Jerry Stackhouse has never been one to hold back an opinion and that was the case Wednesday night on the 105.3 FM radio program, "Above the Rim" a semi-regular weekly show with Stackhouse and local sports personality Brady Tinker. When asked his thoughts of the New Orleans Hornets, Stackhouse chose to make it personal with coach Byron Scott.
"I think it's just about having personalities that mesh and I think Chris (Paul) is such a great guy, I think he's been able to kind of deal with Byron Scott. I don't think Byron Scott is the best coach or I don't think he's the best guy to deal with -- you know what I'm sayin? -- from some things that I've heard from other players and just some dealings that I had with him earlier in the season. I was about ready to kick his ass -- you know what I'm sayin? He was sitting on the sideline and we just got into a little conversation or something and he was going to tell me, you know, 'Talk to me when you get a ring.' I was like, I told that fool, 'If I played with Magic and Worthy and Kareem I'd have a ring, too. So, you know, he's a sucker in my book, but that's a whole other story."
Well, nothing like firing up a team that's already got you down 0-2, that is if you believe a little trash talk can inspire even more a young team with nothing to lose. For the record, Stackhouse in the first two games has made 6-of-19 shots.
-- Jeff Caplan