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A weekly Top Chef recap podcast hosted by NBA writers Kevin Arnovitz and Tom Haberstroh breaking down Season 16 as it happens on BravoTV. Follow along weekly as the top cooking competition meets top-shelf analysis. Arnovitz and Haberstroh bring their die-hard fanaticism of the hit TV show and combine it with their NBA analytical instincts to draft “fantasy” teams from Season 16, interview Top Chef contestants and talk about America’s food and restaurant trends.
 
The Ringer NBA team breaks down the latest news, trends, and transactions around the league four days a week. MON: Logan Murdock & Raja Bell TUE: 'The Mismatch' with Kevin O'Connor & Chris Vernon WED: 'Group Chat' with Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney & Jonathan Tjarks FRI: 'The Mismatch' with Kevin O'Connor & Chris Vernon
 
The Wizards Talk podcast is anchored by NBC Sports Washington's Wizards beat reporter Chris Miller and highlights all members of our Wizards coverage team. Miller will also reach out to a host of outside influencers both in the D.C. media and the national landscape.
 
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Chris Miller is joined by a whole crew to talk about these crazy conference finals we have now going on in the NBA and everything else happening in this insane league they cover. Wes Hall, Quinton Mayo, Chase Hughes and NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh discuss the selection of Wizards wing Rui Hachimura onto the All-Rookie 2nd team and how his season pla…
 
Tom Haberstroh joins Chris Forsberg, Sherrod Blakely and Abby Chin to preview the Celtics-Heat series. We give our Eastern Conference finals predictions and break down the biggest factors heading into the series. 6:30-Haberstroh on how different the Celtics and Heat look since they last met 11:30-Will Marcus Smart be able to slow down Jimmy Butler?…
 
Kyle Draper and Chris Forsberg recap the Celtics' Game 5 win over the Miami Heat. Can the Celtics use this momentum to win 2 more games and take the series? 1:00-What happened at halftime to fuel the Celtics’ comeback? 4:30-How the play of Enes Kanter changed the momentum of the game 8:30-How much will fatigue impact the Celtics' chances of coming …
 
Chris and Kevin get together to talk about the Lakers’ narrow win over the Nuggets to go up 3-1 in the Western Conference finals (1:22), the superstar-esque heroics of Tyler Herro in Miami’s win over Boston to go up 3-1 (27:51), and the Bulls’ new look with head coach Billy Donovan (58:10). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor…
 
Kyle Draper, Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg break down the Celtics’ disappointing Game 4 loss to the Miami Heat. Do the Celtics have what it takes to win 3 in a row to steal the series? 3:00-Can the Celtics come back from down 3-1? 7:00-What could have been if the Celtics drafted Tyler Herro 9:00-Should Brad Stevens have made adjustments to slo…
 
Lakers.com's Mike Trudell joins Justin, Jon, and Rob to go over the Lakers’ loss in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals to the Nuggets (0:34), match up available head coaches with vacancies around the league (42:18), and preview Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals (1:08:52). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Jonathan Tjarks Guest: Mike Tr…
 
Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor cover the Lakers-Nuggets Western Conference finals (1:06), the importance of Gordon Hayward to the Celtics’ success against the Heat (25:07), and other stories from around the league, including the potential G League restart reported by Shams Charania (40:21) and the controversy around awards voting this season (47:1…
 
Logan and Raja are back Monday morning discussing the inevitability of the Lakers-Nuggets series (5:18), whether awards snubs motivate star players (18:21), and if Marcus Smart’s outburst after Game 2 brought the Celtics back into the series (38:07). Then from The Ringer’s copy desk, Jordan Ligons hops on to talk about recent coronavirus concerns i…
 
Kyle Draper, Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg discuss the Celtics’ Game 3 win over the Miami Heat. Can the Celtics carry momentum from this win? What defensive adjustments do we expect from the Heat? 2:00-Which team benefits the most from days off? 4:00-Will Jimmy Butler be more aggressive in Game 4? 6:00-What defensive adjustments do we expect o…
 
The Heat beat the Celtics to go up 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals, and Chris and Kevin got together after the game to talk about the Celtics’ meltdown in the face of Miami’s zone defense (0:40), the matchup between the Lakers and Nuggets (39:26), and what moves the Clippers might make in the offseason (50:58). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’…
 
Kyle Draper, Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg break down the Celtics’ 106-101 Game 2 loss to the Heat. Who is to blame for the Celtics blowing a 17-point lead, and how can the Celtics fight to get back in the series? 1:00-Immediate reactions to the Celtics blowing a 17-point lead in Game 2 4:00-Why do the Celtics continue to blow double-digit lea…
 
