Detroit point guard Reggie Jackson was a happy man Tuesday night as the Pistons put the finishing touches on a 86-82 victory over his former team, Oklahoma City.
A little too happy, if you ask the Thunder's Russell Westbrook, who told reporters he wasn't cool with Jackson skipping around the court with his hands raised and hands motioning the crowd to make noise with 1.1 seconds remaining.
"I thought it was some real [expletive] for our team and our organization," Westbrook said of Jackson's celebration. "I don't like it at all. But it is what it is. We'll see him down the line. We'll take care of that when we get there."
Jackson, who had left the building before word got out of Westbrook's reaction, also appeared to cast a meaningful glance at the Thunder bench and exchanged words with Oklahoma City's Steven Adams as Detroit's Aron Baynes shot free throws.
"He just said a few words," Jackson said. "He said a few words, I said a few words."
Adams pointed to his head when discussing his conversation with Jackson. "Keep it up here, though, for next time," he said.
Jackson was drafted 24th overall by the Thunder in 2011 but never caught on as a regular starter. He asked for a trade, got his wish in February and has started for the Pistons ever since.
"Honestly, he wasn't changing nothing for us," Westbrook said after the game Tuesday. "Obviously, he didn't want to be here. He's at a better spot. He's not doing too much of a difference, if you ask me. So, he [is] going to stay over here in Detroit, we're going to stay over here, and we'll see him next season."