JJ Redick and Draymond Green discuss doing a “Manningcast” type show for the NBA

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JJ Redick appeared on a recent episode of the Draymond Green Show. During his interview, Redick and Draymond Green discussed the possibility of starting a Manningcast type show for the NBA. Both men expressed deep interest in putting that together in the future.

�I think you�re onto something J.J. […] I think we have two totally different perspectives. I�m more of a playmaker � doing all the dirty work. You�re more coming off lighting everyone else. I would be honored to sit in a room with a GOAT like yourself and talk basketball.�

Draymond Green

Eli and Peyton Manning regularly host a show that features the former NFL quarterback brothers discussing the game during Monday Night Football. The latest edition came this past Monday night during the Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Football Team matchup.

Giving athletes a voice

Many have taken a liking to the setup on ESPN for the Manning brothers. Draymond Green even admitted to having paid closer attention to the “Manningcast” than the actual Football game. Setting something like that up in the NBA could take coverage of the sport to a higher echelon. Especially considering the success and behind the “Manningcast,” who’s to say that the association won’t benefit equally?

On a more prominent note, the “Manningcast” is the latest example of athletes activating their voice in the public sphere. During the interview between Green and Redick, JJ brought up other NBA players that have opened up a platform to discuss the game. One advantage that he keyed into pertained to controlling the narratives that surround them.

Allowing players to tell their stories gifts them the opportunity to clarify the situations around them to the public. By doing so, they can create a healthier social environment around them based mainly on transparency. Current or former NBA players who have made such a platform for themselves include Kevin Durant, Stephen Jackson, Matt Barnes, Quinton Richardson, Jamal Crawford, Gilbert Arenas, and more.

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