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Here's your home to hang out, discuss real hoops and celebrate the game.  Go beyond the box scores and talking-head hype in this weekly NBA conversation as Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down the Association's biggest on-court storylines. Get the full context and nuances of pro basketball while meeting up-and-coming content creators and experiencing a behind-the-scenes look at sports media.

Basketball by Association


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    NBA Trade & FA Buzz at Start of 2022 NBA Free Agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 36:41

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down the Jalen Brunson, Knicks rumors, as well as big decisions looming for DeAndre Ayton, Miles Bridges, Collin Sexton and many more. They also size up the Nuggets' trade for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Russell Westbrook's opt-in and Kyrie Irving's Nets return.

    Kyrie to Lakers, Knicks? Most Active FA & Trade Partners? Biggest NBA Offseason Storylines!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 41:59

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes wrap up the 2022 NBA Finals and look forward to the biggest names, teams and rumors in 2022 NBA Free Agency as well as the 2022 NBA Draft.

    2022 NBA Finals: Who Wins Games 6 & 7?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 27:11

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes detail how the Boston Celtics can survive Game 6 at home to set up a pivotal Game 7 in Golden State against the Warriors as well as picking the series winners.

    How Warriors Can Recover Against Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 19:58

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down why Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Finals will be a pivotal matchup for a suddenly vulnerable Golden State Warriors. How can they even the series against these effective Boston Celtics?

    2022 NBA Finals Predictions, Keys, Players to Watch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 43:49

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down the matchups, storylines and keys for the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics in the 2022 NBA Finals. Who is the X-factor? Who will be MVP? And why don't fans realize how evenly matched these two teams actually are?

    How Many Mavs Miracles are Left? Why Ugly Wins Benefit Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 35:47

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes debate whether the Miami Heat or Boston Celtics can crawl out of the Eastern Conference Finals in one piece. They also break down why the Golden State Warriors must put the Dallas Mavericks away for good in Game 5 and the danger in failing to do so.

    Can Luka Upset the Warriors? Have Celtics Met Their Match in Miami?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 67:24

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes wonder how Luka Doncic's magic will fare against a Golden State Warriors "remember us" tour in the Western Conference Finals. They also break down the Eastern Conference Finals where Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat continue to expose each opponent's weaknesses, including the Boston Celtics'.

    Did Suns Figure Out Luka? Did Embiid Get Robbed of NBA MVP?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 66:23

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down adjustments the Phoenix Suns made against the Dallas Mavericks as well as who can find the upper hand in the close-fought Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks series. They also detail how Joel Embiid must bounce back and whether the Memphis Grizzlies still have a chance against the Golden State Warriors.

    Ja Morant's Coming Out Party, James Harden's Demise and More

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 68:22

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes dive deep into each of the 2022 NBA Playoffs second round series while reveling in the Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks matchups. They also break down what makes the Phoenix Suns great and why a Philadelphia 76ers loss could have massive long-term implications.

    Are Boston Celtics East's Team to Beat? Is This a Power Shift in the West?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 83:52

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes weigh which of the remaining Eastern Conference teams are poised to make the NBA Finals. In addition to predicting each semifinals series, they also debate whether newcomers like the Grizzlies, Pelicans and Timberwolves are about to turn the West upside down.

    How Will Kyrie vs. Boston Play Out? Can the Warriors Sweep Denver?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 73:12

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down each matchup of the 2022 NBA Playoffs' First Round, including: whether the Minnesota Timberwolves can take the Memphis Grizzlies to 7; if we underestimated the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat's prowess; and whether the Phoenix Suns are still the prohibitive favorites.

    Predicting 2022 NBA Play-in Tournament Results, Playoffs First Round

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 78:32

    2022 NBA Playoff Matchups We Want to See

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 58:57

    100th Episode Special: Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes pick which NBA Playoff matchups will be most intriguing, including whether top teams like the Suns, Sixers, Celtics, and Warriors have anything to fear, as well as if up-and-comers like the Grizzlies, Raptors and Timberwolves can do some damage.

