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Reviews: 24

Buddy Buddy
 Feb 7, 2022
Wos is a must listen...everything is a must pass.

balla31
 Aug 12, 2021
love it!

mdl
 Jul 31, 2020
garbage podcast. tried listening but too much nonsense.

@largeInLondon
 Dec 14, 2019
Top podcast pitched at the right level. A couple of smart and articulate guys chewing the fat on the NBA.


 Nov 16, 2019

Description

The Ringer NBA team provides insight, reporting, and analysis on the NBA six days a week. SUN: 'Weekends With Wos' with Wosny Lambre; MON & THURS: 'Real Ones' with Logan Murdock & Raja Bell; WED: 'Group Chat' with Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney & Wosny Lambre; FRI: 'The Answer' with Chris Ryan & Seerat Sohi.

Episode Date
Durant’s Trade Request and Recapping Day 1 of Free Agency
2650
Justin and Wos start by discussing Kevin Durant requesting a trade from the Nets, and what teams he could actually go to (1:35). Then, they talk about all the important news from Day 1 of free agency (25:29). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 01, 2022
Who Are the Most Intriguing Free Agents and Trade Targets? | Group Chat
4044
Justin, Rob, and Wos start by discussing the trade between the Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards and what the Nuggets could look like with their new additions. Then they each discuss one restricted and one unrestricted free agent that intrigues them (7:12). Then they each talk about some of the most interesting trade targets (51:27). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 29, 2022
The Brooklyn Nets Are Falling Apart | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja speak on the breaking news of the day: the rapidly developing and rapidly devolving situation in Brooklyn, with Kyrie reportedly asking for and receiving permission to find a sign-and-trade deal and Kevin Durant reportedly not speaking to the Nets front office at all (0:45). Then they talk about Malik Monk saying he’d take less money to stay with the Lakers and the Knicks’ pursuit of Jalen Brunson (26:25). Make sure to follow ‘The Ringer NBA Show’ on Spotify to get all of our free agency coverage and listen to Logan and Rob Mahoney at the deadline this Thursday. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
What is the Knicks' Offseason Plan? | Weekends with Wos
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Wos is joined by The Athletic’s Fred Katz to discuss what the offseason plan is for the Knicks after trading out of the first round on draft night (2:15). They discuss the Knicks' free agent targets and what else they are looking to do to improve the roster (11:36). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Fred Katz Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 26, 2022
2022 NBA Draft Reactions | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks analyze the fits and speculate the futures for the top picks in the NBA draft: #1 Paolo Banchero (3:02) #2 Chet Holmgren (13:04) #3 Jabari Smith (22:00) #4 Keegan Murray (27:27) #5 Jaden Ivey (30:29) They then quickly go through the rest of the highlights of draft day and discuss their favorite moves and noteworthy players, notably Shaedon Sharpe(35:26) and David Roddy(54:08), who could make big contributions for their new teams. Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2022
Decoding the Leaks and Rumors Surrounding Kyrie Irving’s Future in Brooklyn | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja discuss what the leaks and rumors surrounding Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets could mean for his future there. Then they look at the three teams that he would be most likely to end up on if he does leave the Nets and award their Real One of the Week. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2022
NBA Draft Lottery: Trade For a Vet or Keep the Pick? | Group Chat
4712
Justin starts by giving his instant reaction to Jerami Grant being traded to the Portland Trail Blazers, which happened after we initially recorded the show. Then Justin, Rob, and Wos are joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss teams 4 through 11 in the draft and whether they should keep their picks or trade for a vet (9:53). They wrap up with the latest on Kyrie Irving and whether he will stay in Brooklyn (1:04:15). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Guest: J. Kyle Mann Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2022
Previewing the Top Wings, Sleepers, and Bigs in the NBA Draft | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks start their conversation by revisiting some of their favorite NBA Draft memories in the past. They then share and debate their favorite wing prospects, specifically AJ Griffin (6:14), Dyson Daniels (18:28) and Jalen Williams (22:50). After the break they pitch their sleeper picks (29:13) and break down the top centers in the draft with a focus on Jalen Duren.(43:04) They end the pod by sharing some of the fringe prospects who may be flying under the radar heading into the draft. (58:03) Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 22, 2022
Steph Curry Leads the Warriors to Victory | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja convene a few days after the Golden State Warriors beat the Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to win a championship to talk through what they saw from Steph Curry, what moves the Warriors could make this offseason, and how the Celtics can grow from this experience. Then Jomi Adeniran joins to light the Celtics' pack and send them off to Hell in style. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 20, 2022
Boston’s Collapse and Golden State’s Growing Legacy | Weekends with Wos
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Sabreena Merchant of SB Nation joins Wos to wrap a bow on the NBA season, with the two friends discussing how the Celtics fell apart in the NBA Finals, if Jayson Tatum is the type of guy you can build a championship team around, and why we should start thinking of the Warriors like the Duncan-Parker-Ginobili Spurs. Plus, an NBA draft preview (23:00), and the offseason storylines Sabreena and Wos are looking forward to (27:34). Host: Wosny Lambre Producer: Troy Farkas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 19, 2022
The Warriors Are Back on Top of the NBA | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat start by sharing their reactions to the Warriors winning the NBA championship. They discuss all the factors, moments, and player moves that Golden State made that contributed to their success, and then speculate on what’s next for the Boston Celtics. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 17, 2022
NBA Finals Game 6 Preview | Real Ones
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Logan is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss what they’re looking for in Game 6, whether this is a legacy-defining game for Jayson Tatum, and how the Warriors’ depth has played in the series so far. Host: Logan Murdock Guest: Rob Mahoney Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
Breaking Down the Top Forwards in the NBA Draft | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks start their conversation talking about why teams have been failing at maximizing picks 6 through 10 in the NBA draft in recent years. They then dissect, comp, and speculate the futures of some of their favorite forwards in the upcoming draft, specifically Keegan Murray (8:55), Tari Eason (26:44), and Jeremy Sochan (41:03). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Production Assistance: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
How Do the Celtics Salvage the Finals? Plus, an Important Zach LaVine Update | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos start by discussing the Warriors taking a 3-2 lead in the series, and they try to figure out how and if the Celtics can get back into the series. Then they discuss the news that Zach LaVine is expected to re-sign with the Bulls. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2022
Steph Curry Is Cementing His Legacy in the NBA Finals. Plus, Game 5 Preview | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja get together before Game 5 of the NBA Finals to talk about Steph Curry’s incredible performance in Game 4 and what adjustments the Celtics need to make in Game 5 in order to take control of the series. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 13, 2022
What Adjustments Do the Celtics Need to Make? | Weekends with Wos
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Wos is joined by The Athletic’s Jay King to discuss what the Celtics did wrong down the stretch of Game 4 and what adjustments can they make moving forward. Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Jay King Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 12, 2022
Can the Jazz Become the Next Celtics? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat start the pod by sharing their reactions to the Celtics' Game 3 win over the Warriors and contemplating whether Draymond Green's postgame podcasting is impacting his performance in the series. They then discuss Utah's new coaching vacancy and debate whether the Jazz can replicate the Celtics' postseason success using a similar team-building philosophy (22:30). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 10, 2022
Celtics Jump Out to a 2-1 Lead. Is It Panic Time for the Warriors? | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja open by discussing Game 3 of the NBA Finals and how the Warriors' lackadaisical style of play has come back to haunt them in the series (1:18). Then they discuss the Celtics' growth and how their athleticism has propelled them (15:32), what the Warriors need to find their rhythm again, and the latest NBA news (37:41). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producers: Sasha Ashall and Stefan Anderson To ask a question for the mailbag, call 510-469-0294 or email realonesmailbag@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2022
NBA Finals Reactions and Shaedon Sharpe Projections | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks begin the pod by sharing their reactions to the NBA Finals. They then do a deep evaluation of rising NBA prospect Shaedon Sharpe, including his draft status, possible team destinations, and comps with current NBA players and other potential rookies, particularly Jaden Ivey (7:30). Hosts: Jonathan Tjarks and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 08, 2022
NBA Finals Fact or Fiction, Plus Coaching Hot Stove | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos start by running through some NBA Finals story lines and deciding whether they are fact or fiction (6:20). Then they briefly talk about Quin Snyder’s resignation (48:07). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 07, 2022
The Warriors Take Game 2 in Blowout Win | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja discuss the first two games of the NBA Finals series between the Warriors and Celtics, including the Warriors' collapse in Game 1 and their blowout win in Game 2. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
Discussing the Future of the Minnesota Timberwolves | Weekends with Wos
2043
Wos is joined by The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski to discuss the Timberwolves future. They start by discussing the new ownership group, what to do with D'Angelo Russell, the Karl Anthony Towns–Anthony Edwards dynamic, and much more. Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Jon Krawczynski Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Assistance: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 05, 2022
NBA Finals Game 1 Reactions | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat debate and analyze every angle of the Boston Celtics’ impressive victory over the Golden State Warriors in the first game of the NBA Finals, including Boston’s defensive game plan against the Warriors’ Big Three (14:13), the interesting coaching moves made from both benches (28:23), and the probability of the Celtics continuing their magical fourth-quarter shooting streak through the rest of the series. They end their discussion by speculating on the adjustments Golden State will make and sharing their picks for Game 2 (32:37). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2022
Celtics-Warriors NBA Finals Preview | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja discuss the ins and outs of the matchup between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors, talk about how this NBA Finals could affect the legacy of Steph Curry, and predict what they think will happen in this series. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producers: Sasha Ashall and Devon Manze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2022
The 7 Biggest Questions of the 2022 NBA Finals | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss the seven biggest questions for the Celtics and Warriors ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2022
How Did the Warriors Get Back to the Finals? | Weekends with Wos
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Wos is joined by The Athletic's Marcus Thompson to discuss what makes this Warriors team different from past iterations, and how they put it all together to reach the NBA Finals. Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Marcus Thompson Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 30, 2022
Lessons of the Postseason for the Offseason | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat contemplate some of the roster issues facing NBA teams this offseason and what they could learn from current playoff contenders, notably the Boston Celtics. They discuss and debate a few of the most prominent players and teams in this regard, including Zach LaVine (10:15), the Dallas Mavericks (20:31), the Minnesota Timberwolves (25:21), and the Brooklyn Nets (27:32). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27, 2022
The Heat Run Out of Options, Plus Looking Into the Mavs' Future
4083
Justin and Rob are joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss the Boston Celtics winning Game 5 on the road and taking a 3-2 series lead over the Miami Heat. They talk about adjustments Miami can make to come back in the series, and big-picture thoughts on the Heat's roster. Then, they talk about the Mavericks keeping their season alive with a Game 4 win over the Warriors, if they can come back to win the series, and some team-building thoughts for next season (39:48). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guest: J. Kyle Mann Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2022
2022 NBA Draft Preview | Upside High
3943
J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks are together again and ready to offer up their thoughts on the 2022 NBA draft. First, Tjarks provides an update on how he’s doing (2:00) and what it’s been like watching the Mavericks’ playoff run (4:00). Next, they examine the history of no. 1 draft picks and share which players could fill that slot this year (6:00). Finally, they discuss the state of the Magic, Thunder, and Rockets and which players they think make the most sense for each (23:00). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Producers: Benjamin Cruz and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 25, 2022
The Celtics Blow Out the Heat ... Again. Plus, the Warriors Are Overpowering the Mavericks. | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja discuss the Celtics’ rout of the Heat in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals to tie up the series, which has seen Miami and Boston swap blowout wins (0:45). Then, they talk about how the Warriors have managed to go up 3-0 on the Mavericks, who took out the top-seeded Suns (21:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2022
The Heat Blitz the Celtics and Win Game 3 | Weekends With Wos
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Wos is joined by Bleacher Report and The Athletic’s Mo Dakhil to discuss the impact of Kyle Lowry's return for the Heat and what adjustments Boston can make to get back into this series. Then they discuss the shake-up on the Brooklyn Nets coaching staff. (19:25) Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Mo Dakhil Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 22, 2022
When Will the Thunder Start To Roll? with Tyler Parker | The Answer
2922
Chris is joined by the Ringer's own Tyler Parker and they start their discussion by sharing their takes on the first couple of games of the Celtics-Heat series and Jimmy Butler's relationship with coach Erik Spoelstra and the culture in Miami. They then talk about Patrick Beverly's appearance on First Take and Draymond Green's post-game podcasts while also taking a macro look at this year's NBA playoffs in general.(19:53) They end the pod by analyzing the state of the Oklahoma City Thunder's "process" and speculate on what the future holds for the team.(31:01) Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Tyler Parker Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2022
The Warriors Ice Luka, Plus Draft Lottery Ripple Effects | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos start by recapping the Warriors' blowout victory over the Mavs, and what Dallas can change moving forward (1:40). Then, they discuss some potential ripple effects of the draft lottery (27:15). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2022
The Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics Advance to the Conference Finals | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja return to you the morning after the Phoenix Suns fell disgracefully to the Dallas Mavericks in one of the greatest Game 7 collapses of all time to talk about what went wrong with this Suns team (0:45) and what went right with the Mavericks (25:00). Then they dive into the other Game 7 from Sunday, the Bucks’ loss to the Celtics (36:15), and Jomi Adeniran joins to pack up Chris Paul and the Suns (48:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 16, 2022
The Philadelphia 76ers Exit Interview | Weekends With Wos
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Wos is joined by Derek Bodner from The Athletic to discuss the comments made by Joel Embiid, James Harden, and Doc Rivers after the 76ers were eliminated from the NBA playoffs. They detail each of their histories with the team, speculate on their futures, and talk about the possible offseason moves Daryl Morey can make for Philadelphia going forward. Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Derek Bodner Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 15, 2022
Is Embiid Tired Of The Process? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat start the pod by analyzing Joel Embiid's postgame press conference after the 76er's 2nd Round exit of the playoffs and go through his trajectory of injuries and public comments in the last couple of weeks. They then discuss Joel's playoff history, his connection with the Philadelphia fanbase, and speculate on his NBA future. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13, 2022
Holiday Steals Game 5, a Warriors Stinkfest, and Offseason Roulette | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss Giannis’s big game in the Bucks’ comeback road win (2:46). Then they review Memphis’s domination of the Warriors to force a Game 6 (28:37). Finally, they raise some offseason story lines with a game of Offseason Roulette (40:31). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Grizzlies Lose Their Grip In Game 4, and the Celtics Make a Necessary Comeback | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja talk about how the Grizzlies lost their grip in an extremely close, but strangely unexciting Game 4 of their series against the Warriors (0:40), and the Celtics’ comeback against the Bucks in their Game 4 (20:05). Then, they give predictions for 76ers-Heat and Mavericks-Suns in their respective Game 5s on Tuesday night (34:12), and each award their Real One of the Week (40:55). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2022
Giannis Leads the Bucks to a 2-1 Series Lead | Weekends With Wos
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Wos is joined by The Athletic’s Seth Partnow to discuss what the Bucks have done well in slowing down the Celtics offense, what the Celtics can do to try to even up the series, and more. Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Seth Partnow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 08, 2022
What Makes a Playoff Series Great? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat begin by sharing their excitement for the NBA playoffs and quickly delve into the Mavericks-Suns series with a focus on Luka Doncic and what Dallas can do to possibly turn the series around against Phoenix's formidable system. Next, they go over the key players in the Grizzlies-Warriors matchup and discuss why their games are must-watch affairs.(15:52) They then pivot to 76ers-Heat and debate whether Joel Embiid's possible return can turn the vibe around in Philadelphia heading into the upcoming home games.(28:04) Finally, they share their thoughts on the first two lopsided games in the Celtics-Bucks series and ponder what tactical moves those teams will make going forward against each other.(32:51) Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2022
The Heat and Suns Handle Business at Home | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss the Suns putting on a clinic in the second half and pulling away from the Mavericks to take a 2-0 series lead (1:45). Then they discuss the Heat dominating the Sixers again at home and if the Sixers have any solutions to stop the Heat with no Joel Embiid (25:04).  Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre  Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely  Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2022
The Bucks Turn the Tables on the Celtics and the Grizzlies Can’t Cash in on Draymond Green’s Ejection in Game 1. Plus, Utah Jazz Pack Watch. | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja hop on this evening to talk about how Memphis fumbled its opportunity to take Game 1 of the Warriors-Grizzlies series with Draymond ejected (3:10), the Phoenix Suns’ resurgence against the Mavericks with Devin Booker’s return (13:00), how Joel Embiid’s injury could derail the 76ers’ Finals hopes (26:40), and how the tables have turned on the Celtics with the Bucks using their size to foil every attempt around the basket (31:50). Then they preview Game 2 of Warriors-Grizzlies (42:05) and Jomi puts the Utah Jazz on Pack Watch for hopefully the final time (53:20). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2022
Bucks Control Game 1 in Boston | Weekends with Wos
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Wosny Lambre is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss the Bucks' impressive Game 1 victory in Boston (2:28). Then, they discuss what direction the Utah Jazz should go in this offseason (25:28). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: J. Kyle Mann Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 01, 2022
Second-Round Playoffs Preview | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat start the pod by reacting to the Sixers' close-out win versus the Raptors. They then look forward to their next matchup against the Miami Heat and ponder whether Philadelphia needs to be an underdog in order to succeed in the tournament (4:38). Next, they pivot to the Suns' impressive victory over the Pelicans and discuss New Orleans' bright future, Mikal Bridges's contributions to Phoenix's success, and the Suns' upcoming series against the Dallas Mavericks (22:52). Finally they make their predictions for Celtics-Bucks and speculate on who will come out of the emotional Wolves-Grizzlies Round 1 series this weekend (38:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
The Warriors and Bucks Move On, Plus Round 1 Re-evaluations | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos start by discussing the Warriors closing out the Nuggets (1:58). Then, they discuss the Bucks winning their series by routing the Bulls in Game 5 (18:34). Then, they wrap up with some first-round re-evaluations about the Nets, impressive young guys, and the title race (38:31). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
KD Gets Beat Up, Jayson Tatum Snatches the Torch, and the West Is Wide Open | The Real Ones
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Raja and Logan start the pod by reacting to the Nets getting swept by the Celtics in the first round of the NBA playoffs. They discuss Boston's stifling defense against Kevin Durant and debate whether or not Brooklyn can make some noise next season with Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons. Next they talk about Jayson Tatum's stellar performance throughout the series and speculate and if he can carry his team all the way to a championship.(23:10) After the break they analyze and make their predictions for other first-round playoff matchups (51:20), give the Pelicans their flowers, and the Ringer's own Jomi Adeniran joins the crew to close out the pod with his segment 'Watch the Pack'.(57:48) Hosts: Raja Bell and Logan Murdock Producer: Sasha Ashall Production Assistance: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
The Nets are Done, and the Grizzlies and T-Wolves Are Tied 2-2 | Weekends with Wos
