57 episodes

New Orleans Pelicans Guard JJ Redick and his co-host Tommy Alter discuss the NBA, current events and interview some of the biggest names in the NBA, entertainment and political worlds. Launching from inside the NBA bubble, the show offers unprecedented access to the league while telling the stories of an eclectic rotating group of guests.

The Old Man and the Three with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter ThreeFourTwo Productions & Cadence13

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New Orleans Pelicans Guard JJ Redick and his co-host Tommy Alter discuss the NBA, current events and interview some of the biggest names in the NBA, entertainment and political worlds. Launching from inside the NBA bubble, the show offers unprecedented access to the league while telling the stories of an eclectic rotating group of guests.

    Episode 56: Channing Frye and Kenny Beecham

    Episode 56: Channing Frye and Kenny Beecham

    It’s a double shot of awesome on the Old Man and the Three as JJ and Tommy welcome in two special guests. Leading things off is former NBA player and current winemaker and connoisseur Channing Frye, who joins the guys for another spectacular EAT PRAY DUNK segment. They take deep dives into wine, NBA “connectors”, retirement, his podcast, and more. Then the show switches gears for the Top 5/Draft by welcoming in the NBA’s #1 fan, YouTube legend, host of the "Called Game" podcast, and House of Highlights star Kenny Beecham. He touches on how his YouTube stardom all began, what it’s been like being a Bulls fan the last 20 years, the NBA ‘play-in’ games, and much more. Then they roll into the draft, which is: "The Top 5 fictional offices you’d like to work in”. 
    RUNDOWN

    Channing Frye

    The guys talk about how each of their respective podcasts have outlasted many and are still going strong
    JJ and Channing discuss the disgust of hearing their own voices 
    Channing does a deep dive into his own wine company and how it all started
    How a big part of enjoying wine is the story behind the bottle
    The surprise behind meeting all of these winemakers is how much they love hoops
    Channing discusses how he came upon the rabbit hole of wine and how it really started when he went to the Cavs
    How wine is a great connector among friends and teammates
    JJ and Channing break down how important connectors are on teams and call out a few standouts
    Is being a connector for a team exhausting
    How quickly did retirement for him become normal and how long did the transition take
    On the importance of a structured day for someone facing retirement
    Channing’s favorite random restaurant that he can’t miss


    Kenny Beecham

    How it all got started for him
    When did his career in media take the proverbial leap to the next level
    What makes the YouTube community so unique
    How he became an NBA fan
    On the misery of being a Bulls fan for the last 20 years
    How JJ almost landed on the bulls
    How he became such a great interviewer
    On an average day, how much NBA does he watch
    Has it been weird to watch the NBA as a fan this year
    Are the play-in games worth it for the overall product
    Who are the players that he watches the most
    On who should win the MVP this year
    If there was anything he could change about the NBA, what would it be
    TOP 5/Draft: Top 5 fictional offices to work in
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    Episode 55: Duncan Robinson and Hasan Minhaj

    Episode 55: Duncan Robinson and Hasan Minhaj

    Interviews and conversations are unique. Some flow rather easily and others are a bit tough to get through. This particular discussion however, is a different animal altogether - and for all the right reasons. Joining JJ and Tommy this week is fellow ThreeFourTwo family member (and NBA sharpshooter) Duncan Robinson, and Hasan Minhaj - a comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host, just to name a few. The four of them join together for a conversation that covers just about everything and absolutely nothing is out of bounds. The topics range from lighter subjects like JJ and Duncan’s hair and their caffeine intake, to deep dives into the social media landscape, performance anxiety, and controlling the power of a celebrity’s public voice. Plus mixed into all of this is another spectacular EAT PRAY DUNK segment. It is an absolute can’t miss interview. 

    RUNDOWN 
    • JJ starts the show off by immediately throwing Hasan under the bus for not knowing he was traded to the Mavs after seeing him shortly after the trade deadline
    • Duncan touches on whether he has gotten hit with any courtside heckling
    • On the protocols of talking to people sitting courtside
    • Hasan dishes on the jealousy of and competition of courside seating
    • How do Woj and Shams get their info? Who is leaking it and how does it get out so quickly?
    • Would stories leak in the entertainment world if there was the same kind of passion as there is in sports
    • Is Julius Randle first team all-NBA this year
    • Breaking down the Knicks superb play of late 
    • What’s the bigger story (for NY’ers), the Nets winning a chip or the Knicks winning a playoff series 
    • On the passion of Knicks fans
    • Hasan describes what it’s like being a Kings fan
    • Hasan tells a special Bobby Hurley story and his connection with him
    • What’s the purpose of having the same teams on national TV all the time
    • Did Miami flip that script last year with their run to the finals
    • How Duncan’s experience of having his own podcast has been going thus far
    • How the insanity of the NBA schedule this year has contributed to the difficulty of nailing down guests

    EAT PRAY DUNK
    • Do NBA players concentrate more on basketball now - even with all the side distractions - as compared to when they were young
    • How the narrative has completely changed within the mindset of players coming into the league compared to years ago
    • Hasan sees a new crop of NBA owners coming out of this era of athletes
    • The issues and pitfalls of social media 
    • On the differences in player relationships in today’s era
    • Comparing an athlete's performance anxiety to an entertainer’s
    • How to juggle the responsibility of speaking for so many people that look to you for answers/opinions
    • Does anxiety change with expectations
    • Being able to lean on friends for help is a key element to staying grounded
    • Sports has stats and wins/losses… How is success measured in entertainment 
    • Hasan grills JJ and Duncan on their haircuts and techniques
    • Duncan discusses the time where he was called Jimmy Neutron throughout a game
    • The guys break down their caffeine intake
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 54: Jrue Holiday

    Episode 54: Jrue Holiday

    Jrue Holiday is a basketball star, plain and simple. He offers an all-around game and leads the defensive charge for the Bucks by anchoring their league leading defense with his lockdown abilities. But with all that being said, Jrue is so much more than just an incredible athlete. He gives back. He gives back to the community, his teammates, his family, and the game. He acknowledges and understands how lucky he is to be playing the game he loves and displays a rare sense of humbleness and empathy that few can match. All of this is on display during this spectacular interview where he covers everything from the recent Derek Chauvin verdict, to battling Covid, his close relationship with JJ, and the importance of family and community. 

    RUNDOWN

    Jrue expresses his feeling concerning the Derek Chauvin verdict

    On his dedication and passion towards giving back to the community and supporting black business owners

    What he would like to see from the league to help on these matters

    On the challenge of helping change people’s lives in the best way possible

    The importance of bringing economic empowerment to low income communities

    After everything that has happened over the last year plus, does he see basketball in a different light

    On the difficulty of this year’s NBA schedule and how the public and media don't fully understand the wear and tear the players are going through

    What is was like coming back from Covid and how tough the journey was 

    How remarkable it is that his numbers are better after his Covid diagnosis than before

    On missing the crowds and packed arenas

    How this is not the real NBA experience and how the young stars still haven’t experienced the real deal

    Has there been a secret ingredient to his success this year

    Reliving a JJ explosion in the locker room

    How does being on the court with Giannis improve his game

    Breaking down what a freak of nature Giannis is and what he can accomplish

    On the confidence he has in starting every game with three of the best defenders in the league on the court

    Does he take pride in hearing other players compliment his defense

    As someone who is a top defender, what does he do when someone like Dame or Steph gets in there ‘zone’

    Does he care about the awards and accolades - or lack thereof

    On his contract and coming to the the Bucks

    The thrill of playing on a contending team and being counted on to do what you do best

    On being able to only play for a finite amount of time and enjoying your life


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 53: Adam McKay

    Episode 53: Adam McKay

    Whether it be riveting dramas like “The Big Short” and “Vice”, or legendary comedies such as “Step Brothers”, “Anchorman”, and “Talladega Nights”, director Adam McKay has covered all the bases in Hollywood. But what you may not know about him is his love for NBA basketball. A self proclaimed “NBA junkie”, Adam has now delved into the league’s darker history with his new project "Death at the Wing”. In this 7th installment of the OM3 Leadership series, he sits down with JJ and Tommy to talk about that, as well as his memories of the game as a youth, the challenges of working with Hollywood’s elite actors, prioritizing his time, and much more.  

