Stephen Jackson had 14 points in a San Antonio Spurs win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. If you saw the game, that good performance Jackson had was overshadowed by him losing his cool in the 4th quarter with less than four minutes to go.
Jackson was upset that he didn't get a call from the referee against Kobe Bryant which would've given him two free throws. He got one technical foul and then his second which would have him ejected from the contest.
The two points that Jackson cost the Spurs were met by a Kobe Bryant 3 point shot. That made the game closer than it was and gave the Lakers momentum after. Check out the video of the play Stephen Jackson was upset about.
What do you think about the incident? Was Jackson in the right to complain or should he have kept his cool and kept on playing?
Don't start blaming Stephen Jackson for how the Lakers got momentum in this game. It should have never even gotten that close to begin with. Spurs as a team allowed the Lakers to get momentum because they played opposite of their game. They turned the ball over, they shot shots they shouldn't have, they didn't play smart and they allowed the Lakers to get back in the game with a chance to win. Stephen Jackson did help contribute in that, but he is not the sole reason why. The team played the same way when he left. Best thing is the Spurs escaped with a win.
They had already handed the Lakers a couple technicals for arguing over calls. Just a stupid move on his part. The one game hes actually hitting shots and making plays, and he has to go all Stak5 on the officials. Atleast he was hitting from downtown, maybe it will start a trend.