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JJ Redick, iconic and legendary college basketball player from Duke University and current player for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers has taken his sweet shooting stroke behind the mic. The Chronicles of Redick will bring fans closer to the players and the life of a professional athlete with this first of a kind podcast, from a current NBA player's perspective. Join JJ each week as he chats with current basketball personalities and close friends to give you an inside look beyond the court.

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JJ Redick, iconic and legendary college basketball player from Duke University and current player for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers has taken his sweet shooting stroke behind the mic. The Chronicles of Redick will bring fans closer to the players and the life of a professional athlete with this first of a kind podcast, from a current NBA player's perspective. Join JJ each week as he chats with current basketball personalities and close friends to give you an inside look beyond the court.

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By KingNathan31 - Nov 08 2019
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Great podcast. JJ speaks very eloquently and knows his stuff.

JJ Redick podcast uninterrupted

By Xris!! - Mar 15 2018
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Epic pod. JJ Redick is so eloquent and sincere

iTunes Ratings

328 Ratings
Average Ratings
291
17
6
5
9

5/5

By KingNathan31 - Nov 08 2019
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Great podcast. JJ speaks very eloquently and knows his stuff.

JJ Redick podcast uninterrupted

By Xris!! - Mar 15 2018
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Epic pod. JJ Redick is so eloquent and sincere

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The Chronicles of Redick

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JJ Redick, iconic and legendary college basketball player from Duke University and current player for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers has taken his sweet shooting stroke behind the mic. The Chronicles of Redick will bring fans closer to the players and the life of a professional athlete with this first of a kind podcast, from a current NBA player's perspective. Join JJ each week as he chats with current basketball personalities and close friends to give you an inside look beyond the court.

Bill Simmons joins The Vertical Podcast

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HBO's Bill Simmons joins JJ Redick on The Vertical podcast. Simmons discuss his new HBO show, his evolution as a podcast host and talks with Redick about how social media has impacted professional athletes. Simmons and Redick discuss the relationship between athletes, including Redick's own history as a villain at Duke. Here are some key moments:

1:03: Why Simmons doesn’t go on other podcasts and his evolution as a host.

3:45: Social media allowing athletes to control their message.

9:35: Are NBA players too sensitive with the media?

12:25: Has the podcast market become oversaturated?

15:16: The difference between doing a studio show and a podcast.

21:10: The goal of Simmons’ show “Any Given Wednesday.”

26:48: Simmons’ best piece of advice for someone starting a podcast.

30:06: The players Redick wishes he could have played with and the chemistry required for great teams.

39:38: How the Warriors will incorporate Kevin Durant.

47:49: The Clippers’ decision to bring everybody back this summer.

51:05: The toughest players in the league for Redick to guard.

54:25: Imagining a sequel to “Swingers” with a new cast.

58:09: Four-on-Four: Best things about living in Los Angeles they didn’t know before moving there.

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Aug 15 2016

1hr 3mins

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Jeremy Lin joins The Vertical Podcast

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin joins JJ Redick on The Vertical Podcast.
Lin discusses the opportunity to become a starter again with the Nets and what attracted him to GM Sean Marks and coach Kenny Atkinson’s new program.
Lin and Redick retrace the journey from Linsanity with the New York Knicks and the emotional rollercoaster of the unforgettable run.
He discusses his Asian heritage, his popularity and charity work.
In the four on four segment, Redick discusses the best hair styles in the NBA with Lin, who is sporting a new set of cornrows.

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Jul 25 2016

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Chris Paul joins JJ Redick

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All-Star guard Chris Paul joins his partner in the Los Angeles Clippers backcourt, JJ Redick, on the Vertical Podcast.
Chris and JJ discuss their early years as rivals in the ACC and how they didn't like each other, the process of moving past those old grudges to become friends on the Clippers. Chris and JJ discuss the process of starting over a new season and getting back to the playoffs, how Chris is working on improving his relationships with referees and how Chris was a part of starting the NBA's conversation on race and law enforcement over the summer with LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade. Here are some key moments:

3:30: Redick on disliking Paul before becoming teammates.

5:21: The beginning of their relationship and hating each other while in college.

8:51: Duke starting a walk-on to matchup with Paul and foul him early.

11:56: Paul taunting Redick for being inactive as a rookie with the Magic.

14:45: Paul signing off on the Clippers acquiring Redick in 2013.

16:12: The mundane preparations required to return to the playoffs each year.

20:37: When Paul fully dedicated himself to taking care of his body around the clock.

25:00: Paul’s ability to adapt and manage people within a game.

28:56: His emotion during his first visit to the Hall of Fame.

34:42: Does Paul ever think about his legacy?

42:00: Shouldering the burden for the team’s playoff shortcomings, including the Game 5 loss to Oklahoma City in 2014.

