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The Ringer NBA Show podcast

The Ringer NBA Show

The Ringer NBA team is providing instant reactions to all the playoff action and news five days a week. SUN: postgame show with Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann; MON: 'Real Ones' with Logan Murdock & Raja Bell; TUE: 'Group Chat' with Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney & Wosny Lambre; THURS: 'Real Ones' with Logan Murdock & Raja Bell; FRI: 'The Answer' with Chris Ryan & Seerat Sohi.

The Ringer NBA team is providing instant reactions to all the playoff action and news five days a week. SUN: postgame show with Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann; MON: 'Real Ones' with Logan Murdock & Raja Bell; TUE: 'Group Chat' with Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney & Wosny Lambre; THURS: 'Real Ones' with Logan Murdock & Raja Bell; FRI: 'The Answer' with Chris Ryan & Seerat Sohi.

 

#868

How Did Giannis Rise to the Top of the NBA? | The Answer

Seerat and Rob are joined by Mirin Fader to discuss her new book, 'Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP.' They talk about Giannis's personality (4:39), the impact of being a European player (13:46), and his upbringing and early career struggles (18:21). Then they get into the way Giannis mentors his younger brothers (40:40) and favorite Giannis quotes from this postseason (51:13).  Hosts: Seerat Sohi and Rob Mahoney Guest: Mirin Fader Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

23 Jul 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:58

23 Jul 2021


#867

Mirin Fader on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Drive, Loyalty, and Hard Work. Plus: The Bucks Win the NBA Fi...

Logan and Raja talk all about Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Finals, which the Bucks took to win the whole darn thing (0:42), as well as what this loss means for Chris Paul (17:49). Then Mirin Fader joins the show to talk about her new book, 'Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP,' coming out August 10 (27:07). Then Logan and Raja make some way-too-early predictions about the 2021-22 NBA season (48:06) and Jomi joins to do his final pack watch of this season of basketball (51:04) Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: Mirin Fader and Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

22 Jul 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:44

22 Jul 2021


#866

Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads the Milwaukee Bucks to the 2020-21 NBA Championship | Group Chat

Justin, Rob, and Wos come together live on Greenroom after the Milwaukee Bucks take the 2021 NBA championship in six games against the Suns to talk about how the Bucks pulled off the win (0:30), what this gut-punching loss means for Chris Paul’s legacy (21:08), and whether this championship will end the small vs. big market debates (35:27). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

21 Jul 2021

59 MINS

59:16

21 Jul 2021


#865

What Would a Championship Mean for Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Legacy? | Real Ones

After Raja recounts his harrowing experience at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Logan and Raja talk about what they saw from the Bucks and Suns in Game 5 (5:00). Then, as Giannis Antetokounmpo approaches a title win, they wonder what a championship and likely Finals MVP in addition to two MVPs and a DPOY would mean for the 26-year-old's legacy (23:00). Finally they look to Game 6, when the Bucks will lay it all on the line to win and the Suns will lay it all on the line to stay alive (41:39). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

19 Jul 2021

55 MINS

55:31

19 Jul 2021


#864

Bucks Win Game 5 to Take a 3-2 Series Lead | Postgame

Immediately following Game 5, KOC and J. Kyle Mann get together to discuss another exciting Bucks win. They start with Jrue Holiday's impressive performance (1:30), then they discuss the evolution of Giannis (12:00) and if the Suns will be able to force a Game 7 (22:45). Plus, have the Finals taught us anything about how teams should approach the draft (29:00)? Hosts: Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

18 Jul 2021

39 MINS

39:04

18 Jul 2021


#863

What Else Is Happening in the NBA, Other Than the Finals? | The Answer

This week Chris and Seerat start by talking about all the other news in the NBA, besides the Finals, including Team USA having to make last-minute roster changes (14:15) and reports of Damian Lillard requesting a trade (2:00). Then they discuss their general observations and thoughts going into a pivotal Game 5 of the NBA Finals (25:28). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

16 Jul 2021

47 MINS

47:53

16 Jul 2021


#862

Khris Middleton Leads the Bucks to a Series-Tying Game 4 Victory. Plus: Jovan Buha on Kawhi Leonard ...

