Regardless of Approach, Former San Antonio Spurs Forward Stephen Jackson is Bitter of Team’s Success

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Former San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson is in Miami this week, but he says that he has no plans to watch the 2013 NBA Finals.

Jackson, who was waived by the team just this past April, claims that he has not watched or followed the Spurs’ success this spring. Unfortunately, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know of the Spurs’ run to the NBA Finals. The team is four wins away from winning a championship and it’d be hard-pressed to believe that Jackson is not the least bit bitter about what happened just a few months ago.

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich saw Jackson in a different role with this team that the 6-foot-8 small forward would agree upon. San Antonio cut ties with Jackson prior to the start of the playoffs and ironically enough, the Spurs then signed Tracy McGrady, who albeit does not play, has finally been apart of a team that has won a playoff series.

It’s a weird situation, so Jackson would have no fault in being bitter, but he’s denying it. When asked if he had any regrets by the San Antonio Express-News, he simply replied “no” and followed it up by saying “I made my money.”

It’s a normal response from Jackson, but also ones that somewhat bodes to the fact that he is disgruntled with the fact that he is not preparing for the team’s NBA Finals match-up with the Miami Heat.

 

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