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Blitzbolt
04-12-2013, 05:27 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 23s
San Antonio has waived Stephen Jackson, league source tells Y! Sports.

bluefire7002
04-12-2013, 05:31 PM
He must have done/said something to Duncan, Parker or Pop

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 05:32 PM
Absolutely baffled by this.... Like.... Wow...

Giraffes Rule
04-12-2013, 05:32 PM
What the ****?

DoMeFavors
04-12-2013, 05:34 PM
Spurs have injurys now and are going to lack depth for the playoffs, and they need a vet on the team like Jackson who was big in the playoffs last year.

Hurricane H
04-12-2013, 05:34 PM
Isn't he having some family issue going on?

LAKobeBryant
04-12-2013, 05:35 PM
shocked.
PLEASE GET SPURS LA!!!!! :D

shep33
04-12-2013, 05:36 PM
What in the world? Why? This is a huge loss

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 05:36 PM
Isn't he having some family issue going on?

His wife had a miscarriage a couple months ago..


shocked.
PLEASE GET SPURS LA!!!!! :D

Don't know if he's eligible for the playoffs.

Edit** If you were waived after March 1st, I don't believe you are eligible for the playoffs.

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 05:37 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 14m
Source on Spurs release of Stephen Jackson: "It's been brewing for a few days."

Completely stunned.... Can't figure this one out.

LAKobeBryant
04-12-2013, 05:37 PM
Don't know if he's eligible for the playoffs

As in first round playoff opponent.

Blitzbolt
04-12-2013, 05:38 PM
This is bad news Especially if they play vs KD.

Faneik
04-12-2013, 05:38 PM
something out of the blue must have happened

saw a recent interview with him, he seemed in good spirits and committed to the team

GiantsSwaGG
04-12-2013, 05:39 PM
Dumb move by the Spurs

shep33
04-12-2013, 05:40 PM
For anyone who is wondering, no team can pick up Jackson and use him in the playoffs

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 05:41 PM
Dumb move by the Spurs

Without knowing the details, I'd say your comment is a bit premature.

The Spurs/Pop have always had a great relationship with Jack. They wouldn't do it for no reason

shep33
04-12-2013, 05:42 PM
The news about why this happened will come out soon. So lets be a bit patient here

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 05:43 PM
Welp, the 3 spot needs to be filled, but on such short notice, I have no idea who if anyone is picked up, especially on such short notice.

http://hoopshype.com/free_agency/shooting_guards.htm

http://hoopshype.com/free_agency/small_forwards.htm

LeperMessiah
04-12-2013, 05:44 PM
Somebody was really pissed.

shep33
04-12-2013, 05:45 PM
Welp, the 3 spot needs to be filled, but on such short notice, I have no idea who if anyone is picked up, especially on such short notice.

http://hoopshype.com/free_agency/shooting_guards.htm

http://hoopshype.com/free_agency/small_forwards.htm

I doubt it. I mean maybe Tmac?

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 05:45 PM
The news about why this happened will come out soon. So lets be a bit patient here

Exactly.. I'm pissed/confused, but also know the Spurs would not do this unless it was absolutely necessary. People on twitter are praising the Spurs for doing this knowing regardless of who the player is.

There was a rumor the other day on another site that turned out to be true: (As Woj confirmed this has been brewing for a few days)


RUMOR has it that Jackson had a complete meltdown today with the team. Apparently he is uncertain about his future with San Antonio and is currently not with the team.

Jarvo
04-12-2013, 05:46 PM
What in the actual ****!?

DoMeFavors
04-12-2013, 05:46 PM
Welp, the 3 spot needs to be filled, but on such short notice, I have no idea who if anyone is picked up, especially on such short notice.

http://hoopshype.com/free_agency/shooting_guards.htm

http://hoopshype.com/free_agency/small_forwards.htm

Quinten Richardson

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 05:46 PM
I doubt it. I mean maybe Tmac?

I doubt it too. Especially with Diaw out now (who on some nights can play the 3) this is like really shocking.

Stunner
04-12-2013, 05:46 PM
Spurs out in the 1st

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 05:47 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 17s
Gregg Popovich and Stephen Jackson have been sparring over Jax's role throughout season; disagreements resurfaced this week, source tells Y!

