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

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 Dec 15, 2020
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 Feb 23, 2019
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 Feb 8, 2019
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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
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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Travonne Edwards and Dave DuFour react to the Blazers bad loss against a depleted 76ers team and the Celtics epic collapse against the now 6-1 Chicago Bulls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
Rookie Watch, Buy or Bye! + Are You Worried? + No Fouls
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In this week's Basketball Buds Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King, Mo Dakhil and James Edwards III take a look at some rookie class standouts. Then, Buy or Bye (who do we believe in): Wizards, Raptors, Heat and Warriors (these two as title contenders). After that, are you worried? Clippers, Pacers, Celtics. Finally, foul call adjustments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
Daily Ding: Cade Cunningham, Celtics Wizards crazy OT, Worry Season
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour are back with another Weekend Update after week 2 in the NBA Regular Season. Cade Cunningham's debut, the Celtics and Wizards had a wild one, and a couple of teams should be sweating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
Top 5 Things Your Favorite NBA Podcaster Gets Wrong About the Thunder + the Spurs Rebuild
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the 5 ways your favorite podcaster gets the Thunder rebuild wrong and then bring on Bruno Passos to discuss the San Antonio Spurs and they compete in Andrew vs. The Beat! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2021
OKC Thunder, Contenders Messing Around + Trending or Ending?
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Nerder Town USA: {In the car} honk honk --> Mo Dakhil, Seth Partnow and Dave DuFour. Everyone is a yellin! "Farewell October,...glad to know ya' but it's time for a Fun show!" Thunder // bolts 'n lightning. Pump the brakes!! Throw out the last two seasons. Mo is pissed! Contenders are bullshitting? Ae we trending or are we Ending??? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
Daily Ding: Grizzlies take down the W's in OT & The Knicks hold off the Bulls late
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Jared Weiss & Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Thursday, October 28th. The guys talk about the Grizzlies handing the Warriors their 1st loss of the season and the Knicks holding off the Bulls late for a win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
Russ' Comedy Special / Bulls Back & the Player Empowerment Insurance Policy
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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: Go Home and Watch a Comedy! Take 2: The Bulls are Back Baby! Take 3: The Player Empowerment Insurance Policy Take 4: MVP Talk: Ja Making Me Crazy! Take 5: Way Too Early Reactions? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
Daily Ding: Thunder shock the Lakers, Harrison Barnes stuns the Suns
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Andrew Schlecht and James Edwards discuss the Thunder's come from behind win against the Lakers in OKC, the Kings buzzer beater against the Suns, and all the other games from around the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
The Bulls are Back? with Darnell Mayberry
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, Bulls reporter Darnell Mayberry drops by to talk about the new-look Bulls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
Daily Ding: Westbrook goes off in OT Win, Joker hurt in Jazz loss & what's up with the Mavericks Leadership Council?
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Jared Weiss & Mo Dakhil break down the top NBA games and stories from Tuesday, October 26th. The guys talk about Russ Westbrook going off in OT in a Lakers win, Jokic hurting knee in a Jazz loss and what's the deal with the Mavericks Leadership Council? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
Mavs Disfunction + Early Season Surprises
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Tim Cato discuss early season surprises including a rookie and how the Lakers are performing. Then the guys discuss the podcast Bob Voulgaris participated in and the implications on the Dallas Mavericks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
Daily Ding: Bulls win again, Celtics steal win, Clippers handle Blazers
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Travonne Edwards and Dave DuFour recap a busy Monday night in the NBA. The Bulls become the first team to win 4 games on the back of 26 points from DeMar DeRozan, Boston capitalizes on a Hornets OT collapse and a 41 point game from Jayson Tatum, and the Clippers mollywhopped the Blazers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
Mysterious Suns Pre-Report, Top 75 Debate + Ben Simmons Saga: Part 55
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The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Jay King, Travonne Edwards and Mo Dakhil. A vague report about Suns owner Robert Sarver has the guys wondering what's in store for the Suns and Chris Paul. Then, the cumbersome rollout of the NBA's Top 75 players and what they need to fix next time around. Then, Daryl Morey and Joel Embiid speak, again, on the Ben Simmons situation which now has a mental health component to it, what's next? Much more. As always, much much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
Daily Ding: Bulls, Hornets, Warriors 3 and 0, Lakers get first win
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour recap an exciting first weekend in the NBA. The Bulls, Hornets, and Warriors all made it to 3-0. Ja Morant nearly gives the Memphis Grizzlies the Los Angeles Back to Back sweep, but a missed free throw allows the Lakers to hold on for their first win of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
5 Questionable Rotation Decisions: Does a hot start matter? + Denver Nuggets path to contention