46:37: The importance of grit and perseverance in determining success.

52:36: How James, Wade, Anthony and Paul planned their speech at the ESPYs.

54:46: How can the ongoing conversation enact real change?

58:13: Social media’s role in increasing awareness of social injustices.

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Sep 26 2016

1hr 3mins

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Matt Barnes joins The Vertical Podcast

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Sacramento Kings guard Matt Barnes joins JJ Redick on the The Vertical Podcast. Barnes, a 13-year NBA veteran, talks with Redick about everything from fatherhood to his travels through the D-League to the NBA and how dramatically different he believes his on-court persona is from his everyday life. Barnes details his tumultuous relationship with former coach Mo Cheeks and how Don Nelson gave him an opportunity to square things with Cheeks while playing for the Golden State Warriors.

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Sep 19 2016

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Steve Ballmer joins JJ Redick

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Clippers owner Steve Ballmer joins JJ Redick on the Vertical Podcast and discusses how his experience as Microsoft CEO has influenced his ideas in the NBA, the mistakes he's tried to avoid as a new basketball owner and how he sees the composition of these Clippers. All this and more on the Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick. Here are some key moments:

4:48: Ballmer’s involvement with the team and players, including participating in exit interviews.

9:06: Things he has learned about being an NBA owner, including details of the CBA.

12:50: Some of the frustrations owners experience dealing with the CBA, including negotiating among themselves.

16:26: Ballmer’s previous interest in joining an ownership group and his purchase of the Clippers.

22:40: His motivation for buying an NBA team.

29:00: Does he feel pressure to win a championship?

31:09: Feeling more in control at Microsoft than with the Clippers.

36:45: Ballmer’s message to the Clippers and the similarities between managing talent in different industries.

45:54: Do the Clippers have the mental makeup to win a title?

52:55: Teaching a class at Stanford and trying to make a positive impact on the country.

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Oct 03 2016

1hr 3mins

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Blake Griffin joins The Vertical Podcast

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Blake Griffin joins JJ for a in-depth discussion. Griffin talks about his love of stand up comedy, how it led to him trying his hand at the craft and who was responsible for him breaking into the comedy game. The teammates also discuss how frustrating a season it was for the Clippers and Griffin gives insight to what he did this offseason to get him ready, physically, for the upcoming season. Here are some key moments:

2:28: Griffin hosting a show at the Just for Laughs comedy festival and his stand-up experience.

6:28: The absurdity of the postgame interview.

8:23: The amount of media access and how it impacts the players.

11:17: Griffin’s routine on game day, including his music choices.

16:53: The off-court opportunities Griffin has enjoyed while playing in Los Angeles.

19:57: Griffin’s favorite commercials he has starred in, including how he got his Kia endorsement.

24:11: The roots of Griffin’s strong work ethic.

30:20: Griffin’s offseason prep following a difficult season.

32:15: What the Clippers need to do to get over the hump in the playoffs.

36:40: Griffin’s pursuit of writing, production and comedy opportunities.

40:50: Four-on-Four: Griffin’s favorite stand-up specials.

43:23: Griffin’s favorite young comedians.

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Aug 29 2016

46mins

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Paul Shirley joins The Vertical Podcast

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Paul Shirley joins the The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick.
Shirley, a fun-loving journeyman player, talks candidly about never finding a way to fit into the NBA on a social level, the marketing of the team vs. the individual.

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Sep 05 2016

1hr 13mins

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Ben Winston returns to The Vertical Podcast

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Ben Winston, the Executive Producer of The Late Late Show with James Corden, returns to The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick for a candid discussion. JJ and Ben discuss JJ's desire to play for Team USA and how a phone conversation with Coach K almost got him to the Rio Games. The Team USA talk leads to a discussion about winning an NBA championship vs. a gold medal in basketball. Here are some key moments:

0:41: Four-on Four: Names Redick and his wife almost chose for their soon-to-be-born second son.

3:47: The positive reaction to Winston’s first appearance on the podcast.

5:06: How Redick adjusts to the freedom of the offseason from a social standpoint.

7:39: Would Redick have played in the Olympics if he had been selected?

13:05: DeAndre Jordan saying the gold medal is more important than an NBA title.

27:32: Winston producing the Tony Awards with Corden hosting.

28:25: The moment Winston realized Corden had real talent.

32:44: Winston’s frantic reaction to fake rumors of Redick being traded to Memphis during the draft.

36:45: How entering the final year of his contract impacts Redick.

40:51: The strangeness of American player salaries being public.

44:48: Winston’s objection to Redick claiming basketball requires more chemistry than any other sport.

56:22: Redick’s podcast plans with his wife giving birth this week, including Blake Griffin being on the show next week.

57:53: The future of Carpool Karaoke.

