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*Superman*
02-07-2011, 07:15 PM
:laugh2:
Stephen Jackson is such a badass.


An exasperated coach Paul Silas said Sunday all he can do is take his top scorer out of the game when he starts mouthing off. And as Jackson keeps piling up the technical fouls, he's losing not only significant money, he's also approaching an automatic one-game suspension.

But for Jackson, it's about right and wrong, fairness and not losing his emotional edge.

Don't expect a calmer Captain Jack anytime soon.

"No, I get techs because I want to. I don't care," Jackson said Sunday. "I'm not getting techs for no reason. It happens."

When the NBA announced it was cracking down on player behavior this season, Jackson appeared to be one of the targets. Jackson played a starring role in a video distributed to teams showing demonstrative actions that would result in technical fouls.

Jackson also feels his past - he served a lengthy suspension for his role in the infamous Pacers-Pistons brawl in 2004 and has had other run-ins - is a significant factor in how he's treated.

"My reputation is the main reason why a lot of things don't go my way on the court," Jackson said. "I can't really pout about it and complain about it. I know I put myself in those situations. I went in the stands. I had those incidents off the court and I've got to be responsible for them. I just have to be professional and try to get through it."

It's not going very well.

The volatile Jackson has lost $172,000 this season thanks to 11 technicals, a one-game suspension without pay following an ejection and a separate $50,000 fine for verbally abusing a referee. A little over a month after sending a letter of apology to Bobcats season-ticket holders for his behavior, Jackson is quickly collecting technicals again.

The one he picked up in Saturday's loss to Dallas leaves him five short of 16, which results in a one-game ban. Only New York's Amare Stoudemire (14) and Orlando's Dwight Howard (13) have more.

"Obviously, I don't want to be suspended and miss a game, but I'm out there trying to win," Jackson said. "I'm going to go out there and be me. If me speaking my mind gets me a tech, hey."

Silas is the latest coach to try - and fail - to corral Jackson, who is averaging 18.9 points and is Charlotte's top scoring option. Jackson had 13 technicals last season while playing under Larry Brown.

"Normally, I just take him out and try to cool off and them put him back (in)," Silas said. "He's an important part of the team and without him we're not nearly as good. But when he gets into the referees, that's not good."

But it's not as simple as Jackson being a hothead. His game is fueled by his emotion and teammates are quick to rally to his side.

"Jack is real passionate about the game," center Nazr Mohammed said. "He's one of the elite players in this league and when he feels like he's not being treated like some of the elite players in this league, it frustrates him and he gets technicals sometimes.

http://www.nba.com/2011/news/02/06/bobcats-jackson.ap/?ls=iref:nbahpt2

He is an elite player? Really? Do you think he deserves start treatment like the Kobe, LeBron, Wade?

RZZZA
02-07-2011, 07:16 PM
also, refs hate him.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-07-2011, 07:29 PM
How much kobe has?

Savage Sunday
02-07-2011, 07:42 PM
:laugh2:
Stephen Jackson is such a badass.



http://www.nba.com/2011/news/02/06/bobcats-jackson.ap/?ls=iref:nbahpt2

He is an elite player? Really? Do you think he deserves start treatment like the Kobe, LeBron, Wade?
Honestly, as a guy who has watched Stephen Jackson throughout his career I have to somewhat agree with Nazr.

If he could maintain his focus all game and do it every night, Jackson would be the #3 SG in the NBA behind only Kobe & Wade. He is very talented as a player & he wants to put the team on his shoulders in crunch time like an elite player does. Unfortunately, he loses his focus easily when things aren't going his way and it makes him ineffective. His anger problems should've been addressed much earlier in his life/career as they have held him back on & off the court.

But for a guy watching him in practice it is not surpising to see him talk highly of Captain Jack.

8kobe24
02-07-2011, 07:43 PM
NBA...Where " I get techs because I want to " happens...

Lim
02-07-2011, 07:46 PM
hes not elite

MrfadeawayJB
02-07-2011, 07:46 PM
Hey i'm with him, the refs need to know when they do something wrong and if it cost them a tech, then oh well

justinnum1
02-07-2011, 07:49 PM
He's just not totally their mentally.

210Don
02-07-2011, 07:52 PM
my favorite player.

Clutch™
02-07-2011, 07:56 PM
What a beast.

johnnychan
02-07-2011, 07:56 PM
Haha what an idiot.

kingbrentg
02-07-2011, 08:07 PM
What a winner.

