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With help from mom, Jackson's actions leave a good holiday impression

Warriors swingman Stephen Jackson is focused on giving back during the holidays, with an able assist from his mom, Judy, Ric Bucher writes.

Updated: August 6, 2009, 1:16 PM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine

Anyone who has seen Stephen Jackson play knows how the Warriors' swingman relishes the element of surprise, that moment when he slips a no-look pass to a rolling Andris Biedrins or pulls up to launch an oh-no-he-didn't 3 on the break. That's why it wasn't enough for him to pick up the tab for four underprivileged families to enjoy a holiday dinner and open presents at Miss Pearl's Jam House, not far from his condominium in downtown Oakland.

Jackson made sure the families weren't ...

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