Sportsbooks Give 58% For JJ Redick To Be Fired Subsequent From ESPN

In what could also be a shocking line from some, Sportsbooks have named JJ Redick as the favourite to be the subsequent on-air character to be fired by ESPN.

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A Heated Debate Between Redick And Perkins

JJ Redick has been within the headlines fairly a bit since he joined ESPN as an on-air character. He has a mode of commentary the place he refuses to again down and sometimes backs up his perspective with stats and historic assist. His newest spat with Kendrick Perkins made headlines as Perkins made some outlandish claims and Redick tore them down with details.

The heated debate between former NBA gamers Perkins and Redick concerning the race of previous and potential MVP winners to position on the EPSN present “First Take”.  Perkins instructed that some white MVP winners, together with Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash, had been beneficiaries of bias resulting from their decrease scoring averages in comparison with different high scorers. Redick shortly fired again, declaring that Magic Johnson received three MVP awards whereas rating exterior the highest 10 in factors per recreation throughout every season. The talk grew extra contentious as the potential for Denver Nuggets middle Nikola Jokic profitable a 3rd straight MVP award was mentioned, regardless of his comparatively low scoring common.

Redick signed a brand new contract with ESPN again in September that added some new roles to his duties other than simply showing on some morning speak exhibits. His new settlement added him to the sales space as a commentator for video games proven on ESPN. He has been featured in a three-man sales space with Richard Jefferson, and so they have acquired some optimistic suggestions. Redick can even be performing some draft protection for ESPN within the low season because the NBA Draft continues to develop as an low season occasion.

Different Personalities Weigh In

Many former gamers who are actually part of the sports activities media business have weighed in on the current spat between Redick and Perkins, none extra outspoken than the always-entertaining Charles Barkley.

“I all the time speak about ESPN illness,” Barkley mentioned. “Plenty of these guys, after they get on TV and stuff, they’re like, ‘Nicely I’m on ESPN; I acquired to say one thing provocative.’ And you already know the factor about it, you’re all the time gonna get some fools on the market, you guys most likely get some fools calling in agreeing with him. … I can promise you this: I’ve by no means mentioned something on tv simply to get clicks.”

“This crossed a line,” Barkley mentioned. “JJ is the one particular person to problem Perk final week. I’m glad he did it, as a result of once I first heard it, I mentioned, ‘Man this has acquired to be one of many stupidest issues I’ve ever heard.

There isn’t a doubt that JJ has rubbed some outdated vets the flawed means, however he’s additionally held different on-air expertise accountable for the issues they are saying, and it’s been a breath of contemporary air. If ESPN fires Redick, he received’t be a free agent for lengthy because it was reported that TNT was desirous about Redick previous to his new contract with ESPN. Redick can be the host of a profitable podcast referred to as “The Outdated Man and the Three”.