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ESPN's Zach Lowe talks to various basketball people about various basketball things.

Episode Date
Chris Herring
Zach and Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring discuss the highs and lows of the first 72 hours of the NBA season.
Oct 22, 2021
Kevin Pelton
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton discuss the extensions that did and didn't happen -- Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges, Malcolm Brogdon, Jaren Jackson Jr., more -- and then Kevin picks his 5 Most Intriguing Players for the upcoming NBA season. 
Oct 19, 2021
Kemba Walker and Chiney Ogwumike
Zach talks to Knicks point Kemba Walker about coming home, the highs and lows of his career, and more. Then ESPN's Chiney Ogwumike debates League Pass Rankings with Zach.
Oct 15, 2021
Kevin Arnovitz
Zach talks to Kevin Arnovitz about the latest on Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons, and the five most confusing teams headed into the season.
Oct 12, 2021
Bill Simmons
Zach and Bill Simmons bat around the big questions going into the NBA season: Can the Nets win it all without Kyrie? Who gets Ben Simmons? Which West and East powers are in danger of slipping into the play-in? And much more.
Oct 07, 2021
McMenamin and Marks
Zach and Dave McMenamin preview the Lakers season, then Bobby Marks goes inside the Ben Simmons stand-off.
Oct 05, 2021
Friedell, Slater, and Serrano
Zach talks to ESPN's Nick Friedell and Anthony Slater about all things Warriors: Andrew Wiggins and vaccines, Klay Thompson, and how good Golden State can be this season. Then best-selling author Shea Serrano joins to discuss his beloved Spurs. 
Sep 30, 2021
Kustok and Bontemps
Zach talks to Sarah Kustok of the YES Network about Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn's media day, and expectations for the Nets. Then ESPN's Tim Bontemps joins to talk Michael Porter Jr.'s extension, the latest on Ben Simmons, and the Milwaukee Bucks quest to repeat.
Sep 28, 2021
Lopez and Begley
Zach discusses the chaos in Minnesota, then brings on ESPN's Andrew Lopez to talk all things Pelicans and SNY's Ian Begley -- host of The Putback -- to preview the Knicks.
Sep 24, 2021
Marks and Krawczynski
Zach talks to Bobby Marks about Ben Simmons, Damian Lillard, and the temporary death of NBA free agency. Then Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic helps preview the Timberwolves under pressure. 
Sep 21, 2021
MacMahon and Mares
Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon discuss John Wall trades, and expectations for the Jazz and Mavericks. Then Adam Mares of DNVR Sports hops on to discuss Aaron Gordon's extension and the upcoming Nuggets season.
Sep 16, 2021
SI's Chris Herring
Zach and Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring pick teams that will be better and worse than expected. 
Sep 14, 2021
Mike Budenholzer
Zach talks to Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer about the team's championship journey, his career, highlights and lowlights from his time with the Spurs, and more.
Aug 12, 2021
Stephen A. Smith and Jeff Van Gundy
Zach talks to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith about the new-look Lakers, the Nets as favorites, the Knicks and Damian Lillard, and more; then ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy stops by to talk about Team USA in Tokyo and the biggest offseason moves. 
Aug 10, 2021
McMenamin, Friedell, and Katz
Zach talks to ESPN's Dave McMenamin about the revamped Lakers roster, ESPN's Nick Friedell about the upgrades for the Bulls and Knicks, and then The Athletic's Fred Katz joins to talk all things Wizards.
Aug 06, 2021
Pelton, Shelburne, and MacMahon on Free Agency
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Pelton and Tim MacMahon about winners and losers of early free agency, and Ramona Shelburne stops by to talk all things Lakers -- Russ, Alex Caruso, what this team looks like now.
Aug 03, 2021
Bobby Marks on Draft and Free Agency
Zach talks to ESPN's Bobby Marks about the multitude of moves made on the night of the draft and what it all means for free agency.
Jul 30, 2021
Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz
Zach talks all things NBA draft with ESPN experts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz.
Jul 27, 2021
Woj and Lowe Draft Special
Zach and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski discuss the latest intel ahead of Thursday's draft, the biggest names who could be on the move, and a crowded point guard market.
Jul 25, 2021
Ted Lasso's Brendan Hunt
Zach talks to Brendan Hunt about the enormous success of Ted Lasso and the many NBA Easter eggs littered throughout the show.
Jul 23, 2021
Bucks Clinch - NBA Finals Game 6 Reaction
Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst are joined by Cleveland Forward Larry Nance Jr. to discuss Giannis’ historic performance, the significance of a small market team winning, the Bucks’ ability to keep fighting, the coaching redemption in Milwaukee and the future of the Suns.
Jul 21, 2021
Tim Legler and Mike Brown
Zach and ESPN's Tim Legler break down the NBA Finals with the Bucks one win from the title, then Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Brown discusses taking the Nigerian team to the Olympics. 
Jul 19, 2021
NBA Finals Game 5 Reaction
Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst are joined by Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse to discuss the wild ending to Game 5, Khris Middleton’s amazing performance, Jrue Holiday’s clutch play, the level of shot making in the game and how the Suns should feel going into Milwaukee for Game 6. 
Jul 18, 2021
NBA Finals Game 4 Reaction
Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst are joined by Denver Nuggets Head Coach Michael Malone to discuss Khris Middleton’s outstanding performance, how great Giannis’ key block was, Devin Booker’s sensational performance, the Bucks’ reliance on transition buckets, the Suns’ turnovers and Phoenix needing more from Ayton offensively. Then the group talks coach getting into a horse and carriage with Nikola Jokic, get an update on Jamal Murray and discuss the grind of the last two seasons. 
