Even if he moonlights as a better than you think rapper, Stephen Jackson will always be one of those guys who will have a rather large footnote in NBA history. He was the glue guy on the 2003 San Antonio Spurs squad that won an NBA title, somebody who will forever be regarded as one of the best teammates in league history and easily one of those guys who will forever be loyal to a fault – see him defending Ron Artest in the ‘Malice At The Palace’ that cost him $3 million or firing a gun outside of a strip club to protect then Pacers point guard Jamaal Tinsley.

Here’s what we know about Steph, he will be forever one of the best soundbytes in the league and while he didn’t talk about his acrimonious departure from San Antonio right before this year’s playoffs, he did talk about growing up in Port Arthur, TX, his loyalty, the close calls he’s experienced and then some with Dan LeBatard, Bomani Jones & Papi on DLHQ.

There are far too many great quotes so if you have less than 10 minutes, we suggest watching the entire thing.