The Mismatch podcast

The Mismatch

Kevin O’Connor and Chris Vernon discuss all the news, trends, and transactions happening in the NBA. They also offer their on-court analysis, and occasionally get into heated debates.

Kevin O’Connor and Chris Vernon discuss all the news, trends, and transactions happening in the NBA. They also offer their on-court analysis, and occasionally get into heated debates.

 

#357

Celtics Up 3-0, Luka’s Shortcomings, and Remembering Jerry West

Verno and KOC discuss their frustration with Luka Doncic, who fouled out in Game 3, and the ripple effect his fouling out caused (01:25). Would the Mavs have won if he didn’t foul out? Would a Mavs Game 3 win have completely flipped the series? They also discuss how Jaylen Brown’s impressive improvement should be a blueprint for Luka to get better, give credit to Brad Stevens for building out this type of roster, and share their hope for a Game 5 on Monday night. Next, Verno shares his experience working with Jerry West during his time with the Grizzlies and explains how his tortured Finals losses helped shape the NBA during successful runs in NBA front offices (49:48). Lastly, the guys debate whether JJ Redick will be the next Lakers head coach and get into some brief draft talk (59:14). Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at [nbamailbag@gmail.com] (mailto:nbamailbag@gmail.com) ! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit [ www.rg-help.com] (http://www.rg-help.com/) to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Social: Keith Fujimoto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

14 Jun 2024

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:13

14 Jun 2024


#356

Is it Over for the Mavs? Plus: Lakers Rejected, Kyrie’s Disappearance, and Tatum’s Non-Scoring Impac...

As the Finals shift to Dallas for Game 3, Verno and KOC discuss how the Celtics have been able to exploit the Mavericks' defensive weaknesses, as well as limit their offensive production en route to a 2-0 series lead (01:24). They also discuss the impact of Kristaps Porzingis, Kyrie Irving's struggles, Luka Doncic's need to produce some of his signature magic, as well as Jayson Tatum’s poor shooting but effective playmaking and defense. Next, the guys debate whether Dan Hurley just used the Lakers' offer as leverage and the undesirable position Hurley's rejection has put the Lakers in (44:26). The guys finish off the show by discussing the odd athletic measurables of the potential top pick, Zaccharie Risacher (57:26). Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at [nbamailbag@gmail.com] (mailto:nbamailbag@gmail.com) ! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit [ www.rg-help.com] (http://www.rg-help.com/) to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Social: Keith Fujimoto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Jun 2024

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:56

11 Jun 2024


#355

Celtics-Mavericks Game 1 Analysis, and Will Dan Hurley Leave UConn for the Lakers?

Verno and KOC react to the Celtics' Game 1 blowout victory, as they take a 1-0 series lead in the Finals (01:54). They discuss Kristaps Porzingis's dominant return, how the Celtics defense dramatically affected the Mavs offense, shot-quality numbers, expectations for how the Mavs can respond, and more takeaways from Game 1. Next, the guys dive into the latest rumors involving the Lakers' head coaching search that now includes UConn’s Dan Hurley (38:32). Can the Lakers offer Hurley enough to make the jump to the NBA? How would this affect LeBron James’s situation? And how would his potential jump affect the college basketball world? The NBA had their scouting combine in Italy, as they guys finish off the show debating whether international prospect Nikola Topic’s ACL injury will impact his draft stock, as well as some more draft talk (55:51). Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at [nbamailbag@gmail.com] (mailto:nbamailbag@gmail.com) ! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit [ www.rg-help.com] (http://www.rg-help.com/) to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Social: Keith Fujimoto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

07 Jun 2024

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:36

07 Jun 2024


#354

NBA Finals Preview, Celtics-Mavericks Predictions, and Draft Talk

Ahead of the Finals, Verno and KOC have a rendition of everyone’s favorite game: That’s True, That Might Be True, That’s Ridiculous (01:09)! They discuss various topics regarding the Finals, including Kristaps Porzingis’s health issues, the Mavs' defensive strategies, Luka’s first Finals appearance, and Jayson Tatum. They also give their predictions for the series. The guys then dive into some draft talk and discuss the vast parity that is currently in the league, as this season will have the sixth consecutive different champion. Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at [nbamailbag@gmail.com] (mailto:nbamailbag@gmail.com) ! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit [ www.rg-help.com] (http://www.rg-help.com/) to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Social: Keith Fujimoto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

