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A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.

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A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.

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7213 Ratings
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660

The Mismatch- great

By awesomebartley8 - Mar 23 2020
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Split up the podcasts so I can just listen to kevin o bomber and VERNOOOOO

Every Tuesday

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Chris Vernon and KOC make this podcast what it is

iTunes Ratings

7213 Ratings
Average Ratings
5118
690
419
326
660

The Mismatch- great

By awesomebartley8 - Mar 23 2020
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Split up the podcasts so I can just listen to kevin o bomber and VERNOOOOO

Every Tuesday

By borisdiaw - Mar 10 2020
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Chris Vernon and KOC make this podcast what it is
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The Ringer NBA Show

Latest release on Apr 07, 2020

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A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.

Rank #1: NBA Over/Under With Bill Simmons—Eastern Conference (Ep. 142)

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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons outlines the entire Eastern Conference with help from Joe House and Jason Concepcion. Topics include: the inferior Eastern Conference (6:00), the Bulls' tanking efforts (10:00), the Nets not tanking anymore (18:00), the lack of incentive for the Knicks (24:00), reasons why the Pacers will stay competitive (29:00), the awful Orlando Magic (35:00), Philly's chance to take the next step (42:00), the Miami Heat's dark-horse title chances (57:00), Jabari Parker's trade value (1:06:00), the Wizards' chance for a Boogie trade (1:11:00), the Celtics' new core (1:15:00), and Kyrie's relationship with Brad Stevens (1:18:00).

Oct 04 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 77: The Trade Deadline Extravaganza With Chris Ryan

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The Ringer's Chris Vernon and Chris Ryan discuss the quiet NBA trade deadline, the Raptors' acquisition of P.J. Tucker (8:00), the Lakers' activity level (14:00), Nerlens Noel's value (19:00), Lou Williams to the Rockets (28:00), the Celtics' assets (32:00), and the overall impact on the playoff race (38:00).

Feb 23 2017

45mins

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Rank #3: Houston Trusts the Math, OKC Has a Westbrook Problem, and the Sixers’ Next Steps | The Ringer NBA Show (Ep. 254)

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The Ringer’s Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor react to the Houston Rockets’ unbelievable 50-point quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves (0:28) and the Utah Jazz’s dominant victory over the flawed Oklahoma City Thunder (15:32). Then, they discuss the other series in the playoffs (44:18).

Apr 24 2018

58mins

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Rank #4: LeBron Thought About the Knicks, but It Was All a (Pipe) Dream | The Mismatch (Ep. 352)

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LeBron James comments on having considered the New York Knicks as a free-agent destination (1:17), the Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks continue to overperform behind their young stars (14:50), the Boston Celtics return to excellence after a slow start (34:10), and the Los Angeles Lakers look to add Trevor Ariza to an already wing-heavy roster (43:10).

Hosts: Chris Vernon, Kevin O’Connor

Dec 11 2018

52mins

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Rank #5: Coronavirus Concerns, the Nets Fire Atkinson, and We All Drink the Ben Bartch Smoothie | Heat Check

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Instant Replay: In this special extended segment, the gang looks at the latest news from around the NBA, including what further precautions the league might take to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. They also discuss the Nets' firing of Kenny Atkinson as well as LeBron looking a lot like an MVP (03:57).

Good Call/Bad Call: The 'Heat Check' family gets weird, and concocts and drinks the Ben Bartch smoothie with special guest Colleen Wolfe of the NFL Network (34:16).

Host: John Gonzalez

Guests: Haley O'Shaughnessy, Dan Devine, Colleen Wolfe

Mar 09 2020

43mins

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Rank #6: The (Sort of) Brawl in the Hall and the Broken Cavs (Ep. 192)

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Kevin O’Connor review the various altercations in and around the Rockets-Clippers game (1:13), answer fan questions regarding the aforementioned incident (17:56), and analyze the Cleveland Cavaliers’ issues, as were on display against the Warriors (24:15).

Jan 16 2018

41mins

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Rank #7: Early Season Assessments With Bill Simmons and Tom Haberstroh (Ep. 155)

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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by recently departed ESPNer Tom Haberstroh to give his thoughts on the Cavs' lacking defense (18:00), potential Boogie Cousins trades (30:00), and re-drafting the 2017 NBA draft (42:00).

Nov 03 2017

49mins

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Rank #8: Tanking Reform, Playoff Sleepers, and Anthony Davis's Brilliance With Bill Simmons | Heat Check (Ep. 218)

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HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons brings on Haralabos Voulgaris and Jason Concepcion to discuss the trends of the modern NBA (3:09), the merits of advanced metrics (13:48), and how to fix tanking (34:17). Then they are joined by Justin Verrier to debate who belongs in the All-NBA first team (46:37), how much coaching matters (58:32), and the future of the post-trade-deadline Cleveland Cavaliers (69:14).


Link — The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor on Takeaways From the Sloan Conference

Feb 26 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #9: The State of the NBA With Bill Simmons and Haralabos Voulgaris (Ep. 145)

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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris after a long hiatus from the podcasting world to discuss the biggest offseason moves (6:00), Oklahoma City's potential contender status (13:00), Kyrie's lacking defense (19:00), LeBron's exit strategy (27:00), the Warriors' unselfishness (36:00), the myth behind the Warriors' reinvention of basketball (44:00), and Ben Simmons's Rookie of the Year campaign (55:00).

Oct 16 2017

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Rank #10: The Future of the Cavs and Knicks With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Justin Verrier | The Ringer NBA Show (Ep. 206)

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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons sits down with Chris Ryan and Justin Verrier to discuss Kristaps Porzingis's recent season-ending injury and its effect on the trajectory of the Knicks' season (2:35), possible destinations for Avery Bradley (12:20), and just what the hell is going on in Cleveland (26:55). Then, the guys are joined by Jason Concepcion to commiserate about Porzingis and explore what kinds of changes he may make to his game when he returns (37:30).

Feb 07 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #11: The Playoffs Are Here! With Bill Simmons (Ep. 98)

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The Ringer's Chris Vernon is joined by Bill Simmons to discuss the most polarizing MVP race ever (5:00), James Harden's MVP case (10:00), CP3's attrition (15:00), Kyrie Irving and LeBron's disappointing win total (21:00), Celtics-Bulls (28:00), the Cavs's switch (32:00), Raptors-Bucks (35:00), the Celtics' formula (39:00), Thon Maker's wild-card potential (42:00), Kevin Durant's return (47:00), Spurs-Grizzlies (51:00), Clippers-Jazz (55:00), and the chance the Warriors-Cavs rubber match happens (58:00).

Apr 14 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #12: Bill Simmons on LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Offseason Moves, and NBA Draft Advice (Ep. 126)

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Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to discuss the similarities and differences between LeBron James's and Kevin Durant's decisions to leave their first NBA teams (2:07). Later they talk offseason trades and the NBA draft (37:00).

Jun 15 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #13: The Warriors' Big Spread, LaVar Ball's Premonition, and Harry Giles (Ep. 113)

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The Ringer's Chris Vernon is joined by CBS Sports columnist Gary Parrish to discuss Jaylen Brown's surprising play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals (5:00), Vegas's big spreads for the Warriors (15:00), Lonzo Ball on the Lakers (19:00), Markelle Fultz's lack of skeptics (25:00), LaVar Ball's premonition in AAU basketball (31:00), Josh Jackson's upside (37:00), De'Aaron Fox's demeanor (41:00), and Harry Giles's NBA chances (48:00).

May 18 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #14: #RingerNBA Live: All-Star Reserves and Trade Deadline Preview | After-Party (Ep. 197)

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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Justin Verrier, and Kevin O’Connor react to the announcement of All-Star reserves and perform a mock draft of the All-Star teams (1:28). Then, they are joined by The Ringer’s Haley O’Shaughnessy to discuss intriguing trade possibilities ahead of the upcoming deadline (29:53).