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss 5 coaching rotation decisions made this week, if a hot start matters for NBA contenders, and then they bring on Harrison Wind of DNVR to discuss the Nuggets and play some Nuggets trivia! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2021
They Have A Math Problem Offensively
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The season has begun, the fellas are having fun, Dave Seth and Mo get together and look back at some of the more interesting games still left on the table. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
Daily Ding: Curry cooks the Clippers, Heat dominate the Bucks & the latest on Ben Simmons
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Jared Weiss & Rich Hoffman break down the top NBA games and stories from Thursday, October 21st. The guys talk about the latest going on with Ben Simmons, Steph Curry goes off in a win vs the Clippers & the Heat dominate the Bucks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
Daily Ding: Knicks Overtime Spectacular
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Andrew Schlecht and Mo Dakhil discuss the Celtics Knicks double OT classic, and then bounce around the NBA on the 2nd night of action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
Opening Day Extravaganza Mailbag with Nate Duncan
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Join Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, Tray Edwards, David Aldridge, Mo Dakhil, Marcus Thompson and special guest Nate Duncan as they preview the upcoming NBA season and answer your questions Live! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
Daily Ding: Nets vs. Bucks, Warriors vs. Lakers, NBA Opening Night
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The NBA Regular Season is back! Jared Weiss and Dave DuFour breakdown the first two games of the season. The Milwaukee Bucks destroyed the Brooklyn Nets 127-104, led by Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo's 32 points, 14 rebounds, and 7 assists. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 121-114 behind Steph Curry's triple-double. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
NBA Starts Today! Zion's Status, Lakers preseason woes, and does Ayton deserve the max?
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Will Guillory break down opening night, the Pelican's upcoming season, what Zion's status is, Ben Simmons playing soon? and does Deandre Ayton deserve the max? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
Daily Ding: "The Intelligence of Anthony Edwards" with Jon Krawczynski
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The Athletic's Minnesota Timberwolves beat reporter Jon Krawczynski to discuss his feature on Anthony Edwards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
Tis the Season to Play Basketball!`~~ Commence!
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The Basketball Buds....Zach Harper, Jay King, Dave DuFour, James Edwards III and Jovan Buha. What you say here ....will be used against you on the COURT of POD! Let's go and let's have fun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Over Under Locks + Rockets Rebuild
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss who they think are locks for their over or under for the season and then Kelly Iko, Rockets beat writer, discusses the Rockets upcoming season and how their rookies will play this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2021
Awards Predictions! with Ben Taylor
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Ben Taylor of Thinking Basketball stops by to chat with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil. Is the MVP Kevin Durant's award to lose? League Parity and the Coach of the Year race Why does everyone love Jordan Poole so much? Can the Bucks repeat? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
Daily Ding: "Ben Simmons is in the building" with Rich Hofmann
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Philadelphia 76ers beat writer Rich Hofmann joins Jared Weiss to discuss the latest in the Ben Simmons saga. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
90's Knicks, Kyrie Conundrum + Jon Gruden's Crazy Emails with Chris Herring
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson talk to Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring about his new upcoming book "Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the New York Knicks" ... Also the situation with NFL coach Jon Gruden and then Kyrie Irving and the Nets, what's next? (Recorded prior to latest news on Irving) https://theathletic.com/2885561/2021/10/12/kyrie-irving-and-his-vaccine-stance-clarified-why-the-nets-star-has-made-a-decision-that-will-sideline-him/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
Daily Ding: Nets Kyrie Irving suspended react with Alex Schiffer
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The Athletic's Brooklyn Nets beat reporter Alex Schiffer and host Jared Weiss provide updates and reaction to Kyrie Irving's suspension. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
West Preview: Contenders, Breakout Players, and Overrated Teams
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Western Conference Preview with Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater Most underrated team Most overrated team How many West teams are contenders? ( AD BREAK ) Best rookie in the West West breakout player Team most likely to make the playoffs that didn’t last season ( AD BREAK ) Team most likely to miss the playoffs that made it last season Which team will have the best record in the conference? Which team will have the worst record in the conference? Pick to win the West Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
East Preview: Contenders, Playoff Locks, Play-in teams and the Cellar Dwellers
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The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil, Rich Hofmann and Jay King (from a wedding in Massachusetts) gather to preview the Eastern Conference. Who's in, who's out? Who might make it, who might miss the cut. Commence, The Order: ORLANDO Magic, INDIANAPOLIS Pacers, TORONTO Raptors, NEW YORK Knicks, DETROIT Pistons, ATLANTA Hawks, CHARLOTTE Hornets, CLEVELAND Cavaliers, BOSTON Celtics (with the Kid), CHICAGO Bulls, PHILADELPHIA 76ers, MIAMI Heat and the MILWAUKEE Bucks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
What NBA Teams will surprise? + Can the Magic get on track?
