J.J. Redick
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Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard J.J. Redick has a soaring podcast on The Ringer were he brings in fellow NBA players to discuss a wide range of topics. Recently, Redick had fellow Duke alum Kyrie Irving on his show while the two were in London. The 76ers blew a big lead to lose to the Celtics but the really real story was the conversation between the two foes after the game. At 1 A.M. Eastern time across the pond, the two discussed a number of conspiracy theories including whether Dinosaurs really roamed the earth.

“I think it’s good to question a lot of things,” Redick says. “I’m not entirely convinced that dinosaurs existed.”

“So I’ve come across some weird websites in my Google searches. For example, the word ‘Dino,’ it didn’t exist until like 1842 — there was no word for ‘dinosaur.’ And then all of a sudden, in the next 15 years, after this British scientist comes up with the word ‘dinosaur’ and describes it in a medical journal, people start finding fossils. And I’m thinking to myself, ‘alright, humans — like Homo sapiens — we’ve been here since, like, 10,000 B.C. We’ve been roaming the Earth, we’ve had multiple empires all over the world… and in all that time, we didn’t find any fossils until 150 years ago?’

“It makes you think!”


 While you can question the lunacy of the pair of former Duke guards, there’s no denying that you have to be sort of a genius to attend that type of school. The line between brilliant and crazy is a fine line. Maybe more people should actually take their advice which is, ‘Do your own research’. If people were actually intelligent and didn’t vote against their own interests we likely would have avoided the Trump disaster but that’s a story for another day.

I advise people to give it a listen as they talk about a number of topics including how Kyrie Irving actually has superpowers on the basketball court.