The Old Man and the Three with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter

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.

The Old Man and the Three with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter


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This week on the Old Man and the Three, JJ and Tommy switch sports to golf by welcoming in one of the game's most exciting rising stars in Collin Morikawa. In this brutally honest and fun interview, Collin covers just about everything there is to cover on the course, including what it’s like to swing and miss (literally), the Bryson-Brooks rivalry, the difference between golfers out for a check and those who are there to win, his favorite course, and so much more. He then sticks around for an amazing EAT PRAY DUNK segment that touches on golf’s "extra curricular activities”, hidden food gems, his social life, and the one course he would spend the rest of his days on. It’s a gimme… you can miss this one.  RUNDOWN The guys start off discussing Collin’s gaffe at the Memorial and how every golfer can identify with it How different the rough at a PGA event is compared to the average golf course On the events that took place at Muirfield with Jon Rahm withdrawing with the lead because of a positive Covid test How some golfers are just our to cash a check and others are there to win On the difference between pros who golf because their good at the game rather than for the love of it JJ and Colin set up a challenge between each other JJ tells the story of taking a golf lesson and having Byron DeChambeau stand and watch him On leaning into nerves when it’s your own sport but how they can crush you when it’s something you’re not familiar with When did he realize he was really good at golf and could make it a career Did he ever have any doubts among the way What are his feelings on the Bryson-Brooks rivalry During a round, is he playing against the course or other players In this age of social media, is he worried about his image and how he projects to the public How to make the game more fun and approachable to our youth Talks about the relaxed atmosphere at the Discovery Properties golf courses What did Tiger mean to him growing up     EAT PRAY DUNK On the extra curricular activities that accompany the common golf round and whether the pros do the same thing How does he approach recovery week to week In a solitary sport like golf, what does his social life consist of on the road Collin picks his “out of the way” spot to get the best food What is his favorite normal rotation PGA course If he could only play one course for the rest of his life, which would it be Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

On this week's episode of the OM3, JJ and Tommy welcome in probable first overall pick in the NBA draft Cade Cunningham. In this wide ranging interview, Cade displays a personality that is just as big as his game, as he talks about his future NBA goals, the life changing financial situation he is facing, his complete confidence in his game, the weaknesses and strengths, and so much more. Plus, he even manages to become the first guest to get Tommy's back in his never ending battle of wits with JJ. So suffice it to say, after hearing this discussion, you'll understand why Cade is so great on and off the court. Then to cap things off, OM3 correspondent and potential NBA ROY Tyrese Haliburton joins the show for a quick update on his status before moving into the TOP 5/DRAFT, which focuses on the top 5 press conference meltdowns. You don't want to miss it. RUNDOWN Cade Cunningham Discusses his situation heading into draft Does he think about the fit of where he is going to end up Is he changing anything about his approach as he watches the NBA playoffs Has he thought of the money that a number one pick pulls in Why did he make the decision that he wanted to spend a year in college What drove him to attend Montverde Academy and what was it like On his process of blocking out the noise around him Does he ever think back about not getting to play in the McDonald’s AA Game On modeling his game after Luka Who does he like to watch in the NBA right now Has he always been the finisher on the court or is it new to him What is the biggest weakness to his game right now Does he ultimately want to be remembered as a winner On making the choice to play hoops over football On his vegan status Tyrese Haliburton Discuss what’s been going on and how his recent vacation went Injury update and rehab process Lessons learned from his rookie year Who is the dumbest player he’s played against this year Is it surprising how fast some of the new guards/forwards are taking over On how close Memphis is to contending Discuss the ROY voting and the deepness of the xlcass Tyrese gives his BOLD take TOP 5/DRAFT - Best sports press conference meltdowns Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ok, so there are good teammates… there are great teammates… and then there is Boban Marjanović. Universally loved around the NBA as an unending positive force in the locker room and beyond, he’s also a pretty damn good basketball player too, if you haven’t noticed. Having jumped in and contributed solidly during this Mav’s playoff run, Boban is showing the league and its fans what he can do. But to do that, he’s got to be ready when Coach Carlisle calls his name, and that’s just one of the things he, JJ, and Tommy discuss during this fun and light-hearted EAT PRAY DUNK episode of the OM3. And then they end it with a great TOP 5/Draft where they pick the best soups. So grab your spoon and join in.  RUNDOWN Discusses the series with the Clippers and being ready to jump in when needed On his work ethic and when he learned to be a pro Was there ever a period where he thought he wasn’t going to make it in the NBA JJ tells a story to exemplify Boban’s desire to stay ready and in shape How Boban is universally loved and what an incredible teammate he is Where does that positive demeanor come from When did he realize that he’s really tall and what was 18 year old Boban like How was the competition when he was beginning his career as a teenager Discusses his “Goldfish” commercial On his close friendship with Tobias Harris Talks about his appearance in John Wick III What other movie franchises does he like and want to star in On Tobias breaking Boban’s chops about the "Boban Luka BFF” t-shirts TOP 5/Draft: Best soups  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