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Wos is joined by Bleacher Report and The Athletic’s Mo Dakhil to discuss the Celtics' dismantling of the Nets. They also look ahead to the Nets' offseason, and wonder how far the Celtics can go in the playoffs (2:40). Then, they discuss the Timberwolves tying their series against the Grizzlies (24:46). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Mo Dakhil Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 24, 2022
Game 3 Reactions With Rob Mahoney | The Answer
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Seerat is joined by the Ringer's own Rob Mahoney to discuss some of the exciting first-round NBA playoff action, starting with Grizzlies-Timberwolves and whether Karl-Anthony Towns and Co. can recover from their devastating Game 3 collapse to turn the series around. Next they analyze the state of Warriors-Nuggets and ponder whether Jordan Poole's current play with Steph Curry coming off the bench makes Golden State the new playoff favorite (23:36). Finally, they debate the Utah Jazz's lackluster defensive performance against the Mavs' offensive surge and talk about the futures of those teams and players in these playoffs and beyond (41:16). Host: Seerat Sohi Guest: Rob Mahoney Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 23, 2022
Celtics and Sixers Win Again, and the Bulls Even Up the Series | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos start by discussing the Celtics' comeback victory over the Nets at home to take a 2-0 series lead (2:57). Then, they discuss the Sixers taking a commanding 3-0 series lead thanks to Joel Embiid’s game winner in overtime (21:54). Lastly, they wrap up with the Bulls beating the Bucks on the road and tying up the series 1-1 (37:29). They also look at the impact of Khris Middleton’s injury in the short term for the Bucks and how it affects their title aspirations. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
The Warriors Cut the Nuggets Down to Size Again in Game 2. Plus, Do the Nets Have Enough Gas in the Tank to Get Through the Celtics? | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja join at the end of night three of the NBA playoffs to discuss the genesis of third Splash Bro Jordan Poole after the Warriors again dismantled the Nuggets in Game 2 of their series. They also discuss Utah’s disappointing loss to a depleted Dallas team, the fascinating clash of youngsters in the Grizzlies-Timberwolves series, and one of the most exciting first-round games in a long while: Game 1 of the Celtics-Nets series. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
Utah and Minnesota Win on the Road and Philly Rolls at Home in Game 1 | Weekends With Wos
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Wos is joined by The Ringer’s J. Kyle Mann to discuss three of the four Game 1 matchups on the first day of the NBA playoffs. They start with Utah beating the short-handed Mavericks (1:32) and then get into Minnesota’s impressive performance in beating the Grizzlies on the road (4:22). They wrap up with the Sixers dominating the Raptors at home (21:31). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: J. Kyle Mann Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 17, 2022
This Is NBA Playoffs 'Jeopardy' | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat start the pod by reacting to the news that Paul George will be out for the Clippers-Pelicans play-in game. Next they engage in a 'Jeopardy'-style question and answer format in making their predictions for the upcoming NBA playoffs. They touch on a myriad of subjects, including the MVP race(4:31), Doc Rivers (23:13), their picks to win the Finals(39:09), and much more. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16, 2022
Examining Play-in Game Story Lines and Previewing the Start of the Playoffs | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja discuss the most interesting aspects of the play-in games thus far, including the Spurs' future (6:00) and the Timberwolves' postgame celebration (15:00). Then, they preview the final play-in games (34:00) before sharing their closing thoughts on the second season of ‘Bridgerton’ (37:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producers: Sasha Ashall and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
The Nets and Timberwolves Advance, Plus Title-Shot Power Rankings | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos start by discussing the Nets and Timberwolves securing their spots in the playoffs and they look ahead to Nets-Celtics and Timberwolves-Grizzlies in the first round. Then they all rank their top five teams in order of who has the best shot to win the title (40:34). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
Which Playoff Contenders Are Real and Fake? Plus, Play-In Tournament Preview. | Real Ones
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On the eve of the NBA Play-In Tournament, Logan and Raja discuss whether each of the top-ranked and highly regarded teams are real or fake Finals contenders (8:00). Then they do a preview of the play-in matchups (47:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producers: Sasha Ashall and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
What Can We Take Away From This Denver Nuggets Season? | Weekends With Wos
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Wos is joined by DNVR Sports’ Adam Mares and they start by discussing how the Nuggets have performed this season despite missing Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. Then they discuss Nikola Jokic’s outstanding season and look ahead to what the Nuggets could look like in the future with their stars healthy. Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Adam Mares Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 10, 2022
Can the Grizzlies Change Team-Building? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat start the pod by giving props to the Memphis Grizzlies and analyzing their amazing success this season as a small-market franchise. Next, they discuss how their winning ways could inspire other teams in the same situation (16:49) and detail how they were able to build such a potent team through smart drafting and trades.(20:16) After the break, they debate which teams could be following their lead (25:28) and wrap up their conversation by speculating how owner Bob Para can make further improvements going into next season.(38:00) Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 09, 2022
How Kobe and Shaq Gained Entrance to the NBA Icons Club With Jackie MacMullan | Real Ones
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The Ringer’s Jackie MacMullan joins Logan and Raja to talk about her new podcast ‘Icons Club’ on the ‘Book of Basketball 2.0’ feed, which chronicles the brotherhood within the NBA of the best and most influential basketball players of all time. They get into the upcoming episode about Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal and tell a hell of a lot of stories from that era (0:40). Then they discuss which players from this current era of the NBA will make it into the Icons Club (36:30), before each awarding their Real One of the Week. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jackie MacMullan Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
A Lakers Viking Funeral, Plus All-NBA Picks | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos start by burying the Lakers and recapping their favorite moments from Los Angeles's disappointing season now that they were officially eliminated from playoff contention (1:42). Then they argue and discuss their All-NBA selections (12:50). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2022
How the Steph Curry–Led Warriors Connect to the Tim Duncan–Led Spurs. Plus, What the Nets’ Coaching Staff Is Missing | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja dig into their feelings about UNC beating Duke over the weekend (1:00), where Lakers head coach Frank Vogel could end up when he inevitably gets fired after this disastrous season (11:00), and what more the Nets need on their coaching staff (22:00). Then Logan describes his theory of how the present-day Steph Curry–led Warriors connect to the Tim Duncan–led Spurs (26:00) before Raja explains why we haven’t yet been able to have a ‘Bridgerton' Boys appearance with Season 2 up on Netflix (37:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producers: Sasha Ashall and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
The Mental State of the Modern Superstar With Logan Murdock | The Answer
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Seerat is joined by The Ringer's own Logan Murdock to analyze how NBA superstars like Kevin Durant and Steph Curry navigate criticism and media accessibility. Next, they use their favorite scenes from the HBO show 'Winning Time' as a reference point to debate how great players from the past like Magic Johnson would've used social media to handle their public narrative and mental health.(19:53) They wrap up their conversation by examining the current state of Kevin Durant's relationship with Kyrie Irving.(38:23) Host: Seerat Sohi Guest: Logan Murdock Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 02, 2022
How the Nets Have Maintained Their Culture and How the Jazz Have Failed Their Mission This Season | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja talk about whether we’ll be more surprised by which team comes out of the Eastern or Western conference to the NBA Finals (0:40). Then they talk about Logan’s story on Kevin Durant and the culture of this Nets team (7:30) and how the Jazz have failed in their mission thus far this season (16:00). Finally, Jomi joins to talk about his father showing artwork at Crypto.com Arena as part of the Lakers’ In The Paint initiative and to put the Lakers on pack watch (29:15). Then all three of them give their Real One of the Week. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
PG’s Return, Giannis’s MVP Moment, and the Lakers Chase for 10th | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos recap Paul George’s return to the Clippers and how that can change the Western Conference playoffs, whether the Lakers should fight for a play-in spot, the 76ers' chances going into the playoffs, and the state of the Knicks. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 30, 2022
Arizona Fails to Adjust, Duke-UNC Hype, and a Life Update From Jonathan Tjarks | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks start the pod by reacting to some of the weekend’s NCAA tournament action, with special focus on Arizona’s upset loss to Houston. They then pivot to the upcoming matchup between UNC and Duke and discuss the historic importance of this game to both schools (12:36). After the break, Jonathan talks about his physical and emotional struggles with chemotherapy and reflects on how his faith and basketball have enriched his personal life and career as a professional writer (15:02). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Production Assistance: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 30, 2022
Time Lord’s Injury, Unlucky Lakers, the Slap, and More With Bill Simmons
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Logan and Raja catch up on their separate exploits in New York City (1:00), before Bill Simmons hops on to talk about Robert Williams’s torn meniscus, the Lakers' mess, Will Smith’s slap heard around the world, and much more (22:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Bill Simmons Producers: Sasha Ashall and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
What’s Wrong with the Miami Heat? | Weekends with Wos
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Wos is joined by Meadowlark Media's Tom Haberstroh and they talk about the Miami Heat who have lost four games in row and have been in the news after Jimmy Butler, Udonis Haslem and head coach Erik Spoelstra got into an argument during their loss to the Warriors last week. Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Tom Haberstroh Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 27, 2022
How Dr. J Bridged the '70s to the Modern NBA With Jackie MacMullan | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat start the pod by sharing their reactions to the fight between Erik Spoelstra and Jimmy Butler during the Heat's loss to the Warriors on Wednesday night. They're then joined by The Ringer's own Jackie MacMullan to talk about her new podcast 'Icons Club.' They begin the conversation by detailing the necessary elements to be included in the prestigious group.(5:00) They then shift their focus to the legacy of Julius Erving and analyze the myriad of ways he impacted the history of the NBA and the Philadelphia 76ers franchise.(15:30) Next, they discuss some of the other players that exist on the periphery of the club's core legends like Isaiah Thomas, Giannis Antetokounmpo and in particular, Dwight Howard. (30:48) They wrap things up by acknowledging Dr. J's contribution to the modern player empowerment era and Jackie reveals how making 'Icons Club' has changed her perspective on basketball.(38:53) Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Guest: Jackie MacMullan Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 25, 2022
An Update on the Robert Sarver Investigation, Kyrie Irving’s Return to Home Games, and More With Howard Beck | Real Ones
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Logan welcomes Sports Illustrated’s Howard Beck to talk about his recent reporting about the ongoing Robert Sarver investigation (0:40), the rule relaxation that will allow Kyrie Irving to play home games (22:23), and what it was like covering the Kobe-Shaq Lakers (33:57). Host: Logan Murdock Guest: Howard Beck Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2022
Eastern Conference Survivor, Plus Hot-Seat Rankings | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos pick four Eastern Conference teams to get out of the first round and then vote on the team they think will make the Finals (3:58). They also discuss the recent scoring boom and pick out which coaches are on the hot seat (42:15). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
The Worst Kentucky Loss Ever, Chet Holmgren Under Pressure, and More Tournament Reactions | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks start the pod by revisiting Kentucky’s stunning loss to Saint Peter’s in the first round of the NCAA tournament. They then pivot to Chet Holmgren’s performance in Gonzaga’s win over Memphis and how NBA teams may be looking at him as the draft approaches (10:39). Next, they analyze some of the other big games that happened over the weekend: Auburn-Miami (19:46), Duke–Michigan State (27:57), and Texas-Purdue (33:42). They wrap things up by looking forward to their favorite matchups coming up on the bracket (37:32). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Production Assistance: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
Is Trae Young the Greatest Hawk of All Time? Plus More With Rembert Browne | Real Ones
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While Raja hits the slopes, Logan welcomes Rembert Browne to fill in as guest host as only he can. They catch up on the Hawks’ season and Trae Young’s supremacy in Atlanta (3:00), Kyrie Irving’s impact on the Nets this season (18:00), and their shared love for ‘Abbott Elementary’ (37:00). Host: Logan Murdock Guest: Rembert Browne Producers: Sasha Ashall and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Who’s to Blame for the Lakers' Disastrous Season | Weekends With Wos
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Wos is joined by SB Nation’s Sabreena Merchant. They go down the line and discuss who is to blame for the Lakers' struggles this season, and then ask what the team can do in the offseason to improve (1:46). Then they talk about Sabreena's alma mater, Duke, Coach K's legacy, and the change to the program's image (24:37). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Sabreena Merchant Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 20, 2022
Will Playoff Small Ball Neutralize the Big Man Boom? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat begin the pod by talking about Kentucky's upset loss to St. Peters in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. They then shift their attention to the NBA to discuss the two big men currently leading the race—Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid—and analyze the front courts of other teams like the Nets, Bucks, and Celtics as they head into the postseason. (6:36) They wrap things up by debating the viability of the center position in the NBA playoffs (27:02) and give some love to the recent play of the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves. (29:06) Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19, 2022
Luka Doncic Puts on a Show in Brooklyn. Plus, the Timberwolves Are Surprisingly Good. | Real Ones
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Logan is coming at you from Brooklyn after going to the Mavericks-Nets game on Wednesday night to discuss with Raja the feeling in the arena after Luka put on a show for the win (1:00). Then they talk about the surprising Timberwolves, who currently sit in the seventh seed in the West and who embarrassed the Lakers with a blowout win and plenty of taunting (28:00). Finally, they discuss the latest reporting on Steph Curry’s ankle injury (33:00) and each award their Real One of the Week. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
The Five Things That Still Need Sorting Out Over the Season’s Final Month | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos talk about five teams that have things to sort out, including the Nets (1:55), Sixers, Lakers (21:00), Timberwolves, and Nuggets. They also talk about the Rookie of the Year race and give their thoughts on the first two episodes of the HBO series 'Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty' (50:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2022
March Madness, Players to Watch in the Tournament, and Kentucky Talk | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks look forward to the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament by reminiscing about their favorite individual performances from years past. They then focus on the current bracket and discuss the matchups they are excited to see.(11:02) Next, they analyze the potential stars and under-the-radar players who could raise their draft status with breakout games on a national stage.(16:51) They wrap things up by detailing the state of Kyle's beloved Kentucky Wildcats and the legacy of coach John Calipari. (41:51) Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Production Assistance: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Breaking Down the Nets’ Big Win Over the 76ers | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja first talk about Kevin Garnett’s jersey retirement in Boston and the dry-aged beef between KG and Ray Allen (1:00). Then they dive into the Nets’ blowout win over the 76ers last week (9:00) and the Bucks’ loss to Golden State (30:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
Why Has Russell Westbrook Been Such a Disaster for the Lakers? | Weekends With Wos
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Wos is joined by The Washington Post's Ben Golliver to discuss Chet Holmgren's performance at the West Coast Conference championship and how his game will translate to the NBA (1:50). Then they get into Russell Westbrook's disastrous season with the Lakers (11:50), how Joel Embiid has adjusted to James Harden (21:42), and whether Giannis will bring the Bucks back to the Finals (26:48). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Ben Golliver Production: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
Instant Reactions to Nets-Sixers | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat share their analysis of the Nets’ blowout win over the 76ers on Thursday night. They speculate about the resulting narrative fallout, talk through the emotional weight of the game (14:57), examine the major players’ stats (21:45), and discuss the tactics displayed by both teams (29:08). They end the pod by asking the big questions that will need answering for the rivalry going forward (33:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2022
How the New-Look Mavericks Are Making a Playoff Push, With Jonathan Tjarks | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja are joined by The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the moves the Dallas Mavericks made at the trade deadline this season and how the team plans to make a playoff push with its new-look roster (5:00). Then they touch on Russell Westbrook’s recent fight with fans and the media over the nickname “Westbrick” (26:00) and the upcoming Nets-76ers game (36:00) before each awarding their Real One of the Week. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Sasha Ashall Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
Which Late-Season Trends Are for Real? Plus Ja Morant’s Ascent | Group Chat
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Justin and Wos are joined by Sports Illustrated’s Michael Pina to discuss Kyrie’s latest comments on facing James Harden (02:00). They also discuss which late-season trends are real, including the Warriors’ slump, the Celtics’ and Pelicans’ recent success, and more (09:00). Later, listen as Pina dives into his recent Sports Illustrated profile on Ja Morant (42:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Wosny Lambre Guest: Michael Pina Associate Producer: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
Luka Doncic, Coach K, and Top-Five Draft Prospects | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks begin the pod by discussing Luka Doncic’s performance against the Utah Jazz on Monday night and coach Mike Krzyzewski’s last home game at Duke (4:40). After the break they each share and debate their top-five player prospects for the next NBA draft (10:26). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Production Assistance: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
Mark Cuban on the Mavericks’ Playoff Push, How He Stays on the Cutting Edge, and More | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja kick off Mavericks Week on the 'Real Ones' podcast with the one, the only, Mavs owner Mark Cuban. They get into everything from how he stays on the forefront of amenities for players to how Jason Kidd differs from Rick Carlisle as a head coach. Plus, Luka Doncic’s relationship with Dirk Nowitzki, what precipitated the big personnel changes the Mavericks made this season, how he became the godfather of streaming, and so much more. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Mark Cuban Producer: Sasha Ashall Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Social Producer: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 07, 2022
What Does the League Look Like Without a Best Player? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat begin the pod by sharing their reactions to LeBron James's performance against the Mavs on Tuesday night and wonder if the game was a "changing of the guard" moment in regards to him being the face of the league. They then revisit the recent matchups between the Hawks and the Bulls and talk about how Trae Young and DeMar DeRozan elevate those teams.(15:32) Next they pivot to James Harden's first games with the Sixers and debate whether his instant meshing with Joel Embiid is a sign of Philadelphia finally attaining championship-contender status.(19:49) They wrap things up by discussing the improvements Luka Dončić (25:53) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (31:01) have made this season and whether there is a need for "heliocentric" players in the current NBA. (37:27) Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 05, 2022
Can the Grizzlies Catch Up to the Struggling Warriors? Plus, the Mavericks Are Surging. | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja dig into whether the Grizzlies can make a Finals run this season (2:00) as the Warriors have faltered in recent weeks (6:00), what has changed for the positive with the Mavericks (15:00), and what KD’s return means for the Nets (23:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2022
An Early (but Not Too Early) MVP Conversation | Group Chat
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Justin and Rob are joined by J. Kyle Mann to rank their top five MVP candidates and discuss a couple of other guys who could get in the mix. Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guest: J. Kyle Mann Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
Ja Morant, Purdue's Jaden Ivey and Zach Edey, and Ayo Dosunmu | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks begin the pod by sharing their reactions to Ja Morant's 52 point game against the Spurs on Monday night.() They then discuss the attributes of Purdue's Jaden Ivey and how his skills will translate to professional basketball after he's drafted.(8:00) After the break they talk about Ivey's teammate Zach Edey and debate whether his size can work in the modern NBA(27:31), and heap praise on the Bulls' Ayo Dosunmu and his role in keeping his team's ambitions alive during a particularly rough patch in the season.(34:00) Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Production Assistance: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
