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NBA | Mar 20

‘Mind the Game’ Review: A Podcast for Hardcore Hoops Fans

LeBron James and JJ Redick’s Podcast Premiered on Tuesday With Ep. 1 ‘What Makes a Great Basketball Player?’

‘Mind the Game’ Review: A Podcast for Hardcore Hoops Fans
‘Mind the Game’ Review: A Podcast for Hardcore Hoops Fans

Strictly Basketball 🏀

There will certainly be some people who find the commentary hard to follow.

In a world where there are so many famous people making podcasts to just stir up drama, we’re getting less and less worthwhile content. Luckily, LeBron James and JJ Redick are here to give us a basketball podcast where they actually talk about basketball.

The current and former basketball stars have launched a new podcast called Mind the Game and we’re here to tell you if it’s worth listening to.

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Not for the Casual Basketball Fan

LeBron James and JJ Redick have been totally transparent about the fact that their new podcast is strictly about basketball and all the details that go into it. I feel like basketball has become a sport for people who don’t actually like watching basketball. A lot of people just like the drama and personalities that come from it.

Those people aren’t going to find much enjoyment in Mind the Game. After listening to the first episode, it’s clear that LeBron and Redick don’t care about saying dumb shit just to get clicks. They aren’t fabricating rumors or creating drama.

Luckily, they’ll likely never need to because both of these two are already so successful in the media space. The first episode opens with LeBron and Redick talking about how important the love of the game is and basketball IQ. That might not be interesting to the casual fan but it’s definitely a worthwhile listen for hardcore fans of the sport.

 

LeBron Knows Hoops

Regardless of how you feel about LeBron, there’s no denying that he knows basketball better than most people in the world. Now, there will certainly be some people who find the commentary hard to follow. As somebody who played basketball his entire youth and has been following the sport closely for decades, even I found some of the stuff hard to follow.


Redick and LeBron really do get into the weeds about specific plays and the history of basketball. It’s actually really interesting to hear just how much these veteran players know. Also, these aren’t random college players who became ESPN analysts. LeBron is arguably the greatest player ever and Redick has played in 940 NBA games.


I will say, it will be interesting to see if we get any commentary on relevant NBA news from the two but it does seem like the focus is on the specifics of basketball. I do worry about how much interesting content they can put out just talking about basketball but these two don’t need money so it could just be something they do for fun.

Overall, I’d say Mind the Game is definitely worth your time if you love the actual game of basketball but it could be a little too dense for casual fans.

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