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Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective

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Brian Windhorst and a team of ESPN's Insiders sort out life in and around the NBA world.

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Brian Windhorst and a team of ESPN's Insiders sort out life in and around the NBA world.

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Best b-ball pod going

By rizCT - Jun 01 2020
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I wake up Monday on the east coast and can’t wait for the pod to drop! Best b-ball pod going!

Great Basketball News Podcast

By Aches012 - May 28 2020
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Podcast does a great job discussing the news of the NBA with few tangents.

iTunes Ratings

2121 Ratings
Average Ratings
1313
226
155
125
302

Best b-ball pod going

By rizCT - Jun 01 2020
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I wake up Monday on the east coast and can’t wait for the pod to drop! Best b-ball pod going!

Great Basketball News Podcast

By Aches012 - May 28 2020
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Podcast does a great job discussing the news of the NBA with few tangents.
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Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective

Latest release on Jul 30, 2020

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Brian Windhorst and a team of ESPN's Insiders sort out life in and around the NBA world.

Rank #1: Week One Eyebrow-Raisers

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There's no overreacting going on, but Brian Windhorst, Kirk Goldsberry and Ohm Youngmisuk identify a few things they'll be keeping track of with the L.A. teams. Then, the Suns and Heat have started the season impressing the guys (22:10) as they pick a few interesting players that have caught their attention early, including Atlanta's Trae Young (45:30).

Oct 28 2019

53mins

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Rank #2: GM Survey

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Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Jackie MacMullan and Andrew Han discuss traveling and eating in China, the latest GM survey, how the Lakers will mesh, if Brad Stevens gets unfair treatment from the media and much more.

Oct 04 2018

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Rank #3: High Bench Marks

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With the Lakers off to a hot start, Dave McMenamin and Bobby Marks join Brian Windhorst to discuss LA's title hopes and if they can keep this defense up for the entire season (19:38). But before that, what really happened to Dion Waiters -- and what should Miami do about it? Plus, the guys talk about Toronto's stifling defense (32:58) and how Gordon Hayward's injury will impact the Eastern Conference (39:28).

Nov 11 2019

49mins

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Rank #4: 74 Greatest Players

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Can you compare across eras? Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan, Tim MacMahon and Kevin Pelton offer thoughts on NBArank's 74 greatest players of all time.

May 14 2020

1hr 4mins

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Rank #5: Rockets woes, Kyrie kicks rust, Cavs reboot

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Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan, Tim MacMahon and Andrew Han discuss the issues with the Rockets (3:00), Kyrie's resurgence, his haircut and the Celtics' season so far (14:00), Story Time with Jackie Mac (18:30), what's wrong with the Wizards (22:00), the toxic internal situation in Cleveland (40:00), Tim's Cojones Factor Player of The Month (54:00) and much more.

Oct 31 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #6: Start Your Engines

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Are Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant finally happy in Brooklyn? Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon try to answer that question (12:20) before discussing who could lead the NBA in scoring this season (24:30). Plus, a breakdown of the Lakers performance against the Clippers (29:30) and also the Jaylen Brown and Dejounte Murray extensions.

Oct 23 2019

36mins

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Rank #7: ZING!

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Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan, Tim MacMahon & Ramona Shelburne break down every angle of the Kristaps Porzingis blockbuster (1:13), discuss the ripple effects on Anthony Davis (35:32), Kyrie Irving (41:06) and much more.

Jan 31 2019

59mins

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Rank #8: Sign Stealing

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Why settle for two All-Stars when you can have three? Brian Windhorst tells Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon a big name the Clippers should target this season (21:56). Plus, Jackie calls Portland's 'Melo signing a "desperate" move before she and the guys discuss one of the worst stretches for the Spurs in the Popovich era (8:05).

Nov 21 2019

43mins

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Rank #9: No Love

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The Knicks find themselves mired in basketball purgatory and Brian Windhorst, Kirk Goldsberry and Tim Bontemps discuss why James Dolan's team can't seem to figure it out. Plus, the guys talk about this year's disappointing rookie class (22:23) and potential trade partners for Cleveland and Kevin Love (37:09).

Dec 09 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #10: The Rockets trade for Russell Westbrook

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Brian Windhorst, Royce Young and Tim MacMahon hop on an emergency podcast to discuss the dramatic trade that sent Russell Westbrook to Houston for Chris Paul.

