Light Years: A Golden State Warriors Pod

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 Jul 7, 2019


 Jan 8, 2019

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Light Years is dedicated to talking Golden State Warriors Basketball, the NBA, and everything else -- hosted by experts Saam Esfandiari and Andy Liu from WarriorsWorld.

Episode Date
Draymond's Comments + Free Agency Preview with Danny Leroux
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Sam and Andy react to Draymond's comments re: 2016. Later (10:25) they are joined by salary cap expert Danny Leroux to break down free agency of Kevon Looney, GP2, Otto Porter and more. Also, is there anyone out there GSW might pursue? Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Danny Leroux Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 29, 2022
2022 Golden State Warriors Season Recap with Marcus Thompson
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The Athletic's Marcus Thompson joins Andy and Sam to talk all things Warriors. Patrick Baldwin Jr, Ryan Rollins and why they remind us of the Jordan Bell days of the Peak Warriors drafts. Will they keep Looney, GP2, and Otto? Favorite moments of the season, Andrew Wiggins' all-time run, and of course, Steph Curry's best postseason run ever and where he ranks in NBA history.  Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Marcus Thompson Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
Draft Post Show
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors picking Patrick Baldwin and Ryan Rollins. Later (17:05) we take listeners calls on Spotify Live. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2022
Parade, Golden State Patriots and Draft Talk
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors Championship Parade.  Later (14:16) we are joined by Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer to discuss comparisons between this Warriors team and the Tom Brady's Patriots and final feelings on the 2021/22 Warriors.  Finally (32:58) we talk NBA draft. Who should the Warriors target? Upside or Floor? etc. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Kevin O'Connor Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
The Warriors are CHAMPIONS!
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Sam and Andy celebrate the Warriors winning the championship on Spotify Live. They discuss what this title means for the Core 3 and much more! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18, 2022
Game 6 Preview
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Sam and Andy preview Game 6 and talk about the Core 3's decade together. (9:36) We discuss keys to the game and (18:20) pick our X-factor for tonight. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
GSW v. Celtics Game 5: Two Way Wiggs
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors Game 5 win over Boston on Spotify Live.  Two Way Wiggs performance! Being one game away from finals!  Later (24:10) we take your calls! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
Game 5 Mini-Pod Preview: GAME DAY
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Sam is joined by Vignesh from GSW Fast Break Blog to discuss Game 5.  (2:57) Does Boston change their strategy on GSW? (9:45) Do other Warriors get going? Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Vignesh Venkataraman Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 13, 2022
GSW v. Celtics Game 4: GOAT Things
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors big Game 4 win. The GOAT performance from Steph.  Later (20:55) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 11, 2022
Game 4 Preview: Judgement
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Sam and Andy preview GSW/Boston Game 4.  (2:05) How will Steph's leg react? (4:22) What adjustments do we want to see on offense/defense? (6:25) What do we need from Draymond + More! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 10, 2022
GSW v. Celtics Game 3: Playing With Food
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors loss to Boston in Game 3 on Spotify Live.  Later (18:28) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2022
Game 3 Preview: Tuxedo Karen's
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Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss Warriors v Celtics Game 3.  (2:40) How we feel about Celtics statements re: Draymond. Do we think it will effect game? (14:15) What are key strategic points for Game 3. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 08, 2022
GSW v. Celtics Game 2: Series On
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Sam and Andy discuss Warriors win over Boston in Game 2. Who mattered? How big was Draymond? Steph?  Later (32:07) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
Game 2: Game Day Preview
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Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel to preview Game 2.  (3:25) Do they Warriors need to make changes to their defensive strategy? (11:02) How does Jordan Poole get going? Klay/Draymond roles + More! Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 05, 2022
GSW v. Celtics Finals Game 1: First Home Loss
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Sam and Andy react to the Warriors Game 1 loss to the Celtics on Spotify Live. Was it poor GSW defense, or just hot shooting from Boston? Later (15:04) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 04, 2022
Warriors Love/Hate with Nick Wright + Finals Talk
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Sam and Andy are joined by FS1's Nick Wright to discuss his feelings towards the Warriors.  The initial annoyance, the growing admiration etc. (26:49) How we contextualize Steph v. more physically gifted players?  Later (40:46) we get Nick's pick for the NBA finals. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Nick Wright Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2022
GSW v. Celtics Finals
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After the Celtics Game 7 win over Miami, Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors facing the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals. What worries us? What excites us? + More. Later (28:02) we take your calls.  Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 30, 2022
GAME 5 Post Game Spotify Live show. THE LOST EPISODE
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors making the finals after Game 5 on Spotify Live. Later (25:14) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 28, 2022
The Warriors are BACK in the finals. GSW v. Mavs G5
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors going back to the finals.  We discuss Steph Curry's journey to get Warriors here. (9:28) Klay's Journey (13:57) Draymond Green's leadership. (19:25) Steve Kerr's evolution and finally (23:27) the importance of Looney, Poole and Wiggins. All that plus more. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27, 2022
GSW v. Mavs Game 4: Let Down
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors disappointing loss in Game 4.  How did we feel about young players? What do they need to do in Game 5?  Later (13:11) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 25, 2022
GSW v. Mavs Game 3: Ageless Steph and Big Wiggs
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors big win over the Mavericks.  Wiggins' key performance. Steph's continued brilliance and all things GSW.  Later (27:09) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 23, 2022
GSW v. Mavericks Game 2: Moses MaLOON
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors come from behind win in Game 2 versus the Dallas Mavericks. How Looney was the key, Steph as Brady + More!  Later (21:18) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 21, 2022
GSW v Mavericks Game 1: Who Guards Luka?!
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over the Mavericks. How did they guard Luka? Etc.  Later (24:44) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2022
Warriors v. Mavs Preview
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Sam and Andy are joined by Mavs Moneyball's Kirk Henderson to discuss all things Warriors/Mavs.  (11:19) How do they guard each other and more! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Kirk Henderson Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2022
Warriors-Mavs Preview + Suns Lose
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Sam and Andy have fun with the Suns loss to the Dallas Mavericks.   Later (6:10) they discuss the Warriors match up with the Mavs. (7:05) Who guards Luka? How do they attack Luka? Keys to the series and more! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 16, 2022
GSW v. Grizz Game 6: BACK
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors big Game 6 win over the Grizzlies.  We discuss Game 6 Klay, Wiggins big moments, Looney on the glass and more.   Later (23:04) we take your calls on Game 6 and who we want to see in the conference finals and more. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14, 2022
GSW v. Grizz Game 5: Embarrassing
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors embarrassing loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. How do you lose that badly? What needs to change?  Later (16:20) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2022
GSW v. Grizz Game 4: Resilience
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors frustrating but resilient win over an undermanned Grizzlies squad.  Steph coming up big at the end, Wiggs dependability, Otto and more!  Later (25:04) we take your calls. Get 20% off at American-Giant.com with promo code: "Lightyears" Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2022
Warriors v. Grizzlies Game 3: THE CODE
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors Game 3 win over Memphis on Spotify Live. We discuss the Warriors historic offensive performance. React in live time to the fall out of Ja's injury, "broke the code" tweets and more.  Later (20:04) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 08, 2022
GP2 Injury, Lineup Q’s and Game 3 preview
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Sam and Andy discuss the fall out of the Gary Payton II injury, (4:07) Who replaces GP2 in the rotation?  (12:48) What should they do with Ja? (21:26) The offensive woes and finally (35:33) other playoff series thoughts. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2022
Warriors v. Grizzlies Game 2: Disappointment
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors loss to Memphis on Spotify Live.  Did the Warriors give that game away? How worried are we about not having GP2? Later (25:45) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 04, 2022
GSW v. Grizzlies Game 1 Post Game: Special
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Sam and Andy recap the Warriors big win over the Grizzlies to open the series.  Was Draymond's ejection deserved? What about small lineup they closed with? Later (25:42) we take all your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 02, 2022
GSW in the UK + Playoff Talk w/ Mo Mooncey
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Sam Esfandiari is joined by Mo Mooncey of Hoop The Genius Pod/Sky Sports to discuss NBA's rise in the UK.  (5:15) Are the Warriors the most popular team? What soccer player does Steph Curry remind people most of? Later (13:50) we talk these NBA playoffs and if he thinks Warriors will get to finals. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Mo Mooncey Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
GSW v. Den Game 5: Series Over
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors series win over the Denver Nuggets.  What did we learn lineup wise and more!  Later (19:06) your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
GSW v. Den Game 4: No Sweep
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors game 4 loss to the Denver Nuggets.  Why were they in foul trouble? What happened down the stretch? Where do they go in Game 5?  Later (24:58) We take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
GSW v. Denver Game 3: #ArrogantSZN Back?!
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors big game 3 win over Denver on Spotify Live, Jordan Poole as a number one option, Wiggins in crunch time, Draymond's defensive performance and more! Later (22:35) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2022
GSW/Denver Game 2 aka The Fitz Five
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors big win over Denver in game 2 on Spotify Live.  Jordan Poole's emergence, Steph being Steph, The Fitz 5 and more!  Later (19:31) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
GSW/DEN Game 1 aka The Poole Party
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Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss Warriors v. Nuggets game one.  The Poole party. Steph coming off the bench. Kerr's gambles paying off, Wiggins big play and more.  Later (26:06) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 17, 2022
GSW/Nuggets Preview with DNVR
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Sam is joined by DNVR's Adam Mares to preview the Warriors v. Nuggets.  (6:16) Who are the X-Factors for both teams? (9:18) Is Jordan Poole like Jamal Murray? How will the Warriors guard Jokic? How will the Warriors attack Denver? + More Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Adam Mares Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2022
Playoff Talk with Sharp
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Sam and Andy are joined by the host of the GOAT Pod, Andrew Sharp to discuss the Warriors entering the playoffs. When will Steph play? Thoughts on Denver? (1:45)  How worried are they on big man depth (9:05) They also discuss Phoenix/Memphis v. GSW (20:42) and more. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Andrew Sharp Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
GSW is the 3 seed!
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors being the 3 seed on Spotify Greenroom. Initial thoughts on the Denver match up. What will be starting/closing lineup?  Later (21:02) we take your calls.  Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Lakers Game and Final Days Before Playoffs
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over the Lakers and the playoff push on Spotify Greenroom. Later (15:17) we take your calls on the playoffs and more. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 08, 2022
Ramping Up, Match Ups & NBA Awards, Jordan Poole for MIP?!
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Sam and Andy discuss news Steph Curry is ramping up, look at potential playoff match ups vs. Utah or Denver, Memphis or Phoenix.   Later (21:05), They discuss NBA awards. Who will win MVP? Would Steph have won if he didn't get hurt? Would Kuminga win ROTY if he played more? Who should win Most Improved Player?! Rate. Subscribe Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2022
Warriors Playoff Push
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Sam and Aaron Larsuel discuss the Warriors playoff push.  Do they want to play Phoenix or Memphis first? What about the Utah/Sac Games?  Later your questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
EMERGENCY POD: Steph Out Till the Playoffs
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Sam and Andy discuss Steph Curry being out until the playoffs on Spotify Greenroom.  Does this effect their playoff seeding? How will they get ready for the playoffs?  Later (18:16) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 02, 2022
Warriors Moral Victories, Draymond Back, Poole Superstar
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Sam and Andy recap the Warriors moral victory L to the Phoenix Suns. They discuss Jordan Poole’s superstardom and role as closer, Draymond’s resurgence, Klay’s struggle and whether they're worried about the Suns in a postseason matchup. Later (22:40) they take listener calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Combatting Warriors Doomerism
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Sam and Andy are joined by The Athletic's Marcus Thompson. How worried are you about the Warriors? Are you more concerned about Steph or Dray? Who would you rather play first, Memphis or Phoenix?  First round match up fears and more. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Marcus Thompson Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
Warrior Loss, Draymond Struggles and Wizards Game
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Sam is joined by GSW Fast Break’s Vignesh Venkataraman to discuss the Warriors loss to the Washington Wizards and the recent free fall. How worried are they about Draymond? What can the Warriors do? Later (22:54) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Vignesh Venkataraman Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
Jordan Poole Mania, Who starts when Steph comes back?! And some Draymond Talk
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Sam and Andy discuss Jordan Poole's recent stretch. How good can he be? Who starts when Steph comes back?   Later (23:32) they discuss Kuminga's growth and where he might factor in going forward.  Finally (32:03) they discuss Draymond's recent comments about LeBron James. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 25, 2022
Worst Loss Of The Season, Gut Checks and Questions
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors loss to Orlando.  Why are the Warriors in a rut? Is it coaching? Leadership?  Later (27:54) we take your questions on Moses Moody, Jonathan Kuminga and more. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
Game 1 Without Steph
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Sam and Andy react to the Warriors bizarre loss to the San Antonio Spurs.  How much was on the refs, positives, negatives and what we think of Jordan Poole’s ceiling. Later (23:57) we take your calls and discuss the latest update on James Wiseman,  Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
EMERGENCY POD - Curry Injury and Playoff Push Outlook
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Sam and Andy are joined by Dr. Nirav Pandya to discuss the nature of Steph's injury. How long should we expect him to be out? Is their optimism? When will Steph start ramping up?   Later (13:08) Sam and Andy discuss the path over final 12 games. Where will Warriors end in standings? Are their match ups to avoid? Who is the most important Warrior for this final stretch? Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Dr. Nirav Pandya Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 18, 2022
Steph Hurt, Is Marcus Smart Dirty + All Things Warriors/Celtics
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors game v. the Boston Celtics. Was Marcus Smart's play on Steph dirty? Do the Warriors have enough offense? How concerned are we about Steph's health?  Later (23:38) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
The Core 3 Is Back! + The Steph Curry Birthday Show.
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Sam and Andy discuss the return of Draymond Green and the Warriors Core 3 being finally reunited against the Washington Wizards on the Spotify Greenroom, Stephen Curry's big 34th Birthday performance and more.  Later (21:23) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Big Win v. Bucks, Big Jim in Chase, The Home Stretch and Draymond's Return!
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win v. Milwaukee, Klay's big game, defense on Steph and Poole's emergence as a starter.  Later (25:34) they discuss Wiseman's G-League game at Chase Center, the positives, the negatives, the absurd.  Finally (42:19) they get excited for Draymond's return! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
Curry Flurries, Poole/Kuminga Emergence and Warriors win over Denver + Wiseman's G-League Debut!
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Sam and Aaron discuss the Warriors win over Denver. Steph's 3rd Q explosion, plus Jordan Poole and Kuminga's growing importance.  Later (22:03) they take your calls on all things GSW + Wiseman's debut! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2022
Draymond is Almost Back, Impressive Young Warrior Play, Clippers Win, Klay and More!
