Stephen Jackson had a little too much dip on his chip this morning when he criticized Walt Clyde Frazier for his comments regarding Lebron James lack of participation in team huddles.
This morning on “First Things First” featuring Nick Wright and Chris Carter, Stephen Jackson was invited to join the cast on set, and take part in the current sports discussions and topics. A huge story over the weekend was Lebron and the Lakers loss to the League Worst Knicks. With a chance to take the lead with only 22 seconds left in the 4th quarter, Lebron went into ISO mode and had his shot blocked by Mario Hezonja to end the game. It was truly an entertaining game.
During the game, Knicks legend Walt Clyde Frazier criticized Lebron for his lack of participation in the team huddle, after Luke Walton called a time out. Lebron can be seen all the way at the end of the bench talking to Tyson Chandler, who was in street clothes a row behind Lebron. Meanwhile, the rest of Lebron’s teammates were huddled around their head coach Luke Walton. Below is a video featuring Lebron’s separation from his teammates, Clyde’s comments, and Stephen Jacksons comments. [Watch]
Stephen Jackson may have been feeling himself a little too much this morning. He starts his comments off by insisting that maybe he’s more popular in the NBA than Walt Clyde Frazier who played during the ’70s. “This generation doesn’t know about you” “I was born in 78 and even I don’t know about you,” said Jackson. Now Stephen Jackson definitely deserves some respect as a role player who helped the Spurs win a championship back in 2003. But Jackson’s contributions to his team and the overall sport of basketball are minuscule in comparisons to Hall of Famer Walt Clyde Frazier. Let’s compare the highlights of both these players careers.
Walt Clyde Frazier:
- 7x NBA All-Star
- 2x NBA Champion
- 7x All-Defensive Team
- 6x All NBA team
- All-star game MVP
- HALL OF FAME
- 02-03 NBA Champion
- Was apart of 2004 Pacers Brawl with Ron Artest.
Let’s be clear, Clyde may have gone too far claiming that Lebron “Doesn’t care” because in reality we just don’t know that. Nick Wright even said it was fair criticism. However, it did appear that way during the timeout. However, Stephen Jackson should have made his point in a different way, claiming that Clyde Frazier the first athlete to bring High fashion in the sports world, and to bring multiple championships to the Mecca of Basketball, The New York Knicks, is somehow unknown or doesn’t have the acclaim to even criticize LeBron is ludicrous. News Flash Mr. Jackson, till this day Clyde Frazier is still more popular than you are. More respected around the league, but that shouldn’t be a surprise.
Put some resepect on Walt Clyde Frazeir’s name Mr Jackson.