If you can trust a guy to see things the same way on the court, you learn to trust that he will listen to you and consider your thoughts on anything.“We realized that we shared a lot of the same values,” Redick says.His work has been cited numerous times by Associated Press Sports Editors judges, and he won an Eclipse Award for outstanding coverage of horse racing.Prior to becoming a columnist at the Inquirer, Ford was the 76ers beat writer for six seasons and then a general assignment feature writer with a specialty in Olympic sports.In terms of character and their values, how they look at things, they are very similar people.” Redick says their friendship needed to develop over time, and he’s got a pretty good idea why that was.“I don’t think a lot of guys on that first Orlando team I had as a rookie liked me all that much.
All week, the players rode together, ate together, joked together, got to know each other better. It’s a good list, but Jameer is the single-best teammate I’ve observed in my 20 years.
But I don’t know that anyone could have liked me right away.
Sometimes in life, you need to be humbled a little bit.” The NBA accomplished that for Redick, who didn’t start a game until his third year in the league (and only five that year) and didn’t earn enough playing time to average double-digit points until his fifth season. That had been his calling card since he was a teenager, but that alone couldn’t keep him on an NBA court.
That’s the difference between Nelson, an undersize point guard who went to nearby St.
Joseph’s University and had to make his name from there, and Redick, from Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, Va., an anointed star who came out of high school as the No.