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Sam and Andy discuss the impending return of Draymond and Wiseman, Warriors win over the Clippers and (17:43) the impressive play of Moody and Kuminga. What are their ceilings? They also discuss Poole and Klay and what Warriors should do rotation wise.  Finally (33:30) they discuss Steph/Andre's comments on win now/develop now and Westbrook's booing. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
Frustrations and a Loss v. Lakers
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors loss against the Lakers on Spotify Greenroom.  Should they have made adjustments after LBJ got hot? Is everything just a waiting game for Draymond’s return?  Later (21:03) we take your call Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 06, 2022
GSW v. Mavs Pt. 2
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors loss to Dallas.  How do we contextualize the loss while knowing Draymond is missing? Later (20:08) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2022
Warriors v. Wolves Post Game/Whats up with the Warriors?
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors frustrating loss to the Timberwolves on Spotify Greenroom. What’s going on with Jordan Poole? etc.  Later (23:47) we take your questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
GSW v. Mavs Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors embarrassing loss to the Mavs. Later (22:14) they take your calls on Spotify Greenroom. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
Post All-Star Break/GSW v. Blazers Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors first game post all star break against the Blazers, changes in the rotation, Stephen Curry and how he's been managing the team. Later (11:48) they take listener calls on Spotify Greenroom. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
Wiseman/Draymond Injuries, Klay's Return & The Final Stretch of Season
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Sam and Andy are joined by The Athletic's Anthony Slater to discuss the return of Wiseman and Draymond from injury.  What does that mean for the Warriors?  Later (19:05) we discuss Slater's story on Klay Thompson and how he's played since his return.  Finally (32:45) we discuss the final homestretch of the season. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Anthony Slater Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 23, 2022
Stephen Curry All-Star MVP
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Sam and Andy discuss Stephen Curry winning All-Star MVP and all things All-Star weekend. Later (26:38) we take your calls on Spotify Greenroom. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
GSW Into All Star Break
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors going into the All-Star break on Spotify Greenroom. Later (19:27) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
Do The Warriors Need a Big + Other All-Star Thoughts
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Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss the Warriors first half, do they need a big off the buyout market? Later (24:36) we take your questions on the Spotify Greenroom app. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022
Klay Thompson, Missing Draymond, Kuminga, Lebron v. Steph and all things GSW/Laker Game
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Sam and Andy are back discussing Klay's big 4th Q v. the Lakers. Later (15:52) they discuss the Warriors defense without Draymond Green, Jonathan Kuminga's growing role (29:25) and finally the Lebron v. Steph rivarly (42:25). Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 13, 2022
GSW v. Knicks Post Game/Trade Deadline
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors lose to the Knicks, the trade deadline and the James Harden/Ben Simmons trade. Later (19:15) they take listener calls and discuss whether the Warriors should make adjustments to the roster. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
Warriors Stretch Run, Kuminga and Wiseman Ramp Up
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Sam and Andy are joined by 95.7 The Game's Bonta Hill to discuss the Warriors season and their stretch run.  Later (22:55) we discuss Kuminga's rookie year, Wiseman being cleared for contact and last (39:34) we discuss Shaq saying Lakers want to play Suns in Round 1, Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Bonta Hill Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
Trade Deadline, Lakers Threat & More
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Sam and Andy are joined by Joe Viray of Golden State of Mind to discuss the Lakers threat level to the Warriors, (17:44) Should the Warriors make a trade at the deadline, (28:49) How the Warriors are playing so well without Draymond and more! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Joe Viray Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
Draymond All-Star/GSW v. Kings Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss Draymond being an All-star and the Warriors win over the Sacramento Kings on Spotify Greenroom App.  Later (16:21) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2022
Spurs win, Mailbag and Warriors Future
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Sam and Andy take your questions post GSW v. Spurs. How good are Moody and Kuminga? Should they play more in the rotation? The underrated impact of Lee and JTA. How high is Poole's upside and more! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
Warriors v. Rockets/The Steph Show
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over Houston and the Steph Curry Show.  Later (25:28) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
Nets Game, Steph's Slump, Warriors Defense and More
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Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss the Warriors win over Brooklyn, Steph's prolonged slump and (10:17) our thoughts on how the Warriors are defending so well without Draymond Green. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 30, 2022
GSW v. Wolves Post Game/Wiggins All-Star
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Sam is joined by Vignesh Venkataraman from the GSW Fast Break blog to discuss the Warriors win over the Wolves, (12:28) Andrew Wiggins becoming an All Star starter and more.  Later (24:08) they take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Vignesh Venkataraman Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
GSW v. Mavs Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over the Dallas Mavericks on the Spotify Greenroom app. Later (23:55) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
Niners Win, Steph Slump and Warriors Future
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Sam and Andy discuss the Niners big win in Green Bay and what the NFL does different.  Later (14:09) they are joined by The Athletic's Seth Partnow to discuss Steph's slump, what is it a function of and where do the Warriors rank in the west? Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Seth Partnow Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
GSW v. Pacers Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the frustrating loss to Indy. Later (15:40) your calls! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 21, 2022
GSW v. Pistons Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over Detroit, Draymond’s injury concerns, Klay’s vintage play and Kuminga on the glass. Later (17:55) we take your calls and questions.  Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
Niners Win, NBA Lethargy and Warriors Season
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Sam and Andy are joined by Wos of The Ringer NBA Show to discuss the Niners win over Dallas and the Lakers struggles.  Later (22:38) we discuss the Warriors season and how we feel about their chances to win a title. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Wosny Lambre Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
First Half Recap + Wiseman Injury Update
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors loss to the Bucks and closing out first half 30-11. Where are they with this team?  Later (11:55) they discuss Wiseman's reported arthroscopic knee surgery and what it means. Do the Warriors need to add another big man? Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
GSW v. Mem Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors loss to Memphis. The positives to take from the game, how Klay looked and more. Later (21:19) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
#KlayDay
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Sam and Andy discuss Klay Thompson's return during the Warriors v. Cavaliers game.  Later (25:18) we take your calls about Klay's return. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
Pelicans Game, Steph's Struggles and Klay's Return!
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Sam is joined by Vignesh from the Mercury News' GSW Fastbreak blog to discuss the Warriors loss to the Pelicans.  Next (17:10) they discuss Steph's struggles and why it might be happening? Finally (30:15) we discuss Klay's potential return on Sunday. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Vignesh Venkataraman Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
Heat Post-Game, A Blessed Season & Wiggins All-Star Candidacy
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Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss the Warriors v. Heat and how despite Steph’s struggles, this is a blessed season.  Later (19:15) we discuss Wiggins' all-star candidacy and why the Warriors are the least fun team to play. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
GSW v. Utah Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over the Utah Jazz. Was this the best win of the season?  Later (20:23) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 02, 2022
Cancelled Game + NYE resolutions
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors cancelled game v. Denver, Draymond's comments and our New Years resolutions for GSW. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 31, 2021
Warriors Management, Evolution and Jonathan Kuminga with TK
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Sam and Andy are joined by veteran Bay Area columnist, Tim Kawakami, to discuss Warriors rookie Jonathan Kuminga, how he views the Warriors management, how he evaluates great sports organization from a mediocre one and how he's seen the Warriors evolve from 2014 till now.  Later (32:50) Tim discussed what about the Warriors reminds him of his days covering the Kobe/Shaq Lakers. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Tim Kawakami Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
Christmas Day Win + Biggest Rivals
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Sam and Andy react to the Warriors big win over the Suns on Christmas Day. Was this the game of the season? How special is Draymond Green? We also discuss Otto Porter, GP2 big moments and the growing potential of Jonathan Kuminga.   Later (24:30) they discuss the Warriors rivalry with Chris Paul. Where does CP3 rank among this groups largest rivals?  Finally (36:56) we discuss the Warriors growth as a player development franchise. Subscribe & Rate Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Visit TickPick.com/LightYears to save $10 off your first purchase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 26, 2021
GSW v. Grizz Post-Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the short-handed Warriors win over the Memphis Grizzlies, Steph Curry’s 46 point performance and Gary Payton II's big night/emerging impotence to the team.  Later (16:52) we take your calls and give a very Light Years Happy Holidays send off. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 24, 2021
GSW v. Kings Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over the Sacramento Kings on Spotify Greenroom. How good is the Warriors depth? What’s up with Steph’s shooting? GP2, Damion Lee and more.  Later (21:04) we take your calls on playoff rotations, Steph and more. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
Kuminga in Toronto + Road Trip Recap
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Sam and Andy discuss Kuminga’s performance in Toronto, what they think of his present and future and overall take aways from the Warriors recent east coast road trip on the Spotify Greenroom app.  Later (28:38) we take your calls on Kuminga, Damion Lee and more! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 19, 2021
Klay and Wiseman's Return with GSW Reddit
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Sam and Andy are joined by Erik from GSW Reddit to discuss Klay Thompson's return post Christmas, how excited we are and what are expectations are.  Later (25:53) they discuss James Wiseman's return, what they expect to see and more. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: GSW Reddit Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
Steph Curry Breaks the Record at MSG!
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Sam and Andy discuss Steph Curry’s record breaking performance in Madison Square Garden. What it meant, what Steph means to the bay, to basketball etc. They also discuss the Knicks game and whether the Warriors should play Kuminga more?  Later (23:49) we take all your calls on the Spotify Greenroom App. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 15, 2021
GSW v. Pacers Post Game/Steph Record Anticipation
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win in Indiana on the Spotify Greenroom App. We discuss Steph’s pursuit of the 3pt record, Draymond and Looney’s big offensive nights and Kuminga minutes!  Later (18:07) we take your calls about the anticipation of Steph Curry setting the all time 3pt record. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
Sixers Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Spotify GreenRoom App.  What’s going on with the Warriors in crunch time? Is the record weighing on Steph? Thoughts on big man rotation.  Later (20:32) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 12, 2021
Warriors-Blazer Post Game
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Andy is joined by Ben Cruz to discuss the Warriors win over the Blazers, Steph chasing the 3 point record, expectations for the upcoming road schedule and whether Steph should load manage during the road trip. Later (17:12) they take your calls on the Spotify Greenroom app. Host: Andy Liu Guest: Ben Cruz Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
Warriors-Magic Post Game
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Andy is Joined by former Light Years producer Ben Cruz to discuss the Warriors win over the Orlando Magic. When will Steph break the 3-Point record? Is Andrew Wiggins an all-star? Later (18:15) they take your calls on the Spotify Greenroom app. Host: Andy Liu Guest: Ben Cruz Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
Mailbag - No More Mid Range, Steph's Rotation, Depth and more
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Sam and Andy are back taking your mailbag questions.  Why is Steph not taking mid-range shots? Is his new substitution pattern working? Why Chiozza over Moody/Kuminga? Is this team of 2014/15 better on defense? Would you trade for Christian Wood? And much much more. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Visit TickPick.com/Lightyears to save $10 on your first ticket purchase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
GSW v. Suns Round 2
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors bounce back win against the Phoenix Suns on the Spotify Greenroom app. What defensive adjustments were made and the impact of Juan Toscano-Anderson and Gary Payton II. Later (17:54) they take your calls, including an update on Kuminga, Wiseman and Klay Thompson from GSWReddit's Eric Jett. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 04, 2021
GSW-Suns Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors loss to Phoenix on the Spotify Greenroom App.  They discuss the turnovers, Was it Phoenix’s Defense or Steph’s poor night? Also we touch on Poole’s big game, Otto Porter, Looney and more. Later (22:13) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
Curry at Staples, Warriors thru 20 games and Suns Preview
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Sam and Andy discuss Steph's Sunday brilliance and the Clipper game, (15:57) the Warriors thru the first 20 games and finally (31:13) preview the match up with the Phoenix Suns. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
GSW-Portland Post Game
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Sam is joined by Vignesh Venkataraman of the Mercury News' GSW Fastbreak Blog to discuss the Warriors win over Portland, the inevitability of Stephen Curry and growing chemistry of Steph, Poole and Wiggins.  Later (20:45) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Vignesh Venkataraman Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 27, 2021
15-2, Klay and Wiseman Updates + Slater
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Sam and Andy are joined by The Athletic's Anthony Slater to discuss the Warriors 15-2 start, Steve 2.0, Klay and Wiseman's imminent return, Wiggins and Poole's roles and all things GSW. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Anthony Slater Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
GSW v. Raptors Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over Toronto, big games from Wiggins and Poole, Draymond’s resurgence and the birthday guy, Chris Chiozza.  Later (26:54) We take your calls and questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
GSW-Cavs Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors come from behind win in Cleveland, Steph’s greatness, as well as Damian Lee and Juan Toscano-Anderson’s impact. Later (15:22) we take your calls on Spotify Greenroom. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 20, 2021
GSW-Nets Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors big win in Brooklyn. Steph Curry's statement game, Draymond, Wiggins, Kuminga and more! Later (21:44) we take your calls on the Spotify Greenroom app. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
Hornets Game + Everything GSW with Marcus
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors loss to the Charlotte Hornets. Later (12:15) they're joined by Marcus Thompson of The Athletic to discuss what the NBA can learn from Formula 1, how the Warriors are clicking, how great Draymond and Iguodala have looked, which NBA players are scariest and how great a year Kerr is having. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Marcus Thompson Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
GSW-Wolves Post Game
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Andy and Sam discuss the Warriors win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Andrew Wiggins big game, Draymond’s thigh injury and the 10-1 start.  Later (15:54) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
The 9-1 Warriors
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Sam and Andy are back on Spotify Greenroom to discuss the Warriors win over the Atlanta Hawks. Trysta Krick joins the show to briefly discuss her impressions of the Warriors 9-1 start. Later (23:48) they take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Trysta Krick Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
GSW-Rockets Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over Houston on Spotify Greenroom App. How big of additions were Otto Porter and Bjelica?  Later (18:04) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
GSW-Pelicans Post Game
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Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss the Warriors win over the New Orleans Pelicans and the great start to the season. Is Strength in Numbers back?!  Later (21:44) they take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 06, 2021
Warriors as Contenders + LaMelo's Trip to the Bay
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Sam and Andy are joined by The Athletic's Dave DuFour to discuss his early season impressions of the Warriors. Are you buying Warriors as contenders? Wiseman's role, (17:52) How Warrior fans should feel about LaMelo and more! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Dave DuFour Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
Week 2 Trends and Observations + Kuminga's Debut!
