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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 150: Damian Lillard 2

Portland Trail Blazers Superstar, Damian Lillard for our 150th episode. This is a TRULY special conversation that we hope you all enjoy as much as we did. Topics include: Dame's historic scoring stretch and how it was birthed out of necessity, how he attacks drop coverage and other defensive schemes, why he isn't totally satisfied with his 71 point game, if he believes anyone in The NBA can score 100 points in a game, his unique shooting technique that allows him to confidently pull-up from...


Episode 149: Bobby Portis

We have a special one this week as we welcome in Milwaukee Bucks forward, Bobby Portis. His NBA journey is really incredible and we're excited to share it. Topics include: growing up in Arkansas and attending The University of Arkansas, how The Milwaukee Bucks pulled together their recent impressive win-streak, why having a star like Giannis Antetokounmpo can lead to no-drama environment, why the media overlooks The Bucks sometimes, what he's learned from Giannis, how The Bucks love to play...


Episode 148: Paul George

We are thrilled to share this amazing conversation with our guest, Los Angeles Clippers star, Paul George. There is so much discussed on this episode and we really appreciate his willingness to be open and candid about a lot of things. Topics include: His take on Nikola Jokic and what makes him such a dominant force, The Clippers being the 'poster-child' for the NBA's load management issue and why blaming it all on the players is wrong, trying to develop a rhythm with The Clippers team given...


Episode 147: The Mikal Bridges (Brooklyn Net) Interview

In this episode, we welcome in OM3 correspondent and brand new Brooklyn Net, Mikal Bridges. But first, JJ and Tommy talk through Coach Of The Year and the give flowers to Boston Celtics coach, Joe Mazzulla. Then JJ addresses the comments from Dominique Wilkins and clears up any confusion on his feelings about Larry Bird, Bob Cousy and all the players that came before him. Then we get to Mikal's journey to becoming a Brooklyn Nets. Topics include: the moments after finding out about the...


Episode 146: Jose Alvarado & CJ McCollum (The New Orleans Live Show)

Coming to you live from New Orleans, It’s The Old Man and The Three with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter with special guests CJ McCollum and Jose Alvarado. This was an amazing experience and we’re really psyched to share it with you all. First up, Jose Alvarado joins us on stage to discuss this Pelicans season and how he’s improved now that opponents know about what he can do. Other topics include: His mini-rivalry with Chris Paul, why Phoenix Suns fans dislike him, how he’s developed as a shooter...


Episode 145: Mike Breen

BANG. We are so psyched to bring you this interview today with legendary NBA broadcaster and hall-of-famer Mike Breen. There's so much we covered on this episode. First up, JJ and Tommy discuss the upcoming NBA trade deadline the teams looking to make moves. Then we get to Breen. Topics include: Mike's take on what makes a good broadcaster and what it's really like to call games with JJ, he he approaches each game in term sof preparation, how he got into broadcasting in the first place, when...


Episode 144: Darius Garland and J.B. Bickerstaff

It's CLEVELAND WEEK here at The Old Man and The Three. That's right, we've got two interviews - one with All Star point guard, Darius Garland. Then our Coaching Series continues with head coach of The Cleveland Cavaliers, J.B. Bickerstaff. This is an AWESOME episode, folks. Topics include: Darius on the ceiling for this year's Cavs team, the adjustments he's had to make playing with Donovan Mitchell, how much he's grown since his rookie year, whether being named an All Star matters to him,...


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...