You never want to miss those moments when an NBA player just loves to "tell you how it is." I got to live this experience last season when Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies started rapping in the locker room like no one was there, yet there were about 15 people in the locker room.
Allen then went on to tell me, ME, what I thought he should improve on?
Take former San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson. Jackson definitely let the Milwaukee media know where his stance is on a variety of issues from wanting to trade his own teammates if they're not competitive, acting as if he never knew the lockout happened, thinking of his former championship team as a model for this season, and even bashing the current NBA champions.
I advise you to read the highly entertaining interview put together by Bucksketball.com with Jackson. In the mean time, here are some of Jackson's thoughts.
“Who won the championship again? I didn't even watch the playoffs.”
“Dallas sucks to me.”
Obviously the year spent with the Spurs may still be a strong part of Jackson for him to have such resentment toward the Mavericks. In 2003 when the Spurs won their second NBA title, they had to face and eliminate Dallas. Jackson also had his battles with Dallas when he was with the Warriors and Golden State upset the Mavericks in a one-eight historical first round series.
“Last time I had a good point guard and a big man, I was able to win a championship, that was with San Antonio.”
“We have all the tools here. We got two stars in Brandon and Andrew. This their team, no question about that. Me and the other guys, we gotta buy in and back these guys up.”
If you read the interview, Jackson said that he's definitely chasing a title in Milwaukee. He feels that this Bucks team has some the same pieces his 03' Spurs team had when they were able to win it all. I don't think Brandon Jennings is Tony Parker nor do I think Andrew Bogut will ever be comparable to Tim Duncan, but not you or I can stop Jackson from imagining, right?
At @RG8907 from what I know this is a free site .You dont own this You a so call Spurs fan you shouldnt get upset when somebody telling the truth. The spurs is a good team .They just not what they use to be they will not win another champion ship until they add new and younger players. I think Tim Duncan is one of the best if not the best power forward to ever play the game father time is catching up with him so man up stop calling people unclassy for giving an honest opinon if anything call your boy Stepen Jackson unclassy for not giving Dallas there props for winning the chip
Stepen jackson done in the league he's done nothing in the league accept show he can fight. Now he wants to disrepect the champs Im not a dallas fan .But you have to give them credit and there is nobody that deserve the chip more than Dirk and Jason Kidd. On another note Spurs . and Bucks suck. Tim D is past his prime Great player
ah, stephen jackson always a player and never afraid of the big stage un like some people that play his position now with the spurs. I miss em.
@abrown i know i don't own this site, yet, this is a Spurs site, hence, the name, Project Spurs. the fact that you said the Spurs suck is, in fact, unclassy, and you're not telling the truth when you say they suck because as you just said, they are a good team. do i know they might never win another title with Duncan? yes i do know that, but for this shortened season, anything goes. Jackson can be unclassy, i'll give you that. i wouldn't go say "the Mavs suck" because they are a good team, even though i dislike them. i will call people unclassy for saying stuff like that, so sorry.
@abrown sigh, another unclassy person that likes to waste time commenting on a site he shouldn't even be on in the first place. this is a Spurs site, and if you don't like the Spurs, why bother commenting on here? again i say, unclassy.