JJ Redick runs to Stephen Curry’s defense from Bomani Jones’ ‘disrespect’
Jones, who called Curry the greatest system player ever, went on Redick’s podcast and told the veteran guard that Curry isn’t a guy he trusts to get his own shot off the dribble.
That’s when Redick told Jones the disrespect Curry gets blows his mind, via Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Jones: “People got mad at me because I was saying Stephen Curry — he’s not on my list of guys to go get his own shot. Guys that go 1-4 flat and get us a bucket — I’ll take Dame (Damian Lillard), I’ll take Kyrie (Irving). If I need somebody to turn 5-on-5 into 4-on-3, I’ll take Steph … JJ looks like he’s about to jump through the screen (laughter).”
Redick: “The amount of disrespect that Steph Curry gets — it blows my mind (laughter). It blows my mind. It blows my mind … he creates off the dribble all the time.”
Curry, despite being a two-time MVP and three-time champion, still gets a lot of flack for his inability to score on Kevin Love during the final minutes of the 2016 Finals in Game 7.
The Warriors, who blew a 3-1 series lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers, could have tied the game, but Curry missed the game-tying 3-point attempt and wasn’t able to get a clean look over Love.
Warriors fans already like Redick since he’s previously spoken highly of Klay Thompson. Now that Redick is backing up Curry, Warriors supporters will probably never boo the Pelicans guard when New Orleans and Golden State play at the Chase Center moving forward.