Stephen Jackson is a unique entity in a locker room usually devoid of off-court drama.
It is this — his emotion, his personality — that make him a valuable member of the team even if advanced metrics indicate otherwise. (Jackson’s 8.9 Player Efficiency Rating is the lowest on the team.)
The only qualm: He uses Twitter too much. Gregg Popovich, the least likeliest person to entertain social media on Earth, doesn’t take too kindly of Jackson’s regular furloughs on Twitter.
From the Minnesota Star-Telegram:
“Jack’s a pain in the (butt),” Popovich said. “Look at him, all he does is twitters.
“He’s twittering some stuff right now that’ll probably get him fined, and then I’ve got to call the league and talk to the league and say, ‘Yeah, I talked to him.’ ”
Jackson then chimed in and said: “It’s not Twitter. It’s Instagram.”
Jackson received a hefty $25,000 fine from the league for a public threat (on Twitter) aimed toward Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka
But the real story here is that Popovich used “twitters” in a sentence. What is this world coming to?