1:03:37: What Redick enjoys most about the podcast.

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Aug 22 2016

1hr 8mins

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William C. Rhoden joins JJ Redick

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Former New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden joins JJ Redick for a candid conversation about his career, turning the page on journalism and getting refocused and prepared for a new chapter in his life. Rhoden also talks about the current state of race relations in the United States and JJ reveals how an anthropology class at Duke introduced him to Rhoden's writing. Here are some key moments:

2:48: Four-on-Four: Redick’s favorite novels.

5:42: Rhoden on leaving The New York Times to “refocus.”

8:55: Rhoden’s podcast and his experience with the medium.

14:25: Redick becoming a fan of Rhoden's while writing papers in college about 1960s Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

18:00: How influential black athletes during the late '60s shaped Rhoden’s ideology.

23:33: The necessity of protesting to bring social change.

28:44: The impact of athletes using their platform to discuss social issues.

35:31: How the ongoing conversation about racism will have a positive impact on the country.

42:53: What does the country look like when the problem is rectified?

46:18: The "plantation mentality" players face when they switch teams in free agency and the unfairness of the draft.

54:50: The lack of black executives at major corporations and in front offices.

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Sep 12 2016

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Joe Rogowski joins The Vertical Podcast

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NBPA Director of Sports Medicine Joe Rogowski joined JJ Redick on The Vertical Podcast.
Rogowski and Redick worked together with the Orlando Magic and laid out in great detail how health awareness for players has evolved through the years, and how they worked together in Orlando. They discussed how Rogowski's work with Redick impacted his career, and how a complete athlete should train in the modern era.

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Aug 02 2016

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Jerry Ferrara joins The Vertical Podcast

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Actor Jerry Ferrara joins JJ Redick on the Vertical Podcast.
Ferrara discusses his acting career, including his role as "Turtle" on Entourage and how that show impacted Redick. Ferrara discusses his New York Knicks fandom, including Derrick Rose's arrival to New York and Jerry's own love of attending basketball fantasy camps. They also talk about how Hollywood stars want to be athletes, and athletes want to be Hollywood stars. All this and more with Ferrara and JJ Redick on the Vertical Podcast.

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Aug 08 2016

1hr 13mins

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Jay Williams joins The Vertical Podcast

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Jay Williams, a college basketball analyst and former national player of the year, joins JJ Redick for a candid conversation. The discussion includes playing for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke, life lessons learned under the Hall of Fame coach and how Duke might fare in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

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Mar 21 2016

36mins

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Mike Dunleavy joins The Vertical Podcast

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Mike Dunleavy Jr., joins JJ Redick on The Vertical Podcast.
Dunleavy and Redick discuss everything from his Dunleavy's trade to the defending champions, the issue of parity in the NBA and whether true competitive balance can ever exist in the league.
Dunleavy and Redick talk about the issues facing the league in the collective bargaining discussions, Kevin Durant's move to Golden State and whether he should be criticized for the move. Dunleavy talks about his own career, the changes he's seen and whether he has an interest in staying involved in the NBA once he retires.

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Jul 19 2016

45mins

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Mike Krzyzewski joins The Vertical Podcast

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Duke and U.S. National Coach Mike Krzyzewski joins JJ Redick on The Vertical Podcast.
Krzyzewski and Redick discus their shared times and relationship together, the vast differences in coaching different skill levels of Duke teams through the years
and the issue of whether players should get paid on the NCAA level.
Redick and Krzyzewski talked about the coach's time as the U.S. National coach and if that experience has played a part in filling the void of having never taken the leap to coach in the NBA.
Krzyzewski talked about his experiences coaching multiple Olympic and World Championship teams and what he has learned coaching the best players in the world.

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Jul 11 2016

53mins

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Adrian Wojnarowski joins The Vertical Podcast

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Adrian Wojnarowski joins JJ Redick on the Vertical Podcast to discuss NBA free agency.
Woj and JJ discuss the Kevin Durant move to Golden State, the influx of a new cash from a $24 billion TV contract into free agency to Woj discussing how he does his job this time of year.
Woj and JJ remember back to Redick’s own free agency, when Clippers owner Donald Sterling nearly reneged on Redick’s own free agent deal with the Clippers. They also talk about the future collective bargaining agreement and the likelihood of a lockout in 2017.

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Jul 07 2016

47mins

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Lawrence Frank & Evan Turner join The Vertical Podcast

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Clippers Executive VP of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank and Boston Celtics free agent guard Evan Turner join host JJ Redick on the Vertical Podcast.
Frank discusses his move from coaching into upper management with the Clippers, his quest to book pal Chris Rock onto JJ's podcast and a tribute to late Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, with whom Frank as a colleague at the University of Tennessee.
Turner discusses his intense summer workouts at an innovative Santa Barbara facility, how JJ was Turner's favorite player in high school and caused Turner to be starstruck upon finally meeting him as an NBA Player. In the this weeks' Four on Four: Weird things about Evan Turner. Here are some key moments:

2:00: Redick address a fake trade report from the NBA draft.

