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A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.

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A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.

    Will the NBA Go to a Group Stage Format for Its Playoffs? | The Mismatch

    Will the NBA Go to a Group Stage Format for Its Playoffs? | The Mismatch

    As the NBA nears its return, we explore the benefits and drawbacks of adopting a World Cup–style group stage for the 2020 playoffs. Could this draw new fans? Could it be a precursor to future midseason tournaments or even playoffs? Does this shift the competitive balance in any way? 

    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

    • 58 min
    The Passing of Jerry Sloan, the NBA’s COVID Testing Plan, and Mailbag Questions | The Mismatch

    The Passing of Jerry Sloan, the NBA’s COVID Testing Plan, and Mailbag Questions | The Mismatch

    Longtime Utah Jazz coach and NBA Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan died Tuesday morning. We remember his playing and coaching career and the legacy he leaves behind in the modern NBA (1:20). Then, we get into the nitty-gritty of Kevin’s reporting on the NBA’s COVID-19 testing plans in the event of a return this year (10:50), before answering more of your mailbag questions (27:19).

    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The NBA Return Forecast, Bojan Bogdanovic’s Surgery, and the Knicks’ Future. Plus: ‘The Last Dance’ Finale. | The Mismatch

    The NBA Return Forecast, Bojan Bogdanovic’s Surgery, and the Knicks’ Future. Plus: ‘The Last Dance’ Finale. | The Mismatch

    We run through the latest news around the NBA, including Tillman Fertitta’s comments to Donald Trump about the return of the NBA, Jazz wing Bojan Bogdanovic’s wrist surgery, and the Knicks’ new assistant GM, Frank Zanin (1:49). Then, we give our closing thoughts on ESPN’s Michael Jordan documentary ‘The Last Dance’ (35:30).

    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

    • 59 min
    Final Takeaways From the 'Last Dance' Finale

    Final Takeaways From the 'Last Dance' Finale

    After the final two episodes of 'The Last Dance' premiered Sunday night, Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey break down the key takeaways and share their overall thoughts on the popular sports documentary. They talk about how a document like this could be made for modern players and what this doc does to Michael Jordan's legacy as a whole.

    Hosts: Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey

    • 48 min
    NBA Salary Reductions, Completing the Regular Season, Momentum Toward a Return. Plus: More Mailbag Questions. | The Mismatch

    NBA Salary Reductions, Completing the Regular Season, Momentum Toward a Return. Plus: More Mailbag Questions. | The Mismatch

    News about the NBA’s potential return continues to trickle out. This week, we discuss whether NBA players would feel compelled to complete the regular season if it meant they'd make their full salaries, and the timeline for the league’s return (5:01). Then, we reach back into the mailbag to answer questions on Lonzo Ball’s basketball preference, our all-time 3-point shootout and dunk contest lineups, and our favorite seasons of covering the league (23:30).

    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

    • 53 min
    Notes From the NBPA’s Call With Adam Silver. Plus: ‘The Last Dance’ Episodes 7-8. | The Mismatch

    Notes From the NBPA’s Call With Adam Silver. Plus: ‘The Last Dance’ Episodes 7-8. | The Mismatch

    We go through the news leaking out of the conference call between the National Basketball Players Association and commissioner Adam Silver (1:17). Kevin shares his insights and reporting into the return ideas the NBA thinks are most feasible. Then, we discuss the emotional impact of episodes 7-8 of ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance,’ the only stain on Scottie Pippen’s career, and Jordan as a baseball player (37:04).




    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
7.4K Ratings

7.4K Ratings

"magma" ,

Somebody please shut Chris Vernon up.

The content is solid, the other guys on the show is great - but Vernon makes this podcast unlistenable at times. Everything is a hyperbole, he talks over his cohosts, ignores them, and his voice is like nails on chalkboard. Enough with him.

clear hedgey ,

fav podcast!!!!

I LOVE THIS POD BUT I MISS HEAT CHECK AND GROUP CHAT! PLEASE COME BACK PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I LOVE LISTENING TO HALEY O SHAUGHNESSY

Nick Charlton 24 ,

Nick

I agree with Isaac. The Baden perfection and Wilson evolution are my two favorite balls

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