Reggie Jackson Photobombed A Blake Griffin Postgame Interview As He Was Criticizing The Pistons' Lack Of Focus
There's two ways to look at this...
1) Reggie Jackson picked the worst possible time for postgame hijinks, as he looked very stupid inserting his shit-eating smile into a serious discussion of which he wasn't invited, or...
2) Reggie Jackson picked the perfect time for postgame hijinks, as he basically interrupted Blake Griffin's appraisal only to prove it entirely accurate by being far too excited about holding on to a victory over an equally bad Pelicans' team.
As awkward as it was to watch, I think I'm rolling with the latter here, as I don't think a point has ever been cased quite as quickly as the assessment that part of the Pistons' problem is that they are made far too merry by mediocrity. As evidenced by the towel he draped over his unmistakably frustrated face as soon as he realized what was happening, Blake Griffin likely wanted to use it to ring his tone-deaf teammate's neck in that misread moment. In retrospect, however, there's something very settling about having a somewhat unsavory observation about your own team accompanied by immediate visual evidence.
Photoshop Detroit's record into that screenshot, throw it up on the projector during film study, and you have yourself a pretty powerful message about complacency. I don't know if that's more to the credit of Blake Griffin's leadership or more to the credit of Reggie Jackson's jackassery, but the combination made for an undeniable indictment of a team that now has no choice but to plead guilty to the charge of being too easily appeased. Especially since killing the messenger isn't liable to do them any good...