DerekRE_3
02-07-2011, 08:13 PM
What a winner.

He has a ring. Guy is a warrior. If he can walk he'll play.

Niro
02-07-2011, 08:18 PM
lol

Hustlenomics
02-07-2011, 09:07 PM
well he just got ejected with two technicals :laugh2:

LakersIn5
02-07-2011, 09:11 PM
well he just got ejected with two technicals :laugh2:

damn you beat me to it. hahaha

kingbrentg
02-07-2011, 09:13 PM
He has a ring. Guy is a warrior. If he can walk he'll play.

These are true. Yet I still hate him. :shrug:

GSwarriors4LIFE
02-07-2011, 09:19 PM
He is such a THUG... Luv Capt. Jack(no homo).

Madtown22
02-07-2011, 09:20 PM
He's always been a thug

montafan
02-07-2011, 09:25 PM
sjax makes love to pressure
and techs

Raps08-09 Champ
02-07-2011, 09:30 PM
What a goon.

210Don
02-07-2011, 09:34 PM
stephen jackson is from port arthur texas gangsta place home of UGK.

*Superman*
02-07-2011, 09:57 PM
How much kobe has?

Dwight looks UGLY in a Lakers jersey, just saying.

DerekRE_3
02-07-2011, 10:14 PM
These are true. Yet I still hate him. :shrug:

Totally understandable.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-07-2011, 10:24 PM
Dwight looks UGLY in a Lakers jersey, just saying.

He looks like Kobe's bigger brother:p

*Superman*
02-07-2011, 10:33 PM
He looks like Kobe's bigger brother:p

I guess, they have the same head shape, but purple and yellow, two of my least favorite colors put together.

BTW my sig > yours. ;)

OBredskin
02-07-2011, 10:40 PM
Steven Jackson is kind of loose in the membrane, him, Ron Artest and Rasheed Wallace have to be related. I've always admired his competitiveness, but his ignorance is less than desirable. Maybe if he thought more about being a team player it would curve some of his temper tantrums. Didn't know that D. Howard and A'mare have high techs....definitely something I didn't notice, even all the games I've watched so far.

RZZZA
02-07-2011, 10:56 PM
stephen jackson sounds like eric cartman. "Whatever, whatever, I do what I want."

"Its my hot body and I'll do what I want"

rickyk13
02-07-2011, 11:31 PM
Yeah Stephen Jackson aint one of those fake tough guys in the league hes hard as ****.

DITKA4GOV
02-08-2011, 01:00 PM
SJax is a headcase. Soooo he could be the "#3 Sg in the league?" if he wanted to? That's a joke. No team needs a player who gets t's because he wants to and, "Doesn't Care." The NBA gets a bad rep from the guys just like Sjax. I miss the old school, respect for the game players.

Tarheels23
02-08-2011, 01:06 PM
Jax is a beast. Too bad his head isnt always in the game

tangent12
02-08-2011, 01:13 PM
... SJ.. elite?? top 3 sg if he wanted to??? :laugh2: :laugh2: LOL

tbone2171
02-08-2011, 01:33 PM
How much kobe has?

Really bud?

smith&wesson
02-08-2011, 01:51 PM
you can say what you want about captain jack but the man has a ring, and he doesnt back down from any one. also if you dont agree that the ref's in the nba make ALOT of questionable calls then your not watching the games. if was a player id be fighting alot of these stupid calls the ref's make. i know ref's are not perfect, but in the nba there not even close to being decent.

whitemamba33
02-08-2011, 02:09 PM
you can say what you want about captain jack but the man has a ring, and he doesnt back down from any one. also if you dont agree that the ref's in the nba make ALOT of questionable calls then your not watching the games. if was a player id be fighting alot of these stupid calls the ref's make. i know ref's are not perfect, but in the nba there not even close to being decent.

Honestly, who cares if he has a ring? It's not like he was a major player in getting it. Adam Morrison has a ring as well, doesn't really mean anything. His numbers were far from impressive when he won with San Antonio. If you are expecting to go around respecting him for that, you are going to be mistaken.

And I don't know why people are defending him. There are a lot of guys in the league who can make their point properly without doing it like a high school baller. He's putting himself before the team, which is why he will NEVER be a big part of a championship winning team.

BucktownUSA
02-08-2011, 02:25 PM
Stephen Jax should play for the Lakers

BucktownUSA
02-08-2011, 02:25 PM
Or go back to San Antonio