The Starters

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 Apr 8, 2019
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 Mar 12, 2019

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 Mar 11, 2019
absolute stars

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So much more than a Basketball Podcast!

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 Feb 2, 2019
Best basketball podcast. keep it up boyz!

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The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines, and off-court antics.

Episode Date
The Final Drop
01:14:40
On today's final episode of The Drop with NBA TV, the guys discuss the Raptors 2019 NBA championship, what it was like to be in the locker room and live in Jurassic Park, the Warriors' valiant effort, Leigh's press box etiquette, and what's next in store for the show. Turn up. Love you, guys. Awesome. via Knit
Jun 14, 2019
Thu. June 13 - Another Shot At It
00:22:38
On Thu.'s episode of The Starters, Trey checks in from Oracle to set the scene for the final game at the arena, explain which team is under the most pressure, and the recipe for a Warriors Game 6 win. Tas and Leigh discuss if the Raptors can bounce back, whether Klay will finally have an off-game, and what Cousins shows up tonight. All that, plus Skeets joins the show from Jurassic Park in Toronto to talk lines, weather, and if Raptors fans' confidence is wavering a little. via Knit
Jun 13, 2019
Wed. June 12 - KD's Recovery Tour
00:23:07
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, Trey joins the guys live from Oakland to discuss how the team has responded to Kevin Durant's injury update, whether they'll use it as a source of motivation, and if other teams will still offer KD the max this summer. That, plus Leigh asks fans outside Oracle to share their best memories of the arena, and Skeets checks in from Toronto to share his thoughts on how the Finals plays out, and Kyrie Irving's next team. via Knit
Jun 12, 2019
Tue. June 11 - Yup, Still Here
00:23:10
On Tuesday's ep. of The Starters, the guys breakdown an extremely eventful Game 5 starting with Kevin Durant's brutal injury. Who deserves blame? What the heck were Raptors fans doing cheering? And does this change KD's free agency plans? That, plus the guys discuss the biggest reason for Golden State's win, whether Nick Nurse should not have called that late timeout with his team rolling, and their favorite moments from inside the Scotiabank Arena. via Knit
Jun 11, 2019
Mon. June 10 - Is This The End?
00:45:18
On Monday's special one-hour ep. of The Starters - live from Jurassic Park in Toronto! - the guys discuss what to watch for in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Can Kevin Durant save the Warriors? What's the key to the Raptors closing it out? And has Toronto broken the Warriors' sprit? All that, plus Vince Carter reminisces about the good old Raps; we discuss whether Golden State is a true dynasty; and an announcement about the future of the show. via Knit
Jun 10, 2019
Fri. June 7 - Game 4 Preview
00:22:35
On Friday's ep. of The Starters, the guys preview what to watch for in Game 4 tonight; talk to Leigh Ellis about Klay Thompson's return and what Warriors fans think about the country of Canada; and discuss the chances of KD returning at all these NBA Finals. via Knit
Jun 07, 2019
Thu. June 6 - Good Job, Good Team Effort
00:23:11
On Thursday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Warriors punted Game 3, Draymond Green's confidence moving forward, and the Kyle Lowry-courtside fan incident. That, plus Leigh asks Warriors fans to "trash talk" Drake, and the fellas break down the Nets-Hawks trade and Paul Pierce Poopgate. via Knit
Jun 07, 2019
The Drop - Raps Let It Rip
01:22:18
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Game 3 of the NBA Finals, including the Raptors' balanced team effort, Curry's 47-point night, Ibaka's rim protection, the Warriors decision to not play Klay, and Lowry getting into it with a fan. That, plus Kyrie's free agency plans, Paul Pierce Poop-Gate, whether Leigh's team cheated at the Media Basketball Tournament, Blair Masters, and more. via Knit
Jun 06, 2019
Wed. June 5 - What To Watch + M-V-Leigh
00:22:38
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss what to watch for in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, talk to Leigh about his stellar media basketball tournament performance, and in Crossfire, debate whether Jimmy Butler deserves a max contract and the best landing spot for Kyrie this offseason. via Knit
Jun 05, 2019
Tue. June 4 - Who's In & Who's Out?
00:23:13
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Warriors can overcome their injuries, what adjustments the Raptors could make in Game 3, and the early Finals MVP favorite. That, plus Leigh Ellis checks in from Oakland, Raptors fans tell Kawhi why he should stay in Toronto, and so much more. via Knit
Jun 04, 2019
Mon. June 3 - They Find A Way
00:23:08
On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss if the Raptors blew a golden opportunity to win Game 2, whether they should have fouled late, and if the wounded Warriors need Leigh to suit up for Game 3. That, plus the most disappointing Raptor performance, free agent news surrounding Ricky Rubio and Kemba Walker, and Trey talks shop with Nav. via Knit
Jun 03, 2019
The Drop - That Game 2 Of Runs
01:20:35
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Game 2 of the NBA Finals, including the Warriors' 18-0 second-half run, Iguodala's dagger three-ball, the most disappointing Raptors performance, and Toronto's chances of still winning the series. That, plus injuries galore, Jurassic Park logistics, Trey's selfie with Drake, Top 5 Freds, NBA Finals trivia, old tweets, and more. via Knit
Jun 03, 2019
Sun. June 2 - Transition Talk
00:22:40
On Sunday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss what to watch for in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Will Toronto be able to slow Steph Curry again? Do the Warriors concede open shots to certain Raptors? Can the Dubs get back in transition? That, plus Trey Kerby checks in live from Jurassic Park where he asks fans to name their favorite random Raptors players, and he has a conversation with Fred VanVleet. via Knit
Jun 02, 2019
The Drop - Spicy Game 1
01:26:10
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Game 1 of the NBA Finals, including Siakam's monster performance, the Raptors elite defense, Cousins' limited minutes, whether the Warriors need KD to win the series, and Drake prop bets. That, plus the Rockets interesting offseason, the idea of midseason tournaments, driving with your hazard lights on, summer colds, mint, and so much more. via Knit
May 31, 2019
Thu. May 30 - Life Will Not Be Contained
00:23:05
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, Trey joins the guys live from Jurassic Park to discuss the Finals atmosphere in Toronto, Cousins being cleared to play, and if there's pressure on the Raptors to win Game 1. That, plus key matchups and performances to watch for tonight, wildcard Finals MVP picks, Drake prop bets, and more. via Knit
May 30, 2019
Wed. May 29 - Finals X-Factors
00:22:34
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys continue to preview the upcoming NBA Finals by discussing some Warriors and Raptors' X-factors, as well as make some bold series predictions. That, plus Trey Kerby talks with Serge Ibaka from up in Toronto, and in Crossfire, the guys debate whether Griff can convince AD to stay, and who the Rockets should look to trade. via Knit
May 29, 2019
Tue. May 28 - Cousins, Pressure, L.A. Drama
00:22:35
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether Steve Kerr would start a potentially healthy DeMarcus Cousins for Game 1, and which superstar is under more pressure heading into the Finals: Kawhi or Curry? That, plus we dissect Baxter Holmes bombshell feature about the Lakers' culture of fear, distrust and anxiety; and we countdown the Top 10 plays of the playoffs. via Knit
May 28, 2019
Mon. May 27 - That Really Happened
00:23:09
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Toronto Raptors advancing to their first NBA Finals, whether the Warriors need KD back, and if Kawhi will or should guard Steph Curry. That, plus Giannis walks out of his postgame press conference, Uncle Dennis speaks, Drake vs. Smash Mouth, and more. via Knit
May 27, 2019
The Drop - We Believe In The North
01:15:19
On today's special ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Raptors making the NBA Finals, what it means to the country, Kawhi's historic playoff run, and Toronto's chances to upset the mighty Golden State Warriors' dynasty. That, plus Tas shares his wild Sat. airport ordeal, carpet popcorn, awkward poop stories, and more. via Knit
May 27, 2019
The Drop - One. Win. Away.
01:35:23
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Raptors taking a 3-2 lead in the East Finals (!), the machine that is Kawhi Leonard, and Fred VanVleet turning into Klay Thompson. That, plus Drake's postgame comments, KD's injury update, All-NBA snubs, Kemba's supermax, chugging beer, ATL bugs, and so much more. via Knit
May 24, 2019
Thu. May 23 - All-NBA Snubs + Spelling Bee
00:23:14
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss All-NBA snubs, whether LeBron deserved to make the Third Team, and if the Hornets should offer Kemba Walker the supermax contract extension. That, plus another NBA-themed Starters Spelling Bee, Drake goes wild in the Meme Team, and more. via Knit
May 23, 2019
Wed. May 22 - A Different Series
00:22:39
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Raptors have figured out the Bucks, if Milwaukee should start Hill over Bledsoe, and Drake's sideline antics. That, plus our favorite NBA rumors, the All-Defensive Teams, other ideas to keep Kawhi in Toronto, and more. via Knit
May 22, 2019
Tue. May 21 - Need Is A Strong Word
00:23:08
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Warriors need Kevin Durant to win the title, if the Trail Blazers are an elite team, the All-NBA Rookie Teams, and the Raptors chances at beating the Bucks twice in a row. That, plus Orlando Magic star Aaron Gordon swings by to talk about his playoff experience, NBA award snubs, his most difficult dunks, and so much more. via Knit
May 21, 2019
The Drop - Why Ever Leave?
