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Ben Simmons On Philadelphia | JJ Redick

  • Published on Sep 20, 2022
  • The Old Man and The Three podcast is BACK with an amazing episode featuring JJ Redick's old teammate, Ben Simmons (The Brooklyn Nets). In this teaser clip, Ben talks about his feelings towards Philadelphia now that two years have passed. Stay locked in because we get into way more about Philly, The 76ers and much more.
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  • JJ Redick
    JJ Redick  8 days ago +627

    Thanks for watching, everyone. We get into a lot more stuff including his shooting, The Hawks series, his holdout and more. The episode will be live first thing tomorrow morning so subscribe to the channel if you haven't. We'll see ya then.

    • Damien Brock
      Damien Brock 8 days ago

      This the interview everyone been waiting on💯

    • Bill Nadj
      Bill Nadj 8 days ago

      This interview with BS may be your most watched ever JJ, good stuff!

    • Eric Reyner
      Eric Reyner 8 days ago

      You gave a 2 min clip wtf bro

    • dsbllr0
      dsbllr0 8 days ago

      You guys are too popular now. Gotta give us drop times!

  • Javian Johnson
    Javian Johnson 8 days ago +1340

    This is a huge interview JJ. All the talking heads from ESPN and FOX are gonna be taking clips and quotes from this and talking about it. I think this is his first interview since leaving Philly

    • TheMan750
      TheMan750 7 days ago

      New Media

    • Jack Zeldon
      Jack Zeldon 7 days ago

      Simmons said the same ish after he quit on his teammates at LSU & they set him on fire in the Media down there...... man is spineless..... JJ interview is soft a/f..... Scotty Brooks Hack a Shaq him in the 1st Rnd & broke this ho.... he 100% Quit on Phila during that Atl series - they was playing 4 Vs 5 in the 1/2 court & Simmons Def was Azz that entire series.....

    • An1天Tensa
      An1天Tensa 8 days ago

      Yessir 💯💯💯💯

    • Kawhi-TheKing_Of_The_North-Leonard
      Kawhi-TheKing_Of_The_North-Leonard 8 days ago +1

      Yea no way Ben will do interviews with those networks because of the way they treated him.

    • TheThornDog
      TheThornDog 8 days ago

      For sure

  • Dylan Mason
    Dylan Mason 8 days ago +384

    My jaw literally just hit the floor…this was the perfect way for them both to come back

    RAIDER GAINZ x 8 days ago +470

    great interview and judging by his response he sounds like hes at peace with whatever was going on with him. end of the day THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS

    • Angel
      Angel 7 days ago

      If i made that much money I'd be at peace too

    • F. Flores 2500
      F. Flores 2500 8 days ago

      Aussie here. There will be no changes. No jumper and he will.be targeted in the last minute of games.

    • Zayn Rivers
      Zayn Rivers 8 days ago +2

      @Ban Ban chicken I agree but you can’t definitively say he was faking it.

    • Ban Ban chicken
      Ban Ban chicken 8 days ago +2

      What matters is that he should play because he was getting paid millions to do that.. faking injuries and mental health just to get money ain't cool..

    • HartHeimer
      HartHeimer 8 days ago +6

      What I can tell you is that whoever he was signed for in 2021-22 do not get one minute of playing time from him

  • Joey Denton
    Joey Denton 8 days ago +450

    Really cool to see you bring non-basketball players onto the pod! Excited to hear how he masters his craft as an Esports player

    • wouter goris
      wouter goris 7 days ago

      U made my day brother

    • Jordan Wade
      Jordan Wade 8 days ago +1

      @frankmat that's false

    • Elan Zankman
      Elan Zankman 8 days ago


    • Bill Nadj
      Bill Nadj 8 days ago

      Hahaha, that was actually quite funny, so yes he was a bystander for 12 months or more, but not this year, so lets see what he can do!

    • Cappatalist Pigeon
      Cappatalist Pigeon 8 days ago

      Most original Ben Simmons hater

  • Reynaldo Roman
    Reynaldo Roman 8 days ago +27

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard Ben speak this much. Glad you are able to have him on the show😊

    • smsma jo
      smsma jo 7 days ago

      What do you think of this other one?
      Leave your comment there please..

