Uh-Oh: ESPN Analyst Dismisses ‘Racist’ Narrative; Chaos Ensues

  • Former NBA sharp-shooter J.J. Redick got into a heated argument during Tuesday’s edition of ESPN’s “First Take” after fellow commentator Kendrick Perkins seemingly implied the Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic is only a contender for the MVP award because he is white.
  • Redick, who had an NBA career spanning 15 seasons, maintains a regular slot on “First Take” to discuss topics related to professional basketball. He and fellow commentators Stephen A. Smith and Kendrick Perkins discussed the prospect of Jokic winning the Most Valuable Player Award on Tuesday’s episode.
  • If Jokic wins MVP in 2023, he would be the fourth NBA player to win the honor three consecutive times, joining Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain and Larry Bird. Redick accused Perkins of implying MVP voters are showing favoritism towards Jokic because he is white.
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