Does DeMar DeRozan Give the Bulls a Chance at the Title? Plus: James Harden Makes His Debut. | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja check in with Zion Williamson after a vicious fat-shaming Mardi Gras float paraded through the streets of New Orleans (1:00), and they finally take the time to talk about how DeMar DeRozan has elevated his game this season with the Bulls and whether he gives them a chance against the best of the best in the East (7:00). Then they discuss James Harden’s mighty fine return to the court with the 76ers (22:00) and the first two episodes of ‘Snowfall’ Season 5 (34:00), before Jomi joins to express his rage at the Lakers (43:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Producer: Sasha Ashall Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
Ryan and Musa From 'Stadio' on Shortened Seasons, Relegation, and Elam Endings | The Answer
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Chris begins the pod by sharing his reactions to some of the NBA action that took place after the All-Star break. He's then joined by Musa and Ryan from The Ringer's own 'Stadio' podcast to discuss what elements of international football could and should be indoctrinated within professional basketball to improve the game, and vice versa. Topics include the implementation of an FA Cup–style midseason tournament(16:33), establishing a relegation system(25:20), and how player movement and speculation is affecting the game experience in both sports (27:16). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
Thoughts From All-Star Weekend, Plus LeBron James Puts the Lakers on Notice | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja dive into their thoughts on All-Star Weekend, including changes that need to be made to the dunk contest (5:00) and how fun it is to watch all the old heads joke around with each other (18:00). Then they talk about LeBron James’s comments about wanting to play with his son Bronny and his willingness to return to Cleveland at some point in his career and where that leaves the Lakers (31:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producers: Sasha Ashall and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
Do LeBron and Zion Want Out? Plus, Second-Half Story Lines. | Group Chat
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Justin and Rob are joined by Chris Ryan this week to discuss all the LeBron news from All-Star Weekend and what it could mean for his future with the Lakers (5:50). Then they talk about the uncertainty surrounding Zion Williamson and his future in New Orleans (27:38). They wrap up by each talking about a second-half story line that they are looking forward to (41:31). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guest: Chris Ryan Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 23, 2022
Rising Stars at All-Star Weekend, Jalen Suggs, and Cade Cunningham vs. Franz Wagner | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks begin the pod by sharing their reactions to some of the events of All-Star Weekend and the Juwan Howard incident. They then discuss Jalen Suggs's transition to the NBA from Gonzaga and what steps he can take to move forward in his development. (11:49) Finally, they wrap things up by talking about the viability of Cade Cunningham and Franz Wagner as future All-Stars and debate the upsides and comps for both players. (24:41) Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Production Assistance: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 22, 2022
How Did the Celtics Turn Their Season Around? | Weekends With Wos
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Wos is joined by The Athletic’s Jared Weiss to talk about the Boston Celtics. They discuss the Celtics' early-season struggles and what looked different about them during their nine-game winning streak (1:49), the chemistry between Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum (11:45), what this team’s potential is in the playoffs, and much more (22:53). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Jared Weiss Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 20, 2022
Will the NBA Championship Be Won By the Team With the Most Continuity? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat begin the pod by discussing the false potential that is being set for certain NBA teams by the media after the trade deadline. The conversation then leads to an analysis of the Sixer's win over the Bucks on Thursday and the improvements Milwaukee has made this season, along with the holes James Harden will fill once he makes his debut in a Philadelphia jersey.(5:13) They continue by touching on the strengths and weaknesses of some other Eastern Conference teams, mainly the Bulls and the Heat (14:08). They wrap things up by talking about the current state of a few of the big Western Conference contenders, notably the Suns (24:22), Jazz (31:33), and Warriors.(39:01) Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 19, 2022
Bomani Jones on How Player Empowerment Has Shaped the NBA | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja are joined this week by ESPN’s Bomani Jones and they get right to the shits. They talk about Bomani’s new sports show coming to HBO in March (2:00), the new situations in Brooklyn and Philly (10:00), and how player movement driven by player empowerment has shaped the NBA we see today (23:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Bomani Jones Associate Producers: Sasha Ashall and Mike Wargon Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
Most Intriguing Teams After the Trade Deadline and Buyout Market Matchmaker | Group Chat
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Verrier, Rob, and Wos discuss the most interesting teams—in a good and bad way—after the trade deadline, including the Celtics, Bucks, Jazz, and more (13:21). Then they play matchmaker and pick out where some of the top buyout-market guys would fit best (42:30). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022
Marvin Bagley, Anfernee Simons, and Insight of the Front Office | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks return to talk about the youth movement in basketball. They begin by discussing Marvin Bagley and how his role could change with the Pistons (06:23). They also talk about some notable young players highlighted in last week's trade deadline (17:58). And then they discuss Anfernee Simons and the insight of Portland's front office (25:51). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
Behind the Scenes of the Trade Deadline With Shams Charania | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja first get into Raja’s thoughts on the James Harden for Ben Simmons trade (0:30) before NBA news-breaker Shams Charania joins to explain all the behind-the-scenes actions surrounding the moves and non-moves at the trade deadline (15:00). Finally, Jomi and Sasha jump on to discuss the new trailer for ‘Bridgerton’ and name their MVP for Season 2 (46:20). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Shams Charania Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
How Ben Simmons Fits With the Nets and What Went Wrong With Harden | Weekends With Wos
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Wos is joined Kristian Winfield from the New York Daily News to discuss the Brooklyn Nets. First, they break down how the Ben Simmons trade helps the Nets on the court (1:56). Then they get into when they first knew something was up with James Harden (7:41) and what went wrong with Harden in Brooklyn (12:34). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Kristian Winfield Production: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 13, 2022
Is This the Twilight of the Superteam? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat are joined by The Ringer's own Justin Verrier to analyze the James Harden-Ben Simmons trade. The conversation then leads to a discussion about the viability of teams with a 'Big Three' (17:00) and the effect the player empowerment era is having on the league and fandom. (23:39) They wrap up the pod by talking about the Mavs trading Kristap Porzingis and the Domantas Sabonis trade to the Kings. (39:06) Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Guest: Justin Verrier Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
Trade Deadline Spectacular! James Harden for Ben Simmons, Dinwiddie for Porzingis, and More. | Real Ones
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Up top, Logan is joined by Rob Mahoney to talk about the trades that went down right before the deadline at noon PT, starting with the blockbuster trade sending James Harden to the 76ers and Ben Simmons to the Nets (1:15). Then they get into the trade that sent Spencer Dinwiddie to the Mavericks and Kristaps Porzingis to the Wizards (amongst other moves the Wizards made) (24:00), what the Suns look like with Torrey Craig back on the roster (27:15), the Lakers staying put at the deadline (32:40), and whether Serge Ibaka can make a difference on the Bucks (34:50). Then Logan and Raja try to figure out what the plan is in the Sacramento Kings front office (36:40) and discuss the fallout from the CJ McCollum trade (52:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Rob Mahoney Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
Will the Lakers Make a Panic Trade? Plus, Second-Guessing the Sabonis and McCollum Deals. | Group Chat
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Verrier, Rob, and Wos debate what can (and should) be done to solve the Lakers' problems at the deadline (1:40), before breaking down the surprising trades for Domantas Sabonis and CJ McCollum and making final predictions (18:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre Producer: Devon Manze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
Breaking Down the Tyrese Haliburton Trade, Plus Tyrese Maxey's Game | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks return to break down the news of the Tyrese Haliburton trade to the Indiana Pacers and what might have been behind a move like this (00:24). Plus, they break down the game of Tyrese Maxey of the 76ers and how he can grow in Philadelphia (24:40). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
Instant Reaction to the Kings-Pacers Trade
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Kevin O’Connor, Seerat Sohi, and Logan Murdock got together on Greenroom to discuss today’s trade between the Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers, which sent Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, and Tristan Thompson to Indiana in exchange for Domantas Sabonis, Jeremy Lamb, Justin Holiday, and a 2027 second-round pick. Host: Kevin O’Connor Guests: Seerat Sohi and Logan Murdock Associate Producers: Jessie Lopez and Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
Dissecting the James Harden–for–Ben Simmons Trade Rumors. Plus, Scuttlebutt From Around the League. | Real Ones
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It’s trade season! Logan and Raja talk about the rumors swirling around a potential James Harden–Ben Simmons trade (0:30), including the little details of Harden’s behavior that indicate something might be going down. Then they talk about the whispers about the Knicks wanting CJ McCollum (28:30), and the Caris LeVert–Ricky Rubio trade (36:00), before Jomi comes on to express his excitement about Liz Cambage signing with the L.A. Sparks (38:35). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, and the Jazz's Recent Struggles
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Wos is joined by Sarah Todd, who covers the Jazz for the Deseret News, to discuss the Jazz's recent struggles (1:26). Then they get into the complicated dynamic between Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell (12:44). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Sarah Todd Production: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
Are They on the Right Team? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat go through all 30 NBA franchises and discuss real, possible, and hypothetical roster moves that could elevate each one as the trade deadline approaches. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 05, 2022
Harden to Philly? Simmons to Brooklyn?
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Bill Simmons and Kevin O’Connor discuss the trade rumors around James Harden and Ben Simmons. This conversation originally occurred on Spotify Greenroom. Hosts: Kevin O'Connor and Bill Simmons Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 05, 2022
The Real Mismatch Grizzlies-palooza With Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor | Real Ones
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In this iconic Ringer NBA crossover event, Logan and Raja are joined by Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor, hosts of ‘The Mismatch,’ to discuss all things Memphis Grizzlies. They talk about Ja Morant’s ascension to superstardom this season, Jaren Jackson Jr.’s progression after recovering from injuries early in his career, expectations for this season, and much more. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
The Most Intriguing Teams at the Deadline, Plus All-Star Reserves Debates | Group Chat
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Verrier, Rob, and Wos start by discussing a handful of teams that could be looking to make trades before the deadline (1:34). Then they debate who the All-Star reserves should be for each conference (48:03). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
Deserving First-Time All-Stars | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks are back to discuss some of the most impressive young players who are deserving of All-Star status, beginning with LaMelo Ball and the young roster of Hornets players (05:02). Then they discuss the Cavaliers and their great offensive cohesion (11:47). Then they go to Atlanta, where the Hawks have been consistently impressive (18:21). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert’s Mysterious Relationship. Plus, Are the Bucks in Trouble? | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja first look into the social-media madness and rumored poor relationship between Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert and the issues that could arise in Utah in Joe Ingles’s absence (0:40). Then they talk about the malaise Raja has identified in Milwaukee and discuss how much danger Brook Lopez’s back injury puts the Bucks in come playoff time (20:35). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
How the Heat Are First in the East. Plus, Are the Suns the Best Team in the NBA?
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Wos is joined by Zach Harper of The Athletic and SiriusXM NBA Radio. First, they break down how the Miami Heat have managed to get to the top of the Eastern Conference even though their stars have missed time (1:51), and how they match up with the other top teams in the East (7:13). Then they discuss the dominance of the Phoenix Suns (17:28) and which teams can compete with the Suns come playoff time (24:32). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Zach Harper Production: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
An NBA Venting Session | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat begin the pod by sharing their reactions to the Sixers' win over the Lakers on Thursday night. They then try to find solutions to some of the issues they are having with the NBA at this point of the season starting with the product that is being offered TV (5:00) and how it can be improved for the fan experience. They continue by touching on subjects like the negative comments being made about Tobias Harris and Robert Covington heading into the trade deadline,(12:52) unnecessary player awards, (18:09) the state of the Minnesota Timberwolves (26:36) and Nets/Lakers media fatigue.(29:23) They end the conversation on a positive note by giving flowers to the Cleveland Cavaliers and their exuberant roster. (38:27) Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
Do League Rules Hamstring Defenders? Plus, James Harden Trade Rumors. | Real Ones
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You can always count on Raja to give you 25 minutes on why a hard foul is not a dirty play—it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Logan and Raja discuss the play that earned Grayson Allen a one-game suspension without pay and sent Caruso to the X-ray machine with a broken wrist (0:30). Then they discuss the smoke plumes rising from Barclays Center as rumors of a James Harden trade heat up around the upcoming trade deadline (26:50) and each award their Real One of the Week (42:30). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 27, 2022
James Harden to Philly? Plus, 2022 All-Star Starter Debates | Group Chat
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Verrier, Rob, and Wos discuss the James Harden to Philly rumors (2:48), Anthony Davis’s return from injury (24:29), and the rumored Russ for Wall swap. Then they debate their differing opinions about who should be an All-Star starter in each conference (38:57). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre  Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
Duke Dudes Paolo Banchero and AJ Griffin
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks return to discuss young prospect Paolo Banchero, how size and defense can be a well-developed asset for a young college player, and what comparable players like AJ Griffin can do. Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
Celtics Palooza With Jackie MacMullan | Real Ones
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Logan is joined by The Ringer’s Jackie MacMullan to talk about the Celtics' past, present, and future, including the team’s issues holding onto talent, how Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum can play together, and her favorite stories about Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and more. Host: Logan Murdock Guest: Jackie MacMullan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
Looking at Chicago’s Surprising Season. Plus, Are the Bucks the Championship Favorites?
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Wos is joined by Amin Elhassan of Meadowlark Media and SiriusXM NBA Radio to discuss the Bulls’ surprising season and investigate whether their success is sustainable in the playoffs (2:30). Then, they get into the Bucks and whether they should be considered the championship favorites (18:49). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Amin Elhassan Production: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
Would You Be Shocked If … ? (Second Half of the Season Predictions) | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat start the pod by reacting to the Suns' big win over the Mavericks on Thursday night and discuss the possibility of Phoenix returning to the NBA Finals. They then pivot to the MVP race and where some of the superstars should rank in the conversation, notably Luka Dončić, Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokić and Chris Paul. (10:00) Next they touch on Daryl Morey's recent comments regarding Ben Simmons and the current trade market (16:55), Kyrie's Irving's return to the Nets (24:28) and the effect Lonzo Ball's injury will have on the Bulls' season. They wrap everything up by talking about the Lakers' future with or without Frank Vogel (32:31) and the state of the Utah Jazz.(38:10) Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 22, 2022
Russell Westbrook and the Lakers at a Crossroads | Real Ones
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We’re halfway through the season and the Lakers are the gift that keeps on giving. Logan and Raja talk about the rumors that Frank Vogel’s job is in jeopardy, the Russell Westbrook experiment, and much more. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
Injuries Abound, a Trade, a Hot Seat, and More | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos play a little news roulette and discuss some of the major injuries around the league, their thoughts on Frank Vogel being on the hot seat, and the three-team trade between the Spurs, Celtics, and Nuggets. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
Cam Reddish and the Explosive Memphis Grizzlies
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks are back to talk about the new and exciting prospects of the NBA. They begin with the promising Cam Reddish of the New York Knicks and how to best utilize his talents (01:47). Then they dive deep on the explosive run the young Memphis Grizzlies have had with Ja Morant at the helm (14:40). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
Breaking Down Ben Simmons's Trade Value. Plus, Is the Warriors' Success Sustainable in the Playoffs? | Weekends With Wos
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Wos is joined by Nate Duncan of 'The Dunc'd On Podcast' and 'Hollinger & Duncan NBA Show' to discuss Ben Simmons and his trade value (2:05) before getting into whether the Warriors will be able to replicate their success this season in the playoffs (21:24). Finally, they give their quick thoughts on who the NBA MVP will be (27:01). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Nate Duncan Production: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
How Far Can the Grizzlies Go? And What Now For the Hawks? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat discuss the advantages and pitfalls that can affect the younger teams in the NBA, notably the Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks, whose trajectories appear to be crossing at this point of the season. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 15, 2022
Chris Herring on the ’90s Knicks, the Current Knicks, and the Chicago Bulls | Real Ones
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Sports Illustrated’s Chris Herring joins Logan and Raja to talk about the ’90s Knicks teams in his new book ‘Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks’ (0:30), his thoughts on the present-day Knicks team (24:50), and how the Chicago Bulls are making this season count (33:40). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Chris Herring Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
No-Power Rankings | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos each rank 5-1 the worst organizational situations in the NBA. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
Jabari Smith Jr. and RJ Barrett Put in Extra Work | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks are back to discuss the young and exciting players of the NBA, beginning with the pedigree and story of Jabari Smith Jr. (01:42). They then take it to New York and RJ Barrett to assess where they see him in his development and where he is headed (21:28). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
Klay Thompson’s Return to the Court and All That Comes With It | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja talk about the atmosphere and mythos surrounding Klay Thompson’s long-awaited return to basketball on Sunday night, as well as the on-court implications for the role players who have stepped up this season in his absence (0:30). Then they talk about the issues the Nets are running into with Kyrie playing part time (23:50) and whether Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown fit together on the court (33:15). Host: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
What Player Needs a Ring the Most? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat share their reactions to Dirk Nowitzki's number retirement ceremony and reflect on his career and impact on the NBA. Then they discuss how winning a championship affected the perception of his career and talk about current stars they'd like to see bolster their legacies in a similar fashion, notably Chris Paul (19:57), Jimmy Butler (27:28), and DeMar DeRozan (30:38). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
Ja Morant Is Proving He Belongs Among the Best of the Best. Plus: We Give the Bulls Some Love. | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja touch on all the topics weighing on their conscience this week, starting with Ja Morant proving that he is at the tippy top of his draft class (0:30), the Chicago Bulls showing they can hang with the giants of their conference (16:00), and Kyrie returning to the stage after his season of silence (21:00). Then they talk about Dirk Nowitzki’s legacy and what it was like to play with him (29:00), and Logan and Raja each award their Real One of the Week (40:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
Takeaways From the Replacement Player Era and Major Story lines in the New Year | Group Chat
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As players begin to return from health and safety protocols, Justin, Rob, and Wos talk about the last few weeks of basketball and if anything can be taken away from these games with so many players out (1:45). Then they discuss four major story lines in the new year, including if the Bulls are serious contenders, who is the fourth-best team in the West, and more (18:25). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 05, 2022
Jonathan Kuminga’s Role With the Warriors, and Chet Holmgren as a Top Draft Pick | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks open by discussing Jonathan Kuminga’s rookie season, his upside in the NBA, and his role with the Warriors (2:23). Then they finish by breaking down highly touted prospect Chet Holmgren's chances in the NBA, where he could fit into the league, and scouting him at Gonzaga (20:18).   Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Associate Producer: Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
