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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 127: DeMar DeRozan 2

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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 player but doubting his relevance in the league, what he learned from Gregg Popovich, the continued trend of player empowerment, his admiration for Giannis Antetokounmpo, why he loves playing with Zach LaVine, what he expects out of The Chicago Bulls in a very competitive Eastern Conference, his growth and experience as a mental health advocate in The NBA, and so much more.

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Sep 29 2022

1hr 9mins

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Episode 126: Ben Simmons

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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 Ben in The NBA, falling in love with basketball at an early age, his time at LSU, dealing with negativity from media and fans online, the story of someone taking video and heckling him in a candy store, his mental health struggles over the last few years, why he held out on The Philadelphia 76ers, Doc Rivers kicking him out of practice, his last playoff series in Philadelphia against The Atlanta Hawks, a detailed explanation as to why he passed up the wide open dunk on Trae Young, what he's looking forward to most about playing with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and The Brooklyn Nets, and so much more.


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Sep 22 2022

1hr 16mins

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Episode 125: Jalen Brunson

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There are life changing moments in sports... and there are life changing moments in life itself. Jalen Brunson has recently experienced both with one crucial decision, as he signed a big contract to play center stage for the New York Knicks. Money from the new contract? Sure, that's life changing. Calling Madison Square Garden your home and satisfying Knick fans? That's your life changing sports moment. Only time will tell if the latter of those two statements comes true, but listening to Jalen speak, it's easy to come away with a healthy dose of confidence that he will get the job done on every level. In this conversation, Jalen shows the personal insight and basketball IQ that makes him so special on and off the court. And that should be music to every Knicks fan's ears. 
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Jul 22 2022

45mins

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Episode 124: Mailbag with special guest Alex Caruso

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You asked and the OM3 answered - it's time for another Mailbag! This time, we're lucky enough to have Chicago Bulls star Alex Caruso join the fray and throw his hat into the ring. Listen in as he, JJ, and Tommy take on all of your pressing NBA questions. Enjoy!
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Jul 15 2022

57mins

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Episode 123: Justin Thomas

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We all know the OM3 is where you find the best hoops discussions. But it's really more than that... by a mile. That's proven once again in today's episode as PGA star Justin Thomas drops in for an incredible discussion. The guys talk about Justin's beginnings, his best rounds and influences, relationships with fellow golfers, "do's and don't's" on the course, the LIV tour, and so much more. With golf season kicking into high gear, it's a can't miss conversation. 
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Jul 12 2022

48mins

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Episode 122: LIVE SHOW - Draymond Green (w/ special guest Stephen A. Smith)

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It's that time again... The OM3 goes live! JJ and Tommy present an outstanding live performance at the City Winery in New York City, and they are joined by none other than newly crowned 4-time NBA Champion Draymond Green, as well as special guest Stephen A Smith. In this collaboration between the OM3 and the Draymond Green Show, the crew cover a wide range of topics as only they can, including the Warriors new chip, the effect of Draymond's on court antics, the connection between social media and sports, and the athlete's relationship with the new media. It's a can't miss performance.
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Jun 28 2022

1hr 18mins

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Episode 121: Kendrick Perkins

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Wow. Sometimes there's not much more you can say than just... wow. On the court, Kendrick Perkins was a fierce competitor who backed down from no one. As a member of the media? Well, he's pretty much the same. There's really no subject that is off limits and there is virtually no team, player, or media member he won't take on. Which is a big reason why this interview is so damn good. Perk just tells it like it is, plain and simple. He speaks the truth as he sees it, and if it ruffles some feathers along the way, then so be it. It's part of the reason JJ and Tommy have been working long and hard to get him on the show, and now that he finally made it on, boy does he deliver. Sit back and enjoy.
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Jun 24 2022

1hr 22mins

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Episode 120: Grant Hill

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It's not often that you hear of a player who suffered a devastating injury that radically changed his physical ability (an injury that also basically broke new medical ground along the way), but still went on to have a successful career. Well, how about one that did just that and is in the hall of fame? Enter Grant Hill. The former Duke legend and NBA HOF member joins JJ and Tommy for an incredible discussion that covers just about everything he went through during his career. From his days at Duke and the iconic full court pass to Christian Laettner to beat Kentucky, the relationships with Laettner and Hurley during those championship runs, all the way through his NBA career and what it was like to be considered the next MJ, and the difficult road he had to travel to get through the demoralizing and crushing ankle injury that nearly ended his career. The conversation is just like Grant himself - real, honest, humble, and outstanding. 
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Jun 16 2022

