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Stephen Jackson vs. Andrew Wiggins

Do not sleep on the NBA offseason.

September 20, 2018 - 1:49 pm

Do not sleep on the NBA Offseason. Because if you do, you will miss the absolute fire that was burning on social late last night; after word broke that Jimmy Butler sat down with Timberwolves brass and requested a trade. 

That alone, is a big deal. Jimmy Buckets wants out. That's Tom Thibodeau's guy. That's a 4-time All-Star and 2-time All-NBAer, a lock-down 2-way stud, asking for a trade just a year after Minnesota shelled out two young guys and a really nice draft pick to get him to the Bold North. 

Look, I could spend all day talking about WHAT THAT MEANS

For the NBA, with another star playing dictating terms and flexing out. For the Wolves, who just broke the longest playoff drought in the NBA and now might be looking at another one. 

Hell, for the Clippers, who just gave my man Lee Jenkins his first assignment, an identity profile for one JAMES BUCKETS, after Woj reported that the Clips are one of Butler's three preferred destinations, where he's willing to sign a contract extension.  

But what I really want to talk about is what this trade means for Andrew Wiggins. Because if Jimmy Butler requests a trade but ANDREW WIGGINS is trending on Twitter, you know something went down. 

And that something is ANDREW WIGGINS v STEPHEN JACKSON. 

You talk about a chain of events, try and follow this: 

* Jimmy Buckets asked for a trade. 

* Nick Wiggins -- Andrew's big brother -- tweeted Hallelujah, then quickly deleted it. 

* Because nothing ever stays deleted, that Tweet went viral. 

* Jimmy Butler posted a Gram Story from a training session where he said Hallelujah.

Then Stephen Jackson weighed in. And by weighed in, I mean went utterly savage:  

That's an incredible video. You've got Stephen Jackson playing THREE ROLES -- himself, Andrew Wiggins, and his brother -- and then going with Wizard of Oz smack. 

And I quote: "If you're gonna take me to the wizard and help me find the yellow brick road to give me a heart, then cool, you can talk about Jimmy all you want?" 

And then the kill shot: "I ain't got no heart at all. That's why Cleveland traded me." 

Look, if I'm Andrew Wiggins, I just stay down and play dead. That's Stephen Jackson. The dude running alongside Ron during The Malice at the Palace. The guy who choked out Stevie Franchise at a club. And the author of THIS legendary tweet: 

"Somebody tell serg Abaka. He aint bout dis life. Next time he run up on me im goin in his mouth. That's a promise. He doin 2 much."

And BOTH Wiggins brothers thought it was a good idea to step to THAT DUDE. 

Nick Wiggins, D-League alum, overseas pro, and National Basketball League of Canada veteran, dropped into the IG comments are wrote: (BLEEP) you hit catch and shoot 3s. Your ppg was probably 6.5. Never been on a highlight unless Duncan was double-teamed or Parker kicked it to you. When’s the last time you seen your own highlights pop up on the tube?! Lol, your retirement look like it's going great, nice wall. 

Andrew Wiggins, former #1 pick, 4-year NBA vet, and reportedly one of the main reasons Butler wanted out in Minnesota, went on his IG and wrote: 

‘SJ, Old dudes stay hating like he was anything special bum ass... I keep that same energy everywhere I go!

Look, I know one thing, Stephen Jackson doesn't need me to fight his battles. A 14-year career, an NBA title, a guy really, really respected by his peers -- also averaged 15 a night -- that isn't a bum ass. But again, Stephen Jackson doesn't need me out here doing his work, because he was handling things just fine: 

"I’ll catch you in traffic." 

Confucius once said, before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. Well, before you embark on a journey with Stephen Jackson, you best dig two graves, too. One for Andrew Wiggins. And one for Big Bro Nick. 

All in all, just another crazy night in the greatest offseason on the planet.