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Gordon has spent the majority of the summer in Los Angeles working with NBA trainer Chris Johnson. The emphasis, according to a league source, was on honing his mid-post game. The pick-up games Gordon’s played in have included fellow NBA players Ben Simmons, Ja Morant, Jordan Clarkson, Lonnie Walker, Jaren Jackson Jr., Justise Winslow, Tyrese Maxey and others.
When thinking about the future of his son’s career, Jackson Sr. knows it is only a matter of time before he helps lead a team to a championship. “I don’t want to put a timer on it,” said Jackson Sr., who won his ring in 1999 with the San Antonio Spurs. “But I think it’s sooner than expected. I would say he’s going to help the team win a championship. I think he’s a winner. He plays as if he’s trying to win every game that he’s going to help the team win a championship.
Growing up in New Orleans, Jackson Sr. didn’t have much. “It was a large family with limited money, everybody was hustling and you know, poor, but happy,” he said. “There were a lot of beautiful people who supported you growing up, but my dad always said, ‘handle your business. You can make it, but there’s going to be a lot of hungry folks from the neighborhood who come from tough times. These are the guys you will have to compete with. They are hungry for success just as you are hungry for success.’ “And that was my dad’s point: handle your business because the other guys are coming up and nothing will stop them. You cannot be scared of the moment when it’s your time to compete. That’s been the message from my dad to me, and I stressed that to my son.”
Joe Mullinax: Jaren Jackson Jr. on the ceiling and how putting it all together looks like: “I hope there’s no ceiling.” Said he has to know his own niche and vibe to get where he wants to go. Everyone’s gonna help him, but he’s responsible for putting it together