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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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    The Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics Advance to the Conference Finals | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 70:19

    Logan and Raja return to you the morning after the Phoenix Suns fell disgracefully to the Dallas Mavericks in one of the greatest Game 7 collapses of all time to talk about what went wrong with this Suns team (0:45) and what went right with the Mavericks (25:00). Then they dive into the other Game 7 from Sunday, the Bucks' loss to the Celtics (36:15), and Jomi Adeniran joins to pack up Chris Paul and the Suns (48:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Philadelphia 76ers Exit Interview | Weekends With Wos

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 34:42

    Wos is joined by Derek Bodner from The Athletic to discuss the comments made by Joel Embiid, James Harden, and Doc Rivers after the 76ers were eliminated from the NBA playoffs. They detail each of their histories with the team, speculate on their futures, and talk about the possible offseason moves Daryl Morey can make for Philadelphia going forward. Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Derek Bodner Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Is Embiid Tired Of The Process? | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 51:59

    Chris and Seerat start the pod by analyzing Joel Embiid's postgame press conference after the 76er's 2nd Round exit of the playoffs and go through his trajectory of injuries and public comments in the last couple of weeks. They then discuss Joel's playoff history, his connection with the Philadelphia fanbase, and speculate on his NBA future. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Bucks Come Back Against the Celtics and the Grizzlies Blow Out the Warriors | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 66:33

    Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss Giannis's big game in the Bucks' comeback road win (2:46). Then they review Memphis's domination of the Warriors to force a Game 6 (28:37). Finally, they raise some offseason story lines with a game of Offseason Roulette (40:31). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Grizzlies Lose Their Grip In Game 4, and the Celtics Make a Necessary Comeback | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 48:28

    Logan and Raja talk about how the Grizzlies lost their grip in an extremely close, but strangely unexciting Game 4 of their series against the Warriors (0:40), and the Celtics' comeback against the Bucks in their Game 4 (20:05). Then, they give predictions for 76ers-Heat and Mavericks-Suns in their respective Game 5s on Tuesday night (34:12), and each award their Real One of the Week (40:55). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Giannis Leads the Bucks to a 2-1 Series Lead | Weekends With Wos

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 34:54

    Wos is joined by The Athletic's Seth Partnow to discuss what the Bucks have done well in slowing down the Celtics offense, what the Celtics can do to try to even up the series, and more. Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Seth Partnow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Makes a Playoff Series Great? | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 47:39

    Chris and Seerat begin by sharing their excitement for the NBA playoffs and quickly delve into the Mavericks-Suns series with a focus on Luka Doncic and what Dallas can do to possibly turn the series around against Phoenix's formidable system. Next, they go over the key players in the Grizzlies-Warriors matchup and discuss why their games are must-watch affairs.(15:52) They then pivot to 76ers-Heat and debate whether Joel Embiid's possible return can turn the vibe around in Philadelphia heading into the upcoming home games.(28:04) Finally, they share their thoughts on the first two lopsided games in the Celtics-Bucks series and ponder what tactical moves those teams will make going forward against each other.(32:51) Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Heat and Suns Handle Business at Home | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 58:50

    Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss the Suns putting on a clinic in the second half and pulling away from the Mavericks to take a 2-0 series lead (1:45). Then they discuss the Heat dominating the Sixers again at home and if the Sixers have any solutions to stop the Heat with no Joel Embiid (25:04).  Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre  Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely  Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Bucks Turn the Tables on the Celtics and the Grizzlies Can't Cash in on Draymond Green's Ejection in Game 1. Plus, Utah Jazz Pack Watch. | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 70:11

    Logan and Raja hop on this evening to talk about how Memphis fumbled its opportunity to take Game 1 of the Warriors-Grizzlies series with Draymond ejected (3:10), the Phoenix Suns' resurgence against the Mavericks with Devin Booker's return (13:00), how Joel Embiid's injury could derail the 76ers' Finals hopes (26:40), and how the tables have turned on the Celtics with the Bucks using their size to foil every attempt around the basket (31:50). Then they preview Game 2 of Warriors-Grizzlies (42:05) and Jomi puts the Utah Jazz on Pack Watch for hopefully the final time (53:20). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Bucks Control Game 1 in Boston | Weekends with Wos

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 41:59

    Wosny Lambre is joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss the Bucks' impressive Game 1 victory in Boston (2:28). Then, they discuss what direction the Utah Jazz should go in this offseason (25:28). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: J. Kyle Mann Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Second-Round Playoffs Preview | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 61:49

    Chris and Seerat start the pod by reacting to the Sixers' close-out win versus the Raptors. They then look forward to their next matchup against the Miami Heat and ponder whether Philadelphia needs to be an underdog in order to succeed in the tournament (4:38). Next, they pivot to the Suns' impressive victory over the Pelicans and discuss New Orleans' bright future, Mikal Bridges's contributions to Phoenix's success, and the Suns' upcoming series against the Dallas Mavericks (22:52). Finally they make their predictions for Celtics-Bucks and speculate on who will come out of the emotional Wolves-Grizzlies Round 1 series this weekend (38:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Warriors and Bucks Move On, Plus Round 1 Re-evaluations | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 70:47

    Justin, Rob, and Wos start by discussing the Warriors closing out the Nuggets (1:58). Then, they discuss the Bucks winning their series by routing the Bulls in Game 5 (18:34). Then, they wrap up with some first-round re-evaluations about the Nets, impressive young guys, and the title race (38:31). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    KD Gets Beat Up, Jayson Tatum Snatches the Torch, and the West Is Wide Open | The Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 72:15

    Raja and Logan start the pod by reacting to the Nets getting swept by the Celtics in the first round of the NBA playoffs. They discuss Boston's stifling defense against Kevin Durant and debate whether or not Brooklyn can make some noise next season with Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons. Next they talk about Jayson Tatum's stellar performance throughout the series and speculate and if he can carry his team all the way to a championship.(23:10) After the break they analyze and make their predictions for other first-round playoff matchups (51:20), give the Pelicans their flowers, and the Ringer's own Jomi Adeniran joins the crew to close out the pod with his segment 'Watch the Pack'.(57:48) Hosts: Raja Bell and Logan Murdock Producer: Sasha Ashall Production Assistance: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Nets are Done, and the Grizzlies and T-Wolves are Tied 2-2 | Weekends with Wos

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 43:54

    Wos is joined by Bleacher Report and The Athletic's Mo Dahkil to discuss the Celtics' dismantling of the Nets. They also look ahead to the Nets' offseason, and wonder how far the Celtics can go in the playoffs (2:40). Then, they discuss the Timberwolves tying their series against the Grizzlies (24:46). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Mo Dahkil Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Game 3 Reactions With Rob Mahoney | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 75:16

    Seerat is joined by the Ringer's own Rob Mahoney to discuss some of the exciting first-round NBA playoff action, starting with Grizzlies-Timberwolves and whether Karl-Anthony Towns and Co. can recover from their devastating Game 3 collapse to turn the series around. Next they analyze the state of Warriors-Nuggets and ponder whether Jordan Poole's current play with Steph Curry coming off the bench makes Golden State the new playoff favorite (23:36). Finally, they debate the Utah Jazz's lackluster defensive performance against the Mavs' offensive surge and talk about the futures of those teams and players in these playoffs and beyond (41:16). Host: Seerat Sohi Guest: Rob Mahoney Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Celtics and Sixers Win Again, and the Bulls Even Up the Series | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 57:00

    Justin, Rob, and Wos start by discussing the Celtics' comeback victory over the Nets at home to take a 2-0 series lead (2:57). Then, they discuss the Sixers taking a commanding 3-0 series lead thanks to Joel Embiid's game winner in overtime (21:54). Lastly, they wrap up with the Bulls beating the Bucks on the road and tying up the series 1-1 (37:29). They also look at the impact of Khris Middleton's injury in the short term for the Bucks and how it affects their title aspirations. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Warriors Cut the Nuggets Down to Size Again in Game 2. Plus, Do the Nets Have Enough Gas in the Tank to Get Through the Celtics? | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 54:37

    Logan and Raja join at the end of night three of the NBA playoffs to discuss the genesis of third Splash Bro Jordan Poole after the Warriors again dismantled the Nuggets in Game 2 of their series. They also discuss Utah's disappointing loss to a depleted Dallas team, the fascinating clash of youngsters in the Grizzlies-Timberwolves series, and one of the most exciting first-round games in a long while: Game 1 of the Celtics-Nets series. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Utah and Minnesota Win on the Road and Philly Rolls at Home in Game 1 | Weekends With Wos

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 43:39

    Wos is joined by The Ringer's J. Kyle Mann to discuss three of four game ones on the first day of the NBA playoffs. They start with Utah beating the short-handed Mavericks (1:32) and then get into Minnesota's impressive performance in beating the Grizzlies on the road (4:22). They wrap up with the Sixers dominating the Raptors at home (21:31). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: J. Kyle Mann Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    This Is NBA Playoffs 'Jeopardy' | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 49:12

    Chris and Seerat start the pod by reacting to the news that Paul George will be out for the Clippers-Pelicans play-in game. Next they engage in a 'Jeopardy'-style question and answer format in making their predictions for the upcoming NBA playoffs. They touch on a myriad of subjects, including the MVP race(4:31), Doc Rivers (23:13), their picks to win the Finals(39:09), and much more. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Examining Play-in Game Story Lines and Previewing the Start of the Playoffs | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 50:36

    Logan and Raja discuss the most interesting aspects of the play-in games thus far, including the Spurs' future (6:00) and the Timberwolves' postgame celebration (15:00). Then, they preview the final play-in games (34:00) before sharing their closing thoughts on the second season of ‘Bridgerton' (37:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producers: Sasha Ashall and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Nets and Timberwolves Advance, Plus Title-Shot Power Rankings | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 62:58

    Justin, Rob, and Wos start by discussing the Nets and Timberwolves securing their spots in the playoffs and they look ahead to Nets-Celtics and Timberwolves-Grizzlies in the first round. Then they all rank their top five teams in order of who has the best shot to win the title (40:34). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Which Playoff Contenders Are Real and Fake? Plus, Play-In Tournament Preview. | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 59:20

    On the eve of the NBA Play-In Tournament, Logan and Raja discuss whether each of the top-ranked and highly regarded teams are real or fake Finals contenders (8:00). Then they do a preview of the play-in matchups (47:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producers: Sasha Ashall and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Can We Take Away From This Denver Nuggets Season? | Weekends With Wos

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 37:26

    Wos is joined by DNVR Sports' Adam Mares and they start by discussing how the Nuggets have performed this season despite missing Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. Then they discuss Nikola Jokic's outstanding season and look ahead to what the Nuggets could look like in the future with their stars healthy. Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Adam Mares Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can the Grizzlies Change Team-Building? | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 47:09

    Chris and Seerat start the pod by giving props to the Memphis Grizzlies and analyzing their amazing success this season as a small-market franchise. Next, they discuss how their winning ways could inspire other teams in the same situation (16:49) and detail how they were able to build such a potent team through smart drafting and trades.(20:16) After the break, they debate which teams could be following their lead (25:28) and wrap up their conversation by speculating how owner Bob Para can make further improvements going into next season.(38:00) Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Kobe and Shaq Gained Entrance to the NBA Icons Club With Jackie MacMullan | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 69:14

    The Ringer's Jackie MacMullan joins Logan and Raja to talk about her new podcast ‘Icons Club' on the ‘Book of Basketball 2.0' feed, which chronicles the brotherhood within the NBA of the best and most influential basketball players of all time. They get into the upcoming episode about Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal and tell a hell of a lot of stories from that era (0:40). Then they discuss which players from this current era of the NBA will make it into the Icons Club (36:30), before each awarding their Real One of the Week. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jackie MacMullan Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Lakers Viking Funeral, Plus All-NBA Picks | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 75:04

    Justin, Rob, and Wos start by burying the Lakers and recapping their favorite moments from Los Angeles's disappointing season now that they were officially eliminated from playoff contention (1:42). Then they argue and discuss their All-NBA selections (12:50). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How the Steph Curry–Led Warriors Connect to the Tim Duncan–Led Spurs. Plus, What the Nets' Coaching Staff Is Missing | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 64:22

    Logan and Raja dig into their feelings about UNC beating Duke over the weekend (1:00), where Lakers head coach Frank Vogel could end up when he inevitably gets fired after this disastrous season (11:00), and what more the Nets need on their coaching staff (22:00). Then Logan describes his theory of how the present-day Steph Curry–led Warriors connect to the Tim Duncan–led Spurs (26:00) before Raja explains why we haven't yet been able to have a ‘Bridgerton' Boys appearance with Season 2 up on Netflix (37:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producers: Sasha Ashall and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Mental State of the Modern Superstar With Logan Murdock | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 46:25

    Seerat is joined by The Ringer's own Logan Murdock to analyze how NBA superstars like Kevin Durant and Steph Curry navigate criticism and media accessibility. Next, they use their favorite scenes from the HBO show 'Winning Time' as a reference point to debate how great players from the past like Magic Johnson would've used social media to handle their public narrative and mental health.(19:53) They wrap up their conversation by examining the current state of Kevin Durant's relationship with Kyrie Irving.(38:23) Host: Seerat Sohi Guest: Logan Murdock Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How the Nets Have Maintained Their Culture and How the Jazz Have Failed Their Mission This Season | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 51:37

    Logan and Raja talk about whether we'll be more surprised by which team comes out of the Eastern or Western conference to the NBA Finals (0:40). Then they talk about Logan's story on Kevin Durant and the culture of this Nets team (7:30) and how the Jazz have failed in their mission thus far this season (16:00). Finally, Jomi joins to talk about his father showing artwork at Crypto.com Arena as part of the Lakers' In The Paint initiative and to put the Lakers on pack watch (29:15). Then all three of them give their Real One of the Week. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    PG's Return, Giannis's MVP moment, and the Lakers Chase for 10th | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 63:07

    Justin, Rob, and Wos recap Paul George's return to the Clippers and how that can change the Western Conference playoffs, whether the Lakers should fight for a play-in spot, the 76ers' chances going into the playoffs, and the state of the Knicks. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Arizona Fails to Adjust, Duke-UNC Hype, and a Life Update From Jonathan Tjarks | Upside High

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 57:33

    J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks start the pod by reacting to some of the weekend's NCAA tournament action, with special focus on Arizona's upset loss to Houston. They then pivot to the upcoming matchup between UNC and Duke and discuss the historic importance of this game to both schools (12:36). After the break, Jonathan talks about his physical and emotional struggles with chemotherapy and reflects on how his faith and basketball have enriched his personal life and career as a professional writer (15:02). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Production Assistance: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Time Lord's Injury, Unlucky Lakers, the Slap, and More With Bill Simmons

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 73:34

    Logan and Raja catch up on their separate exploits in New York City (1:00), before Bill Simmons hops on to talk about Robert Williams's torn meniscus, the Lakers' mess, Will Smith's slap heard around the world, and much more (22:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Bill Simmons Producers: Sasha Ashall and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What's Wrong with the Miami Heat? | Weekends with Wos

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 38:41

    Wos is joined by Meadowlark Media's Tom Haberstroh and they talk about the Miami Heat who have lost four games in row and have been in the news after Jimmy Butler, Udonis Haslem and head coach Erik Spoelstra got into an argument during their loss to the Warriors last week. Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Tom Haberstroh Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Dr. J Bridged the '70s to the Modern NBA With Jackie MacMullan | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 54:21

    Chris and Seerat start the pod by sharing their reactions to the fight between Erik Spoelstra and Jimmy Butler during the Heat's loss to the Warriors on Wednesday night. They're then joined by The Ringer's own Jackie MacMullan to talk about her new podcast 'Icons Club.' They begin the conversation by detailing the necessary elements to be included in the prestigious group.(5:00) They then shift their focus to the legacy of Julius Erving and analyze the myriad of ways he impacted the history of the NBA and the Philadelphia 76ers franchise.(15:30) Next, they discuss some of the other players that exist on the periphery of the club's core legends like Isaiah Thomas, Giannis Antetokounmpo and in particular, Dwight Howard. (30:48) They wrap things up by acknowledging Dr. J's contribution to the modern player empowerment era and Jackie reveals how making 'Icons Club' has changed her perspective on basketball.(38:53) Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Guest: Jackie MacMullan Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    An Update on the Robert Sarver Investigation, Kyrie Irving's Return to Home Games, and More With Howard Beck | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 64:53

    Logan welcomes Sports Illustrated's Howard Beck to talk about his recent reporting about the ongoing Robert Sarver investigation (0:40), the rule relaxation that will allow Kyrie Irving to play home games (22:23), and what it was like covering the Kobe-Shaq Lakers (33:57). Host: Logan Murdock Guest: Howard Beck Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Eastern Conference Survivor, Plus Hot-Seat Rankings | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 69:15

    Justin, Rob, and Wos pick four Eastern Conference teams to get out of the first round and then vote on the team they think will make the Finals (3:58). They also discuss the recent scoring boom and pick out which coaches are on the hot seat (42:15). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Worst Kentucky Loss Ever, Chet Holmgren Under Pressure, and More Tournament Reactions | Upside High

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 45:21

    J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks start the pod by revisiting Kentucky's stunning loss to Saint Peter's in the first round of the NCAA tournament. They then pivot to Chet Holmgren's performance in Gonzaga's win over Memphis and how NBA teams may be looking at him as the draft approaches (10:39). Next, they analyze some of the other big games that happened over the weekend: Auburn-Miami (19:46), Duke–Michigan State (27:57), and Texas-Purdue (33:42). They wrap things up by looking forward to their favorite matchups coming up on the bracket (37:32). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Production Assistance: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Is Trae Young the Greatest Hawk of All Time? Plus More With Rembert Browne | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 55:27

    While Raja hits the slopes, Logan welcomes Rembert Browne to fill in as guest host as only he can. They catch up on the Hawks' season and Trae Young's supremacy in Atlanta (3:00), Kyrie Irving's impact on the Nets this season (18:00), and their shared love for ‘Abbott Elementary' (37:00). Host: Logan Murdock Guest: Rembert Browne Producers: Sasha Ashall and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Who's to Blame for the Lakers' Disastrous Season | Weekends With Wos

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022 32:59

    Wos is joined by SB Nation's Sabreena Merchant. They go down the line and discuss who is to blame for the Lakers' struggles this season, and then ask what the team can do in the offseason to improve (1:46). Then they talk about Sabreena's alma mater, Duke, Coach K's legacy, and the change to the program's image (24:37). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Sabreena Merchant Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Will Playoff Small Ball Neutralize the Big Man Boom? | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 36:18

    Chris and Seerat begin the pod by talking about Kentucky's upset loss to St. Peters in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. They then shift their attention to the NBA to discuss the two big men currently leading the race—Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid—and analyze the front courts of other teams like the Nets, Bucks, and Celtics as they head into the postseason. (6:36) They wrap things up by debating the viability of the center position in the NBA playoffs (27:02) and give some love to the recent play of the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves. (29:06) Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Luka Doncic Puts on a Show in Brooklyn. Plus, the Timberwolves Are Surprisingly Good. | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 53:07

    Logan is coming at you from Brooklyn after going to the Mavericks-Nets game on Wednesday night to discuss with Raja the feeling in the arena after Luka put on a show for the win (1:00). Then they talk about the surprising Timberwolves, who currently sit in the seventh seed in the West and who embarrassed the Lakers with a blowout win and plenty of taunting (28:00). Finally, they discuss the latest reporting on Steph Curry's ankle injury (33:00) and each award their Real One of the Week. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Five Things That Still Need Sorting Out Over the Season's Final Month | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 67:56

    Justin, Rob, and Wos talk about five teams that have things to sort out, including the Nets (1:55), Sixers, Lakers (21:00), Timberwolves, and Nuggets. They also talk about the Rookie of the Year race and give their thoughts on the first two episodes of the HBO series 'Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty' (50:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    March Madness, Players to Watch in the Tournament, and Kentucky Talk | Upside High

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 58:34

    J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks look forward to the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament by reminiscing about their favorite individual performances from years past. They then focus on the current bracket and discuss the matchups they are excited to see.(11:02) Next, they analyze the potential stars and under-the-radar players who could raise their draft status with breakout games on a national stage.(16:51) They wrap things up by detailing the state of Kyle's beloved Kentucky Wildcats and the legacy of coach John Calipari. (41:51) Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Production Assistance: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Breaking Down the Nets' Big Win Over the 76ers | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 54:38

    Logan and Raja first talk about Kevin Garnett's jersey retirement in Boston and the dry-aged beef between KG and Ray Allen (1:00). Then they dive into the Nets' blowout win over the 76ers last week (9:00) and the Bucks' loss to Golden State (30:00). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Why Has Russell Westbrook Been Such a Disaster for the Lakers? | Weekends With Wos

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 33:20

    Wos is joined by The Washington Post's Ben Golliver to discuss Chet Holmgren's performance at the West Coast Conference championship and how his game will translate to the NBA (1:50). Then they get into Russell Westbrook's disastrous season with the Lakers (11:50), how Joel Embiid has adjusted to James Harden (21:42), and whether Giannis will bring the Bucks back to the Finals (26:48). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Ben Golliver Production: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Instant Reactions to Nets-Sixers | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 40:43

    Chris and Seerat share their analysis of the Nets' blowout win over the 76ers on Thursday night. They speculate about the resulting narrative fallout, talk through the emotional weight of the game (14:57), examine the major players' stats (21:45), and discuss the tactics displayed by both teams (29:08). They end the pod by asking the big questions that will need answering for the rivalry going forward (33:13). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How the New-Look Mavericks Are Making a Playoff Push, With Jonathan Tjarks | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 52:20

    Logan and Raja are joined by The Ringer's Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the moves the Dallas Mavericks made at the trade deadline this season and how the team plans to make a playoff push with its new-look roster (5:00). Then they touch on Russell Westbrook's recent fight with fans and the media over the nickname “Westbrick” (26:00) and the upcoming Nets-76ers game (36:00) before each awarding their Real One of the Week. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Sasha Ashall Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Which Late-Season Trends Are for Real? Plus Ja Morant's Ascent | Group Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 61:08

    Justin and Wos are joined by Sports Illustrated's Michael Pina to discuss Kyrie's latest comments on facing James Harden (02:00). They also discuss which late-season trends are real, including the Warriors' slump, the Celtics' and Pelicans' recent success, and more (09:00). Later, listen as Pina dives into his recent Sports Illustrated profile on Ja Morant (42:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Wosny Lambre Guest: Michael Pina Associate Producer: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Luka Doncic, Coach K, and Top-Five Draft Prospects | Upside High

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 55:19

    J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks begin the pod by discussing Luka Doncic's performance against the Utah Jazz on Monday night and coach Mike Krzyzewski's last home game at Duke (4:40). After the break they each share and debate their top-five player prospects for the next NBA draft (10:26). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Production Assistance: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mark Cuban on the Mavericks' Playoff Push, How He Stays on the Cutting Edge, and More | Real Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 54:02

    Logan and Raja kick off Mavericks Week on the 'Real Ones' podcast with the one, the only, Mavs owner Mark Cuban. They get into everything from how he stays on the forefront of amenities for players to how Jason Kidd differs from Rick Carlisle as a head coach. Plus, Luka Doncic's relationship with Dirk Nowitzki, what precipitated the big personnel changes the Mavericks made this season, how he became the godfather of streaming, and so much more. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Mark Cuban Producer: Sasha Ashall Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Social Producer: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Does the League Look Like Without a Best Player? | The Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 46:57

    Chris and Seerat begin the pod by sharing their reactions to LeBron James's performance against the Mavs on Tuesday night and wonder if the game was a "changing of the guard" moment in regards to him being the face of the league. They then revisit the recent matchups between the Hawks and the Bulls and talk about how Trae Young and DeMar DeRozan elevate those teams.(15:32) Next they pivot to James Harden's first games with the Sixers and debate whether his instant meshing with Joel Embiid is a sign of Philadelphia finally attaining championship-contender status.(19:49) They wrap things up by discussing the improvements Luka Dončić (25:53) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (31:01) have made this season and whether there is a need for "heliocentric" players in the current NBA. (37:27) Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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