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gotoHcarolina52
04-12-2013, 05:48 PM
Gregg Popovich and Stephen Jackson have been sparring over Jax's role throughout season; disagreements resurfaced this week, source tells Y!

Pop aint bout dat life.

shep33
04-12-2013, 05:49 PM
Dang, so it is a feud with Pop

shep33
04-12-2013, 05:50 PM
Not trying to be a **** but, c'mon Jax. Your playing on a contender and making a lot of money my man

GunFactor187
04-12-2013, 05:51 PM
S-Jax didn't have enough nasty for Pop.

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 05:53 PM
Not trying to be a **** but, c'mon Jax. Your playing on a contender and making a lot of money my man


Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA now Spurs and Jackson discussed a release prior to trade deadline, but sides agreed to go forward together for rest of season, source says.

Would explain the Spurs going after Reddick at the deadline, and possibly Big Al as well, in a way to package Jack. He's had injuries this year, went through a miscarriage with his wife, and frankly has not played well at all.

But most Spurs fans knew come playoff time he would be there to hit big shots, and be a tough defender.

shep33
04-12-2013, 05:54 PM
Huge blow. Kawai's playoff minutes are going to be insane

B'sCeltsPatsSox
04-12-2013, 05:54 PM
Not surprising at all that it was over his role.

Spurs will still at least make the WCF though.

Mr_Jones
04-12-2013, 05:54 PM
Is this real???

Blitzbolt
04-12-2013, 05:55 PM
I hope Kewi Leonard or whatever his name is as good as Spurs fans say he is because he is gonna have to play alot of minutes.

shep33
04-12-2013, 05:55 PM
Would explain the Spurs going after Reddick at the deadline, and possibly Big Al as well, in a way to package Jack. He's had injuries this year, went through a miscarriage with his wife, and frankly has not played well at all.

But most Spurs fans knew come playoff time he would be there to hit big shots, and be a tough defender.

True, Jax seems to have a huge game every now and then in the playoffs. More than anything he can also give Kawai a rest. What other healthy 3's are on the roster? time for small ball?

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 05:56 PM
Huge blow. Kawai's playoff minutes are going to be insane

He's got youth/athleticism on his side in that regard. I don't mind it, but now there's no one else at the 3.

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 05:57 PM
True, Jax seems to have a huge game every now and then in the playoffs. More than anything he can also give Kawai a rest. What other healthy 3's are on the roster? time for small ball?

There is no other 3 :sad2:. When he and Kawhi went out this year,it was ugly defensively. Green would play the 3 or sometimes Diaw.

Maybe Manu can play the 3 on some nights, he has before.

shep33
04-12-2013, 05:57 PM
Spurs still have a **** load of talent. I expect them to be in the WCF still.

shep33
04-12-2013, 05:58 PM
There is no other 3 :sad2:. When he and Kawhi went out this year,it was ugly defensively. Green would play the 3 or sometimes Diaw.

That sucks man. We'll see what happens, maybe they pick up a body who knows.

Blitzbolt
04-12-2013, 06:00 PM
Spurs still have a **** load of talent. I expect them to be in the WCF still.I agree with this both Houston Denver/Warriors play alot of small ball.But KD is gonna eat them up.

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 06:02 PM
I agree with this both Houston Denver/Warriors play alot of small ball.But KD is gonna eat them up.

Kawhi has defended KD well in the past and he's young/athletic enough to play as many minutes as KD. Problem is foul trouble. (if it even gets to that point of course)

Blitzbolt
04-12-2013, 06:03 PM
Kawhi has defended KD well in the past and he's young/athletic enough to play as many minutes as KD. Problem is foul trouble. (if it even gets to that point of course)It will its KD you know it we all know it you need 2 or 3 guys to guard KD.

TestedWest
04-12-2013, 06:09 PM
Absolutely spontaneous. Is this the last year in his contract?

AlexTmz2
04-12-2013, 06:19 PM
What?!

bluefire7002
04-12-2013, 06:20 PM
Pop aint bout dat life.

Not a single **** was given by Pop

LJEATON26
04-12-2013, 06:23 PM
why can't a team use him in the playoffs if they pick him up off waivers? Especially since he comes off the waiver wire on Sunday and the season doesn't end until Weds.