    Who's the Fall Guy for Lakers' Woes? Are Nets East Favorites with Kyrie Full-Time?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 62:25

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes predict whose heads roll once the L.A. Lakers' season from hell concludes. Are the Brooklyn Nets back in the East's top 4 with Kyrie Irving playing full time? Are the Celtics really the NBA's team to beat now? Can the Miami Heat recover from the Jimmy Butler, Udonis Haslem spat?

    Real Timberwolves? Cooked Lakers? Overrated Heat? Top Home Stretch Storylines

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 61:48

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down whether the streaking Minnesota Timberwolves are a credible threat. And are the Miami Heat as good as they seem? What are the chances that the L.A. Lakers miss the playoffs entirely? Check out all that and more as we gear up for the NBA's final 10 regular season games.

    Postseason Ceiling for Celtics, 76ers. Why Kyrie Should be Allowed to Play

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 61:59

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down the post-James Harden trade Philadelphia 76ers and the white-hot Boston Celtics. They also debate why it's time to finally let Kyrie Irving play home games for the Brooklyn Nets, as well as Gregg Popovich's NBA legacy after notching the all-time wins mark.

    Predicting Season's 2nd Half; Why It's Time to Ditch NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 67:03

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes revise their 2021-22 NBA Season predictions while also "fixing" the Slam Dunk competition for next year. They then dive into LeBron's complicated legacy with Michael Jordan and why Steph Curry might be more influential than both.

    NBA Trade Deadline: What the Winners, Losers Do Next

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 76:43

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down the winners and losers from the 2022 NBA Trade Deadline. What's next for big, moved names like James Harden, Ben Simmons, Domantas Sabonis? And why did teams like the L.A. Lakers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls fail to do anything?

    Caris LeVert is on the Move, Will Knicks' Julius Randle Follow?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 61:56

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down whether the New York Knicks should keep Julius Randle at the NBA Trade Deadline. Should the Boston Celtics blow it up? What about all those James Harden, Ben Simmons, Russell Westbrook and Marcus Smart rumors? Plus, find out how the Cleveland Cavaliers' fared in their acquisition of Caris LeVert.

    NBA Trade Deadline Market for Ben Simmons, Russell Westbrook, James Harden

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 46:38

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down the impact of the LeBron James and Joe Ingles injuries, why the Atlanta Hawks are suddenly hot, as well as the 2022 NBA Trade Deadline markets for Russell Westbrook, Ben Simmons, James Harden and more.

    NBA Trade Ideas to Fix Celtics, Hawks, Knicks and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 68:54

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes cook up genius NBA Trade Deadline deals for floundering teams like the L.A. Lakers while also greasing the wheels for the Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves and more. Find out where big names like Jaylen Brown, Domantas Sabonis, C.J. McCollum, Jerami Grant and many more wind up!

    Should L.A. Lakers Blow it Up at NBA Trade Deadline?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 57:47

    Can the L.A. Lakers be saved? How do the Golden State Warriors get back on track? Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes also debate whether Kyrie Irving and James Harden keep the Brooklyn Nets afloat without Kevin Durant, which other Atlanta Hawks will be traded and why the New York Knicks flipped Kevin Knox for Cam Reddish.

    NBA's Midseason Surprises, All-Star Voting, Awards Race

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 74:12

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down the NBA's All-Star voting hits and misses at the season's halfway point while also nominating award winners. They also name their biggest surprises and disappointments of the season so far and bask in the return debuts of Klay Thompson and Kyrie Irving.

