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: LeBron Thought About the Knicks, but It Was All a (Pipe) Dream | The Mismatch (Ep. 352).
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
Rank #2: Pelicans, Suns, Timberwolves: Who Can Still Turn It Around? | The Mismatch.
We break down a Western Conference trio that had high hopes coming into the season but have struggled their way to the bottom of the conference. Can any of them get hot and get back into the playoff mix (3:12)? Then, we re-draft what we think are the top four players from the 2016 NBA draft: Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown, and Pascal Siakam (31:45).Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons hosts the most downloaded sports podcast of all time, with a rotating crew of celebrities, athletes, and media staples, as well as mainstays like Cousin Sal, Joe House, and a slew of other friends and family members who always happen to be suspiciously available.
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).
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!
JJ Redick of New Orleans Pelicans interviews some of the biggest names in basketball—including his teammates!—and many other celebrities. It’s an inside look at life in the NBA and conversations with people who interest Redick and his co-host, Tommy Alter, the most.
Rank #1: Kyrie Irving on Conspiracy Theories, Tightening His Handle, and Going to the Celtics (Ep. 4).
JJ Redick sits down with Boston Celtics superstar Kyrie Irving to discuss conspiracy theories (1:45), traveling in London (11:45), the connection the two share as Duke alums (14:05), and how Kyrie developed his dribbling skills (19:20). Then, they talk about mental preparations before a game (32:35), the details of Kyrie’s move to Boston (35:25), seeking out new challenges (41:40), and the unique greatness of Celtics head coach Brad Stevens (45:30).
Rank #2: Donovan Mitchell on His Rookie Campaign, the Worst NBA Cities, and His Desire to Give Back (Ep. 16).
JJ Redick sits down with rookie sensation Donovan Mitchell to discuss taking the NBA by storm in his first season (9:00), reasons to love living in Utah, his desire to be drafted by Michael Jordan (17:00), what it would mean to win Rookie of the Year (24:05), the obsession with rewatching film from the playoffs (36:00), and ways to improve his game in year two.
The Ringer NFL Show features a rotating group of Ringer NFL experts, including Robert Mays, Kevin Clark, and Danny Kelly. The show will also feature ex-players and coaches, among others, as guests.
Rank #1: Sorting Through the Playoff Picture, Joe Burrow’s Future, and Jameis Winston | The Ringer NFL Show.
The NFC playoff picture (02:00), the Patriots drop one to the Dolphins (25:45), Joe Burrow in the NFL (43:30), and Jameis Winston caps off a historic season (51:45).
Rank #2: Lombardi’s Week 14 Reactions | GM Street (Ep. 363).
The Vikings struggle on offense, the Dolphins shock the Patriots, Chicago stymies the Rams, and the Steelers slip up in Oakland, plus the weekly awards.Hosts: Michael Lombardi and Tate Frazier
Hosted by Richard Jefferson, Channing Frye and Allie Clifton, Road Trippin' is the premiere podcast for entertaining and insightful NBA stories told directly by your favorite players. Episodes often feature a guest NBA player or a sports and entertainment personality.
Rank #1: 78. Charles Barkley.
What a special episode we have for YOU - the one & only, “Chuckster”, “Chuck”, Charles Barkley joins us & boy does he waste no time. People always say when it comes to Chuck: what you see is what you get. Couldn’t be more honest & true. From adult beverage advice, to his stardom on the hardwood & now off - we travel all over the map for the next 90 min! His days as a youngster growing up in Alabama, the influence of the Great Moses Malone, the leagues current superstars and this seasons ROY ... fishing, pigs & what life on “Inside the NBA” is really like - be ready to laugh your tail off. Despite no wine for this edition, you learn real fast when it comes to Chuck & Richard - life, it remains the same - & so with that we say, CHEERS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: 32. King James drops by for the season FINALE.
