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Rachel Nichols and a rotating cast of ESPN NBA Insiders and analysts keep tabs on everything around the league.

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    • Jun 29, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Free Agency Eve

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 48:50

    Ahead on NBA Today: WIth James Harden's opt-in decision looming, we'll get into how the Sixers can improve their roster... Plus, the Knicks are making moves! But are they the RIGHT moves? We look at New York's ceiling if they were to acquire Jalen Brunson...  And Woj on the latest coming from Bradley Beal and DeAndre Ayton's camp with free agency just a day away... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    We Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 59:58

    Swagu and Perk discuss Draymond Green's comments towards Big Perk, and why they felt like he was out of line, they also discuss the twitter beef between Stephen A. Smith and Kyrie Irving, and how they got to their respective positions without being star players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Opting In and Buying Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 48:49

    Ahead on NBA Today: With the opt in deadline approaching, Woj is here to talk about the major contract situations for Kyrie, Westbrook, and John Wall... Plus, with both their point guards returning, we analyze what the options are for the Nets and Lakers. Which is a better destination for free agents?  And we reveal this season's WNBA All-Star reserves! Find out who makes it to Chicago... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kyrie stays in Brooklyn, Every superstar isn't a leader, and the latest on Brittney Griner's imprisonment in Russia.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 40:45

    Vince Carter and Ros Gold-Onwude react to Kyrie's decision to opt into another season with the Nets and how that impacts KD's legacy. Vince discusses how he would have approached KD as a teammate and explains why “every superstar isn't a leader.” Vince breaks down what he expects to see from Ben Simmons next season. And, Ros gives the latest on Brittney Griner's arrest and imprisonment in Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Could Nets lose Kyrie and KD?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 48:42

    Coming up on NBA Today... The countdown to Free Agency has begun! With only three days until it officially starts, we look at the BIG names who could be on the move...  PLUS... The Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant saga continues. Are the Nets possibly on the verge of losing both their stars? Woj joins with the latest.  AND... Should Kyrie and LeBron reuniting in L-A scare the rest of the league? Draymond Green said he isn't worried. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Draft Episode for Jun 24, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 49:25

    I'm Malika Andrews joined by soulmates Richard Jefferson and Kendrick Perkins, NBA Front office Insider Bobby Marks and sentior insider Adrian Wojnarowski...Coming up Woj will peel back the curtain on how Paolo Banchero became the number pick after all signs pointing to Jabari Smith JR...this is fascinating.. But we have to start with the basketball news of day and yes i want to be clear BASKETBALL news of the day... Kyrie Irving...Kevin Durant released a podcast today and here is some of what was said by KD on how involved he will be in Kyrie's impending free agency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Live from the Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 48:49

    Ahead on NBA Today: The countdown is on! Which teams will be most active with the Draft only a few hours away? We play a little rumor round up...  And, speaking of players on the move, what does the acquisition of Jerami Grant mean for the Portland? Who better than Former Blazer CJ McCollum to break it all down!  Plus, we analyze how many of the top prospects will get at least one All-Star nod during his career... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Draft Preview + WNBA All-Star Reveal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 48:51

    Coming up on NBA Today: Adrian Wojnarowski stops by with the very latest on Kyrie Irving.  Plus, we're only one day away from this year's NBA Draft. The Top 3 prospects tell us why they should go #1 tomorrow... And we reveal this season's WNBA All-Stars! Including who the Co-Captains and Starters will be... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Who Should Go #1?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 48:48

    Ahead on NBA Today: The 2022 NBA Draft is only two days away! We dive into the biggest needs for the teams at the top of the board... Plus, speaking of the top of the board, who should go number one?! Our experts tell us who to look out for heading into Draft Day... And fresh off celebrating their fourth championship in eight seasons, we look at what the Dubs need to do this offseason for a chance to repeat... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Parading in the Bay

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 48:49

    Ahead on NBA Today: Steph and the Warriors are celebrating in the bay, but is his legacy already cemented? Plus, the Grizzlies want all the smoke with the Warriors. Is Warriors-Grizzlies the rivalry we've all been waiting for?  And Doc Rivers says James Harden will sign a "huge deal" with the 76ers. We'll discuss what's next for Harden in Philly... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Warriors Win It All

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 48:51

    Ahead on NBA Today: Instant reactions to Game 6... Plus, a sit down conversation with the first-time Finals MVP himself: the champ, Stephen Curry.  And we've gotta put a bow on the Celtics' season. Big Perk will talk about the Boston side of things with how last night shook out... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Game 6 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 47:44

    Ahead on NBA Today: Previewing Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Might Steph Curry have a bounceback performance? And a shocking stat that may explain the fatigue felt by Jayson Tatum... Plus, two words Warriors opponents have long feared: Game Six. Is a Monster Klay performance just hours away?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jayson Tatum, Andrew Wiggins, and Mike Breen join the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 48:50

    Ahead on NBA Today: BANG! Mike Breen joins the show... Plus, a sit down with the hero of Game 5, Andrew Wiggins... And we will speak with Jayson Tatum ahead of his biggest game ever. How he plans on turning things around and showing up... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Starting 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 48:16

    Ahead on NBA Today: They played a combined 82 seasons, over 5,000 games and were a part of 11 Finals teams: Richard Jefferson is joined by fellow players Kendrick Perkins, Vince Carter, JJ Redick, and Matt Barnes... Matt and Perk break down how the Celtics can salvage the series. Matt's X-Factor, and Perk's recipe to fix the offense... Plus, one guy was famous for saying "IT'S OVA!!" while this other guy went to Duke. Both of their segments will make you smarter, allegedly... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Game 5 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 48:49

    Ahead on NBA Today: He's been Harvard Perk...Alcatraz Perk...he's even been Santa Perk. What does the big fella have planned next? Yikes... Plus, hard to believe it's been 3 years to the day since Klay tore his ACL in the Finals. His sit down interview with Malika Andrews... And his Splash Brother Steph had a performance for the ages in Game 4. Was it Steph's best playoff game ever? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How NBA Finals Announcer Mike Breen Found His “Bang!”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 36:23

    Hall of Fame announcer Mike Breen is back with his infamous “Bang!” call for the NBA Finals. The first two games went sadly “Bang!”less (as Breen was out due to Covid), and frankly they didn't feel the same. That's because Breen has called more NBA Finals games than anyone. So ahead of the Warriors-Celtics Game 4 tonight, we got the origin story of his single-syllable exclamation, and how his Hall of Fame career took shape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Celtics go up 2-1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 47:06

    Ahead on NBA Today: An injury update on Steph Curry from the man himself... Plus, interviews with Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart... And we'll deep dive on all-things-Dray in just a bit. A performance that left Perk demanding some answers... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Game 3 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 47:45

    Coming up on NBA Today: It might only be Game 3, but do the Warriors need an appearance from Game 6 Klay to win this series?  And Professor Zach takes into Lowe's Lab on the Celtics defense. What is the right formula to bring Boston its 18th championship? Plus, who wants to make some money? We've got gambling tips for tonight's game... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Live from Boston

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 48:16

    Ahead on NBA Today: Interviews with Steph Curry and Gary Payton II ahead of a massive Game 3... Plus their teammate Draymond Green - our panel on whether his emotions are an asset or a liability... And why can't The Jays get going on the same night!? A surprising stat and discussion about how they rarely go off together... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Darvin Ham joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 48:48

    Ahead on NBA Today: How the Warriors put their foot on the gas and absolutely blew out the Boston Celtics in Game 2... And surprise, surprise, Laker nation -- we've got new head coach Darvin Ham joining us for a 1 on 1 interview... Plus, Quin Snyder stepping down in Utah has Donovan Mitchell reportedly feeling "unnerved" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Comeback C's

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 48:15

    Ahead on NBA Today: We'll discuss everything that took place Thursday night in the Chase Center... Plus, part two of Malika's sit down conversation with Draymond Green... and Commissioner Silver on what may change when it comes to All-NBA voting... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Adam Sandler joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 48:47

    Ahead on NBA Today: Previewing Game 1 of the NBA Finals live from the Chase Center... Plus, Adam Sandler joins the show... And sit down interviews with Draymond Green and Jaylen Brown... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Live from Finals Media Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 49:52

    Up ahead on NBA Today: 1 day away from the Finals, Me and this other no-namer finally make our long-awaited predictions... Chef Richard gives us the ingredients to winning a title. And who better to talk about role players than Kendrick Perkins himself...  And oh yeah, we're live at Finals Media Day! Malika will be talking with both Klay Thompson and Steve Kerr... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A Good Roux

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 48:45

    Swagu and Perk do a mental health check in and then discuss Steph Curry's place in NBA history, Perk's past criticism of the Celtics, the beef between Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban, and why Stephen A. Smith hasn't been on the podcast yet. Let's get it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Finals Are Set

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 70:00

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    Trouble in Paradise

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 48:19

    NBA Today is live from Miami, breaking down the Celtics' Game 5 win over the Heat and previewing Game 5 between Dallas and Golden State Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Live from Miami

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 47:43

    ¡Bienvenidos A Miami! NBA Today is on the road, recapping last night's WCF matchup, and previewing Game 5 of the ECF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Celtics Can't Take the Game 1 Heat

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 48:16

    Ahead on NBA Today: Live reports from San Francisco ahead of the Western Conference Finals. Luka vs. Steph awaits... And if you missed last night's thrilling Lottery outcome, fear not. We'll catch you up on how Orlando walked away with the prize... Plus, speaking of Chicago - we're here at the combine. Does Richard Jefferson still have hops? Time to do some drills. Oh lordy... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Live from Chicago

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 48:20

    Ahead on NBA Today: Just hours away from some ping pong balls changing the fate of multiple franchises. Talkin' lotto next... And one of those players we'll be talking about on Draft Night is Chet Holmgren. He joins the show... Plus, our panel picks the one player not named Steph or Luka that will impact the Western Conference Finals the most... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Grant Williams joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 47:11

    Ahead on NBA Today: It was a Boston three party yesterday and Grant Williams was the hero. He joins us on the show... Plus, we will draft the best players left in these playoffs. Will Luka go #1? Is Steph a lock for #2? And the Larry O'Brien will be hoisted in about a month. So who will be walking away with the hardware and who takes Finals MVP? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bam Adebayo joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 48:48

    Ahead on NBA Today: We'll ask our panel what they think is wrong with Chris Paul these last few games... And Giannis and Jrue mounted an amazing comeback for Milwaukee in Game 5. Do our experts see that series ending tonight? If that happens, awaiting them in the Conference Finals would be Bam Adebayo and the Heat. He joins us live to talk all things Miami... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Patrick Beverley live in studio

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 48:50

    Ahead on NBA Today: The Grizz, they came to play last night. Pat Bev on whether Golden State is in real trouble at this point... And Amare Stoudemire joins us in just a bit. Does he think this Suns team is better than his great Suns teams? And the Joker receives his MVP trophy...in a horse stable? We'll ask Perk and Pat where Joker ranks all-time among bigs... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Nets and Lakers make headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 48:44

    Ahead on NBA Today: Was Embiid the biggest reason for Philly's listless performance last night? And his thoughts on losing MVP... Plus, the absolute latest on Ja's knee. Listed as doubtful, we'll explain why a bone bruise may keep him out of the series... And from pain to more pain. The Lakers had a season to forget; Jeanie Buss sounds off on her Lakers squad... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Al Horford joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 48:11

    Coming up on NBA Today: Did someone say three-one?! Steph Curry and the Warriors rally late to take a commanding lead over the Grizzlies. We ask Perk what happened to the Dark Side...  Plus, we're all tied up! And the Game 4 hero is here! Al Horford joins the show to talk about his stellar performance last night... And Kyle Lowry is officially ruled out for tonight's Game 5 in Miami. What that means for the Heat... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Venting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 56:53

    Swagu and Perk discuss James Harden having a vintage performance in Game 4 and question whether he can continue to be a dominant player in this series, they question whether or not Jokic was supposed to win the MVP this season over Joel Embiid, Kendrick Lamar's new song "The Heart Part V", and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Weekend Reactions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 58:15

    Ahead on NBA Today: To play or not to play. The latest on Ja Morant's knee and how his injury will impact the series vs. the Warriors... And how James got his groove back. The Sixers star unleashed his patented step back last night. Should Philly now be favored over Miami? Plus, this is no joking matter. Nikola Jokic is the MVP again, but is he deserving?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Weekend Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 48:48

    Ahead on NBA Today: So you're telling me there's a chance? The up-to-the-minute status of Joel Embiid ahead of a massive Game 3... Plus, speaking of Game 3s, tonight CP3 and the Suns look to send Luka to the 0-3 hole. What a 37th birthday celebration that would be... And from celebrating one legendary guard to another, we'll look back at one iconic moment involving The Answer... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Top Seeds Keep Rolling

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 48:47

    Ahead on NBA Today: Yet another master class by the Point God. CP3's must-see 4th quarter that put Dallas in an 0-2 hole... And Miami again takes advantage of an Embiid-less Sixers squad. Our crew on what impresses them most about this Heat team... Plus, an injury update on Joel, as well as Kyle Lowry, the Ben Simmons surgery news, and Gary Payton II's prognosis... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jaylen Brown joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 48:17

    Ahead on NBA Today: Ja Morant serves up a 47-piece wing dinner. Was it the best performance of the playoffs so far? And do we need to see Houston Harden for the Sixers to even the series? His former coach stops by to tell you... Plus, after dropping 45 points Is Luka able to carry Dallas to a game 2 win? Mavs with a must win in the desert tonight... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A Conundrum

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 45:06

    Swagu and Perk discuss the fallout between Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, why they would take Giannis over everybody else in the NBA, and their thoughts on the suspension to DeAndre Hopkins, all that and more. Let's get it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Second Round Has Arrived

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 48:56

    Ahead on NBA Today: The second round has arrived! The crew reacts to Sunday's games & previews Monday's action... Plus, we'll tune in live to the Warriors press conference to hear what Draymond Green had to say about his ejection from Game 1... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Zion Williamson Speaks to the Media for the First Time in a Long Time Today

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 49:56

    Zion Williamson speaks to the media about his upcoming offseason. Also, Embiid and the 76ers eliminate the Raptors in Toronto last night. And, Victor Oladipo joins the show today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Warriors Eliminate the Nuggets in Game 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 51:10

    Richard Jefferson weights in on the Warriors eliminating the Nuggets last night. Plus, which team has the advantage in their Round 2 matchup. Also, who has the most pressure in tonight's game? Embiid, Harden, or Doc Rivers? Find out on NBA Today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ja Morant and the Grizz

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 50:03

    Vince Carter weights in on if this JA dropping dunk is one of the best playoff dunks of all-time. Plus, the Suns win a crucial Game 5. Is Big Perk STILL staying with the Pels? And Kendra Andrews gives us latest on Steph Curry possibly returning to starting lineup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Nets Get Swept

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 55:15

    So much still to get to on NBA today including. Are the Sixers about to blow a 3-games-to-none lead? One of our analysts says yes. Wow Plus we've still gotta preview tonight's UNBELIEVABLY massive Game 5 between New Orleans and Phoenix. Our crew picks that game next, And Luka Doncic put on a SHOW last night, while Jazz defenders were left scratching their heads for answers. Is DALLAS a title contender??  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Weekend Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 48:47

    Ahead on NBA Today: The crew reacts to Ben Simmons' being ruled out for Game 4... Plus, don't look now but the Suns are in trouble versus the Pels. With the series tied 2-2, our panel on whether an upset is coming. And speaking of upsets, the Nuggets staved off the Warriors yesterday. Do they have a shot to come back and do the unthinkable? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    ESPN Daily: How Milwaukee Became Home for Giannis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 48:00

    Athletes often say they love the city where they play, but Giannis Antetokounmpo takes it to a new level. He's called Milwaukee home since the team drafted him in 2013. It wasn't a given that the Greek native, a son of Nigerian immigrants, would stay in the midwestern city. But his massive 2020 contract extension shows the love is mutual. As the Bucks seek to defend their NBA title, our own ESPN Daily producer (and Wisconsin native) Ryan Nantell digs into a legendary anecdote from Giannis' rookie season that shows why he and Milwaukee have been such a good fit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    ESPN Daily: How Milwaukee Became Home for Giannis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 48:00

    Athletes often say they love the city where they play, but Giannis Antetokounmpo takes it to a new level. He's called Milwaukee home since the team drafted him in 2013. It wasn't a given that the Greek native, a son of Nigerian immigrants, would stay in the midwestern city. But his massive 2020 contract extension shows the love is mutual. As the Bucks seek to defend their NBA title, our own ESPN Daily producer (and Wisconsin native) Ryan Nantell digs into a legendary anecdote from Giannis' rookie season that shows why he and Milwaukee have been such a good fit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Shaq joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 48:44

    Ahead on NBA Today: Zach, Chiney, and Perk on how the Celtics were able to shut down Kevin Durant... Plus, everyone counted out the Bulls, but not so fast my friend. DeMar Derozan's big night discussed next along with Middleton's injury... And from a big upset to the biggest shot of the night. Is Philly surfacing as a title contender? And speaking of championships, a guy who's won a cool four of 'em, Shaq joins the show... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Hamstrung Suns

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 48:19

    Ahead on NBA Today: All eyes on Devin Booker's hamstring. We've got the latest. And our panel on whether the Suns should be concerned... Plus, tonight we've got Nets-Celtics Game 2. Perk and Richard team up to break down the keys in that one; who's got the edge?  And Jimmy Buckets lived up to his name last night, dropping a cool 45 on the Hawks. Is Miami clearly the team to beat in the East?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ben Simmons Update, Warriors Dominate

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 48:45

    Ahead on NBA Today: The Dubs are rolling! How their newly revamped small-ball lineup is looking unstoppable. Richard and Chiney break it down...  Plus, a career night for Jalen Brunson propels the Mavericks to tie the series against the Jazz! Has momentum shifted with Luka's return potentially on the horizon?  And we have the very latest on Ben Simmons' return to the Nets' line up... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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