Stephen Jackson ‘A True Star’ Like Kobe Bryant & Tim Duncan?
It’s official. I’ve joined a cult. Instead of making like David Koresh in some rural compound, I’ve joined the legions of Warrior fans who see Stephen Jackson as their leader.
By the way, I’m referring to that Stephen Jackson-the controversial swing who left
His coach, old school Don Nelson, is showing love.
is on pace for career-highs in scoring (21.4 ppg) and rebounding (4.9) and the Warriors are 18-7 since he returned from his season-opening suspension. Nelson, whose team went 1-6 without Jackson , is therefore mentioning him in the same breath as Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest, and Davis for their impact on both ends of the court. Jackson
“To me, those guys are the true stars in the league,” Nelson said. (Janny Hu, San Francisco Chronicle)
Neither Nelson nor I have been brainwashed by the
(Brainwashed. No doubt about it.)
Again, I digress.
The wing can control both ends of the floor. On offense, he’s a straight scorer -capable of filling the hoop from all spots like Bernard King and Adrian Dantley. On defense, he possesses the toughness and will to lockdown opponents’ top perimeter scorers.
A rare combination in today’s NBA.
More and more,
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