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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 at 3:45 pm  |  27 responses

Stephen Jackson Rips His Former Team the Milwaukee Bucks


The Stephen Jackson/Milwaukee Bucks marriage ended horrifically. Jack was mad at everyone, unhappy with his contract situation and playing time. When the San Antonio Spurs traded for him, they knew all about the toxic situation in Milwaukee, and let him know that he could not act in a similar fashion once back in San Antonio. Jackson, prior to facing the Bucks tonight, had some not-so-kind things to say about his old squad. Per the Express-News: “The last time Stephen Jackson played in a game at the Bradley Center involving the Spurs, he scored 34 points. He was suiting up for the home team then, and his season high single-handedly lifted Milwaukee to a 106-103 victory. Jackson’s offensive eruption of Jan. 10 would be the lone highlight of his contentious, 26-game Bucks career. Two months later, amid constant clashes with coach Scott Skiles, the firebrand small forward was traded back to the Spurs via Golden State, napalming the bridge out of Milwaukee as he left. ‘I just wanted to be around a positive organization that’s used to winning and plays the game the right way,’ Jackson says now. ‘Milwaukee, they’re not used to winning. I just wasn’t going to go for it at the end of my career.’ Jackson, 34, returns to Milwaukee tonight for the first time since his March 13 trade, unmoved by the chilly reception he is sure to receive on the shores of Lake Michigan. Coming off the bench for a Spurs team again vying for the best record in the NBA, Jackson is healthy, productive and — perhaps most puzzling of all to the basketball fans of Milwaukee — happy with his new life in an old stomping ground. Averaging 7.2 points and shooting 37.3 percent, Jackson is not the same player he was in 2002-03, when at age 24 he helped push the Spurs to their second NBA championship. But the 12-year veteran has found contentment in a consistent role on coach Gregg Popovich’s bench. ‘Being with great players, a winning team and a winning organization, everybody respects us,’ Jackson said. ‘It’s definitely what I wanted to be a part of. I came into the game a winner. I want to go out a winner.’ [...] ‘It just wasn’t a good situation for me,’ said Jackson, who still keeps in touch with former Bucks teammates Drew Gooden and Brandon Jennings. ‘I didn’t want to be a part of no rebuilding team.’”

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  • LakeShow

    Ladies and gentlemen I introduce: Stephen Jackson

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    where is the “ripping” portion of this? — all he said was, QUOTE, “Milwaukee, they’re not used to winning. I just wasn’t going to go for it at the end of my career.” – “It just wasn’t a good situation for me,” – “I didn’t want to be a part of no rebuilding team.”
    .
    NONE of that is false, or insulting.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    what? did you even read what he said? or did you just believe’s Slam’s totally off-based headline?

  • MUBWAR

    that’s consider ripping these days. everyone has turned soft

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    the only people that view it as ripping is the sports writers, so they can have their headlines

  • MikeC.

    Pretty tame comments. Jax has been known to salt the earth on his way out of town in the past.

  • LakeShow

    Haha, I read it.
    I wouldn’t view it as ripping on the Buck’s any more than Kobe saying his team mates need to step up, is throwing them under the bus.
    This is Stephen Jackson…
    Antawn Jamison wouldn’t say this…
    Steve Nash wouldn’t say this…
    Kwame Brown wouldn’t say this…
    Stephen Jackson would say this…
    Hence why I introduced him lol.
    This is Stack. He doesn’t watch his tongue (whether he needs too or not).

  • LakeShow

    Exactly.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah, as long as we know there is no ripping going on

  • LakeShow

    I mean it’s a form of “ripping”
    What does ripping mean?
    It’s slang… It just means that he isn’t saying something that is positive about a former employer. Which is true. Who cares. Cause he’s right…

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    it’s slang for an insult. don’t act naive, or like you wouldn’t be saying EXACTLY what i’m saying if this was Kobe Bryant. And you surely wouldn’t have said, “ladies and gentleman i introduce: Kobe Bryant” — because we both know this is something Kobe would say.

  • kick back

    geez dude, you sound like an opinion nazi. calm down.

  • Max

    Eehh

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    WHAT?
    .
    lol, how do you draw a parallel to a Nazi first of all?
    .
    anyway, i didn’t say anything about his opinion at all. Ripping is literally slang for insult. that’s not an opinion, that’s what it is. Lakeshow knows this, and he knows i’m just giving him sh*t.
    .
    that’s all there is to it, really.

  • LakeShow

    This is totally something Kobe would say.

    Kobe is a d*ck. A narcissistic freak. An A**hole…

    I never deny this.

    Stack DID insult his old team man… “Can’tchu see dat??!!”

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    “I just wanted to be around a positive organization that’s used to winning and plays the game the right way,” Jackson says now. “Milwaukee, they’re not used to winning. I just wasn’t going to go for it at the end of my career.”

    (A.) It is implied by Stack in the first sentence that the Buck’s organization isn’t positive.
    Thus: defaming.

    (B.) At the end of the first sentence he says he wants to be with a team that “plays the game the right way.”
    Insinuating that the Buck’s do NOT play basketball “the right way.” Thus: defaming.

    (C.) “Milwaukee, they’re not used to winning.”
    This is a fact. One that Milwaukee likely would admit too… That doesn’t mean it’s not mean spirited to speak on the losing woes of a franchise. All these things are concidered “ripping” in one fashion or another. I think it’s very tame and all true….
    None the less “ripping.”

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    How’s that an insult? Is it an insult for me to say you aren’t used to winning NBA games either?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Oh sh*t I didn’t see the rest of this comment in my email. Forget what I just said, you are right. My bad

  • LakeShow

    You and I are just doing what we do best. Nit Picking.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    milwaukee trash man. team and city

  • Yusuf

    Both of u lil b*tches must be gay… Bickering about a damn statement.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    You must be really really gay, bickering about us bickering. Gtfoh

  • ya ok

    u liked your own comment huh?? hahah you take comments a lil too serious.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    you can’t like your own comment dummy……and you asking me that, doesn’t that mean you take them just as seriously?

  • http://www.facebook.com/pat.davison Patti Rafalski Davison

    Jackson was mad at Milwaukee from day one because he wanted a contract extension of his $11M year before even playing game one. Soooo glad that Bucks didn’t oblige his $11M 7.2 points and 37% shooting. He was a toxic know it all. Bye Bye.Don’t let a sausage hit you in the butt on your way out.
    Last night game he threw an air ball and fans reminded him of that the rest of the game. He ripped Milwaukee, so Milwaukee gave him back a little taste of his own medicine.

  • LakeShow

    “Patti: A Woman Scorned”
    Coming to LifeTime channel this fall.

  • LakeShow

    Black Tea is not doing your salty semen flavored mouth much good now is it Yusuf? Like I said, switch to Rooibos. 150 times more antioxidants.

  • http://twitter.com/TexXxas_Made Joe Kuykendall

    Port Arthur, Texas das where I stay, getn’ money from you bi#$%*# every god#$%^ day…
    –Pimp C (aka Stephen Jackson)

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