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#pounditTuesday, August 11, 2020

JJ Redick shares Sixers’ funny trade superstition

With the NBA trade deadline a little over a month away, the Philadelphia 76ers are taking all the necessary precautions.

Speaking with The Athletic’s Jackson Frank this week, Sixers guard JJ Redick revealed a funny superstition that the team has. Redick said that the last four players to sit next to guard TJ McConnell on the team flights all got traded, so he now sits next to McConnell on flights since he has veto power over trades.

While Redick did not specify which players were victimized by the seat next to McConnell, Philly’s trade for Jimmy Butler in November sent Dario Saric, Robert Covington, and Jerryd Bayless packing. Justin Anderson and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot were also dealt in a trade for Mike Muscala this summer.

We have seen some other funny superstitions in the NBA over the years, but The Curse of TJ McConnell’s Seatmate has to be among the most unexpected.

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