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Kevin Durant calls Reggie Jackson's celebrations "bush league"

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Reggie Jackson courted headlines earlier this week after his celebrations in the Detroit Pistons win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

With time winding down and the Pistons set for the win, Jackson decided to run around the court with his arms above his head, hooting and hollering, basically rubbing it in the faces of his former teammates. 

Russell Westbrook revealed what he thought of his old understudy's actions, saying after the game that he thought Jackson's action "was some real bullshit." Kevin Durant was also not pleased with the actions of the Pistons point guard.

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Bush League

According to Erik Horne of The Oklamohan on Twitter, Durant had a fair bit to say about Jackson and what was a very over the top reaction to the win.

"It was bush league, in my opinion," Durant said of Jackson's overexhuberance as he skipped down the court while imploring the home crowd to make more noise.

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"Jumping up and down, running around. I understand you helped them win the game, but our whole team didn't play. We would've beat the hell out of them if we did."

That wasn't all Durant had to say, though, adding that there was nothing he could do about what happened and that Jackson should enjoy the win. Never have words looked like they're being said through gritted teeth more. 

"I know I don't talk like that. But it pisses me off. What can I do about it? Some guys are who they are. They won the game. Congrats."

Under-Strength Team

The best part of this is that Durant didn't even play. Both he and Serge Ibaka were rested by Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan. The Thunder were missing two of their starters and Jackson still celebrated like a man who had won the NBA Finals, MVP and national lottery on the same night.

Jackson spent the first three-and-a-half seasons of his career as a backup to Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City after being drafted with the 24th pick in the 2011 draft out of Boston College.

He requesting a trade prior to last season's deadline in search of a starting role in the NBA and found it with the Pistons, who gave him a healthy five-year, $80 million contract after just 27 games for the franchise. 

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