Reggie Jackson‘s resurgence has been one of the best feel-good stories of this year’s postseason. That wasn’t always going to be the case, though.
In a piece by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Jackson’s journey is outlined. The 31-year-old guard revealed that after dealing with a multitude of injuries, he nearly walked away from basketball last summer.
“I was ready to leave. I was ready to give up,” Jackson says. “I thought I was going to retire because I just couldn’t get healthy.”
Now healthy and contributing to a team competing in the Western Conference Finals, Jackson’s timely buckets have helped the Clippers a ton. The veteran is averaging 18.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 18 postseason contests this year. If the Clips are to complete their series comeback against the Suns, Jackson’s play very well could be a large reason why.
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- After their first-round pick conveyed to the Magic, the Bulls may want to consider a trade as they head into the NBA Draft. The Athletic’s Darnell Mayberry ponders whether a push back into the first round is likely.
- Warriors wing Kelly Oubre Jr. could end up having several suitors this offseason. The New York Post indicated that there is mutual interest between the Knicks and Oubre, and SNY’s Ian Begley writes that the Mavericks could also be in play.
- The Boston Celtics recently hired Ime Udoka to be their new head coach, but their work is far from done. Pacific men’s basketball coach Damon Stoudamire is a target to join Boston’s new coaching staff, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.