Former NBA player Stephen Jackson was a tough guy during his NBA career. If Jackson had an issue with you, he would find a way to solve it.
According to Jackson, if he were a teammate of Russell Westbrook, he would have slapped Zaza Pachulia for falling on Russell Westbrook’s legs on Saturday night.
Westbrook thought Pachulia purposely fell on his leg, but Pachulia denies it.
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Jackson agrees with Westbrook, and gave his thoughts today on FS1’s Undisputed:
Who do you believe? Do you believe Gregg Popovich or Zaza Pachulia. Pop says Pachulia is dirty, but Pachulia says he is not. Pop talked earlier today, and now Pachulia responds. “I’m not a dirty player. I love this game and I’m playing hard. That’s what I was taught since day one.”
Take a listen:
Gregg Popovich was not very happy with Zaza Pachulia today. Pop believes what Pachulia did to Kawhi Leonard yesterday was dirty. Also, Pop said that Leonard is likely out for game 2 against the Warriors with an ankle injury.
Take a listen:
Pachulia’s gives his take from yesterday:
Durant defends Zaza on Sunday:
Leonard had this to say on Sunday:
Mike Brown defends Zaza today:
The turning point in game one of the Western Conference Finals was when Kawhi Leonard went down with an ankle injury in the 3rd Qtr. At that point, the Spurs were up by 23 points. Many have called Zaza Pachulia’s contest on Leonard’s shot dirty. Leonard rolled his ankle after landing on Pachulia’s foot. After the game, Pachulia responded:
Kevin Durant agrees with Pachulia:
It’s very questionable. Only Zaza knows the truth!