Skip to main content

"Zion, don't fu** this up for me"


It's still hard to appreciate the magnitude of 8 straight Finals for LeBron. Last year was the first time in a long time LeBron was watching the Finals on TV with the rest of us. Even The King didn't make the playoffs his first two seasons of his career. 

JJ Redick has. Holding the longest playoff streak in the NBA, JJ made it to 13 playoff appearances in his 13 NBA seasons. At this point, you are probably trying to remember all teams JJ was on. Let's backtrack it. The 76ers with Embiid and Simmons, that makes sense. The Clippers with CP3, Blake, and DJ, also makes sense. Could you name the team he was on before that?

In the 2012/2013 NBA season, JJ Redick played for the Milwaukee Bucks led by Monte Ellis, Brandon Jennings, and Ersan Ilyasova. With a 38-44 record, the Bucks made it to the playoffs only to be swept by the Miami Heat in the first round. 

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Before that, JJ made the playoffs every year with the team that drafted him, the Orlando Magic. Sounds weird if you think about Orlando as the perennial lottery team but in those days we are talking about Dwight Howard in his prime, led by Stan Van Gundy who pioneered a setup with a center and 4 shooters bombing threes.

Will JJ keep his streak alive? For a roster full of new faces, built around a lot of young talent the Pelicans look like a sneaky playoff contender. If they were in the East you'd consider them a comfortable playoff team. But the West is a different animal and JJ is more likely not to make it for the first time. That didn't stop him from letting Zion know he's having none of that.

The odds aren't on their side and the Pelicans priority will be to help Zion learn the NBA game and lifestyle, figure out who's compatible with him and think long term. But we know enough about Alvin Gentry and David Griffin to know that if there is a chance, the Pelicans will go for it. 

NBA analyst and former player Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal names the only 4 real superstars in the NBA

Steph Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo immediatley came to Shaq's mind. The other two guys, he had to be reminded of. And then the Kawhi Leonard issue came up.

Orlando Magic first overall draft pick Paolo Banchero

Number one overall pick Paolo Banchero reveals his top five NBA players of all time

Many were quick to notice the heavy presence of the Los Angeles Lakers on Banchero’s list, and it immediatley started speculation from Laker Nation.

Matt Barnes names the toughest players to guard in the NBA

Matt Barnes names the toughest players to guard in the NBA

Matt Barnes was not afraid of anyone and took pride in stopping stars down. He named Kobe, LeBron, KD, McGrady, Carmelo, Wade, and Ginobili as the players toughest to guard in his time.


"He terrorized everybody!"-Kareem explains why Jordan and LeBron are not even close to Bill Russell

For Kareem, it's all about success and the impact you had on the game, and nobody is catching Bill Russel in that department.


Iman Shumpert admits the whole Cavaliers team was feeling sorry for Khloe Kardashian

Even Tristan Thompson's teammates felt cheating on your pregnant partner was just sad.

Sierra Canyon High School guard Bronny James

Panic time for the James family? Bronny James' national ranking takes an enormous drop ahead of senior season

As he inches closer to playing alongside his father in the NBA, Bronny James' national ranking dropped from 29th to 60th.