MILWAUKEE (AP) — Stephen Jackson says he’s misunderstood, thanks to a steady stream of outbursts on the court and his involvement in the infamous 2004 Pacers-Pistons brawl.
That doesn’t mean he’s going soft.
The veteran shooting guard promises to bring some attitude to Milwaukee after a three-way draft day trade brought him to the Bucks. His message to his new teammates: “There’s no time for being babies or being scared. If you’re scared, go to church.”
Jackson insists he is happy about the move to Milwaukee, something that wasn’t clear as the trade came together during the NBA draft last week. Jackson says he’s excited about the chance to play with players such as Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut.