Without a shadow of a doubt, Stephen Jackson is considered a bonafide legend around these parts. From being an integral cog to the 2003 San Antonio Spurs championship run, to going into the crowd during the “Malice at the Palace” to stick up for his victimized teammate Ron Artest (you damn beer thrower fan you) to single-handedly breaking up a skirmish in a gentlemen’s club parking lot by firing his pistol in the air, there’s nothing about “Cap’n Jack” that doesn’t scream out “Ultimate Teammate.” Word to Tim Duncan.
Needless to say, when the news came out that Jackson recently engaged in a melee of sorts with Steve Francis at a nightclub, many of you like myself wondered…what in hades was Steve Francis doing to provoke the angel that is Cap’n Jack to react in such a fashion? Thankfully, the good folks over at Dan LeBatard is Highly Questionable provided us another opportunity to enter the brain of Jackson, as Dan and Bomani Jones talked to him about everything from the fun he has from intimidating his daughters’ would-be boyfriends, Jackson’s love for his mama, his feelings about watching the Spurs in the NBA Finals, Jackson’s smooth moves with the wimminz, and, how he’s never been cool with Steve Francis at all ever.
For Stephen Jackson’s explanation of the incident with Steve Francis, skip to the 2:20 mark.
Props to Rob Mahoney from SI’s Point Forward for the hookup, here is your required reading for this fine Monday, let’s get it.
Rondo leaving Nike for Chinese shoe firm – CBS Sports
The Red Sox beards are magical or something – Hardball Talk
Chicks N’ Kicks: Valerie Des’Rae | Nike Air Max Darwin 360 – Chan-Lo
The Rise of Atlanta’s Strip-Club DJs as Music Moguls – Wall Street Journal
Mac Dre’s 1992 Interview From Fresno County Jail – The Smoking Section
DeAndre Hopkins: I Feel Like I Can Be Better Than Andre Johnson – TD Daily
Eddie Maisonet is the founder and editor emeritus of The Sports Fan Journal. Currently, he serves as an associate editor for ESPN.com. He is an unabashed Russell Westbrook and Barry Switzer apologist, owns over 100 fitteds and snapbacks, and lives by Reggie Jackson’s famous quote, “I am the straw that stirs the drink.”