41 episodes

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 The Ringer

    • Basketball
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

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

    Kevin Garnett: The Stealth Superstar (With Jackie MacMullan)

    Kevin Garnett: The Stealth Superstar (With Jackie MacMullan)

    In the third episode of Season 3, Bill Simmons and Jackie MacMullan explain why Kevin Garnett’s career should have been even greater than it was, compare and contrast him to Tim Duncan, break down what it was like to cover him every day, reveal why he may have been the most secretly impactful player of the past 25 years, and decide where KG ranks in Bill’s Hall of Fame Pyramid.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Julius Erving: MJ Before MJ (With Brian Koppelman)

    Julius Erving: MJ Before MJ (With Brian Koppelman)

    In the second episode of Season 3, Bill Simmons and Brian Koppelman explain why Julius Erving kept basketball fun before Bird and Magic arrived, why his barely seen ABA seasons added to his legend, why he eventually became an underrated superstar, and where he ranks in Bill’s Hall of Fame Pyramid.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Allen Iverson: You Had To Be There (with J.A. Adande)

    Allen Iverson: You Had To Be There (with J.A. Adande)

    In the first episode of Season 3, Bill Simmons and J.A. Adande break down Allen Iverson’s incredible career, the surreal experience of seeing him in person, why he belatedly became one of the league’s most beloved superstars, and where he ranks in Bill’s hall of fame pyramid.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    2010 Redraftables: PG-13, Wall, Hayward, and the Snakebit 2010 Draft With Ryen Russillo

    2010 Redraftables: PG-13, Wall, Hayward, and the Snakebit 2010 Draft With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to revisit the 2010 NBA draft and discuss some of its subplots, draft comedy, and NBA legends before redrafting the top 14 lottery picks.

    • 57 min
    2009 Redraftables: Curry, Harden, and Kahhhhhhhhhn With Zach Lowe

    2009 Redraftables: Curry, Harden, and Kahhhhhhhhhn With Zach Lowe

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and ESPN’s Zach Lowe revisit the 2009 NBA draft and discuss some of its subplots, draft comedy, and NBA legends before redrafting the top 14 lottery picks.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    2008 Redraftables: A Genius Westbrook Pick and Rose vs. Love With Ryen Russillo

    2008 Redraftables: A Genius Westbrook Pick and Rose vs. Love With Ryen Russillo

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to revisit the 2008 NBA draft and discuss some of its subplots, draft comedy, and NBA legends before redrafting the top 14 lottery picks.

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Basketball


Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by The Ringer