JJ Redick throws shade at Sixers fans during Philly home games
JJ Redick still isn’t letting go of his hard feelings for his former squad, the Philadelphia 76ers. In the latest episode of his podcast with special guest, newly crowned WNBA champion Sue Bird, the New Orleans Pelicans guard took a jab at Sixers fans:
“When the Golden State Warriors would go on a run, and Steph would get going and he’d be doing his shimmying and he would shoot a shot. You would feel that as an opposing player. When you’re playing in Philly and you’re playing on your home court, you feel like you’re ready to get booed when you take a shot. So it’s a little different playing in Philly versus anywhere else.”
Yikes. This surely wouldn’t sit well with Sixers fans.
For context, they were talking about how players feel the adrenaline of the crowd, especially on their home floor, whenever they take a shot. Apparently, Philadelphia fans are already preparing themselves for the worst whenever someone from their Sixers shoot the ball.
Sixers fans have a reputation of booing their own team, especially after an embarrassing loss at home. Unfortunately, it seems like this became one of the more memorable things Redick remembers about the fan base.
Philadelphia fans must be living beside themselves after they watched their former player Jimmy Butler lead the Miami Heat to the NBA Finals. They let Butler walk in free agency during the summer of 2019 and also did the same with Redick, who signed with the Pelicans.
JJ Redick had become a key piece for Philadelphia in his two seasons there, providing them with his deadly outside shooting and constant movement on the floor.