1hr 36mins

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Episode 119: Stephen A. Smith​

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Let’s face it. Some people just have an aura ​about them. They carry a different kind of gravitas when speaking. Stephen ​A? Quite simply, he’s a force of nature. You’ve seen him and JJ go ​at it on First Take countless times, ​and his voice is heard just about everywhere sports are being discussed. Now it’s his turn to pay a visit to JJ’s home turf. ​However, this time it​'​s a little different. ​On ​today's episode of the ​O​ld ​M​an ​& the ​T​hree, ​Stephen A is not necessarily here ​​for hot takes ​and x' & o's, but to give us insight into what makes the man behind the camera tick. He delves into his beginnings as a writer, his short lived hoops career, his relationships with the players past and present and how he deals with criticism, as well as his feelings on the game today and future plans. It's a part of Stephen A you seldom see and an outstanding interview for someone who wants to get a glance of what's behind the 'Stephen A' curtain.  ​
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Jun 10 2022

1hr 17mins

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Episode 118: Gary Payton and Mikal Bridges

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If you're an NBA fan, then you know exactly who we're talking about when the words "The Glove" are uttered. That's right, on the pod today is NBA Hall of Famer and one of the greatest defensive players to step on the court, Mr. Gary Payton. He discusses his career in full detail - from making the jump from a draft disappointment to an elite player, his journey to try and win that elusive ring, his presence on and off the court and what made him such a special talent. He also breaks down his partnership with Hennessy and their "Unfinished Business" campaign to help small businesses as part of the NBA 75th Anniversary. Now, you would think that's enough, but there's even more great conversation to cover as NBA correspondent Mikal Bridges joins the program as well. He starts everything off by addressing the Suns devastating playoff exit to the Mavs and tries to make sense of what went wrong. Then, after the Payton interview, he returns for the OM3 draft, which focuses on the "Top 5 dishes served at chain restaurants". It's a can't miss double shot on the OM3.
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Jun 03 2022

1hr 31mins

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Episode 117: The Return of Sue Bird

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This week we welcome in the OG Old Man and The Three correspondent and WNBA legend Sue Bird to talk about her 20+ year basketball journey. Everything from feeling old on the court, paving roads for future generations of female athletes and regretting not forming a super team with Diana Taurasi. They also talk all things NBA playoffs including The Celtics versatility, Jimmy Butler playing injured and Andrew Wiggins redefining his career. And finally, the OM3 draft is back with the crew selecting their all-time favorite Karaoke songs. Buckle up because this episode has more range than JJ’s song selections. 
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May 27 2022

1hr 4mins

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Episode 116: Trae Young

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Episode 116: Trae Young
Darth Vader. The Joker. The Terminator. Trae Young? Hey, being a villain isn't easy, but some people just do it so damn well. Enter Trae Young. He'll drain a three from the logo, tell the defender how good he looked doing it, all the while giving the crowd a little shimmy just to drive home the point. On the court, he fears no one and seems to relish the villain role. But has it always been that way? In this wide ranging interview, you'll learn much more about Trae Young than his edge on the court. He delves into topics such as how he creates so much offense for a relatively small NBA frame, or how he reacted the first time the vitriol really started raining down from the stands, or what really gets him going on the floor. Plus, the guys dig deep into the X's and O's of the game and nerd out for a while as well. It's an outstanding interview that shows you a side of Trae that people don't often see. 
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May 20 2022

56mins

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Episode 115: Jose Alvarado

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What makes a good player? To the casual NBA fan, oftentimes the bottom line is scoring. And let's be honest... many of the top players in the game are indeed elite scorers. But if you look a little closer, and you know the game well, you know that so many other aspects of the game are just as important. And if you can find a player that does the little things - whether it's taking a charge, diving for a loose ball, coming up with a key defensive stop - chances are you have yourself a winner. Well, Jose Alvarado does ALL of those things, and combines all of it with an atomic force of energy that gives opponents fits, and his teammates confidence. Jose joins JJ and Tommy for this incredibly humble interview and shows what makes him so special on and off the court. 
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May 12 2022

