Richardson introduced his talent by explaining how much he loves music, and how his journey as a DJ has been a slow, but rewarding one.
“It was kind of easy to get into DJ’ing because I care so much about music,” Richardson said before showing off his talent. “Ever since I got into it I haven’t been able to stop.”
Unfortunately for Richardson, the judge’s panel, including Shaquille O’Neal, rap icon Snoop Dogg, and Charles Barkley, didn’t quite vibe with Richardson’s sound.
“A lot of the stuff he was doing was like tutorial,” Snoop said following the quick performance. “You should have been more showing us your skills as opposed to telling us what a DJ do, we know that already.”
O’Neal was a bit less forgiving, going so far as to question whether or not Richardson was even putting on a live performance.
“I’ve actually DJ’d for Snoop, one time we did a party together,” he said. “What I noticed was that when he was making the transitions, we didn’t see the hand move over which tells me that tape was already done.”
After the judges gave out their scores, co-host Kenny Smith roasted Richardson one last time before the group moved on.
“He can do my son’s birthday party,” he said. “But he can’t do my All-Star bash. He can’t do the All-Star bash.”
Luckily for Richardson, he doesn’t have to depend on his DJ skills for a paycheck. Hopefully next year, he won’t have time to compete in the NBA Talent Challenge because he’ll be suiting up for the NBA All-Star Game.