If the Warriors' Stephen Jackson is Bruce Leroy, the mystical martial artist who possesses "the glow," then who is the evil Sho'nuff, the Shogun of Harlem?
The Warriors guard waxed philosophical about his game on Bob Fitzgerald's KNBR-680 San Francisco radio show on Sunday. And in trying to describe it, he turned to the classics, as many of us often do.
"Yeah, you know it's like, I don't know if you've seen the movie Last Dragon, there's a guy whose name is Bruce Leroy, and at the end of the movie he got to the point where he worked so hard on all of this kung fu and watching Bruce Lee movies, that he got the glow. That's how I feel right now. I feel like I've got that glow in my game, so I'm at peace with it right now."
Sadly, the rest of the Warriors are remarkably less illuminated; Golden State is 21-42, 29 1/2 games out of first in the Pacific Division, looking to miss the playoffs for the second straight season.
But Jackson is having fun, averaging 21.1 points per game, nearly six games above his career average. He went on to reveal in the radio interview that during coach Don Nelson's show on KNBR earlier last week, he had called in with a fake southern accent pretending to be someone named "Billy from Oakland," and spent two minutes praising "that guy Stephen Jackson."
"I was surprised he didn't catch on, because I talk to coach a lot on the phone and he knows my voice," Jackson said. "And I spent a long time praising myself, but coach did say, 'Well, you've got all the turnovers too,' so he didn't totally go for it."
And don't even pretend that you don't know that there's a The Last Dragon remake in the works, with Samuel L. Jackson as Sho'nuff.
Stephen Jackson Compares Himself To Bruce Leroy Of The Last Dragon [Sports Radio Interviews.com]