Jul 15, 2021
Kevin Arnovitz on the Finals
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the state of the NBA Finals.
Jul 13, 2021
NBA Finals Game 3 Reaction
Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst are joined by Kings’ guard Tyrese Haliburton to talk Giannis’ dominant Game 3, Ayton getting in foul trouble, how Game 4 will set the tone for the series and Chris Paul’s leadership.
Jul 12, 2021
NBA Finals Game 2 Reaction
Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst are joined by former Hornets and Magic Head Coach Steve Clifford to discuss the great effort from the Bucks, the amazing offensive response from the Suns, what the preparation is like for the teams ahead of Sunday’s Game 3, the importance of Khris Middleton and the process of making adjustments for coaches.
Jul 09, 2021
NBA Finals Game 1 Reaction
Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst discuss the Suns winning Game 1, Chris Paul’s brilliance, the importance of free throw shooting, what adjustments the Bucks can make and Deandre Ayton stepping up.
Jul 07, 2021
NBA Finals Preview with Kevin Pelton & Marques Johnson
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton preview the NBA Finals. Then, Milwaukee Bucks legend and broadcaster Marques Johnson on the team's journey here, their battles with the 76ers and Celtics in the 1980s, "White Man Can't Jump" and much more.
Jul 05, 2021
Suns Euphoria and Clippers' Future
Zach talks to ESPN's resident Suns fan Michael Schwartz about what this Finals run means to him, then ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz joins to discuss Chris Paul finally making the Finals, Kawhi Leonard, and what comes next for the Clippers. 
Jul 01, 2021
Herring on Conference Finals & Lillard
Zach talks to SI's Chris Herring about both conference finals and the Damian Lillard situation. 
Jun 28, 2021
Bontemps and Givony
Zach talks to ESPN's Tim Bontemps about the East Finals, then ESPN's Jonathan Givony dishes on the lottery and the draft -- and a special appearance by former Suns coach Jay Triano on the Valley Oop.
Jun 24, 2021
Bobby Marks and Kevin Pelton
Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks discuss what comes next for the Sixers and Jazz after awful playoff losses, then ESPN's Kevin Pelton helps preview Hawks-Bucks and breaks down Game 1 of Suns-Clippers.
Jun 21, 2021
Mavs dysfunction, Injury woes, and Sixers collapse
Zach talks to ESPN's Tim MacMahon about dysfunction in Dallas, ESPN's Baxter Holmes and injury expert Jeff Stotts on the wave of injuries league wide, and Spike Eskin of the Rights to Ricky Sanchez podcast on the Sixers epic collapse in Game 5.
Jun 17, 2021
2021 Playoffs Emergency Pod: Durant's Incredible Game 5
Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst react to Kevin Durant's indescribable Game 5 performance against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Jun 16, 2021
Jeff Van Gundy
Zach and Jeff Van Gundy discuss the three 2-2 series as the second round of the NBA playoffs heats up.
Jun 15, 2021
Arnovitz on Hawks-Sixers and Anderson on Durant
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz discuss all things Hawks-Sixers, then Sam Anderson of the New York Times magazine joins to talk about his mammoth profile of Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets.
Jun 10, 2021
Nets cruise, Suns take Game 1, and Fake Porzingis Trades
Zach talks to ESPN's Bobby Marks and Seth Partnow of The Athletic about the Nets destroying Milwaukee, Suns-Nuggets Game 1, Clippers-Jazz, fake Kristaps Porzingis trades, much more. 
Jun 08, 2021
Herring and Windhorst
Zach talks to Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring about all things West and then Brian Windhorst stops by to discuss the front office changes in Boston.
Jun 04, 2021
MacMahon, McMenamin, and Pelton
Zach brings in a whole crew to talk Mavs-Clippers, Suns-Lakers and the Anthony Davis injury, Knicks-Hawks -- plus a look-ahead to a potential Nets-Bucks blockbuster.
May 31, 2021
Andrews and Woike
Zach talks about Jazz-Grizzlies and Ja Morant, then ESPN's Malika Andrews joins to discuss the Brooklyn Nets and Dan Woike of the LA Times talks Clippers existentialism. 
May 27, 2021
Opening Weekend Takeaways: Johnson, MacMahon, and Lopez
Zach talks Suns-Lakers with Eddie Johnson, Clippers-Mavs with ESPN's Tim MacMahon, and Knicks-Hawks with ESPN's Andrew Lopez.
May 24, 2021
Annual First Round Playoff Preview with David Thorpe
Zach and TrueHoop's David Thorpe reunite for their annual 8 X 8 preview of every first-round playoff series.
May 21, 2021
Jeff Van Gundy On Warriors-Lakers Play-In
Zach and Jeff Van Gundy preview the Warriors-Lakers play-in game, and talk playoffs. 
May 18, 2021
Woj and Lowe Play-in and Playoffs Preview
Zach and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski discuss the league's commitment to the play-in tournament, the first round playoff matchups they are most intrigued by, and look ahead to the offseason.
May 18, 2021
Kirk Goldsberry On Incoming Hall Of Famers
Zach talks to ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry about new Hall of Famers Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, and Kobe Bryant -- plus NBA awards!
May 14, 2021
Kevin Arnovitz On Play-In Races & All-NBA Ballot
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz discuss the play-in races and the All-NBA ballot
May 11, 2021
Tim Bontemps on All-Defense & MVP Races and Dallas' Jalen Brunson
Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps discuss the MVP and All-Defense races, then Jalen Brunson of the Dallas Mavericks joins to talk play-in, ribbing Luka Doncic, Steve Nash and Allen Iverson as inspirations, much more.
May 07, 2021
Howard Beck on Play-In Tournament Dissension, 6th Man of the Year Deep Cuts
Zach and Howard Beck of Sports Illustrated discuss the Lakers' recent struggles, the play-in tournament, all the ongoing races, and Sixth Man of the Year.
May 03, 2021
Chris Vernon & Ben Cohen
Zach talks to Chris Vernon of the Ringer about the Memphis Grizzlies and the wild West playoff race, then Ben Cohen of the Wall Street Journal discusses his book about the hot hand and Stephen Curry.
Apr 29, 2021
West Playoff Race & Battle For LA
Zach talks to ESPN's Dave McMenamin and Ohm Youngmisuk about the Lakers, Clippers, Blazers, and the broader Western Conference playoff and play-in landscapes.
Apr 27, 2021
East Playoff Race With Kevin Pelton
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Pelton about the red-hot Knicks, and the wild East playoff race -- play-in scenarios, the rising Wizards, the race for No. 4, Brooklyn's path, and much more.
Apr 23, 2021
Most Improved Player Race: David Thorpe
Zach discusses Stephen Curry and the MVP race, then goes through the Most Improved Player race with David Thorpe of TrueHoop. 
Apr 20, 2021
Sixers center Joel Embiid
Zach talks to Sixers center Joel Embiid about his MVP case, his improving jump shot, how mad he was about not making All-NBA last season, and more.
Apr 16, 2021
Jamal Murray Out Indefinitely
Zach discusses Jamal Murray's ACL tear in his left knee and what it means for the Nuggets going forward.
Apr 13, 2021
Chris Herring on the Playoff Race in the West
Zach talks to Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring about the middle of the Western Conference playoff race -- Mavericks, Spurs, Blazers, Grizzlies -- and the race to avoid both the Lakers and the play-in tournament.
Apr 12, 2021
Doris Burke on playoff push, MVP race
Zach and ESPN's Doris Burke bounce around all the hot topics in the NBA: playoff races, contenders vs pretenders, the MVP race, much more. 
Apr 08, 2021
Nick Friedell and Adam Mares
Zach and ESPN's Nick Friedell discuss the ailing Golden State Warriors, and then Adam Mares of DNVR talks about the surging Nuggets. 
Apr 05, 2021
Mina Kimes and Kevin Clark
Zach talks to ESPN's Mina Kimes about her new Brooklyn Nets fandom and the alleged evils of super teams, and then Orlando Magic superfan Kevin Clark of the Ringer checks in on the Magic's latest rebuild
Mar 30, 2021
Trade Deadline Reaction with Bobby Marks
Zach and Bobby Marks give instant reaction to all the big moves and non-moves of the NBA trade deadline.
Mar 25, 2021
Woj and Lowe '21 Trade Deadline Show
Zach and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski discuss the top storylines ahead of the trade deadline.
Mar 24, 2021
Injuries to LeBron and LaMelo
Zach talks to ESPN's Dave McMenamin about LeBron's injury, how far the Lakers might fall, and the passing of Elgin Baylor. Then ESPN's Kevin Pelton (38:26) breaks down LaMelo Ball's injury, and the Rookie of the Year race.
Mar 22, 2021
Most Intriguing Trade Deadline Teams with Bobby Marks
Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks pick their five most intriguing trade deadline teams.
Mar 19, 2021
Kirk Goldsberry on the growing imbalance in the NBA
Zach talks to ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry about the built in advantage for big market teams in free agency and how the new playoff format will affect the trade deadline.
Mar 16, 2021
Ramona Shelburne and Royce Young on March 11th, 2020
Zach talks to Ramona Shelburne about the league's shutdown last March. Then Royce Young joins to discuss what it was like to be in the building for the cancellation of last year's Jazz-Thunder game and shares a few thoughts on this year's OKC team.
Mar 11, 2021
Bill Simmons on the Second Half of the 2020-21 Season
Zach and Bill Simmons of The Ringer discuss the big questions for the second half of the NBA season. 
Mar 09, 2021
Eddie Johnson on the Suns and Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson
Zach talks to NBA legend and Suns analyst Eddie Johnson about the red-hot Suns, then Jordan Clarkson joins (44:31) to discuss the West-leading Jazz, his young Lakers day, LeBron, J.R. Smith's Finals blunder, more.
Mar 04, 2021
Chris Herring on Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook trying to age gracefully
Zach talks to Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring about the difficulty for guys like Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook to age gracefully in today's NBA as well as two teams middling in the East- Toronto and Indiana.
Mar 01, 2021
Scalabrine on the Celtics and an All-Star Draft
Zach talks to Brian Scalabrine about the struggling Boston Celtics (and some classic Kevin Garnett stories), then drafts All-Stars with ESPN's Kevin Pelton.
Feb 26, 2021
Ramona on Lakers' Losing Streak and Ohm on State of the Clippers
Zach talks to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne about the Lakers on a three-game losing streak, then Ohm Youngmisuk catches up on all things Clippers.
Feb 23, 2021
Sixers Talk with The Rights To Ricky Sanchez and Defending Luka, Trae, and Zion with Kevin Arnovitz
Zach talks to The Rights to Ricky Sanchez co-hosts Spike Eskin and Michael Levin about the always interesting Sixers, then ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz joins to discuss his piece on the challenges of defending Luka Doncic, Trae Young, and Zion Williamson
Feb 19, 2021
John Hollinger on the MVP Race
Zach and John Hollinger of The Athletic discuss the crowded MVP race.
Feb 16, 2021
Selecting the 2021 All-Stars with Kevin Arnovitz
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz fill out their 2021 All-Star ballots.
Feb 11, 2021
De'Aaron Fox and Ian Begley
Zach talks to SNY's Ian Begley about the Derrick Rose trade and all things Knicks, then Sacramento's De'Aaron Fox joins to talk about the red-hot Kings. 
Feb 08, 2021
Jerami Grant and Chris Webber
Zach talks to Detroit's Jerami Grant about his breakout season in Detroit, and Chris Webber discusses what a Pistons revival would mean -- plus Bad Boys memories, reflections on the Kings-Lakers rivalry of the early 2000s, and more. 
Feb 05, 2021
MacMahon on the Mavs, Pelton on Bucks, Celtics, Suns
Zach talks to ESPN's Tim MacMahon about the reeling Mavericks, and then Kevin Pelton joins to discuss the up-and-down Celtics, Bucks, and Suns.
Feb 02, 2021
Collin Sexton and Nick Friedell
Zach talks to ESPN's Nick Friedell about what the Chicago Bulls do from here, and then Collin Sexton joins (41:06) to talk all things Cleveland Cavaliers -- plus his real thoughts on "Sexland." 
Jan 29, 2021
Howard Beck on the anniversary of Kobe Bryant's passing
Zach and Howard Beck of Sports Illustrated reflect on the life and career of Kobe Bryant on the anniversary of his passing.
Jan 26, 2021
Mike Schmitz on 2020 Rookie Class
Zach talks to ESPN's Mike Schmitz about how the top 3 picks from the 2020 Draft are performing early in their careers.
Jan 21, 2021
Kevin Arnovitz on the new look Nets, the frisky Grizz, and the Jazz
Zach talks to Kevin Arnovitz about the new-look Nets, Giannis, the frisky Grizzlies, the Jazz, injuries in Portland, and much more. 
Jan 19, 2021
Chris Herring on Harden trade to Brooklyn
Zach and Chris Herring of 538 react to the James Harden blockbuster trade.
Jan 14, 2021
Adrian Wojnarowski and Dr. Abraar Karan
Zach talks to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski about the NBA's revised health protocols and the Kyrie Irving situation, then Dr. Abraar Karan of Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital provides expert commentary on whether the protocols will work.
Jan 12, 2021
McMenamin and Pelton
Zach and ESPN's Dave McMenamin talk about the Lakers, and then ESPN's Kevin Pelton joins to talk about whether the Bucks and Clippers belong in the same category as the Lakers.
Jan 08, 2021
Do You Believe with Richard Jefferson
Zach and Richard Jefferson play "Do You Believe?" with some early-season NBA trends: the frisky Knicks, the struggling Raptors, the 6-1 Sixers, and potential challengers to the Lakers in the West.
Jan 05, 2021
James Harden Trade Talk with Brian Windhorst
Zach talks to ESPN's Brian Windhorst about the James Harden trade landscape, and how some potential Harden suitors have looked so far this season
Dec 31, 2020
Early-Season Surprises with Chris Herring
Zach talks to 538's Chris Herring about early-season surprises and trends: Golden State's struggles, what Spencer Dinwiddie's injury means for the Nets, the 3-0 Pacers, New Orleans, Milwaukee & more
Dec 28, 2020
2020-21 Season Preview with Jeff Van Gundy
Zach and ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy preview the 2020-21 NBA season -- title contenders and pretenders, MVP talk, much more.
Dec 22, 2020
Most Confusing Teams with Kevin Arnovitz
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz pick their 5 Most Confusing Teams for the 2020-21 NBA season
Dec 18, 2020
Sarah Kustok and Malika Andrews
Zach and Sarah Kustok of the YES Network preview the Brooklyn Nets with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, then Malika Andrews of ESPN goes deep on what makes Giannis Antetokounmpo tick and his looming decision deadline. 
Dec 15, 2020
Goldsberry, Bontemps, and Koreen
Zach previews the Miami Heat -- and discusses the James Harden rumors -- with ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry, then talks Celtics with ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Raptors with Eric Koreen of The Athletic.
Dec 11, 2020
Tim MacMahon and Kevin Pelton
Zach talks to ESPN's Tim MacMahon about the James Harden situation, and then Kevin Pelton discusses the Pelicans, Warriors, Jazz, and Western Conference outlook.
Dec 07, 2020
Howard Beck and Lloyd Pierce
Zach and Howard Beck discuss the Russell Westbrook-John Wall trade and the Lakers' stars re-upping, then Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce comes on to talk about the team's work registering Georgia voters in this election cycle -- plus the new-look Hawks.
Dec 03, 2020
Kevin Arnovitz and Taylor Rooks
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the remade Atlanta Hawks and the new hierarchy in the Eastern Conference. Then Turner's Taylor Rooks joins to talk about her new magazine feature on life in the NBA's Orlando bubble
Nov 30, 2020
Chris Herring on 2020 Free Agency Winners and Losers
Zach and Chris Herring of 538 discuss the winners and losers of the NBA's wild offseason.
Nov 23, 2020
Bobby Marks and Jonathan Givony
Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks and Jonathan Givony recap the 2020 NBA draft and look ahead to NBA free agency this weekend. 
Nov 19, 2020
Brian Windhorst on Harden rumors and CP3 to Phoenix
Zach and ESPN's Brian Windhorst discuss the first day of the NBA's transaction period: James Harden rumors, Chris Paul to Phoenix, the Lakers reloading, more.
Nov 17, 2020
Tommy Sheppard and Kevin Clark
Zach talks to Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard about the coming draft and offseason, and the Ringer's Kevin Clark about Russell Westbrook trades and the strange journey of the Orlando Magic. 
