Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre discuss the hottest topics of the day with their own unique spin.
Bomani Jones throws water on optimism regarding a potential return to the NFL for Colin Kaepernick (0:52) and shares which part of the NBA's vast rules for a return to play at Disney's Wide World of Sports bubble piqued his interest (9:35). Plus, Josh Levin of Slate stops by to discuss season 4 of the Slow Burn podcast from Slate which he is hosting, and centers around the political career of David Duke and his rise with the KKK (23:51). You can check that out here: https://slate.com/podcasts/slow-burn/s4/david-duke
Bomani Jones is perplexed as to why we are giving Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy the benefit of the doubt regarding his decision to wear an "OAN" shirt and the subsequent forced apology from player Chuba Hubbard for reacting to it (0:58). Do Kyrie Irving and Dwight Howard have the credibility with their fellow players to sway opinion against playing in Orlando (29:04)? Plus, Bo's thoughts on a former Wake Forest WR being the first Black male lead in ABC's "The Bachelor" (39:01), an IYHH including virtue signaling from celebs (49:36) and your stories from kids driving you mad while quarantined (58:54).
Bomani shares why he's not about to "dap up" NASCAR after their decision to ban the confederate flag from events has been met with praise (1:17). Plus, he welcomes the legend Ahmad Rashad to talk about his football career (11:03), the reaction to his name change when he converted to Islam, his career transition to journalism and the success behind "NBA Inside Stuff" (23:34), his close relationship with Michael Jordan (32:41) and story time of hanging out with Muhammad Ali, Barack Obama, Prince, Nelson Mandela and Frank Sinatra (41:28).
Bomani Jones discusses Roger Goodell's video responding to George Floyd's murder and shares why there is an opportunity for him to repair his legacy should he choose to do it (1:16). Also, why Kirk Ferentz's lack of fame may have allowed some truly problematic issues to go under the radar at Iowa (22:06) and why nobody should have wanted to fight Bruce Lee after the 30 for 30 on his life "Be Water" has aired (38:49). To wrap things up an IYHH including Democrats wearing "Kente" cloth at Capitol Hill (47:29) and your voicemails from when someone went cheap on you like Virgil Abloh.
Bomani Jones weighs in on problematic words from Drew Brees' in an interview with Yahoo! Finance (1:15) and a misstep from Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell (20:05). He underscores how long the road is for both of them to maintain the trust of their teams. Plus, civil rights lawyer Carl E. Douglas joins the show (26:08) to discuss the country's history with policing and why George Floyd's murder has created this moment (26:23).
Bomani Joins shares his thoughts on the effect that the killing of George Floyd has had on society (1:19). This includes why he sees hypocrisy in all of the statements released by professional sports teams (20:09) as well as why he has set aside Dabo Swinney for criticism specifically regarding his public comments (34:24). Plus, an IYHH including whether or not you need to wear a mask while running (48:18) and your voicemails of the wildest lie you have ever seen like Lance Armstrong in "Lance" (58:59).
Bomani Jones welcomes his friend, FS1's Nick Wright to the show for the first time for a wide-ranging conversation. The guys discuss how much of the modern NBA post-1990 needs to be re-litigated when it comes to ranking the greatest players and competitive balance (1:03). Nick defends his LeBron James as "the greatest ever" take (22:21) and Bomani complains about group projects again (34:15). Plus, what is the tipping point for sports news coverage on social activism in light of the George Floyd tragedy (44:19).
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on "the match", and why he can sympathize with Tom Brady as someone who is not very good at golf (2:42). Also, why he would like to see Michael Jordan compete next time, but is open to suggestions on who should join him. Plus, why Cam Newton still does not "have a job" (16:41) and what Bo found interesting about part one of "Lance" (26:04). IYHH returns, including "Karen" from Central Park (38:39) and your voicemails from when you got "run up on" like Earl Thomas (52:10).
