R.A. Dickey wasn't the only pro athlete in New York unafraid to throw knuckles last season. Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Jerry Stackhouse is still a bad dude. However, he'd make a terrible Fight Club member. Rule No. 1 of Fight Club is that you don't talk about Fight Club. On Wednesday's Highly Questionable With Dan Le Batard, Stack shared the inside details on his unofficial fight record.
NBA players that still throw hands are dying off like true low-post centers or heavyweight boxers. As teammates at UNC, Stack and Rasheed Wallace may have been one of the most formidable tag teams in college basketball history. 'Sheed had the belt and the bark, but Stack is all bite.
His fight with Jeff Hornacek in 1996 is one of the few public blowups he's ever had, but behind the scenes, Stack's been serving two piece's to NBA cats for years. The highlight of his interview involve his personal account of slugging Christian Laettner during a card game on a team fight, and giving a young Kirk Snyder the metaphorically kick in the pants that he later admitted, he needed.
Stack grew up the youngest of 11 children, but alongside Tony Allen, Nate Robinson and Zach Randolph, he's now the oldhead on the NBA's State Farm "Good Hands" Team.