DALLAS -- San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was doing an interview after this morning's shoot around at the American Airlines Center when he looked over and saw forward Stephen Jackson typing something on his cell phone.
That's when Popovich couldn't help but share his opinions -- tongue-in-cheek, obviously -- about Jackson.
"Jack's a pain in the (butt),'' Popovich said. "Look at him, all he does is twitters.
"He's twittering some stuff right now that'll probably get him fined, and then I've got to call the league and talk to the league and say, 'Yeah, I talked to him.' ''
Jackson then chimed in and said: "It's not Twitter. It's Instagram.''
By the way, the NBA fined Jackson $25,000 back on Dec. 10 for making a hostile threat -- via his Twitter account -- directed at Oklahoma City forward Sereg Ibaka. Jackson's tweet read: "Somebody tell serg Abaka. He aint bout dis life. Next time he run up on me im goin in his mouth. That's a promise. He doin 2 much.''
The Spurs, of course, said Jackson's tweet was unacceptable. However, they do like the edgy part of his game.
"I love his sense of humor and I love his competitiveness,'' Popovich said. "He gives us a little bit of an edge.
"It's great to have him, and the guys really appreciate him, especially Timmy (Duncan). He's been one of Timmy's favorite players through the years, so it's great having him back with the squad.''
As far as keeping Jackson out of trouble, Popovich said: "He stays at my house. I keep him at my house so I know what he's doing.''
-- Dwain Price
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