Steve's Thunder Notes: Call Me Old School


Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 12:59 pm
By: News 9


Move over Patrick Beverley, Oklahoma City may have a new opposing villain and his name is Reggie Jackson. Baseball's Reggie dug into the Dodger blue with his home run bat, Basketball's Reggie digs into the Thunder blue with his taunting.

I don't like it and I never will. Pumping your fist in the air after making a great play is understandable in the world of sports. Hey, I celebrate with a fist pump when I make a 20-foot putt for bogey on the golf course. We all celebrate in different ways.

What Reggie Jackson did to the team that believed in him on NBA draft day a few years ago was an eye opener for me anyway Tuesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Detroit didn't seal the win over the Durant-Ibaka less Thunder until late in the fourth. So with the game out of reach, Reggie made sure his old team knew it by strutting his celebration wave in front of the Oklahoma City bench. I guess Reggie wanting to make sure OKC knew that he is doing alright in the Motor City.

Reggie was traded to Detroit last season, because the talented guard wanted to be a starter, I get that, but his departure wasn't exactly a smooth one.  Reggie made it pretty obvious that he wanted out at the start of last season.

So when Oklahoma City releases their schedule for next season you may want to circle the Pistons game on the calendar. For Reggie in the next meeting,  be prepared for Russell Westbrook's relentless effort and for a Steven Adams elbow perhaps in the lane.

I have to wonder if given the chance will Reggie taunt his former head coach Scott Brooks too?

What Reggie Jackson did to the team that believed in him on NBA draft day a few years ago was an eye opener for me anyway Tuesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Detroit didn't seal the win over the Durant-Ibaka less Thunder until late in the fourth. So with the game out of reach, Reggie made sure his old team knew it by strutting his celebration wave in front of the Oklahoma City bench. I guess Reggie wanting to make sure OKC knew that he is doing alright in the Motor City.

Reggie was traded to Detroit last season, because the talented guard wanted to be a starter, I get that, but his departure wasn't exactly a smooth one.  Reggie made it pretty obvious that he wanted out at the start of last season.

So when Oklahoma City releases their schedule for next season you may want to circle the Pistons game on the calendar. For Reggie in the next meeting,  be prepared for Russell Westbrook's relentless effort and for a Steven Adams elbow perhaps in the lane.

I have to wonder if given the chance will Reggie taunt his former head coach Scott Brooks too?

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Move over Patrick Beverley, Oklahoma City may have a new opposing villain and his name is Reggie Jackson.

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