  • IzzMo
    IzzMo 8 days ago +506

    Yo get kawhi on here and have him react to that vid of him making a family cry on that game winner in the 2019 nba finals

    • James Morton
      James Morton 7 days ago

      You mean the shot he hit after blatantly traveling?

    • thatscool91
      thatscool91 7 days ago

      Kawhi: 😶

    • RD8
      RD8 7 days ago +3

      @Keith Edwards because he eliminated him? Nah, no way he's moving that petty.

    • RIM03
      RIM03 8 days ago

      Stop it. You try to embarrass kawhi. That's not gonna happen

  • jessica brown
    jessica brown 8 days ago +5

    I have never seen a more fragile emotional fanbase than 76ers fans, its been so long and it reminds me of when a boyfriend cant let go, its actually disturbing, especially when simmons never said one single bad thing about the fans ever, but ive noticed a pattern, insecure people love to insult others and call them weak, when they are the real weak ones and yes i follow the 76ers and id never turn on embiid or simmons, thank you simmons for your time with us, you were amazing! wish you the best in brooklyn!

    • Jack Zeldon
      Jack Zeldon 7 days ago

      I'd Luv to hear your BF's side of the story 🤣🤣🤣🤣 ...... This aint about fans you simpleton - this man's Teammates hated him b/c they carried his weak azz for Years - you NEVER see other players & Coaches Ishing on fellow players..... His LSU coaches & Teammates did the same thing b/c he Selfish & Brooklyn gonna be saying the Same thing

  • SpyJamz
    SpyJamz 8 days ago +2

    Hopefully JJ in this interview let's Ben know that we didn't expect him to be the next curry. Fans wanted you in the gym because your game looked like you ain’t been in one since your rookie season. Offensive growth is what fans wanted to see. What made fans the most irked was that in the off-season he shoots 3s and mids like it's nothing, but yet doesn't do that in the game. If you show heart and growth, Philly fans will embrace you. Embiid says this constantly, a lot of Philly Eagles players say the same thing.

    SCULAK 8 days ago +22

    Lovely to see the players side 😊 U make guests on ur show seem like they are happy to be there. Best sports show JJ, keep it up! ♥️

  • DSG
    DSG 8 days ago +1

    I've watched a lot of Sixers teams since 98. Ben Simmons was a quintessential Philly athlete. He would've fit on that 2001 squad. One of the best players the Sixers had.

  • KombatRacer
    KombatRacer 8 days ago +5

    Was really missing your podcasts this summer, JJ. But I’m super glad you got some much deserved time off! You’re the best man. 😎

  • Thomas B
    Thomas B 8 days ago +16

    As a Sixers fan, I hope Ben gets his head right. We loved him when he was here and he didn’t reciprocate it by putting in the work. I wish him the best for the rest of his career, but us Philly fans deserve no blame.

  • Mucho Blahbla
    Mucho Blahbla 8 days ago +1

    Wishing Ben the best, looking forward to seeing him add his attributes to the league and falling to the sixers and being cheered for his valiant efforts like we did for Ray Allen and Vince on our way to lose to Shaq , Kobe and them

  • dylan hotrum7
    dylan hotrum7 8 days ago +4

    "I feel like I'm part philly still" is a wild thing to say coming from him

  • EliteMixtapes
    EliteMixtapes 8 days ago

    Can’t wait!

  • Zac Dykas
    Zac Dykas 8 days ago +6

    Ben is literally the softest player in sports and his immediate reaction when you asked about Philly is evident. All of Philly wanted to root for dude and her spit in the fan’s faces!

    • Captain Jaber
      Captain Jaber 7 days ago

      Get some preparation H and heal your hemorrhoid. It seemed to have burst.

  • Ed Roche
    Ed Roche 8 days ago +5

    Can’t wait to hear what he’s gotta say. Never really heard his side of the situation, so I’m excited

  • Patrick Kraus
    Patrick Kraus 8 days ago +1

    For Ben Simmons it is maybe the best strategical move he can make right now, when it is about his reputation. He never spoke in an environment like this with the media. Cant wait to see, if he is able to change the general perception about him a little bit with this goldmine of an opportunity.

