JJ Redick is stepping away from the game of basketball — the longtime sharpshooter just announced he’s retiring from the NBA to focus on his family and start the next chapter of his life.
37-year-old Redick — who averaged nearly 13 points over 940 career games — broke the news on his “The Old Man And The Three” podcast Tuesday … saying hoops is no longer his #1 priority, and he knew it was time to walk away.
“Today, I am officially retiring from the game of basketball,” Redick said in an accompanying Instagram post.
“Thank you to EVERYONE who was a part of my journey and career. I started playing basketball 30 years ago in my backyard on an uneven path of dirt, gravel, and grass. It was on that court that my dreams began to form.”
“Reality has far surpassed my dreams!! So thankful for 15 years in the NBA and all the amazing relationships and memories along the way.”
Of course, Redick was a college superstar at Duke … and eventually went to the Orlando Magic with the #11 overall pick in 2006. He also played for the Bucks, Clippers, Sixers, Pelicans and Mavericks during his career.
Redick led the NBA in 3-point percentage in 2015-16 … going 47.5% from behind the arc.
Redick says he’s now looking forward to spending more time with his wife and kids … as well as repairing an Achilles injury he’s been dealing with.
Congrats on retirement!!