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Former NBA sharpshooter and Duke legend 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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    • 4.8 • 2.5K Ratings

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Former NBA sharpshooter and Duke legend 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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    Bradley Beal 2 Featuring Hasan Minhaj

    Bradley Beal 2 Featuring Hasan Minhaj

    Today's episode is special. Not only do we have Washington Wizards star, Bradley Beal. But we're also joined by comedian, writer, director Hasan Minhaj.




    Our first interview with Bradley, has had quite the summer and we cover a lot with him. Topics include: his new contract extension with The Washington Wizards, why he chose to stick around with The Wizards and how he believes they can get back to winning in Washington, discussing the definition of a "superstar" in this league, how he's grown as a player, how he feels about playing with Kristaps Porziņģis, marveling at the deep 3-pointers taken by Stephen Curry, Trae Young and Damian Lillard, the media's unfair criticisms of Russell Westbrook and the misconception of him as a teammate, how Brad has developed and grown as a leader, and much more.

    Then we transition to a very deep and philosophical conversation with Hasan Minhaj. Topics include: Hasan and JJ's love of their minivans, how he went about producing his new Netflix stand-up special, "The King's Jester", Hasan's interest in what metric of success NBA players value the most, how JJ and Hasan deal with the aggregation machine and the pros and cons of going 'viral', a very sincere conversation about male friendships, why Stephen Curry is the best 'performer' in The NBA, what NBA players and other celebrities owe their fans, Hasan on what actual winning means to him and so much more.

    We're excited to share this one and hope you enjoy!

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    DeMar DeRozan 2

    DeMar DeRozan 2

    Our guest this week on The Old Man and The Three is All-NBA player and star for The Chicago Bulls, DeMar DeRozan. His first appearance on the pod was special and this one might be even better. The topics include his love of pick-up basketball, playing in The Drew League with LeBron James, his free agency prior to joining The Chicago Bulls, how certain he felt that he would be a member of The Los Angeles Lakers, his experience in San Antonio which included learning and growing as a basketball player but doubting his relevance in the league, what he learned from Gregg Popovich, the continued trend of player empowerment, his admiration for Giannis Antetokounmpo, why he loves playing with Zach LaVine, what he expects out of The Chicago Bulls in a very competitive Eastern Conference, his growth and experience as a mental health advocate in The NBA, and so much more.

    We have a lot of great conversations dropping soon so be sure to subscribe to The Old Man and The Three wherever you get your podcasts to be notified when new episodes drop.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ben Simmons

    Ben Simmons

    The Old Man and The Three is BACK with an incredible interview with JJ's old Philadelphia 76ers teammate and current Brooklyn Net, Ben Simmons. This is Ben's first long-form interview in a couple of years so there's a lot to get to. You won't want to miss this one. Topics include: what JJ and and Tommy have been up to since the break, the chemistry that Ben and JJ developed as teammates, Ben's often overlooked skills on the defensive end and his passing, the shooting narrative surrounding Ben in The NBA, falling in love with basketball at an early age, his time at LSU, dealing with negativity from media and fans online, the story of someone taking video and heckling him in a candy store, his mental health struggles over the last few years, why he held out on The Philadelphia 76ers, Doc Rivers kicking him out of practice, his last playoff series in Philadelphia against The Atlanta Hawks, a detailed explanation as to why he passed up the wide open dunk on Trae Young, what he's looking forward to most about playing with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and The Brooklyn Nets, and so much more.




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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Jalen Brunson

    Jalen Brunson

    There are life changing moments in sports... and there are life changing moments in life itself. Jalen Brunson has recently experienced both with one crucial decision, as he signed a big contract to play center stage for the New York Knicks. Money from the new contract? Sure, that's life changing. Calling Madison Square Garden your home and satisfying Knick fans? That's your life changing sports moment. Only time will tell if the latter of those two statements comes true, but listening to Jalen speak, it's easy to come away with a healthy dose of confidence that he will get the job done on every level. In this conversation, Jalen shows the personal insight and basketball IQ that makes him so special on and off the court. And that should be music to every Knicks fan's ears. 
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    • 45 min
    Mailbag with special guest Alex Caruso

    Mailbag with special guest Alex Caruso

    You asked and the OM3 answered - it's time for another Mailbag! This time, we're lucky enough to have Chicago Bulls star Alex Caruso join the fray and throw his hat into the ring. Listen in as he, JJ, and Tommy take on all of your pressing NBA questions. Enjoy!
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    • 57 min
    Justin Thomas

    Justin Thomas

    We all know the OM3 is where you find the best hoops discussions. But it's really more than that... by a mile. That's proven once again in today's episode as PGA star Justin Thomas drops in for an incredible discussion. The guys talk about Justin's beginnings, his best rounds and influences, relationships with fellow golfers, "do's and don't's" on the course, the LIV tour, and so much more. With golf season kicking into high gear, it's a can't miss conversation. 
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Ichablog Crane ,

Best Title Ever

I love this show. I think JJ is a special talent. That being said, the one thing that has always bothered me about guys like JJ and Draymond is the pedestal they put themselves on for being former players when they know good and well you don't have to be a rocket scientist to tell that someone's playing terrible when they shoot for 10 or when they don't show up. Stephen A Smith has always bothered me, but I have come to respect him so much over the years. At the hour and seven minute mark of the episode where Stephen A Smith responded to the question of the so-called "new media "I honestly became concerned that you might not release another episode. His take was so ruthless, so absolutely real, I almost donated money to the guy. I don't know how I would do that lol. Anyway, I hope JJ will take that into consideration going forward on the show. We get it. You were a player. You are better than 99.9% of us who ever attempted to play basketball. What you need to understand is that your audience isn't dumb. it's not like we've never been sore before. It's not like we've never had to fight through an injury even though it wasn't necessarily to go play on a basketball court. In fact, I would argue it's probably more difficult to deal with where in tear when you are an average Joe because you don't have access to the medical facilities that you guys have access to. I'm still going to listen to the show. I think it's a great show, but I now understand why Stephen A Smith is the king. Obnoxious as he may be.

SoCal Hack ,

Best podcast by any current or former athlete

If you are looking for a podcast that’ll make you think while still providing plenty of straight sports talk this is the one.

Prophacy ,

Probably the best…

Hot take, but I feel this is the best basketball podcast around. JJ not only knows the game from many angles but knows how to facilitate insightful conversation with all his guests. Keep it up, OM3.

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