  • Vincent Byrd
    Vincent Byrd 8 days ago +3

    This episode two words and one feeling epically legendary 🙌 Benny is back

  • WrestlingIsReal
    WrestlingIsReal 8 days ago +3

    This is going to be an amazing episode can’t wait 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Get Played
    Get Played 8 days ago +6

    This podcast is amazing, having Ben on with jjs skills is huge

    • CorePathway
      CorePathway 7 days ago

      If only Ben had JJ’s skills…

  • Egglord Sasuke
    Egglord Sasuke 8 days ago +11

    It's nice to hear somebody who is professional, who will ask tough questions when needed, but will remain polite and respectful. One of the best voices in sports media today.

  • richard hunt
    richard hunt 7 days ago

    Can’t lie JJ more then anything about your podcasts I always enjoy how you walk into these questions that could be hard for a lot of your guests to answer if you didn’t set up the right way. That’s probably your best skill as a podcaster. Keep it up

  • Mohamed A'anbdourahim
    Mohamed A'anbdourahim 8 days ago +1

    Good to see that he's alright (mentaly wise at least). I hope he makes a major come back this season, him russ and JWall need to remind people of some few things.

  • Xavier 76th Man
    Xavier 76th Man 8 days ago +101

    I still have his jersey, my little brother bought it for me 2 Christmas ago, and I was ecstatic when he got me that gift Thanks little Bro🔔

    • Dae Gaskins
      Dae Gaskins 7 days ago +1

      mannn burn that ish 😂😂😂😂

    • alex tucker
      alex tucker 7 days ago

      W lil bro

    • CutC2k
      CutC2k 8 days ago

      They have the program where you can swap it out

  • David Bagga
    David Bagga 8 days ago +1

    Seems like simmons is in a good place mentally. I really wanna see this dude succeed in Brooklyn with KD and kyrie. If he’s 100% healthy and they’re locked in they can for sure come out of the east. Keep up the great work JJ and Tommy! 👌🏽🏀 #TheOldManAndTheThree

  • Veggie Stu
    Veggie Stu 8 days ago +1

    I sure missed this podcast. And what a perfect guest to welcome the new season. Really looking forward!!

  • Tyson Maddox
    Tyson Maddox 8 days ago

    You know even though I’m a sixers fan and obviously am disappointed with how he did with us, he’s not wrong. Sometimes we act as entitled as Celtics and lakers fans when we don’t have the championships to be like that and I commemorate him for being like “yeah their annoying but also amazing” and going both ways about it. That being said, he wouldn’t have the same opinion if he was just willing to score the basketball

  • denigster
    denigster 8 days ago

    back with a banger - cant wait for this 😀- jj you become a legend

  • Peter Nguyen
    Peter Nguyen 8 days ago

    Really lookin’ forward to this episode !! Hope u ask him the questions we’re wanting to hear

  • Don't read profile photo

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard Ben speak this much. Glad you are able to have him on the show

  • Lawrence J
    Lawrence J 8 days ago

    Good to see you back JJ , congrats on getting this one !

  • CITYBOY5950
    CITYBOY5950 8 days ago

    Great way to walk into that topic. Can’t wait to hear the full interview

    INUENNDO 8 days ago

    Great first interview for Ben, he knows JJ and can ease his way back into the public eye

  • Hibachi Ent.
    Hibachi Ent. 8 days ago

    Home run with this one JJ. Never seen Ben talk outside of an official NBA interview

  • LA824
    LA824 8 days ago

    Cant wait for the up and coming videos JJ the shows been great to watch

  • homina
    homina 8 days ago

    I love this JJ love all the content you make

  • YEETguy211 yeet
    YEETguy211 yeet 8 days ago

    Great interview JJ loved it, I love how Ben Simmons is the only Australian to not have an accent.

