ESPN’s Mark Jackson Calls ‘Player X’ Criticism of Kevin Garnett in ESPN The Magazine a ‘Cop-Out’

Kevin Garnett continues to be in the headlines both on and off the court.

Garnett was recently called a “punk” and a “coward” in the latest installment of ESPN the Magazine’s “Player X” feature, during which an anonymous NBA player is asked to write a column dealing with just about anything to do with the league. has video of former NBA point guard and ESPN analyst Mark Jackson who stirred up some controversy with his employer when he called out ESPN the Magazine during an ESPN broadcast.

Jackson said that the “Player X” feature is a “cop-out” by the magazine.

“I think it’s a cop-out, as a magazine, to give a source and not give the name,” Jackson said during yesterday’s Celtics-Knicks telecast on ABC. “If you’re going to attack Kevin Garnett in that way, then put a name to it or don’t write it. It’s not fair to Kevin Garnett.”

Click below to watch the video of Jackson’s comments.

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