Reggie Jackson left the Oklahoma City Thunder under contentious circumstances last season. He wanted the minutes and opportunities of a starting player, so he was not the ideal player to back up Russell Westbrook, and it really harmed the Thunder’s chemistry last season. After he got shipped out to Detroit, Westbrook and Kevin Durant had some pretty spicy quotes about him, including Durant telling reporters, “We felt like everybody wanted to be here except for one guy.”
This here beef is apparently still ongoing, and last night’s Oklahoma City win over Detroit—the first time Jackson has played in OKC as a visitor—was an opportunity for Westbrook to zing Jackson again.
Durant also got in on the action, and adopted the same, “No seriously, I don’t know anyone by that name,” stance:
Neither Westbrook nor Jackson had a good game, but Durant poured in 34 for the Thunder, who’ve quietly been playing much better as of late.
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