Lawrence Frank

4:00: Frank’s support of the podcast and his favorite episode.

5:05: Frank trying to get Chris Rock to go on Redick’s podcast.

5:33: His new front-office position with the Clippers.

8:30: The technology plans Frank and owner Steve Ballmer have for the Clippers.

11:15: The challenges the Clippers face in free agency.

14:57: A tribute to Pat Summitt and Frank’s relationship with her.

19:36: Frank’s coaching influences, including Summitt and Bobby Knight.

Evan Turner

25:34: Turner’s offseason training at P3 in Santa Barbara.

27:45: Turner being starstruck upon meeting Redick in Las Vegas.

30:44: The excitement surrounding this summer’s free agency with the rising salary cap.

33:55: Turner’s priorities entering free agency.

37:07: Reflecting on his time with the Celtics.

38:40: Being relieved of the burden of being the No. 2 pick and the difficulty of playing in Philadelphia.

41:54: Turner’s view of himself and his role entering free agency.

44:30: Four-on-Four: Weird things about Turner.

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Jun 30 2016

48mins

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CJ McCollum joins The Vertical Podcast

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Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum joins JJ Redick on The Vertical Podcast.
McCollum and Redick were on opposite sides of the Western Conference semifinal playoff series in May, and reunite on the podcast to discuss everything from Blake Griffin and Chris Paul’s season-ending injuries to how those losses impacted the Blazers’ conversation in the locker room.
Redick and McCollum discuss the young Blazers’ guard rise from a small Eastern college to become the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2016. McCollum discusses his partnership with Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard in the Portland backcourt.
In this week’s Four on Four, CJ remembers his draft day memories with JJ.

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Jun 22 2016

38mins

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Jason Day joins The Vertical Podcast

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Jason Day, the world’s top-ranked golfer, joins The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick on the eve of the 2016 United States Open tournament.
Day talks to Redick about the mental preparation it takes to prepare for a tournament and how that parallels with preparing for NBA regular season and playoff games. Day discusses his magnificent run as the world’s No. 1 golfer, how his motivation to stay at the top of the world rankings has been undeterred.
Day discusses his humble beginnings as young man in Australia, about playing for award money more than tournament victories as a young player on the tour.
Also, Day discusses his wife’s courtside brush with LeBron James, who once dove into the seats for a loose ball in Cleveland and crashed into her. Here are some key moments:
4:45: Day and Redick talk watches and Jason’s Rolex sponsorship.

8:20: Does Day’s preparation differ for a major event?

11:02: James crashing into Day’s wife during a game this season.

15:51: Day’s recent hot streak entering the U.S. Open and his motivation.

19:04: How competitive is Day with contemporaries like Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy?

21:26: Day’s childhood in poverty and his financial motivations for his career.

27:30: Thinking about tournament earnings while playing.

31:57: Day discusses what part of the game he misses most during the offseason.

35:23: Day and Redick list favorite golf movies.

38:00: In the Four-on-Four segment, Redick talks about his draft-day memories.

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Jun 13 2016

42mins

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Tracy McGrady and Jared Dudley join The Vertical Podcast

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Seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady joins JJ Redick on the Vertical Podcast for a candid visit on the state of the NBA.
McGrady discusses his belief that the league has been watered down talent-wise since his prime years in the NBA, and how the style of play has evolved.
Washington Wizards forward Jared Dudley returns to the podcast and discusses, among other topics, how players spend their offseason and what it’s like to watch the playoffs once you’ve been eliminated.

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Jun 06 2016

1hr 6mins

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Jensen Karp joins The Vertical Podcast

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Author and Comedian Jensen Karp joins JJ for an in depth look at their love of rap music. Both men tell stories of how they got into rap music and how a radio station contest landed Karp a music deal. During this candid discussion we learn that Jensen had once collaborated with Kanye West and that is the inspiration for the title of his new book "Kanye West owes me $300: And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made It Big", ​JJ tells that Warren G was the rapper that really got him into rap music and how he would partake in rap battles against some of his AAU teammates. The guys also discuss which NBA players have made the best rappers. Here are some key moments:

2:35: Jensen’s rap name and his memoir.

5:30: Their early influences in rap.

10:30: Jensen’s transition from performing on the radio to battle rapping.

11:20: J.J. using rap to try and fit in with teammates, his college rap group and which teammate took a swing at him over a battle.

14:06: Jensen recalls when a battle rap ended with a Jason Vorhees mask and a machete.