Bomani Jones discusses the "funny money" implications of NBA owners and the possible return to action for the league, namely Tillman Fertitta in light of his recent visit to The White House (1:34). Plus, author and journalist Sam Smith joins for the final installment of The Right Time Book Club on his book "The Jordan Rules", including if he thought it would be controversial when he wrote it, the media's fascination with Michael Jordan, and Jordan's view of Horace Grant as "the snitch" when it came to the book's sourcing (13:48). All that and more!
Bomani Jones and Michael Smith share their takes on "The Last Dance" as a whole after the last two episodes have aired, including the lengths of Michael Jordan's motivation tactics, what episodes were their favorite, the challenges the doc faced with storytelling arc, Jordan's flex on the Kenny Lattimore "deep cut" and more (1:08). Plus, the guys take your voicemail questions on Jordan and the Bulls' Dynasty, such as what their favorite pair of J's are (39:20).
From The Right Time secret vault, former Princeton player, founder and CEO of the nation's largest minority run mutual fund John Rogers Jr. shares with Bomani Jones about the time he beat Michael Jordan at his "Flight School" camp in Las Vegas, which caused "his airness" to stop playing campers.
Bomani Jones weighs in on comments from Blake Snell regarding health and financial concerns with re-starting the MLB season (1:07) as well as why Tom Brady's support of the Players Coalition letter on Ahmaud Arbery's death has gone under-the-radar (13:40). Plus, 3x NBA Champion Bulls G and Executive VP/Managing Executive of Wasserman agency basketball division B.J. Armstrong joins for the fourth installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including how teammates viewed Michael Jordan's leadership style, what kind of effect Phil Jackson had on the team as well as how his POV has changed being involved on the business side of the game (25:01). All that and more!
Bomani Jones weighs in on the events and themes discussed in "The Last Dance" Episodes 7 and 8, including Scottie Pippen "quitting" on his teammates during the '94 ECF, Michael Jordan deciding to retire after the Bulls' three-peat in '93 as well as whether or not his "bad teammate" imagery really matters in the end (1:43). Plus, agent Christian Dawkins from HBO's "The Scheme" discusses his ongoing battle with the NCAA, the hidden economy around amateur athletics and much more.
Bomani Jones shares how he received the Earl Thomas-TMZ story, including whether or not it is okay to laugh at and why you don't have to get ready if you "stay ready" (1:10). Plus, NBA Hall of Famer Joe Dumars joins for the third installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why he was Michael Jordan's "toughest defender", whether or not the reputation that the Pistons had back then mattered to him at all and when he thought the Bulls had caught them (17:34). All that and more!
Bomani Jones weighs in on the conversation around Michael Jordan's social activism or to some lack thereof as discussed in "The Last Dance" Episodes 5 and 6 (1:06). Plus, ESPN's Scoop Jackson joined to continue the discussion (17:43). They touch on whether or not Jordan was obligated to do more, how he and Chicago native Isiah Thomas connected with the city on different levels, whether or not they will ever "patch things up", and why Thomas got passed over for the 92' Olympic team.
Bomani Jones goes in on why the NCAA ruling that players can profit off of their own likeness still doesn't accomplish a victory for the players (1:42). Plus, Vinnie Goodwill joins for the second installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why the Pistons loomed so large for the Bulls in that time period, the team was able to survive Michael Jordan's wrath to unify and Scottie Pippen's greatness remains so difficult for a Detroit guy like Vinnie to recognize (21:43). All that and more!
Bomani Jones explains Isiah Thomas as the definitive NBA divider of public opinion and the oddity of Dennis Rodman as the connective tissue between the Pistons and Bulls in the aftermath of episodes 3 and 4 of "The Last Dance" (2:16). Plus, filmmaker Brian Koppelman returns to talk "Last Dance" and "Billions" season 5, including pacifying genius like in Michael Jordan, developing affections for characters as well as the difficulty in musically scoring documentaries and films (18:56).
Bomani Jones wonders when Rob Gronkowski will have to defend his 24/7 WWE championship now that he's joined Tom Brady on the Buccaneers and shares why he feels bad for Patriots fans for a reason you might not have noticed (1:15). Plus, J.A. Adande joins for the first installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why the 90-91 season was so pivotal for Michael Jordan's effect on the league and his will to prove doubters wrong (15:19). Could you win Michael's way? What was Phil Jackson chasing? All that and more!
