The relationship between Reggie Jackson and his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates has never been all that great. He certainly wasn't the most popular figure in that locker room.
Jackson spent the first three seasons of his NBA career with OKC, but Sam Presti and company shipped him off to Detroit at the 2015 trade deadline. In his new autobiography, Thunder big man Steven Adams touches on Jackson's time with OKC.
As you'd expect, he isn't Reggie's biggest fan. In Steven Adams: My Life, My Fight, he chastises Jackson for taking shots that should have gone to Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant and says he "wasn't that sad to see him go and I'm pretty confident the feeling was mutual." Adams adds that "we forgot about him pretty quickly."
These are just a few of the hilarious, shade-riddled passages. Read more in the screenshots below.
Steven Adams shading Reggie might be my favorite part of the book so far 😂 pic.twitter.com/jR4UBLb5jU— ThunderChats (@ThunderChats) August 1, 2018
I maintain Reggie Jackson has matured post-trade, but boy this is a rough era to look back on. https://t.co/gxY1mFPSb2— Duncan Smith (@DuncanSmithNBA) August 1, 2018
Lmaooo Reggie Jackson thought he was supposed to start over Westbrook I’m crying— Cris (@Cvncierge) August 2, 2018
Adams' book released this week through Penguin.
The 2015 trade involved the Pistons, Thunder, and Jazz. Detroit landed Jackson; OKC brought in DJ Augustin, Kyle Singler, and a 2019 second-round pick; and Utah acquired a 2017 second-round pick (which Utah later traded to the Lakers).