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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They've gotta go with Brooklyn - it would ensure a rabid following amongst Brooklynites, and to call them the New York Nets would doom them to forever being "that other New York team". Plus, (and maybe this is just the former Brooklynite in me)...