‘Real Ones’ New Year’s Mailbag | Real Ones
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In the final episode of the year, Logan and Raja are joined by The Ringer’s finest and ‘Real Ones’ chief meme officer Jomi Adeniran and we get deep in our mailbag to answer some listener questions. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 30, 2021
LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards, Development and Fixes | Upside High
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Jonathan Tjarks and J. Kyle Mann return from Vegas and are ready to discuss up-and-coming prospects! First up is LaMelo Ball, and they weigh in on what one of the most famous young players working today can do to improve and make his mark (01:39). Then it's on to Anthony Edwards and how his ball dominance can be an asset as well as something to adapt to (25:01). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann & Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
Ringing in NBA Xmas With a Question for Every Game | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos begin by discussing all the replacement players that teams have signed and pick out their favorites so far (1:00). Then, they run through the Christmas Day slate and ask one question about each game, including whether Kyrie playing part time is a good idea (4:00), the best team in the West (26:00), and whether Trae Young has ascended to be the best guard in the East (46:00).  Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
The Latest From the G League Showcase and the G League Ignite | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks open by discussing their trip to the G League Showcase (2:00). Then they finish by discussing guys finding their roles in the G League and how the Ignite are coming together this season (18:26).  Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Associate Producer: Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
Part-Time Kyrie: What Does That Mean for the Nets? Plus, the Lakers' Chances After AD's Injury. | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja talk about Kyrie Irving’s return to the Brooklyn Nets (4:13) and Kyrie’s complicated personality (19:59). Then they react to the news of AD’s MCL sprain and what this means for the Lakers' potential title run (29:30). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Stefan Anderson To ask a question for the mailbag, call 510-469-0294 or email realonesmailbag@gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
The Warriors Are the Most Fun Story in the NBA
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Wos is joined by Ethan Strauss to talk about the Warriors. They start by talking about what makes the Warriors the the most fun story in the NBA this season (3:58) before getting into where the Warriors' young players stand (14:53). Then they discuss what makes Draymond Green so important to his team (20:41) Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Ethan Strauss Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 19, 2021
Did the Process Really Lead the Sixers to … This? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by Ben Detrick from Cookies Hoops to talk about the state of the Philadelphia 76ers and their concerns about the team's future. They wrap everything up by discussing Ben's new book, 'The Joy of Basketball.' (36:51) Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Guest: Ben Detrick Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
What the Dynamic Between Luka Doncic and Rick Carlisle Says About Power in the NBA | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja are back with their takes on the dynamic between Luka Doncic and Rick Carlisle as reported by ESPN’s Tim McMahon (0:30), a quick update on how the Lakers have fared in light of Austin Reaves’s big moment against the Mavericks on Wednesday night (31:30), and a discussion about Steve Nash’s success as a head coach (43:00). Then they each award their Real One of the Week (49:25). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
Six Questions as Trade Season Begins, Plus the Jazz Hire Danny Ainge | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos open with a discussion on the current state of the league as it deals with COVID-19 (01:00). Then, they look at some of the biggest questions on their minds entering trade season, including potential Ben Simmons destinations and whether the Celtics should look into splitting up Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown (07:00). Later, they react to the Jazz hiring Danny Ainge as CEO (1:10:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 15, 2021
Jalen Green, Franz Wagner, and Joshua Giddey | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Johnathan Tjarks are back for another edition of 'Upside High' in which they take a look at young prospects around the NBA. This week they take a look at Jalen Green of Houston to find out what makes him a key piece of the Rockets (03:14). Then they take a look at Franz Wagner to see about size and development (18:43). And they close with Joshua Giddey of OKC (34:30). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Johnathan Tjarks Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
When Will We Ever Get to Watch Zion Williamson Play? | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja get to the shits today as they discuss the recent setback in Zion Williamson’s recovery from a foot injury that has prevented him from playing so far this season (0:40). Then they discuss whether Kevin Durant or Giannis Antetokounmpo is the best player in the league (29:30) and how Matisse Thybulle defended Steph Curry on Saturday (42:30). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
Looking at the Knicks' Disappointing Start to the Season
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Wos is joined by Kazeem Famuyide from the MSG Network to talk all things Knicks. First, they talk about the Knicks’ disappointing start to the season (1:45) before getting into the Knicks players who embody the struggles of Knicks fandom (12:38). Finally, they talk Kaz’s unique career arc (23:58).   Host: Wosney Lambre Guest: Kazeem Famuyide Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
Breaking Down the Gang of .500 | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat examine the season’s most average teams and discuss which has the best chance of bucking the status quo and breaking out of the .500 gang.  Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi  Producer: Devon Manze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 10, 2021
Parsing the Rumors Surrounding Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja are back to discuss all the rumors looming over Damian Lillard and whether or not he wants to continue playing for the Portland Trail Blazers (0:50). Then they have a little story time with Raja concerning some of the poor advice he’s gotten from team realtors (28:30) and Logan and Raja each award their Real One of the Week (38:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
Dame Lillard vs. Neil Olshey, NBA Quarter-Season Awards | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos dive into rumors and reports following former general manager Neil Olshey's firing by the Portland Trail Blazers (03:00). Later, the guys give out awards for the first quarter of the season, including Rookie of the Year, MVP, Most Improved, and more (25:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
Closer Looks at Evan Mobley, Cade Cunningham, and Scottie Barnes | Upside High
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J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks begin their journey at 'Upside High' by looking at some of the standouts of the 2021 draft class to see the highlights and development of Evan Mobley (03:26), Cade Cunningham and his slightly slow start (14:50), as well as Scottie Barnes and his ability to fit with the Raptors (27:58). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
The Collapse of the Lakers and Nets, the Warriors-Suns Rivalry, and More With Bill Simmons | Real Ones
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The Podfather himself, Bill Simmons, joins Logan and Raja to discuss how kids are learning to play sports these days (0:55), the Warriors-Suns rivalry (9:40), whether the Warriors have any more moves to make this season (22:00), why the Lakers and Nets are disintegrating this season (35:40), whether the Bulls are ending the superteam era (42:15), and so, so much more. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Bill Simmons Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
Is Warriors-Suns the NBA’s Best New Rivalry? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat discuss the exciting Suns-Warriors game on Tuesday night and share their predictions for the Friday rematch and the rivalry moving forward. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
Lakers-Palooza With Mike Trudell | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja are joined by Lakers beat writer and sideline reporter Mike Trudell to discuss the Lakers at this point in the NBA season (2:00). Then Jomi hops on to ask Mike some of his most pressing questions (40:40), before Logan and Raja each give their Real One of the Week (50:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: Mike Trudell and Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
No-Loss November for the Suns, Knicks and Nets Rotation Changes, and How Does MPJ’s Injury Impact Denver? | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos start by discussing the Suns winning their 17th consecutive game last night against the Warriors (1:42). Then they discuss the Nets' close victory over the Knicks and some of the rotation changes that both teams have made (23:38). They wrap up by talking about some of this week's news including Michael Porter Jr. undergoing back surgery and the Bulls and Heat being punished for tampering (32:14). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
NBA Potluck | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos bring their plates and hot takes to the table this week to celebrate Thanksgiving and the first quarter of the NBA season. Each of the guys brings one team, player, and hot take to the table that they would like to discuss, including the Timberwolves, DeMar DeRozan, and whether James Harden is still a max player. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
Is Age Just a Number? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat discuss how the best teams in the league are getting a lot of help from older veterans and how the prime of NBA players appears to be older than what it used to be. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 20, 2021
Curry and the Warriors Torch the Nets and the Hawks' Early Issues | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos start by talking Stephen Curry and the Warriors continuing their impressive play after a comfortable win over the Nets. They also talk about what makes the Warriors so good right now and some of the potential major issues the Nets have (6:49). Then they give their thoughts on the muddled Western Conference (29:27) and they wrap by talking about the Atlanta Hawks' early season struggles (50:37).  Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
Battle of the Titans: Warriors vs. Nets Preview | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja dive deep into this Tuesday’s battle between the Warriors and Nets in Brooklyn (0:30), including their impressions of the Nets so far this season (14:15), the differences between the two organizations (19:20), and much more analysis and player perspectives for this exciting matchup. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
The Cardiac Lakers, the Church of Scottie Barnes, and More Early Season Story Lines We Love | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat start their NBA affirmations by discussing the new rule changes and how they are affecting refereeing around the league (1;00). Then they dissect the Lakers' entertaining fourth quarters (6:00) and wax poetic about Gary Payton II (14:00) and Evan Mobley (23:00). They wrap everything up by showing the Chicago Bulls some love (33:00) and sharing their thoughts on the blooming Cade Cunningham vs. Jalen Green rivalry (40:00) and the NBA's new generation. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
How Do Surprise Contenders Fit in to the Title-Race Hierarchy? | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss whether the Warriors (2:36), Heat (18:38), Wizards (31:31), and Bulls (40:44) are championship contenders. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Producer: Brian H. Waters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
Can Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown Coexist in Boston? Plus: We Apologize to the Wizards. | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja go deep on the Celtics, their current struggles, and the question of whether Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown should be the leader of the team (0:30). Then they apologize for dismissing the Wizards in the offseason (22:25) and Sasha Mack defends Kyle Kuzma (30:55). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
What If Every Team Had Their Own Marcus Smart? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat start by discussing the reports of racism and misogyny within Robert Sarver’s Phoenix Suns organization (0:50). Then they discuss Damian Lillard after a story comes out detailing his meeting with LeBron James and Anthony Davis in the offseason (22:15). Lastly they answer the core question of the episode: What if every team had their own Marcus Smart (37:42)? Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
Addressing the Reports of Racism and Misogyny Under Robert Sarver at the Phoenix Suns | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja sit down for a conversation about the bombshell reporting from ESPN’s Baxter Holmes detailing racism and misogyny within Robert Sarver’s Phoenix Suns organization (0:25). They discuss some of the anecdotes in the story, some of Raja’s personal experiences, and the pervasive issues of racism and sexism within the NBA. Then Raja airs his grievances about the most recent dysfunction in Boston and gives his Real One of the Week (46:25). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Juliet Litman and Tunde St. Matthew Daniel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
Early-Season Panic Meter | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos talk about their level of panic for a handful teams that have had slow starts, including the Celtics (1:35), Trail Blazers (28:45), and Clippers (46:18). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
Spurs-Suns Rivalry, Spurs-Lakers Rivalry, and Franchise Rebuilding With Shea Serrano | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja welcome The Ringer’s own Shea Serrano to the podcast and he has a burning question for Raja Bell to start off the show. They get into the Spurs-Suns rivalry (0:50), the Spurs-Lakers rivalry (19:45), and the process of rebuilding after experiencing the glory of a dynasty (26:30). Then Shea tells a story from his new book, 'Hip-Hop (And Other Things)' (34:35), sends a message to friend-of-the-show Juan Toscano-Anderson (38:40), and makes some promises about the Aces next season (41:05). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Shea Serrano Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
What Is an NBA Superstar’s Olympic Responsibility?
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This week, Seerat is joined by The Athletic’s Jovan Buha to discuss his feature on reigning MVP Nikola Jokic’s reception in his home country of Serbia after choosing not to play in the Olympics. Seerat and Jovan discuss NBA players’ evolving commitments to their home countries, the differences in expectations for international players vs. United States-born players, and the increased demands of the NBA schedule. Hosts: Seerat Sohi Producer: Bobby Wagner Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
How Can Russell Westbrook Square His Game With the Lakers’ Aspirations? Plus: The Heat Are the Real Deal and the Nets Are in Trouble. | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja give their thoughts on an inconsistent Lakers team led by Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis in LeBron James’s absence (0:30). Then Raja tells Logan why he loves this Miami Heat team and they discuss their evolving opinions on the Brooklyn Nets (26:25). Finally, Raja gets something off his chest in a heated Mad Hooper (37:30) and they each award their Real One of the Week (39:20). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
What’s Real and What’s Not One Week Into the 2021-22 NBA Season
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Justin and Rob talk about some surprising trends one week into the NBA season including the hot starts from the New York Knicks and the Chicago Bulls and the early struggles for Michael Porter Jr. and the Portland Trail Blazers defense (1:42). Host: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
Impressions From Week 1 of the NBA Season | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja discuss their impressions from the first week of the NBA season, including how much you can really take away from the results, the differences between young and old teams, and what the Nets and Lakers look like so far (0:30). Then they talk about the young players who have caught their eye early on, including one man, Ja Morant, who has been playing out of his mind (29:10). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
The Return of the Culture Warriors? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat discuss the ongoing Ben Simmons saga and touch on the return of Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors (0:25). Then, Logan Murdock joins for a deep dive into the Warriors as they talk through Draymond Green’s role on the team, how the team has changed since 2016, how Jordan Poole continues to develop, and more (18:31)! Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Guest: Logan Murdock Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
Are the Lakers Going to Be OK? Plus: Deandre Ayton and the Case of the Missing Bag, KD vs. Giannis, and More! | Real Ones
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The NBA is back, baby! Logan and Raja investigate Deandre Ayton and the curious case of the missing bag after his less-than-stunning performance against 2021 MVP Nikola Jokic (0:30). Then they debate whether Giannis Antetokounmpo or Kevin Durant is the best player in the NBA (20:38) and Raja wonders about the possibly muddled leadership hierarchy on the Celtics after Jaylen Brown dropped 46 points in their season opener (32:40). And finally, Logan recounts his experience at the Warriors-Lakers game and invites Jomi to air his concerns about Russell Westbrook and the new-look Lakers (38:50). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
Warriors Look Impressive Against the Lakers, and the Bucks Dominate the Nets. Plus, What are We Looking Forward To? | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos start by discussing the Warriors’ impressive performance against the Lakers and Russell Westbrook’s struggles in his Lakers debut (1:15). Then they talk about the Bucks’ strong performance in their win over the Nets (20:50). They wrap up by talking about Jonas Valanciunas’s contract extension and a few thing that each of them are looking forward to this NBA season (29:42). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
The ‘Real Ones’ 2021-22 NBA Season Preview | Real Ones
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In anticipation of the start of the 2021-22 NBA season, Logan and Raja kick this momentous week off with a season preview (0:40). They name their playoff locks and fringe teams for the East and West (6:50), three teams they’re concerned about (16:25), and three teams they’re higher and lower on than consensus (27:47). Then they do some quick-hitter questions, including whether Ben Simmons and Giannis Antetokounmpo will take and make 3s this season (38:22), whether Damian Lillard, Simmons, or Bradley Beal will get traded (43:35), which new head coach will have the greatest impact on their team (46:45), and the likelihood of a Lakers-Warriors Western Conference final (49:35). Make sure to keep up with all of The Ringer's NBA coverage on Twitter and Instagram @RingerNBA. Experience the excitement on Tuesday, October 19 with the whole Ringer NBA team with our 2021-22 NBA Previewpalooza starting at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET on YouTube and across our social channels. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
What Makes a Mid-market Team Desirable? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat discuss how mid-market teams make themselves desirable for star players, and then they focus on how the Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls built their rosters and what their futures hold. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
Final Thoughts on the Kyrie Irving Situation, Jordan Poole’s Ascent, and Lakers Concerns | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja give their final thoughts on the situation in Brooklyn after the Nets said he won’t play with the team until he can fully contribute and Kyrie put his reasoning on the internet (1:00). Then Logan asks Raja if Jordan Poole is a potential future All-Star (22:30) and airs his concerns about this Lakers team (29:10), before they each award their Real One of the Week (35:50). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
NBA Preseason Power Rankings, Part 4 | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss the best teams in the NBA in Part 4 of our NBA preseason power rankings. They go 8-1 starting with the Warriors (1:37), Sixers (14:11), Heat (31:20), Jazz (40:55), Suns (55:24), Bucks (1:03:48), Lakers (1:11:00), and Nets (1:18:00).  Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
Best Case/Worst Case: Lakers, Nets, Bucks, and Suns I The Answer
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Rob Mahoney fills in for Chris, joining Seerat to run through some of the best- and worst-case scenarios for four of the NBA’s projected top teams, the Lakers, Nets (14:46), Bucks, and Suns (42:14). Hosts: Seerat Sohi, Rob Mahoney Producer: Troy Farkas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
NBA Preseason Power Rankings, Part 3 | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos buckle down for Part 3 of our preseason power rankings. This week, we count down from no. 15 to no. 6, starting with the Bulls (0:45) and moving on to the Trail Blazers (16:00), Clippers (24:50), Celtics (33:30), Hawks (44:00), Nuggets (52:20), and Mavericks (58:50). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
What Can Klay Thompson and James Wiseman Offer the Warriors This Season? | Real Ones
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Fresh off Warriors media day and the first preseason game of the season, Logan and Raja discuss Klay Thompson’s mindset going into this season (0:40) and what James Wiseman’s role will be (18:15). Then they talk about the absolute mess that the Ben Simmons situation has become (32:05), Zion Williamson’s position in New Orleans (45:05), and the money Kyrie Irving stands to lose by not getting vaccinated (52:00) before each awarding their Real One of the Week (53:30). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
What Makes a Team Dysfunctional? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat discuss how the Philadelphia 76ers handled media day in regard to Ben Simmons (9:03), touch on Zion’s role in the ongoing conversation around player contracts (24:00), and weigh in on how stories in the media affect how teams are perceived (29:30).  Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
NBA Preseason Power Rankings, Part 2 | Group Chat
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Jonathan Tjarks joins Justin and Wos for Part 2 of our NBA preseason power rankings. This week we count down from 22 to 16, starting with the Hornets (0:45) and moving on to the Wizards (11:25), Pelicans (23:50), Raptors (35:15), Knicks (44:30), Pacers (52:35), and Grizzlies (1:00:15). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Wosny Lambre, and Jonathan Tjarks Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
Examining COVID-19 Protocol Negotiations in the NBA and Athlete Activism | Real Ones
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In light of Matt Sullivan’s recent article for Rolling Stone on the current showdown between the NBA and NBPA surrounding COVID-19 protocols, Logan and Raja have a frank discussion about what the outcome of these negotiations could mean for this season of basketball. They discuss players who are fighting to remain unvaccinated in cities that require it for entry to stadiums, athlete activism, and much more (0:40). Then they mention a few tidbits about Ben Simmons from the 76ers' media day (53:30) and each award their Real One of the Week (56:30). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
Who Will the NBA’s New Terrain Favor?
