On the NBA Beat

A show bringing you nuanced perspectives on the NBA's most important stories, hosted by USC alums Aaron Fischman, Joshua Jonah Fischman and Loren Lee Chen. Find us on our website at OnTheNBABeat.com or our Twitter page (@OnTheNBABeat).

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On the NBA Beat Ep. 162: Keith Parish: "There's...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 161: "From Hang Time to Pri...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 160: Blake Murphy: "There's...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 159: Schroeder Recaps Draft...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 158: Madden: “Still Pinchin...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 157: Frank Madden: Bucks Sh...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 156: Espo: “There’s No Aste...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 155: Dan Morgan: “Ben Simmo...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 154: Mike Singer: Stopping ...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 153: Pratik Patel: “This Is...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 152: Milholen: “Lethal” Net...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 151: Law Murray: Clips Have...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 150: Espo: Suns Registered ...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 149: Seth Rosenthal: Randle...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 148: Kevin Cottrell: “Ball ...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 147: Sarah Spencer: Hawks H...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 146: Jared Weiss: The Nets ...
Just in time for the start of the season, The Athletic’s Jared Weiss broke down the most striking storylines around the Eastern Conference with an emphasis on the Boston Celtics, whom he covers so closely. Among a slew of timely topics, Jared...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 145: Sekou Smith: “In the W...
Sekou Smith of NBA TV, NBA.com and the Hang Time Podcast returns to the show to survey the ultra-competitive West, a conference replete with fascinating storylines ahead of the season’s start. For instance, should the Lakers be considered heavy...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 144: Melissa Isaacson on ST...
Longtime journalist Melissa Isaacson, who spent years reporting at the Chicago Tribune and ESPN, among other outlets, appears On the NBA Beat for a discussion devoted to her third book, “State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation.” It’s an intensely...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 143: Drafting and Dynasties...
Javier Pesquera, roving NBA draft analyst and occasional consultant for The Stepien, returns to break down the fast-approaching 2020 draft. Then, after the break, Agu Ibañez Baldor stops by to discuss his book, “Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 142: "The Knicks of the Nin...
Author Paul Knepper takes us back to the 1990s, a time when the New York Knicks, led by Patrick Ewing, perennially made the playoffs and once came within a game of winning it all. Boasting a bruising, physical style that's long since disappeared from...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 141: Lakers-Nuggets With Ha...
Thanks to Anthony Davis' buzzer-beating 3, the Los Angeles Lakers narrowly escaped with a Game 2 win Sunday night to extend their series lead over the Denver Nuggets to 2-0. Just as the plot begins to thicken, Harrison Faigen of SB Nation's Silver...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 140: Salman Ali: "(Lakers-R...
With the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers tied at one win apiece, Rockets reporter Salman Ali lends his insight and analysis about the intriguing matchup that’s only just begun. A General NBA writer for Clutch Points, Salman also covers the...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 139: Melissa Isaacson: Bull...
Melissa Isaacson, former sports reporter for the Chicago Tribune, relives covering the historically dominant Bulls teams of the early 1990s, as she breaks down The Last Dance, the popular docuseries in which she appears. She also discusses her latest...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 138: Harrison Faigen: “Ther...
SB Nation's Silver Screen & Roll writer and editor-in-chief Harrison Faigen discusses the present state of the Los Angeles Lakers as uncertainty swirls around a potential NBA return this season. 7:56-9:03: "The only way to change this (mental...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 137: Tomer Azarly on Clippe...
Tomer Azarly of Clutch Points joins the show to discuss the state of the Clippers just past the season's midway point. Enjoy these clips/Clips:6:04-6:42: I just think it's a work in progress. It’s a team last year that had an underdog mentality all...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 136: Will & Grace's David K...
David Kohan, along with his friend Max, created the long-running hit comedy series Will & Grace. But the Emmy Award winner is also one of the biggest Clippers fans we know, and boy was he excited to preview the upcoming season in Clipperland, one...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 135: Jovan Buha: Leonard, G...
Last Friday night, Los Angeles residents, among people in others places such as Las Vegas, felt a 7.1-magnitude earthquake. Within nearly two and a half hours, the Clippers had pulled off an earth-shattering pair of moves that would bring both Kawhi...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 134: Jake Fischer: Top-Tier...
