Episode 55: Duncan Robinson and Hasan Minhaj
Play • 1 hr 31 min

Interviews and conversations are unique. Some flow rather easily and others are a bit tough to get through. This particular discussion however, is a different animal altogether - and for all the right reasons. Joining JJ and Tommy this week is fellow ThreeFourTwo family member (and NBA sharpshooter) Duncan Robinson, and Hasan Minhaj - a comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host, just to name a few. The four of them join together for a conversation that covers just about everything and absolutely nothing is out of bounds. The topics range from lighter subjects like JJ and Duncan’s hair and their caffeine intake, to deep dives into the social media landscape, performance anxiety, and controlling the power of a celebrity’s public voice. Plus mixed into all of this is another spectacular EAT PRAY DUNK segment. It is an absolute can’t miss interview. 


RUNDOWN 

• JJ starts the show off by immediately throwing Hasan under the bus for not knowing he was traded to the Mavs after seeing him shortly after the trade deadline

• Duncan touches on whether he has gotten hit with any courtside heckling

• On the protocols of talking to people sitting courtside

• Hasan dishes on the jealousy of and competition of courside seating

• How do Woj and Shams get their info? Who is leaking it and how does it get out so quickly?

• Would stories leak in the entertainment world if there was the same kind of passion as there is in sports

• Is Julius Randle first team all-NBA this year

• Breaking down the Knicks superb play of late 

• What’s the bigger story (for NY’ers), the Nets winning a chip or the Knicks winning a playoff series 

• On the passion of Knicks fans

• Hasan describes what it’s like being a Kings fan

• Hasan tells a special Bobby Hurley story and his connection with him

• What’s the purpose of having the same teams on national TV all the time

• Did Miami flip that script last year with their run to the finals

• How Duncan’s experience of having his own podcast has been going thus far

• How the insanity of the NBA schedule this year has contributed to the difficulty of nailing down guests


EAT PRAY DUNK

• Do NBA players concentrate more on basketball now - even with all the side distractions - as compared to when they were young

• How the narrative has completely changed within the mindset of players coming into the league compared to years ago

• Hasan sees a new crop of NBA owners coming out of this era of athletes

• The issues and pitfalls of social media 

• On the differences in player relationships in today’s era

• Comparing an athlete's performance anxiety to an entertainer’s

• How to juggle the responsibility of speaking for so many people that look to you for answers/opinions

• Does anxiety change with expectations

• Being able to lean on friends for help is a key element to staying grounded

• Sports has stats and wins/losses… How is success measured in entertainment 

• Hasan grills JJ and Duncan on their haircuts and techniques

• Duncan discusses the time where he was called Jimmy Neutron throughout a game

• The guys break down their caffeine intake

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