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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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    Get Outcha Feelings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 49:54

    Swagu and Perk discuss why the Miami Heat are true contenders for the NBA title, why Frank Vogel's job should not be in jeopardy, and why the Cowboys have systemic issues that will be difficult to overcome. Let's get it!

    Memphis streak continues

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 49:00

    It was supposed to be a potential Finals preview and still could be... But man! one team stole the show and left another searching for answers. Big Perk wants to talk about the streaking Grizz! -- why he's prepared to double down on his take that Ja is the next M-J. carry on. plus The latest on the status of Anthony Davis.. Dave McMenamin on when Laker Nation can expect AD back. All that and more on NBA Today, which starts now!

    Nets Big 3 in full effect

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 48:50

    Coming up on NBA Today...The Nets Big 3 with a statement win vs Chicago...Are they one step closer to getting Kyrie back full time?  And Russ can't BLEEPING shoot...His words, not mine...Big Perk's, Big Plan to fix Westbrook and the Lakers...Plus, we have a trade season Woj Bomb - Cam Reddish to the Knicks...Full coverage right now NBA Today.

    The emergence of JA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 50:49

    Coming up on NBA Today...Ja RULED the Warriors last night...Are the Grizzlies now THE team to beat in the West? And DeMar DeRozan has DELIVERED all season...But is he the most important player in tonight's Bulls Nets showdown? Plus Lebron channeled his inner Tom Brady...How Brady's Bucs are inspiring this years Lakers...NBA TODAY Starts Now 

    Return of Klay Thompson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 48:51

    After 941 days, Klay Thompson is BACK. And that electricity.... that Bay Area Hyphy... was rippling around Chase Center yesterday all day! We recap his return on NBA Today.

    More Everything

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 55:21

    Swagu and Perk discuss Perk's back and forth with Jayson Tatum on Twitter and how he wants Tatum and Jaylen Brown to thrive together, whether or not Steve Nash is the right coach to lead the Nets to a championship, the amazing story of Stetson Bennett, an emotion they noticed from Nick Saban, and the distinct feelings they had after winning championships. Let's get it!

    Ja vs Steph who is the best in West

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 48:04

    (VO) Coming up on NBA Today...after a sinking a game-winner against the defending champs last night, are you ready to call LaMelo Ball a superstar? And Kevin Durant continues to log heavy minutes for the Nets...are they putting too much on KD right now? Plus, tonight we'll see Steph Curry and Ja Morant go head-to-head with a huge win streak on the line...that and more, NBA Today starts right now!

    Be Disruptive

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 53:25

    Swagu and Perk talk about why Ja Morant should be in the MVP conversation, why the Bulls should have two All-Star starters, the criticism of players opting out of bowl games, LeBron wanting to share the floor with Bronny, and the rise of Rich Paul.

    The Comeback

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 48:50

    Coming up on NBA Today...Ja Morant led the Grizzlies to a win in Brooklyn last night. Where does he rank among the league's top guard. And Trae Young dropped an NBA season high 56, but the Hawks still lost. What has happened to Atlanta this season? Plus, Kyrie is returning to the Nets tomorrow. Is he under pressure with the Nets on a 3-game losing streak? NBA Today starts now!

    Kyrie is back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 48:50

    Coming up on NBA Today...Kyrie Irving is re-joining the Nets this week. How effective can he be as a part-time player? And Russell Westbrook says he's allowed to miss shots and committ is he fitting in with LeBron and company? Plus, DeMar DeRozan hit back-to-back game-winners at the buzzer! Has he changed your view of the Bulls ceiling? NBA Today starts now!

    Swamp People

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 28:15

    Swagu and Perk discuss rules they'd like to change in the NBA and NFL, the TV shows they binge, beard tips, a purchase they regret, and more. Let's get it.

    Christmas day games

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 48:49

    Coming up on NBA Today...the Suns have the best record in the league, but are they better than last year's team that went to the Finals? And with Anthony Davis out at least a much pressure is on LeBron James to carry the Lakers? Plus, we'll look back at yesterday's conversation with Adam Silver and discuss the biggest takeaways, next on NBA Today!

    Adam Silver joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 27:16

    Coming up on NBA Today...Commissioner Adam Silver joins the show to discuss the current health and safety challenges facing the league and the status of Christmas Day games And we will reveal the first batch of Naismith Hall of Fame nominees, you'll want to see some of their highlights...Plus, we take a look at Joel Embiid dropping 41 on the Celtics. Is he back in MVP form? The NBA Today starts right now!

    Powerful >>> Popular

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 40:48

    Swagu and Perk discuss Deion Sanders getting the #2 recruit in the country to sign with Jackson State, if they'd rather start an NBA franchise with LaMelo Ball or Anthony Edwards, Deron Williams beating Frank Gore in a boxing match, and big man celebrations on the football field. Let's get it.

