J.J. Redick has sparked some serious social media outrage for apparently using a racial slur in a video for China. The Philadelphia Sixers guard has yet to comment on what happened.
The use of the apparent slur came in a video that features dozens of the league's players wishing China a Happy New Year. It's the upcoming Year of the Dog.
The video showcases several players wishing China a Happy New Year before cutting to Redick. He appears to say the following:
“I want to wish all the NBA c***k fans in China a Happy New Year.”
The video was produced by the Chinese media company, Tencent. They have rights as part of a wider broadcast agreement in China.
The company has since taken down the original video featuring Redick. He's been replaced by another Sixers player.
Chinese NBA fans are understandably upset with Redick's alleged actions. Here are some of the comments about him on Twitter:
Neither the NBA nor Redick or the Sixers have commented on the video. Stay tuned for updates.