AlexTmz2
04-12-2013, 06:23 PM
I'm completely shocked, why would they let him go NOW? He wasn't getting enough playing time but like KD mentions, we know what he's capable come playoff time. I seriously have no clue why he was waived. Spurs really need his toughness in the playoffs. Not to mention his big shots!

this just f'd up my day!

AlexTmz2
04-12-2013, 06:27 PM
This has to come as a huge surprise as the team and Jackson seemed to be on the same page, at least in public. Jackson and the Spurs seemed to keep a professional relationship in front of the cameras, especially during a tough stretch of Jackson's life this season where the team seemed to give him time to spend with his family during a tragedy.

Jackson's release is going to be a huge blow going forward into the postseason where the team is dealing with injuries to two of his top stars (Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili). It was also announced today that Boris Diaw would be out for 3-4 weeks due to surgery.

Losing Jackson also means that "toughness" factor is gone. Sure he may not have been putting up the points on the court but the fire was there when he was on the court. Now, who will be physical with the likes of Kevin Durant, LeBron James, etc.?

With the Spurs' bench spread thin now (Manu Ginobili out with injury, Boris Diaw out of action for 3-4 weeks due to back surgery) one has to think the Spurs may be looking at the waiver wire to find some much-needed help.

This move will certainly have an effect on the Spurs' championship hopes come the postseason.

project spurs

_KB24_
04-12-2013, 06:28 PM
Can he be picked up by a team and play in the playoffs? And read some posts here suggesting Spurs look for a replacement, but I thought the deadline had passed for playoff eligibility which confuses me a little so that goes with my first question, anyone know the exact rule? Thanks.

Kashmir13579
04-12-2013, 06:28 PM
Wow.

Aust
04-12-2013, 06:32 PM
What the.....

Man, I hope the Spurs get the #1 seed and we make the playoffs

VCaintdead17
04-12-2013, 06:43 PM
This is very strange.

LJEATON26
04-12-2013, 06:58 PM
Unfortunately this is all I can really find on the rule. "
If a player is waived after March 1 (March 23 in 2011-12), he is ineligible to be included in the playoff roster of any team that claims him off waivers or signs him as a free agent"

I don't think they should be able to fill the roster spot for the playoffs if he isn't allowed to play but it doesn't really say anything.

Chronz
04-12-2013, 07:01 PM
Why are people acting shocked? Hes not exactly Shane Battier

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 07:14 PM
Can he be picked up by a team and play in the playoffs? And read some posts here suggesting Spurs look for a replacement, but I thought the deadline had passed for playoff eligibility which confuses me a little so that goes with my first question, anyone know the exact rule? Thanks.

you're not eligible for the playoffs if you were waived after March 1st.

Any free agents prior to that can be add for the playoffs. (So to answer your ques. no he can't be added and play in the playoffs)

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 07:18 PM
Pop saying Jack handled it "classy"

Said they did what they thought was best for the team.

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 07:23 PM
Rumor had it Jack felt he deserved more time than others on the court... I didn't believe it, but it appears true....



ksat's facebook posted the news, and in the comments, someone wrote "Pop asked, Jackson if, he thought if, he was better than Manu & Danny Green? He said, "hell yeah" Pop told him, "that's your problem, you don't know your role". Then they got into a heated argument." that person was asked how they knew this, and she wrote that her son was at the barbershop, and overheard Jackson say that. ..........


Then Jack's Instagram, sort of confirms it.

http://distilleryimage1.ak.instagram.com/a9b35faea3c611e2a82422000a9e07ae_7.jpg

Utd7
04-12-2013, 07:23 PM
Too bad he's not eligible for the playoffs. He'd be perfect for the Knicks.

Utd7
04-12-2013, 07:24 PM
Rumor had it Jack felt he deserved more time than others on the court... I didn't believe it, but it appears true....



Then Jack's Instagram, sort of confirms it.

http://distilleryimage1.ak.instagram.com/a9b35faea3c611e2a82422000a9e07ae_7.jpg

The learned lesson here is don't **** wit Pop or you will be shown the door.

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 07:25 PM
Pop aint bout dat life.

I love Jack, but Pop very much is it appears.

lamzoka
04-12-2013, 07:28 PM
he's not eligible for the playoffs

Clippersfan86
04-12-2013, 07:30 PM
Wait so nobody can sign him for the playoffs? If so that's F'd up that San Antonio disqualified him. Clippers need some SG/SF depth too.

