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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.

    Chris Paul Rumors, Zion's Adventures, Draft Talk, and NBA Finals Game 4 Preview

    Chris Paul Rumors, Zion's Adventures, Draft Talk, and NBA Finals Game 4 Preview

    Verno and KOC break down how the Nuggets won Game 3, and discuss how great Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray have become as a duo in Denver (01:40). Is it time to discuss how we evaluate at Jokic and Murray? Also, what does Chris Paul’s future look like (35:06)? After debating the value of the Mavs' no. 10 draft pick, Verno shares his love for one prospect in this year’s class and why he isn’t sold on one of the more highly-rated prospects (42:18). The guys end the show by discussing Zion Williamson’s latest troubles (58:55).

    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    How Will the Nuggets Respond? Plus, Pick Your Poison With Jokic and a LeBron Power Play?

    How Will the Nuggets Respond? Plus, Pick Your Poison With Jokic and a LeBron Power Play?

    The Heat even the series against the Nuggets, and Verno and KOC discuss how the Heat took Game 2, Michael Malone’s comment about the team’s effort, Jimmy Butler’s brilliant facilitating, and Michael Porter Jr.’s poor performance (01:31). While Erik Spoelstra downplayed the idea of trying to make Nikola Jokic a scorer, could this be a key to beating Denver (21:29)? Also, the guys debate if Kyrie Irving is truly trying to bring LeBron James to Dallas (37:22).
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    NBA Finals: Nuggets Pummel Heat in Game 1, Jokic's Dominance, and Breaking Miami's Zone

    NBA Finals: Nuggets Pummel Heat in Game 1, Jokic's Dominance, and Breaking Miami's Zone

    The Nuggets take the early lead in the NBA Finals as Verno and KOC break down their Game 1 victory over the Heat behind stellar performances from Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, and Aaron Gordon (02:12). They discuss the Heat’s lack of size and Jimmy Butler’s slump, as well as the Nuggets completely carving up the Heat’s zone defense (19:14). Also, what they thought of Monty Williams’s record-breaking deal to coach the Pistons, Adam Silver’s comments about Ja Morant’s punishment, and some possible changes coming for future All-Star Games (37:37).

    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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    • 51 min
    Miami Dominates the Crumbling Celtics, Nuggets-Heat NBA Finals Preview, the Coaching Carousel, and Future Draft Gems

    Miami Dominates the Crumbling Celtics, Nuggets-Heat NBA Finals Preview, the Coaching Carousel, and Future Draft Gems

    The Celtics fail to complete the historic comeback and get blown out at home as the Heat advance to the Finals to face the Nuggets. Verno and KOC break down the lackluster effort from the Celtics and discuss what the future holds for the tandem of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, as well as head coach Joe Mazzulla (01:48). After debating if the Heat can defeat the Nuggets, the guys discuss the fact that this Heat team was without a doubt carried by "Heat Culture" (37:19). Also, they give their reactions to Nick Nurse joining the 76ers and Adrian Griffin joining the Bucks (52:07).

    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Will the Celtics Make History? Plus, LeBron's Injury, Coaching Scuttlebutt, and Ja's Cryptic Social Posts.

    Will the Celtics Make History? Plus, LeBron's Injury, Coaching Scuttlebutt, and Ja's Cryptic Social Posts.

    The Celtics stay alive, and Verno and KOC discuss how they blew out the Heat to remain in the Eastern Conference finals (01:05). No one believes LeBron James is going to retire, but the news of his injury will definitely affect how the Lakers will handle the upcoming offseason and will determine how they keep LeBron healthy deep into the playoffs (29:30). Next, the guys discuss the latest head-coaching rumors and debate what type of coach would best utilize Joel Embiid’s talents (37:36). Also, the NBA is finally looking into penalizing flopping, and the guys discuss Ja Morant’s cryptic Instagram post (56:35).

    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Nuggets Sweep Their Way Into the Finals, Debating the Lakers' Future, and Why Joe Needs to Go

    Nuggets Sweep Their Way Into the Finals, Debating the Lakers' Future, and Why Joe Needs to Go

    Verno and KOC congratulate Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets for sweeping the Lakers en route to their first-ever NBA Finals appearance (01:18). LeBron James had another amazing night in the loss, as the guys debate the Lakers' future after getting swept (21:27). Will Kyrie Irving be a Laker? Next, the guys discuss how the Heat are just one win away from another NBA Finals berth with Jimmy Butler, and how Tyler Herro’s injury was actually beneficial to their remarkable run (37:52). Also, KOC shares why the Celtics need to let Joe Mazzulla go (53:07). Lastly, the guys discuss the latest head coaching rumors and Carmelo Anthony’s retirement (01:12:36).
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5K Ratings

5K Ratings

Harvey Butthole ,

Great show

Y’all make great content

Ocherrful ,

Kevin O’Callous

Great Show! Kevin check out the photo of Tatum’s ankle roll! He still played! So quick to fire people and say players stink!
For such a good guy you should lighten up!
Love the show and you 2 are both fabulous 😊

Kelby. ,

The Go To

This is my go to basketball podcast content. I love the back-and-forth and bickering. The occasional arguing and Grizzlies-bias is fun, as I feel too many basketball podcasts are straight-forward and boring. Keep it up Vernone and Kevin O’Cranky!

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