Well, it's official-- Stephen Jackson is the newest member of the Indiana Pacers, having been acquired from Atlanta in exchange for one of my favorite players, Al Harrington.
It's a sad day for me, I'll admit. I'm sorry to see Al go, even if he did drive me nuts with all this bullshit “I wanna start or else” crap and even if he thought the word “pass” is something you do to a car on the highway. He's still a great guy, I think, and an excellent player, and he'll be missed.
Having said that... welcome aboard, Stevie Jackson! I'm gonna be rooting very hard for you to succeed... I'm sure you'll find a great home here! Best of luck to ya!
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I think this ending for the Cavs will just ensure they re-double their efforts to win next year before LeBron's contract expires. They'll be very active this offseason, especially since they still have Wally Szerbiak's contract to unload.