Stephen Jackson has been a pretty good NBA player for a pretty long time, which is a pretty good way to end up with a gigantic salary.
Jackson, 35, is making 10.1 million this year, which is a lot for a guy averaging 6.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game for the San Antonio Spurs. According to Forbes Magazine, it makes Jackson one of the 10 most overpaid players in the NBA this season.
So Jackson was asked about this on Saturday after practice, and he had a little bit of fun with it.
"I've been underpaid my whole career," he said, smiling. "So you do the math. It's adding up. Who cares? Whether they think that or not, I'm still getting paid almost 10 million this year."
He made a thumbs up gesture to the camera when he said it.
Jackson was then informed that Carmelo Anthony and Dirk Nowitzki also made the list. He scoffed.
"That don't make no sense," Jackson said. "Dirk, Carmelo, seriously? No way. I can name at least 10 people that's overpaid. One is the worst of all time ...