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Buddy Buddy
 Feb 7, 2022
I love every show. The perfect combo of entertainment and NBA knowledge.

ahyes
 Dec 15, 2020
that guy talkhoops


 Feb 23, 2019
great

Bob from marketing
 Feb 8, 2019
I have nothing clever to write, but this podcast is dope.


 Jan 8, 2019

Description

An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers, and reporters from The Athletic. Monday thru Saturday. Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends | Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Fred Katz | Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson | Thursday: Point of Contention with Zach Harper, Marcus Thompson and Special Guests | Friday: Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, and Mo Dakhil | And the Saturday Slam & Jam with Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers. Plus, The NBA Daily Ding, a quick recap of the previous night's action.

Episode Date
Media Day Roundup
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Fred Katz break down NBA media day and the chaos with the Nets, awkwardness with the Suns and Lakers, the Warriors questions heading into their post title season, and more! On the back end is a montage of Manu Ginobili's Hall of Fame speech produced by Jade Hoye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
Five Questions for a deep Western Conference
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In this week's Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow. 5 questions on the Western Conference. How does a healthy Clippers/ Nuggets change the west? Should Golden State be considered the favorite to win the West? Has the Suns' title window closed? What should the proper expectations be for Dallas and Memphis after last season? Who are the wild card West teams? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2022
Daily Ding: More Athletic Zion?
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Jared Weiss and Will Guillory break down the Pelicans heading into the 2022 seasons. Could Zion be back and MORE athletic? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2022
Rising from the Ashes
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David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson talk with Phoenix Suns Insider Duane Rankin | The Arizona Republic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2022
Daily Ding: Sixers Offense Improving?
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Andrew Schlecht is joined by Sixers beat writer for the Athletic, Rich Hofmann. They discuss the Sixers offense if it can be top 10, the offseason additions, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
Bob's Mea Culpa + The Lakers Signed Someone (Does It Matter?)
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Jay King, Mo Dakhil, Tray Edwards and Jared Weiss. Topics — Robert Sarver punishment and Adam Silver's PR fall — The obligatory Lakers signed someone. Does it mean anything? — Donovan Mitchell speaks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2022
Best NBA Teams in 2025 + Manu in the HOF
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Andrew Schlecht is joined by Keith Parish and Katie Heindl to do a future team draft and predict which teams will be the best in the year 2025. Then in part 2, Andrew is joined by Jeff Garcia of Locked on Spurs to discuss Manu Ginobili and his Hall of Fame induction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2022
Daily Ding: Mavericks and Clippers training camp previews
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Mo Dakhil and Jared Weiss breakdown the big questions for the Clippers and Mavericks with training camp looming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2022
Daily Ding: Eurobasket Tournament Preview
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Kristian Palotie, Finland's leading basketball voice, joins Dave DuFour to recap Eurobasket so far and preview the remainder of the tournament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2022
New Look Wolves + Pat Bev's Lakers Takeover
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Sam Amick and Anthony Slater are joined by Jon Krawczynski of the Athletic to discuss the new look Timberwolves, how Gobert will fit with Towns, and much more Then after the break, Sam and Slater discuss the Lakers team dynamics, Warriors end of roster decisions and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2022
NerdEuro, Holy Luka! + What Now Knicks?
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In the latest Nerder, She Wrote Dave, Seth and Mo take a look at Eurobasket 2022. How Pat Beverley fits with the Lakers, and what happens with the Knicks after missing out on Donavan Mitchell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2022
Daily Ding: Cavs on the Rise
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Jared Weiss and Kelsey Russo discuss the Donovan Mitchell trade, how it affects the Cavs on the court, does the defense take a step back? and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2022
A Tale of Two Cities
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, David Aldridge talks with ESPN's Angel Gray and Jazz reporter Tony Jones about the trade that went down between the Cavaliers and Jazz and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2022
Daily Ding: Lakers Upgrading the Roster?
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Andrew Schlecht and Jovan Buha discuss the Lakers offseason and what they need to do heading into the season + what are they gonna do with Russ? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2022
Donovan Mitchell to the Cavs + 2023 NBA Draft Intro
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers are joined by Sam Vecenie of the Athletic to discuss the Donovan Mitchell trade to the Cavs, how it affects the Cavs moving forward, did the Jazz get the best deal possible?, and what is going on with the Knicks??? Then they introduce 2023 NBA Draft candidates and what fans should be looking for + Donovan Mitchell trivia! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2022
Daily Ding: Emergency Pod! Donovan Mitchell Traded to Cleveland!
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Mo Dakhil, Seth Partnow, and Dave DuFour offer there instant reactions and analysis to the Cleveland Cavaliers' trade with the Utah Jazz for Donovan Mitchell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2022
Daily Ding: Knicks extend RJ Barrett; Eurobasket preview
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Mo Dakhil and Dave DuFour discuss the RJ Barrett contract extension news and preview their favorite storylines heading into Eurobasket. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2022
The Precarious Nets Situation
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The Daily News' Kristian Winfield drops by to talk with Marcus and DA about the upcoming season and how Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Steve Nash and others find a way to reconcile a turbulent summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2022
Jeanie Buss
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Sam Amick is joined by Lakers owner Jeanie Buss to discuss the state of the Lakers, the Darvin Hamm hire, Westbrook’s status, the Patrick Beverley trade, LeBron James extension, and the show Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2022
Daily Ding: Something to prove
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour discuss which players have the most to prove in the 2022-23 NBA season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2022
So Long Summer
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The Nerder crew, Dave, Seth and Mo, take a break from siesta to talk about the injured Chet Holmgren, a trade between the Lakers and Jazz, Kevin Durant staying in Brooklyn and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2022
Psych!? KD x Nets 'move forward' together
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Kevin Durant is staying in Brooklyn. Now what? Dave DuFour and Alex Schiffer break it all down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2022
Daily Ding: Kevin Durant to the Grizzlies???
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Andrew Schlecht and Keith Parish discuss a potential Kevin Durant trade to the Grizzlies, what it could look like, and what the possibility of a trade are. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2022
Zion's Return + NBA Schedule Storylines
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss early season storylines that could develop from Wednesday's schedule drop  Then Will Guillory of the Athletic joins to discuss the Pelicans, Zion's return, if they will trade for KD, and then they play a rousing edition of Andrew vs. the Beat! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2022
Daily Ding: LeBron James signs 2 year extension; NBA Schedule Release Highlights
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour discuss LeBron James' two year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers and the marquee matchups from the NBA's schedule. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2022
Daily Ding: Offseason check-in Cleveland Cavaliers & Indiana Pacers
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Mo Dakhil and Dave DuFour take a look at the offseason progress in Cleveland and Indiana. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2022
Christmas Day Slate + Teams That Could Surprise
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Anthony Slater discuss the Christmas day games and then they each pick a team that could surprise when the season starts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2022
Nerder Pod: KD, the Nets, and Championship Hallways
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Mo Dahkil, Seth Partnow, and Dave DuFour discuss the recent developments in the Nets' quest to trade or appease Kevin Durant and the myth of the open championship window. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2022
Daily Ding: Offseason check-in Miami Heat & Denver Nuggets
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour check in on the offseason progress for the Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2022
Kevin Durant's Ultimatum
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Zach Harper and Mike Smeltz discuss Kevin Durant's demands to the Nets and how the Nets are handling the situation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2022
Daily Ding: Joe Tsai vs. the World; Phoenix Suns offseason
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Mark Schindler and Dave DuFour discuss the updates in the Kevin Durant trade request saga and what has happened with the Phoenix Suns this summer.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
NBA August Storylines
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- LeBron family to the Lakers - Luka getting in shape earlier this year  - doc calls Maxey most impressive young player he’s ever had  - Vernon Maxwell Hakeem Olajuwon fight story  — Clippers fans mad at me  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2022
First Time All Stars + Mavs Stepping Back?
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss who some potential first time all stars could be this season in the NBA + Tim Cato of the Athletic joins to discuss the Dallas Mavericks.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2022
Daily Ding: Memphis Grizzlies offseason update
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Keith Parish joins Dave DuFour to discuss the Memphis Grizzlies' offseason so far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2022
An Ode to Bill Russell
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Hoops Adjacent David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson are joined by Howard Bryant of ESPN to discuss the life of Bill Russell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2022
Daily Ding: Remembering Bill Russell
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Celtics beat writers Jared Weiss and Jay King discuss the legacy and greatness of Bill Russell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
Tampering, Trades, + LeBron's Future
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Anthony Slater, Fred Katz and Andrew Schlecht discuss the following topics: Knicks and Sixers Tampering charges Donovan Mitchell market Mitchell to the Knicks not talking, but where else can top Knicks’ offer? What would a Knicks offer look like? Who else is in the mix? Draymond/LeBron extensions — what to expect? Both eligible for extensions later this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
Nerder Summer Mailbag
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Nerder, She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow. Rundown: Best/Worst NBA food city Archetypes and value Can skinny guards learn to guard? Change one possession in NBA history. Best non playoff league pass team. Team jerseys Why don’t more teams draft players with good statistical profiles? Why did we write off the Warriors? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2022
Daily Ding: Lakers update with Jovan Buha
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Lakers beat writer for the Athletic, Jovan Buha joins Jared Weiss to breakdown the latest in the Russell Westbrook saga. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
Daily Ding: Jaylen Brown on the move?
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Jared Weiss and Dave DuFour discuss the Jaylen Brown for Kevin Durant trade rumor and the situation in Boston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
Summertime (League) Vibes
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The Basketball Buds | Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King and Mo Dakhil reflect on Summer League and other things going on in the land of basketball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
5 Stats You Dont Remember + Adam Mares on the Nuggets
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss if the Magic could be the 10th seed, 5 stats you dont remember from the 2021-2022 season, and then Adam Mares joins to discuss the Denver Nuggets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2022
Daily Ding: Summer League Standouts
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Jared Weiss and Mark Schindler take a look back at some of the surprising standouts from Las Vegas Summer League.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2022
Westbrook x Lakers (Fill in the Blank)
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Lakers reporter Jovan Buha drops by to talk with DA and Marcus about the status of the Lakers, Russell Westbrook and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2022
Daily Ding: Market Pause
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Jared Weiss and Dave DuFour take a look at the trade market and the forces preventing movement for Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, and Donovan Mitchell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
Donovan Mitchell to Knicks?
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Jared Weiss and Fred Katz on why New York has the pieces to make it happen. Check out Fred's article here. --> https://theathletic.com/3424247/2022/07/14/donovan-mitchell-knicks/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2022
NBA Player Tiers with Seth Partnow
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Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil discuss Seth's NBA Player Tiers on the Athletic, who's at the top? Players that are too high, and too low + why is RJ Barrett so low? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2022
Daily Ding: Timberwolves Offseason Makeover
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Jared Weiss and Jon Krawczynski break down the Timberwolves offseason moves including the Gobert trade, keeping Jaden McDaniels, and what is next for Russell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2022
What's the Deal with Beal?
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David Aldridge, Marcus Thompson and Fred Katz LIVE from Las Vegas at NBA Summer League discussing Chet, Brad Beal's new contract, what happens next with Westbrook and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2022
Top Summer League Performers, Deep Cuts, and Trivia
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Andrew Schlecht, Law Murray, Kelly Iko and Keith Parish discuss the top performers in Summer League so far, who are the deep cut favorites, and then we play some 2022 Summer League Trivia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
Jabari vs. Chet + Kings Direction
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Andrew Schlecht and Will Guillory discuss the Chet vs Jabari matchup in Vegas, the Rockets draft plan, how the Kings can be successful and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
Chet's Vegas Debut + NBA Summer League Observations
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Mo Dakhil, Amin Elhassan, and Eric Nehm discuss their NBA Summer League observations including Chet's debut, how the 2nd year guys have played, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2022
Magic GM John Hammond + Nate Duncan on the NBA Offseason
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Jovan Buha are joined by Nate Duncan in part 1 to discuss the major players in the NBA offseason including what will happen with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving In Part 2 John Hammond, General Manager of the Orlando Magic, joins to discuss selecting Paolo Banchero number 1 overall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2022
Daily Ding: Paolo vs. Jabari Instant Reaction + Latest on KD
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Jared Weiss, Will Guillory, and Mike Scotto bring you an instant reaction from the arena on Paolo vs. Jabari in the first Summer League matchup + what is the latest on the Kevin Durant trade front? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2022
Absolutely Nothing
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On this week's episode of Tampering, Sam, Fred and Anthony discuss the latest on the Kevin Durant front, Minnesota's Rudy Gobert move, Boston's Malcolm Brogdon deal, the looming Kyrie Irving-to-the-Lakers possibility and other offseason chatter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
Kevin Durant Destinations + Gobert and Brogdon Trades
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Saturday Slam and Jam Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers are joined by Mike Smeltz of the Athletic and The Glue Guys podcast to discuss Kevin Durant's eventual exit from the Nets and more In part 2, James Herbert of CBS Sports joins to discuss the Gobert trade, Brogdon's fit in Boston and then the other deals of Free Agency + a rousing edition of Andrew vs. the Beat! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2022
Kevin Durant requests a trade as NBA Free Agency opens
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Mo Dakhil, Seth Partnow, and Dave DuFour react to Kevin Durant's trade request, its impact on the Nets, trade value, and the first day of free agent signings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2022
EMERGENCY DING: Kevin Durant Requests a Trade from the Nets
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Schiffer discuss Kevin Durant's trade request, how we got here, and what teams could be interested in trading for Durant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
Daily Ding: NBA Free Agency Rumors with Jake Fischer
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Jared Weiss sits down with Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer to discuss the Jalen Brunson situation and various free agency and trade rumors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
Steph Redefined, Kyrie Conundrum and Formula 1
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JA Adande, DA and Marcus on Steph's redefined greatness, Kyrie Irving and Formula 1. To order JA's new book visit --> https://amzn.to/3NwINd8 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2022
Daily Ding: Kyrie and Russ opt in, John Wall on the move
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour react to some notable contract moves around the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2022
Free Agency Primer: Part 2
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(Recorded prior to Kyrie Irving news per Shams Charania) On this week’s Tampering, the guys break down the latest on the Kyrie Irving/Kevin Durant front in Brooklyn, discuss the ripple effect on the rest of the NBA’s offseason business and make the free agency rounds as Thursday’s tipoff nears Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
Free Agency Primer: Part 1
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The basketball Buds hosted by Zach Harper. With Travonne Edwards, Jay King, Mo Dakhil and James Edwards III. Rundown:  — Kyrie situation. Logan Murdock reports KD frustrated Nets didn’t try to get to know Kyrie situation better.  — Draymond said warriors will still beat Lakers if Kyrie joins them  — Beal reportedly staying with Wiz, LaVine reportedly staying with Bulls  — Deandre Ayton gone from Phoenix but to whomst? — is Jalen Brunson going to be the prize of free agency? — can trades be the only thing to save free agency? (Collins, Gobert, etc)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
NBA Draft Awards
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Andrew Schlecht, Alex Speers and Matt Pennie bring you their 2nd annual NBA Draft Awards: 1) First Round Fit Award 2) Second Round Steal Award 3) League Pass Jump Award 4) WHY ARE THEY LETTING THEM DO THIS??? Award 5) They Definitely Have a Type Award 6) Mixed Emotions Award 7) Miffed and Peeved Award 8) Slam and Jam Best Draft Award Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2022
The Athletic NBA Live Draft Show
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An event, unlike any other, join Zach Harper, Mo Dakhil, Jay King, John Hollinger, Seth Partnow, Fred Katz, Sam Amick, Marcus Thompson, and Will Guillory as they react in real time to all the action from the NBA Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2022
I Have A Team
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In this week's Point of Contention. Marcus, Zach, Jay and Jade the Producer are here talking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2022
Daily Ding: Drafting at the Top
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Andrew Schlecht, Kelly Iko, and James Edwards break down who will be selected in the top 5 and what the order could be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2022
Draft Etiquette x Team Building with Ryan McDonough
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 Former Suns GM who now works at NBA TV and NBC Sports Boston drops by to talk with DA and Marcus about team building and draft etiquette much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2022
5 Intriguing Teams this Offseason
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater discuss the most intriguing offseason teams ahead of the draft and free agency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
NBA Draft Conversation with Sam Vecenie
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Saturday Slam and Jam: Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the 2022 NBA Draft with Sam Vecenie including who should go 1st? How strong is this draft compared to others? Sleeper picks and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2022
Nerder Pod: Finals Decode; the Warriors dynasty; Celtics' future
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Seth Partnow, Mo Dakhil, and Dave DuFour recap the Warriors performance from the Finals, give their thoughts on the Warriors dynasty, and discuss the direction of the Celtics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2022
The Victory Machine Doth Persist
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Andrew Schlecht, Mark Schindler, Dave DuFour and Keith Parish break down Game 6 of the NBA Finals and the Warriors winning the NBA Championship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2022
Let Us Gooooooooo! (A Game 6 Primer)
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In this week's Point of Contention, Jay King and Marcus Thompson debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
My Brother's Keeper, Game 5 Rewind
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In this week's Hoop's Adjacent, Marcus Thompson, David Aldridge and Mo Dakhil rewind on Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2022
Warriors Win with Wiggins
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On today's episode of Tampering: Sam Amick and Anthony Slater are joined by Jay King Celtics beat writer for the Athletic to discuss the Warriors big win in San Francisco to take a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
Daily Ding: The Wig Arrives
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Dave DuFour and Keith Parish recap Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
Daily Ding: Pivotal Game 5 Preview
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Jared Weiss and Anthony Slater break down how the Celtics and Warriors will approach game 5 of the NBA Finals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2022
Series Even, Draymond Feeling Green, Tatum Struggles & What's Next?
