Lakers-Warriors: Mark Jackson clearly hasnt been following the Dubs that closely this season – SF Gate

The Mark Jackson announcer fan club is not a large fan club.

And it’s moments like the first quarter of Monday night’s Los Angeles Lakers-Golden State Warriors affair that probably explain why.

Play-by-play man Dave Pasch asked Jackson about one of the most memorable moments of the Dubs’ season so far: a rare, potentially PG-13 pep talk from Curry on the sideline of a March 11th affair against the Los Angeles Clippers.

“He got very vocal at the end of the Clippers game when they were losing and he called his team out,” Pasch shared with Jackson, while they replayed the clip of Curry screaming at his teammates. “Said they need to be more consistent, can’t just expect it to happen every single night.”

And then he asked Jackson, who coached Curry from 2011-2014, if that type of leadership was something Curry had to develop.

“It’s a thing he’s growing into. Steph Curry has been a great leader, but been a leader different than, let’s say, how I led as a basketball player,” Jackson said, making sure to self-dap.

“The Steph Curry I had,” Curry continued, “he watched and listened to the wiry vets, mature guys like Jarrett Jack, Carl Landry, Jermaine O’Neal. He learned from those guys, sat back and listened. Steph Curry, that’s the guy who’s leading this basketball team, says ‘enough is enough, I’m surrounded by young guys that don’t have the same experience I have, let me utilize my voice.’ Came off with a win, biggest of the season.”

Except for the fact that he didn’t come off with a win.

The Warriors were blown out 130-104, their second biggest loss of the season.

Pasch brought it up again after a commercial break, saying the Warriors’ 131-119 win against the Jazz on Sunday was in part because of Curry’s fiery bench moment during “the disappointing effort against the Clippers.”

At which point, Jackson moved on to discuss how much Steph being more vocal will help… Draymond Green because he won’t have to… talk as much.

Cool.

But Jackson, of course, didn’t stop there. In the middle of the second quarter he made a very complicated argument involving Reggie Miller being a champion even though he, um, well, never won a championship.

He then made the same claim about Curry, but with yet another self-dap: “When I had (Curry), he was a champion.”

Except, as we all know, Curry won a title the year after Jackson left, and then won two more in 2017 and 2018.

Once again, the Mark Jackson fan club grew maybe even smaller: