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Listen in as NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry joins award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz to bring you the latest on the Golden State Warriors and the NBA.

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    The Rick Barry Show - Celebrating Rick Making the NBA 75th Anniversary Team with Mark Haynes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 68:15

    NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcome Golden State Warriors beat reporter for ClutchPoints Mark Haynes to celebrate Rick making the NBA 75th Anniversary team! The crew recapped the Warriors home opening win over the other L.A. team including Stephen Curry's incredible performance, which was needed since there was no Poole Party that night, with Rick explaining what Jordan Poole needs to do to maintain consistency. Rick talked about being on the NBA 75th Anniversary team, including what it takes to make such elite company. The crew talked about Klay Thompson being snubbed from the team, with Cyrus playing sound from Steve Kerr on how he thought Klay and Draymond Green were both worthy of being included, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Rick Barry Show - Warriors Opening Night Glory with Kevin Danna

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 58:05

    NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcome the voice of the Santa Cruz Warriors, play-by-play broadcaster Kevin Danna, to recap the Golden State Warriors' solid opening night victory in L.A! The crew talked about the incredible play of the bench, including Nemanja Bjelica making his best Jokic impersonation, Iggy being Iggy, rookie Moses Moody contributing incredibly valuable minutes, Damion Lee settling into his role as a clutch shooter, Gary Payton II's brief but valuable appearance and Otto Porter Jr. making a solid impact in his first game as a member of the Warriors. Kevin talked about how he became the voice of the Santa Cruz Warriors, the crew are continually impressed with the Poole Party, they discussed if Durant is regretting leaving the Warriors, and the latest on the Ben Simmons situation. The crew made predictions for the upcoming game against the other L.A.. team including how Stephen Curry is due for a richter shooting night following his triple double, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Warriors 24/7 - Warriors Season Preview with Chris Townsend

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 57:56

    In the newest episode of Warriors 24/7 award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomes longtime Golden State Warriors insider and San Francisco Bay Area broadcasting legend Chris Townsend to preview the upcoming Golden State Warriors season. Hall of Famer Rick Barry briefly joins the show and talks about playing baseball during his younger days, with Townsend remembering Rick being the only person Barry Bonds ever showed any respect to. Cyrus and Chris discussed Klay Thompson being the potential difference between the team being a playoff and World Championship contender, with Cyrus playing sound at the end of the show from Shams Charania detailing his upcoming practice schedule and anticipated date of coming back and playing for the Warriors. Cyrus and Chris discussed the current media landscape, and how Twitter took away Townsend's verified account without any explanation why, and Cyrus played Rick and Chris some new sound for anytime there's a reference to the Poole Party!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Rick Barry Show - Warriors Season Preview with Rusty Simmons of SF Chronicle

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 52:14

    NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcome longtime writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and the publication's newest beat reporter covering the Golden State Warriors, Rusty Simmons, to preview the upcoming NBA season! Rusty revealed why the team brass decided to cut back on spending, resulting in the team not signing Paul Millsap and bungling the Kelly Oubre Jr. situation during the offseason. Rusty provided some insight on what he's been seeing during the team practices, including an update on Klay Thompson's recovery and how James Wiseman's added considerable muscle to his frame. Cyrus asked Rick and Rusty their thoughts on a hypothetical trade where Jonathan Kuminga and Wiseman would be traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Karl-Anthony Towns with the conversation shifting to how amazing Moses Moody's looked during the preseason games. The crew made predictions for the upcoming season, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Rick Barry Show - It's a Poole Party!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 26:12

    NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz recapped the preseason opener for the Golden State Warriors and shared DubNation's enthusiasm for Jordan Poole continuing his tremendous play from last season, which could really open the floor up for Stephen Curry. Rick and Cyrus discussed the reemergence of Draymond Green's offensive game, how new veterans including Andre Igoudala, Otto Porter Jr. Avery Bradley and Nemanja Bjelica performed, how Andrew Wiggins being vaccinated provided tremendous relief while the Brooklyn Nets continue facing a huge conundrum with their situation, and how rookies Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody are likely going to be playing for the Santa Cruz G League team since they likely won't find many minutes early in the season. Rick discussed the strong possibility of being on the NBA's 75th anniversary team, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Rick Barry Show - The Wiggins Fiasco and Warriors Media Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 50:55

    NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz discussed the Andrew Wiggins fiasco which has become a huge distraction for the Golden State Warriors, with sound played from Bob Myers, Wiggins himself and Stephen Curry at the annual Warriors Media Day where the primary focus wasn't so much on the team but rather Wiggins and whether or not he's going to be vaccinated so he hopefully doesn't miss half of the team's games. Curry didn't hold back his feelings regarding the potential missed games, with Myers refusing to rule out a potential trade. Rick and Cyrus discussed potential trade options, including a rumored trade with the San Antonio Spurs, Cyrus played sound from Joel Embiid where he made a trade analogy involving Curry and Klay Thompson, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Warriors 24/7 - Joe Lacob, Andrew Wiggins and Avery Bradley

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 70:22

    In the newest episode of Warriors 24/7 award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz (Hall of Famer Rick Barry is rejoining the show next week following his Alaska fishing trip) discusses Joe Lacob's recent comments about trading for Ben Simmons and how the Golden State Warriors' brass suddenly penny pinching could directly cause them to not win more World Championships, the ramifications of Andrew Wiggins' decision to not vaccinate himself which could result in him missing every home game thus possibly forcing a trade, the team's recent acquisition of Avery Bradley and how it was the first great move by the front office in a while, Saatsaz's appearance on the #Lakers podcast and his beef with the San Francisco Chronicle for purging his bylines published from 2010-2012 without providing any specific reasons.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Rick Barry Show - Clifford Ray

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 93:52

    NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomed former Golden State Warriors center Clifford Ray to talk about playing with Rick on the 1975 World Championship team, dealing with blatantly racist actions and rule implementations by the NCAA during his collegiate playing days at The University of Oklahoma, being traded from the Chicago Bulls to the Warriors, why he's so successful coaching NBA big men, his experience being a part of the coaching staff on the 2008 World Champion Boston Celtics, whether he thinks young Warriors center James Wiseman can achieve greatness, what he would've done if he were coaching the Phoenix Suns to stop Giannis Antetokounmpo in the NBA Finals and saving the life of a dolphin in 1978 at the former Marine World Africa USA in Redwood City.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Warriors 24/7 - The Draymond-KD Interview and Analyzing Warriors Roster with Rick Barry

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 26:43

    In the newest episode of Warriors 24/7 award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz is joined by NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry to discuss the recent Draymond Green - Kevin Durant interview, with Cyrus playing sound from the most important parts and Rick providing his perspective regarding the infamous in-game argument and whether Steve Kerr and Bob Myers handled the situation properly. Cyrus presents what's likely the Golden State Warriors final roster for the upcoming season, with Rick providing detailed analysis on the strengths and weaknesses of the team, and whether they're World Championship contenders.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Rick Barry Show - Leandro Barbosa

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 53:25

    NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcome one of the pivotal members of the 2015 World Champion Golden State Warriors, Leandro Barbosa! The Brazilian Blur discussed his upbringing in Brazil, how he switched from being a soccer player to a basketball player, whether he thought the Warriors pursuing the regular season wins record cost them a repeat World Championship, the impact of the NBA suspending Draymond Green in the NBA Finals, winning the 6th Man of the Year award, comparing the great Phoenix Suns team he was on with the Warriors' championship team, his beautiful family, playing for Rick in the Big 3, his new role on the Warriors as a Player Mentor Coach, what he thinks of the team's youngsters, and his friendships with Stephen Curry, Green and Klay Thompson.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Warriors 24/7 - Warriors Offseason Review with Larry Krueger

