Stephen Jackson, aka Captain Jack, spent Wednesday in Bristol, Connecticut, so we were treated to more tales from a man who has admitted to
In response to a question
We’ll let him take it from there:
True to form, Jackson started 58 games for the 2003 NBA champion Spurs, before joining the Atlanta Hawks in free agency. It is pretty great that Popovich’s scouting went deep enough to know he could get the best out of Captain Jack, so long as he wasn’t smoking weed, and it makes you wonder how many coaches at his other seven NBA stops would think to ask him not to smoke marijuana in season.
We do know former Golden State Warriors coach Don Nelson was not one of them, because Jackson told us as much — and more — during
We should probably note that Popovich owned a 2-0 record against Nelson-coached teams in the playoffs, including a six-game win over Nelson’s Dallas Mavericks in the 2003 Western Conference finals, which featured
We should also note that Jackson openly admitted on Rapoport’s podcast to smoking weed before games, with mixed results ranging from “great games” to “some games where I smoked before the game and was on the bench after three minutes sitting on the sideline, ‘please calm down, this high has to calm down,’ I done shot three shots that went over the backboard, like, I’m going to be honest, like, ‘ahh, I gotta calm down.” So, yeah, maybe Popovich asking him to chill was a pretty good call.
• On DeMarre Carroll
• On Kyrie Irving saying the Cleveland Cavaliers are in “
• On Ben Simmons
• On Magic Johnson suggesting Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball getting triple-doubles in summer league means
Jackson also got Pierce to admit to burning his mother’s house down as a child and renting a llama for his daughter’s birthday as an adult, so all in all another fantastic afternoon on the mic for the same guy who explained the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 2012 conference finals victory against his Spurs by saying, “Those motherf*****s were just better than us.” This man is a gift to NBA commentary, whether or not ESPN pulled a Popovich and sat Jackson down to request he not smoke weed on the job.
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