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Monday, December 18, 2017

Josh Jackson calls Stephen Curry ‘small and unathletic’

Josh Jackson

He may only be a rookie, but Josh Jackson’s already coming with the punches.

In a recent video feature for VICE Sports, the Phoenix Suns swingman was asked what player comparison he would give himself and replied with San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard.

“I’m a really big fan of him to be honest, just because he plays both ends of the floor,” said Jackson. “Watching the NBA today, I can’t really say that about too many players.”

Jackson was then asked which NBA player he compared least to and responded with Golden State Warriors two-time MVP Stephen Curry.

“Just because he’s known as a shooter and I’m not,” the No. 4 overall pick said. “And, you know, he’s small and unathletic.”

[record screeches to a halt] Whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow your roll, rook.

In fairness, Jackson does have about a good five inches on Curry and tends to play more above the rim, unlike The Chef. And to his credit, the 20-year-old did also acknowledge his own limitations shooting the ball. But nonetheless, it’s still a strange way to describe a two-time MVP and consensus top three-to-four player in the league today. Perhaps Jackson is entering his rookie season emboldened by this recent report about his potential trade value.

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