JJ Redick of New Orleans Pelicans interviews some of the biggest names in basketball—including his teammates!—and many other celebrities. It’s an inside look at life in the NBA and conversations with people who interest Redick and his co-host, Tommy Alter, the most.
Bomani Jones on the Value of Expertise, Using One’s Platform Effectively, and Nitpicking
JJ and Tommy sit down with sports journalist and ESPN personality Bomani Jones to talk about the return of sports as the NBA restart nears (04:15). They also discuss why people should be experts in their fields and how athletes can use—and misuse—their platforms (28:08). They also talk about Steph Curry and different ways to understand a player’s greatness (49:40), all before drafting their favorite movies involving planes (67:13).
Hosts: JJ Redick & Tommy Alter
Guest: Bomani Jones
Patrick Beverley on Doubt, Setting Goals, and Developing His Game
JJ and Tommy are joined by LA Clipper Patrick Beverley to discuss the updates from the bubble and what's in store for the NBA. Beverley talks about coming up in the game in Europe and revelations he had while striving to get to the NBA (10:13). He then reveals his motivations and how he stays focused by setting goals (37:24). Patrick then shares his preparation for dealing with defenders and how he differentiates his process (47:23)
Hosts: JJ Redick and Tommy Alter
Guest: Pat Beverley
Rex Chapman on the Orlando Bubble, Amassing a Social Media Presence, and the Best Shooting Guards
Twelve-year NBA vet Rex Chapman joins JJ and Tommy to discuss all things NBA now that players have arrived in Orlando for the NBA's return (03:43). Rex also breaks down his growth into a social media star and how he's created an online community (18:28). Lastly, they draft their favorite NBA shooting guards of all time (41:31).
Hosts: JJ Redick & Tommy Alter
Guest: Rex Chapman
Players Opting Out of the NBA's Return, Stories From the Road, and Condiments With Win Butler
JJ and Tommy are joined by Grammy winner and Arcade Fire lead singer Win Butler. They discuss some of the cities they have traveled to and stories from the road. They also touch on Win's love of basketball, the politics of playing in an NBA celebrity all-star game, and the importance of the NBA returning to the masses. All before power-ranking their favorite condiments.
Taylor Rooks on the NBA’s Bubble, Black Voices in Media, and Favorite ’90s Movies
JJ and Tommy are joined by broadcaster and sports journalist Taylor Rooks to talk about the upcoming return of the NBA in Orlando and the unknown variables that some might not have taken into account. They also discuss the importance of Black voices in sports broadcasting and promoting diversity of thought. Finally, they pick their top five favorite ’90s movies.
Pat Connaughton on the NBA Orlando Bubble, Understanding White Privilege, and Passion Projects
Milwaukee Bucks forward Pat Connaughton sits down with JJ and Tommy talk about the return of the NBA in Orlando. Then they talk about having vital conversations about race after the killing of George Floyd along with the ways of addressing and acknowledging white privilege. Then Connaughton breaks down his personal passion for real estate and how he was almost a professional baseball player before coming to the NBA.