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 40:40

    In the newest episode of Warriors 24/7 award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomes longtime Golden State Warriors insider Larry Krueger to talk about Bob Myers' comments on the Warriors deciding not to use the MLE, and whether it's a smart or penny-pinching decision, with NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry briefly chiming in with his thoughts on the strategy. The crew reviewed the Warriors offseason additions, discussed potential trade options for the team, and if they're World Championship contenders. Note: Cyrus' microphone quality decreases a third of the way into the podcast because of internet issues, but fortunately Larry talks for most of the show.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Rick Barry Show - Jamaal Wilkes and Jeff Mullins

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 72:52


    NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomed two of Rick's teammates from the Golden State Warriors 1975 World Championship team, Jamaal Wilkes and Jeff Mullins! Mullins came on first and Wilkes surprised him halfway in the show before taking over the guest slot and together they talked about the championship team, with Wilkes sharing stories from his Hall of Fame Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers career where he won a combined four NBA championships. Wilkes also talked about his days playing for UCLA, where he won two national championships playing for John Wooden and was offered under the table deals from other colleges and universities while Mullins talked about his number being retired playing for Duke University. At the end of the show Rick and Cyrus discussed the Warriors' decision to not use the MLE, with Rick becoming very optimistic that Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody are going to contribute immediately, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Warriors 24/7 - Rick Loves Chiozza and The Kum Bucket

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 28:05

    In the debut episode of Warriors 24/7 (a spinoff of The Rick Barry Show where award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz brings you the latest news and commentary on the Golden State Warriors), NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry joins Cyrus to talk about the crass nickname Barstool Sports came up with for Jonathan Kuminga, Rick provides his expert analysis on the summer league performances of Warriors' lottery pick rookies Kuminga and Moses Moody, Rick talks about how he isn't upset that he missed out on the hundreds of millions of dollars he would've earned in today's game, Cyrus reveals the two players the Warriors need the most with their MLE, and Rick reveals his love for Chris Chiozza, the newest player on the Warriors.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Rick Barry Show - Warriors Offseason Evaluation with Krysten Peek

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 66:27

    NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomed Krysten Peek of Yahoo Sports and Rivals to critique the Golden State Warriors two newest lottery picks, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody, and what her thoughts are on James Wiseman after one year on the team. Rick and Cyrus started the show heavily criticizing the Warriors for letting Kelly Oubre Jr. go for absolutely nothing and how their relative lack of offseason activity isn't helping the Warriors achieve a World Championship. The crew reviewed who the offseason winners and losers are, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 38 - Butch Beard

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 64:12

    In Episode 38 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomed former Golden State Warriors point guard Butch Beard to talk about playing with Rick on the 1975 World Championship team, his thoughts on the Warriors keeping or trading James Wiseman, why the Warriors traded Butch, the reason why the New Jersey Nets wouldn't let Butch hire Rick as his assistant coach, his issues with the Louisville Cardinals' men's basketball team, and why the USA Men's Basketball Olympics team won't win the gold medal. The crew made some NBA Finals predictions, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Episode 37 - Warriors Offseason and NBA Playoffs with Wes Goldberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 54:21

    In Episode 37 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomed San Jose Mercury News Golden State Warriors beat reporter Wes Goldberg to review the Warriors' offseason plans, including Stephen Curry's extension, Klay Thompson taking James Wiseman under his wing, trade options, whether Kelly Oubre Jr.'s going to re-sign with the team, and who they should draft with the #7 pick. The crew talked about the NBA Playoffs and predicted who is going to win the NBA Finals. Rick, Cyrus and Evan argued over the greatest shot in NBA Finals history, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Episode 36 - Warriors Season Recap with Connor Letourneau

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 36:58

    In Episode 36 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomed the San Francisco Chronicle's Golden State Warriors beat reporter Connor Letourneau to dissect what went right and wrong for the Warriors this season, and what changes are needed in order for the team to return to championship form. A huge part of the discussion was focused on Kelly Oubre Jr. and why it would be idiotic for the Warriors to not resign him. The crew talked about the season being a failure for the Warriors, and what necessary changes are needed. Rick, Cyrus and Connor argued over whether Stephen Curry deserves the MVP award, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.

