Or what happened in 2004: With Duke up by six at Maryland in the final minute, Redick waited at the free throw line between shots. J.” began, and as Redick took the pass, he raised his eyes, looked at the student section, and smirked.The shot went through, good for his 26th point, a season high. “I was sort of a prick.” Redick says throughout that game, he and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, seated courtside, exchanged barbs.
“There’s this element that we’re these elitist private school kids, even the basketball players,” Redick says. I’m from the middle of nowhere, Virginia.” Day 1: Welcome to the Hate by Rafe Bartholomew Day 2: Does No One Hate Patrick Ewing Anymore?Redick is having a career year after signing a million, one-year deal with the Sixers on July 8, 2017.The 33-year-old was averaging career bests in scoring (16.7 points), rebounds (2.5) and minutes played (31.6) heading into Sunday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Bradley Harris Center.Some of this is driven by race (Wojo, Greg Paulus), but it doesn’t have to be (Shane Battier). The Milwaukee Bucks won out, and next summer, Redick will be in line for a hefty raise, in Wisconsin or elsewhere.The final stage is the least populated, a designation given only to those who move beyond the inherent and consciously mold their own villainy. He loved it, being the villain, the bad guy.” Redick’s place in the third category is a product of his time in the other two. I look back on that, especially my first two years, and I probably deserved a lot of the animosity.” Redick acknowledges that if he’d distanced himself from the character, some of the hatred may have dissipated. There are some places, though, where he’d be less welcome.
Duke and Maryland were responsible for two of the first three national championships, and as North Carolina sputtered through the Matt Doherty era, the enmity between the Blue Devils and Terrapins came to a boil. Shelden Williams carried a 2003 incident in College Park with him for his four years at Duke, and Redick said during one game members of the Maryland crowd invoked the name of his then 12-year-old sister.