words that he did not say and I put them in the newspaper. I heard words that were far more damaging than the ones said and I perpetuated an idea that may have damaged the image of an undeserving person.
Those words cannot be taken back, but they can be explained. Here's what happened: At Thursday's practice, I asked Millsap, the Jazz forward, for his reaction to being benched in the fourth quarter of a loss to the Houston Rockets. He said, "I want to be on the court at all times. Obviously it can't be that way. Got to live with it."