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An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers, and reporters from The Athletic. Monday thru Saturday. Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends | Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Fred Katz | Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson | Thursday: Point of Contention with Zach Harper, Marcus Thompson and Special Guests | Friday: Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, and Mo Dakhil | And the Saturday Slam & Jam with Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers. Plus, The NBA Daily Ding, a quick recap of the previous night's action.

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An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers, and reporters from The Athletic. Monday thru Saturday. Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends | Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Fred Katz | Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson | Thursday: Point of Contention with Zach Harper, Marcus Thompson and Special Guests | Friday: Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, and Mo Dakhil | And the Saturday Slam & Jam with Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers. Plus, The NBA Daily Ding, a quick recap of the previous night's action.

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    Daily Ding: NBA Quarter-season awards

    Daily Ding: NBA Quarter-season awards

    With only one game scheduled for Thursday night, Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil set their sights on discussings some awards as the NBA hits the quarter-season mark.
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    • 19 min
    Would Ya Luka That

    Would Ya Luka That

    Point of Contention

    Celtics and Suns Finals bound?

    Pacers a winning team?

    Forgot about Bol Bol?

    Luka's ceiling

    The Wolves without Towns


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    • 40 min
    Daily Ding: Big Game Tatum | Bucks beat Knicks

    Daily Ding: Big Game Tatum | Bucks beat Knicks

    Mark Schindler and Dave DuFour recap a busy Wednesday night. Jayson Tatum scored 49 points to lead the Celtics to a win over the Miami Heat. The Bucks hold off a late rally by the Knicks to win at the Garden. The Timberwolves win their first game without KAT over the Memphis Grizzlies.
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    • 16 min
    Adjusting to Altitude and Jokic: Bruce Brown Interview

    Adjusting to Altitude and Jokic: Bruce Brown Interview

    In this week's Hoop's Adjacent, David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson are joined by the Denver Nuggets' Bruce Brown to discuss his path to playing with Nikola Jokić, the adjustment he's made, growing up in Boston and some stories from his time as an NBA free agent.
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    • 43 min
    Daily Ding: Mavericks beat Warriors in game of the season

    Daily Ding: Mavericks beat Warriors in game of the season

    Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil break down Tuesday night's NBA action including Mavericks vs. Warriors, Clippers beating the Trail Blazers, and Knicks blowing out the Pistons.
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    • 15 min
    Nets ripe for a turnaround?

    Nets ripe for a turnaround?

    Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater discuss which teams or players are prime for a turnaround: discussing the Nets, Nuggets, Lakers and more
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Draw0924 ,

What is happening with the production??

These are all awesome podcasts with incredible information but are way over produced, like a 3 minute intro of game sounds before you get to a heavily edited 2 minute intro of the hosts talking with voice effects, meanwhile clown car sound effects are filling in any silence around you for the entire pod

Starman Press ,

Stop with the audio effects please

I love the basketball content. Seriously, leaps and bounds better than every other networks basketball podcasts. I think it’s great that every day you get a new show with a different set of hosts, although I could listen to DA/Hoops Adjacent every day.
What I dislike is all of the weird audio effects throughout the episodes. Basketball podcasts should not start with 10+ minutes of Manheim Steamroller remixes. I hate the echos and weird effects that you add. I immediately stop paying attention to the basketball talk and start to get annoyed because it’s impossible to listen to, especially with head phones. There is no reason to have piano that was playing during the break to continue playing during the basketball conversation. The music, the echoes, the 8 year old Doc River quotes spliced in the middle of conversations all need to stop. It does nothing to enhance the listening experience, and definitely worsens it. Still gets five stars because the hoops content is top notch. I will give it 6-7 stars if the weird audio would go away. I doubt this will change, so I will just have continue to listen with my finger hovering above the 30 second skip button.

d00dbuffet ,

Saturday Slam n Jam review REAL

shoutout to the amazing hosts: Alex — as a game show host you bring the swagger of a young mike o’malley, and the amount of time and effort you put into segments like “which team was a preseason surprise good team that is fake and will actually be bad now” would be considered a huge waste of time by my father, but you have turned that into an actual job. and I am so so proud of you for that d00d. and andrew — what can be said about you that hasn’t already been said about tom hanks? you are the engine that makes this whole thing go. your basketball analysis and trivia knowledge is second to none, and you deliver your information in a perfect podcast voice. gentle yet firm. like my favorite uncle reading me a bedtime story. the magic was inside of you this entire time. thank you for your gifts you have shared with the athletic and all of us. may we always Rise Together -d00dbuffet

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