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The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Jay King, Mo Dakhil, James Edwards III and Jared Weiss. Rundown:  — Steph evens up the series  — what’s going on with Draymond? — why can't Tatum make 2s?  — Where is this series going now in a best of 3? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2022
Trade and Draft Rumors with Jake Fischer + Kings New Direction
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers are joined by Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report to discuss trade rumors involving Jerami Grant, Deandre Ayton, Gobert, Donovan Mitchell + NBA Draft rumors including which teams are trying to move up in the draft. In part 2 we are joined by Brenden Nunes to discuss who the Kings might pick at 4, if they will trade the pick, the direction of the franchise and then a rousing version of Andrew vs. the Beat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2022
Daily Ding: All Even Stephen
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Andrew Schlecht and Will Guillory break down Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2022
The NERD DOME ~ Anything is Plausible
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Last week, after Game 1, we felt like Boston had the coaching advantage so far, still feel that way? Udoka’s style/tone/vibe Boston defensive strategy Robert Williams Boston continues to drop on Steph Is Steph running out of gas in the 4th? Hard miles Boston offense Attack the rack Warriors adjustments Play Kevon Looney! Warriors needed more bigs all year What’s up with Draymond? Predictions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2022
Daily Ding: Celtics Command
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2022
Getting back to the Mountain Top with Shaun Livingston
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson talk to three-time NBA champion turned Warriors executive Shaun Livingston about the Golden State getting back to the mountain top, being in the Finals with a suit on instead of a jersey, the difficult decision to retire and what facing the Celtics represents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2022
Daily Ding: Game 3 Preview
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Jared Weiss and Anthony Slater preview Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2022
Draymond's Finals + Is Westbrook Coachable?
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater discuss the NBA Finals, Draymond's antics, coaching vacancies and who could fill Charlotte and Utah, Darvin Ham and his approach with Westbrook, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2022
How the Warriors Won, Steph Gravity + Selective Enforcement, Nuggets Title/Bust? & Quin Quits
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The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, James Edwards III and Jared Weiss. Rundown:  — Dubs tie it up — Draymond preferential treatment — Steph Defense — Third Q collapse — Quin Snyder leaves Jazz — Nuggets championship or bust  — Suns / Deandre Ayton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
Daily Ding: Warriors Rebound ~ All Even
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Dave DuFour and Keith Parish recap Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
Celtics Surprise + Blazing a New Trail
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Saturday Slam and Jam Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers are joined by Bleacher Report's Sean Highkin to discuss the Blazers and the unbelievable amount of newsworthy items from the sale of the team, to trades, to the NBA draft and even them hiring an ESPN employee.  In part 2 Jay King joins the show to discuss the Celtics big win in game 1 of the Finals + he finally gets his rematch in Andrew vs. the Beat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2022
Buckle Up! Game Uno! Rewatch/Adjustments
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In this edition of Nerder, She Wrote. Dave, Seth and Mo break down Game 1 of the Finals. The Nerdown: Pump the brakes .This is a close series. Coaching advantage for Boston ' Success and failure, for both teams! Boston needed to step up on Steph Boston doesn’t care about Draymond Third Quarter Warriors Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum playmaking Horford and White / hot shooting Adjustments for Game 2 Warriors need to play/coach better Play bigger / more Tatum post touches Curry work off ball Warriors attack basket Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2022
🛎️ Celtics roll / across the Golden Gate
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Andrew Schlecht and Mark Schindler recap Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Finals. Warriors get stunned, Celtics up one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2022
Finals time Party Up! ~ A Series to Remember
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In this week's Point of Contention. Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
Warriors x Celtics NBA Finals Run-Up
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, Basketball News' Nekias Duncan drops by to talk with DA and Marcus about the 2022 NBA Finals. Also, that Jimmy Butler shot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2022
5 Questions for the NBA Finals
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater discuss 5 questions heading into the NBA Finals  1. Key matchup 2. Which role player needs to step up for Boston to win? Same with GSW? 3. Stat to watch 4. Which defense is more dominant (with health being considered too)? 5. LEGACY: Yeah, we're doing it. If Steph/Klay/Draymond win it, what does that mean? Ditto for the Tatum/Brown/Smart trio that would put Boston ahead of the Lakers with an 18th trophy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2022
Jimmy's shot, Celtics make the Finals, The Lakers find a coach
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The Basketball Buds discuss Jimmy Butler's late game 3, Game 7 between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, the Golden State Warriors, and Darvin Ham being named coach of the Lakers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2022
Daily Ding: The Boston Celtics advance to the NBA Finals
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap a bruising game 7 between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. In spite of the best efforts of Jimmy Butler, the Celtics pick up the win and clinch the series 4 games to 3. Jayson Tatum was named the Eastern Conference Finals MVP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2022
Daily Ding: Game 7 Heat Celtics Preview
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the Heats win against the Celtics in game 6 and preview game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2022
NBA Draft Analysis + Warriors Finals Bound with Andy Liu
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Saturday Slam and Jam Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers are joined in part 1 by Matt Babcock of BasketballNews.com to discuss the upcoming 2022 NBA Draft In part 2 they boys are joined by Andy Liu of the Light Years podcast to discuss the Warriors Finals birth, the legacy of this team and then they play a rousing game of Andrew vs. The Beat! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2022
Heat Cooked? All NBA Debacle + Kyrie in the News
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: The Wig tames The Luka Take 2: Are the Heat done? Take 3: Changing the All NBA Voting? Take 4: Kyrie Irving is somehow in the news Take 5: How the West will be won Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2022
Daily Ding: The Golden State Warriors Win the West
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Mo Dakhil and Jared Weiss recap the Warriors series clinching victory in game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2022
What's with the blowouts?, Boston winning ugly in Miami, Mavericks making shots
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Nerder, She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil. Rundown: What is up with the blowouts? Boston/Miami: Rock fighting Robert Williams dominance Miami's lack of offense Why can't Boston dribble? Mavs/Warriors: Mavericks have had bad luck? Warriors defensive execution Shooting variance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2022
Daily Ding: Celtics Pummel Heat, Take 3-2 Lead
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Andrew Schlecht and Will Guillory break down the Celtics big game 5 win in Miami to lead the series 3-2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2022
Orlando Picking at 1 + Wizards Future
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David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson bring on Josh Robbins to discuss the Orlando Magic getting the first pick in the draft, who they should take, if they should trade the pick, and more.  Then in part 2 the guys discuss the Wizards and how they can reshape their roster around Bradley Beal.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2022
Daily Ding: Mavs Stay Alive With Game 4 Win & All-NBA Teams Announced
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dahkil break down the top NBA Playoff games and stories from Tuesday, May 24th. The guys talk about the Mavericks staying alive with a Game 4 win in Dallas to force a Game 5 in San Francisco on Thursday night and they talk about the All-NBA Teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2022
Warriors Moving On? Celtics/Heat Identity Crisis + Lakers/Wolves
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater discuss the conference finals, the Lakers coaching search, and the Timberwolves getting Tim Connelly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2022
Daily Ding: Boston crushes Miami, Series tied 2-2!
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Mark Schindler and Dave DuFour recap Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals. The Boston Celtics crush the Miami Heat 102-82 to even the series at 2-2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2022
Moral Victories, Bam Adebayo Arrives, Third Quarter Warriors/Wiggins & Playing Larry Bird
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Tray Edwards and Mo Dakhil. The fellas go through the weekend that was in the NBA Playoffs. The Celtics / Heat and then Warriors / Mavs. And then, Sean Patrick Small from HBO's 'Winning Time' drops in to talk about playing Larry Bird. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2022
Daily Ding: Bam leads Heat. take series lead over C's, Dubs take 3-0 lead over Mavs
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap the weekend in the NBA Playoffs Conference Finals. The Miami Heat take a two games to one lead over the Boston Celtics thanks to 31 points from Bam Adebayo. The Warriors win a pair over the weekend to take control of their series with the Mavericks three games to none. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2022
East/West Conference Finals Status Check
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Nerder, She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil. Rundown: Are bigs dead again? Boston/Miami: Can Jimmy Butler get some help? Where is Bam? Duncan Robinson series? Marcus Smart two way game changer. Mavs/Warriors: Mavericks gone cold? Luka struggles Should Dallas challenge Steph to beat them? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2022
Daily Ding: Celtics Smother Heat
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Andrew Schlecht and Mark Schindler discuss the Celtics dominant victory over the Heat in game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2022
The Wig tames Luka, Struggle Celtics, Ping Pong! + Wtf CP3? & KD High as a Kite
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: The Wig tames The Luka Take 2: The Jeckyl and Hyde Celtics Take 3: PING PONG Take 4: WTF Chris Paul? Take 5: KD stay off the Weeeeeed! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2022
Daily Ding: Warriors Blaze Past Mavs
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the Warriors 112-87 victory over the Mavericks in game 1 of the Western Conference Finals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2022
Slam and Jam Draft Lottery Extravaganza
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers break down the NBA Draft lottery results and have a guest from each of the top 5 teams 1. Magic - Josh Robbins 2. Thunder - Tyler Parker 3. Rockets - Kelly Iko 4. Kings - Jillian Adge 5. Pistons - James Edwards Then the guys are joined by Matt Pennie to talk more holistically about the draft and the prospects that have the highest ceiling.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2022
How the West will be Won + Draft Lottery Sidecast
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Maverick's reporter Tim Cato drops in to talk with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson about the Western Conference Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2022
Daily Ding: Miami Blisters Boston, Jimmy Buckets strikes back, Heat take Game 1 over Boston!
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Mo Dakhil and Dave DuFour recap Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. After falling behind early, the Miami Heat storm back after halftime with a +25 point third quarter to take game one against the Boston Celtics in their best of seven series. Jimmy Butler led the way for Miami with 41 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, and 3 blocks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2022
Conference Finals + Emptying the NBA Notebook
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Sam Amick and Anthony Slater preview the Conference Finals, deep dive on the Warriors tactics with Luka, and empty the NBA notebook including the Lakers coaching search and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2022
Not According to Plan: Suns and Bucks Out, Celtics, Mavs In
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The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King and Mo Dakhil. What is happening? Suns vs Mavs What happened to Chris Paul? Celtics vs Bucks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
Daily Ding: Mavericks sunset Suns, Celtics buck Bucks, Warriors grind Grizzlies
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap an elimination filled weekend in the NBA playoffs. The Dallas Mavericks stun the Suns in a blowout game 7 to advance to the Western Conference Finals. The Golden State Warriors finished off the Memphis Grizzlies 4 games to 2. The Boston Celtics pick up back to back elimination game victories to end the Milwaukee Bucks' quest for a second consecutive championship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
Future of Sports Pt. 2
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In episode two of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the team experience may change in the future: increased use of technology in gameplay, robotic umpires and the unique initiatives of a startup sports league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2022
Culture / Built not Bought / 76ers Postmortem + Suns/Mavs Game 7
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In this week's Nerder, She Wrote The Ringer's Kyle Mann joins Dave and Mo to talk culture. Rundown Miami’s ability to find a guy Good culture on display in playoffs Built not bought Brooklyn issues Lakers rant from Mo Sixers post mortem Embiid speaking his mind about the team What now with Harden? Is there room in the league for Matissse Thybulle? What went right? Suns/Mavs G7 Suns turnovers Chris Paul struggles Jason Kidd’s coaching Ayton too soft? Luka in game 7 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2022
The Buck of the Irish! /Grizzles in 7! More Awards! & LeBron done in LA LA Land?!
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In this week's Point of Contention.. Jay King and Marcus Thompson debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2022
Daily Ding: Heat Eliminate 76ers & Mavericks Force Game 7
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Jared Weiss and Will Guillory break down the top NBA Playoff games and stories from Thursday, May 12th. The guys talk about Jimmy Butler leading the Heat to a Game 6 win to eliminate the 76ers and the Mavericks win Game 6 to force a Game 7 vs the Suns in Phoenix on Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2022
Daily Ding: Bucks stun Celtics, Grizz Trick Warriors
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Law Murray and Dave DuFour recap Wednesday night in the NBA playoffs. The Milwaukee Bucks take a 3 games to 2 lead over the Boston Celtics thanks to late game defensive heroics from Jrue Holiday. The Memphis Grizzlies stay alive with a 134-95 drubbing of the Golden State Warriors to force a Game 6. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Injuries, Where is Duncan Robinson?, MVP Explanations & Draft Preview
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent David Aldridge is joined by Law Murray and Sam Vecenie to talk about the playoffs thus far, injuries, why DA voted for Jokic for MVP and a preview of the NBA Draft with the guru Vecenie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Second Round Player Draft
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Andrew Schlecht is joined by Dave DuFour and Keith Parish to do a second round player draft where each person chooses a starting 5 to win 1 game. Then the guys compete in a round of Keith vs. the Beat where Dave and Keith face off in a game of trivia on the Playoffs so far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2022
Future of Sports Pt. 1
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In episode one of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the fan experience may change: how going to games, watching games at home and how memorabilia is shifting from physical to digital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2022
Daily Ding: Heat Dominate 76ers & Suns Crush Mavericks
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dahkil break down the top NBA Playoff games and stories from Tuesday, May 10th. They talk about the Heat dominating the 76ers & the Suns crush the Mavericks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2022
Warriors Steal a W + Jokic MVP
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Fred Katz are all in person at the Chase Center for Grizzlies/Warriors Game 4, they discuss the Warriors stealing a win, Klay's health, are the Grizzlies done? In part 2 the guys discuss Jokic winning the MVP and the storylines that surround the award. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2022
Daily Ding: Horford Erupts + Steph Steals a Win
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Andrew Schlecht and Mark Schindler discuss the games from Monday, May 9th including the Celtics victory over the Bucks and the Warriors win against the Grizzlies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2022
Last Minute Report: Ja Injured! Embiid Back, but Harden? & the Joker MVP?