01:37:08
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Warriors advancing to their fifth consecutive NBA Finals, Draymond's versatile defense, and why in the world Durant would ever leave a dynasty for the Knicks. That, plus reasons to cheer for the Raptors in Game 4, takeaways from Magic's explosive appearance on "First Take," controversial show endings, powerful friends, and more. via Knit
May 21, 2019
Mon. May 20 - Clutch Kawhi
00:24:05
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kawhi saving the Raptors season (again), whether the Bucks are still in the driver's seat, Magic Johnson airing the Lakers dirty laundry, and Damian Lillard's rib injury. That, plus Chris Bosh joins us live in studio to talk about LeBron in L.A., the Warriors without KD, and his best Instagram pics. via Knit
May 20, 2019
The Drop - Harder To Guard
01:30:03
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Warriors comeback win over the Blazers, Iggy's game-winning strip, the Raptors slim chances vs. the Bucks, why the Pelicans will still trade AD this summer, and which team has the best trade package. That, plus our favorite Game 7s ever, catchphrases, Grumpy Cat, planetariums, and more. via Knit
May 17, 2019
Thu. May 16 - Splash Mountain Catches Fire
00:22:35
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Raptors blew their chance to steal Game 1 and upset the Bucks, and the best strategy to slowing Brook Lopez. That, plus a new Meme Team, funny NBA claps, and we lookahead to tonight's Game 2 of the West Finals. via Knit
May 16, 2019
Wed. May 15 - Fly Pelican Fly
00:23:08
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Pelicans winning the No. 1 pick and whether Zion is enough to completely change the Anthony Davis trade sweepstakes. That, plus other Draft Lottery winners and losers, what the Grizzlies now do with Conley, if tanking is fixed, and whether the Blazers need to switch up their defensive game plan in order to slow Steph and the Warriors. via Knit
May 15, 2019
Tue. May 14 - Conf. Finals Questions
00:23:09
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys preview the two Conference Finals matchups. Will the Steph show continue? Do the Blazers go small? Who wins the Giannis vs. Kawhi superstar showdown? And can the Raptors hit an open shot? That, plus we talk with Andy Katz and Allie LaForce from the NBA Draft Lottery in Chicago about whether the Knicks would actually trade the No. 1 pick for AD. via Knit
May 14, 2019
The Drop - NBA Final Four Preview
01:35:21
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Kawhi Leonard's Game 7 buzzer-beater and how they reacted; preview and predict the two Conference Finals series; and debate the next offseason moves for the Sixers, Nuggets, and Rockets. That, plus the latest coaching hires, Draft Lottery predictions, magnets, and more. via Knit
May 14, 2019
Mon. May 13 - The Bounce
00:22:34
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kawhi Leonard's ridiculous Game 7 buzzer-beater and CJ McCollum saving the Trail Blazers season. All that, plus we predict the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery winner by eating peanut butter sandwiches. via Knit
May 13, 2019
The Drop - Game 7 Fever
01:41:21
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Sunday's Game 7s in Toronto and Denver, the Warriors chances of beating the Rockets, the Bucks impressive playoff run, the Celtics Kyrie conundrum, and what in hell is going on with the Lakers front office. That, plus late-night snacks, the Met Gala, Hoobastank, podcast ads, and more. via Knit
May 10, 2019
Thu. May 9 - Durant Down
00:23:08
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss KD's calf injury, the Rockets blowing another golden opportunity, and whether Curry can still carry the Warriors to a series win. That, plus who's to blame for the Celtics disappointing season, a new Meme Team, and so much more. via Knit
May 09, 2019
Wed. May 8 - Unsung Heroes
00:23:06
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Sixers down 3-2 because of Joel Embiid's health or because the Raptors are finally playing to their full potential. That, plus the Nuggets' unsung hero, Westbrook and PG undergoing multiple surgeries, the Draft Lottery representatives, funny playoff moments, and so much more. via Knit
May 08, 2019
Tue. May 7 - Holy Tuck!
00:23:10
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the biggest reason why the Rockets won Game 4, what's wrong with Klay Thompson, the Bucks impressive win, and whether Kyrie will be on the Celtics next season. That, plus "The Czar" Mike Fratello is back to talk about the NBA playoffs and work that telestrator magic. via Knit
May 07, 2019
The Drop - So Pivotal
01:19:50
On today's pivotal ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Rockets resiliency, what's wrong with Klay, the Celtics falling apart, Kyrie's future, and tonight's two pivotal Game 5s in Toronto and Denver. That, plus teams/players who have exceeded expectations, free throws, 'Whoa Boy' playoff lines, walking dogs, Olympic baseball, and more. via Knit
May 07, 2019
Mon. May 6 - Kawhi Not?
00:23:06
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kawhi Leonard's latest playoff gem, Joel Embiid's illness, and why the Nuggets-Blazers looks like it's going seven games, baby. That, plus new Weekend Whoopsies, and Clippers guard Patrick Beverley joins us in studio to talk about guarding KD, if the Warriors look vulnerable, stealing Anthony Davis' shoe, and more. via Knit
May 06, 2019
The Drop - Every Hero Has A Genesis
01:25:04
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Joel Embiid and the 76ers clowning the Raptors in Game 3, whether Nurse can - or will - make any adjustments, and if some of the dirty play will continue. That, plus we lookahead to tonight's Bucks-Celtics and Nuggets-Blazers series, debate the Rockets' chances of still beating the Warriors, complain about Sonic's weird teeth, and so much more. via Knit
May 03, 2019
Thu. May 2 - Weird Game
00:22:42
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Blazers weird win over the Nuggets, whether either team should be considered a favorite, and why no one deserves to be suspended. That, plus Raps-Sixers Game 3 adjustments, who the Mavs should pursue in free agency, KD TV, a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit
May 02, 2019
Wed. May 1 - Eye of the Storm
00:22:58
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Harden's eye, Curry's finger, Iguodala's impact, and whether we have any confidence left in the Rockets. That, plus the Bucks tie things up with the Celtics, playoff takes we'd like rescinded, fancy Ed Malloy, and so much more. via Knit
May 01, 2019
Tue. Apr. 30 - Jimmy & The Joker
00:23:09
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Sixers' defensive adjustments, Jimmy Butler's clutch play, and if Lowry meant to nutmeg Harris. That, plus we debate whether Jokic is the best player in the Nuggets-Blazers series, prepare ourselves for Scott Foster officiating tonight's Warriors-Rockets, applaud Vince Carter's decision to return for another season, and more. via Knit
Apr 30, 2019
The Drop - Conference Semifinals Talk
01:20:12
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Sixers' Game 2 defensive adjustment, whether the Blazers can slow down Nikola Jokic, the Warriors-Rockets officiating controversy, and the Celtics shocking Giannis and the Bucks. That, plus our All-NBA Round One Team, the only scripted television show Leigh watches, Happy Pants, bad pedicures, worse advice, and so much more. via Knit
Apr 30, 2019
Mon. Apr. 29 - The Closeout Controversy
00:23:09
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Warriors-Rockets Game 1 officiating controversy, if Kevin Durant is the most skilled basketball player on Earth, and how the rest of the series will play out. That, plus Al Horford shuts down Giannis, the Bucks supporting cast goes missing in action, and we preview and predict the Nuggets-Blazers West Conference Semifinals. via Knit
Apr 29, 2019
The Drop - The Long Wave Goodbye
01:35:01
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Spurs forcing Game 7, the cockroach Clips, and predictions for the Raptors-Sixers and Bucks-Celtics series. That, plus the Westbrook dilemma, Dame's epic buzzer-beater, the next player NBA nerds will fall in love with, legspan, tortoises vs. turtles, and more. via Knit
Apr 26, 2019
Thu. Apr. 25 - Clips, Jazz + Raps-76ers Preview
00:23:14
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Clips forcing an unexpected Game 6, the Warriors hurting themselves, and key decisions facing the Jazz this offseason. That, plus we preview and predict the Raptors-Sixers East Semifinals, hit you with an action-packed Meme Team, and more. via Knit
Apr 25, 2019
Apr. 24 - Dame Time
00:23:11
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Damian Lillard's 37-foot bomb and the cold-blooded wave goodbye, as well as debate whether OKC should look to move on from Russell Westbrook. That, plus the Raptors and Sixers take care of business, the Nuggets win a pivotal Game 5, we countdown the NBA's all-time series-clinching game-winners, and more. via Knit
Apr 24, 2019
Tue. Apr. 23 - Stave
00:23:12
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Jazz forcing Game 5, whether the Pistons should look to trade Andre Drummond this summer, and the Suns firing head coach Igor Kokoskov after just one season. That, plus a Celtics-Bucks rematch, the best dunk from the playoffs so far, funny postseason moments, the Nets' feisty front office, and so much more. via Knit
Apr 23, 2019
The Drop - Jazz Survive, Bucks-Celtics, Mad Suns
01:18:08
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Jazz staving off elimination, the Bucks-Celtics second-round series, and the Suns firing Igor Kokoskov. That, plus NBA players who could help the Avengers defeat Thanos, getting dunked on, the zoo, floor-to-ceiling mulch, Reese's peanut butter eggs, Kiwi accents, and more. via Knit
Apr 23, 2019
Mon. Apr. 22 - Closing In
00:33:33
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate the NBA weekend's most impressive road win, whether the Sixers/Nets ejections were warranted, and which 3-0 series ends tonight. That, plus the Celtics' sweep, Westbrook's "next question" routine, ex-Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau in studio, new Weekend Whoopsies, and so much more. via Knit
Apr 22, 2019
The Drop - Recapping First Week Of Playoffs
01:20:08
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss their favorite first-round series, the most surprising individual performances, and which teams have disappointed so far. That, plus Fartgate 2019, Ben Simmons' heel turn, KD vs. Beverely, NBA weekend predictions, how to properly shower, and so much more. via Knit
Apr 19, 2019
Thu. Apr. 18 - 2-0 Holes
00:23:12
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Harden clowning the Jazz, the Pacers' ill-timed dry spell, and whether we should just sim the rest of the Bucks-Pistons series. That, plus a brand new edition of the Meme Team, and NBA champion Channing Frye stops by the studio to talk the Pelicans chances at keeping AD, the Warriors locker room, yoga, and so much more. via Knit
Apr 18, 2019
Wed. Apr. 17 - Bombs Away
00:22:36
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss "Logo Lillard" and his Blazers taking a 2-0 lead on OKC, Jamal Murray's hot fourth quarter shooting, and the Raptors' lockdown defense. That, plus we debate the most appealing head coaching job available, the surprise of the playoffs so far, and which team has the best chance of tying up their series 1-1 tonight. via Knit
Apr 17, 2019
Tue. Apr. 16 - The Comeback & Cousins
00:23:11
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Clippers' 31-point comeback, how Cousins' quad injury affects the Warriors chances of a three-peat, and whether Embiid should've been ejected for elbowing Allen. That, plus Carlos Boozer is back to talk playoffs, D-Wade, and ruling Westeros, and we debate which player is under the most pressure heading into tonight's Game 2s. via Knit
Apr 16, 2019
The Drop - Shout It Out Loud
01:20:46
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Clippers' 31-point comeback, DeMarcus Cousins' quad injury, the Sixers dominant Game 2 performance, and whether Embiid should've been hit with a flagrant 2 for elbowing Allen. That, plus Lowry's 0-fer, the Spurs' defensive game plan on Jokic, Paul George's shoulder, running miles, Larry Bird's security, and Leigh reviews a KISS concert. via Knit
Apr 16, 2019
Mon. Apr. 15 - It's Just One Game, But...