Jul 12 2019

33mins

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Rank #11: The Lakers trade for Anthony Davis

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In an emergency podcast, Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han, Dave McMenamin and Kirk Goldsberry discuss the Lakers trading for Anthony Davis, how fair the terms of the trade are and what L.A. does next with their remaining cap space.

Jun 16 2019

41mins

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Rank #12: King Slayers

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The next Larry Bird? Jackie MacMullan tells Brian Windhorst and Tim MacMahon why Luka Doncic reminds her of the Celtics legend (15:26). Plus, the crew casts doubt on the proposed rule changes before breaking down the incredible start to the season by Giannis Antetokounmpo (29:46).

Nov 27 2019

57mins

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Rank #13: Lakers, Warriors, Butler, oh my!

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Brian Windhorst, Nick Friedell, Dave McMenamin and Andrew Han discuss the outlook for the Los Angeles Lakers, can KD and LeBron be working on something for next season (4:00), what do the Warriors have to look forward to this season (27:00), Jimmy Butler's practice fallout and much more.

Oct 15 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #14: Rooting for laundry

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Brian Windhorst, Kevin Arnovitz and Kevin Pelton parse what it means to be a fatalistic fanbase (0:45), if the Warriors are better without Durant (13:50) and the Warriors-Raptors Finals matchup (30:30).

May 27 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #15: A Bit of a Hiatus

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Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon talk about how the Hornets and Kemba Walker parted ways (2:20), how the Thunder will move forward with Chris Paul (18:50), if Kawhi Leonard really makes his teammates better (33:46) and some of the hidden details behind the Leonard/Paul George move (37:35).

Jul 18 2019

52mins

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Rank #16: Dorkville: Deals of the Decade

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Brian Windhorst, Kevin Arnovitz and Tim Bontemps discuss Adam Silver's league-wide conference call before diving into some of the 74 trades, signings and draft picks that have shaped the NBA since "The Decision" in 2010 (15:00).

May 11 2020

46mins

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Rank #17: Basketball: A Love Story

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Jackie MacMullan talks to Basketball: A Love Story's creator Dan Klores about the making of the film, his love for the game of basketball, some of their favorite stories from the project and much more.

Oct 15 2018

57mins

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Rank #18: Raptors, the East, Lakers and Kawhi

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Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han, Ohm Youngmisuk, Tim Bontemps and Dave McMenamin discuss the Raptors (2:00), the top of the East (15:00), the Wizards (17:15), Lakers (24:20), Kawhi's future (37:30) and much more.

Nov 05 2018

1hr 6mins

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Restart Eve

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With the NBA set to resume on Thursday, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon tackle some of the mysteries swirling around Zion Williamson, LeBron James and Damian Lillard, among others.

Jul 30 2020

52mins

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The Bubble's Youth Movement

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Kevin Pelton and draft expert Mike Schmitz join Brian Windhorst to discuss the young stars of the bubble, and if their careers (so far) match the expectations that surrounded them coming into the league.

Jul 27 2020

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Unknown Gems

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Bol Bol's impressive debut put the basketball world on notice, so Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss what it means for the Nuggets (15:01). Plus, they talk about Zion Williamson's anticipated return to the bubble (35:14), some teams who could thrive in this altered season, and Alex Caruso's decision to skip his sister's wedding (22:36).

Jul 23 2020

43mins

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Restricted Area

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It's been two weeks since players have arrived at the Disney World campus and Brian Windhorst catches up with Malika Andrews in Orlando on the latest in the NBA bubble (1:30). Then, Ohm Youngmisuk and Kevin Pelton join to sort out the dearth of information (15:50), the hotel room hierarchy (31:20) and whether it's a big deal that award voting will not include the seeding games (39:25).

Jul 20 2020

49mins

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Roster Shake-Ups

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Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss a big change to the 76ers lineup, Victor Oladipo's playing status (17:10) and head coaching searches for the Nets (27:30) and Knicks (39:10).

Jul 15 2020

50mins

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Basketball's Bubble Start

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Live from the NBA bubble, Malika Andrews discusses her observations of practices and social gatherings, and whether players are adhering to the proper safety protocols. Bobby Marks and Tim Bontemps also join Brian Windhorst to talk about the lack of transparency concerning several star players' absences from the bubble (21:23). Plus, the guys wonder if we should be concerned about positive COVID-19 tests in the MLS (15:03) and also take an early look at next season's calendar (36:35).

Jul 13 2020

53mins

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The Heist: How an NBA Exec Stole Millions

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How did a Sacramento Kings executive steal $13 million and almost get away with it? On this special episode, Brian Windhorst shares his favorite story of the season.