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King and Mo Dakhil. Rundown:  — Warriors-Grizzlies. Jordan injuring Ja.  — Bucks-Celtics. The foul.  — Sixers-Heat. What does Miami do with Embiid?  — Mavs-Suns. Ruh roh Suns  — Jokic won MVP  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2022
Daily 🛎️ Ding: Mavs eclipse Suns, Warriors handle Grizz, Embiid back!, Giannis here!
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap a wild weekend in the NBA playoffs. The Dallas Mavericks hold court at home to even their series with the Phoenix Suns 2-2. The Warriors and Bucks both handle business at home to take 2 games to 1 leads in their respective series. Joel Embiid returns and resurrects the Sixers playoff hopes by leading Philadelphia to back to back wins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2022
Grizzlies Fight Back + Sink or Float Playoffs
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Andrew Schlecht and special co-host Will Guillory are joined by Mark Schindler to discuss topics from around the NBA and if they sink or float: Giannis is the best player left in the Playoffs The Grizzlies are lucky to be tied 1-1 Miami is the most underrated team left in the Playoffs Phoenix is the heavy favorite to win it all This is the last time we will see this version of the Mavs (Luka, Dinwiddie, Brunson) The Suns targeting Luka exposes his lack of elite conditioning  We are entering a new chapter of James Harden’s career Philly won’t get a game against Miami The Celtics figured something out with Grant Williams and Horford on Giannis Then the guys are joined by Keith Parish to discuss the Memphis Grizzlies and their series with the Golden State Warriors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2022
Bucks Stopped Here? Have You Seen Joel? Suns vs Refs & A Tale of Two Jacksons
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2022
Daily Ding: Previewing the Weekend
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil preview the weekend of Playoff games including Heat/Sixers, Bucks/Celtics, Grizzlies/Warriors, and Suns/Mavs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2022
Flagrants Galore! Dubs-Grizz Having Some Fun, Hunting Luka + Where's Joel? & Bucks Undone?
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Nerder, She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil Rundown Refereeing in the playoffs. Too many flagrant fouls. Golden State/Memphis Both teams should feel lucky to be 1-1 in the series Guarding Ja Who starts for Gary Payton? Klay expectations / Draymond a little sloppy Desmond Bane injury Mavs/Suns Suns shooting is scorching hot Luka was hunted on defense Too much usage on offense? Not a Brunson series Dallas’ offense can’t target guys Devin Booker defends James Jones has been great as GM Miami/Philly Bam has been ridiculous He’s supposed to be Philly is toast without Embiid Even if Embiid comes back What is up with Harden? Celtics/Bucks Celtics offense no points in the paint, but does it matter? Bucks defense struggling to run Boston off the 3 ball Bucks offense Can’t generate 3s Middleton / Smart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2022
Daily Ding: Heat Melt Sixers + Suns Dismantle Mavs
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Andrew Schlecht and Law Murray discuss the 2 second round playoff games from Wednesday, May 4th, Heat vs. 76ers and Suns vs. Mavs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2022
Stoops, Suns' Run, Useless Stats & the MVP Debate with Eddie Johnson
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Former NBA'er Eddie Johnson stops by to talk to DA and Marcus about the Suns playoff run, stats vs wins and the MVP debate, and being real vs being on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2022
Daily Ding: Celtics knuck Bucks to even series, Ja carries Grizzlies over troubled Warriors
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Mo Dakhil and Dave DuFour recap a couple of Game 2s in the second round of the NBA playoffs. Ja Morant scores 47 to help Memphis even their series with Golden State. The Celtics respond to a poor showing in Game 1 with a crushing victory over the Bucks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2022
Fear the Beard? Suns the favorites?
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater discuss the 2nd round of the playoffs including: Is Miami/Philly due to be a quick series (and related topics)? Is there something wrong with James Harden or is this what he is now? And if so, what does that mean for Philadelphia? Are the Suns the favorites after that coast-to-coast performance against Dallas? How should we be evaluating these 40-point playoff performances in Luka during losses? How does Boston respond to Giannis' Game 1 domination? Should the Grizzlies be worried that they had Game 1 at home with a full half of no Draymond Green, a mundane Steph performance and a bad shooting night from Klay, and they still lost? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2022
Daily Ding: Miami Turns Up The Heat & Suns Burn Dallas
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Jared Weiss and Mark Schindler break down the top NBA Playoff games and stories from Monday, May 2nd. The guys talk about the Heat beating the 76ers in Game 1 and the Suns beating the Mavericks, despite Luka dropping 45. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2022
Hello Bucks, Giannis Amp'd, Dray Gone! + Embiid Worry & Suns/Mavs
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King and Mo Dakhil. Rundown:  — Bucks win Game 1. Change / thoughts about outcome? Smart status? — result of Warriors-Grizzlies Game. Draymond ejection.  — preview Heat-Sixers. Embiid injury. Wtf Doc.  — preview Suns-Mavs  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2022
Daily Ding: Bucks body Celtics, Warriors outlast Grizzlies!
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap the weekend in the NBA playoffs. On Friday, the Grizzlies punched their ticket to the second round by winning their series against the Wolves 4 games to 2. The second round started off with a Bango as the Bucks trucked the Celtics. In spite of Draymond Green's second quarter ejection, the Golden State Warriors manage to steal home court from the Memphis Grizzlies in game one of their second round series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2022
Pelican's Positive Exit with Antonio Daniels + Bucks Deep Dive
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers are joined by Antonio Daniels to discuss the Pelicans, Willie Green's job this season, Zion's status with the franchise, and BI's progress.  After a quick break, the guys are joined by Eric Nehm, Bucks beat writer for The Athletic, to discuss the Bucks Celtics series, do an NBA Playoff Team Draft, and then play another rousing rendition of Andrew vs. the Beat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2022
Chaos in Minny, MVP Narrative Switch, Winning Without Stars + Tatum's Rise & Bucks Trouble
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Rundown: Memphis and Minnesota is chaos Favorite things: Rudy Gobert bee sting "There’s a few things. It’s good for the environment, it’s good for the landscape, the flowers, the fruits. And I love honey, so I always wanted to have my own. It’s great. Sometimes there’s some casualties." Draymond passing the ball off guys heads Mutual respect in the playoffs Dallas/Phoenix similarities and differences winning without their stars Matchups Players who have changed our perspectives Tatum is a dude Jalen Brunson broke Utah’s defense Herb Jones may have breakout potential Brandon Ingram as a number 1 option Can you trust D’Angelo Russell? Donovan Mitchell was bad Steph back? Jaren Jackson is a foul machine KAT complains too much Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
Daily Ding: Game 6 Eliminations- Suns, 76ers & Mavericks Advance
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Jared Weiss and Mark Schindler break down the top NBA Playoff games and stories from Thursday, April 28th. The guys talk about 3 Game 6 Eliminations- Chris Paul's perfect performance to eliminate the Pelicans, the 76ers dominate the Raptors to move on and the Mavericks beat the Jazz by 2 to advance to the next round. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
76ers' Bout to Blow! Suns Saved! Ja Gotta Be Kidding Me & a Fracas in Dallas
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Jay King Debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Three and Oh No! Fellas, in this world nothing is certain except Death, Taxes and Doc Rivers not being able to close out a playoff series. Take 2: A Mikal Bridges over Troubled Water, I will lay me down! Take 3: Luka Jazzed Up Take 4: You gotta be Ja Kidding me! Take 5: Nets Choke or Celtics Yoke? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
Daily Ding: Warriors and Bucks Gentleman's Sweep
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Andrew Schlecht and Law Murray discuss the Warriors big win in game 5 to end Denver's season, and the Bucks dismantling the Bulls and moving on to round 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
The Real Nets postmortem with Sarah Kustok
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Is anyone really surprised? David Aldridge, Marcus Thompson and Sarah Kustok relive the magic that was the 2022 Brooklyn NETS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2022
Daily Ding: Ja for the win! Bridges Shines + Heat Finish Hawks
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil discuss the Grizzlies big win in game 5 against the Timberwolves, the Suns defeating the Pelicans, and the Heat putting the Hawks away and moving on to round 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2022
KD's Early Exit, Pelicans Soar, and a Wolves Grizz Fight
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater, and Fred Katz bounce around the NBA Playoffs including the Nets collapse, the Celtics brilliance, the Pelicans/Suns series, and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
Daily Ding: Celtics sweep Nets, Raptors snuff Sixers, Mavs windshield Jazz
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Mark Schindler and Dave DuFour recap Monday nights playoff action. The Celtics finish off a 4 game sweep of the Nets in Brooklyn. The Raptors bring their series with the Sixers to 3-2. The Mavs dominate the Jazz to take a 3-2 series lead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
Ben Simmons, Celtics run the Nets, Embiid Hurt? Suns Worried? Title Warriors back
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The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Jay King, Mo Dakhil and Tray Edwards. Rundown — Ben Simmons not playing with Nets season on the line  — Celtics dominating Nets — Embiid’s injury — Heat and Bucks ready to wrap up — Suns worried? — Grizzlies Vs Wolves roller coaster — title Warriors back? — Mavs-Jazz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
Daily Ding: Wolves grind Grizzlies, Gobert for the win, Nuggets survive!
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap the second weekend of the opening round of the NBA playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
NBA Playoff Playoff Team Draft with Nekias Duncan + Dane Moore on the Timberwolves
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers are joined by Nekias Duncan to bounce around the NBA Playoffs and to do a Playoff Team Draft.  In part 2 Dane Moore joins the show to discuss the Timberwolves' epic collapse, how they can change game 4, and then Dane plays a rousing edition of Andrew vs. the Beat! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2022
Danny Green's 76ers! Borrego Out in Charlotte, Identity and Adjustments & Can Steve Nash Coach?
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Danny Green and the Sixers Marcus Smart DPOY Being wrong and embracing it Warriors/Nuggets Wiggins game winning plays James Borrego fired in Charlotte New coach should say no to a Russ trade Charlotte is a good entry level job Identity and Adjustments Dallas-Utah Dallas sticks to their principles Mo edit 25:30 Seth Stat 26:48 Mo edit - Utah’s defense stinks - Utah has no curveball Minnesota-Memphis Memphis should find room for Adams Dumb fouls on both sides Minnesota attacks weaknesses How do you stop Desmond Bane? KAT needs more shots Boston-Brooklyn Ben Simmons or Robert Williams better addition? How to get KD going offensively Steve Nash needs to coach Bucks-Bulls Middleton Injury Bucks hitting a wall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2022
Daily Ding: Jazz and Timberwolves collapse
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grizz comeback, desmond bane gret, KAT a ghost Warriors pushing Nuggets to brink, New Splash bros as poole makes it rain with steph and klay, jokic bad defense making us question if he’s an MVP? Mavs handle Jazz, Jalen Brunson and Dinwiddie have been amazing without Luka, Jazz look like they dont want to be out there together anymore, small lineup without Gobert Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2022
Booker Down! Suns set? Death Lineup 2.0, Luka back but does it even matter? & Jerry West Pissed Off
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate! Hosted by Zach Harper Take 1: Don’t Booker that trip to the Finals just yet. Take 2: Aint Ducking No Smoke (Grizz-Wolves) Take 3: Death Lineup version 2.0? Take 4: Luka Back! but does it even matter? Take 5: Losing Time Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
Daily Ding: Embiid for the Win! Celtics Battle Back + DeMar Takover
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Andrew Schlecht and Law Murray discuss the big games from Wednesday night including Embiid's game-winning 3 in overtime, the Celtics defense stepping up and KD and Kyrie stepping down, and DeMar DeRozan putting on a show in Milwaukee  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
Daily Ding: Pelicans Upset Suns, Butler Leads Heat & Grizzlies Dominate Timberwolves
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dahkil break down the top NBA Playoff games and stories from Tuesday, April 19th. The guys talk about the Pelicans upsetting the Suns in Phoenix, Jimmy Butler leads the Heat to a big win vs Atlanta and the Grizzlies dominate the T-Wolves to tie the series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2022
'We Got You' Wolves x Culture with Jon Krawczynski
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David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson catch up with Timberwolves reporter Jon Krawczynski prior to Game 2's tip-off between Minnesota and Memphis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
Gobert Discourse + Poole on the Rise
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater, and Fred Katz discuss the NBA Playoffs including the Warriors' dominance, Jordan Poole's rise, Jokic, and the Nuggets, DPOY discourse on Gobert, and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
Daily Ding: Jazz fall to Mavs, Sixers cruise, Poole party continues for Warriors!
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Mark Schindler and Dave DuFour recap NBA playoff action. The Mavericks shock the Jazz thanks to 41 points from Jalen Brunson. The Sixers cruise to a win over the Raptors. The Warriors blast the Nuggets thanks to 34 points off the bench from Steph Curry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
C's Save Season, Wolves Stun Grizz + No Doncic Dilemma & Dubs drain Jokic
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Jay King, Mo Dakhil and Tray Edwards recap the action packed first weekend of the NBA Playoffs. Rundown: Nets vs Celtics, the crazy finish and Kyrie the Villain. Did the Celtics save their season? Timberwolves shock the Grizzlies, Memphis in trouble? Does anyone think the Wolves can pull out series? Mavs vs Jazz, no Doncic no problem for Utah. Bucks vs Bulls, an ugly, boring game got interesting late. DeMar not good. Nuggets vs Warriors. Dubs drain Jokic. Where is Murray? Raptors vs 76ers. Philly playing fast. Suns vs Pelicans | Hawks vs Heat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
Daily Ding: Playoffs! Celtics over Nets at buzzer, Wolves shock Grizzlies
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap an action packed opening weekend in the NBA playoffs. The Celtics take game one in their series against the Nets thanks to a Jayson Tatum buzzer beater. The Timberwolves house the Grizzlies on the back of 36 from Anthony Edwards in his playoff debut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
Eastern Conference Playoff Preview
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers preview the 4 playoff series in the East starting with the Heat and Hawks then followed by the Bucks and Bulls.  Then oh boy... we get to the juicy matchups, and with those juicy matchups, we have some juicy guests.  Tas Melas of No Dunks joins to talk Raptors, and Trill Bro Dude of the You Know Ball podcast joins to talk 76ers.  Then for the Celtics Nets series, we are joined by Brian Eagan of the Glue Guys and Sam Jam Packard of Anything is Poddable to help us break down those series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2022
The 8bit Western Conference Playoff Picture
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Nerder, She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil. With Ben Thompson ~ Thinking Basketball. Memphis/Minnesota What’s up with Towns? Jaren is the X Factor Grizzlies weaknesses on the perimeter Who guards Ja? Pat Bev vs Dillon Brooks 27 ish Warriors / Is Steph healthy? Are the Warriors more talented than the Nuggets? Can the Nuggets win? After Looney, who? Can the Mavs win without Luka? Good matchup for Dinwiddie and Brunson. How does Utah counter if they lose game 1 without Luka?. Donovan Mitchell’s struggles. Much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2022
Daily Ding: Bird Night - Hawks and Pelicans Prevail in the Play In
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Andrew Schlecht and Mark Schindler break down night 2 of the play in tournament where the Hawks beat the Hornets and the Pelicans stayed strong and beat the Spurs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
Sage Advice from Kyrie? When will Luka step-back onto the court? Petty Wars & will the next Lakers Coach please stand up!
