For the second time since this month’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics began, Stephen Jackson blasted former San Antonio Spurs teammate Tony Parker for “selfish” play during the 2012 NBA Playoffs.
After describing Parker as a “double agent” on ESPN’s TrueHoop podcast, Jackson doubled down on SiriusXM NBA Radio. “I was not the only guy seeing his selfish ways,” he said of their 2012 Western Conference finals series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. “I’m the only one who had balls to say it.”
Parker’s actions during a two-week stay in Rio that spanned Jackson’s comments speak louder than any words the four-time All-Star point guard could have offered in response to ol’ Captain Jack.
As Jackson ripped a player he shared the court with for less than a full season, Brazil’s O Globo news outlet published the heartwarming story of Parker’s response to Olympic basketball volunteer Vitor Galvani’s harrowing tale of being robbed at knifepoint on his way home from a Team France game.Read More »from The story behind Tony Parker and Team France's heartwarming unselfishness