04 Jun 2024

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:19

04 Jun 2024


#353

Dallas Advances to the NBA Finals, Wolves Exit Interviews, and an Offseason Lookahead

Verno and KOC congratulate the Dallas Mavericks as they beat the Timberwolves and advance to the Finals to face the Celtics (01:07). They discuss Luka Doncic’s brilliant Game 5 performance, and give credit to Mavs GM Nico Harrison for finally building the right roster around Luka. Next, they debate what the future holds for the Timberwolves, as they are nearing the second luxury tax apron and will face several restrictions when it comes to improving the team (18:08). Do they run it back? Or will they look to make a trade and retool for next season? Also, the guys answer what lessons can be learned from the impact that Dereck Lively II has made with the Mavs (43:47). Lastly, the guys talk about prospects who are going to return for another season in college, and how NIL has completely changed the game when it comes to prospects deciding to go pro (51:50). Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at [nbamailbag@gmail.com] (mailto:nbamailbag@gmail.com) ! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit [ www.rg-help.com] (http://www.rg-help.com/) to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Social: Keith Fujimoto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

31 May 2024

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:36

31 May 2024


#352

Celtics Sweep, Mavs On The Brink, and Remembering Bill Walton

Verno and KOC discuss the Celtics' comeback win as they sweep the Pacers and move on to the NBA Finals (00:55). They dive into why the Celtics have been so successful with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, as well as what the sweep means from the Pacers' perspective. Next, they discuss the potential sweep in the West, as the Mavs look to finish the Timberwolves and advance to the Finals (25:27). The guys discuss the Mavs' terrific defense on Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns all series long, as well as Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving’s clutch minutes. Lastly, the guys share stories about Hall of Famer Bill Walton, who passed away on Monday (46:08). Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at [nbamailbag@gmail.com] (mailto:nbamailbag@gmail.com) ! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit [ www.rg-help.com] (http://www.rg-help.com/) to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Social: Keith Fujimoto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

28 May 2024

59 MINS

59:05

28 May 2024


#351

Celtics Roll Pacers, the Dominant Dallas Defense, and Some Timberwolves Concerns

Verno and KOC discuss the absolute stomping of the Pacers by the Celtics as Boston takes a 2-0 series lead (01:00). They debate whether the Pacers stand any chance of coming back without Tyrese Haliburton, who left Game 2 with an injury, and discuss Jaylen Brown’s performance after he was snubbed for an All-NBA team. Moving on, they discuss how the Mavs defense was able to restrain Anthony Edwards to take Game 1 (23:48). They discuss the Timberwolves’ defensive strategies and whether Chris Finch needs to make some adjustments, as well as Rudy Gobert’s overall impact. Also, the guys share their reaction to the All-NBA teams, J. B. Bickerstaff’s firing, and whether Trajan Langdon can bring some much-needed stability to the Pistons' front office (48:26). Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at [nbamailbag@gmail.com] (mailto:nbamailbag@gmail.com) ! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit [ www.rg-help.com] (http://www.rg-help.com/) to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Social: Keith Fujimoto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

24 May 2024

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:39

24 May 2024


#350

NBA Conference Finals Preview, Plus Denver’s Implosion, Draft Talk, and the All-Rookie Teams

The conference finals are finally here, as Verno and KOC break down how the Timberwolves beat the Nuggets in Denver to reach the Western Conference finals (01:23). Now that the Nuggets are eliminated, the guys go through what they should prioritize this offseason in order to remain competitive in the rapidly growing West. Next, the guys dive into the Thunder’s weakness in the middle that was exposed in their series against the Mavs, and debate whether Zach Edey can be the missing piece (25:20). Also, they preview what expects to be a competitive series between the Wolves and Mavs, debate whether the Pacers can make the Eastern Conference finals interesting against the Celtics, and applaud this year’s rookie class after the league announced its All-Rookie teams (41:18). Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at [nbamailbag@gmail.com] (mailto:nbamailbag@gmail.com) ! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit [ www.rg-help.com] (http://www.rg-help.com/) to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Social: Keith Fujimoto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

21 May 2024

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:09

21 May 2024


#349

Wolves Force Game 7, Knicks-Pacers Preview, and OKC’s Odds in Dallas

Verno and KOC discuss the Game 6 blowout win from the Timberwolves, as they force a Game 7 on Sunday in Denver (01:18). They then move on to tonight’s Game 6 between the Knicks and Pacers before discussing the Cavs' future after they got eliminated by the Celtics (23:14). Also, the guys debate whether the Thunder can push for a Game 7 against the Mavs and KOC shares his experience watching Dead & Company at the Sphere (42:42). Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at [nbamailbag@gmail.com] (mailto:nbamailbag@gmail.com) ! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit [ www.rg-help.com] (http://www.rg-help.com/) to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Social: Keith Fujimoto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

17 May 2024

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:10

17 May 2024


#348

OKC’s Gritty Win in Dallas, Celtics Go Up 3-1, Game 5 Previews, and Draft Lottery Reaction.