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Sam and Andy discuss Jonathan Kuminga's debut and Week 2 trends (8:30) around the Warriors and NBA as a whole.  Is defense back?! Do the Warriors need a secondary shot creator? + More! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Visit TickPick.com and use promo code "LIGHTYEARS" to save $10 on your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
GSW-Grizzlies Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Spotify Greenroom. Was it the turnovers or rotations?  Later (18:50) we take your calls, including Temple of Hoop host Jason Maples. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Jason Maples Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
GSW-OKC Post Game
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Sam and Andy react to the Warriors win in Oklahoma City, key contributions from Wiggins and Damion Lee and potential lineup changes.  Later (15:22) we take your calls and reactions to the game. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
Win over Kings, Week 1 takes and Top 75
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over the Sacramento Kings, (17:28) their feelings about where GSW stands after week 1 of the NBA season and finally (35:55) Klay's snub from the Top 75 NBA list. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
GSW-LAC Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over the Clippers on the Spotify Greenroom App. Later (20:16) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
GSW-Lakers Post Game
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Sam is joined by Ben Cruz to discuss the Warriors win over the Lakers. What did we see that was interesting?  Later (11:51) we take callers via the Spotify Greenroom app. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Ben Cruz Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
Season Preview Pt. 2: NBA Predictions
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Sam and Andy give their picks for who makes the playoffs in the NBA.  Are the Warriors better than the Lakers? Who are play-in teams? Which star might miss the playoffs?  Finally we discuss where Warriors are situated in individual award conversation. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Season Preview Pt. 1: Warrior Wants and Predictions
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In part one of the season preview Sam and Andy discuss what they would we like to see and predictions for each Warriors player. Can Steph break 3-point record? How many points/shots for Draymond? What are we expecting on Wiggins? Can Jordan Poole avg 20 ppg?! How many screens per game for Looney? The return of Wiseman and Klay?! More! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 17, 2021
What Are We Most Excited For?
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Sam and Andy discuss what they are most excited for this Warriors season on the Spotify Green Room app.  Later (19:48) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
Optimism, Comfort Level & Sleepers
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Sam and Andy discuss their optimism in the preseason after a 3-0 start and the Warriors/Lakers game, the positive signs from Jordan Poole and take a question regarding our comfort level with the roster to start the season (12:25)  Later (28:34) we discuss teams we're most excited to watch around the NBA, contenders and finally our sleepers. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
Jordan Poole's Growth From Michigan
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Sam is joined by former University of Michigan basketball player Ant Wright to talk about Jordan Poole's growth.  What he saw from Poole at Michigan, what he expected him to become and his ceiling. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Ant Wright Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
The Golden State Jazz
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Sam and Andy discuss the return of Warriors basketball and how excited they are after Monday's preseason debut.  They discuss the emerging Jordan Poole, Steve 2.0 and the new additions, Otto Porter and Nemanja Bjelica, as well as how these Warriors are taking inspiration from the Utah Jazz schematically. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
What To Watch For In Preseason
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Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss what to watch for in preseason.  Coaching changes, the rookies, the 15th man competition & the Chase Center! Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
Warriors Camp Talk
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Sam and Andy discuss the first couple days of training camp on the Spotify Green Room app. Are they optimistic?!  Later (15:35) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
Media Day Reactions
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Sam and Andy react to media day. What does no Draymond mean? Bob Myers Statements. Steve Kerr's epiphanies. James Wiseman's health and role. Andrew Wiggins' vaccine defiance. Klay Thompson's statements and finally Steph Curry. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
Injury Updates/Timelines with Dr. Nirav Pandya
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Dr. Nirav Pandya joins Andy and Sam to discuss Klay (2:05) and Wiseman (8:58) injury recoveries.  When should we expect them back on the court? What should we be watching for with regards to their recoveries? + More. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Dr. Nirav Pandya Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
Lacob's Fine and Wiggins Status
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Sam and Andy are back on the Green Room App to discuss Joe Lacob's tampering fine and Wiggins vaccination status.  Later (17:42) they take your calls and questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
Things We Are Excited About For This Warriors Season
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Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss the things we are excited about for this Warriors season.  Klay's return (6:02), the new coaching hires (14:30), and more including a Gilbert Arenas rookie story (26:05) Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
2021/22 Break Out Warrior
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Sam and Andy are back and discuss who will be the break out Warriors player in 2021/22.  Later (14:22) they take your calls to hear who you think it will be. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
Warriors Offseason Tiers, Theories and Thoughts
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Sam and Andy are joined by The Athletic's Seth Partnow to discuss where the Warriors sit in the west, (19:20) his thoughts on the Ben Simmons trade rumors, (39:50) his player tier rankings and finally (54:20) which warrior legend he'd want on the this roster. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Seth Partnow Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
Warriors Vegas Win Total
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors Las Vegas win total of 48.5 wins.  They make the case for GSW exceeding it (5:05) and the case against GSW getting to it (18:23) Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
Ben Simmons Trade Talk w/Jason Dumas
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Sam and Andy are joined by KRON4's Jason Dumas to discuss Ben Simmons trade rumors.  How did it go south in Philadelpha? Would it be different in the Bay? Fit with Draymond and more! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Jason Dumas Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 06, 2021
Ben Simmons Trade Rumors + More
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Sam and Andy are back on the Spotify Green Room App to discuss Ben Simmons trade rumors. IS he worth it? Would he fit?! Later (21:50) we take your calls + are joined by Sheed from WarriorsWorld to discuss the tourney and a new giveaway. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
Off-Season Kick Back w/Eddie Gonzalez
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Sam is joined by Eddie Gonzalez (@Bansky) to relive the rise of social media during the Warriors/Cavs rivalry. Can it even be re-created?  Later (38:09) they discuss where the Warriors fit into the NBA landscape, who he would trade for if he was Bob Myers, working with KD and who really ruined the dynasty. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Eddie Gonzalez Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
Which Bay Team Wins The Next Title!?
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Sam is joined by Kyle Madson, host of Candlestick Chronicles to discuss which current Bay Area pro sports team is most likely to win a championship next. Later (33:55) your questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Kyle Madson Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
Klay Thompson Updates + Our Favorite Klay Moments
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Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel on the Spotify Greenroom app to discuss the latest update on Klay Thompson targeting a Christmas day return as well as their personal favorite Klay moments. Later (20:50) they take listener calls to discuss their favorite Klay moments. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
Comparing GSW to Giants/A's + Thoughts on offseason/upcoming season
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With the backdrop of the Bay Bridge Series, Sam Esfandiari is joined by the Mercury New's Dieter Kurtenbach to discuss the Warriors front office in context of the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's.  Later they discuss their thoughts on this roster and direction for 2021/22. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Dieter Kurtenbach Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
Draymond/KD Interview + More
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Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel on the Spotify Greenroom app to discuss the Draymond/KD Interview.  Was it sincere? Why did it make so much noise? Did we learn anything new? Is there a double standard when players speak v. when Kerr does?  Later (29:39) we take your questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
Summer League is Over + Schedule
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Sam and Andy discuss their trip to Vegas, impressions of Kuminga, Moody and Jessup.  Later they discuss the early opening schedule release and (22:17) your calls/questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 18, 2021
Live from Summer League
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Sam is live from Vegas and joined by Aaron Larsuel to give their early impressions on Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody. Later they discuss the best case scenario for Wiseman and Kuminga, as well as role expectations for Jordan Poole. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
Light Years Live in Vegas
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Sam and Andy are live in Vegas from Summer League and are joined by former Light Years producer Ben Cruz to discuss their expectations for the Warriors rookies, as well as who they think will be the better player between Wiseman and Kuminga. Later, Claudia Bellofatto joins the pod to discuss the Warriors title odds. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Ben Cruz, Claudia Bellofatto Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 14, 2021
Warriors First SL Win-Post Game
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Andy reacts to the Warriors first win in the Summer League and takes listener questions on Spotify Green Room. Host: Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
GSW-Magic Post Game
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Sam and Andy react to Summer League Game 1 on Spotify Green Room. What did we think of Kuminga and Moody?  Later (17:05) we take your calls on the game, trades, and more! Hosts: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
Vegas Summer League + Questions
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Sam and Andy discuss what they want to see from Kuminga and Moody at Las Vegas Summer League.  Later (21:40) they take you questions.  Fit questions? What Grade do you give Myers? Does Steph even want a co-star? What's the appropriate price for Ben Simmons? Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
Andre Iguodala Returns + More
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Sam and Andy discuss Andre Iguodala's return to the Warriors on the Spotify Green Room App. What does it mean, what role will he have?  Later (18:40) they take your questions. Do the Warriors need another guard or another big? Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 07, 2021
Kuminga/Moody Debut + Paschall Traded
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Sam and Andy discuss Jonathan Kuminga (3:23) and Moses Moody's (15:14) debut at the California Classic vs. the Miami Heat.  Later (27:43) they discuss Eric Paschall being traded and what the Warriors should look for to round out the last few roster spots. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 05, 2021
Steph re-signs, Warriors sign Otto Porter, Nemanja Bjelica and more!
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Sam and Andy discuss Steph signing a long term deal with GSW and what it means.  Later (12:32) they discuss the Otto Porter and Nemanja Bjelica signings, and what they want GSW to do the remainder of free agency. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 04, 2021
Goodbye Smiley, Joe Lacob quotes and Free Agency!
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Sam and Andy reflect upon the Alen Smailagic era, (9:04) Joe Lacob's quotes to The Athletic's Anthony Slater and finally Free Agency Targets (30:45) Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
Kuminga, Moody and Free Agency
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Sam and Andy discuss the newest Golden State Warriors, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody.  Can they help GSW next season? Are we surprised the Warriors did not make a trade? What are the Warriors doing?  Later (20:50) we discuss some tax player mid-level options. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 30, 2021
Night Before the Draft
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Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel the night before the draft to discuss what might happen.  Will there be more trades than usual? Why does Toronto hold the keys to the whole thing?  Later (18:45) we discuss our favorite Warrior Draft moments. Finally (25:32) we take your calls and questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 29, 2021
Less Than 48 Hours to the Draft
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Sam and Andy discuss Team USA's disappointing play and being less than 48 hours from the draft (1:40). What we think of Josh Giddey and Giddey v. Bouknight v. Kuminga. Later (24:11) your questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Music Provided by Uknowshino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 28, 2021
Draft Talk with Sam Vecenie
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The Athletic's Sam Vecenie joins Sam and Andy to discuss all things draft.  How likely are the Warriors to trade the picks? Kuminga or Bouknight? Moody or Giddey?  Will Davion Mitchell be there at 14? Chris Duarte or Trey Murphy? And much much more. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Sam Vecenie Producer: Tim Angan Music Provided by Uknowshino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 25, 2021
Trade for Bradley Beal?
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Sam and Andy discuss the rumor that the Warriors core players want them to trade for Bradley Beal. Is he the right player? What will they do with the picks? Later (23:41) we take your questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Music provided by Uknowshino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
Bucks Win The Title! + More!
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Sam and Andy discuss the Milwaukee Bucks championship, how it reminds them of the 2015 Warriors and how likable Giannis is.  Later (19:29) we take your questions on if this changes how GSW builds their team, draft picks and Chris Paul. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Music Provided by Uknowshino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
KD-Twitter beef + Draft/FA talk with Slater
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Sam and Andy discuss KD's twitter interaction with Warrior fans.  Later (12:15) the guys discuss the NBA draft and free agency with The Athletic's Anthony Slater. What prospects the Warriors might like, who the Warriors might target in free agency and more! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Anthony Slater Producer: Tim Angan Music Provided by Uknowshino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
Draft Workouts and #SuitSZN
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Sam Esfandiari is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss pre-draft work outs, smokescreens and all things Warriors. We discuss the work out process and who the Warriors brought in (Davion Mitchell, Moses Moody, Kai Jones and Jalen Johnson).  Later (30:50) we take your questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Music Provided by Uknowshino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
Trade Rumors, Team USA, Draft Q's and More!
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Sam and Andy discuss the Ben Simmons trade rumors, will Paul George be available in trades and our thoughts on Team USA's poor start.  Later (32:12) we take your questions on trades targets, the draft and more! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Music Provided by Uknowshino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
Draft Talk with Jonathan Wasserman
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Sam and Andy are joined by Bleacher Report's lead draft analyst, Jonathan Wasserman to discuss all things draft. Will Detroit trade out of #1? Who of the top 6 is most likely to fall? James Bouknight or Franz Wagner? Who are sleepers at #14 & More! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Jonathan Wasserman Producer: Tim Angan Music Provided by Uknowshino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
New Coaching Hires and Steph Curry Quotes!
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors new coaching hires, Kenny Atkinson and Jama Mahlalela. What does this mean going forward?  Later (16:55) they discuss Curry's comments at ACC Championship Golf Tournament. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Music Provided by Uknowshino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021
Siakam Trade Rumors and Draft Talk
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Sam and Andy discuss the recent Pascal Siakam trade rumors and Bleacher Report's latest mock draft.  Later (28:35) we take your calls and questions via the GreenRoom App. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Music Provided by Uknowshino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
5 Year Anniversary of KD signing/Happy July 4th
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Sam and Andy reminisce on Kevin Durant signing with GSW on July 4, 2016.  What were they doing when it happened? What did it signify? What were their favorite KD moments? Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 04, 2021
Mock Draft Talk
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Sam and Andy discuss the recent mock draft's projection of Davion Mitchell to GSW.  Later (16:34) we take your calls including friend of the show, Grant Liffman of Warriors Outsiders! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Grant Liffman Producer: Tim Angan Music Provided by Uknowshino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 30, 2021
The Draft, Expectations and Direction
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Sam and Andy are joined by The Athletic's Marcus Thompson to discuss the upcoming 2021 NBA Draft, can/should the Warriors trade up?  Who are they recruiting? Thoughts (32:02) on Ben Simmons, Dame Lillard and more. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Marcus Thompson Producer: Tim Angan Music Provided by Uknowshino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
Listen up, Basketballs! It's Storytime.
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The NBA is serious basketball, but sometimes, things get silly. Comedian Jamel Johnson regales you with short tales of hornswoggled hoops, bonkers ball, and naughty NBA shenanigans, then discusses what we’ve learned with comedy and basketball folks who watched or were there. Episode 1 is now available. Listen here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 25, 2021
NBA Combine and Do You Want Playmakers or Shooters?
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Sam and Andy discuss the NBA combine/draft season, the possibility of trading up to #1 and (8:35) would GSW pursue a shooter or a playmaker?  Later (20:35) we take your questions on the draft and trades. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 25, 2021
Post Draft Lottery Show
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Sam and Andy react to Warriors getting the #7 and #14 pick live on Spotify GreenRoom App. Are they satisfied with the picks? Who do they think GSW will like? Later (18:05) we take your questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
Conference Finals Begin and Lottery Preview
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Sam and Andy reflect on a wild weekend of hoops. Is this a changing of the guard or a weird year? Who have been our favorite players/teams? Thoughts on the weekends game and what it means for GSW roster building.   Later (28:29) the boys preview the NBA draft lottery. What superstitions do they have? Where do they want the pick to land? Is there any prospects they are enamored with? Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
Who is Dejan Milojević?
