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Jerry West rips JJ Redick over ‘plumbers and firemen’ comment

Jerry West heard J.J. Redick’s “plumbers and firemen” comment about Bob Cousy, and fired photographs about Redick’s personal accomplishments.

The 84-year-old basketball legend appeared on SiriusXM NBA with Justin Termine and Eddie Johnson and was requested concerning the feedback that Redick made on “First Take” in a debate with Chris Russo that downplayed Cousy’s competitors.

“Clearly the sport is totally completely different. The athletes are fully completely different. I do know J.J. a little bit bit, a really sensible child and every little thing — however inform me what his profession appeared like,” West answered. “What did he try this decided video games? He averaged, what, 12 factors a recreation within the league?

“Someplace alongside the road, numbers rely. At that cut-off date, the gamers aren’t what they was. J.J. definitely wasn’t gonna guard the elite gamers. And so you may nitpick anybody. The one cause I’m speaking about him is he was not an elite participant. He was an excellent participant. However he had a spot on a staff due to his means to shoot the ball.”

West spoke about his personal profession how he was forward of the curve athletically, and ultra-competitive, earlier than returning to Redick.

“J.J. needs to be very grateful that he’s made as a lot as he made, and Bob Cousy, who I performed in opposition to for a pair years [laid the way] … I simply assume it’s very disrespectful, myself.”

This dialog has been getting traction for 3 months now. The unique genesis was that Russo and Redick have been debating Cousy vs. Chris Paul, with Russo of the opinion that the old-time Celtics nice was the superior level guard. Redick vigorously disagreed and derisively painted “plumbers and firemen” as Cousy’s opposition.

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