If you have ever played basketball you know that it can be an emotional game. The trash talk gets flowing along with the adrenaline and the testosterone and you have the ingredients of a powder keg ready to go off. As tensions build between players who are bumping into and saying things to each other that should not be heard on TV, and with no protective helmets or gear between them, an exchange of blows can occur.
Currently without a team in the NBA after being unceremoniously cut by the San Antonio Spurs just before the NBA playoffs, Stephen Jackson’s NBA career is at a crossroads. Always candid, always prideful (perhaps to a fault), and always willing to open up to those that will listen, Jackson was recently on ESPN’s Highly Questionable and answered some questions straight up about his troubled youth, how loyalty has landed him in trouble at times, and even the strip club gun incident back in his days with Indiana.