Nov 12, 2020
2020 NBA Draft Preview with Mike Schmitz and Jonathan Givony
Zach previews the NBA draft with ESPN's experts Mike Schmitz and Jonathan Givony -- a new mock draft, trade possibilities, rumblings, more.
Nov 09, 2020
Bobby Marks on Jrue Holiday trade rumors and Golden State's plans with the #2 pick
Zach talks to ESPN's Bobby Marks about the NBA start date for 2020-21, Jrue Holiday trade rumors, what Golden State might do with the No. 2 pick, and more.
Nov 05, 2020
Yaron Weitzman and Cooper Raiff
Zach talks to "Tanking to the Top" author Yaron Weitzman about the Sixers hiring Daryl Morey, and then Mavs superfan Cooper Raiff about his stunning debut movie "S#!%house."
Oct 29, 2020
2020 Off-Season Outlook with Bobby Marks
Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks make predictions on some of the big player options and potential contract extensions looming over the coming NBA off-season frenzy
Oct 26, 2020
Bill Simmons on the NBA Off-season
Zach and Bill Simmons of The Ringer preview the long awaited NBA off-season.
Oct 19, 2020
Tim MacMahon on Daryl Morey's Tenure in Houston
Zach talks to ESPN's Tim MacMahon about Daryl Morey's tenure in Houston, what's next for the Rockets, and the Clippers hiring Ty Lue
Oct 15, 2020
Lakers coach Frank Vogel
Zach talks to Lakers' coach Frank Vogel about the Lakers' 17th title, their journey from China in the preseason to this moment, his improbable rise, comedy clips in film sessions, much more. 
Oct 14, 2020
Game 6 of the 2020 Finals
Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst offer instant reaction to the Los Angeles Lakers' closeout Game 6 win over the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Oct 12, 2020
Game 5 of the 2020 Finals
Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst and former NBA forward Chris Bosh offer instant reaction to the Miami Heat's epic Game 5 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Oct 10, 2020
Game 4 of the 2020 Finals
Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst and Raptors coach Nick Nurse offer instant reaction to the Los Angeles Lakers' Game 4 win over the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Oct 07, 2020
Game 3 of the 2020 Finals
Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst and coach David Fizdale offer instant reaction to the Miami Heat's Game 3 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Oct 05, 2020
Game 2 of the 2020 Finals
Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst and Kendrick Perkins offer instant reaction to the Los Angeles Lakers' Game 2 win over the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Oct 03, 2020
Game 1 of the 2020 Finals
Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst and Doris Burke offer instant reaction to the Los Angeles Lakers' Game 1 win over the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Oct 01, 2020
Jeff Van Gundy on the NBA Finals
Zach and Jeff Van Gundy preview the 2020 NBA Finals.
Sep 29, 2020
Ramona Shelburne and O'Shea Jackson, Jr.
Zach talks to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne about the Lakers' path back to the Finals, and then O'Shea Jackson Jr. about what a title would mean to LA fans this season. 
Sep 28, 2020
538's Chris Herring on the Conference Finals
Zach talks to Chris Herring of 538 about the conference finals, LeBron's defense, and a potential Finals reunion of sorts. 
Sep 25, 2020
Howard Beck on Conference Finals Action and TV Essay
Zach talks to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report about Anthony Davis' moment, both conference finals series, and his TV essay on TNT about social justice. 
Sep 21, 2020
Stan Van Gundy Western Conference Finals Preview
Zach discusses the end of the Clippers' season, and previews the Western Conference Finals with TNT's Stan Van Gundy. 
Sep 17, 2020
Kevin Arnovitz on Nuggets-Clippers Game 7 and ECF Preview
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz talk Clippers-Nuggets Game 7, and preview the Eastern Conference Finals between Miami and Boston. 
Sep 14, 2020
Heat Culture with Duncan Robinson and Dan Le Batard
Zach talks to ESPN's Dan Le Batard about the unlikely reinvention of the Miami Heat, and then welcomes Ramona Shelburne and Heat guard Duncan Robinson for a look inside #HeatCulture.
Sep 10, 2020
MacMahon and McMenamin on Rockets-Lakers
Zach talks to ESPN's Dave McMenamin and Tim MacMahon about the first two games of the Rockets-Lakers chess match, and what comes next. Plus: Can P.J. Tucker outwrestle four bears for a loose ball? 
Sep 07, 2020
Kevin Arnovitz on Nash to the Nets and DEFCON 1 for the Bucks
Zach talks to Kevin Arnovitz about the Nets hiring Steve Nash, weird finishes in two Game 7s, and the Bucks falling behind the Heat.
Sep 03, 2020
538’s Chris Herring on Nuggets-Jazz and Celtics-Raptors Game 1
Zach talks to 538's Chris Herring about the Jamal Murray-Donovan Mitchell duel, Celtics-Raptors Game 1, the Rockets & much more. 
Aug 31, 2020
Malika Andrews and William Rhoden
Zach talks to ESPN's Malika Andrews and William Rhoden of The Undefeated about the Bucks' initiating a work stoppage in the NBA, and the fight for social and racial justice.
Aug 27, 2020
Tim MacMahon and Yaron Weitzman
Zach talks to ESPN's Tim MacMahon about Luka Doncic's brilliance in his first postseason and Yaron Weitzman of Bleacher Report about what went wrong with the Sixers.
Aug 24, 2020
Kevin Arnovitz on the First Round
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz talk all things playoffs: the No. 1 seeds scuffling, Mavs-Clippers, Jazz-Nuggets, and the Sixers looking awful. 
