J.J. Redick announces sudden retirement from the NBA
JJ Redick has swished his last triple in the NBA. The sweet shooting guard announced his retirement from the game of basketball.
The news of JJ Redick’s retirement was reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, with Redick posting a video announcing the decision shortly after.
After 15 seasons in the NBA, JJ Redick announced his retirement this morning.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 21, 2021
— JJ Redick (@jj_redick) September 21, 2021
“The last 30 years of basketball have been beyond my wildest dreams,” JJ Redick said. “I never could have imagined that I could have played basketball for this long. After years of youth leagues, AAU, high school basketball, four years at Duke, and 15 years in the NBA, I’m retiring from the game that I love so much.”
Redick has come a long way from being the Duke Blue Devil that everyone loved to hate in the early 2000s. He forged a lengthy career in the league spanning 15 seasons and playing for six different NBA franchises.
“It’s time for me to be a dad. It’s time for me to reflect, pause. And it’s time for me to get ready for the next phase of my life.”
J.J. Redick may never have won an NBA title or made any All-Star teams, but he was a highly valued contributor known for his professionalism and hard work at every stop of his journey.