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Chris and Seerat discuss some of the rules that will be implemented in the NBA this season and which players and teams will be impacted most by these changes. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
NBA Preseason Power Rankings, Part 1 | Group Chat
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Breaking news: The Timberwolves (Timberwovles?) decided to fire GM Gersson Rosas after we finished recording, so Justin, Rob, and Wos hopped back on for a quick discussion on this developing story (0:45). Then they get into Part 1 of our NBA preseason power rankings with the eight worst teams in the league, starting with the Houston Rockets (8:50) and moving on to the Thunder (19:30), Magic (30:05), Cavaliers (37:50), Pistons (47:45), Kings (54:22), Timberwolves (1:01:00), and Spurs (1:09:35). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
Kyrie Irving Would Simply Retire if the Nets Were to Trade Him. Plus, a Potential Midseason Tournament. | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja are back talking about the potential for a midseason tournament and whether that would work in the NBA (0:30). Then they discuss Nick Wright’s reporting that Kyrie Irving would retire from the NBA if he were traded from the Nets (21:00) before Jomi joins to give his thoughts on the Clippers breaking ground on their new arena in Inglewood (33:50). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
John Wall Trade Rumors, the Aaron Gordon Extension, and a Wos Rant | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob and Wos are joined by special guest and Ringer writer Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the best-case trade scenario for veteran point guard John Wall (0:00). They plot out viable destinations for the former Rocket and then the four react to the news of Aaron Gordon’s $92 million Denver Nuggets contract extension (28:40). Later, Wos hands out a hot take on NBA Hall of Fame inductee Toni Kukoc (39:20). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Guest: Jonathan Tjarks Associate Producer: Lani Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
A Deep Dive on the Ben Simmons Situation and Possible Trade Scenarios | Real Ones
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That’s right, real ones, Logan and Raja are back from a well-earned summer vacation to bring you all their thoughts on the continuously unfolding Ben Simmons situation. First, they get into a little bit of football chat (0:30), then they talk about the maneuvering and politics of Ben Simmons, Klutch Sports, and the Philadelphia 76ers (5:30) before going over some possible trade scenarios (27:30). Finally, they discuss the Lakers signing DeAndre Jordan (50:00) and each award their Real One of the Week (52:25). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
How Does the Hall of Fame Help Us Understand Basketball History? | The Answer
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With the 2021 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductions this weekend, Chris and Seerat discuss how the hall explains basketball history. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
Which Teams Will Overachieve and Underachieve This Season? | Group Chat
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Bang the doldrums, folks, because we’re in the deepest valley of the offseason. Therefore, we must gamify. Justin, Rob, and Wos each picked the teams they believe will overachieve (6:10) and underachieve (28:25) this season based on expectations and Vegas’s over/under win total.  Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
How Did the Ben Simmons Situation Go So Wrong? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat discuss the Ben Simmons saga and how it’s gotten to the point where Simmons reportedly does not intend on showing up to Sixers training camp (0:55). They wrap up by discussing 'Succession'. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
The Ben Simmons Saga Continues and Klutch Sports Group Remains in the Spotlight | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos are back from a well-earned break and thanking Ben Simmons and Klutch for creating some news during what is most often the slowest part of the NBA offseason. They discuss whether the recent report that Ben Simmons will refuse to appear at 76ers training camp has changed anything about the situation for Philadelphia or any of the teams vying to be his next destination (0:30). Then they break down what Zach LaVine signing with Klutch could mean for his tenure with the Bulls, whether he could be part of a trade package for Simmons, and whether Klutch's reputation as a signal for player movement is truly earned (13:30). They also take a look at the dispute between Nerlens Noel and Klutch and why Rich Paul gets such an unprecedented level of attention for an agent (28:45). Finally, they talk about Clint Capela’s extension with the Atlanta Hawks (40:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
Are the Warriors Back? Inside the Title Race and Potential Trades With Marcus Thompson | Ringer NBA Show
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The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson joins Kevin O’Connor for a deep dive on the Golden State Warriors’ 2021-22 season. Marcus shares his insight into how the Warriors have balanced their short-term goals for getting the most out of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green and their long-term goals for developing young talent to avoid a down period once their stars are gone (0:45). Then KOC and Marcus discuss two other teams in the league that have overhauled their rosters, while keeping their key players in place, the Bulls and Lakers, and how all three teams share a need for on-court sacrifice (17:30), and whether Steve Kerr can mirror the adaptability the Warriors are requiring of their players (25:45). Then they talk about Klay Thompson’s recovery and how the Warriors could arrange their players on the floor when he returns to play in December (36:00). Finally, they touch on potential big trades looming on the horizon with the three giant question marks of Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard, and Ben Simmons still hanging over the league, which young players the Warriors would be willing to give up, and what other kinds of players they might target (51:00).  Host: Kevin O’Connor Guest: Marcus Thompson II Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
How This Week’s Patrick Beverley Trades Explain the NBA
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Chris Ryan is joined by The Ringer’s Rob Mahoney to discuss Patrick Beverley getting traded twice in a week. Then they discuss the financial and competitive realities of several teams around the league. Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Rob Mahoney Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
Evaluating the Young Cores of the Hawks, Raptors, and Pelicans After Summer League. Plus: The Grizzlies-Clippers Trade. | Ringer NBA University
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KOC and J. Kyle Mann first address the trade that went down this morning between the Grizzlies and the Clippers, which sent Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo, and Daniel Oturu to Memphis for Eric Bledsoe, and how each team’s young players might be able to help them this upcoming season (1:00). Then they talk about new additions to the young cores of three NBA teams: the Atlanta Hawks (17:00), the Toronto Raptors (27:45), and New Orleans Pelicans (40:00). Finally, as summer league winds down, KOC asks J. Kyle Mann rapid-fire questions about their favorite young players from the tournament, including Franz Wagner, Jonathan Kuminga, Davion Mitchell, Josh Primo, and Day’Ron Sharpe (50:55). Hosts: Kevin O’Connor and J. Kyle Mann Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
Metta Sandiford-Artest on His Journey After the Malice at the Palace | The Answer
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Seerat is joined by NBA champion and former Los Angeles Laker Metta Sandiford-Artest to talk about learning about his family’s history, growing up in Queensbridge, and listening to Nas (1:09). Then they talk about the Malice at the Palace, how his relationship with his former teammate Jermaine O’Neal has grown, and how he is enjoying being a basketball coach (22:00). Host: Seerat Sohi Guest: Metta Sandiford-Artest Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 13, 2021
The Championship Race in the West Is Wide Open. Plus: Dennis Schröder Signs to the Celtics and Wos’s Summer League Thoughts. | Group Chat
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Justin and Rob hear Big Wos’s thoughts about summer league from Las Vegas, including Cade Cunningham’s impressive performance, Detroit and Houston’s young cores, Jalen Green’s ceiling, and much more (0:30). Then they talk about what the Celtics could do this season after signing Dennis Schröder to a one-year contract (24:05) and the top contenders in what looks to be a fairly wide-open Western Conference (37:40). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 11, 2021
NBA Offseason Winners and Losers, and Listener Mailbag! | Real Ones
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The whole team is here on the ‘Real Ones’ season finale! Executive producer TD tells us all why he’s so mad (0:25), then Logan and Raja answer questions from The Ringer’s NBA offseason survey (2:30). Finally, chief meme officer and certified big shot Jomi Adeniran opens the listener mailbag (27:30). ‘Real Ones’ will return in a few weeks, but in the meantime, please enjoy all the other NBA offseason and summer league coverage on the Ringer NBA Show feed and ‘The Mismatch’. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
Is Free Agency Actually Free? | The Answer
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Chris and Seerat are joined by The Ringer’s Rob Mahoney to talk about his Ringer Ph.D. video explaining how NBA contracts work (1:27). Then they touch on a variety of topics related to the offseason (3:05), including whether draft picks matter, if teams get punished for drafting well, and much more. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Guest: Rob Mahoney Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 06, 2021
New York’s Own Kemba Walker Is Headed to the Knicks. Plus: Chicago Is Loading Up, the Pelicans and Mavericks Disappoint in Free Agency, and More. | Group Chat
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We’re two days into free agency and the hits just won’t stop coming. First, Justin, Rob, and Wos celebrate Kemba Walker, pride of New York City, planning to sign with the Knicks after the Thunder buy out his contract (0:30). Then they get into all the other action happening around the league, including DeMar DeRozan joining forces with Zach LaVine, Lonzo Ball, and Alex Caruso on the Bulls (11:49), the Heat’s bizarre age gap (25:53), the Lakers’ additions to their new big three (35:23), and the disappointing offseasons from the Pelicans and Mavericks so far (43:58). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 04, 2021
Will Russ to L.A. Work? Plus the Latest in NBA Free Agency | Real Ones 
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Logan and Raja open up talking about the Lakers acquiring Russell Westbrook and how he and LeBron will coexist (8:19). Then, they discuss what the draft does for the Warriors' championship window (30:58). Plus: the latest in free agency surrounding Chris Paul and Kyle Lowry (48:46). Leave a message for our mailbag at 510-469-0294 or email us at realonesmailbag@gmail.com. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
Free Agency Primer, Russ to Lakers, the Chris Paul Effect, and Bargain-Bin Free Agents | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos start by giving their thoughts on the Russell Westbrook trade (1:20). Then they give a free agency preview by talking about the Chris Paul effect (24:45) and the large group of quality point guards available as free agents or through trade (37:40). Finally, they tell you their favorite “bargain-bin” free agent (1:03:15). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 31, 2021
Who Won the 2021 NBA Draft? | The Answer
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Late Thursday night, Chris is joined by J. Kyle Mann and Wos to recap the 2021 NBA Draft. They discuss the Draft's biggest surprises (0:57), Golden State picking Jonathan Kuminga (4:00), and Orlando's draft (11:08). Then, they get into the the Russell Westbrook trade (27:19) before breaking down some of the obvious picks of the draft (32:26). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: J. Kyle Mann and Wosny Lambre Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 30, 2021
Scenario Mock Draft, Trades Ideas, and Second-Round Sleepers | Ringer NBA University
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KOC and J. Kyle Mann start by talking about ideal team fits for Ben Simmons (1:25). Then they pretend to be GMs and try to conduct some mock draft trades (6:50). After that, with some help from Spotify Greenroom listeners, they go through a scenario mock draft (26:03). Lastly they each give four potential second-round sleepers (46:18). Hosts: Kevin O’Connor and J. Kyle Mann Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 29, 2021
Did Anybody Win the Grizzlies-Pelicans Trade? Plus: NBA Draft Cram Session. | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann discuss every aspect of the trade between the Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans (1:45). Then Tjarks and J. Kyle Mann help get Rob and Justin up to speed on what they need to know going into the NBA draft (18:43). Lastly they answer some questions from Spotify Greenroom listeners (51:20). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guests: Jonathan Tjarks and J. Kyle Mann Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
What’s Going On With Team USA? Plus: Can the Warriors Land Bradley Beal? | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja talk USA men’s basketball losing to France in the Olympics (5:00), as well as roster challenges and where Team USA may finish (19:45). Then, what happens if Bradley Beal is traded to the Warriors, and what does that mean for the rest of the NBA (22:49)? Plus: The Lakers shop Kyle Kuzma to every team in the league (34:20). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
How Did Giannis Rise to the Top of the NBA? | The Answer
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Seerat and Rob are joined by Mirin Fader to discuss her new book, 'Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP.' They talk about Giannis's personality (4:39), the impact of being a European player (13:46), and his upbringing and early career struggles (18:21). Then they get into the way Giannis mentors his younger brothers (40:40) and favorite Giannis quotes from this postseason (51:13).  Hosts: Seerat Sohi and Rob Mahoney Guest: Mirin Fader Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
Mirin Fader on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Drive, Loyalty, and Hard Work. Plus: The Bucks Win the NBA Finals! | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja talk all about Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Finals, which the Bucks took to win the whole darn thing (0:42), as well as what this loss means for Chris Paul (17:49). Then Mirin Fader joins the show to talk about her new book, 'Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP,' coming out August 10 (27:07). Then Logan and Raja make some way-too-early predictions about the 2021-22 NBA season (48:06) and Jomi joins to do his final pack watch of this season of basketball (51:04) Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: Mirin Fader and Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads the Milwaukee Bucks to the 2020-21 NBA Championship | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos come together live on Greenroom after the Milwaukee Bucks take the 2021 NBA championship in six games against the Suns to talk about how the Bucks pulled off the win (0:30), what this gut-punching loss means for Chris Paul’s legacy (21:08), and whether this championship will end the small vs. big market debates (35:27). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
What Would a Championship Mean for Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Legacy? | Real Ones
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After Raja recounts his harrowing experience at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Logan and Raja talk about what they saw from the Bucks and Suns in Game 5 (5:00). Then, as Giannis Antetokounmpo approaches a title win, they wonder what a championship and likely Finals MVP in addition to two MVPs and a DPOY would mean for the 26-year-old's legacy (23:00). Finally they look to Game 6, when the Bucks will lay it all on the line to win and the Suns will lay it all on the line to stay alive (41:39). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
Bucks Win Game 5 to Take a 3-2 Series Lead | Postgame
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Immediately following Game 5, KOC and J. Kyle Mann get together to discuss another exciting Bucks win. They start with Jrue Holiday's impressive performance (1:30), then they discuss the evolution of Giannis (12:00) and if the Suns will be able to force a Game 7 (22:45). Plus, have the Finals taught us anything about how teams should approach the draft (29:00)? Hosts: Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2021
What Else Is Happening in the NBA, Other Than the Finals? | The Answer
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This week Chris and Seerat start by talking about all the other news in the NBA, besides the Finals, including Team USA having to make last-minute roster changes (14:15) and reports of Damian Lillard requesting a trade (2:00). Then they discuss their general observations and thoughts going into a pivotal Game 5 of the NBA Finals (25:28). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
Khris Middleton Leads the Bucks to a Series-Tying Game 4 Victory. Plus: Jovan Buha on Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers. | Real Ones
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As Raja sits sulking in the Fort Lauderdale airport, Logan and guest host Seerat Sohi discuss all the particulars of the Bucks’ Game 4 win on Wednesday night, including whether Giannis’s block was better than LeBron’s (0:42), why Seerat still stans Jrue Holiday (16:30), and the details of Khris Middleton’s best game of the playoffs (25:09). Then they talk about adjustments for Game 5 in Phoenix (32:57) before The Athletic’s Jovan Buha joins the program to dish the dirt on Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers (39:30).  Host: Logan Murdock Guests: Seerat Sohi and Jovan Buha Associate Producer: Sasha Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15, 2021
The Bucks Squeeze Out a Win in Game 4 Despite Devin Booker’s Best Efforts. Plus: Kawhi Leonard’s Knee Surgery and Ben Simmons Trade Rumors. | Group Chat
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Coming to you live on Greenroom right after Game 4 of the NBA Finals or whenever you like on Spotify (or wherever you get your podcasts), Justin, Rob, and Wos talk about the Bucks beating the Suns to tie the series (0:30). Then they get into the offseason drama of the day, namely Kawhi Leonard’s ACL surgery (39:35) and potential Ben Simmons trade scenarios (49:00) Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15, 2021
The Bucks Turn Up the Pressure on Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker to Win Game 3 | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja come to you after the Bucks trounce the Suns in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Milwaukee to talk about how Deandre Ayton responded to increased pressure from the Bucks (4:00), how Devin Booker can increase his offensive impact (19:53), and the two-way clinic Giannis has put on in the past two games (25:10). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
Giannis Dominates as the Bucks Win Game 3 | Postgame
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Just after Game 3, Justin Verrier and J. Kyle Mann come together to break down the Bucks win and look forward to the rest of the series. They discuss Giannis' big night (1:25), Ayton's foul trouble (17:40), and if the Bucks can actually make it a series (32:08). Plus, they talk potential Finals MVPs (45:13). Hosts: Justin Verrier and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
The Suns Take a 2-0 Lead. Can the Bucks Come Back? | The Answer
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Immediately following Game 2, Chris and Seerat discuss the Suns taking care of business in a clinical manner (2:30) and if the Bucks can still make it a series (16:52). Plus, was Chris Paul just a perfect fit for Phoenix (32:22)? Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021
The 2021 NBA Finals Is the Chris Paul Legacy Series | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja discuss the Suns beating the Bucks in Game 1 of the NBA Finals (0:42), then go through The Ringer’s 2021 NBA Finals Entrance Survey and respond to all the questions (23:03). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
The Phoenix Suns Take Game 1 of the NBA Finals | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos get together after Game 1 of the NBA Finals to talk about the Suns’ thrilling win over the Bucks (including a hobbled Giannis Antetokounmpo) (0:45), take some questions from live Greenroom listeners (24:41), and discuss any adjustments either team needs going into Game 2 (37:48). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 07, 2021
The Bucks Beat the Hawks and Advance to the NBA Finals | Postgame
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Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann rejoin after Game 6 in Atlanta to discuss Milwaukee's victory over the Hawks and advancing to the Finals against the Suns. They discuss what key elements took the Bucks to victory, along with what to look forward to in the Finals when the two teams battle it out. Hosts: Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 04, 2021
Who Is on Our All-NBA Playoff Team? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by The Ringer’s Justin Verrier to recap the Bucks’ Game 5 victory over the Hawks (1:11). Then they each draft an All–NBA Playoff Team (14:04). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Justin Verrier Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 02, 2021
Chris Paul Puts Up 41 Points to Go to His First NBA Finals. Plus: Bucks-Hawks Game 5 Preview | Real Ones
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Chief Meme Officer Jomi joins up top for a prolific Clippers pack watch (0:28). Then Logan and Raja talk about the Suns’ first trip to the NBA Finals in 28 years (2:07), what his first trip to the Finals means for Chris Paul’s legacy, and whether the Suns can win it all (5:12). They get into the Clippers' side of things with some Paul George (23:25) and Kawhi Leonard chat (30:19). Finally, they preview Bucks-Hawks Game 5 (38:30) and each give their Real One of the Week (46:34). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
The Phoenix Suns Are Headed to the NBA Finals | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Big Wos get together to talk about the Suns’ win over the Clippers in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to make it through to the NBA Finals (1:34) and what the Clippers should do this offseason after another late-round loss in the playoffs (24:14). Then they get into a little bit of Bucks-Hawks talk as they look toward Thursday night’s Game 5 (37:53). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
Paul George Leads the Clippers to Victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja convene after Paul George leads the Clippers to a win over the Suns in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals to talk about how he has stepped up to become the Clippers’ no. 1 guy after Kawhi Leonard went down with a knee injury (2:30). Then they talk about what the Suns need to do to pull this series out (16:16), and preview Game 4 of the Bucks-Hawks series in the East (28:04). Finally, Jomi pulls some questions from the Greenroom chat (34:25). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
The Suns Take a 3-1 Lead Over the Clippers | Postgame
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After a bizarre game, the Phoenix Suns scraped out a a win over the Clippers in a knock-down, drag-out fourth quarter. Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann get on the mic to break down the amazing performance from Deandre Ayton, the impressive playmaking from Paul George, and previewing Game 5 as these two teams look to battle it out. Hosts: Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 27, 2021
The Bucks Destroy the Hawks and Why Are Young Players Succeeding in the Playoffs? | The Answer
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Seerat is joined by the Ringer's Rob Mahoney to break down the Bucks' beat down of the Hawks in Game 2 (0:51) and take some listener questions (38:40). Then Chris and Seerat talk about the success that young players have had so far in the playoffs (57:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Guest: Rob Mahoney Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 26, 2021
Hawks Outwork the Bucks to Win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Plus: Rick Carlisle Is the New Pacers Head Coach. | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja first touch on Thursday morning’s news that Rick Carlisle has been hired by the Indiana Pacers to be the new head coach (0:38). Then they talk about Trae Young’s incredible performance in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals and mistakes the Bucks made down the stretch (9:56), as well as the recent hiring of Ime Udoka as the Celtics’ head coach (27:03). Finally, they get into the Western Conference finals, where the Suns are up 2-0 on the Clippers going into Game 3 (32:48). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
Trae Young Astounds in Game 1 Victory Over the Bucks. Plus: Ime Udoka Is the New Celtics Head Coach | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Big Wos convene after the Hawks bested the Bucks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals to talk about Trae Young’s unbelievable performance and what adjustments the Bucks need to make to not just be another team on Trae’s hit list (0:30). Then they talk about Brad Stevens’s first move as president of basketball operations of the Celtics to hire Ime Udoka as head coach (21:09), what could happen to Ben Simmons after his poor performance in the playoffs (30:30), and other offseason rumors (42:07). Finally, they give their predictions for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals (52:15). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
Is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Game Misunderstood? Plus: The 76ers Collapse, the Suns Take Game 1, and Trae Young Is a Beast. | Real Ones
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The second round of the NBA playoffs have come to an intense and exhilarating conclusion and the conference finals have begun. Logan and Raja take you through everything that transpired over the weekend. First, they get into the 76ers’ utter collapse in Game 7 against the Hawks, including the resulting scrutiny on Ben Simmons (1:53). Then they give Trae Young and Kevin Huerter their flowers (22:34) and touch on the end of the Nets’ postseason journey (31:45), before talking about whether Giannis Antetokounmpo’s game is misunderstood (33:08). Finally, they dive into this Clippers-Suns Western Conference finals matchup (43:12), and Jomi and Logan forge a new bet for the outcome of Game 2 of that series (56:15). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
