J.J. Redick Uncermoniously Bolted From A Sideline Interview So He Didn't Have To Dance In The Locker Room
I think we all know that the white guy, that went to Duke no less, is the last person that wants to have to dance in an NBA locker room. However, that doesn't make the extent to which J.J. Redick refuses to dance any less funny. You threaten to throw him in the middle of the circle with no wall to sprout from and all professionalism goes straight out the window.
I think we all have that one thing that we will literally do anything to avoid, even if it comes at the expense of the people around us. J.J. Redick will cut short an interview and knock people out of the way while full-on sprinting to the locker room to avoid having to two-step. I will ignore texts, emails, and generally just be a complete dickhead to my friends to avoid having to do any amount of significant planning. You want to have a group dinner? Oh, I'll be there, but not before going off the grid if that's what it takes to not have to make the reservation. Granted, the last time I absolutely had to make the reservation the restaurant called me a liar right to my face once we showed up, so chances are I won't have to do much dodging anymore. Still, if my friends had a motto for me it would be "he showed up", and I wouldn't have it any other way. J.J. frantically racing back to his stall is essentially the same thing as me going dark in a group chat. It's the same thing as the kid that doesn't want to get called on in class ducking his head and pretending he's invisible. It's the same thing as a college student carefully investigating his course selection so he doesn't pick a class that has a public speaking requirement. It's the same thing as the guy that intentionally stays in on karaoke night just so he doesn't get peer pressured on stage. We all have our shortcomings, and I'll be damned if we don't sacrifice common human decency to make sure they aren't exposed. Even if you are just a professional athlete with two left feet.