It probably is overkill to suggest Stephen Jackson left his heart in San Francisco. Or even in Oakland.

Still, Jackson insists — despite everything you might have heard or read — he harbors nothing but fond feelings for the place.

"We did some great things out there," Jackson said of the parts of four seasons spent with Golden State. "I've got no bad blood."

When the 6-foot-8 small forward returns to Oracle Arena tonight, with a Spurs team contending for the Western Conference's top seed, it will be interesting to see if the Bay Area returns the love.

It was amid a cloud of acrimony that Jackson left the Warriors in November 2009, traded to Charlotte in a deal that represented little more than a salary dump.