19:22: How did Jensen’s parents react to his rap career?

21:50: Jensen’s million dollar record deal and working with Kanye West.

25:00: JJ’s rap notebook getting lost or stolen.

30:18: Eminem’s place in rap and his impact on the genre.

34:22: The current state of rap.

38:08: Jensen's new gig writing a battle-rapping skit for "The Late Late Show."

41:25: The best rappers in the NBA.

49:00: Negotiating for one Lakers courtside ticket in his rap contract.

51:20: Does Jensen believe in the Clippers curse?

57:26: The origin of their friendship.

59:30: Why does Kanye owe Jensen $300?

1:02:20: The battle raps that Jensen has written for J.J.

1:04:30: Their four best lyricists ever.

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May 30 2016

1hr 12mins

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New Team, New Podcast

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JJ Redick is ready for new beginnings - a new team and a new podcast home. JJ is joined by UNINTERRUPTED CEO, Maverick Carter, to talk about the process of being a free agent as well as the new video project he completed with UNINTERRUPTED that documents his entire free agency. Also, JJ calls his new general manager with the 76ers, Bryan Colangelo, to get his perspective on how free agency works from the management side.

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Jul 19 2017

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Candace Parker joins JJ Redick

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Candace Parker joins The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick for a candid discussion that ranges from winning a WNBA championship with the Los Angeles Sparks, how Pat Summitt recruited her to play for the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers and why there is no parity in women's college basketball. Here are some key moments:

1:06: Redick’s love for women’s sports.

3:48: Where this championship ranks amongst her past achievements, including the Olympics.

7:17: Parker being left off the Olympic team this summer.

10:51: Parker initially not wanting to be a basketball player as a child.

14:09: Summitt’s recruitment of Parker to Tennessee.

16:20: The extreme lack of parity in women’s college basketball.

23:30: Should college athletes be paid?

29:10: What the WNBA needs to do to become a more popular sport.

34:20: Parker discusses what size arena WNBA teams should play in.

37:28: The best WNBA player who isn’t a household name.

38:16: The different pressures and expectations for a female professional athlete.

43:02: Four-on-Four: The best WNBA players of all time.

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Oct 31 2016

47mins

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JJ Redick takes your questions

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In a special edition of the The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick, the Clippers guard goes one-on-one with his audience to entertain their most pressing questions: From life, ball and the routines of an NBA starting shooting guard. JJ delivers an entertaining show full of his typically candid insights and storytelling. Here are some key moments.

1:35: The inside details of sneaker contracts and switching from Nike to adidas.

5:30: Wearing an opponent’s signature sneaker while playing against him.

6:50: Believing in his preparation while battling shooting slumps.

12:38: How Redick approaches the final season of his contract.

19:00: Does he get bored doing the same routine on a daily basis?

22:57: Redick’s favorite places to travel and places he still wants to visit.

27:41: The toughest parts about being a professional athlete.

34:50: The best kind of donut Redick has ever eaten.

37:35: Dealing with disappointment and failure.

41:56: What Redick tells his barber when he gets a haircut.

43:21: Dream guest for the podcast and dream podcast to be a guest on.

45:11: Chick-fil-A or In-N-Out? What would his last meal be?

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Oct 24 2016

47mins

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Jay Bilas joins JJ Redick

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Jay Bilas joins JJ Redick on The Vertical Podcast to discuss issues including the paying of college athletes, his own television career and their shared history at Duke under Mike Krzyzewski. Here are some key moments:

3:39: The origins of Bilas quoting Young Jeezy on Twitter.

8:04: Bilas’ early memories of being recruited by Coach K.

11:36: Knowing his recruiting class was special and his first impressions of Johnny Dawkins

15:05: Coach K’s constant evolution as a coach, leader and teacher.

21:49: Team USA reenergizing and challenging Coach K.

26:05: The Duke fraternity and how close bond between all the former players.

31:15: How Bilas avoids being biased towards Duke.

33:14: Working on NBA draft coverage and learning what translates from the college to pro game.

40:30: The main factor that determines a player’s sticking power in the NBA.

43:07: Bilas’ support for college athletes getting paid.

51:52: Colleges making money off a player’s likeness, but players not being allowed to do the same on the secondary market.

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Oct 20 2016

1hr 4mins

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Zach Lowe joins JJ Redick

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Writer and podcaster Zach Lowe joins JJ Redick on The Vertical Podcast to discuss NBA trends, The Vertical's report on a likely labor agreement and the upcoming 2016-'17 NBA season. Here are some key moments:

4:43: Lowe’s transition from covering crime and government to the NBA.

8:49: The people that helped Lowe gain an understanding of NBA lingo and strategy.

13:41: Redick’s reputation as a good team defender.

15:21: The shift away from isolation play and the need for players to adapt.