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In this week's Point of Contention James Edwards III and Jay King debate! Hosted by Marcus Thompson. Take 1: Is KD right to not want to stoke the Celtics?  Take 2: How much is Phoenix hoping Luka doesn’t get healthy and the Mavericks don’t advance?  Take 3: Do the Lakers need a motivator, a tactician, someone who can help decide on personnel? And who fits that bill?  Take 4: Grizz v Wolves Petty Wars Take 5: Lack of Vax Raptor'cussions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
Daily Ding: Wolves Howl + Nets Roll
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil. Timberwolves rally late after KAT fouls out to clinch playoff berth plus Kyrie and KD lead Nets past Cavs to earn the seventh seed in the East. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
Daily Ding: Nets vs. Cavs, Wolves vs. Clippers, Play in Preview
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Mark Schindler and Dave DuFour preview the 7 seed vs 8 seed play in games. The Minnesota Timberwolves and Karl-Anthony Towns take on the Los Angeles Clippers led by Paul George. Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets go up against Darius Garland and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
Play In Preview + Lakers Front Office Madness
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater discuss the wild end of season for the Lakers including how they handled the firing of Frank Vogel, and then they dive deep on the play in games and give predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Ducking Nets while drinking Raptors Kool-Aid
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Mo Dakhil and Tray Edwards Rundown:  — Teams ducking the Nets or just resting? — Ben Simmons coming back? — Play-In set in the East  — Preview Play-In the West too  — Donte DiVincenzo mad at Kings  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Daily Ding: Final Weekend Update
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap the final weekend of the NBA regular season and set the scene for the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
The Slammies + The Wizards Future with Beal
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers hand out their annual NBA end of the season awards with the Slammies. Here are the categories: Raise the Roof Award Lost in Translation Award Stat of the Year Award “Get Off My Lawn” NBA Twitter Complaint of the Year “New to Us” NBA Media Person of the Year Best Take of the Year Worst Take of the Year Team of the Year Award In Part 2, Josh Robbins of the Athletic joins to discuss the Washington Wizards, the Beal situation, and much more + another fun edition of Andrew Vs. the Beat! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2022
82easons End Mailbag
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Last week of the season no better time for a end of season Mailbag. Dave, Seth and Mo answer listener questions. Rundown: NCAA tournament and college basketball thoughts Young teams in the NBA playing well Detroit vs New York best future? Best rookies + Cade’s development during the season British food or basketball? Who can beat the Suns? Memphis with and without Ja Can the Clippers make the conference finals? Is Paul George underrated? Upset alert for Miami and Philly! Breakout players in the playoffs? Can Utah make a run? Why are the Lakers? (Mo rant!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2022
Daily Ding: MVP Edition- Bucks Beat Celtics, Siakam Outduels Embiid & Joker Leads Nuggets
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dahkil break down the top NBA games and stories from Thursday, April 7th. The guys break down the Bucks beating the Celtics, the Raptors beat the 76ers & Jokic leads the Nuggets to a win over the Grizzlies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2022
Lakers in Ruins, Quin Rants! The East’s Real Sleeper, Bandwagon Klay and The Embiid Double Standard.
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In this week's Point of Contention. Zach Harper | Marcus Thompson | Jay King | Take 1: Depreciate LeBron? Take 2: The Mighty Quin Take 3: We the North Sleeper Take 4: Klay calls out Bandwagoneers Take 5: The Embiid Double Standard Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
Daily Ding: Nets Stun Knicks, Trae Gets Hot, + Playoff Implications
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Andrew Schlecht and Keith Parish discuss the Nets big win at MSG, the Hawks winning in ATL, and the playoff/play in implications from Wednesday, April 6th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
What Happened to the Lakers
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LA Times Lakers reporter Brad Turner drops by to talk with David and Marcus about his awkward exchange with Russell Westbrook, and what went wrong with the 2022 LA Lakers. Also some thoughts on the Clippers. Also thoughts on the HBO series 'Winning Time.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2022
Daily Ding: Lakers are Eliminated, Jazz beat Grizz & Playoff Seeding Update
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dahkil break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, April 5th. The guys break down the Lakers being eliminated by the Suns, the Jazz beat the Grizz in OT and a Playoff seeding update Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2022
Goodbye Lottery Teams
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater discuss all the teams that will not make the playoffs or play-in tournament this post season, what their offseason priorities are, and what is next. During the Thunder portion they are joined by producer Andrew Schlecht. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
The Final Week: Lakers Done, Pelicans Turnaround, Nets in Trouble? Can't Trust 76ers
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The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Mo Dakhil and Tray Edwards. The Lakers are just about finished, what happens next? Also, the Pelicans success behind CJ McCollum has New Orleans looking bright in the playoffs perhaps vs the Spurs. Timberwolves vs Clippers playin? Looking forward in the West, how big a concern is Ja Morant's knee issue? The terrible Jazz. The very surprising Mavs. In the East, are the Nets as good as we think they are? Much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
Daily Ding: Lakers lose 2, Luka magic over Bucks, Kyle Lowry return
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap the weekend in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
Can Harden Flip the Narrative? Finishing Strong + Worst Lakers Season Ever?
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the week of NBA Basketball, how much finishing strong matters for the playoffs, Harden flipping the narrative, and then they bring on Trevor Lane to discuss the disastrous season from the Lakers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2022
Nerder vs No Dunks Trivia Battle
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JE Skeets and Leigh Ellis face off against Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow in the first ever April Fools Trivia Battle. Hosted by Dave DuFour. Also why Dave loves Jose Alvarado. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2022
Daily Ding: Bucks Beat Nets, DeRozan Drops 50 & Pistons Stun 76ers
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dahkil break down the top NBA games and stories from Thursday, March 31st. The guys break down the Bucks beating the Nets in OT, DeRozan drops 50 in the Bulls OT win vs the Clippers & the Pistons stun the 76ers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2022
Bucks Sleepers?, Paul George Effect, Cooked Jazz, The Case for Cade & the Straw Poll Rocks Vegas
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Jared Weiss debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: The Defending NBA Champions Milwaukee Bucks. In case you forgot. Take 2: Paul George Back! Clippers dangerous playoff team? Take 3: The Case for Cade Take 4: Rehab Time Lord, Celtics done? Take 5: MVP Straw Poll Rocks Vegas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Daily Ding: Heat Outlast Celtics + Suns Execute in the 4th
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Andrew Schlecht and Mark Schindler break down the night of NBA basketball from Wednesday, March 30th including the Heats win in Boston, the Suns beating the Warriors in San Fran, and then bouncing around the rest of the league.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
SlapGate Decode, Paul George Returns, Ja Grizz & Chris Paul's Title Pursuit
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Friend of the show Wos Lambre returns to talk with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson about the Oscars debacle, Chris Rock and Will Smith, and the slap heard around the World. Also, Paul George returns to the Clippers after missing 43 games. Will it change their playoff chances? The Grizzlies vs the Hawks, two young teams with a highly talented PG, two different results on the floor. Finally Chris Paul and his quest for an NBA title. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2022
Daily Ding: Giannis Outduels Embiid, Nets Beat Pistons & PG Returns in Comeback Win
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dahkil break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, March 29th. The guys break down the Bucks beating the 76ers by 2, the Nets beat the Pistons, the Mavericks dominate the Lakers & PG returns in the Clippers comeback win vs Utah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2022
Playoff Match Maker
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Sam Amick and Anthony Slater are joined by Tim Cato, Mavs beat writer for the Athletic, to discuss the potential playoff matchups in the NBA including the ramifications for a Mavs/Jazz series, who best matches up with the Suns, how the East shakes out, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
Daily Ding: Raptors beat Celtics in OT, Nuggets over Hornets, Heat back on top!
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Mark Schindler and Dave DuFour recap the night in the NBA. Nikola Jokić records his 19th triple double of the season to lead the Nuggets over the Hornets. The Raptors beat a shorthanded Celtics team in OT thanks to 40 points from Pascal Siakam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
Devin Booker MVP?, Heat Culture Broke, Warriors in Trouble + Kyrie & KD
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Rundown:  — Devin Booker MVP? — Grizzles winning without Ja hurt his MVP standing? — Heat culture broken? — Warriors in trouble? — Kyrie says he’s not leaving KD — LeBron Razzie award for worst actor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
Daily Ding: Suns cruise, Mavs pass Jazz, Pelicans embarrass Lakers
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap some of the big games from the weekend and update the playoff races. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
Jazz Small Ball Problem, Weirdo Games, and Raptors and their Rookie
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the week of the NBA, the "Weirdo Games" of this time of year, the Jazz contender status in a new edition of Dunk or Junk, and then Katie Heindl joins to discuss the Raptors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2022
Daily Ding: Booker Explodes for 49, Raptors Beat Cleveland & Bulls Keep Losing
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dahkil break down the top NBA games and stories from Thursday, March 24th. The guys break down the Suns clinching the #1 seed in a win vs Denver, the Raptors beat the Cavs & the Pelicans beat the struggling Bulls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2022
Pelicans Under Radar, Nerds Love the Celtics, But! + Grizzlies Title Bound?
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In this week's Nerder, She Wrote the fellas, Dave, Seth and Mo talk about... Willie Green and the great coaching of the Pelicans Jaxon Hayes Tall Ball 4 Marcus Smart DPOY? Boston favs to win the East? Crunch time offense? If not Boston, who? Bucks? Bucks have options. Markers for playoff success. Quality wins matter more right now to me because of the standings More information from games now than usual this time of year There is pressure to win Playoff races are tight No teams coasting Suns still crushing We believe in Phoenix, but not the Heat Miami falling apart? Philly hunted Herro Nobody is scared of Jimmy Butler Heat culture arrogance Memphis without Ja -- Good Momentum Jaren Jackson Jr.’s defense DPOY?? -- Do the Grizzlies have a shot? Golden State’s chances post Steph injury How is Dallas winning? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2022
Daily Ding: Grizzlies Rip Nets + Tempers Flair as Heat fall to Young Warriors
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Andrew Schlecht and Will Guillory discuss the night of NBA basketball from March 23rd 2022. The Grizzlies beat the Nets in a big game without Ja, the Warriors without their big names beat the Heat in Miami, and then we bounce around the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2022
Anywhere on God's Green Earth with CJ McCollum
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In this week's 'Hoop's Adjacent' the Pelican, CJ McCollum comes full circle with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
Daily Ding: Joker Dominates Clippers, Trae Drops 45 & Magic Upset Warriors
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dahkil break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, March 22nd. The guys talk about the Nuggets beating the Clippers, Trae goes for 45 pts in a win vs the Knicks at MSG & the Magic upset the Warriors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
Rookie of the Year Race + Raptors Rise
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Sam Amick and Fred Katz are joined by the Athletic's Eric Koreen to discuss the season the Raptors have had back in Toronto, the fascinating rookie of the year race, and then hot topics around the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
Daily Ding: Nets stop Jazz, Mavs over Wolves, Maxey leads Sixers to beat Heat
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Mark Schindler and Dave DuFour recap an eventful night in the NBA. The Hornets take advantage of a huge Mason Plumlee game (yes, that Mason Plumlee) to hold off the Pelicans 106-103. LeBron James records a 38 point triple double in Cleveland to lift the Lakers over the Cavaliers. The Sixers beat the East-leading Heat without Joel Embiid AND James Harden. The Nets hammer the Jazz thanks to 37 from Kevin Durant. Christian Wood goes 8 of 9 from 3 en route to 39 points to lead the Rockets to a 23 point comeback win over the Wizards. The Mavericks gut out a rough shooting game from Luka Doncić to beat the Timberwolves 110-108. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
KAT Attack, Scoring Surge Cont. + LeBron's Ascent & Jazz (Regular Season Heroes)
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The Basketball Buds, Tray Edwards, Jay King, Mo Dakhil and James Edwards III. Rundown -Karl Anthony Towns -Scoring this week in the NBA -LeBron passes Mailman -Utah Jazz regular season animals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Daily Ding: Celtics crush Nuggets, Raptors beat Sixers, Playoff Implications!
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap the weekend and update the playoff race. The Celtics top the Nuggets thanks to 30 a piece from Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. The Raptors beat the Sixers as Philadelphia's offense fails down the stretch.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Stars in March Madness + Bulls a Contender? + Grizzlies Wheel of Fandom
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers break down the week of NBA basketball, discuss what the stars of today did in the NCAA tournament, break down the Bulls contender status in a segment of Dunk or Junk, and then Keith Parish joins to discuss the Grizzlies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2022
Steph Down! Embiid vs Jokic & Scoring Renaissance
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In this week's Nerder, She Wrote. March Madness, Steph injury and why "Luck" helps every champion. Also Nikola Jokić and long ball passing. 'One Mo Thing' League pass and presentation + diversity of styles. Death of heliocentric offense? Philly vs Denver Deep Dive: Jokić vs Embiid battle and is Philly is hurting from the trade? Finally. why is scoring up? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2022
Daily Ding: Bey's 50 Piece
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the NBA game from March 17th, Pistons vs. Magic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2022
Kyrie on FIRE, Thibs! (safe for now?) Warriors title bound? The Real March Madness & Pop done in San Antone?
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In this week's Point of Contention, Marcus Thompson and Fred Katz debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Kyrie’s 60 “Master Piece” Take 2: Get this guy outta here! Wait!! Take 3: Warriors, Draymond’s back with media Credentials! Take 4: The Real March Madness! Take 5: Popovich done in San Antone? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
Daily Ding: Dinwiddie Buzzer Beater + Play-In Implications
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Andrew Schlecht and Mo Dakhil break down the night of NBA basketball from March 16th including a big Mavs win off a Dinwiddie buzzers beater, the 76ers beating the Cavs, the Raptors edging out the Clippers, plus bouncing around the NBA on a big-time Wednesday night.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
The Young Ones, SocialMedia Pitfalls, Straw Men & Today's Chaos
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent David Aldridge, Marcus Thompson, Tray Edwards and TNT's Chris Haynes try to decipher the modern day NBA player and the life that goes with him. Happy Spring! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2022
Daily Ding: Kyrie Drops 60, Heat Beat Detroit & Suns Keep Rolling
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Jared Weiss and Law Murray break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, March 15th. The guys break down Kyrie dropping 60 pts in a Nets win, the Heat beat the Pistons & the Suns keep rolling in a win s the Pelicans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2022
Celtics Turnaround, the East Landscape, and LeBron Scoring Champ?
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Sam Amick and Anthony Slater are joined by Celtics beat writer for the Athletic, Jay King. They discuss the Garnett Night in Boston, the state of the Celtics, the East as a whole, and then the Lakers and LeBron's potential scoring title. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Daily Ding: Jokić wins MVP battle over Embiid, KAT goes for 60!, Draymond back in Warriors win!
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Mark Schindler and Dave DuFour recap the night in the NBA. Nikola Jokić leads the Nuggets over Joel Embiid and the Sixers 114-110. Draymond Green's return sparks 47 points for Steph Curry in a Warriors win over the Wizards. Evan Mobley scores a career high 30 points to lead the Cavaliers to an overtime victory versus the Clippers. Karl Anthony Towns scores 60 as the Wolves down the Spurs 149-139. Giannis Antetokounmpo's 30 points lifts the Bucks over the Jazz in Utah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Kevin Durant's 50, What the Hell 76ers? Popovich the King and 'Do You Believe?'
