23 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.

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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 22: John Brennan (featuring PFT Commenter)

    Episode 22: John Brennan (featuring PFT Commenter)

    In this episode of the Old Man and the Three, it's a two for one special.  JJ and Tommy lead off with a spectacular interview with former CIA Director John Brennan, where they take a deep dive into his life in the CIA, his recent book, the bizarre world of Trump, the Osama bin Laden raid, and much more. Then, things take a bit of a different turn when they welcome in Pardon My Take's PFT Commenter for the TOP 5/Draft and Mailbag question. And, as you can probably imagine, PFT does not disappoint. 
    John Brennan

    What was the motivation for writing his book

    How exposure to the world helps you understand how special the United States is

    Do Americans fully understand what civil servants do and their importance

    Director Brennan explains his experience of playing basketball overseas in Cairo 

    What were the challenges of writing the book

    How does he swallow the madness that is going on in the White House/Congress/etc.

    Where would he say American stands right now in terms of division in his lifetime

    How technology has made the spread of hate and misinformation worse

    How does technology effect protocols in the CIA

    On the secrecy on the CIA and not being able to share info like a normal member of society

    Are there any movies or TV shows that have depicted the CIA correctly - or even closely

    The most impactful/memorable event in his career

    Discussing the bin Laden raid 

    His feeling about Trumps tweets and re-tweets

    Who are some of the best leaders he's been around and what are their qualities


    PFT Commenter

    Discusses Mt Rushmore and how it came about

    Comparing Big Cat's place with JJ's

    The story of how he came up with his handle

    Would PFT Commenter be a fan of JJ

    Who's the grittiest current NBA player

    TOP 5/Draft

    Mailbag question


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 21: Coach K, Mike Krzyzewski (featuring Sue Bird)

    Episode 21: Coach K, Mike Krzyzewski (featuring Sue Bird)

    The word legend gets thrown around a lot these days. But then again, in some rare cases it almost doesn't seem to be enough. That is precisely what we have on this episode of "The Old Man and the Three" as JJ and Tommy welcome in a true legend of the game on every level, the one and only "Coach K", Mike Krzyzewski. And, as if that isn't enough, another guest worthy of "legend" status joins for the intro and TOP 5/Draft, WNBA Champion and future Hall of Famer Sue Bird. 
    Sue Bird RUNDOWN

    Recaps her WNBA Finals victory

    Having Megan with her in the bubble 

    First thing she did after she got out of the bubble

    Acclimating to life outside the bubble and being back in society

    NBA Finals breakdown

    How the lack of fans played a major role in the playoffs

    The effect of no fans on shooting performances

    Describing the elation of winning a championship


    Coach K RUNDOWN

    What was his first impression of JJ

    JJ's practice routine

    Coach comments on JJ's turnaround in the NBA

    What's the goal for this college basketball season

    On the practice/social distancing process at Duke

    What was it like telling his players that the NCAA tournament was cancelled

    On helping his players through quarantine and creating a virtual national championship for them

    Putting closure on last season. 

    Discussion about JJ's sophomore season troubles and how he "crossed a bridge" to get through it

    May 21st 2004. The most important day in JJ's basketball career

    How he watches his players closely to keep a healthy environment​

    On his belief in therapy and talking it through with players 

    Tells a great story about Marshall Plumlee and his accomplishment of becoming an Army Ranger

    JJ talks about the moment Coach K went from just a coach to a coach and a friend

    On giving full impowerment to his teams and how that builds confidence.

    On roasting Coach K 

    Embracing the "one and done" era

    How would JJ have done if he left early

    Adaptability is vital to success

    Embracing change and being impressed with the younger generation 

    How America needs to get better

    How close was Coach K to taking the Lakers job in 2004

    Coach shares an amazing Kobe story

    Dream team vs Redeem team... who wins?

