‘Ultimate Competitor’: NBA Players Congratulate JJ Redick on His Retirement after 15 Years of NBA Career

Published 09/22/2021, 3:30 AM EDT
Jan 13, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick (4) shoots against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


The 37-YO guard JJ Redick announced his retirement yesterday after playing for 15 seasons in the NBA. In his last season, Redick was traded to Dallas Mavericks, and soon after the season ended, he has officially exited the court.

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JJ Redick through his basketball years

In the 2006 NBA Draft, Redick was the 11th overall pick by Orlando Magic. In all, he played for 6 teams throughout his career including LA Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans, and other stints. He averaged 12.8 points per game during his career’s regular-season games. Known for his shooting from beyond the arc, Redick has stunned many in the league with his abilities.

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Apr 12, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard JJ Redick (17) talks with guard Luka Doncic (77) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

During his young days, JJ made an impressive appearance in the ACC tournament and set numerous records. He is a 2-time ACC tournament MVP as well as a 2-time ACC Player of the Year. After getting drafted in the league, Redick caught hold of his strengths and became an asset to each team he played on.

Dwyane Wade and others congratulate Redick on his brilliant career

In a recent video posted on his Instagram account, JJ Redick said goodbye to the league. In response, several NBA players including Bradley Beal, Dwyane Wade, Seth Curry, CJ McCollum, and others commented on his post and tweeted their reactions.

 

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Most NBA players have staged JJ’s prominence as one of the best teammates. His shooting coupled with teammate mentality made him an important piece in the puzzle. Dwyane Wade and several other players have congratulated Redick’s 15-year career with enthusiasm.

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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