Near the end of the Pistons 88-82 win over the Durant-less Thunder, Reggie Jackson celebrated by skipping around the arena with his hands in the air. That didn’t sit too well with his former teammate Russell Westbrook.
“Honestly, I think it’s some real bullshit.” Said Westbrook, who wouldn’t even acknowledge Jackson after a game in November. “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.”
Thunder center Steven Adams said he was “surprised” by Jackson’s behavior and had a few words with him near the end of the game.
“Just surprised, really,” Adams said. “Says a lot about him. Keep it up here, though, for next time.”
Jackson didn’t seem too concerned and downplayed the conversation after the game.
“He said a few words, I said a few words.” Said Jackson.
IS IT OK TO CELEBRATE?
After the game, Shaq and the Inside the NBA crew discussed Westbrook’s issue with Jackson celebrating – not “showboating.”
“Whoopee freaking doo,” Said Shaq. “Every time you dunk you make a face. I don’t want to hear all that. My question is, what you going to do?”