The Old Man and the Three with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter

Episode 63: TJ McConnell

Episode 63: TJ McConnell

The Old Man and the Three with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter - June 23, 2021 - 44:13

Sit back and relax, grab some wine, and order a nice meal because this conversation will surely put you in the mood to do all three. For this episode of the Old Man and the Three, JJ and Tommy welcome in close friend and all around great guy (and Pacers guard, of course) TJ McConnell for an incredibly fun and down to earth EAT PRAY DUNK discussion. They touch on a number of topics, like TJ’s wine obsession and how it came to be, whether or not JJ is a wine snob, and TJ’s favorite food picks. But for diehard hoopers, they also delve into the NBA playoff picture, give breakdowns of Trae Young and Ben Simmons (among others), and discuss what makes a great defensive player (and how TJ was robbed of an All NBA Defensive team pick). RUNDOWN TJ starts by explaining why he’s recording on his phone and not his laptopBreakdown of the injuries to top players in the playoffsBen Simmons discussion and how the casual NBA fan only looks at his lack of shootingThe guys revisit the DPOY topic and how it’s often voted on in the wrong lightHow people are complaining about the playoff parity after complaining for years it was too star drivenWhat makes Trae Young so impressiveOn the career year TJ has had in 2021Explains his knack for stealing inbounds passesHow TJ was snubbed for an all defensive team pickJJ reveals that TJ is on his top 5 shit-talker listHow TJ goes from Mr. Nice Guy to fierce competitor as soon as he steps on the courtHow was he able to block out all the noise this year and deliver his best performance to dateWhich was tougher… this year or the years of going through “The Process” in PhillyWhat is the secret ingredient for an NBA coach for successHas social media and its reach affected the coaching positionTJ tells the hilarious story of how he got into wineWhen did his interest in wine turn into an obsessionThe guys discuss JJ’s wine freak-outs and whether or not he’s a wine snobWhat wines/regions does he want to explore moreThe discussion turns to food as TJ picks his top restaurant, as well as the out of the way gem that he can’t miss

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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.