Mark Jackson Explains “Stephen Curry Ruined The Game” Statement 

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Mark Jackson Explains “Stephen Curry Ruined The Game” Statement 


In 2011, Mark Jackson became the first head coach hired by the new Golden State Warriors owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber.  

Jackson arrived with the promise of making the Warriors, that had made the playoffs just once in the previous 17 years, a playoff team. He ended up doing more and build the foundation of what would become a dynasty in the coming years under his successor Steve Kerr.

In the Bay Area, Jackson got to coach a young Stephen Curry, and was a big part of his development. Jackson though recently caught some criticism when he made a comment about his former star player by saying Stephen Curry ruined the game.

But his statement was taken the wrong way. He didn’t mean to take a shot, but had a completely different thought process in mind when saying it. He now was guest on Club Shay Shay, and explained himself.


“I took heat because I said you know Steph Curry’s ruined the game. People thought I was taking a shot at Steph Curry, and I’m glad I had a chance to explain it to him. Because I’m foolish enough to believe everybody got what I’m trying to say…

I’m going to youth games. My kids were young, I’m going to their games and kids are jacking up shots like they Steph Curry, those are horrible shots. And the first thing they do is come off the bench and they shooting shots, and instead of making the move, going to the cup, they’re shooting heaves from half court. I’m like this is awful basketball. This guy has a gift, and he has the ability to make that shot.”


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