LeBron James and JJ Redick Team Up for New Podcast

LeBron James and JJ Redick Team Up for New Podcast



March 19th, 2024

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is partnering with former sharpshooter JJ Redick, they're launching "Mind the Game," a podcast dedicated to providing "a pure conversation about basketball," according to a report by The Athletic's Andrew Marchand.

James emphasizes a focus on genuine basketball discussion, avoiding the click-driven nature of some sports media. "Everything doesn't need to be designed for internet culture and clicks," he told Marchand.

LeBron James and JJ Redick Team Up for New Podcast

For JJ Redick, this podcast presents an exciting opportunity to delve deeper into the strategic intricacies of the game, a topic often overshadowed by flashier headlines with basketball legend Lebron James. Redick, known for his thoughtful analysis, previously lamented how discussions often prioritize controversy over tactical breakdowns.

"Mind the Game" seems poised to offer the kind of nuanced basketball analysis Redick thrives on, reaching a wider audience than his usual platforms. Marchand describes a clip featuring James and Redick discussing the intricacies of defending pick-and-rolls, all while enjoying a glass of red wine.

LeBron James and JJ Redick Team Up for New Podcast
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James' business partner, Maverick Carter, uses an analogy to describe the show's essence: "It's like two wine masters, sommeliers, talking about wine, not necessarily you or me arguing if I like Burgundy or Bordeaux better."

The first episode of "Mind the Game" arrives on Tuesday, kicking off what is expected to be a weekly show. So, basketball fans yearning for insightful conversations about the game, free from the noise of internet culture, won't want to miss this.

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