Former NBA star Stephen Jackson (Image source: Instagram – @ _stak5_)
Former NBA player Stephen Jackson is getting deep-fried and charbroiled on Twitter for uttering the statement that he’s the “face of the biggest civil rights movement ever.”
Jackson was speaking about the glaring lack of NBA support for the professional basketball league founded by Ice Cube called Big 3.But then he quickly pivoted the conversation to himself and his cousin, George Floyd, who was ruthlessly murdered on camera by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Memorial Day in 2020.
This is when folks say Jackson “jumped all the way out the window” and completely eclipsed what he was talking about previously.“This is the only black-owned professional league. We need to come out and support it. I’ve been his [Ice Cube] since year one. He’ll tell you, I just wanna see him win. There’s no reason for the NBA not to support this league. It’s all ex-NBA players,” Jackson began before taking a sharp left turn and had a lot of people wide-eyed.
“I’m the face of the biggest civil rights movement ever – with the George Floy [incident],” Jackson continued. “I’m an NBA champion [and] played in the NBA. The NBA didn’t reach out to me for the Black Lives Matter Movement for social justice or equality.”
Twitter quickly trounced Jackson for his imprudent pronouncement and inflated sense of himself — essentially saying that the co-host of the “All the Smoke” sports podcast is suffering from delusions of grandeur.
Stephen Jackson walking around thinking he’s the MLK of our time is going to be stuck in my head all day 😂 https://t.co/3nwcsSPyoZ
— leland (@bruceleland) August 1, 2023
Had some good points but jumped all the way out the window near the end.
— CP “The Fanchise” (@CPTheFanchise) August 1, 2023
Bro thinks he’s Harriet Tubman 💀
— Doctor Eth (@DoctorEthereum) August 1, 2023
Bro is delusional 💀💀
— Decu (@DecNFT) August 1, 2023
— Austin White 🎮 (@AUSTINWHIT3) August 1, 2023
He was correct & cooking all the way up until he said….. “I’m the face of the biggest civil rights movement ever” 🤦🏽♂️
— JAYFORCE (@Jayforce) August 1, 2023
Bro thinks he better than mlk and Malcom
— revenge!💕💕💕 (@jujusturevenge) August 1, 2023
Source: Rolling Out