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Jay King, Mo Dakhil and Tray Edwards. Rundown:  — KD goes off  — What the hell was that, Sixers fans? — What do we think is next for Pop after getting all time wins record? — Play the game "Do You Believe?" with Raptors, Wolves, Mavs, and Bulls Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
Daily Ding: Durant's 53 sinks Knicks, Warriors beat Bucks, Bulls back again!
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap an action packed weekend. Kevin Durant hangs 53 on the Knicks to lead the Nets to a 110-107 victory. Luka Dončić finds Spencer Dinwiddie for the game winning three to lift the Mavericks over the Celtics 95-92. Klay Thompson scores 38 and Jordan Poole scores 30 as the Warriors dominate the Bucks. Alex Caruso returns for the Bulls as they defeat the Cavaliers 101-91. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
Dunk or Junk? 5 Players to Watch (that you won't) + Celtics Defensive Dominance
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers break down the week of NBA Basketball, list 5 guys you might want to pay attention to Post ASB (but you won't), play Dunk or Junk with the Grizzlies Half Court Offense, and then the boys are joined by Jared Weiss of the Athletic to discuss the Celtics and play a fun game of Andrew vs. the Beat! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2022
Dallas is Different and Dangerous Celtics + Who is the real DPOY? & Throwing Games Away
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New week, new Nerder, She Wrote. Seth is back from Sloan and may have caught a Celtics fever. Mo and Dave assess the situation. Dave is back from Dallas and may have caught Mavs fever! Also, who the heck is the DPOY? Who's the MVP? The Wind is picking up. Get up in the Wagon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2022
Daily Ding: Nets demolish Sixers, Warriors withstand Nuggets
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Mo Dakhil and Dave DuFour recap two of the most anticipated games of the week. Kevin Durant led the Nets over Joel Embiid and the Sixers 129-100. Steph Curry scored 18 in the third quarter, on his way to 34 in the game, to lead the Warriors over Nikola Jokić and the Nuggets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2022
Kyrie’s Masterpiece, Luka the Real MVP? Jackie Moon Klay? Cade the Rook! and Russell's Plea
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In this week's Point of Contention James Edwards III and Marcus Thompson debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Kyrie’s 50 “Master” Piece Take 2: Luka the real Dark Horse MVP? Take 3: Moon Dreams come true! Take 4: Cade got it Made? Take 5: BLAME WESTBRICK! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
Daily Ding: Jalen Green Erupts + DeRozan Delivers
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Andrew Schlecht and Mark Schindler break down the night of NBA basketball from Wednesday, March 9th. Jalen Green leads the Rockets past the Lakers, DeRozan wakes up in the 4th, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
Within the Lab & Alchemy of Heat Culture with Jason Jackson
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Heat announcer and 20-time Emmy Award winner, Jason Todd Jackson drops by to talk with Marcus and DA about Miami's 2022 campaign. Also his new gig as a play-by-play man, and the nuances of calling a game for a collection of unsung heroes. Plus a real behind the scenes listen of who the architects of Heat Culture really are and how they do it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
Daily Ding: Kyrie Drops 50, Cavs Beat Indy & Warriors Dominate Clippers
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dahkil break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, March 8th. The guys break down Kyrie Irving going for 50 pts in a Nets win, the Cavs beat the Pacers by 3 & the Warriors dominate the Clippers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
Who deserves Coach of the Year?
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Fred Katz discuss (in person!) the coach of the year race, the jobs that Spoelstra, Jenkins, Donovan, and Monty Williams have done, and touch on the struggling Warriors, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
Daily Ding: Embiid's MVP Performance, Joker Another Triple-Double & Mavs Beat Jazz
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Jared Weiss and Mark Schindler break down the top NBA games and stories from Monday, March 7th. The guys break down the 76ers beating the Bulls, Joker with a triple-double in a win vs the Warriors & the Mavs beating the Jazz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
Celtics on FIRE, Mavs' Playoff Breakthrough? // Harden's 76ers Early Returns & Kevin Durant Back
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The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Jay King and Mo Dakhil. — Celtics are the hottest team in basketball — Can the Mavs finally breakthrough in the playoffs? — Early returns: James Harden and what Tyrese Maxey is doing — KD being back save Brooklyn?  — What’s worse? Falling to 3-seed in the West or getting top 2 seed in the East? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2022
Daily Ding: LeBron scores 56 to beat Warriors, Celtics drops Nets on Tatum's 54 points, Middleton scores 44 to beat the Suns
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap the big moments from the weekend in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2022
NBA Draft Check In, Pre-Jump Players + Suns West Dominance
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers break down the past week of NBA basketball, predict who the next breakout players will be, talk NBA Draft with Sam Vecenie, and then Mike Vigil joins the boys to discuss the Suns and play a rousing game of Andrew vs. the Beat.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2022
Grizzlies vs JA'reality / Bleeding Clocks // 59 Moving Screens & But LeBron
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Nerder, She Wrote. With Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow on location from Sloan MIT Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2022
Daily Ding: KD Returns in Loss, Trae Drops 39, Celtics Win Again & Luka Leads Mavs
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Thursday, March 3rd. The guys talk about KD returning in a loss to the Heat, Trae drops 39 in the Hawks win over the Bulls, Celtics beat the Grizzlies & Luka leads the Mavs to a win over the Warriors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2022
JA Makin' Me Crazy! Not Dark Yet in Laker Land + Worried Warriors? ReBorn in Bean Town & Wilt's 100
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In this week's Point of Contention. Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: JA Makin Me Crazy! Take 2: It’s Not Dark Yet, But It’s Getting There (Laker Land) Take3: Worried Warriors? Take 4: Celtics Reborn (Again) Take 5: Wilt / Zero to 100 Real Quick! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2022
Bucks Cool Heat + Beards in Philly
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Andrew Schlecht and Jason Dumas discuss the night of NBA basketball on Wednesday March 2nd including a big comeback from the Bucks, James Harden's first game in Philly and then a trip around the association. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2022
Ja Morant Rise, Warriors Struggle and a trip to Africa with Marc Spears
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent ESPN's Marc Spears drops by to talk about his upcoming trip to Senegal for the NBA's Africa League. Also, the rise of Ja Morant and comparisons to Allen Iverson. And finally the Warriors recent woes and the headaches of air travel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
Daily Ding: Celtics Clip Hawks, Raptors top Nets + Wolves Stun Warriors
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Jared Weiss and Mark Schindler break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, March 1st. The guys break down the Celtics beating the Hawks, Raptors comeback late to beat the Nets and the Wolves stun the Warriors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
Full Strength Nuggets Soon? + East Contenders
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Eastern elite breakdown, including conference finals picks, with an addendum on DeMar DeRozan Warriors update from Slater: As Suns "slide" without CP, and Warriors forget that you have to play fourth quarters, what's the latest with Draymond? Heading out West - to the bottom half of playoff/play-in teams: From Denver on down (including Jamal/MPJ update), which teams could you see getting out of the first round? KNICKS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
Daily Ding: Heat topple Bulls, Wolves hold off Cavs, Ja goes for 52!
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Mo Dakhil and Dave DuFour recap the night in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
James Harden Back! Bucks/Nets + Oakley vs Giannis, TMac vs Tim Duncan & LeBron Clears the Air
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Mo Dakhil and James Edwards III. Rundown: James Harden's 76ers Debut Bucks vs Nets weekend showdown Andre Drummond Arrives? What is Charles Oakley thinking? Tracy McGrady vs Tim Duncan MVP LeBron denies rumors to shake up Lakers front office Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
Daily Ding: Harden, Embiid Dominate, Mavs comeback on Warriors, Ja Morant 46 over Bulls
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap the big games from the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
What we learned | Stargazing season one finale
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In the finale of season one of Stargazing, series host Jovan Buha reveals the best lessons learned from the group of experts and influencers he spoke to during this inaugural season. Insights from Rich Fresh, Ronnie 2K, Vince the Barber, Milo Frank, Tray Edwards, Christian Bowman and Darrell Ann. To watch the full length interviews, check out the Stargazing playlist on The Athletic's YouTube page. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2022
Conference Finals Candidates, Suns Questions, and Nuggets with Matt Moore
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss conference finals candidates and what the past decade tells us, questions surrounding the Phoenix Suns, and then Matt Moore of the Action Network joins the podcast to discuss the Nuggets and play a rousing game of Andrew vs. the Beat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2022
Eastern Conference Playoff (push/preview)
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The Nerder crew assembles to assess the Eastern Conference post All Star game / Trade Deadline and heading into the final stretch. Dave, Seth and Mo take a look at the top contenders and their weaknesses. First, Zion Williamson and the comments made by JJ Redick. Then, going through the East's best teams. Nets | Raptors | Celtics | Bucks | Cavs | 76ers | Bulls | Heat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
Daily Ding: Grizzlies fade late in Minnesota, DeMar lifts Bulls over Hawks
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Mo Dakhil and Dave DuFour recap the first night of games after the All Star break. Ja Morant returns after injury, but can't top D'Angelo Russell's huge fourth quarter as the Timberwolves defeat the Grizzlies. DeMar DeRozan scores 37 to lead the Bulls over the Hawks, including a three point play to take the lead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
Brewing War in LA / Zion Lyin? // The Dragon Lands in Brooklyn + Adam Silver shuts the Press Door & Panic time in Phoenix?
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In this week's Point of Contention. Jay King and Will Guillory debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Sam Presti you da Real MVP! Take 2: LYIN ZION? Take 3: The Dragon lands in Brooklyn Take 4: Get these guys outta HERE! Take 5: Chris Paul Thumbs Down! Suns Panic? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
Walk that Talk
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In honor of Black History Month: Allen Iverson || Meadowlark Lemon || Mitch Richmond || Bernard King || Moses Malone || James Worthy || Spencer Haywood || Adrian Dantley || George McGinnis || Mannie Jackson share their stories on playing the game of basketball and getting to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Produced and Edited by Jade Hoye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2022
All Star Game Recap Extravaganza
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The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Michelle Beadle, Jay King, Tray Edwards, Mo Dakhil recap the 2022 NBA All Star Game. Also be sure to check out 'What Did I Miss with Michele Beadle' every Tuesday and Thursday wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
Red Hot Blazers, Rock Bottom Knicks, and the Tanking Rockets
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the week of the NBA, the Blazers hot start after the All Star Break and what is next, rock bottom Knicks, and then Alykhan Bijani joins to discuss the Houston Rockets and their rebuilding roster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
Daily Ding: Heat Sting Hornets, 76ers Beat Bucks & Luka Stays Hot
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Thursday, February 17th. The guys break down the Heat beating the Hornets in double OT, the 76ers beat the Bucks & Luka stays hot in a win vs the Pelicans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
Unwanted Superstars, Celtics on Fire, Suns Machine + Buyout SZN & Giannis' MVP Run
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: You TWO are not Wanted! Take 2: Celtics on FIRE! Take 3: Suns Victory Machine Take 4: BUYOUT SZN! Take 5: Giannis the Great for MVP Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
Daily Ding: Nuggets Buzzer Beater + Lakers Mute Jazz
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Andrew Schlecht and Will Guillory break down the night of NBA basketball on February 17th. Monte Morris hits a buzzer beater against the Warriors, the Lakers beat the Jazz, and the Knicks hit a new low. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
Chill and Win - The Enigmatic James Harden Story + John Wall's Future & Rockets Talk
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Rockets reporter, Kelly Iko drops in to talk with DA and Marcus about the enigmatic James Harden and the big trade that has landed 'The Beard' in Philadelphia. Also, what happens with John Wall now? Much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022
Daily Ding: Mavs Cool Down Heat, Trae Drops 41 & Celtics Destroy Philly
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, February 15th. The guys break down the Mavericks big win vs Miami, Trae Young dropping 41 in a Hawks win and the Celtics destroying the 76ers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022
Harden Trade Part 3 + Hope for the Kings?
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Sam Amick and Anthony Slater are joined by Rich Hofmann, Sixers beat writer for the Athletic, to discuss the Harden trade to Philly, what kind of player Harden is today, and how he will impact the team, plus storylines around the trade. Sam and Slater then discuss the landscape of the league including a robust discussion on the Sacramento Kings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
Daily Ding: DeRozan leads Bulls, Nets end losing streak, Pelicans rip Raptors
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Travonne Edwards and Dave DuFour recap the games from Valentine's Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
Harden Mistake? Deadline Winners|Losers + Luka's Mavs // Quiet West, Quiet Suns + Celtics' D Fix
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Mo Dakhil and Jay King. The Rundown Did Daryl Morey make a mistake? Do people love/hate Daryl? Closing windows and assets Jay not sold on the Nets Eastern Conference Stacked Trade Deadline Losers Luka & Bertans First time Latvians have been traded for each other? Quiet West, Quiet Suns Celtics fix defense Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
Daily Ding: Celtics win 8th straight, Warriors beat Lakers, Embiid 40 point triple double!
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap an eventful weekend in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
Trade Awards, Harden/Simmons Swap, and the New Look Pacers
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers break down an insane week in the NBA, hand out trade awards for the NBA trade deadline, discuss the Harden/Simmons swap with Mike Smeltz, and finally have Mark Schindler join the show to discuss the Pacers and the trades they've made over the past week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2022
Daily Ding: Wizards Upset Brooklyn, CJ Debuts for NOLA & Luka Drops 51
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Thursday, February 10th. The guys talk about the Wizards upsetting the Nets, CJ McCollum debuts for New Orleans in a loss to Miami & Luka drops 51 pts in a win vs the Clippers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
LIVE Trade Deadline Show
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Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, Mo Dakhil, Andrew Schlect and special guest David Aldridge get you through the 2022 NBA Trade Deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
Daily Ding: Sabonis the KING! / Lakers Stumble On
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Jared Weiss and Will Guillory recap Wednesday. Lakers vs Blazers // Kings vs Wolves // Jazz vs Warriors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
Simmons & Harden in the 'The Deal Zone' + Trade Grades! Who's Haliburton? CJ Gone Baby Gone & Lakers, Help Wanted!
