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Talk Hoops with Zach Harper

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An NBA podcast hosted by Zach Harper — aka @talkhoops. Exploring the NBA world’s current events, pressing issues, and chaotic hilarity throughout the season, playoffs, and summer. Zach will have guests from all around the basketball world to offer up expertise, discourse, and anything else that comes to mind. Join on one big tangent.

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An NBA podcast hosted by Zach Harper — aka @talkhoops. Exploring the NBA world’s current events, pressing issues, and chaotic hilarity throughout the season, playoffs, and summer. Zach will have guests from all around the basketball world to offer up expertise, discourse, and anything else that comes to mind. Join on one big tangent.

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iTunes Ratings

455 Ratings
Average Ratings
441
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Talk Hoops with Zach Harper

Latest release on Mar 07, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Sports Illustrated's Rob Mahoney

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​Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated joins the podcast to discuss the Pistons, Celtics, crazy West, and review the 1997 movie The Sixth Man.   Episode breakdown:    0:00 -- Introductions    1:15 -- Detroit Pistons in the Blake Griffin era   5:00 -- How do they find spacing with Drummond and Griffin on the floor?   8:15 -- Gordon Hayward and the Celtics   9:30 -- Hayward injury making Brad Stevens job less complicated   13:00 -- Marcus Smart's market value   16:00 -- What does national convo about Hayward look like in Boston?   18:45 -- Who is the Defensive Player of the Year so far?   22:00 -- How does the West playoff picture shake out?   36:00 -- Rob's podcast The Breakaway   38:45 -- For the next 30 minutes, we review the 1997 basketball movie The Sixth Man   1:08:45 -- Outros

Mar 07 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #2: #SnarkHoops Monday

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​Angie Treasure joins for the Monday #SnarkHoops episode to discuss soups, NBA happenings, and take your #SnarkHoops questions from Twitter.   Episode breakdown:   0:00 -- Introductions, cereal soups, King Kong puns   4:30 -- Bucks-Sixers madness   9:00 -- Did dinosaurs really have feathers?   10:35 -- Wolves update without Jimmy Butler, games vs Jazz   13:45 -- Angie as a soccer enforcer   18:00 -- Jimmy Butler out of Twitter retirement   20:00 -- Fandom with and without bias   25:20 -- Time's up and SnarkHoops questions   27:45 -- Movies about people having sex with human/animal hybrids   30:00 -- Pop Tarts   31:10 -- More soup/cereal questions, and dead celebrities in memoriam   36:35 -- Quote tweets of writers you don't follow   38:25 -- Who would play you in a biopic?   41:15 -- Antagonists you root for in movies/shows   44:35 -- Do you subscribe to pleasure, leisure, and treasure?   46:40 -- One NBA play that has always stuck with you   52:20 -- Jet ski over acceptance speeches?   54:00 -- White cheddar gourmet cheese?   57:40 -- Ranking soups   59:00 -- Angie and I do our impressions   1:00:30 -- Does Kobe deserve an Oscar or best Laker of all time?   1:02:00 -- Three things to do in Las Vegas Summer League   1:04:15 -- Angie reads out reviews   1:08:05 -- Promotions and outros

Mar 05 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #3: 20 Questions with James Herbert

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​CBSSports.com's James Herbert joins the podcast to swap questions as James Harden's disrespectfulness, the East playoffs, Hurricane Heist, and Nutella are discussed at length.   Episode breakdown:   0:00 -- Introductions and injuries   3:30 -- We're asking each other 10 random questions   4:30 -- James Harden vs. Wes Johnson   9:00 -- Let's talk about Boban Marjanovic   14:40 -- Suns-Grizzlies or RIPD for a viewing experience?    17:30 -- Looting in riots, NBA version   25:15 -- Does Kawhi Leonard have more of a personality than we see?   27:45 -- Do you know what a travel is?   31:10 -- A battle of Okafors   33:15 -- Pick the Rookie of the Year   35:00 -- Let's talk Raptors bench 36:15 -- East playoff race   39:15 -- The Sixers, Ersan Ilyasova, and Trevor Booker   41:40 -- More Raptors discussion!   45:30 -- Derrick Rose updates   47:30 -- Hurricane Heist sequels vs James Harden MVP   52:30 -- Name this terrible player and opposite of a Revenge Game   54:30 -- Worst contract in the NBA   56:30 -- Nutella discussion   59:00 -- Best meal and outros

Mar 02 2018

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Rank #4: #SnarkHoops Monday

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Episode breakdown:    0:00 -- Intros and dying from history   3:20 -- Jimmy Butler injury and the West playoff race   12:45 -- Zaza Pachulia falls on Russell Westbrook   17:00 -- Angie's perspective on the Mavs SI report   27:20 -- SnarkHoops questions starting with Nutella   29:25 -- Michael Carter-Williams   31:15 -- Jessica Jones season 1 villain   37:25 -- Etiquette for bailing on an NBA game   38:15 -- One drink for the rest of your lives   39:50 -- Are the 80s the best era?   43:45 -- Best food to eat while lying down   45:00 -- One food for the rest of your life   45:40 -- Best 3-point celebration hand gesture   48:10 -- Best version of Mac'n'Cheese   48:40 -- Random limbs question   50:15 -- Bruce Willis movies and favorite NBA stadium   52:00 -- Best snack/meal you've smuggled into a theater   52:40 -- Angie's favorite Jazz team and most awkward media moment   56:15 -- Angie fails to answer Mariano's question   56:50 -- LTC footrace proclamations   58:00 -- Worried about movie theater snack sound   59:15 -- Who would you want to direct a movie about your life?   1:00:20 -- One flavor of Icee or mix them up?   1:01:00 -- Proper opposing team fan etiquette    1:02:10 -- Dejounte Murray defense   1:02:50 -- Best heist movie   1:03:45 -- White guy slam dunk contest   1:05:10 -- Most non breakfast meal you've had for breakfast   1:07:05 -- Disgusting mayonnaise discussion   1:10:30 -- Outros and reviews