Jan 24 2018

54mins

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Rank #15: D.C.'s White Flag Wednesday With Bill Simmons and Joe House (Ep. 109)

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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons brings on Joe House to discuss D.C.'s devastating sports night (5:00), the district's Friday-night crowd (11:00), the Wizards' end-of-game situations (16:00), James Harden's management of minutes (20:00), Kyle Lowry's injury (26:00), Otto Porter's midrange misses (33:00), and matchups of the best teams in NBA history against the Warriors (38:00).

May 11 2017

51mins

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Rank #16: The Griffin Trade With Bill Simmons, Justin Verrier, and Chris Ryan (Emergency Edition) | The Ringer NBA Show (Ep. 200)

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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Justin Verrier discuss the Clippers trading Blake Griffin to the Pistons in an emergency edition of 'The Ringer NBA Show.'

Jan 30 2018

53mins

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Rank #17: One Thing for Every Team With Bill Simmons, Part 1 (Ep. 183)

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HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor discuss one topic for each of the 30 teams in the NBA. In Part 1, they analyze teams with records under .500.

Dec 27 2017

59mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 80: The NBA and Other Things With Shea Serrano

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The Ringer’s Chris Vernon and Shea Serrano discuss the Warriors' recent loss (1:00), wonder if the Spurs are actually good (3:15), and debate which Wilt Chamberlain myth is more likely to have happened (9:50). Later, they chat about the Cavs vs. the field in the East (24:40) and Shea’s upcoming book (28:30).

Mar 03 2017

37mins

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Rank #19: Cleveland's Very Bad Week, Trade Rumors, and Marveling at the Spurs | Group Chat (Ep. 198)

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The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Justin Verrier are joined by Kevin O'Connor to talk about the Celtics snapping their four-game losing streak and Kyrie Irving stepping into the role of team spokesperson (2:40), Ben Simmons's developing talent (6:25), and the multitude of rumors circling the Cavs (11:55). Then, they speculate about the "best version" of the Blazers (30:05), Spurs (39:00), Bucks (44:00), and more.

Jan 25 2018

48mins

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Rank #20: Anthony Davis to the Lakers Emergency Podcast | Group Chat

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The Lakers and Pelicans wasted no time in kicking off a game of offseason musical chairs in the NBA. What does Davis in L.A. this early in the offseason mean for the rest of 2019 free agency? Plus, does this make the Lakers title favorites, or do they have a lot more work to do?


Hosts: Chris Ryan and Justin Verrier

Jun 16 2019

49mins

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Creative Ideas to Bring Basketball Back and Even More Mailbag Questions | The Mismatch

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The guys discuss the emerging ideas about how to bring back the NBA, including a H-O-R-S-E competition and rapid testing to resume the season (0:41), before answering more mailbag questions on: potential expansion team locations, greatest teams to never win a championship, Giannis destinations, and more (14:01).

Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

Apr 07 2020

44mins

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Our Biggest Draft Hits and Misses: Jayson Tatum, Mike Conley Jr., Draymond Green, and More | The Mismatch

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With basketball still shelved, we revisit our biggest hits and misses in previous draft coverage: Dragan Bender, Jaylen Brown, Mario Hezonja, and more. Plus, are you in or out on Julius Randle?


Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

Apr 03 2020

1hr 12mins

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Optimism for Completing the Season, the Jordan Documentary, Mailbag, and More | The Mismatch

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We review comments by Mark Cuban and Adam Silver that make it seem like the NBA is still focused on finishing the 2019-20 season (3:52), before discussing the news that ESPN has decided to move up the release date of its much-anticipated 10-part Michael Jordan documentary (7:09). Then we open back up the Mismatch Mailbag to a whole new list of your questions (11:00).


Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

Mar 31 2020

1hr 3mins

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The Four Most Undercovered Stories or Players from the 2019-20 Season | The Mismatch

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We revisit some of the stories and players that we dropped the ball on covering this year—including Goran Dragic (the unsung anchor of the Miami Heat), Victor Oladipo’s return to form, Alex Caruso, and more.

Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

Mar 27 2020

58mins

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Possible NBA Return Scenarios, Draft Prospects Declaring, and More Mailbag Questions | The Mismatch

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We look to other countries’ professional basketball leagues and wonder whether the NBA can develop a model to return that works in the United States (0:42) before discussing a bevy of college players that have declared for the NBA draft in the time since basketball’s hiatus began (12:46). Then, we revisit some of the questions we didn’t get to from last Friday’s mailbag, including basketball book and movie recommendations, potential rule changes to the league, and more (21:11).


Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

Mar 25 2020

1hr 7mins

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Reopening the Mismatch Mailbag: Who Should Blow It Up, NBA Sliding Doors, and More | The Mismatch

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We sifted through all your questions and picked our favorites: What were our most memorable arguments? Which teams are primed to blow it up next season? What music are we listening to? And much more.


Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

Mar 20 2020

1hr 14mins

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Life Without the NBA. Plus: Tom Brady Leaves the Patriots. | The Mismatch

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Kevin reacts to the news that his favorite football player of all time, Tom Brady, is leaving the New England Patriots (0:00). Then, we discuss the NBA’s myriad of options for proceeding with the season—all contingent on global news—and discuss what we’ve been doing while sports have been on hiatus (0:00).


Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

Mar 17 2020

58mins

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The NBA Season Is Suspended | The Mismatch

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In light of the news that the Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert has tested positive for COVID-19, the NBA announced that the 2019-20 season has been suspended.

Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

Mar 12 2020

43mins

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The Rebuilding State of the NBA | Group Chat

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The Lakers lose a shocker to the Nets, only their second defeat in 13 games (1:04). We then discuss what rebuilding looks like for the league and its teams these days (10:12). Plus: another segment of Line ’Em Up, where Tjarks analyzes the lineups we are seeing on the floor (33:17).

Host: Chris Ryan

Guest: Jonathan Tjarks

Mar 11 2020

45mins

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Is LeBron James Catching Up in the MVP Race? Plus: How the Coronavirus Might Affect the Rest of the Season | The Mismatch

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Kevin wonders whether LeBron James should be getting more serious consideration for the MVP award, which leads us to a knock-down, drag-out fight about whether or not Khris Middleton is a top-20 player in the NBA (0:40). Then, with the coronavirus threatening to affect the NBA regular season, we imagine what it might be like if games have to be played without fans (36:40).


Host: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

Mar 10 2020

1hr 2mins

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Coronavirus Concerns, the Nets Fire Atkinson, and We All Drink the Ben Bartch Smoothie | Heat Check

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Instant Replay: In this special extended segment, the gang looks at the latest news from around the NBA, including what further precautions the league might take to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. They also discuss the Nets' firing of Kenny Atkinson as well as LeBron looking a lot like an MVP (03:57).

Good Call/Bad Call: The 'Heat Check' family gets weird, and concocts and drinks the Ben Bartch smoothie with special guest Colleen Wolfe of the NFL Network (34:16).

Host: John Gonzalez

Guests: Haley O'Shaughnessy, Dan Devine, Colleen Wolfe

Mar 09 2020

43mins

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Podcast Spotlight—Winging It With Vince Carter and Annie Finberg

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Here are some highlights from our podcast 'Winging It With Vince Carter.' On this special preview, Vince and Annie Finberg talk to an array of guests from around the NBA, including Lamar Odom, Markelle Fultz, and Kyle Lowry.

You can find 'Winging It' on the Ringer Podcast Network wherever you find podcasts.

Mar 07 2020

41mins

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At Full Strength, Are the Clippers the Title Favorites? | The Mismatch

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After laying it on the Houston Rockets last night, the full-strength Clippers look about as good, if not better, than anyone in the NBA right now. Can they reach their final gear when the playoffs roll around (1:21)? Plus: We discuss Andrew Wiggins’s future with the Warriors and the race for the eighth seed in the West (10:49).


Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

Mar 06 2020

53mins

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Lakers vs. Sixers Recap, Another Knicks Feud, Plus: Line ’Em Up—a Jon Tjarks Joint! | Group Chat

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Our very own Chris Ryan recaps what he saw last night at the Lakers-Sixers game (1:45). Spike Lee addresses his feud with the Knicks and the infamous James Dolan (19:15). Plus: Line ’Em Up—a Jonathan Tjarks Joint, a new segment where Tjarks highlights the most pressing story lines in the league (28:30). 

