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JJ Redick: Great NBA shooter, smart and witty podcaster and now a must follow on Twitter

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JJ’s bag just keeps growing

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JJ Redick’s thing is to make it rain on a basketball court, and seemingly the further away he stands from the rim, the better the show. Few players have shot jumpers more proficiently at such a high volume level and Redick has been rightly recognized for his sharpshooting skills in the past, including by Kirk Goldsberry in this preseason’s The Absolute Best Shooters of this NBA Decade.

In addition, if you haven’t learned yet, Redick is extremely competent behind a microphone as The JJ Redick Podcast with Tommy Alter on The Ringer is one of the best listens around. He brings on great guests and the conversations are always worth a fan’s while. Redick’s delivery is intelligent and, when appropriate, humorous, but I also guarantee that you’ll acquire some new knowledge about the game or a player.

For instance, did you know that both Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram have a routine of going to arenas while on the road the night before games to work on their shots and other things with New Orleans Pelicans assistant coach Fred Vinson?

Having said all that, though, I want to turn your attention to a new development: Redick recently reappeared on Twitter after a self-imposed hiatus of about a year and a half and he’s quickly become one of my favorite follows on social media.

Take a look at what he posted this morning and then the following interaction with Trae Young.

Over the last couple of days, Redick’s replied to Swin Cash and David Griffin, but he’s also weighed in on certain matters, like the much-maligned 8-player NBA HORSE tournament that featured Sunday on ESPN.

During these dark COVID-19 times, the honesty is quite refreshing in my opinion, and more importantly, Redick has no qualms about shooting out replies to fans. But a word of caution: tread lightly because lousy ridicule will be met with either good-fun wit or some timely and necessary snark.

I love it. All of it. Thank you, JJ, and please, don’t ever stop.