Bomani Jones recaps the first set of episodes from "The Last Dance", including how the ability or lack thereof between Michael Jordan, Jerry Krause, Scottie Pippen, and Phil Jackson to coexist like "a group project in school" hits differently for each of them (1:40). Bo also touches on why people are too hard on the NFL right now for trying to put on a virtual draft (32:15). Plus, Ethan Sherwood Strauss of The Athletic stops by to discuss his book "The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty" (36:30).
Bomani Jones and Joel Anderson of Slate get together for some Texas story time (1:40) and talk the integration of college sports (12:43), how Joel would've dealt with returning to school amid COVID-19 when he was a college athlete (19:41), the ability of athletic departments to survive economic downturns (25:52) as well as rappers on IG spreading misinformation (35:59). Plus, how the time machine on tweets compares to Kyle Larson (46:20) and the NFL draft (54:11).
Bomani Jones breaks down all angles of Christian McCaffery's record-breaking new contract with the Panthers, including why it takes a "want to" from the organization and whether or not he is worth it (2:45). Dak Prescott invited Ezekiel Elliot to a party with over 30 people (19:37) and NASCAR driver Kyle Larson running his mouth on iRacing reminded Bo of when he saw Django Unchained in theaters (29:07). Plus, an IYHH including a cross-country car race (38:51) and voicemails from when you did something "extra" to get your money back (52:47).
Bomani Jones explains why he thinks college football is getting "exposed" right now with coaches like Mike Gundy and Dabo Swinney calling for a return at all costs (1:15). Plus, the caddie Michael Collins stops by (13:14). The guys discuss the "branding" of the Masters and why golf is so image conscious (22:53), how the golf calendar has been reset (40:40) and much more.
Bomani Jones shares why he thinks the "well what about" pressure being placed on leagues to re-start their seasons isn't worth it (2:09) and why he's not as happy about Mike Leach finally getting caught up for his wildin' tweets as everyone might think (21:44). Plus he dishes on a 2018 plot by then Michigan G Duncan Robinson to boycott the Final Four "open practice" (30:02), an IYHH with the passing of soul music legend Bill Withers (36:15) and your voicemails of sneaking around the house during these COVID-19 times (48:48).
Bomani Jones and comedian Roy Wood Jr. from The Daily Show laugh about homeschooling kids (11:42), comedy and producer battles on IG (15:10), the cancellation of events like Essence Festival (20:06), being deprived of sports enough to watch the "simulation football channel" (23:44), story time from HBCU (32:14), Chris Cuomo vs. Andrew Cuomo (48:07) and avoiding the ramifications of refusing rent payment to your landlord (54:19).
Bomani Jones discusses the announcement of the early release of ESPN's Michael Jordan documentary "The Last Dance" and follows it up with a special announcement for The Right Time (2:35). He weighs in on the NBA launching a 2k tournament with players only (19:04) and the viability of re-starting sports in quarantined world cup-style camps with empty arenas (27:21). Plus, an IYHH including a pit bull driving a high-speed chase vehicle (37:36) and your voicemails of what you've learned homeschooling your kids (48:05).
Bomani Jones and former show producer Shannon Penn discuss the technical competency of teachers as they give virtual instruction to elementary school children (2:30), teams not giving back to COVID-19 support in proportion with their overall net worth (18:21), how the situation affects Dak Prescott's contract negotiations (27:12) and how underappreciated Cam Newton was during his time with the Panthers (32:50).
Bomani Jones wonders how the Olympic athletes will be able to stay fit in self-isolation with Tokyo 2020 getting postponed till 2021 (2:03). What does Seth Wickersham's piece on Tom Brady choosing to leave New England reveal about where it leaves the Patriots at QB (16:57) and how does the suspension of the NBA season affect the salary cap and in turn the players' wallets (27:51)? Plus, an IYHH including D-Nice running a club on his IG (34:28) and your voicemails from your worst haircuts (46:23).
