JJ Redick came to Duke as a very cocky three point shooter with an incomplete grasp of the game. He drove opponents crazy and after he matured a bit, became a great Duke leader and the all-time scoring leader for the Blue Devils. Jersey retired, the whole business other than a national championship - but not for lack of trying.
As a pro, he took a little while to establish his niche but he’s now 36, will be 37 in June, and has become one of the most respected players in the NBA.
And one of the most interesting. His podcast, now called The Old Man and the Three, is highly regarded. He gets a lot of different kinds of guests but naturally, a lot of his time is spent on his profession and with colleagues.
Take this discussion with former teammate Jrue Holiday as they discuss the phenomenal season Steph Curry has been having. It’s two outstanding players talking about someone else who is light years beyond what they can do. The word “alien” comes up. This is pretty great stuff.