Feb 26 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #5: The Athletic's Sam Vecenie

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The Athletic's Sam Vecenie joins the podcast to discuss the Dallas Mavericks mess, the big men populating the top of this draft, and which perimeter players we can believe in becoming stars.   Episode breakdown:  0:00 -- Introductions and other podcast listening 4:45 -- The Sports Illustrated Dallas Mavericks story 18:45 -- The top 7 to 7.5 in this upcoming draft 20:00 -- Trae Young at the NBA level 32:30 -- Hierarchy of where you'd draft Trae Young 35:45 -- Marvin Bagley III not being a dinosaur 43:45 -- Ranking the top 4 big men in the draft 45:00 -- Deandre Ayton at the NBA level 46:45 -- Jaren Jackson as an NBA player/shooter 52:15 -- Mohamed Bamba's curious case 55:40 -- Waiting on Michael Porter Jr's medical records 58:35 -- How do we trust Luka Doncic? 1:06:00 -- Potential first-round sleeper and outros

Feb 21 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #6: #SnarkHoops Monday

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​Angie Treasure joins the Monday podcast to discuss the All-Star weekend, answer Twitter questions, and give initial thoughts on the incredible Black Panther movie.  Episode Breakdown: 0:00 -- Introductions, dunk contest controversy 3:45 -- Los Angeles crowd for the weekend, future destinations 7:20 -- Angie's first All-Star weekend experience 11:30 -- Donovan Mitchell vs. Ben Simmons 15:30 -- #SnarkHoops questions starting with chocolate chips as candy 19:30 -- Weirdest/best/funniest NBA nicknames and Uncle Drew movie 23:30 -- Which mascots/team name are the deadliest and least threatening? 27:40 -- Top 3 favorite Office characters 28:45 -- Top 5 dunkers of all-time 30:15 -- Position on props during the dunk contest 33:30 -- Top 3 Keanu movies and Top 3 Gosling movies 37:00 -- What do you wish you were more into? 38:15 -- Eat anything without weight gain or never get tired during a workout? 39:00 -- Favorite thing you did/saw at All-Star weekend 39:30 -- What would you change your name to? 40:30 -- In'N'Out and just burgers in general 42:15 -- Angie similar to Rebecca from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend? 44:15 -- Funnel cake or fried dough? 45:15 -- Final 23 minutes of the pod is about Black Panther WITH SPOILERS

Feb 20 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #7: With DragonflyJonez

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From the Jenkinz and Jonez podcast, Tyler -- AKA DragonflyJonez -- joins me to rank the Top 5 Dunk Contests of all-time, hold nostalgia's fate in our hands, and pick our winners for the 2018 contest in Los Angeles.

Feb 16 2018

37mins

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Rank #8: With Pardon My Take's Big Cat

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Pardon My Takes' Dan Katz joins the podcast to discuss podcasting, the Chicago Bulls rebuilding, and the struggle of accepting GarPax. Episode Breakdown:    0:00 -- Introductions   1:30 -- Accepting tanking as a Bulls fan   3:30 -- Conflicted about the success of Gar Forman and John Paxson building a team   6:45 -- How do we judge Fred Hoiberg now that he has a team that fits his style?   9:30 -- The art of tanking competitively and Hoiberg's coaching in that   11:30 -- Life after Tom Thibodeau and with Tom Thibodeau in Chicago    15:45 -- Thibs as the backup point guard whisperer   17:30 -- Happy with the Jimmy Butler trade?   20:00 -- Would you rather have Lauri Markkanen or Zach LaVine? What about adoption?   23:30 -- The Bulls' front office's obsession with Cameron Payne   25:00 -- Favorite Jimmy Butler memory in Chicago   27:00 -- When should we expect the Bulls to be a legitimately good team?   28:15 -- Dealing with the success of Pardon My Take   32:00 -- Targets for future guests and BREAKING NEWS FROM BIG CAT   33:40 -- Concern over drinking too much with fans at events   35:20 -- Outros

Feb 14 2018

36mins

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Rank #9: #SnarkHoops Monday

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Angie Treasure joins the Monday episode to discuss the Utah Jazz's nine-game winning streak, the Winter Olympics, and answer your #SnarkHoops questions from Twitter.

Feb 12 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #10: Mavs History, the greatness of Dirk with Mark Followill

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Dallas Mavericks play-by-play announcer Mark Followill joins the podcast to discuss some Dallas Mavericks history, the greatness of Dirk Nowitzki, and the future with Dennis Smith Jr. 0:00 -- Introductions and the transition stage for the Mavs 5:00 -- Mavs honored Derek Harper by retiring his jersey   9:45 -- Stories of Dick Motto, including a live tiger   14:25 -- Dick Motta's philosophy on keeping the offense close to his sideline   19:00 -- Derek Harper as one of the forgotten good players of his era   22:10 -- All-Star snubs and tinkering with the format   25:00 -- All-Star Game and injecting value back into the event   29:30 -- The genius of moving up the trade deadline   32:00 -- Dennis Smith Jr and first impressions   35:40 -- Rick Carlisle's tough approach to point guards and how he molds Dennis   41:30 -- Dirk Nowitzki is on the heels of passing Wilt Chamberlain   47:00 -- The fear and respect players have for Dirk Nowitzki   49:30 -- Forcing Dirk to be on the broadcast after his career   52:30 -- Outros​

Feb 07 2018

54mins

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