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The Chronicles of Redick

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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Bill Simmons joins The Vertical Podcast

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 4mins

15 Aug 2016

Rank #1

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Mike Krzyzewski joins The Vertical Podcast

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


11 Jul 2016

Rank #2

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Steve Nash joins The Vertical Podcast. Plus, Jamal Crawford stops by to hang with JJ

Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Steve Nash joins Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick for a revealing conversation on the Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick. JJ’s teammate with the Clippers, Jamal Crawford, jumps on the podcast for an entertaining segment on trying to judge current and former star players in a historical context. For the first time, Nash lays out his potential interest in the head coaching vacancy with the Phoenix Suns, as well as the possibility of holding a role with the organization in the future. 1:30: The story behind JJ’s Arm Sleeve Tattoo. 5:00: JJ’s All-Star Weekend Three-point contest strategy and plan. 7:45: Steve Nash lays out his potential interest in coaching and working for the Phoenix Suns. 10:00: Nash describes emptiness of post-playing career professional life. 13:20: Why Steve Nash is almost never moved to shoot basketball anymore. 16:20: How Nash sees Steph Curry as a growth of his own game. 18:40: The evolution of the NBA point guard position. 22:06: Canadian basketball boom. 26:10: Nash’s favorite NBA teammates 27:25: Best shooter Nash ever played with. 29:30: Nash’s top four all-time point guards 31:33: JJ’s top four all-time point guards 34:50: Jamal Crawford 37:15: Jamal’s Top four all-time point guards 40:35: Struggling to compare pre-ABA-NBA merger players to today’s stars. 43:05: Importance of championships in judging point guards 47:20: Jamal’s rec basketball plans as old man. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


8 Feb 2016

Rank #3

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Chris Paul joins JJ Redick

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 4mins

26 Sep 2016

Rank #4

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Jeremy Lin joins The Vertical Podcast

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


25 Jul 2016

Rank #5

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Stan Van Gundy joins The Vertical Podcast

Detroit Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy reunites with his longtime shooting guard on The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick. Van Gundy and JJ have a close and long relationship, and go into fascinating detail about several facets of team building in the NBA, including style of play and locker room culture. Van Gundy goes into great detail about his own self-doubt as a coach, about how hard he can be on himself and where that comes from in his background. They talk about the challenge of Van Gundy’s dual roles with the Pistons, and remember back to the worst verbal undressing that Redick ever received as a player (from Stan, of course). Here are some specific moments: 2:10: Redick reflects on joining ESPN’s NBA Countdown as a studio analyst last week. 7:56: How great team defenses don’t require five great individual defenders. 12:49: The time Van Gundy yelled at JJ more than any other coach for not understanding pick-and-roll coverage. 14:35: Van Gundy’s work ethic and sense of accountability. 19:10: Balancing the dual role of coach and president of basketball operations. 22:50: The value of different perspectives and transparency in the Pistons' organization. 27:44: Van Gundy's offseason travels to speak with coaches and leaders. 34:02: “I’d almost rather lose with a great group of guys than win with a bunch of a-------.” 41:06: How do the Pistons look to improve and build upon this season? 47:16: The influence of their Magic teams on today’s NBA. 59:00: Needing the right personnel to play small. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

23 May 2016

Rank #6

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DeAndre Jordan joins The Vertical Podcast & The Duke Villain

Los Angeles Clippers star center DeAndre Jordan joins his starting shooting guard on The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick. Jordan goes deep with Redick on the psyche, inner-turmoil and relentless determination that marks his free throw shooting woes. Jordan and Redick also discuss the July night in Houston when Redick and the Clippers gathered to talk Jordan out of signing a free agent contract with the Dallas Mavericks. And there are no shortage of laughs and busting of each other’s chops in this riveting interview. Redick also discusses the perpetuated myth – reignited with the emergence of the Blue Devils Grayson Allen – of the allegedly loathed Duke white star player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


29 Feb 2016

Rank #7

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Jamal Crawford joins The Vertical Podcast

Three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year winner Jamal Crawford, joins his Los Angeles Clippers teammate JJ Redick for a candid conversation a day after being eliminated from the 2016 NBA playoffs. Jamal opens up to J.J. about the ups and downs of the season and how the Clippers were unable to escape the injury bug that hit Chris Paul and Blake Griffin late in the first round series loss to Portland. A free agent this summer, Jamal talks to J.J. about his desire to re-sign with the Clippers and his dream of playing in Seattle—if the NBA ever brings a team back there. JJ and Jamal get in-depth with this week's Four-on-Four: The Top-4 Musical Acts /Performers, in honor of the late musical icon, Prince. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


2 May 2016

Rank #8

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Aaron Rodgers joins The Vertical Podcast