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 07:32 PM
Wait so nobody can sign him for the playoffs? If so that's F'd up that San Antonio disqualified him. Clippers need some SG/SF depth too.

Go to the prior page and see how or why it happened. Not surprising after reading it, something that can get pulled off in some organizations don't fly with the Spurs. The minute a guy thinks he's bigger than others on the team, well things won't end well.

and nope, ineligible for the playoffs

Clippersfan86
04-12-2013, 07:33 PM
Go to the prior page and see how or why it happened. Not surprising after reading it, something that can get pulled off in some organizations don't fly with the Spurs. The minute a guy thinks he's bigger than others on the team, well things won't end well.

and nope, ineligible for the playoffs

Not saying the actual move is F'd up. Just for selfish reasons hate that they waited till he couldn't play for another team. I'm very confident the Clippers would have been one of his top 3 teams to consider. We need a starting SG because Billups has been out all year.

still1ballin
04-12-2013, 07:36 PM
Lakers need to jump on this!!!

Artest/Jackson

:drool:

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 07:36 PM
Not saying the actual move is F'd up. Just for selfish reasons hate that they waited till he couldn't play for another team. I'm very confident the Clippers would have been one of his top 3 teams to consider. We need a starting SG because Billups has been out all year.

Apparently it could've happened earlier, so maybe it was Jack's fault it didn't.


Popovich and Spurs general manager R.C. Buford had worked out issues with Jackson as far back as the trade deadline, and one source says the organization even offered to release Jackson and let him go elsewhere, if that was his wish.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--spurs-waive-stephen-jackson-after-disagreements-about-his-role-223252495.html

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 07:37 PM
Lakers need to jump on this!!!

Artest/Jackson

:drool:

That would make a nice combo for the last 4 games, cause he can't play in the playoffs..

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 07:39 PM
The learned lesson here is don't **** wit Pop or you will be shown the door.

Pretty much... I'm a big Jack fan, but you gotta respect that about a coach/organization.

still1ballin
04-12-2013, 07:39 PM
Lakers need to jump on this!!!

Artest/Jackson

:drool:

That would make a nice combo for the last 4 games, cause he can't play in the playoffs..

For next year

NYKNYGNYY
04-12-2013, 07:39 PM
Dude plays dam near the whole season on a number one seed and yet he can't play in the playoffs bow

still1ballin
04-12-2013, 07:40 PM
And that's a dumb rule! It should be changed

Clippersfan86
04-12-2013, 07:40 PM
KD you think he's still got a lot of game left in the tank? Like if the Clippers offer him mini mid or MLE this summer for 2-3 years. We badly need a SG/SF.

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 07:45 PM
KD you think he's still got a lot of game left in the tank? Like if the Clippers offer him mini mid or MLE this summer for 2-3 years. We badly need a SG/SF.

Idk... He was big in the playoffs last year. This year, it's been a struggle but he broke his pinky on his shooting hand and was out a couple months, his wife had a miscarriage and he missed some time, and he never got any rhythm going. It'd be sort of unfair to judge him based off this year.

I think he's got something left though, if he's in the right environment. He wants to have a decent role it appears, he was only playing about 20mpg here. But one thing he brings is toughness on the wing, and the ability to defend 2's and 3's and sometimes 4's. Almost like the Matt Barnes role

Clippersfan86
04-12-2013, 07:47 PM
Hmmm so he would be another Barnes but one who's less of a team player apparently in the way of role/minutes. Barnes has earned every minute this year. Started off the year not getting many, now gets more than Butler a lot of nights. When Billups is gone though if he starts at SG with Crawford backing him up he would probably be able to get 20-25 minutes a game.

MTL_123
04-12-2013, 08:09 PM
wow why would they waive him now could have used him for the playoffs

bleedprple&gold
04-12-2013, 08:13 PM
KD you think he's still got a lot of game left in the tank? Like if the Clippers offer him mini mid or MLE this summer for 2-3 years. We badly need a SG/SF.

Why do you badly need a SG/SF? You have Barnes and Crawford coming off the bench. Lakers need one a lot more.