It’s another power packed episode on the OM3 as Tommy and JJ welcome in Dallas Mavericks point guard Jalen Brunson for a fantastic interview that covers the playoff situation, card games, his NCAA days, playing in Dallas, meeting Michael Jordan, and more. Then OM3 favs Mina Kimes and Mero join the show for a hilarious Top 5/Draft where, of course, nothing is off limits.  RUNDOWN Betting on cornhole and trying to get his money back from Luka and Jalen. The crew discusses some serious card game action  Have you ever played against a person who hasn’t paid back…a player who got traded who never pay back On being in the playoffs for the first time Jalen and JJ compares the pace versus intensity of the playoffs JJ talks to Jalen about the intensity of playing in the playoffs and in front of actual fans  Tommy asks what's the biggest difference between any college level game versus the NBA playoffs. Jalen talks the national championship and the last minute of the game Tommy asks Jalen about the great transition of players who play in championship levels games in college into the NBA Jalen talks about his conversation with Stephen A. Smith JJ asks if coach Jay Wright will switch to the NBA The statistics of the players in college and how they really don’t really translate to the NBA and the draft Jalen talks about the draft and a being a second round pick They talk to Jalen about what he knew about Dallas before going there. What was it like for Jalen to see his dad play in the NBA and did he ever talk to him about the ’99 run Do people go after Jalen because he was a NBA players son Jalen tells the story of meeting Michael Jordan They get into Luka’s shot making and the game winner Tommy asks Jalen about THJ's confidence and the run he’s been on They ask Jalen to address "The Vibes Are Immaculate" ********* Top 5/Draft With Mina Kimes and Melo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Tim Hardaway Jr grew up watching his dad shoot the lights out as a star in the NBA. For most people, that would be a daunting figure to live up to. But not for Tim Jr. Not only has he lived up to his namesake, he's proven he can do it all on the court. On this week's OM3, JJ and Tommy welcome in the Dallas Maverick's shooting guard and delve into his career, as well as the red hot scoring streak he's on, the play-in game situation, what it was like having a dad who was an NBA star, how coach Bud saved his career, and much more. RUNDOWN How the play-in game turned out to be very exciting for the NBA Is it tough to follow all the seeding possibilities  On the fact that Rick Carlisle still calls JJ “Redick” Who’s potentially the most dangerous team in the play-in On the run the Wizards are on and how they are going into the playoffs on a tear Tim’s takeaways from the last year's Clipper series On the unique and unconventional ways Luka scores The crazy ridiculous shots that Luka hits in warmups On Tim’s hot streak to end the season JJ and Tim discuss the “8 for 12” approach to shooting How having family close can help your mindset and game The difficulty of not having a set amount of minutes or routine On the difference between getting open shots because your playing with another shooter or having the plays designed for you  Does he have a preference of being a starter or coming off the bench How did he keep his mindset positive when he first came into the league and got moved around How Tim credits “Coach Bud" with saving his career Did he lean on his dad during the tough times in Atlanta What did he learn from his Knicks experience What was it like growing up as the son of an NBA player On the importance of his relationship with his dad Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

In this bonus episode of The Old Man and The Three, JJ Redick and Tommy Alter sit down with multi-faceted producer, director and writer Ben Winston, who established the production company Fulwell 73, to talk about what it is like to run a company during unprecedented times. Ben is full of knowledge and advice to help the next wave of entrepreneurs navigate and find success in times of great change. He will share his own personal career journey including what it was to produce both the Grammy’s and the Friends reunion during COVID-19 and how he overcame those challenges. Ben’s award-winning credits span television, movies, music videos and commercials. His executive producing credits include “The Tony Awards,” the hit U.K. version of “The X Factor”; the CBS sitcom “Happy Together,” the acclaimed documentary feature "In The Hands of the Gods”; the new CBS All Access series “Seatbelt Psychic”; and several music specials for artists such as Bruno Mars, Harry Styles, Shawn Mendes, Kacey Musgraves, Sam Smith and Justin Bieber, amongst others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

