Reggie Jackson takes time postgame to wish media happy Thanksgiving

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 24: Reggie Jackson #1 of the LA Clippers celebrates a three point basket against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of game three of the Western Conference Finals at Staples Center on June 24, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and Clippers guard Reggie Jackson took some time to spread some holiday cheer with the media. After Tuesday’s loss against the Dallas Mavericks, Jackson took some extra time to wish media members a happy Thanksgiving after his press conference.

Despite Jackson’s 31 points and 10 rebounds, the Clippers fell to the Mavs in overtime. While the Clippers had a disappointing result, Jackson was happy to joke and share a moment with the press core. After wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving, Reggie Jackson had each person in the room share their favorite Thanksgiving food.

“Happy Thanksgiving everybody. What’s everybody’s favorite go-to meal?”

My go-tos, stuffing and then straight to the pie”

Reggie Jackson

While the NBA is all about on-court production, it’s nice to see players and media interact positively. This season, Jackson has offered great value for a Clippers team biding its time till Kawhi Leonard returns. While he has been a positive contributor on the court, he also has been a key player in the locker room.

Reggie Jackson finally finds a home

After a rocky stint in Oklahoma City as a youngster, Jackson found some success in Detroit. During his first full season in Detroit in 2016, he averaged 18.8 points per game with 6 assists. However, following several years of decline, the Pistons waived Jackson in 2019. After that, Jackson caught a break with the Clippers. After averaging 9.5 points for them his first season, he began to break through.

Jackson worked his way into being a key piece as a starter and off the bench. Jackson was rewarded with a contract extension after a playoff run where he scorched the Mavericks and the Jazz en route to two 2-0 comebacks.

Now in his eleventh NBA season, Jackson is thriving with the Clippers. While Los Angeles is now the third team he’s played for, Jackson is experiencing the best run of his career. In 18 games this season, Jackson is averaging 18.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.9 assists. While they may not be the gaudiest numbers, Jackson’s contribution to a Clippers team trying to stay afloat has been invaluable.

The Clippers won’t suit up again until after Thanksgiving when they face the lowly Pistons. While there are many good holiday stories going around, Reggie Jackson presenting an interest in people’s Thanksgiving celebrations is a friendly reminder of the giving season away from the court.

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