Former NBA star Stephen Jackson is getting criticized on social media because fans believe he made a preposterous assertion by calling the NBA Finals winners Milwaukee Bucks a “superteam.”
Jackson, who is now a sports analyst for Fox Sports and co-hosts a sports-centric podcast “All the Smoke,” made the bodacious statement on the morning show “First Things First.”
Jackson believes the Bucks’ Finals MVP winner Giannis Antetokounmpo, aka “The Greek Freak,” insulted his own teammates when he said he declined to go to a “superteam” and stayed in Milwaukee.
“I couldn’t leave,” Antetokounmpo told reporters. “There was a job that had to be finished. Coming back, I said, this was my city, they trust me, they believe in me, they believe in us, even when we lose, the city was still on our side and obviously I wanted to get the job done.
“It is easy to go somewhere and win a championship with somebody else, it’s easy. I could go to a superteam, do my part and win a championship. But, I did it the hard way.”
"I could go to a super team … but this is the hard way to do it, and we did it. We f—ing did it."
—NBA champ and Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo pic.twitter.com/ni3jG0rOhY
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 21, 2021
Jackson adamantly disagreed with Antetokounmpo when he spoke on the morning talk show with this take:
"Giannis is on a Superteam. The Bucks have Jrue Holiday and a closer in Khris Middleton. … You have a Superteam — you might not have super names, but don’t diminish your teammates." — @DaTrillStak5 pic.twitter.com/v8tgggzMP2
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) July 21, 2021
A legion of sports fans is outraged at Jackson’s take that the Bucks are a superteam and lit into the former Bucks player on Twitter.
Twitter seeing Stephen Jackson call the Bucks a super team pic.twitter.com/jfvfL3axUO
— M. Scarn (@Sc0ttst0tts) July 21, 2021
Stephen Jackson this morning. 🤡 pic.twitter.com/9fTymKZd1a
— Brock Landers 🗯 (@theMEZ9) July 21, 2021
Bro please stop giving Stephen Jackson air time to talk. Homie said the bucks was a super team 😂😂😂😂😂 he on Angel Dust
— CvpeTownPapi (@DistrictGotIt) July 21, 2021
Stephen Jackson was on TV this morning calling the Bucks a super team! This man has some dirt on somebody because there’s no way he’s getting called back for his takes
— Pepé Silvia ⚜️ (@SlayYoung23) July 21, 2021
Stephen Jackson just said @Giannis_An34 played in a super team with Khris and Jrue 🤣🤣🤣
Folks doing the most to minimize @Giannis_An34 achievement
— C A P I T A L V C E E (@sonnizzy) July 21, 2021
Smh Stephen Jackson is horrible..he just called bucks a super team n said giannis try to disrespect his teammates because he said he's not on a super team smh…dont know why I did this to myself..
— ZenMasterLs (@zen_ls) July 21, 2021