Friday, October 23rd, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  16 responses

Bobby Jackson to Retire

The 36-year old Jackson is expected to announce his retirement from the game today: “If Bobby Jackson picks his wardrobe appropriately today, he’ll stand at the Arco Arena podium and formally announce his retirement in a three-piece suit and sneakers. He’s leaving behind a 12-year playing career and joining the Kings in a varied capacity that often will involve business attire, but the player in him is far from gone just yet. And if the moment is truly destined to capture the spirit of one of the Kings’ most popular players of all time, it will be the pair of Nikes with the cut-off hi-tops.”

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  • ENDS

    First. and Im confused

  • LeoneL

    Classy dude.

  • ber

    It’s sad when Bobby Jackson is one of you team’s most popular players of all time.

  • Ken

    My favorite Bobby Jackson memory was during one game, he chased a ball into the stands and fell on some fans. Two of the fans were women, and they kissed him on the head as he was getting up. Such a good moment.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    I had Bobby Jackson at probably his height of his career. Anyways, Congrats BoJax

  • Yassi

    love jax.
    just love him.

  • http://sportzin.com Joey E.

    i used to hate his kings, but Bobby is still an all-time favorite of mine.

  • http://none The Philosopher

    I have always respected what Bobby Jackson stood for. He always seemed to be connected to reality.And when Bobby Phills passed on, he seemed like the caring big brother trying to ease the pain for Phills’s family.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Bobby Jackson had a great career and a player all of us enjoyed watching. He was a classy person too and I will miss watching him on the court. Retiring in a Kings jersey feels just right though, doesn’t it? Best of luck to Bobby Jackson in the future.

  • Cizzo

    B Jack is and always will be a class act congradulation to a prominent career!

  • http://www.sonicbids.com doyouwantmore

    The reason it’s surprising to some people that Bobby would be a franchise favorite is because those people only base their favor on stars and marketing. Bobby J. is a favorite because whenever he stepped on the floor the whole squad seemed to get a little bump of energy. In the CWebb era me and my friends used to call Bobby the Energizer because his energy would get everyone on the team going for some good stretches. Plus he seems like a cool guy.

  • http://www.digitalthread.com AlbertBarr

    cosign doyouwantmore. Bobby Jackson was pure energy for the Kings in the early decade and he seemed to come in and manufacture what ever was lacking at that moment. So fun to throw him and Bibby in there at the same time…awesome.

  • The D Train

    doyouwantmore: preach on, brother. Bobby J. was one of my favorite Kings along with a young Hedo and Webber on those squads that kept challenging the Lake-Show for Western Conference supremacy. You don’t realize how fun they were to watch if you forget guys like Bobby, Pollard and Hedo who fell in line behind Webber, Bibby, Peja, Divac and Co. That band of dudes was seriously fun to watch / root for.

  • Shem

    I love this guy, he would play full court press every play and trust me pgs dont like it when they cant calmly set up the offense.

  • Jrooks

    All the good players are leaving

  • NUPE

    He was/is a classy plalyer that always gave his all. His playing days still may not be done, with Delonte’s issues and the way Gibson has been playing, the Cavs may be able to use him.