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall of SB Nation discuss the attire of head football coaches in light of people refusing to wear work clothes remotely (7:20), if anyone is missing the NCAA Tournament TV product and why linemen dancing should replace it (22:02) as well as how much colleges didn't want to cancel their spring games (35:54). Plus, just what is Tom Brady's experience going to be like in Tampa (55:21) and what will the post-lasik Jameis be like (1:02:26)?
Bomani Jones shares why he's not necessarily a fan of this working from home situation, and you shouldn't be either despite what people say about enjoying "being alone" (1:54). Plus, Tom Brady and Cam Newton won't be returning to their respective teams (17:05) and the Texans trade DeAndre Hopkins (25:14). Plus, an IYHH with colleges shutting down amid Coronavirus (32:56) and your best voicemails on what made you "quit football" (43:17).
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth discuss the negotiations for the NFL's next collective bargaining agreement. Is a seventeenth game worth it (4:28)? Foxworth looks back on the previous negotiations and how united (or not) the players are (15:47). How does this compare to labor in the other leagues (21:17) and what impression did have of the owners he worked alongside when he was NFLPA president (32:17)? Plus, why Foxworth continues to "stan" for Ozzie Newsome (48:22) and where is Tom Brady's next destination (57:19)?
Bomani Jones weighs in on how the Coronavirus is affecting the tail end of the season for the NBA and CBB (1:54), whether or not the "Nets culture" was actually conducive to superstar talent in the aftermath of the team parting ways with coach Kenny Atkinson (22:05) as well as why there may be no winners in the NFL's CBA negotiations (31:43). Plus, an IYHH including a female komodo dragon conceiving babies without a male partner (41:44) and your stories from the lengths of avoiding the Coronavirus (52:27).
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts about the diabolical situation with the Knicks, including James Dolan, Charles Oakley, Spike Lee and more (2:21). Plus, Former NBA G Stephon Marbury stops by to discuss the new documentary about his life "A Kid from Coney Island" (18:20). They touch on how playing with his brothers nurtured his talent as a prospect, why he loves Atlanta after spending only one year at Georgia Tech (28:02), fans misunderstanding his time in Minnesota (33:35), sharing his bout with depression via social media (38:04) as well as his time in China (44:50).
Bomani Jones weighs in on LeBron's relationship or lack thereof with Zion Williamson and what it says about his ascension in the league (1:16), how he would "fix" the NFL Combine (14:03), as well as how the NFL players are addressing their possible strike against the proposed collective bargaining agreement. (22:32). Plus, an IYHH including a man in Oregon getting caught trying to buy Girl Scout cookies with fake money (33:21) and your voicemails from when you got kicked out of your crew like Flava Flav and Public Enemy (46:50).
Bomani Jones and Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report chat about Season 2 of her show "Take It There" (3:10), including her latest episodes with Chris Paul (12:09) and Kevin Durant (26:40). Taylor and Bo talk about the last time they were nervous (19:39), burner accounts vs. lurk accounts on social (32:11), dealing with fame (43:50), what's coming next for her in her career (53:01) and much more.
Bomani Jones weighs in on Deontay Wilder's loss to Tyson Fury and whether or not his excuse about the heavy pre-fight suit contributing to his TKO holds any water (3:51). Plus, Michael Jordan's display of emotion at Kobe and Gianna Bryant's celebration of life (14:35) and when hand size matters for NFL draft prospects at the QB position (25:42). Plus, an IYHH including tips for locking in cheaper airfares (33:58) and your voicemails from mixed race fight parties of years past or present (50:54).
Bomani and three-time NBA Champion Bruce Bowen discuss NBA storylines for the second half of the season. Can Houston's small-ball work in the postseason (3:02)? Which team will rise to the top in the East? Are the Bucks balanced enough (9:55) or will the leaders on the Sixers step it up (15:38)? How about the Lakers and Clippers out West (30:05)? Were the Warriors smart to pick up Andrew Wiggins (44:37)? Plus, what it was like guarding Rasheed Wallace and Vince Carter (58:43).