Jake Fischer joins the show on the doorstep of the official beginning to the 2019 NBA free agency period. The Sports Illustrated reporter takes us through the likeliest scenarios involving superstars Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. He...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 133: Eric Nehm: With Bucks,...
On the heels of a disappointing Eastern Conference finals exit at the hands of the Raptors, The Athletic’s Eric Nehm is here to talk all things Milwaukee Bucks, including Giannis Antetokounmpo’s MVP campaign, the Bucks’ spectacular season, Mike...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 132: Tom Westerholm: Gianni...
The Boston Celtics stole Game 1 in Milwaukee before the mighty Bucks answered Tuesday with a comfortable victory of their own. With the series all squared up and storylines aplenty, Tom Westerholm of MassLive delves into this fun matchup, which pits...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 131: Tomer Azarly: The Clip...
Tomer Azarly of Clutch Points goes in depth and breadth on the special 2018-19 Clippers team that has exceeded expectations despite significant player turnover. The Clippers are back in the playoffs, but whom should they hope to avoid in the first...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 130: James Edwards III: Gri...
The Athletic's James Edwards III informs on all things Detroit Pistons at this critical juncture for the franchise. *Due to dynamic advertising, excerpt time stamps may vary per listener:According to James, the Pistons are all in on Griffin, but that...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 129: Joshua Recounts All-St...
Two years ago, the NBA moved the All-Star game away from Charlotte due to the passage of North Carolina's discriminatory House Bill 2. Within months, HB2 was repealed, and although many in the LGBTQ community are presently unsatisfied with the status...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 128: Howard Beck on Deadlin...
Bleacher Report's Howard Beck has been covering the NBA full-time for the past couple decades, and he detects an unmistakable change in the way the league's superstars are increasingly dictating where they play. He discusses this phenomenon with...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 127: Coral Lu: Consuming NB...
From David Stern's visits to China in the '80s to every NBA Finals game being broadcast there live in 1994 to Yao Ming's thrilling rookie season with the Rockets in 2002 to LinSanity 10 years later to the explosion of social media and the league's...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 126: Mares: Nikola Jokic Re...
The Denver Nuggets are on the upswing with a talented young core and six straight months of winning basketball. They also hold the Western Conference’s No. 1 spot, one and a half games ahead of the Thunder and Warriors, and are led by MVP candidate...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 125: James Ham: These Kings...
The Sacramento Kings are off to a strong beginning after most expected them to finish at or near the conference's cellar. And second-year point guard De'Aaron Fox's seismic leap is a huge reason why. James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 124: The Bucks Are Scoring ...
Aaron reviews the first quarter of the 2018-19 season, focusing on overall offensive production compared to last year and the Milwaukee Bucks' considerable improvement. While scoring is way up, offensive efficiency remains about the same as last...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 123: Brad Botkin Previews W...
Brad Botkin, senior NBA writer for CBS Sports and co-author of Olympic gold medalist Dan O' Brien's memoir, "Clearing Hurdles," has strong opinions about this season's Western Conference and he's unafraid to share them. Timing will vary due to dynamic...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 122: "It's a Terrible (East...
In the wake of LeBron James' departure, Kelly Dwyer discusses his Eastern favorites and why the conference is overall so bad. The online basketball writing pioneer who wrote for Yahoo!'s Ball Don't Lie blog for nearly a decade, among multiple notable...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 121: "The (Clippers) Curse"...
Mick Minas, author of "The Curse: The Colorful & Chaotic History of the LA Clippers," is here to discuss his comprehensive book that chronicles the wild history of the Clippers. Plagued by penny-pinching ownership, questionable management, terrible...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 120: LeBron's Lakers With H...
Following a five-year playoff drought, come July, the Los Angeles Lakers and their fan base could exhale. That’s when they landed LeBron James, the most dominant and versatile player in today’s NBA. To discuss these Lakers, Aaron and Loren are joined...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 119: Around the League in 8...
A soon-to-be college graduate and his dad, a recently retired professor, set out on an 80-day journey around the NBA, stopping by all 29 arenas over a nearly three-month period. That's the backdrop for "Around the League in 80 Days," a 2015 memoir...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 118: Harvey: “Which Rockets...
