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The Ringer NBA Show podcast

The Ringer NBA Show

By The Ringer  

The Ringer NBA team breaks down the latest news, trends, and transactions around the league up to five days a week. MON: 'Real Ones' with Logan Murdock & Raja Bell TUE: 'Group Chat' with Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney & Jonathan Tjarks WED: 'Ringer NBA University' with Kevin O'Connor, Jonathan Tjarks & J. Kyle Mann (Bi-weekly) THURS: 'Real Ones' with Logan Murdock & Raja Bell FRI: 'The Answer' with Chris Ryan

The Ringer NBA team breaks down the latest news, trends, and transactions around the league up to five days a week. MON: 'Real Ones' with Logan Murdock & Raja Bell TUE: 'Group Chat' with Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney & Jonathan Tjarks WED: 'Ringer NBA University' with Kevin O'Connor, Jonathan Tjarks & J. Kyle Mann (Bi-weekly) THURS: 'Real Ones' with Logan Murdock & Raja Bell FRI: 'The Answer' with Chris Ryan

 

#818

Regular-Season Awards Ballot | Group Chat

Justin and Rob are joined by The Ringer’s Wosny Lambre to discuss who they believe is the MVP of the 2021 season (02:00). Later, they make their picks for Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and more (38:00).  Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guest: Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

11 May 2021

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:35

11 May 2021


#817

Do the Lakers Have a Playoffs Problem? Plus, Time to Give Russell Westbrook His Flowers.

Lani Renaldo takes Raja to task for his opinions about Dunkin' (1:00). Then, Raja and Logan get into the Lakers' current problems and whether Anthony Davis has what it takes to lead the team to another championship (3:57). Plus, it’s time to give Russell Westbrook some credit for his triple-doubles (28:11), and the news that J Cole is joining a pro basketball team in Africa has Raja and Logan wondering who the best rappers turned hoopers are (47:21). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Lani Renaldo Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

10 May 2021

57 MINS

57:39

10 May 2021


#816

What Are We Looking Forward to in the Playoffs? | The Answer

Chris is joined by the newest member of The Ringer's staff, Wosny Lambre, to talk about what they're expecting and looking forward to come playoff time. Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

07 May 2021

50 MINS

50:39

07 May 2021


#815

Enes Kanter on Damian Lillard’s Loyalty, Russell Westbrook’s Intensity, and His Activism | Real Ones

First off, Logan and Raja get into the on-court spat between Indiana Pacers assistant coach Greg Foster and center Goga Bitadze (0:30) and J.A. Adande’s tweet saying that the play-in tournament could be bad for the league if it prevents the Celtics and Lakers from making the playoffs (10:49). Then Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter joins the show to talk about the dreaded play-in tournament (19:26), playing with Carmelo Anthony at this stage of his career (31:30), Damian Lillard’s loyalty to Portland (37:25), everything he learned from the great Russell Westbrook (40:15), staying away from social media where mountains of criticism are on players' feeds (50:45), and his activism surrounding human rights violations in Turkey and what speaking out has cost him (1:01:45).  Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Enes Kanter Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

06 May 2021

1 HR 22 MINS

1:22:22

06 May 2021


#814

LaMelo’s Creativity, Michael Porter Jr.’s Development, and All-Rookie Teams | Ringer NBA University

Kevin O’Connor and J. Kyle Mann discuss the development of some of the young stars in the league, including Zion Williamson (3:32), LaMelo Ball (9:57), and Michael Porter Jr (45:16). They also discuss which players could be named to the All-Rookie teams (30:15). Hosts: Kevin O’Connor and J. Kyle Mann Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

05 May 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:12

05 May 2021


#813

Ranking the Top 25 Players in the NBA | Group Chat

Justin and Rob open the show with reactions to a solid outing from Marc Gasol in the Lakers' win against the Nuggets and then discuss if the Lakers should be in panic mode (02:00). They also react to ESPN’s Marvel-themed broadcast (17:00). Later, they are joined by The Ringer’s J. Kyle Mann and Dan Devine to discuss their rankings of the top 25 players in the NBA (22:45). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Ron Mahoney Guests: J. Kyle Mann and Dan Devine Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

04 May 2021

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:12

04 May 2021


#812

The Lakers Are Imploding. Plus: Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. Kevin Durant. | Real Ones

This Monday, Logan and Raja are joined by The Ringer's Danyel Smith of 'Black Girl Songbook,' who tells them why she's so mad (0:23). Then they talk about the Lakers' implosion that we are all currently witnessing, even after the return of Anthony Davis and LeBron James from injury, with a little input from noted Lakers fan producer Sasha (6:25). Then they talk about the Bucks' victory over the Nets on Sunday night and who would win in a seven-game series if they met in the postseason (36:25). Last, but not least, Logan tees Raja up to rail against the lack of fundamentals in the league and among youngins these days after Steve Kerr’s comments to the same effect (48:35). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Danyel Smith Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

03 May 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:35

03 May 2021


#811

What Can the NBA Draft Learn From the NFL Draft? | The Answer

Chris is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss the differences between the NBA and NFL drafts, and what the NBA can adapt from the NFL’s draft to improve upon its own (03:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Kevin O’Connor Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

30 Apr 2021

42 MINS

42:13

30 Apr 2021


#810

Chris Paul Is a Star and the Suns Are for Real. Plus: 10-Day-Contract Life With Paolo Uggetti, Kevin...