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 08:14 PM
wow why would they waive him now could have used him for the playoffs

Spurs/Pop don't tolerate the apparent behavior he was displaying and it was starting to affect some of the younger players.

lamzoka
04-12-2013, 08:15 PM
And that's a dumb rule! It should be changed

its actually a very good rule.

players on a non-playoffs teams will just ask to be waive around this time of the year to join a team like the heat for a championship run.

imagine the league without a trade deadline. My knicks will just ask the cavs a favor and tell them to give us kyrie irving after the last game of their regular season and then we would just return him to the cavs before training camp. lol

More-Than-Most
04-12-2013, 08:18 PM
Lol POP is a bad man. Its a good move in all honesty. You do not need that kind of distraction come playoffs. Jackson will hurt but it will hurt more when you are falling apart from the inside out

dodie53
04-12-2013, 08:32 PM
what did Sjax do to deserve this?

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 09:39 PM
what did Sjax do to deserve this?

http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?813985-Spurs-waives-Stephen-Jackson&p=25896247#post25896247

b@llhog24
04-12-2013, 09:44 PM
I'm a Capt Jack fan, and could see how he'd think he was better than Danny Green, but Manu ****ing Ginobli?

B'sCeltsPatsSox
04-12-2013, 09:47 PM
What the.....

Man, I hope the Spurs get the #1 seed and we make the playoffs

And the Lakers will still only win one game, tops.

Seriously, did I miss the day that SJax was the reason why a team could make it to the CF instead of being a first round exit?

WAYNEBO
04-12-2013, 09:55 PM
No way... dumb move.

Joshtd1
04-12-2013, 10:14 PM
No Jack isn't eligible for playoffs for any team, which is a smart move by the Spurs so they don't have to risk playing against him.

However, as much as I liked Jack here, he was pretty damn awful this year. Like..borderline terrible. The only thing we might miss is his "toughness", but he's definitely not the difference maker in a title or not. It's not like he'd be able to get physical anyway with Durant or LeBron, they'll just call fouls on him. It's going to be how far our big 3, and Kawhi to an extent take us.

It makes me lol seeing people say they want to play us just because we cut Jackson, who was barely playing anyway, and sucking while at it.

kdspurman
04-12-2013, 10:21 PM
I'm a Capt Jack fan, and could see how he'd think he was better than Danny Green, but Manu ****ing Ginobli?

He and Manu are close so that was a bit surprising to me. I mean he's a competitor, and you like confidence in guys. That kind of stuff is what made him the player he was. But its when you start thinking you're bigger than the team, that's the kind of stuff Pop & Co. doesn't tolerate.

MrfadeawayJB
04-12-2013, 10:44 PM
They did captain Jack dirty. Now he has no chance to win this year

OceanSpray
04-12-2013, 11:06 PM
I was wondering when they were going to cut him off. Dude is a complete joke!

BKLYNpigeon
04-12-2013, 11:14 PM
The Spure are the best managed team in the NBA, obviously they felt that the team was better off. It must have been an internal issue.

NoahH
04-12-2013, 11:23 PM
Captain Jack will be watching the playoffs from his home

SanAntonioSpurs23
04-13-2013, 02:39 AM
He was playong horrid basketball this year, but ive always been a huge captain Jack fan. Im sad to see him go.

eso
04-13-2013, 05:25 AM
Can the Lakers sign him up for the play offs?

kdspurman
04-13-2013, 08:53 AM
The quote from Pop below makes me wonder if Jack had an issue with Kawhi getting the amount of minutes he did and not getting as many minutes as he wanted. Love Jack, but Kawhi is has been great this year.


"That's Kawhi's position and he plays a lot of minutes," Popovich said. "That's what we want him to do. We want him to play 35-40 minutes a game. He's a heck of a player and he needs minutes, so he's going to get them."

SanAntonioSpurs23
04-13-2013, 12:01 PM
Can the Lakers sign him up for the play offs?

No, He wouldn't be.

SanAntonioSpurs23
04-13-2013, 12:03 PM
The quote from Pop below makes me wonder if Jack had an issue with Kawhi getting the amount of minutes he did and not getting as many minutes as he wanted. Love Jack, but Kawhi is has been great this year.

I also read somewhere that this has been going on for awhile now. There was a possibility that he was going to be waived around the trade dealine (which explains the Spurs rumors for JJ Redick). Jack was frustrated with his role, but it's not like he was playing well either.

With that said I still wish he was with the team.

