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An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers, and reporters from The Athletic. Daily, Monday thru Saturday. Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends | Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick | Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson | Thursday: Point of Contention with Ethan Strauss, Zach Harper 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.

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An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers, and reporters from The Athletic. Daily, Monday thru Saturday. Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends | Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick | Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson | Thursday: Point of Contention with Ethan Strauss, Zach Harper 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.

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    KD goes Ballistic! Coach Bud and Giannis out to Lunch! KAWHI Done? The CP3 Curse strikes again! MAVS ShHAKEUP + Coaching Carousel

    KD goes Ballistic! Coach Bud and Giannis out to Lunch! KAWHI Done? The CP3 Curse strikes again! MAVS ShHAKEUP + Coaching Carousel

    In this week's Point of Contention Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate! Hosted by Anthony Slater.
    Take 1: What kind of Bud is Mike smoking!? 
    Take 2: Is Chris Paul Cursed?
    Take 3: The Clippers Curse Strikes Again!?
    Take 4: “Im the Captain Now!”
    Take 5: Oh the Times they are A Changin'
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    • 44 min
    Embiid Ready? Hack-A-Ben, Injuries Galore and the First Woman Coach with Stephanie Ready

    Embiid Ready? Hack-A-Ben, Injuries Galore and the First Woman Coach with Stephanie Ready

    TNT's Stephanie Ready drops by to talk with David and Marcus about the Sixers/Hawks series. Nets/Bucks, injuries, injuries and more injuries and when the league will embrace its first woman head coach.
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    • 43 min
    Mavs Front Office Mess + Top 5 Players in the Playoffs

    Mavs Front Office Mess + Top 5 Players in the Playoffs

    Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater are joined by Tim Cato to discuss their piece on the Mavericks front office and the mayhem that has occurred because of Bob Voulgaris. Then the guys discuss the Playoffs, the Suns dominance, and who the top 5 players of the playoffs have been so far.

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    • 1 hr
    Welcome to The Athletic NBA Show

    Welcome to The Athletic NBA Show

    An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers, and reporters from The Athletic. Daily, Monday thru Saturday. Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends | Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick | Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson | Thursday: Point of Contention with Ethan Strauss, Zach Harper 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 Spears.
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    • 56 sec
    What. Is. Happening. (Dead Denver Decode + Missing P. J. Dozier? + No Worry Suns + More Injuries + Swallows the Whistle Rhythm Bashing + Can the Nets Survive?)

    What. Is. Happening. (Dead Denver Decode + Missing P. J. Dozier? + No Worry Suns + More Injuries + Swallows the Whistle Rhythm Bashing + Can the Nets Survive?)

    The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Jay King, Dave DuFour and James Edwards III. Off the top, the Nuggets are in trouble, obviously. But what is going on with the Nuggets? The fellas try to decode some of the coaching decisions by Mike "Michael" Malone. What's happening with Aaron Gordon? Are the Nuggets missing PJ Dozier? What about the Suns, what will happen to them to derail destiny? 16 Game Deandre Ayton and the "inspired by God" Suns. And how Chris Paul's contract is miraculously becoming value! Meanwhile, just when you thought the Bucks were dead, a divine act from God injures Kyrie Irving. For Coach Bud it's do or die! PJ Tucker vs Kevin Durant, the Refs Reffing by ruining the rhythm of the game, what happened to Joe Harris?? (Duncan Robinson 2.0) and much more. Oh...and what about the Sixers Hawks and Clippers Jazz? So much more.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Anything Goes NBA Mailbag

    Anything Goes NBA Mailbag

    NBA mailbag with Andrew Schlecht, Zach Harper, Travonne Edwards and Anthony Slater.

    Would a player like Gobert go in the top 5 of the draft?

    How far can Kyrie take you?

    Should the Heat run it back?

    Chris Paul's value

    Lillard trade coming?

    Changes for the Warriors and Bulls?

    and more!

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

helptheday ,

Ugh

I really enjoy this pod! It’s informative and fun. The only downside is the unbelievable amount of LONG commercials. Sometimes I just turn it off because I get sick of having this stuff crammed in my face. These ads are over the top.

JWMurphy ,

Love these

The Saturday pod is so perfectly in my wheelhouse! There’s plenty of smart, unique analysis, but there are also a lot of genuinely funny/interesting recurring bits (wheel of fandom is prlly the best bit in any bball pod) and banter. Basketball pod episodes often have a pretty short shelf life imo where if I miss it the day or two after it’s posted, I just won’t listen because so much will have changed since then. The Saturday pod is the rare one where I’ll listen pretty much whenever I can get to it because there’s always something slightly more evergreen in its episodes.

RAPTAH NEWZ ,

Zach is incredibly annoying

The decision to make a sentient obnoxious twitter account the central voice of your flagship NBA show is insane. Dude belongs at the Ring*r.

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