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Reggie Jackson not particularly broken up by Durant & Westbrook’s defeat

So this is where we are right now. It’s late May and with little news on the Pistons front, we’re left here to analyze and discuss a single emoji sent by a player whose team was sent packing over a month ago.

Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson kept things simple when it came to reacting to his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, blowing a 3-1 series lead in their Western Conference Finals matchup with the Golden State Warriors. Following the Thunder’s 96-88 Game 7 loss to the Warriors, Jackson shared his thoughts via emoji:

Considering his jaded history with the franchise—Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, in particular—one can safely assume Jackson took a small amount of pleasure in watching his former club implode in the second half on Monday.

Earlier this season, Jackson caught the ire of his former teammates during a 88-82 Pistons win at the Palace, when his celebratory antics yielded a mildly profane response from Westbrook following the contest:

The bad blood between the two parties dates back to the start of the 2014-15 season, when Jackson allegedly wanted out of Oklahoma City as a means of earning more playing time and a bigger paycheck elsewhere. Jackson got his wish in February when he was dealt to the Pistons in exchange for Kyle Singler and D.J. Augustin. The tension has been palpable since.

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