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makinskrilla
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That shirt is so tight.





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mattz1122
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An LSU legend for whom I have the utmost respect.





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Tiger in NY
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When he went OFF for 55 against TENN!!! Unreal.


CJ vs. Tenn

People make too big a deal out of his politics. They guy stood up for what he believed in. Big deal. Newsflash, the US Govt has done a LOT of fricked up shite.






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tigerpimpbot
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Chris Jackson going for 55 vs. Ole Miss when Gerald Glass went for 53.

If I'm not mistaken, and I might be, it was the same day Buster Douglas shocked the world vs. Tyson. (fuzzy memories)

ETA: I'm wrong.

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Well, Jackson didn't make a second-half 2-point field goal until 9 minutes 7 seconds were left, and Allan Houston scored a career-high 43 points. The only catch was that Jackson all but shelved his 2-point arsenal this afternoon and put on a riveting display of 3-point shooting on the way to a 49-point performance as L.S.U. held off the Volunteers, 119-113, before a raucous crowd at Thompson-Boling arena.

Jackson was 14 for 32 from the field, including 10 of 20 on 3-pointers. He hit 11 of 12 from the foul line.


LINK

Buster Douglas KO'd Tyson on the night Chris went off on Tennessee for 49 and Allan Houston went for 43. I knew there was a crazy LSU game that day.




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glassman
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Damn. In high school he made something like 286 FT in a row after practice


I saw a game where he and James Robinson who was from Jackson, MS Murrah played. It was unreal. Robinson had like 51 and CJ had 49. Still hard to wrap my mind around that game.






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King Joey
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Damn. In high school he made something like 286 FT in a row after practice
283. And it was in practice. Their coach made them shoot 25 freethrows at the end of practice every day, but you couldn't stop shooting if it would break a streak. So he shot his 25 and made his last one, so he kept on shooting til he missed. When it was all said and done, he'd made 283 in a row. He was a Junior when he did that.

I was the same year as CJ, and my high school coach my Junior year had been an assistant at Gulfport (where CJ played) the year before. So we hear alllll about Chris Jackson that year (the coach wasn't very good, so he was only there for a year). I was so excited when I found out he was heading to LSU the same time I was. Between him and Vernel Singleton (who I got to play with in high school in Natchez once) and the other guys, that '88-'89 season was one of the most fun teams I've ever watched. Maybe the most fun non-Final Four LSU basketball team I've ever seen. Just excitement and entertainment almost every trip up the court, almost every night. That was some fun times in the PMAC. And beating Georgetown in the SuperDome was freaking awesome!







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la_birdman
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He was damn good.



Absolutely.









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RogerTheShrubber
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Best LSU player since Pistol Pete. Just too much fun to watch.





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SabiDojo
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Chris Jackson lived down the street from me.

He would come back to visit his mom and play at the park on my street.

He was always really nice.







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LSUtoOmaha
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Screwed up in the NBA with his anti-American shenanigans. Sad story, but I don't feel sorry for him one bit - he made his bed, now he has to sleep in it.



This is such a close-minded statement. I disagree with Jackson's philosophy, but he did not harm anyone. All he did was sit during the National Anthem, and explained that he felt uncomfortable giving allegiance to anyone but God. He also said America had a history of tyranny and oppression. Is that really an incorrect statement? It is up for interpretation, and it is clear that Chris Jackson had very well thought-out beliefs. He had convictions and stood by them. You may disagree with his convictions, but I doubt you have the strength he did to stand by them with what was at stake, both publicly and financially.






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Tiger1242
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This is such a close-minded statement. I disagree with Jackson's philosophy, but he did not harm anyone. All he did was sit during the National Anthem, and explained that he felt uncomfortable giving allegiance to anyone but God. He also said America had a history of tyranny and oppression. Is that really an incorrect statement? It is up for interpretation, and it is clear that Chris Jackson had very well thought-out beliefs. He had convictions and stood by them. You may disagree with his convictions, but I doubt you have the strength he did to stand by them with what was at stake, both publicly and financially.


Wow went on quite a rant there huh?
I think he meant he screwed up his NBA career with that stuff and you can't really argue that






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LSUtoOmaha
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Maybe so. The context wasn't clear to me. To think he is a bad person or that he screwed up his life is wrong.





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LSUsCRYSTALball
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Surv1vor1st
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So you're from the Grove' or Soria City?





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Pepe Lepew
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Top Frosh - Jackson
Top soph through senior - Maravich



only because Pete couldn't play varsity back then .....

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Most talented LSU basketball team ever.


I think the '81 team would disagree ....



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MELDERMAN
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The CJ at LSU was awesome... The Muhommad Abdullah ruaafff was an idiot. All of you that say he stood up for his beliefs so praise him need to get a clue. He was fine taking millions of American dollars, but just " hated" what it stood for. If you're ok with any athlete refusing to stand for our flag and disrespecting this country and what it stands for just because he played for LSU....sad. A lot of men have died for that flag and yes he has the right to be an idiot because of them. That also gives me the right to dislike his ass.





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Tortilla Tiger
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The story within a story with this cover is that Nike pulled off a huge coup having CJ wear those shoes. The Converse rep was J. Dean's son, and he got REAMED for it. It was a huge story inside the athletic department as Converse had the contract at that time.





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LSUGrad9295
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I was a student for both of CJ's seasons. Wonderful times. I recall always sitting in front of a guy in the student section who would say "Dick 'em Chris" every time Jackson would start to drive on someone toward the basket....and many more times than not, Chris did indeed "dick 'em"





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weptiger
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He was fine taking millions of American dollars, but just " hated" what it stood for.


Hit the nail on the head. I loved watching him play basketball for LSU. I'll take a pass on the post LSU evolution of CJ.






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