    Episode 35 - Midseason Report Card

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 66:10

    In Episode 35 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz reviewed the Golden State Warriors' first half performance and critiqued what's been going right and wrong for the team. Cyrus read a survey that showed social justice activism from athletes during games is resulting in a steep decline in overall ratings with Rick reinforcing his position that athletes' political opinions should stay away from live games. Rick and Cyrus debated the value of Kelly Oubre Jr. and whether the team should resign him regardless of the cost, they evaluated the Warriors' young talent, Rick clarified his statements on Draymond Green's offensive impact, and Rick said he's OK with LeBron James recruiting Stephen Curry while Cyrus was livid about it. Rick and Cyrus made predictions for who is going to come out the winner in each conference, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.

    Episode 34 - Michael Cooper

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 64:35


    In Episode 34 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomed five-time World Champion Michael Cooper of the Showtime Lakers to talk about which of his championships was his favorite, who the hardest players he ever defended was, his favorite teammates, playing in Europe and knowing the moment he knew retirement was imminent, and how Eric "Sleepy" Floyd of the Golden State Warriors set the playoff record (that still stands to this day) for most points in a quarter and half on Cooper the year he won the Defensive Player of the Year award. Rick and Cyrus discussed the Warriors, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.


    Episode 33 - Seerat Sohi of Yahoo Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2020 103:21


    In Episode 33 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomed Seerat Sohi of Yahoo Sports to preview the upcoming NBA season including how they think the Golden State Warriors are going to do, the continually unusual antics of Kyrie Irving including his recent attempt to blackout the media, where James Harden is going and his own latest outlandish actions, how Sohi became a reporter and columnist for Yahoo Sports, Cyrus revealed the three things the Warriors need to do if they want to be a championship contender, and Rick responded to a recent podcast featuring Bill Simmons and Malcolm Gladwell where they psychoanalyzed him. The three made predictions for the upcoming NBA season, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.


    Episode 32 - Klay Thompson's Injury and What's Next

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2020 38:46

    In Episode 32 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz discussed Klay Thompson's depressing season ending injury and delved into deep detail analyzing who they should add via free agency and trade based on who's potentially available, why Klay is literally the most likeable player in the game, the addition of James Wiseman, Rick's personal experiences dealing with injuries that keep athletes out of the game, why Rick says it's a hard pass if James Harden is available, the season's early start being a possible catalyst for Klay's injury and the Warriors still being championship contenders despite losing Klay.

    Episode 31 - NBA Finals Recap and Warriors Offseason Plans

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2020 61:41

    In Episode 31 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz discussed the Golden State Warriors' upcoming offseason plans including the strong possibility of the team acquiring either Ben Simmons from the Philadelphia 76ers or drafting star prospect Anthony Edwards, who the team could either trade for or acquire in free agency, Rick joining Anthony Davis in being one of only five players in NBA history to score 30 or more points in their first two NBA Finals games, his experience playing in the 1967 NBA Finals, and Rick's opposition to politics in sports. Cyrus discussed his NBA playoffs gambling success, the crew recapped the NBA Finals, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.

    Episode 30 - Krysten Peek of Yahoo Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2020 65:39

    In Episode 30 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomed Krysten Peek of Yahoo Sports and Rivals to talk about what she thinks the Golden State Warriors should do with the number two pick, her background, being the only female basketball journalist covering draft prospects, why it's so difficult determining who in college and high school is going to succeed in the NBA, how to determine when a player is a bust and what variables she thinks are important in determining NBA success. The three made predictions for who is making the NBA Finals, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.

    Episode 29 - Mark Medina of USA Today

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2020 62:06

    In Episode 29 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomed USA Today NBA writer Mark Medina who called in live from the NBA bubble to talk about what life is like for teams and media in the enclosed environment, his background and how he became an NBA journalist, what he expects the Warriors to do with their draft pick, previously being the beat reporter for the Warriors during their dynasty and the Lakers when they were last champions, interviewing Kobe Bryant just days before his tragic passing, and whether this is more of an extension from last year or if it feels like this is a new NBA season. Plus Medina was asked who he's predicting to win the World Championship, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.

