Stephen Jackson, throughout his NBA career, has been known as a few things, including but not limited to: Enigmatic, an elite scorer, total trouble, a family man and a fighter.
From a dirt-poor neighborhood around Houston to NBA riches, Jackson has at the very least, maintained the type of honestly we so rarely see in current and former professional athletes. That quality — as well as a penchant for nailing the punch line — was on display in an interview with Dan LeBatard and Bomani Jones on “Highly Questionable.”
Our absolute favorite part? The hosts asks Jackson to talk about the “Malice at the Palace.” Jackson was a teammate of Ron Artest’s and Jamaal Tinsley’s at the time with the Pacers and was part of the insane brawl with the Pistons.
Jackson also talks about the vibe in the locker room afterwards. He, Tinsley and Artest are all sitting around, and Artest turns to the two and asks, “You think we’re gonna get in trouble?”
Witness pure television gold at the 3:58 mark of the video below.
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