Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/1/12

Stephen Jackson takes his music as seriously as his NBA career. In fact, if the highly-entertaining interview he gave recently is any indication he probably cares about rapping more than playing basketball. That’s why he had no problem flat-out denying Tim Duncan when Duncan asked if he could rap on his new album. “I asked him if I could rap a little on his album, and he told me no, straight out,” Duncan said according to Spurs Nation. “I was very offended. He’s never even heard me rap. He doesn’t know what I could do.” Jackson and Duncan are teammates now, yet Jackson allowed Kevin Durant of the Western Conference rival Thunder to appear on a track. Clearly this is simply about music, and S-Jax is not willing to find out if Duncan has what it takes to earn respect in the rap game. I’m not going to lie, I can’t imagine Timmy would be a good rapper either. That being said, wouldn’t you at least make an exception for a teammate? Apparently Jackson swears off jump shots in the offseason for a reason. There are no teammates in the rap game. H/T Black Sports Online

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