Former NBA baller Stephen Jackson joined Michael Rapaport on his IAMRAPAPORT podcast for a lengthy conversation where Jax dropped some major gems about his career.
As usual Captain Jack didn’t hold back one bit. He kepy it honest as possible and that’s what fans — and ESPN love him for. The 38-year-old spoke on the NBA’s previous drug testing policy when he was in the league, and even admitted to smoking weed before some games, which he says ended in mixed results.
“I can’t speak for nobody else. Me personally, I’ve done a lot of shit before games sometimes and still was able to go out there and be productive. I just gotta be real, you know, it’s been a couple games where I smoked before games and had great games. It’s been some games where I smoked before the game and was on the bench after three minutes sitting on the sideline, ‘please calm down, this high has to calm down,’ I done shot three shots that went over the backboard, like, I’m going to be honest, like ahh, I gotta calm down.”
Jackson shared another hysterical story which dates back to Jax’ Golden State Warrior days with his good buddy Baron Davis and head coach at the time, Don Nelson.
Nobody knows this story, so this is the first time somebody is hearing this. We’re in Utah and the drug test people are around, you know, to get our last drug test so we can smoke, right? Don Nelson, we talked about weed all the time, he was cool with talking about weed. We got our last test in Utah, right? So me and Baron are coming out the locker room just screaming, excited with our last pink slip saying we could smoke for the rest of the season and Don Nelson hauls ass down there giving us hi-fives like, “yeah, we can smoke now!” It was cool, the fact that he knows what’s going on off the court with his players, which was great man. We enjoyed it. That’s why we were a great team.
Whenever Jackson speaks, it’s always must listen television for sports fanatics. Currently, you can find him on ESPN’s The Jump and will be returning to the court to play in Ice Cube’s 3 on 3 basketball league.
Listen to the entire hour long conversation here, where S-Jax preaches about the state of the Knicks, LeBron James, marijuana, Gregg Popovich and much more.
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