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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’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.”
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.