Former NBA player Stephen Jackson is the latest personality to go on an all-out tirade against Houston Rockets superstar James Harden. There have been reports that the primary reason why the former MVP wants out of Houston is due to the fact that the Rockets brass opted to bring in new coach Stephen Silas to replace Mike D'Antoni. Clearly, this did not sit well with Jackson.

Jackson did not hold back with his criticism of Harden, calling out the All-Star guard about his lack of respect for Silas:

“James Harden don’t want to be held accountable. [Mike] D’Antoni is the worst defensive coach in NBA history, ain’t gonna win s—, ain’t won s— as a head coach. He easy to run over. So James is trying to continue to be around close to D’Antoni so he can’t be held accountable,” Jackson said on an audio recording of himself via Instagram. “The Rockets finally get a young Black coach. A young Black coach get an opportunity, and you don’t want to show up to camp. You don’t want to play for him. How that look? And you wonder why every time a Black coach get a job, they put him in a bulls— situation. Look what you doing.

“What a real one would do is go play for that Black coach and make him look good and build with John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins, some real ones. But obviously you want to chase rappers around.”

Let's not overlook the fact that Jackson also trashed coach D'Antoni with his statement here, but that's a discussion for another day.

For Jackson, he believes that Harden's decision not to show up to Houston's training camp is not only an utter lack of professionalism, but more importantly, it's Harden not wanting to play for a new Black coach Silas. For his part, Jackson has been one of the most prominent voices in the Black Lives Matter movement — he was a good friend of George Floyd — and he's decided to paint Harden's actions here in a very bad light.