Over at Yahoo! Sports, Marc Spears contrasts Stephen Jackson’s trade demand with another public demand, that of Kobe Bryant. With some particularly great stuff from Ron Artest:
"The greatest did it before – Kobe – the greatest to ever play the game," Ron Artest said. "And he won a championship after that. He wanted to win. He didn’t want out. He wanted to win. Steve Jackson probably isn’t as talented as the greatest. But he has in his heart that he wants to win. Guys like that want to win.
"He’s a great teammate. He’s definitely loyal. He’s a four-quarter type of player.
"That’s why San Antonio wanted him. He’s a really good teammate. That’s why Indiana, we wanted him. But he’s just emotional right now. He wants to win a championship. That happens sometimes when a player wants to win a championship…
"The greatest did it. Kobe did it. So it’s nothing new."
Elsewhere, befitting a plot that’s been crazy from the start, Golden State of Mind applies Walt Whitman to Captain Jack. Perfect.