59mins

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Episode 114: Tim Legler

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Ok let's be honest, there are some basketball conversations - whether it be on TV, podcast or whatever - that just don't deliver anything concrete or new. Well, it's pretty much an ironclad lock that today's episode of the OM3 won't leave you feeling that way. That's because joining the pod is former NBA 10 year vet and current ESPN and Sirius XM NBA analyst Tim Legler, and the sheer amount of hoops talk that is covered is staggering. From a complete breakdown of the playoffs thus far, to Legler's playing career, what it was like playing in the 90's, the evolution of the game, social media pitfalls, Kobe and MJ, and more, there isn't much that wasn't discussed. An amazing pod for any hooper, especially with the playoffs in full swing. Don’t miss it.
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May 05 2022

1hr 45mins

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Episode 113: Ben Stiller

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After an incredible and historic OM3 run of NBA guests, things get turned around a bit on this episode of the Old Man & the Three. The guest is still outstanding in every way - that doesn't change - but his job description is a little different in that he's one of Hollywood's finest actors and comedians, as well as an award winning producer and director. Ladies and gentleman, the OM3 welcomes Ben Stiller. After a long wait, JJ and Tommy finally get to sit down with the comedy giant to discuss his career, as well as his love for basketball and the Knicks, what it's like working with the icons of Hollywood, his best and worst performances, his current projects, and so much more.
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Apr 28 2022

1hr 11mins

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Episode 112: RJ Barrett

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Bing Bong! We’ve got an exciting episode this week featuring one of our most requested guests ever, New York Knicks star RJ Barrett. But first, we open with a few takeaways from this week’s NBA playoff games including Joel Embiid’s game winner and The Boston Celtics’ smothering defense on Kevin Durant. Then we’re joined by RJ and get his personal perspective on that Boston defense and how defenses change in general during the NBA playoffs. We also dig into his childhood in Europe, obligatory Duke talk and Coach K stories, the emotions of his draft night experience, first impressions of Knicks fans and their interactions with Trae Young, his relationship with Tom Thibodeau, that unbelievable game winner against The Celtics and so much more. This is a fantastic conversation start-to-finish and we’re thrilled to share it with you all.
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Apr 22 2022

55mins

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Episode 111: Mailbag!

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It's that time again... you answered the call with some amazing questions and now it's time for JJ and Tommy to join forces and answer them. It's an OM3 Mailbag episode! Enjoy.
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Apr 15 2022

1hr 2mins

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Episode 110: Mike D'Antoni (Coaching Series #4)

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Mike D'Antoni is synonymous with coaching. It's hard to imagine him anywhere else but roaming the court in front of an NBA bench. Accolades? There are plenty. We all know his history and what he's done for the game. But as much as you think you know about Mike D'Antoni the coach, it's pretty certain you don't know all there is to know about Mike D'Antoni the man. Or Mike D'Antoni the player. In this 4th installment of the OM3 Coaching Series, presented by Future, you'll learn so much more than just what this legendary coach did on the court. Displaying a personality that reeks of humbleness and honesty, D'Antoni details his career and accomplishments in a way that few would expect from a man of his stature. It's a truly outstanding interview that will surely open your eyes to a different view of a man who has dedicated his life to the game of basketball.
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Apr 12 2022

55mins

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Episode 109: Bam Adebayo

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There are all kinds of scary things in life... death, taxes, etc. - take your pick. But I would imagine one of the scariest things an NBA player can encounter is the prospect of driving down the lane and coming face to face with Bam Adebayo. At that point, the chances of success are pretty slim, with the most likely outcome being the ball ending up somewhere in the second row. And given the fact that he doesn't care whether you're a 1,2,3,4, or a 5, escape is not an option. Well thankfully, an interview with Bam is quite the opposite. He joins JJ and Tommy on this episode of the OM3 for an open and entertaining conversation about all things Bam - his defense, his early years, the Heat culture, playing for John Calipari, the bubble run, and so much more.
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Apr 08 2022

1hr 5mins

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Episode 108: The ETCs w/ Kevin Durant and Eddy Gonzalez

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The best way to describe a great interview is with an analogy. Imagine yourself at a restaurant, and the table next to you is having the most incredible conversation. And all the while, you're listening and quietly taking in all the great information that is going back and forth. Now imagine it with four guys talking hoops and breaking down some of the most intricate basketball info you've ever heard. Oh and one more thing... one of those guys is a recently retired 15 year NBA veteran who has seen and heard it all, and another one just happens to be one of the best basketball players on the entire planet. Yep, that's today's episode on the OM3 as JJ and Tommy join forces with The ETC's podcast, which is hosted by Kevin Durant and Eddy Gonzalez, for an absurd hoops conversation that is loaded with unique and personal basketball info. It's an outstanding listen from start to finish.
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Apr 06 2022

1hr 22mins

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