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


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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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.




Episode 143: Dan "Big Cat" Katz

Our guest this week is the host of one of the biggest podcasts in the world, Pardon My Take, Dan Katz aka Big Cat. This was originally supposed to be a draft but the conversation was too good so we made it it’s own ep. We’re psyched to share it (get ready to laugh). Topics included: Why Joe Burrow rules, how Luka reminds JJ of Burrow, who should win MVP and why Big Cat doesn’t think it will be Jokic, why sitting players on the second night of a back-to-back game happens and the downside to...


Episode 142: Bennedict Mathurin and Tyrese Haliburton

Our guest this week is rookie star of The Indiana Pacers and a contender for 6th Man of The Year, Bennedict Mathurin. This kid has so much wisdom and hard work ethic already and we're thrilled to share this interview with you. Topics include: Playing hockey at a young age in Montreal, Canada, moving to Mexico City at a young age to further his basketball journey, why he chose to play at Arizona, what his relationship has been like with Rick Carlisle given his reputation with rookies, his...


Episode 141: Desmond Bane 2

Our guest this week is Memphis Grizzlies star, Desmond Bane. This was such a fun conversation with Desmond about all things Grizzlies and The West. Topics include: Desmond's recent injury to his big toe and how he's feeling now, his improvement on The Memphis Grizzlies, Ja Morant's big talk about The Western Conference and how he feels about Luka, Denver and more, what The Grizzlies have learned from their budding rivalry with Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and The Golden State Warriors,...


Episode 140: Fred VanVleet 2

Happy 2023, sickos. We've got a great episode to kick off the New Year with Raptors guard, Fred VanVleet. This conversation is so rich with NBA talk and we're psyched to share it. Topics include: Fred's take on this year of high-level NBA basketball and what he thinks is the cause of the major scoring, JJ and Fred discuss Donovan Mitchell's 71 point game, Luka Doncic's crazy stretch and whether or not we're in the "golden age" of The NBA, Fred talks about The Raptor's strategy to over-blitz...


Episode 139: Paolo Banchero

We're really excited about this week's guest. He's the #1 pick of the 2022 NBA Draft, Orlando Magic guard and leading candidate for Rookie Of The Year, Paolo Banchero. We cover so much in this episode from his wild year at Duke to his first few months of The NBA. Topics include: Being mistaken for Patrick Mahomes, the pressure of playing for Duke during Coach K's final year, the tragedy of losing to UNC, the motivation tactics of Coach K, what motivates Paolo to continue to play with an edge...


Episode 138: Frances Tiafoe and Mikal Bridges

This is a very special episode of The Old Man and The Three podcast with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter. Today we are joined by one of the best tennis players in the world, Frances Tiafoe, and this is one of the coolest conversations we've had on the podcast. Frances talks to us about his incredible backstory and how he got into tennis, beating Rafael Nadal in The US Open and making it all the way to the semifinals. He also discusses the pressures of being a successful American male tennis player...


Wondery Presents: Don't Call it a Comeback

Every fan loves a comeback story. There are few moments more thrilling or inspiring. From an athlete’s resurgence after being left for dead to a cellar-dwelling franchise who suddenly defies all odds, these sports comeback moments stay with us and get passed down through generations. And no one knows how to come back better than host and former NFL star linebacker Ryan Shazier: Ryan suffered a devastating on-field hit that left him paralyzed, then scratched and clawed his way back until he...


Episode 137: Derrick White and Mina Kimes

The Old Man and The Three is back with two amazing interviews. First up we have Boston Celtics guard, Derrick White. If you haven't heard Derrick's story then be prepared to start cheering for this guy because he has one of the most unique NBA journeys we've ever heard. First he talks about being a 5'6" freshman in high school — unrecruited and undersized to first round draft pick in The NBA Draft. He talks about his college journey and paying off student loans WHILE playing in The NBA....


