Jerry Stackhouse might want to reconsider pissing off the Hornets. After getting blasted over the first two games of the series and falling into a 2-0 series hole against New Orleans, Stackhouse gave his opponents even more motivation on Wednesday night when he ripped into Hornets coach Byron Scott on a radio show.
I think it’s just about having personalities that mesh and I think Chris (Paul) is such a great guy, I think he’s been able to kind of deal with Byron Scott. I don’t think Byron Scott is the best coach or I don’t think he’s the best guy to deal with — you know what I’m sayin? — from some things that I’ve heard from other players and just some dealings that I had with him earlier in the season. I was about ready to kick his ass — you know what I’m sayin? He was sitting on the sideline and we just got into a little conversation or something and he was going to tell me, you know, ‘Talk to me when you get a ring.’ I was like, I told that fool, ‘If I played with Magic and Worthy and Kareem I’d have a ring, too. So, you know, he’s a sucker in my book, but that’s a whole other story.
Well, guess what Stack; you don’t play with Magic, Worthy or Kareem. Nope, you play with perennial playoff choke artists like Dirk Nowitzki. From collapsing in Game 3 against the Heat to getting smacked down by the last-seeded Warriors to barely making the playoffs before dropping the first two against an inexperienced New Orleans squad; sorry Stackhouse, but you are no Byron Scott.
Good luck handling an angry Chris Paul who will be looking to avenge his coach’s name in Game 3.
[StarTelegram.com]: Stackhouse no fan of Byron Scott