Passed by Orlando, Milwaukee, the LA Clippers, Philadelphia and New Orleans before a last season in Dallas, JJ Redick confirmed on Tuesday that he was putting an end to his career at 37 years old.
A page turns for JJ Redick. At 37 and after fifteen seasons, the back passed through six NBA franchises took advantage of an episode of his podcast « The Old Man and the Three » to confirm his retirement after an end of season spent in the jersey of the Dallas Mavericks. “When I was seven, I dreamed of playing Duke when I grew up. I dreamed of playing in the NBA. The last 30 years of basketball have gone beyond my wildest dreams, the Cookeville native said as the suspense ended. I could never have imagined playing basketball for so long. After years of youth, AAU, high school, four years at Duke and fifteen seasons in the NBA, I am retiring and quitting the sport I love so much. Before joining the ranks of the prestigious North American league, JJ Redick became the points record holder with Duke University, scoring no less than 2,769 points and shining with his shooting accuracy.
— JJ Redick (@jj_redick) September 21, 2021
Redick: « I know it’s time »
Drafted in eleventh position by Orlando, JJ Redick spent his first seven seasons in the jersey of the Florida franchise. After a season with the Bucks, he moved to the Clippers’ squad for four years. The Sixers, Pelicans and then Mavericks also played host to the fullback, who averaged 12.8 points in his 940 regular season games. With no less than 1,950 career three-pointers, he is currently the fifteenth best director in the year in NBA history. An end of season, and therefore of career, which will remain disturbed by injuries, with only 44 games played under the colors of the Pelicans and then of the Mavericks. “It was difficult for a number of reasons. I was injured, far from my family, there were the protocols related to the coronavirus but, also, a level of play that was far from my standards, said JJ Redick. This last season was a seven month exercise to deal with my own sports mortality, it was scary and confusing. I now have some clarity and know it is time. It’s time for me to become a father, to reflect, to take a break, and to prepare for the next stage in my life. “A post-career that promises to be rich.