The Philadelphia 76ers win against the New York Knicks (131-109) on Wednesday, meanwhile, the Sixers shooting guard J.J. Redick scored 14 points and reached a 10000-point mark for his NBA career.
Here is what the 34-year-old player said about this achievement, per nbcsports: “No. 1, I feel like if you do something long enough, the milestones just sort of come. It’s not going to equal greatness or anything like that; you just kind of luck into it, I guess.
The other part of that is if you had told me like 10 years ago as a third-year guy struggling to get into the rotation that I would score 10,000 points, I would think you were crazy. It’s a cool thing for me. I’m a little self-deprecating, but it’s a cool thing for me. I didn’t realize that I was that close. It’s cool.”
At the beginning of his NBA career, Redick struggled to get into team’s rotation, but, later on, he made a progress and has become one of the best 3-point shooters in the league’s history.
This season, J.J. Redick is averaging 18.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, while shooting at 43.9 percent from the field and 35.1 from three-point range.