Eminently Quotable Stephen Jackson: "Was there a lockout? I don't know, I wasn't even watching the news"

The NBA’s all about Chris Paul and Dwight Howard right now, but we would be remiss not to highlight a few epic quotes from new Milwaukee Bucks’ forward Stephen Jackson, as collected by Bucksketball:

“If I’m shot, I’ma get stitched and play the next game. I got hit by a car and played two days later.”

“I’m always 100 percent.”

If you’re wondering what “hit by a car” was in reference to, it was this 2006 strip club incident. In the next few quotes, he’s talking about Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut:

“Last time I had a good point guard and a big man, I was able to win a championship, that was with San Antonio.”

“I think he’s top three. I got him behind Dwight and Gasol.”

“I was on the opposite end of 55 points, so I know what this kid can do.”

Stack Jack loves Scott Skiles, his new coach.

“Ya’ll know me, I’ma tell you the truth, love it or leave it. You don’t like me, I don’t care anyway. I’ma tell you what’s real and I’ma tell you how I feel. I definitely feel we can get this thing done. I’ve always wanted to play for Scott, He’s one of the very few coaches I go over and shake hands with when I’m on the opposing team.

“He’s a fiery guy, and I’m looking forward to me and him arguing, because that means the fire is on the team and we goin’ in the right direction. To be able to play for him and Jim is a blessing for me.”

Jackson’s so busy, he didn’t even watch the postseason. Also: Not that impressed with the Mavericks.

“Who won the championship again? I didn’t even watch the playoffs.”

“Dallas sucks to me.”

The rest is just Captain Jack being Captain Jack.

“My name is Slash, I play whatever. I played center in Golden State, I played four in Golden State. Wherever I need to be man, I’m just ready to play. I’ll guard anybody, I’ll do anything.”

“I don’t mind leading by example, I don’t mind fighting for my teammates, I don’t mind putting myself on the line for my teammates.”

“You can’t teach somebody how to be a leader.”

“Was there a lockout? I don’t know, I wasn’t even watching the news, I wasn’t affected by the lockout, I don’t have money problems. Yeah I wasn’t playing basketball, but I can’t control that. I was doing my music stuff at the time.”

Stephen Jackson is so wealthy (earned an estimated $49 million in his career), he didn’t even miss paychecks. I love this guy.


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