    What to Expect from Klay Thompson and Kyrie Irving's Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 58:23

    What will having Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson mean for the Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors' championship hopes? Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes also hit on Rockets stars Kevin Porter Jr. and Christian Wood's suspensions, Josh Giddey's promise and Rajon Rondo's trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    BbA 88 - Which NBA Teams Should Blow it Up?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 52:24

    Ep. 88 - Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes discuss the opportunities and challenges for key NBA teams as COVID's Omicron variant ravages rosters. They also break down Kyrie Irving's pending return to the Brooklyn Nets and which rosters are primed for NBA Trade Deadline makeovers.

    BbA 87: Should Celtics Trade for Ben Simmons? Who's Early NBA MVP?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 58:46

    As missed games and quarantined players begin to skyrocket, the NBA is faced with its latest COVID-related headache. Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes also break down the early NBA MVP field, whether the Boston Celtics should trade for Ben Simmons and much more.

    BbA 86: Is Thibs Killing the Knicks? Secrets to Bulls, Suns' Early Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 60:09

    Is history repeating itself for yet another "Thibs team" with the New York Knicks? Does Kemba Walker still have a place in the NBA? What's behind the sustained early-season starts for the Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns? Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down all that and more.

    BbA 85: LeBron's Punch, Walton's Exit, Klay's Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 35:52

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes run down the top headlines from around the NBA, including LeBron James punching Isaiah Stewart, the Sacramento Kings firing Luke Walton, Klay Thompson healing up, the Phoenix Suns' win streak and much more.

    BbA 84: Sarver Sells Suns? Sixers Ditch Simmons? Jokic Wrong to Retaliate?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 63:51

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes discuss the escalating situations with Robert Sarver and the Phoenix Suns, Nikola Jokic's response to Markieff Morris, as well as Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers. They also break down the sustainability of the Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers and more.

    BbA 83: Surprises and Standouts from Early 2021-22 Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 68:55

    Which NBA players have been true highlights, or even just exceeded expectations, so far during the season's start? Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes run down an extensive list ranging from unsung heroes to huge stars shining especially bright during the first few weeks.

    BbA 82: Worried about Lakers, Nets? Believing Warriors, Hawks?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 60:19

    Which fast starts to the 2021-22 NBA season should be taken seriously and which are frauds? Which slow beginnings are no cause for alarm versus those that portend long-term struggles? Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes discuss all that plus the biggest storylines from the league's opening week.

    BbA 81: 2021-22 NBA Season Preview, Awards Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 80:13

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes predict every aspect of the 2021-22 season, including division and conference standings, NBA Playoffs results and award winners. Plus, find out how the biggest names like Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Steph Curry, Luka Doncic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Trae Young, Zion Williamson, Anthony Davis and many more will fare this year.

    BbA 80: Southeast Division 2021-22 NBA Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 67:19

    Are the Atlanta Hawks a lurking threat in the Eastern Conference? What's the outlook for big names like Trae Young, Jimmy Butler, Bradley Beal, LaMelo Ball, Bam Adebayo, Kyle Lowry and Gordon Hayward? Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes also break down what to expect from the Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic in 2021-22.

    BbA 79: Northwest Division 2021-22 NBA Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 67:52

    Can the Denver Nuggets get over the hump in their division and finally win the West? What's the outlook for big names like Nikola Jokic, Damian Lillard, Karl-Anthony Towns, Donovan Mitchell, Jamal Murray, Rudy Gobert and Anthony Edwards? Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes also break down what to expect from the Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder in 2021-22.

    BbA 78: Atlantic Division 2021-22 NBA Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 69:32

    Can the Brooklyn Nets run away with a tough Atlantic Division? What's the outlook for big names like Kevin Durant, Ben Simmons, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Julius Randle, Jayson Tatum and Joel Embiid? Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes also break down what to expect from the Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors in 2021-22.

    BbA 77: Pacific Division 2021-22 NBA Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 64:53

    Are the Los Angeles Lakers actually the favorites to win the Pacific Division this season? What's the outlook for big names like LeBron James, Steph Curry, Devin Booker, Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Klay Thompson? Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes also break down what to expect from the L.A. Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings in 2021-22.