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Sam and Andy are joined by Mondo Sports' Miloš Jovanović. They discuss new Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojevic. (1:28) Who he was as a player and as a coach. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Miloš Jovanović Producer: Tim Angan Check out the Mondo Podcast here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18, 2021
KD's All-Time Performance + All NBA
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Sam and Andy discuss KD's all time game 5 performance and All-NBA results.  Later (14:13) we ask listeners where this ranks among KD's best games (is it better than Game 3 vs. Cleveland?!) + more. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
What the Warriors can learn from Ayton's success
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Sam and Andy are back discussing the Suns playoff run and what the Warriors can learn. What has DeAndre Ayton done to take his next step? What should the Warriors look to do with Wiseman next year? Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
What can the Warriors learn from Farhan Zaidi's Giants?
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Sam and Andy discuss the success of Farhan Zaidi's Giants, how they are developing players, and what can the Warriors learn from the Giants. Later (21:58) we take your questions via the Locker Room app. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 12, 2021
Curry finishes 3rd in MVP
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Sam and Andy discuss Jokic winning MVP, Steph finishing 3rd, our favorite Steph games from the season and later (25:19) your calls via the Locker Room app. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Game 1s and Oracle/Klay Nostalgia
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Sam and Andy discuss impressions from Nets-Bucks and Hawks-Sixers game ones, lessons the Warriors can take for team building. Later (21:45) they are join by the Instagram famous Real Corporate Bro to discuss Oracle nostalgia, Klay's IG shenanigans and Warrior fandom. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Ross Pomerantz Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
Coaching Staff Changes and Celtics Warning Signs
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Sam and Andy Discuss Steve Kerr's comments on coaching staff changes, if the Celtics situation is a warning signs for Warriors' future, Draymond's comments on Inside the NBA and more. Later (23:10) we take your questions via the Locker room App. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
Wild Playoffs and Thoughts
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Sam and Andy discuss the wild Nuggets-Blazers game, the state of the Lakers-Suns series and what we've learned the Warriors need to do next year to make noise in the playoffs.  Later (22:15) we take your questions via the Locker Room App. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Steph's Season and How much does GSW need with Klay's return?
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Sam Esfandiari is joined by the GOAT pod's Andrew Sharp to discuss Warriors season and future.  Front Office v. Ownership v. Coaching. (13:33) How much do they need from Klay?  (29:04) How does Steph's season compare to other greats without a supporting cast?   What should GSW do going forward  and what to do with Wiseman? Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Andrew Sharp Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2021
Wiseman Trade Rumors, Paul George and Who are you rooting for in Playoffs
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Sam and Andy are back on the Locker Room app to discuss James Wiseman trade rumors, who they would and would not trade him for and what they are rooting for in the playoffs.  Later (25:20) we take listener calls. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 28, 2021
Press Conference Thoughts and Season Grades
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Sam and Andy discuss Bob Myers and Steve Kerr's post-season press conference. Were they honest and are they moving in the right direction? Later (26:06) Sam and Andy grade Warriors brass and players on the season. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2021
Success, Grown Ups and What to Watch for in Post Season
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Sam Esfandiari and Aaron Larsuel discuss if this season was a success. (8:24) How many grown-ups do the Warriors need, (26:37) and what Warrior fans should watch for in the post season. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Warriors-Grizzlies Postgame
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Sam and Andy breakdown the Warriors lose to the Memphis Grizzlies in the final game of the season. Later they take listener question on the Locker Room App. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Sponsored by SuperDraft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 22, 2021
Steph v. Bron, Tale of 2 Draymond's and a Preview of Grizzlies game
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Sam and Andy discuss the latest chapter in Steph v. Lebron, how we feel about about what Poole and Wiggins showed last night, the two different Draymond's and finally a preview of Friday's play-in v. the Memphis Grizzlies. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Sponsored by SuperDraft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Warriors-Lakers Postgame
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Sam and Andy breakdown the Warriors lose to the Lakers in the play-in game. They discuss Andrew Wiggins' performance, the Warriors late game execution, their defensive effort and how they can still be a championship caliber team. And listener questions! Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Three Questions with the Laker Film Room
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Sam Esfandiari is joined by Pete Zayas of the Laker Film Room to discuss tonight's match up. They ask each other 3 questions they have about the opposing team. How will the Laker guard Steph Curry? How will GSW deal with the Lakers size? And more! Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Pete Zayas Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2021
Play-In Preview and Steph/LeBron Rivalry Renewed
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Sam and Andy discuss LeBron's "Steph is the MVP" comment and renewal of the rivalry.  Later (13:00) they discuss the coaching match up, key adjustments both teams may make, what does GSW need to do to win, (28:48) who will be the X-Factor and finally give their predictions. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2021
Warriors Beat Grizz #WeBelieve
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Sam and Andy breakdown the Warriors win over the Memphis Grizzlies to grab the 8 seed!  We discuss Steph and his tribute to We Believe, Draymond setting the tone, Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole's maturation and growth and Steve Kerr's great run. Later (21:15) we take your questions. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2021
GSW-Pelicans Post Game
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Sam and Andy are live on the Locker Room App to discuss the Warriors win over the Pelicans.  Was Jordan Poole too good to play tonight? Thoughts on Paschall and Bell and the upcoming Grizzlies game. Also your listener questions. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 15, 2021
JTA Gets Fully Guaranteed and Jordan Bell is Back
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors signing JTA to a fully guaranteed contract through 2022, what it means and how he is one of our favorite stories of the year.  Later, they discuss Jordan Bell's return to GSW. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13, 2021
Suns Post Game/We Believe 2.0
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Sam and Andy react to the Warriors win over the Phoenix Suns and discuss We Believe 2.0?! The Peak Draymond resurgence and more.   Plus your questions! (16:20) Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2021
Warriors Beat Jazz
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over the Jazz, Playoff Draymond, the inevitable Steph Curry and of course Bazemore/Beal.  Later, the guys answer your questions. (19:29) Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 11, 2021
The Last Month, The Last Week and Steph Better.
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors last month where they had an 11-5 record.  What changed, what's working and Is it sustainable into the future? They also touch on the reported Jordan Bell signing. Later (28:45) the guys discuss the last week of season and play-in/playoff machinations. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 09, 2021
Steph Better, Play-In option, Damion Lee and Kerr's Reflection
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Sam and Andy discuss Warriors win over OKC, Steph as the best player in NBA, (7:22) the play in scenarios and Damion Lee's bad luck.   Later we discuss (24:40) Kerr's reflections in Marcus Thompson's article and juxtaposing Pacers coaching situation. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan 2251 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 07, 2021
Pelicans Post-Game Pt. 2
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Sam and Andy react to Warriors loss to Pelicans.   Why did the Warriors run out of gas? Is the roster too thin? Later we take your calls (11:25) and are joined by The Athletic's Dave DuFour (20:40) and many others. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Guest: Dave DuFour Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2021
Pelicans Post-Game via Locker Room
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors best win of the season, Draymond/Steph's leadership and Standings watch.  Later (10:05) host of Temple of Hoop, Jason Maples joins us to discuss what's up with the Pelicans and his thoughts on the Warriors in play-in playoffs. Finally we take your listener questions (23:00) Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Guest: Jason Maples Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 04, 2021
Steph's Season, Warriors Direction and BubbleBall with Ben Golliver
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The Washington Post's Ben Golliver joins Sam and Andy to discuss all things Warriors.  His initial tour of Chase Center, thoughts on Steph Curry's season, Klay Thompson's return and the Brooklyn Nets (9:35) Later they discuss what stars GSW could make a move for (27:05) and the Pelicans games. Finally we discuss Ben's new book "BubbleBall" (1:01:17), releasing Tuesday May 4th.  Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Guest: Ben Golliver Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 02, 2021
Bad Day for Warriors, Good Day for the Niners-Wolves Post Game
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Sam and Andy briefly discuss the Niners drafting Trey Lance, (10:55) the Warriors embarrassing loss to Minnesota and (23:40) listener questions.  Do the Warriors want to play for Steve? Coaching v. Front Office? Lack of Rebounding, how soft Warriors are inside? Are they lacking effort? Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
Mavericks Post Game
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Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss the Warriors frustrating loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Who's to blame for this fiasco? Where do their playoff lives lie now?   And of course your calls and questions (19:20) Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Steph Curry's Art v. Award and Which playoff teams do GSW match up best against?
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Sam and Andy are joined by The Athletic's Marcus Thompson to discuss Steph Curry's season, Art v. Award, the pressure of trying to win now vs. developing, if they can make some playoff noise and what playoff teams GSW matches up best against. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Guest: Marcus Thompson Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 25, 2021
Nuggets Post Game
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Sam Esfandiari is joined by 95.7 TheGame’s Kyle Madson and later Temple of Hoop host Jason Maples to discuss the Warriors win over the Denver Nuggets and the direction they go from here. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Kyle Madson, Jason Maples Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 24, 2021
Premium Teaser - Thoughts on Bradley Beal's fit v. talent, and Steph in the Olympics
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A snippet of Light Years Premium. Sam and Andy discussing if they Warriors should go all in on Bradley Beal, talent v. fit etc. and question of who Steph can recruit with the Olympic team. Subscribe to Premium: https://www.bluewirepods.com/podcast/light-years-a-golden-state-warriors-pod Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
#StephBetter in Philly
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Sam and Andy are back to discuss the magical Steph Curry performance in a big win vs. Philadelphia.  Is Steph the best player in the NBA? Should he be in the MVP Discussion? How do we deal with people who were critical of Steph, now jumping on the bandwagon?  (16:23) That plus we take your questions. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
Oubre's fit, The magic of Steph Curry and NBA Ratings Talk
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Sam and Andy are joined by the the Athletic's Ethan Strauss to discuss the Warriors fun but disappointing season, (5:05) the conundrum of Kelly Oubre, (22:20) the magic of Stephen Curry and his season's parallel's to 2006 Kobe and finally some (31:16) NBA Ratings talk and how we can improve the product. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Guest: Ethan Strauss Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Celtics Post-Game on Locker Room
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Sam Esfandiari discusses the Warriors tough loss to Boston with Ben Cruz and Aaron Larsuel on the Locker Room app.   Later they take your questions and comments. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Ben Cruz, Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 18, 2021
What does the summer hold for James Wiseman?
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Sam and Andy are joined by Dr. Nirav Pandya to discuss what type of meniscus surgery James Wiseman had, how recovery works and what we should expect this summer.   (11:45) Later they debate how this changes GSW's summer plans and if this makes it more or less likely Wiseman is on the roster next year. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Guest: Dr. Nirav Pandya Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
LightYears x WarriorsWorld Premium Pod Preview
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Preview snippet from the premium pod.  Sam and Andy are joined by WarriorsWorld's Sheed and JRam to reminisce on the good ole days, Warriors Twitter, and much much more. Subscribe to Light Years Premium here. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Guest: Warriors World and Jordan Ramirez Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Warriors-Nuggets Post Game: Steph passes Wilt
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors/Nuggets game on the Locker Room App, Steph's brilliance and Draymond's big offensive night.   (19:25) Later they take your questions. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
James Wiseman Meniscus News
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Sam Esfandiari is joined by Kyle Madson from the Candlestick Chronicles and Dr. Rajpal Brar of 3CB Performance to discuss James Wiseman's meniscus injury, if this is the best case news,  what the different kind of meniscus tears are, treatments and timelines. (10:49) Later Kyle and Sam discuss what this means for Wiseman going forward and how the Warriors react in the short term. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Kyle Madson Guest: Dr. Rajpal Brar Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Weekend Post Game Recap
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Sam Esfandiari is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss the Warriors win over the Rockets, Wiseman's injury and his development, as well as the amazingness that is Steph Curry.  (23:08) Later they take your questions on Jordan Poole, the roster's ceiling, moves they can make for next year and Wiseman's ceiling. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 11, 2021
Post NCAA Tourney Draft Check
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Sam and Andy are joined by Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman to discuss the NBA Draft. We discuss what has changed since the NCAA tournament, if Jalen Suggs is still in play at 4 or 5, Mobley/Green/Kuminga and if anyone else can make a case for top 5.  (18:14) Later we discuss players best suited for the Warriors own draft pick (projected range 10-15), if there are any sleeper candidates and who's likely to make the most immediate impact. Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Guest: Jonathan Wasserman Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Bucks Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over the Milwaukee Bucks on the Locker Room app!   We discuss Steph's big performance, James Wiseman and Jordan Poole's game, schematic changes and take all your listener questions (18:28) Host: Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
Where do the Warriors go from here?
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Sam Esfandiari is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss the Warriors disappointing loss to Atlanta, their slipping season and where the Warriors go from here.  They also discuss whether not making the play-in is a failure, if they have developed players this season and what questions the Warriors organization need to answer going forward. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
GSW Vent Session
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Warrior fans call in on the Locker Room App to vent to Sam Esfandiari re: their disappointment after the historic Raptors loss. Host: Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 03, 2021
Miami Heat Game Post-Game Show
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors loss on the Locker Room App.  Wiggins two half's, Wiseman and Oubre's struggles, Steph playing through pain and more.  (16:03) Later we take your questions on everything from Jordan Poole's future prospects, why Juan Toscano Anderson didn't play, what to do with Wiseman and more. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
Bulls Post-Game
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Light Year Post-Game show on the Locker Room App.  Sam and Andy discuss Steph's return, Wiseman's big game and Wiggins stellar play since the all-star break. They also take your listener questions. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Are the Warriors tanking? Oubre Free Agency and Your Questions
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Sam and Andy discuss if the Warriors are tanking and how confident we feel that they'll be able to retain Kelly Oubre.   (16:48) Later we take your questions; Is the run over or on a pause? How aligned are the front office and coaching staff? Should the Warriors trade Wiseman/Wolves pick? Similarities and differences with post-title SF Giants and more! Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 28, 2021
Sacramento Kings Post Game Show
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Sam and Andy discuss Warriors v. Sacramento game on the Locker Room App. James Wiseman frustrations, trade deadline thoughts, where the Warriors are going and of course...your questions! Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
Emergency Trade Deadline Poddette!
