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A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.

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    • 4.7, 36 Ratings

A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.

    Which Return Method Do NBA Front Offices Prefer? Plus: Most Overrated/Underrated NBA Stats | The Mismatch

    Which Return Method Do NBA Front Offices Prefer? Plus: Most Overrated/Underrated NBA Stats | The Mismatch

    We discuss Kevin’s report that the NBA GMs voted overwhelmingly against the group stage format floated by the league earlier this week (1:56). Then, we open the mailbag back up to answer your questions about the best and worst statistics in the NBA, players whose legacies would be most improved with a title, and our favorite type of player to create in NBA2K (23:06).

    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

    • 59 min
    Will the NBA Go to a Group Stage Format for Its Playoffs? | The Mismatch

    Will the NBA Go to a Group Stage Format for Its Playoffs? | The Mismatch

    As the NBA nears its return, we explore the benefits and drawbacks of adopting a World Cup–style group stage for the 2020 playoffs. Could this draw new fans? Could it be a precursor to future midseason tournaments or even playoffs? Does this shift the competitive balance in any way? 

    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

    • 58 min
    The Passing of Jerry Sloan, the NBA’s COVID Testing Plan, and Mailbag Questions | The Mismatch

    The Passing of Jerry Sloan, the NBA’s COVID Testing Plan, and Mailbag Questions | The Mismatch

    Longtime Utah Jazz coach and NBA Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan died Tuesday morning. We remember his playing and coaching career and the legacy he leaves behind in the modern NBA (1:20). Then, we get into the nitty-gritty of Kevin’s reporting on the NBA’s COVID-19 testing plans in the event of a return this year (10:50), before answering more of your mailbag questions (27:19).

    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The NBA Return Forecast, Bojan Bogdanovic’s Surgery, and the Knicks’ Future. Plus: ‘The Last Dance’ Finale. | The Mismatch

    The NBA Return Forecast, Bojan Bogdanovic’s Surgery, and the Knicks’ Future. Plus: ‘The Last Dance’ Finale. | The Mismatch

    We run through the latest news around the NBA, including Tillman Fertitta’s comments to Donald Trump about the return of the NBA, Jazz wing Bojan Bogdanovic’s wrist surgery, and the Knicks’ new assistant GM, Frank Zanin (1:49). Then, we give our closing thoughts on ESPN’s Michael Jordan documentary ‘The Last Dance’ (35:30).

    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

    • 59 min
    Final Takeaways From the 'Last Dance' Finale

    Final Takeaways From the 'Last Dance' Finale

    After the final two episodes of 'The Last Dance' premiered Sunday night, Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey break down the key takeaways and share their overall thoughts on the popular sports documentary. They talk about how a document like this could be made for modern players and what this doc does to Michael Jordan's legacy as a whole.

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey

    • 48 min
    NBA Salary Reductions, Completing the Regular Season, Momentum Toward a Return. Plus: More Mailbag Questions. | The Mismatch

    NBA Salary Reductions, Completing the Regular Season, Momentum Toward a Return. Plus: More Mailbag Questions. | The Mismatch

    News about the NBA’s potential return continues to trickle out. This week, we discuss whether NBA players would feel compelled to complete the regular season if it meant they'd make their full salaries, and the timeline for the league’s return (5:01). Then, we reach back into the mailbag to answer questions on Lonzo Ball’s basketball preference, our all-time 3-point shootout and dunk contest lineups, and our favorite seasons of covering the league (23:30).

    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Nunnemor ,

Great, but....

... Kevin O’Connor is intolerable. Takes forever to get to the point. Constructing controversial arguments, flip-flops and laughs akwardly when his co-hosts puts him on the spot. Everytime he’s on one of these pods, stear well clear. He’s getting crushed regularly by the excellent Chris Vernon on “The mismatch”.

Other that a solid podcast. Chris Vernon is gold and Jonathan Tjarks is very good too.

Jeppe2ft ,

Fantastic podcast

I just came here to say that Joe Ingles does NOT look like an NBA player

Wolsgaard ,

Favorite hoops podcast out there

I’m from Denmark and a huge nba fan. About a year ago I discovered how many great basketball podcasts are out there and the Ringers NBA show quickly moved to the top of the list, a must listen immediately when it comes out.
I especially love what the Ringer is doing this season with multiple hosts having sort of a segment show within the NBA show. So much good stuff to listen to. I love it.
I’m so grateful for what you’re doing - keep it the great work

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