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Light Years: A Golden State Warriors Pod

Light Years is dedicated to talking Golden State Warriors Basketball, the NBA, and everything else -- hosted by experts Saam Esfandiari and Andy Liu from WarriorsWorld.

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The Steph Curry-Less Months Ahead, All-Time "Love of the Game" Players & Mailbag Time!

Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss their favorite young player so far this season, the fun start to the Steph-less 3 months ahead, their all-time "Love of the Game" players and take mailbag questions!Subscribe to Light Years Premium for all of the exclusive content!Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Light Years - Episode 30

Andy and Sam are joined by The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson to talk about the real KD, the Warriors evolution, and real v. Superficial toughness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 14mins

27 Nov 2017

Rank #2

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Light Years - Episode 29

Andy and Sam are joined by Sports Illustrated's Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver to discuss Warriors road trip, If Boston or Phili is the future of the east, what to make of OKC and how the Warriors ruin the rest of the NBA​ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 2mins

20 Nov 2017

Rank #3

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Emergency Light Years Pod: Kevin Durant Is Out, D'Angelo Russell Is In

Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari flip the mics on after a whirlwind start to NBA free agency and react to Kevin Durant officially heading east to the Brooklyn Nets and D'Angelo Russell stepping in to join the Warriors.Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

35mins

1 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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Warriors' Rotation, "For Love of the Game or Love of the Fame?" and Jeremy Lin

Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return to discuss their thoughts on the Warriors’ rotation and the underrated storylines next season. The guys follow that up with mailbag time before debuting their brand new segment: “For Love of the Game or Love of the Fame?" and topping things off with thoughts around the NBA and Jeremy Lin’s emotional speech. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

30 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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#StephBetter's Gem and Countdown to Boogie's Return (feat. The Athletic's Ethan Strauss)

Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari discuss Steph's 48-point gem vs. the Mavericks and DeMarcus Cousins’ return. Then, for the first time ever, the guys welcome Ethan Strauss of The Athletic to talk about Steve Kerr’s role in the development of young players, expectations of a Warriors fan, and lots of Kevin Durant. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariGuest: Ethan StraussProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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Kevin Durant's Crumbling Relationship with Stephen Curry and the Warriors

Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari emerge from the rubble of a horrific Game 2 collapse by the Warriors to discuss KD’s relationship with the organization and Steph behind the scenes and why it’s worse than ever. They also debate pho vs. ramen in the weekly mailbag along with Demarcus Cousins’ injury and how/if the Warriors will recover.Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

49mins

17 Apr 2019

Rank #7

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Summer Break Is Over! It's Training Camp Time (feat. Bonta Hill)

Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return to discuss Warriors Media Day with 95.7 The Game’s Bonta Hill, then go over all the offseason news including LeBron’s move, Kawhi’s refusal to talk or laugh normally, and the Jimmy Butler saga.Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariGuest: Bonta HillProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

59mins

26 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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Light Years Stirs the Pot and Kevin Durant Notices (feat. Dave DuFour)

Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by Dave DuFour to discuss KlutchSPN theatrics, Cousins’ eviscerating dunk on Kuzma, and how the #LightYearsPodcast provoked more KD Twitter drama. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariGuest: Dave DuFourProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51mins

4 Feb 2019

Rank #9

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Ethan Strauss on Coronavirus, His New Book & the NBA Draft

Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are joined by The Athletic's Ethan Strauss to discuss the NBA's mishandling of the coronavirus situation, his new book on the Warriors dynasty and a lot of NBA Draft thoughts (a little Killian Hayes, anyone?)Thanks to our friends over at BetOnline.AG for sponsoring the show!Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariGuest: Ethan StraussProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 14mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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Eulogizing the Rockets Series, Previewing the Blazers Series

Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari break down every single narrative of the Game 6 series win against Houston. They then preview the Blazers series and why Saam thinks they may be tougher than you think. Finally, "Food Corner" where Andy talks about Panda Express and pretentious millenials. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 2mins

14 May 2019

Rank #11

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We're Your Boogie Men: The Return Of DeMarcus Cousins

Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return to discuss DeMarcus Cousins’ return, his fit on the team both on and off the court and whether he might be on the team next season. Then they go around the rest of the team, talk about Draymond and KD’s relationship, and finish with a heated argument on Boston vs Toronto. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

48mins

22 Jan 2019

Rank #12

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Clean Sweep: Light Years Goes Live After Warriors Finish Off Blazers

Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are live from Nextdoor (the app, not your neighbor's house) to recap the Warriors' sweep of the Portland Trailblazers and look ahead at the potential NBA Finals matchups against the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors.Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51mins

21 May 2019

Rank #13

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Joe Lacob's Trade Comments and Imagining Next Year's Warriors

Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari break down Joe Lacob's recent trade comments and take an early look ahead to the Warriors' roster next season.Subscribe to Light Years Premium for all of the exclusive content!Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

49mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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Post-Game 5 Roller Coaster: KD Injured, #StephBetter Back?

Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return to discuss everything that happened during Game 5 of Warriors-Rockets. From Steph’s struggles to KD’s injury to Steph finding his groove - the guys go over the entire roller coaster of emotions. And of course, your questions on the weekly mailbag segment.Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

48mins

9 May 2019

Rank #15

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Breaking Down Dubs-Celtics: NBA Finals Preview?

Andy and Saam return to discuss GSW/Celtics, whether Kawhi is even better than PG, Cousins’ play so far, West contenders, and fun LeBron conspiracy theories. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

51mins

28 Jan 2019

Rank #16

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LeBron's Dreadful Performance, Boogie's Health, & In-N-Out (feat. Dave DuFour)

Dave DuFour joins Sam and Andy to discuss LeBron’s hilariously dreadful performance, the best player in the league, Boogie’s health, KD’s body language, mailbag questions, and finish with a debate on In-N-Out. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariGuest: Dave DuFourProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

56mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #17

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Light Years Wants 'A Fair Chance' Just Like the Rockets

Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return to discuss James Harden’s legendary excuse-making, Daryl Morey’s lack of business tact, and a thorough breakdown of the Warriors’ 2-0 series lead. The guys then dive into a Light Years Mailbag going over KD’s chance of signing an extension, Steph’s “struggles”, and Eastern Conference contenders. Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

55mins

2 May 2019

Rank #18

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"Statement Game" Win and Boogie's Breakout

Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari return to discuss everything about the Warriors' big win over the Rockets. The guys look into Golden State's style of play without KD, DeMarcus Cousins’ breakout game, and Saam's affinity for Kevon Looney. And of course, a #LightYearsPodcast segment to close things out.Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

49mins

14 Mar 2019

Rank #19

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Eulogizing the Warriors' 2018-19 Season, What the Future Holds and the NBA Draft (feat. Jonathan Wasserman)

Andy Liu and Saam Esfandiari are the pallbearers for the Warriors' 2018-2019 season and give final thoughts on the team's tragic postseason, their mental toughness, and what it means for their place in history in the NBA. They then go over offseason options in free agency before bringing on a member of the Blue Wire family in Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman to preview the NBA Draft.Hosts: Andy Liu and Saam EsfandiariGuest: Jonathan WassermanProducer: Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

18 Jun 2019

Rank #20