For Stephen Jackson, getting home at the conclusion of the weeklong Western portion of the Spurs’ rodeo road trip meant reuniting with his wife, Renata, to continue the process of recovering from the loss of the child the couple recently lost.
Jackson said he and his wife are to learn results of an autopsy conducted after the baby Renata Jackson had been carrying for six and a half months died after a premature birth.
“It’s going to be good to get home just to see how she is doing,” Jackson said after the Spurs closed out their nine-game rodeo trip with a victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.
“I hope she is fine, hope everything is fine. She’s been on my mind ever since I left. Things are getting better. I’m OK and I’ll get home. We’ll get the autopsy and we’ll go from there.”
The veteran guard-forward flew from Chicago to San Antonio on Feb. 11 after learning of the loss. Jackson rejoined the team when it arrived in Los Angeles on Feb. 20, thankful for the support the Spurs organization had given him.
He is even more thankful the team won’t hit the road again until March 12.
“We’re basically home the whole month and that’s good,” he said. “It was a great road trip and good to be back with the guys. It definitely helped me to get my sanity back, get some peace of mind. But being home for this month is definitely going to help me and my family a lot.”
Spurs’ Jackson eager to reunite with grieving wife
San Antonio Express-News | Feb 26