00:23:07
On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys analyze opening weekend of the playoffs: Will the Jazz change their defense on James Harden for Game 2? Is Paul George's injury too much for OKC to overcome? Have the Celtics flipped the switch? Will Kevin Durant's temper cost the Warriors later in the playoffs? Are the 76ers ripe for an upset by the Nets? Also, for the one millionth time, are these the same old Raptors? And, even though it's the playoffs, it's still Monday, so the guys break out a new version of Weekend Whoopsies! via Knit
Apr 15, 2019
The Starties - 6th Annual Starters Awards Show
00:46:31
Hosted by Kristen Ledlow, The Starters hand out six major NBA awards (MVP, MIP, DPOY, ROY, Coach, and Sixth Man), while also announcing winners in some light-hearted categories, such as Fan, Wedgie, Whoa Boy, and Funniest Moment of the Year. That, plus we raise the Worst of the Year banner, countdown the season's Top 10 dunks, and say goodbye to NBA things we lost in a touching musical tribute. via Knit
Apr 11, 2019
The Drop - 2019 Playoff Preview & Predictions
01:12:23
On today's episode of The Drop, the guys preview and predict all eight first-round series of the 2019 NBA Playoffs. All that, plus, um, what you doin', Magic? via Knit
Apr 11, 2019
Wed. Apr. 10 - Magic's Disappearing Act
00:29:09
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Magic Johnson stepping down as the Lakers' president of basketball ops, why he did it, and what this means for the Lakers and Luke Walton moving forward. That, plus Dirk and Wade's tributes, Jamal Crawford, the Pistons' comeback, and Pacers big man Myles Turner joins us to talk playoffs, why he deserves DPOY, "Game of Thrones" theories, and more. via Knit
Apr 10, 2019
Tue. Apr. 9 - What We Do And Do Not Know
00:22:50
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys start to break down the Celtics-Pacers first-round matchup, discuss whether the Nets or Magic will be a more formidable playoff opponent, and predict who gets that final East spot. That, plus Wade's final home game, All-NBA First-Team forwards, role players, the Minnesota Direwolves, and so much more. via Knit
Apr 09, 2019
The Drop - All-NBA + All-Rookie Teams
01:21:50
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys select and debate their All-NBA and All-Rookie Teams. That, plus Giannis vs. Embiid, Wade snubbing Mudiay, NBA players who should go full heel, Bing's search engine, soothing KISS songs, more relationship advice, that "Old Town Road" jam, and more. via Knit
Apr 05, 2019
Thu. Apr. 4 - Cheating The Game?
00:22:17
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Clippers commentator Don MacLean saying Harden is "cheating" the game, Ric Bucher all but guaranteeing that KD is headed to the Knicks, and the Heat losing their playoff spot (and possibly Josh Richardson for two weeks). That, plus NBA stars step into the squared circle ahead of WrestleMania, a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit
Apr 04, 2019
Wed. Apr. 3 - 20/20/20 Vision
00:22:21
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Warriors embarrassing the Nuggets, KD's ejection, and Westbrook paying tribute to Nipsey Hussle with the NBA's second-ever 20-20-20 game. That, plus first-round series we want to see, the best NBA taunts, Dirk's upcoming party, the Wizards' open GM job, Curry wearing contacts, and more. via Knit
Apr 03, 2019
Tue. Apr. 2 - Long Overdue
00:23:14
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Wizards firing Ernie Grunfeld, the Nuggets-Warriors race for No. 1, who wins home-court advantage between the Celtics and Pacers, and whether Zion will play for USA Basketball this summer. That, plus our Top 5 foreign-born and grown NBA rookies, extravagant purchases, and so much more. via Knit
Apr 02, 2019
The Drop - Playoff Projections, Zion, Rooks
01:10:33
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the muddled playoff races, Utah's hot streak, Atkinson's contract extension, Zion Williamson, and which players are under the most pressure this postseason. That, plus the best foreign-born/grown rookies, DJing, our April Fools' Day show, left-handed three-point shooters, and more. via Knit
Apr 02, 2019
Mon. Apr. 1 - Who's Who?
00:22:18
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Nikola Jokic's latest ejection, the Lakers shutting down LeBron for the rest of the season, and the NBA breaking anther three-point record. That, plus Jared Greenberg joins us live from Boston to discuss D-Wade's final game in the TD Garden, new Weekend Whoopsies, so many wedgies, and more. via Knit
Apr 01, 2019
The Drop - It'd Be An Honor
01:24:44
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Manu's jersey retirement, Giannis' tweaked ankle, the Rockets' surging defense, and where Joel Embiid falls in the MVP conversation. That, plus Jordan Bell's expensive candle, Pascal Siakam's MIP candidacy, Devin Booker, which NBA guys would make the best baseball players, dubbing vs. subtitles, Tim Tams, Coachella, and more. via Knit
Mar 29, 2019
Thu. Mar. 28 - Booker Buckets
00:22:50
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Devin Booker's consecutive 50-point games - and whether the Suns' will ever get him some help - Luke Walton's confidence, and OKC's much-needed win. That, plus our favorite Manu memories, tired NBA debates, Jordan Bell's expensive prank, Meme Team, and more. via Knit
Mar 28, 2019
Wed. Mar. 27 - MVP, East Drama + Crossovers
00:22:49
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the MVP showdown/letdown, the Hornets and Magic stayin' strong, if the Raps will retire Bosh's jersey next, and who had the better crossover last night: CP3 or Lance. That, plus the JET, Jason Terry, is back to talk about playing alongside MVPs, joining the Big 3 this season, and airplane etiquette. via Knit
Mar 27, 2019
Tue. Mar. 26 - No Nurk
00:23:07
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether losing Nurkic kills the Blazers' season, if the Jazz fouling late was petty, Bosh's videobombing skills, the Magic's late playoff run, and Gobert's single-season dunk record. That, plus former NBA GM David Griffin is back to talk about Kyrie's future, Harden vs. Giannis, the Lakers next head coach, and so much more. via Knit
Mar 26, 2019
The Drop - Nurk, Book, Kawhi
01:15:14
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Jusuf Nurkic's injury and the Blazers' chances moving forward, the Jazz intentionally fouling Booker, the Magic keeping their playoff hopes alive, and the Raptors' increasing confidence in re-signing Kawhi. That, plus Zion, Klay's nicknames, 1990 winners, and so much more. via Knit
Mar 26, 2019
Mon. Mar. 25 - Lamb's Silencer
00:23:12
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Jeremy Lamb's half-court buzzer-beater, NBA players backing Trae Young for ROY, and the Celtics' latest losing streak. That, plus new Weekend Whoopsies, and NBA champion Rip Hamilton swings by to talk about whether Philly can come together like his Pistons did, new masks, and so much more. via Knit
Mar 25, 2019
Wed. Mar. 20 - Nets, Sleep, Face
00:22:47
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Nets' incredible fourth-quarter comeback, Doc Rivers shutting down those pesky Laker rumors, if OKC will retire KD's jersey, and whether Giannis is already the face of the NBA. All that, plus Broom Man Brook, VSP, and we ask if people are sleeping on the Jazz, Celtics, or 76ers. via Knit
Mar 20, 2019
Tue. Mar. 19 - Don't Tread On Me
00:22:17
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate which Western Conference team is the bigger playoff threat - the young Nuggets or the veteran Spurs? That, plus Dirk and IT video tributes, worrisome injuries, a March Madness-themed edition of Crossfire, the craziest shots of the season, and so much more. via Knit
Mar 19, 2019
The Drop - Never Lose
01:14:32
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the red-hot Spurs, the Nuggets snapping their playoff drought, Dirk passing Wilt, the Bucks chances without Brogdon, Klay's defense, and "Cinderella" NBA contenders. That, plus Tas' Top 5 potato chips, Matty O's marathon moments, antiquated technology, and so much more. via Knit
Mar 19, 2019
Mon. Mar. 18 - Sixers, Seats & Rivers
00:23:15
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Sixers big win over the Bucks, Malcolm Brogdon and C.J. McCollum's injuries, and Clyde Frazier criticizing LeBron for sitting away from his teammates. That, plus new Weekend Whoopsies, and Rockets guard Austin Rivers swings by to talk about Houston's playoff chances, Harden, the time he challenged KG to 1-on-1, and so much more. via Knit
Mar 18, 2019
The Drop - Pressing Questions
01:31:06
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the biggest questions and concerns about all 16 playoff teams. That, plus a 2018 NBA Draft redo, the most heartbreaking moments we've endured as fans, the best fast food desserts, anti-social media, stealing bowling balls, and so much more. via Knit
Mar 15, 2019
Thu. Mar. 14 - A New Look
00:22:51
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss DeMarcus Cousins bullying the Rockets, the Nuggets pulling Thomas from the rotation, and why you should never trust the Pistons. That, plus a new Meme Team, and 15-year NBA vet Kenyon Martin stops by to talk about dunking hard, his Nets' Finals teams, small hotels, and more. via Knit
Mar 14, 2019
Wed. Mar. 13 - Ambush!
00:21:43
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss James Dolan confidence in his Knicks landing elite talent this summer, his reasons for banning a fan, and Draymond Green signing with Klutch Sports. That, plus LeBron's All-NBA chances, recent trades that teams might regret, Joel Embiid's dog, and so much more. via Knit
Mar 13, 2019
Tue. Mar. 12 - Lifetime Ban
00:22:37
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Utah Jazz permanently banning the fan who got into it with Russell Westbrook last night, as well as the suspensions handed out to Serge Ibaka and Marquese Chriss for fighting. That, plus Lou Williams' Sixth Man of the Year chances, Kyrie Irving's latest apology, Kemba Walker's future in Charlotte, and so much more. via Knit
Mar 12, 2019
The Drop - Crossing The Line
01:03:29
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Russell Westbrook's heated verbal altercation with Jazz fans, Serge Ibaka choking the Cavs' Marquese Chriss, and Lou Williams passing Dell Curry for most total bench points in league history. That, plus the Suns' bright future, LeBron's anticlimactic first season in L.A., office songs, Batyote conspiracies, and more. via Knit
Mar 12, 2019
Mon. Mar. 11 - What The Kidd Did?
00:23:03
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Warriors' latest drama (Kerr fed up with Draymond, Klay criticizing the fans, KD's ankle), Embiid returning to the Sixers, and JVG saying the Lakers should explore trading LeBron. That, plus new Weekend Whoopsies, and Hall of Famer Jason Kidd swings by the studio to talk Giannis, coaching again, his rap career, and so much more. via Knit
Mar 11, 2019
The Drop - Thunder-Blazers + Angry Giannis
01:24:28
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the intense Thunder-Blazers game, Nurkic's ejection, angry Giannis, whether the Warriors look vulnerable, and LeBron's chance of catching Kareem. That, plus VC's announcement, emojis, the protein of the future, hacky sack, and Leigh attends a Mariah Carey concert. via Knit
Mar 08, 2019
Thu. Mar. 7 - King Into Fourth
00:22:39
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether LeBron passing Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list was a little anticlimactic, if Cousins is hurting the Warriors' defense, the odd Sixers-Bulls 'do-over,' and the Kings' playoff chances. That, plus a new Meme Team, Frank Jackson's mushroom haircut, and more. via Knit
Mar 07, 2019
Wed. Mar. 6 - Don't Doubtfire The Celtics
00:22:53
On Wed.'s Pick 'Em Payoff ep. of The Starters, "Mrs. Doubtfire" joins the show to discuss the Celtics' statement win over the Warriors, whether the Rockets can keep the No. 3 seed, and if Karl-Anthony Towns will make All-NBA. That, plus which team needs to clean house, which player would make the best nanny, the league's most surprising record, and so much more. via Knit
Mar 06, 2019
Tue. Mar. 5 - Lakers Get Clipped
00:23:09
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether missing the playoffs hurts LeBron's legacy, if the Lakers should shut him down for the rest of the season, and the franchise's chances of landing a marquee free agent this summer. That, plus Eric Bledsoe's contract extension, Bogut returning to the NBA, Wade swapping jerseys with Huerter, the Suns owning the Bucks, and so much more. via Knit
Mar 05, 2019
The Drop - Deactivated
01:21:09
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys eulogize the Los Angeles Lakers' season, debate whether LeBron should shut it down, and discuss Magic and Rob's offseason plans. That, plus the feisty Clippers, Silver's idea of replacing the All-Star Game with midseason tournaments, Eric Bledsoe's extension, Andrew Bogut returning to the Warriors, the Backstreet Boys, Leigh's Top 5 breads, and more. via Knit
Mar 05, 2019
Mon. Mar. 4 - Tell Me Why
00:23:04
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate why the Celtics are falling apart, Trae Young's questionable ejection, and Commissioner Silver's comments about replacing the All-Star Game with mini-tournaments. That, plus Greenberg joins us live from L.A. to discuss the Lakers' must-win game tonight, shutting down LeBron, and Walton's job security; and KD stars in a new Weekend Whoopsies. via Knit
Mar 04, 2019
The Drop - A Jazz Is Born
01:24:33
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Utah's impressive road win, how the Sixers look without Joel Embiid, the Magic's solid February, whether we should care about the Eastern Conf. playoff race, Giannis vs. Harden, and first-round matchups we'd like to see. That, plus the problems with "A Star Is Born," juicy fruits, autographs, Canadian rap, and so much more. via Knit
Mar 01, 2019
Thu. Feb. 28 - Inside The Athletes Studio
00:22:52
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys talk to Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez about his best online clips, going crazy on the court, his twin brother Brook, and more. That, plus Wade's wild game-winner, the Celtics' losing streak, AD reacting to LeBron's dagger, a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit
Feb 28, 2019
Wed. Feb. 27 - Joker Runs Wild
00:22:52
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Nuggets are the Warriors' biggest threat, the Raptors crushin' the lost Celtics, and the Knicks' winning streak! That, plus Siakam's Most Improved chances, what team you'd hate to be stuck in an elevator with, whether Westbrook overreacted to being touched by a kid sitting courtside, and so much more. via Knit
Feb 27, 2019
Tue. Feb. 26 - Hopes and Dreams
00:23:10
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys check the polls in regards to which Western Conference lottery team you'd most like to see make the playoffs, which bottom-dweller needs the No. 1 pick, and which team is most being slept-on. That, plus Harden's streak gets snapped, Cousins throws a shoe, Doc gives Dirk a tribute, Ice Trae's career-night, and so much more. via Knit
Feb 26, 2019
The Drop - The Wild & Weird West
01:12:36
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the two Western Conference teams you'd most like to see sneak into the playoffs, which team we're sleeping on more - the Blazers or Pistons, Harden's 30-point streak coming to an end, Cousins throwing a shoe, and Doc showing Dirk some love. That, plus beach hangs, wearing NBA jerseys in the workplace, Trey's Top 5 WWE Raw moments, movies in the park, and so much more. via Knit
Feb 26, 2019
Mon. Feb. 25 - No Sense Of Urgency
00:23:09
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss LeBron questioning the Lakers' experience and sense of urgency, the Harden-less Rockets beating the Warriors, and the Knicks finally ending their 18-game home skid. That, plus Jared Greenberg joins us live from New Orleans to talk AD and Embiid, and Ja Rule's DJ ain't always on time in Weekend Whoopsies. via Knit
Feb 25, 2019
The Drop - Bucks, Angry Rockets, Future Jerseys
01:33:10
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Bucks ugly win over the Celtics, the Lakers 19-point comeback, Harden and CP3's gripes about Scott Foster, and the NBA proposing to lower the draft age to 18. That, plus future jerseys, Lady Gaga's Oscars odds, sunscreen theory, flip phones, Zion's shoe, JD's iPad, and more. via Knit
Feb 22, 2019
Thu. Feb. 21 - Zion, AD, LeBron Activated
00:23:14
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss NBA players urging Zion Williamson to shut it down after his bizarre injury, the Pelicans saying AD will play on Friday, and LeBron ramping up his intensity early for a playoff push. That, plus we hand out some NBA Movie Awards (Costume Design, Visual Effects, Best Picture), new Meme Team, and Photoshop fun with Leigh's Pick 'Em haircut. via Knit
Feb 21, 2019
Wed. Feb. 20 - Big Qs, All-Star Recap + Leigh's Locks
00:23:09
On Wed.'s Pick 'Em Payoff ep. of The Starters, Leigh gets something shaved into the back of his head while the guys discuss the Lakers' playoff chances, the Warriors biggest challenger, and how the AD saga ends. That, plus we debate the All-Star Weekend's best dunk, Charlotte's most memorable moment, and NBA stars tell us what they're the GOAT at. via Knit
Feb 20, 2019
The Drop - Live At All-Star Weekend!
