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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.

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Episode 18: Carmelo Anthony

Episode 18: Carmelo Anthony

2020-10-0101:37:001

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 social reform and community impact, and continues today in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and championing open discussion and actionable change around protests, police brutality and progress. http://www.thecarmeloanthonyfoundation.org/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 17: Grayson Allen

Episode 17: Grayson Allen

2020-09-2801:33:371

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 16: De'Aaron Fox

Episode 16: De'Aaron Fox

2020-09-2401:15:27

Well, due to some technical difficulties, it took a while to get this one going. But once it started, it certainly didn't disappoint. Sacramento Kings PG De'Aaron Fox visited the 'Old Man and the Three' and delivered on every level in this wide ranging interview where they discussed the present NBA culture, the 'One and Done' system, learning from the veterans, and much more. Plus, it's another classic Top 5/Draft. Does JJ take a dive to help stop Tommy's run? Listen in to hear. THE RUNDOWN Life since the bubble (De'Aaron got engaged) Least favorite/favorite parts of the bubble AAU teammates who play in the NBA His HS Class of 2016 How De'Aaron ended up at Kentucky The Kentucky "one and done" system On John Calipari What's it like playing for Calipari Did he ever imagine this level of success when he was in HS The difference of being a top prospect today compared to years past In this basketball culture, how did De'Aaron stay so grounded Does he feel like he has made it Does he tailor his game to anyone in the NBA De'Aaron's welcome to the NBA moment JJ's welcome's to the NBA moment Who surprised him when he got to the NBA The first year learning curve Learning from the vets Analyzing De'Aaron's shot Being smart with your body De'Aaron's playoff takeaways  Did he think Bam was going to be this good Discussing the day the NBA postponed the season Is there a rivalry with him and Lonzo Ball? SPEED ROUND Top 5/Draft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It's a power packed episode of "The Old Man and the Three" as JJ and Tommy welcome in award winning author and financial journalist Michael Lewis (Money Ball, The Blind Side, The Big Short). The discussion ranges from the pandemic and the challenges our society faces, to NBA analytics and the two kinds of nerds. But before (and after) that interview, Miami Heat sharp shooter and Old Man 3 NBA Correspondent Duncan Robinson joins the show to break down his team's series with the Celtics, the art of drawing a foul, whether or not he's caught the tattoo bug, and much more. Plus, he comes back after the interview for an ice cold Top 5/Draft that will leave you running to the freezer. RUNDOWN Duncan Robinson Discussing the Miami/Boston series On Duncan's shot selection How Boston is guarding him Duncan talks about his release JJ and Duncan breakdown the Marcus Smart experience Who's the biggest flopper in the league The art of drawing fouls  Do JJ's tattoos gain him respect? Duncan might be making the tattoo leap Earning playoff respect Mailbag question Top 5 Draft   Michael Lewis On Quarantine  Macro Takeaways from the pandemic  ML story of “how is he going to kill me” on pain killers from hip surgery  He/and prominent billionaire’s idea of a Trump death clock in Times Square “Trump is an accident of Democracy”   “we have an idiot’s ability” as Americans to change  Trump’s pandemic response / Woodward quotes  Tribalism / Is there a fix   The Fifth Risk book / Distrust of Expertise Theme is that a lot of examples in government of folks we don’t value being important  Activism of Younger Generation / Finding Hope  “Science progresses one funeral at a time”  Moneyball  JJ story on SVG / adoption analytics  On the two types of nerds  Daryl Morley/ Analytics Battier was “a guy whose value was not perceived”   JJ on first year in Philly v. final year  Duncan Robinson Part II Top 5/Draft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 14: Steve Nash

