The online parody shows a player pretending to be
Only he doesn't stop there.
The player races up a hill before sliding back down and continuing his trajectory, his arms raised and hands ready to receive the ball.
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"Yeah, I saw that," Redick said. "Pretty accurate."
Redick's constant motion has become a thing even outside
"If you're guarding J.J. for 40 minutes," Clippers Coach
Redick's running game has helped the Clippers go 10-1 without All-Star forward Blake Griffin, who the team hopes will return from his quadriceps injury during a five-game trip that starts Thursday against the
The pattern explains why Redick ranks third in the NBA among qualifying players in fewest points allowed per possession, giving up .690. Only Cleveland's
Redick said his style of play resulted from studying footage of legendary sharpshooters
"It's something that I felt like for me to be a good player I had to develop," said Redick, 31, who's in the midst of his 10th NBA season.
Former Orlando Magic sharpshooter Dennis Scott, who led the league in three-pointers during the 1995-96 season, said he would put Redick in the upper echelon of shooters because of his versatility.
"He has the movement like Ray Allen does, but he can stand still and shoot the spot-up three as well, so I think having that flexibility and having that talent to do both is what makes him so valuable," said Scott, now an analyst for
Redick runs more than a mile on offense every game, according to the NBA's SportVU data, giving him the space that creates open shots. Rivers said the wiry Redick may run at a faster pace than Allen, his former
Redick has put himself in the running for a special season. He's averaging a career-high 16.6 points while nearly being on pace to become the eighth member of the 40-50-90 club by making at least 40% of his three-pointers, 50% of his field goals and 90% of his free throws.
Actually, Redick doesn't want to stop there. Why would he? He's made 48.9% of his field goals, 50% of his three-pointers and 89.5% of his free throws.
"What about 50-50-90?" Redick recently asked reporters. "Has that been done?"
Sort of. Steve Kerr reached those thresholds with the Chicago Bulls during the 1995-96 season but did not attempt enough field goals or free throws to qualify.
Redick said he doesn't think it's odd he's shooting a higher percentage on three-pointers than two-pointers, because he doesn't get many layups, meaning that most of his two-point attempts are long jumpers. He's on target to easily eclipse the Clippers' single-season record for three-point accuracy (46.6%), set by Eric Piatkowski in 2001-02.
Sometimes it can seem as if all of Redick's running leads nowhere, much to the amusement of the Clippers' coaching staff.
"J.J. runs in circles sometimes for no apparent reason when you're watching the film," Rivers said. "It's the truth. We've seen him do like three circles that had nothing to do with the play and the guy is following him around."
The guy following him is also likely getting tired. Redick? He would probably keep running up a hill if he could.
CLIPPERS AT CLEVELAND
When: 5 p.m. PST Thursday.
Where: Quicken Loans Arena.
On the air: TV:
Records: Clippers 27-14,
Record vs. Cavaliers (2014-15): 0-2.
Update: Cleveland will be eager to have a better showing than its last game on its home court, a 132-98 drubbing by the