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss which teams are primed to surprise? Which guards should be targeted in NBA fantasy? and then they bring on Josh Robbins to discuss the Orlando Magic and then do some Magic trivia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2021
Daily Ding: Rookies to Watch
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Andrew Schlecht and Will Guillory discuss rookies they are watching for in the preseason and beyond.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2021
Preseason "Take It Easy" Takeaways with John Hollinger
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In this week's Nerder, John Hollinger joins Dave DuFour and Mo Dakhil to talk about some very early preseason takeaways. First up, Ja Morant hunting off the dribble three, the Dallas Mavericks post up game and the Utah Jazz versatility. Jordan Poole and the Warriors. Also, are training camp/preseason takeaways useful at this point? Plus, scheduling preseason games...ugh, Enjoy! Almost ....on the road again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
Daily Ding: Pelicans Season Preview
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Andrew Schlecht and Will Guillory preview the Pelicans upcoming season, Zion's health status, who starts and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
Pau of Contention: --> GM Survey + Deandre Ayton Playin Around, Philadelphia Standoff, Sleep or Keep? & Farewell Pau
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The Athletic NBA Show Presents - Point of Contention with Marcus Thompson and Jay 'The KID' King. Hosted by Zach Harper | Produced by Jade Hoye Take1: It’s John Schuhmann SZN! Take2: Deandre Aint’in getting the Max? Bad Break... Take 3: Over in Philadelphia the 76ers standoff with player 25 continues. From 76ers reporter Kyle Neubeck “despite assurances through various media members of note, a league source says the financial significance of holding out is starting to take hold in 25's camp.  Tale 4: Dont Sleep… but be a Sleeper! It’s Fantasy Basketball SZN Take 5: Goodbye, Farewell, Adios Pau Gasol! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
The Quiet Calm, Killer Instinct of Steph Curry
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Warriors superstar Steph Curry stops by to talk with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson about being a Dad, his preparations, confidence and insecurities heading into any season. Also, staying calm and controlling emotions, Kobe, Shaq and Allen Iverson's comments on his play and the recent dilemma the Warriors had with Andrew Wiggins. Much more... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
How an NBA Star gets traded
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Jon Krawczynski joins Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater to discuss how Ben Simmons strategy to get traded is working, comparing it to Harden and Butler, and then how the Timberwolves organization is working with a new GM and owner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
October Chatter - Questions surround Ben Simmons, Tapping Pockets + Zion's Exit Strategy? Candy!
