Episode 33: J.J. Barea and Josh Hart
Play • 1 hr 13 min

It's easy to see that J.J. Barea is a unique player. As evidenced by his 14 year NBA career, his on-court tenacity and drive exude a much larger imprint on the game than his physical stature does. Never one to back down from a challenge on the court, JJ opens up in this highly entertaining and fun interview and delivers answers with the same passion that helped him win a championship in Dallas and persevere through the highs and lows of a long career run. Then to cap things off and take the pod to yet another level, JJ and Tommy welcome in Josh Hart for the draft, which features a highly controversial pick at the number one spot.

RUNDOWN

J.J. Barea

  • Discusses his current contract and release
  • On still wanting to play and enjoying the ride
  • On meeting JJ in the 2003 U19 World Championship
  • Where his mindset is at this point in his career
  • When did he realize he can truly make it in the NBA
  • How playing in Dallas was the perfect fit for him
  • On working the pick and roll with Dirk
  • Is there a difference between practicing dribbling and shooting
  • Winning the championship in 2011
  • Talks about all the run-ins he's had over the years
  • Whether he flopped or not and utilizing his defensive tactics
  • How Dirk took his game to another level in that 2011 Final
  • Did the Heat underestimate J.J. in the finals
  • On not coming back to the Mavs after that championship year
  • What was playing for Marc Cuban like and his relationship with him
  • His first impression of Luka
  • On the differences in training between the young NBA player the older
  • On the partying that went on after the championship 


Josh Hart

  • Congrats to Josh on his engagement
  • How the proposal went down and why it was filmed
  • On the heat that Josh is taking for his snug pants in his engagement video
  • TOP 5/Draft

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