  • Nick Taylor
    Nick Taylor 8 days ago

    Your the man JJ !! Love that you explore 2 sides to a story. People love to hate rather then understand

  • SarcasticFish
    SarcasticFish 8 days ago

    Another JJ and Tommy W on the way. Excited to see the full interview

  • Kaylian Williams
    Kaylian Williams 8 days ago +5

    Can’t wait to see him next season 🔥

    • Ricardo Jimenez
      Ricardo Jimenez 7 days ago

      🤣 r u serious ? 🤣 this dude is a clown 🤡

  • Chilling with Henny
    Chilling with Henny 8 days ago +3

    This man gave us a free hit now we fiending for more🤣

  • lllMPower
    lllMPower 8 days ago

    Starting the season off with a banger!! Nicely done

  • Marcel Hamilton
    Marcel Hamilton 8 days ago

    This is major, keep up the great work 🙌🏿

  • Mister Flame
    Mister Flame 8 days ago +177

    Now that the payment issue with the 76ers has been settled, it should be interesting to hear him speak. Old media has done nothing but drag him so I think it will be a nicer conversation where he can speak more freely.

    • vanescenze
      vanescenze 7 days ago

      @K_Hack facts jj gonna let it slide like a wuss smh

    • L-e-gendary
      L-e-gendary 8 days ago

      They let him signed NDA😂😂😂 he was going to reveal a lot of internal management issues.

    • Ban Ban chicken
      Ban Ban chicken 8 days ago

      He robbed the 76ers.. 😂😆 he's a theft.

    • K_Hack
      K_Hack 8 days ago +2

      Old media lol. You mean factual reporting and holding his weird, lying actions accountable to the public? I love J.J. and I’m gonna listen to the pod, but I already know he’s gonna be throwing softballs up to Ben all pod long.

  • 1x TV
    1x TV 8 days ago

    Wow. This is huge. Props to Ben for coming into the fire.

  • Neil Truick
    Neil Truick 8 days ago

    Wow...first thing, I was born in Brooklyn, but I lived in Los Angeles for over 40 years. I was a huge Dr. J fan when I lived in New York, so I have a little history with the Nets. When the Doctor moved to Philadelphia, I started following the Sixers, so even though I was living in the land of the Showtime Lakers, a part of me was still cheering for Philadelphia. Fast forward to J.J. coming to the Clippers, then getting traded to Philadelphia and I started looking at the Sixers again, because I liked J.J., even though he went to Duke. I enjoyed watching Embiid and I had high hopes for Simmons, even though LeBron is in my back yard.
    I'm going to watch this interview and I will listen to what Ben has to say. I recognize my opinion doesn't matter to anyone but me. That being said, I had no problem with him passing on the dunk. My problem started with him blaming Joel, blaming Doc, and blaming the fans for his problems in Philadelphia. I said this many times from the day he vowed he would never wear a Sixers uniform again to the day he got traded to Brooklyn: It's not "can't shoot". It's not "don't shoot". WON'T. SHOOT. Fans more loyal to the Sixers than me put up with the lack of a midrange shooting game from him, but still supported him. They let him know they were not pleased with his offseason progress, but when he did well, they were there for him. For him to literally not show up for Philly last season simply because he didn't want to after signing that extension was simply a d!ck move. I'm not a Nets fan, but I feel somewhat bad he's wearing my hometown on his chest. Personally, I don't care what he does or doesn't do next season, because he has shown me who he is by his actions. I hope, for the team's sake, a better version of Ben Simmons shows up for them.

  • Carlos Nuñez
    Carlos Nuñez 8 days ago

    Yes sir !! Back with what it looks to be a banger🔥

  • Don't read profile photo

    This is a huge interview JJ. All the talking heads from ESPN and FOX are gonna be taking clips and quotes from this and talking about it. I think this is his first interview since leaving Philly

  • Cameron Moore
    Cameron Moore 8 days ago +1

    This is going to be an all time podcast

  • Matthew PZ9
    Matthew PZ9 8 days ago +1

    Nice! Great to see Ben Simmons on the podcast!

  • 101noz101
    101noz101 8 days ago +3

    Delusional, the man hasn't improved from his rookie year in 2017 and refuses to acknowledge that he needs to learn to shoot. Even Lonzo who had mechanics that made Ben's shot look like Ray Allen has turned himself into one of the best spot up shooters in the league. As Joel Embiid said the 76ers have always been built around Ben's inability to shoot and he thanked them by quitting on his teammates and on the city of Philadelphia.

