The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NBA veteran and New Orleans Pelican JJ Redick to discuss some of the challenges of staying NBA-ready during the pandemic, the benefits of regimented training and recovery, thoughts on the “Orlando bubble,” LeBron’s gravitas among NBA players, the playoffs format, and more (1:44). Then Bill talks with screenwriter and former entertainment journalist Cord Jefferson about the social significance of HBO’s Watchmen and its “second impact,” his time at Gawker, the grind of late-night TV, working with television titans like Damon Lindelof (Watchmen) and Mike Schur (The Good Place), elevating the superhero genre, and more (42:35).
NBA in Quarantine With JJ Redick, Plus Cord Jefferson on the Impact of ‘Watchmen’
The veteran shooter discusses staying NBA-ready during the pandemic and his thoughts on the “Orlando bubble”
The Spoiler-Free Shohei Sweepstakes, Person(s) of the Year, and an Oscar Contender That’s Really a Journalism Movie
Bryan and Jason Gay dive into the Person of the Year awards, MLB, movies, and more!
Austin and Pausha talk about the current state of the in-season tournament semifinals, then give their predictions for who will win the tournament
Callie and Jodi discuss the Bravo news of the week, pkus the most episodes of ‘Salt Lake City’ and ‘Beverly Hills’
The Midnight Boys give you reactions to some of their favorite properties of the year
Plus, Dip’s take on Drew McIntyre’s heel turn, DMs with Jimmy Hart, and Rosenberg’s issues with the Rock’s social media posts
Haliburton’s Rise, LeBron’s Buy-In, the Pelicans’ Zion Problem, and NBA Trade Market Restrictions With Brian Windhorst
Russillo shares his takeaways from the NBA in-season tournament so far