    Episode 28 - George Karl

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2020 62:01


    In Episode 28 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcome former Golden State Warriors Head Coach George Karl who talked about his days leading the Warriors, why and how he left the team, his appearance on the smash summer hit Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance including his side of the story regarding their encounter during the NBA Finals, the team he considers the greatest he's ever coached, why there isn't more honesty in this world, being a cancer survivor and his experience dealing with those battles, transitioning from being a former NBA player to coaching, his podcast Truth + Basketball, how Jordan nearly purchased the Milwaukee Bucks, being a part of the Dean Smith coaching tree, and why he's one of the most successful Head Coaches in NBA history. Karl was asked about his comments regarding Andre Iguodala's suspicious behavior during the first round of the 2013 playoffs where the Warriors upset his Denver Nuggets team, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.


    Episode 27 - The Bubble

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2020 52:09

    In Episode 27 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz preview the long awaited resumption of the NBA season and talked about how numerous players have been leaving the isolation bubble to visit strip clubs, Klay Thompson's fascinating affinity for his jersey number and how Rick could've possibly been the only player in NBA history to have a separate playing number for home and away games, Rick's love for the game of stickball, Andre Igoudala's beef with a WNBA player, and who is deserving of NBA awards. Postseason predictions were made, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.

    Episode 26 - Warriors Huddle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2020 64:07

    In Episode 26 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz host a joint podcast with Bram Hillsman and the crew at the popular podcast Warriors Huddle to discuss some great stories from Rick's playing days including who he considered were the most dangerous players, what players are the most entertaining to watch in today's game, the legend of John Brisker, what teams in NBA history deserve an asterisk next to their World Title, how many more championships the Warriors Dynasty could claim, where the Warriors are in terms of being ready for next year and the crew predict who is winning the World Championship.

    Episode 25 - The Last Dance Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2020 49:30


    In Episode 25 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz review the final six episodes of the wildly popular Chicago Bulls documentary The Last Dance and talked about the beauty of Jordan watching video of what others said and did while being interviewed including laughing hysterically at Gary Payton's comments on guarding him, The Dream Team's global impact, Jordan's crassness, the considerable focus on Steve Kerr and how that meant Jordan respected him tremendously, what alcoholic beverage Jordan was drinking, Jordan and Kobe Bryant's food possibly being sabotaged, and the blonde woman in Indiana who was spewing profanities at the Chicago Bulls. Rick talked about turning down a role being an adviser for the movie Semi-Pro where they wanted his expertise on underhanded free throw shooting, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.


    Episode 24 - Tim Hardaway

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2020 55:29


    In Episode 24 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcome Golden State Warriors legend Tim Hardaway who talked about his wildly entertaining Run TMC teams and how it sadly broke up early, what it's like having a son play in the NBA with Rick adding to that discussion, the great "what if" of what might've been had Timmy not been injured prior to the 1994 season that welcomed Chris Webber, how Magic Johnson helped expose to the world his killer crossover dribble nicknamed the "UTEP Two Step," and how he feels regarding still not being selected to the Hall of Fame. Tim was asked about Chris Mullin's underrated presence on the team, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.


    Episode 23 - The Last Dance Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2020 73:18


    In Episode 23 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz review the first four episodes of the wildly popular Chicago Bulls documentary The Last Dance, including Rick's history with legendary Head Coach Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan's load management and his ability to average 23 points while playing only 14 minutes per game, Ron Harper's reaction when the Cavaliers told him he wasn't going to guard Jordan on the final play, the Boston Celtics deserving some blame for not shaking the Detroit Pistons hands when their reign ended similar to the Pistons' lack of respect toward the Bulls, what Rick's thoughts are on the Bad Boy Pistons and if they should be considered among the game's great teams, the credit Jerry Krause deserves for building the dynasty and how his ego led to the downfall of the team including his poor treatment of Scotty Pippen, Dennis Rodman's vacation, Jordan's vice and why the Golden State Warriors traded starting point guard Butch Beard following the team's 1975 World Championship. Draymond Green's latest comments were discussed, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.


