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A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.

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    Impressions From Week 1 of the NBA Season | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 46:05

    Logan and Raja discuss their impressions from the first week of the NBA season, including how much you can really take away from the results, the differences between young and old teams, and what the Nets and Lakers look like so far (0:30). Then they talk about the young players who have caught their eye early on, including one man, Ja Morant, who has been playing out of his mind (29:10). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Return of the Culture Warriors? | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 84:43


    Chris and Seerat discuss the ongoing Ben Simmons saga and touch on the return of Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors (0:25). Then, Logan Murdock joins for a deep dive into the Warriors as they talk through Draymond Green's role on the team, how the team has changed since 2016, how Jordan Poole continues to develop, and more (18:31)! Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Guest: Logan Murdock Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Are the Lakers Going to Be OK? Plus: Deandre Ayton and the Case of the Missing Bag, KD vs. Giannis, and More! | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 67:10

    The NBA is back, baby! Logan and Raja investigate Deandre Ayton and the curious case of the missing bag after his less-than-stunning performance against 2021 MVP Nikola Jokic (0:30). Then they debate whether Giannis Antetokounmpo or Kevin Durant is the best player in the NBA (20:38) and Raja wonders about the possibly muddled leadership hierarchy on the Celtics after Jaylen Brown dropped 46 points in their season opener (32:40). And finally, Logan recounts his experience at the Warriors-Lakers game and invites Jomi to air his concerns about Russell Westbrook and the new-look Lakers (38:50). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Warriors Look Impressive Against the Lakers, and the Bucks Dominate the Nets. Plus, What are We Looking Forward To? | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 55:09

    Justin, Rob, and Wos start by discussing the Warriors' impressive performance against the Lakers and Russell Westbrook's struggles in his Lakers debut (1:15). Then they talk about the Bucks' strong performance in their win over the Nets (20:50). They wrap up by talking about Jonas Valanciunas's contract extension and a few thing that each of them are looking forward to this NBA season (29:42). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The ‘Real Ones' 2021-22 NBA Season Preview | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 61:22

    In anticipation of the start of the 2021-22 NBA season, Logan and Raja kick this momentous week off with a season preview (0:40). They name their playoff locks and fringe teams for the East and West (6:50), three teams they're concerned about (16:25), and three teams they're higher and lower on than consensus (27:47). Then they do some quick-hitter questions, including whether Ben Simmons and Giannis Antetokounmpo will take and make 3s this season (38:22), whether Damian Lillard, Simmons, or Bradley Beal will get traded (43:35), which new head coach will have the greatest impact on their team (46:45), and the likelihood of a Lakers-Warriors Western Conference final (49:35). Make sure to keep up with all of The Ringer's NBA coverage on Twitter and Instagram @RingerNBA. Experience the excitement on Tuesday, October 19 with the whole Ringer NBA team with our 2021-22 NBA Previewpalooza starting at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET on YouTube and across our social channels. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Makes a Mid-market Team Desirable? | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 46:52


    Chris and Seerat discuss how mid-market teams make themselves desirable for star players, and then they focus on how the Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls built their rosters and what their futures hold. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Final Thoughts on the Kyrie Irving Situation, Jordan Poole's Ascent, and Lakers Concerns | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 46:37

    Logan and Raja give their final thoughts on the situation in Brooklyn after the Nets said he won't play with the team until he can fully contribute and Kyrie put his reasoning on the internet (1:00). Then Logan asks Raja if Jordan Poole is a potential future All-Star (22:30) and airs his concerns about this Lakers team (29:10), before they each award their Real One of the Week (35:50). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Preseason Power Rankings, Part 4 | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 95:37

    Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss the best teams in the NBA in Part 4 of our NBA preseason power rankings. They go 8-1 starting with the Warriors (1:37), Sixers (14:11), Heat (31:20), Jazz (40:55), Suns (55:24), Bucks (1:03:48), Lakers (1:11:00), and Nets (1:18:00).  Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Best Case/Worst Case: Lakers, Nets, Bucks, and Suns I The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 56:58

