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Brian Windhorst and a team of ESPN's Insiders sort out life in and around the NBA world.

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Brian Windhorst and a team of ESPN's Insiders sort out life in and around the NBA world.

    NBA Media Day Reaction 2022

    NBA Media Day Reaction 2022

    Brian Windhorst is joined by our ESPN NBA Reporters at a variety of locations from Media Day’s across the league. First, Tim Bontemps joins to talk the tone in Boston and what the outlook is in Phoenix. Then, Nick Friedell joins to discuss what Brooklyn could be this season before Andrew Lopez joins to break down the excitement in New Orleans. Lastly, Dave McMenamin lets us know how expectations are shifting in Los Angeles. 
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    2022 Western Conference Preview

    2022 Western Conference Preview

    Brian Windhorst and ESPN's Tim MacMahon get together in-person in LA to preview the Western Conference with our NBA reporters. Dave McMenamin joins first to talk on-court expectations for the Suns and what the ceiling is for the Lakers. Then, Kendra Andrews joins to talk the Warriors upcoming trip to Japan and how long their title window can last before Ohm Youngmisuk joins to break down if the Clippers or Nuggets can be serious contenders. Lastly, Andrew Lopez discusses what Zion could be this season and if the Mavs or Grizzlies will take the next step. 
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Emergency Pod: Sarver To Sell The Suns

    Emergency Pod: Sarver To Sell The Suns

    Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape’s Marc J. Spears and ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne to react to Robert Sarver announcing his intention to sell the Phoenix Suns & Mercury and the implications across the NBA.
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    • 56 min
    2022 Eastern Conference Preview

    2022 Eastern Conference Preview

    Brian Windhorst and ESPN's Tim Bontemps get together in-person in LA to preview the Eastern Conference with our NBA reporters. Nick Friedell joins first to talk if the Nets can play cohesive basketball and if the 76ers can take the next step with a full year of Harden. Then, Kevin Pelton joins to talk how offseason moves in the conference could impact the season before Jamal Collier joins to talk injury concerns for the Bulls and if people are forgetting about the Bucks. 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Sarver Suspension Reaction

    Sarver Suspension Reaction

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to Suns Owner Robert Sarver’s one-year suspension from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Silver’s comments at the recent press conference. Then, the guys talk ‘What Is Going On In’ Portland and Brian’s trip to Cleveland.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    EuroBasket Results, Are The Hawks Or Cavs Better?

    EuroBasket Results, Are The Hawks Or Cavs Better?

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss some standout performers from EuroBasket, including dazzling displays from Luka & Giannis before talking what players may be earning themselves contracts in the NBA. Plus, how concerning Lonzo’s return timetable is for Chicago, ‘What Is Going On In’ Atlanta after their offseason moves and Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook’s friendly intro. 
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

audiophile876 ,

no more marc spears, snooze fest

please do not have this guest host on again, he is so low energy and boring, I would’ve turned this episode off if I wasn’t in the shower

zainhyder ,

Love Windy but Bontemps sucksss

Please consider a more diverse guest panel. There are so many more talented analysts than whiny Bontemps.

Salsincere ,

Bontemps

Windhorst and Band are great, but Tim Bontempts is utterly unlistenable. He has a combative tone, constantly interrupts and is crude in his critiques of players.

There are plenty of other qualified NBA analysts at ESPN, this guy ain’t it.

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