Former NBA player Jim Jackson talks to ESPN, discusses college basketball

Jim JacksonFormer NBA player Jim Jackson, who now works as the analyst for the Big 10 Network, has recently talked to ESPN.

Jackson talked with Overtime’s Jeff Thurn out the NBA and the Big 10 as a whole in regards to college basketball.

Jackson spoke about the revolving door in college basketball at the #1 spot and how tough it is to play on the road in the Big 10.

He also debated Lebron James v. Kevin Durant as the NBA’s best player.

Jackson was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1992 NBA Draft.

Jackson played 13 years in the NBA, appearing in 885 games (650 started), averaging 14.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 3.2 apg in 32.8 minutes of action.

Jackson spent first four seasons with Dallas, never averaging below 16 ppg. In his third season with the team he averaged career high 25.7 ppg.

In total, NBA journeyman Jackson played for 12 NBA teams – Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Portland TrailBlazers, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns and LA Lakers.


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