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Light Years is dedicated to talking Golden State Warriors Basketball, the NBA, and everything else -- hosted by experts Saam Esfandiari and Andy Liu from WarriorsWorld.

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    GSW-Suns Post Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 52:53

    Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors loss to Phoenix on the Spotify Greenroom App.  They discuss the turnovers, Was it Phoenix's Defense or Steph's poor night? Also we touch on Poole's big game, Otto Porter, Looney and more. Later (22:13) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Curry at Staples, Warriors thru 20 games and Suns Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 46:21

    Sam and Andy discuss Steph's Sunday brilliance and the Clipper game, (15:57) the Warriors thru the first 20 games and finally (31:13) preview the match up with the Phoenix Suns. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GSW-Portland Post Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 43:05

    Sam is joined by Vignesh Venkataraman of the Mercury News' GSW Fastbreak Blog to discuss the Warriors win over Portland, the inevitability of Stephen Curry and growing chemistry of Steph, Poole and Wiggins.  Later (20:45) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Vignesh Venkataraman Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    15-2, Klay and Wiseman Updates + Slater

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 53:48

    Sam and Andy are joined by The Athletic's Anthony Slater to discuss the Warriors 15-2 start, Steve 2.0, Klay and Wiseman's imminent return, Wiggins and Poole's roles and all things GSW. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Anthony Slater Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GSW v. Raptors Post Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 54:41

    Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over Toronto, big games from Wiggins and Poole, Draymond's resurgence and the birthday guy, Chris Chiozza.  Later (26:54) We take your calls and questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GSW-Cavs Post Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 38:40

    Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors come from behind win in Cleveland, Steph's greatness, as well as Damian Lee and Juan Toscano-Anderson's impact. Later (15:22) we take your calls on Spotify Greenroom. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GSW-Cavs Post Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 38:40

    Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors come from behind win in Cleveland, Steph's greatness, as well as Damian Lee and Juan Toscano-Anderson's impact. Later (15:22) we take your calls on Spotify Greenroom. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GSW-Nets Post Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 68:11

    Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors big win in Brooklyn. Steph Curry's statement game, Draymond, Wiggins, Kuminga and more! Later (21:44) we take your calls on the Spotify Greenroom app. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Hornets Game + Everything GSW with Marcus

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 71:03

    Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors loss to the Charlotte Hornets. Later (12:15) they're joined by Marcus Thompson of The Athletic to discuss what the NBA can learn from Formula 1, how the Warriors are clicking, how great Draymond and Iguodala have looked, which NBA players are scariest and how great a year Kerr is having. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Marcus Thompson Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GSW-Wolves Post Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 37:36

    Andy and Sam discuss the Warriors win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Andrew Wiggins big game, Draymond's thigh injury and the 10-1 start.  Later (15:54) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The 9-1 Warriors

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 48:24

    Sam and Andy are back on Spotify Greenroom to discuss the Warriors win over the Atlanta Hawks. Trysta Krick joins the show to briefly discuss her impressions of the Warriors 9-1 start. Later (23:48) they take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Trysta Krick Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GSW-Rockets Post Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 38:37

    Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over Houston on Spotify Greenroom App. How big of additions were Otto Porter and Bjelica?  Later (18:04) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GSW-Pelicans Post Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 53:22

    Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss the Warriors win over the New Orleans Pelicans and the great start to the season. Is Strength in Numbers back?!  Later (21:44) they take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Warriors as Contenders + LaMelo's Trip to the Bay

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 43:47

    Sam and Andy are joined by The Athletic's Dave DuFour to discuss his early season impressions of the Warriors. Are you buying Warriors as contenders? Wiseman's role, (17:52) How Warrior fans should feel about LaMelo and more! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Dave DuFour Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Week 2 Trends and Observations + Kuminga's Debut!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 41:20

    Sam and Andy discuss Jonathan Kuminga's debut and Week 2 trends (8:30) around the Warriors and NBA as a whole.  Is defense back?! Do the Warriors need a secondary shot creator? + More! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Visit TickPick.com and use promo code "LIGHTYEARS" to save $10 on your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GSW-Grizzlies Post Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 45:52

    Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Spotify Greenroom. Was it the turnovers or rotations?  Later (18:50) we take your calls, including Temple of Hoop host Jason Maples. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Jason Maples Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GSW-OKC Post Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 41:57

    Sam and Andy react to the Warriors win in Oklahoma City, key contributions from Wiggins and Damion Lee and potential lineup changes.  Later (15:22) we take your calls and reactions to the game. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Win over Kings, Week 1 takes and Top 75

