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Stephen Jackson's home robbed, wife held at gunpoint

Jul 22, 2010, 8:49 PM EDT

Don’t mention the word “punk.” Don’t throw around the word “thug” like it somehow excuses this. The NBA world (and the comment section of this blog) is perpetually hammered with unfair accusations about the histories of its players. There’s simply no excuse for making light of, or justifying the terror that Stephen Jackson’s family went through today.

The Charlotte forward’s home was robbed today, with his wife at home. Intruders got past the gated community where he lives and held his wife at gunpoint. They eventually locked her in a bathroom before escaping the premises. From WSOCTV 9 in Charlotte:

According to a police report, the men held her at gunpoint while they took valuables from the home, including several Louis Vuitton wallets, jewelry, a stun gun and a 9 millimeter handgun.
The suspects then locked her in a bathroom, police said.

Stephen Jackson, regardless of his past crimes or behavior, was a victim today. His wife was a victim, his family were victims. There’s no justification for what they’ve gone through today, though there will inevitably be reminders of Jackson’s history with gun possession and battery. The player called by Tim Duncan as “the ultimate teammate” will not receive the same benefit of compassion that another citizen would merit, and that’s the way the world is. It doesn’t make it any less unfortunate that he and his family had to go through this today.

We’ll keep you updated as the story develops.

  1. SP - Jul 22, 2010 at 9:35 PM

    Anybody with half a brain is not going to blame Stephen Jackson or his previous actions on some criminals robbing his wife at gunpoint. As a person who was robbed at gunpoint, I can tell you it is a frightening experience, so hopefully his family will be ok. And anybody who says they deserved it is an idiot.

  2. Greg - Jul 22, 2010 at 10:20 PM

    It would’ve have been justice if it was him, not his wife!!!

  3. BD - Jul 22, 2010 at 11:58 PM

    You are crazy to think that holding someone at gunpoint, regardless of who it is, is ever serving justice.

  4. james - Jul 23, 2010 at 12:00 AM

    what goes around comes around.

  5. Kevan - Jul 23, 2010 at 12:52 AM

    You tell people to not think about his past actions and say he is the victim for over half of the article. You are the one that is drawing the attention to his past actions.

  6. Chris Fiorentino - Jul 23, 2010 at 8:48 AM

    I couldn’t agree with Kevan more here. I came to the comments section thinking that some idiots had posted some dumb comments about Jackson being a thug and punk and there was nothing of the sort here. Hey Matty…next time you are going to write a blurb for this blog, please just report the facts and wait until some idiots react before making yourself look like a complete fool, as you very clearly do in this piece.

  7. Real Talk - Jul 23, 2010 at 9:08 AM

    …and they still talking noise. You right for talking about how people always got to say something negative, ’cause in all the stories I’ve read online about something bad happening, the editor doesn’t even mention how people gon’ talk, and they always end up talking. So damn what these other people say about you somehow drawing attention, as if people can’t see Jackson’s history for themselves, you right, Matt, and I hope some other people realize this and just stop all this hating and breaking away from the point of it all. Very profound piece, Mr. Moore. I hope the Jacksons get better.

  8. ADog - Jul 23, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    We call them internet Gangstas….PFT is one of their leaders who welcomes dirty, ugly, and sometimes racist comments…..
    Because ‘Thug’ has replaced the ‘N’ word….

  9. Michael smith - Jul 23, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    Pray stephen.maybe God reminded you to seek him.Dont forget to pray everyday.he will deliver you from harm.

  10. eastcoastbrat - Jul 23, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    With a comment like that maybe someone should hold you at gun point.

  11. Scott Cagle Pensacola Best Buy - Jul 23, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    punk, thug

  12. NAM - Jul 23, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    SP, don’t you know the world is full of idiots?

  13. kountryking - Jul 23, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Well, SP, your comment drew out a lot of half-brainers. It’s a shame they’re allowed to use the Internet.

  14. joe - Jul 23, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    Gangsta Love!

  15. In Christ - Jul 23, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    What kind of fairy tale world do you think you live in, that past actions don’t have present and future consequences? You can’t find such utter lunacy even in video games these days.
    Stephen Jackson chose to be a thug, chose to live the lifestyle of fornication and lust, demonic music, of violence and self-worship. And now you want do divorce his past actions from his current predicament, like they’re totally unrelated. Just ridiculous. Your actions determine who you are, then words.
    And anyone assuming this is something that only happens to young African-Americans is foolish. This happens in every walk of like, to all races. When men choose to break the laws of the Most High God, and His only begotten Son the Lord Jesus Christ, there are consequences, both in this life, and the one to come.
    Repent, that you be not cast into the Lake of Fire with Satan and his rebellious lot. This world is not better or worse than Stephen Jackson: but again, repent, or worse things will come upon you. Only the Living Word, Jesus Himself, can save you from the fires of Hell.

  16. wiseolowl - Jul 23, 2010 at 11:44 PM

    Oh please, just shut up.

  17. K L Carpenter - Jul 24, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    Why can’t religon and sports be separate just like church and state is suppose to?

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