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Stephen Jackson
Stephen Jackson
Position: None
Born: 04/05/78
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
“I remember the Warriors flew in as a team to play us – Stephen Jackson brought out Matt Barnes and Kelenna Azubuike,” Dudley said. “I remember thinking, ‘Wait. What? The Warriors are flying in to play our pick-up squad? What’s happening?’ “People were flying in to play us or asking us to travel to different gyms! It’s not like we entered the offseason thinking, ‘We’re going to go into summer basketball and destroy everyone!’ No, we were just working out, trying to get better and this just kind of happened.”
Nobody is going to doubt how serious Stephen Jackson takes the BIG3. Just ask Charles Oakley. During Sunday’s BIG3 event in Dallas, Oakley – the coach of Killer 3’s – pulled Jackson from the game after he kept arguing with the officials over a foul. As a result, Jackson took his frustration out on Oakley in what turned into an absolutely incredible exchange.

Former Spurs guard Stephen Jackson is hopeful games like the one he had Sunday in Ice Cube’s Big3 League will help him get back into the NBA. The 39-year-old Jackson, who helped the Spurs win an NBA championship in 2003, scored a game-high 23 points in the Killer 3s’ 50-40 win over the Ball Hogs at American Airlines Center. “I’ve been working to go back to the NBA, so this (league) is a blessing for me,” Jackson said. “I want to play basketball as long as I can. I feel like there are guys in the NBA who can’t guard me.”
In response to a question on Ryen Russillo’s radio show about his best summer league story, Jackson offered not just his best story, but the best story. Setting the scene, Captain Jack was a free agent wrapping up a successful Rocky Mountain Revue performance in Utah following his rookie year on the 2000-01 New Jersey Nets, and that’s when San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich approached him. We’ll let him take it from there: Jackson: “I remember playing great, and after the last game, we’re just sitting there, and Pop was like, ‘I need to talk to you.’ He was like, ‘Jack, you had a great summer league, you’re playing well, I really want you on my team, but there’s only one way you’re going to make my team: During the season, you can’t smoke weed, Jack. You just can’t do it. I need you focused. I need you on your game, because you know we have a chance to win a championship, and I need you focused.’ “And once he told me that, I shut it down. I shut it down. The NBA was way more important than weed. Trust me.” Russillo: “So, you said, ‘That’s it’?” Jackson: “Shut it down. I shut it down.”