Former Spurs, Warriors Star Stephen Jackson Confronts Men At Gym For Racist Comment
The controversial shooting of a gorilla at the Cincinnati zoo is the story that refuses to die, even among blowhards at the local gym. Former NBA player Stephen Jackson recently posted an Instagram video of a confrontation he had with a man at his gym, and it's both inspiring and sad at the same time.
Jackson said that a couple of older white men were joking and saying that the gorilla resembled Serena Williams. Jackson debated whether confronting the man who said it, finally figuring that he pretty much had to. Jackson, via Business Insider:
"I don't know Serena, I've never met her in my life. But I straight-up told homeboy, 'I heard you, and it's wrong.' He tried to apologize and said it was a joke.
"Ain't no joke. Serena don't look like a gorilla, and none of us do. With that being said, that shit ain't cool; I had to address it."
Jackson played 14 seasons in the NBA for eight different teams, among them Golden State (2007-09) and two stints with San Antonio -- winning an NBA title with the Spurs in 2003. He retired following the 2013-14 season with the Clippers.
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When last we heard from Jackson, he was saying that his Warriors would have beaten Stephen Curry's current Warriors. That was in February of this year, when Golden State was 55-5.
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