Episode 15: Michael Lewis (featuring Duncan Robinson)
It's a power packed episode of "The Old Man and the Three" as JJ and Tommy welcome in award winning author and financial journalist Michael Lewis (Money Ball, The Blind Side, The Big Short). The discussion ranges from the pandemic and the challenges our society faces, to NBA analytics and the two kinds of nerds. But before (and after) that interview, Miami Heat sharp shooter and Old Man 3 NBA Correspondent Duncan Robinson joins the show to break down his team's series with the Celtics, the art of drawing a foul, whether or not he's caught the tattoo bug, and much more. Plus, he comes back after the interview for an ice cold Top 5/Draft that will leave you running to the freezer.RUNDOWNDuncan Robinson Discussing the Miami/Boston series On Duncan's shot selection How Boston is guarding him Duncan talks about his release JJ and Duncan breakdown the Marcus Smart experience Who's the biggest flopper in the league The art of drawing fouls Do JJ's tattoos gain him respect? Duncan might be making the tattoo leap Earning playoff respect Mailbag question Top 5 Draft Michael Lewis On Quarantine Macro Takeaways from the pandemic ML story of “how is he going to kill me” on pain killers from hip surgery He/and prominent billionaire’s idea of a Trump death clock in Times Square “Trump is an accident of Democracy” “we have an idiot’s ability” as Americans to change Trump’s pandemic response / Woodward quotes Tribalism / Is there a fix The Fifth Risk book / Distrust of Expertise Theme is that a lot of examples in government of folks we don’t value being important Activism of Younger Generation / Finding Hope “Science progresses one funeral at a time” Moneyball JJ story on SVG / adoption analytics On the two types of nerds Daryl Morley/ Analytics Battier was “a guy whose value was not perceived” JJ on first year in Philly v. final year Duncan Robinson Part IITop 5/Draft
Episode 14: Steve Nash
Episode 16: De'Aaron Fox
About The Show
New Orleans Pelicans Guard 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.