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The Warriors trade Brad Wanamaker and Marquese Chriss!  Sam and Andy react to those moves, the Warriors keeping Kelly Oubre, analyze what kind of market this was, if GSW should have tried to bet on their culture like the Miami Heat and finally what this means for the summer. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
76ers Post Game, Wiseman's Extended Minutes, Oubre Trade Deadline + More
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Sam and Andy react to the Warriors' loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Locker Room.  They discuss Wiseman's extended minutes, if Oubre and Wiggins have ever had a good game at the same time, Kerr's coaching and Draymond Green v. Ben Simmons.  Later they take listener questions on the trade deadline, if Oubre will be a Warrior next year and Jordan Poole's growth and more. (17:50) Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
Jordan Poole, Development and Trade Deadline Targets
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Andy Liu is back!   Sam and Andy discuss Jordan Poole's break out performances in Memphis, the Warriors development culture, and how we foresee the next 2 weeks as the schedule lightens. (8:26) Later we discuss Thursday's 3/25 NBA Trade deadline and potential targets for the Warriors. Victor Oladipo, Lonzo Ball and Aaron Gordon. (36:20) Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 21, 2021
Warriors Win in Memphis
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Sam Esfandiari is joined by Shawn Coleman of Locked On Grizzlies and Keith Parrish of the Grits and Grinds Podcast to discuss Warriors win over the Memphis Grizzlies.  Impressions of Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins big game and whether it's sustainable, plus listener questions on the Locker Room App. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Shawn Coleman, Keith Parish Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 20, 2021
The Rockets Game and Reminiscing about the GSW-HOU Rivalry
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Sam Esfandiari discusses the Warriors-Rockets game, Steph's contusion and Jordan Poole's big game.   (11:52) Later he is joined by Roosh Williams from the Noble and Roosh Podcast to discuss if the Warriors should trade for Oladipo, the Warriors-Rockets rivalry, Moreyball v. Kerr-ism and what he thinks the Warriors should do.   (32:30) Finally we take your questions on Jordan Poole, the Warriors trade options and more! Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Roosh Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
Loss to Lakers
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Sam Esfandiari is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss the Warriors loss to the Laker on the Locker Room App.   They discuss what happened in the 2nd quarter and whether the team's deficiencies are schematic or talent related.   Later we take your listener calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
Big Win over Utah, Wiseman's Development and More
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Sam is joined by 95.7 The Game's Kyle Madson and The Athletic's Ethan Strauss to discuss the Warriors big win over the Utah Jazz, was this the best win of the season?  (7:30) Later they discuss James Wiseman's development and if the Warriors coaching staff is fully aligned, and threading the needle between winning now and developing Wiseman.  (13:54) They also discuss Jordan Poole's role going forward and how much GSW values shooting.   Finally we take listener callers on the Locker Room App. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guests: Kyle Madson, Ethan Strauss Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
LAC Post Game on Locker Room
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First half discussion of the Warriors fourth consecutive loss on the Locker Room app. Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors lack of adjustments coming out the all star break, whether Steve Kerr's approach to coaching James Wiseman is beneficial for him going forward and discuss Steph Curry's frustration with the current state of the team. Tune in next time on the Locker Room app for the full episode. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 12, 2021
P-Lo on the Warriors
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Sam and Andy are joined by Bay Area legend, P-Lo.  They discuss Oracle v. Staples, P-Lo's Warriors Mount Rushmore, their Least Fav Mount Rushmore, and when they traded Monta Ellis.  Later we find out how P-Lo feels about the current team, thoughts on James Wiseman and what he would add to the team going forward. Finally we find out P-Lo's favorite Steph Curry moments and if he would trade it all for Bradley Beal. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Guest: P-Lo Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
First Half Grades and What We Want to See in the Second Half?
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors first half of the season and give their grades for players, coaches and management (2:30) Later on they discuss what they want to see in the second half of the season (48:58) Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
Blake Griffin Buyout and Talent v. System Fit
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Mini-Pod: Sam and Andy discuss Blake Griffin buyout.  We discuss whether he would he fit on GSW and how he would look on the Nets. Also are the Nets trolling internet blog boys and what matters more, talent or system fit? Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
Loss to Suns and Thoughts on First Half of the Season
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors first half of the season after the Loss to Phoenix.   Did they meet expectations? Are we happy with where Wiseman and other young players are? Plus your call in questions on the Locker Room App! Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
Blazer Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors frustrating loss to the Portland Trailblazers and take listener calls on the Locker Room App. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Loss to Lakers and Warriors Musings with Big Wos
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Sam and Andy are joined by Wosny Lambre of The Athletic.  We discuss the Warriors loss to the Lakers, New York hoops allegiance, how Wos feels the Warriors have done this season, impressions on Big Jim Wiseman, what we're hoping for when Klay returns, Warriors futures and lastly discuss where we were when Steph hit the infamous game winning shot in OKC 5 years ago. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Hosts: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Guest: Wosny Lambre Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
Hornets Post Game
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Sam and Andy are joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss Warriors win over the Charlotte Hornets on the Locker Room app. We discuss Draymond's big game, Wiseman v. LaMelo, what GSW needs to do going forward, take listener questions and more! Download the Locker Room app from the App Store to join the conversation! Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 27, 2021
Pacers Post Game
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Teaser of Sam and Andy discussing the Warriors win over the Indiana Pacers on Locker Room. They discuss James Wiseman, Draymond Green play take caller questions. Tune in to the next post game show live on the Locker Room App! Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Knicks Post Game
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors v. Knicks game on the Locker Room App. They discuss Steph, Wiseman and Looney's return. How Draymond bounced back and take caller questions! Download the Locker Room app from the App Store to join the conversation! Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
Meltdown in Charlotte, the Draymond Conundrum and Competing while Developing
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Sam and Andy discuss the meltdown at the end of the Hornet's game, Oubre's solid play and the Draymond conundrum. Later (21:17), we are joined by Temple of Hoop host Jason Maples to discuss a variety of topics. Whether GSW can win a first round match up, how they build around Draymond's current skillset, Lamelo v. Wiseman, if Wiseman (or any rookie) can fit Steph's timeline and what players GSW should target to get back into contention. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: https://bwhustle.com/join Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Guest: Jason Maples Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 21, 2021
GSW-Magic Post Game on "Locker Room"
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Download the Locker Room App from the App Store to join the conversation! Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 20, 2021
GSW-Heat Post Game on "Locker Room"
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors improbable win over the Miami Heat and take listener questions on the Locker Room App. Download the Locker Room app from the App Store to join the conversation! Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
Draymond's Quotes and Play
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Sam and Andy discuss Draymond's post game quotes about player movement and hypocrisy of players requesting trades vs. teams making trades, was he right?   Later they discuss Draymond's recent play on the court and if he can continue to be an assist machine without scoring the ball. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
GSW Stock Check with Andrew Sharp
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Sam and Andy are joined by the GOAT Pod's Andrew Sharp. We discuss our impressions of the Nets, what Sharp thinks of this Warrior team and what have we learned about GSW management and coaching since 2019.  Later we discuss a potential Bradley Beal trade, what draws people to sports, what we can do to fix the NBA, Unanimous Steph vs 2021 Steph and where the '15-'16 Warriors rank among Sharp's favorite teams. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Guest: Andrew Sharp Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 14, 2021
G-League Bubble Opener, SeaDubs v. Ignite Thoughts
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Sam Esfandiari is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss the G-League Bubble Opener between the Walnut Creek Ignite and the Santa Cruz Warriors.  Our first impressions of the top prospects Jonathan Kuminga & Jalen Green, Jarrett Jack stories, whether Jordan Poole or Nico Mannion are ready for the NBA and who we've learned most about in Warriors Management this season. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
GSW-Spurs (2/9) Post Game on Locker Room
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Live post game podcast on the LockerRoom App.  Sam and Andy give their thoughts on the Spurs game, the Warriors road trip and take live listener questions. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
G League Bubble and Draft Prospect Talk with Jonathan Wasserman
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Sam and Andy are joined by Jonathan Wasserman to discuss the upcoming G League bubble and what the Warriors might do with the Wolves pick if it conveys, who the Warriors prefer among Jonathan Kuminga, Jalen Green, or Jalen Suggs and the players they might like if the pick convey's between 6 and 10. Later they discuss if the Warrior regret passing on LaMelo Ball and how good the Warriors are at scouting. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Guest: Jonathan Wasserman Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
A Wasted Masterpiece and Where are the Warriors?
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Sam Esfandiari is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss the Warriors frustrating loss to Mavericks. The brilliance of Steph Curry and whether he should've played more minutes, if the Warriors are more interested in being an offensive or a defensive team, how much they need from Draymond, what we should expect from Oubre and Wiggins and how Wiseman fits with Draymond going forward. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 07, 2021
NELLIE BALL IS BACK!
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors destroying Dallas with small ball. A peak Draymond at 5 performance and how that makes us feel about the Wiseman pick.  Later they're joined by the Stepback Mavs Podcast to discuss how much a mess the Mavs are, thoughts on the game in detail, outsider opinions on Steph Curry and James Wiseman and what is going on with Kristaps Porzingis. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Guest: Dalton Trigg, Matt Galatzan Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
Losing to the Celtics
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Sam and Andy react to the Warriors-Celtics game, the frustrations with Kelly Oubre, how special Steph is, how we feel about Draymond's game and how roster building led to the loss and Steph's future. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
The Warriors Quarterly Report with Dave DuFour
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Sam and Andy are joined by the Daily Ding's Dave DuFour to discuss Rodney McGruder-gate and what really motivates the criticism of Klay and Draymond's comments. Later they discuss the Warriors thru 20 games, if they are where we expected, where they are headed, Wiseman's development, the trade deadline and whether the Warriors are aggressive or conservative with trades/roster moves. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Guest: Dave DuFour Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 31, 2021
Frustrations in Phoenix and Trade Rumors
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Sam and Andy discuss the frustrating loss to Phoenix, the confusing offense and what they're trying to do with Oubre and Draymond. Later they discuss the recent trade rumors, Oubre for Lonzo Ball and the Bradley Beal sweepstakes. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
State of the team, Trade talk and Mailbag questions with Bonta Hill
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Sam and Andy are joined by NBCSN Bay Area's Bonta Hill. They discuss Warrior fan expectations, similarities between Steve Kerr and Kyle Shanahan, Wiseman moved to the bench, Oubre's lost role and potential trade. Later on, we answer listener questions such as: What would Bonta Hill do as a GM? What do the Warriors need to do to get Steph to sign an extension? Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Guest: Bonta Hill Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
Stubbornness plagues GSW, Steph passes Reggie Miller, and the Wolves pick
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Sam and Andy discuss the starting lineup woes and stubbornness contributing to it, whether the Warriors should make a lineup change and who is most at fault for this. Later on they discuss the Wolves pick, Steph passing Reggie Miller and answer some mailbag questions. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
Terrible officiating, Starting lineup numbers and Wiseman's Development
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Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss the Warriors sub-par night vs the Knicks, poor officiating and the Draymond ejection. Later on, they dig into lineup data suggesting the starting 5 is a problem and what can potentially be done. Finally they discuss Wiseman's development and what to hope for from him for rest of season. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Thanks to our sponsor Action Network. Sign up today and use our promo code "LIGHTYEARS" to received 50% off an annual PRO subscription! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
Best win of the season, Wiseman dunking and Kerr's starting lineup comments
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Sam and Andy discuss Warriors win over the Spurs, Steph and Draymond setting the tone, Wiseman in the dunkers spot, and later they discuss Kerr's comments on the starting lineup and team development patterns. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Thanks to our sponsor Action Network. Sign up today and use our promo code "LIGHTYEARS" to received 50% off an annual PRO subscription. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 21, 2021
Warriors beat the Lakers, Oubre's Coming out party and more!
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Sam and Andy are back to discuss the Warriors win over the Lakers, Oubre's coming out party, Steph hesitation, our thoughts on lineups, rotations and other game to game trends. Plus ex-players weird tweets and your questions. Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Thanks to this weeks sponsor Action Network. Sign up at today and use our promo code "LIGHTYEARS" to receive 50% off an annual PRO subscription. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
Starting Lineup Woes, Lack of Shooting, and our memories of the Warrior-Harden rivalry
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors starting lineup woes, the lack of shooting, Wiseman's role and how much is on coaching vs. front office. Later we discuss our memories of the Warriors/Harden rivalry and our thoughts on Harden to the Nets. Finally we answer a couple of your questions. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 16, 2021
Pacers Loss, Thoughts on Warriors Homestand and the Steph Slander Narrative with Trysta Krick
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Sam and Andy discuss the loss to Indiana, how teams are defending Steph, if Draymond is making a run for DPOY and our overall thoughts on the 4-3 homestand. Later they are joined by Trysta Krick from the This League Podcast to discuss where and why the Steph Slander comes from. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Special Guest: Trysta Krick Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
GSW-TOR Postgame
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors escaping Toronto, the starting lineup vs. back up lineups, what to do with Kelly Oubre's struggles and take your questions. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Host: Andy Liu  & Sam Esfandiari Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
Post-LAC Recap with Aaron Larsuel
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Sam Esfandiari is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss the Warriors win over the Clippers, what the best lineup combos with Steph are, Oubre's role going forward, what's wrong with LAC and where the Warriors go from here. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Host: Sam Esfandiari & Andy Liu Special Guest: Aaron Larsuel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 09, 2021
Steph Struggles, James Wiseman's Development and Draymond's Effect On Both Ends
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Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors loss to the Clippers. What Steph needs to do to get going, where James Wiseman fits into the Warriors closing lineups, Draymond's impact and what to expect friday in the back half of the baseball series. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Host: Andy Liu  & Saam Esfandiari Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Steph scores 62!
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Sam and Andy are joined by Jason Maples to discuss Steph Curry's 62 point performance, the Curry discourse, the Warriors outlook going forward and your questions. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Host: Andy Liu & Sam Esfandiari Special Guest: Jason Maples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
Light Years Premium Teaser: Mailbag Questions on James Wiseman's Future and Trade Value
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari help start the new year by giving you a free preview of Light Years Premium.  In this Premium snippet, Andy and Saam answer a few mailbag questions about James Wiseman's future and trade value. Subscribe to Light Years Premium for the full episode and more exclusive content! Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 01, 2021
Warriors at .500, Previewing the Homestand & Detroit Bad Boy’s Lazarus Jackson
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari react to the Golden State Warriors heading back to the Bay Area at .500, positives and negatives from Andrew Wiggins, JTA, Eric Paschall, and Steph Curry before previewing the homestand.  The guys then invite Blue Wire and Detroit Bad Boy’s Lazarus Jackson to get his thoughts on the game against the Pistons. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Lazarus Jackson Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 30, 2020
Observations from Warriors' First Week, Kerr and Non-Shooting & Andy and Sam's NBA Hot Takes
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari talk about their initial observations of the Warriors' first week, Steve Kerr’s obsession with non-shooting, and their hot takes across the NBA. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
Wiseman's Debut, Kerr's Offensive Adjustments and What to Fix After Opening Night Loss
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Saam Esfandiari is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss James Wiseman’s debut, whether Kerr will shift the offense to be more Stephen Curry-focused, Kevin Durant’s return and what went wrong on Opening Night/what do we want to see on Christmas Day against the Bucks and beyond. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 24, 2020
2020-2021 Golden State Warriors Season Preview
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss are back with their Warriors season preview episode.  They discuss:- Draymond Green missing opening night (01:43) - will the warriors exceed the Vegas over/under win total of 38.5? (17:42)- 3 bold takes for the NBA season (30:12)- 3 bold takes for the Warriors' season (47:13) Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
Preseason Recap, Positives/Negatives of Wiggins & Oubre and How Much Will Steph Curry Need to Carry the Team?
