Another day and still the same old conflict that is tearing up this franchise. It’s amazing that we are only 2 years removed when the Warriors erased a 13 year playoff drought and things started to look bright for this franchise. Then, two years later and the team is in disarray. Stephen Jackson was suspended two pre-season games for his outburst the other night towards Nellie. Onlookers describe the scene to be not pleasant and it was clear that Jackson was agitated with something. He picked five fouls and a tech in only a matter of ten minutes. The outburst, probably was built up frustration and it turned into something public. Of course, there are those who are going to say that his actions were immature and that he should handle the situation like a professional. I don’t disagree, but to some extent, his outburst was only a matter of time. Captain Jack never minded an audience and I think he thrives on the attention he gets when he does something, either good or bad. I think this is the beginning of the end of the Warriors. Either we turn the corner,  get a new system or we will be stuck in this mode for a very long time. It is clear that Jackson wants out, and I think to make things better for the Warriors, it would be in the best interest to both parties to comply with his wishes. It also makes the locker room an unpleasant one as well. It does not help that Monte Ellis is cornering with Jackson and has made publicly that he and Stephen Curry, the Warriors draft pick from this year, can not play together on the court. The bind the Warriors are in now, is in a more dire situation than ever. The most unfortunate thing about this situation is that the answer won’t come before opening night. Though there are 80+ games in a season, opening on the wrong foot can be disastrous in a conference where there is little to misstep. Hopefully, management can figure out a way to solve this disaster sooner rather than later. For now, Jackson is a disgruntled, suspended Warrior. We’ll see how long he stays in a Bay Area uniform.

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