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A weekly sports podcast with inside information and perspective from veteran NBA insider and Fox Sports analyst Ric Bucher, along with NBA players, coaches, executives and media as occasional guests Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends

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A weekly sports podcast with inside information and perspective from veteran NBA insider and Fox Sports analyst Ric Bucher, along with NBA players, coaches, executives and media as occasional guests Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends

    Is Giannis Exercising His Superstar License?

    Is Giannis Exercising His Superstar License?

    Ric discusses the shot selection and offensive decisions Giannis Antetokounmpo made in the Milwaukee Bucks' 86-83 over the Brooklyn Nets and questions if they are congruent with Coach Mike Budenholzer's game plan.

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    • 17 min
    The Troubling Reality Reflected By This Year's NBA MVP Race

    The Troubling Reality Reflected By This Year's NBA MVP Race

    Ric takes a look at the entire list of players who appeared on one of the 101 MVP ballots and makes a disturbing discovery: only one is American-born and developed and under 30.

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    • 19 min
    Salty Subjects: Giannis Free Throws, Lemon Pepper Lou and Jazz Owner Dwyane Wade

    Salty Subjects: Giannis Free Throws, Lemon Pepper Lou and Jazz Owner Dwyane Wade

    Ric discusses an array of topics that are bothering him among the sights and scenes in the NBA Playoffs so far. Also broached: the series where the three-point shot could be the biggest factor.

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    • 18 min
    Kristaps' Complaint Should Not Be A Surprise

    Kristaps' Complaint Should Not Be A Surprise

    Ric discusses Mavericks' forward Kristaps Porzingis' complaint that he's not getting star treatment in Dallas and looks at the Bucks facing the same dilemma the Clippers did in the first round -- with a similar solution.

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    • 22 min
    Ty Lue's Guts Got The Clippers To The Second Round

    Ty Lue's Guts Got The Clippers To The Second Round

    Ric examines the dramatic changes Clippers coach Ty Lue made to his starting lineup and playing rotation through the course of the team's successful seven-game series against the Dallas Mavericks and how it may have prepared them for their next series against the Utah Jazz.

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    • 20 min
    Is There A Connection Between Inefficiency and Injuries In The NBA?

    Is There A Connection Between Inefficiency and Injuries In The NBA?

    Ric examines the elements that led to the defending champion Lakers being eliminated by the Phoenix Suns in the first round, a possible connection between injuries and inefficient play and takes a close look at an overlooked statistic that reflects a profound change in what was once valued in the NBA.

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