    Episode 22 - Peter Vecsey

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2020 76:35


    In Episode 22 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomed legendary Hall of Fame basketball journalist Peter Vecsey who talked about covering Rick's amazing playing career, playing a pick up basketball game with legends including Pete Maravich and how Oscar Robertson refused to come out of the game for him, the uncertainty of playing NBA games beyond July 1 since that's when free agency starts, his critique of Golden State Warriors Joe Lacob for his alleged mistreatment of former Head Coach Mark Jackson, his working relationship with Charles Barkley, and how he auctioned off his Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy Award because of the disrespect he felt coming from the organization. Vecsey revealed how he was once offered the General Manager position for the utter dysfunction of the New York Knicks organization, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.


    Episode 21 - Plumped or Pumped Eastern Conference Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2020 46:54

    In Episode 21 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz introduce a new segment called "Plumped or Pumped" where a list of select players in each conference is presented and debate if they're returning from this hiatus fat or in shape and ready to play. The idea was inspired from the last time the NBA suspended play in 1998 because of the lockout where a reduced 50 game season resulted in numerous players returning to action out of shape and not ready to play. Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.

    Episode 20 - San Jose Mercury News' Wes Goldberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2020 73:25

    In Episode 20 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomed the San Jose Mercury News' Golden State Warriors beat reporter Wes Goldberg who talked about what the Warriors should do with their lottery pick in the upcoming NBA draft, the NBA's delayed COVID-19 reaction, if the NBA should resume the regular season or go directly to the playoffs, which players on the team are going to return next year, who the biggest disappointment in the NBA is, how players are practicing since facilities are closed, who he considers the best teams in each conference are, who should win the MVP Award, what the Warriors' plans are for Jonathon Simmons, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.

    Episode 19 - These Times are not Normal

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2020 60:50


    In Episode 19 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz discuss the ramifications of the NBA suspending all games and what's next for the great game of basketball and the world. They played sound from Stephen A. Smith being critical of Rudy Gobert and how a lack of taking the pandemic seriously potentially led to a transmission to his teammates, including Donovan Mitchell. With the season potentially over, Rick and Cyrus reviewed the potential playoff seedings and predicted who would win their respected matchups in the postseason. Cyrus congratulated the Golden State Warriors for potentially clinching the worst record in the NBA and put Rick on the 24 second shot clock asking him who the Warriors should draft with their lottery pick. With the uncertainty of the regular season, the crew announced their award winners, with Rick and Cyrus awarding MVP to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rookie of the Year to Ja Morant, Coach of the Year to Erik Spoelstra, and Cyrus awarded Gobert Defensive Player of the Year for literally shutting down the entire NBA. Sound from the Draymond Green-Charles Barkley feud was played, with plenty of laughs from the large personalities clashing. Cyrus played sound of Jalen Rose being critical of his peers at ESPN for focusing on narratives and not actual basketball play when determining MVP, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.


    Episode 18 - San Francisco Chronicle's Connor Letourneau

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2020 64:32

    In Episode 18 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomed the San Francisco Chronicle's Golden State Warriors' beat reporter Connor Letourneau who talked about why Kevin Durant left the Warriors, how Letourneau utilizes social media and if he's into "NBA Twitter," whether Steve Kerr's security blanket comments in regard to Stephen Curry were disrespectful to the superstar, who is deserving of the MVP and Rookie of the Year Awards, and if the Warriors were calculated in deciding on when Stephen Curry would return to the team. Plus Cyrus put Rick on the 24 second shot clock and asked him who the greatest small forward is in the history of the game.

    Episode 17 - The Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2020 68:35


    In Episode 17 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz recap what was quite possibly the most exciting All Star Game in recent history, with Cyrus asking Rick if the game's Elam Ending format should be implemented permanently for the regular season and playoffs. Cyrus played sound from a a recent Kevin Durant interview where he went into explicit detail regarding his in game spat with Draymond Green, with Rick continuing to wonder what the actual reason is for Durant leaving the Warriors and Cyrus heavily criticizing Bay Area sports media for not following up with members of the Golden State Warriors to determine if what Durant said was true. Rick and Cyrus discussed the Warriors' coaching staff talking about how Andrew Wiggins is a great fit for the team and whether those comments were disrespectful toward former point guard D'Angelo Russell. Some Eric Paschall sound was played where he talked about what the addition of Wiggins means for the Warriors. TV ratings for the NBA continue to plummet with Cyrus providing some details and Rick explaining why the game's popularity isn't great right now. Michael Jordan recently celebrated his 57th birthday and sound was played from an interview Jordan conducted years ago which showed Jordan's humility when discussing his greatness, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.


