The Golden State Warriors’ traveling circus arrived home Tuesday, marking the end of an eventful six-day road trip.
The trip should have been a quick preseason jaunt through California, but Stephen Jackson used the time away from home to ramp up his efforts to escape from Oakland.
In just six short days on the road, Jackson managed to:
– Rack up five fouls and a technical in ten minutes against the Lakers Friday night;
– Argue with coach Don Nelson upon returning to the bench, which got Jackson banished to the locker room;
– Incur a two-game suspension (worth $139,000 in salary) in the wake of said banishment;
– Voluntarily cede his captaincy in Tuesday’s follow-up meeting with Nelson.
Even for Stephen Jackson, that’s a lot for one week.