Aug 20, 2020
Portland's C.J. McCollum
Zach talks to Portland Trail Blazers star C.J. McCollum about life in Orlando, the team's run to the No. 8 seed, Dame's logo shots, the Lakers' match-up, much more.
Aug 17, 2020
First Round Preview with TrueHoop's David Thorpe
Zach and TrueHoop's David Thorpe reunite for their annual rapid-fire eight-by-eight first-round preview -- plus thoughts on Damian Lillard, Caris LeVert, and much more. 
Aug 14, 2020
Michael Schwartz and Doris Burke
Zach talks to ESPN's resident Suns fans Michael Schwartz about the bubble utopia, and Doris Burke hops on to discuss the wild Western Conference playoff race. 
Aug 11, 2020
Pablo Torre and Jeff Van Gundy
Zach talks to Pablo Torre about the injury to Ben Simmons and Jeff Van Gundy about the Lakers sputtering half-court offense, how the Nuggets should handle Michael Porter, Jr., and the success of the Pacers.
Aug 06, 2020
Kevin Arnovitz on the NBA Restart
Zach talks to Kevin Arnovitz about the race for the 8th seed in the West, the Suns' early bubble success, the enigma that is the Sixers, the Raptors reminding everyone how good they are, and coaches fashion.
Aug 04, 2020
So, Where The Hell Were We? Final 8 Teams
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton go rapid-fire through eight teams to wrap our "So, Where The Hell Were We?" series.
Jul 29, 2020
Rachel Nichols and Howard Beck
Zach talks to ESPN's Rachel Nichols and Bleacher Report's Howard Beck over drinks about their toughest award ballot decisions, the Knicks hire of Tom Thibodeau, and Lou Williams' trip to Magic City.
Jul 28, 2020
538's Chris Herring on Sixth Man of the Year
Zach and 538's Chris Herring fill out their Sixth Man of the Year ballots.
Jul 23, 2020
So, Where the Hell Were We? Grizzlies and Pelicans
Zach and TNT analyst Stan Van Gundy play "So, Where the Hell Were We?" with the Pelicans and Grizzlies -- plus who poses the biggest threat to the Bucks in the East, and the LA teams out West? 
Jul 20, 2020
So, Where The Hell Were We? Thunder and Clippers
Zach continues the "So, Where The Hell Were We Series" by talking Thunder with ESPN's Royce Young and Clippers with ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry.
Jul 16, 2020
Inside the Bubble with ESPN's Malika Andrews and Miami's Meyers Leonard
Zach talks to ESPN's Malika Andrews and Meyers Leonard of the Miami Heat about life inside the NBA bubble, plus Leonard on shot-gunning beers, Heat Culture, video games, and more. 
Jul 13, 2020
So, Where The Hell Were We? Raptors, Bucks, and Jazz
Zach plays "So, Where The Hell Were We?" about the Raptors with Eric Koreen of The Athletic; and the Bucks and Jazz with ESPN's Kevin Pelton and Tim MacMahon.
Jul 09, 2020
Chris Bosh talks Heat, Raptors, Tim Duncan & The Last Chip
 Zach talks to Chris Bosh about his playoff runs in Miami, his early days in Toronto, his new newsletter "The Last Chip," guarding Tim Duncan, much more. 
Jul 07, 2020
John Hollinger On The Sixers, Heat And Rockets
Zach and John Hollinger of The Athletic play the second edition of "So, Where the Hell Were We?" starring the Sixers, Heat and Rockets.
Jul 02, 2020
Brian Windhorst on the legacy of "The Decision"
Zach talks to ESPN's Brian Windhorst about the legacy of "The Decision" 10 years later, and the positive coronavirus tests within the Brooklyn Nets.
Jun 30, 2020
Kevin Pelton On Where The NBA Left Off
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton discuss whether the NBA should cancel the season, and then play the first edition of, "So, where were we?" with the Lakers, Mavs, Celtics, and Nuggets (19:02).
Jun 25, 2020
Atlanta's Lloyd Pierce and Renee Montgomery
Zach talks to Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce about the intersection of basketball and social justice in Atlanta, and the WNBA's Renee Montgomery about sitting out the 2020 season to focus on reform (46:04).
Jun 22, 2020
Bill Simmons 2009 Redraftables
Zach and The Ringer's Bill Simmons re-draft the 2009 NBA Draft.
Jun 18, 2020
Kevin Arnovitz on All-Defensive Teams
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz discuss the Orlando bubble and then fill out their all-defensive ballots.
Jun 16, 2020
Caron Butler
Zach talks to former NBA star Caron Butler about his work in criminal justice reform, the protests sweeping the U.S., lessons from Kobe, peak Wizards-Cavaliers hijinks, and much more.
Jun 11, 2020
Howard Beck on his oral history of The Lob
Zach talks to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report about his oral history of the epic Game 7 between the Lakers and in 2000, the legacy of the Kobe-Shaq partnership, the NBA's restart plan, and more.
Jun 08, 2020
Kevin Pelton on NBA's 22 team format
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Pelton about the NBA's proposed 22-team format.
Jun 03, 2020
Pistons coach Dwane Casey
Zach talks to Pistons coach Dwane Casey about the protests sweeping the nation, and what the NBA community can do going forward.
Jun 01, 2020
Lakers guard Alex Caruso
Zach talks to Lakers guard Alex Caruso about his unlikely NBA journey, the Lakers' surreal season, the NBA's potential return, all the memes, and much more.
May 29, 2020
Woj & Lowe Crossover Part I
Zach talks to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski about the NBA's potential restart.
