Episodes
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...
Published 09/29/22
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...
Published 09/22/22
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...
Published 07/22/22
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! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 07/15/22
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.  To learn more about...
Published 07/12/22
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...
Published 06/28/22
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...
Published 06/24/22
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...
Published 06/16/22
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...
Published 06/10/22
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...
Published 06/03/22
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...
Published 05/27/22
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...
Published 05/20/22
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...
Published 05/12/22
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...
Published 05/05/22
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...
Published 04/28/22
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...
Published 04/22/22
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/15/22
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...
Published 04/12/22
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,...
Published 04/08/22
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...
Published 04/06/22
It’s no secret that JJ is very close friends with Joel Embiid. They go back several years and have formed a very tight bond on and off the court. It’s also no secret that Joel Embiid is a monster on the court and is enjoying a spectacular season, which could lead to him taking home the MVP. But besides all of that, he’s also a fantastic interview, as he has gone head to head with JJ and Tommy multiple times before, always bringing his 'A' game to keep the fellas on their toes. Well, this time...
Published 03/31/22
It's not often that you hear of someone having this type of choice to make in life: Shall I finish medical school or should I play in the NBA? Wait ... what? Yeah, that's not a typo. And consequently, it also adequately encapsulates the presence and stature that Pau Gasol carried throughout his career and still continues to carry today. A sure-fire Hall of Famer, Pau joins JJ and Tommy to take us back for an incredible ride as he discusses his hoops career, his new docuseries, the Laker years...
Published 03/25/22
Luka. Dončić. Need we say more? While watching him on the court often leaves us all wondering "is there anything this guy doesn't do??", there IS one thing that he hasn't done that much of at all. Interviews. Well, at least not like the kind you'll hear on this episode of the OM3. Luka joins JJ and Tommy for a sit down discussion and quickly shows us all that there is much more to him than just his incredible basketball skills. Displaying a sharp, sarcastic wit and humor, Dončić dives in to...
Published 03/18/22
Some people are just made for certain jobs. They meet the criteria so well that it just seems like a perfect fit. To go a step further, often times others who are close to this person can see the scenario playing out even before the individual can see it him or herself. And if you were to ask JJ directly, he'd likely admit that he knew Willie Green belonged in the NBA coaching ranks probably before Willie did. In this third installment of the OM3 Coaching Series, you find out how it all came...
Published 03/15/22