Green Bay Packer superstar QB Aaron Rodgers joins JJ Redick for an in depth discussion on being one of the best QB's in the NFL and what characteristics the new crop of NFL QB's need in order to succeed at the next level. JJ, who hit his first game-winning buzzer beater this year, asks Aaron to describe the feeling of connecting on not one, but two Hail Mary's this season. The guys also tackle this week's 4 on 4 which is top NFL QB's that never won a Super Bowl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


25 Apr 2016

Rank #9

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Adam Morrison joins The Vertical Podcast

The elusive Adam Morrison, the No. 3 pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, joins the Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick. Morrison and Redick discuss their days as the co-national players of the year at Gonzaga and Duke, where they had a parallel partnership in ruling college basketball. After falling out of public view after a short-lived NBA career, Morrison opens up about his jagged journey, including his view of NBA locker room culture, his inability to get another chance in the NBA and, yes, addresses public suspicions that he's overseeing an "Apocalyptic bunker." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


4 Apr 2016

Rank #10

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Brandon Roy joins The Vertical Podcast

Portland Trail Blazers great Brandon Roy joins The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick for a compelling interview. Roy goes deep on a career that ended far too soon because of chronic knee injuries, discussing his thoughts on how great of a player he could've been. They remember a close relationship that included Brandon wearing a Kobe Bryant jersey to a Lakers playoff game that he attended with Redick and shared agent Greg Lawrence prior to joining the NBA. Roy discusses competing against Kobe, pushing past awe and learning to attack the legend. In the 4-on-4 segment, Redick and Roy talk about their four top shooting guards ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


11 Apr 2016

Rank #11

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CJ McCollum joins The Vertical Podcast

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


22 Jun 2016

Rank #12

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Matt Barnes joins The Vertical Podcast

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


19 Sep 2016

Rank #13

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Kyle Lowry & Spencer Hawes join The Vertical Podcast

Toronto Raptors All-Star Kyle Lowry & Charlotte Hornets big man Spencer Hawes join JJ this week on The Vertical Podcast. Kyle and JJ get into the trade that didn't happen and kept Kyle in Toronto. JJ also fills us in on "Skinny" Kyle Lowry and what it means. JJ's former teammate and current Hornets big man Spencer Hawes talks with JJ about trade deadline stories and how it affected them in their career. Spencer and JJ give some of their Oscar picks in this week's 4 on 4. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


22 Feb 2016

Rank #14

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Steve Ballmer joins JJ Redick

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 4mins

3 Oct 2016

Rank #15

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Mike Dunleavy joins The Vertical Podcast

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


19 Jul 2016

Rank #16

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Blake Griffin joins The Vertical Podcast

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


29 Aug 2016

Rank #17

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Ryan Anderson joins The Vertical Podcast

Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans joins the Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick. Ryan and JJ formed a strong bond as teammates with the Orlando Magic discuss a common love of beats, rap music and the formation of a rap supergroup called Waste Management. Ryan speaks candidly about his impending free agency this summer. In a moving segment, Ryan delves into the impact that ex-Pelicans coach Monty Williams and his late wife, Ingrid, had on Anderson while dealing with the suicide of his girlfriend. Anderson discusses how he reached out to Williams after the recent tragic death of Ingrid. Here are some key moments from this week's podcast: 1:40: The two discuss living in Los Angeles 3:55: Waste Management: the rap group they formed during their time with the Magic 10:53: Ryan’s Wikipedia page calling him the fraternal twin of NFL quarterback Derek Anderson 13:27: Their time as teammates with the Magic 18:31: Stan Van Gundy’s impact on their careers and their departures from the Magic 24:00: Their perspective on restricted free agency 26:06: The ups and downs of Ryan’s four years with the Pelicans, including injuries and the suicide of his girlfriend 28:55: Ryan discusses how former Pelicans coach Monty Williams and his wife, Ingrid, helped him during his grieving process and how he reached out to Monty following Ingrid’s death this season 37:14: The mindset of a player in a contract season 41:04: Ryan feeling he was on the trading block every season with the Pelicans 44:22: Ryan’s top priorities entering free agency Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


16 May 2016

Rank #18

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Lawrence Frank & Evan Turner join The Vertical Podcast

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


30 Jun 2016

Rank #19

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Kyle Korver joins The Vertical Podcast

Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks, one of the best shooters in the NBA, joins JJ Redick for a fascinating conversation on what it takes to be one of the planets best shooters. Korver and Redick -- two of the best three-point shooters in recent NBA history -- exchange thoughts on shooting styles, practicing the craft and, yes, how it came that both of them named their sons Knox. In the weekly 4 on 4 segment, Redick and Korver rate the most underrated shooters in league history. (Yes, a Curry did make the list.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


7 Mar 2016

Rank #20