18:41: Possible emerging trends in the league, including the Magic going bigger as the league goes small.

23:59: Will the Jazz or Timberwolves have a better season?

27:10: The teams that will contend for the final playoff spots in the Western Conference.

28:11: Teams that get stuck in the middle by deciding not to tank.

31:23: How the 76ers switch from tanking to building for the playoffs.

34:42: The positive momentum in the CBA negotiations.

43:31: Which teams will grab home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference?

45:56: The Clippers finishing No. 3 in Lowe’s League Pass rankings.

49:29: Four-on-Four: Favorite sports mascots of all-time.

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Oct 10 2016

55mins

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Steve Ballmer joins JJ Redick

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Clippers owner Steve Ballmer joins JJ Redick on the Vertical Podcast and discusses how his experience as Microsoft CEO has influenced his ideas in the NBA, the mistakes he's tried to avoid as a new basketball owner and how he sees the composition of these Clippers. All this and more on the Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick. Here are some key moments:

4:48: Ballmer’s involvement with the team and players, including participating in exit interviews.

9:06: Things he has learned about being an NBA owner, including details of the CBA.

12:50: Some of the frustrations owners experience dealing with the CBA, including negotiating among themselves.

16:26: Ballmer’s previous interest in joining an ownership group and his purchase of the Clippers.

22:40: His motivation for buying an NBA team.

29:00: Does he feel pressure to win a championship?

31:09: Feeling more in control at Microsoft than with the Clippers.

36:45: Ballmer’s message to the Clippers and the similarities between managing talent in different industries.

45:54: Do the Clippers have the mental makeup to win a title?

52:55: Teaching a class at Stanford and trying to make a positive impact on the country.

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Oct 03 2016

1hr 3mins

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Chris Paul joins JJ Redick

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All-Star guard Chris Paul joins his partner in the Los Angeles Clippers backcourt, JJ Redick, on the Vertical Podcast.
Chris and JJ discuss their early years as rivals in the ACC and how they didn't like each other, the process of moving past those old grudges to become friends on the Clippers. Chris and JJ discuss the process of starting over a new season and getting back to the playoffs, how Chris is working on improving his relationships with referees and how Chris was a part of starting the NBA's conversation on race and law enforcement over the summer with LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade. Here are some key moments:

3:30: Redick on disliking Paul before becoming teammates.

5:21: The beginning of their relationship and hating each other while in college.

8:51: Duke starting a walk-on to matchup with Paul and foul him early.

11:56: Paul taunting Redick for being inactive as a rookie with the Magic.

14:45: Paul signing off on the Clippers acquiring Redick in 2013.

16:12: The mundane preparations required to return to the playoffs each year.

20:37: When Paul fully dedicated himself to taking care of his body around the clock.

25:00: Paul’s ability to adapt and manage people within a game.

28:56: His emotion during his first visit to the Hall of Fame.

34:42: Does Paul ever think about his legacy?

42:00: Shouldering the burden for the team’s playoff shortcomings, including the Game 5 loss to Oklahoma City in 2014.

46:37: The importance of grit and perseverance in determining success.

52:36: How James, Wade, Anthony and Paul planned their speech at the ESPYs.

54:46: How can the ongoing conversation enact real change?

58:13: Social media’s role in increasing awareness of social injustices.

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Sep 26 2016

1hr 3mins

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Matt Barnes joins The Vertical Podcast

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Sacramento Kings guard Matt Barnes joins JJ Redick on the The Vertical Podcast. Barnes, a 13-year NBA veteran, talks with Redick about everything from fatherhood to his travels through the D-League to the NBA and how dramatically different he believes his on-court persona is from his everyday life. Barnes details his tumultuous relationship with former coach Mo Cheeks and how Don Nelson gave him an opportunity to square things with Cheeks while playing for the Golden State Warriors.

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Sep 19 2016

52mins

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William C. Rhoden joins JJ Redick

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Former New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden joins JJ Redick for a candid conversation about his career, turning the page on journalism and getting refocused and prepared for a new chapter in his life. Rhoden also talks about the current state of race relations in the United States and JJ reveals how an anthropology class at Duke introduced him to Rhoden's writing. Here are some key moments:

2:48: Four-on-Four: Redick’s favorite novels.

5:42: Rhoden on leaving The New York Times to “refocus.”

8:55: Rhoden’s podcast and his experience with the medium.

14:25: Redick becoming a fan of Rhoden's while writing papers in college about 1960s Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

18:00: How influential black athletes during the late '60s shaped Rhoden’s ideology.

23:33: The necessity of protesting to bring social change.

28:44: The impact of athletes using their platform to discuss social issues.

35:31: How the ongoing conversation about racism will have a positive impact on the country.

42:53: What does the country look like when the problem is rectified?

