Episode 15: Michael Lewis (featuring Duncan Robinson)
Play • 1 hr 24 min

It's a power packed episode of "The Old Man and the Three" as JJ and Tommy welcome in award winning author and financial journalist Michael Lewis (Money Ball, The Blind Side, The Big Short). The discussion ranges from the pandemic and the challenges our society faces, to NBA analytics and the two kinds of nerds. But before (and after) that interview, Miami Heat sharp shooter and Old Man 3 NBA Correspondent Duncan Robinson joins the show to break down his team's series with the Celtics, the art of drawing a foul, whether or not he's caught the tattoo bug, and much more. Plus, he comes back after the interview for an ice cold Top 5/Draft that will leave you running to the freezer.


Duncan Robinson

  • Discussing the Miami/Boston series
  • On Duncan's shot selection
  • How Boston is guarding him
  • Duncan talks about his release
  • JJ and Duncan breakdown the Marcus Smart experience
  • Who's the biggest flopper in the league
  • The art of drawing fouls 
  • Do JJ's tattoos gain him respect?
  • Duncan might be making the tattoo leap
  • Earning playoff respect
  • Mailbag question
  • Top 5 Draft  

Michael Lewis

  • On Quarantine 
  • Macro Takeaways from the pandemic 
  • ML story of “how is he going to kill me” on pain killers from hip surgery 
  • He/and prominent billionaire’s idea of a Trump death clock in Times Square
  • “Trump is an accident of Democracy”  
  • “we have an idiot’s ability” as Americans to change 
  • Trump’s pandemic response / Woodward quotes 
  • Tribalism / Is there a fix  
  • The Fifth Risk book / Distrust of Expertise
  • Theme is that a lot of examples in government of folks we don’t value being important 
  • Activism of Younger Generation / Finding Hope 
  • “Science progresses one funeral at a time” 
  • Moneyball 
  • JJ story on SVG / adoption analytics 
  • On the two types of nerds 
  • Daryl Morley/ Analytics
  • Battier was “a guy whose value was not perceived”  
  • JJ on first year in Philly v. final year 

Duncan Robinson Part II

  • Top 5/Draft

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