May 26, 2020
Game of Zones
Zach talks to Craig and Adam Malamut, creators of Game of Zones, about the end of their hit series -- favorite jokes, bits that almost didn't make the show, their creative process, much more. Includes spoilers for both Game of Zones and Game of Thrones.
May 22, 2020
Charles Barkley
Zach talks to Charles Barkley about "The Last Dance," Dream Team stories, player empowerment, his trade from Philadelphia to Phoenix, much more.
May 19, 2020
The Ringer's Ryen Russillo
Zach and The Ringer's Ryen Russillo re-watch Game 7 of the 1998 conference finals between the Bulls and Pacers.
May 17, 2020
Danny Ainge
Zach talks to Celtics GM Danny Ainge about facing Michael Jordan in two NBA Finals, the 63-point game, the NBA's potential return from COVID-19 hiatus, more.
May 14, 2020
J.A. Adande
Zach talks to J.A. Adande about Michael Jordan's retirement in 1993, Scottie Pippen's season without MJ, and all things "Last Dance."
May 11, 2020
Jack McCallum
Zach talks to Jack McCallum about his new podcast series, "The Dream Team Tapes," dinner with Charles Barkley, the Isiah Thomas controversies, all things Michael Jordan, and more.
May 07, 2020
ESPN's Mike Greenberg
Zach talks to ESPN's Mike Greenberg about covering the Bulls first three-peat, "The Last Dance," the 1992 vs 1996 Bulls, LeBron and Jordan, more.
May 04, 2020
ESPN's Michael Wilbon
Zach talks to ESPN's Michael Wilbon about all things Michael Jordan and "The Last Dance."
Apr 29, 2020
ESPN's Bobby Marks
Zach talks to ESPN's Bobby Marks about how the Nets tried to distract Dennis Rodman in the 1998 playoffs, the legacy of the Bad Boys, their infamous walk-off, and much more.
Apr 27, 2020
FiveThirtyEight's Chris Herring
Zach and Chris Herring of 538 pick their NBA All-Rookie teams
Apr 23, 2020
Warriors coach Steve Kerr
Zach talks to Steve Kerr about the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls, The Last Dance, and much more.
Apr 20, 2020
ESPN's Jackie MacMullan
Zach and Jackie MacMullan talk about Michael Jordan on the eve of "The Last Dance": her memories covering him; her visit to see him play baseball; the difference between the first three and last three titles; his greatest and most memorable moments, much more.
Apr 17, 2020
Mike Breen
Zach talks to Mike Breen about prime Michael Jordan breaking the Knicks' hearts, Linsanity, the Ray Allen shot, and much more.
Apr 14, 2020
Bradley Beal
Zach talks to Washington star Bradley Beal about whether he wants to play again this season, his relationship with John Wall (8:46), why he signed an extension in Washington (11:09), and much more.
Apr 09, 2020
Paul Scheer
Zach talks to Paul Scheer of Black Monday and a million other things about his Clippers fandom (16:19), the Clippers transforming from underdogs to favorites, his comedy journey (30:25), "30 Rock," "Human Giant," and much more.
Apr 08, 2020
Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe
Zach talks to Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe about life in quarantine, Megan becoming a worldwide celebrity (24:21), the future of their sports, the hardest they've laughed at a movie (55:34), much more.
Apr 07, 2020
Pau Gasol
Zach talks to Pau Gasol about COVID-19, Kobe Bryant, his playing future, and more as part of the NBA's NBA Together campaign.
Apr 05, 2020
MVP Ballot with Bill Simmons
Zach and The Ringer's Bill Simmons discuss their MVP ballots from 1 to 5.
Apr 02, 2020
Sandro Galea and Keyon Dooling
Zach talks to Sandro Galea, the dean of Boston University's School of Public Health, and Keyon Dooling, player wellness counselor for the NBPA, about the mental health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 30, 2020
TrueHoop's David Thorpe
Zach talks to TrueHoop's David Thorpe about Luka Doncic, Trae Young, Jayson Tatum, and the rest of the Most Improved Player field.
Mar 30, 2020
Rachel Nichols on NBA shutdown
Zach talks to ESPN's Rachel Nichols about dealing with uncertainty, her interview with Adam Silver, NBA storylines that might go unfinished, more.
Mar 19, 2020
Howard Beck on COVID-19 and the suspension of the NBA season
Zach talks to Bleacher Report's Howard Beck about COVID-19 shuttering the NBA, and much more.
Mar 13, 2020
Daryl Morey from Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
Zach talks to Rockets GM Daryl Morey about trading away Clint Capela (2:41), the future of basketball (21:32), embracing innovation, and much more.
Mar 09, 2020
Kevin Arnovitz on Kenny Atkinson and Nets parting ways
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz discuss the Nets and Kenny Atkinson agreeing to part ways.
Mar 07, 2020
Metta World Peace
Zach talks to Metta World Peace about his press conference after winning the title in 2010, the passing of Kobe Bryant (6:50), his underrated career (9:56), his influence on mental health awareness in the NBA (12:33), and much more.
Mar 06, 2020
Kevin Arnovitz on the Bucks and MVP race
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz discuss Milwaukee's status as favorites and the MVP race (49:57).
Mar 03, 2020
MINI POD: Zion vs. LeBron
Zach and The Athletic's John Hollinger react to a highlight filled game between the Pelicans and the Lakers and discuss the potential playoff matchup between the two on the floor of Staples Center.
Feb 26, 2020
Lakers F Jared Dudley
Zach talks to the Lakers Jared Dudley about the Kobe Bryant memorial, what the last month has been like inside the Lakers, the Western Conference playoff landscape, and much more.
Feb 24, 2020
538's Chris Herring
Zach and Chris Herring of 538 pick their five most interesting players for the rest of the NBA season.