Episode 136: Lauri Markkanen

Our guest this week has one of the best NBA stories this season. He’s Utah Jazz star and Most Improved Player candidate, Lauri Markkanen. The episode begins with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter’s discussion about The Utah Jazz’s real changes to make the playoffs this season. Then we immediately get into our interview with Lauri. Topics include: A story about Lauri calling Brian Scalabrine to ask if he could wear his number with The Chicago Bulls, Lauri’s influences growing up and what his...


Episode 135: Stephen Curry

Today's episode of The Old Man and The Three is a bucket list episode for us. Our guest is Golden State Warriors guard and greatest shooter of all time, Stephen Curry. Steph was gracious enough to give us almost 90 minutes of stories, insight and so much more. Topics include: the immediate importance of Klay Thompson's personal success as it relates to the team's success, Steph's thoughts on JJ "hating" on him on First Take, dissecting Steph's various forms of trash talking moves and the...


Episode 134: Bones Hyland

This week's guest on The Old Man and The Three podcast is rising Denver Nuggets star, Bones Hyland. This is such a wonderful conversation with someone who we'll be seeing a lot more of in the years to come. But first, JJ and Tommy discuss the criteria for the 'Most Improved Player' award and who they ultimately believe is the favorite right now. Then the guys welcome in Bones Hyland who gives off such an infectious joy about basketball and life. Topics include: why Bones makes music, how he...


Episode 133: Tyrese Haliburton (Mailbag)

We're psyched to welcome back an OG Old Man and The Three correspondent and future All Star for The Indiana Pacers, Tyrese Haliburton. We have an amazing episode lined up that features mailbag questions and the return of the OM3 draft. But first, JJ and Tommy discuss The Portland Trailblazers and whether people are underestimating their ceiling. Then Tyrese joins the pod to take some mailbag questions. Topics include: Tyrese's elevated play this season in Indiana, a play breakdown a play...


Episode 132: Joakim Noah

Our guest this week is none other than Chicago Bulls legend, Joakim Noah. This is about as meaty as a conversation gets with topics discussed from his childhood to prime Derek Rose and so much more. But first, JJ and Tommy talk about the early MVP race and how Giannis Antetokounmpo should be the favorite now. Then we immediately get to Joakim Noah. Topics include: Joakim's comments on Cleveland, Joakim's childhood and how he fell in love with basketball, how he landed at Florida and won two...


Episode 131: Tyronn Lue: The Coaching Series

We are proud to present a new installment of The Old Man and The Three's 'Coaching Series' where we dive deep into the insights and strategy of the top coaches in basketball. In this episode, we welcome former NBA player, form Head Coach of The NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and current head coach of The Los Angeles Clippers, Tyronn Lue. Ty Lue has cemented himself as one of the best coaches in The NBA and we are so psyched to share this conversation. Topics include: Ty's brief time...


Episode 130: Donovan Mitchell

In this episode of The Old Man and The Three, we are joined by brand new Cleveland Cavalier, Donovan Mitchell. This one is truly special as Donovan opens up about past failures, rumors and that world changing evening in March 2020. But first, JJ and Tommy discuss their 'way-too-early' NBA playoff seeding predictions. Full topics include: Donovan's trade to The Cleveland Cavaliers, his expectations of going to The New York Knicks, his relationship with Rudy Gobert, his desire for The Utah...


Introducing: The Official The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Podcast

The Official The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Podcast unpacks the most exciting and surprising moments of every episode from Prime Video’s ground-breaking new series. Host Felicia Day will share unique details and behind-the-scenes stories through unprecedented front-row access to the cast and crew, including the showrunners, J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. Listen to all eight episodes of the official podcast for free on Amazon Music now: Download the...


Episode 129: Victor Oladipo

Today's episode of The Old Man and The Three is a long time coming as we welcome in Miami Heat guard, Victor Oladipo. In this interview, we dive deep into the ups and downs of Vic's career and how his mindset has changed over the years. Topics include: Training in Southern California, his impression of Chet Holmgren defending NBA all-stars during pick-up, the various injuries he suffered with The Indiana Pacers and The Miami Heat, getting traded from The Orlando Magic and The Oklahoma City...


Episode 128: 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...


Episode 127: 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...


Episode 126: 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...