Enes Kanter Sounds Very Happy About Having Left Utah

Since joining the Thunder at the trade deadline, Enes Kanter has been very good offensively and on the glass. To hear Kanter tell it, the biggest reason he is playing so much better is because he was miserable in Salt Lake City. Via Daily Thunder: » 3/28/15 6:37pm Saturday 6:37pm

The Day A Shit-Talking Reggie Jackson Tore Apart The Yankees

This story was originally published in the June, 1977 issue of Sport. It also appears in the collection Renegades. It is republished here with permission, and includes a postscript from the author. » 3/25/15 3:22pm 3/25/15 3:22pm

Reggie Jackson Is Very Surprised To Learn He Had 20 Assists Tonight

Reggie Jackson really wanted out from Oklahoma City, and with Brandon Jennings sidelined with a ruptured Achilles, he's getting a chance to make a team his own for the first time. Tonight he had his best game as a Piston, scoring an efficient 23 points and dropping 20 dimes in a win over the Grizzlies. You can see… » 3/18/15 1:31am 3/18/15 1:31am

The Thunder, Pistons, And Jazz Made A Good Trade

The Oklahoma City Thunder are glad they got rid of Reggie Jackson. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are glad; the coach and front office are glad; the fans are glad. By all accounts, by the time they finally traded him yesterday, in a three-way deal that landed him in Detroit, the discontented backup guard had… » 2/20/15 1:55pm 2/20/15 1:55pm

Westbrook And Durant Don't Seem Too Sad About Losing Reggie Jackson

The Oklahoma City Thunder didn't really have choice when it came to trading backup point guard Reggie Jackson, a talented but flawed young player who made it very clear that he'd like to be a starter elsewhere. They got a pretty good haul, grabbing an array of solid players to fill out the bench in exchange for one… » 2/20/15 10:00am 2/20/15 10:00am

My Life In The Locker Room: A Female Sportswriter Remembers The Dicks

Originally published June 4, 1992, in the Dallas Observer. Reprinted here with permission from the author, who has also provided an afterword about the response to her story. » 11/24/14 2:18pm 11/24/14 2:18pm

Reggie Jackson's Third-Person Apology For Harassing A Female Beat Writer

Vice Sports has a very good profile of Lisa Saxon, who in the 1980s became one of the first female sportswriters on an MLB beat. The harassment—verbal, mental, and physical—that she dealt with was hellish, but at least she was able to achieve to a sort of peace with one of her chief tormentors, Reggie Jackson. » 11/17/14 12:35pm 11/17/14 12:35pm

The Wild End To Clips-Thunder, Thanks To A Controversial Review

The Clippers and Thunder don't feel like closing out games cleanly as of late, but we all benefit from it. Comebacks for everyone! Tonight's OKC rally couldn't have happened without a questionable decision by the officials on an out-of-bounds call, though. » 5/14/14 12:48am 5/14/14 12:48am

Reggie Jackson Attempts Desperation Shot With Four Full Seconds Left

Reggie Jackson hit a big three-pointer to bring the Thunder within two points of the Grizzlies just inside one minute to play. He then hit a floating layup to the tie the game at 80-80 with 30 seconds left. The score would stay at 80-80 and Oklahoma City and Memphis went to their third consecutive overtime because… » 4/27/14 12:29am 4/27/14 12:29am

The West Is OKC's Until Kevin Durant Says Otherwise

In the four weeks since Russell Westbrook's arthroscopic surgery, the Oklahoma City Thunder has fallen from 23-5 (.821) to 33-10 (.767) — that is, the team has racked up half its losses during just 15 games. Westbrook's major stats this season (21.4 points, 6.0 boards, 7.0 assists, 1.8 steals) all topped his career… » 1/23/14 12:07am 1/23/14 12:07am

The Moving Finger Writes: Red Smith On Reggie Jackson's Historic Homers

Red Smith is the most respected sports columnist we've ever had. In his prime, Jimmy Cannon, Smith's friendly rival, was certainly as well-known. Cannon, the Voice of New York, was an emotional, colloquial writer whose reputation, unfortunately, has faded. But Smith endures. What is it about his writing that ages so… » 6/10/13 12:37pm 6/10/13 12:37pm

Will Eating Decades-Old Athlete Candy Bars Kill You? A Taste Test

"You're not going to eat it, are you?" the eBay seller asked, after we had completed our purchase. "People have been asking me if they can eat it, and that's probably not a good idea." » 2/14/13 3:40pm 2/14/13 3:40pm

The Best Picture I Ever Took At A Sporting Event: Spike Lee, Reggie…

What you see here is Spike Lee interviewing Reggie Jackson in the right field upper deck of old Yankee Stadium. That's Val Kilmer there in the foreground, too, for some reason. I took this picture a few hours before the final game played at the old Yankee Stadium on September 21, 2008. It was a weird scene. » 10/01/12 9:01pm 10/01/12 9:01pm

Yankees Punish Reggie Jackson For Reasonable Comments

Reggie Jackson got the SI treatment last week, and as so often happens with these things, 3800 words worth of profile have been discarded and distilled into two measly quotes, ever-so-slightly controversial. And now, allergic to anything resembling a deviation from a murderously boring and marketable company line, the… » 7/09/12 4:05pm 7/09/12 4:05pm

Reggie Jackson Once Hit Three Home Runs In One Game, Does Not Want…

Sports Illustrated recently had a nice long piece on Reggie Jackson. We learn from Jackson that he is not cocky or attention seeking—in the same paragraph we learn that he told Phil Taylor to meet him at a "building he owns, where he keeps a fleet of vintage automobiles on the ground floor" and in the same article he… » 7/07/12 12:00pm 7/07/12 12:00pm

Deadspin Films Presents: "High And Outside: The Dock Ellis Story"

Sporting apparel/culture site No Mas recently released the animated story of Dock Ellis, who threw a no-hitter on acid—fucking ACID—and died last December. Time for his biopic, yeah? Let's cast and storyboard this thing. To Hollywood we go! » 12/05/09 3:30pm 12/05/09 3:30pm

The Hunt For Mr. October

A-Rod, through 42 postseason games: .291, 25 RBIs, 9 HRs, 46 hits, 158 at-bats, not a True Yankee, not clutch. Reggie Jackson, through his first 42: .265, 19 RBIs, 7 HRs, 40 hits, 151 at-bats, True Yankee, clutch. [Village Voice] » 10/12/09 3:30pm 10/12/09 3:30pm

Financial Scammer Robs NHL Players To Throw Raunchy Parties For MLB…

There are many tales of financial woe to emerge from our economic meltdown, but few are more bizarre than the developer who bilked NHL players out of millions of dollars—only to lavish it on ex-baseball players? » 6/19/09 9:30am 6/19/09 9:30am

Clearly, He's Not Called Mr. October Because Of Sukkot

Determined to make his All-Star game visit to New York as uncomfortable as possible, the New York Post is reporting that former Yankee Reggie Jackson might have a little bit of a sensitivity problem when it comes to his Hebrew friends. » 7/14/08 11:15am 7/14/08 11:15am