Former NBA player Jalen Rose made his "Dark Alley Fab Five" list with NBA players who he'd want to have next to him in a dark alley if trouble developed. San Antonio Spurs small forward Stephen Jackson made the list being named first (in no particular order).
Metta World Peace and Jackson were a huge part of the infamous "Malice At the Palace" while other players are seen as tough guys on the court. With Jackson's recent comments to Serge Ibaka on Twitter, you'd probably want a Jackson type person having your back when things get rough. Jackson has shown he doesn't get scared, on the court or off and that's helped the Spurs' toughness this season even when he hasn't been on the court.