Host: Justin Verrier 

Guests: Chris Ryan and Jonathan Tjarks

Mar 04 2020

48mins

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Should Giannis Antetokounmpo’s MVP Already Be Locked Up? | The Mismatch

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In Kevin’s return to the show, we return to our old ways: arguing about James Harden’s gather dribble and Giannis’s claim to the MVP (10:30). Then, we discuss the Knicks' awkward handling of Spike Lee (29:40), the Elam ending in the All-Star Game, and Jayson Tatum’s ascendance since Kevin’s absence from the podcast (56:26).


Host: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

Mar 03 2020

1hr 8mins

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Things We Need to Stop Talking About | Heat Check

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Instant Replay: The Knicks make a hire, developments in the Giannis-Harden beef, and the Timberwolves get a resting policy violation (03:16).

The Main Event: We play Heat Check Survivor and vote tired conversations off Heat Check Island (22:58).

Good Call/Bad Call: Dan Devine gets a new nickname, the aftermath of the mystery box, and should the gang try a disgusting smoothie (37:49)?

Host: John Gonzalez

Guests: Haley O'Shaughnessy, Dan Devine

Mar 02 2020

45mins

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Giannis vs. Harden, a Budding Personal Rivalry | The Mismatch

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We parse James Harden’s comments in response to Giannis Antetokounmpo passing him over during the All-Star draft (16:28), before breaking down which middle-seeded Western Conference playoff teams should be the most feared (22:47). Finally, we take a look at the lowly Chicago Bulls, who are getting good minutes from Coby White, and try to determine which of their young players most deserve to stay for the long haul (44:34).


Host: Chris Vernon

Guest: Jonathan Tjarks

Feb 28 2020

57mins

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Zion vs. LeBron, Bucks vs. Raptors, and the Ben Simmons Injury | Group Chat

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Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks walked away with a win over Toronto, but who deserves the credit? Zion Williamson faced off against LeBron James in their first matchup and gave us a glimpse into what we can anticipate for the rest of the season from this young Pelicans team. Plus, Ben Simmons's back injury and the tentative timeline for his return to the court.

Hosts: Justin Verrier and Chris Ryan

Feb 26 2020

59mins

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LeBron vs. Zion: A Potential Playoff Matchup and Passing of the Torch | The Mismatch

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We recap some news from around the league, including Vanessa Bryant’s moving tribute to Kobe Bryant, Bradley Beal’s big scoring night, and Ben Simmons’s back injury (2:15). Then, we preview what it will mean when Zion Williamson plays in Los Angeles against LeBron James for the first time in his career (46:39). Finally, we finish by talking about some draft prospects that might fly under the radar (58:03). 


Host: Chris Vernon

Guest: Jonathan Tjarks

Feb 25 2020

1hr 4mins

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The Five Most Interesting Teams of the Stretch! Plus, Analyzing the Buyout Market and Playoff Projections | Heat Check

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Instant Replay: Dwyane Wade's jersey is retired, Mark Cuban has a very expensive meltdown, and we analyze the buyout market (03:08)

The Main Event: The gang takes a look at Dan's ranking of the NBA’s five most interesting teams of the stretch run, including the Rockets, Pelicans, and podcast favorite Grizzlies (21:31).

Good Call/Bad Call: Zion debuting some new shoes, spending time at a Milwaukee casino, and deciding to go in on a $100 mystery box (40:39).

Host: John Gonzalez

Guests: Haley O'Shaughnessy, Dan Devine

Feb 24 2020

49mins

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iTunes Ratings

7213 Ratings
Average Ratings
5118
690
419
326
660

The Mismatch- great

By awesomebartley8 - Mar 23 2020
Read more
Split up the podcasts so I can just listen to kevin o bomber and VERNOOOOO

Every Tuesday

By borisdiaw - Mar 10 2020
Read more
Chris Vernon and KOC make this podcast what it is