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The Athletic NBA Show

An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers, and reporters from The Athletic. Monday thru Saturday. Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends | Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Fred Katz | Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson | Thursday: Point of Contention with Zach Harper, Marcus Thompson and Special Guests | Friday: Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, and Mo Dakhil | And the Saturday Slam & Jam with Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers. Plus, The NBA Daily Ding, a quick recap of the previous night's action.

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The Friday Mailbag: Life After Love

The Friday Mailbag: BIG Wos, Zach Harper, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Anthony Mayes, Sarah the Pharmacist, Jerome Cheng, Anthony Canton III and Mama Hoye.  Special guests: Daniel Menenez, Natalie Leist and Scott T from Chicago.  Produced by: Jade Hoye Merch: https://cottonbureau.com/stores/count-the-dings#/shop Sponored by: www.fanduel.com/b2b Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2hr 13mins

2 Nov 2018

Rank #1

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Sloan Conference Meeting of the Minds with Amin Elhassen, Kevin Arnovitz & Henry Abbott

Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour and Seth Partnow are joined in Boston at the Sloan Conference by Amin Elhassen, Kevin Arnovitz and Henry Abbott to discuss what was learned at Sloan, the most unique ideas to improve the NBA schedule and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 7mins

9 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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Emergency POD: The Butler Did It...Again!

Emergency POD: Jimmy Butler Goes To Town Zach Harper, BLK Tray, Mariano Bivins, Tim Bontemps. Dave DuFour and Marcus @MGRADS break down the latest on Jimmy Butler and the Timberewolves very heated practice from Wednesday.  With: Amin Elhassan Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52mins

10 Oct 2018

Rank #3

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Kuzma's Worth, Clippers Shakiness and Ranting about O/D Ratings

Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow.Topics:Kyle Kuzma's trade valueA theory about why Kuzma's name is in trade rumorsIssues with player-specific team ratingsWhy the Clippers aren't as good as advertised Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Nerder She Wrote: Steph Better, Blake, Giannis, Pace

Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour, Coach David Thorpe and Nate Duncan from the Dun'd On Podcast.  Brought to you by: The Athletic www.theathletic.com/backtoback Fan Duel www.fanduel.com/b2b Topics:  Steph Better Was this expected?  Curry The Avalanche  'The Revolution'  Curry is unafraid  Iguadala issues Team with best chance of beating Warriors?  Blake Griffin is rollin' Great playmaker too! Buying the Pistons? How about them Bucks? Giannis' shot / mechanics No ego. Wants to win. Bucks bench Giannis' future The Raptors / Kawhi Increased pace effect on veteran units Final thoughts End Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

25 Oct 2018

Rank #5

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The Friday Mailbag: Devil's Advocate

The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Anthony Mayes, Imman A, Mama Hoye, Anthony Canton III and Sarah the Pharmacist answer listener questions on Twitter.  With Rich Gunz from Philly and Paul Bisceglia from Phoenix.  Produced by Jade Hoye Sponsored by: www.fanduel.com/b2b for our weekly B2B Challenge on Wednesdays.  Merch: https://cottonbureau.com/stores/count-the-dings#/shop Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2hr 8mins

26 Oct 2018

Rank #6

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The Friday Mailbag

The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, Big Wos, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Sarah, Anthony Mayes, Dave DuFour, Mama Hoye and Maskims.  Special guest: Andre Trottie Produced by: Jade Hoye Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2hr 7mins

8 Dec 2018

Rank #7

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Nobody Likes Schedule Reform, Mo vs Toronto, Doncic vs Westbrook, Best player last 5 years

Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo DakhilSchedule talkMid season tournamentFewer gamesMailbagMo rant!!! About TorontoChanging court dimensionsPower OutageDoncic triple double/Russ MVPShot profilesWarriors title chances next yearIs Pop going to retire?Who would you start a franchise with?Best player in the league in 5 years Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54mins

29 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Dolan vs Spike Lee, Giannis, Corona Virus, Nutmeg Etiquette, Steph's Absence

The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Knicks reporter Mike Vorkunov talk about the latest feud with Knicks owner James Dolan and forever-fan James Dolan. Also the Corona Virus Fear Factor, Steph's absence and MVP talk. Listener survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/25VZGGQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 5mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Basketball Buds: Bandwagon SZN

The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Tom Haberstroh, Jared Dubin and Dave Dufour   Sponsored by: Fan Duel sign up for our weekly challenge. https://www.fanduel.com/b2b   The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/backtoback   Rundown: Produced by: Jade Hoye   News and Notes   Miracle shampoos and balding   Concern for the Lakers   Defense is terrible   "The Spurs are bad." - Ethan   Josh Hart Hype   Nuggets Defense Hype   Wolves Prince Uniforms   Warriors open shots missed   Isaiah Thomas' return?   Klay Thompson cold   Jared's hip surgery talk with Isaiah   Warriors' demise   Klay the Mark Teixeira of SGs   Tom name drops Drew Gooden   Celtics lose. Sound the alarms!   Jayson Tatum reached his ceiling?   Clogged Toilet Offense   Brad Stevens rush to judgement   The best team in the East, Milwaukee Bucks   Kris Middleton / Bledsoe   Giannis   Thunder this bad?   Russ wearing down   Bovada has odds on first coach to 'leave their post'   End     Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 15mins

