I get what Mark Jackson was trying to say, he just turned into a mini-sermon — therefore confusing people. Floyd Mayweather’s status as an all-time great boxer somehow made its way into a conversation during the Warriors vs Grizzlies second round matchup.
Jackson led the charge, and tried to explain that Mayweather the boxer and Mayweather the man, can’t be judged on the same scale.
Pundits sometimes like to place Mayweather lower on the all-time pound-for-pound list because of his past domestic violence issues.
Jackson believes that Mayweather the boxer should be judged strictly on his boxing prowess. His judgement as a man should come outside the ring.
There are many in boxing and sports circles who agree with Jackson. Others feel they both go hand in hand, similar to how NBA and NFL players are judged as well.
Take a listen.