Stephen Jesse Jackson was born on April 5,1978 and is an American former professional basketball player who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the New Jersey Nets, Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats, San Antonio Spurs, and Los Angeles Clippers.
53 Facts About Stephen Jackson
Stephen Jackson has emerged as a visible activist and spokesman for civil rights during the Black Lives Matter movement.
Stephen Jackson was born in Houston, Texas, and spent his childhood in Port Arthur, Texas.
Stephen Jackson led Lincoln High School to a state championship in his junior year.
Stephen Jackson was the leading scorer in the 1996 McDonald's All-American Boys Game, on a team that included Kobe Bryant, Jermaine O'Neal and Tim Thomas.
Stephen Jackson instead attended Butler County Community College of El Dorado, Kansas for one semester, but did not play basketball there.
Stephen Jackson was selected 42nd overall in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns, yet did not play as he was waived by the team on October 30.
Additionally, Stephen Jackson played four games in 1998 with the Sydney Kings in Australia's National Basketball League.
Stephen Jackson appeared in 77 games, in which he averaged 8.2 points per game, and established a close friendship with star point guard Stephon Marbury.
Stephen Jackson was the best teammate on our team that first year.
Stephen Jackson was juiced at practice ready to play and compete and make the starters better, and it carried over into his second year when he got his opportunity to get out onto the floor and prove he could be a vital part of the organization.
In 2003, Stephen Jackson became a free agent during the offseason and expected to parlay his success with the Spurs into a long-term contract.
On November 19,2004, during The Malice at the Palace, Stephen Jackson was involved in a brawl with fans in the stands at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Stephen Jackson was put on probation for a year, fined $250, and ordered to undergo anger management classes and perform 60 hours of community service.
Stephen Jackson averaged 18.9 points per game during the first round of the 2005 NBA Playoffs versus the Boston Celtics.
Stephen Jackson tied the Kings franchise record for the most 3-pointers in a quarter by an opponent.
Stephen Jackson was punched by one of the patrons and was hit by a car, rolling onto the hood.
Stephen Jackson, who was on probation in Michigan after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault and battery charges there for his part in a brawl, fired several gunshots from a 9-mm pistol, he asserted as an act of self-defense.
Stephen Jackson was charged October 11,2006, with a felony count of criminal recklessness, and misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct.
Stephen Jackson pled guilty to a felony count of criminal recklessness, received one year of probation, and was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service.
Stephen Jackson registered 29 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 steals in his Warriors debut, January 20,2007 versus the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In what some consider the biggest upset in NBA history, Stephen Jackson was ejected from Games 2 and 5.
The latter decision, in Game 5, was heavily criticized as Stephen Jackson appeared to be merely applauding at the end of the game to lift the spirits of his teammates, and not sarcastically at a referee.
However, Stephen Jackson redeemed himself by playing well the entire series, especially in the series-clinching Game 6, where Stephen Jackson tallied 33 points on a then franchise playoff-record 7 three-pointers.
Stephen Jackson is the leader of this team and if you ask anyone on this team, he is the heart and soul of this team.
Stephen Jackson is a big-game performer and he knew just how important this game was.
Stephen Jackson is the only one on our team to have won a championship, so we had to feed off of him.
Stephen Jackson finished the series with per-game averages of 22.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 2.0 steals.
Stephen Jackson struggled due to the defensive tandem of Andrei Kirilenko and Matt Harpring and his offensive output decreased from the previous series.
Stephen Jackson was the recipient of the NBA's Western Conference Player of the Week award, averaging 23.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 2.8 steals.
On November 17,2008, Stephen Jackson signed a three-year contract extension with the Warriors.
Stephen Jackson underwent surgery on March 31,2009, to remove multiple bone spurs above the nerve tissue under his big toe.
On November 16,2009, Stephen Jackson was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats along with Acie Law in exchange for Raja Bell and Vladimir Radmanovic.
Stephen Jackson set a Bobcats franchise record with 43 points scored versus the Houston Rockets, on January 12,2010.
In tandem with forward Gerald Wallace, Stephen Jackson led the Bobcats to the franchise's first playoff appearance.
However, Stephen Jackson failed to lead the Bobcats to the playoffs in 2011 and expressed disappointment with the team following a midseason trade of Gerald Wallace.
On June 23,2011, after only two seasons with the Charlotte Bobcats, Stephen Jackson was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks as part of a three-way deal with the Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Bobcats.
On March 13,2012, Stephen Jackson was traded back to the Golden State Warriors along with Andrew Bogut, in exchange for Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh, and Kwame Brown.
Stephen Jackson drew praise for his defensive efforts against league scoring champion Kevin Durant.
On December 9,2012, Stephen Jackson was fined $25,000 for threatening Serge Ibaka via Twitter.
Stephen Jackson was an NBA swingman who was known to be a somewhat streaky outside shooter, but with scoring range that extended from the basket to the 3-point line.
Stephen Jackson has a good understanding of the game on the defensive side of the ball.
Stephen Jackson looks people in the eye when they talk to him, as if he cares about what they're saying.
Stephen Jackson frequently doles out handshakes, half-hugs and, to women, pecks on the cheek.
On July 7,2020, Stephen Jackson defended Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Stephen Jackson for posting an anti-Semitic post on Instagram, which included a quote falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler.
Imani Showalter, Stephen Jackson's ex-fiancee and mother of two of his children, was a cast member of the first season of Basketball Wives: LA, a reality show airing on American cable television network VH1.
Additionally, during a game against the Toronto Raptors, Stephen Jackson paid tribute to forward Matt Barnes and his ailing mother whom he had left to support in her battle against cancer, by wearing the number 22 on his headband.
Stephen Jackson offered to miss his return from suspension if Barnes needed the support at home.
Stephen Jackson was a close friend of George Floyd, who drew international attention when he was killed by police in Minneapolis on May 25,2020.
Stephen Jackson received media attention for an impassioned speech he gave at a protest rally in Minnesota.