It’s a double shot of awesome on the Old Man and the Three as JJ and Tommy welcome in two special guests. Leading things off is former NBA player and current winemaker and connoisseur Channing Frye, who joins the guys for another spectacular EAT PRAY DUNK segment. They take deep dives into wine, NBA “connectors”, retirement, his podcast, and more. Then the show switches gears for the Top 5/Draft by welcoming in the NBA’s #1 fan, YouTube legend, host of the "Called Game" podcast, and House of Highlights star Kenny Beecham. He touches on how his YouTube stardom all began, what it’s been like being a Bulls fan the last 20 years, the NBA ‘play-in’ games, and much more. Then they roll into the draft, which is: "The Top 5 fictional offices you’d like to work in”.  RUNDOWN Channing Frye The guys talk about how each of their respective podcasts have outlasted many and are still going strong JJ and Channing discuss the disgust of hearing their own voices  Channing does a deep dive into his own wine company and how it all started How a big part of enjoying wine is the story behind the bottle The surprise behind meeting all of these winemakers is how much they love hoops Channing discusses how he came upon the rabbit hole of wine and how it really started when he went to the Cavs How wine is a great connector among friends and teammates JJ and Channing break down how important connectors are on teams and call out a few standouts Is being a connector for a team exhausting How quickly did retirement for him become normal and how long did the transition take On the importance of a structured day for someone facing retirement Channing’s favorite random restaurant that he can’t miss Kenny Beecham How it all got started for him When did his career in media take the proverbial leap to the next level What makes the YouTube community so unique How he became an NBA fan On the misery of being a Bulls fan for the last 20 years How JJ almost landed on the bulls How he became such a great interviewer On an average day, how much NBA does he watch Has it been weird to watch the NBA as a fan this year Are the play-in games worth it for the overall product Who are the players that he watches the most On who should win the MVP this year If there was anything he could change about the NBA, what would it be TOP 5/Draft: Top 5 fictional offices to work in Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Interviews and conversations are unique. Some flow rather easily and others are a bit tough to get through. This particular discussion however, is a different animal altogether - and for all the right reasons. Joining JJ and Tommy this week is fellow ThreeFourTwo family member (and NBA sharpshooter) Duncan Robinson, and Hasan Minhaj - a comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host, just to name a few. The four of them join together for a conversation that covers just about everything and absolutely nothing is out of bounds. The topics range from lighter subjects like JJ and Duncan’s hair and their caffeine intake, to deep dives into the social media landscape, performance anxiety, and controlling the power of a celebrity’s public voice. Plus mixed into all of this is another spectacular EAT PRAY DUNK segment. It is an absolute can’t miss interview.  RUNDOWN  • JJ starts the show off by immediately throwing Hasan under the bus for not knowing he was traded to the Mavs after seeing him shortly after the trade deadline • Duncan touches on whether he has gotten hit with any courtside heckling • On the protocols of talking to people sitting courtside • Hasan dishes on the jealousy of and competition of courside seating • How do Woj and Shams get their info? Who is leaking it and how does it get out so quickly? • Would stories leak in the entertainment world if there was the same kind of passion as there is in sports • Is Julius Randle first team all-NBA this year • Breaking down the Knicks superb play of late  • What’s the bigger story (for NY’ers), the Nets winning a chip or the Knicks winning a playoff series  • On the passion of Knicks fans • Hasan describes what it’s like being a Kings fan • Hasan tells a special Bobby Hurley story and his connection with him • What’s the purpose of having the same teams on national TV all the time • Did Miami flip that script last year with their run to the finals • How Duncan’s experience of having his own podcast has been going thus far • How the insanity of the NBA schedule this year has contributed to the difficulty of nailing down guests EAT PRAY DUNK • Do NBA players concentrate more on basketball now - even with all the side distractions - as compared to when they were young • How the narrative has completely changed within the mindset of players coming into the league compared to years ago • Hasan sees a new crop of NBA owners coming out of this era of athletes • The issues and pitfalls of social media  • On the differences in player relationships in today’s era • Comparing an athlete's performance anxiety to an entertainer’s • How to juggle the responsibility of speaking for so many people that look to you for answers/opinions • Does anxiety change with expectations • Being able to lean on friends for help is a key element to