We’ve brought back Randy Harvey, former sports editor of the Houston Chronicle, to discuss the Houston Rockets’ Western Conference finals run. Since retiring on March 1st, Randy and his wife moved to Pasadena where he’s continued to follow the Rockets...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 117: Grizz Gaming GM Lang W...
Lang Whitaker is back for another exhilarating appearance, this time informing us on the brand new NBA 2K League and his role as general manager of Grizz Gaming, the Memphis Grizzlies’ representative team. Whitaker, who also serves as a contributor to...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 116: Bill Bohl: "Everything...
A little more than six months after our latest Timberwolves-themed episode, things are looking pretty good for the team currently fourth in the West. Aaron checked in with Billy Bohl, writer for ESPN True Hoop’s A Wolf Among Wolves to discuss a slew...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 115: Salman Ali: Rockets "N...
After a disappointing second-round exit in the 2017 playoffs, the Rockets were busy during the offseason, trading for star point guard Chris Paul and adding defensive specialists Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and P.J. Tucker. Those moves have been bearing...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 114: Jordan Maly: Markkanen...
The Chicago Bulls ended the year last season by surprisingly stealing two games in Boston in their first-round playoff series against the Celtics and then subsequently losing the next four games. Since then, they let go of veterans Dwyane Wade and...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 113: Ian Levy: Oladipo Spea...
The Indiana Pacers have bounced back from a subpar start to stand 18-14. In an Eastern Conference crowded with many solid, second-tier teams looking to separate themselves from the pack, Indiana is more than holding its own thanks to an elite offense...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 112: Max Rappaport: "Now 76...
With redshirt rookie Ben Simmons garnering heavy praise around the league and Joel Embiid looking healthy and better than ever, the long-tanking 76ers are finally winning games, beginning to reap the benefits of their ambitious Process, which Sam...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 111: Duncan Smith: Drummond...
The Detroit Pistons have bounced back from an incredibly disappointing 2016-17 campaign to begin this season 14-8. In the process, Detroit is securing come-from-behind victories with great frequency – half of its wins have occurred in games it trailed...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 110: Eric Nehm: "Giannis Is...
Since the Milwaukee Bucks took Giannis Antetokounmpo with the 15th pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, he’s shown tremendous growth as a basketball player, both literally and figuratively. This season, he has planted his name firmly within the MVP...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 109: Andrew Schlecht: Thund...
The Oklahoma City Thunder turned heads around the NBA this offseason when they added stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. So far, though, integrating them into the team hasn't been a smooth process. Before back-to-back wins against the Los Angeles...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 108: Adam Mares: “Guys Are ...
The 5-5 Denver Nuggets are currently about as good as their record would suggest, according to this week’s guest Adam Mares, host of the Locked on Nuggets podcast and site manager for SB Nation’s Denver Stiffs. He argues that despite the team’s...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 107: Sandy Mui: "Nets Fans ...
The Brooklyn Nets’ 2017-18 season, much like Boston’s, was shaken from the very start when starting point guard Jeremy Lin went down with a scary-looking knee injury. Shortly after, it was announced the veteran guard would be sidelined for the rest of...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 106: Clippers Basketball "T...
David Kohan, best known for co-creating the pioneering hit comedy series “Will & Grace” is actually a huge Los Angeles Clippers fan, attending games at the LA Sports Arena beginning in the late ‘80s. In this episode, Aaron had the opportunity to talk...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 105: Sekou Smith (Eastern C...
A number of stars, including Paul George, Jimmy Butler and Paul Millsap, no longer play in the East, potentially leaving the conference with ample playoff spots available for the taking. In addition, the reigning Eastern Conference finalists swapped...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 104: Ward-Henninger (Wester...
Colin Ward-Henninger of CBSSports.com helps preview the talent-loaded Western Conference after an action-packed offseason replete with key player movement.8:54-9:52: “Paul George actually had a higher usage rate and more touches than Melo last year,...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 103: Dave Zirin: “There Is ...
