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Aggregate it! Go behind the scenes with NBA insiders Sam Amick and Joe Vardon of The Athletic. Peak behind the curtains and step into the World of GMs, Player Agents and the figures that make the game on the court far more complex than seen on TV.

Tampering: An NBA Podcast The Athletic

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Aggregate it! Go behind the scenes with NBA insiders Sam Amick and Joe Vardon of The Athletic. Peak behind the curtains and step into the World of GMs, Player Agents and the figures that make the game on the court far more complex than seen on TV.

    All Star Ballots and Debatables, Sharing the Gambling Pie, Kyrie Irving Speaks (Again)

    All Star Ballots and Debatables, Sharing the Gambling Pie, Kyrie Irving Speaks (Again)

    In the latest episode of Tampering Sam Amick and Joe Vardon go through their All Star ballots now cast. Why there may be an issue with players and Load Management including Kawhi Leonard. Then Joe's big feature on Legalized Sports Betting and how the money will be shared between teams, players and states Finally, Kyrie Irving is back in the news with more questionable comments calling out his teammates.

    • 51 min
    Radar Lakers, Inside the Nets, Trade BIG Board and Tales from the Road

    Radar Lakers, Inside the Nets, Trade BIG Board and Tales from the Road

    Sam Amick and Joe Vardon talk with Lakers reporter Bill Oram on the Lakers. Talk about Joe's Nets story, Sam's Trade BIG Board and some tales from the road.

    • 59 min
    What is Happening with Kevin Love and The Kyle Kuzma Conundrum

    What is Happening with Kevin Love and The Kyle Kuzma Conundrum

    Sam and Joe recount two of the most intriguing incidents in the NBA this season.

    Topics:
    Kevin Love is frustrated 
    How play with Cedi Osman was interpreted online 
    False promises vs getting paid
    Kevin's approach
    Injury sidelined Cavs plan
    Trade Kyle Kuzma conundrum
    Why it's complicated for Kyle
    Context: Trainer criticizing LeBron
    LBJ likes veterans 
    What are the Lakers looking for?
    Kuzma sowed his fate by proxy

    • 41 min
    Kawhi's Clippers, Giannis' Bucks, LeBron's Lakers

    Kawhi's Clippers, Giannis' Bucks, LeBron's Lakers

    In the latest Tampering Joe Vardon and Sam Amick talk with Bucks reporter Eric Nehm. The crew goes through three of the best teams and their superstar leaders. Clippers, Bucks and Lakers.

    • 55 min
    Chris Paul the Snitch, Cavs Rip John Beilein, Andrew Wiggins

    Chris Paul the Snitch, Cavs Rip John Beilein, Andrew Wiggins

    Sam Amick, Joe Vardon and Jon Krawczynski on the controversial Delay of Game call in the game between the Wolves and Thunder, plus the Cavs losing trust in head coach John Beilein and finally Andrew Wiggins' career year.

    • 54 min
    Tampering » Enigmatic Kyrie, LeBron and Coaches, Trolling David Blatt, MVP Race

    Tampering » Enigmatic Kyrie, LeBron and Coaches, Trolling David Blatt, MVP Race

    In this week's episode Sam and Joe dive into the questions surrounding the enigmatic Kyrie Irving, followed by a discussion on LeBron and his relationship with coaches including Frank Vogel. Finally a look at the MVP race, Giannis, LeBron and Harden and biggest surprises thus far this year including the Toronto Raptors.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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