Former Duke Blue Devils star and Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick has been in the NBA for nearly 10 full seasons and in that time has established himself as one of the best three-point specialists in the league.
Thus, it was certainly surprising to learn that Redick’s game-winning jumper last night at the buzzer against the Portland Trail Blazers was the first buzzer-beater of his NBA career.
Check out video of Redick’s shot below!
In Los Angeles’ 96-94 victory, Redick scored 11 points. For the season, he is averaging 16.6 points while shooting an eye-popping 48 percent from long range.
Thus, given how Redick averaged nearly 20 points per game in four years at Duke and was almost deadly kinds of accurate when shooting the ball, it’s surprising that it took him until 31 years of age to make his first NBA buzzer-beater to win the game.
But this accomplishment is small compared to other goals Redick has, like winning an NBA championship with the Clippers, so here’s hoping that this is just the first of many more buzzer-beaters to come from him!
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