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Lakers’ LeBron James, JJ Redick Companion for New ‘Thoughts the Recreation’ Basketball Podcast

Joseph Zucker @@JosephZucker Featured Columnist IV March 18, 2024 Mitchell Leff/Getty Images Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is partnering with former NBA sharpshooter JJ Redick for a new podcast that intends to be “a pure conversation about basketball,” according to The Athletic’s Andrew Marchand. In a statement to Marchand, James emphasized how he doesn’t

Lakers’ LeBron James, JJ Redick Companion for New ‘Thoughts the Recreation’ Basketball Podcast

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVMarch 18, 2024

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 27: JJ Redick #17 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives to the basket against LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Wells Fargo Center on November 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is partnering with former NBA sharpshooter JJ Redick for a brand new podcast that intends to be “a pure dialog about basketball,” in line with The Athletic’s Andrew Marchand.

In a press release to Marchand, James emphasised how he would not need the podcast, titled Thoughts the Recreation, to essentially mirror the everyday discourse across the sport.

“I am actually pleased with what we have executed to innovate in sports activities media,” he stated. “… Once I do a undertaking, the one factor I take into consideration is whether or not me and my associates would watch it. That’s undoubtedly the case with Thoughts the Recreation. All the pieces would not must be designed for web tradition and clicks.”

For Redick, that is seemingly a chance to advance a trigger he takes significantly.

On First Take in February, the 39-year-old made a pointed critique of Milwaukee Bucks head coach Doc Rivers, who he performed for with the Los Angeles Clippers, and stated Rivers is “at all times making excuses.”

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.@jj_redick on Doc Rivers 😳 pic.twitter.com/JRgLD1rx74

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The feedback spawned a dialog of its personal and Redick lamented a day later how his takedown of Rivers garners considerably extra traction than his more nuanced examinations of the tactical facet.

It sounds as if Thoughts the Recreation will enable Redick to offer that very same sort of evaluation, albeit with a a lot larger viewers than the one he sometimes attracts to his private podcast and social channels.

Marchand stated one clip offered to him featured James and Redick “consuming purple wine and speaking in nice element about easy methods to guard a choose play.”

Maverick Carter, James’ enterprise companion, advised Marchand the present “is like two wine masters, sommeliers, speaking about wine, not essentially you or me arguing if I like Burgundy or Bordeaux higher.”

The primary episode arrives Tuesday and is predicted to observe a weekly schedule.

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