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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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tim bontemps is a clown

By BerkeleyGrad08 - Dec 09 2019
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tim bontempts said the the 2019/2020 lakers with anthony davis and lebron james wouldn’t win 50 games. we are about one third of the way into the season and the lakers have the best record in the nba, on pace to finish the season with 71 wins, have the best defense in the nba (holding opponents to 22 points in the 4th q of games) and their offense has been top 5 in the nba over the last 10 games blowing out the top defenses in the league like the jazz and nuggets. lakers could go ten games under 500 the rest of the season and still get more than 51 wins. His predictions about the lakers last season were equally garbage. if you can’t rise above petty biases based on trivial garbage like a team beating your favorite team year after year in the playoffs you don’t deserve to be a national reporter.

Solid

By jpkinney08 - Nov 02 2019
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Everyone is too hard on this pod. I think it is solid.

iTunes Ratings

1826 Ratings
Average Ratings
1070
215
137
115
289

tim bontemps is a clown

By BerkeleyGrad08 - Dec 09 2019
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tim bontempts said the the 2019/2020 lakers with anthony davis and lebron james wouldn’t win 50 games. we are about one third of the way into the season and the lakers have the best record in the nba, on pace to finish the season with 71 wins, have the best defense in the nba (holding opponents to 22 points in the 4th q of games) and their offense has been top 5 in the nba over the last 10 games blowing out the top defenses in the league like the jazz and nuggets. lakers could go ten games under 500 the rest of the season and still get more than 51 wins. His predictions about the lakers last season were equally garbage. if you can’t rise above petty biases based on trivial garbage like a team beating your favorite team year after year in the playoffs you don’t deserve to be a national reporter.

Solid

By jpkinney08 - Nov 02 2019
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Everyone is too hard on this pod. I think it is solid.

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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.

Thibs, Lakers, Butler

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Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Nick Friedell discuss the firing of Tom Thibodeau (5:00), state of the Lakers 2019 edition (25:00), Jimmy Butler's relationship with the Sixers and where he may end up (30:00) and much more.

Jan 08 2019

47mins

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Unpacking all the free agency machinations

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Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan chat about LeBron (9:00), Carmelo's inevitable exodus from OKC (16:45), continuing speculation about Kawhi (20:20), the revamped Lakers (36:25), LeBron and the Cavs (52:15) and Boogie Cousins (66:50).

Jul 06 2018

1hr 16mins

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Going around the Association

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Kevin Arnovitz chats with NBA writer Tom Haberstroh about how to make sense of the Cavs (0:40), scheduling and conference alignments (22:55), the crankiness around the league (38:00) and the Bucks situation (47:00).

Jan 24 2018

1hr 1min

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Cavs, Embiid-Russ, social media mea culpa

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Ramona Shelburne and Dave McMenamin discuss the state of flux for Cleveland (1:55), how much help the Cavs need (10:55), notoriety on social media (18:55), Embiid and Russ (28:40) and helping others (33:25).

Jan 29 2018

36mins

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Brow Greetin'

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Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton & Royce Young discuss the latest developments with Anthony Davis, the most likely destination for Davis and when a trade will take place.

Jan 28 2019

1hr 3mins

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Workshopping the Kawhi situation

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Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan chat about the news Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio and workshop the permutations and implications of the news.

Jun 16 2018

1hr 9mins

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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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We need to talk about the Spurs

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Ramona Shelburne, Michael C. Wright and Ohm Youngmisuk discuss reports of a fraying relationship between Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs (1:25), his injury (8:10), Tony Parker (21:55), potential life after Pop (27:50) and Cavs disarray (31:00).

Jan 22 2018

42mins

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Rookie phenoms, in praise of the Nuggets

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Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan, Andrew Han and Tim MacMahon marvel at the rookie class headlined by Luka Doncic (2:30), assess the Lakers as 2018 closes (18:15), dream up fantastical Celtics trades (27:55) and sing the praises of the Denver Nuggets (37:10).

