Jackson took his beef with Kobe to a public level. I don’t think
he’s ever been a fan of Kobe. Especially to an official street dude
like Jax, Bryant isn’t going to get the benefit of the doubt. So if he
really called Jax young fella (though they’re the same age), better
believe Jax really didn’t like that. In essence, Jax got dissed by a suburbanite. On top of what he thought was some dirty play.
JACKSON: “I’m not going to bow down. I’m not a fan of Kobe. I’m
not somebody who looks up to him. I’m a grown man myself. So when I go
out there and play the game, I play the game. I feel like I’m just as
good as him. I might not get the publicity or notoriety he gets, but I
feel like I can play with anybody in the NBA any given night.”
Anyone with a grudge against that condescending, arrogant $#%^& is my best friend. For the record, Jackson is not as good as Kobe. He's not even close, but that doesn't mean he's not capable of punching him in the face.