Hardly anyone would doubt that Luka Doncic is one of the best players in the NBA. The US broadcaster ESPN is now discussing whether the Dallas star will also improve his teammates in the Mavericks. Ex-pro Redick has a clear opinion on this.
US sports broadcaster ESPN has always had its share of controversial personalities. This attracts attention and makes headlines. And that seems to work out perfectly – whether with Stephen A. Smith or Chris Russo.
For the past two years, ESPN has shone the spotlight on former NBA sniper JJ Redick, and fans are excited as Redick has quickly become a TV viewer’s darling with his on-the-spot analysis and insight while representing the player’s point of view.
Redick is also one to denounce the nonsense or off-takes of other personalities such as Russo, Smith, and more recently Max Kellerman.
In the wake of the Dallas Mavericks’ troubles in the NBA playoffs against the Golden State Warriors, Kellerman claimed that Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic, unlike Magic Johnson or Larry Bird, doesn’t make his teammates any better. Redick didn’t agree – and now explained why.
Redick: “Luka doesn’t make people better? Magic and Bird have played with Hall of Famers. Luka plays on a team with rotating players, with second-round picks, with undrafted players like Dorian Finney-Smith.”
Redick continued, “The quality of his performance over the past two seasons has kept them number one in the NBA. But now they only hit 33 percent of their throws from the field. It’s not his fault they can’t score at the moment.”