Episode 14: Steve Nash

2020-09-1701:22:04

On this episode of the "Old Man and the Three", JJ and Tommy welcome in Hall of Famer, 2-time MVP, and new coach of the Brooklyn Nets, Steve Nash. In a wide ranging interview, they cover all things NBA, including Steve's new gig, the playoffs, the evolution of the NBA coach, KD and Kyrie, and so much more. Plus, a Top 5/Draft that'll leave you saying "wow... that escalated quickly". RUNDOWN How Steve came to accept the Nets job JJ recalls 1st question he asked Steve in 2016 The role of a coach The challenge of player accountability  Did Steve's time in the bay help him deal w/ unique personalities  The evolution of the game for a coach When did he first get to know Kyrie Planning the KD/Kyrie 2-man game  The media backlash to Steve getting the Nets job There's white privilege and there's player privilege Does it bother Steve that he didn't win a championship as a player What career moments gnaw at Steve Being up 3-1 and staving off momentum Playoff point differential On the Heat's playoff run and culture ​ Bam's epic block Holding on to the game On Steve's personal journey after his retirement and his last days in LA What would he average in today's NBA TOP 5/DRAFT Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On this episode of "The Old Man and the Three", it's a double dose of stars as JJ and Tommy sit down with NASCAR's Bubba Wallace to discuss his life on and off the track, his career ascension, and the unique circumstances he's had to deal with. But before that, as an added bonus, former NFL standout Chris Long joins the show to talk about the NFL, NBA, his charity, his podcast (Green Light), and much more. Plus, he sticks around for the Top 5/Draft where he puts his personal spin on things. RUNDOWN Chris Long 1:40 - Chris talks about podcasting 4:00 - NBA news (Conference finals, D'Antoni out in Houston) 8:30 - NFL discussion 13:15 - is there rhythm for NFL players?  15:00 - Chris' charity work 16:40 - Top 5/Draft Bubba Wallace 29:05 - Wallace intro 29:40 - What goes on the cars and why? 30:34 - How does one become a race car driver 32:20 - bringing NASCAR to younger diverse fans 34:54 - how does a young driver transition into bigger cars 36:57 - was Bubba a cocky kid? 38:42 - JJ tells his "you can google me" story 39:40 - Racial issues in NASCAR and in society 48:00 - the pressure on athletes to get it right when speaking out 50:35 - being attacked by Trump 56:00 - Black athletes have to be twice as good to get the same respect 100:08 - how hard is it to win in NASCAR 103:39 - how do friendships work in NASCAR 105:45 - are there any good racing movies? 107:40 - Is that a cardboard cutout of yourself in the background? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this Cadence13 Special Event, the stars align - literally - as JJ and Tommy sit down with Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman from the Boardroom Out of Office podcast. Nothing is off the table as the crew tackles topics on and off the court. Plus, they cap it off with a Top 5/Draft that every long suffering sports fan can relate to. It's all here on the Old Man and the Three. RUNDOWN 2:33 - The great defender debate / defense in the NBA 20:20 - Kevin's run-in with the OKC media 23:30 - Media criticism.  28:10 - Kevin's backlash from the media and fans 34:30 - KD's decision to go to the Warriors 38:40 - JJ's past playoff experiences 46:40 - JJ talks about not winning a championship 49:40 - JJ and KD reminisce about Texas vs Duke and JJ's 41 point explosion  54:05 - The big "KD to the Knicks" rumor and his move to the Nets 1:03:00 - KD's situation with Draymond 1:06:20 - Do the Nets need a third star? 1:10:50 - KD's reaction to Steve Nash coaching the Nets 1:12:20 - on always learning and getting better 1:17:20 - What's Ja Morant's ceiling 1:20:10 - JJ and KD argue about whether he carries when he dribbles 1:21:41 - Kevin clapping back at people on twitter 1:24:28 - Top5/Draft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 11: Chris Bosh