It didn't go the way we all wanted on the court, but Road Trippin', team dinners, the camaraderie GOES ON - & what better way to close out than be joined by The King. On this edition we address the elephant in the room, Channing & Bron both making facial hair changes - what DEFINES a "Super Team" & does anyone really compare to KD, according to LBJ? Enjoy this final taste ...& always know, WE love ALL of you - & couldn't have enjoyed sharing OUR stories more than with all of you - UNTIL NEXT TIME! -- OH, can anyone guess what the BELL signifies? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on-air personality and the host of "Cousin Sal’s Sure Thing," Sal Iacono breaks down the world of gambling across a variety of sports, including NFL, NBA, NHL, UFC, boxing, wrestling, and competitive hot dog eating. Each week, Sal offers up odds analysis as well as his best bets, and brings on celebrities, Vegas experts, and his pack of degenerate friends, who are shameless about discussing their latest wins and losses (mostly losses).
Rank #1: The Annual NFC Over/Unders With Bill Simmons (Ep. 120).
Cousin Sal is joined by Bill Simmons to discuss the division winners, best bets, and biggest story lines to look out for in the NFC.
Rank #2: Brad Beats With Bill Simmons (Ep. 13).
Cousin Sal is joined by Bill Simmons and 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' character and reformed gambler Brad Mulcahy to discuss Brad's illustrious past, the best Emmy prop bets (33:00), and Brad's run-in with Leo DiCaprio (49:00).
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby give the people what they want, breaking down sports and pop culture as only they can.
Rank #1: Cowboys Next Move, Embiid's Bold Statement plus NFL Wild Card Weekend Preview.
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby on the Cowboys, Michael Porter Jr.'s big game, Embiid takes a shot at Simmons, NFL Wild Card Weekend preview & Tommy from "Power" joins the show.
Rank #2: LeBron's Monster Game, Jason Garrett's Future In Dallas and David Stern's Legacy.
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss LeBron's triple-double, Zion's return to practice, Jason Garrett's future in Dallas, should Tua return to Alabama and David Stern's Legacy.
'The Rewatchables,' a film podcast from the Ringer Podcast Network, features HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and a roundtable of people from The Ringer universe discussing movies they can’t seem to stop watching.
Rank #1: ‘The Wolf of Wall Street' With Sean Fennessey, Chris Ryan, and Ryen Russillo.
The Ringer's Sean Fennessey, Chris Ryan, and Ryen Russillo see a pay stub for $72,000 and quit their jobs to rewatch Martin Scorsese's box office and critical smash hit ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,' starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Margot Robbie.
Rank #2: ‘The Godfather’ With Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan.
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan to make you an offer you can’t refuse as they honor one of the greatest films in American cinema history, ‘The Godfather,’ starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall.
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker catch you up on the biggest media stories, from sports to politics and everything in between.
Rank #1: Ep. 268: Top-50 Fast Food Items With Bill Simmons and Joe House.
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons brings on Joe House so they can respond to The Ringer's top-50 fast food list and offer up their thoughts on which items were overrated, underrated, and properly rated.
Rank #2: Ep. 280: ‘Bachelor Party’ — The Season Finale.
The Ringer’s Juliet Litman is joined by Bill Simmons to discuss Nick’s decision to choose Vanessa over Raven (0:30), things they’d rather see in a finale (7:30), and a new version of 'The Bachelor' with celebrities (18:50). Then Ringer 'Bachelor' recap writer Rodger Sherman joins to further dissect Monday's finale (32:12).
Every week, The Ringer's Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan -- longtime friends and pop culture addicts -- break down the latest in TV, movies, and music.
Rank #1: Ep. 58: 'Stranger Things,' 'The Night Of,' and Facebook Live Q&A.
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald discuss Netflix's surprising 'Stranger Things' and the second episode of HBO's 'The Night Of.' Then they do a Facebook Live question-and-answer session (41:25).
Rank #2: Dissecting the 'Game of Thrones' Season Finale With Binge Mode Cohosts Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin (Ep. 180).
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald provide their instant takes on the finale and overall season of 'Game of Thrones' (0:30). Later 'Binge Mode' cohosts Jason Concepcion and Mallory Rubin join Chris to further dissect and examine what worked and what did not in 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 (18:30) and what we can expect from the forthcoming 'Game of Thrones' spinoffs (45:00).
Noted food enthusiast Joe House, of the Ringer universe and international eating acclaim, is joined by fine diners, fast foodies, and dilettantes of delivery to devour the latest additions to the food universe’s menu. The backgrounds of guests on House of Carbs will be as varied as the palates of The Donald and Anthony Bourdain, i.e., celebrity chefs, TV and print food media members, restaurant reviewers, and celebrities/athletes with a known interest in food.