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss how they are feeling after the Warriors' preseason, the positives and negatives of Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre, how much of a load Stephen Curry will need to carry this and how excited they are to see Draymond Green and James Wiseman next week. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
Preseason Game 1 Reactions, Warriors' Defensive Potential & What It Was Like at Chase Center During COVID (feat. Mercury News' Wes Goldberg)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss the Warriors' first preseason game, early impressions of the team, if the squad can become a top-10 defense, how long it'll take guys to play with Steph Curry and more.   Later, we're joined by Wes Golberg from the Mercury News to talk about what it was like to be in Chase Center during COVID and his early impressions of the team. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Wes Goldberg Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
Draymond Green & James Wiseman's COVID Statuses, Smailagic Propaganda & How the Warriors Can Lure Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss the changed tone around Warriors camp, Draymond Green and James Wiseman potentially having COVID and setbacks it may cause, Alen Smailagic propaganda, what the Warriors can do to lure Giannis Antetokounmpo and who we think will have biggest year two jump.Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
The NBA's COVID Season and Warriors Over/Unders with Dieter Kurtenbach
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by the Mercury News' sports columnist Dieter Kurtenbach to discuss how the NBA's non-bubble COVID season will work, the NBA landscape, and Warriors over/under's provided by BetOnline.  Will Steph avg over 26.5 PPG? Will Wiggins avg over 19.5 PPG? How many wins will GSW finish with? Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
Warriors Camp, Kelly Oubre's Production and Is This Andrew Wiggins' Breakout Year?
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari react to the beginning of Warriors training camp, wonder if Kelly Oubre will average over 18 points per game and debate whether Andrew Wiggins will have a break out year for Golden State. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
5 Biggest Questions on the Warriors' Season
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss the five biggest questions facing the Golden State Warriors this upcoming season. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
Next Season's Warriors, Kelly Oubre's Role & the Blasphemous Thought of Blowing Up the Team (Part 1)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari welcome you to a special Thanksgiving Eve edition of the Light Years Mailbag. The guys give an early look at the Warriors next season, discuss Kelly Oubre's role and other teams' offseasons.  They also talk their favorite Thanksgiving foods and the blasphemous thought of blowing it all up for the Warriors.  Note: Part 2 of this podcast is available on Light Years Premium. Click here to subscribe! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
Klay Thompson's Achilles Injury and Discussing the Kelly Oubre, Kent Bazemore, Brad Wanamaker Signings
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by 3CBPerformance's Dr. Rajpal Brar to discuss Klay Thompson's Achilles injury, when Warrior fans should expect him back and what they should expect from him when he's back.   Later on, Andy and Saam discuss the new signings of Kelly Oubre, Kent Bazemore, Brad Wanamaker and the expectations for the upcoming season. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest:  Dr. Rajpal Brar Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
What's Next for Warriors/Klay After Achilles Tear, Kelly Oubre's Addition & More Wiseman Analysis
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss the devastating Klay Thompson achilles tear, the James Wiseman pick, the  reported Kelly Oubre acquisition and where the Warriors go moving forward. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 20, 2020
Light Years' YouTube Live NBA Draft Show Audio & Reacting to Klay Thompson's Injury
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari went live before and during the 2020 NBA Draft where they broke down the Warriors' pick of James Wiseman and talked the unfortunate Klay Thompson injury bringing some special guests on along the way. Note: the audio here is from the start of the Draft itself. For the full audio that included a 30 minute pre-show, subscribe to Light Years Premium. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guests: Bonta Hill, Andrew Sharp, Anthony Slater Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
Light Years NBA Draft Eve Edition: Trade Reactions, Harden Rumors & Thoughts on the Warriors Heading into the Draft
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari react to the first couple days of the NBA trade market, James Harden trade rumors and our thoughts on Warriors going the night before the NBA Draft!And be sure to check out the Light Years NBA Draft Show on Wednesday, November 18th on YouTube Live! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor Talks Warriors' Draft Options, Free Agency & Much More
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor to discuss the Warriors draft options and offseason look ahead.   Topics include:- The pros and con's of GSW drafting James Wiseman?!?- Who are best prospects to consider trading down for? Deni Advija, Isaac Okoro, Patrick Williams?!- How active will draft night be?!- Potential players to sign with the mid level exception?- Potential players to target with the traded player exception?- Is Draymond the key to 2020-21 season? Buckle up, everyone - it's Draft Week. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Kevin O'Connor Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Light Years Premium Teaser: Russell Westbrook's Trade Request
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari give you a taste of the latest Light Years Premium episode where they discussed Russell Westbrook's trade request from the Houston Rockets. Subscribe to Light Years Premium for the full episode and more exclusive content! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
The Athletic's Sam Vecenie Talks Anthony Edwards vs. James Wiseman, A Sleeper Pick & Likelihood of Warriors Trading Down
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari welcome The Athletic's Sam Vecenie to the show to talk Anthony Edwards vs. James Wiseman, Isaac Okoro as a sleeper pick and the likelihood of the Warriors trading down. And of course, the Light Years Podcast crew finishes off with your mailbag questions. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Sam Vecenie Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
The Athletic's Seth Partnow Talks Warriors: The Draft, Trade Targets & the Upcoming Season
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by NBA analyst, Seth Partnow of The Athletic to break down what's ahead for the Warriors in the upcoming draft / how the front office prepares for it, potential trade targets, what the future holds in general for Golden State and Seth explains why he doesn't have Stephen Curry as a first tier player on his personal rankings. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Seth Partnow Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
NBA's Return, Warriors Working Out Top Prospects & Jeremy Lin Back to the Warriors?
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss the early return of the NBA season, the Golden State Warriors working out top draft picks, and your mailbag questions on Jeremy Lin, Anthony Edwards’ fit off the bench, and a hypothetical Brandon Ingram/Jrue Holiday trade. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
Warriors' Draft Misinformation, Dubble Impressions & How to Avoid the Daryl Morey/Tilman Fertitta Pitfalls
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari talk about the Golden State Warriors’ draft misinformation, their impressions of The Dubble, and your mailbag questions ranging from Joe Lacob and Bob Myers avoiding the Daryl Morey/Tilman Fertitta pitfalls to best/worst case scenarios for the draft. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Lessons from the NBA Finals, the NBA Draft, Warriors' MLE Options & Mailbag Questions
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari talk the upcoming NBA draft, lessons from the Lakers winning the 2020 NBA Championship, the Warriors' potential top center free agent targets and of course they answer your fantastic mailbag questions. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Light Years Listeners Episode: NBA Finals Game 4 Thoughts, Trading for Myles Turner & Draymond's Klutch-Ness
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are reunited just in time for another edition of Light Years listeners joining the show to chime in on the happenings in the NBA and Warriors World.  The guys ask the loyal Light Years listeners joining the show the following questions: What were your thoughts on Game 4 of the NBA Finals? Do they like the hypothetical trade for Myles Turner involving the number two pick and Andrew Wiggins? Does Draymond's newfound Klutch attitude bug you? Buckle up, Light Years listeners - a ton of fun is had. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guests: @Option_Zero, @tgunn21, @MMekus18, @grtmnhn, @Looneystanacct, @Darryn1226   Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Draymond Supports LeBron, Iguodala Returns to the Finals & Potential Trade Partners for the Pacers & Victor Oladipo
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Saam Esfandiari is joined by guest co-host, Aaron Larsuel, of the official Lakers podcast (Andy is on vacation this week), to discuss a plethora of NBA items: Stories from the "Great Time Out!" era Draymond Green's Instagram response to fans having issues with him supporting LeBron James Andre Iguodala's return to the NBA Finals What teams out there might sell Potential trade partners for the Indiana Pacers with reports surfacing that Victor Oladipo wants out Answering your questions on the NBA Finals, the NBA Draft and the Warriors next season Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest:  Aaron Larsuel Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
How the Warriors Can Compete with the NBA's Current Final Four & Mailbag Time
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari break down Lakers-Nuggets after Denver closed their series deficit to 2-1. The guys then discuss what the Warriors need to find to compete with the remaining four teams in the NBA playoffs before answering your mailbag questions. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
TE1: George Kittle (2017-2020)
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Fresh off an off-season workout, George Kittle joins the podcast to talk about his journey to the league's emerging superstar tight end. George reflects on his family’s athleticism, his father coaching of all his teams and how his size impacted his recruiting out of high school. At Iowa, they talk the stacked tight end room and how his offensive linemen mentality helped him thrive. Finally, the guys remember their head-to-head matchup in George’s first game in the NFL and how he'll chance to change the way the positioned is valued for years to come. TE1 is presented by Chevy Silverado. This episode is also brought to you by Bud Light Seltzer. For more great podcasts check out BlueWirePods.com NOTE: This episode was recorded before Kittle signed his extension with the 49ers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
Nuggets Tougher Than We Thought, Bob Myers' Keys to Playoff Success & Does Harden Have Enough Heart?
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss the Nuggets' surprising toughness (5:00), Bob Myers' thoughts on how to truly succeed in the playoffs (16:00) and wonder if James Harden has enough heart to win at the highest level (31:00). They also talk overall takeaways from the bubble (37:00), Giannis meeting with Bucks management (44:00) and answer questions from the Light Years Discord channel (49:00). Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
Warriors' Draft Options with NBA Draft Expert, Sam Vecenie from The Athletic
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by NBA Draft expert, Sam Vecenie, to discuss what Golden State plans to do with the number two pick, how James Wiseman potentially fits with the team and the Warriors' draft philosophy as a whole. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Sam Vecenie Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
Warriors as a Super Smallball Team, Bob Myers & Joe Lacob's Differing Philosophies & Marvin Bagley as a Trade Option?
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss the Golden State Warriors' chances of winning as a super smallball team next season, Bob Myers and Joe Lacob's differing team-building philosophies (are they trying to be the Celtics, Spurs or Lakers?), Marvin Bagley as a Warriors trade-down option, and react to yet another Houston Rockets meltdown. And of course, they answer your Light Years Podcast mailbag questions! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
Warriors and the Number Two Pick, Potential Trades with the 76ers & Other Offseason Targets
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by NBA podcaster extraordinaire, Andrew Sharp, to talk the Warriors' number two pick in the NBA Draft, potentially trade options with the 76ers, other possible offseason targets and of course, the NBA Bubble. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG and TheraOne for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Andrew Sharp Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Light Years Live Post-Draft Show Snippet (feat. The Athletic's Marcus Thompson II)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari went live right after the NBA Draft lottery to discuss the Warriors landing the number two overall pick. They welcome The Athletic's Marcus Thompson II to break down potential picks and options the Warriors have now that they know the exact spot where they will be picking. Subscribe to Light Years Premium here: https://www.bluewirepods.com/podcast/light-years-a-golden-state-warriors-pod Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG and TheraOne for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Marcus Thompson II Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
The Point Is to Win, Not to Put Up Numbers (Warriors' Draft Strategy, The Draft Lottery & Bubble Talk)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari talk the Warriors' draft strategy, the upcoming NBA Draft Lottery, give their thoughts on the bubble games thus far and of course, answer your mailbag questions. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG and TheraOne for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 18, 2020
Draymond Green's Pricey "Inside the NBA" Appearance, Warriors' Draft/Offseason Needs & NBA Bubble Playoff Predictions (feat. The Athletic's Ethan Strauss)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari welcome back The Athletic's Ethan Strauss to talk Draymond Green's expensive "Inside the NBA" appearance,  the Warriors' draft/offseason needs and who will emerge from the NBA bubble as champion. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG and Deal Dash (promo code "Light Years") for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Ethan Strauss Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
Steph Curry's "Kobe Energy", How Saam & Andy Really Feel About LeBron James & Best Memories Covering the Warriors (feat. The Ringer's Logan Murdock)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by The Ringer's Logan Murdock for an epic conversation about Stephen Curry's "Kobe energy", Logan's unforgettable first encounter with Steve Kerr and his favorite players he covered while on the beat with the Warriors. And somehow, Logan flips the script and gets Andy and Saam to admit their true feelings about some player named LeBron James. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG and Deal Dash (promo code "Light Years") for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Logan Murdock Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
Responding to Bomani Jones' Steph Curry "System Player" Comment, Lacob Light Years Ahead Again & Mailbag Questions
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are reunited just in time to discuss Bomani Jones calling Stephen Curry a "system player," Joe Lacob's plan to keep the Warriors "light years" ahead and answer more of your mailbag questions. Thanks to our friends over at Manscaped, and Deal Dash (promo code "Light Years") for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
Andy's Solo Mega Mailbag Session
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Andy Liu puts on his Colin Cowherd cape and rolls solo to answer all the fantastic listener questions from Twitter and Discord. Topics include: Predicting the next potential super team as a result of the NBA bubble Potential replacements for Steve Kerr (hypothetical, of course) Best TPE options for the Warriors If Steph Curry would ever sign with Nike And much, much more. No topic is off limits for Andy! Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG and Manscaped for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020
Bubble Talk, NBA Favorites' Odds to Win the Title & Mailbag Questions (feat. NBA Expert Aaron Larsuel)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by NBA expert Aaron Larsuel to discuss everything bubble-related, Lakers/Clippers/Bucks' chances to win the title, and a monster mailbag discussion ranging from their favorite players of all time, chances the Warriors land a superstar next season, how the previous iteration of the Warriors match up to today’s contenders, and much more. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG and Manscaped for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Ben Cruz   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 14, 2020
Draft Talk, The Second Bubble & The Player Most Likely to Come in Out of Shape for the Postseason
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari welcome Evan Zamir (Warriors Twitter OG and draft expert) to chat about his favorite prospects and types of players to draft. Then Andy and Sam discuss the second bubble, the player most likely to come into this postseason out of shape, and take your mailbag questions including their favorite SF cuisine/restaurants. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Evan Zamir Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
Connor Letourneau Talks the Draft, Behind the Scenes of the D-Lo Trade & Odds of Giannis in the Bay
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by Warriors beat writer, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, to discuss everything from the NBA Draft, to the behind-the-scenes decision making process of the D'Angelo Russell trade, odds Giannis ends up a Warrior, offseason options, and his most awkward moments as a beat writer. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! And please take a minute to fill out this survey for a chance to win AirPods and/or Blue Wire merchandise! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Connor Letourneau Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
Analyzing Every Warriors Draft Pick of the Joe Lacob Era
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari analyze every single draft pick of the Joe Lacob era and discuss how it informs how the Warriors will attack their pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.   Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show!   And please take a minute to fill out this survey for a chance to win AirPods and/or Blue Wire merchandise!  Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari   Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
Massive Light Years Mailbag Session: Obstacle to NBA's Return, Andy & Sam's Replacements for Each Other and Where Giannis Would Party in the Bay