staying grounded • Sports has stats and wins/losses… How is success measured in entertainment  • Hasan grills JJ and Duncan on their haircuts and techniques • Duncan discusses the time where he was called Jimmy Neutron throughout a game • The guys break down their caffeine intake Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jrue Holiday is a basketball star, plain and simple. He offers an all-around game and leads the defensive charge for the Bucks by anchoring their league leading defense with his lockdown abilities. But with all that being said, Jrue is so much more than just an incredible athlete. He gives back. He gives back to the community, his teammates, his family, and the game. He acknowledges and understands how lucky he is to be playing the game he loves and displays a rare sense of humbleness and empathy that few can match. All of this is on display during this spectacular interview where he covers everything from the recent Derek Chauvin verdict, to battling Covid, his close relationship with JJ, and the importance of family and community.  RUNDOWN Jrue expresses his feeling concerning the Derek Chauvin verdict On his dedication and passion towards giving back to the community and supporting black business owners What he would like to see from the league to help on these matters On the challenge of helping change people’s lives in the best way possible The importance of bringing economic empowerment to low income communities After everything that has happened over the last year plus, does he see basketball in a different light On the difficulty of this year’s NBA schedule and how the public and media don't fully understand the wear and tear the players are going through What is was like coming back from Covid and how tough the journey was  How remarkable it is that his numbers are better after his Covid diagnosis than before On missing the crowds and packed arenas How this is not the real NBA experience and how the young stars still haven’t experienced the real deal Has there been a secret ingredient to his success this year Reliving a JJ explosion in the locker room How does being on the court with Giannis improve his game Breaking down what a freak of nature Giannis is and what he can accomplish On the confidence he has in starting every game with three of the best defenders in the league on the court Does he take pride in hearing other players compliment his defense As someone who is a top defender, what does he do when someone like Dame or Steph gets in there ‘zone’ Does he care about the awards and accolades - or lack thereof On his contract and coming to the the Bucks The thrill of playing on a contending team and being counted on to do what you do best On being able to only play for a finite amount of time and enjoying your life Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Whether it be riveting dramas like “The Big Short” and “Vice”, or legendary comedies such as “Step Brothers”, “Anchorman”, and “Talladega Nights”, director Adam McKay has covered all the bases in Hollywood. But what you may not know about him is his love for NBA basketball. A self proclaimed “NBA junkie”, Adam has now delved into the league’s darker history with his new project "Death at the Wing”. In this 7th installment of the OM3 Leadership series, he sits down with JJ and Tommy to talk about that, as well as his memories of the game as a youth, the challenges of working with Hollywood’s elite actors, prioritizing his time, and much more.   RUNDOWN  JJ and Adam discuss the first time they met Adam talks about being an NBA junkie and what players or teams had an impact on him growing up Watching Dr J as a kid, Adam describes what his game was like Discusses his new podcast and why he chose such a specific topic What did he learn about the Reagan era NBA through his research What are some of the lasting effects in today’s society from that era Is it strange to see how much the league has changed in terms of it’s players taking on politics  How many of the changes in the NBA coincide with flashpoint events in the league On his appreciation of all the different era in the NBA Adam explains the “18 month Sean Kemp era” Why was getting the go-ahead to make “Anchorman” so difficult Does he have a favorite Will Ferrell movie How well the movie “Step Brothers” has aged Does he have any “what-if” castings that never came to fruition How long did it take tp pick the names for “Anchorman" Is there a difference in the amount of takes between a comedic piece as compared to a dramatic film On the challenges of handling an all-star cast and has it always been a strength for him What his the director’s role in terms of leadership on a set On creating an environment to allow the strengths of each actor to shine and how that’s similar to an NBA team Touches on some of his favorite coaches and breaks down the special rule that should exist only for Alvin Gentry Was the pivot to more serious content a natural evolution in his filmmaking or was it a conscious effort How does he prioritize his time while working on so many projects  As his company has gotten bigger, was it ever hard to relinquish some control on projects Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices