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Stephen Jackson
Stephen Jackson
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Born: 04/05/78
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Earnings: $68,866,243 ($96,287,220*)

Bob Myers: DeMarcus Cousins called me a month ago to ask why he wasn't in the NBA

Bob Myers: “DeMarcus Cousins called me a month ago and he said, ‘Why am I not in the NBA?’ ” Myers told Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson on the “All The Smoke” podcast earlier this week. “And I said, ‘You want that answer? … Because people are afraid of how you’re going to act.’ And he’s like ‘Why?’ And I said, ‘Well whatever the reason is, it’s here now.’ And I like DeMarcus. You guys may know him. He’s just, I can’t blame him for him because of all he’s been through.”

During a recent interview on “All the Smoke,” a podcast series hosted by former NBA players Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Rasheed Wallace said if he had to choose four of his former teammates to play with under any of his former coaches, he’d pick the Pistons’ popular starting five — Chauncey Billups, Richard “Rip” Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, himself and Ben Wallace, along with head coach Larry Brown.
“That’s an unfair question. I’mma be biased for sure. Best five alive. The best five alive and that coach is pound-for-pound, Larry Brown,” Wallace said at the 59:35 mark of the interview. “The best five alive: Chauncey, Rip, Tay, myself and Ben. And there’s no disrespect to any of my other teammates cause they’re my brethren, but I think we felt as though we were at the pinnacle of our craft right there and couldn’t nobody in the world touch us. That’s why we coined ourselves, nicknamed ourselves the ‘Best Five Alive,’ cause we felt we were that tight-knit.”
Barnes also asked Wallace which jersey would be on a statue honoring his career between the Pistons or Blazers. Wallace, again, chose the city of Detroit. “It would probably be Detroit,” he said. “What we did there, offense and defense, s— …We all were misfits in one way or another. Me, Chauncey, Rip, Ben. The only one that was natural on that team was Tay because that was the team that drafted him, but we all were somehow or someway misfits over there, so I would think it’s Detroit. Just with the love and effect of the city. It was awesome.”