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After Shannon Brown’s flagrant on Ginobili, Stephen Jackson says he would have knocked out anyone else

Jan 27, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

Late in the third quarter of the Spurs’ win over the Suns on Saturday, Shannon Brown was called for a flagrant-two foul when he caught no ball and all Manu Ginobili on an attempt to block his opponent’s shot from behind.

The play looked (and sounded) worse than it actually was, but considering the loud smack that the contact made, along with the violent swat and the way Ginobili awkwardly fell, the call by the officials was understandable.

Ginobili’s teammate, Stephen Jackson, agreed that there was no ill intent by Brown on the play. But he had strong words for anyone else that might be thinking about getting overly physical with the Spurs.

From Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic:

Brown was not available for comment after the game. Ginobili said he felt “a big hit” but did not want to judge Brown’s intent.

“I know Shannon Brown,” Spurs forward Stephen Jackson said. “He doesn’t play like that. Obviously, if it was anybody else, I probably would have knocked him out.”


You’d like to think Jackson was joking here, but it’ll be interesting to see if the league ends up seeing it that way. Jackson took his tough guy act to Twitter earlier this season, when he threatened the Thunder’s Serge Ibaka and was slapped with a $25,000 fine for doing so.

  1. faris213 - Jan 27, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    This guy is hands down the best teammate you can possibly have. An idiot? Yes. But it’s nice to know that a teammate will always have your back. Hopefully him and Metta play on the same team again before they both retire.

  2. willardj - Jan 27, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Stephen Jackson’s thug style blends in well with Duncan’s laid back nerdy personality.

    • money2long - Jan 27, 2013 at 2:01 PM

      i would like to see how those two interact in a game of cards

  3. surly1n1nd1anapol1s - Jan 27, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    I recall him shooting up the Indianapolis city center after a bar fight.

    • hollywood26 - Jan 27, 2013 at 7:29 PM

      He didn’t shoot up anything. His teammates and he were at a strip club and some guys tried to get at them. He fired his gun in the air to back them off (for which Jamal tinsley thanks him nightly). No charges filed.

      He is no choir boy but we can stick to what he’s actually done. By the way wasn’t he claiming to be a Blood gang member for a while ?

  4. aldavis4president - Jan 27, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Stackjack iz da Mann!! I bet Dirk still has nightmares bout 06 playoffs!! Hahah #dubs

  5. badintent - Jan 27, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    What happen to the old days where guys didn’t say nothing to the press but arranged for someone car to blow up ? I miss them. Kept order and problems were buried in the Vegas Desert.No environmental damage

  6. rjlink1 - Jan 27, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    We can only hope Serg Abaka knocks down Ginobili next time OKC plays SA.

    • kavika6 - Jan 28, 2013 at 7:52 AM

      Why would anyone say that? Because Ginobili is a great player? If anything Ibaka should knock down Jackson.

  7. jtmartinez34 - Jan 27, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Jackson is a turd who is always trying to talk tough. He scares no one and better shut up, some one might take him up on his laughable threats and end him. Fake tough guy…..phffff.

    • jmclarkent - Jan 27, 2013 at 5:55 PM

      I disagree – guys like KG and Shaq (he was always picking on smaller guys like Alvin Robinson/ guys that wouldn’t retaliate like Ostertag- **other than Barkley, who is smaller, but Rock Bottomed him**) play tough, but they are only going but SO far.

      Guys like Steven Jackson will literally murder you.

      • davidly - Jan 27, 2013 at 6:50 PM

        Not only literally, but obviously probably literally.

    • hollywood26 - Jan 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM

      There is no fake about him. He really is an NBA contract away from jail

    • willardj - Jan 27, 2013 at 11:34 PM

      Him punching out all of the Detroit fans at the Malice at the Palace wasn’t enough “tough guy” for you?

  8. 32magicman - Jan 27, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    What a turkey

  9. mazblast - Jan 27, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Has David Stern EVER passed up an opportunity to fine the Spurs or one of their players?

  10. imback03 - Jan 27, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    You sitting behind your computer screen calling Jackson a fake tough guy is hilarious.

  11. savvybynature - Jan 27, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Also, Spurs have the best record in the league now.

    Just throwing that out there because if you only read this site you’d probably have no idea.

  12. dko83 - Jan 28, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    Stephen Jackson talking more thug trash? Yawwwwwwwwn.

  13. jtmartinez34 - Jan 28, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Wimps – I see and finish tough guys everyday. It is my pleasure to trash big mouths who think they can fight, like Stephen Jackson. And, yes. I saw him ” fight” those poor slobs in Detroit. Exactly my point. Flailing is not fighting. Trying to threaten someone in a “fighting” stance is not fighting. One real punch to any of these unsuspecting slob fans would literally end in unconsciousness or sever damage. Those guys were still pulling up their pants to fight after he ” hit” them. He has no idea what he is doing. A temper and talk is just that. He’d better pray he doesn’t run into someone who knows how to fight and will. Better yet…hope he does, then him and his b level basketball talent will be done.

  14. allidoiswin55 - Jan 29, 2013 at 5:23 AM

    He soon will loose this tough guy routine when he runs into my younger and generally more idiotic generation of men like mine.

    I personally don’t fight on the streets but I am trained to. I would go to jail for fighting considering that training. I’m not a fat or little guy, but guys making these threats irritate me, I see thugs and gym rats walk around with thier chest puffed up looking for fights then I see some little unassuming dude absolutely beat the sh*t out of them happens alllllllll the time!

    Seriously USE your fame for good homie! Not making punk ass thuggish remarks! You really aren’t even allowed in the hood anymore! Let that go teach those boys to be bigger than thier temper! Not allow them to be suppressed by thier ego!

    Jacksons will be the next to be Shugg Knight’d (don’t know the spelling)

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