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

Oct 20 2020 77 mins 1.3k

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.

Episode 22: John Brennan (featuring PFT Commenter)
Oct 20 2020 87 mins  
In this episode of the Old Man and the Three, it's a two for one special. JJ and Tommy lead off with a spectacular interview with former CIA Director John Brennan, where they take a deep dive into his life in the CIA, his recent book, the bizarre world of Trump, the Osama bin Laden raid, and much more. Then, things take a bit of a different turn when they welcome in Pardon My Take's PFT Commenter for the TOP 5/Draft and Mailbag question. And, as you can probably imagine, PFT does not disappoint. John Brennan What was the motivation for writing his book How exposure to the world helps you understand how special the United States is Do Americans fully understand what civil servants do and their importance Director Brennan explains his experience of playing basketball overseas in Cairo What were the challenges of writing the book How does he swallow the madness that is going on in the White House/Congress/etc. Where would he say American stands right now in terms of division in his lifetime How technology has made the spread of hate and misinformation worse How does technology effect protocols in the CIA On the secrecy on the CIA and not being able to share info like a normal member of society Are there any movies or TV shows that have depicted the CIA correctly - or even closely The most impactful/memorable event in his career Discussing the bin Laden raid His feeling about Trumps tweets and re-tweets Who are some of the best leaders he's been around and what are their qualities PFT Commenter Discusses Mt Rushmore and how it came about Comparing Big Cat's place with JJ's The story of how he came up with his handle Would PFT Commenter be a fan of JJ Who's the grittiest current NBA player TOP 5/Draft Mailbag question Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Episode 21: Coach K, Mike Krzyzewski (featuring Sue Bird)
Oct 14 2020 111 mins  
The word legend gets thrown around a lot these days. But then again, in some rare cases it almost doesn't seem to be enough. That is precisely what we have on this episode of "The Old Man and the Three" as JJ and Tommy welcome in a true legend of the game on every level, the one and only "Coach K", Mike Krzyzewski. And, as if that isn't enough, another guest worthy of "legend" status joins for the intro and TOP 5/Draft, WNBA Champion and future Hall of Famer Sue Bird. Sue Bird RUNDOWN Recaps her WNBA Finals victory Having Megan with her in the bubble First thing she did after she got out of the bubble Acclimating to life outside the bubble and being back in society NBA Finals breakdown How the lack of fans played a major role in the playoffs The effect of no fans on shooting performances Describing the elation of winning a championship Coach K RUNDOWN What was his first impression of JJ JJ's practice routine Coach comments on JJ's turnaround in the NBA What's the goal for this college basketball season On the practice/social distancing process at Duke What was it like telling his players that the NCAA tournament was cancelled On helping his players through quarantine and creating a virtual national championship for them Putting closure on last season. Discussion about JJ's sophomore season troubles and how he "crossed a bridge" to get through it May 21st 2004. The most important day in JJ's basketball career How he watches his players closely to keep a healthy environment​ On his belief in therapy and talking it through with players Tells a great story about Marshall Plumlee and his accomplishment of becoming an Army Ranger JJ talks about the moment Coach K went from just a coach to a coach and a friend On giving full impowerment to his teams and how that builds confidence. On roasting Coach K Embracing the "one and done" era How would JJ have done if he left early Adaptability is vital to success Embracing change and being impressed with the younger generation How America needs to get better How close was Coach K to taking the Lakers job in 2004 Coach shares an amazing Kobe story Dream team vs Redeem team... who wins? How great the NBA has handled the pandemic What separates the "LeBrons" and "Kobes" from everyone else​ TOP 5/DRAFT Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Episode 20: DeMar DeRozan
Oct 08 2020 75 mins  
If there’s anyone that knows the difficulty in beating Lebron James in the playoffs, it’s DeMar DeRozan. And on this episode of the Old Man and the Three, JJ and Tommy welcome in the San Antonio Spurs superstar for a frank discussion that covers pushing back against analytics, the emotions of watching the Raptors win a championship, and leading on mental health in the NBA. Plus, don't miss a TOP 5/Draft that will have you grabbing your keys and heading for the drive-thru. RUNDOWN NBA Finals recap How he attacks the defense the Lakers were showing in game 4 On the uniqueness of Anthony Davis Talks about KCP's play in the finals Relying on your stars to create shots in the playoffs The difficulty of beating a LeBron led team 4 times in a series The brilliance of LeBron What it felt like watching the Raptors make their run last year Reliving the bone-chilling 2016 all-star game On building a winning culture Discussing the fans passion in Toronto The challenge of going through customs all through the season On being an elite scorer without shooting 3's Breaking down his style of play On the skill of generating 3 pointers instead of taking them Discusses the players who influenced his game The nuances of drawing fouls when a team is in the bonus Addresses mental health and his tweet about depression that started a movement in the NBA How money isn't the answer for life's problems On the importance of addressing your mental health Discusses his AAU and college experience The LA basketball scene TOP 5/Draft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Episode 19: Andrew Yang
Oct 06 2020 80 mins  
On this episode of the "Old Man and the Three", JJ and Tommy are joined by entrepreneur, philanthropist, former presidential candidate, and all around great guy Andrew Yang. Delving into topics such as his presidential run, how politicians are trying to infuse themselves into sports, the Facebook dilemma, the 2020 election and more, it's an interview you surely won't want to miss. Plus, there's the TOP 5/Draft that will put you in a New York State of mind. RUNDOWN​ Discussing the polls at the present time as compared with 2016 Explains his role in the upcoming election Talks about how the south is turning and there may be some surprising results Dissects Ted Cruz's obsession with knocking the NBA Who would win in a one on one game: Yang or Cruz? Making sense of the NBA ratings right now Politicians trying to infuse themselves into sports Is there is a way out of this toxic climate in America How do we get companies like Facebook to clean up their act Discussing his run for the presidency and the meaning of Human Centered Capitalism The knee jerk reaction of claiming socialism when discussing universal basic income Does he look back as his run as a success Lesson learned on the campaign trail Is there a fix to the "popular vote" issue and is rank choice voting the answer On "Humanity Forward" How trillion dollar companies like Amazon pay no taxes and how changing that can cure so much How does he successfully pivot from one career to the next Doing a job you don't like will turn you into an unhappy person On investing in the paths for the younger generation Breaking down the entire Trump ordeal over the last week TOP 5/Draft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Episode 18: Carmelo Anthony
Oct 01 2020 100 mins  
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. 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. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Episode 16: De'Aaron Fox
Sep 24 2020 74 mins  
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

Episode 15: Michael Lewis (featuring Duncan Robinson)
Sep 21 2020 83 mins  
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

Episode 13: Bubba Wallace (featuring bonus guest Chris Long)
Sep 14 2020 72 mins  
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

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