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In this week's Point of Contention, Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. (We're going early this week.) Take 1: The Deal Zone Take 2: Trade Grades! End of an Era in Portland Take 3: Why did the Kings just trade away their best young player? Take 4: Help Wanted in Laker Land Take 5: All Star Skills, Dunks and 3-Pointers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
Trade Wire Blockbusters, Hustlin' & Lie Detectors with Billy King
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Former GM for the Nets and 76ers Billy King stops by to chat with David and Marcus about the Trade Deadline. What a week it is, and already with big trades between the Pacers and Kings and the Blazers and Pelicans. Also the differences between trades being made today versus back in the day. Deadline deals afoot, dealing with the pressures of ownership, management and fans, stats and info, "make sure you get the physical!" ....the clock is ticking. Tick Tock Tick Tock. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
Daily Ding: Suns outlast Sixers + Kings Pacers swap
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Andrew Schlecht and Mo Dakhil discuss the Suns victory over the 76ers and the late game errors of Embiid. WE HAVE SOME TRADES! The Blazers send CJ McCollum to the Pelicans and the Kings and Pacers swap Haliburton for Sabonis. We break down the trades and what it means for each team. Finally we end the show with a discussion on Bradley Beal and his upcoming surgery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
Deadline Rumors/Intel + Lakers Mess
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater, and Bill Oram break down the problems with the Lakers, what they could do at the deadline, which players could be moved league wide, and much more on the NBA trade deadline Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
Daily Ding: LaMelo and Dejounte are All Stars, Raptors swat Hornets, Suns run over Bulls
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Travonne Edwards and Dave DuFour discuss the All Star replacements and breakdown the games from Monday night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
A Harden Bargain + Reckless 'Trade Deadline' Speculation
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The Basketball Buds with Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King and Mo Dakhil. It's Trade Deadline Week, and the fellas begin the week with some reckless speculation. The Rundown:  — Harden on the move? — Clippers-Blazers trade  — Would you trade for Buddy Hield or Caris LeVert?  — Trade for Jerami Grant or Harrison Barnes? — Trade deadline hopes/expectations  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
Daily Ding: Trades!, Lakers over Knicks, Nets lose 8 in a row
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap the trade news and big games from the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
Milo Frank | Stargazing Ep. 7
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Nightlife in the NBA is a whole other game. Milo Frank is the director of marketing for the h.wood group in Los Angeles, one of the world’s premier hospitality and lifestyle companies. Milo helps connect pro athletes and celebrities with a premium nightlife experience. Milo discusses the process that he works through, how h.wood group caters to the rich and famous, and more from the business of partying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2022
4 Beal Trades, Best Deadline Deals + 76ers Trade Angst
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss 4 Bradley Beal trades, 5 trades from deadlines past that are more interesting in retrospect, and then the guys are joined by Trill Bro Dude to discuss his experience as a 76ers fan during the Simmons saga. They finish up the show with another rousing game of Andrew vs. The Beat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2022
Daily Ding: Hawks Upset Suns, Raptors Win in OT & All-Star Reserves Announced
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Jared Weiss and Tray Edwards break down the top NBA games and stories from Thursday, February 4th.  The guys break down the Hawks upsetting the Suns, the Raptors beat the Bulls in OT & the NBA All-Star Reserves are announced. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2022
Nerder Mailbag: Most Average Player? What to do with Jalen Brunson?, Grizzlies Weakness? + Tanking / Defensive Stats Good?
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in this week's Nerder, She Wrote: Dave, Seth and Mo answer listener questions. Questions / Topics Who is the most average player? How does good/bad ownership affect teams? What to do with Jalen Brunson? Grizzlies weaknesses? Coaches end of game substitution patterns Tanking Are defensive stats any good? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2022
Daily Ding: Thunder stun Mavs + Grizzlies dunk on Knicks
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Andrew Schlecht and Fred Katz discuss the night of NBA basketball where the Grizzlies beat the Knicks at MSG, the Thunder beat the Mavs in OT, and so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
Sports Mt. Rushmore, Yesterday x Today's Lakers & the Forgotten Ones with Mychal Thompson
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, NBA legend Mychal Thompson drops in to talk with DA and Marcus about the trials and tribulations of the 2022 Los Angeles Lakers, thoughts on his son's return to the game and lessons from the Showtime Lakers. Much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
Daily Ding: Booker Makes It Look Easy + Raptors Cool Off the Heat
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, February 2nd.  The guys talk about Devin Booker making it look easy vs the Nets, the Bucks beat the Wizards & the Raptors cooling off the Heat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
Beal on the move? + Eastern Conference Round Up
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater discuss the Eastern Conference, the trade deadline, if a Bradley Beal trade is possible, and what the Jazz might due after the news of Joe Ingles ACL tear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
Daily Ding: Ingles Injured, Raptors down Hawks, Steph Back?
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Mo Dakhil and Dave DuFour recap the night in the NBA. The Sixers beat the Grizzlies 122-119 in overtime thanks to 33 from Tyrese Maxey. The Raptors seal a victory over the Hawks, without Trae Young, thanks to an OG Anunoby late three. Stephen Curry drops 40 to lead the Warriors over the Rockets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
LeBron Down, Why did the Knicks trade for Cam Reddish? All Star Wiggins + #1 Heat
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The Basketball Buds. While Zach is on vacation and Jay is in transit, Tray Edwards, Mo Dakhil and James Edwards III hold down the fort. The Rundown LeBron James injury (knee soreness) Why did the Knicks trade for Cam Reddish? Andrew Wiggins all starter Melo in Philly (boy comments) #1 seed Miami Heat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
Daily Ding: Raptors beat Heat Triple OT!, Wiggins Shines + Cade vs. Mobley
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap the weekend in the NBA. Fred VanVleet's two three pointers in the third overtime period lift the Toronto Raptors over the Miami Heat 124-120 in Triple OT!!! The Warriors outlast Kyrie Irving and the Harden - less Nets 110-106 thanks to an All Star performance from Andrew Wiggins. Cade Cunningham records a triple double in the second half to lead the Detroit Pistons over the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-105. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
Favorite things, Beal Done in DC?, Jazz at Home, Knicks-Thibs Rant, Cavs Watch Out
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In this week's Nerder, She Wrote: Dave returns from the mountains of Colorado to convene with Seth and Mo. Favorite things: Jokić ridiculous season/week/game/one pass. Luka passing machine. Wizards end of game disaster movie. True/False Bradley Beal done in Washington? Ja Morant in Seth's top tier Utah homecourt in playoffs Minnesota in top 6 Knicks miss the playoffs Cavs to win division/2 seed in East The Suns have a move to make Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
Daily Ding: All Stars Revealed!, Sixers trounce Lakers, Warriors over Wolves
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Mo Dakhil and Dave DuFour discuss the NBA All Star starters announcement and break down the games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
A Rock and a Harden Place, Lakers BrowBack? Oh SHEAT! | BLACK JESUS | MVP ODDs
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Take 1! Go HARDen or Go Home! Take 2: The Lakers are Brack!? Take 3: HOLY SHEAT! Take 4: Feels Like Black Jesus! Take 5: Giannis CREEP Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2022
Daily Ding: Cavs Beat Bucks + WTF Knicks
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Jared Weiss and Will Guillory Cavs beat Bucks, Garland and Mobley breaking out Heat best team in the East WTF is wrong with Knicks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2022
Harden-Simmons Trade?, Knicks Stuck in the Middle, "Historic" Lakers Collapse with Howard Beck
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Sports Illustrated's Howard Beck drops by to talk to David and Marcus about the latest trade rumors. James Harden is not content in Brooklyn and now a deal for Ben Simmons may be on the table. The fellas sort through all the scenarios. Meanwhile, why did the Knicks trade for Cam Reddish and how the Knicks are stuck in No Man's Land. Plus, the Hawks and John Collins. And finally, Howard weighs in on the historic Lakers mess, wasting LeBron and who's responsible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
Daily Ding: Clippers Comeback & AD Returns
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, January 25th. The guys break down the Clippers ridiculous 35 point comeback win, AD returns in a Lakers win vs the Nets & the Warriors dominate the Mavs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
Trade Deadline Rumor Roundup
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Anthony Slater discuss the Ben Simmons situation in Philly and if he will be moved by the deadline, if the Jazz or Celtics will make a move, how the Thunder could get involved in trades, if the Bulls need some help at guard in the next few weeks and much more surrounding NBA rumors before the deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
Daily Ding: Kevin Love's Cavs Squeak Past Knicks
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Andrew Schlecht and Travonne Edwards discuss the night of NBA basketball from Monday, January 24th including 4 close contests between the Knicks and Cavs, Thunder and Bulls, Pelicans and Pacers, and finally the Suns and Jazz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
Alex Caruso Down!, Trade Russ!? Joel's MVP Climb + All Stars & Doc Speaks
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The Basketball Buds are back after a lazy football weekend. Zach, Jay, Tray and Mo wake you up. The Rundown > Caruso Out, Bulls Worry? Grayson Who? Fans overreact! Crossing the LINE!? Time lost. Then, should the Lakers trade Westbrook? Joel's MVP climb and All star starters plus! Doc Rivers speaks! And much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
Daily Ding: Warriors Grudge Match Jazz + Mavs Handle Grizzlies
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Andrew Schlecht and Keith Parish discuss the night of basketball in the NBA on Sunday Jan. 23. The Warriors squeak by the Jazz, the Mavs handle the Grizzlies, and we touch on all the other games from an 11 game night in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
Christian Bowman | Stargazing Ep. 6
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Food is fuel - and for high level athletes like NBA players, what they eat effects how they play. Christian Bowman is a personal chef who has worked closely with some of the biggest stars in the NBA including Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook. Christian joins Jovan Buha to discuss his path to becoming a personal chef, the ins and outs of his unique career, and the role he plays in NBA superstars' lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2022
NBA Draft Sharpe Shakeup + Brooklyn Nets Highs and Lows
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers break down the week of NBA basketball, discuss the Shaedon Sharpe situation with Sam Vecenie and then are joined by Mike Smeltz to discuss the Brooklyn Nets and play a rousing version of Andrew vs. The Beat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2022
Lakers Mess, Celtics' Playmaking, What's Wrong with Hawks? + Nuggets vs Clippers & Bones Hyland
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In this week's Nerder, She Wrote with Jared Weiss, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow. RUNDOWN -Lakers terrible roster, Frank Vogel still coaching somehow, Russ fit, Pelinka and Rambis screwing this team up -Celtics Tatum and Brown playmaking not enough, team needs more playmaking and shooters, using Rob Williams better -Hawks: What’s wrong with team, need playmaker with trae, trae gunning it and john collins unhappy, fire Nate McMillan, bring back Lloyd Pierce for fun -Nuggets/Clips game: Jokic needs to be superhuman for Nuggets to win, Bones Hyland shoutout for being a legend, Paul George UCL injury and Clippers developing without stars Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2022
Daily Ding: Pacers Stun Dubs...in OT!
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Thursday, January 20th. The guys talk about the Pacers stunning the Warriors in OT, the Suns burn the Mavericks and the Pelicans beat the Knicks at MSG. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2022
Lakers Caper! Trade Deadline Closing In, The Kyrie Experience, Splash Bros circa '22 and The BIG Surprise!
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In this week's Point of Contention, Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Frank Vogel Hot Seat Take 2: Play-In Tourny killed the Trade Deadline? Take 3: The Kyrie Experience Take 4: Vintage Splash Bros Take 5: The BIG Surprise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
Daily Ding: Jokic is UNSTOPPABLE
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Andrew Schlecht and Wes Goldberg discuss the night of NBA basketball including an incredible game in Denver, the Lakers losing the Pacers, and much much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
Will Barton, A True Competitor
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Denver Nuggets' Will Barton has one of the most unique stories in the NBA. From Baltimore, now in his 10th NBA season, Will talks to DA and Marcus about arguably his best season of his career. And much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
Daily Ding: Wolves drop Knicks + Dubs dominate Pistons
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, January 18th. The guys break down the T-Wolves knocking off the Knicks by 2, the Warriors dominating the Pistons, the Celtics make a trade & the latest on possible trouble down in LakerLand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
Trades Around the Corner
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater discuss the Ben Simmons trade front, Myles Turner's availability and which teams are looking at him, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
Daily Ding: MLK Day recap
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Travonne Edwards and Dave DuFour recap the big games from MLK Day in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
Kevin Durant Hurt, Grizzlies Strut + Luka & Mid-Season Awards
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The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Jay King, Tray Edwards and Mo Dakhil. Rundown:  — KD’s knee scare and how the Nets hold it together  — LaVine’s knee scare and how the Bulls hold it together  — Memphis surging — Mavs are streak busters  — Mid-season awards (MVP, ROY, DPOY, and Coach) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
Daily Ding: Warriors Woes + Cade Cunningham Ejected
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap the weekend in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
Travonne Edwards | Stargazing Ep. 5
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Travonne Edwards joins Stargazing to discuss his previous life as the member of an NBA entourage. Going in-depth on the VIP treatment, the nightlife, partying at Drake’s house, and the rules every entourage member must live by.  For full interviews of Stargazing - check out Stargazing's playlist on The Athletic's YouTube page. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2022
5 Intriguing Free Agents, Trust the Timberwolves? + Over looking the Bucks?
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss 5 upcoming free agents that are suddenly intriguing, if the Timberwolves can be trusted as a competent team, and then Eric Nehm of the Athletic joins to discuss the Bucks and how their season has been so far. Then Eric squares off against Andrew in a rousing episode of Andrew vs. the Beat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2022
Serious Joel Embiid the MVP?
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In this week's Nerder, She Wrote, DNVR's Adam Mares joins Dave and Mo. Talking about the Clippers broadcast. Nikola Vucevic's defense, Joel Embiid and the MVP race and Trade season! Also the Knicks and Hawks make a trade. Can Cam Reddish flourish in New York? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
Daily Ding: Grizzlies win their 11th straight, Bucks dominate the W's & OKC cuts down the Nets
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Thursday, January 13th. The guys break down the Grizzlies winning their 11th straight game in a win vs the T-wolves, Bucks dominate the Warriors and OKC beating the Nets by 21pts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
Grizzlies Streaking, Trade Season, Klay Day + DPOY & The Big Disappointment
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In this week's Point of Contention Jay King and Marcus Thompson debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Grizz Growling Take 2: Trade SZZ is Ben Season Take 3: Klay Day Take 4: DPOY Take 5: Biggest Disappointment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
Daily Ding: Durant Dominates the Bulls, Kings squeak by the Lakers and a trip around the NBA
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Andrew Schlecht and Law Murray break down all the NBA games from Wednesday, January 12th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
Trade Rumors with Vinnie Goodwill
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Yahoo Sports' Vincent Goodwill stops by to talk with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson about trade rumors around the league. Ben Simmons to the Hawks? John Collins? What's a good landing spot for the Piston's Jeremy Grant? Jaylen Brown on the move? Pelicans' Brandon Ingram? Julius Randle? Joe Ingles? Much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
Daily Ding: Ja Outduels Steph, Booker Beefs with "The Raptor" in Suns Win, Ingram Wins it at the Buzzer
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Jared Weiss and Tray Edwards break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, January 11th. The guys talk about Ja outdueling Steph in a Memphis win, Booker beefs with "The Raptor" mascot in Suns win and the Pelicans winning it at the buzzer with an Ingram 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
Trade Scuttle, Klay Day, and the Grizzlies Rise and Grind
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Sam Amick and Anthony Slater are joined by John Hollinger to discuss the Grizzlies, Klay Thompson's return, and then what might be around the corner as the NBA Trade Deadline approaches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
Daily Ding: Hornets over Bucks again, Celtics win in OT, Simons show in Portland
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Mo Dakhil and Dave DuFour recap the big games from Monday night in the NBA.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
Streaking Teams, Stars Return, Ja Grizzlies + Done with You
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The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Tray Edwards and Jay King. This week, the Bulls streaking, the Grizzlies streaking, Ja Morant best PG? Raptors, Fred Van Vleet rollin'. Plus, Kyrie, Klay, and Lance back and teams we are done believing in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
Daily Ding: Klay Thompson Returns!
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Good morning. Dave DuFour and Keith Parrish are here with your weekend NBA update. Klay Thompson returned. to the floor. The Mavs played the Bulls, Grizzlies are rollin' into an LA sweep, & Bol Bol to Detroit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
Rich Fresh | Stargazing Ep. 4
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Rich Fresh is a celebrity designer and tailor at the forefront of something NBA players care deeply about - fashion. Rich’s business evolved during the pandemic, creating the Henry Mask, that took off after LeBron James wore on. Rich joins Stargazing to talk about his journey from being homeless to dressing some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports, including Justin Bieber, The Weeknd and Dwyane Wade.  Find this episode and all episodes of Stargazing right here on The Athletic's YouTube Channel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2022
Daily Ding: Fournier revenge, Memphis rolls, Suns shine
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Mo Dakhil and Dave DuFour breakdown Thursday night's games in the NBA.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
Praising Ja, Kyrie & the Nets + Steph's Legs!