    Rob Mahoney fills in for Chris, joining Seerat to run through some of the best- and worst-case scenarios for four of the NBA's projected top teams, the Lakers, Nets (14:46), Bucks, and Suns (42:14). Hosts: Seerat Sohi, Rob Mahoney Producer: Troy Farkas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Preseason Power Rankings, Part 3 | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 75:21

    Justin, Rob, and Wos buckle down for Part 3 of our preseason power rankings. This week, we count down from no. 15 to no. 6, starting with the Bulls (0:45) and moving on to the Trail Blazers (16:00), Clippers (24:50), Celtics (33:30), Hawks (44:00), Nuggets (52:20), and Mavericks (58:50). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Can Klay Thompson and James Wiseman Offer the Warriors This Season? | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 64:24

    Fresh off Warriors media day and the first preseason game of the season, Logan and Raja discuss Klay Thompson's mindset going into this season (0:40) and what James Wiseman's role will be (18:15). Then they talk about the absolute mess that the Ben Simmons situation has become (32:05), Zion Williamson's position in New Orleans (45:05), and the money Kyrie Irving stands to lose by not getting vaccinated (52:00) before each awarding their Real One of the Week (53:30). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Makes a Team Dysfunctional? | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 50:26

    Chris and Seerat discuss how the Philadelphia 76ers handled media day in regard to Ben Simmons (9:03), touch on Zion's role in the ongoing conversation around player contracts (24:00), and weigh in on how stories in the media affect how teams are perceived (29:30).  Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Preseason Power Rankings, Part 2 | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 73:15

    Jonathan Tjarks joins Justin and Wos for Part 2 of our NBA preseason power rankings. This week we count down from 22 to 16, starting with the Hornets (0:45) and moving on to the Wizards (11:25), Pelicans (23:50), Raptors (35:15), Knicks (44:30), Pacers (52:35), and Grizzlies (1:00:15). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Wosny Lambre, and Jonathan Tjarks Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Examining COVID-19 Protocol Negotiations in the NBA and Athlete Activism | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 67:35

    In light of Matt Sullivan's recent article for Rolling Stone on the current showdown between the NBA and NBPA surrounding COVID-19 protocols, Logan and Raja have a frank discussion about what the outcome of these negotiations could mean for this season of basketball. They discuss players who are fighting to remain unvaccinated in cities that require it for entry to stadiums, athlete activism, and much more (0:40). Then they mention a few tidbits about Ben Simmons from the 76ers' media day (53:30) and each award their Real One of the Week (56:30). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Who Will the NBA's New Terrain Favor?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 51:22


    Chris and Seerat discuss some of the rules that will be implemented in the NBA this season and which players and teams will be impacted most by these changes. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    NBA Preseason Power Rankings Part 1 | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 83:22

    Breaking news: The Timberwolves (Timberwovles?) decided to fire General Manager Gersson Rosas after we finished recording, so Justin, Rob, and Wos hopped back on for a quick discussion on this developing story (0:45). Then they get into part one of our NBA preseason power rankings with the eight worst teams in the league, starting with the Houston Rockets (8:50) and moving on to the Thunder (19:30), Magic (30:05), Cavaliers (37:50), Pistons (47:45), Kings (54:22), Timberwolves (1:01:00), and Spurs (1:09:35). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kyrie Irving Would Simply Retire if the Nets Were to Trade Him. Plus, a Potential Midseason Tournament. | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 48:48

    Logan and Raja are back talking about the potential for a midseason tournament and whether that would work in the NBA (0:30). Then they discuss Nick Wright's reporting that Kyrie Irving would retire from the NBA if he were traded from the Nets (21:00) before Jomi joins to give his thoughts on the Clippers breaking ground on their new arena in Inglewood (33:50). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    John Wall Trade Rumors, the Aaron Gordon Extension, and a Wos Rant | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 58:58

    Justin, Rob and Wos are joined by special guest and Ringer writer Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the best-case trade scenario for veteran point guard John Wall (0:00). They plot out viable destinations for the former Rocket and then the four react to the news of Aaron Gordon's $92 million Denver Nuggets contract extension (28:40). Later, Wos hands out a hot take on NBA Hall of Fame inductee Toni Kukoc (39:20). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Guest: Jonathan Tjarks Associate Producer: Lani Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Deep Dive on the Ben Simmons Situation and Possible Trade Scenarios | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 66:38

    That's right, real ones, Logan and Raja are back from a well-earned summer vacation to bring you all their thoughts on the continuously unfolding Ben Simmons situation. First, they get into a little bit of football chat (0:30), then they talk about the maneuvering and politics of Ben Simmons, Klutch Sports, and the Philadelphia 76ers (5:30) before going over some possible trade scenarios (27:30). Finally, they discuss the Lakers signing DeAndre Jordan (50:00) and each award their Real One of the Week (52:25). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Does the Hall of Fame Help Us Understand Basketball History? | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 56:11


    With the 2021 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductions this weekend, Chris and Seerat discuss how the hall explains basketball history. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Which Teams Will Overachieve and Underachieve This Season? | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 61:17

    Bang the doldrums, folks, because we're in the deepest valley of the offseason. Therefore, we must gamify. Justin, Rob, and Wos each picked the teams they believe will overachieve (6:10) and underachieve (28:25) this season based on expectations and Vegas's over/under win total.  Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Did the Ben Simmons Situation Go So Wrong? | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 50:54


    Chris and Seerat discuss the Ben Simmons saga and how it's gotten to the point where Simmons reportedly does not intend on showing up to Sixers training camp. They wrap up by discussing 'Succession'. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The Ben Simmons Saga Continues and Klutch Sports Group Remains in the Spotlight | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 50:44

    Justin, Rob, and Wos are back from a well-earned break and thanking Ben Simmons and Klutch for creating some news during what is most often the slowest part of the NBA offseason. They discuss whether the recent report that Ben Simmons will refuse to appear at 76ers training camp has changed anything about the situation for Philadelphia or any of the teams vying to be his next destination (0:30). Then they break down what Zach LaVine signing with Klutch could mean for his tenure with the Bulls, whether he could be part of a trade package for Simmons, and whether Klutch's reputation as a signal for player movement is truly earned (13:30). They also take a look at the dispute between Nerlens Noel and Klutch and why Rich Paul gets such an unprecedented level of attention for an agent (28:45). Finally, they talk about Clint Capela's extension with the Atlanta Hawks (40:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Are the Warriors Back? Inside the Title Race and Potential Trades With Marcus Thompson | Ringer NBA Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 70:59

    The Athletic's Marcus Thompson joins Kevin O'Connor for a deep dive on the Golden State Warriors' 2021-22 season. Marcus shares his insight into how the Warriors have balanced their short-term goals for getting the most out of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green and their long-term goals for developing young talent to avoid a down period once their stars are gone (0:45). Then KOC and Marcus discuss two other teams in the league that have overhauled their rosters, while keeping their key players in place, the Bulls and Lakers, and how all three teams share a need for on-court sacrifice (17:30), and whether Steve Kerr can mirror the adaptability the Warriors are requiring of their players (25:45). Then they talk about Klay Thompson's recovery and how the Warriors could arrange their players on the floor when he returns to play in December (36:00). Finally, they touch on potential big trades looming on the horizon with the three giant question marks of Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard, and Ben Simmons still hanging over the league, which young players the Warriors would be willing to give up, and what other kinds of players they might target (51:00).  Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Marcus Thompson II Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How This Week's Patrick Beverley Trades Explain the NBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 47:04


    Chris Ryan is joined by The Ringer's Rob Mahoney to discuss Patrick Beverley getting traded twice in a week. Then they discuss the financial and competitive realities of several teams around the league. Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Rob Mahoney Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Evaluating the Young Cores of the Hawks, Raptors, and Pelicans After Summer League. Plus: The Grizzlies-Clippers Trade. | Ringer NBA University

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 83:30

    KOC and J. Kyle Mann first address the trade that went down this morning between the Grizzlies and the Clippers, which sent Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo, and Daniel Oturu to Memphis for Eric Bledsoe, and how each team's young players might be able to help them this upcoming season (1:00). Then they talk about new additions to the young cores of three NBA teams: the Atlanta Hawks (17:00), the Toronto Raptors (27:45), and New Orleans Pelicans (40:00). Finally, as summer league winds down, KOC asks J. Kyle Mann rapid-fire questions about their favorite young players from the tournament, including Franz Wagner, Jonathan Kuminga, Davion Mitchell, Josh Primo, and Day'Ron Sharpe (50:55). Hosts: Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Metta Sandiford-Artest on His Journey After the Malice at the Palace | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 68:29

    Seerat is joined by NBA champion and former Los Angeles Laker Metta Sandiford-Artest to talk about learning about his family's history, growing up in Queensbridge, and listening to Nas (1:09). Then they talk about the Malice at the Palace, how his relationship with his former teammate Jermaine O'Neal has grown, and how he is enjoying being a basketball coach (22:00). Host: Seerat Sohi Guest: Metta Sandiford-Artest Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Championship Race in the West Is Wide Open. Plus: Dennis Schröder Signs to the Celtics and Wos's Summer League Thoughts. | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 65:55

    Justin and Rob hear Big Wos's thoughts about summer league from Las Vegas, including Cade Cunningham's impressive performance, Detroit and Houston's young cores, Jalen Green's ceiling, and much more (0:30). Then they talk about what the Celtics could do this season after signing Dennis Schröder to a one-year contract (24:05) and the top contenders in what looks to be a fairly wide-open Western Conference (37:40). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Offseason Winners and Losers, and Listener Mailbag! | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 60:58

    The whole team is here on the ‘Real Ones' season finale! Executive Producer TD tells us all why he's so mad (0:25), then Logan and Raja answer questions from The Ringer's NBA offseason survey (2:30). Finally, Chief Meme Officer and certified big shot Jomi Adeniran opens the listener mailbag (27:30). ‘Real Ones' will return in a few weeks, but in the meantime, please enjoy all the other NBA offseason and Summer League coverage on the Ringer NBA Show feed and ‘The Mismatch'. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Is Free Agency Actually Free? | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 68:48


    Chris and Seerat are joined by The Ringer's Rob Mahoney to talk about his Ringer Ph.D. video explaining how NBA contracts work (1:27). Then they touch on a variety of topics related to the offseason (3:05), including whether draft picks matter, if teams get punished for drafting well, and much more. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Guest: Rob Mahoney Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    New York's Own Kemba Walker Is Headed to the Knicks. Plus: Chicago Is Loading Up, the Pelicans and Mavericks Disappoint in Free Agency, and More. | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 66:42

    We're two days into free agency and the hits just won't stop coming. First, Justin, Rob, and Wos celebrate Kemba Walker, pride of New York City, planning to sign with the Knicks after the Thunder buy out his contract (0:30). Then they get into all the other action happening around the league, including DeMar DeRozan joining forces with Zach LaVine, Lonzo Ball, and Alex Caruso on the Bulls (11:49), the Heat's bizarre age gap (25:53), the Lakers' additions to their new big three (35:23), and the disappointing offseasons from the Pelicans and Mavericks so far (43:58). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Will Russ to L.A. Work? Plus the Latest in NBA Free Agency | Real Ones 

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 65:20


    Logan and Raja open up talking about the Lakers acquiring Russell Westbrook and how he and LeBron will coexist (8:19). Then, they discuss what the draft does for the Warriors' championship window (30:58). Plus: the latest in free agency surrounding Chris Paul and Kyle Lowry (48:46). Leave a message for our mailbag at 510-469-0294 or email us at realonesmailbag@gmail.com. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Free Agency Primer, Russ to Lakers, the Chris Paul Effect, and Bargain-Bin Free Agents | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 73:38


    Justin, Rob, and Wos start by giving their thoughts on the Russell Westbrook trade (1:20). Then they give a free agency preview by talking about the Chris Paul effect (24:45) and the large group of quality point guards available as free agents or through trade (37:40). Finally, they tell you their favorite “bargain-bin” free agent (1:03:15). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Who Won the 2021 NBA Draft? | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 67:01

    Late Thursday night, Chris is joined by J. Kyle Mann and Wos to recap the 2021 NBA Draft. They discuss the Draft's biggest surprises (0:57), Golden State picking Jonathan Kuminga (4:00), and Orlando's draft (11:08). Then, they get into the the Russell Westbrook trade (27:19) before breaking down some of the obvious picks of the draft (32:26). Host: Chris Ryan Guests: J. Kyle Mann and Wosny Lambre Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Scenario Mock Draft, Trades Ideas, and Second-Round Sleepers | Ringer NBA University

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 66:05

    KOC and J. Kyle Mann start by talking about ideal team fits for Ben Simmons (1:25). Then they pretend to be GMs and try to conduct some mock draft trades (6:50). After that, with some help from Spotify Greenroom listeners, they go through a scenario mock draft (26:03). Lastly they each give four potential second-round sleepers (46:18). Hosts: Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Did Anybody Win the Grizzlies-Pelicans Trade? Plus: NBA Draft Cram Session. | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 71:32

    Justin, Rob, Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann discuss every aspect of the trade between the Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans (1:45). Then Tjarks and J. Kyle Mann help get Rob and Justin up to speed on what they need to know going into the NBA draft (18:43). Lastly they answer some questions from Spotify Greenroom listeners (51:20). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guests: Jonathan Tjarks and J. Kyle Mann Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What's Going On With Team USA? Plus: Can the Warriors Land Bradley Beal? | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 51:40

    Logan and Raja talk USA men's basketball losing to France in the Olympics (5:00), as well as roster challenges and where Team USA may finish (19:45). Then, what happens if Bradley Beal is traded to the Warriors, and what does that mean for the rest of the NBA (22:49)? Plus: The Lakers shop Kyle Kuzma to every team in the league (34:20). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Did Giannis Rise to the Top of the NBA? | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 64:58

    Seerat and Rob are joined by Mirin Fader to discuss her new book, 'Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP.' They talk about Giannis's personality (4:39), the impact of being a European player (13:46), and his upbringing and early career struggles (18:21). Then they get into the way Giannis mentors his younger brothers (40:40) and favorite Giannis quotes from this postseason (51:13).  Hosts: Seerat Sohi and Rob Mahoney Guest: Mirin Fader Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mirin Fader on Giannis Antetokounmpo's Drive, Loyalty, and Hard Work. Plus: The Bucks Win the NBA Finals! | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 60:44


    Logan and Raja talk all about Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Finals, which the Bucks took to win the whole darn thing (0:42), as well as what this loss means for Chris Paul (17:49). Then Mirin Fader joins the show to talk about her new book, 'Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP,' coming out August 10 (27:07). Then Logan and Raja make some way-too-early predictions about the 2021-22 NBA season (48:06) and Jomi joins to do his final pack watch of this season of basketball (51:04) Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: Mirin Fader and Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads the Milwaukee Bucks to the 2020-21 NBA Championship | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 59:16


    Justin, Rob, and Wos come together live on Greenroom after the Milwaukee Bucks take the 2021 NBA championship in six games against the Suns to talk about how the Bucks pulled off the win (0:30), what this gut-punching loss means for Chris Paul's legacy (21:08), and whether this championship will end the small vs. big market debates (35:27). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    What Would a Championship Mean for Giannis Antetokounmpo's Legacy? | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 55:31

    After Raja recounts his harrowing experience at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Logan and Raja talk about what they saw from the Bucks and Suns in Game 5 (5:00). Then, as Giannis Antetokounmpo approaches a title win, they wonder what a championship and likely Finals MVP in addition to two MVPs and a DPOY would mean for the 26-year-old's legacy (23:00). Finally they look to Game 6, when the Bucks will lay it all on the line to win and the Suns will lay it all on the line to stay alive (41:39). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Bucks Win Game 5 to Take a 3-2 Series Lead | Postgame

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 39:04

    Immediately following Game 5, KOC and J. Kyle Mann get together to discuss another exciting Bucks win. They start with Jrue Holiday's impressive performance (1:30), then they discuss the evolution of Giannis (12:00) and if the Suns will be able to force a Game 7 (22:45). Plus, have the Finals taught us anything about how teams should approach the draft (29:00)? Hosts: Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Else Is Happening in the NBA, Other Than the Finals? | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 47:53


    This week Chris and Seerat start by talking about all the other news in the NBA, besides the Finals, including Team USA having to make last-minute roster changes (14:15) and reports of Damian Lillard requesting a trade (2:00). Then they discuss their general observations and thoughts going into a pivotal Game 5 of the NBA Finals (25:28). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Khris Middleton Leads the Bucks to a Series-Tying Game 4 Victory. Plus: Jovan Buha on Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers. | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 64:58

    As Raja sits sulking in the Fort Lauderdale airport, Logan and guest host Seerat Sohi discuss all the particulars of the Bucks' Game 4 win on Wednesday night, including whether Giannis's block was better than LeBron's (0:42), why Seerat still stans Jrue Holiday (16:30), and the details of Khris Middleton's best game of the playoffs (25:09). Then they talk about adjustments for Game 5 in Phoenix (32:57) before The Athletic's Jovan Buha joins the program to dish the dirt on Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers (39:30).  Host: Logan Murdock Guests: Seerat Sohi and Jovan Buha Associate Producer: Sasha Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Bucks Squeeze Out a Win in Game 4 Despite Devin Booker's Best Efforts. Plus: Kawhi Leonard's Knee Drama and Ben Simmons Trade Rumors. | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 69:17

    Coming to you live on Greenroom right after Game 4 of the NBA Finals and whenever you like on Spotify (or wherever you get your podcasts), Justin, Rob, and Wos to talk about the Bucks beating the Suns to tie the series up (0:30). Then they get into the offseason drama of the day, namely Kawhi Leonard's ACL surgery (39:35) and potential Ben Simmons trade scenarios (49:00) Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Bucks Turn Up the Pressure on Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker to Win Game 3 | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 36:41

    Logan and Raja come to you after the Bucks trounce the Suns in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Milwaukee to talk about how Deandre Ayton responded to increased pressure from the Bucks (4:00), how Devin Booker can increase his offensive impact (19:53), and the two-way clinic Giannis has put on in the past two games (25:10). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Giannis Dominates as the Bucks Win Game 3 | Postgame

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 55:06

    Just after Game 3, Justin Verrier and J. Kyle Mann come together to break down the Bucks win and look forward to the rest of the series. They discuss Giannis' big night (1:25), Ayton's foul trouble (17:40), and if the Bucks can actually make it a series (32:08). Plus, they talk potential Finals MVPs (45:13). Hosts: Justin Verrier and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Suns Take a 2-0 Lead. Can the Bucks Come Back? | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 54:41


    Immediately following Game 2, Chris and Seerat discuss the Suns taking care of business in a clinical manner (2:30) and if the Bucks can still make it a series (16:52). Plus, was Chris Paul just a perfect fit for Phoenix (32:22)? Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The 2021 NBA Finals Is the Chris Paul Legacy Series | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 49:09


    Logan and Raja discuss the Suns beating the Bucks in Game 1 of the NBA Finals (0:42), then go through The Ringer's 2021 NBA Finals Entrance Survey and respond to all the questions (23:03). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The Phoenix Suns Take Game 1 of the NBA Finals | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 47:30

    Justin, Rob, and Wos get together after Game 1 of the NBA Finals to talk about the Suns' thrilling win over the Bucks (including a hobbled Giannis Antetokounmpo) (0:45), take some questions from live Greenroom listeners (24:41), and discuss any adjustments either team needs going into Game 2 (37:48). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Bucks Beat the Hawks and Advance to the NBA Finals | Postgame

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 42:38

    Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann rejoin after game six in Atlanta to discuss Milwaukee's victory over the Hawks and advancing to the finals against the Suns. They discuss what key elements took the Bucks to victory, along with what to look forward to in the finals when the two teams battle it out. Hosts: Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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