    How great the NBA has handled the pandemic

    What separates the "LeBrons" and "Kobes" from everyone else​


    TOP 5/DRAFT
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Episode 20: DeMar DeRozan

    Episode 20: DeMar DeRozan

    If there’s anyone that knows the difficulty in beating Lebron James in the playoffs, it’s DeMar DeRozan. And on this episode of the Old Man and the Three, JJ and Tommy welcome in the San Antonio Spurs superstar for a frank discussion that covers pushing back against analytics, the emotions of watching the Raptors win a championship, and leading on mental health in the NBA. Plus, don't miss a TOP 5/Draft that will have you grabbing your keys and heading for the drive-thru.
    RUNDOWN

    NBA Finals recap

    How he attacks the defense the Lakers were showing in game 4

    On the uniqueness of Anthony Davis

    Talks about KCP's play in the finals

    Relying on your stars to create shots in the playoffs

    The difficulty of beating a LeBron led team 4 times in a series

    The brilliance of LeBron

    What it felt like watching the Raptors make their run last year

    Reliving the bone-chilling 2016 all-star game

    On building a winning culture

    Discussing the fans passion in Toronto

    The challenge of going through customs all through the season

    On being an elite scorer without shooting 3's

    Breaking down his style of play

    On the skill of generating 3 pointers instead of taking them

    Discusses the players who influenced his game

    The nuances of drawing fouls when a team is in the bonus

    Addresses mental health and his tweet about depression that started a movement in the NBA

    How money isn't the answer for life's problems

    On the importance of addressing your mental health

    Discusses his AAU and college experience

    The LA basketball scene

    TOP 5/Draft


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 19: Andrew Yang

    Episode 19: Andrew Yang

    On this episode of the "Old Man and the Three", JJ and Tommy are joined by entrepreneur, philanthropist, former presidential candidate, and all around great guy Andrew Yang. Delving into topics such as his presidential run, how politicians are trying to infuse themselves into sports, the Facebook dilemma, the 2020 election and more, it's an interview you surely won't want to miss. Plus, there's the TOP 5/Draft that will put you in a New York State of mind. 

    RUNDOWN​

    Discussing the polls at the present time as compared with 2016 

    Explains his role in the upcoming election 

    Talks about how the south is turning and there may be some surprising results

    Dissects Ted Cruz's obsession with knocking the NBA

    Who would win in a one on one game: Yang or Cruz?

    Making sense of the NBA ratings right now

    Politicians trying to infuse themselves into sports

    Is there is a way out of this toxic climate in America

    How do we get companies like Facebook to clean up their act

    Discussing his run for the presidency and the meaning of Human Centered Capitalism

    The knee jerk reaction of claiming socialism when discussing universal basic income

    Does he look back as his run as a success

    Lesson learned on the campaign trail

    Is there a fix to the "popular vote" issue and is rank choice voting the answer

    On "Humanity Forward"

    How trillion dollar companies like Amazon pay no taxes and how changing that can cure so much

    How does he successfully pivot from one career to the next

    Doing a job you don't like will turn you into an unhappy person

    On investing in the paths for the younger generation

    Breaking down the entire Trump ordeal over the last week

    TOP 5/Draft


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 18: Carmelo Anthony

    Episode 18: Carmelo Anthony

    On this episode of the 'Old Man and the Three', JJ and Tommy sit down with sure-fire Hall of Famer and current Portland Trail Blazer Carmelo Anthony. In this incredibly in-depth interview, nothing is off-limits as Melo opens up about his career path and accomplishments, his tumultuous time in NY (as well as OKC and Houston), Phil Jackson, social justice, and much more.  Plus a TOP 5/Draft that'll have you game ready and hungry at the same time.
     
    RUNDOWN

    Reliving the 2002 McDonalds All American Game

    Melo’s first impression of JJ

    The last 3 of the 2002 McDonalds All American class

    Discussing Melo’s time in Denver

    Fans today only know the game from the "big 3" moving forward

    On spending two 2 years from A.I.

