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
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.
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.
Malcolm Brogdon on Being Black in America, Doubts About the NBA’s Return, and Drafting Stories
JJ and Tommy sit down with Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon to share his thoughts during this time of civil unrest in America. He talks about what has inspired him to be an activist, including his grandfather in the ’60s. JJ and Malcolm also talk about the NBA’s July return and what concerns the players association may have in the weeks ahead. Finally, JJ shares how he desperately tried to get the Clippers to draft Malcolm when they had the chance.
Jamal Crawford on Police Brutality, the Killing of George Floyd, and Leadership
Jamal Crawford joins JJ and Tommy to share his thoughts on the killing of George Floyd, who died while in police custody, and how the resulting nationwide protests have sparked a broad conversation. They also discuss how a lack of national leadership has provoked tension and how we can all do better in standing against police brutality.