  • Grand Skeme
    Grand Skeme 8 days ago

    You really give the people what they want much love jj

  • dev ravi
    dev ravi 8 days ago

    i've really been waiting for somebody to get real with simmons because i wanna hear his end of it, couldn't be happier that jj is the one to be doing it

  • Mohamed Ahmed
    Mohamed Ahmed 8 days ago

    I hope Ben comes back reminds everyone how good he was 😊

  • Uncle Jrue, but with Fresh Timbs

    JJ went through his training arc and seems ready to show Jerry West how powerful he's become.

  • uknow1d
    uknow1d 8 days ago

    Looking forward to the full interview

  • The Atlantic Files
    The Atlantic Files 8 days ago

    Will admit, thought he was going to say that he hated Philly. Respect Ben, respect. Can't wait for the whole episode

  • llSmokyll
    llSmokyll 8 days ago

    hyped for the new season of The Old Man & the Three 🙏🏼

  • Burner
    Burner 8 days ago

    Damn. He like the first person to get Ben to open up since all the drama. Great interview, I’m subscribing.

  • Lerro
    Lerro 8 days ago +7

    You can tell he’s in a better mind state now, much happier and at peace. Wish the best to you Ben! sorry it had pan out this way.

    • Golden Okoko
      Golden Okoko 8 days ago

      Because he got his bread 😭💰

    • POP Fu
      POP Fu 8 days ago

      He is a phoney 😆

  • Jordan B.
    Jordan B. 8 days ago

    JJ! Holy hell! this is your big break man. congratulations! keep doing you

  • Daniel Sales
    Daniel Sales 8 days ago

    Fun fact: Did you know that everyone reading this played the same exact amount of minutes as Ben Simmons last year!

  • Pranav Manie
    Pranav Manie 8 days ago

    The next basketball season hasn't officially begun. But one of it's greatest moments might have already happened with this podcast.

  • RD8
    RD8 8 days ago +6

    Stephen A and Skip are going to be mega bitter that JJ got this interview rather than ESPN or Fox Sports😂

  • Tri Nguyen
    Tri Nguyen 8 days ago

    Drop the full interview JJ. Don’t do us like this 😭😭

  • KillaRock404
    KillaRock404 8 days ago +1

    I wish Ben nothing but the best in life and in BK but as soon as he plays Philly, it’s on site!!!!

  • Joey_BK_86
    Joey_BK_86 8 days ago

    Where’s the whole show!!!
    Can’t wait to watch this whole thing especially since he’s on my BKNY Nets now 😈🖤🤍🗽

  • Vincent Ferrara
    Vincent Ferrara 8 days ago

    He’s about to have a sensational year in Brooklyn

  • Dax_Xenos
    Dax_Xenos 8 days ago +157

    I think simmons will ball out next season, due to the pressure being mostly on his teammates. People honestly forgot that he is an elite playmaker, will mercilessly bully any other PG 1v1, is a top notch defender...watch out!

    • Jack Zeldon
      Jack Zeldon 7 days ago

      When the last time you heard coaches & Long term teammates Ish on a Player?..... Phila been playing 4 v 5 in the 1/2 court for yrs w/ him at the pg spot - Embiid doubled the entire game b/c no one has to guard Simmons b/c he wont even attack the Rim in the 1/2 court b/c he ish his self at the FT line..... He quit on LSU, he quit on Philly & he'll quit on Brooklyn

    • smhTV
      smhTV 7 days ago

      @Dee flow tbh tho Joe Harris, Patty Mills, TJ Warren and co. could bail him out. They got a lot of shotmakers, Ben just has to focus on driving and finding the open man if he doesn’t find a dunk lane.

    • Dee flow
      Dee flow 7 days ago

      @Dax_Xenos Ben Simmons can't play in the playoffs until Ben shows that he can shoot a consistent jump shot when he is open he will be what he will be a mediocre player Ben Simmons aint nothing but hype 10 points and 10 rebounds aint s*** For a Max player and excuse me hes not all that great as a defender

    • Dee flow
      Dee flow 7 days ago

      @smhTV Yeah all that sounds good but when everybody starts double teaming Kyrie and KD and leaves Ben Simmons open let's see how he makes out , let's see how his teammates look at him when he turns down a open jump shop let's see that

  • TravisHasNoName
    TravisHasNoName 8 days ago

    Jj been clutch. This interview is clutch. This is that hard earned 2 to close out a tough playoff series. 💪🏾

  • Thomas B
    Thomas B 8 days ago +1

    Unfortunate what he did and how he ruined his reputation. It’s difficult to remove the stain of being a coward.

