Jerry West fires back at J.J. Redick over Bob Cousy slight: 'He averaged 12 points a game in the league'
West and Cousy played in a exclusive generation than Redick
J.J. Redick has in large part been
for his paintings as an NBA analyst on TV, but one comment that precipitated significant controversy pertains
to his opinion on Boston Celtics legend Bob Cousy. "He became being guarded via plumbers and firemen," Redick said on ESPN's "First Take
" whilst any other panelist, Chris Russo, debated him on Cousy's merits against modern All-Star Chris Paul There's a shred
of reality to that assertion. Cousy's profession commenced in 1950. Players often needed offseason jobs to complement their earnings at that
factor in NBA records. Before he landed in Boston, Cousy become coping with gasoline stations and operating as a using instructor,
in step with NBA.Com. The assertion, in itself, turned into factually honest. Players throughout Cousy's generation could not dedicate
the time to skill development and athletic schooling that cutting-edge gamers should because they needed to use their downtime to make a residing.
But every other legend from Cousy's era, Jerry West, took offense to the implication that older gamers did not face sturdy opposition.
He fired again at Redick in an interview with Sirius XM NBA Radio. West stated he felt "disrespected" by way of what Redick said, and went on to
impeach Redick's credentials profession gave the impression of," West stated. "What did he do this games? He averaged recreation within the league."