Dec 24 2018

55mins

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Warriors, Wolves, Cavs and enjoying sports

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Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han, Tim MacMahon and Rachel Nichols free associate on the Warriors' injuries (2:55), the Timberwolves (13:40), Ty Lue and JR Smith (23:15), the surprising Pacers, Raptors and East seeding (30:30) and Finals pairings (49:20).

Mar 15 2018

55mins

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2018 Post-draft reactions

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Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan offer reactions to the Luka Doncic trade (2:45), other draft surprises (19:15), the implications on free agency (22:55), the next steps in the Kawhi situation (38:40) and picks they liked (44:50).

Jun 22 2018

51mins

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Kyrie Apologizes, Doncic, Harden's Fatigue & More

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Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon Kyrie Irving's apology to LeBron (2:30), Luka Doncic and the Mavs (21:00), the Nets' win over the Rockets and the possible fatigue factor for James Harden (38:00).

Jan 17 2019

48mins

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NBA soap opera recap

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Andrew Han, Nick Friedell and Chris Forsberg discuss what it's like to become a meme (1:00), Love drama in Cleveland (8:20), Kidd gone in Milwaukee (15:15), Kawhi's unworldly trade value (25:10) and Lillard's meeting in Portland (29:55). Plus, Kevin Pelton and Kaileigh Brandt answer listener questions (34:05).

Jan 23 2018

54mins

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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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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

1hr 1min

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Game Time

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Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan & Tim MacMahon discuss the plays to be made for Kyrie Irving (1:09) & Anthony Davis (8:58), weigh in on other intriguing trade possibilities (31:45) and much more. Plus, Tim's "Cojones Factor" Players of the Month for January (1:00:50).

Feb 04 2019

1hr 8mins

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The Irritating Beard

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Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss the unintended consequences of the super max (3:28), a potential change in the Anthony Davis plan (7:14), the future of the Sixers (17:45), why other players are irritated with James Harden's performance (21:10), why the MVP race has become ideological (35:40), and the budding Celtics-Bucks rivalry (41:16)

Feb 20 2019

48mins

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Trying to beat LeBron, Blazers and Rockets, too washed for sneaker culture

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Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han, Nick Friedell and Tim MacMahon chat about LeBron and the Raptors (3:45), the uneven Bucks (23:40), the Blazers and Rockets (32:05) and trying to decipher sneaker culture (37:15).

Mar 22 2018

50mins

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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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Small Sample Size Theater 2019

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In this annual early-season tradition, Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Kevin Arnovitz wonder if James Harden can average 40 points per game, if LeBron James can lead the NBA in assists (9:30) and if the Lakers' defense can continue shutting down its opponents. Plus, they discuss the two most surprising starting units (31:12) and Paul George's GOAT campaign...after two games (53:57).

Nov 18 2019

56mins

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Like Father, Like Son? What LeBron's Legacy Means for Bronny James

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LeBron James has turned basketball on its head, from the moment he first stepped onto the court. His son, Bronny, is currently a high school NBA prospect. But how much has basketball changed since LeBron got his start - and how much has he paved the way for his son to succeed...or to fail? ESPN's Brian Windhorst joins Mina Kimes to get an inside look at the lives and careers of LeBron and Bronny James, the nature of fame, and the impact of sports on family.

Dec 13 2019

19mins

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Uncomfortably Good

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Last night, Kawhi Leonard returned to Toronto and Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss the Raptors' reception before asking the question: should Kawhi's jersey be retired? Then, the crew makes early All-Star roster predictions (12:27) before reacting to some confounding stats (21:42) and asking if any player would merit a 9-year contract like the one Gerrit Cole just signed with the New York Yankees (31:31).

Dec 12 2019

51mins

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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 1min

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All Riled Up

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The Rockets should be "embarrassed" by their behavior this week, explains Jackie MacMullan to Brian Windhorst and Tim MacMahon. Plus, the crew takes a look at Jimmy Butler's fit in Miami (28:30) and the flaws of the coach's challenge. And, an unbelievable story about Pat Riley (39:23).

Dec 05 2019

55mins

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The Dawn of Luka Doncic

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Luka Doncic is having an electric second season in the NBA. He's even in the running for the MVP at just 20 years old. But what makes last season's Rookie of the Year so dominant on the court - and why did the skeptics underestimate him? NBA Draft analyst Mike Schmitz joins Mina Kimes to examine Luka's career so far, and what his ascent means for the rest of the NBA.

