Josh Richardson Clarifies Recent ‘Jab’ He Took at Miami Heat Fans

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After playing for the Miami Heat for four seasons, Philadelphia 76ers guard Josh Richardson knows a thing or two about South Floridian culture.

Following his Sixers debut on Wednesday, Richardson spoke glowingly about the atmosphere in Philadelphia. Yet, when Richardson raved about the fans being on time, it appeared he was taking a subtle shot at Heat fans, who are notorious for arriving to games late.

However, the wise veteran made sure to clarify his comments after learning it was hurting Heat fans.

Richardson, 26, was packaged in the deal that sent four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler to Miami this past summer.

Last season, the University of Tennessee product put up 16.6 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game, with all three areas marking career-highs. While Miami would have loved to keep him, the 6-foot-5 pro was tied to Butler rumors all year long.

However, Richardson is already fitting in Philadelphia nicely.

The fifth-year guard had 17 points, two blocked shots and one steal against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. With the performance contributing to a victory, Richardson is already showing how his two-way play is going to be paramount to the Sixers’ success this season.

The Heat take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.

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Born and raised in South Florida, Justin has always been a passionate Miami Heat fan. An avid supporter from the time Miami got its first championship in 2006 to having a league-worst 15-67 record in 2008 to the whole LeBron James era until now, Justin has seen and stuck through it all. His all-around analysis and heart for the game has made him a premier NBA writer. He writes for a variety of sites but his commitment to the Heat is always top priority.