01:20:03
On today's special episode of The Drop - recorded live from the Unknown Brewing Company in Charlotte, NC - the guys discuss the All-Star Saturday Night events, reactions to Leigh's 3-Point Contest, dinosaurs, day parties, cemeteries, and step on the beach to take questions from the fans in attendance. via Knit
Feb 17, 2019
Fri. Feb 15 - 2019 All-Star Special
01:09:20
On today's special episode of The Starters, live from All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, the guys make their predictions for Rising Stars and All-Star Game MVPs, as well as the Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and Slam Dunk winners. That, plus Dikembe Mutombo and Caron Butler stop by the set, we count down the Top 10 Dunks of the Decade, highlight MJ's best All-Star moments, and Leigh takes another crack at hitting 20 points in his own 3-Point Contest. via Knit
Feb 16, 2019
Wed. Feb. 13 - Big Brother Al
00:23:13
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Al Horford and the Celtics owning Joel Embiid and the Sixers, whether Luke Walton can survive the All-Star break, and if Anthony Davis and the Pelicans have hit rock bottom. That, plus we debate MJ's best free throw line dunk, hit you with a Meme Team, and more. via Knit
Feb 13, 2019
Tue. Feb. 12 - Thunder Rolls
00:23:11
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Paul George's MVP case, Westbrook breaking Wilt's 51-year-old record, and Magic's non-tampering comments about Ben Simmons. That, plus an All-Star edition of Crossfire, Bosh's Hall of Fame chances, Vince's best 2000 Dunk Contest jam, and more. via Knit
Feb 12, 2019
The Drop - MVPG, Streaks + Magic Man
01:30:37
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss PG's MVP-like run, Harden vs. Westbrook's streaks, the odd Magic/Simmons story, whether the Pelicans should have to play AD, and Lin to the Raptors. That, plus our favorite All-Star Weekend memories, skiing accidents, Charlotte-based trivia, the next animal we'd like to see delay NBA games, and more. via Knit
Feb 12, 2019
Mon. Feb 11. - Debuts, AD Dilemma + Ice Trae
00:23:13
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Tobias Harris and Marc Gasol's new-team debuts, the Celtics' latest meltdown, and whether it's fair for the league's rules to mandate the Pelicans to play AD. That, plus new Weekend Whoopsies, and the Hawks' Trae Young joins us to talk about his fantastic rookie season, All-Star Weekend, and to play a little game called "Freeze It." via Knit
Feb 11, 2019
The Drop - 2019 Trade Deadline Recap
01:32:07
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys the discuss the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline. Which Eastern Conf. powerhouse improved their team the most? Who were the other big winners and losers? And what was the best under-the-radar deal? That, plus an All-Star Draft breakdown, LeBron's rough week, KD rips the media, Leigh's 3-Point Contest preparation, explosive packages, and so much more. via Knit
Feb 08, 2019
Thu. Feb. 7 - Wheeling & Dealing
00:23:06
On Thursday's NBA Trade Deadline Special, the guys discuss all the big moves: Marc Gasol to the Raptors, Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks, Markelle Fultz to the Magic, Harrison Barnes to the Kings, and Otto Porter to the Bulls. All that, plus Anthony Davis stays put in New Orleans. Did the Pelicans make the right decision? Will they sit him for rest of the season? What's next for LeBron and the Lakers? via Knit
Feb 07, 2019
Wed. Feb. 6 - Sixers-Clips Trade + All-Star Mock Draft
00:25:04
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the 76ers-Clippers blockbuster deal, how it impacts the Raptors, and whether the Pistons are done making moves after trading away Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson. That, plus LeBron's Lakers get embarrassed, the Saturday Night participants are announced, and guys hold their very own All-Star Mock Draft. via Knit
Feb 06, 2019
Tue. Feb. 5 - Lakers-Pelicans Standoff + Wall's Achilles
00:22:20
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Lakers-Pelicans AD standoff, what John Wall's ruptured Achilles means to the Wizards, and the Heat retiring Bosh's jersey. That, plus Candace Parker joins us live on set to discuss her experiencing as an All-Star captain + AD trade rumors, Trey and Leigh go head-to-head in Crossfire, #NBAPirates, and more. via Knit
Feb 05, 2019
The Drop - All In For AD?
01:14:07
On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the latest Anthony Davis trade rumors, whether the Lakers have a plan B, what happens if AD is still on the Pelicans after the deadline, and Tatum vs. Ingram. That, plus Chris Bosh's jersey retirement, the NBA's ultimate HORSE game, Super Bowl (and Maroon 5) reactions, and a very special All-Star Weekend announcement. via Knit
Feb 05, 2019
Mon. Feb. 4 - Overwhelm Me
00:23:10
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the latest Anthony Davis trade rumors and whether the Lakers will upgrade their "underwhelming offer." That, plus the Knicks throw shade at Porzingis, Jared Greenberg joins us live from Brooklyn to talk Caris LeVert and D'Angelo Russell, new Weekend Whoopsies, and more. via Knit
Feb 04, 2019
The Drop - Porzingis, Kyrie & All-Star Snubs
01:19:09
On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the Knicks trading Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavs, Kyrie Irving's comments regarding his upcoming free agency, and the biggest All-Star snubs. That, plus Kanter's kiss, neutral sites, TV character trades, Jim Gaffigan's graphical gaffs, Faulty Airlines, and more. via Knit
Feb 01, 2019
Thu. Jan. 31 - Holy KP!
00:23:21
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Knicks sending Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavericks (!), the Pelicans removing Anthony Davis from their intro video, and the Lakers finally getting through to Dell Demps. That, plus we lock in our 2019 All-Star Game reserves, hit you with a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit
Jan 31, 2019
Wed. Jan. 30 - Rising Stars, Jah, Ingram
00:22:18
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Rising Stars rosters, Jahlil Okafor's renaissance, and Brandon Ingram's career night. That, plus which franchise deserves the No. 1 pick, hot NBA takes on a cold day, hypothetical Marc Gasol trades, Super Bowl predictions, and more. via Knit
Jan 30, 2019
Tue. Jan. 29 - Hypothetical AD Trades
00:23:11
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss reports about the Lakers being Anthony Davis' preferred destination, and Lonzo Ball not wanting to play for the Pelicans. That, plus we debate a few hypothetical AD trades to the Raptors, Blazers and Sixers, talk practice music, haunted hotels, and more. via Knit
Jan 29, 2019
The Drop - AD Deep Dive
01:29:15
On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss Anthony Davis' trade request. What does the timing mean? Are the Lakers favorites to land him? Do the Celtics have the best collection of assets? What other teams could get in the mix? And what's the Pelicans next move? That, plus other trades we'd like to see, Red Panda, accidental hobbies, the best covers, and more. via Knit
Jan 29, 2019
Mon. Jan. 28 - Bye-Bye Brow?
00:23:05
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Anthony Davis' trade request, the Pelicans' next move, whether the Lakers have enough to get a deal done now, and potential dark horse trade destinations. That, plus Luke Walton's job security, Thon Maker wants out of Milwaukee, new Weekend Whoopsies, and so much more. via Knit
Jan 28, 2019
The Drop - 2019 NBA All-Star Picks
01:37:17
On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the 2019 NBA All-Star Game starters, who LeBron and Giannis draft first, and then select/debate their East and West reserves. That, plus NBA ratings, supporting actors/players, swim-up bars, Weezer's new album, a Very Solid Tattoo, and so much more. via Knit
Jan 25, 2019
Thu. Jan. 24 - Oladipo's Injury, MSG Harden, Poor Blake
00:23:27
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Oladipo's season-ending injury, Harden dropping 61 points in MSG, and Reggie Jackson's ill-timed video bomb. That, plus we select out All-Star Game starters, new Meme Team, Illustrated Leigh, and more. via Knit
Jan 24, 2019
Wed. Jan. 23 - Grizzlies Now Available
00:22:44
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Grizzlies listening to trade offers for Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, what AD's injury means for the Pelicans, and Booker vs. Dieng. That, plus Dirk's 3-Point Contest invite, Dennis Smith Jr. returns to the Mavs, Kawhi's load management, classic NBA bloopers, and so much more. via Knit
Jan 23, 2019
Tue. Jan. 22 - Not Fair
00:22:20
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys check the polls in regards to the Warriors' title chances with Cousins in the mix, potential landings spot for 'Melo, and which East guard is most likely to be an All-Star snub. That, plus 3D live from OKC, long Weekend Whoopsies, Wade and Benny swap jerseys, and more. via Knit
Jan 22, 2019
The Drop - Klay, Melo vs. Iggy, Tires
00:59:26
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Klay Thompson's All-Star chances, Cousins' first few games with the Warriors, the Bulls-Rockets trade, and who has had the more valuable career: Carmelo or Iguodala? That, plus empty stats, Terry Rozier, Hield's crazy game-winner, Curry's blooper, the beach vs. the pool, flat tires, and more. via Knit
Jan 22, 2019
The Drop - Young Lakers, Russ, Spicy P
01:31:45
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Lakers overtime win, Westbrook's All-Star chances, a McCollum-for-Gordon trade idea, Smith Jr. vs. the Mavs, and what to expect from Cousins' Warriors debut tonight. That, plus Siakam's game-winner, NBA pet peeves, cars, university projects, wild startup ideas, and so much more. via Knit
Jan 18, 2019
Thu. Jan. 17 - Apologize
00:23:03
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kyrie apologizing to LeBron and why he mentioned it unprompted, Spencer Dinwiddie spoiling Harden's 58-point night, and whether the Warriors are the most hated team in sports. That, plus which players need All-Star support, shoe technology, Meme Team, and more. via Knit
Jan 17, 2019
Wed. Jan. 16 - Statement Quarter
00:22:46
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Warriors' statement win over Denver, Rozier saying the Celtics are too talented, and whether Buddy Hield deserves a Three-Point Contest invite. That, plus the teams most likely to make a trade, the Hawks' dilemma, Embiid trolling the Wolves, and so much more. via Knit
Jan 16, 2019
Tue. Jan. 15 - Cutting Ties
00:23:09
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Mavs are giving up on Dennis Smith Jr. too soon, if the Rockets' reliance on Harden will hurt 'em long term, and the possible tension between the Knicks and Porzingis. That, plus love for the Nets and Kings, Lin trade rumors, Ingles' kiss, 3D live from Philly, and more. via Knit
Jan 15, 2019
The Drop - DSJ Trade Rumors, Harden, Fast Food
01:00:10
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Harden's 57, whether the Celtics' locker room is divided, Dennis Smith Jr. trade rumors, and a few under-the-radar performances. That, plus noise-cancelling headphones, kombucha, the best fast foods for feasts, swapping jerseys, and so much more. via Knit
Jan 15, 2019
Mon. Jan 14 - Frustrated Kyrie + Bembry In Studio
00:22:52
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kyrie's frustration with his young teammates, the Bulls not wanting to buyout Robin Lopez, and the LeBron-less Lakers losing again. That, plus Hawks swingman DeAndre Bembry joins us live in studio to talk ATL and fashion, we have new Weekend Whoopsies, and Leigh smashes bananas, mate. via Knit
