Pelicans’ JJ Redick created burner Twitter account to follow free agency news
Redick, who signed a two-year, $26.5 million contract with the Pelicans, hasn’t used social media in over a year. The sharpshooter created a fake Twitter account and followed Adrian Wojnarowski, Chris Haynes, Ramona Shelburne and Shams Charania to keep up with the free agency frenzy.
“I have something to admit,” Redick said on his podcast. “June 29, I was talking with my buddy Adam Glessner, who works for the Spurs. We go back to my second year in the NBA when he worked for the Magic. He was like, ‘Yo, how are you going to get notifications? Like how are you going to be up to date on free agency?’ So I was like, ‘I think I should just create a burner account.’
“So I used some random Gmail account that I don’t really use that I think I used to have a Spotify account. I can’t remember why I used it. But anyways, used a Gmail account and set up just an egg (avatar) and I followed five people. Woj, Chris Haynes, Ramona (Shelburne), Shams (Charania). the news breakers.”
As long as JJ Redick isn’t using his burner accounts to talk behind people’s back like former Philadelphia 76ers president Bryan Colangelo’s wife did, he’s good.
Redick is going to be a great addition to the Pelicans. He’ll space the floor and provide veteran leadership in the locker room. JJ has also never missed the playoffs in his NBA career, so the Pelicans are hoping Redick will be their good luck charm.