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The Basketball Buds are back. Zach Harper, Jay King, Tray Edwards, Dave DuFour and James Edwards III return just in time time for the Fall. Happy October! The Season's almost here, and things are settling in...{door closes creeeeeek).... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
Lakers Star Power, 5 Preseason Storylines, and 3rd year players needing a big season
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss 5 storylines to watch for in the preseason, 2 teams that have 2 3rd year players that need to see improvement, and then they bring on Lakers beat reporter for the Athletic Jovan Buha to discuss the Lakers, Westbrook, LeBron in year 19 and so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2021
76ers Simmons Saga with Derek Bodner
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76ers reporter Derek Bodner drops by to talk with Dave DuFour and Mo Dakhil about the latest with Ben Simmons and the 76ers situation. Lessons from Jimmy Butler's time in Minnesota. The latest, including Joel Embiid's comments calling Simmon's move disrespectful, and what it means to Philadelphia's chances this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
Daily Ding: Nets training camp check in with Alex Schiffer
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The Athletic's Alex Schiffer checks in with Jared Weiss from the Brooklyn Nets training camp in San Diego. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
Daily Ding: "Are we sleeping on the Bucks?" with Eric Nehm
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Eric Nehm joins Dave DuFour to check in after Bucks media day with updates on the team's internal outlook on the upcoming season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
Title Bound Nets with Sarah Kustok
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Dateline 9.29.21 -- Hoops Adjacent -- 'ol pal Sarah Kustok drops by to talk with DA and Marcus on the drama unfolding in Brooklyn, NEW YORK and across the land ........Who said what?.... What's to come? ...and all the things that MATTER | Wiggins react | Brad Beal Said what? | & the NETS. ...the Kyrie conundrum, Kevin Durant and that (Achilles), Patty Mills to the Rescue! .... James Harden the LEADER + Covid x Logic Mandate Madness, Also! Steve Nash the Vet! coach...and, of course, so much more...."pssst...when is Sarah gonna coach an NBA team?!" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
Media Day Buffet
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater, (and later Andrew Schlecht) discuss NBA Media Day around the country and how vaccination is impacting the potential for the Warriors and Nets, Kyrie Irvings comments, Zion Williamson's foot injury, the Nuggets locking up MPJ, Kawhi Leonard returning this season?, Caris LeVert's back injury, and Jason Kidd's comments on Luka's upcoming season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
NBA meets NFL: Strategy and Analytics
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This week Sheil Kapadia joins Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow to discuss the analytics in the NBA and NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
Daily Ding: Underrated Teams
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil discuss which teams they think are underrated heading in to the NBA season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
Daily Ding: Timberwolves fire Gersson Rosas, promote Sachin Gupta
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil discuss the changes in the Minnesota Timberwolves front office, why, and what's next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
Life, Love, Sopranos and NBA referee Bob Delaney
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Former undercover New Jersey state trooper and professional basketball referee, Bob Delaney drops by to talk with David and Marcus about life, coping with stress, September 11th and all that's going on now. Plus his connections to the NJ mafia and thoughts on the new Sopranos movie coming in October. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
Intuit, Clippers, John Wall and other observations
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Tray, Mo and Jay react to a lack of enthusiasm Kawhi and others had during the Clippers announcement on their new stadium. Also John Wall for Ben Simmons? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
Eastern Conference Breakout Candidates, Joe Fulks, and the Grizzlies future plans
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers bring you another week of Slam and Jam! We discuss the player that had one of the worst stats in NBA history, 5 breakout candidates in the Eastern conference, and then Keith Parish of Fastbreak Breakfast joins the show to discuss the Memphis Grizzlies, their offseason moves and how they move forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
Daily Ding: New faces, new places, new chances
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Jared Weiss and Keith Parish are back to discuss their favorite candidates to surprise based on new situations and opportunities in the upcoming season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
Ben Simmons Saga, Death, Taxes and ? ... NBA Title/MVP Odds! with Tas Melas
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No Dunks' Tas Melas joins Zach Harper and and Jay King in this week's Point of Contention to Debate! Take 1 > Can anyone say Groundhog Day? Yes? Yes? YESSSS??? (Ben Simmons) Take 2 > Death Taxes and the NBA’s In Season Tournament Idea Take 3 > Less video replay? Yes please! Take 4 > All Bets are ...ON? Title Odds. Take 5 > MVP Odds! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
Daily Ding: Most Improved Candidates
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Jared Weiss and Keith Parish discuss their favorites for this year's Most Improved player award.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
Can the Kings get back in the Playoffs? + Donovan Mitchell Interview