Jan 14, 2019
The Drop - Thunder/Spurs + Trade Deadline Dreams
01:30:10
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the insane Thunder-Spurs double overtime thriller, trade deadline teams/players to watch, halfway point surprises, DeMarcus Cousins' imminent return, Most Improved candidates, embarrassing on-court moments, plucking nose hair, and more. via Knit
Jan 11, 2019
Thu. Jan. 10 - Wade's All-Star Chances + Bucks 'Slow' Harden
00:22:52
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Wade's All-Star Game chances, whether the Bucks figured out a way to slow Harden, and the Celtics' winning streak. That, plus slapping the floor on defense, the rumored Kanter-for-Z-Bo trade, a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit
Jan 10, 2019
Wed. Jan. 9 - Bird Box Payoff
00:22:22
On Wed.'s Pick 'Em Payoff ep. of The Starters, Trey does the show blindfolded while the guys discuss Cousins eyeing his return, Wiggins powering the Wolves to victory in Ryan Saunders' coaching debut, and Jokic's triple-double game-winner. That, plus how many Warriors will make the All-Star Game, NBA birds, and Trey plays "Can You Draw Better Than A Third Grader?" in the dark. via Knit
Jan 09, 2019
Tue. Jan. 8 - Q2 Stock Watch
00:22:52
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss NBA portfolios as we reach the halfway point of the season. Which team needs to diversify and make a move? Who's blossomed into a blue-chipper? And which teams are undervalued? That, plus they discuss Harden droppin' Jamal Murray, whether any Spurs will make the All-Star Game, 3D live from Oakland, and more. via Knit
Jan 08, 2019
The Drop - Consume This Media
01:17:16
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Harden dropping Jamal Murray, the streaking Spurs, whether Thibodeau will ever get another head coaching gig, Chandler Parsons, the Cavs waiving Patrick McCaw, and the NBA moving towards a real-time betting experience. That, plus our Mt. Swishmore, The Rock's new show, consuming content, the infamous Summer League van fart, and more. via Knit
Jan 08, 2019
Mon. Jan. 7 - Thibs Fired
00:23:09
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Wolves firing Tom Thibodeau, Chandler Parsons and the Grizzlies agreeing to part ways, and Kobe telling Lakers fans to relax. That, plus Weekend Whoopsies, The Rock vs. Giannis, and more. via Knit
Jan 07, 2019
The Drop - Red Hot Harden, DeMar's Revenge, All-Star Voting
01:30:50
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the unstoppable James Harden, the blown KD out-of-bounds call, DeRozan's revenge game, booing Kawhi, the All-Star voting format, and the Bulls-Grizzlies trade. That, plus Wall's season-ending injury, Leigh's Peru adventures, electronic cigarettes, Worst of the Week nominees, and more. via Knit
Jan 04, 2019
Thu. Jan 3. - First Returns & Boo Birds
00:22:56
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the biggest surprises from the All-Star voting first returns, Paul George carrying OKC, whether Spurs fans will boo Kawhi tonight, and The Beard's chance at winning back-to-back MVPs. That, plus a new Meme Team, #NBARockStars, a forgotten wedgie, and more. via Knit
Jan 03, 2019
Wed. Jan. 2 - New Year, New Polls
00:22:50
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys check the polls! Who will be the biggest name traded? Who's gonna win MVP? And which team comes out of the Eastern Conference? That, plus a New Year's resolutions-themed edition of Crossfire, some bold 2019 predictions, NBA trickery, and so much more. via Knit
Jan 02, 2019
The Holiday Drop - Naughty & Nice
01:24:03
On today's final Drop episode of 2018, the guys decide which players/teams are on the naughty or nice lists, hand out some last-minute gifts, and make some NBA wishes. That, plus Buddy Hield's age gaffe, Melo's legacy, watching ball with old Armenians, and the hottest holiday cypher yet! We'll see you in 2019. Be safe. via Knit
Dec 21, 2018
Thu. Dec. 20 - PG, DG & OG
00:23:10
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate if Paul George has entered the MVP conversation, whether Draymond Green needs to shoot more, and if the Raptors got away with one vs. the Pacers. That, plus the Rockets' 3-point record, the fastest players in the league, a brand new edition of The Meme Team, and more. via Knit
Dec 20, 2018
Wed. Dec. 19 - Duh
00:22:30
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss LeBron wanting Anthony Davis on the Lakers, Goran Dragic's knee injury, and Kent Bazemore reportedly generating trade interest from contenders. That, plus a Christmas-themed edition of Crossfire, Jarrett Allen's huge block, Larry Nance Jr's game-winning tip, selfies, and more. via Knit
Dec 19, 2018
Tue. Dec. 18 - Travelin' Man
00:22:49
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss James Harden's super step-back, Coach Joerger saying he has the next Durant-Westbrook in Marvin Bagley and De'Aaron Fox, and the Bulls-Thunder scuffle. That, plus Booker claps back at Kanter, Taj plays defense with a shoe, who wants Austin Rivers, and so much more. via Knit
Dec 18, 2018
The Drop - Your Wish Is Granted
01:17:23
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Harden's double-step-back (travel), which team is the most infuriating to try and figure out, the Suns-Wizards deal, and Robin Lopez going berserk. That, plus Fox's All-Star chances, Coach of the Year favorites, crushing water bottles, and new gift ideas from the Hammacher Schlemmer online catalog. via Knit
Dec 18, 2018
Mon. Dec. 17 - Ariza Trade, Ingram's Future, Star Fox
00:22:48
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate the winner of the Wizards-Suns deal, whether Ingram is a potential Lakers' trade chip, and De'Aaron Fox's All-Star potential. That, plus 3D joins us live Oakland to discuss DeMarcus Cousins' rehab process, we have new Weekend Whoopsies, and so much more. via Knit
Dec 17, 2018
The Drop - Harden, Jabari, Dinwiddie
01:27:11
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Lakers' frustration with trying to defend Harden, Dirk's 21st season debut, Jabari Parker pulled from the Bulls' rotation, Spencer Dinwiddie's contract extension, and Valanciunas' left thumb injury. That, plus the Suns' arena dilemma, Curry's moon comments, procrastination tactics, Ellen's incredible run, cricket memories, and who is the King Nut? via Knit
Dec 14, 2018
Thu. Dec. 13 - Who Needs Kawhi?
00:22:51
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Kawhi-less Raptors beating the Warriors, whether we're sleeping on the Pacers, and OKC's late-game execution. That, plus Kyrie's overtime takeover, Sixth Man of the Year favorites, Meme Team, and more. via Knit
Dec 13, 2018
Wed. Dec. 12 - Bold Plan
00:22:47
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Clippers' bold free agency plan, KD's comments about jersey retirements and statues, and Pop passing Riley on the NBA's all-time coaching wins list. That, plus active buyers on the trade market, Lowry breaking out of his slump, Nike's new "Earned" jerseys, Rudy Gobert's latest rant about the officials, and more. via Knit
Dec 12, 2018
Tue. Dec. 11 - Best Friends Forever
00:22:53
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether LeBron and Wade's final game delivered, The King's postgame comments sending Knicks fans into a fervor, and if farewell seasons are overkill. That, plus Trevor Ariza trade rumors, Swaggy P to the Nuggets, the Kings making fun of the Bulls, bagged milk, and more. via Knit
Dec 11, 2018
The Drop - One Last Wade-LeBron Dance
01:15:34
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Wade and LeBron's final game against each other, the Lakers interest in Trevor Ariza, the Nuggets signing Swaggy P, what's eating Kyle Lowry, and whether you'd rather start a franchise with Ben Simmons or Luka Doncic. That, plus future obscure Hall of Famers, the art of swapping jerseys, bread bowls, and Leigh's best Top 5 ever. via Knit
Dec 11, 2018
Mon. Dec. 10 - Boylen Point
00:22:16
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Bulls' Jim Boylen era getting off to a rough start, and Kyle Lowry's shooting slump. That, plus 3D joins us live from L.A. to share his thoughts on LeBron and Wade's final game, Weekend Whoopsies, "Startersperson of the Year," and more. via Knit
Dec 10, 2018
The Drop - Mr. Melo, Toxic LeBron, Gobert's Ejection
01:23:33
On today's Drop, the guys discuss whether the Lakers could use Melo, if Magic will trade for John Wall, KD's comments about playing alongside LeBron, Gobert's ejection, and The Ringer's Top 25 players. That, plus Whiteside's bowel movements, "Mr. Baseball," appliances, a "great" tweet, and so much more. via Knit
Dec 07, 2018
Thu. Dec. 6 - Join The Conversation
00:23:08
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kawhi Leonard's MVP chances, whether Paul George is key to the Thunder's playoff success, and Joakim Noah's Grizzlies debut. That, plus last night's most impressive win, the John Wall-to-Lakers rumors, a new Meme Team, sexy new shirts and more. via Knit
Dec 06, 2018
Wed. Dec. 5 - Fultz, Lowry, Whiteside, Roller Skates
00:22:47
On Wed.'s Pick 'Em Payoff ep. of The Starters, Leigh roller skates around the set while the guys discuss Fultz's diagnosis, Lowry's "betrayal" comments, and Whiteside leaving the bench early. That, plus the Mavs' playoff chances, the Wall/Knicks trade rumors, if NBA stars really don't want to play with LeBron, and more. via Knit
Dec 05, 2018
Tue. Dec. 4 - Polls, John Collins + Steph
00:22:51
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys check the polls in regards to the second-best team in the West, which squad needs to make a move, and whether the Sixers or Wolves have been better since the Jimmy Butler trade. That, plus Hawks big man John Collins swings by the studio to discuss his return, playing with Trae Young, and Vince Carter's milestone; and Leigh talks with Steph Curry about his All-Star Weekend plans. via Knit
Dec 04, 2018
The Drop - OKC, Jokic, Sir Elton John
01:21:30
On today's Drop, the guys discuss OKC's strong start, the controversial ending to the Nuggets-Raptors game, Jokic's passing, the Bulls firing coach Fred Hoiberg, and Hezonja vs. Giannis. That, plus NBA-themed baby names, Leigh's Top 5 concerts, trivia, Matty O's 10K results, court aesthetics, and so much more. via Knit
Dec 04, 2018
Mon. Dec. 3 - Hoiberg, Gobert, Beverley
00:23:06
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Bulls firing head coach Fred Hoiberg, Rudy Gobert criticizing the officials, and whether Patrick Beverley deserved to be ejected for throwing a ball at a fan. That, plus 3D live from Detroit on the Pistons' strong start, new Weekend Whoopsies, Boylen vs. Boylan, and more. via Knit
Dec 03, 2018
The Drop - Warriors-Raps, Kings Tension, 'Almost All-Stars'
01:30:06
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Warriors-Raptors OT game, including Durant's unstoppable 51, Siakam's coming-out-party, fanboy Drake, and whether it even means anything without Curry or Draymond playing. That, plus the Kings' organizational conflict, final thoughts on the Korver trade, postgame Westbrook, "Almost All-Stars," JD's butterfly stroke, trash cans, video games, and so much more. via Knit
Nov 30, 2018
Thu. Nov. 29 - Korver, Depth, Russ, Spurs
00:22:21
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Kyle Korver trade, the Rockets' depth problem, Westbrook's latest trip-dub milestone, the Spurs playoff chances, and the likelihood of LeBron playing with his son in the NBA. That, plus a new Meme Team, Very Solid Play, and the rudest play in basketball. via Knit
Nov 29, 2018
Wed. Nov. 28 - Mooooooves Coming?
