The Thunder’s newest addition Reggie Jackson, who Oklahoma added with the 24th pick in the draft, will wear No. 15.
“Fifteen fit me, I believe,” Jackson said at an introductory news conference yesterday. “I like the 5, for the five guys on the court at one time; (the number) 1, one team, one beating heart, everybody has one goal and basically that’s the championship, so I like the number.”
Geez, somebody’s trying to make Sam Presti like him.
But that’s a pretty good answer and a pretty good view into Presti’s mindset of taking Jackson. There’s a certain type of mentality a player needs to possess if he’s going to really fit the Thunder structure and it appears Jackson has it.
Jackson wore No. 0 in college at Boston College, but of course, that’s sort of taken.
Also, he knows the value of a bowtie, which is never a bad thing. And he even one-upped James Harden by adding suspenders. Not too bad. The cellphone belt clip though? I don’t know about that.