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An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers, and reporters from The Athletic. Daily, Monday thru Friday.
Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends | Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick | Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Wosny Lambre | Thursday: Point of Contention with Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson | Friday: Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, and Mo Dakhil.

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An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers, and reporters from The Athletic. Daily, Monday thru Friday.
Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends | Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick | Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Wosny Lambre | Thursday: Point of Contention with Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson | Friday: Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, and Mo Dakhil.

    Star Integration, Harden-Nets, Jazz + Protecting Teams from Being Dumb

    Star Integration, Harden-Nets, Jazz + Protecting Teams from Being Dumb

    In this week's Nerder, Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow talk about star integration and James Harden and the Nets. Also, Mike Conley and Utah last year vs this year. Then, should the league protect teams from themselves, contract lengths and Stepien rules.
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    • 46 min
    Lakers Tryin?, Kyrie Confusion, Vax PSA?, Giannis, “That’s Not Basketball”

    Lakers Tryin?, Kyrie Confusion, Vax PSA?, Giannis, “That’s Not Basketball”

    In this week's Point of Contention, Marcus Thompson and James Edwards III debate. Hosted by Zach Harper.

    Take 1: Are the Lakers even trying? / Warriors
    Take 2: How hard is it to call out of work?
    Take 3: What else will the NBA ask Black Athletes to do to save the World?
    Take 4: Who should take the last shot for the Bucks?
    Take 5: “That’s Not Basketball”
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    • 45 min
    Clippers Deep Dive with Law Murray

    Clippers Deep Dive with Law Murray

    In this week's Hoops Adjacent, The Athletic's Clippers beat reporter, Law Murray joins David Aldridge and Wos Lambre to talk about the enigmatic Clippers.
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    • 59 min
    Inside the Harden Rockets Breakup + Early NBA Surprises

    Inside the Harden Rockets Breakup + Early NBA Surprises

    Sam Amick is joined by Kelly Iko, Anthony Slater, and Kelly Iko to discuss the behind the scenes story of the Harden trade to Brooklyn, COVID protocols, the Raptors slow start, Jerami Grant’s emergence, and other early season surprises. 
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Harden's Debut + Nets Outlook, The Kyrie Question and Lakers' Sleepwalk to Finals

    Harden's Debut + Nets Outlook, The Kyrie Question and Lakers' Sleepwalk to Finals

    The Basketball Buds Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Dave DuFour and BIG Wos on James Harden's Nets debut. His crazy fluctuation in weight, and the outlook in Brooklyn here on out. Plus Caris LaVert out indefinitely in Indiana, shortly after being traded in Harden deal. Then the Lakers' easy ride to an inevitable Finals title.
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    • 54 min
    Harden, Rocket's Process + How to Watch the Game with Ben Falk

    Harden, Rocket's Process + How to Watch the Game with Ben Falk

    This week's Nerder, with Ben Falk from CleaningTheGlass.com. Dave, Mo and Seth talk to Ben about the huge Harden-to-the-Nets trade that went down on Wednesday, the process in Houston, How to watch the game and Xs and Os vs. Player personnel scouting.
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    • 58 min

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