    Episode 16 - Media Bias

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2020 71:20

    In Episode 16 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz delve into what is becoming increasingly obvious, that journalists such as Rachel Nichols and major sports networks such as ESPN are exhibiting subtle yet obvious media bias towards Nike athletes, and especially LeBron James, while discriminating heavily against the Golden State Warriors and in general athletes who don't fit the Nike-LeBron narrative, with Cyrus adding a huge reason for media hatred toward Kevin Durant is him joining the Warriors prevented LeBron from winning more World Championships. The Warriors' trade for Andrew Wiggins was discussed with Rick and Cyrus both agreeing it was a great move and Rick adding that he loves Wiggins' comments on criticism from media. Rick and Cyrus analyzed in detail why waiting until the summer to trade D'Angelo Russell would've been a potentially disastrous decision. Rick talked about his guest appearance many years ago on the TV show Coach, and why he made the decision to play in the ABA. Rick and Cyrus both agreed that with the incredible start to Zion Williamson's NBA career he's a candidate for Rookie of the Year honors. The shitshow that is the New York Knicks continues which led to Cyrus putting Rick on the 24 second shot clock and asking him to name five players on the team, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.

    Episode 15 - Trade Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2020 66:04

    In Episode 15 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz broke down nearly every realistic trade possibility for the Golden State Warriors, with Cyrus making the strong argument that contrary to the beliefs and wishes of many Warriors supporters Andrew Wiggins is a solid option if acquired for D'Angelo Russell and probably the best player available. Rick asked Cyrus if the rumor is true that Russell blocked him on Twitter and it was confirmed, with Cyrus adding criticism of Russell for being incredibly thin skinned and not being able to handle simple trade suggestions on social media. Rick calls Ja Morant immature for him and his teammates' criticism of Andre Iguodala's decision not to play for the Mephis Grizzlies and the ensuing social media spat with Stephen Curry. Rick and Cyrus blasted the clusterfbomb that is the New York Knicks for their utterly laughable trade offer to the Warriors and for not even having the decency of providing hot water in the locker rooms of opposing teams. Rick and Cyrus reviewed who was snubbed from the all star teams with added discussion of the new format, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.

    Episode 14 - Kobe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2020 65:22


    In Episode 14 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz discussed the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, with touching sound played from his mentor Jerry West, his former teammate Shaquille O'Neal and Draymond Green. Andre Igoudala's comments on NBA officials discriminating against Stephen Curry were analyzed, with Igoudala adding that the year he's taking off is potentially adding extra years playing in the NBA. Rick revealed from a source that the L.A. Clippers sometimes postpone practice for hours when Kawhi Leonard's helicopter is delayed because of weather, and this preferential treatment is a huge reason why there is discord in the team locker room. Rick and Cyrus wondered if there's ever going to be another team who threepeats since the recent Warriors dynasty was probably the last team who could potentially do it. The crew analyzed Draymond Green's comments that the NBA's overemphasis on offense is ruining the game. Rick heavily criticized the NBA for basically eliminating the center position as evident by it no longer being a position listed for the All Star Game. Rick and Cyrus broke down if the drastic increase in three point shooting is making a considerable impact on the NBA's decline in TV ratings. Rick and Cyrus make Super Bowl predictions, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.


