Ben Winston, the Executive Producer of The Late Late Show with James Corden, returns to The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick for a candid discussion. JJ and Ben discuss JJ's desire to play for Team USA and how a phone conversation with Coach K almost got him to the Rio Games. The Team USA talk leads to a discussion about winning an NBA championship vs. a gold medal in basketball. Here are some key moments: 0:41: Four-on Four: Names Redick and his wife almost chose for their soon-to-be-born second son. 3:47: The positive reaction to Winston’s first appearance on the podcast. 5:06: How Redick adjusts to the freedom of the offseason from a social standpoint. 7:39: Would Redick have played in the Olympics if he had been selected? 13:05: DeAndre Jordan saying the gold medal is more important than an NBA title. 27:32: Winston producing the Tony Awards with Corden hosting. 28:25: The moment Winston realized Corden had real talent. 32:44: Winston’s frantic reaction to fake rumors of Redick being traded to Memphis during the draft. 36:45: How entering the final year of his contract impacts Redick. 40:51: The strangeness of American player salaries being public. 44:48: Winston’s objection to Redick claiming basketball requires more chemistry than any other sport. 56:22: Redick’s podcast plans with his wife giving birth this week, including Blake Griffin being on the show next week. 57:53: The future of Carpool Karaoke. 1:03:37: What Redick enjoys most about the podcast.
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