Jackson also dislikes teammates, refs, Kobe
Rusty Simmons, Chronicle Staff Writer
Warriors coach Don Nelson said Wednesday that he wouldn’t be offering daily updates on Stephen Jackson’s mood, but that didn’t stop the disgruntled swingman from spouting off once again.
A day after abandoning his captaincy, speaking of a strained relationship with Nelson and reiterating that he wants out of Golden State, Jackson went a step further. He called out his teammates for the first time this season."Nobody reacted but me, so the team didn’t have a reaction," Jackson said after practice Wednesday, referring to his emotionally charged matchup with Kobe Bryant on Friday. "It was only me standing up for myself. I don’t think anybody else stood up for me.
"But if the shoe were on the other foot, I would have stood up for somebody on my team, and they didn’t do the same for me."
Jackson wanted someone – the coaching staff or his teammates – to back him when he and Bryant tussled through the preseason game’s opening 10 minutes. Instead, Jackson picked up five personal fouls and a technical, got into a shouting match with Nelson on the sideline, was sent to the locker room and later was suspended for two games.