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Sam Amick and Anthony Slater are joined by Athletic Sacramento Kings writer Jason Jones to discuss his piece on Chris Webber, the direction of the Kings, if they should trade for Ben Simmons, and what destinations make sense for Ben Simmons. Then in part 2 at the 56:00 minute mark Sam Amick is joined by Donovan and Nicole Mitchell to discuss their partnership with Clorox to improve schools, Donovan's injury and their playoff performance, and what to expect for the Jazz this offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
Ben Simmons to the Wolves? How the Timberwolves move forward with Jon Krawczynski
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Andrew Schlecht and Jon Krawczynski discuss the Timberwolves upcoming season, how Karl Anthony Towns is ready for the challenge, revisiting the D'Angelo Russell trade, if the Wolves should trade for Ben Simmons and what it would take to get him, and finally how Anthony Edwards can be the next star in Minnesota. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
Mailbag: Ben Simmons and Other Things
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The Nerder crew, Dave Seth and Mo, assembles for a listener Mailbag! > Ben Simmons > Shot selection > Why teams overachieve and underachieve?  > FIBA vs. NBA rules > Favorite season of all time Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
Daily Ding: Contenders or Pretenders
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the NBA Contenders and Pretenders from each conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
Daily Ding: Rookies poised to surprise
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss which rookies could surprise in year 1 as key contributors on their teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
Can the Knicks sustain their success?, Breakout NBA Players, and Mildly Interesting Storylines
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss 5 mildly interesting storylines from the NBA news cycle, 6 Western Conference players that could break out, and then the boys are joined by Jonathan Macri of Knicks Film School to discuss how the Knicks new additions fit with Randle, if RJ Barrett can take the next step, how the young guys can develop, How Kemba fits with the Knicks and much more! Then the guys play a Knicks trivia game as part of Andrew vs. The Beat! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
Daily Ding: "Too Early" Western Conference Power Rankings
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour run it back, this time taking a far too early glance at the Western Conference playoff picture and giving their thoughts on the pecking order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
The Ben Simmons Soap Opera Part 6 + Confounding Cavs + Where will the Lillard Go? + A Rondo Return + Teachers Get Paid Too Much
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POINT OF CONTENTION DATE: 8/31/21 HOST: ZACH  CO-HOST: JAMES | JAY INTRO Welcome to Point of Contention. Five Subjects Five Minutes. Five Points of Contention.  Im Zach, Jade Hoye is producing. Coming up on the show...Will Daryl trade 25? Confounding Cavs! Lillards Lips are Sealed? The Ancient Lakers and Free Agency Winners and Losers.  In this corner, Flynt Michigan native, Pistons expert, Clippers fan, and future author of the book “Bad Boy: How Stan Van was not the Man” It’s James Edwards III. James, the new Kanye? Classic or Flaccid? And in this corner…from the hard streets of Springfield Mass, Celtics beat reporter, and future author of the book From the Mid Ainge: The rise and fall of Danny Ainge … Jay ‘The Kid’ King Jay, is Damian Lillard the greatest NBA rapper of all time? (Banter) SEG 1 Jade start the Clock! A matter of when not if! ***From The Athletic’s Shams Charania dateline August 30*** Since July the 76ers has conducted “expansive” discussions with several teams, including Minnesota and Toronto, but neither a Timberwolves package nor the Raptors’ proposals have appealed to the 76ers as of yet.  Rival executives believe it’s only a matter of when — not if — the All-Defensive team stalwart is moved.  For now, all signs continue to point to 25’s career in Philadelphia coming to an end. (BREAKING NEWS)  Hold on we got some breaking news happening right now.  From Keith Pompey 25 now says he no longer wants to be with the 76ers!  Whoaaaaaaa!  From the Philadelphia Inquirer Ben Simmons let it be known that he wants out. In a meeting with the 76ers last week in Los Angeles, Simmons told team co-managing partner Josh Harris, president of basketball operations Daryl Morey, general manager Elton Brand and coach Doc Rivers that he no longer wants to remain a Sixer, according to multiple sources. Sources said the three-time All-Star also does not intend to report to training camp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
Daily Ding: "Too Early" Eastern Conference Power Rankings
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour take a far too early glance at the Eastern Conference playoff picture and give their thoughts on the pecking order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
Bucks Owner Marc Lasry
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Milwaukee Bucks Owner Marc Lasry joins Sam Amick and Anthony Slater to discuss the Bucks winning the NBA Championship, the tampering debacle with Bogdanovic, the stress and success of this past playoff run, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
Summer League Reflections + Who stood out?
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Dave, Seth and Mo gather and reflect on Summer League Vegas, and the things that mattered. Who stood out? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
A Summertime Swoooon + Heat TV with Jason Jackson
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Old pal Jason Todd Jackson stops by to talk to DA and Marcus about the Miami Heat and the moves they made during this stirring summer. Hiya. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
Is LeBron James still the best? + NBA Sign or Sigh?