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 41:09

    Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over the Sacramento Kings, (17:28) their feelings about where GSW stands after week 1 of the NBA season and finally (35:55) Klay's snub from the Top 75 NBA list. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GSW-LAC Post Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 40:13

    Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors win over the Clippers on the Spotify Greenroom App. Later (20:16) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GSW-Lakers Post Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 44:51

    Sam is joined by Ben Cruz to discuss the Warriors win over the Lakers. What did we see that was interesting?  Later (11:51) we take callers via the Spotify Greenroom app. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Ben Cruz Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Season Preview Pt. 2: NBA Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 50:32

    Sam and Andy give their picks for who makes the playoffs in the NBA.  Are the Warriors better than the Lakers? Who are play-in teams? Which star might miss the playoffs?  Finally we discuss where Warriors are situated in individual award conversation. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Season Preview: Pt. 1 - Warrior Wants and Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 48:34

    In part one of the season preview Sam and Andy discuss what they would we like to see and predictions for each Warriors player. Can Steph break 3-point record? How many points/shots for Draymond? What are we expecting on Wiggins? Can Jordan Poole avg 20 ppg?! How many screens per game for Looney? The return of Wiseman and Klay?! More! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Are We Most Excited For?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 38:19

    Sam and Andy discuss what they are most excited for this Warriors season on the Spotify Green Room app.  Later (19:48) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Optimism, Comfort Level & Sleepers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 45:03

    Sam and Andy discuss their optimism in the preseason after a 3-0 start and the Warriors/Lakers game, the positive signs from Jordan Poole and take a question regarding our comfort level with the roster to start the season (12:25)  Later (28:34) we discuss teams we're most excited to watch around the NBA, contenders and finally our sleepers. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jordan Poole's Growth From Michigan

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 22:38

    Sam is joined by former University of Michigan basketball player Ant Wright to talk about Jordan Poole's growth.  What he saw from Poole at Michigan, what he expected him to become and his ceiling. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Ant Wright Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Golden State Jazz

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 33:02

    Sam and Andy discuss the return of Warriors basketball and how excited they are after Monday's preseason debut.  They discuss the emerging Jordan Poole, Steve 2.0 and the new additions, Otto Porter and Nemanja Bjelica, as well as how these Warriors are taking inspiration from the Utah Jazz schematically. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What To Watch For In Preseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 40:14

    Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss what to watch for in preseason.  Coaching changes, the rookies, the 15th man competition & the Chase Center! Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Warriors Camp Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 33:54

    Sam and Andy discuss the first couple days of training camp on the Spotify Green Room app. Are they optimistic?!  Later (15:35) we take your calls. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Media Day Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 54:16

    Sam and Andy react to media day. What does no Draymond mean? Bob Myers Statements. Steve Kerr's epiphanies. James Wiseman's health and role. Andrew Wiggins' vaccine defiance. Klay Thompson's statements and finally Steph Curry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Injury Updates/Timelines with Dr. Nirav Pandya

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 15:35

    Dr. Nirav Pandya joins Andy and Sam to discuss Klay (2:05) and Wiseman (8:58) injury recoveries.  When should we expect them back on the court? What should we be watching for with regards to their recoveries? + More. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Dr. Nirav Pandya Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Lacob's Fine and Wiggins Status

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 49:23

    Sam and Andy are back on the Green Room App to discuss Joe Lacob's tampering fine and Wiggins vaccination status.  Later (17:42) they take your calls and questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Things We Are Excited About For This Warriors Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 45:31

    Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel to discuss the things we are excited about for this Warriors season.  Klay's return (6:02), the new coaching hires (14:30), and more including a Gilbert Arenas rookie story (26:05) Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    2021/22 Break Out Warrior

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 35:00

    Sam and Andy are back and discuss who will be the break out Warriors player in 2021/22.  Later (14:22) they take your calls to hear who you think it will be. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Warriors Offseason Tiers, Theories and Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 64:34

    Sam and Andy are joined by The Athletic's Seth Partnow to discuss where the Warriors sit in the west, (19:20) his thoughts on the Ben Simmons trade rumors, (39:50) his player tier rankings and finally (54:20) which warrior legend he'd want on the this roster. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Seth Partnow Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Warriors Vegas Win Total

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 37:27

    Sam and Andy discuss the Warriors Las Vegas win total of 48.5 wins.  They make the case for GSW exceeding it (5:05) and the case against GSW getting to it (18:23) Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ben Simmons Trade Talk w/Jason Dumas

