The Thunder Are Butthurt That Their Former Teammate Reggie Jackson Celebrated A Win Right In Their Grill
Holy shit, before I saw these videos I was going to tell the Thunder to cry about it, but it seems that they didn't need to wait for my advice. Reggie Jackson probably took his celebration a little bit too far, but I don't think we need to act like he dropped trou and Peyton Manning'd the entire Thunder roster. I'll tell you what though, Steven Adams is right. This does say a lot about Reggie Jackson. It says that he still feels resentment towards his former team that unceremoniously shipped him to Detroit. It says that Reggie Jackson derives more joy out of beating a team that he felt didn't appreciate him enough. It says that Reggie Jackson doesn't give too much of a shit about what his old teammates think about him. Essentially it says that Reggie Jackson is exactly like every single other player that has ever been traded in the NBA.
This isn't baseball. There's no unwritten rules that need following. This isn't golf where a big victory should be only be celebrated with a fist pump and a head nod. This is the NBA. A league whose popularity is predicated upon eccentric acts of showmanship. A sport that glorifies the me-first attitude. Steph Curry is one of the best team players in the sport and I don't even remember the last time he watched his shot until it went all the way through the net. LeBron James is lauded for making all his teammates better, and he can't even sit a game out without making everything about him. As I recall Russell Westbrook didn't have a problem with staying in a game against the Clippers a few weeks ago after it was already well in doubt just to pad his stats. So that guy - the one that rubbed salt in the wound just he could reach double digits in a third statistical category - is going to bitch and moan about some arm waving? Russell Westbrook can piss off, because if we are talking about shamelessly seeking attention then pot met kettle...