Nobody knows how to motivate Stephen Jackson quite like Gregg Popovich. Stephen Jackson, aka Captain Jack, spent Wednesday in Bristol, Connecticut, so we were treated to more tales from a man who has admitted to never working out in the summer and smoking weed before games during his 14-year career. In response to a question on Ryen Russillo’s radio show about his best summer league story, Jackson offered not just his best story, but the best story.
Ryan Zimmerman gets to talk to members of the opposing teams all the time, when they get to first base, and he told MASN’s Dan Kolko after the Washington Nationals’ four-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds, that, “... it’s fun to listen to the other team talk about our lineup right now.” Washington outscored the Reds 35-12 in Great American Ball Park, and the Nationals connected for 13 home runs in those four games, the second-most homers in a four-game series this season, behind only the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 15 home runs in four games against the New York Mets in mid-June. Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon, and Adam Lind hit home runs in the series opener in Anaheim last night, to give the Nationals
Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks and the Rockets are all reportedly ready to get a deal done. But first, someone has to blink.