Redick’s excuse for going to a Bieber concert
by Chris Chase, USA TODAY Sports
If you asked 100 NBA fans, “what do you think J.J. Redick did on his off night,” 50 might guess he went to a Justin Bieber concert. (Twenty would say “attend Sushi cooking class at local Whole Foods.” Ten would say, “Skyped all night with Wojo and Chris Collins.” A handful would have assumed that Redick was, in fact, the Canadian pop star.)
On a recent Orlando Magic off night, the guard did see the Biebs play in person, catching one of his Believe shows in Orlando. But Redick had one of the only reasonable excuses for such an excursion:
“A happy wife is a happy life,” Redick told the Orlando Sentinel. “I have a general rule that if I have an off-day during the season that I owe it to her to do what she wants unless it’s harmful to my well-being. Her and her friends wanted to go.”
You can’t argue with that. Even though J.J. shouldn’t have to tag along if the friends are already going; when the wife wants you there, you’ve gotta be there.
By the way, anyone else curious what Mrs. Redick wants to do that could be harmful to J.J.’s well-being? He specifically mentioned that he’d do anything that wasn’t harmful. What could those things be? Rock climbing? Fight clubs? Hanging out with Chris Brown?
Redick made sure to say he’s not a Bieber fan. He said he prefers Indie Rock, as if listening to Bon Iver is some sort of badge of honor.
Of the concert, Redick said, “I just know he had a great head of hair and was wearing a wifebeater, and the teenage girls seemed to really love him.”
I’m sure the ladies at Duke’s East Campus Housing used to say the same thing about a certain three-point gunner with a Caesar haircut.
The lesson here: Even if it means going to a miserable concert, you should always listen to your wife.
Unless she wants to go to a Ke$ha show. A man has to draw the line somewhere.