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 33:17

    Sam and Andy are joined by KRON4's Jason Dumas to discuss Ben Simmons trade rumors.  How did it go south in Philadelpha? Would it be different in the Bay? Fit with Draymond and more! Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Jason Dumas Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ben Simmons Trade Rumors + More

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 50:06

    Sam and Andy are back on the Spotify Green Room App to discuss Ben Simmons trade rumors. IS he worth it? Would he fit?! Later (21:50) we take your calls + are joined by Sheed from WarriorsWorld to discuss the tourney and a new giveaway. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Off-Season Kick Back w/Eddie Gonzalez

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 58:04

    Sam is joined by Eddie Gonzalez (@Bansky) to relive the rise of social media during the Warriors/Cavs rivalry. Can it even be re-created?  Later (38:09) they discuss where the Warriors fit into the NBA landscape, who he would trade for if he was Bob Myers, working with KD and who really ruined the dynasty. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Eddie Gonzalez Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Which Bay Team Wins The Next Title!?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 57:34

    Sam is joined by Kyle Madson, host of Candlestick Chronicles to discuss which current Bay Area pro sports team is most likely to win a championship next. Later (33:55) your questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Kyle Madson Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Klay Thompson Updates + Our Favorite Klay Moments

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 56:25

    Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel on the Spotify Greenroom app to discuss the latest update on Klay Thompson targeting a Christmas day return as well as their personal favorite Klay moments. Later (20:50) they take listener calls to discuss their favorite Klay moments. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Comparing GSW to Giants/A's + Thoughts on offseason/upcoming season

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 53:10

    With the backdrop of the Bay Bridge Series, Sam Esfandiari is joined by the Mercury New's Dieter Kurtenbach to discuss the Warriors front office in context of the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's.  Later they discuss their thoughts on this roster and direction for 2021/22. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Dieter Kurtenbach Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Draymond/KD Interview + More

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 59:03

    Sam is joined by Aaron Larsuel on the Spotify Greenroom app to discuss the Draymond/KD Interview.  Was it sincere? Why did it make so much noise? Did we learn anything new? Is there a double standard when players speak v. when Kerr does?  Later (29:39) we take your questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Summer League is Over + Schedule

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 38:06

    Sam and Andy discuss their trip to Vegas, impressions of Kuminga, Moody and Jessup.  Later they discuss the early opening schedule release and (22:17) your calls/questions. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Live from Summer League

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 39:53

    Sam is live from Vegas and joined by Aaron Larsuel to give their early impressions on Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody. Later they discuss the best case scenario for Wiseman and Kuminga, as well as role expectations for Jordan Poole. Host: Sam Esfandiari Guest: Aaron Larsuel Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Light Years Live in Vegas

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 38:04

    Sam and Andy are live in Vegas from Summer League and are joined by former Light Years producer Ben Cruz to discuss their expectations for the Warriors rookies, as well as who they think will be the better player between Wiseman and Kuminga. Later, Claudia Bellofatto joins the pod to discuss the Warriors title odds. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Guest: Ben Cruz, Claudia Bellofatto Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Warriors First SL Win-Post Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 27:29

    Andy reacts to the Warriors first win in the Summer League and takes listener questions on Spotify Green Room. Host: Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    GSW-Magic Post Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 41:26

    Sam and Andy react to Summer League Game 1 on Spotify Green Room. What did we think of Kuminga and Moody?  Later (17:05) we take your calls on the game, trades, and more! Hosts: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vegas Summer League + Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 40:16

    Sam and Andy discuss what they want to see from Kuminga and Moody at Las Vegas Summer League.  Later (21:40) they take you questions.  Fit questions? What Grade do you give Myers? Does Steph even want a co-star? What's the appropriate price for Ben Simmons? Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Andre Iguodala Returns + More

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 51:56

    Sam and Andy discuss Andre Iguodala's return to the Warriors on the Spotify Green Room App. What does it mean, what role will he have?  Later (18:40) they take your questions. Do the Warriors need another guard or another big? Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kuminga/Moody Debut + Paschall Traded

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 33:01

    Sam and Andy discuss Jonathan Kuminga (3:23) and Moses Moody's (15:14) debut at the California Classic vs. the Miami Heat.  Later (27:43) they discuss Eric Paschall being traded and what the Warriors should look for to round out the last few roster spots. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Steph re-signs, Warriors sign Otto Porter, Nemanja Bjelica and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 29:32

    Sam and Andy discuss Steph signing a long term deal with GSW and what it means.  Later (12:32) they discuss the Otto Porter and Nemanja Bjelica signings, and what they want GSW to do the remainder of free agency. Host: Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu Producer: Tim Angan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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