How will LeBron James and the Lakers stop Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets? Tom Haberstroh previewed the NBA Conference Finals with TNT analyst and former NBA head coach Stan Van Gundy. Plus Van Gundy revealed why he joined Twitter this summer. 6:30 Working with his brother (Jeff Van Gundy) 18:10 The PJ Brown fight story from SVG's perspective 24:15 Th…
 
Justin Verrier, Jonathan Tjarks, and Rob Mahoney are joined by The Washington Post’s Ben Golliver to decompress from the dopamine overdose of the Nuggets’ historic win over the Clippers (0:50) and Bam Adebayo’s near-unbelievable Game 1–winning block against the Celtics (47:12). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Jonathan Tjarks, and Rob Mahoney Guest: Ben Goll…
 
Kyle Draper, Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg break down the Celtics’ 117-114 OT loss to the Miami Heat. What went wrong for the Celtics and how can they bounce back in Game 2? 1:30-What is wrong with Kemba Walker? 7:00-Making the case for more playing time for Brad Wanamaker 12:45-Why have Celtics struggled putting teams away? 17:00-Have Celtics…
 
Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor discuss the importance of Kawhi Leonard and Nikola Jokic in Game 7 of the Clippers-Nuggets series (0:43) and what to look for in the Eastern Conference finals between the Celtics and Heat (32:22). They then touch on the future of the Raptors (48:44), the head coach shuffle around the league (61:17), and what might be…
 
Logan Murdock and Raja Bell hop on during this basketball-less Monday to figure out who’s to blame for the Clippers’ less-than-expected performance in the playoffs and what could sway Game 7 against the Nuggets (3:26), who the key players are in the upcoming Eastern Conference finals between the Heat and Celtics (30:49), and the aftermath of Housto…
 
Kyle Draper, Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg break down the Celtics’ HUGE Game 7 win over the Raptors. Can they carry this moment into the Eastern Conference finals? How do they match up against the Heat? 3:20-Jayson Tatum proved the Celtics can rely on him in big moments 8:00-Is Jayson Tatum a top 10 player in the NBA? 10:00-Was Marcus Smart th…
 
Kevin O'Connor and Logan Murdock hop on right after Celtics-Raptors Game 7 to share their instant reactions (00:11) as well as a very early preview of the Eastern Conference Finals (13:10). Plus, quick thoughts on the Nuggets surviving elimination against the Clippers (17:33). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Kevin O'Connor…
 
Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor discuss the Rockets’ abysmal showing against the Lakers in Game 4 and what potential moves the team might make in the likely event they lose the series (1:53). They then discuss the down-to-the-wire Game 6 between the Celtics and Raptors (26:31), Kawhi’s dominance in the playoffs versus the regular season (41:59), an…
 
Chris Miller is joined by a great crew for this episode, Quinton Mayo, Wes Hall and former Wizards Forward Drew Gooden as they got together to talk about some of the major news and notes around the NBA. The guys got into who has the edge down in Orlando so far, Q's push to make #GiannistoDC happen, who is going to fill out all these coaching vacanc…
 
Kyle Draper and Chris Forsberg react to the Celtics’ loss to the Raptors in Game 6. Who is to blame for the Celtics not closing out the series? Which team has the momentum heading into Game 7? 2:00-Officiating was an issue, but not the reason the Celtics lost 6:30-What was the biggest reason the Celtics lost Game 6? 12:00-How do the Celtics slow do…
 
Will the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat meet in the NBA Finals? Tom Haberstroh discusses with ESPN’s Jorge Sedano, who has covered both teams extensively. Plus Haberstroh and Sedano swap stories from covering the Heat during the LeBron James era. 13:25 Tom's story about Justin Bieber getting into a car crash outside his house 22:50 Can LeBron do…
 
Justin, Jonathan, and Rob are joined by Ethan Strauss of The Athletic to discuss what the Bucks can do to move forward from a disappointing loss in the second round and the role of star players in shaping the landscape of the league (1:53), plus how the Heat pulled off the upset and what could be the key to their next matchup (hint: it rhymes with …
 
Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor get into all the conference semifinal matchups about halfway through the round, starting with a surprisingly competitive Nuggets-Clippers series (2:43). They then move on to the basically over Bucks-Heat series (21:09), the back-and-forth Raptors-Celtics series (32:29), and the early days of the tied-up Rockets-Laker…
 
