The NBA and San Antonio Spurs fandom were stunned when news came out that the Spurs waived forward Stephen Jackson. Many were left scratching their heads at the move while finding out that apparently there was a rift between Jackson and coach Gregg Popovich regarding his role and playing time for some time.
In the end, Jackson is no longer with the team but before closing this chapter in his NBA career, he sent a message via Instagram to his fans while calling out an anonymous player who Jackson says isn't better than him. I wonder who it could be?
Jackson was a fan favorite who will be missed. His fiery side, toughness on the court, "tell it as it is" attitude and edge he gave the team will be sorely missed. However, if the reports are true that he clashed with Popovich, then his days were numbered.
As for this player he is referring to in his message, one can only wonder if someone on the team had some issues with Jackson.
So what do you think Spurs fans about Jackson no longer with the team? Leave us your thoughts.
This is the reason teams like the Spurs & Patroits win...... cut the cancer sends a message....He is lucky he isn't in jail from his Pacer dys
Obviously, Jack's referring to Kawhi, who was taking all his minutes.
If Jack was interfering with Kawhi's development in any way, then yes, he had to go. Kawhi is a vital piece to the future of the franchise.
Jack's toughness will be missed in the playoffs, but offensively, he'd been horrible all season. Less than 30% from 3, I believe?
Also, maybe Pop cut him from the team because Jack didn't know whento use "their: and when to use "they're"
I bet it was Bonner because Jack is all about East Coast rappers and Boner is ride or die for the West Side........plus he thinks mille lite is gret tasting but Jack thinks it's less filling. In al honesty, this is a mystery to me. Jack always plays big in playoff games and givesus a goo defender if we haveto play KD and the Thunder. I would love to know what really happened.
I agree 100% with the coaching staff. Coach Pop knows what is best for the team. But in fairness, to Capt Jax, there are several less talented players in the team compared to him. Then again he plays either sf or pf. So, whom was he referring to? Let's talk about another veteran, Manu. He is in and out of the rotation because of injuries. The team has adjusted. It might be better if he does not disrupt the rotation. So, with Jackson out means a savings of $10m and Manu out another $12m savings. Let's admit it he is not the same Manu 5 or 7 years ago. He should retire. The Spurs can now think of Al Jefferson and Anderson Varejao. I hope this is the start of meaningful change. Why not let go of Blair, Bonner, Neal and Mills as well? The Spurs can now participate in the draft and draft young and new blood rookies, train them and start again. Perhaps, they can move up. Call Davis Bertans to take the place of Jackson. And with Jefferson and Varejao. there will be less dependence on TD. The Spurs should sign alternatives to Green and TP. The current undersized players can't carry the team. The game with the Nuggets showed it all. They played like amateurs.
@rtesoro440 Ginobili has played at a top twenty level this season when he hasn't been injured, and he's on an incredibly reasonable level of pay for that level of play. Letting go of Manu at this point would just be gifting one of the top shooting guards in the game to another team in the league. It'd be like Miami letting Wade walk.
@ThomasBaldwin @rtesoro440 Wow is it 2008?...He isnt even in the top 3 in scoring on our team when he is on the floor..You must mean top 20 in the D league...I love Manu but you cant ride your ex stars into their sunset cause then you are screwed for many years to come...look what happened to the Celtic when they rode Bird and co into the sunset they spent the next 20 years in the lottery...
@rtesoro440 hahahahahaha, same old tesoro
@rtesoro440 No, the game with the nuggets if anything showed that we need Manu back, and that injuries are a bitch. You might say ginobili's old and can't do the same things he used to which is a valid point, but there's a reason why people argue that we have the best bench in the league, and it's because of ginobili. He sucks in defense and sets other players up. he's essentially runs point for them. Although I agree that we do need new guys with the ability to do that, we don't need that many. All you need to win basketball games is 3 leaders, and the rest be role players. Play inside out. You can't have everyone trying to lead or do the work because it just doesn't work. Look at the Lakers, everyone thought they'd be great, but they're not. And it was because kobe (arguably one of the best players ever), threw the whole system off. It should've been Nash running the offense along with gasol and Howard, and then kobe as a 3rd scoring option, or even off the bench. If anything, we need a strong point guard for the second unit. I'm not so worried because it seems like De Colo and Joseph can be all of that, but they just need to grow. De Colo needs to be more agressive and fast, and corey joseph needs to be an offensive threat. He needs to start making shots and lay ups so he can suck in the defense and play inside out. But I do feel that because Tony is so good still, he's taking minutes of those two who could be just as good as him or ginobili, and taking away pop's ability to bring the best out in players. I'm not worried for the spurs future whatsoever because it seems like they're rebuilding as we speak. We will need a big to replace duncan, but that'll come in the off-season or when he retires.