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Chris Paul, J.J. Redick bury hatchet on long-running feud

Oct 17, 2013, 8:39 PM EDT

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Chris Paul and J.J. Redick didn’t get along.

It started down on Tobacco Road, where Redick started at Duke and Paul at Wake Forest, but it was more than just that. This was Redick punched Paul when they met at the Jordan camp kind of feud. (Truth be told, I had a little more respect for Redick after I learned that.)

Then this summer the Clippers went out got Redick (and Jared Dudley) to space the floor, giving Paul room to drive and Blake Griffin more space and options.

Except Redick and Paul had to get along… and quickly they buried the hatchet, reports Marc Spears at Yahoo Sports.

“We have actually had a chance to become real close, real quick,” Paul told Yahoo Sports. “Who would have thought after the battles we had in college.”

Said Redick: “We connected right away.”

On the court Redick is a perfect fit for Paul and the way the Clippers offense will work under Doc Rivers (a lot more player movement). He’s a threat the defense can’t leave and if they do Paul can find him and so can Blake (an underrated passer out of the post). Plus you can play Redick with Jamal Crawford off the bench and each can do some ball handling.

So why did the ice break with CP3 and Redick? They figured out what they had in common.

“We didn’t like each other,” (Redick) said, “because we were both so damn competitive.”

  1. rickyspanish - Oct 17, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    I wish there was video of this.

  2. q4real - Oct 17, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Lakers ain’t gonna want mello without labron it will be a very stupid pickup

  3. antistratfordian - Oct 17, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    There were a lot of people who didn’t like Redick. He was kind of like Tebow before Tebow.

  4. abchome - Oct 17, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Matt Barnes and Lamar Odom also had feud with Clippers players before joining them.

  5. m4a188 - Oct 17, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    I can’t imagine the amount of flopping that would occur if these two were to fight.

  6. xxbomberxx - Oct 18, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    Ali vs Frasier
    Bird Vs Magic
    Yanks Vs Red Sox
    USA Vs USSR
    Hatfield Vs McCoy
    Jordan Vs Isaiah
    Alabama Vs Auburn
    Paul Vs Reddick

    One of these long running feuds doesnt belong… answer after the commercial break

  7. jimsjam33 - Oct 18, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Now this is good inside stuff on the Clippers . Very interesting .

  8. ezwriter69 - Oct 18, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Watch your package, JJ, the man’s a sneaky nut-puncher…

  9. themagicfanguy - Oct 18, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Good luck JJ.

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