- During the All-Star break CJ McCollum revealed that he hadm’t spoken to Zion Willamson after he got traded to the Pelicans.
- Zion’s former JJ Redick ripped Zion and called him a “detached teammate” for not reaching to McCollum.
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Former NBA player turned ESPN analyst JJ Redick has a bone to pick with his former teammate Zion Williamson.
During the All-Star break, CJ McCollum revealed that Zion Williamson hadn’t contacted him yet after he was traded to the Pelicans at the trade deadline.
CJ McCollum — the president of the NBA Players Association — says he hasn’t spoken directly to teammate Zion Williamson.
McCollum tells TNT broadcast crew, “I know about as much as you do right now. But I’m going to get to the bottom of it.” pic.twitter.com/KXfBBn5tym
— Christian Clark (@cclark_13) February 20, 2022
On Tuesday’s edition of ESPN’s ‘First Take’ Redick blasted Zion for not reaching out to McCollum and described him as a “detached teammate.”
.@jj_redick is concerned with how "detached" Zion Williamson has been from the team.
"This is a pattern of behavior that we are seeing again and again with Zion." pic.twitter.com/EmE6BeBvjv
— First Take (@FirstTake) February 22, 2022
“This just shows a complete lack of investment in your team, in the organization, in the city… I get that he’s hurt away from the team, but the Pelicans just traded for one of the top 50 players in the league, a guy that’s supposed to be paired with you…reach out and say hello. This is a pattern of behaviour we’re seeing with Zion that we’re seeing again and again, look, I was his teammate, I can describe him as a detached teammate, that is an accurate statement. This is just basic code of being a teammate, send a text to a guy when he gets traded to your team.”