46:18: The "plantation mentality" players face when they switch teams in free agency and the unfairness of the draft.

54:50: The lack of black executives at major corporations and in front offices.

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Sep 12 2016

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Paul Shirley joins The Vertical Podcast

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Paul Shirley joins the The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick.
Shirley, a fun-loving journeyman player, talks candidly about never finding a way to fit into the NBA on a social level, the marketing of the team vs. the individual.

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Sep 05 2016

1hr 13mins

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Blake Griffin joins The Vertical Podcast

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Blake Griffin joins JJ for a in-depth discussion. Griffin talks about his love of stand up comedy, how it led to him trying his hand at the craft and who was responsible for him breaking into the comedy game. The teammates also discuss how frustrating a season it was for the Clippers and Griffin gives insight to what he did this offseason to get him ready, physically, for the upcoming season. Here are some key moments:

2:28: Griffin hosting a show at the Just for Laughs comedy festival and his stand-up experience.

6:28: The absurdity of the postgame interview.

8:23: The amount of media access and how it impacts the players.

11:17: Griffin’s routine on game day, including his music choices.

16:53: The off-court opportunities Griffin has enjoyed while playing in Los Angeles.

19:57: Griffin’s favorite commercials he has starred in, including how he got his Kia endorsement.

24:11: The roots of Griffin’s strong work ethic.

30:20: Griffin’s offseason prep following a difficult season.

32:15: What the Clippers need to do to get over the hump in the playoffs.

36:40: Griffin’s pursuit of writing, production and comedy opportunities.

40:50: Four-on-Four: Griffin’s favorite stand-up specials.

43:23: Griffin’s favorite young comedians.

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Aug 29 2016

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Ben Winston returns to The Vertical Podcast

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Ben Winston, the Executive Producer of The Late Late Show with James Corden, returns to The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick for a candid discussion. JJ and Ben discuss JJ's desire to play for Team USA and how a phone conversation with Coach K almost got him to the Rio Games. The Team USA talk leads to a discussion about winning an NBA championship vs. a gold medal in basketball. Here are some key moments:

0:41: Four-on Four: Names Redick and his wife almost chose for their soon-to-be-born second son.

3:47: The positive reaction to Winston’s first appearance on the podcast.

5:06: How Redick adjusts to the freedom of the offseason from a social standpoint.

7:39: Would Redick have played in the Olympics if he had been selected?

13:05: DeAndre Jordan saying the gold medal is more important than an NBA title.

27:32: Winston producing the Tony Awards with Corden hosting.

28:25: The moment Winston realized Corden had real talent.

32:44: Winston’s frantic reaction to fake rumors of Redick being traded to Memphis during the draft.

36:45: How entering the final year of his contract impacts Redick.

40:51: The strangeness of American player salaries being public.

44:48: Winston’s objection to Redick claiming basketball requires more chemistry than any other sport.

56:22: Redick’s podcast plans with his wife giving birth this week, including Blake Griffin being on the show next week.

57:53: The future of Carpool Karaoke.

1:03:37: What Redick enjoys most about the podcast.

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Aug 22 2016

1hr 8mins

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Bill Simmons joins The Vertical Podcast

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HBO's Bill Simmons joins JJ Redick on The Vertical podcast. Simmons discuss his new HBO show, his evolution as a podcast host and talks with Redick about how social media has impacted professional athletes. Simmons and Redick discuss the relationship between athletes, including Redick's own history as a villain at Duke. Here are some key moments:

1:03: Why Simmons doesn’t go on other podcasts and his evolution as a host.

3:45: Social media allowing athletes to control their message.

9:35: Are NBA players too sensitive with the media?

12:25: Has the podcast market become oversaturated?

15:16: The difference between doing a studio show and a podcast.

21:10: The goal of Simmons’ show “Any Given Wednesday.”

26:48: Simmons’ best piece of advice for someone starting a podcast.

30:06: The players Redick wishes he could have played with and the chemistry required for great teams.

39:38: How the Warriors will incorporate Kevin Durant.

47:49: The Clippers’ decision to bring everybody back this summer.

51:05: The toughest players in the league for Redick to guard.

54:25: Imagining a sequel to “Swingers” with a new cast.

58:09: Four-on-Four: Best things about living in Los Angeles they didn’t know before moving there.

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Aug 15 2016

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Jerry Ferrara joins The Vertical Podcast

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Actor Jerry Ferrara joins JJ Redick on the Vertical Podcast.
Ferrara discusses his acting career, including his role as "Turtle" on Entourage and how that show impacted Redick. Ferrara discusses his New York Knicks fandom, including Derrick Rose's arrival to New York and Jerry's own love of attending basketball fantasy camps. They also talk about how Hollywood stars want to be athletes, and athletes want to be Hollywood stars. All this and more with Ferrara and JJ Redick on the Vertical Podcast.