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Mo Dakhil, Seth Partnow, and Dave DuFour check in a few teams around the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
Daily Ding: Kyrie back, Spurs go, Bojan booms
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Jared Weiss and Will Guillory recap Wednesday night's big games. The Brooklyn Nets defeat the Indiana Pacers 129-121 in Kyrie Irving's season debut. A Jaylen Brown blown layup helps the San Antonio Spurs hold off the Boston Celtics 99-97 in Boston. The Utah Jazz defeat the Denver Nuggets 115-109 in spite of a monstrous game by Nikola Jokić in the absence of Rudy Gobert.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
Catching Up with J.A. Adande
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J.A. Adande, Director of Sports Journalism at the Medill School of Journalism, joins David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson to chat Warriors, Kyrie, the Bulls and DeRozan, and the future of sports journalism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2022
Daily Ding: LeBron Goes Off Late vs the Kings, the Grizzlies beat the Cavs & the Knicks beat the Pacers by 10
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, January 4th. The guys talk about LeBron going off late vs the Kings in a win, the Grizzlies knock off the Cavs late & the Knicks beat the Pacers by 10. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2022
Klay's Return, Jamal Murray Update, All Things DeRozan
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In this week's Tampering with Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Fred Katz, the guys speculate on Klay Thompson's long awaited return to the court. Also an update on Jamal Murray's return and how it makes Denver pretty dangerous. Can they be a title contender? And finally, contextualizing DeMar DeRozan's amazing season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
Daily Ding: Wizards stun Hornets, Grizzlies devour Nets, Warriors beat Heat
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Travonne Edwards and Dave DuFour recap the night in the NBA. The Wizards bounce back from their skid to take down the Hornets thanks to 36 from Kyle Kuzma. The Grizzlies demolish the Nets as Ja Morant continues his dominant run with a huge game. The Warriors beat the Heat thanks to a fantastic two way performance from Draymond Green who finished the game with 4 blocks and 13 assists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
DeRozan's Big Weekend, Wasted 'Center' LeBron + WayToo Early MVP Talk & a Spirited Debate!
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The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Jay King, Tray Edwards and Mo Dakhil celebrate the New Year {2022} reminiscing the weekend's two buzzer-beaters from the Bulls' DeMar DeRozan. New year, new Bulls??? and how the pieces fit together. From good to worse, the Lakers, Center LeBron's massive week, but for naught. The Lakers are searching for something...the play-in tournament? Then, some way too early MVP talk! DeMar in the lead? Ahead of Steph and KD? Finally, drama in H-Town between Coach Stephen Silas, Assistant John Lucas, Christian Wood and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
Daily Ding: DeRozan vs. Buzzers, Warriors play jazz, Clips sink Nets
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap the weekend in the NBA. DeMar DeRozan's two buzzer beaters help the Bulls go 2 and 0, while the Warriors top the Jazz without Draymond Green and the shorthanded Clippers defeat the Nets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
Darrell Ann | Stargazing Ep. 3
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Darrell Ann has carved out a unique space within NBA culture. Darrell is the official photographer for Klutch, an unprecedented position within a sports agency. Darrel joins Stargazing host Jovan Buha to discuss how he went from shooting weddings to LeBron James, the key to standing out, and behind-the-scene stories from recent iconic NBA photos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2022
Turnaround Teams + Can Utah win it all?
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss which team will be the turnaround team of the year and then Tony Jones of the Athletic joins to discuss the Jazz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 01, 2022
Happy Nerd Year
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In this week's Nerder, She Wrote... the fellas {Dave + Seth & Mo} wrangle and celebrate the New Year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2021
Embiid and KD Trash Talk, Beal is BACK, and Mobley goes Dr. J
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Jared Weiss and Law Murray break down the night of NBA basketball from December 30th 0:00-6:25 Embiid and KD trash talk, Sixers win 7:05-11:08 Beal back from COVID, Mobley goes Dr J 11:09-end Bucks dominate Magic, Jrue come thrue Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2021
Let The SUN SHI9E....and the Moon be Free
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Point of Contention Winter Solstice Edition. Take 1: The Great Reset Take 2: 500 Reasons to still like the Lakers Take 3: The Grizz Ja-Grindin’ without Morant Take 4: NBA Coach of the Year, get your wallets out! Take 5! Merry NBA Christmas Day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2021
Daily Ding: METU! Celtics Historically Bad Shooting + Grizzlies Grit and Grind
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Andrew Schlecht and Will Guillory discuss the games from Wednesday Dec. 29th in the NBA including a big Kings win over the Mavs, the Celtics losing to the Clippers with historically bad shooting and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2021
Daily Ding: Nuggets hold on against the Ws + Lakers ground the Rockets
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil discuss the night in the NBA on Tuesday Dec. 28th including a wild finish at Golden State, the 76ers taking care of business and Center LeBron. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
Daily Ding: Hornets sting Rockets, Bulls down Hawks, Ja Morant game winner!
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Travonne Edwards and Dave DuFour recap the big games from Monday night in the NBA. The Hornets defeat the Rockets thanks to 27 points from Terry Rozier. The Bulls beat the Hawks thanks to the DeRozan and LaVine scoring tandem. Ja Morant hits 2 of his 32 points with .5 seconds remaining to lift the Grizzlies over the Suns 114-113. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
Daily Ding: Warriors down Suns, Bucks comeback, Nets survive
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap the big games from the NBA's Christmas Day showcase. The Warriors defeat the Suns to go up two games to one in their season series. Giannis Antetokounmpo spurred the Bucks to a late game comeback victory over the Celtics. The shorthanded Nets, led by James Harden and Patty Mills, hold off a spirited comeback by LeBron James as Brooklyn hands the Lakers their fifth straight loss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
Ronnie 2K | Stargazing Ep. 2
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Ronnie 2K joins Stargazing host Jovan Buha to discuss how he went from a disappointed law school student to become the face of the NBA 2K franchise. Ronnie dives into what his day-to-day is like at 2K, the inside stories of player's reactions to their 2K ratings, and how NBA 2K has grown from 'just a basketball game' to so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2021
Daily Ding: Curry leads Warriors, Kemba can't carry Knicks, 11 games!
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Mo Dakhil and Dave DuFour recap an extremely busy Christmas Eve Eve in the NBA. 46 points from Steph Curry leads the Warriors to a W over the Grizzlies, while Kemba's 44 isn't enough to overcome the Wizards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2021
SGA gets a Triple Double, Malone Benches the Starters and bouncing around the league
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Andrew Schlecht and Will Guillory discuss all the action from Wednesday December 22 in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
Signal Thru The Noise
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson speak to Dr. John DiFiori Chief of the Primary Sports Medicine Service and Attending Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery about the NBA's Covid problem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
Daily Ding: Suns scorch the Lakers, Brunson and the Mavs roll, and the Pelicans fly
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, December 21st Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
Cool Things + COVID Problem
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater discuss the COVID problem in the NBA and then they each bring something cool they've observed in the league including the Grizzlies, rookies and a Kings feel good story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
Daily Ding: Sixers outlast Celtics, Thunder strike Grizzlies, Jazz swat Hornets
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Travonne Edwards and Dave DuFour breakdown the big games from December 20th in the NBA. Joel Embiid drops 41 as the Sixers beat the Celtics. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 23 as the Thunder shock the Grizzlies late. Rudy Gobert scores 23 points to go along with 21 rebounds as the Jazz hold off the Hornets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
THE NBA IS MIA (TURN UP)
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King, Mo Dakhil and Jovan Buha. Translate a Message Input: Output: .-- .... .- - / .. ... / .... .- .--. .--. . -. .. -. --. ..--.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
Daily Ding: The Bulls take down the Lakers, Shai and the Thunder sink Clippers at the buzzer, Trailblazers take down hot Grizzlies
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour breakdown the big games from the weekend. The Bulls are back again after taking down LeBron and the Lakers. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's buzzer beater takes down the Clippers. Damian Lillard has another strong game returning from injury in a win against the Grizzlies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
Vince the Barber | Stargazing Ep1
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Welcome to the first episode of our new limited series - Stargazing, hosted by Jovan Buha from The Athletic. Stargazing is a show about the figures and influencers the define different areas of NBA subculture: style, fitness, barbers, nightlife, entertainment, social media, gaming and more. In the first episode of Stargazing - Vince the Barber joins host Jovan Buha to discuss his rise to the top of the barber game. The motivations behind moving from Toronto to Los Angeles, the big advice Kobe Bryant gave Vince along the way, and tells behind the scene stories from cutting Chadwick Boseman, Devin Booker and more. Check out Vince's interview with Jovan right here on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2021
76ers Process of Torture, Grizzlies Overwhelming Competence, and the Rocky Start in Boston
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers break down the past week of the NBA, the wonderful Grizzlies run without Ja Morant, and Jay King joins the show to discuss the up and down season of the Boston Celtics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2021
The Cade Code + Jazz Roll, End Game Chaos & Injury Transparency
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The Nerds assemble. Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, Mo Dakhil and special guest Pistons beat boy --> James Edwards III. :::: {Ben Simmons} Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
Daily Ding: KD leads Nets to a win over Philly, Knicks beat the Rockets & new NBA Covid testing protocols
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Thursday, December 16th. The guys talk about KD leading the Nets to a win over the 76ers, the Knicks beating the Rockets and the NBA having new Covid testing protocols for the holidays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
Daily Ding: Lakers Star Austin Reaves, Thunder Double Tank Win, and Okoro Detonates
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Andrew Schlecht and Wes Goldberg discuss the big night in the NBA that included 2 wild finishes in Dallas and OKC, and mega dunk by Okoro, and much much more! Catch up on everything you missed last night! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
Stephen Curry, 3-point King with Tim Kawakami
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Tim Kawakami, traveling with the Warriors, joins DA and Marcus to talk about Steph Curry breaking Ray Allen's 3-point record...and some other things. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2021
Daily Ding: Steph Curry Sets NBA Record for 3-pointers & The Suns and Nets Each Get Wins in OT
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, December 14th. The guys break down Steph Curry passing Ray Allen for 1st place in NBA history for 3-pointers made in a Warriors win, Suns take down the Blazers in OT and the Nets beat the Raptors in OT with only 8 healthy players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2021
Trade Season Primer
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater, and Jon Krawczynski discuss which teams are buying and which teams are selling in the NBA's upcoming trade season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
Daily Ding: Bulls postponed, Warriors outrace the Pacers, Cavs handle the Heat
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Travonne Edwards and Dave DuFour breakdown news and games from Monday in the NBA. The NBA has postponed the Chicago Bulls next two games. The Warriors win over the Pacers in the final seconds, but Steph Curry remains 1 three pointer behind Ray Allen on the All Time Three Pointers Made list. The Cavaliers continue their impressive start to the season with another victory, this time over the shorthanded Miami Heat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
Steph Watch, Replacement Bulls + Myles Turner
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Basketball Buds hosted by Zach Harper with Tray Edwards, Jay King and Mo Dakhil. Let's go around the NBA! Almost Christmas people! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
Daily Ding: Zion out, Jazz streaking, Sixers down Warriors, Weekend Update
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour break down the news and action from a busy weekend in the NBA. The Jazz extend their winning streak to 7 with a win over the Wizards. The Sixers beat the Warriors thanks to a monster team defensive performance. Kevin Durant carries Brooklyn to two wins over the weekend including a 51 point game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
Defending Gobert, Blazers Mayhem, and The Buzzing Hornets
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the week that was in the NBA, the words that Patrick Beverley had about Rudy Gobert, Questions about the Blazers next steps, and then Richie Randell of the Buzz Beat podcast joins the show to discuss the Hornets and play Andrew vs. The Beat! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2021
Fun Young Cavs! Playing with Joy, Embiid's Resurgence + Trade Talk
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In this week's Nerder with Dave, Seth and Mo. Cleveland's fun young core leading with defense. Teams have something to play for and the joy that comes with it. Joel Embiid's resurgence post covid absence. Trade talk with the Pacers, Blazers, Knicks, Warriors, and Celtics. Fits for Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2021
Daily Ding: Grizzlies maul Lakers, Jazz beat 76ers like a drum, Spurs
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Mo Dakhil and Dave DuFour breakdown Thursday night's NBA action. The Grizzlies beat the Lakers thanks to Jaren Jackson Jr.'s 25 points. The Jazz defeat the Sixers as Rudy Gobert posts 17 points and 21 rebounds. The Spurs take down the Nuggets in spite of a triple double from Nikola Jokić. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2021
Whining, Dining, Era's Dying Rookies Grindin'
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In this week's Point of Contention Jay King and James Edwards III debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Ghosted by Marcus Thompson. Produced by Jade Hoye. Take 1: Luka whining and dining! Take 2: End of an Era Take 3: How much does Zion weigh? Take 4: Rookie of the Year Odds Take 5: Best in the NBA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
Daily Ding: Heat Beat the Bucks + CLOSE GAME MAYHEM
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Andrew Schlecht and Wes Goldberg break down Wednesday Dec. 8th in the NBA. The Heat get a big win without Butler or Bam against the Bucks, OT and close games galore and the Clippers and Celtics play a close one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
Blazers Deep Dive / Decode with Jason Quick
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Trail Blazers reporter Jason Quick drops by to talk with DA and Marcus about the ongoing situation in Portland. Will the Blazers do a full reset following the departure of GM Neil Olshay? Will the team be sold? Is there a trade for Ben Simmons in the cards? How will the fanbase react when it all shakes out? Much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
Daily Ding: Nets Comeback Win vs Dallas, Lakers Beat The Celtics & A Health Update on CJ McCollum
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Jared Weiss and Tray Edwards break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, Dec 7th. They break down the Nets comeback win vs Dallas, the Lakers blowing out the Celtics and a health update on CJ McCollum Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
Who are your top 8?
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Darnell Mayberry discuss the Chicago Bulls and their impressive run to start the season, and then they dive in to the East and the West and discuss who their top 8 are in each conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
Daily Ding: Embiid dominates in OT, Bulls win without DeMar, Giannis comes back to beat Cavs
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Mo Dakhil and Dave DuFour breakdown the highlights from an overloaded Monday night in the NBA. Joel Embiid scores 43 to lead the Sixers over a depleted Hornets team in overtime. The Bulls win against the Nuggets in spite of star DeMar DeRozan entering the league's health and safety protocols. Chris Paul puts on a crunch time clinic as the Suns hold off the Spurs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
Bulls x DeRozan's Prowess, Portland Mess + Luka v Kidd, | J. Wall, | Knicks + Thibs & Kemba
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King, Mo Dakhil and James Edwards III. Rundown:  - DeMar DeRozan 4th quarter prowess - Mess in Portland (Olshey firing/Chauncey comments about starters) - Kidd calls out Luka for complaining to refs - John Wall situation as Rockets win - Knicks/Thibs/Kemba  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
Daily Ding: Olshey out in Portland, Suns streak ends, Spurs, Cavs, Grizzlies looking good!
