Mark Jackson's game of thrones

Originally Published: April 18, 2014
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Watching and listening to Mark Jackson lately reminds me of Ned Stark near the conclusion of the first season of "Game of Thrones." There's an air of resignation to him, an acceptance of the fact that this won't end well for him.

On the night the Golden State Warriors secured their second consecutive playoff berth, something this franchise has not done since 1991 and 1992, Jackson offered this fatalistic comment:

"It's not our goal to just be a playoff basketball team," Jackson said. ...

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