Stephen Jackson returned to the Spurs lineup on Thursday night after missing the team’s previous three games with what was an undisclosed personal matter. Jackson revealed with a heavy heart pre-game that his wife had lost their 6 1/2 month old child in the womb.
According to Mike Monroe, Spurs Nation:
Returning to the game he loves and the team he considers family, Spurs guard-forward Stephen Jackson suited up on Thursday for the first time since learning last week that his wife, Renata, had lost the child she had been carrying for six-and-a-half months.
Though Jackson said nothing can salve the pain of losing a child that would have been the first for the couple, who married in 2011, he believes playing basketball and being around teammates will be therapeutic.
“I’m as good as I can be,” Jackson said before Thursday’s Spurs-Clippers game at Staples Center. “I’m happy to be back with the team. I need to be back with the team, just for my own sanity. Basketball and being around the...