Logan and Raja have given you Darius Miles and Boris Diaw. They’ve given you The Kid Mero. So listen to this lovely basketball catch-up between two good friends as you pat your full belly. First off, the last time the Phoenix Suns made the playoffs, Raja was still in the NBA, so Logan and Raja give Chris Paul and the entire Suns organization the respect they deserve (0:32). Then The Ringer’s own Paolo Uggetti joins to talk about his beautiful piece on the hardships of 10-day-contract life in a pandemic (22:28). Finally, Logan and Raja take a look at Kevin Love’s history of slightly bratty on-court behavior after he carelessly inbounded the ball to the Raptors on Monday (34:45), and Raja fights to the death for Russell Westbrook’s honor (50:00) Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Paolo Uggetti Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

29 Apr 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:18

29 Apr 2021


#809

Which Play-in Game Teams Do We Believe in Most? | Group Chat

Justin and Rob start by ranking the eight potential play-in game teams by who they believe will be most successful in that format (4:16). Then they are joined by Chris Herrington of The Daily Memphian to discuss the expectations of the Grizzlies for the rest of this season and moving forward (42:07). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guest: Chris Herrington Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

27 Apr 2021

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:28

27 Apr 2021


#808

The Kid Mero + 'Real Ones' New York Knicks Spectacular | Real Ones

Clap your Timbs in the air because Bronx legend The Kid Mero joins Logan and Raja today amidst the Knicks’ nine game winning streak to talk absolutely everything Knicks in this Real Ones New York Knicks Spectacular. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: The Kid Mero Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

26 Apr 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:09

26 Apr 2021


#807

What's Wrong With the NBA? And Whose Job Is It to Fix It? | The Answer

Chris is joined by Ben Falk from ‘Cleaning the Glass’ to discuss NBA rule changes vs. team and player innovations to get a competitive edge, and how the NBA league office is responsible for keeping pace with the speed at which innovations are found with the use of analytics (06:00). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Ben Falk Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

23 Apr 2021

41 MINS

41:39

23 Apr 2021


#806

Boris Diaw on Traversing the Globe, Why the Suns Fell Apart, Guarding LeBron James, and Much More | ...

The man, the myth, the legend Boris Diaw joins Logan and Raja on a veritable odyssey through his interests and career, starting with his travels around the world on his catamaran and close calls with wildlife on safaris (0:27). Then they talk about the rise and fall of the Steve Nash–era Phoenix Suns (20:14), how and why Boris was traded with Raja to the Charlotte Bobcats (37:50), and his unceremonious buyout in Charlotte, which led to a championship-winning stint in San Antonio (55:30). Finally, they get into his time with the Spurs: playing with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Kawhi Leonard (1:00:07), guarding LeBron James in the NBA Finals (1:11:41), and getting his ring in 2014 (1:15:52).  Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Boris Diaw Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

22 Apr 2021

1 HR 33 MINS

1:33:39

22 Apr 2021


#805

How Good Are the Knicks? Plus, an OKC Deep Dive With Tyler Parker. | Ringer NBA University

Kevin O’Connor and J. Kyle Mann start by discussing how good the New York Knicks can be during the rest of the regular season and potentially in the playoffs (0:51). Then they are joined by Tyler Parker to discuss the Oklahoma City Thunder's young guys and what the future holds for the franchise (21:51). Lastly, Tyler drops a hot take about a future NBA draft prospect (58:10). Check out J. Kyle Mann’s newest video, on Anthony Edwards. Read Tyler Parker’s Oklahoma City Thunder Tank Diaries. Hosts: Kevin O’Connor and J. Kyle Mann Guest: Tyler Parker Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

21 Apr 2021

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:02

21 Apr 2021


#804

Steph Curry on Fire, and the NBA Viewership Decline | Group Chat

Justin and Rob discuss Steph Curry's greatness over the past set of games, and float his name in the MVP debate (02:00). Later, they are joined by The Athletic’s Ethan Strauss to talk about his recent story on the NBA’s dip in ratings and what that says about the success of the league during the pandemic (20:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Guest: Ethan Strauss Production Assistant: Jon Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

20 Apr 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:52

20 Apr 2021


#803

The Knicks Are (Almost) Back, Baby! Plus: Listener Questions and Mad Hoopers! | Real Ones

The Ringer’s Trudy Joseph joins Logan and Raja to tell them why she’s so mad (0:22). Then, in the wake of New York's six-game winning streak, Logan and Raja talk about how the Knicks are (almost) back (4:54) and Steph Curry’s one-man show (23:15). After that they get into some listener questions (27:28) and find out why you’re all so damn mad (44:18). Thanks for sending in your questions, everybody! You can email us questions at realonesmailbag@gmail.com, or tell us why you’re so mad by leaving a voice message at 510-469-0294. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: Trudy Joseph and Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

19 Apr 2021

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:15

19 Apr 2021


#802

Is Steph Curry the Feel-Good Story of the Year? | The Answer

Chris is joined by The Ringer's J. Kyle Mann to discuss Steph Curry's play on the court. They weigh in on the debate about whether Curry should be shooting more (5:10), discuss whether James Wiseman was the appropriate pick for the Warriors (24:30), and touch on the trajectory of Curry's career and the legacy he will leave behind (28:40). Host: Chris Ryan Guest: J. Kyle Mann Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

16 Apr 2021

40 MINS

40:19

16 Apr 2021


#801

Darius Miles on Coming Up on the Clippers, LeBron James Arriving in Cleveland, the "Jail Blazers" Me...

First up, Logan and Raja discuss LaMarcus Aldridge’s sudden retirement from the league (0:35). Then Darius Miles joins the podcast to talk about joining the Clippers out of high school (10:15), Lamar Odom’s leadership (29:37), LeBron James arriving in Cleveland (34:42), his first time playing with veterans on the Trail Blazers, the offensive "Jail Blazers" media narrative surrounding that team at the time (49:32), and much more. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Darius Miles Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

15 Apr 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:54

15 Apr 2021