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Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, Travonne Edwards and Jay King discuss the NBA Offseason, if LeBron James is still at the top of the league, what offseason moves were best/worst, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
The Bulls are BACK with Trey Kerby, Grizzlies Team Building, Summer League Takeaways
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the Grizzlies team building, a summer league discussion, and then Trey Kerby joins to discuss the Bulls and if they are back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2021
KD and Draymond Blame Management, Embiid Trusts the Process and Summer League
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Zach Harper is joined by Marcus Thompson and James Edwards with Andrew Schlecht producing to bring you Point of Contention. 5 Subjects. 5 Minutes. 5 Points of Contention. This week! KD and Draymond blame Warriors management for their breakup Joel Embiid inks a new deal, but can he win it all? Summer League takeaways Christmas Day games and if Jokic was snubbed Is Pascal Siakam long for the Raptors? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
5 Offseason Questions
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Blake Murphy discuss the following 5 questions on the NBA Offseason What team improved the most? Are there any new contenders? Any contenders from last year move out of contention? Most overrated acquisition? Rookie that will make the biggest impact What player is poised to break out? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
Winners of the NBA Offseason with Nate Duncan
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Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow are joined by Nate Duncan to discuss the NBA offseason, who improved, and what the Sixers should do with Ben Simmons. To end the show, the guys discuss NBA Summer League and who stood out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
Jalen Green is the Rockets future + was Barnes the right choice for the Raptors?
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Andrew Schlecht, Kelly Iko, and Jerome Cheng discuss the NBA Summer League, the Rockets first rounders Jalen Green and Alperen Sengun, Scottie Barnes performance, and if the Raptors should have taken Jalen Suggs at 4. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2021
The Malice at the Palace Untold with Jermaine O’Neal
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Jermaine O’Neal drops by to talk about his new film on Netflix. UNTOLD: Malice at the Palace" the first in a five-part docuseries premiering Aug. 10. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2021
Does the NBA have a Tampering problem?
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater, Will Guillory and Eric Nehm discuss the NBA's tampering investigations, the offseason moves by the Pelicans and if they can make Zion happy with their roster changes, what's next for the Warriors, some summer league action and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
NBA Summer League Day 1, Cunningham, Mobley, Green, Barnes, and some Tampering
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Zach Harper, Jay King, Fred Katz and Dave DuFour discuss the NBA Summer league, the top prospects, tampering charges and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
The Blazers have no plan, what's next for the Raptors?, and the Cavs with Kelsey Russo
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the Blazers offseason so far and how are they possibly going to keep Damian Lillard happy, where the Raptors go from here and their many options, and Kelsey Russo joins the show to discuss the Cavs and what lies ahead for them in the Summer League and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2021
NBA Free Agency Tracker + What the Hell Pelicans? Warriors, Lakers + Ben Simmons
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In this special edition of Hoops Adjacent, David Aldridge, Marcus Thompson, Dave DuFour and Seth Partnow go through all of the big moves during the second day of free agency. Winners / Losers. Heat, Bulls, Knicks, Lakers, Warriors, Wizards, Clippers and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2021
Tampering? Inside NBA Free Agency
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Anthony Slater discuss NBA Free Agency, how it works, and then what their favorite signings have been so far including the Heat, Lakers, Pelicans, Bulls and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
The Russ/Lakers Fit, Race for Kyle Lowry, DeRozan's Chase + Free Agency Match or Dispatch?
