J.J. Redick Calls Chinese NBA Fans 'C---ks' Says He was 'Tongue Tied'
J.J. Redick
This is not a good look for Sixers guard J.J. Redick. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Perplexingly, Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard J.J. Redick uttered a problematic racial slur toward the NBA’s Chinese fans in a Chinese New Year video produced by Chinese media company Tencent. The video featured NBA players and coaches congratulating the people of China and wishing them a happy Chinese New Year. Redick’s message was… different from the rest:

“I want to wish all the NBA c—k fans in China a Happy New Year.”

Expectedly and correctly, the internet responded to this video with outrage once it went viral. Redick responded to the video via Twitter but didn’t apologize, instead expressing his disappointment – not in himself, but in those who somehow took offense to his racial slur:

In all likelihood, Redick didn’t mean to offend anyone with his comment – and maybe he was tongue-tied. But it’s still a really, really bad look for him to defend himself and even say he’s disappointed in other people rather than apologize and express his regret.


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