The Hawks Advance, the Suns Take Game 1, and We Preview the Draft Lotto | Post Game
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Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann bring you in-depth analysis from Sunday's NBA playoff games beginning with the Game 7 Hawks victory over the Sixers (01:31). They then move on to the first game of Suns vs. Clippers and what L.A. can do to improve in this series (21:41). Then they take an early look at the NBA draft lotto and what it could mean for teams looking to make moves for their ideal picks (49:22). Hosts: Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
Crazy Clippers Comeback, Sixers Force Game 7 and What Does The Kemba Trade Mean? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by J. Kyle Mann to talk about the Clippers' comeback against the Jazz (1:00) and the Sixers forcing a game 7 against the Hawks (14:07). Then they discuss the Kemba Walker trade and what it means (48:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 19, 2021
David Aldridge on Ben Simmons, Postseason Injuries, Kevin Durant’s Greatness, and More | Real Ones
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The Athletic’s David Aldridge joins Logan and Raja to talk about the 76ers' collapse against the Hawks on Wednesday night and the role Ben Simmons played in that Game 5 loss (0:30). Then they talk about Paul George holding things down for the Clippers against the Jazz after Kawhi Leonard injured his ACL, and the state of injuries this postseason (23:30), as well as Kevin Durant’s greatness (38:30) and predictions for Thursday night’s Bucks-Nets Game 6 (1:11:18). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: David Aldridge Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
The Hawks Eke Out Incredible Comeback Win Against the 76ers and the Clippers Take Game 5 Without Kawhi Leonard. Plus: The Coaching Carousel Starts Turning Early. | Group Chat
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The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks joins Justin, Rob, and Wos live on Greenroom Wednesday night to talk about the Hawks incredible comeback against the 76ers to win Game 5 (0:42) and the Clippers win over the Jazz without Kawhi Leonard (15:36). Then they get into the host of coaching and front office maneuvers that came out on this busy Wednesday, including the Pelicans firing head coach Stan Van Gundy (35:55), the Mavericks firing general manager Donnie Nelson (46:52), and the Wizards firing head coach Scott Brooks (54:50). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Guest: Jonathan Tjarks Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
The Hawks and Clippers Bring Their Series to 2-2. Plus: Luka Doncic Flexes His Star Power. | Real Ones
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Logan is joined by The Ringer’s Seerat Sohi Monday night to discuss the Hawks narrowly beating the 76ers to tie up their series (1:40) and the Clippers ripping the Jazz a new one to tie up their series (22:00). Then they dive into Tim Cato and Sam Amick’s story in The Athletic about Luka Doncic not liking Dallas “shadow GM” Haralabos Voulgaris (39:00) before Jomi puts the Nuggets on pack watch (47:00) and Logan and Seerat give their predictions for Tuesday’s Bucks-Nets Game 5 (49:15). Host: Logan Murdock Guests: Seerat Sohi and Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
The Bucks Tie Their Series and the Suns Sweep! | Post Game
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Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann sit down to analyze this Sunday's NBA playoff games and preview the week ahead. They begin with the Bucks, who tied their series with the Nets, and how PJ Tucker ended up as the most effective player on the court (01:50). Then they set their sights on one of Monday's games to discuss how the Hawks could possibly improve against the 76ers (19:28). They then move to the Phoenix Suns, who swept the Denver Nuggets, and comment on Nikola Jokic getting ejected from the game after a hard foul (32:36). Finally, they preview the Jazz-Clippers matchup (51:34). Hosts: Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
Joel Embiid Leads the Sixers to a Game 3 Win & What is the State of NBA Villains? | The Answer
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Seerat is joined by The Ringer's Rob Mahoney to begin to eulogize the Nuggets after the Suns take a 3-0 series lead (2:25) and discuss Joel Embiid and the 76ers commanding game 3 win over the Hawks (11:46). Then Chris and Seerat are joined by Logan Murdock to discuss the role of villains in the NBA (36:12). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Guests: Rob Mahoney and Logan Murdock Producers: Isaiah Blakely and Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 12, 2021
Chris Bosh on Getting the Heatles Together and Much More. Plus: Chris Paul Is the Suns’ Secret Sauce. | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja talk about what Chris Paul has done on and off the court to boost this Suns team through the postseason after they mollywhopped the Nuggets in Game 2 of the second round (0:53), whether the Nuggets can take a game in this series (22:23), and their predictions for Thursday night’s games (25:30). Then two-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer Chris Bosh joins the show to talk about coming to terms with retirement, the process of putting the Heatles together, his new book 'Letters to a Young Athlete,' and so much more (32:36).  Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Chris Bosh Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
The Suns Blow Out the Nuggets in Game 2. Plus: Small Markets and Young Stars Rule the 2021 Playoffs. | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos talk about the Suns blowing the Nuggets out in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Wednesday night (0:55). Then, with most big market teams and LeBron James and Steph Curry eliminated from the playoffs, they talk about how the NBA treats young stars and smaller markets (21:41), give their postseason awards (44:02), and look ahead to Thursday night’s games (51:28). Finally, Jordan Ritter Conn joins Justin to talk about his new podcast 'What If? The Len Bias Story' on the 'Book of Basketball 2.0' feed (58:52). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Guest: Jordan Ritter Conn Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
2021 NBA Playoffs for The Ringer NBA Show
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The Ringer NBA team is providing instant reactions to all the playoff action and news five days a week. SUN: postgame show with Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann; MON: 'Real Ones' with Logan Murdock & Raja Bell; TUE: 'Group Chat' with Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney & Wosny Lambre; THURS: 'Real Ones' with Logan Murdock & Raja Bell; FRI: 'The Answer' with Chris Ryan & Seerat Sohi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
The Phoenix Suns Are For Real. Plus: The Bucks-Nets Series Is A Bummer So Far. | Real Ones
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Late Monday night, Logan and Raja get into Game 1 of the Suns-Nuggets second-round matchup, which Phoenix ran away with in the second half (2:15). Then they talk about this bummer of a Bucks-Nets series (20:45) and the Trail Blazers going out with a whimper (34:17), before Jomi puts the Mavericks, specifically Kristaps Porzingis, on pack watch (40:50). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
The Clippers Advance, A Weird Game In Philly, and Monday's Matchups | Post Game
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Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann sit down every Sunday of the NBA playoffs to bring you in-depth analysis of the latest matchups! Today they break down the Clippers victory over Dallas in Game 7 and explain how Kawhi Leonard can flip a switch and become one of the best players in the world (01:10). They then discuss the odd Atlanta-Philadelphia game that resulted in a Hawks victory (19:01). Then they preview the upcoming Monday games, discuss what they can expect from the Nets in their matchup against the Bucks (34:40), and figure out what has to be done by each team in the Nuggets-Suns series (50:41) Hosts: Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
Kawhi's Monster Game 6 & Are Young Players Taking Over? | The Answer
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Seerat is joined by The Ringer's Rob Mahoney to recap Kawhi Leonard's incredible performance in the Clippers' win over the Mavs, and they look ahead to Game 7 (1:24). Then Chris and Seerat discuss the youth movement that has been prevalent in these playoffs, and they briefly preview some second-round matchups (29:30). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Guest: Rob Mahoney Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 05, 2021
David Fizdale on Luka and Juan Toscano-Anderson Shares Unique NBA Journey | Real Ones
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David Fizdale joins Logan and Raja to talk about Luka Doncic’s heroic performance in Game 5 against the Clippers to go up 3-2 in the series (0:30), what the Clippers need to do to uplift their stars (15:00), whether LeBron James himself can still go supernova for the Lakers (30:00), and predictions for Thursday night’s games (41:00). Then, Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson joins the podcast to talk about his journey to the NBA, playing professionally overseas, and quite a lot more (48:00).  Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: David Fizdale and Juan Toscano-Anderson Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
The Clippers Have No Answer For Luka. Plus, Celtics Upheaval and an Early Sixers-Hawks Preview | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos are joined by The Ringer's Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the Mavericks beating the Clippers again in Staples Center to take a 3-2 series lead. Then they talk about the Hawks and Sixers closing out their series and how they'll match up in the next round. After that, they recap Utah's blowout series-clinching victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Lastly, they discuss what's next for the Wizards, Grizzlies, and Knicks after being eliminated and the Boston Celtics after their changes to the front office. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre Guests: Jonathan Tjarks Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
Bill Simmons on Ben Simmons, the Celtics, and Playoff Predictions. Plus, Fans Are Still Acting Stupid. | Real Ones
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Bill Simmons joins Logan and Raja on Monday night to talk about whether Ben Simmons can carry the 76ers through without Joel Embiid (3:34), how the Bucks have transformed their reputation during their sweep of the Heat (13:41), and predictions for Tuesday night’s games (26:30). Then Logan and Raja talk about how fans in NBA stadiums are still acting stupid by antagonizing players (38:00), before Jomi Adeniran joins them to recount his trip to Palmdale after he lost a bet to Logan and Raja that the Clippers would lose Game 3 of their series against the Mavericks (49:06). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: Bill Simmons and Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
Can the Clippers Come Back and Win the Series? | The Answer
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Seerat Sohi is joined by Wosny Lambre to discuss the Los Angeles Clippers' Game 3 win and if they believe the Clippers can come back and win the series. Host: Seerat Sohi Guest: Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 29, 2021
Ja Morant Puts Up a Career-High 47 Points. Plus: When Fans Cross the Line, With CC Sabathia. | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja start today’s podcast off by commending Ja Morant on his career-high 47 points against the Utah Jazz (0:28), looking forward to Game 3 of the Knicks-Hawks series (5:08), and bringing chief meme officer Jomi in to discuss the Clippers going down 0-2 on their home court (8:34). Then, CC Sabathia of The Ringer’s 'R2C2' podcast joins to talk about the fans that have been taking it too far over the past couple of days, with Trae Young getting spit on, Russell Westbrook getting popcorn dumped on him, and Kyrie calling out Celtics fans ahead of Nets-Celtics Game 3 in TD Garden (19:12).  Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: CC Sabathia and Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27, 2021
The Clippers Are on the Verge of Disaster Again, Plus the Real Nets and Lakers Show Up | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Wos start by discussing another disappointing performance from Clippers against the Mavs. Then they discuss the Lakers evening up their series and Anthony Davis’s bounce back performance. Lastly they discuss the Nets blow-out win over the Celtics, and they talk about how the Nets will match up in future rounds. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2021
The Bucks Blow the Heat Away in Game 2. Plus: The Knicks-Hawks Series Is the Highlight of Round 1 and a Lakers Vent Session. | Real Ones
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First things first, noted Minnesota Timberwolves fan Barflaan Tedoe shows up to tell us why he's so mad (0:18). Then Logan and Raja get into all the excitement of the NBA playoffs Monday night after the Bucks beat the Heat to go up 2-0 in their series (2:54) and the Nuggets pulled out a win over the Trail Blazers to tie up the series at 1-1 (20:45). After that, they talk about Donovan Mitchell saying he didn’t want to be held out of Utah’s first game against the Grizzlies (24:00), the confidence of this young Grizzlies squad (29:25), how fun the Knicks-Hawks series has been and could be (32:47), the Lakers’ horrendous showing against the Suns in Game 1 of their series (36:43), and predictions for Tuesday night’s slate of games (51:56). We’ll be including a listener Mad Hooper segment in the podcast every Monday during the playoffs, so please leave us a message at 510-469-0294 and tell us why you’re so mad. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: Barflaan Tedoe and Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 25, 2021
Were the Play-in Games a Success? | The Answer
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Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi start by deciding whether the play-in format was a success (0:54). Then they talk about what other changes the league could make (20:00) and wrap up by talking about a couple of the first-round matchups they're looking forward to (31:41). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 21, 2021
Lamar Odom on His Journey Through the NBA, Addiction, and Being Reborn. Plus: Lakers Defeat Warriors in the Play-In With Marcus Thompson. | Real Ones
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First things first, The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson joins Logan and Raja to talk about the incredible Warriors-Lakers play-in game Wednesday night (0:30). Then NBA All-Star and champion Lamar Odom joins to talk about his journey through the NBA, playing with Kobe Bryant, winning championships, working through depression and addiction, and his new documentary “Lamar Odom: Reborn” following his journey (43:27). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: Lamar Odom and Marcus Thompson Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Tatum’s 50-Point Performance and Best Young Cores in the Playoffs | Ringer NBA University
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Kevin O’Connor, J. Kyle Mann, and Jonathan Tjarks start by discussing the Celtics clinching the 7-seed in the East led by Jayson Tatum’s 50-point game (2:30). Then they talk about Charlotte’s disappointing end to its season (11:10) and how the Warriors and Lakers match up in their play-in game (18:30). Next, they discuss which playoff team has the best young core (23:58) and share their biggest 2020 NBA draft oversights (56:04). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann, Jonathan Tjarks, and Kevin O’Connor Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2021
The Seven Biggest Questions of the Play-in/offs | Group Chat
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The play-in tournament is upon us and Justin, Rob, and Wos join forces to tackle the biggest questions surrounding the matchups (03:00). We also speculate on who has the better chance at the title, Utah or Phoenix, discuss what is to be done about the tanking Clippers (21:13), and debate who in the East is the favorite to go to the Finals (30:00). Hosts: Justing Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2021
The Regular Season Is Over. Here Come the NBA Playoffs. | Real Ones
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After the final minutes of NBA regular-season basketball wrap up, Logan is joined by Seerat Sohi and Wos Lambre to discuss Steph Curry’s unbelievable achievements this season and the Lakers-Warriors play-in matchup (3:42), which team they’re picking to win it all (29:57), and more. Then they answer some questions with the CMO (chief meme officer) of ‘Real Ones,’ Jomi Adeniran, from the Locker Room chat (34:43).  Make sure to download the Locker Room app to catch all of The Ringer's live shows during the NBA playoffs. Host: Logan Murdock Guests: Seerat Sohi, Wosny Lambre, and Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2021
So Your Team's Not Gonna Make the Postseason. Now What? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by Tyler Parker, author of The Ringer's Tank Diaries, to discuss the Thunder missing the postseason for the second time in their OKC existence (02:02), as well as advice on how to recalibrate watching the rest of the season when your favorite team isn't in the running (13:32). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Tyler Parker Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14, 2021
A’ja Wilson on Cultivating Her Mental Health, the Upcoming WNBA Season, and More. Plus: The Talen Horton-Tucker Wars Continue. | Real Ones
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First things first, friend of the show Jomi Adeniran returns to collect apologies from Logan and Raja after months of foolishness concerning one beautiful and talented Lakers sophomore Talen Horton-Tucker (4:24), and Logan and Raja congratulate the Knicks on a regular season well done (21:30). Then 2020 WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces joins Logan to talk about cultivating her mental health after difficulties in the 2020 WNBA bubble (29:19), this upcoming season for the Aces with Liz Cambage back in the fold (54:00), when the candles from her company, Burnt Wax, will be restocked (58:10), and more. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: A’ja Wilson and Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13, 2021
Regular-Season Awards Ballot | Group Chat
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Justin and Rob are joined by The Ringer’s Wosny Lambre to discuss who they believe is the MVP of the 2021 season (02:00). Later, they make their picks for Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and more (38:00).  Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guest: Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 11, 2021
Do the Lakers Have a Playoffs Problem? Plus, Time to Give Russell Westbrook His Flowers.
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Lani Renaldo takes Raja to task for his opinions about Dunkin' (1:00). Then, Raja and Logan get into the Lakers' current problems and whether Anthony Davis has what it takes to lead the team to another championship (3:57). Plus, it’s time to give Russell Westbrook some credit for his triple-doubles (28:11), and the news that J Cole is joining a pro basketball team in Africa has Raja and Logan wondering who the best rappers turned hoopers are (47:21). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Lani Renaldo Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2021
What Are We Looking Forward to in the Playoffs? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by the newest member of The Ringer's staff, Wosny Lambre, to talk about what they're expecting and looking forward to come playoff time. Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 07, 2021
Enes Kanter on Damian Lillard’s Loyalty, Russell Westbrook’s Intensity, and His Activism | Real Ones
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First off, Logan and Raja get into the on-court spat between Indiana Pacers assistant coach Greg Foster and center Goga Bitadze (0:30) and J.A. Adande’s tweet saying that the play-in tournament could be bad for the league if it prevents the Celtics and Lakers from making the playoffs (10:49). Then Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter joins the show to talk about the dreaded play-in tournament (19:26), playing with Carmelo Anthony at this stage of his career (31:30), Damian Lillard’s loyalty to Portland (37:25), everything he learned from the great Russell Westbrook (40:15), staying away from social media where mountains of criticism are on players' feeds (50:45), and his activism surrounding human rights violations in Turkey and what speaking out has cost him (1:01:45).  Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Enes Kanter Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2021
LaMelo’s Creativity, Michael Porter Jr.’s Development, and All-Rookie Teams | Ringer NBA University
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Kevin O’Connor and J. Kyle Mann discuss the development of some of the young stars in the league, including Zion Williamson (3:32), LaMelo Ball (9:57), and Michael Porter Jr (45:16). They also discuss which players could be named to the All-Rookie teams (30:15). Hosts: Kevin O’Connor and J. Kyle Mann Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2021
Ranking the Top 25 Players in the NBA | Group Chat
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Justin and Rob open the show with reactions to a solid outing from Marc Gasol in the Lakers' win against the Nuggets and then discuss if the Lakers should be in panic mode (02:00). They also react to ESPN’s Marvel-themed broadcast (17:00). Later, they are joined by The Ringer’s J. Kyle Mann and Dan Devine to discuss their rankings of the top 25 players in the NBA (22:45). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Ron Mahoney Guests: J. Kyle Mann and Dan Devine Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 04, 2021
The Lakers Are Imploding. Plus: Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. Kevin Durant. | Real Ones
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This Monday, Logan and Raja are joined by The Ringer's Danyel Smith of 'Black Girl Songbook,' who tells them why she's so mad (0:23). Then they talk about the Lakers' implosion that we are all currently witnessing, even after the return of Anthony Davis and LeBron James from injury, with a little input from noted Lakers fan producer Sasha (6:25). Then they talk about the Bucks' victory over the Nets on Sunday night and who would win in a seven-game series if they met in the postseason (36:25). Last, but not least, Logan tees Raja up to rail against the lack of fundamentals in the league and among youngins these days after Steve Kerr’s comments to the same effect (48:35). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Danyel Smith Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2021
What Can the NBA Draft Learn From the NFL Draft? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss the differences between the NBA and NFL drafts, and what the NBA can adapt from the NFL’s draft to improve upon its own (03:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Kevin O’Connor Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
Chris Paul Is a Star and the Suns Are for Real. Plus: 10-Day-Contract Life With Paolo Uggetti, Kevin Love’s Outburst, and Russell Westbrook Disrespect. | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja have given you Darius Miles and Boris Diaw. They’ve given you The Kid Mero. So listen to this lovely basketball catch-up between two good friends as you pat your full belly. First off, the last time the Phoenix Suns made the playoffs, Raja was still in the NBA, so Logan and Raja give Chris Paul and the entire Suns organization the respect they deserve (0:32). Then The Ringer’s own Paolo Uggetti joins to talk about his beautiful piece on the hardships of 10-day-contract life in a pandemic (22:28). Finally, Logan and Raja take a look at Kevin Love’s history of slightly bratty on-court behavior after he carelessly inbounded the ball to the Raptors on Monday (34:45), and Raja fights to the death for Russell Westbrook’s honor (50:00) Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Paolo Uggetti Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
Which Play-in Game Teams Do We Believe in Most? | Group Chat
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Justin and Rob start by ranking the eight potential play-in game teams by who they believe will be most successful in that format (4:16). Then they are joined by Chris Herrington of The Daily Memphian to discuss the expectations of the Grizzlies for the rest of this season and moving forward (42:07). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guest: Chris Herrington Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 27, 2021
The Kid Mero + 'Real Ones' New York Knicks Spectacular | Real Ones
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Clap your Timbs in the air because Bronx legend The Kid Mero joins Logan and Raja today amidst the Knicks’ nine game winning streak to talk absolutely everything Knicks in this Real Ones New York Knicks Spectacular. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: The Kid Mero Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
What's Wrong With the NBA? And Whose Job Is It to Fix It? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by Ben Falk from ‘Cleaning the Glass’ to discuss NBA rule changes vs. team and player innovations to get a competitive edge, and how the NBA league office is responsible for keeping pace with the speed at which innovations are found with the use of analytics (06:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Ben Falk Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
Boris Diaw on Traversing the Globe, Why the Suns Fell Apart, Guarding LeBron James, and Much More | Real Ones
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The man, the myth, the legend Boris Diaw joins Logan and Raja on a veritable odyssey through his interests and career, starting with his travels around the world on his catamaran and close calls with wildlife on safaris (0:27). Then they talk about the rise and fall of the Steve Nash–era Phoenix Suns (20:14), how and why Boris was traded with Raja to the Charlotte Bobcats (37:50), and his unceremonious buyout in Charlotte, which led to a championship-winning stint in San Antonio (55:30). Finally, they get into his time with the Spurs: playing with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Kawhi Leonard (1:00:07), guarding LeBron James in the NBA Finals (1:11:41), and getting his ring in 2014 (1:15:52).  Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Boris Diaw Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
