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Kevin O’Connor and Chris Vernon discuss all the news, trends, and transactions happening in the NBA. They also offer their on-court analysis, and occasionally get into heated debates.

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Kevin O’Connor and Chris Vernon discuss all the news, trends, and transactions happening in the NBA. They also offer their on-court analysis, and occasionally get into heated debates.

    An NBA Game of "Do You Believe…?"

    An NBA Game of "Do You Believe…?"

    Since it’s still early in the season, Chris and Kevin play a game of “Do You Believe..?” to discuss emerging trends across the NBA. 
    Do you believe that the season will go on without having to take a long stoppage or delay for a period of time? (3:10)
    Do you believe that the Nets are not going to be able to reach their best? (8:20)
    Do you believe that the Raptors can get it together? (17:59)
    Do you believe LaMelo Ball will run away with Rookie of the Year? (20:46)
    Do you believe Jerami Grant is proving he’s more than a role player? (26:56)
    Do you believe that Zion Williamson will ascend to superstardom like we thought? (32:21)
    Do you believe that Bradley Beal could be moved? (40:48)
    Do you believe that Cade Cunningham from Oklahoma State is the guy and there will be no argument about who will go no. 1 in the draft? (46:08)
    Do you believe that 1 percent of NBA fans could name the Oklahoma City Thunder coach? (51:02)
    Do you believe that Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, and Jimi Hendrix are the three best guitarists ever? (54:21)
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Biggest Surprises From the NBA Season So Far

    Biggest Surprises From the NBA Season So Far

    Chris and Kevin take a look at how the COVID-19 protocols are working after Seth Curry’s positive test (5:07) and at the massive leak from the Hawks’ locker room reported by The Athletic (13:14). Then they get into the biggest surprises of the NBA season so far, including the Brogdon-and-Sabonis-led Pacers glow-up (31:43), Lou Dort’s stellar 3-point shooting (37:43), Julius Randle’s Knicks (47:14), and more.
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Can Steph Curry and the Warriors Reach the Postseason?

    Can Steph Curry and the Warriors Reach the Postseason?

    Chris and Kevin go through all the big games and story lines in the NBA, kicking it off with a discussion about Tom Thibodeau’s 4-3 Knicks and their win over the Hawks on Monday (0:39). Then they get into Steph Curry’s incredible performance over the past couple of games and what the Warriors need to do to reach the postseason (15:30), the Kings’ abysmal start to the season (27:31), and Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum’s tag-team takedown of the Raptors (36:16). 
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ten Early Season Observations

    Ten Early Season Observations

    Verno and KOC talk about 10 observations they've made in the early part of the season, including impressive showings from rookies Precious Achiuwa (18:18) and Tyrese Haliburton (34:45), hot starts by the Cavs (50:30) and Hawks (7:55), and much more.

    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Mismatch’s 2020-21 NBA Season Preview

    The Mismatch’s 2020-21 NBA Season Preview

    Verno and KOC go through the slew of extensions and deals that have and haven’t closed over the past week (0:36). Then they get into the 10 teams in each conference they think will make the playoffs and play-in (29:25) as well as their awards predictions (1:04:46). 
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Nick Wright on James Harden, the Clippers, MVP Picks, and More

    Nick Wright on James Harden, the Clippers, MVP Picks, and More

    After Verno attends his first live basketball game in person since March, the boys get into the Grizzlies-Hawks game (0:47) and the Twitter kerfuffle last night about Ben Simmons potentially being available in a trade for James Harden (6:50). Then Nick Wright of ‘First Things First’ joins Verno and KOC to talk about how he got into the industry (20:19), the Harden situation (42:22), the Clippers' demise (50:43), the best teams in the Western Conference (57:46), and the bets he’s put down for the 2020-21 season (1:22:58).
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Guest: Nick Wright

    • 1 hr 36 min

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