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The unlikely duo of BJ Armstrong & Tate Frazier bridge the generational gap through genuine conversation.

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    • Jan 18, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekdays NEW EPISODES
    • 40m AVG DURATION
    • 189 EPISODES

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    Frank Vogel Narratives, Brooklyn's Crossroads, and Suns-Bucks Scenarios

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 50:03

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier tackle why the Frank Vogel firing narratives are irresponsible, the problem coach Steve Nash has to solve in Brooklyn, and the chess match between the Suns and the Bucks.

    Bulls Stumble Against Brooklyn and More Ben Simmons Scenarios

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 34:17

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier react to Brooklyn's dominant win in Chicago, discuss the Sixers options for Ben Simmons, and learn about why BJ bought a Ja Morant jersey. 

    The Fearlessness of Ja Morant and Klay's Triumphant Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 37:49

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss Ja Morant's unique skillset and Klay Thompson's epic return to the Warriors.

    The Beauty Behind Playing in New York and Boston's Big Question

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 68:43

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the Knicks' buzzer-beater over Boston, Julius Randle's thumbs down, the Celtics' next move, and more around the NBA! 

    The Mighty Memphis Grizzlies, G-Unit in Milwaukee, and the Pistons' Big Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 33:45

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier welcome the new year by celebrating Ja Morant's statement in Brooklyn, Giannis's new nickname, and the Pistons big win in Milwaukee.

    Kyrie is the Key to Brooklyn's Title Run

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 67:20

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss Giannis dominating on Christmas Day, LeBron's only move left on the chess board, and why Kyrie Irving's return makes the Nets unstoppable in the playoffs.

    The Billion Dollar Question for the Lakers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 41:46

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss what they're excited for this Christmas season, then dive into the interesting scenarios the Lakers could explore this season and moving forward as a franchise.

    Kemba's Message to the Knicks and AD Injury Implications

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 66:03

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier huddle up for a special NBA Sunday conversation to discuss the impact of the shorthanded league, Kemba's big night in Boston, AD's injury and how it affects the Lakers future, plus BJ explains why SGA deserves some vets around him to have a chance to be a winner.

    Curry's Quest for History and More Rumors Around the League

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 47:24

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier pay their respects to Steph Curry for making three-point history and discuss the rumors swirling around league about potential trade partners.

    Live from an Undisclosed Location

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 58:03

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier record their first podcast in-person since the pandemic started in 2020. They wrap about the biggest topics in basketball, including why Larry Bird would be a star in today's game.

    Curry Makes More History and the Grizzlies Grind without Morant

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 33:40

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss Curry's shotmaking ability, the Bulls' resurgence, and the Grizzlies winning without Ja Morant.

    The Suns' Message and Giannis's Big Decision

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 45:34

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the decision to bench Kemba, the Suns sending a message in the West, and the big business decision in Giannis's court.

    Reading Between the Lines in the Basketball Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 41:09

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the LeBron suspension, Giannis in the waiting room, and the business behind basketball decisions.

    The Best in the West So Far

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 38:55

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the true contenders in the Western Conference including the Warriors' hot start, the Suns' streaking, and the confusing case of the Mavericks.

    The Lakers Leadership, Curry vs. Durant, and BJ's Big Starting Five

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 52:56

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the Lakers' biggest void this season, Curry vs. Durant in primetime, and BJ's dream of starting five seven-footers!

    The Knicks' Big Question Mark and More Early Season Observations

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 47:57

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the importance of depth in the NBA this season, the struggles for the Knicks in MSG, and the Wizards showing off why they're a real team to be reckoned with this season.

    The Hornets' New Hurdles and Harden's Best Fit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 60:09

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss Curry's historic 50/10 game, the Hornets' recent struggles, the old age catching up with the Lakers, and the reason why James Harden is potentially looking for a new team.

    The Sixth Man of the Year Race and the Suns Situation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 35:22

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the Sixers hot start this season, the improvement of Miles Bridges, the star-studded sixth man of the year race, and the unfortunate situation with the Suns.

    Bulls are Back, Ja Morant's Rise, and the Sixers Message

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 37:50

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier react to the biggest early season trends including the Bulls winning with DeRozan, the reason why Ja Morant is the best point guard in the game, and the message the Sixers sent by beating the Blazers without their trio of stars.

    Debating the NBA's Top 75 Greatest Players with Gerald Brown & Mitch Lawrence

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 42:44

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier bring on hoop historians Gerald Brown and Mitch Lawrence to discuss the "Ova Here" Top 75 List and break down who really got snubbed from the NBA's list.

    The Top 75 Players of All Time (The "Ova Here" Rankings)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 58:24

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the NBA's Top 75 list and make their own "Ova Here" list because putting the game first is what we do over here instead of simply analyzing NBA resumés and stats.

    Season Three: The 2021-22 NBA Season Temperature Check

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 52:14

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier return for season three of Pushin' Thru to celebrate the return of the traditional NBA calendar along with the 75th anniversary of the association. The duo breaks down why the Bucks are the real team to beat, how Stephen Curry's leadership looks similar to Tim Duncan, and the two title favorites: The Nets and Lakers.

    The Ben Simmons Saga Continues

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 39:18

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss J. Cole's new bars then dive into the latest Ben Simmons headlines and explain why it's a classic story in the NBA despite it being treated as a new phenomenon.

    The Beauty of No Agenda Basketball Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 44:11

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss potential destinations for John Wall and explain why the show is all about basketball talk without the agendas.

    Hall of Fame Homage and Managing Expectations in the NBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 61:01

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier pay their respects to the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame class including BJ's old teammate Toni Kuckoc. Then, the duo discusses the Hornets handling expectations and Shaq's comments on Ben Simmons.

    Checking In On Detroit with Eric Woodyard

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 25:08

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier welcome back ESPN reporter Eric Woodyard to let BJ know how the Lions are looking, the optimism surrounding the Pistons, and predictions for the NFL season.

    More Firepower for the Lakers and Nets

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 29:44

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the top two teams winning the offseason with veteran acquisitions and Lamarcus Aldridge's return to the NBA.

    Rondo's Return and MJ Practice Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 60:19

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss Rajon Rondo's return to the Lakers and what that means for their team's push for a title. Then, BJ explains why we still haven't seen the best basketball player because we didn't see MJ in practice.

    All About the Art and NBA Parity

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 35:23

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the artistry behind the music releases on the way and break down why this NBA regular season will be different than what we've seen in quite some time.

    The Reality of Team Building and Ben Simmons Scenarios

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 42:12

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier dissect the narratives versus the reality in the Ben Simmons holdout situation and why the Sixers are waiting for the next disgruntled star to emerge.

    Obi Toppin's Improvement, Christmas Day Marquee Matchups, and Pat Beverley's Fit

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 30:53

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss their final takeaways from NBA Summer League, the message being sent with the Christmas Day slate, and the Pat Beverley trade to the T'Wolves.

    Summer League Thoughts, the Ben Simmons Situation, and the Burden of Being Great

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 69:02

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the evolution of NBA Summer League experience, the gameplay of the NBA versus FIBA, the Ben Simmons situation, and the burden of greatness.

    Team USA Takes Home Gold

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 31:00

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier celebrate Team USA's win over France to secure their fourth straight Gold medal, KD's ability to excel in both the NBA and FIBA, and JaVale McGee making Olympic history with his mom!

    NBA Free Agency Rapid Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 31:37

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss all the biggest NBA free agency moves and the growing group of teams who believe they can contend for the title next season.

    Breaking Down LA's Big Three and Detroit's Big Draft Night

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 65:22

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss Troy Weaver's big draft night in Detroit and the reason for celebrating optimism before skepticism enters into the equation. Then, BJ and Tate break down who has to be the #1 option for the Lakers new Big Three to deliver a championship level team.

    Team USA's Two Second Rule + The Process of Making the No. 1 Pick

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 73:03

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the real shift Team USA needs to make in the Olympics and why the fundamentals of the game always come into play. Then, BJ explains the process behind making the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft and his experience behind the scenes of the 1999 NBA Draft.

    Giannis Teaches the Greatest Lesson in Basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 54:26

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss Giannis resetting the entire basketball landscape, the difference between good players, great players, and the best player on the planet.

    Giannis the Great and More Finals Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 59:11

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss witnessing Giannis figure out how to manipulate the game like a true great player and give their thoughts on the Finals so far.

    Team USA's Roster Building and CP3's Big Test

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 35:02

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss Team USA's decision to add rim protection with JaVale and BJ explains the one thing CP3 needs to show the Bucks in Game 5 and beyond. 

    Giannis's Domination and Team USA's Early Struggles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 47:46

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss Giannis's domination despite the footwork usually necessary to do so and the reasons behind Team USA's struggles in their first two international scrimmages.

    Game 1 Finals Reactions and Series Adjustments

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 58:28

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier react to the Suns win in Game 1, Deandre Ayton's ability to dominate defensively, and discuss the biggest move the Bucks can make to have a chance to make this a series moving forward.

    Bringing Out the Lightsabers for Brook Lopez and More Bucks' Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 34:04

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss Brook Lopez's scoring prowess without Giannis, the Bucks ability to get the NBA Finals, and Monty Williams keeping the Suns ready for their next challenge.

    The Different Levels of NBA Basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 44:48

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the Hawks buying into Nate McMillan's vision, Ty Lue's ability to make adjustments with veterans, and the glaring difference between the regular season and the NBA Finals.

    Trae Young's Little Secret

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 55:52

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier break down why Trae Young is causing so much trouble in the NBA playoffs this season.

    One Big Question for Ben Simmons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 60:47

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the Sixers bizarre finish to their season, the only question Ben Simmons should answer this offseason, and the reason why the Clippers have a real shot against the Suns.

    The Clippers Comeback, Game Seven's in the East, and KD vs Giannis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 57:37

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the Clippers' historic comeback against the Jazz, who's the better team between the Sixers and Hawks, and Giannis vs. KD in a special Game 7 showdown.

    Philly's Concern Level, Kawhi's Injury, and the Suns' Happiness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 49:18

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss BJ's trip to Sioux Falls, Philadelphia's concern level after struggling in Game 4, the Clippers staring down the barrel of defeat, the Bucks' ability to bounce back, and why the Suns should not be considered the favorites right now.

    How the NBA's Tanking Era Changed the League Forever with Jake Fischer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 50:59

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier welcome writer and reporter Jake Fischer to discuss his new book on the NBA's tanking era: ‘Built To Lose: How the NBA's Tanking Era Changed the League Forever.'

    The Nets' Don Nelson Strategy, Guarding Trae, and CP3's Flowers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 56:53

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the Don Nelson trick Steve Nash is using against the Bucks, the reason why teams won't game plan against Trae Young, and why CP# deserve his flowers for this playoff performance.

    Major Playoff Adjustments, Luka Magic, and Nate McMillan's Big Move

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 36:28

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss Luka's epic Game 5 against the Clippers, the lack of adjustments made by LA so far in the series, Nate McMillan's adjustments against the Knicks, and the big thing to watch in the Lakers game tonight.

    The Seesaw Suns-Lakers Series, Ben Simmons' Shot, and KD vs Giannis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 51:34

    BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier discuss the Suns-Lakers series flip-flopping from one team to the other, the strategy Ben Simmons needs to take to quell the Wizards, and the potential of KD vs Giannis is the second round.

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