JJ Redick of New Orleans Pelicans interviews some of the biggest names in basketball—includinghis 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.
In this brand-new episode, JJ and Tommy sit down in San Francisco to talk about some of their favorite places in the Bay Area and to rank some of the most notorious cheating scandals in sports history (02:46). Later, they are joined by friend and JJ's Pelicans teammate Jrue Holiday to talk about wild trade stories, embarrassing rookie duties, and the fears that come with recovering from injuries (37:01).
JJ and Tommy sit down in Chicago to talk power-ranking famous Oscar snubs along with a mini-mailbag segment (01:30). The gang is also joined by Zach Lavine to talk about the upcoming All-Star weekend, his favorite players, and the mental aspect of recovering from an injury (47:36).
This episode was recorded before the news of Kobe Bryant's tragic passing, so JJ has prepared a statement to remember him.
Then JJ and Tommy sit down with Joe Ingles of the Utah Jazz to talk about the makings of a perfect sandwich (16:21), consistently improving every season (23:06), and claiming to be the best shooter in the world (38:33).
JJ and Tommy sit down with comedian Hasan Minhaj and author Malcolm Gladwell to talk about the mentors who helped shape their careers (18:50), the trappings of social media (41:59), and when giving someone a platform can be dangerous (58:37).
JJ is back! And he is joined by his friend, and now cohost, Tommy Alter to talk about being a new resident of New Orleans (16:59) and introduce some new segments to the show (28:11)! The gang is also joined by rookie phenom Zion Williamson (38:34). They discuss his experience in the league so far and how he had doubts about getting drafted.
JJ Redick sits down with Tommy Alter in the Hamptons to talk about his thoughts on New Orleans (02:19), the big trades that have happened during free agency (15:08), and tampering (22:30) before answering questions sent in by you, the listeners (28:42).
JJ Redick is joined by legendary sixth man Andre Iguodala to discuss his new book, ‘The Sixth Man: A Memoir’ (02:30), the trials and tribulations of going through the NCAA on your way to the NBA (16:17), and his thoughts on his chances of one day making the Hall of Fame (40:03).
*Note: This episode was recorded before the Golden State Warriors traded Iguodala.
JJ Redick sits down with ESPN writer Zach Lowe to discuss his favorite parts of the neverending NBA season (02:40), the relationship between players and members of the media (23:51), and free-agency rumors (43:51).
JJ Redick sits down with Tommy Alter to answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! They discuss the hardest aspect of the NBA to master, what’s going through JJ’s head when he sees his teammates fighting, and more before giving their thoughts on the playoffs.
JJ Redick sits down with singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy to talk about what motivates him in the face of pressure (23:52), why 50 Cent is his favorite rapper (27:32), and how his music can elicit two emotions at once (30:42).
JJ Redick is joined by Chris Paul to discuss his on-court altercation with Rajon Rondo earlier this year (03:41), Adam Silver’s comments about player happiness in the NBA (08:01), and his legacy (24:30).
JJ Redick sits down with Philadelphia 76ers power forward Tobias Harris to discuss being traded multiple times in his career (07:48), his favorite food spots when he’s on the road (22:58), and how adding a 3-point shot changed his game (30:29).
JJ Redick sits down with Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon to talk about his passion for New York sports (03:30), why he’s stayed in finance after all these years (11:41), and his passion for music (25:27).
JJ Redick answers questions from the listeners in this very special end-of-the-year mailbag episode. He shares his thoughts on the Eastern Conference this season, the worst dresser on the 76ers, and his favorite Christmas movies.
JJ Redick is joined by Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Jimmy Butler to discuss how the perception of his situation in Minnesota differed from reality (13:58), a juicy detail from his infamous practice that no one knows about (26:44), and his reputation as a player (33:21).
JJ Redick sits down with Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District Chrissy Houlahan to discuss her unlikely bid for Congress (02:24), running And1 (14:08), and the issues she’s focused on during the midterms (22:25).
JJ Redick is joined by Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand to discuss playing for the Los Angeles Clippers when Donald Sterling owned the team (06:01), his path from NBA player to general manager (22:55), why he’s not on social media (33:51), who’s helping him as a mentor now (42:08), and, of course, Duke (43:25).
JJ Redick is joined by future Hall of Fame power forward Dirk Nowitzki to discuss the keys to longevity in the NBA (15:04), playing with the Dallas Mavericks his whole career (17:36), and Nowitzki's missed opportunities during his 21 years in the league (24:13).
JJ Redick is joined by comedian Hasan Minhaj to discuss how the best comedians are the wisest (14:53); his new Netflix show, 'Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj’ (24:38); and what it was like to prepare and perform at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (29:50).
JJ Redick is joined by Charlotte Hornets point guard and New York native Kemba Walker to discuss his upcoming free agency (02:25), feeling underrated (23:45), and the best point guards in the league (28:13).
