J.J. Redick: Teammates once taped me to chair, left me in cold shower for hour
J.J. Redick entered the NBA with a reputation for brashness from Duke.
He joined a Magic team with Dwight Howard, Grant Hill, Jameer Nelson and Hedo Turkoglu as the top players.
That sounds pretty serious.
I’m glad Redick, who’s now with the Pelicans, wound up OK and even appreciates veterans putting him in his place. Harsh lessons can be beneficial.
But as described, this is far beyond what should be tolerated for rookie hazing. This could have wound up way worse and might have for many players. Maybe even most players. It’s not something just to laugh off.
This now makes a pattern of Redick turning potentially serious situations into podcast fodder.