  • K_Hack
    K_Hack 8 days ago +3

    Ben Simmons single-handedly will set players contracts back in the next CBA


    *I'm honestly impressed by the time and effort you put into these videos, Keep it up!*


    *I'm honestly impressed by the time and effort you put into these videos, Keep it up!*

  • Derrick
    Derrick 8 days ago +1

    This is monumental🙏🏾


    *I'm honestly impressed by the time and effort you put into these videos, Keep it up!*

  • Hoop and Roll
    Hoop and Roll 8 days ago +3

    We all know this is about to be a BANGER

    SAMBA 8 days ago +2

    Tbh they might win it all this year. They got a DPOY level defender in Ben & offensively a guy who can facilitate the offense, find shooters & rim run. It’s looking like scary hours..

  • King James 👑
    King James 👑 8 days ago +1

    After watching this, I have a feeling that Ben won't be that sincere. I think he knows the gravity of this interview and how it'll get people talking, so I don't think he'll say anything too controversial

  • Orion33
    Orion33 8 days ago

    the interview we never knew we wanted

  • Rw Ds
    Rw Ds 8 days ago

    Well done JJ to get Simmons with a glass of wine and just talk 👏👏👏

  • RatioPlugs
    RatioPlugs 8 days ago


  • Shannon Brown
    Shannon Brown 8 days ago

    Welp this interview is definitely hittin a milli🔥🔥🔥

  • The Sports Fellowship

    Amazing !! Y’all got Ben!! This might be the most watched video

  • Marcus Manigault

    SHAQ said it best “Lanzo Ball developing a jump shot shows that Ben Simmons is lazy” honestly no matter where he played the fans were going get upset if he refused to take jump shots! He’s a point who is afraid to shot, think about how much that cripples an offense

  • Micah Graves
    Micah Graves 8 days ago +3

    I’m from Philly man, and let me tell you we don’t miss you Brick Simmons

  • XxRkg
    XxRkg 8 days ago +2

    Funny how in Philly JJ shoots 3s for them and Ben never did 😂

  • Gregory Shelton
    Gregory Shelton 8 days ago

    For him to give you the interview you must be a real one

  • Ptao Tom
    Ptao Tom 3 days ago

    right way. That’s probably your best skill as a podcaster. Keep it up

  • Black Excellence
    Black Excellence 8 days ago

    Keep up the good work 🗣

  • Jay Banks
    Jay Banks 8 days ago +1

    I don’t think I’ve ever really heard Ben Simmons actually talk 😂

  • Kayode
    Kayode 8 days ago +2

    None of the big name media outlets got this interview. The new media did. JJ really a pioneer. Inspiring future and current players to control their narrative a let their voices be heard. I love this. I hope JJ gets the credit he deserves.

  • IGet Money
    IGet Money 8 days ago

    That's amazing JJ got Ben Simmons to do a interview before first take or undisputed got a chance JJ gonna ask all the right questions

  • Tinmen25
    Tinmen25 8 days ago

    Great clip JJ! Now lets see the rest of the interview lol

  • Broke Ugly Dudes TV
    Broke Ugly Dudes TV 8 days ago

    The best defender in the league right now 💪🏿 🔥

  • DuhShazey
    DuhShazey 8 days ago +1

    I just dont see why everyone looks past the fact that he promised a team he would do something for many seasons but didn't do it because he didn't want to put forth the effort to do it. No one said he was a bad dude but his intentions are not good and he is not fit for the NBA. Yet everyone looks past this and treats him like a king as if he didn't lie about anything in the last year about mental health issues along with a back injury from a shot that was put into his back. Sorry I just don't buy it.

  • Wally Boulos
    Wally Boulos 8 days ago +2

    Ben Simmons is the softest athlete in the history of sports 😂

  • anthony cheesman
    anthony cheesman 8 days ago +1

    Ben Simmons seems a lot happier post retirement I wish him well I’m his retirement .