JJ Redick Calls Out Kendrick Perkins for His Unnecessary Race-Baiting

In early March, former NBA shooting guard and current sports analyst JJ Redick called out former NBA Center and current sports analyst Kendrick Perkins for alleging that NBA voters are racist.

Perkins originally asserted that NBA MVP voters must be racist due to how only three players who fell outside of the top 10 scoring leaders have won the MVP award since the 1990s. These include Point Guard Steve Nash, Center Nikola Jokic, and Power Forward Dirk Nowitzki — all who are white.

Although Joel Embid ended up winning the MVP for the 2022-2023 on March 7, 2023,  Perkins engaged in the most shrill form of race baiting beforehand saying that Jokic, who won the MVP award during the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons, is viewed as a favorite to win again, would likely win the award simply because he’s white

During an appearance on “First Take” on March 7, 2023, Perkins continued playing the race card, which prompted Redick to firmly respond with the following comments: 

What we’ve just witnessed is the problem with this show where we create narratives that do not exist in reality. The implication, what you are implying, that the white voters are that vote on NBA are racist. That they favor white people. You just said that. Yes, you did! Yes, you did … That’s exactly what you implied, Kendrick Perkins.

Perkins petulantly shouted, “I stated the facts! I stated the facts, and you not about to sit up here like I’m [inaudible] … It’s the facts!”

This heated debate can be viewed here

The NBA, like most sports leagues, has gone fully woke in recent years. And it’s reflected at all levels — from the sports commentators to the pundits. This league may be unsalvageable at this point when it comes to how bad wokism has penetrated it.  

During Perkins’ career (2003-2018), he played for the Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers, and New Orleans Pelicans. He won a championship with the Celtics in 2008.  

Redick (2006-2021) played for the Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans, and Dallas Mavericks.

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