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What is Reggie Jackson saying about the starting point guard spot?

by Erik Horne Published: June 3, 2014

Oklahoma City's Reggie Jackson (15) and Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates as they leave the court following Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals in the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Reggie Jackson (15) and Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates as they leave the court following Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals in the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Reggie Jackson stepped up to the microphone at his exit interview and made it clear: He wants to start.

Anthony Slater wrote about Jackson’s starting ambitions in his story in Tuesday’s Oklahoman. But what’s been lost in translation has been what Jackson meant by one of his comments in the interview.

Here’s the somewhat vague snippet from Jackson from Slater’s story:

But the Thunder already has a guy running the show. Name of Russell Westbrook, arguably the best point guard in the league.

“That’s what everybody keeps saying,” Jackson quipped.

“That’s what everybody keeps saying.” What the heck does that mean? That’s what I found myself thinking when I read it a few times.

Jackson’s answer came following a string of questioning about his role as a sixth man.

 

We get that, but as for the other quote, let’s go to the tape. Watch the video above and see if you can figure out what Jackson is saying/feeling from the other quote (it’s around the 6:13 mark).

“That’s what everybody keeps saying.”


by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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