NBA players are ridiculously good at basketball. As in, you don’t realize how good. I remember being on the court during warmups years ago and watching Luke Walton — a guy not known for his shooting — knocking down corner threes from back off the court almost up against the seats. Shot after shot. Unguarded, in warmups when they can get in a rhythm, NBA players are frighteningly good.
Except for the Sixers during one stretch of practice this week. In that video, sharpshooter J.J. Redick can’t make a layup. All this video needs is some Benny Hill Yakety Sax in the background and I could watch it all day.
(Also, spare me the comments/Tweets telling me how good the Sixers are going to be this season and this video means nothing. It does. It’s a blip. And if the Sixers and Joel Embiid are healthy this season — a big “if” — they are a playoff team.)