Apr 26, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson reacts to a call on the court during action against the Denver Nuggets in the second quarter during game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs: Trash-Talking Between Warriors and Nuggets Continue

You know the saying, “Words without actions mean nothing?”.

Obviously, neither the Warriors nor the Nuggets have heard of it.

The trash-talking and criticism between both sides has been flying high since Game 5, a highly physical game that had both teams upset.

Now, even broadcasters are getting into the act.

According to CSN Bay Area, Nuggets’ radio commentator Scott Hastings called Warriors’ head coach Mark Jackson “classless” for his comments regarding Stephen Curry.

Jackson complained that the Nuggets were sending”hitmen” to target Curry and injure him during Game 5.

The Warriors’ coach had a chance to respond on The Dan Patrick Show:

You [Patrick], as my guy, there is no way in the world you can sit there and listen to Scott Hastings, of all people, call me ‘classless.’ Now he can disagree with my statement, he can disagree with my coaching, he can disagree with my announcing, my playing, all of that, but to say it was ‘classless,’ I think it was unfair of him.

Jackson also lashed out at Nuggets’ head coach George Karl, who called Festus Ezeli ” an elbow and asshole guy.”


“Disrepectful. George will be a Hall-of-Fame coach. He’s a heck of a coach. He’s had tremendous success. He’s done a great job this year. He has a very good basketball team,” Jackson told CSN Bay Area. “That statement is disrespectful. I have a lot of respect for George Karl and the job that he’s done and who he is. That statement was disrespectful. I wonder what he thinks of his players. The Kenyon Martins, the Kenneth Farieds, JaVale McGee, (Kosta) Koufos. I wonder what he thinks of those guys if they just go out and do their job.”

I’m sure there have been other comments between the two teams that weren’t exactly respectful. Bottom line, this series is turning nastier as we speak, and Game 6 should be a good one tonight.




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