Reggie Jackson has been having a solid few months as part of the LA Clippers. Jackson stepped up big time for the Clippers during their playoff run last season and played a big part in the franchise making the Western Conference Finals for the first time in their history.
And while things are a little difficult on the court right now for the LA Clippers, Jackson is enjoying himself off the court with a book. More specifically, 'The Count of Monte Cristo' by Alexander Dumas. Jackson spoke about how he is enthralled by the book, and just how imaginative and captivating the story told in it is.
“Right now, I’m reading The Count of Monte Cristo. It’s an amazing story. My gosh, I swear, it’s gotta be like 200 words just describing if I walk out this room. I’m like, it’s an amazing book, but damn! Some people have vivid imaginations!”
'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a book from 1844 set in France, and chronicles the story of Edmond Dantes, as he tries to escape a French prison and plots his escape to get his revenge on those who wronged him. Many consider the book a literary classic.
Jackson is having a lot of fun reading the book. But on the court, he has struggled a little bit with the LA Clippers. Jackson is currently averaging 14 points, but his percentage from the field, and more specifically the three-point line, making a career-low 31% of his threes right now.
Perhaps this is because Jackson has not been the focal point of the attack for a team the caliber of the Clippers. With Kawhi Leonard out, the Clippers rely on Jackson to provide scoring for the franchise.
Going forward, the Clippers really need to find their form. And if Reggie Jackson can improve his scoring going forward, especially from the three-point line, the Clippers can make some noise in the Western Conference by the time Kawhi Leonard returns to the team.