Less than two weeks ago, Stephen Jackson was just a retired basketball player with a podcast. On May 22nd, Jackson and All the Smoke co-host Matt Barnes appeared on Bill Simmons' podcast to talk mostly about basketball. Three days later, on May 25, Jackson's longtime friend, George Floyd, was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since then Jackson has been thrust into a completely different spotlight, speaking out about justice for his friend and equality for all.

On Monday, Jackson appeared on an IG Live conversation with The Undefeated's Marc Spears. Jackson revealed that he had a half-hour conversation with Adam SIlver and had been in contact with LeBron James.