To say that Clippers guard J.J. Redick isn't much of a dunker would be a sliiiiight understatement. In fact, the Duke product hasn't recorded a single dunk during the regular season in any of his nine previous years in the NBA, according to Basketball-Reference. The one dunk he does have to his record came back in 2011 with Orlando during a playoff game against Atlanta. Sure, it wasn't exactly hotly contested by the Hawks, but not bad!
However, just because Redick isn't exactly one of the marquee attractions for Lob City doesn't mean he isn't at least capable of rising up and throwing it down. Thanks to the man himself, we actually have visual proof that J.J. can still sky a little:
<blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="4" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAAGFBMVEUiIiI9PT0eHh4gIB4hIBkcHBwcHBwcHBydr+JQAAAACHRSTlMABA4YHyQsM5jtaMwAAADfSURBVDjL7ZVBEgMhCAQBAf//42xcNbpAqakcM0ftUmFAAIBE81IqBJdS3lS6zs3bIpB9WED3YYXFPmHRfT8sgyrCP1x8uEUxLMzNWElFOYCV6mHWWwMzdPEKHlhLw7NWJqkHc4uIZphavDzA2JPzUDsBZziNae2S6owH8xPmX8G7zzgKEOPUoYHvGz1TBCxMkd3kwNVbU0gKHkx+iZILf77IofhrY1nYFnB/lQPb79drWOyJVa/DAvg9B/rLB4cC+Nqgdz/TvBbBnr6GBReqn/nRmDgaQEej7WhonozjF+Y2I/fZou/qAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://instagram.com/p/6xxGL2RO1G/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_top">I know this is weak. But I can still dunk. And it was 8 AM this morning. #yearlyreminder</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A video posted by JJ Redick (@jjredick4) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2015-08-24T19:19:41+00:00">Aug 24, 2015 at 12:19pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote>
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I mean, J.J. definitely isn't gonna be winning a dunk contest anytime soon, but he could give himself a little more credit here. The self-oop adds a little flair to what would've otherwise been a fairly rudimentary slam. Is this the year we finally see Redick execute an in-game flush during the season?