Rank #1: The Elevated Thanksgiving Menu With Adam Rapoport | House of Carbs.
House talks with his good buddy Adam Rapoport, editor-in-chief of 'Bon Appetit,' about some recipes to take your Thanksgiving spread up a notch, including innovative takes on mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and, of course, turkey!
Rank #2: Bill Simmons on the Best NBA-Finals Food Cities | House of Carbs (Ep. 40).
The Ringer's Joe House is joined for the second pod in a row by his longtime buddy Bill Simmons to rank each of the potential NBA Finals cities based on their food scene. We're sorry in advance.
A short time from now in a studio not so far, far away…Grab your lightsaber, climb aboard the Millennium Falcon, and get ready to jump to light speed with Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion as they take their signature deep dive on the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.
Rank #1: ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ Ch. 1-5 | Harry Potter.
The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss the first five chapters of 'Sorcerer's Stone' and the theme of discovery (11:31), delve into the Gringotts Wizarding bank (1:03:01), list seven of their favorite insights and observations from the chapters (1:10:33), and award the House Cup to the friendly half-giant, Rubeus Hagrid (1:14:40).You can purchase ‘Binge Mode: Harry Potter’ T-shirts at theringer.com/shop.
Rank #2: S7E7: The Dragon and the Wolf | Game of Thrones.
Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion discuss ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 7, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” by exploring the episode's central theme, unions (9:00), before breaking down the rules of succession in Westeros and Jon’s claim to the Iron Throne (77:00). Finally, they crown their champions (94:00).
Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon face off in the nation's capital on the day's hottest topics.
Rank #1: Super Star.
Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser react to the Cowboys' next steps, preview Wild Card weekend and fan voting in the All-Star game.
Rank #2: Next Steps.
Frank Isola and Tony Kornheiser react to the David Stern's accomplishments, the Browns firing Kitchens and the Cowboys' indecision.
"The Tony Kornheiser Show" (now available exclusively on-demand) is a topical, daily talk show that starts with sports and quickly moves into politics, current events, entertainment and, really, whatever happens to be on Tony’s mind that day. The format of the show—regular sit-in guests with familiar interviews and segments—highlights not only the unique perspective of Tony Kornheiser but also the expertise of his network of friends.Join one of the most recognizable and outspoken commentators of sports and entertainment (longtime radio host in Washington, DC and current co-host of ESPN's PTI) and enjoy original episodes published every weekday starting September 6th.
Rank #1: "5-11 would have actually been great".
Tony opens the show by talking about the college football playoffs and about some of the big games from the NFL. Michael Wilbon calls in to talk more football, and Nigel gives the news. During Old Guy Radio, Tony talks about some changes within the Redskins organization and about the passing of Don Imus, and they close out the show by opening up the Mailbag.Songs : Crooked Coast "California" ; The Cane Bay High School Choir "Little Babe Born of Mary"
Rank #2: "Deject this!".
Tony opens the show by talking about Seattle's win over the Vikings on Monday Night Football, and how Kirk Cousins and Minnesota were supposed to be Super Bowl contenders but now they may not even make the playoffs. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports calls in to talk more NFL, and Nigel gives the news. During Old Guy Radio, Torie shares a story about being pulled over for driving with an expired registration, Tony talks about Lee Smith and Harold Baines getting into the Baseball hall of Fame, and he tells about a memorable encounter with Lee Smith years ago. Lastly, they close out the show by opening up the Mailbag!Songs : Newport Beach Raquet Club "Venice of the Far East" ; Mark Baseman "My Brother Makes me Happy"
Dan Le Batard, Stugotz and company share their unique perspectives from Miami Beach's Clevelander Hotel.
Rank #1: Local Hour: David Samson.
The shipping container discuss the Miami Heat, Roy's new workout regimen and David Samson joins the show.
Rank #2: Local Hour: Mas Miami.
Izzy Gutierrez and the shipping container discuss Mas Miami, the Miami Heat, restaurant etiquette and sharing germs with friends.