00:22:48
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Lakers need to make a trade, if tomorrow's Warriors-Raptors game is a Finals preview, and if the Heat should embrace the tank. That, plus Nikola vs. Nikola, pancakes vs. waffles, Kawhi's new shoes, a giant Australian bovine, and so much more. via Knit
Nov 28, 2018
Tue. Nov. 27 - Q1 Stock Watch + Awards
00:23:08
On Tuesday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss NBA portfolios as we reach the quarter-mark of the season. Which teams are overvalued? Which potential playoff teams are undervalued? And which new acquisition is already paying Q1 dividends? That, plus they debate the MVP, Rookie of the Year and Most Improved favorites, must-watch players, surprising stats, and more. via Knit
Nov 27, 2018
The Drop - NBA Q1 Report
01:16:49
On today's episode of The Drop, The Starters give you some NBA market analysis regarding undervalued and overvalued teams, blue chip prospects, and offseason acquisitions already paying dividends. That, plus this season's 50-point explosion, outstanding stats, hugs, jump balls, holidays, and so much more. via Knit
Nov 27, 2018
Mon. Nov. 26 - Petty Pop + Trading Fultz
00:22:37
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Pop questioning Kawhi's leadership, what the Sixers could get for Fultz, and Marcus Smart's comments about the Celtics. That, plus 3D live from Washington, Whoopsies, NFL x NBA celebrations, and more. via Knit
Nov 26, 2018
Wed. Nov. 21 - Angry Uncle Bob's Thanksgiving Special
00:22:21
On today's episode of The Starters, Angry Uncle Bob is back for the holidays, and he's got some hot takes about LeBron's return to Cleveland, the Blazers leading the Western Conference, and nonexistent defense. That, plus the NBA's biggest turkey, the worst part about Thanksgiving, and the Top 10 stuffs of the season so far. via Knit
Nov 21, 2018
Tue. Nov. 20 - As The NBA Turns
00:22:48
On Tue.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Wizards saying they've moved on from conflict, the latest drama with Fultz's shoulder, and if J.R. Smith's tenure with the Cavs is over. That, plus Kemba's future in Charlotte, surprise teams, Clippers play-by-play legend Ralph Lawler talks wedgies, and so much more. via Knit
Nov 20, 2018
The Drop - Wack Wiz, Kemba, Surprise Teams
01:04:55
On today's Drop, the guys discuss whether the Wizards can realistically trade John Wall, if the Lakers should make an offer for Beal, Kemba's future in Charlotte, surprising starts, and if it's time to panic about the Celtics. That, plus the latest Fultz news, NBA hugs, morning routines, Thanksgiving Day activities, and so much more. via Knit
Nov 20, 2018
Mon. Nov. 19 - Warriors + Wizards Woes
00:22:27
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Warriors' three-game losing streak, reports of the Wizards' fire sale, and the Kings staying the Kings. That, plus 3D live from Philly, Weekend Whoopsies, and one the of the NBA's best halftime acts - Christian and Scooby - swing by the studio. via Knit
Nov 19, 2018
The Drop - Spiritually Bruised Warriors, Melo, Trading Fultz
01:14:26
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Draymond-Durant dynamic, how the Rockets handled the Melo situation, LeBron's chase for 40K points, Fultz trade ideas, and if Jimmy Butler takes Ben Simmons' All-Star spot. That, plus @dogsatadistance, Leigh's juicing, sod vs. seed, The Mega Powers, folksy expressions, and so much more. via Knit
Nov 16, 2018
Thu. Nov. 15 - LeBron, Jimmy, Draymond & Dwane
00:22:53
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss LeBron passing Wilt on the NBA's all-time scoring list, Jimmy Butler's 76ers debut, Draymond's comments about the KD dustup, Dwane Casey's revenge win in Toronto, the Jazz losing by 50, and a brand new edition of The Meme Team! via Knit
Nov 15, 2018
Wed. Nov. 14 - When The Family Feuds
00:23:13
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate whether Durant's free agency is negatively impacting the Warriors, if DeAndre Jordan is a selfish player, and if Gordon Hayward should come of the bench. That, plus Tas goes for his fifth consecutive Crossfire win, and Jared Greenberg sets the stage for Jimmy Butler's Sixers debut. via Knit
Nov 14, 2018
Tue. Nov. 13 - KD vs. Dray, LeVert's Injury, Fultz
00:22:58
On Tue.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Caris LeVert's leg injury, Durant's frustration with Draymond, and what happened on Fultz's pump fake free-throw. That, plus the Kings' playoff chances, Wolf Wall, the best landing spot for Melo, and so much more. via Knit
Nov 13, 2018
Mon. Nov. 12 - Jimmy, Melo, Kyrie
00:22:53
On Mon.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the big Sixers-Wolves trade. Does Jimmy Butler make Philly the best team in the East? Can Minny salvage their season? And what does this deal mean for Markelle Fultz? That, plus new Melo-drama, Kyrie wants a vet, Weekend Whoopsies, Splash Brother Brook, and more. via Knit
Nov 12, 2018
The Drop, Nov. 12 - The Jimmy Butler Trade
00:58:35
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Wolves finally trading Jimmy Butler the 76ers, the latest 'Melo drama, Jimmy's favorite Mark Wahlberg movies, Chilean sunsets, new Instagram accounts, and so much more. via Knit
Nov 12, 2018
The Drop - 'Melo, Bucks, #SleepingInMyCupChallenge
01:17:17
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Leigh's spicy 'Melo tweet, the Bucks statement win over the Warriors, the Suns' epic collapse, Rozier trade rumors, All-Star Game reform, and early 2018 NBA Draft steals. That, plus crosswalk etiquette, bad habits, animal imitations, and Matty O introduces the #SleepingInMyCupChallenge. via Knit
Nov 09, 2018
Thu. Nov. 8 - Why So Serious?
00:23:12
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss why Nikola Jokic isn't taking any shots, the best dunk of the night, conflicting Terry Rozier trade rumors, and Tyson Chandler's immediate impact with the Lakers. All that, plus Headband LeBron and UFC Shaq in the Meme Team. via Knit
Nov 08, 2018
Wed. Nov. 7 - Blazing Blazers, Wall, Sky Miles
00:22:45
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Blazers are for real, if the Wizards can realistically trade John Wall, and why Miles Bridges needs a Dunk Contest invite. That, plus dark horse MVPs, televising the All-Star Draft, 80s shows, and fake in-arena entertainment bits. via Knit
Nov 07, 2018
Tue. Nov. 6 - Check The Polls!