Dec 04 2019

20mins

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Underrated Trade SZN

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They're two of the NBA's leading candidates in the early MVP race, but is it possible the media has been underrating the performances of James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo? Bobby Marks and Royce Young join Brian Windhorst to answer that question. Plus, the guys discuss Denver's great start (22:14) and some teams that could become real players in the trade market (34:00).

Dec 02 2019

51mins

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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

56mins

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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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Small Sample Size Theater 2019

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In this annual early-season tradition, Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Kevin Arnovitz wonder if James Harden can average 40 points per game, if LeBron James can lead the NBA in assists (9:30) and if the Lakers' defense can continue shutting down its opponents. Plus, they discuss the two most surprising starting units (31:12) and Paul George's GOAT campaign...after two games (53:57).

Nov 18 2019

56mins

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A New Kind of Amusement Park

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The Knicks are incapable of sticking to a plan says Brian Windhorst, who is joined by Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon to discuss dysfunction in New York (14:37). Plus, does Portland's uninspiring start to the season mean it's time to deal one of their stars (31:31)? And, the crew talks about Boston's strong start to the season and roster changes they need to make to become serious title contenders.

Nov 14 2019

39mins

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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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Early Struggle City

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With so many top players and teams struggling early on, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon join Brian Windhorst to discuss what's wrong with the Rockets, what's right with the Lakers (16:06) and why a few of the league's most notable names can't seem to get it right early on (29:28).

Nov 07 2019

48mins

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Golden State of Affairs: No Curry, No Klay. What's Next?

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In the modern NBA, the Golden State Warriors have been a dynasty. Appearing in five straight NBA Finals and winning three rings in that span, the team became the stuff of basketball legend. But this season, they've won just two games. And with star Steph Curry out with a broken hand, the Warriors' fate has gone from bad to worse. But could a rough 2019-20 lead to more glory in the future? NBA reporter Nick Friedell joins Mina Kimes to explore what's gone wrong with the Golden State Warriors so far, and why there might just be a silver lining.

Nov 07 2019

19mins

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The Show Must Go On

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Is it too soon for a curtain call? Brian Windhorst, Nick Friedell, Andrew Han and Royce Young ask the question for the Warriors (2:30) and the Bulls (24:50). And what happens if it goes sideways for the Rockets (35:30)? Then, the Blazers get broken down and the guys discuss who will be the best in the West (48:15).

Nov 04 2019

1hr 11mins

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Changing of the Guard

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The Warriors have a new normal, and Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Kirk Goldsberry discuss whether Stephen Curry's hand injury really marks the end of an era (27:56). Plus, why this year's T-Wolves are different (18:20), the unexpected hero in Miami (42:57) and much more.

Nov 01 2019

51mins

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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

59mins

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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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MINI POD: Game 1 of the 2019-20 season

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The Clippers defeated the Lakers on opening night of the 2019-20 season and Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst broke it down from the floor of Staples Center immediately following the game.

Oct 23 2019

20mins

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2019-20 East/West Projections

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Kevin Pelton projects a major shake-up in the NBA's power structure and he joins Brian Windhorst and Tim Bontemps one day before the tip of the 2019-20 season to discuss his analytics-based conclusions. In the East, Pelton explains his concerns for the Celtics and the guys also dig into how far the Pacers can go (15:19). In the West, the crew lays out expectations for the Clippers (33:05) and Lakers (36:55) after addressing their postseason concerns for the Rockets (28:38).

Oct 21 2019

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Un-Beal-Ievable

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On the day of an "NBA-shaking" move, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss the Bradley Beal extension and how it affects the rest of the league. Plus, the crew breaks down Buddy Hield's pointed comments, the potential of Carsen Edwards (18:34), if Zion Williamson's preseason success will translate to the regular season (27:34), if Kyrie Irving is already dictating orders in Brooklyn (39:29), the underrated draft day trade that could alter the league for years to come and much more.

Oct 18 2019

55mins

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