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Kicks On Court Diaries: A Sneak Peek Inside Stephen Jackson’s Sneaker Closet

Stephen Jackson is a professional basketball player, yet, basketball, alone, doesn’t define him.

Captain Jack is into other things these days. He’s been rapping ever since he started playing basketball and will be releasing his debut album, Jack Of All Trades, on the same day the 2012-2013 NBA season tips off; he runs a basketball camp for kids that features some of the top, young talent in Texas. Jack is also a longtime, faithful sneaker collector of mostly Jordans ever since MJ himself added him to the Jordan Brand roster years ago. “I remember my first season with the Bobcats,” said the Port Arthur native. “I helped the Charlotte Bobcats get to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, and because of that, MJ blessed me with a sneaker contract.”

Since then, Stephen has racked up over 2,000 pairs of Jordans in his closet, and they are all organized by color, a task he says his wife accomplished up while he was on tour promoting his music. As the second entry of our Kicks On Court Diaries series and the first installment of our new column called Sneak Peek, Captain Jack invited us to his home to get an exclusive, in-depth ‘sneak peek’ inside his sneaker-filled closet. Check out the video above to see Nice Kicks’ associate editor George Kiel III chop it up with Stephen Jackson and run through his favorites.

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Big thanks to Rod D and Hot Rod.

Throughout the Kicks On Court Diaries series, follow associate editor George Kiel III on Twitter at @geokthree for updates.

44 comments
JinrongWang
JinrongWang

Pairs of pairs of sneakers,really impressive. I've bought a pair of Jordan last week at www.justclimbup.com. It is the same as one of those in Jackson'closet.

geokthree
geokthree

@treykerby Thanks for sharing, man. I appreciate it.

BW628
BW628

@akline47 RT @treykerby: Inside Stephen Jackson's shoe closet, via @nicekicks and @geokthree: http://t.co/pLPSYVH8

Mr Laurant
Mr Laurant

Straight Lavish.....he's on that inkflothreads swag

BrayBray
BrayBray

@DonWong23 @samseto unreal. Look up Joe Johnsons - that's the best I've seen.

MCloudy34
MCloudy34

@geokthree that was nice. On your way...

luianbern13
luianbern13

@JaviKasper @cxavier_11 @Oniix13 @TheOnlyLuillo Humilde !

i_luv_kickz
i_luv_kickz

I. Would. Kill. To. Have. A. Closet. Like. That.

elrolio
elrolio

@nicekicks (thats a not so subtle way of saying: make sure kicks on court got good shots of his spizike IDs for my inspiration)

elrolio
elrolio

@nicekicks oh, i LOVe this, looking fwd to seeing him rock his "20 pair" of spizikes on court this season.

elrolio
elrolio

@nicekicks Watching!

LaFlareSoIcey
LaFlareSoIcey

dayuumm, life is great to be a professional NBA player on a Jordan  contract..

Sam_NoIAm
Sam_NoIAm

Dang....all of yall are blessed I just pray I can walk on the inside of a house that looks like that let alone own one for myself

treykerby
treykerby

@geokthree I still think having the Nike ID delivery show up when you were there was planted.

julianwho
julianwho

@Z12superfly so many everything over 2,000

geokthree
geokthree

@MCloudy34 appreciate it Cloudy

damruff
damruff

@garikjan3 How can they be fake if he has a contract with Jordan Brand?

jerry_loko24
jerry_loko24

@iMakerSay I need to get me a shoe deal with Jordan asap

geokthree
geokthree

@treykerby haha! Nope, His doorbell literally rung 10 min after we got there, and it was the guy with a package. I was like this is perfect.

damruff
damruff

@garikjan3 You have freedom of speech and can obviously say what you want but your comment saying the bin 9's were fake was dumb and I wasn't the only person who felt that way.

damruff
damruff

@garikjan3 Ok so let me get this straight. You're saying that Stephen Jackson a millionaire that has a shoe contract with Jordan Brand has a fake pair of bin 9's because the ones pictured on flightclubla.com are way more shiny and darker along with the jumpman on the sole? You do release there's a difference in lighting when you taking a picture of something versus when it's video recorded right? Also you can clearly see that a bright ass light was shinning on them when he showed them in the video. Lastly for you to say "if you knew what bin 9s actually looked like, you would think the same.". This is another dumb comment because I would never question the authenticity of someone's Jordan's who is rich and has a contract with Jordan Brand.