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Jerry West on JJ Redick’s ‘plumbers and firemen’ comments

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NBA legend Jerry West shared some of his thoughts on JJ Redick saying Bob Cousy played against ‘plumbers and firemen:’

“Obviously the game is completely different. The athletes are completely different. I know J.J. a little bit, a very smart kid and everything – but tell me what his career looked like. What did he do that determined games? He averaged, what, 12 points a game in the league?

“Somewhere along the line, numbers count. At that point in time, the players aren’t what they used to be. J.J. certainly wasn’t gonna guard the elite players. And so you can nitpick anyone. The only reason I’m talking about him is he was not an elite player. He was a very good player. But he had a place on a team because of his ability to shoot the ball.”

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