Chris Miller is joined by former Wizards and Georgetown Hoya Jeff Green to celebrate the life of John Thompson Jr. who was not just as a coach or mentor to Jeff, but a friend. The two longtime friends have a great discussion about what Coach Thompson meant to both of them as a father figure and an icon in the community. You will also hear stories f…
 
Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg react to the Celtics dominant win in Game 5. What was the biggest difference that led to the Celtics win? 1:00-Immediate reactions to Celtics blowout win vs the Raptors 3:00-What successful adjustments did the Celtics make? 10:30-How much of an unsung hero has Daniel Theis been for the Celtics? 14:…
 
Logan Murdock and Raja Bell get into the Lakers' Game 2 win against Houston and the role Russell Westbrook plays in swinging Rockets games (2:48), whether Giannis can lead a championship charge on his own in a league of fearsome twosomes, which other star in the NBA would be the best pairing for him (39:33), and playoff predictions (59:18). Hosts: …
 
Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg break down the Celtics’ Game 4 loss to the Raptors. Who deserves the blame for the Celtics’ poor performance? What’s the confidence level of the Celtics heading into Game 5? 1:00-Immediate overreactions to Celtics’ Game 4 loss to Raptors 4:00-Kyle Draper explains why he’s not hitting the panic butt…
 
Chris Miller brought on special guest NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh to break down some of the notable things going on around the league. They get into what they think of the Steve Nash hire by the Brooklyn Nets and what it does for African American head coaches on the coaching market, what to make of the Bucks and Raptors starting down 0-2 and if the …
 
Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor dive into the Raptors’ huge one-point victory over the Boston Celtics to stay in their second-round series (1:51), beg Mike Budenholzer to play Giannis and Middleton for 40 minutes (19:40), mourn the exhausted Denver Nuggets after their blowout loss against the Clippers (40:23), debate what could constitute a “small”…
 
Our Celtics Talk crew reacts to the stunning loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 3. Is Jaylen Brown being too hard on himself? Can the Raptors use this momentum to make this a series? 2:00-Why being in the bubble benefits Celtics after a tough loss 4:00-Jaylen Brown takes responsibility for final play 8:00-Which team has more confidence heading int…
 
Why did the Brooklyn Nets hire Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash to be their new head coach? Tom Haberstroh discussed what moves the Nets need to make next with The Athletic’s John Hollinger, the former VP of Basketball Operations for the Memphis Grizzlies. Plus Haberstroh and Hollinger previewed the keys to the Lakers-Rockets series. 6:00 Is hea…
 
Logan Murdock and Raja Bell share their reactions to the Brooklyn Nets signing Steve Nash to a four-year head-coaching deal and keeping interim head coach Jaque Vaughn as lead assistant coach (00:48). Then they discuss the dramatic ending to Game 7 between the Rockets and Thunder (31:05). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell…
 
Justin, Jonathan, and Rob are joined by The Athletic's Wosny Lambre to discuss the drag-out battle between the Nuggets and the Jazz in Game 7 and what ultimately made the difference for the Nuggets (02:23). They also talk about the Raptors' failure to hold off the Celtics and how Toronto can improve in this first playoff outing without Kawhi Leonar…
 
Doug Smith from the Toronto Star joins our Celtics Talk crew to discuss the Raptors being down 0-2 to the Celtics. Do the Raptors have the mental toughness to come back in this series? If so, which player will be their x-factor going forward? 1:00-What’s the feeling in Toronto after going down 0-2? 5:00-What can Nick Nurse do to switch things up fo…
 
Verno and KOC turn yet another contentious page in their ongoing Houston Rockets debate after the Rockets' embarrassing Game 6 collapse against the Oklahoma City Thunder (1:38) before discussing the predictably competitive Bucks-Heat matchup as well as the other series in the NBA playoffs (32:27). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor…
 
Chris Miller is joined by a panel of guests to reflect on the passing of legendary Georgetown head coach John Thompson Jr. Guests include Thompson's former radio co-host Al Koken, DeMatha basketball head coach Mike Jones, Bullets/Wizards legend Phil Chenier, legendary coach Jimmy Patsos and NBC Sports Washington's Wes Hall. The guys discuss what Co…
 
Logan and Raja discuss the incredible back-and-forth guard play between Donovan Mitchell and Jamal Murray in the Jazz-Nuggets series (5:22), what moves the homeward-bound Trail Blazers need to make in order to be a real title contender (32:35), Kawhi’s outstanding play and Marcus Morris’s dirty play to send the Mavericks home (45:39), and finally T…
 
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