Philadelphia 76ers: J.J. Redick has the best podcast in the game

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With a gaggle of interesting insight for both the casual and super fan, Philadelphia 76ers guard J.J. Redick continues to have the best pod in the game.

Though Pull Up with C.J. McCollum may be garnering a slew of headlines after a recent appearance by Kevin Durant and the almost inevitable fallout that came after, for my money at least, the best podcast in the NBA, and maybe all of sports in general, belongs to Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard J.J. Redick.

The J.J. Redick Podcast, which is now a member of The Ringers’ Podcast Network, has been around for a while, but really stepped up its output when its namesake took his talents from the Los Angeles Clippers back east to the City of Brotherly Love.

And if you are a basketball fan, it’s a must listen.

In the show, which typically utilizes a one hour structure filled with guest interviews of fan favorites like T.J. McConnell and Joel Embiid, nonplayers like Seth Meyers, or a Q&A session with the host himself, Redick pulls back the curtain on some of the inner workings of the sport we love in a way that is almost unprecedented for industry outsiders, with often fascinating results.

From his first podcast post-Sixers signing, where he highlighted why he decided to join the team, to his most recent podcast, where Redick answered questions about this summer’s free agent period, a lot can be learned about the game in about an hour, and more importantly, it gives fans an inside look into one of the team’s starting players in a way that very few other formats can do.

Did you know that Redick was one, maybe two hours away from signing with the Indiana Pacers before the Sixers upped their offer to ensure their starting guard would return to South Philly for the 2018-2019 NBA season? Well, if you listened to his podcast, you’d hear just how close the 34-year-old came to strengthing an Eastern Conference enemy, and why he ultimately decided that Philly gave him the best chance to succeed going into his 13th season in the league.

Now granted, there are still some of your standard podcast issues, like a plethora of ads for premium vodka and Dollar Shave Club, but unlike podcasts by prominent NBA insiders like Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe, Redick’s podcast is decidedly relaxed and incredibly personable.

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In a league where on-the-court personality may be more prominent and valuable than any other trait, allowing fans to listen to a star player speak candidly about his game, the game, and his off-court interests (like food and The Killers) candidly is a pretty special experience that all fans would surely enjoy.