J.J. RedickOrlando Magic shooting guard J.J. Redick does not appear to have a pedigree in hip-hop, but that isn't stopping him from joining fellow basketball players like Dana Barros, Cedric Ceballos, Ron Artest and Shaq in a foray into rap. Although the NBA basketball season is underway, Redick has announced plans to release a single with his new "rap supergroup."

"We're working on a rap CD," the Duke University alumni explained of his group's ambitions. "We actually haven't come up with a name ... We're throwing around some ideas right now." The names Redick listed include Sub-par, Afterthought and No-"Profits," all equally confounding. As for their single, "The chorus has been written and the first verse and the direction we're heading on the song has to deal with 'waste management.' We're not taking ourselves too seriously. We have some influences, and when you hear our sound eventually, you'll pick up right away."

According to the former All-American athlete, the "supergroup" is planning to release their single online by the end of the year, but notes the obvious time constriction. " ... We have a pretty full-time job, so we don't have a whole lot of time to work on a rap album right now," Redick explained.

We're assuming this means the other members of his group are NBA players as well. Maybe they'll record a song with Joaquin Phoenix.