    BbA 76: Southwest Division 2021-22 NBA Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 56:20

    Did the Dallas Mavericks do enough to win the division again around Luka Doncic? What's the outlook for big names like Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, Brandon Ingram, Dejounte Murray, Kristaps Porzingis and No. 2 pick Jalen Green? Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes also break down what to expect from the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies in 2021-22.

    BbA 75: Central Division 2021-22 NBA Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 64:57

    How will the defending champs and big names like Giannis Antetokounmpo, DeMar DeRozan, Collin Sexton, Zach LaVine, Domantas Sabonis, Lonzo Ball and No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham fare? Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down what to expect from the Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers in 2021-22.

    BbA 74: Can Sixers Trade for Damian Lillard?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 50:03

    Do the Philadelphia 76ers have the assets to pair Damian Lillard with Joel Embiid this offseason? Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes also break down the latest NBA Free Agency signings, including Rajon Rondo joining the Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls giving up on Lauri Markkanen.

    BbA 73: Should Kevin Garnett's Jersey Be Retired?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 65:07

    Should the Boston Celtics retire Kevin Garnett's jersey despite only five years played there? Why haven't the Minnesota Timberwolves done so? Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes also break down the NBA's Opening Day and Christmas Day schedule, Patrick Beverley's new home and why we disrespect stars from the league's earlier eras.

    BbA 72: Fresh NBA Offseason News & Storylines

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 61:07

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down Kawhi Leonard and Eric Bledsoe's returns to the L.A. Clippers, Dennis Schroeder's irrational contract confidence, where Rajon Rondo should wind up and more.

    BbA 71: Which Teams Did the Best in NBA Free Agency?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 57:03

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down the biggest summer free agency and trade deals, including Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry, Carmelo Anthony and more.

    BbA 70: Where Top 2021 NBA Free Agency Names Will Go

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 30:10

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down and predict where big names like Chris Paul, Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and more will land in 2021 NBA Free Agency.

    BbA 69: Facing Reality About Team USA Men's Basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 35:54

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes face the music after Team USA's loss to France in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, what it means for the program going forward and how to fix it.

    BbA: 2021 NBA Finals Wrap Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 44:16

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes recap and analyze all the highlights of the Milwaukee Bucks' NBA Championship, Giannis Antetokounmpo's Finals MVP as well as what's next for the Phoenix Suns.

    BbA 68: How the Bucks Close Out, Suns Survive Game 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 52:09

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down the keys, adjustments and storylines for both the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks heading into Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Finals.

    BbA Byte: Who was 2021's Best NBA Player?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 26:25

    Taking the Playoffs into account, who actually was the NBA's best player throughout the 2020-21 season? Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes also discuss recent NBA coaching hires and how long before Becky Hammon gets her first head coaching spot in the league.

    BbA 67: Can the Bucks Really Win Wisconsin? Can Suns Rally Game 4?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 47:09

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes discuss why the Milwaukee Bucks had long been second-class sports citizens in Wisconsin and how that is changing. They also break down Game 3 and the adjustments both teams must make before Game 4 of the 2021 NBA Finals.

    BbA Byte: Keys for Bucks, Suns 2021 NBA Finals Game 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 28:34

    How can the Milwaukee Bucks bounce back after their Game 1 NBA Finals loss? How do the Phoenix Suns keep their momentum rolling? Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down all the keys and adjustments as the series continues.

    BbA 66: 2021 NBA Finals Preview, What's Next for Hawks?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 59:26

    Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down every storyline and key for the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns. They also ponder whether the Atlanta Hawks should break out the Brinks truck for John Collins or craft their future differently.

    BbA Byte: Are Bucks Dead Without Giannis? Can Suns Sink Clippers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 27:24

    What does Giannis Antetokounmpo's injury mean for the Milwaukee Bucks' NBA Finals bid? Are the Atlanta Hawks able to take advantage? Can the Phoenix Suns finally close out the never-say-day L.A. Clippers? Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes discuss all that and more NBA Playoffs storylines.

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