JasonJohnHorn
04-13-2013, 01:53 PM
Obviously, as everybody has noted, this seems like a bizarre move. There are 2 games left in the regular season? Why would you release him now? I know he wanted an extension the Spurs weren't interested in giving him one, but he was an expiring contract? They could have gotten something back for him in trade. And the playoffs are just about to start and the team is not 'healthy'.

I am curious to here what the news is. They should have waived him before March 1st so he could have at least joined another team or something.

kdspurman
04-13-2013, 06:00 PM
I also read somewhere that this has been going on for awhile now. There was a possibility that he was going to be waived around the trade dealine (which explains the Spurs rumors for JJ Redick). Jack was frustrated with his role, but it's not like he was playing well either.

With that said I still wish he was with the team.

Yea.. Tough year for Jack & I hope he gets to play again in the league. He's had it bad with injuries this year, and personal matters off the court, and it reflected on his play. He's a very prideful/competitive guy, that's what you love about him. But when it starts to affect others negatively, and more importantly the chemistry, I guess like Pop said you have to make the tough decisions.

kdspurman
04-13-2013, 06:13 PM
Obviously, as everybody has noted, this seems like a bizarre move. There are 2 games left in the regular season? Why would you release him now? I know he wanted an extension the Spurs weren't interested in giving him one, but he was an expiring contract? They could have gotten something back for him in trade. And the playoffs are just about to start and the team is not 'healthy'.

I am curious to here what the news is. They should have waived him before March 1st so he could have at least joined another team or something.

This wasn't about the extension, and I don't think it was ever documented the Spurs wouldn't give him one. It was something they weren't discussing till after the season ended.

Not much out there, but it seems the Spurs offered to release him earlier.


Popovich and Spurs general manager R.C. Buford had worked out issues with Jackson as far back as the trade deadline, and one source says the organization even offered to release Jackson and let him go elsewhere, if that was his wish.

Seemed he started having a negative impact on some of the younger players (Green, Kawhi, (?) ) and the team did what they felt was best for the playoffs. Had they kept him and he continued to be the "problem child" imagine how it affects the psyche of some of the younger guys. Pop won't tolerate that, and though I'm a big fan of Jack and loved what he brought to the team, you have to respect the Spurs Organization & Pop that is willing to make that sort of sacrifice for the betterment of the teams chemistry. A lot of teams won't do that.

And Pop, who really likes Jack a lot on a personal level, you have to imagine this was a tough decision for him.


“We’re getting ready for playoffs and putting our team together, what we want to do and who we want to do it with,” coach Gregg Popovich said.

“We thought making this decision with Jack was best for the group.”

Popovich refused to badmouth a player he says he likes personally, characterizing Jackson’s dismissal as “basketball business” and “family business.” But, coming as it does so close to the start of the postseason, it is a move the front office clearly felt pressure to make.


http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--spurs-waive-stephen-jackson-after-disagreements-about-his-role-223252495.html

http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/2013/04/12/jacksons-dismissal-overshadows-spurs-win/

kdspurman
06-05-2013, 08:47 AM
Jackson is on his way to Miami (not going to the game apparently) but he cleared a few things up.


“I would never say a player is better than me when I know their (sic) not. Not for no one. #uandiknowwhatsgoingon”

Tuesday he revealed who he was talking about: Danny Green and Manu Ginobili.

Jackson insists Popovich wanted him to admit Green and Ginobili were better. More than likely, Popovich simply told Jackson they were better. That's why they were playing instead of him.

Pride wouldn't let Jackson accept that, and he admitted as much Tuesday. After showing the initial flash of anger when talking about Popovich, he later said Popovich knows him well, and that the release “was best for me so I wouldn't go crazy.”

Or, as Jackson said Tuesday, again smiling, “I wouldn't want me on the team, either.”

He also had this quote on his instagram "Still reppin for my bros #KL #GN #DB #TD #TS #CJ #ND GOSPURSGO never been a hater. Life is good no need to hate." [Leonard, Neal, Blair, Duncan, Splitter, Joseph, Nando DeColo]

So he left out Parker, Ginobili, & Green lol a bit surprising, but you never know what happens behind the scenes.

and he forgot someone else --> http://i.imgur.com/4rYVTWn.png



http://www.expressnews.com/sports/columnists/buck_harvey/article/Here-for-fun-Jackson-flies-from-reality-4577343.php?t=ed0bae410f927fc3fb