Former NBA star Stephen Jackson had something to get off his chest in the aftermath of Philly rap star PnB Rock’s murder in South Central Los Angeles.
Jackson claimed he “checks in” whenever traveling to another city or state. If you’re unaware of what that means, he is basically saying if he is visiting a city he is not familiar with, he calls someone ahead of time to make sure he will be good and nothing will happen to him. Basically, it’s a sign of respect.
“I check in everywhere I go,” Jackson said in a social media post on Wednesday.
“Everywhere I go I call somebody from the place I’m going that I know and check in. I wanna come home to my family and I love my life. I’m checking in with my people out of respect.”
His message comes amid the grizzly shooting death of rapper PnB Rock, whom many believe was the target of a robbery while eating at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles with his girlfriend.
“It’s nothing wrong with showing respect when you in somebody’s city or state,” Jackson said.
“I always check in ’cause I know real ones everywhere. I care about my life and I’m coming home to my kids and my family. Bet that.”
Social media ripped him for his statement: