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An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers, and reporters from The Athletic. Daily, Monday thru Saturday. Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends | Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick | Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Wosny Lambre | Thursday: Point of Contention with Ethan Strauss, Marcus Thompson hosted by Zach | Friday: Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, and Mo Dakhil | And the Saturday Slam & Jam with Andrew Schlecht ...
 
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In this week's Point of Contention, Marcus Thompson and Ethan Strauss debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1 - Five years after he revolutionized the game of basketball, the baby faced assassin, Steph Curry is back-back, playing the best basketball of his career. Take 2 - Fellas it is April 21 and the Phoenix Suns are now 41-6 sitting in second in t…
 
Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater discuss hot take topics from around the NBA 1. Jokic should be the MVP 2. This is the best Steph has been 3. The Play In Tournament is a bad idea 4. Phoenix is a good regular season team, but won’t have another gear in the playoffs 5. Philly should get more consideration as the East favorite because of health…
 
The Basketball Buds: Dave Harper, Jay King, Tray Edwards and James Edwards. The rundown: Steph’s run has been incredible..."the NBA needs a best player award" said James, and what can they do if they get in the playoffs? Fred Fan Vleet's comments on the league prioritizing money over the game. The Celtics are back? Maybe, but they are playing bette…
 
On today's episode Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers recap the week that was in the NBA, dive into the Lakers gritty defense, integrating Andre Drummond, and LeBron James improbable run. Then Alex proposes 5 fake CJ McCollum trades, but will they change the trajectory of the Blazers? Then we celebrate some NBA birthdays before we bring in Ethan Strau…
 
In this week's Nerder, John Hollinger stop by to talk with Mo and Seth about the Western Conference playoff picture with Jamal Murray's injury in mind. Why doesn't anybody believe in the Utah Jazz? Also, team playoff preparation and the Mavs' complaints about the Play-In tournament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
In this week's Point of Contention, Marcus Thompson and Ethan Strauss debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: On Monday night the Nuggets lost Jamal Murray to a season ending ACL tear to his left knee. Murray suffered the noncontact injury during the Nuggets' 116-107 loss to the Golden State Warriors. A truly BRUTAL injury. Take 2: An Enormous Mista…
 
Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring drops by to talk to David Aldridge and Wos Lambre about the devastating injury to Jamal Murray. What it means to the Western Conference playoffs? Also, the Jazz and their chances once playoff time rolls around. Also the importance of rebounding, David's "white whale." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaph…
 
Sam Amick and Anthony Slater are joined by Law Murray to discuss the Los Angeles Clippers. Is Kawhi in the MVP conversation? Would the Clippers want the Lakers in round 1? Would the Clippers rather play the Mavs or Blazers? Do they want to avoid the Nuggets? All that and more with Law, including his career path to the Athletic. Learn more about you…
 
In this week's Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Jay King and Tray Edwards talk about the sale of the Minnesota Timberwolves to Alex Rodriguez and billionaire Marc Lore for $1.5 Billion dollars. Then the strange feud between Kyrie Irving and Dennis Schroder Saturday nights as the Lakers crushed the Nets. Finally the shocking Suns and Chris Pau…
 
We are excited to announce The Athletic's new podcast series - Shattered: Hope, Heartbreak and the New York Knicks. Hosted by hip-hop legend Chuck D, the series dives deep on the past 20 years of the Knicks. Shattered reveals never-heard-before stories about the Knicks, team owner James Dolan and the NBA, with interviews from dozens of voices inclu…
 
Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the week in the NBA, which player on the Grizzlies outside of Ja Morant Jaren Jackson can raise their ceiling, and then bring in Law Murray of the Athletic to discuss the Clippers, their title odds, how Paul George navigates the hate, and then some trivia! Stay til the end to hear who’s next on the wheel of f…
 
In this week's Nerder, Dave, Seth and Mo talk about "Veteranosity" and why teams sometimes play vets in spite of evidence that a young player is better. Then the guys introduce a new segment called 'The NBA Circle of Life.' This week, the death of the Warriors Dynasty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
In this edition of Point of Contention Jay King and James Edwards III debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Fellas we are 50 games into the season, for most roughly 22 left until the playoffs and taking a look at the Western Conference, the Jazz, the Suns, Clippers and Nuggets are atop the Conference The injury riddled Lakers are 5th and falling f…
 
In the latest Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Wos Lambre the fellas talk to Mike Smeltz , Producer of The Athletic's new podcast 'Shattered: Hope, Heartbreak and the New York Knicks' narrated by Chuck D. Then, 76ers reporter Derek Bodner drops in for a deep dive on the Philadelphia 76ers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/…
 
In this week's Basketball Buds Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King and Wos Lambre talk about the implications and fallout of the Bucks / Jrue Holiday 4-year $160 Million extension. DeMarcus Cousins is back, this time with the Clippers. Then Fraud Not a Fraud: The Nets front court. Finally an injury roundup, Gordon Hayward out for four weeks, can th…
 
Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers bring you another episode of the Saturday Slam and Jam. On today's show they discuss the NBA buyout market and if it really is a small market vs. big market issue. They dive into the top 5 buyout players of the last 10 years, and answer the question of if it is a small market problem. Alex then asks the questions, "A…
 
In this week's Nerder with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil. Trade Deadlines de-compression. Nuggets, Bulls and Magic. Then, March Madness Over-scouting, players moving up draft rankings and how Kemba Walker moved the needle in a good way. Finally, crunch time issues. Time and score issues and “Don’t need a three. ” Dame Time? Learn more abo…
 
In this week's Point of Contention, Marcus Thompson and special guest Jay King debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: LeBron James is recruiting Steph Curry? On Monday Brian Windhorst set the internet aflame, in an otherwise boring week of news, with this gem! Take 2: Last Thursday the trade deadline was pretty pretty active guys, and some trades w…
 
In the latest Hoops Adjacent, TNT's Chris Webber drops by to talk to Wos and David. Chris' former teammate Juwan Howard coaching Michigan, the notorious long shorts, Keving Garnett's love, beating the Dream Team, maturing with the greats, protests, understanding history and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Anthony Slater are joined by legend of the business J.A. Adande to discuss his new podcast series 'The Dream Team Tapes: Kobe, LeBron & The Redeem Team' on the 2008 Olympic Men's Basketball team, the careers of Kobe, LeBron, Carmelo, Dwight, Chris Paul and more. How did these players impact the league we know today? Learn …
 
Archbishop Charles Chaput, OFM Cap., retired in January 2020 as Archbishop of Philadelphia. He sat down with The Pillar Podcast this week to talk about the future of the Church, a Jay-Z song he likes, and his new book, “Things Worth Dying For.” Get full access to The Pillar at www.pillarcatholic.com/subscribe…
 
The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Dave DuFour, Jay King and Wos Lambre. Trade Deadline fallout, winners and losers. What impact will Aaron Gordon have on the Nuggets? Nikola Vučević and the Bulls? Also what's going on now with the buyout market...Andre Drummond to the Lakers. Gorgui Dieng? LaMarcus Aldridge to the Nets. Finally Draymo…
 
Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the NBA Trade Deadline and draft their most interesting trades of the day including Aaron Gordon to Denver, the Orlando Magic choosing their destiny, Oladipo to the Rockets and more. Alex then quizzes Andrew on the ages of players for Birthday Bash James Edwards, Detroit Pistons beat writer for the Athletic, …
 
JD and Ed take a second run at recording this week’s show after their first try ended in a largish fight. After they’ve made up, they get around to talking about Vatican finances, Cardinal Napier, and answering some of your emails. Get full access to The Pillar at www.pillarcatholic.com/subscribeBy The Pillar
 
In this week's Point of Contention, Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Last week Steph was getting upset, this week it’s Steve Kerr! Kerr lashed out at Warriors analyst Drew Shilling for allegedly misquoting Kerr after he appeared on a Ringer podcast in which he said he enjoyed last year more than the Final yea…
 
Nets broadcaster Sarah Kustock drops by to talk to David Aldridge and Wos Lambre about the red hot Brooklyn Nets. How James Harden has unlocked the offense, Steve Nash's experience, Kevin Durant's injury, the rivalry with the Knicks and much more. Also, At the top of the show, Wos and DA remember Elgin Baylor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visi…
 
Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Anthony Slater are joined by Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe to discuss the NBA Trade deadline, is Aaron Gordon going to be moved? What about Kyle Lowry? Are the Warriors primed for a deal? All that and what it has been like to travel with the Celtics during the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone…
 
The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, BIG Wos, Jay King and Tray Edwards. LeBron is out, and the guys are a little concerned over this injury more than prior ones. Then, the Rockets riding a 20 game losing streak, how will it affect their 2021 draft pick? Then Deadlines deals...can Victor Oladipo make a difference? Do the Hawks have to ret…
 
Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers recap this week in the NBA, discuss trades to improve the Celtics, Nets, Heat, and Clippers, and discuss what is different with the Hawks. Eric Nehm joins to discuss the Bucks, Giannis case for the MVP, PJ Tucker's fit, and if they can change in the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adcho…
 
In this week's Nerder, Nekias Duncan drops by to talk with Dave, Seth and Mo. Topics discussed. PJ Tucker traded to the Bucks. More Giannis at the 5? Are they overlooked? Giannis MVP and the narrative. Plus a Suns Deep Dive. “Only room for one unexpected good team." What does the center rotation look like. Do we trust them in the playoffs? Learn mo…
 
In this week's Point of Contention Ethan Strauss and guest Tom Haberstroh debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: The clock is ticking on deadline day just a week away, in which some big names could be on the move. Take 2: Bet the Nets! New odds on favorites to win NBA title. Take 3: Steph is getting upset! Take 4: Meyers Leonard’s Call of Duty! Tak…
 
Sam Amick, Anthony Slater, and Fred Katz discuss the NBA at large and who could be moved at the trade deadline including Victor Oladipo, Bradley Beal, Aaron Gordon, Lonzo Ball, PJ Tucker, and LaMarcus Aldridge Who is looking to make a trade? Who wants to upgrade? Who is selling? and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoic…
 
In this week's Basketball Buds Crooked Media's Jason Conception, host of 'Takeline' and 'All Caps NBA' drops by to talk with Zach Harper, Jay King, Tray Edwards and Wos Lambre. The Knicks are rolling, but can it last? A Jazz announcer calls out Ben Simmons for the wrong reasons. LaMarcus Aldridge's trade destination? Finally Fraud / Not Fraud with …
 
Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the past week in the NBA, are the Phoenix Suns contenders, the fall of the Rockets and where they are headed and then they dive deep on the OKC Thunder and are joined by Thunder sideline reporter Nick Gallo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers are back again for another addition of the Saturday Slam and Jam! Today they discuss the week that was in the NBA, the Utah Jazz, Lamelo Ball’s emergence as a star, and the hope the Knicks are bringing to the table. Then at the 30 minute mark Will Guillory joins to discuss the Pelicans and Zion Williamson, how the te…
 
In this week's Point of Contention Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Shaq vs Candace vs Wade Take 2: Did Lloyd Pierce get a raw deal? Take 3: Harden Returns to Houston, doesn't he deserve more? Take 4: Which superstar is heading to Knicks? Take 5: Top Shot, what the f***? Learn more about your ad choices. Visi…
 
In this week's Hoops Adjacent Hawks reporter Chris Kirschner drops by to talk with David and Wos about the Hawks' firing of head coach Lloyd Pierce. How Trae Young and others inside the locker room were unhappy with the direction, and how ownership has said nothing about it. Also how Atlanta will likely be handling the All Star Game and listener qu…
 
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