Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson has been fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan during the Pistons’ 103–87 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Nov. 27, NBA executive vice president Kiki VanDeWeghe announced Tuesday.
Jackson returned to Oklahoma’s Chesapeake Energy Arena for the first time since signing a five-year deal with the Pistons over the summer.
Jackson was part of a three-team trade last February that sent him from Oklahoma City to Detroit. The Thunder acquired center Enes Kanter and forward Steve Novak in the deal from the Utah Jazz. The Pistons sent Kyle Singler to Oklahoma City, and the Jazz acquired Kendrick Perkins.
At the time of the trade, Jackson tweeted that he was happy to be leaving Oklahoma City.
When asked about Jackson's return to the court, his former teammate and current Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook played up the rift.
Jackson is averaging 19.1 points and 6.7 assists this season as the Pistons’ starting point guard.
- Christopher Chavez