    The Greatest Shooter of all time

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 49:04

    What was once inevitable is now a reality. Stephen Curry is the NBA's all-time 3-point king after breaking Ray Allen's record last night in the Garden. Steph has now made two thousand-977 career 3-pointers... And do you know how many times Steph has made 200 threes in a season? Eight times. Which is an NBA record. That includes 402 threes in the 2015-16 season -- another record. And by the way, he is on pace to pass 400 once again this season... And Curry has basically every. single-game 3-point record. He has the most career games with 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 3-pointers. The only record left is Klay's single-game record of 14... Here's Steph in the locker room after Tuesday night's game...

    Steph is in MSG

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 48:48

    Coming up on NBA Today...Steph takes aim at the all time 3 point record at the Mecca...History could be made!  And Jayson Tatum cooked Giannis and the Bucks last night...was this Boston's breakout game? your favorite celtic Big Perk weighs in. Plus The Nets are the latest NBA team dealing with Covid. Who's out and how will Brooklyn move forward...WOJ joins us live...  NBA Today Starts NOW! 

    Episode 74: Malika Andrews

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 72:43

    Award-winning sports journalist Malika Andrews joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her role as host of ESPN's NBA Today, reporting from inside the NBA bubble during the 2020 season and how the experience helped propel her career forward. Malika is also open about adversity she faced in her adolescence, and how she credits her college best friend with helping her find journalism. Things get competitive during a Lynn Game about coffee and Swaggy once again shines, despite initially being locked out of Julie's office. And enjoy some really, really bad singing in the close of the show. 


    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 66:31

    Swagu and Perk address the latest setback for Zion Williamson, how Steph Curry is held to a different standard than LeBron James, Dak Prescott's dip in performance, the Urban Meyer debacle in Jacksonville, and how they approach gift giving for the holidays. Let's get it.

    KD or Steph on the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 49:27

    What a weekend it was in the NBA and we have it all covered for you on NBA Today...KD goes for 51...LeBron and Giannis had themselves a Sunday Funday with triple doubles...And as everyone knows...this league is never short on Drama...Should the Pelicans shut down Zion Williamson for the season? Which teams are the best FITS for Ben Simmons and is it time for Minnesota to trade Karl Anthony Towns?

    History on the line

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 48:49

    Coming up on NBA Today Two historic franchises were back in action last night... The Lakers and Sex in the City..Which one had more drama? We'll discuss... And Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid and Rudy Gobert took Center stage on Thursday but who takes the top spot in BIG Perk's BIG list of BIG men?  Plus we couldnt have a show without talking about Steph Curry...Why breaking the all time 3 point record will be a faimily affair..NBA Today starts now 

    When will Steph break the record

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 48:54

    Coming up on NBA Today...Steph Curry is 10 three's away from becoming the NBA's all time king...When will he be crowned?  And how long will it be Dame Time in Portland? Lillard speaks, WE listen and tell YOU what the next steps are. Plus what's right for the Lakers? Here's a hint...LeBron James and Russell Westbrook...we''ll explain....NBA Today Starts NOW!

    Steph Curry approaches the record

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 48:49

    Coming up on NBA Today...The Lakers Big 3 were balling last night...Are they finally the team we thouight they would be to start the season? And the Chase is ON for Steph Curry... Is tonight the night he breaks the all time 3 point record? LIVE Reports from San Francisco. Plus Kevin Durant outdueled Luka Doncic last night in Dallas...But are the Nets relying too heavily on KD? NBA TODAY Starts now!

    Miles Bridges joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 48:48

    Coming up on NBA Today... BREAKING NEWS out of Portland with Damian Lillard as the team looks to reshape the front office...Woj is standing by... And Steph Curry is now 16 threes away from the all-time record. Could he possibly get there in his next game? He thinks so... Plus, Hornets forward Miles Bridges joins us to talk about his improvement this season and his favorite dunks so far...NBA today tips off now...

    Suns Streak is Over

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 49:19

    Coming up on NBA Today... The Suns streak is over...The hottest team in the NBA is in Houston but is is their success sustainable?  And the Lakers are one of many underperforming teams in the NBA but are they the most concerning? We go around the league to tell you who is?  Plus all is not right in Dallas...Why Luka Doncic's demeanor is a problem for the Mavs long term success...NBA Today starts 

    This Is Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 63:04

    Swagu and Perk discuss how it's time for Damian Lillard to make a tough decision, how Kareem Abdul-Jabbar should be praising LeBron James instead of criticizing him, why Oklahoma fans better have the same energy for Lincoln Riley that they had for Kevin Durant, and why neither of them are ever going to go to outer space like Michael Strahan. Let's get it.

    Best in the West

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 48:48

    Welcome into NBA Today...The duel in the desert lived up to the hype...How were the Suns able to stop sizzling steph curry to win their 17th straight?  And LeBron James is in the league's COVID protocols... How long will LeBron will be out? We look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly for the lakers without James this season. Plus the Nets won the battle of the bouroughs but the real fight was between the Knicks and the officials...who got the upper hand? 

    NBA's Two Best Teams Square Off

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 48:35

    Coming up on NBA Today...  The two hottest teams in the NBA face off tonight as Steph and the Warriors visit CP3 and the Suns... we'll have ALL the angles covered... Plus, the Nets and Knicks are both sitting former all-stars... how Kemba Walker and Blake Griffin should approach life outside the rotation... And, as LeBron and the Lakers face Sacramento again tonight... does L-A regret not trading for Buddy Hield? NBA Today starts now!

    Married to the Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 62:46

    Swagu and Perk are still salivating after their Thanksgiving meals, but they discuss why Steph Curry is the best basketball player in the world right now, why Kemba Walker was benched, whether or not you can win with Baker Mayfield, and how football players react when they see baseball players signing guaranteed deals with hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Suns win 16 straight on the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 48:49

    Coming up on NBA Today... Bing Bonged...The heart warming homecoming appears to be over for Kemba Walker in New York City...Kemba is OUT of the Knicks rotation And the latest on when we might see Klay Thomspon, Michael Porter Junior, John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins on back on the court. Plus who were the biggest winners of the week that was in the NBA? Hint, hint they play each other tomorrow night...NBA today starts NOW! 

    Was Lavar Ball Really All That Crazy?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 58:42

    Swagu and Perk discuss the fallout from the LeBron James-Isaiah Stewart kerfuffle, the inspirational themes from the movie King Richard, and the delectable meats, sides, desserts, and drinks they're going to have during Thanksgiving. Let's get it.

    Iman Shumpert joins the show!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 48:49

    Welcome into NBA Today...We were planning to start the show with highlights of Steph Curry's brilliance, which we will eventually do.. but we are starting with something much more important...Tune into todays show for more!

    Sixers and Ben Simmons standoff continues

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 48:49

    The Sixers and Ben Simmons standoff continues. Is a resolution off the table? Brian Windhorst in studio with the latest. Big man battle in Utah. Rudy Gobert and Myles Turner mixed it up. We saw four ejections- was this a kerfuffle or a bru ha ha? Steph Curry is the betting favorite to win the MVP but he's not the reason the warriors will win the title...what?...we'll explain. NBA TODAY STARTS NOW!!!!

    Vince Carter is Back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 48:04

    Coming up on NBA Today...The Lakers were feeling the heat at Staples Center until Russ and Malik Monk sealed it in O-T. Was this the start of Westbrook's breakout? Big Perk .. weighs in And The East is a beast this year..which team has made the biggest statement? and who is the player making the biggest impact? Plus Vince Carter is here and will take YOU to the upper room for the best dunks of the week...This segment is all dunks and all amazing NBA TODAY STARTS NOW!!!!

    NBA Coast to Coast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 48:50

    Coming up on NBA Today... Dame Time is over NBA Officiating...Does he have a point? How the new rules are impacting the Blazers Star. And the verdict is IN on the the Jokic and Morris skirmish...Does Big Perk agree with the NBA's ruling? Plus Kobe's influence on the NBA still looms large...How current players are honoring the Lakers Legend...NBA Today starts now. 

    The Greatness of Steph Curry

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 48:50

    What. A. Night. Monday was in the NBA. Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris were both ejected. Ja Morant was on a trampoline. Luka Doncic Dazzled. The Bulls stunned Brooklyn. Carmelo Anthony was in his bag. The Bucks went to the White House. Steph Curry cooked up a 50-piece. So to quote Kendrick Perkins, Let's Get It.... And we will start in the Yay Areaaaaaa.

    You Lyin' and the Truth Ain't in You

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 76:39

    Swagu and Perk discuss Joel Embiid and Aaron Rodgers testing positive for COVID, Russell Westbrook needing to lock in with the Lakers, why consistency is the key to greatness, the Astroworld tragedy, a dirty play by a QB, and what they're about to have for dinner. Let's get it!

    Bucks at the White House

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 48:49

    Developing story as we start NBA Today...Joel Embiid has tested positive for COVID 19 .The latest on the 76ers and what a weekend it was across the NBA...Who was the Biggest winner? and who needs to step up?...Big Perk is coming for you! And the LeBron-less Lakers continue to struggle...We have an update on LeBron James and the recipe for fixing the purple and gold.

    Ben Simmons hold out continues

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 46:13

    Breaking news as we start NBA Today...Adrian Wojnarowski with the latest on Ben Simmons and his pay check!!! Plus the Lakers 4th quarter woes continue...O-K-C mounts a Thunderous comeback while Russ misses with the Game on the line. Plus, the latest on the NBA's investigation into Suns Owner Robert Sarver...Brian Windhorst is in Phoenix and joins us. NBA Today starts right now!

    The Robert Sarver Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 48:22

    We have a developing story as we start NBA Today...Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver is accused of overseeing an organization that many employees have described as toxic and sometimes hostile, reporting from ESPN's Baxter Holmes reveals. Stay locked on NBA Today for the full story!

    ESPN's Baxter Holmes on the Phoenix Suns

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 44:55

    ESPN Senior Writer Baxter Holmes joins The Woj Pod to discuss the reporting in his blockbuster story centered on Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver's behavior and the organization's culture throughout his 17 years of leadership. 

    Draymond Green joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 48:49

    Coming up on NBA Today...LeBron James took-over in the 4th quarter vs the Rockets...But does this Lakers win tell a bigger story?  And The Point God rises up the NBA Assist leaderboard...Hear from one of his former running mates about what makes Chris Paul such a dynamic passer Plus Are the Heat the Team to beat in the East? Our experts weigh in...NBA Today starts now!


    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 69:03

    Swagu and Perk have an open conversation about mental health in sports including their own struggles coming to terms with the end of their playing careers. Plus, the truth about leadership in a locker room and why quarterbacks and point guards aren't always the guy like the media wants you to believe. And are the Rams the team to beat in the NFL or do the Cowboys have something to say about it? Let's get it.

    Best of the NBA weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 48:50

    James Harden found his groove for Brooklyn this weekend... has the Bearded One turned the corner? And in Los Angeles, how Carmelo Anthony became the Lakers' catalyst by finding a new role in L-A, And Chiney tells us how the Bulls revamped offense is seeing RED, as NBA Today starts now! 

    Stephen A Smith joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 48:50

    Coming up on NBA Today...Lakers injury updates...Lebron ruled OUT again.. but will Anthony Davis play? Our insiders have the latest And Bing, Bong the Knicks keep rolling...Stephen A Smith LIVE on New York's BIG win of over the Sixers...Plus is the MVP Steph's to lose? Another big night for the Warriors star as he makes his case for number 3...NBA Today starts now!

    Ja Morant joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 48:50

    That's Right Ja Morant is IN studio for NBA Today...He'll tell YOU what HE was thinking while throwing down his best dunks and reminisce about the one that got away...Speaking of dunks...they were the story of the NBA on Monday night...So who better to break them down than Vince Carter? Vinsanity takes us to the Upper Room and Lebron James is questionable tonight vs the Spurs. Woj is LIVE on how the Lakers are dealing with his ankle injury. NBA Today starts now.

    Free Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 50:28

    Swagu and Perk offer advice to Zion Williamson, compare Ja Morant to a Hall of Famer, try to determine what's wrong with the Kansas City Chiefs, dissect what went on between Dwight Howard and Anthony Davis, and highlight some Louisiana dads for taking action. Plus, a story about teammates going at it in the locker room with boxing gloves on. Let's get it.

    Best of the NBA weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 43:20

    Happy Monday! Welcome to NBA Today...Your new home for the NBA on ESPN...I am Malika Andrews, joined by Richard Jefferson, Chiney Ogwumike and Ramona Shelburne...What a weekend it was across the league...Stay tuned to NBA TODAY!

    Serge Ibaka joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 52:45

    Today on NBA Today Serge Ibaka joins the show! We debut two brand new segments for the show...also breaking news concerning Ben Simmons as we have Senior Insider Adrian Wojnarowski drops in for the latest with Simmons. Packed show, stay locked to NBA TODAY!

    Zach Lavine joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 48:50

    Welcome to NBA Today! Falling Stars in La La Land. LeBron, Anthony Davis and Westbrook- in a dud of a debut- fall to a sparkling Steph Curry. How can the Lakers rebound? And we stroll down NBA Lane to reveal 25 of the top 75 NBA players in league history! A special guest- a champion- joins us as we celebrate who makes the cut!

    The Start of the NBA Season is here!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 47:02

    Hey there! Welcome to NBA Today, your new home for the NBA on ESPN...We'll have the latest news, interviews and analysis on YOUR favorite teams. Today we break down the continued drama in Philly, why did Doc Rivers dismiss Ben Simmons from practice? Plus, we are joined by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver who weighs in on Kyrie and Ben Simmons, also his all time favorite NBA player!

    First edition of NBA Today begins!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 48:31

    Hey there! Welcome to NBA Today, your new home for the NBA on ESPN...We will be with you Weekdays from 3-4 eastern LIVE from Los Angeles...Hosted by Malika Andrews with Richard Jefferson, Kendrick Perkins, Zach Lowe, and Chiney Ogwumike. Today we discuss all the drama before the first game of the season, the NBA is back! Stay tuned to NBA today on E1 tomorrow.

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