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YouTube Gold: JJ Redick’s Best NBA Plays

The man with the golden arm

Toronto Raptors v Philadelphia 76ers - Game Three
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 02: JJ Redick #17 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots the ball against Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Wells Fargo Center on May 2, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Raptors 116-95. 
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It’s always subjective to make a list of Top Ten plays with only a few exceptions. Christian Laettner’s shot against Kentucky will always be his best highlight. The drive Michael Jordan made against the Los Angeles Lakers where he switched hands and the shot he hit over Craig Ehlo will always be in his Top Ten. Dr. Jr’s behind-the-backboard layup versus the Lakers? Immortal.

Some things are just hard to surpass.

As primarily a shooter, a list of JJ Redick’s best plays, unless he compiles it himself, is going to be more subjective.

Funnily enough, there’s a dunk here, which isn't something Redick was well-known for or even particularly good at.

No, his great strength was that he was a superb shooter. And we see some classic bombs here. In one or two you can see the backyard lessons, the form he worked out of tens of thousands of shots.

There are two that stand out to us. In one, he jumps in the arms of fellow Brotherhood member Austin Rivers after nailing a big shot. And in another, a tall defender forces him to adjust on the fly, and that, to us, is the mark of the truly brilliant shooter.

On that shot - you’ll know it when you see it - Redick has to suddenly shoot much higher just to get the shot off. After an impossibly long time, it falls cleanly through the net.

If you wanted to pick one play from this list that defines Redick, to us, that would be it.