JJ Redick is joined by the Magic's 2018 lottery pick and New York native Mo Bamba to discuss his maturation during the NBA draft process, lessons learned during summer league, fitting into the modern NBA, working with the other young players in Orlando, and the culture of posting offseason workout videos.
JJ Redick answers questions from the listener(s) in this very special Hamptons mailbag episode, including what team won the offseason, Ben Simmons's TMZ lifestyle, and who his starting five would be to survive on a deserted island.
JJ Redick sits down with rookie sensation Donovan Mitchell to discuss taking the NBA by storm in his first season (9:00), reasons to love living in Utah, his desire to be drafted by Michael Jordan (17:00), what it would mean to win Rookie of the Year (24:05), the obsession with rewatching film from the playoffs (36:00), and ways to improve his game in year two.
JJ Redick sits down with 'Late Night' host Seth Meyers to discuss his varying forms of sports fandom (4:00), the need for comedic stat lines after a show (22:00), the many pitfalls of social media reliance (28:00), and trying to make late-night TV fun (40:00).
JJ Redick sits down with National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts to discuss fan backlash over another NBA Finals featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors (04:10), why NBA players have more freedom to express themselves (09:45), and what the NCAA, the NBA, and the NBPA are doing about the one-and-done rule in college basketball (40:16).
JJ Redick sits down with ‘House of Highlights’ creator Omar Raja to discuss the origins of the popular Instagram feed (4:29), the impressive influence of the feed on the NBA (16:06), and relating basketball culture to culture at large (27:29).
JJ Redick sits down with ‘Billions’ creator Brian Koppelman to talk about the creation of ‘Billions’ (06:30), how people in the finance world reacted to the show (20:00), rooting for Duke (24:00), and NBA players loving ‘Billions’ (32:15).
JJ Redick answers questions from the listener in this very special mailbag episode, including what he thinks the best leadership traits are, if he’ll ever touch a basketball after he retires, and what the biggest difference between playing with veterans and playing with younger players is.
JJ Redick sits down with retired basketball star Ray Allen to talk about sticking to a routine (6:45), navigating the expectations of others while playing in the NBA (28:08), and starring in the classic basketball movie 'He Got Game' (39:35).
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JJ Redick sits down with Michelin-starred chef Grant Achatz to discuss the philosophies behind progressive cuisine (4:09), competition among chefs (17:47), reconciling the high price tag on fine dining (27:41), and being humbled by working in Spain (35:05).
Actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis joins the show to discuss playing against Ty Lue in high school (7:19), trying out for the Blue Man Group (20:10), getting mistaken for Ed Helms (36:00), and what 'Saturday Night Live' parties are really like (57:08).
JJ Redick sits down with film director M. Night Shyamalan to talk about representing Philadelphia (5:24), viewing the game of basketball through an emotional lens (8:49), the two narratives about his career (25:34), and tricking yourself into emotional confidence (38:00).
JJ Redick sits down with his Philadelphia 76ers teammate T.J. McConnell to discuss being an unlikely hero of the Process (4:14), his unconventional journey to the NBA (7:14), and developing as a young player on a team without veterans (20:14). Then, they discuss McConnell’s basketball superpower (26:30), playing under 76ers head coach Brett Brown (31:24), and their mutual love of wine (35:31).
JJ Redick sits down with retired soccer superstar Thierry Henry to discuss NBA fandom in Europe (5:01), the differences between basketball and soccer (9:51), and the importance of intelligence for athletes (15:22). Then, they discuss the improvements that youth sports programs can make (30:34), dealing with the burdens of being a goal scorer (34:41), and the value of everything that leads up to a goal (39:01).
JJ Redick sits down with Boston Celtics superstar Kyrie Irving to discuss conspiracy theories (1:45), traveling in London (11:45), the connection the two share as Duke alums (14:05), and how Kyrie developed his dribbling skills (19:20). Then, they talk about mental preparations before a game (32:35), the details of Kyrie’s move to Boston (35:25), seeking out new challenges (41:40), and the unique greatness of Celtics head coach Brad Stevens (45:30).
JJ Redick sits down with Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns to discuss the innate drive to improve (1:44), the evolution of big men in the age of "unicorns" (9:45), playing under Tom Thibodeau (27:19), meticulous self-care routines for NBA players (35:49), and the role of athletes in social activism (47:19).
JJ Redick is joined by ‘The Late Late Show’ host James Corden to discuss the importance of routines for performers (2:00), finding happiness in Hollywood (14:30), and getting into American sports (23:30). Then, they discuss balancing political material in the show (30:00) and incorporating music into comedy (44:00).
JJ Redick is joined by the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid to discuss managing his larger-than-life social media presence (5:00), learning to play basketball in Cameroon (16:29), realizing his own talent (21:06), and adjusting to the NBA lifestyle (30:57).
J.J. Redick of the Philadelphia 76ers 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 the most.