By Jose Grijalva, Project Spurs.com
The San Antonio Spurs were called "soft" for many years, especially once Stephen Jackson left the team during the summer of 2003.
They were a tough defensive team, but didn't show much "attitude" in any way. In fact, they were so humble people referred to them as "boring."
With a full training camp and preseason under him, Jackson has rejoined the Spurs and has brought that much needed attitude that they've desperately missed since their defensive players left. Gregg Popovich knows that Jackson has supplied something different this year (via Star-Telegram.com)
"I love his sense of humor and I love his competitiveness, he gives us a little bit of an edge."
This is the toughness he's brought to all his teams, the most evident was the Golden State Warriors in 2007. They played an undersized game against a taller Dallas Mavericks team and it was the Warriors who pushed the taller Mavs around that series that they eventually won.
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