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Kevin O’Connor and Chris Vernon discuss all the news, trends, and transactions happening in the NBA. They also offer their on-court analysis, and occasionally get into heated debates.

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Kevin O’Connor and Chris Vernon discuss all the news, trends, and transactions happening in the NBA. They also offer their on-court analysis, and occasionally get into heated debates.

    Ten Questions About the Upcoming Season, Plus Zion Williamson’s Health and Kyrie Irving’s Instagram Live

    Ten Questions About the Upcoming Season, Plus Zion Williamson’s Health and Kyrie Irving’s Instagram Live

    Verno and KOC first touch on the recent developments in Zion Williamson’s health (0:35) and Kyrie Irving’s Instagram Live explaining why he won’t get vaccinated (10:50). Then they ask each other 10 questions about the upcoming season, including which new coach will have the greatest impact on their team, which top 10 pick from last year’s draft will take a leap this season, and more (22:40).
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons, and Zion Williamson Developments, Plus Eight People to Keep an Eye on for the Upcoming Season

    Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons, and Zion Williamson Developments, Plus Eight People to Keep an Eye on for the Upcoming Season

    Verno and KOC delve into the developments of Kyrie Irving’s situation in Brooklyn, with the Nets releasing a statement saying he will not be practicing or playing games until he can be a full-time member of the team (0:52). They also discuss Ben Simmons’s return to the city of Philadelphia (11:30) and the news that Zion Williamson has yet to begin running again after getting foot surgery (28:33). Then they talk about eight people to keep an eye on this season, including Klay Thompson, Deandre Ayton, Jason Kidd, Russell Westbrook, and more (35:31).
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Eight Intriguing Observations From Preseason and What Kevin Learned About the Brooklyn Nets

    Eight Intriguing Observations From Preseason and What Kevin Learned About the Brooklyn Nets

    Verno and KOC discuss what KOC learned after spending some time with the Brooklyn Nets, including Harden’s newfound leadership and the love players have for head coach Steve Nash (0:35). Then they get into their eight intriguing observations from preseason, such as Jordan Poole’s leap, Anthony Edwards’s maturity, and many more (28:00).
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Evaluating the GM Survey and Preseason Overreactions

    Evaluating the GM Survey and Preseason Overreactions

    Verno and KOC first go over the surprises and revelations from NBA.com’s recently released 2021-22 GM Survey (0:50). Then Chris asks Kevin to assess his preseason overreactions on the Nets, Kings, Nuggets, Clippers, and many more after the first big set of preseason games (27:00). Finally, they discuss breaking news from Adrian Wojnarowski that the Suns are balking on giving Deandre Ayton the maximum rookie contract extension (57:40).
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Unpacking Joel Embiid’s Recent Comments on Ben Simmons, Plus Evaluating NBA Player Rankings and Six Teams to Watch This Preseason

    Unpacking Joel Embiid’s Recent Comments on Ben Simmons, Plus Evaluating NBA Player Rankings and Six Teams to Watch This Preseason

    Happy Friday! Joel Embiid unloaded the clip in response to rumors that Ben Simmons is done playing with him, so Verno and KOC dissect the most interesting parts of Embiid’s statement (0:45). Then they talk about the ESPN and Sports Illustrated NBA player rankings for the 2020-21 season (26:35) and the three teams they’re looking forward to watching in preseason (36:30).
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Media Day Revelations, From Zion Williamson to Ben Simmons and Beyond

    Media Day Revelations, From Zion Williamson to Ben Simmons and Beyond

    Media day is upon us! Verno and KOC discuss the vaccine hype at the various media days across the NBA (1:10), before getting into some of the other revelations from Monday. First up, they talk about Zion Williamson’s secret foot surgery (15:10) and the recent reporting in The Athletic with some extra sauce from KOC that Ben Simmons is truly done playing with Embiid in Philadelphia (22:15). Then they talk about Michael Porter Jr.’s max extension with the Nuggets (38:15), what could happen with John Wall in Houston (45:45), Klay Thompson's comeback from injury (50:30), and The Athletic’s report about the Lakers’ offseason recruiting strategies (55:00).
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall
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    • 1 hr 4 min

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4.7K Ratings

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KOC and Verno are amazing and have such an amazing rapport. KOC is such a genuinely nice guy and Verno is so passionate about everything!

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Shut up about the vaccine talk you morons. Neither of you know anything and it shows

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