Writing independent articles on sports, I am beholding to no body. I can say what I want, when I want too, and bloviate my opinions without a censor. Tonight, just a second after watching the Detroit Pistons defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Auburn Hill, Reggie Jackson, point guard of the Motor City’s NBA franchise, pranced around the floor, holding his hands up, encouraging the fans still in the arena to cheer the win over his former team and teammates. Now I will tell it like it is from a NBA sports writer. And it is what it is and Reggie Jackson is what he is. It was unprofessional and Reggie Jackson is more than a punk. He is a jackass in the first degree. Yes, as a member of an NBA team, one does not lollygag around the court at the conclusion of games, acting like a fool. Sure, I think Mr. Jackson is more than just a punk and jackass. He is a fool. And I think the Thunder’s Russell Westbrook might just agree with me.
The day this player was let go to Detroit, members of the Thunder were quite happy with the departure. See, the Thunder players did not like Mr. Jackson because of one thing. He didn’t fit the culture of the organization in OKC, and again tonight, this so-called professional basketball player showed why the Thunder did not accept him, especially in the locker room. Reggie Jackson is all about Reggie Jackson. He is his own legend, as he has said on more than one occasion he wanted to be the best point guard in the Association, and would be. Would someone tell Mr. Jackson two things. One, his Detroit team beat OKC tonight because the second greatest basketball player in the world and one of his significant side-kicks, Serge Ibaka, did not see the floor. And second, please tell him that not only is he not the greatest point guard in the league, he will never be the greatest point guard and he will be lucky make the top twenty if he works at it.
Feature Photo: Detroit Pistons’ Reggie Jackson lifts his hands up in the air bringing fans to their feet after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 88-82 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mich. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Kimberly P. Mitchell/Detroit Free Press
Russell Westbrook’s full quote on Mr. Jackson is here, via NBC’s Dan Feldman:
Honestly, I think it’s some real bullshit. I don’t appreciate it from our team and our organization. I don’t like it all. But it is what it is. We’ll see him down the line. We’ll take care of that when we get there.
It doesn’t matter. Honestly, he wasn’t changing nothing for us. Obviously, he didn’t want to be here. He’s in a better spot. He’s not doing too much of a difference, if you ask me. He’s going to stay over here in Detroit. We’re going to stay over here. We’ll see them next season.