    Imagining his Denver teams in the social media age

    The kind of personalities that those teams attracted

    On his experience in NY 

    When Phil Jackson took over in NY 

    Studying and executing the triangle

    On the media scrutiny in NY

    How he handled losing after winning for so long

    Melo’s "hat" stage in NY

    The Steve Novak "get paid" story

    On his experiences in OKC and Houston and how they differ

    Dealing with going from a #1 option to a 2nd or 3rd option

    What was it like being out of basketball

    On finally ending up in Portland and what it brought to him

    How much longer does he want to play

    Reflecting on his own personal legacy in basketball

    His thoughts on the Breonna Taylor case

    On setting the stage for the younger players concerning social justice

    TOP 5/DRAFT

     
    STAYME7O PROPEL Program
    Earlier this month as part of New York Fashion Week, Carmelo’s fashion banner STAYME7O presented the PROPEL SS21 collection, “A Black Future”, featuring collaborations from seven Black designers as a way to honor the Black creative community. The STAYME7O PROPEL Program is an ongoing initiative that champions not just emerging fashion talent but honors a vision of Black excellence and reimagines the cultural landscape and creative spaces where diversity has been underserved, starting within the fashion industry. The immersive, virtual 3-D fashion show that launched the program’s debut collection focused on the movement for Black independence, freedom of expression and how Black creativity always has, and continues to move and change the world around us. https://stayme7o.com/ 
      
    The Social Change Fund
    This summer, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul launched the Social Change Fund, which is dedicated to investing in and supporting organizations that advocate for the Black community through long-term policy solutions, community representation, and narrative change. The Fund focuses on critical issues including ending police brutality, championing criminal justice reform and inclusion, advocating for the human rights of all Black lives, empowering communities of color by expanding access to voting and civic engagement, increasing Black representation in government, and building economic equity for Black people through investment in education, employment, wages, and housing. https://www.thesocialchangefund.org/ 
      
    The Carmelo Anthony Foundation
    Carmelo Anthony founded the Carmelo Anthony Foundation over 15 years ago as a vehicle for actionable change focused on community impact through a variety of outreach programs, disaster relief initiatives, and donations. The nonprofit has since established programs to refurbish basketball courts in underserved communities, provide families in need with food and personal supplies during the holidays, and provide much-needed disaster relief in the wake of tragedies such as super storm Sandy, the Flint Water Crisis, Hurricane Maria and more. The Carmelo Anthony Foundation has always been focused on initiatives for

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Episode 17: Grayson Allen

    Episode 17: Grayson Allen

    From his National Championship win to his highly publicized tripping incidents at Duke, current Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Grayson Allen has definitely seen his share of highs and lows. In this eye-opening interview with JJ and Tommy, he covers it all with brutal honestly and paints a picture of how it all went down. Plus, there’s a Top 5/Draft that’ll surely bring out the villain in all of us.  

    RUNDOWN

    Welcome

    Gaming in the bubble/2k rankings

    Building confidence going into his second year

    How has his experience been adjusting to the NBA

    What were his expectations coming into the NBA

    His ‘Welcome to the NBA’ moment

    Discussing the uniqueness of KD

    On the preparation for games: NBA vs College

    What stands out about Ja Morant

    How the scheduled seed-in games for Memphis were so tough

    Diving into the Duke experience

    Does he regret not leaving after his sophomore year

    The difficulty of dealing with the high player turnover at Duke 

    The process of managing his teammates and being a leader

    On feeling the “fishbowl” pressure at Duke

    Who was hated more at Duke: Grayson or JJ?

    How social media plays into that hatred

    Playing the Duke villain

    Grayson delves into his tripping incidents and the impact on his career

    SPEED ROUND

    TOP 5/DRAFT


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    • 1 hr 36 min

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Even better than the JJ Redick podcast on the Ringer. Great content, wether basketball, racial inequality, politics or business. JJ and Tommy lead high-level conversations with great guests.
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