Reggie Jackson to Clippers: ‘Thank you for saving me’
Reggie Jackson said he considered retiring when his Pistons contract expired in 2020: “I had hit basketball depression.”
Instead, he took a buyout, joined his friend Paul George on the Clippers then re-signed with L.A. for this season. In the playoffs, he scored 18 points per game while shooting 58% on 2-pointers, 41% on 3-pointers and 88% on free throws.
After the Clippers got eliminated by the Suns, an emotional Jackson reflected on his season.
Jackson will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. The 31-year-old is in line to receive a raise from his minimum salary – maybe even a sizable one.
But he sounds like someone who’d prioritize staying in L.A. What he described is special.