How Good Are the Knicks? Plus, an OKC Deep Dive With Tyler Parker. | Ringer NBA University
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Kevin O’Connor and J. Kyle Mann start by discussing how good the New York Knicks can be during the rest of the regular season and potentially in the playoffs (0:51). Then they are joined by Tyler Parker to discuss the Oklahoma City Thunder's young guys and what the future holds for the franchise (21:51). Lastly, Tyler drops a hot take about a future NBA draft prospect (58:10). Check out J. Kyle Mann’s newest video, on Anthony Edwards. Read Tyler Parker’s Oklahoma City Thunder Tank Diaries. Hosts: Kevin O’Connor and J. Kyle Mann Guest: Tyler Parker Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2021
Steph Curry on Fire, and the NBA Viewership Decline | Group Chat
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Justin and Rob discuss Steph Curry's greatness over the past set of games, and float his name in the MVP debate (02:00). Later, they are joined by The Athletic’s Ethan Strauss to talk about his recent story on the NBA’s dip in ratings and what that says about the success of the league during the pandemic (20:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guest: Ethan Strauss Production Assistant: Jon Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
The Knicks Are (Almost) Back, Baby! Plus: Listener Questions and Mad Hoopers! | Real Ones
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The Ringer’s Trudy Joseph joins Logan and Raja to tell them why she’s so mad (0:22). Then, in the wake of New York's six-game winning streak, Logan and Raja talk about how the Knicks are (almost) back (4:54) and Steph Curry’s one-man show (23:15). After that they get into some listener questions (27:28) and find out why you’re all so damn mad (44:18). Thanks for sending in your questions, everybody! You can email us questions at realonesmailbag@gmail.com, or tell us why you’re so mad by leaving a voice message at 510-469-0294. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: Trudy Joseph and Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Is Steph Curry the Feel-Good Story of the Year? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by The Ringer's J. Kyle Mann to discuss Steph Curry's play on the court. They weigh in on the debate about whether Curry should be shooting more (5:10), discuss whether James Wiseman was the appropriate pick for the Warriors (24:30), and touch on the trajectory of Curry's career and the legacy he will leave behind (28:40). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: J. Kyle Mann Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Darius Miles on Coming Up on the Clippers, LeBron James Arriving in Cleveland, the "Jail Blazers" Media Narrative, and More | Real Ones
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First up, Logan and Raja discuss LaMarcus Aldridge’s sudden retirement from the league (0:35). Then Darius Miles joins the podcast to talk about joining the Clippers out of high school (10:15), Lamar Odom’s leadership (29:37), LeBron James arriving in Cleveland (34:42), his first time playing with veterans on the Trail Blazers, the offensive "Jail Blazers" media narrative surrounding that team at the time (49:32), and much more. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Darius Miles Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Jamal Murray Is Out for the Season, Rookie of the Year Leaders, and 2021 Draft Prospects | Group Chat
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Justin and Rob open the show discussing what Jamal Murray’s torn ACL means for the Denver Nuggets’ season and the Western Conference playoff race (01:00). Later, they are joined by NBA draft expert Chad Ford to discuss the Rookie of the Year race (15:00) and the top prospects in the 2021 draft (55:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guest: Chad Ford Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
Kevin Durant and Draymond Green’s Relationship and the Brooklyn Nets’ Chances at a Championship with Eddie Gonzalez | Real Ones
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Eddie Gonzalez (@bansky) from ‘The ETCs’ podcast with Kevin Durant joins Logan and Raja to talk about his recent interview with Draymond Green and KD (2:10), working with KD (10:00), Brooklyn’s chances at winning the NBA championship this season (27:43), and much more! Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Eddie Gonzalez Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Did the Nets Solve the Regular Season? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by The Ringer’s Rob Mahoney to discuss the Nets' experimental approach to the regular season (02:00), the success of buyout additions Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge (35:00), and more. Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Rob Mahoney Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
Steph Curry Proves He’s Still On Top. Plus: Nikola Jokic’s MVP Case and New WNBA Kits | Real Ones
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After feeding the streets Mikal Bridges, Steve Kerr, Vernon Maxwell, Greg Monroe, and Monica McNutt, Logan and Raja take a Thursday to catch up themselves (0:27). They get into the Warriors-Bucks game that Logan attended on Tuesday (5:29), Nikola Jokic’s MVP case and what makes Aaron Gordon such a special role player (31:18), and the newly fired-up WNBA kits (50:00). If you’d like to tell us why you’re so mad, record yourself using the Voice Memos app and email the file to realonesmailbag@gmail.com, or leave us a message at 510-469-0294. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Progress Reports for Trade Deadline Movers and the Draft Stock of Some NCAA Tournament Stars | Ringer NBA University
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Kevin O’Connor and J. Kyle Mann start by handing out progress reports for players who got traded at the deadline, including Aaron Gordon (1:00). Then they discuss some observations from Tuesday night's games (29:18). Lastly, they play a game of Stock Up, Stock Down for a few of the stars from March Madness (40:45). Hosts: Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
The Warriors Are Falling Light-years Behind | Group Chat
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Justin and Rob are joined by the cohosts of ‘Light Years: A Golden State Warriors Pod,’ Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari, to discuss the Warriors’ struggles this season (03:00). Later, they debate whether making the playoffs this season will affect the Warriors’ future in free agency (39:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guests: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Monica McNutt on Stanford’s NCAA Championship, the Knicks’ Success, the Upcoming WNBA Season, and More. Plus: 'Bridgerton' Season 2 Is Announced. | Real Ones
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First things first, the Mad Hooper Talia Caldwell tells Logan and Raja why she’s so mad (0:25). After that, The Ringer’s Jomi Adeniran pops by to discuss his disappointment that Regé-Jean Page will not return to Season 2 of 'Bridgerton' (2:07). Then Monica McNutt joins Logan and Raja to talk about getting into journalism as a student athlete (8:22), Stanford’s win over Arizona to take the women’s NCAA championship (21:10), addressing disparities between how men and women basketball players are treated (29:16), how excited Knicks fans should be about this season (41:39), and who her favorite teams are for the upcoming WNBA season (44:49).  Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: Monica McNutt, Talia Caldwell, and Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
What Will the Future of the NBA on TV Look Like? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by CNBC sports business reporter Jabari Young to discuss how the next NBA TV deal could change how we watch basketball (02:00). Later, Chris and The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis weigh in on how the NBA television and League Pass experience could be improved (23:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Jabari Young and Bryan Curtis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
Greg Monroe on Getting Back Into the NBA During a Pandemic. Plus: JJ Redick Complains About Being Traded to the Mavericks | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja first get into JJ Redick’s complaints about the Pelicans front office trading him to the Dallas Mavericks instead of the Brooklyn Nets (0:25), and the power that the media has in shaping narratives around players and shaping young players’ careers (7:40). Then Greg Monroe joins Logan and Raja from a practice facility in Miami as he tries to make his way back to the NBA during a global pandemic (19:25). He talks about growing up in New Orleans, going to Georgetown (26:35), playing with Giannis in Milwaukee (43:18), and a whole lot more! Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Greg Monroe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
Buyout Market Moves and the New-Look Nuggets | Group Chat
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Justin and Rob open the show with a discussion of the many buyout market players being picked up, including Andre Drummond to the Lakers and LaMarcus Aldridge to the Nets (01:30). Later, they are joined by Mike Singer of the Denver Post to discuss how Aaron Gordon will fit in his new home, Nikola Jokic’s MVP odds, and Jamal Murray’s struggles thus far this season (13:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guest: Mike Singer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Vernon Maxwell on Defending Michael Jordan, Trash-talking, Larry Brown, and Much More | Real Ones
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First things first, the king of Lakers Twitter, Ry Cole (@JustRyCole), tells Logan why he’s so mad (0:12). Then Vernon Maxwell joins Logan and Raja to talk about his beef with Utah (4:10), where the line is with fan heckling, feeling out of place in San Antonio, playing under Larry Brown, defending Michael Jordan, and a whole lot more.  Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: Vernon Maxwell and Ry Cole Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
What Are the Biggest Unsolved Mysteries From the Trade Deadline? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney to dive into some of the greatest unsolved mysteries from the trade deadline and look back at the moves made by the Nuggets, Bulls, Heat, and more. Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Rob Mahoney and Justin Verrier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
NBA Trade Deadline Instant Reactions | Real Ones
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Logan is joined by real one Chris Ryan to react to all the trades and transactions, or lack thereof, after the deadline, including the Raptors holding onto Kyle Lowry (0:30), the Rockets trading Victor Oladipo to the Heat (8:56), whether Aaron Gordon can bring the Nuggets to title-contention level (13:34), the Lakers holding off on making moves (27:20), what the Clippers gain by trading Lou Williams to the Hawks for Rajon Rondo (35:02), and more! Hosts: Logan Murdock and Chris Ryan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
Young Players Who Could Be on the Move at the Trade Deadline. Plus: Players to Watch During March Madness. | Ringer NBA University
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Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann start by discussing some of the young players who have been rumored in potential trade deadline deals (1:18). Then they talk about NBA draft prospects to watch during the rest of March Madness (43:53). Hosts: Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
Five Biggest Names That Could Move by the Trade Deadline | Group Chat
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Justin and Rob are joined by Steve Jones Jr. of the Dunker Spot Podcast to discuss the biggest names that could be moved by this Thursday’s trade deadline, including Kyle Lowry (02:00), Lonzo Ball (09:00), Aaron Gordon (16:00), and more. Host: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guest: Steve Jones Jr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
Steve Kerr on Why He Traded Raja Bell, Coaching the Warriors Dynasty, and Much More | Real Ones
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First things first, Logan and Raja are joined by the Mad Hooper @DragonflyJonez, who tells them why he’s so mad (0:18). After that, Logan and Raja touch on the two injuries that rocked the NBA over the weekend, LaMelo Ball’s fractured wrist and LeBron James’s high ankle sprain (2:30), before giving their final thoughts on 'Bridgerton' (11:15). Then head coach of the Golden State Warriors Steve Kerr joins Logan and Raja to talk about why he traded Raja Bell from the Phoenix Suns (17:23), coaching the Warriors dynasty (25:53), James Wiseman (36:26), Klay Thompson’s recovery (1:01:48), and so much more Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: Steve Kerr and @DragonflyJonez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 22, 2021
The Hawks?! | The Answer
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Chris is joined by writer and Hawks fan Rembert Browne to discuss what it’s been like rooting for the Hawks in their up-and-down season and their current seven-game win streak (03:00). Later, Chris is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor to discuss whether all bad teams are a Nate McMillan away from being good, how Bogdan Bogdanovic has changed the dynamic of the team since returning from injury, and more (17:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Rembert Browne and Kevin O’Connor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
Mikal Bridges on Chris Paul’s Contributions, Gaining Confidence in the Bubble, and Much More | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja touch on how P.J. Tucker can help the Bucks and what Torrey Craig can do for the Suns (0:30), before Logan chats with Suns forward Mikal Bridges about gaining confidence in the NBA bubble (17:45), what he’s learned from playing with Chris Paul (26:45), getting traded from his home team, the 76ers, on draft night (32:35), and quite a lot more.  Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Mikal Bridges Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
The Celtics' Potential Trade Deadline Moves | Group Chat
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Justin, Tjarks, and Rob open with a discussion on Marvin Bagley's hand injury and what it means for this season and the future for the Kings (02:00). Later, they are joined by The Athletic’s Jared Weiss to discuss what potential trades can improve the Celtics roster ahead of the trade deadline (11:00) Hosts: Justin Verrier, Jonathan Tjarks, and Rob Mahoney Guest: Jared Weiss Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
LaMelo Ball Is a Rookie Sensation. Plus: A One-Year Retrospective on the League Shutdown, and Meyers Leonard’s Anti-Semitic Outburst.
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Logan and Raja start off by remembering where they were when they found out the 2019-20 NBA season was suspended (3:00), then they talk about the NBA’s response to Meyers Leonard’s anti-Semitic outburst on a 'Call of Duty' livestream (22:02). Finally, they get into the rookie sensation that is LaMelo Ball and the other rookies who defied the common logic that this year’s rookie class had a dearth of talent (34:52). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Is the NBA No Country for Old Men? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by The Ringer’s Shea Serrano to look back at the LaMarcus Aldridge era of the Spurs in light of the recent news that Aldridge and the Spurs are looking to part ways (01:30). Later, Chris is joined by Justin Verrier to discuss the list of former All-Stars currently past their primes in the trade and buyout market who might be serviceable on contending teams (14:30). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Shea Serrano and Justin Verrier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 12, 2021
Jameer Nelson on Mental Health, Playing With Dwight Howard, the G League, and More | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja are joined by former NBA All-Star Jameer Nelson to talk about growing up in the Philly basketball scene (0:30), his struggles with mental health and supporting Delonte West in his recovery (9:30), playing in Orlando during the Dwight Howard years (19:17), his new position as assistant general manager of the Delaware Bluecoats (43:30), and much more. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jameer Nelson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Deep Dive on the Charlotte Hornets and Handing Out Mid-Term Grades | Ringer NBA University
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Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann start by discussing LaMelo Ball’s impressive rookie season and the Charlotte Hornets' fun young core (1:20). Then they give out mid-term grades to six young guys across the league including James Wiseman, Nic Claxton, and Deandre Ayton (29:27). Lastly this week’s Draft Class feature is the G-League Ignite's Jalen Green (1:10:01). Tjarks talks about his piece on Green, his season so far in the G-League and his potential in the NBA. Hosts: Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
Big Questions for the Second Half of the NBA Season | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Tjarks are joined by Travonne Edwards of The Athletic to discuss which teams' first-half performances they're not buying as legitimate (02:00). Later, they discuss whether any teams in the East can stop the Nets or 76ers (18:00), as well as the best player who could be moved by the trade deadline (40:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Jonathan Tjarks Guest: Travonne Edwards Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 09, 2021
All-Star Gripes and Glories, Kevin Garnett’s Rocky Relationship With the Timberwolves, and Blake Griffin Signs With the Nets | Real Ones
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First things first, the Mad Hooper, Kellen Becoats of The Ringer, stops by to tell us why he's so mad (0:25). Then Logan and Raja get into their highlights, hot takes, winners, and losers of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta (4:00). After that they dive deep on The Athletic’s report detailing Kevin Garnett withdrawing his bid for ownership of the Timberwolves (23:45), Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert publicly complaining about how they’re being refereed (37:10), and Blake Griffin signing with the Brooklyn Nets (52:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Kellen Becoats Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
What Have We Learned From the First Half of the NBA Season? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by The Athletic’s Wosny Lambre to discuss what lessons they’ve learned from the NBA season thus far (02:30). Some topics include Joel Embiid’s dominance (19:00), Zion Williamson’s rise into superstardom (23:00), and the art of tanking (28:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Wosny Lambre Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
Deron Williams on Jerry Sloan, Getting Traded to the Nets, Team USA, and Much More | Real Ones
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Three-time NBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Deron Williams joins Logan and Raja to discuss getting traded midseason from the Jazz to the Nets (0:30), the recipe for his famous Halloween party punch (8:20), his complicated relationship with former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan (19:00), the first time he met Jay-Z (35:45), which of the two gold medal USA teams he played on would win in a face-off (42:15), and much more.  Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Deron Williams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Reacting to the Hawks Coaching Change, and No Power Rankings | Group Chat
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Justin, Tjarks, and Rob discuss the Hawks firing Lloyd Pierce and installing Nate McMillan as interim head coach (01:00). Later, they debate their No Power Rankings, breaking down some of the most bleak franchises in the league this season (20:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Jonathan Tjarks, and Rob Mahoney Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
Chris Webber on Why He Never Worked for the Kings Organization, Producing for Nas, and More | Real Ones
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Five-time NBA All-Star, top-shelf NBA commentator, and birthday boy Chris Webber joins Logan and Raja to talk about his new fund for minority-run cannabis businesses (9:00), being part of the Fab Five (21:00), the trade that brought him to Sacramento and why he never worked in the Kings organization after he retired (45:00), learning how to make beats in hotel rooms and working with Nas (48:30), and so much more.  Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Chris Webber Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
What If Kyrie Was Right (About Coaching)? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry to discuss the shift in coaching style in the NBA during the player empowerment era, looking at Steve Nash’s role as head coach with the Nets as a prime example (04:00). Later, Chris is joined by Musa Okwonga of 'Stadio’ to discuss the difference in modern NBA coaching and the big coach energy that is still around in the Premier League (25:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Kirk Goldsberry and Musa Okwonga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
David West on Playing With Chris Paul, His Will to Win, His Championships With the Warriors, and More | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja are joined this week by two-time NBA champion David West and they get into the nitty-gritty of his long career, starting with his time playing for the New Orleans Hornets alongside Chris Paul (0:30), those wild Eastern Conference finals series with the Pacers against the Big Three Heat (23:00), and declining his player option in Indiana to go play with Tim Duncan on the Spurs during his final year in the league (34:15). Then, of course, they get into his fantastic two-championship run with the Warriors (39:15) and his efforts, as Principal COO of the Professional Collegiate League, to bring financial compensation to college basketball players (52:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: David West Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
The Bulls’ and Timberwolves’ Young Cores and First-Time All-Stars | Ringer NBA University
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Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann start by discussing the four first-time All-Stars (1:54). Then they do a deep dive into the play of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ young guys (32:51). After that, they discuss young players who have struggled early in their careers in a new segment called Study Hall (56:52). Next, they talk about Tjarks’s piece on Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs and evaluate his pro potential (1:07:40). Lastly, KOC is joined by House of Highlights host and YouTuber Kenny Beecham to discuss the Chicago Bulls' young core (1:12:29). Hosts: Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, J. Kyle Mann Guest: Kenny Beecham Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
All-Star Reserves, Lakers Lose Three Straight, and Porzingis Trade Rumors | Group Chat
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Justin, Tjarks, and Rob are joined by The Ringer’s Dan Devine to discuss whether the Lakers are in trouble after losing three straight (01:30), as well as Kristaps Porzingis trade rumors (08:00). Later, they discuss their picks for All-Star reserves (17:30). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Jonathan Tjarks, and Rob Mahoney Guest: Dan Devine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
Chris Finch Replaces Ryan Saunders As Timberwolves Head Coach. Plus: Draymond’s Ejection, AD’s Injury, and Buyout Season | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja invite the Mad Hooper Talia Caldwell to tell them why she’s so mad (0:30). Then Logan and Raja get into all the complications and frustrations of the Timberwolves firing head coach Ryan Saunders and immediately having Raptors assistant coach Chris Finch on deck to replace him (5:00), Draymond’s ejection against the Hornets and the referees’ performance this season (29:00), what AD’s injury could mean for the Lakers (38:30), and where DeMarcus Cousins, Blake Griffin, and Andre Drummond could be headed (42:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Talia Caldwell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
What Does It Mean to Be on a Winning (Or Losing) Streak? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by The Athletic’s Tony Jones to discuss the success of the Utah Jazz, who currently sit at the top of the league standings (2:00). They look at the team’s offseason turnaround after getting bounced in the bubble, Jordan Clarkson’s success, and more. Later, Chris is joined by The Ringer’s Megan Schuster to discuss the pain of rooting for the worst team in the league, the Minnesota Timberwolves (33:30). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Tony Jones and Megan Schuster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
Bomani Jones on NBA Activism, Kevin Durant’s Legacy, and More | Real Ones
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ESPN’s Bomani Jones joins Logan and Raja this Thursday to talk about the NBA’s COVID response, the national anthem fiasco of late, what the NBA can do moving forward to support players, and whether players need to take more responsibility (0:45). Then they get into the on-court chemistry of the Brooklyn Nets (3:00) and Kevin Durant’s legacy (44:00) before anointing their Real Ones of the Week (56:45). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Bomani Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
Is Andre Drummond Getting a Raw Deal? And Which Middling Teams Should Buy or Sell | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Tjarks discuss the ripple effects of Anthony Davis's recent calf strain (02:00), and the Spurs and Hornets dealing with COVID-19. They also talk about the Cavaliers sending Andre Drummond home as they look to trade him, as well as Draymond Green's comments on the NBA's treatment of players (11:00). Later, they look at some possible buyers and sellers of trade deadline season, including the Raptors, Hawks, Bulls, Rockets, and Kings (26:00) Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Jonathan Tjarks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
Should the NBA Mandate That Teams Play the National Anthem Before Games? Plus: The Utah Jazz Continue Their Rampage. | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja are joined once again by the Mad Hooper, Bleacher Report’s Barflaan Tedoe, who’s gonna tell them why he’s mad, son (0:01). Then, Logan and Raja take a look at the first very early rumor of trade deadline season, that Andre Drummond may be headed to the Raptors (7:00); what the Utah Jazz have been doing to hold on to the no. 1 seed in the West (14:00); the NBA telling Mark Cuban he has to play the national anthem at Mavericks home games (22:30); and Jeremy Lin’s journey to get back to the NBA (39:30). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Barflaan Tedoe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 15, 2021
