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Welcome to "The Big 3 NBA Podcast" with veteran Boston Celtics and NBA reporter A. Sherrod Blakely, veteran NBA Insider for the Boston Globe Gary Washburn, and NBC Boston's Kwani A. Lunis. "The Big 3" come together to bring you the latest and most captivating news in the world of basketball. Each week, join this dynamic trio - Sherrod, Gary, and Kwani - as they dive deep into the most pressing topics surrounding the Boston Celtics, the broader NBA landscape, and beyond. Get ready for engaging discussions, expert insights, and a unique perspective on the game we all love!

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Welcome to "The Big 3 NBA Podcast" with veteran Boston Celtics and NBA reporter A. Sherrod Blakely, veteran NBA Insider for the Boston Globe Gary Washburn, and NBC Boston's Kwani A. Lunis. "The Big 3" come together to bring you the latest and most captivating news in the world of basketball. Each week, join this dynamic trio - Sherrod, Gary, and Kwani - as they dive deep into the most pressing topics surrounding the Boston Celtics, the broader NBA landscape, and beyond. Get ready for engaging discussions, expert insights, and a unique perspective on the game we all love!

The Big 3 NBA Podcast is Powered by PrizePicks, the official Daily Fantasy Sports partner of the CLNS Media Network!

    Who stands in the Celtics' way next season?

    Who stands in the Celtics' way next season?

    On this episode of the Big 3 NBA Podcast, A. Sherrod Blakely is joined by Vinnie Goodwill to discuss the Celtics' championship run, and discuss the team's chances of running it back next year. That, and much more!

    0:00 - Intro
    1:13 - Celtics' impressive season
    5:09 - Jaylen Brown's impact
    6:50 - Tatum's game five
    10:26 - Ultimate vote of confidence
    12:32 - More juice in tank
    15:51 - Celtics defensive impact
    18:25 - Playing against tough opponents
    20:03 - Comparing team to historic champions
    23:26 - Impact of Jrue Holiday
    25:10 - Jrue's career point
    28:04 - Porzingis's role adjustment
    30:32 - Biggest threats to Celtics
    32:30 - Western Conference contenders


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    • 36 min
    Mission Accomplished!

    Mission Accomplished!

    A. Sherrod Blakely, Gary Washburn, and Kwani Lunis discuss the Celtics' impressive Game 5 that resulted in their season ending with Banner 18. Their conversation then shifts to a sneak peek ahead to what’s next for the Celtics. 

    0:00 - Boston Wins!
    1:29 - Celtics' Team Effort
    3:41 - Overcoming Concerns
    9:14 - Kyrie's Playoff Performance
    10:59 - Monty Williams' Future
    16:05 - Kyrie's Comments on Boston
    18:39 - Kyrie's Boston Behavior
    21:01 - Lack of Community Engagement
    25:01 - Impact of Community Involvement
    27:38 - Voting Process Overview
    30:13 - Split MVP Vote
    32:56 - Jaylen's MVP Win
    36:38 - NBA Finals excitement
    38:17 - Jaylen's Underdog Mentality
    42:00 - Comparing Playoff Performances
    45:24 - Team's Potential Dynasty
    47:24 - Greatest Celtics Team
    54:14 - Exploring Xavier Tillman
    57:02 - Key to repeating
    1:00:08 - Postseason wrap-up
    1:02:44 - Duck boat experience

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Are the NBA Finals over yet?

    Are the NBA Finals over yet?

    A. Sherrod Blakely and Gary Washburn discuss the fallout from Game 4, look ahead to Game 5, and Boston’s chances of closing out the series to secure Banner 18.

    0:00 - Game 4 Breakdown
    13:50 - PrizePicks
    16:09 - Frustration with Tatum
    20:34 - Unselfish play critique
    23:27 - Offensive positioning strategy
    25:10 - Patience against Luka
    27:50 - Gametime
    29:30 - Lively as the Difference Maker
    32:19 - Celtics' mental adjustment
    34:21 - Playoff game unpredictability

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    • 41 min
    The Celtics Are Living RENT-FREE in Kyrie's Head

    The Celtics Are Living RENT-FREE in Kyrie's Head

    A. Sherrod Blakely, Gary Washburn, and Kwani Lunis are back with another episode to discuss the Celtics taking a 2-0 series lead over the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals. They talk about Jrue Holiday praise not having to equal Marcus Smart hate, Joe Mazzulla's awkward response at a press conference, and Kyrie Irving.



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    • 58 min
    David Aldridge: I'm Not SURPRISED By Huge KP Game 1

    David Aldridge: I'm Not SURPRISED By Huge KP Game 1

    A. Sherrod Blakely is joined by David Aldridge of The Athletic to discuss Kristaps Porzingis' massive Game 1 before looking forward to the "maturity game" for the Celtics in Game 2. Their conversation then turns to Kyrie Irving's lackluster performance, and how the Mavericks can adjust moving forward.

    0:00 - Intro
    0:30 - Celtics defeat Dallas in game one
    3:00 - Criticism of Jayson Tatum discussed
    6:46 - Porzingis adds offensive firepower
    9:37 - Brad Stevens addresses team weaknesses effectively
    13:30 - Boston's relentless offensive pressure
    19:19 - Kyrie Irving's struggle impacting Dallas
    21:36 - Dallas's need for more shot makers
    24:27 - Boston's defense limiting Dallas's lob plays
    26:51 - Game Time app offers last minute deals
    30:20 - Boston's adjustments for Game 2


    The Big 3 NBA Podcast is presented by:

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    • 34 min
    Who has the advantage in the NBA Finals?

    Who has the advantage in the NBA Finals?

    A. Sherrod Blakely, Gary Washburn, and Kwani Lunis delve into the key matchups to watch; Tatum vs Luka; Kyrie vs Jaylen Brown; and the coaching matchup, pitting two Black coaches against each other in the Finals for the first time since 1975.



    The Big 3 Podcast is presented by:

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

kair andros ,

Excellent Hoops Talk for the Culture!!

Love this pod, I am a Celts and Mavs fan and there is no other podcast like this. Great commentary and personalities -the only criticism I have are the microphones- they definitely need better mics!!

Nick Gelso ,

Love the new look

Washburn, Blakely are two of the most piped in reporters in the NBA. They tell it how it is & don’t cower to fan criticism. I love them. But no offense fellas, i love Kwani the most. That girl knows how to control a mic better than any most others in the biz. In all seriousness, I loved the A-List and am psyched to hear/watch what’s coming in 2024 under new branding. GO CELTICS! ☘️

BMann260 ,

Three of my favorites

Always enjoy the conversation and insight that Kwani, Gary and Sherrod provide. One of my top listens for Celtics/NBA talk.

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