Lakers News: LeBron James Starting Podcast With JJ Redick
LeBron James, Lakers
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has long been seen as one of the game’s greatest basketball minds. His basketball IQ has been a topic of conversation among teammates and opponents alike, and former players have often praised his intelligence in their post-playing careers. Another one of those brilliant basketball minds currently taking over the NBA media landscape is JJ Redick.

The former 3-point specialist has carved an incredible media career for himself in the years since retiring from the NBA. His podcast “The Old Man and the Three” was an instant success, earning him widespread accolades and eventually a role with ESPN on their NBA broadcasting team.

So now, in a natural pairing, James and Redick are teaming up to start their own basketball-centric podcast entitled “Mind the Game.” The podcast is being produced by James’ Uninterrupted and Redick’s ThreeFourTwo Productions. It is meant to be an entirely basketball-centered conversation that currently has no advertising sponsors, a point that James is particularly excited about, according to Andrew Marchand of The Athletic:

“I’m really proud of what we’ve done to innovate in sports media,” James said in a statement to The Athletic. “… When I do a project, the only thing I think about is whether me and my friends would watch it. That is definitely the case with ‘Mind the Game.’ Everything doesn’t need to be designed for internet culture and clicks.”

Here is the official trailer for the podcast as well as another statement from James:

Redick is thrilled about the prospect of teaming up with James to talk basketball, as he remains in awe of the way the Lakers star sees the game:

“The way he talks about the game, the way he communicates the game, it’s beautiful,” Redick said.

James’ business partner at Uninterrupted, Maverick Carter, spoke about why they decided to not doing any major sponsorship push and simply produce the show as is with the two companies:

“We don’t have to wait or partner with anybody if we have an amazing idea,” Carter said. “Those guys were just ready to go. They were ready to get in the room, and we didn’t want to overthink it, over-produce it.”

The first episode of “Mind the Game” debuts on Tuesday on YouTube and all major podcast platforms. Episodes run once per week and are 45 minutes to an hour in length.

Teams still hopeful of landing LeBron James by drafting Bronny James

One of the last things LeBron James’ wish list is playing with his son Bronny in the NBA, although he has to make it to the league for that to happen.

Unfortunately, Bronny’s season did not go as expected, which puts in question if he will enter the 2024 NBA Draft or go back to school in hopes of improving his stock with a healthy season.

Following the recent conclusion of the Trojans’ season, Bronny’s decision is expected to be made soon, and the possibility of teams drafting him in order to sign LeBron is still out there.

Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel? It’s the best way to watch player interviews, exclusive coverage from events, participate in live shows, and more!

You May Also Like

Frank Vogel Unsure Of Stanley Johnson’s Future But Says Forward Adds Something Unique To Lakers’ Roster

Stanley Johnson has brought in the size, athleticism and defensive skillset the Los Angeles Lakers missed in the first part…

Lakers News: Alex Caruso Sees Role Evolving With Avery Bradley, Rajon Rondo Out

Before the NBA restart even began with scrimmage games, the Los Angeles Lakers faced a reality of being down…

Pau Gasol Discusses ‘Honor’ Of Playing Alongside Kobe Bryant & Other Lakers Teammates

Los Angeles Lakers legend Pau Gasol decided to end his playing career back in October and during the process of coming to…

Lakers News: Kyle Kuzma Comments On Jimmy Butler’s ‘You’re In Trouble’ Taunt

The Los Angeles Lakers stepped up and defeated the Miami Heat 102-96 in Game 4 to make a statement after a…