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap the news and action from the weekend. Portland has fired GM Neil Olshey. The Suns winning streak stops at 18. The Bulls defeat the Nets. Cavs impress in loss to Jazz. Grizzlies complete a first for Stat of the Weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
5 Players I was wrong about, 20 Games in Contenders, and Sam Vecenie on the 2021 Rookie Class
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the week of the NBA, what history says about contenders 20 games in, 5 players Alex was most wrong about, and then the guys bring on Athletic NBA Draft expert Sam Vecenie to discuss the 2021 rookie class and how they are fairing in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2021
Daily Ding: Thunder Get Trounced, Knicks drop Bulls, Wild Finish in Toronto, Suns Win Again
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil recap another great night in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
Suns x Warriors Deep Dive / Preview
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In this week's Nerder, the fellas take a deep dive into the Suns Warriors budding rivalry heading into Friday night and Christmas Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
Suns set Warriors, Battle of NYC, No Bron, No Prob? + Tampering Solved?
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In this Week's Point of Contention .... Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate. Hosted by Hosted by Zach Harper TAKE 1: A Western Conference Preview? TAKE 2: Battle 'o NYC! TAKE 3: No LeBron? No Problem! TAKE 4: Tampering Solved!? TAKE 5: MVP Odds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
Daily Ding: Ugly Win for the Celtics, Giannis Bests LaMelo, and an look around the league
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Andrew Schlecht and James Edwards discuss the ugly win the Celtics had over the Sixers, a fun close game between the Bucks and Hornets, and then a look around the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
All Bucks with Zora Stephenson
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NBC Sports' Zora Stephenson drops by to talk with DA and Marcus about the defending champions Milwaukee Bucks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
Daily Ding: Suns Beat Warriors in the Battle of NBA's Best & The Nets Beat the Knicks in the Battle of NY
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, November 30th. The guys break down the Sun beating the Warriors in the Battle of the NBA's best teams and the Nets beat the Knicks by 2 in the Battle of New York. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
Clippers Below the Radar, Suns vs. Warriors, and bad news for MPJ
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Law Murray break down the upcoming Warriors vs. Suns matchup, the tough Clippers defense, and bad news for the Nuggets and MPJ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
Daily Ding: Injury updates, Bulls sting Hornets in Battle of the Balls, Jokić back, Jazz thump Blazers
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Travonne Edwards and Dave DuFour give injury updates on Michael Porter Jr, Joe Harris, Bogdan Bogdanovic, and Cam Reddish and break down a busy night in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
Suns Rollin', Klay's Return, Vogel on the Hot Seat + Nets Mess
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The Basketball Buds with Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King and Mo Dakhil. Rundown:  — Suns 16 straight — Klay back before Christmas — Vogel hot seat? — Ja injury  — Tatum taking an image hit?  — Jay King update on Chet Holmgren being the truth even though Paolo Banchero annihilated him  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
Daily Ding: Suns still shining, Warriors dominate, Ja Morant injured, John Wall wants to play
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap an eventful weekend in the NBA. The Phoenix Suns won their 16th consecutive game, beating the Brooklyn Nets 113-107 on the second night of a back-to-back on Saturday. The Golden State Warriors extend their current winning streak to 7 games after handling the Blazers and the Clippers respectively over the weekend.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
The Slammies + Matt Pennie on Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren and the 2022 Class
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers hand our their quarterly NBA awards in their first edition of "The Slammies" Then the guys are joined by Matt Pennie to discuss the 2022 NBA Draft class including who would be picked first, Banchero or Holmgren, and then who else in this class will matter when it comes to draft time. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2021
There is a Deeper Wave than this
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Surprise! Happy Thanksgiving! It's Nerder time. We don't have time to argue!? ... leave that to your crazy uncle, aunty or whatever (it me) ~ Point of Contention will be back next week. Alas. In this week's edition of Nerder She Wrote, the Stooges (Dave,Seth and Mo) take a look at Tyrese Maxey's growth. Also, Kristaps Porzingis' health. Latvia/Estonia league shooting stats and the NBA ball change. Is playing faster always better? And....the Suns are a wins factory! Gobble Gobble Good Bad Ugly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2021
With Gary Payton II
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Warriors' Gary Payton II drops by to talk with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson about "new" life in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
Daily Ding: The Night's Watch
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Rundown 1.) Kristaps breakout game in OT Mavs win vs Clippers 2.) Knicks bench looks great against Russ triple double to beat Lakers 3.) Heroics for Heat in comeback win over Pistons Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
Warriors World, Kings Dethrone Walton, + Don't Mess with Beef Stew
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater discuss the major topics around the league including the LeBron vs. Isaiah Stewart brawl, the mess the Kings are in after firing Luke Walton, the Warriors domination and the preparation of Klay Thompson's return, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
Daily Ding: Hornets sting Wizards, Wild Grizzlies get the win in Utah, Suns still shining
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Travonne Edwards and Dave DuFour breakdown the Hornets second victory in less than a week over the Wizards, a wild finish for the Grizzlies in Utah over the Jazz, and the Suns winning streak extends to 13 games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
Urgent LeBron ~ Hawks o' Last Year? Suns Back? Wolves Here? + Thanksgiving Favs
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Trey Edwards, Jay King and Mo Dakhil ..... Rundown:  — LeBron says sense of urgency needed in November — most likely to be the Hawks of last year: Wizards, Bulls, or Hawks? — Are the Suns back?  — Are the Wolves here?  — Favorite part of thanksgiving  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
Daily Ding: LeBron fracas, Klay return, Luke Walton out in Sacramento, Warriors and Suns keep rolling
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap an eventful weekend around the NBA as LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart tangle in Detroit, Klay Thompson is cleared for full contact practice, and Luke Walton is fired by the Kings. The Warriors and Suns both continue their winning ways picking up a couple more victories over the weekend to move to 15-2 and 13-3 respectively. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
DORT! Rockets Failure to Launch + What are the Indiana Pacers?
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the past week of NBA basketball, the recent play of Lu Dort and his path to the NBA, what in the world are the Rockets doing this season, and then the guys are joined by Caitlin Cooper of Indy Cornrows to discuss the confusing Indiana Pacers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2021
GM Association, Wizards Winning, Giannis Gets Going + Warriors
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In this week's Nerder the fellas celebrate the release of Seth's new book, 'The Mid-Range Theory' plus what's this about a General Managers Association? The Wizards winning ways. Hey, the Bucks are back! Seth vs. Russell Westbrook? Oh boy. And finally, NBA defenses this season and why the Warriors are so special Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
Daily Ding: Curry Goes Off In Comeback Win vs the Cavs, Heat Beat the Wizards & 76ers Take Down the Nuggets
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Thursday, November 18th. The guys talk about Steph Curry's explosion in the 4th q in a comeback W's win, the Heat beat the Wizards by 15 pts and the 76ers beat the Nuggets by 14 pts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
Warriors Are Back!, Panic Meter: Nets?, Zion Worry, LeHuman James Pt. 2 + Giannis Honest?
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: While the weather called for overcast skies with a slight northerly wind, it RAINED hard in Brooklyn Tuesday night. Take 2: We are now roughly a month into the season, teams have played about 14-15 games thus far, and looking across the league there are some troubling signs. So I ask, is it time to sound the alarm for these teams? Take 3: Worried in the West? There’s certainly plenty of Panic to go around so let’s take a look at the Western Conference. (Jerry Seinfeld voice) What’s the deal with Portland? Take 4: LeHuman James. Nothing heals a wound better than a Prime Time game! Take 5: Speaking of guys that won a championship in a small town then bolted, news that Giannis might have his eyes set on (singing)..leaving on an airplane. Don’t know when Ill be back again, oh babe I hate to go! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Giannis dominates AD, Blazers beat Bulls, and DORT
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Andrew Schlecht and Law Murray discuss the night of NBA basketball including the Bucks beating the Lakers behind Giannis' 47 points. the Blazers coming back to defeat the Bulls, The Suns are streaking and much much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
What Did I Miss? with Michelle Beadle
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Michelle Beadle drops by to talk with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson about life after ESPN, her hiatus from broadcasting, travel, lessons learned, and of course her new podcast on The Athletic "What Did I Miss?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
Daily Ding: Warriors take down the Nets, Clippers beat the Spurs & Staples Center to get renamed
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Jared Weiss, Mo Dakhil & Anthony Slater break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, November 16th. Athletic Warriors writer Anthony Slater joins the guys to talk about the Warriors 18 pt win vs the Nets. Jared & Mo then break down the Clippers beating the Spurs and the Staples Center getting renamed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
Lessons from the First Month of the NBA
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Anthony Slater discuss things they have learned from the first month including trouble for the Kings, Wolves and Grizzlies, Wizards success, a great rookie class, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
Daily Ding: Bulls crush Lakers, Mavs handle Nuggets, Wizards and Suns keep winning
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Mark Schindler and Dave DuFour breakdown a loaded Monday night around the NBA. The Bulls rout the Lakers in LA on the back of DeMar DeRozan's 38 points. The Mavericks take out the Nuggets thanks to another solid Kristaps Porzingis effort. The Suns win their 9th straight thanks to a wonky finish my the Timberwolves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
Clippers Rule LA, Pippen's Mad (Again), Andre on Kyrie + Cavs for Real?
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Jay King, Tray Edwards, Mo Dakhil and James Edwards III. The Rundown:  — are the Clippers the best team in LA?  — Scottie Pippen selling the hell out of this book  — Andre Iguodala on Kyrie — are the Cavs for real?  — are the Grizzlies and Hawks in trouble?  — Marvin Bagley III trade to the Pistons, JE3? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
Daily Ding: Streaking Warriors, Suns, Clippers, Hunter out in Atlanta
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap with news from the weekend and check in on a few teams streaking at the top of the standings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
Portland Stale Blazers, No More DeRozan Slander, and what are the Timberwolves?
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the week of the NBA, DeRozan's season for the Bulls, what is going on in Minnesota, and then bring on Danny Marang of Blazers Edge to discuss the Blazers disappointing season on and off the court and then play a little Blazers trivia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2021
Bulls Backcourt, Paul George, Ricky Rubio and Team Culture
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In this edition of Nerder She Wrote, Dave Seth and Mo examine the the Bulls guard play, Paul George and the Clippers, Ricky Rubio and the Cavs, and Team Culture. What is it? Where do you see it? How to maintain it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
Daily Ding: Heat Go Cold Late vs the Clippers, Pacers Surprise the Jazz & Raptors Take A Bite Out of the 76ers
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Jared Weiss & Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Thursday, November 11th. The guys talk about the Clippers cooling down the Miami Heat in the 2nd half for the win, the Pacers surprising the Jazz & the Raptors taking a bite out of the 76ers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
WWEastern Promises?, Ben Who?, 74-8 + LeHuman James & Dame Blame with Michelle Beadle
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In this week's Point of Contention Michelle Beadle, Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Produced by Jade Hoye. Take 1 > WWEastern Promises? Take 2 > Ben Who? Take 3 > The Warriors are Back! Take 4 > LeHuman James? Take 5 > Blame the Refs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
Daily Ding: Cade Cunningham over Jalen Green again and the Lakers Beat the Heat in OT
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Andrew Schlecht and Law Murray break down the big time 13 game night in the NBA. They go deeper on the Pistons defeating the Rockets and the Lakers beating the Heat and touch on all the other games around the association. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
Steph, Warriors + Suns Scandal with Amin Elhassan
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In the latest edition of Hoops Adjacent Meadlowlark's Amin Elhassan drops by to talk about the Warriors and Suns' Robert Sarver scandal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
Daily Ding: Jokić suspended, Bucks pushed, Jazz cruise, Clippers hold off Blazers
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Only three games on the slate for Tuesday night, but plenty of action. Mo Dakhil and Dave DuFour discuss the night's games and the NBA's handling of the incident between Nikola Jokić and Markieff Morris, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
Draymond Green DPOY? + Kings GM Monte McNair
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Sam Amick and Anthony Slater first discuss the Warriors hot start to the season, Draymond Green's case for DPOY, the Sixers situation, and more. Plus at the 21:14 mark Sam Amick has a sit down with Kings General Manager Monte McNair to discuss his career path the questions surrounding the Kings season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
Daily Ding: Jokic clubs Markieff Morris, Steph drops 50 on the Hawks & the Bulls dominate the Nets
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Jared Weiss and Tray Edwards break down the top games & stories in the NBA from Monday, November 8th. The guys break down Jokic clobbering Markief Morris from behind in the Nuggets win, Steph drops 50 on the Hawks in a Warriors 14 pt win and the Bulls dominate the Nets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
NBA Teams in Trouble, Warriors Contenders?, 76ers Offense + Seth Curry & Lakers Sans LeBron?
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How times have changed. The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Trey Edwards, Marcus Thompson and Mo Dakhil. This week the fellas take a look at two potential scandals in the NBA. One in Phoenix and the other in Portland. What is happening? Why is it happening now? Then some real basketball. Are the Warriors serious contenders? What about their defense? Also, guess who has the best offense in the league? Also, the Lakers without LeBron? Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty ...terrible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
Daily Ding: NBA investigations, Heat vs. Jazz, Best of the Weekend
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap the biggest stories and top performances from the weekend, including the big matchup between the Miami Heat and Utah Jazz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
Raptors Talk with Tas Melas, Fake Surprise Teams, Early Season Numbers
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the week that was in the NBA, early season stats and trends, the next "Fake Surprise Team", and then bring on Tas Melas of No Dunks to discuss the Raptors, team building and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2021
New Rules! Favorite Things Friday with Coach Thorpe
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David Thorpe drops by to talk with Seth, Mo and Dave about referees, the changing of the Foul, the new Wilson ball, the Warriors defense, Miami's offense with Lowry and Rookies. Much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
Celtics Statement Game, Sixers Stay Hot, and the Jazz Keep on Playing
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Andrew Schlecht and Mo Dakhil discuss the Celtics defeating the Heat in Miami, The Jazz impressive win against the Hawks without Donovan Mitchell, and the Sixers get a W against the lowly Pistons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
Heat Culture Back! Celtics Collapse, A Ball of Confusion. Jazz on the Clock! and Scottie 'Prop' Pippen Speaks!
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate. hosted By Zach Harper. produced By Jade Hoye Take 1 >> Heat Culture Back Baby! Take 2 >> What is wrong with the Boston Celtics? Take 3 >> Ball of Confusion “Wilson where are you?” Take 4 >> Jazz on the Clock! Take 5 >> Nothing more than a Prop Pippen! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
Daily Ding: The Nets are inevitable, Sixers tame the Bulls, and the Grizzlies hang on
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Andrew Schlecht and Jovan Buha discuss the Nets big victory against the Hawks, the Warriors beating the Hornets with the "other guys", Philly beating the "back" Bulls, Lillard's desire to stay in Portland, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
The Whole Utah Jazz is Greater than the Sum of the Parts with Tony Jones
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Tick....Tock....Tick....Tock.... In this week's Hoop's Adjacent, Jazz reporter Tony Jones drops in to talk with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson about the Title Bound Utah Jazz. Win now or? How will they counter small ball? Screen assists don't win chips! Mike Conley Jr.'s health, a game-changer. Plus, Dwyane Wade loves Salt Lake City? Much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
Daily Ding: LeBron Leads Lakers to Comeback Win, Suns Explode Late vs Pelicans & Miami Dominates Dallas
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Jared Weiss & Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, November 2nd. They talk about LeBron leading the Lakers to a comeback win, the Jazz beating the Kings, Suns exploding late to beat the Pelicans & the Heat dominating the Mavericks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
East Elite
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Anthony Slater run through the 1 loss teams in the East, go on a rant, and discuss how the NBA's eastern conference is shaping up early on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
Daily Ding: Sixers upset Blazers without Embiid and Harris, Bulls charge back against the Celtics
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