- In a crazy story recirculating from April 2020, Stephen Jackson reveals how he abandoned his $ 400,000 marriage during a marriage contract that was never signed by Imani Showalter.
- Jackson claims Mike Bibby and Stephon Marbury were present to witness the disaster.
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In November 2020, I spoke with LaVar Ball about our Endless show, and the Big Baller himself claimed that the price to pay for his sons to become billionaire basketball icons was that they “never meet a good woman. “
It could be argued that the absurd comment was validated in the coming months when her 19-year-old son LaMelo began dating 32-year-old Instagram model Ana Montana and Brittany Renner, essentially calling it a break with PJ Washington. of the Hornets after having her baby as a good personal finance decision.
Ball’s premonition can easily be undermined when you consider the seemingly happy marriages of the league’s biggest stars – LeBron, Steph, Chris Paul – but the edifying account of retired NBA veteran Stephen Jackson may be enough of a deterrent. for future generations of NBA players opposed to marriage.
Jackson, who played 14 seasons in the NBA, took to Instagram live to tell a crazy story about how he gobbled up $ 400,000 in a wedding that was called off after all the guests arrived on. the Houston site.
In the early 2010s, Jackson was engaged to Women Basketball: LA Star, Imani Showalter. The couple once had a child together, but Jackson, who has earned more than $ 70 million in career income, has announced that he refuses to marry without Showalter (whom he never specifically named) signing. a marriage contract.
“I take care of a lot of people. I will never let a woman control all the hard work I have done in my life, ”he said, as transcribed by Home of Playmakers. “None of those muhf * ckas were in the gym with me. So I thought to myself who I’m married to, they sign a marriage contract over it. It’s not even a second guess.
Jackson claims Showalter was dragging its feet to sign the deal despite false promises, while letting the wedding day draw closer.
During the IG live session, Jackson revealed that Showalter was adamant that a specific pastor marry the two, a request Jack was willing to concede.
“She is adamant about this certain pastor. I’m cool, it’s his wedding. But he’s a pastor, I’m talking about yelling at me and things. ‘This pastor has to do it.’
I spent about $ 400,000 on the wedding, all of you. Pastor doesn’t matter to me. I just want to marry you. I don’t even care.
Jackson claims he woke up on his wedding day anxious about the unsigned marriage contract and shared his concerns with groomsmen Stephon Marbury and Mike Bibby while getting dressed.
That’s when things started to go downhill.
“We’re in the back room and the preacher walks in with his assistant and my nanny walks in with a scared look on her face. She pulls me aside and she says, ‘She still hasn’t signed it.’ So I said, ‘I’m not getting married then.’ Steph said to me: ‘She didn’t sign the marriage contract, why are we even here?’ “
“The preacher comes forward, you remember the preacher? He says’ Wait, now I know you love this girl. Don’t make a drastic decision. I think you should just let God take care of it. I said, ‘Huh?’ He said, “As a pastor, I don’t believe in marriage contracts. Now I know why she was fighting for you. You don’t believe in marriage contracts. To hell with what you believe in. I put everything in the hands of God and God told me to put the pen in his hand and make him sign this fucking marriage contract. That’s what God tells me. So God tells you and me two different things.
Jackson then alleged that his sister stormed out of the bridesmaids’ “warm” hotel room, upset by what had been discussed in the room with the bride and her closest friends.
She said, according to Jackson, “I had to get out of there before I yell at any of them because they’re talking crazy over there.” Not in those exact words, but she was upset with what was said in there. “
Jackson says that’s when he realized the wedding was called off and Showalter revealed his “true colors.” It should be noted that all the while, Bobby Valentino is waiting for the green light to start singing the couple down the aisle.
“We undress. When we enter the room, I collapse crying. Honestly to God the truth, I was hurt. I wanted to marry her, bruh. I collapse crying for like twenty and thirty minutes. I find it hard to cry. I didn’t think a woman would take me to this point on a piece of paper.
And we had a child together. I was honestly hurt. I was in there crying. And that’s when I fell in love with Mike Bibby’s mom. I speak like snot everything. As an adult, I never cried like this. Mike Bibby’s mom grabbed his bare hand, wiped the snot and everything off my face, and lifted my chin up and said, “You’ve turned into a man today. “
At the request of the bride’s family, Jackson agreed to tell them about the situation on the wedding day. Showalter, who reportedly cried, agreed to sign the marriage contract and move forward with the wedding day. It was a hard no for Jackson.
“Listen, I was born at night but not last night. Anytime someone signs something where they’re crying, under any kind of stress, that shit can be thrown away.
Jackson then goes down the stairs to pull something out of the $ 400,000 wedding that never was.
As soon as we got downstairs Stephon Marbury was in the DJ booth.
“She gives me money …” [starts singing Kanye West’s Gold Digger]. This shit was classic.
“After partying at the hotel, my partners and I were getting ready to go out. Two of her main pressures that were with her were with us that night. And I’m going to stay funky, I shot one. You feel me. But these are his friends though. Yeah I did. Sure.
If I cheat $ 300,000 to $ 400,000, I’ll get some back. They couldn’t wait.
All’s well that ends well I guess?