    Episode 13 - Efficiency

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2020 62:04


    In Episode 13 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz discussed the possibility of Eric Paschall listening to the previous episode since his play has drastically increased. Rick and Cyrus heavily critiqued the poor shooting of James Harden and how his play has been detrimental to his team. Cyrus asked Rick if it's a better feeling winning a championship or watching your child do it. Numerous audio files were played including Charles Barkley calling Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson Stay and Kleph, Curry recently filling in on TV as a sideline reporter and post game interviewer, and both Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes saying on their recent podcast with Curry that they would kick anyone's ass who messed with him. Rick and Cyrus analyzed the Golden State Warriors potential roster for next year, Cyrus put Rick on the 24 second shot clock and asked him if he agreed with Chris Paul's decision not to forgo the final year of his monster contact to play for a championship contending team, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.


    Episode 12 – Maintain Progress

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2020 63:12

    In Episode 12 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz discussed promising Golden State Warriors rookie Eric Paschall’s recent regression and analyzed why that is, with Rick adding that consistent progress is what defined greatness in the NBA. They broke down the team’s new contracts with Damion Lee and Marquese … Continued

    Episode 11 – The New Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2020 69:26

    In Episode 11 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz discussed potential trade options with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers for the Golden State Warriors, Rick criticized Ron Adams’ coaching of the pick and roll, the crew discussed the Warriors waiving Marquese Chriss so they could offer a long … Continued

    Episode 10 – Civility

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2019 70:48

    In Episode 10 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz went over the utter lack of civility recently in the NBA, including Patrick Beverley casually dropping an F Bomb during a post game interview, Dion Waiters being suspended yet again and Tristan Thompson being insubordinate and publicly yelling at his … Continued

    Episode 9 – ESPN Reporter Royce Young

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2019 48:00

    NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcome ESPN reporter Royce Young to talk about his story on player tactics during free throws, how an Oklahoma kid became a prominent NBA reporter for ESPN, and why Kevin Durant keeps leaving his teams. Cyrus puts Rick on the 24 second shot … Continued

    Episode 8 – The Price of Admission

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2019 55:58

    In Episode 8 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz present The Price of Admission, a list of the most entertaining players in the NBA.  Rick and Cyrus go over the declining TV ratings, and how injuries to some of the game’s biggest stars, most of whom played or did … Continued

    Episode 7 – Giving Thanks

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2019 54:08

    With Thanksgiving around the corner NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz provide a list of things they’re thankful for both personally and in the NBA.  Rick and Cyrus reviewed the former Golden State Warriors players who were on the roster last year and what they’re doing now, and that … Continued

    Episode 6 – The Eighth Awards

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2019 66:06

    With an eighth of the NBA season in the books, NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and Cyrus Saatsaz present The Eighth Awards given to the players and teams who thus far have excelled and those who have floundered in Episode 6 of the Warriors 24 podcast.  Rick and Cyrus congratulated the Golden State Warriors … Continued

    Episode 5 – Load Management

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2019 45:25

    In Episode 5 of the Warriors 24 podcast NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and Cyrus Saatsaz discuss the rising prevalence of players using “load management” to take excessive days off from playing, with Rick strongly disagreeing that it’s OK.  The medical staff of the Golden State Warriors is critiqued, with the question raised of … Continued

    Episode 4 – Youth Rising

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2019 66:49

    In Episode 4 of the Warriors 24 podcast, NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and Cyrus Saatsaz break down the incredible start to Eric Paschall’s rookie campaign and analyze how the rest of the Warriors young roster is playing.  Steve Kerr’s comments on the Draymond Green – Kevin Durant on court argument from a year … Continued

    Episode 3 – EMERGENCY POD: Stephen Curry’s Injury and Kevin Durant’s Comments

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2019 28:43

    In this special EMERGENCY POD edition of Warriors 24, NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and Cyrus Saatsaz discuss Kevin Durant’s very controversial comments where he revealed that his verbal altercation last year with Draymond Green was a contributing factor to him leaving, and the crew analyze what impact Stephen Curry’s injury is going to … Continued

    Episode 2 – Salvation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2019 34:34

    In Episode 2 of Warriors 24 Rick and Cyrus recap the week in Warriors basketball, including their first win of the year which provided possible salvation for supporters of the team. Rick and Cyrus analyzed comments from Stephen Curry and Draymond Green following the Pelicans game where they criticized the media and former players for … Continued

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