Great read on our newest 'Cat. There's always two sides to every story and I'm glad this article came out. Captain Jack is exactly the type of player this team needs. I hope he stays in our future plans moving forward and keeps his nose clean in the QC.
meh, i just took the article as a "different" kind of piece that is only fair considering how bad jax has been painted. yes he's made some poor decisions but sometimes both sides of a story are necessary. i would hope people don't use this article and look up to jackson as the path that they would want to take.
Well, I thought the article wasn't well-written (coughBonnellcough), but the story it told was good. I was sort of anti-Jack from all the past stuff mentioned in the article and the whining about wanting to be out of GS....but I've quickly learned to love the guy's game and the heart he plays with and the great repoire he has with his teammates. The honesty he brings to the article is very refreshing and makes me respect the dude quite a bit.
Judging from what he says, Charlotte appears to be a good fit for him, both in terms of the Bobcats and his teammates, as well as the city.
"The Charlotte Hornets name has been a mainstay throughout the region for many years, and we are excited to announce our intention to re-establish this historic brand. We believe that its return will galvanize our fan base by unifying our loyal Bobcats fans with those who have strong memories of our city's NBA predecessor." MJ, 5-21-13
I actually liked the article. It wasn't anything earth shattering but the relatively positive press from the observer lately is a good indication that a few seats on the bandwagon are starting to fill.
Then, in the article (which I did enjoy), Bonnell explains that all away saying that Jax is just sticking up for teammates. It's almost as if the blog post was the great pass that sets up his article's jumper. At this point, I have no idea what or even if Bonnell has any actual informed opinion on hte character of Stephen Jackson, despite that seemingly being the purpose of both articles.
Personally, I'm going to lean towards the article being a worthwhile piece and the blog post being fairly pointless.
Just check out Jackson's post game on Bobcats.com it's fucking hilarious and I really have fallen in man crush mode with this guy. Check out Wallace creeping up on hims and whispering something everybody starts cracking up. The team looks like they really like each other and he's brought a good element here. So I call biggest Jack fan unless someone else more vocal has it. Then I'll be the Strong Silent Jack Backer....
Shrimpy...Jax is what we needed...slowly this team will learn to close out games from Jax...not from LB...I said before the trade I wanted him...thought he was what we needed...that said...I've never much cared for what Jax does off the court (but it is really none of my business) but he is a good teammate, solid all-around player, wants to win, plays good team defense...what's not to like...
Sure, Jax has a sort of thug side to him and he's made some mistakes, but is that really such a bad thing that he should be considered a bad person? (Reading the Charlotte observer comments too much grrr) He's a solid teammate, he's a hard worker (Heck, he played in the CBA), and he doesn't come off as unintelligible. I'm glad he's here as a player, and unlike a lot of people who I've seen type about him, and I don't mind him as a person either from what I've seen and heard.