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Want a name for the Piston’s Reggie Jackson? I have a few choice ones if you care to read


Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook drives the ball against Pistons’ KEntavious Caldwell-Pope at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mich. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Kimberly P. Mitchell/Detroit Free Press


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.

About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 64 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

One Response to “Want a name for the Piston’s Reggie Jackson? I have a few choice ones if you care to read”

  1. Barbara Hoots
    March 29, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Reggie’s lucky that pretty much the whole team had an off night or they’d have gotten blown away. They didn’t win “nothin'”, it was handed to them.

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