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Jay King and Tray Edwards [insert: science music] analyze / dissect how Russell Westbrook will fit in with the Lakers and LeBron James. Space? Who needs Space? Then, the race to get Kyle Lowry, teams will. be a'scrambling....AND will DeMar DeRozan take LESS to play for MORE? And finally, our new BUDS game show "Match or Dispatch!" Lonzo Ball! Lauri Markkanen! John Collins! Who?? goes where? Who cares! It's TIME to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic! Oh, And much much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
NBA Draft Awards with Matt Pennie
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers are joined by Matt Pennie to discuss the NBA Draft and hand out the following awards: Favorite Fit Award This award goes to our favorite player/team fit in the draft. Strangest Draft Award This award goes to the team with the strangest draft. Biggest Jump in League Pass Rankings Award This award goes to the team who improved their watchability the most. WHY ARE THEY LETTING THEM DO THIS??? Award This award goes to the good team that everyone freaked out about when they drafted a good prospect Miffed and Peeved Award This award goes to the most miffed and peeved fanbase after the draft. So…What are you going to do now? Award This award goes to the team who left draft night with the most questions. Darkhorse Rookie of the Year Award This award goes to the prospect outside the top-4 that has the best chance to win Rookie of the Year. Best Draft Award This award goes to the team that we think had the best draft overall. Then Matt hangs around to play "Andrew vs. The Beat" an NBA trivia game centered on "Draft Night Trades" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2021
PERK ALERT! LIVE NBA DRAFT SHOW
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In this special edition of the Athletic NBA Show: Zach Harper (Los Angeles), Jay King (Boston/Massachusetts) the Great Mo Dakhil vis a vis (Los Angeles) and Sam Vecenie all the way from Melbourne Australia {side cast} the 2021 NBA Draft......LIVE! >>>> Thank you for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2021
NBA (like) a bull in a china shop
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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 -- Written by All Take 1: Tonight’s the nite! That’s right, it’s finally time for the 2021 NBA Draft tonight at 8pm ET. Who’s rising, who is falling? Will the Pistons hold fast and take the great Case Cunningham at #1? Take 2: Team USA back on track? Hell Ya! Team USA got their Olympics back on track with a 120-66 blowout win over Iran? ..........Wait........Who writes this stuff Daryl? Take 3: It’s Tampering SZN Baby! Free agency doesn't “officially” start until Aug. 2, but we already know from past years, negotiations are already well underway. If only the NBA treated Tampering as thoroughly and stringent as it does INSTANT JAVY REPLAY at the end of games! Take 4: Play In....Play Out...Who Cares?? [I am] Here to Stay! The NBA's play-in tournament is back for at least one more season. Adam Silver says: "We'll show you poor teams how to win!" {add fart noise] -- (Fart Noise) Take 5: New Rules! The NBA LOVES new rules that it never follows! Adam Silver says "But we wear nice suits! and know how to dap!" ..........ya cool! xo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2021
All the Stuff that Matters and the NBA Draft with Sam Vecenie
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The Athletic's NBA Draft Guru Sam Vecenie joins David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson to talk about the 2021 NBA Draft. Let's Go! https://theathletic.com/2730160/2021/07/27/live-updating-nba-mock-draft-sources-say-cade-cunningham-likely-to-pistons-at-no-1-plus-more-trade-news/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2021
NBA Mock Draft
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Andrew Schlecht, James Edwards III, and Anthony Slater complete the entire first round of the NBA Draft in their own mock draft. Who goes in the top 5? Who's looking to trade? We discuss all that and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
NBA Draft with Sam Vecenie
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers are joined by Sam Vecenie to discuss The NBA Draft. They break down who the top tier players are, their personalities, if NBA Draft smokescreens are real, player comps, and then a trivia game between Sam and Andrew. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2021
|THE vit·re·ous VICTORIOUS g1199is BUCKS PARADE! -OI-///
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Dave, Seth and Mo finally get to take their collective foots off the pedal. to talk about their recollections of the 2021 NBA Finals x BUCKS and SUNS. ................Get some sleep. Drink Water. See you tomorrow. PS - Congrats Seth! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
Welcome Back Bucks! + Giannis the MAN of the People ///// SAILS UP!
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and James Edwards III debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Marcus was wro.....ight! Take 2: Giannis the Great! Take 3: Suns out of Runs! Take 4: It’s only been 24 hours, but that’s not stopping us from moving onto next season with a vengeance with NBA title odds! Take 5: Draft SZN Baby! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
BUCKS WIN!~0-I-O--HAPPY SUMMER
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Dave DuFour, Jared Weiss and Keith Parish recap Game 6 of the NBA Finals as the Bucks win their first title in 50 years behind an epic performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
Narratives, Legacies Born and the 2021 NBA Finals with Amin Elhassan
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Meadowlark Media's Amin Elhassan drops by prior to Game 6 of the NBA Finals to talk about the Suns/Bucks. The narrative of Giannis and how quickly it changed. How the Bucks remind DA of the Chris Webber Kings. Has the Suns/Bucks Finals been good for the NBA? Will Giannis' profile grow if they win the title and the conversation surrounding his rise. And finally, will Chris Paul be in Phoenix next year? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
Scenes from Milwaukee as the Bucks look to close in 6
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Sam Amick and Anthony Slater are joined by Bucks beat writer Eric Nehm to discuss the Bucks on the verge of winning the NBA Title, what it would mean for the city, what it would mean for Giannis and more. Plus the guys discuss team USA and the struggles that have been at hand as the team heads to Tokyo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Where Do We We Go From Here? [ Bucks / Suns ] are on the Precipice
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The Basketball Buds wake up after Game 5 of the NBA Finals with Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King, Dave DuFour and James Edwards III. Will it all end on Tuesday? Or are thee more days ahead? We shall see. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
HIGH FIVE! Bucks defeat Suns and now are ONE AWAY from the CROWN!
