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An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers, and reporters from The Athletic. Daily, Monday thru Saturday. Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends | Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick | Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson | Thursday: Point of Contention with Ethan Strauss, Zach Harper and Special Guests | Friday: Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, and Mo Dakhil | And the Saturday Slam & Jam with Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers.

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An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers, and reporters from The Athletic. Daily, Monday thru Saturday. Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends | Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick | Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson | Thursday: Point of Contention with Ethan Strauss, Zach Harper and Special Guests | Friday: Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, and Mo Dakhil | And the Saturday Slam & Jam with Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers.

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    Andrew Yang on the Nets (and some Knicks trivia) + The Old NBA Take Gauntlet

    Andrew Yang on the Nets (and some Knicks trivia) + The Old NBA Take Gauntlet

    Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers bring on the Old Take Gauntlet:
    1) The Atlanta Hawks’ 2020 offseason was a mistake.
    2) The Rockets were idiots to not take Ben Simmons in a deal for James Harden.
    3) You can never trust Paul George in the playoffs.
    4) The Jrue Holiday trade is a massive win for the Bucks.
    5) Doc Rivers is a significant upgrade over Brett Brown.
    6) The Sixers are the best evidence that tanking works.
    7) The Jazz are a nice team, but they can’t win the title

    In Part 2 former Presidential candidate and current New York City Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang joins to discuss his Nets fandom, who he thinks will make the finals, what he would do as NBA commissioner, and then we play a rousing match of Andrew vs. Andrew in Knicks trivia. 
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    • 57 min
    Playoff Punch Drunk + Organizational-Mis-Alignment Pelicans & Mavericks ~ No Threes!

    Playoff Punch Drunk + Organizational-Mis-Alignment Pelicans & Mavericks ~ No Threes!

    In this week's Nerder, Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil record immediately following Game 6 between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets. The guys catch up on the Sixers and Hawks, Clippers and Jazz, and tap into the turmoil in New Orleans and Dallas respectively. - DD
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    KD goes Ballistic! Coach Bud and Giannis out to Lunch! KAWHI Done? The CP3 Curse strikes again! MAVS ShHAKEUP + Coaching Carousel

    KD goes Ballistic! Coach Bud and Giannis out to Lunch! KAWHI Done? The CP3 Curse strikes again! MAVS ShHAKEUP + Coaching Carousel

    In this week's Point of Contention Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate! Hosted by Anthony Slater.
    Take 1: What kind of Bud is Mike smoking!? 
    Take 2: Is Chris Paul Cursed?
    Take 3: The Clippers Curse Strikes Again!?
    Take 4: “Im the Captain Now!”
    Take 5: Oh the Times they are A Changin'
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    • 44 min
    Embiid Ready? Hack-A-Ben, Injuries Galore and the First Woman Coach with Stephanie Ready

    Embiid Ready? Hack-A-Ben, Injuries Galore and the First Woman Coach with Stephanie Ready

    TNT's Stephanie Ready drops by to talk with David and Marcus about the Sixers/Hawks series. Nets/Bucks, injuries, injuries and more injuries and when the league will embrace its first woman head coach.
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    • 43 min
    Mavs Front Office Mess + Top 5 Players in the Playoffs

    Mavs Front Office Mess + Top 5 Players in the Playoffs

    Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater are joined by Tim Cato to discuss their piece on the Mavericks front office and the mayhem that has occurred because of Bob Voulgaris. Then the guys discuss the Playoffs, the Suns dominance, and who the top 5 players of the playoffs have been so far.

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    • 1 hr
    Welcome to The Athletic NBA Show

    Welcome to The Athletic NBA Show

    An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers, and reporters from The Athletic. Daily, Monday thru Saturday. Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends | Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick | Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson | Thursday: Point of Contention with Ethan Strauss, Zach Harper and Special Guests | Friday: Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, and Mo Dakhil | And the Saturday Slam & Jam with Andrew Schlecht and Alex Spears.
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    • 56 sec

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Smudgetown ,

Mondays and Thursdays are good, Fridays are great

Tuesday and Wednesday shows get pushed down the list but are ok. Saturdays, oof- they’re having a rough time producing a listenable show. Maybe next week!

Linda patrick ,

Chris Paul

What a horrible take saying Chris Paul in this series was bad. Dude was hurt and controlled the game. His leadership was everything to the team. Closeout game he he took over the game when lakers were making run and killed lakers momentum making a comeback.

AdMenzi ,

End of an ERA Thank you!

I appreciate everything you guys brought in terms of uniqueness, intelligence and insight. The only issue is they’re so many basketball podcasts available that are still in the free category from Zach Lowe, The Full 48, The Ringer Nba show, The Woj Pod, along with the pods that discuss Nba as a topic in Bill Simmons and Jalen and Jacoby. I won’t mention the must not be named pod on another network. Along with the variety of other podcasts discussing other topics beside Nba that interests people. There is too much content that is free in the podcast category. Again I am not trying to make this a negative review I have enjoy you guys since the Truehoop days and you guys got screwed by the machine that is sports networks. I’m sure you guys will find a solid and interested fan base in the athletic. By all means I may end up breaking and paying for the athletic. But at this time there is too much content and not enough time to listen to it all anyways free of charge. I just believe podcast network is more like YouTube or social media whether right or wrong fans and users go to one platform to use their services and have been wired to expect free service to put up with a 30 second advertisement. If you don’t know what Adblock is. Again all your content is amazing and if any podcast can increase and build a solid subscription base it will be yours. Thank you!

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