As Raja sits sulking in the Fort Lauderdale airport, Logan and guest host Seerat Sohi discuss all the particulars of the Bucks’ Game 4 win on Wednesday night, including whether Giannis’s block was better than LeBron’s (0:42), why Seerat still stans Jrue Holiday (16:30), and the details of Khris Middleton’s best game of the playoffs (25:09). Then they talk about adjustments for Game 5 in Phoenix (32:57) before The Athletic’s Jovan Buha joins the program to dish the dirt on Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers (39:30).  Host: Logan Murdock Guests: Seerat Sohi and Jovan Buha Associate Producer: Sasha Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

15 Jul 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:58

15 Jul 2021


#861

The Bucks Squeeze Out a Win in Game 4 Despite Devin Booker’s Best Efforts. Plus: Kawhi Leonard’s Kne...

Coming to you live on Greenroom right after Game 4 of the NBA Finals or whenever you like on Spotify (or wherever you get your podcasts), Justin, Rob, and Wos talk about the Bucks beating the Suns to tie the series (0:30). Then they get into the offseason drama of the day, namely Kawhi Leonard’s ACL surgery (39:35) and potential Ben Simmons trade scenarios (49:00) Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

15 Jul 2021

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:17

15 Jul 2021


#860

The Bucks Turn Up the Pressure on Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker to Win Game 3 | Real Ones

Logan and Raja come to you after the Bucks trounce the Suns in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Milwaukee to talk about how Deandre Ayton responded to increased pressure from the Bucks (4:00), how Devin Booker can increase his offensive impact (19:53), and the two-way clinic Giannis has put on in the past two games (25:10). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

13 Jul 2021

36 MINS

36:41

13 Jul 2021


#859

Giannis Dominates as the Bucks Win Game 3 | Postgame

Just after Game 3, Justin Verrier and J. Kyle Mann come together to break down the Bucks win and look forward to the rest of the series. They discuss Giannis' big night (1:25), Ayton's foul trouble (17:40), and if the Bucks can actually make it a series (32:08). Plus, they talk potential Finals MVPs (45:13). Hosts: Justin Verrier and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

12 Jul 2021

55 MINS

55:06

12 Jul 2021


#858

The Suns Take a 2-0 Lead. Can the Bucks Come Back? | The Answer

Immediately following Game 2, Chris and Seerat discuss the Suns taking care of business in a clinical manner (2:30) and if the Bucks can still make it a series (16:52). Plus, was Chris Paul just a perfect fit for Phoenix (32:22)? Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

09 Jul 2021

54 MINS

54:41

09 Jul 2021


#857

The 2021 NBA Finals Is the Chris Paul Legacy Series | Real Ones

Logan and Raja discuss the Suns beating the Bucks in Game 1 of the NBA Finals (0:42), then go through The Ringer’s 2021 NBA Finals Entrance Survey and respond to all the questions (23:03). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

08 Jul 2021

49 MINS

49:09

08 Jul 2021


#856

The Phoenix Suns Take Game 1 of the NBA Finals | Group Chat

Justin, Rob, and Wos get together after Game 1 of the NBA Finals to talk about the Suns’ thrilling win over the Bucks (including a hobbled Giannis Antetokounmpo) (0:45), take some questions from live Greenroom listeners (24:41), and discuss any adjustments either team needs going into Game 2 (37:48). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

07 Jul 2021

47 MINS

47:30

07 Jul 2021


#855

The Bucks Beat the Hawks and Advance to the NBA Finals | Postgame

Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann rejoin after Game 6 in Atlanta to discuss Milwaukee's victory over the Hawks and advancing to the Finals against the Suns. They discuss what key elements took the Bucks to victory, along with what to look forward to in the Finals when the two teams battle it out. Hosts: Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

04 Jul 2021

42 MINS

42:38

04 Jul 2021


#854

Who Is on Our All-NBA Playoff Team? | The Answer

Chris is joined by The Ringer’s Justin Verrier to recap the Bucks’ Game 5 victory over the Hawks (1:11). Then they each draft an All–NBA Playoff Team (14:04). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Justin Verrier Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

02 Jul 2021

59 MINS

59:24

02 Jul 2021


#853

Chris Paul Puts Up 41 Points to Go to His First NBA Finals. Plus: Bucks-Hawks Game 5 Preview | Real ...

