Episode 4: The Space, The Icons and The Block

Mind the Game with LeBron James and JJ Redick

10-04-2024 • 50 mins

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Mind the Game podcast hosted by JJ Redick and LeBron James. We first want to thank everyone who has watched, listened, commented, shared and provided feedback on the show. We are so grateful that people like it. Now let's get into Episode 4. First the guys take some time to discuss the growth of women's basketball, particularly in college with the rise of names like Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese. Then the guys talk about spacing, particularly one of the most unstoppable moves LeBron loves to utilize on the Los Angeles Lakers.... the Gortat screen (made famous by Marcin Gortat). Next, the guys talk about why the "screen assist" should a box score stat rather to help gather us appreciate players like Draymond Green and Rudy Gobert. Then the guys talk about the term "court mapping" and why Nikola Jokic is elite at this skill. Finally, JJ asks LeBron to break down one of the greatest defensive players ever... The Block on Andre Iguodala, which took place in the 2016 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors . LeBron discusses the variables that went into the iconic play including the importance of J. R. Smith on that play. And as a bonus - JJ decides to show LeBron an old play of JJ on the Orlando Magic crossing over LeBron James while he was on the Cavs. This is a good one. Let's go.  Subscribe to Mind the Game with LeBron James and JJ Redick today for more NBA insight, analysis, highlights and more.