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Bill Simmons’s new podcast breaks down the NBA's most important games, players, and teams, extending and reinventing his New York Times no. 1 bestselling book from 2009. Playing off the NBA’s dramatic changes during the past decade, Bill uses new commentary and fresh interviews with players and top media members to determine how the league has evolved and where it’s headed.


Produced by Bill Simmons and Kyle Crichton 

Music by Jackson Lowe 

Lyrics and vocals by Tic Tac and Melatonin

Book of Basketball 2.0 Bill Simmons & The Ringer

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Bill Simmons’s new podcast breaks down the NBA's most important games, players, and teams, extending and reinventing his New York Times no. 1 bestselling book from 2009. Playing off the NBA’s dramatic changes during the past decade, Bill uses new commentary and fresh interviews with players and top media members to determine how the league has evolved and where it’s headed.


Produced by Bill Simmons and Kyle Crichton 

Music by Jackson Lowe 

Lyrics and vocals by Tic Tac and Melatonin

    Dwight Howard and the Pyramid (With Ryen Russillo and Joe House) | Book of Basketball 2.0

    Dwight Howard and the Pyramid (With Ryen Russillo and Joe House) | Book of Basketball 2.0

    Dwight Howard was the league’s best center for five straight seasons. He even toppled LeBron in a conference finals to make the 2009 Finals. So what derailed him from being an all-time great? Was it injuries? Was he just kind of a jackass? Had the level of competition at center dipped so much that it made him seem better than he was? How do you explain his redemption with the 2019-20 Lakers? And why was Dwight the most properly rated NBA star ever? Bill breaks it all down with The Ringer’s Ryen Russillo and Joe House.

    • 1 Std. 5 Min.
    The Night Kobe Called Me Out of the Blue | Book of Basketball 2.0

    The Night Kobe Called Me Out of the Blue | Book of Basketball 2.0

    Chapter 18: In December 2012, Kobe Bryant wasn’t even halfway through his last elite Lakers season, but he was putting more thought into the bigger picture than ever before. What was leadership all about, anyway? How could he use social media to advance his message? Would he rather be remembered as a winner or a great teammate? And what made him want to pick up the phone and call Bill Simmons out of the blue?

    • 27 Min.
    Kobe Bryant, Jalen Rose, and Bill Simmons Talk Hoops on the Grantland Basketball Hour (Recorded Feb. 2015) | Book of Basketball 2.0

    Kobe Bryant, Jalen Rose, and Bill Simmons Talk Hoops on the Grantland Basketball Hour (Recorded Feb. 2015) | Book of Basketball 2.0

    In 2015, Kobe Bryant joined Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose on the Grantland Basketball Hour to discuss the tail end of his NBA career, his partnership with Shaquille O’Neal, the state of basketball in 2015, and his upcoming basketball documentary, ‘Muse.’




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    • 47 Min.
    The Last Fun Knicks Team: Indy-NY Game 3, 1999 (w/ Sean Fennessey & Jason Concepcion) | Book of Basketball 2.0

    The Last Fun Knicks Team: Indy-NY Game 3, 1999 (w/ Sean Fennessey & Jason Concepcion) | Book of Basketball 2.0

    Was Larry Johnson’s 4-point shot the last truly great Knicks moment? Was he fouled in the first place? Why was basketball so BAD back then? Why did we still love it so much? And was it a coincidence that James Dolan took over the Knicks shortly thereafter and ruined all the fun? Bill breaks it all down with The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Jason Concepcion.

    • 1 Std. 29 Min.
    Reggie Miller and the Pyramid (With Shea Serrano) | Book of Basketball 2.0

    Reggie Miller and the Pyramid (With Shea Serrano) | Book of Basketball 2.0

    Chapter 7: Was Reggie Miller a superstar? Is he the best example of a player who was way ahead of his time? Did he save pro basketball in Indiana? What would he have been like during the advanced metrics era?

    • 1 Std. 12 Min.
    Steve Nash on “the Horry Shove,” 2007’s Heartbreak, and the Critically Acclaimed 2004-10 Suns | Book of Basketball 2.0

    Steve Nash on “the Horry Shove,” 2007’s Heartbreak, and the Critically Acclaimed 2004-10 Suns | Book of Basketball 2.0

    Chapter 6: What’s the second-best thing you can win if you never win a title? Critical acclaim! Bill made Hall of Famer Steve Nash rewatch Game 4 of the infamous 2007 Spurs-Suns series—when the Suns were derailed by suspensions, bad luck, and one terrible commissioner decision—before breaking it all down. Did the Suns get screwed? What would Nash do-over in that series? Were the Suns way ahead of their time or not ahead of their time enough? And did Phoenix’s front office sabotage that season more than the Horry shove did?

    • 1 Std. 25 Min.

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Sad Swiper ,

Inject this into my veins

For a basketball fiend this is more or less exactly the fix you’re seeking. Great guests with genuine insight and real passion for the subjects and games. Also Sports Rewatchables is a delight. If I have to nitpick: as usual for Ringer pods the intro theme is a shambles but the content more than compensates.
10/10 never leave my ears Bill.

Kaiser jj ,

The Rectification of Dirk and more

I read the Book of Basketball about 2 years ago and i really liked it. But what bothered me was how Dirk, our german national Hero, was judged. Of course the Book was written before Dallas Championship Run in 2011, so i was happy to hear how Bill thinks about Dirk now. 5 Stars for both!

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