00:23:25
On Tue.'s Election Day special, The Starters check the polls in regards to whether Jamal Murray was disrespectful, which team is the biggest train wreck, and the league's second-best team. That, plus Hall of Famer Grant Hill swings by the studio to talk Trae Young, The Debate Boyz are back, and a Very Solid Play. via Knit
Nov 06, 2018
The Drop - Jamal Murray, Raptors, Disappointments
01:06:27
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Jamal Murray's 48-point night, the Celtics' frustration with his final shot, whether the Raptors still have another gear, disappointing teams, and underrated players. That, plus Leigh's Vegas hydration story, NBA trivia, new looks, and Cousin Stavros returns for Top 5. via Knit
Nov 06, 2018
Mon. Nov. 5 - Tyson, Rockets, Sexton
00:22:57
On Mon.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss whether Tyson Chandler can help the Lakers, the Rockets' players-only huddle, if J.R.was trolling Sexton, and Greek-on-Greek dunk crime. That, plus Uncle Splash joins us live from The Bay to set up Grizz-Warriors, new Weekend Whoopsies, NBA cheeses, and more. via Knit
Nov 05, 2018
The Drop - Celtics, Fox, Wizards, Cousins
01:31:09
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Bucks-Celtics game, De'Aaron Fox's star potential, which team is the bigger mess (Wizards or Rockets), and Kerr's comments about Cousins. That, plus Worst of the Week nominees, the new City Edition jerseys, our SmackDown Live experience, Halloween candy, 5-star reviews, and so much more. via Knit
Nov 02, 2018
Thu. Nov. 1 - D-Rose, JR, Dinwiddie
00:22:56
On Thu.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss D-Rose's 50-point night, J.R. asking the Cavs to trade him, and Dinwiddie's vendetta against the Pistons. That, plus our favorite 'City Edition' jerseys, Matthews' bizarre late-game foul, Draymond's DPOY desire, and a Halloween-heavy edition of the Meme Team. via Knit
Nov 01, 2018
Wed. Oct. 31 - Halloween Special VI
00:22:56
On today's sixth Halloween Special, The Starters - a.k.a. Austin Rivers Powers, Fat Lever Bastard, Dr. Evil J, and GoldWebber - discuss the latest Jimmy Butler news, whether the Rockets can get their swagger back, and Beverley-Westbrook reigniting their feud. That, plus SAC rookie Marvin Bagley III joins us in studio to discuss his Kings hot start, and we have a special spooky edition of Crossfire. via Knit
Oct 31, 2018
Tue. Oct. 30 - Let Klay Play
00:23:09
On Tue.'s episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether Kerr should've let Klay gun for more threes, if the Bucks are the East's best team, and if the Kings are back, baby. That, plus Jason Terry swing by the studio to discuss playing with Dirk, tricking JR Smith, socks, and so much more. via Knit
Oct 30, 2018
The Drop - Klay, Bucks, Early MIP Candidates
01:14:35
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Klay Thompson's record-breaking performance, the Bucks perfect start, what the Cavs next move is, and who's to blame in Washington. That, plus early Most Improved candidates, wrestling memories, Leigh's favorite ice cream flavors, NBA trivia, and more. via Knit
Oct 30, 2018
Mon. Oct. 29 - Losing Lue
00:22:58
On Mon.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Cavs firing Coach Lue, if the Wizards are in desperate need of a shakeup, and Steph Curry's latest three-point record. That, plus 3D joins us live from Minneapolis to get us ready for tonight's Lakers-Wolves, new Weekend Whoopsies, and more. via Knit
Oct 29, 2018
The Drop - Butler/Rockets Rumors, Lonzo, OKC
01:17:54
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Jimmy Butler-Houston trade rumors, Karl-Anthony Frowns, whether Lonzo should start over Rondo, OKC's 0-4 start, and Steph Curry's slim MVP chances. That, plus David Stern calls out the Pelicans, shady ice cream trucks, heckling, and so much more. via Knit
Oct 26, 2018
Thu. Oct. 25 - Curry's Cloudy MVP Chances
00:22:26
On Thu.'s episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether Steph Curry could realistically win another MVP, if the Lakers have found their ideal starting lineup and if Towns has mentally checked out. That, plus Kawhi's "no-look" steal, trading Kevin Love, a new Meme Team, and so much more. via Knit
Oct 25, 2018
Wed. Oct. 24 - Superstar Blake
00:22:15
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Blake Griffin's 50-point night, if the Pistons are a playoff lock, and whether Joel Embiid's trash talk is starting to get tiresome. That, plus Trey Kerby talks to Hawks rookie Trae Young down at the renovated Fortress, and in Crossfire, the guys debate if the Wolves are ever going to trade Jimmy Butler. via Knit
Oct 24, 2018
Tue. Oct. 23 - The Worry Scale
00:22:49
On Tue.'s episode of The Starters, the guys play "How Worried Are You?" when it comes to the defenseless Lakers, the winless Thunder, and the struggling Celtics. That, plus DeRozan's strong start with the Spurs, Lillard's Stone Cold costume, Markieff's sneaky shorts pull, surprising players, and so much more. via Knit
Oct 23, 2018
The Drop - One Week Overreactions + Spurs-Lakers
01:04:00
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the insane Spurs-Lakers overtime game, final thoughts on The Staples Slobberknocker suspensions, and a few "It's Just One Week, But ..." overreactions. That, plus Kemba Walker's hot start, winless teams, Wade's farewell tour, Top 5 Gordons, NBA trivia, triceps, and more. via Knit
Oct 23, 2018
Mon. Oct. 22 - Spitgate Reax
00:22:22
On Mon.'s episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Rockets-Lakers suspensions were too lenient, if Trae Young's strong start has quieted his doubters, and if the Nuggets won the NBA weekend. That, plus 3D joins us live from LA, new Weekend Whoopsies, and more. via Knit
Oct 22, 2018
The Drop - LeBron's Lakers + Early Surprises
01:21:35
On today's Drop, the guys discuss LeBron's Lakers debut, early season surprises, concerning losses, MVP frontrunners, and some rookies. That, plus Leigh's McDonald's career, great states, laundry, haunted houses, and so much more. via Knit
Oct 19, 2018
Thu. Oct. 18 - The MVP Race Is Over
00:23:02
On Thu.'s episode of The Starters, the guys continue to overreact by playing another round of "It's Just One Game, But ..." with regards to Anthony Davis, Towns and Butler, and the Knicks playoff chances. That, we plus Kawhi and DeRozan's first games with their new teams, rookie debuts, and Boban stars a brand new Meme Team! via Knit
Oct 18, 2018
Wed. Oct. 17 - It's Just One Game, But ...
00:22:41
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, the guys totally overreact by playing "It's Just One Game, But ..." with regards to the Celtics best player, Fultz starting for the 76ers, and the Warriors lackluster start. That, plus Jaylen's "dunk" on Embiid, reversible rings, whether the Wolves should play Butler, and so much more. via Knit
Oct 17, 2018
Tue. Oct. 16 - Happy NBA Day!
00:23:32
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Celtics are a Finals lock, if the 76ers should start Markelle Fultz, Doncic's ROY odds, Durant's future, and more. All that, plus Shaq swings by the studio to discuss the Warriors' dynasty, whether Butler and the Wolves can coexist, and ice cream sundaes. via Knit
Oct 16, 2018
The Drop - Jimmy Eat World
01:07:57
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Jimmy Butler fiasco, the Lakers' playoff chances, Rookie of the Year favorites, and Zach LaVine. That, plus continuity errors, which animal would make the best point guard, Canadian folk songs, flag-bearing bodies, and so much more. via Knit
Oct 12, 2018
NBA Season Preview - Part 5
00:23:20
On today's fifth (and final part) of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys finish tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Who wins MVP? What was the best under-the-radar offseason move? And are the Rockets better than last season? All that, plus is Blake Griffin still a superstar, must-watch League Pass teams, J.R. Smith's Supreme tattoo, and more. via Knit
Oct 12, 2018
NBA Season Preview - Part 4
00:23:36
On today's fourth part of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys continue tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Which team is under the most pressure? Which player has the most to prove? And has Jimmy Butler completely derailed the Wolves season? All that, plus nicknames, expected sophomore surges, the best throwback jerseys, and more. via Knit
Oct 11, 2018
NBA Season Preview - Part 3
00:23:01
On today's third part of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys continue tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Which front office had the best offseason? Will Rudy Gobert repeat as Defensive Player of the Year? And which team is the toughest to predict? All that, plus NY Post headlines, Sixth Men, memes, Space Jam 2, and more. via Knit
Oct 10, 2018
NBA Season Preview - Part 2
00:23:16
On today's second part of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys continue tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Are the Celtics the best team in the East? Is LeBron the best player in the league? And who wins Most Improved? All that, plus the Knicks' playoff chances, must-invite Dunk Contest participants, fashion trends, and more. via Knit
Oct 09, 2018
NBA Season Preview - Part 1
00:23:04
On today's first part of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys begin tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Which Western Conference team is the Warriors' biggest challenger? Who wins Rookie of the Year? And does LeBron immediately turn the Lakers into a playoff team? All that, plus Skeets and Tas go head-to-head in Crossfire (winner stays), as well as predictions about the Hawks and Nikola Jokic. via Knit
Oct 08, 2018
The Drop - Bold Predictions
01:20:02
On today's Drop, the guys make some bold predictions about the upcoming NBA season with regards to MVP, trading Jimmy Butler, the loaded Western Conference, LeBron's Lakers, and so much more. All that, plus which player will flourish thanks to a change of scenery, NBA Con panels, and Leigh reviews a Sting and Shaggy concert. via Knit
Oct 04, 2018
The Drop Off: The Advice Guys
00:42:09
On today's final summertime Drop Off, The Starters give unqualified advice to try and solve their listeners' biggest problems. Should you move in with your girlfriend? Where's the best place to get a tattoo? And how do you start your career when you have no idea what you want to do? All that and more on today's podcast! via Knit
Aug 31, 2018
The Drop Off: The Crazy Life Of Cameraman Ric
00:51:26
On today's summertime Drop Off, The Starters interview their Emmy-award winning cameraman - and Leigh's personal hair assistant - Ric Blackburn. Ric breaks down the crazy career that's led him to cross paths with Fidel Castro, Ted Turner, John McEnroe, and a bird flu-infested chicken coop. Plus, he explains how Queen Latifah gave him his nickname! via Knit
Aug 17, 2018
Drop Off: Overrated/Underrated
00:47:26
On today's summertime Drop Off, The Starters debate whether skinny dipping, mac & cheese, bubble baths and much more are over or underrated. via Knit
Aug 07, 2018