23 Oct 2018

Rank #10

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Basketball Buds: Thibs Gone, Pelicans, Doncic, Derrick Rose, R Kelly

Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Tom Haberstroh, Ethan Strauss, Dave DuFour and Mariano Bivins.  Produced by: Jade Hoye Topics:  Thibadeau Decode Pelicans are a football team Obligatory Anthony Davis' Future Segment  Doing Lines with Ethan  The Fat Doncic  Derrick Rose 'Kill Yourself' R Kelly End Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 29mins

8 Jan 2019

Rank #11

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NERDER SHE WROTE: LA Afterthoughts, Mid-Range, Shot Quality, Foul Trouble, Annoyances/Surprises

Lakers x ClippersPace and SpaceAnthony Davis in the postRajon Rondo can help!Mid-Range KawhiSeth's Stats to watchFluke games vs AnalysticsBlazers x NuggetsAppropriate sample sizeShot QualityJokic, fouling and betting benchedPelicans running and gunning Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 1min

26 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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Kevin Love's Antics, Kyle Kuzman-Lakers, Playoff Reseeding DOA, Anti-Load-Management Hype

The Basketball BUDS gather to talk about Kevin Love's antics and wanting out of Cleveland despite huge contract that will be hard to unload. Then where might Kyle Kuzma end up, and what other moves will the Lakers pursue. Kings talk! The NBA's idea to reseed playoff matchups is dead on arrival, and a problematic anti-load management article hits the internet. With Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Sam Amick, Dave DuFour and Fred Katz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 5mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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NBA Suspends Season Emergency Show

NBA has suspended the season amid the coronavirus pandemic and Rudy Gobert reportedly testing positive for the ailment.Featuring: Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, Wosny Lambre, Mo Dakhil, Ethan Strauss and Tony Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36mins

12 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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The Friday Mailbag: Check The Pulse

The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Mariano Bivins, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Anthony Mayes, Jade, Count on Vic and Sarah the Pharmacist and briefly Tom Haberstroh. With: Chaz Thomas and Kofie Yeboah Support our sponsor: www.fanduel.com/b2b Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 46mins

19 Oct 2018

Rank #15

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The Friday Mailbag: Home Safe

The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, Eden Liu, Jade, Nitzan Bluvstein, and Anthony Mayes answer listener question on Twitter #askWos.  Mama Hoye on TV.  With: Jane Kim, Rahel Haile, Jerome "BlackDragonRoll" Cheng, Young Pep Dash, Kariemah Shah, Anthony Canton III, Abhisheck Saha and Kent Paisley.  Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2hr 31mins

13 Oct 2018

Rank #16

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Nerder She Wrote: With Ethan Strauss talking Zion, NBA Spies, Warriors and MVPs

Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, David Thorpe and Ethan Strauss.  Sponsored by: The Athletic https://theathletic.com/back2back for 40% off.  Rundown:  Sleep Monitors Drinking and sleep What's going on with the Bulls? Grace and maturity vs Machismo Michael Jordan vs Malik Monk Zion Williamson's Potential  Welcome Ethan Strauss The Life of an NBA Spy (Advanced Scouting) Why choose this life? Warriors' mid range shooting  Klay Thompson Bored Warriors MVPs End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 11mins

13 Dec 2018

Rank #17

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NBA Wins, Dunk Contest Collusion, Cavs Reboot, Stretch Run or Done, Pacers

Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and special guest Scott AgnessNBA Finally Gets A Win?Tim Getting FrankAll Star WeekendAll Star Game FormatDunk Contest "Robbed"Stretch run or stretch doneJohn Beilein out in ClevelandPacers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 1min

18 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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Black Opinions Matter Monday: Stitched Together

Black Opinions Matter Monday: Amin Elhassan, BIG Wos, BLK Tray, Mariano and John Jervay   Topics:  Lauri Markkanen Don't take it too seriously JR Smith's Supreme  Why NBA players are so fascinated by it How Supreme got so big? Status and brands  Kanye Self Destructs Even More Live Show This Friday Favorite 1 Hit Wonder Where is HOV? Fresh Prince Conspiracy Tray's Trick Trick Story Detroit stories  Tha Carter V   For the rest of this episode "Monday Overflow" subscribe to us on Patreon.      Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 21mins

1 Oct 2018

Rank #19

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Emergency Porzingis Trade + Anthony Davis Drama

Emergency Porzingis Trade Pod with Dave DuFour, Zach Harper, Jared Dubin, Coach Thorpe and Ethan Strauss THEN... Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Coach David Thorpe and Adam Mares. Rundown  The Polar Vortex Anthony Davis Soap Opera Coach Thorpe AD Rant Take everything from the Lakers! Pelicans Organization is a mess LeBron and Davis together Demps to blame? Unless they (NOLA) change, what's the point? Pelicans need to tank now? Jahlil Okafor is good! Humble + System Great touch and footwork  Conditioning  Emmanuel Mudiay  Second chance guys  Alvin Gentry fired up Questions Is Athleticism overrated  Robert Covington vs Kawhi Leonard Who could Lakers replace Luke Walton with? LeBron already knows who it is.  Jason Kidd? Back up the truck for Jay Wright  Mark Jackson? Porzingis wants out of New York Pre Agency and Qualifying offers Is all this better for the league? Best of All Time?   End   Watch the video on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/countthedingsSupport us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 28mins

31 Jan 2019

Rank #20