Chief Meme Officer Jomi joins up top for a prolific Clippers pack watch (0:28). Then Logan and Raja talk about the Suns’ first trip to the NBA Finals in 28 years (2:07), what his first trip to the Finals means for Chris Paul’s legacy, and whether the Suns can win it all (5:12). They get into the Clippers' side of things with some Paul George (23:25) and Kawhi Leonard chat (30:19). Finally, they preview Bucks-Hawks Game 5 (38:30) and each give their Real One of the Week (46:34). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

01 Jul 2021

52 MINS

52:26

01 Jul 2021


#852

The Phoenix Suns Are Headed to the NBA Finals | Group Chat

Justin, Rob, and Big Wos get together to talk about the Suns’ win over the Clippers in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to make it through to the NBA Finals (1:34) and what the Clippers should do this offseason after another late-round loss in the playoffs (24:14). Then they get into a little bit of Bucks-Hawks talk as they look toward Thursday night’s Game 5 (37:53). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

01 Jul 2021

51 MINS

51:54

01 Jul 2021


#851

Paul George Leads the Clippers to Victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals | Real Ones

Logan and Raja convene after Paul George leads the Clippers to a win over the Suns in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals to talk about how he has stepped up to become the Clippers’ no. 1 guy after Kawhi Leonard went down with a knee injury (2:30). Then they talk about what the Suns need to do to pull this series out (16:16), and preview Game 4 of the Bucks-Hawks series in the East (28:04). Finally, Jomi pulls some questions from the Greenroom chat (34:25). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

29 Jun 2021

49 MINS

49:17

29 Jun 2021


#850

The Suns Take a 3-1 Lead Over the Clippers | Postgame

After a bizarre game, the Phoenix Suns scraped out a a win over the Clippers in a knock-down, drag-out fourth quarter. Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann get on the mic to break down the amazing performance from Deandre Ayton, the impressive playmaking from Paul George, and previewing Game 5 as these two teams look to battle it out. Hosts: Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

27 Jun 2021

31 MINS

31:17

27 Jun 2021


#849

The Bucks Destroy the Hawks and Why Are Young Players Succeeding in the Playoffs? | The Answer

Seerat is joined by the Ringer's Rob Mahoney to break down the Bucks' beat down of the Hawks in Game 2 (0:51) and take some listener questions (38:40). Then Chris and Seerat talk about the success that young players have had so far in the playoffs (57:08). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Guest: Rob Mahoney Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

26 Jun 2021

1 HR 37 MINS

1:37:21

26 Jun 2021


#848

Hawks Outwork the Bucks to Win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Plus: Rick Carlisle Is the N...

Logan and Raja first touch on Thursday morning’s news that Rick Carlisle has been hired by the Indiana Pacers to be the new head coach (0:38). Then they talk about Trae Young’s incredible performance in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals and mistakes the Bucks made down the stretch (9:56), as well as the recent hiring of Ime Udoka as the Celtics’ head coach (27:03). Finally, they get into the Western Conference finals, where the Suns are up 2-0 on the Clippers going into Game 3 (32:48). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

24 Jun 2021

52 MINS

52:38

24 Jun 2021


#847

Trae Young Astounds in Game 1 Victory Over the Bucks. Plus: Ime Udoka Is the New Celtics Head Coach ...

Justin, Rob, and Big Wos convene after the Hawks bested the Bucks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals to talk about Trae Young’s unbelievable performance and what adjustments the Bucks need to make to not just be another team on Trae’s hit list (0:30). Then they talk about Brad Stevens’s first move as president of basketball operations of the Celtics to hire Ime Udoka as head coach (21:09), what could happen to Ben Simmons after his poor performance in the playoffs (30:30), and other offseason rumors (42:07). Finally, they give their predictions for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals (52:15). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

24 Jun 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:58

24 Jun 2021


#846

Is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Game Misunderstood? Plus: The 76ers Collapse, the Suns Take Game 1, and T...

