You know how everyone has that ex-significant other who you dump, but then shows up several months later just to badmouth you for the sake of doing so? Well, ladies and gentlemen, volatile San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson played that role today.
San Antonio takes on the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center tonight in Jackson's first game against the team that traded him to San Antonio last season.
His time with the organization was not rosy and, as was reported by Jeff McDonald of Spurs Nation and the San Antonio Express-News, Jackson had some choice words about his former team.
“I just wanted to be around a positive organization that’s used to winning and plays the game the right way,” Jackson said. “Milwaukee, they’re not used to winning. I just wasn’t going to go for it at the end of my career.”
This type of behavior makes me laugh hysterically. I mean, let's be real here. If Jackson hated Milwaukee so much, then why would he even criticize them in such a way?
Either way, anyone with interest in bird-watching or anything of the avian variety should be sure to get tickets to tonight's game. Whenever Jackson comes into the game or touches the ball, they can expect a great number of boo-birds to be in full view.
Don't get me wrong. As wrong as Jackson was in saying what he said, one can see his point. It's hard to imagine being on a team that constantly loses, but one can assume that it's frustrating.
Should the team rally behind his words and play with some extra determination, he could end up eating them. Given how so many of us have a love-hate relationship with Jackson, his postgame reaction would definitely be fun to watch.
At that point, the Bucks could say, "Well, now we're used to winning, since you aren't there to whine in the locker room!"
Cue Jackson being stunned and, for once, not having anything to say.
That all being said, the man known as "Stack Jack" had better pray that his teammates show up tonight. The Spurs are on a six-game winning streak and Milwaukee will be out to play giant-slayer once again.
Should the Bucks win, two things will be certain. Milwaukee will be a team to be taken seriously down the stretch and Jackson will definitely need to wear some sort of disguise for the rest of his life—at least whenever he visits the state of Wisconsin.