While he had been out of the NBA for a year, this news came out of Indiana on Wednesday night.
Stephen Jackson was one of those players you couldn’t stop watching. He has a ring from the 2003 Spurs and he never played better than when Gregg Popovich was his coach (and ripping off his headband). He was part of the Malice in the Palace. He was a rapper. He was entertaining and brash.
He is Stephen Jackson, and he will be missed around the league.