Chris and Kevin immediately react to the Thunder’s comeback win against the Mavericks to tie the series at 2-2 (1:17). They discuss Luka Doncic’s current status, and who will win the series (5:24). Then, they discuss the Celtics' win over the Cavaliers to take a commanding 3-1 lead (22:52). Later, they compare the Knicks and Pacers’ benches and the difference it can make in their series (27:58). And then, they debate whether Anthony Edwards could have scored even more points to lift the Timberwolves over the Nuggets in Game 4 (41:06). Last, they close the show discussing the results of the NBA draft lottery (52:30). Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at nbamailbag@gmail.com! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit [www.rg-help.com] (http://www.rg-help.com/) to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Brian H. Waters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

14 May 2024

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:01

14 May 2024


#347

Boston’s Big Blunder, Mavs-Thunder Takeaways, Jokic’s Legacy, and More NBA Playoff Analysis

Verno and KOC discuss PJ Washington’s performance in the Mavs' Game 2 win over the Thunder to tie the series (01:13). They also discuss Kyrie Irving’s impact, the Mavs defense, as well as Josh Giddey becoming close to unplayable. They then move on to the Cavs, who tied their series with the Celtics after the getting the best version of Evan Mobley, and also discuss why the Jayson Tatum-Jaylen Brown era Celtics have been extremely inconsistent in the playoffs (20:34). Next, the guys discuss their excitement for the pair of Game 3s between Knicks-Pacers and Nuggets-Timberwolves (41:37). Can the Knicks continue to play at this fast pace? How will Nikola Jokic respond after winning his third MVP? Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at [nbamailbag@gmail.com] (mailto:nbamailbag@gmail.com) ! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit [ www.rg-help.com] (http://www.rg-help.com/) to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

10 May 2024

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:00

10 May 2024


#346

Is Denver Dead? Plus, Knicks Escape with a Win and Game 1 Previews

Verno and KOC go through the Timberwolves blowing out the Nuggets to take a 2-0 series lead (01:03). They discuss the Wolves stingy defense on Jamal Murray, Chris Finch’s shortened bench, and debate whether the Nuggets stand any chance to come back. The Knicks were lucky to escape with a Game 1 victory against the Pacers, and the guys debate whether the remainder of the series will be just as competitive, and if Tom Thibodeau can sustain playing his starters extended minutes (31:34). Also, they discuss Donovan Mitchell’s importance to the Cavs as they move on to face the Celtics, as well as share their excitement for the Thunder-Mavs series (45:29). Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at [nbamailbag@gmail.com] (mailto:nbamailbag@gmail.com) ! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit [ www.rg-help.com] (http://www.rg-help.com/) to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

07 May 2024

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:00

07 May 2024


#345

Knicks and Pacers Move On, Who’s Getting the Blame in Philly, and It’s Time to Give Brunson His Flow...

Verno and KOC go through Thursday night’s set of elimination games, starting with the Knicks surviving the 76ers and advancing to the next round (01:07). They debate who’ll get the blame in Philadelphia (other than Tobais Harris), how Jalen Brunson remains vastly underrated despite putting up Steph Curry-like numbers, and why Tyrese Maxey’s emergence is enough to keep Joel Embiid around for at least one more season. They then move on to the Pacers eliminating the Bucks, preview Game 6 between the Mavs and Clippers, and their wish for a Game 7 in the Cavs-Magic series (27:54). They last share their excitement for the Nuggets-Timberwolves series to begin this weekend (50:03). Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at [nbamailbag@gmail.com] (mailto:nbamailbag@gmail.com) ! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit [ www.rg-help.com] (http://www.rg-help.com/) to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

03 May 2024

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:51

03 May 2024


#344

Playoff Murray Is Real, Superstar Ant, and Where Do the Lakers Go From Here? Plus: Bucks and Sixers ...