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Aug 08 2016

1hr 13mins

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Joe Rogowski joins The Vertical Podcast

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NBPA Director of Sports Medicine Joe Rogowski joined JJ Redick on The Vertical Podcast.
Rogowski and Redick worked together with the Orlando Magic and laid out in great detail how health awareness for players has evolved through the years, and how they worked together in Orlando. They discussed how Rogowski's work with Redick impacted his career, and how a complete athlete should train in the modern era.

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Aug 02 2016

57mins

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Jeremy Lin joins The Vertical Podcast

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin joins JJ Redick on The Vertical Podcast.
Lin discusses the opportunity to become a starter again with the Nets and what attracted him to GM Sean Marks and coach Kenny Atkinson’s new program.
Lin and Redick retrace the journey from Linsanity with the New York Knicks and the emotional rollercoaster of the unforgettable run.
He discusses his Asian heritage, his popularity and charity work.
In the four on four segment, Redick discusses the best hair styles in the NBA with Lin, who is sporting a new set of cornrows.

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Jul 25 2016

37mins

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Mike Dunleavy joins The Vertical Podcast

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Mike Dunleavy Jr., joins JJ Redick on The Vertical Podcast.
Dunleavy and Redick discuss everything from his Dunleavy's trade to the defending champions, the issue of parity in the NBA and whether true competitive balance can ever exist in the league.
Dunleavy and Redick talk about the issues facing the league in the collective bargaining discussions, Kevin Durant's move to Golden State and whether he should be criticized for the move. Dunleavy talks about his own career, the changes he's seen and whether he has an interest in staying involved in the NBA once he retires.

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Jul 19 2016

45mins

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Mike Krzyzewski joins The Vertical Podcast

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Duke and U.S. National Coach Mike Krzyzewski joins JJ Redick on The Vertical Podcast.
Krzyzewski and Redick discus their shared times and relationship together, the vast differences in coaching different skill levels of Duke teams through the years
and the issue of whether players should get paid on the NCAA level.
Redick and Krzyzewski talked about the coach's time as the U.S. National coach and if that experience has played a part in filling the void of having never taken the leap to coach in the NBA.
Krzyzewski talked about his experiences coaching multiple Olympic and World Championship teams and what he has learned coaching the best players in the world.

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Jul 11 2016

53mins

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Adrian Wojnarowski joins The Vertical Podcast

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Adrian Wojnarowski joins JJ Redick on the Vertical Podcast to discuss NBA free agency.
Woj and JJ discuss the Kevin Durant move to Golden State, the influx of a new cash from a $24 billion TV contract into free agency to Woj discussing how he does his job this time of year.
Woj and JJ remember back to Redick’s own free agency, when Clippers owner Donald Sterling nearly reneged on Redick’s own free agent deal with the Clippers. They also talk about the future collective bargaining agreement and the likelihood of a lockout in 2017.

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Jul 07 2016

47mins

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Lawrence Frank & Evan Turner join The Vertical Podcast

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Clippers Executive VP of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank and Boston Celtics free agent guard Evan Turner join host JJ Redick on the Vertical Podcast.
Frank discusses his move from coaching into upper management with the Clippers, his quest to book pal Chris Rock onto JJ's podcast and a tribute to late Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, with whom Frank as a colleague at the University of Tennessee.
Turner discusses his intense summer workouts at an innovative Santa Barbara facility, how JJ was Turner's favorite player in high school and caused Turner to be starstruck upon finally meeting him as an NBA Player. In the this weeks' Four on Four: Weird things about Evan Turner. Here are some key moments:

2:00: Redick address a fake trade report from the NBA draft.

Lawrence Frank

4:00: Frank’s support of the podcast and his favorite episode.

5:05: Frank trying to get Chris Rock to go on Redick’s podcast.

5:33: His new front-office position with the Clippers.

8:30: The technology plans Frank and owner Steve Ballmer have for the Clippers.

11:15: The challenges the Clippers face in free agency.

14:57: A tribute to Pat Summitt and Frank’s relationship with her.

19:36: Frank’s coaching influences, including Summitt and Bobby Knight.

Evan Turner

25:34: Turner’s offseason training at P3 in Santa Barbara.

27:45: Turner being starstruck upon meeting Redick in Las Vegas.

30:44: The excitement surrounding this summer’s free agency with the rising salary cap.

33:55: Turner’s priorities entering free agency.

37:07: Reflecting on his time with the Celtics.

38:40: Being relieved of the burden of being the No. 2 pick and the difficulty of playing in Philadelphia.

41:54: Turner’s view of himself and his role entering free agency.

44:30: Four-on-Four: Weird things about Turner.

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Jun 30 2016

48mins

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