Originally posted on The Daily Rival  |  Last updated 3/27/12

Golden State Warriors head coach Don Nelson, left, restrains Stephen Jackson, after Jackson had been whistled for a technical foul during the second quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, Wednesday, December 10, 2008, The Warriors defeated the Bucks, 119-96. (D. Ross Cameron/Oakland Tribune/MCT) Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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Leave it to Stephen Jackson to stir things up.

After the Spurs’ 104-87 victory over the Mavericks on Friday night, the recently acquired Jackson felt compelled to give his two cents on a flagrant foul Mavs forward Brian Cardinal committed on Tim Duncan. Cardinal, aka “The Custodian,” aka that guy who looks like a dad sitting at the end of the Mavs’ bench during games, hit Duncan in the face as he prevented the Spurs big man from having an easy lay-in. That kinda play don’t fly with Jackson, via ESPN Dallas:

“To me, it was a dirty play,” Jackson told the San Antonio Express-News. “When you can’t play no more, I guess all you can do is go out and try to hurt people.”

Cardinal,  who has averaged a dazzling 4.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in his career, looked at the gibe as a compliment:

“The thing I take from that is that he thinks I once could play. Boom! I’ll take it!”

I always knew Cardinal was one of the cool dads.

[Kudos, I am a GM; Photo via Danny B.]

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