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Honk! Honk! The Athletic NBA Show / Daily Ding Special Saturday Night {Remix} recapping Game 5 of the 2021 NBA Finals with Dave DuFour, Keith Parish and Seth Partnow. >>>>>>>>HOOOOOOOONK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2021
What's Next? Bucks/Suns Huge (Game 5) Preview
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In this week's Nerder, Dave, Seth and Mo preview the pivotal Game 5 on the 2021 NBA Finals. Where are we now? What’s wrong with Chris Paul? The Giannis block.. Middleton’s shotmaking. Bucks regular season experimentation paying off. Phoenix counters for game. Predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2021
History of NBA Finals Game 5 + Offseason Primer with Sam Amick
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the history of Game 5 in the NBA Finals, if this is the beginning of many Finals runs for Giannis and Booker, and then Sam Amick joins to discuss the Finals, if the Blazers will make big changes this offseason, whether Ben Simmons will be part of the Sixers moving forward and then we do some NBA Finals Trivia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
The Bucks Are Back BABY!!!
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Tonight’s the night! Tonight being last night in which the Bucks and Suns faced off in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Take 2: Boy it got Kawhi’t in here. Take 3: rumors, innuendo, smoke screens it’s Draft Time! Take 4: What the hell just happened? Take 5: Ball Back in LA? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2021
Bucks Back in the Saddle Again with Eric Nehm
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent .. Marcus Thompson and DA welcome back the Milwaukee bucks with reporter Eric Nehm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
Giannis is dominant, Beal Trade this Summer? + Team USA is struggling
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Fred Katz discuss the Bucks victory over the Suns in Game 3, what to expect moving forward with the NBA Finals, Team USA...., and if there is a possible Beal trade coming this summer.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
PSSST! .........The BUCKS ARE BACK BABY!
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The Basketball Buds Low Fi: With Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King [and his new mic] Dave DuFour and James Edwards III Bucks go home. Bucks win. It's July 12th ...... Giannis dominates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
How the Bucks were built, 3 point shooting, and the NBA Finals with David Aldridge
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss how the Bucks were built in 1 month, how the Bucks current 3 point shooting is killing them at historic rates, and then David Aldridge joins us to discuss the NBA Finals, legacy, and NBA Finals Trivia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2021
Suns Are Too Good, Monty vs Mike, Bucks Plan
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In this week's Nerder with Dave, Seth and Mo. What have we seen so far in the Suns vs Bucks Finals. Monty Williams vs Mike Budenholzer. Styles make fights.. Where do the Bucks go now? And in case you forgot, Giannis is very good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2021
Suns Destiny Revealed? Bud’s Bucks Adjust? Dawn of a' New Era, + Coaching Carousel and Team USA’s Kevin Love Experiment
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Amin Elhassan debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: On Tuesday night the Chris Paul Suns took Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Finals 118-105, led by Paul who had 32 points and 8 assists, the first player with 30 points and 8 assists in a Finals debut since Michael Jordan in 1991. Take 2: Meanwhile, the Bucks will have to regroup and see if they can rally for a Game 2 win. Going down 2-0 heading back home will certainly be a MOUNTAIN to CLIMB and the master of “sticking to your guns” head coach Mike Budenholzer will have to adjust. Adjust? Take 3: The Dawn of a New Era? Take 4: The Coaching Carousel! You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby! Take 5: Kevin 'USA' Love’s Rehab Assignment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
Managing (Great) Expectations & Navigating the Sound Bite World with Warriors GM Bob Myers
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, Warriors GM / President of Basketball Ops Bob Myers joins David and Marcus to talk about the state of the Warrio