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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 Wosny Lambre | Thursday: Point of Contention with Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson | Friday: Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, and Mo Dakhil | And the Saturday Slam & Jam with Andrew Schlect and Alex Spears.

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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 Wosny Lambre | Thursday: Point of Contention with Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson | Friday: Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, and Mo Dakhil | And the Saturday Slam & Jam with Andrew Schlect and Alex Spears.

    Lamelo Ball, Knicks Hope, and a Deep Dive on the Pelicans

    Lamelo Ball, Knicks Hope, and a Deep Dive on the Pelicans

    Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers are back again for another addition of the Saturday Slam and Jam! Today they discuss the week that was in the NBA, the Utah Jazz, Lamelo Ball’s emergence as a star, and the hope the Knicks are bringing to the table. 

    Then at the 30 minute mark Will Guillory joins to discuss the Pelicans and Zion Williamson, how the team will be build in the future, the trade deadline and then we play Andrew vs. the Beat!

    Tune in to see who is next on the Wheel of Fandom!
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Ballad of the Black Head Coach with Amin Elhassan

    The Ballad of the Black Head Coach with Amin Elhassan

    In this week's Nerder, Amin Elhassan drops by to talk with Dave, Seth and Mo about the firing of Hawk's head coach Lloyd Pierce. 
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    • 54 min
    Out of Touch Shaq?, Lloyd Pierce Rooked?, Harden Returns, Knicks Rumor + Top Shot WTF?

    Out of Touch Shaq?, Lloyd Pierce Rooked?, Harden Returns, Knicks Rumor + Top Shot WTF?

    In this week's Point of Contention Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate. Hosted by Zach Harper.
    Take 1: Shaq vs Candace vs Wade
    Take 2: Did Lloyd Pierce get a raw deal?
    Take 3: Harden Returns to Houston, doesn't he deserve more?
    Take 4: Which superstar is heading to Knicks?
    Take 5: Top Shot, what the f***?
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    • 43 min
    Why the Hawks Fired Lloyd Pierce + Mailbag

    Why the Hawks Fired Lloyd Pierce + Mailbag

    In this week's Hoops Adjacent Hawks reporter Chris Kirschner drops by to talk with David and Wos about the Hawks' firing of head coach Lloyd Pierce. How Trae Young and others inside the locker room were unhappy with the direction, and how ownership has said nothing about it. Also how Atlanta will likely be handling the All Star Game and listener questions.
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    • 50 min
    The NBA's best young players

    The NBA's best young players

    Sam Amick is joined by Fred Katz and Anthony Slater to break down Sam Vecenie's top 10 young talent rankings. Ja or Fox? Andrew Schlecht joins to discuss SGA and whether he should be ranked 6th. Does Donovan Mitchell get the proper respect? All this and more on today's episode.
    Check out Sam's work at the link below:
    https://theathletic.com/2375978/2021/02/25/zion-williamson-luka-doncic-trae-young-nba-young-talent-rankings-top-10/
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    • 49 min
    Heat Culture Back Watch Out 76ers + Knicks Rollin' & Fraud Not A Fraud

    Heat Culture Back Watch Out 76ers + Knicks Rollin' & Fraud Not A Fraud

    Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Jay King, Dave DuFour, Tray Edwards and Wos Lambre. The Heat are back? Have they turned things around? Can they get to the top 4? Also, the Knicks are .500, what to expect moving forward. Fraud / Not A Fraud. Knicks playoffs? + Suns.
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Max Dunn ,

Slam and Jam is wicked!

Loved the new Saturday slam and jam show. Amazing to get a wrap on the week - wheel of fandom is genius too. Fire lads 🔥 x

Neil A R ,

Best basketball podcast around

This is my go to basketball podcast. I love hearing DA and Big Wos’s perspectives, and they have a great chemistry with each other too.

Fall_Fan ,

Partly annoying, partly engaging

Aldridge and Vecenie are great, Wos and Harper are insufferable.

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