Why Are We Obsessed With the MVP Award? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by 'Ringer NBA University' cohost J. Kyle Mann to discuss the current obsession with the early MVP race and what factors go into who wins the award (03:00). Later, Chris is joined by 'Group Chat’ cohost Justin Verrier to spotlight “the real MVPs,” or important players to their teams who likely won’t get MVP recognition (25:30). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: J. Kyle Mann and Justin Verrier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
Quentin Richardson on Being in the Jordan Family, His Former Beef With Paul Pierce, and More | Real Ones
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Quentin Richardson joins Logan and Raja to talk about what it was like growing up in Chicago during the height of Michael Jordan’s Bulls run (10:30), his past beef with Paul Pierce (15:15), adjusting to life in Los Angeles after he was drafted by the Clippers at age 19 (18:15), being a part of the Jordan family (29:30), and much more. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Quentin Richardson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
Potential First-time All-Stars and Basketball Diversity | Ringer NBA University
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KOC and J. Kyle Mann start by discussing the play of some young stars in Tuesday night’s games (2:30). Then they talk about four guys who could become first-time All-Stars and what their potential is moving forward (38:20). After that, KOC is joined by Yahoo Sports writer Seerat Sohi to discuss the Los Angeles Lakers' young guys (1:12:48) and her piece on basketball diversity. Hosts: Kevin O’Connor and J. Kyle Mann Guests: Seerat Sohi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
Who Belongs in the NBA’s Top Tier With the Lakers? | Group Chat
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Justin and Rob are joined by The Athletic’s John Hollinger to discuss which teams are contenders, kicking things off with the surging Utah Jazz (01:00). Later, they look at other top teams, including the Bucks, Clippers, and more (23:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guest: John Hollinger Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
Will Steph Curry Win Another Title? Plus: NBA All-Star Discontent and COVID-19 Policy Confusion | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja are joined early this week by the Mad Hooper, The Ringer’s Jomi Adeniran, who has something to say about Lakers sophomore Talen Horton-Tucker (0:01). Then they get into the confusion around the NBA's COVID policy that caused Kevin Durant to be pulled in and out of the Raptors-Nets game on Friday (8:30) and the fairly widespread player discontent regarding the NBA’s plans to hold an All-Star game in Atlanta (19:30). Finally, they discuss Steph Curry’s 57-point performance in a loss to the Mavericks on Saturday and whether he will ever win another NBA championship (43:45). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
How Do You Watch Defense? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by ‘Real Ones’ cohost Raja Bell to discuss the impossibility of guarding the Brooklyn Nets as well as the Nets' defensive ability and what winning a championship with their caliber of defense would mean to NBA history. Later, Chris is joined by cohost of ‘The Mismatch’ and ‘Ringer NBA University’ Kevin O’Connor to figure out how to watch for good defense and more (21:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Raja Bell and Kevin O’Connor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
Amin Elhassan on His Phoenix Suns Days, Shaq Locker Room Stories, and More | Real Ones
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Amin Elhassan of Meadowlark Media joins Logan and Raja to talk about his days working in the Phoenix Suns’ front office (1:00), how the team fell from grace (16:30), Shaq locker room stories (35:00), and more. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Amin Elhassan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
An Introduction to Trade Season | Group Chat
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Justin and Rob look around the NBA for potential deals ahead of the trade deadline, including possible moves by teams like the Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, and New Orleans Pelicans. Later, the two look at some of the more untouchable players across the league. Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
What Pieces Are Missing From the Brooklyn Nets’ Locker Room? | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja start the week off by talking about the Wizards' last-second 149-146 win over the Nets and what it looks like when a player is fully checked out, like perhaps one Bradley Beal (4:00). Then they get into the Nets’ side of things and what pieces are missing in the Nets’ locker room that could be the difference between a championship and a bust (19:00). Finally, they discuss the Miami Heat's chances to be contenders this season (42:00) and Aaron Gordon and Kyle Lowry’s beef from Sunday night’s Magic-Raptors game (49:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
Do Positions Even Matter Anymore? | The Answer
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Chris is joined by Yahoo Sports NBA reporter Seerat Sohi to discuss the “Draymond position” and building around positionless players like Zion Williamson and Ben Simmons (02:00). Later, Chris is joined by The Ringer’s Rob Mahoney to build a positionless all-star lineup (21:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Seerat Sohi and Rob Mahoney Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
Kendrick Perkins on Bradley Beal, the Nets, and Contenders vs. Pretenders | Real Ones
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Friend of the show and official Real One Kendrick Perkins joins Logan and Raja to get into why Bradley Beal should ask for a trade from the Wizards (0:45) and whether the Nets can win a championship with this squad and if the team should trade Kyrie (19:30). Finally, they play a game of Contender or Pretender with teams vying for a championship (47:00) and give their Real Ones of the Week (56:45). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Kendrick Perkins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
Sophomore Check-in | Ringer NBA University
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Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann check in on the development of five second-year players. Then they give a brief overview of potential no. 1 draft pick Cade Cunningham (1:00:33). Lastly, KOC is joined by Basketball News writer Nekias Duncan to discuss Bam Adebayo and some other interesting young payers on the Miami Heat (1:10:06). Zion Williamson (3:11) Michael Porter Jr. (17:51) Cam Reddish and De'Andre Hunter (31:14) Darius Garland (39:52) Hosts: Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
Quarter-Season Awards Picks | Group Chat
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Justin, Tjarks, and Rob are joined by The Ringer’s Chris Ryan to discuss the top MVP candidates of the first quarter of the season. Later, Justin, Tjarks, and Rob look at Sixth Man of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and Most Improved (37:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Jonathan Tjarks, and Rob Mahoney Guest: Chris Ryan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
Are Retired NBA Players Unnecessarily Critical of Current NBA Players? | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja go deep on how retired players criticize current NBA players after Shaq’s awkward postgame interaction with Donovan Mitchell last week (6:45). Then they discuss how NBA arenas are opening up to fans in the midst of the pandemic (32:30) and share some of their favorite memories of Kobe Bryant, a year removed from his death (53:00).  Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
What are your new NBA obsessions thus far? | The Answer
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Chris Ryan is joined by the Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss early season things that they are obsessed with including Collin Sexton, chippy Kevin Durant, and more (01:00). Later, Chris is joined by NBC Sports Warriors reporter Kerith Burke to talk about the many reasons to obsess over the Warriors this season (24:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Bill Simmons and Kerith Burke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
Shawn Marion on Why He Never Won a Championship in Phoenix | Real Ones
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After a quick conversation about Kyrie Irving’s return to the Nets (0:01), four-time NBA All-Star and NBA champion Shawn “The Matrix” Marion joins Raja and Logan to talk about his playoff runs in Phoenix (9:00), the trade to Kobe’s Lakers that almost was and the trade to Miami for Shaq that ended the Seven Seconds or Less era in Phoenix (45:00), and being on the Cavaliers for their 2015 Finals run against the Warriors (59:00).  Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Shawn Marion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 21, 2021
Are the Nets the Best Team in the NBA? | Group Chat
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Today we’re joined by ESPN writer Royce Young to discuss the Brooklyn Nets after their impressive victory against the Bucks without Kyrie Irving, and power rank the best teams in the league (35:00). Later, Justin, Tjarks, and Rob talk about CJ McCollum’s recent foot injury and more in another edition of Show and Take (55:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Jonathan Tjarks, and Rob Mahoney Guest: Royce Young Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
The Nets Impress in James Harden's Debut. Plus: What Really Happens to a Player Who Gets Traded? | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja dive into James Harden’s fit on the Nets and how their Big Three will work together (1:30). Then they get into the recent beef between Harden and Shaq over whether former Black players have a responsibility to back up current Black players in the league (26:30), and Raja pulls back the curtain on what actually happens to a player when they get traded (46:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
What Are the Ripple Effects of the Nets' James Harden Trade? | The Answer
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Chris Ryan is joined by The Ringer’s Rob Mahoney to discuss how James Harden will impact Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and the rest of the Nets roster. Later, Chris is joined by 'Greatest Of All Talk’ cohost Andrew Sharp to discuss key figures around the league affected by the trade, including the city of Houston, Ben Simmons, and more (20:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: Rob Mahoney and Andrew Sharp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 15, 2021
Rip Hamilton on His AAU Days With Kobe, the 2004 Detroit Championship, Being on Team Jordan, and More | Real Ones
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Three-time NBA All-Star and NBA champion Rip Hamilton joins Logan and Raja to talk about growing up in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, and playing AAU with Kobe Bryant (1:00), his championship run against Kobe’s Lakers in 2004 (27:00), having Michael Jordan as a veteran on the Wizards (45:00), his top five 2-guards of all time (59:00), and much more. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Rip Hamilton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
James Harden Nets Trade Reaction & 'Ringer NBA University' Premiere | Ringer NBA University
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Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann host the newest show on the 'Ringer NBA Show' feed, 'Ringer NBA University'. The show starts with a Ringer NBA live special instant reaction show where the guys discuss the four-team trade involving James Harden going to the Brooklyn Nets (0:47). Then they discuss the top rookies so far (33:01), including guys drafted outside the lottery that have been impressive. After that, they talk about a potential future no. 1 overall pick (01:38:58). Hosts: Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
The Buzz Is Back in Charlotte | Group Chat
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We are joined by CBS Sports writer James Herbert to discuss the Hornets’ solid start to the season behind LaMelo Ball, Gordon Hayward, and wacky small-ball lineups. Later, the guys talk about CJ McCollum, Jerami Grant, and the NBA’s COVID-19 problem in another edition of Show and Take (46:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Jonathan Tjarks Guest: James Herbert Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 12, 2021
Bradley Beal, We’re Begging You to Ask for a Trade | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja talk about the increased player absences due to COVID-19 protocols, recent positive tests, and canceled games (1:00). Then they talk about Bradley Beal’s sad situation with the Wizards and where they’d like to see him end up (18:45), the leaked locker room conflict between John Collins and Trae Young (42:00), and Kyrie’s unexplained absence from the Nets (52:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
What Happened to Rivalries in the NBA? | The Answer
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Chris Ryan is joined by Ben Detrick of ‘Cookies: A Basketball Podcast’ to discuss the Nets' defeat of the 76ers without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant and to attempt to figure out what happened to team rivalries within the NBA. Later, Chris is joined by The Ringer’s J. Kyle Mann to break down player rivalries within the current NBA landscape (26:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Ben Detrick and J. Kyle Mann Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
Tim Duncan on Kevin Garnett's Trash Talk, His Relationship With Gregg Popovich, and Much More | Real Ones
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Five-time NBA champion with the San Antonio Spurs and Hall of Famer Tim Duncan joins Logan and Raja to talk about learning to play basketball in the Virgin Islands, adjusting to life on the mainland, what he likes and doesn’t like about the new style of play in the NBA, his relationship with Coach Pop, his most impactful teammates and biggest rivals, the move to Orlando that almost was, and much more. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Tim Duncan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Can the Mavericks Get Back on the Horse? | Group Chat
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Today we’re joined by The Athletic’s Tim Cato to discuss the Dallas Mavericks’ slow start to the season (02:00). Later, the guys briefly talk about the Knicks performing above expectations (36:00) and take a look at some of the early championship contenders, including the Nets, Clippers, and 76ers (39:00) Hosts: Justin Verrier, Jonathan Tjarks, and Rob Mahoney Guest: Tim Cato Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 05, 2021
Is the Steph Curry Discourse Getting Out of Hand? | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja start off by getting into the flopping and dirty fouls of Raja’s past (1:00), then discuss the over-the-top Steph Curry discourse following the Warriors’ abysmal start and Steph’s 62-point career-high performance (9:40), as well as the lengthened injury-recovery period that has produced explosive play from John Wall and Kevin Durant (25:47).  Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
Tyrese Haliburton for Rookie of the Year? And Other Real or Fake Trends Across the NBA | Group Chat
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We take a look at several teams' performances in the first week of the season and attempt to separate the real trends from the fake, starting with the Sacramento Kings’ 3-1 start. Later we look at the 1-3 Denver Nuggets (13:00), 0-4 Washington Wizards (22:00), 4-0 Orlando Magic (30:00), 3-1 Pacers (49:00), 0-3 Raptors (58:00), and Julius Randle’s MVP-candidate-level averages (64:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Jonathan Tjarks, and Rob Mahoney Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 30, 2020
Biggest Takeaways From the First Week of the NBA Season | Real Ones
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After the first week of the 2020-21 NBA campaign, Logan and Raja get into Raja’s experiences playing in Christmas games (2:45), their biggest takeaways from the new season (20:00), the Clippers' meltdown (44:00), and what, if anything, can be done about Golden State (51:30). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
NBA Opening Night Reactions, and Previewing the Rest of the League | Group Chat
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We react to the Clippers beating the Lakers on opening night (2:00) as well as the offensive dominance of the Nets against the Warriors (27:00). Later, we look ahead to many of the teams and specific players starting their season tonight (47:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Jonathan Tjarks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
The 'Real Ones' 2020-21 NBA Season Preview | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja answer all the questions in The Ringer’s 2020-21 NBA entrance survey (1:30), and then give their award picks for the upcoming NBA season (40:30). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
What Are 2021 Expectations for Giannis, Luka, and ... Lu Dort? | The Answer
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan ponders expectations from different perspectives as the season gets close to tip-off (01:00). New Ringer staffer Mirin Fader joins to discuss Giannis’s decision to stay in Milwaukee as Chris ranks “what if” scenarios for the reigning MVP (05:00). Then, a conversation with Jason Gallagher and Tyler Parker on rooting for a rising star vs. a rebuilding project (22:00), before a “Philly Special” on expectations for the Sixers (36:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
Taylor Rooks on NBA Player-Media Relations, Betting in the Bubble, and More | Real Ones
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Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks joins Logan and Raja to talk about the emotional highs and lows of the NBA bubble (1:00), how she approaches relationship-building with NBA players as a member of the media (21:30), and gives her Real One of the Week (42:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Taylor Rooks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Supermax Is a Referendum on the Small Market vs. Big Market Debate in the NBA
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We are joined by Sports Illustrated’s Michael Pina as we take our last pod before the start of the NBA season as an opportunity to pontificate on Harden trades, who will win MVP, and the best League Pass teams of 2021 (44:33). But before we get into all that, we break down every detail of the bombshell news that Giannis has inked a supermax extension to remain a Milwaukee Buck (1:15). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Jonathan Tjarks Guest: Michael Pina Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
Does Kyrie Have a Point? A Deep Dive Into the Relationship Between NBA Players and the Media | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja start off the top with Kyrie’s most recent comments on the media and Raja’s experiences with the media-NBA player relationship (7:00). Then they get into Giannis’s evasive language regarding his future in Milwaukee (31:00) and whether good or bad performances in the preseason mean anything at all (42:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
Trailer for the 2020-2021 NBA Season!
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Introducing The Ringer NBA Show's 2020-2021 slate: 'Real Ones' with Logan Murdock and Raja Bell on Mondays and Thursdays, 'Group Chat' with Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Jonathan Tjarks on Wednesdays, and 'The Answer' with Chris Ryan every Friday to wrap up the week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 12, 2020
Does the NBA have a James Harden Problem? | The Answer
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan searches for solutions to the James Harden saga on the debut episode of “The Answer”. First, Chris is joined by Kirk Goldsberry (ESPN) to rank implausible-but-technically-possible Harden trades (07:00) and then Musa Okwonga (Stadio, Ringer FC) dials in to compare the rise of soccer-like transfer requests from NBA stars (36:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Kirk Goldsberry and Musa Okwonga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
Kendrick Perkins on Harden, Westbrook, the 76ers, Kyrie, and Much More | Real Ones
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NBA champion Kendrick Perkins joins Logan and Raja on their very first Thursday podcast to talk about his newfound career in NBA media (1:15), the Harden mess in Houston (7:00), how Russell Westbrook will help the Wizards (20:30), Doc Rivers’s potential impact in Philly (26:45), what the Nets could look like this season (32:45), the all-bark, no-bite Clippers (55:00), and much more. Make sure to subscribe to the need feed for 'The Mismatch' to keep getting Kevin O'Connor and Chris Vernon in your feed twice a week. Follow on Spotify, subscribe on Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Kendrick Perkins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
Making Heads or Tails of James Harden in Houston. Plus a Retrospective on John Wall in Washington. | Group Chat
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James Harden has finally showed up to Houston training camp to participate in the COVID-19 preseason protocols—but does that mean he’ll remain a Rocket in 2021 (1:00)? Plus, Michael Lee of the Washington Post joins to discuss John Wall’s under-appreciated relationship with Washington D.C., the pressure he faced as the Wizards’ savior, and what changes about the franchise's direction with Russell Westbrook at the lead guard position (21:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guest: Michael Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
James Harden’s Antics, Kawhi and PG’s Antics, and the League’s Antics | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja are back talking about James Harden’s COVID-unsafe antics in Atlanta and Las Vegas and decidedly not in Houston (1:00), Kawhi and Paul George’s antics for the Clippers that ruffled some feathers, as reported by The Athletic’s Jovan Buha (19:00), and the NBA’s new rules around player rest (35:00). Don’t forget that ‘The Mismatch’ has moved to its own feed. Follow ‘The Mismatch’ on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
Will Westbrook Help the Wizards? Plus: Lakers Loom Large and PG-13 Talks Trash | The Mismatch
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Subscribe now to the new feed on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts for ALL future episodes of "The Mismatch". On their last-ever podcast on the Ringer NBA Show feed, Verno and KOC get into the nitty gritty of the Westbrook-Wall trade (3:00), then talk over the latest news around the league, including the LeBron and AD signings (44:00), Paul George’s recent comments about his role on the Clippers, and the NBA season schedule. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
Emergency Podcast: Rockets Trade Russell Westbrook to the Wizards for John Wall | The Ringer NBA Show
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Logan Murdock, Chris Ryan, and Kevin O’Connor heed the call as the Rockets trade Russell Westbrook to the Wizards for John Wall and a 2023 protected draft pick.  Don't forget to go find the new feed for 'The Mismatch' on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts. Hosts: Logan Murdock, Chris Ryan, and Kevin O’Connor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
Taking News: Training Camp Edition | Group Chat
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Justin, Rob, and Tjarks are joined by The Athletic’s Zach Harper to take some news. They compete against each other to have the best takes on the positive coronavirus tests that have already appeared prior to the season starting (1:00), Kemba Walker’s knee injury (12:00), Kevin Durant denying having had conversations with James Harden about joining the Nets (22:00), David Griffin saying they want to play Zion at the three (32:30), the uncertainty around John Collins’ potential contract extension in Atlanta (43:00), Schroder telling the German press he wants to start for the Lakers (51:00), and the recently released Christmas Day schedule (01:00:00). And don't forget to go find the new feed for 'The Mismatch' on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Jonathan Tjarks Guest: Zach Harper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
Three Free Agent Signings We Like and Three We Don’t | The Mismatch
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KOC and Verno have a VERY special announcement at the top of the show, so don’t pump that 30-second fast-forward too hard. Then they get into how coronavirus could affect the 2020-21 NBA season, based on what we’ve seen from MLB and the NFL, and how the NBA schedule could play out (4:45). After that they talk about three free agent signings they liked and three they didn’t (12:45). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor You can find the brand new feed for 'The Mismatch' on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
What Do You Have to Do to Get Nailed for Tampering in the NBA? | Real Ones
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Logan and Raja take a look at how tampering functions in the NBA and how badly you have to mess up in order to be investigated in light of the Bogdan Bogdanovic–Bucks debacle (1:00). Then, they get into how the coronavirus will affect the 2020-21 NBA season with all the mess happening in the NFL (36:00).  Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
Will Giannis Sign the Supermax Extension? Plus: The Suns’ Ceiling With Chris Paul. | Group Chat
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Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel joins the show to discuss what lies in store for Giannis and the Bucks: Will he sign his extension? Has the franchise done enough to convince him that Milwaukee is a title contender (1:00)? Then we discuss the teams that made the largest moves in free agency since we last spoke and talk about the Celtics declining to make an offer for Myles Turner and what says about the current state of the center position in the league (41:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Jonathan Tjarks Guest: Matt Velazquez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
Free Agency Shuffle: Playoff Potential, Puzzling Contracts, and Championship Contenders | The Mismatch
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Verno and KOC get into all the most fascinating free agency moves from the past few days. First they look at teams that have vaulted themselves from the lottery to a potential playoff run (0:45) and the most puzzling contracts that have been signed in free agency (22:10). Then they get into which championship contenders have improved their rosters and which have fallen flat in free agency (36:15). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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