JJ Redick Had Stephen A. Smith Stuttering During LeBron Debate

JJ Redick is one of the best personalities over at ESPN.

BYAlexander Cole
JJ Redick Had Stephen A. Smith Stuttering During LeBron Debate

JJ Redick has quickly become one of the best NBA personalities on ESPN. Although he wasn't a massive superstar, he still has a great eye for the game. Overall, his analysis is typically always spot on, and he has very little patience for bad hot takes. Furthermore, he hates it when previous decades of NBA basketball are elevated over the current era. Redick knows just how hard it is to be effective now, and he makes that clear whenever he speaks. Even if people like Chris "Mad Dog" Russo disagree, you will always see Redick advocating for his position.

The show that Redick truly shines on, however, is none other than First Take. Although this is Stephen A. Smith's show, there is no doubt that Redick always steals the spotlight. This is because he and Smith engage in some pretty testy debates. The vast majority of the time, Redick comes out on top with empirical evidence. Overall, this leaves Smith dumbfounded as he will just move the goalposts to fit his position. On Tuesday, Redick called him out for doing just that.

JJ Redick Dominates Debate

In the clips above, Smith and Redick were debating about whether or not it is bad for LeBron's legacy if he misses the playoffs this year. Smith said it would be a hit, while Redick argued it wouldn't be. That's when Redick asked if MJ going 37-45 with the Wizards was a blemish on his record. Consequently, Smith didn't have much to say and immediately began to stutter as he wasn't sure where to go with it. Subsequently, Redick told Smith that he is constantly moving the goalposts in relation to LeBron. Stephen A. did not take too kindly to this, although he didn't offer much in terms of a rebuttal.

It was yet another instance of just how amazing Redick is at his job. He knows how to deliver good TV and he is showing no signs of slowing down. In many ways, he is ESPN's NBA version of Dan Orlovsky. A rising star that people love to watch analyze the game. Let us know what you think of the job Redick has done, in the comments down below.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.