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return for a massive Light Years mailbag session discussing another obstacle to the NBA return, Adam Silver's recent comments, best 80s rock bands, who they would replace each other with on the podcast, which MLBer would make the best NBA player, where Giannis would live/party if he gets traded to GSW, and much more. Tommy Gunn also joins to discuss his recent Klay and Steph decline takes.  Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show!  Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari   Guest: Tommy Gunn   Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
Baron Davis to Blue Wire, Bob Myers' Comments & Why Andy Now Loves the Rockets
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss Blue Wire adding Baron Davis to the squad, Bob Myers’ comments, Giannis to the Warriors, the return of the NBA and why Andy now loves the Rockets (!!!!).   Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show!  Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari   Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2020
Ron Adams' Praise for Andrew Wiggins and Putting Current Warriors on the "We Believe" Team
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari break down Warriors assistant coach, Ron Adams' glowing reviews of Andrew Wiggins and play a little fantasy Warriors lineup by seeing what would happen if you placed current players on the "We Believe" squad.   Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show!  Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari   Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
The Return of the NBA, Why Twitter Slanders Steph Curry and the Dreaded "Frisco" Debate
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by 95.7 The Game's Bonta Hill to discuss the return of the NBA, why Stephen Curry gets slandered everyday on Twitter, future Warriors moves, his favorite small business restaurants in San Francisco, and of course, the "Frisco" debate. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show!  Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari   Guests: Bonta Hill   Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27, 2020
Last Dance Series Recap with Warriors Twitter All-Stars
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss The Last Dance finale with some Warriors Twitter friends!  The guys and their guests give their parting takes on MJ, discuss if MJ’s legacy is even attainable in 2020 and who is the most like MJ among current NBA players.   Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show!  Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari   Guests: Jason Maples,Daman Rangoola,Justin Grant,Slander Gawwd,Tommy Jordan   Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2020
Scottie Pippen's Kevin Durant Tendencies, Warriors' Draft Options & the NBA's Return (feat. The Athletic's Ethan Strauss)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by The Athletic's Ethan Strauss to recap episodes 7 and 8 of "The Last Dance" by comparing Scottie Pippen's antics to Kevin Durant's, the Warriors' NBA Draft options and talk whether the NBA will return this season or not.    Ethan also compares writing his new book, "The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty" to Sam Smith's writing of "The Jordan Rules."   Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show!   Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari   Guest: Ethan Strauss   Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 11, 2020
"The Last Dance" Episode 5 & 6 Breakdown & Comparing Michael Jordan/Kevin Durant's Ways of Dealing with the Media (feat. Marcus Thompson)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari welcome friend of the show, Marcus Thompson of The Athletic, to help break down episodes 5 and 6 of "The Last Dance" as well as draw comparisons with the ways Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant dealt/deal with the media. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Marcus Thompson Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 04, 2020
"The Last Dance" Episode 3 & 4 Recap and the Teams Re-Opening Facilities
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari break down the two latest episodes of ESPN's "The Last Dance", parallels between the Bulls' rise and the Warriors and talk NBA teams re-opening their facilities for players' use. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 27, 2020
Light Years the Next Traveling Cocaine Circus? Recapping First Two "The Last Dance" Episodes (feat. Guy Haberman & John Middlekauf)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by Guy Haberman & John Middlekauf of the "Haberman & Middlekauf" Podcast to break down the first two epic episodes of ESPN's "The Last Dance," documenting the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Guy Haberman & John Middlekauf Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2020
Light Years Calls on the #WarriorsTwitter All-Stars
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari call on some #WarriorsTwitter All-Stars to talk everything Warriors and the NBA. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guests: @_YoMek, @jrichardgoodman, @urkle9, @tgunn21, @Option_Zero, @MMekus18, @Jannelle12, @TheSlanderGawwd, @Looneystanacct, @Boun3Byke9800 Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
Light Years Talks Warriors and the NBA with Bay Area News Group's Dieter Kurtenbach
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by Bay Area News Group columnist, Dieter Kurtenbach, to discuss everything from trade exception targets, the brokest NBA owners, the awfulness of the NBA Draft, and the difference in covering sports across different areas. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Dieter Kurtenbach Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
Light Years Talks to NBA Draft Expert, Sam Vecenie, About the Warriors' Draft Targets
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by Sam Vecenie of The Athletic to break down every single prospect the Warriors will look at, best fits, a shocker on his favorite player, and trade destinations. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Sam Vecenie Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
Light Years Talks Special Project to Help Unpaid Arena Workers During COVID Outbreak
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari look to brighten up your quarantine days by talking to a Light Years listener (Alan Chazaro) about a very special project to help arena workers during the COVID-19 shutdown. The guys also talk two interesting tax player mid-level exception targets for the Warriors this offseason. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Alan Chazaro Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
Light Years Talks Everything NBA-Related with Twitter Legend, Myles Brown
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by an absolute NBA Twitter legend in Myles Brown to talk everything NBA including: - How Twitter has Changed - The Warriors' run and how it was covered - "LeBron-aganda" - The possibility of Giannis to the Warriors and why he's covered so poorly - How should the media cover the NBA? Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Myles Brown Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
Favorite Klay Thompson Games with Warriors Outsiders (Drew Shiller & Grant Liffmann)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari take a trip down memory lane with the help of NBC Sports Bay Area's Warriors Outsiders (Drew Shiller & Grant Liffmann) to reminisce and debate on Klay Thompson's best moments with the Golden State Warriors. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guests: Drew Shiller & Grant Liffmann Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
Ethan Strauss on Coronavirus, His New Book & the NBA Draft
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by The Athletic's Ethan Strauss to discuss the NBA's mishandling of the coronavirus situation, his new book on the Warriors dynasty and a lot of NBA Draft thoughts (a little Killian Hayes, anyone?) Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Ethan Strauss Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
What Light Years Is Doing During the Self-Quarantine
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari talk about their plans during the self-quarantine period for themselves and the show (have no fear - the shows will continue!). Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2020
Light Years Mailbag: COVID-19-Impact-on-the-NBA Edition
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return with a massive Light Years Podcast Mailbag.  They discuss the COVID-19 impact on the NBA, Klutch propaganda, Giannis’ road to the Warriors, Steve Kerr’s role player archetypes, who would survive between our co-hosts in an apocalypse, and much, much more. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
Steve Kerr's Steph Curry Comments, What's Up with Andrew Wiggins & The Giannis-Harden Feud
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss Steve Kerr's Stephen Curry comments, why Steph is being held out this long, and what Andrew Wiggins' latest stretch means for next year's team.  They then discuss the Giannis/Harden feud and why that has made the NBA much more exciting the last few weeks.  Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 02, 2020
Stephen Curry's Return, Dragan Bender's Future & Offseason Wish List
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss Steph Curry's (likely) Sunday return, Dragan Bender's debut, and what their wish list will be this offseason using the taxpayer mid-level exception. They then take a look around the league and give their thoughts on the best teams so far in the NBA. Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
Andrew Wiggins, the Future of the Coaching Staff & Mailbag Time!
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are finally reunited as Andy has returned from vacation catch up on everything that's happened in the world of sports.  The guys start with talking Andrew Wiggins' addition, the future of the Warriors, and some thoughts on the coaching staff's job this season.  They then their attention to some Astros/Giants talk before getting into the BetOnline.ag Mailbag segment.  Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
The Andrew Wiggins Era Has Begun! Plus, Draft Talk with Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman
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Saam Esfandiari and Light Years producer Ben Cruz bask in the beginning of the Andrew Wiggins era with the Golden State Warriors before Saam chats with Bleacher Report lead draft writer, Jonathan Wasserman, to break down the Warriors' options in this June's NBA Draft. Hosts: Andy Liu & Saam Esfandiari Guest: Jonathan Wasserman Producer: Ben Cruz Don't forget to head over to BetOnline.ag to receive your 50% bonus with the code BLUEWIRE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2020
Steph Almost Back, D-Lo Trade Deadline Scenarios & Andre Iguodala's Refusal to Play for the Grizzlies
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Andy Liu is on a quick hiatus so Saam Esfandiari made the call to the G-League (of podcasting) and called up producer Ben Cruz up to the big show to talk Stephen Curry's impending return, a few D'Angelo Russell trade deadline scenarios and Andre Iguodala's bizarre situation with the Memphis Grizzlies. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Be sure to check out our sponsor, BetOnline.ag and receive your 50% bonus when you enter the code BLUEWIRE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
Paying Our Respects to the Legendary Kobe Bryant
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by BlueWire CEO, Kevin Jones, to reminisce on Kobe Bryant’s career, legacy, and lasting impact on us today and the future. R.I.P. Kobe and Gianna Bryant and everyone else lost in Sunday's tragic accident. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Kevin Jones Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 27, 2020
The Sneaky-Deep Warriors (of Next Season), Steph Pods with Stephen Jackson & How the NBA Should Be Covered Today
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss Eric Paschall and D'Angelo Russell's numbers without Draymond Green and how next season's team might be sneaky-deep. Then they go over Steph Curry's recent comments on Stephen Jackson's podcast, how the NBA should be covered today, and whether the 2019 Golden State Warriors were underrated. They wrap things up with a Bay Area sports decade in review and a Super Bowl preview. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 22, 2020
The Current State of the Warriors and the NBA with Andrew Sharp
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by former Sports Illustrated NBA scribe, Andrew Sharp to talk the Warriors and the rest of the NBA. Subscribe to Light Years Premium for all of the exclusive content! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2020
Joe Lacob's Trade Comments and Imagining Next Year's Warriors
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari break down Joe Lacob's recent trade comments and take an early look ahead to the Warriors' roster next season. Subscribe to Light Years Premium for all of the exclusive content! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2020
Warriors' 4-1 Home Stand, Alen Smailagic's Debut & Could Karl Anthony Towns Be a Future Warrior?
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss the Warriors' 4-1 home stand, the differences between the Rockets and Mavericks, talk the much-anticipated debut of Alen Smailagic, and play "what if" with Karl Anthony Towns to the Warriors. Subscribe to Light Years Premium for all of the exclusive content! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 30, 2019
D'Angelo Russell's Fit, Warriors' Long-Term Development & Top 5 Warrior Games of the Decade
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss the Warriors' win over the Pelicans, D'Angelo Russell's fit and the Warriors' long-term development potential. To wrap things up, the guys reveal their top 5 Warrior games of the decade. Subscribe to Light Years Premium for all of the exclusive content! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 23, 2019
The Warriors are the Team of the Decade
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Andy Liu and Sam Esfandiari discuss the Warriors winning team of the decade, the ways in which they changed basketball and our early season award winners. Subscribe to Light Years Premium for all of the exclusive content! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 18, 2019
Trade Rumors, D'Angelo Russell's Off-Ball Role & Trade Ideas Involving Ben Simmons & Joel Embiid
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss trade rumors, D-Lo's off-ball offense role, give some Ben Simmons/Joel Embiid trade ideas, and go over their top players under 25 all while giving live Warriors-Knicks takes (FYI, they finished recording before the game went into overtime). To end the show, we’ve got a snippet from Light Years Premium where Jonathan Wasserman, NBA draft expert and insider joins the pod to discuss LaMelo Ball v. Anthony Edwards and more (39:40). Subscribe to Light Years Premium for all of the exclusive content! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 12, 2019
What Could've Been for the Warriors, Omari Spellman & Jordan Poole's Seasons and Fixing the NBA's Ratings Problem
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return to go over the origin of Saam's Raiders fandom. They then mull over what the Warriors would have pulled off if everyone was healthy in a lesser Western Conference playoff race before analyzing Omari Spellman and Jordan Poole's start to the season, the MVP race, and give their thoughts on why the NBA ratings are low and how to fix it. Subscribe to Light Years Premium for all of the exclusive content! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
What to Do with Jordan Poole, Bob Fitzgerald/Kelenna Azubuike's Chemistry & What the Warriors Should Do in the Draft
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Andy Liu is joined by Light Years producer, Ben Cruz, to break down Jordan Poole's struggles, the broadcast chemistry of Bob Fitzgerald and Kelenna Azubuike and project what the Warriors will do in the draft. Subscribe to Light Years Premium for all of the exclusive content! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
Eric Paschall's Monster Game, What the Warriors Need to Do to Get Giannis & Dissecting the Young Roster
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are back to discuss Eric Paschall’s big game against the Pelicans, dissect the rest of the young players on the roster, and examine what the Warriors will need to do to get Giannis Antetokounmpo. Subscribe to Light Years Premium for all of the exclusive content! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2019
D'Angelo Russell and The Perfect Tank
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari give praise to D'Angelo Russell for giving us the perfect tank game, compare his game to Monta Ellis and Alec Burks' role on the Warriors. Subscribe to Light Years Premium for all of the exclusive content! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2019
The Steph Curry-Less Months Ahead, All-Time "Love of the Game" Players & Mailbag Time!
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss their favorite young player so far this season, the fun start to the Steph-less 3 months ahead, their all-time "Love of the Game" players and take mailbag questions! Subscribe to Light Years Premium for all of the exclusive content! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2019
Light Years Premium Snippet
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari give a little taster of what you get if you become a Light Years Premium subscriber with a show segment favorite, "Love of the Game or Love of the Fame." Subscribe to Light Years Premium for all of the exclusive content! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 30, 2019
So, the Warriors Are Bad Again?
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari come down from their 0-2 high to discuss what on Earth is wrong with the Golden State Warriors and whether the root of the issue lies with the coach, players, or...all of the above. Subscribe to Light Years Premium for all of the exclusive content! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2019
Stephen Curry's "Love of the Fame" Season, Glenn Robinson's Potential & Previewing the First 7 Games
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari turn on the mics for the final podcast before the season starts! The guys discuss immigrant parent rules on TV usage, Glenn Robinson’s potential as a starter, Steph’s “Love of the Fame” season, and a preview of the first 7 games. Also, make sure to subscribe to Light Years Premium! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2019
Steve Kerr and LeBron James' Response to NBA-China Situation, D-Lo's Fit & Other Preseason Thoughts
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss the Warriors’ preseason, LeBron and Steve Kerr’s response to the China-NBA situation, and give their thoughts on each Warrior's performance, including whether D'Angelo Russell is a good fit so far. And of course, a little "Love of the Game or Love of the Fame." Blue Wire thanks our partners for this week, Shipstation & Roman. Try Shipstation free for 60 days by going to shipstation.com and entering promo code "Blue" and go to roman.com/bluewire to get a free online visit & free two day shipping. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2019
Preseason Game 1 Breakdown and Your Mailbag Questions
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari break down the Warriors' first preseason game at Chase Center vs. the Lakers and then answer your mailbag questions! Thanks to our partners Axios and Harrys. Sign-up at Sports.Axios.com for your daily newsletter and Harrys.com/bluewire for a free trial on a delivery razor. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2019
How Great Can the Stephen Curry-D'Angelo Russell Paring Be & Who Will Start at Small Forward?
