Sixers guard JJ Redick issued an apology after he accidentally spoke a racial slur during a Chinese New Year spot for the NBA.
Redick said he was tongue-tied and had no idea he used a racial slur. (Redick appears around 0:51 in the spot below.)
In response to the backlash, Redick tweeted an apology on Sunday.
Redick, 33, said the word is not a part of his vocabulary and, had he been aware of the mistake, would have “recorded the greeting again.”
Please read. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/phL6v7Voeb
— JJ Redick (@JJRedick) February 19, 2018