Stephen Jackson says Don Nelson knew he was smoking during his days with the Golden State Warriors.

Nelson coached Jackson on the We Believe Warriors team:

“When I came to the team, I was already smoking,” Jackson told Tom Haberstroh of NBC Sports. “I had hooked up with Matt (Barnes) and he was the one who was already smoking over there. Me and Matt had hooked up instantly. (Marijuana) just went through the team.

“Me and Don Nelson stayed in the same building. I stayed on the 11th floor. He stayed on the roof. I had the whole building smelling like weed. He definitely knew. As long as we were playing well, he didn’t give a f*** what we were doing.”

Jackson, Matt Barnes and Al Harrington all smoked weed during their time with the Warriors and in the NBA. All three guys have said that cannabis is way better than taking pills for pain.

Jackson played 179 games with the Warriors. He averaged 19.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists. The now 41-year-old won the 2003 championship with the San Antonio Spurs, but he’s mostly going to be remembered for his days with the Warriors and the Malice At The Palace.

Live and breathe the NBA?

🚨 Get viral NBA graphics, memes, rumors and trending news delivered right to your inbox with the Clutch Newsletter.

Follow ClutchPoints on Twitter & Instagram, and like us on Facebook for more news on the Warriors. We can also be found on Flipboard where you can subscribe and follow us.

All of our Warriors and NBA content can be found on the NBA section of the ClutchPoints home page here. For all of our college basketball content, click here.

Follow Warriors and other NBA games live by downloading the ClutchPoints App and heading to the scores tab under the NBA section.