The second round of the NBA playoffs have come to an intense and exhilarating conclusion and the conference finals have begun. Logan and Raja take you through everything that transpired over the weekend. First, they get into the 76ers’ utter collapse in Game 7 against the Hawks, including the resulting scrutiny on Ben Simmons (1:53). Then they give Trae Young and Kevin Huerter their flowers (22:34) and touch on the end of the Nets’ postseason journey (31:45), before talking about whether Giannis Antetokounmpo’s game is misunderstood (33:08). Finally, they dive into this Clippers-Suns Western Conference finals matchup (43:12), and Jomi and Logan forge a new bet for the outcome of Game 2 of that series (56:15). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

22 Jun 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:39

22 Jun 2021


#845

The Hawks Advance, the Suns Take Game 1, and We Preview the Draft Lotto | Post Game

Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann bring you in-depth analysis from Sunday's NBA playoff games beginning with the Game 7 Hawks victory over the Sixers (01:31). They then move on to the first game of Suns vs. Clippers and what L.A. can do to improve in this series (21:41). Then they take an early look at the NBA draft lotto and what it could mean for teams looking to make moves for their ideal picks (49:22). Hosts: Kevin O'Connor and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Steve Ahlman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

21 Jun 2021

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:00

21 Jun 2021


#844

Crazy Clippers Comeback, Sixers Force Game 7 and What Does The Kemba Trade Mean? | The Answer

Chris is joined by J. Kyle Mann to talk about the Clippers' comeback against the Jazz (1:00) and the Sixers forcing a game 7 against the Hawks (14:07). Then they discuss the Kemba Walker trade and what it means (48:17). Hosts: Chris Ryan and J. Kyle Mann Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

19 Jun 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:34

19 Jun 2021


#843

David Aldridge on Ben Simmons, Postseason Injuries, Kevin Durant’s Greatness, and More | Real Ones

The Athletic’s David Aldridge joins Logan and Raja to talk about the 76ers' collapse against the Hawks on Wednesday night and the role Ben Simmons played in that Game 5 loss (0:30). Then they talk about Paul George holding things down for the Clippers against the Jazz after Kawhi Leonard injured his ACL, and the state of injuries this postseason (23:30), as well as Kevin Durant’s greatness (38:30) and predictions for Thursday night’s Bucks-Nets Game 6 (1:11:18). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: David Aldridge Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

17 Jun 2021

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:01

17 Jun 2021


#842

The Hawks Eke Out Incredible Comeback Win Against the 76ers and the Clippers Take Game 5 Without Kaw...

The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks joins Justin, Rob, and Wos live on Greenroom Wednesday night to talk about the Hawks incredible comeback against the 76ers to win Game 5 (0:42) and the Clippers win over the Jazz without Kawhi Leonard (15:36). Then they get into the host of coaching and front office maneuvers that came out on this busy Wednesday, including the Pelicans firing head coach Stan Van Gundy (35:55), the Mavericks firing general manager Donnie Nelson (46:52), and the Wizards firing head coach Scott Brooks (54:50). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Guest: Jonathan Tjarks Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

17 Jun 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:30

17 Jun 2021


#841

The Hawks and Clippers Bring Their Series to 2-2. Plus: Luka Doncic Flexes His Star Power. | Real On...

Logan is joined by The Ringer’s Seerat Sohi Monday night to discuss the Hawks narrowly beating the 76ers to tie up their series (1:40) and the Clippers ripping the Jazz a new one to tie up their series (22:00). Then they dive into Tim Cato and Sam Amick’s story in The Athletic about Luka Doncic not liking Dallas “shadow GM” Haralabos Voulgaris (39:00) before Jomi puts the Nuggets on pack watch (47:00) and Logan and Seerat give their predictions for Tuesday’s Bucks-Nets Game 5 (49:15). Host: Logan Murdock Guests: Seerat Sohi and Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

15 Jun 2021

56 MINS

56:44

15 Jun 2021