Feb 19, 2020
Nick Elam
Zach talks to Nick Elam, creator of the Elam Ending, about its big-stage debut in Sunday's All-Star game, potential pitfalls, the future, much more.
Feb 18, 2020
All-Star Bam Adebayo Heats Up Miami
Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo is having a breakout season. And it's happening quicker than most expected, just his third year in the NBA. ESPN's Zach Lowe explains what makes the first-time All-Star a remarkable talent on the court, and what's behind his incredible motivation off of it.
Feb 14, 2020
ESPN's Pablo Torre
Zach talks to ESPN's Pablo Torre about the Rockets small-ball experiment (4:02), Philly's lineup change (35:52), the new All-Star format (20:54), much more.
Feb 13, 2020
Trade Deadline Reaction with Bobby Marks
Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks react to the D'Angelo Russell-Andrew Wiggins trade, the Rockets going small (18:38), the Clippers getting Marcus Morris (49:44), much more.
Feb 06, 2020
Woj & Lowe Trade Deadline Show
Zach and Adrian Wojnarowski discuss the standoff between the Lakers and Clippers (2:32), how the firing of Steve Mills affects the Knicks at the deadline (19:32), deals they want to see (21:28), and more.
Feb 05, 2020
Talking Trades in the NBA
Ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline, rumors swirl about some of basketball's biggest names, causing fans and NBA Twitter to lose their minds. ESPN NBA senior writer Zach Lowe breaks down the buyers, sellers, and targets as the February 6 deadline draws near.
Feb 04, 2020
Brian Windhorst on Trade Deadline
Zach talks to ESPN's Brian Windhorst about the upcoming NBA trade deadline.
Feb 03, 2020
Matt Barnes
Zach talks to Matt Barnes about what Kobe Bryant was like off the floor, Kobe the Dad, the end of the Phil Jackson era with the Lakers, going from enemy to friend with Kobe, much more.
Jan 29, 2020
Ramona Shelburne and Rachel Nichols
Zach, Ramona Shelburne, and Rachel Nichols share their memories of the life of Kobe Bryant.
Jan 27, 2020
Dave McMenamin, ESPN
Zach talks to ESPN's Dave McMenamin about the powerhouse Lakers (15:58), Kyle Kuzma's future (24:57), Frank Vogel's rotations, Zion's debut (2:14), and much more.
Jan 23, 2020
Danny Green
Zach talks to Lakers guard Danny Green about late-career LeBron (2:16), why this is the most fun team environment he has ever experienced (18:44), those classic Spurs-Heat Finals, the Ray Allen shot (23:00), Kawhi's decision (33:34), much more.
Jan 22, 2020
ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz
Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the rising Grizz (1:07), the race for No. 8 in the West (12:38), the Nuggets, Jazz, Rockets, and Clippers, and Frank Vogel's coaching job with the Lakers (1:02:57).
Jan 16, 2020
Mini Pod: Joe Ingles Addendum
Zach tracks Joe Ingles down to have him tell a ridiculous story he forgot to ask him about the other night.
Jan 15, 2020
Jazz F Joe Ingles
Zach talks to Utah forward Joe Ingles about the surging Jazz (4:02), the art and limits of trash talk (19:04), the wild fires ravaging his native Australia (42:53), much more.
Jan 14, 2020
Bleacher Report's Howard Beck
Zach and Bleacher Report's Howard Beck pick their Western Conference All-Stars, plus talk Kyle Kuzma trade value (25:20), Kyrie Irving's injury (33:04), and more.
Jan 08, 2020
ESPN's Dan Le Batard
Zach talks to ESPN's Dan Le Batard about the legacy of the LeBron-era Heat as the 2010s come to a close.
Jan 06, 2020
Steven Adams
Zach talks to Oklahoma City center Steven Adams about his unconventional path to the NBA (9:25), the departures of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook (39:05), the best and worst trash talkers (35:35), the Draymond Green incident (21:33), much more.
Dec 30, 2019
Koreen & Arthur
Zach talks to Eric Koreen of The Athletic and Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star about the post-Kawhi Raptors, trade questions, the top of the East and All-Star picks.
Dec 27, 2019
The Ringer's Bill Simmons
Zach and Bill Simmons of the Ringer fill out their early MVP (3:02) and All-NBA ballots (44:02).
Dec 19, 2019
Woj & Lowe Show
Zach and Adrian Wojnarowski open NBA trade season: buyers (2:18), sellers, big names that could be on the move (11:09), much more.
Dec 16, 2019
John Hollinger
Zach talks to John Hollinger of The Athletic about trade buyers and sellers (3:33), Kevin Love (21:15), much more.
Dec 11, 2019
The Harden Puzzle: How Houston Rockets Star James Harden Confounds NBA Defenses
James Harden's basketball strengths are varied and, for a defense trying to guard him, frustrating. Now, teams are trying something different against the Houston Rockets' versatile star. ESPN senior writer Zach Lowe joins Mina Kimes to measure Harden's impact on the league this season and to discuss effective ways to stop him.
Dec 10, 2019
Marc Spears
Zach talks to Marc Spears of The Undefeated about his Damian Lillard feature story (1:40), the Blazers (28:36), Chris Paul's comments about his trade to the Thunder (32:20), Utah's struggles, and more.
Dec 05, 2019
Gary Gulman
Zach talks to comedian Gary Gulman about his HBO special "The Great Depresh," basketball as coping mechanism (5:20), the 1980s NBA versus today's game (38:36), the art of writing jokes, and the origin of his state abbreviations bit (48:20).
Dec 04, 2019