Rank #1: Dominant Warriors, Five LeBrons, Soccer Trolls, MLB Struggles, and Chappaquiddick With Chuck Klosterman | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 388)
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chuck Klosterman to discuss the Golden State Warriors acquiring DeMarcus Cousins and how long their dominance in the NBA can last (01:56). They also debate whether a starting five of all LeBron Jameses would be better than a starting five of any other player in NBA history (21:12). Then they talk about soccer trolls (52:30), the current and future state of MLB (54:28), and the Chappaquiddick scandal in light of it being turned into a movie (1:33:22).
Jul 11 2018
Rank #2: The Kawhi Sweepstakes, a Warriors Reboot, a Knicks WTF Update, and Summer Conspiracies With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Kawhi Leonard's options, best fits, and undetectable motivations. They talk D'Angelo Russell's addition to the Warriors , the Brooklyn free-agency sweep, the Knicks' misfortunes, the 76ers' exciting starting five, the Celtics adding Enes Kanter, Jimmy Butler to the Heat, Hassan Whiteside to the Trailblazers, mailbag questions, Gym Corner, and more!
Jul 02 2019
Rank #3: Charles Oakley Tells MJ Stories, Explains Why LeBron Will Leave, and Remembers His Favorite Fights (And It's Amazing) | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 375)
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by the toughest guy in NBA history, Charles Oakley, to talk Michael Jordan stories, the difference between old-school and today's NBA, the Pat Riley Knicks, why LeBron should leave the Cavs, his MSG ban, and a slew of his NBA beefs on and off the court.
Jun 08 2018
Rank #4: Ep. 174: Kevin Durant
Feb 10 2017
Rank #5: Ep. 158: Friday Rollin' With Joe House
Dec 30 2016
Rank #6: Jason Bateman on His Crazy Career, Plus Mallory Rubin on Football and 'Thrones' | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 404)
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by the Mother of Dragons, Mallory Rubin, to discuss the anticipation of the final season of 'Game of Thrones,' future spinoffs, NCAA football, MLB, and rookie NFL quarterbacks (1:57). Then Bill sits down with actor Jason Bateman to talk L.A. Dodgers fandom, being a child actor, 'Ozark,' 'Arrested Development,' binge-watch television, sports movies, and more (27:13).
Aug 22 2018
Rank #7: Ep. 162: Friday Rollin' With Mike Lombardi and Jeff Ross
Jan 12 2017
Rank #8: Gambling in Vegas, the Washed-ington Wizards, World Cup Odds, 2019 NBA Champions, and Tony Parker Leaves the Spurs | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 386)
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Dave Chang, Joe House, and Cousin Sal to discuss their Las Vegas gambling experience (2:06). Then, Chris Ryan joins to talk World Cup betting (28:42) and 2019 NBA championship odds (37:37). Finally, Bill and Chris bring in Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion to react to Tony Parker's decision to sign with the Charlotte Hornets in the twilight of his career and other NBA free-agency news (57:47).
Jul 07 2018
Rank #9: Finals MVP Kevin Durant (Ep. 225)
Jun 14 2017
Rank #10: Coach K's Secrets, Saving College Hoops, and the Pre-LeBron Generation, With Jay Williams | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 392)
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by college basketball analyst Jay Williams to discuss his time in the NBA, how we evaluate college players, his 2001 NCAA national championship team, fixing college basketball, playing for Coach K, the pre-LeBron generation of NBA players, and more.
Jul 20 2018
Rank #11: Bad Boy Pistons, NFL Draft Lessons, NBA Summer News, and Suns-Bulls 1993 With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Episodes 3 and 4 of ESPN’s documentary series ‘The Last Dance’ (2:53) before talking about the NFL draft (32:00), the logistics behind bringing back the NBA (1:03:25), and Game 4 of the 1993 NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and the Phoenix Suns (1:29:30).
Apr 27 2020
Rank #12: Kevin Durant on His Injury, Return to OKC, and the JaVale-Shaq Beef (Ep. 195)
Mar 31 2017
Rank #13: Ep. 159: NFL Wild-Card Weekend Lines With Cousin Sal
Jan 02 2017
Rank #14: MJ’s Doc, Tua’s Draft Stock, L.T. vs. Rice, and the ’93 Knicks-Bulls Battle with Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast
The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the first two episodes of the ESPN documentary 'The Last Dance' (2:50) before getting into the upcoming NFL draft, top QB draft prospects, Bill's and Ryen’s all-time top-five NFL players, and more (37:50). Finally they revisit Game 4 of the 1993 Eastern Conference finals between the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks (1:40:20).
Apr 20 2020
Rank #15: Mike Francesa on the 49ers' Franchise QB, Eli's Next Move, and Week 16 NFL Picks (Ep. 304)
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by legendary New York sports radio host Mike Francesa to discuss Jimmy Garoppolo's setup in San Francisco (5:00), Eli Manning's offensive line problem (12:00), Matt Ryan's down year (19:00), picks for Week 16 (32:00), Detroit's quiet season (40:00), and Super Bowl odds (45:00).
Dec 21 2017
Rank #16: NBA in the Twitter Era, the Future of Basketball, Legal Sports Betting, and Last Meal on Earth | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 387)
Live from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan, Jason Concepcion, Shea Serrano, Daryl Morey, Joe House, Haralabos Voulgaris, Cousin Sal, and Dave Chang to discuss how Twitter would react to historical NBA moments, the evolution of the NBA, the legalization of sports gambling, meals to eat on death row, and more.
Jul 10 2018
Rank #17: Best 10 NBA Players Right Now, Thanksgiving Tips, and Million $ Picks. Plus: Sterling K. Brown | The Bill Simmons Podcast
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the 10 best NBA players today (2:40), a Thanksgiving preview, and Million Dollar Picks (56:53). Then Bill sits down with actor Sterling K. Brown to discuss some of his past work including ‘Army Wives,’ ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson,’ as well as ‘This Is Us,’ NBA, NFL, and more (1:32:07). Finally they discuss Sterling’s new film, 'Waves' [SPOILERS] (2:16:40).
Nov 27 2019
Rank #18: Kevin Durant IV: Ask Kevin Anything Part 1 (Ep. 251)
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by 2017 Finals MVP Kevin Durant for the first installment of a two-part series to discuss the shocking Kyrie Irving trade and to answer listeners' most pressing mailbag questions.
Aug 24 2017
Rank #19: NBA All-Star Arguments, Fake Embiid Trades, CP3’s Comeback, and Low Ratings Theories With Ryen Russillo and Joe House | The Bill Simmons Podcast
HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Joe House to make their NBA All-Star picks. They also discuss the possibility of the 76ers moving on from Joel Embiid, the NBA’s ratings decline, All-Star honorable mentions, and more.
Jan 21 2020
Rank #20: The New Era of Sports Media and the End of 'The Sports Reporters' (Ep. 210)
May 08 2017