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”
Plus, Justin Termine on the free agent frenzy
Plus, some rapid-fire NBA free agency observations and debating whether the Jazz really want to keep Donovan Mitchell
The Season 4 conclusion brings both revelations and heartbreak … and a confounding commitment to one specific choice. What does that mean for the series going forward?