Episode 11: Chris Bosh

2020-09-0701:42:28

Few players have been thrown into the fire like Chris Bosh was when he joined the Miami Heat and formed a Big 3 with Lebron James and Dwyane Wade. On this episode of The Old Man and the Three, JJ and Tommy deep dive on the Heatles era, life after basketball, the NBA playoffs, the challenges of repeating as champs, and much more. Plus, this episode’s draft strikes a musical chord and you won’t want to miss it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Joining JJ and Tommy on this episode of the OM3 is Minnesota Timberwolves point guard D'Angelo Russell. They dive deep into several subjects, including what it's like changing teams, his Laker experience in LA with Kobe, free agency, his newly found golf obsession, and much more. And of course, it's a can't miss OM3 Top 5/Draft as the group picks their all time favorite NBA jerseys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 9: Mark Cuban

Episode 9: Mark Cuban

2020-08-3101:06:41

There is only one Mark Cuban, and it's easy to see why in this fantastic interview with the brilliant Dallas Maverick's owner. Covering subjects ranging from the NBA Boycott and the future of rising star Luka Doncic, to winning a championship and what makes a leader, he presents it all in his brutally honest and unique way. Plus, controversy arises in the OM3 Top 5/Draft after a last minute change to the topic puts JJ in a hole. Was it a simple oversight, or a calculated move by Tommy? Enquiring minds want to know. Listen in to see how it all shakes out.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On this OM3 emergency pod, JJ and Tommy sit down with LA Clippers PG Landry Shamet to discuss the decision to boycott last night's NBA playoff games and what lies ahead for the game as well as our country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 7:  Kevin Love

Episode 7: Kevin Love

2020-08-2601:32:152

Fasten your seatbelts and brace yourself. On this episode of the Old Man & the Three, JJ and Tommy sit down and cover just about everything with NBA Champion, 5-time All Star, Gold Medal winner, and well known mental health advocate, Kevin Love. Plus, stick around for an OM3 Top 5/Draft that will leave you looking for your sunscreen and beach towel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 6: Sue Bird

Episode 6: Sue Bird

2020-08-2001:25:13

When it comes to excelling on and off the court, no one does it quite like Sue Bird. Join JJ and Tommy as they sit down with the Seattle Storm superstar and take a deep dive into such topics as free agency, finding your own identity, "JJ Redick contracts", Collective Bargaining Agreements, an awesome Kobe story, and even a little Major League Baseball. Plus you won't want to miss the OM3 Top 5 Draft. It's all here on The Old Man and the Three. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 5: Dwyane Wade

Episode 5: Dwyane Wade

2020-08-1701:22:003

On this episode of "The Old Man and the Three", NBA legend and 3-time Champion (and surefire Hall of Famer) Dwyane Wade joins JJ and Tommy to discuss life after the NBA, being part of "The Decision", his relationship with Kobe, his emerging wine business, and so much more. Don't miss this incredible interview with one the games best - on and off the court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 4: Jayson Tatum

Episode 4: Jayson Tatum

2020-08-1301:18:39

JJ and Tommy sit down with the Boston Celtics star to discuss life in the bubble, realizing your potential, the playoffs, the Duke brotherhood, and much more. All that and the "Old Man and the Three" draft and top five. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 3: Joel Embiid

Episode 3: Joel Embiid

2020-08-1001:09:371

As any NBA fan knows, when it comes to Joel Embiid there's never a dull moment, and when JJ and Tommy sit down with the 76'er big man for this week's "Old Man and the Three" podcast, that certainly rings true once again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 2: Stacey Abrams

Episode 2: Stacey Abrams

2020-08-0601:25:412

In this installment of "The Old Man and the Three", JJ and Tommy sit down with American politician, author, former Georgia House of Representatives member, and possible VP selection Stacey Abrams for a spectacular interview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 1: Damian Lillard

Episode 1: Damian Lillard

2020-08-0501:15:522

On the opening episode of JJ Redick and Tommy Alter's new podcast "The Old Man and the Three", they sit down with superstar guard Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers. Don't miss it as they dig in to life in the bubble, rivalries, fellow NBA players, and their favorite rap albums. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
“The Old Man and the Three with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter” launches August 5th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Darius Crawford

💯✊🏿

Sep 7th
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Duda Pereira

Incredible, guys!!! I'm a big fan from Brazil! Keep pushing! Eduardo

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