Jul 09 2020

48mins

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No Doubles

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After entering the NBA bubble, Malika Andrews joins Brian Windhorst and Royce Young to detail her experience thus far. Plus, the crew discusses how teams' playoff standing could impact some player decisions regarding opting in or out of playing at Disney World (41:00).

Jul 06 2020

50mins

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...It's Complicated

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Several players don't trust that their teammates will adhere to the NBA's campus protocol, Brian Windhorst tells Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon (38:45). The crew also discusses big decisions that Victor Oladipo and Bradley Beal must make, and if any coaches will voluntarily forgo the chance to go to Disney.

Jul 02 2020

51mins

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The Big Three That Never Happened

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Ten years after "The Decision," Brian Windhorst, Kevin Arnovitz and Nick Friedell recount the unforgettable week that nearly ended with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh choosing the Chicago Bulls over the Miami Heat.

Jun 29 2020

57mins

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Full Steam Ahead

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Avery Bradley's absence is significant, but is it enough to derail the Lakers' title chances? Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss that (21:45), as well as growing concerns around the league amid a number of positive coronavirus tests publicly announced this week.

Jun 25 2020

50mins

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Too Big To Fail

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Ahead of Wednesday's deadline for NBA players to decide whether they'll enter the bubble, Brian Windhorst, Ohm Youngmisuk, Nick Friedell and Kirk Goldsberry talk about players who may not want to return, due to a variety of factors (24:20). Plus, the guys discuss how the league will respond to inevitable complications and the chances of players agreeing to wear technology that could help the league identify guys at risk for COVID-19.

Jun 22 2020

49mins

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Make-Up Talk

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With the date and protocol in place, the NBA is rolling toward restarting the 2019-20 season. Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss the varying coalitions involved, the stress and pressure to move forward and the next steps as Orlando looms.

Jun 18 2020

38mins

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Bubble Trouble: Part Two

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With some players openly expressing their concerns with the NBA's return plans, Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Dave McMenamin talk about the impact of such comments and how they will be received around the league. Plus, the guys discuss players they're excited to watch next month (27:07) and how winning a championship this season would affect LeBron's legacy (35:05).

Jun 15 2020

52mins

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Bubble Trouble

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With a small group of players growing hesitant about the NBA's restart plans, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon break down some of the players' most pressing concerns.

Jun 11 2020

41mins

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Shark Tank

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While the NBA players await the protocol that outlines the rules and regulations of life inside the bubble, Brian Windhorst, Bobby Marks and Disney aficionado Royce Young discuss what questions remain and how challenging life down in Orlando could be.

Jun 08 2020

50mins

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Let's Get Goin'

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Now that the NBA officially plans to resume its regular season at Disney World at the end of July, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon try to answer looming questions about the Disney complex, hotel accommodations, coronavirus testing, playoff seeding plans, the TV programming schedule, the loss of home court advantage and more.

Jun 04 2020

39mins

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Planning the Future

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Brian Windhorst, Malika Andrews, Andrew Lopez and Kevin Pelton discuss the events of the past week and how the NBA community has rallied around the cause. Then, the crew tries to answer questions about the quality of games to expect when the NBA returns, if the "playoff-plus" format is fair and whether the league is trying to tailor its return plan around Zion Williamson and the Pelicans (16:00).

Jun 01 2020

51mins

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Warp Speed

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With multiple return-to-play proposals on the table, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss the feasibility of these options, as well as the NBA's real motivations behind each plan. Plus, the crew identifies the teams who could benefit the most from this extended layoff (33:50).

May 28 2020

46mins

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Disney World of Questions

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The NBA's potential return to Disney World poses a lot of questions. Brian Windhorst, Bobby Marks and Tim Bontemps talk about what they've heard from within the league about life inside the bubble, coronavirus testing protocols, and whether it's even worth it for bottom-tier teams to finish out the regular season. Plus, the crew looks at potential playoff matchups and if this year's format could pave the way for 1-16 playoff seeding in the future (28:55).

May 25 2020

48mins

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iTunes Ratings

2121 Ratings
Average Ratings
1313
226
155
125
302

Best b-ball pod going

By rizCT - Jun 01 2020
Read more
I wake up Monday on the east coast and can’t wait for the pod to drop! Best b-ball pod going!

Great Basketball News Podcast

By Aches012 - May 28 2020
Read more
Podcast does a great job discussing the news of the NBA with few tangents.