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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.
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Jackson shared a good Duncan yarn — as well as why he still dislikes Oklahoma City’s Serge “Ain’t About This Life” Ibaka — on a paint-ball outing that went awry in a lengthy sit-down interview with Grantland’s Bill Simmons. Enjoy the unfiltered glory that is Captain Jack. “I got a good story. We were playing paint ball. Tim likes to play paint ball. It’s hard to believe that a guy that tall is the best hider in paint ball. We were not supposed to be playing paint ball. We were in training camp and we snuck out. Pop told us not to go, and we went anyway. It was Tim’s idea to go against Pop. So we go.
“I’m one of those guys, I’m not afraid to get shot at. I’ve been shot at many times in real life, so a paint-ball bullet didn’t bother me at all. It was a game of grab the flag, so you had to run up the (hill). I was new to the game, and I didn’t know you could have the actual mask that doesn’t fog up. I didn’t know. I’m just an action junkie, so I’m running up there to get the flag and my mask fogs up. So I’m running up the steps, I slip on the first step and hit my mouth. Blood starts shooting everywhere. I put my mask down, and I’m trying to run up the field and I’m just getting shot. And I’m yelling, ‘Stop! Stop!’ and I’m getting shot the whole way. “So as I get there…Tim’s like, ‘Oh, how am I going to tell Pop?’ My lip is just huge. I’m talking about, huge. And Tim’s like ‘How I’m going to tell Pop?’ We made up something. I was at the club or something. I took one for the team. That’s more believable, me being at the club then falling and hitting my lip playing paint ball.”
Shawn Marion salutes the Mavericks and the city of Dallas on the new track “I’m A Champion”, featuring T-Pain, Dorrough and Young Cash. The single is part of the upcoming album, Full Court Press, Vol. 1, which will feature verses by NBA players Iman Shumpert, Stephen Jackson and Lou Williams, among others. Full Court Press, Vol. 1 will have 10 tracks, including “Welcome to NY” with Iman Shumpert & Ma$e, “Winning Streak” with Twista, Willie Taylor & Carlos Boozer, “Go Hard” featuring Bun B & Stephen Jackson, “We Hoopin’ (Yeah Boy)” with Charlie Villanueva & Royce Da 5’9, and “Airtime” featuring Future, Sean Garrett, Rocko & Lou Williams. Full Court Press, Vol.1 will be released this fall, with proceeds benefitting the ‘nPlay Foundation in its mission to battle childhood obesity.
In the wake of the Donald Sterling debacle last week, we knew there’d be some strong responses. The NBA and Adam Silver banned him. Some sponsorships dropped him. Magic Johnson disowned him. And even his “girlfriend” scolded him. But we didn’t expect a diss track from Stephen Jackson. The former 6-8 forward–known as Stak5–actually has some serious skills on the mic if you didn’t already know, and “America Da Beautiful (Letter To Mr. Sterling)” is a headbanger.
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“Is this a court or is this a cotton field?” That question has, in essence, been posed by a number of NBA luminaries in the days since Donald Sterling’s racially charged remarks hit the Internet and commissioner Adam Silver subsequently banned him from the league for life. Stephen Jackson, though, is the only one who’s done so in lyrical form. Jackson, a 14-year league veteran who’s long dabbled in the world of hip-hop, released his latest track entitled “America Da Beautiful” on Friday, following an announcement on Twitter and Instagram.
Duncan, at the very least, is expected to exercise his option to play the 2014-15 season for $10 million because, more than anything, he simply loves to play. “As far as basketball and his love for the game, that hasn’t changed in the 17 years I’ve known him,” says Stephen Jackson, who played parts of four seasons with Duncan, first in 2003 and again eight years later. “As soon as the season is over, I guarantee you there aren’t three guys in the league who will be in the gym before him.”
From Travis Steel: What did you and Stephen Jackson listen to in the car? Bun B or the White Stripes? Matt Bonner: Sadly, we never rode together in a car. The need never arose. I always had my Pontiac Grand Prix, and he always had his Rolls Royce. All you need to know is that Stak5 is the man. He was a great teammate and a good friend and if he ever asks me to spit a guest verse on one of his tracks, I wouldn’t even hesitate. He rocked our charity SXSW showcase last year and was clutch like Bird… The fat lady sang. So all you Stak5 haters better not step or you’ll get served… Michael Chang.
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The Los Angeles Clippers are expected to waive small forward Stephen Jackson on Tuesday, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the decision had not yet been announced. The 13-year veteran was cut unexpectedly by the San Antonio Spurs in April and had an eight-month hiatus before signing with the Clippers on Dec. 10, but his contract was scheduled to become fully guaranteed as of late Tuesday and the Clippers need to clear roster spots as they continue to retool. Jackson played in nine games for the Clippers, averaging just 1.7 points (23.1% shooting) and 1.1 rebounds while playing an average of 11.9 minutes per game.
L.A. Clippers – Maalik Wayns and Stephen Jackson: Wayns’s contract was due to be guaranteed on December 1st, but the date was seemingly revised after Wayns’s injury that has caused him to miss the whole season to date (players on unguaranteed contracts that are hurt in the course of team related activities are paid until they are healthy again). Healthy again, Wayns now seems unlikely to make the cut, in light of the Clipper’s luxury tax position. The same position factors into the decision on Jackson, and his worryingly poor play since his midseason call-up compounds the problem.
The following players cannot be dealt at all this season: Alexis Ajinca — New Orleans Pelicans; D.J. Augustin — Chicago Bulls; Andrew Bogut — Golden State Warriors; Kobe Bryant — Los Angeles Lakers; Seth Curry — Memphis Grizzlies; Chris Douglas-Roberts — Charlotte Bobcats; Stephen Jackson — Los Angeles Clippers; James Johnson — Memphis Grizzlies; Kendall Marshall — Los Angeles Lakers; Malcolm Thomas — San Antonio Spurs.
The Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors do not like each other. Not even a little bit. That mutual dislike didn’t stop Stephen Jackson from giving a Warriors arena worker a present. OK, it was a regift, but it’s still nice. The NBA gave its players Samsung Galaxy Note tablets for the holidays, which is nice. Jackson took the gift and gave it to a stranger, also nice. Two nice things! Christmas spirit! Samsung!