    RUNDOWN 

    JJ and Adam discuss the first time they met

    Adam talks about being an NBA junkie and what players or teams had an impact on him growing up

    Watching Dr J as a kid, Adam describes what his game was like

    Discusses his new podcast and why he chose such a specific topic

    What did he learn about the Reagan era NBA through his research

    What are some of the lasting effects in today’s society from that era

    Is it strange to see how much the league has changed in terms of it’s players taking on politics 

    How many of the changes in the NBA coincide with flashpoint events in the league

    On his appreciation of all the different era in the NBA

    Adam explains the “18 month Sean Kemp era”

    Why was getting the go-ahead to make “Anchorman” so difficult

    Does he have a favorite Will Ferrell movie

    How well the movie “Step Brothers” has aged

    Does he have any “what-if” castings that never came to fruition

    How long did it take tp pick the names for “Anchorman"

    Is there a difference in the amount of takes between a comedic piece as compared to a dramatic film

    On the challenges of handling an all-star cast and has it always been a strength for him

    What his the director’s role in terms of leadership on a set

    On creating an environment to allow the strengths of each actor to shine and how that’s similar to an NBA team

    Touches on some of his favorite coaches and breaks down the special rule that should exist only for Alvin Gentry

    Was the pivot to more serious content a natural evolution in his filmmaking or was it a conscious effort

    How does he prioritize his time while working on so many projects 

    As his company has gotten bigger, was it ever hard to relinquish some control on projects


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 52: Ethan Brown

    Episode 52: Ethan Brown

    In this 6th installment of the Leadership Series, JJ and Tommy welcome in the CEO and founder of Beyond Meat, Ethan Brown. Ethan chronicles his incredible journey thus far and details how his company came to be. He also dives into several other topics such as his love for the game of basketball, what drove him to create his company and his unique product, the importance of having athletes embrace his product, his partnerships in the food industry and much more. 

    RUNDOWN

    Details the backstory on how and why he came to found Beyond Meat

    What was his personal diet like growing up and when did he take notice of what he was putting in his body

    How did he take an idea for a plant based meat and have it come to fruition

    Was breaking down meat and plants into 5 categories something his team came up with or was there already literature on it

    Does he remember the very first beyond burger he ever ate

    Explains the passion to continually improve his product and the process of making it

    When does he feel the outside world began to catch up and recognize what he was doing

    On the importance of getting mainstream athletes to buy in on this product

    Why is having a daily routine and an emphasis on self care so important

    On how preparation translates into confidence

    Discusses the unique partnerships his company has forged in the food industry

    Has his strategy shifted during the pandemic

    Besides confronting risk and failure, what other leadership qualities stand out to him

    Has his view of leadership evolved over the years

    Has he been surprised at how anything has turned out

    Breaks down the nutritional value of plant based meats and debunks the arguments against it


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    • 56 min
    Episode 51: Adam Scott (Introducing "FAIRGAME")

    Episode 51: Adam Scott (Introducing "FAIRGAME")

    ThreeFourTwo Productions has added another family member as JJ and Tommy welcome in 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott to introduce the new podcast special “FAIRGAME”. Hosted by Scott himself and broken into 5 intimate episodes, this podcast series will take you behind the curtain of golf like never before, as season 1 centers around golf’s greatest stage, The Masters. In this interview, the Adam breaks down what the show is going to be about, and also dives in on several other topics such as the challenges that come along with playing in the game’s most famous and prestigious tournament, dealing with the booming trend in golf of chasing speed, tailoring his game to his specific swing, his favorite tournaments, and so much more. Fair Game premiers on Tuesday, just as Scott readies himself to take on Augusta, and takes us right on through the weekend as the Masters rolls to its final rounds. Don’t miss this exciting podcast special FAIRGAME - or this spectacular interview. 
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    • 47 min

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