Verno and KOC recap Monday night's slate of playoff basketball, starting with another Jamal Murray game-winning shot for the Nuggets, who eliminate the Lakers (01:06). They discuss Murray’s rise as a playoff performer and debate what the future holds for the Lakers, as well as for LeBron James. While the Lakers avoided a sweep, the Suns weren’t so lucky, as the guys discuss Anthony Edwards’s rise to superstar status while determining what’s next for the Suns (15:50). Also, they discuss the Thunder's dominance over the Pelicans in their sweep, and the impact of possibly losing Kristaps Porzingis for the Celtics (27:16). The guys discuss how impressive Jalen Brunson was in the Knicks' Game 4 win over the Sixers, as well as Joel Embiid continuing his poor postseason play (44:05). Next, the guys debate the Bucks' future as they are in a 3-1 hole to the Pacers, and discuss how the Magic defense has completely blanked the Cavs (01:03:57). Lastly, they discuss the awesome Clippers-Mavs game from over the weekend, and preview Game 5 scheduled for Wednesday night (01:20:47). Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at [nbamailbag@gmail.com] (mailto:nbamailbag@gmail.com) ! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit [ www.rg-help.com] (http://www.rg-help.com/) to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

30 Apr 2024

1 HR 38 MINS

1:38:27

30 Apr 2024


#343

Lakers Collapse Again, Embiid Drops 50, Magic Dominate, and Game 3 Previews

Verno and KOC recap Thursday night’s slate of playoff basketball, starting with the Nuggets' 11th straight win over the Lakers (01:13). With the Lakers in an 0-3 hole again, the guys discuss what the future holds for LeBron James and the team. They next discuss how the Magic and 76ers were able to win their Game 3 matchups against the Cavs and Knicks (24:10). The guys move on to preview Friday’s night games, starting with Bucks-Pacers, before moving on to Mavs-Clippers (46:28). After going down 0-2, are the Suns just completely outmatched against the Timberwolves (01:12:09)? Also, did the Heat find the formula to beat the Celtics? Plus, why the Thunder are primed for a deep playoff run (01:28:17). Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at [nbamailbag@gmail.com] (mailto:nbamailbag@gmail.com) ! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit [ www.rg-help.com] (http://www.rg-help.com/) to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Apr 2024

1 HR 54 MINS

1:54:31

26 Apr 2024


#342

Thrillers in Denver and New York, Plus Breaking Down Every NBA Playoff Series

Verno and KOC go through all the playoff matchups from Monday night, starting off with Jamal Murray’s game-winning shot to put the Nuggets up 2-0 over the Lakers (01:26). Next, they discuss how the Knicks were able to grind out a victory over Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey, and the Sixers (14:06). Also, the guys discuss what makes the Cavs a little different this year, and debate how far the Timberwolves can go with this version of Anthony Edwards (30:06). They then discuss why Khris Middleton is pivotal for the Bucks' success, what the key difference is in the Mavs-Clippers series, and debate whether the Pelicans can truly challenge the Thunder (48:12). Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at [nbamailbag@gmail.com] (mailto:nbamailbag@gmail.com) ! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out [ ] (https://rg-help.com/) [rg-help.com] (http://rg-help.com/) to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

23 Apr 2024

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:58

23 Apr 2024


#341

Sixers Survive, Impactful Injuries, Believing in OKC, and Playoff Predictions

Verno and KOC share what they enjoyed the most from KOC’s interview with Victor Wembanyama before turning their attention to the play-in games from earlier this week (01:29). They discuss their disappointment with Zion Williamson's injury and Brandon Ingram’s performance in the Pelicans' loss to the Lakers, as well as their surprise at the Kings easily defeating the Warriors (10:16). Do the Lakers stand any chance to upset the Nuggets? How far can the inexperienced Thunder go? The guys debate whether Joel Embiid can bounce back to his MVP form against the Knicks (38:48). Also, they discuss the hideous performance from the Hawks, Coby White’s huge game for the Bulls, the Heat’s chances without Jimmy Butler, and more (47:09). You can find KOC’s interview with Victor Wembanyama [here] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/452LGcakbGQQAjAFYifztX?si=8ee7381ba9e94d4f) . Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at [nbamailbag@gmail.com] (mailto:nbamailbag@gmail.com) ! Or you can send the guys a tweet @ [ChrisVernonShow] (https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow) and @ [KevinOConnorNBA] (https://twitter.com/KevinOConnorNBA) ! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please check out [ ] (https://rg-help.com/) [rg-help.com] (http://rg-help.com/) to find out more, or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Apr 2024

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:06

19 Apr 2024