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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons hosts the most downloaded sports podcast of all time, with a rotating crew of celebrities, athletes, and media staples, as well as mainstays like Cousin Sal, Joe House, and a slew of other friends and family members who always happen to be suspiciously available.

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    • 4.4 • 25.9K Ratings

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons hosts the most downloaded sports podcast of all time, with a rotating crew of celebrities, athletes, and media staples, as well as mainstays like Cousin Sal, Joe House, and a slew of other friends and family members who always happen to be suspiciously available.

    The Ayton-Oop, Round 3 Predictions, and NBA Lottery Reactions With Joe House, Kevin O’Connor, J. Kyle Mann, and Wosny Lambre

    The Ayton-Oop, Round 3 Predictions, and NBA Lottery Reactions With Joe House, Kevin O’Connor, J. Kyle Mann, and Wosny Lambre

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Suns’ Game 2 victory over the Clippers, Deandre Ayton's game-saving alley-oop, a slew of reviews that dragged out the end of the game, hope for the Clippers, and more (3:00) before sharing some NBA gambling odds and discussing Jon Rahm’s U.S. Open victory (21:30). Then Bill is joined by Kevin O’Connor, Wosny Lambre, and J. Kyle Mann to discuss the 2021 NBA draft lottery in real time, as well as potential trades, the Hawks-Bucks series, and more (44:45)

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Joe House, Kevin O'Connor, Wosny Lambre, and J. Kyle Mann
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Part 2: Philly Chokes, Hawks Fever, and a Bucks-Nets Postmortem With Ryen Russillo

    Part 2: Philly Chokes, Hawks Fever, and a Bucks-Nets Postmortem With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss another 76ers playoff exit as the Hawks win Game 7 to head to the Eastern Conference Finals. They discuss the fundamental problems Ben Simmons brings to the Sixers, a lackluster (yet confident) Trae Young performance, and more (3:00) before discussing why this may be the strangest postseason in recent memory (50:45). Then they discuss the Nets' Game 7 overtime loss to the Bucks, Kevin Durant’s heroic effort to save the series, Giannis Antetokounmpo's impact, and more (1:08:45).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guest: Ryen Russillo
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Part 1: Booker Torches L.A., the T-Mann Game, Gobert Issues, and a Kemba Trade With Ryen Russillo

    Part 1: Booker Torches L.A., the T-Mann Game, Gobert Issues, and a Kemba Trade With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns' Game 1 victory over the Clippers, Devin Booker's superior shot-making, speculation on Kawhi Leonard's injury, as well as the Clippers’ Game 6 victory over the Jazz on Friday night (3:30). They also issue some “playoffs apologies” to a few players including Nicolas Batum, Reggie Jackson, Trae Young, and Paul George (24:00), before discussing the Celtics trading Kemba Walker and draft picks to the Thunder for Al Horford, Moses Brown, and a 2025 second-round draft pick (56:30).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guest: Ryen Russillo
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Trae’s Breakout, Diva Luka, Bucks-Nets, a Ben Simmons Debate With Wosny Lambre and Marcus Thompson

    Trae’s Breakout, Diva Luka, Bucks-Nets, a Ben Simmons Debate With Wosny Lambre and Marcus Thompson

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Wosny Lambre and The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson to discuss the Bucks’ Game 6 win over the Nets, Khris Middleton's impressive night, and a look ahead to Game 7 in Brooklyn (4:00). They also discuss coach Rick Carlisle's exit from the Mavericks, rumblings of unhappy young stars Luka Doncic and Zion Williamson, the upcoming NBA coaching carousel (25:45), the Hawks’ Game 5 win over the 76ers, the dwindling hope for Ben Simmons, Trae Young’s consistent excellence, other playoffs thoughts, and more (52:30).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Wosny Lambre and Marcus Thompson
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    The Durant Game With Chris Ryan. Plus Dallas Dysfunction and Clips-Jazz With Jonathan Tjarks.

    The Durant Game With Chris Ryan. Plus Dallas Dysfunction and Clips-Jazz With Jonathan Tjarks.

    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan to discuss Kevin Durant’s incredible performance in the Nets’ Game 5 comeback win over the Bucks. They talk about Durant’s 49 points in 48 minutes, the Bucks’ questionable in-game adjustments, James Harden’s hamstring injury, Game 6 predictions, and more (3:00). Then Bill talks with Jonathan Tjarks about a report from The Athletic that there is friction in the Mavericks' front office, the lack of talent surrounding Luka Doncic on the Mavericks roster, looking back on the Clippers-Mavericks Round 1 series, Kristaps Porzingis’s trade value, and more (46:00). They also cover the Jazz-Clippers Round 2 series, the Clippers’ Game 4 win, and more (1:14:30).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guests: Chris Ryan and Jonathan Tjarks 
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Part 2: The Official CP3 Appreciation Pod With Ryen Russillo

    Part 2: The Official CP3 Appreciation Pod With Ryen Russillo

    In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Chris Paul and the Suns bouncing the Nuggets from the playoffs, why this Suns team is the perfect fit for Chris Paul, how this season ranks among “old-guy title runs,” and more (3:00). Then they discuss the Clippers’ blowout Game 3 win over the Jazz, best Finals narratives, Hawks-76ers, and more (52:00).

    Host: Bill Simmons
    Guest: Ryen Russillo
    Producer: Kyle Crichton
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    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
25.9K Ratings

25.9K Ratings

TKInLG ,

Overdue Praise for Wosny

Wosny is a great addition and guest. I have been critical of other Ringer adds having bad grammar, use of ‘like’ and uninteresting takes. Wosny is none of those. His insight and thoughts add to this podcast. Keep him involved.

J roc ya know what I'm saying ,

Forcing bad guests on us

Is tending to the way people like Wos and Seerha talk either yelling or saying the word “like” over and over is unbearable. Then hearing Bill put up with it because he’s afraid of falsely being accused of being racist again is disheartening.

MacMays1 ,

1 episode please you don’t have 2 mention LeBron!

William be on LeBron’s Richard more then Savannah my god give it a rest bro !!!!

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