By Marcus Thompson
Wednesday, March 7th, 2007 at 11:22 pm in Uncategorized.
The more I watch and talk to Stephen Jackson, the more I am impressed with him. He has his flaws, obviously, on and off the court. But that negative is taken care of by his affordable salary.
First off, this dude is genuinely a nice guy. He’s funny, open, honest, frank. You can just talk to him. He’s down to earth. That’s a big plus in my book. You can tell he’s been around so many blocks, been through so much stuff, that he values the simple things in life, such as a human to human conversation.
Secondly, he can play. I don’t like him as the team’s best player. But if he’s your third or fourth best player, he’s pretty darn good. He is tough. He can defend (not exactly Bruce Bowen, but cagey and physically impeding). He’s a load to guard, especially when he plays smart. Most importantly, he has a killer instinct.
Nellie thought Jax wouldn’t be able to play in the second half because he was in pain (knee, toe). He went out and shutdown Iverson in the second half (AI was 3-for-10 with 11 points in the second half) and scored 13 of his 18 after halftime.