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are both in shambles: Andy battles a Jordan-like flu and Saam's A's yet again have broken his heart in the playoffs. They try to ease their pain by breaking down Warriors training camp thus far by arguing yet again about their season predictions. They wonder aloud just how great can the Stephen Curry-D’Angelo Russell pairing can be, and who will start at small forward for the Warriors. And to wrap things up, the guys tease all the new content and merch headed your way this season. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 03, 2019
Pre-Training Camp Over/Unders and Mailbag Time!
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari play a little game of (made-up-by-Saam) over/unders before training camp officially opens next week! The guys guess things like the amount of threes Steph Curry will make this season, Draymond Green's points per game and Kevon Looney's minutes. Then, it's mailbag time where they answer a few questions such as what their immigrant parents think of their podcasting careers and the expectations for Steve Kerr coaching a team without 4 superstars. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 26, 2019
Steph Curry's Championship Comments, Steve Kerr's Offense and the 2020 Olympics
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari react to Steph Curry's interview with Rachel Nichols, talk Steve Kerr’s offense, and look ahead to the 2020 Olympics before previewing the Pacific Division. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 19, 2019
Reacting to Kevin Durant's WSJ Interview & Andy Responds to More Dynasty Destruction Accusations
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss people accusing Andy of ruining the dynasty IN THE MIDDLE of rec league games, Kevin Durant’s Wall Street Journal interview, and preview every team in the Northwest Division (with a Love of the Fame nominee included in each, of course). Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 11, 2019
Team USA's Chance at a Gold Medal and "Love of the Fame" All-Stars
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss Team USA and their chances of winning the gold. They then look at over/unders on the Southwest Division and pick a "Love of the Fame" All-Star for each team. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 05, 2019
The Chase Center Experience, Popeyes Chicken Sandwiches & Why Andy Likes Taylor Swift
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss what the Chase Center experience may feel like before indulging in an extended mailbag segment that includes Russell Westbrook and Popeyes chicken sandwiches and why Andy likes Taylor Swift. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 30, 2019
Draymond Green's Extension, the Warriors' Offense & Voicemails, Voicemails, Voicemails!
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return for some mid-August takes on Draymond Green’s extension, Steve Kerr’s comments on D'Angelo Russell's addition, and whether or not the Warriors will change their offense. Then comes the debut of the voicemail-bag edition of "Love of the Game or Love of the Fame" which of course debates how much of a clout chase Devin Booker is. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 21, 2019
Warriors' Rotation, "For Love of the Game or Love of the Fame?" and Jeremy Lin
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return to discuss their thoughts on the Warriors’ rotation and the underrated storylines next season. The guys follow that up with mailbag time before debuting their brand new segment: “For Love of the Game or Love of the Fame?" and topping things off with thoughts around the NBA and Jeremy Lin’s emotional speech. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 30, 2019
How the New Warriors Will Look Next Season + The Trial of Andy Liu (feat. Justin Rowan)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are back to discuss how next year’s Warriors team looks. Are Steph and Draymond ready to fill Shaun and Andre’s shoes off the court? Will they be more fun to watch drama-free? And then a special treat: THE TRIAL OF ANDY LIU. He is accused of ruining the Warriors' dynasty and is ripped apart on the stand by the renowned host of The Chase Down Podcast, Justin Rowan. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Justin Rowan Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 11, 2019
Emergency Light Years Pod: Kevin Durant Is Out, D'Angelo Russell Is In
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari flip the mics on after a whirlwind start to NBA free agency and react to Kevin Durant officially heading east to the Brooklyn Nets and D'Angelo Russell stepping in to join the Warriors. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 01, 2019
Andre Iguodala's Truth Tour, Free Agency and Recapping the NBA Draft
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss Andre Iguodala's quotes on his media tour and everything pertaining to free agency - from what the Lakers are going to do, some salary cap nerd topics, trade targets, fun minimum contract candidates, and a draft recap. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 27, 2019
Eulogizing the Warriors' 2018-19 Season, What the Future Holds and the NBA Draft (feat. Jonathan Wasserman)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are the pallbearers for the Warriors' 2018-2019 season and give final thoughts on the team's tragic postseason, their mental toughness, and what it means for their place in history in the NBA. They then go over offseason options in free agency before bringing on a member of the Blue Wire family in Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman to preview the NBA Draft. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Jonathan Wasserman Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18, 2019
Warriors Grind Out Game 5 Win & Reacting to Kevin Durant's Heartbreaking Injury
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are gassed after an emotionally charged Game 5 win for the Warriors. The guys talk KD's brutal injury and what the rest of the series looks like as the Finals shift back to Oakland. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 11, 2019
Raptors Revel In Warrior Wounds
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Saam joined the cast of Blue Wire Buckets to help break down the undermanned Warriors' Game 3 loss to the Raptors. Topics discussed include the decision to rest Klay, how Toronto's defense has been locked in, an unfortunate performance from Boogie, and what a potential KD return in Game 4 means for the rest of the series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 06, 2019
Getting Iggy With It: Warriors Even the Finals
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari react as the Warriors even up the Finals at 1-1. The guys talk about Andre Iguodala's clutch shot, Boogie's stellar performance, Draymond's defense, along with Klay's injury and how it might affect the series as it shifts to Oakland. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2019
Kevin Durant's Journey to Superstardom and 2019 Finals Availability (feat. The Athletic's Marcus Thompson II)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic and author of the new Kevin Durant book, "KD." The guys engage in a far-ranging discussion on KD’s life, Marcus' roller coaster journey writing the book and of course, an NBA Finals preview and predictions. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Marcus Thompson II Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 29, 2019
Clean Sweep: Light Years Goes Live After Warriors Finish Off Blazers
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are live from Nextdoor (the app, not your neighbor's house) to recap the Warriors' sweep of the Portland Trailblazers and look ahead at the potential NBA Finals matchups against the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 21, 2019
Andy's Game 1 Recap (on Blue Wire Buckets)
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Andy joined Sharp Notes' Ben Dowsett on the latest edition of Blue Wire Buckets to break down the Warriors' Game 1 thrashing of the Blazers. Plus the two also touch on the ramifications of an unexpected result in the NBA Draft Lottery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 15, 2019
Eulogizing the Rockets Series, Previewing the Blazers Series
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari break down every single narrative of the Game 6 series win against Houston. They then preview the Blazers series and why Saam thinks they may be tougher than you think. Finally, "Food Corner" where Andy talks about Panda Express and pretentious millenials. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14, 2019
Post-Game 5 Roller Coaster: KD Injured, #StephBetter Back?
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return to discuss everything that happened during Game 5 of Warriors-Rockets. From Steph’s struggles to KD’s injury to Steph finding his groove - the guys go over the entire roller coaster of emotions. And of course, your questions on the weekly mailbag segment. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 09, 2019
Light Years Wants 'A Fair Chance' Just Like the Rockets
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return to discuss James Harden’s legendary excuse-making, Daryl Morey’s lack of business tact, and a thorough breakdown of the Warriors’ 2-0 series lead. The guys then dive into a Light Years Mailbag going over KD’s chance of signing an extension, Steph’s “struggles”, and Eastern Conference contenders. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 02, 2019
Angry at the Warriors: Playoffs Edition
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return to slam the Warriors' let downs - from Steve Kerr to every single player on the roster. They then direct their attention to Bob Myers’ take on postseason adjustments and finally, predictions on the rest of the Clippers series. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2019
Blue Wire Buckets: Episode 5 Segment
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Sam joins Jason Patt & Mo Dakhil for an episode of Blue Wire Buckets, Blue Wire's roundtable NBA Playoffs podcast. Here's a segment from the most recent episode of Blue Wire Buckets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 24, 2019
Blue Wire Buckets: Episode 3 Segment
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Andy joins Justin Rowan & Ben Dowsett for an episode of Blue Wire Buckets, Blue Wire's roundtable NBA Playoffs podcast. Here's a segment from the most recent episode of Blue Wire Buckets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2019
Kevin Durant's Crumbling Relationship with Stephen Curry and the Warriors
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari emerge from the rubble of a horrific Game 2 collapse by the Warriors to discuss KD’s relationship with the organization and Steph behind the scenes and why it’s worse than ever. They also debate pho vs. ramen in the weekly mailbag along with Demarcus Cousins’ injury and how/if the Warriors will recover. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 17, 2019
Blue Wire Buckets: Episode 1 Clip
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Sam Esfandiari hosts the first episode of Blue Wire Buckets, a new NBA roundtable podcast on our network. Enjoy this seven minute clip with Sam, Mo Dakhil and executive producer Kevin Jones. bluewirepods.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2019
Light Years Playoff Preview
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari bring you the Light Years Podcast Playoff Preview! The guys also look into Magic Johnson’s resignation (Lol), the Lakers’ debacle (LOL), and mailbag questions on Dirk’s legacy and Anthony Davis’ bad advice. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 11, 2019
The Return of Andy and Andris
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Andy. Is. Back. Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari reunite to discuss everything Andy has missed, from Steph’s blindness and LeBron’s pathetic first Lakers season. The guys also get to KD’s all-around greatness and most importantly, the resurfacing of Andris Biedrins! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 04, 2019
SuperTeam Fatigue Syndrome
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Saam Esfandiari is joined by The Chase Down Podcast's Justin Rowan to laugh at the Lakers/LeBron missing the playoffs, discuss the SuperTeam Fatigue Syndrome, and engage in a mini-discussion of Warriors' players roles. And to round out the show, we answer your questions. By the way, set your alarms for next week: Andy Liu makes his triumphant return! Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Justin Rowan Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 26, 2019
The Hot/Cold, On-Again/Off-Again Warriors (feat. The Athletic's Dave DuFour)
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Saam Esfandiari is joined by guest host, Dave DuFour of The Athletic, to discuss the Warriors' hot and cold on-court chemistry the last two weeks, the differences between KD and Boogie, Klay's chances at All-NBA defensive team and the return of Andrew Bogut. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Dave DuFour Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 20, 2019
"Statement Game" Win and Boogie's Breakout
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return to discuss everything about the Warriors' big win over the Rockets. The guys look into Golden State's style of play without KD, DeMarcus Cousins’ breakout game, and Saam's affinity for Kevon Looney. And of course, a #LightYearsPodcast segment to close things out. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 14, 2019
KD's Increased Moodiness & The Return of Andrew Bogut (feat. Mo Dakhil)
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Saam Esfandiari is joined by Mo Dahkil of the Washington Post to discuss similarities between KD's discontent with Shaq/Kobe, the Warriors floundering defense and the return of Andrew Bogut Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Mo Dakhil Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 07, 2019
LeBron's Dreadful Performance, Boogie's Health, & In-N-Out (feat. Dave DuFour)
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Dave DuFour joins Sam and Andy to discuss LeBron’s hilariously dreadful performance, the best player in the league, Boogie’s health, KD’s body language, mailbag questions, and finish with a debate on In-N-Out. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Dave DuFour Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 26, 2019
Andy Liu appears on 95.7 The Game (ft. Ryan Covay)
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Andy popped in-studio on Friday to join Ryan Covay at 95.7 The Game to discuss all things Golden State Warriors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 24, 2019
Fantasy Duos: Stephen Curry & Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. Kevin Durant & Kyrie Irving (feat. The Ringer's Paolo Uggetti)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari welcome The Ringer’s Paolo Uggetti to the Light Years podcast to chat about All-Star Weekend, fan bases at Bill Simmons HQ, and KD/Kyrie fantasies. Then we spend the second half discussing the hypothetical Steph and Giannis pairing, figure out if KD is better than LeBron and preview the Kings matchup after the break. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Paolo Uggetti Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 19, 2019
Kevin Durant vs. Ethan Strauss & a Mailbag Extravaganza
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss Kevin Durant making an enemy of Ethan Strauss and dive into a full mailbag that goes over who they wanted to draft instead of Steph, LeBron missing the postseason, why Harden isn’t an MVP contender and who Steph will recruit next. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 14, 2019
Light Years Stirs the Pot and Kevin Durant Notices (feat. Dave DuFour)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by Dave DuFour to discuss KlutchSPN theatrics, Cousins’ eviscerating dunk on Kuzma, and how the #LightYearsPodcast provoked more KD Twitter drama. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Dave DuFour Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2019
Breaking Down Dubs-Celtics: NBA Finals Preview?
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Andy and Saam return to discuss GSW/Celtics, whether Kawhi is even better than PG, Cousins’ play so far, West contenders, and fun LeBron conspiracy theories. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2019
We're Your Boogie Men: The Return Of DeMarcus Cousins
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return to discuss DeMarcus Cousins’ return, his fit on the team both on and off the court and whether he might be on the team next season. Then they go around the rest of the team, talk about Draymond and KD’s relationship, and finish with a heated argument on Boston vs Toronto. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 22, 2019
#StephBetter's Gem and Countdown to Boogie's Return (feat. The Athletic's Ethan Strauss)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss Steph's 48-point gem vs. the Mavericks and DeMarcus Cousins’ return. Then, for the first time ever, the guys welcome Ethan Strauss of The Athletic to talk about Steve Kerr’s role in the development of young players, expectations of a Warriors fan, and lots of Kevin Durant. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Ethan Strauss Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2019
Rockets Implosion, Kings Explosion & Klay's All Star Status
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return to discuss the collapse against the Rockets, the Kings explosion, where the Warriors’ philosophies now rank in the league, and whether Klay Thompson will be an All Star. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2019
Light Years on 95.7 The Game (feat. Joe Shasky)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari join Joe Shasky, aka Butcher Boy's Friday night show live in-studio on 95.7 The Game. They address the Warriors latest loss to the Houston Rockets. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Joe Shasky (Butcher Boy) Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2019
Kevin Durant's Obsession with Social Media (feat. ESPN's Dave McMenamin)
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari end 2018 with a bang as they're joined by ESPN's Dave McMenamin to peruse over his old tweets, talk about KD's obsession with social media, take a look at LeBron James through the years, and his predictions for the rest of the season. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Dave McMenamin Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 31, 2018
A Christmas Day Massacre
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Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari shotgunned some eggnog and fired up the recording equipment to unwrap the debacle that was the Warriors' performance against the Lakers on Christmas Day. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 26, 2018
Warriors Developing the "Disease of More"?
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Saam Esfandiari is joined by Danny LeRoux of The Athletic to discuss early memories of Stephen Curry and who the best teams in the West are. The guys also dive into whether or not the Warriors are developing the "disease of more" before looking ahead to the big Christmas Day showdown vs. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari Guest: Danny Leroux Producer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 19, 2018
The Warriors Are Back to Shooting Threes! (feat. The Athletic's Anthony Slater)