In these unprecedented political and social times, Dave Zirin of The Nation and the Edge of Sports podcast joins the show for an important conversation. Below, you can find some highlights from the interview:6:31-7:18: “There is no stay in your lane...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 102: Magnotti: Luka Doncic'...
Led by tournament MVP Goran Dragic and impressive 18-year-old Luka Doncic, Slovenia upset the perennial favorite, Spain, on its way to a EuroBasket Gold, the first medal of any kind in the tournament for the small country of only about 2 million...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 101: Matt Hill on His Proje...
The creative Matt Hill, Super Hoopers cofounder and cohost, graces us with his presence, as we discuss a wide selection of topics, ranging from his viral animated comedy web series “Spurs Special Forces” to Lonzo Ball, bandwagon fans and so much more....
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 100: Celebrating the 100th ...
For this special episode, your hosts will break precedent and not write too much below the audio player. Most importantly, we sincerely appreciate the myriad contributions to our project and made this episode to help spell those out. It’s a long...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 99: Oliver Maroney: Big3 Pl...
Oliver Maroney, basketball writer for Dime on Uproxx and host of The Big3 Show, calls in to discuss the Big3 tour just as it concludes its regular season and prepares for Sunday’s semifinal round in Seattle. Maroney gets into the business and...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 98: Sue Favor: WNBA Must In...
Ahead of Friday night’s matchup between the top two teams in the WNBA, the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks, Sue Favor joins the podcast to talk about the league. Sue, a devoted women’s hoops writer at Women’s Hoops World and her “They’re Playing...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 97: Tim Faklis: Timberwolve...
The Minnesota Timberwolves have missed the playoffs in each of the past 13 seasons, while finishing with more losses than wins over the last 12. However, the tide is about to turn, according to our guest, Tim Faklis, who contributes to A Wolf Among...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 96: Joe Morgan on Pro Scout...
The NBA world has taken over Las Vegas for the last two weeks, and while the main attraction has obviously been Las Vegas Summer League, where teams test out and try to develop their new talent, with so much of the top brass in one city, there are...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 95: Jovan Buha: Griffin Wil...
ESPN.com’s Jovan Buha joins the podcast to analyze the Los Angeles Clippers’ tumultuous 2017 offseason, highlighted by the departure of Chris Paul and the re-signing of Blake Griffin. Developments from the last couple weeks have raised so many...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 94: Keith Smith: Clippers F...
Though the free agency period does not officially begin until July 1, the landscape of the NBA has already been shifted dramatically after the draft, a few franchise-altering trades and a couple executive team shake-ups. To help us sort through all...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 93: Sean Derenthal: Lonzo B...
With the draft fast approaching – it’s scheduled for Thursday, June 22, – we’re joined by a pair of men who closely and passionately follow the NBA draft and its potential prospects year-round. Ode to Oden’s Sean Derenthal and Javier Pesquera of...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.38: The Golden State Warr...
With just over three minutes left in a thrilling Game 3, the Cleveland Cavaliers held a three-point lead and looked to be on their way to handing the Golden State Warriors their first loss since April 10. Not to be deterred, the Warriors finished the...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.37: 2017 NBA Finals Previ...
The 2017 NBA Finals are finally here. And no surprise…the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are set to face off an NBA-record third straight time. These behemoths come in a combined 24-1 this postseason. The Warriors have won at least 67...
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On the NBA Beat Ep 2.36: Jim Park: If Warriors ...
In advance of the NBA Finals, Aaron catches up with former Sheridan Hoops writer Jim Park about the Golden State Warriors’ dominance, Steve Kerr’s health-related absence and what, if anything, can slow down these rolling Warriors. A season after...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.35: Missing Kawhi and “Pe...
In this two-part episode, The Starters’ Tas Melas joins us to discuss the league’s biggest storylines, such as the highly anticipated third straight Warriors-Cavaliers Finals matchup, the Celtics’ rapid and robust rebuild and Paul George and Gordon...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.34: Wizards Must Overcome...
Chase Hughes of Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and Vice Sports’ Michael Pina deliver back-to-back interviews in which they delve deeply into the captivating Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics. While...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.33: Flipping the Switch, ...
Did they just “flip the switch?” Following Cleveland’s middling post-All-Star break stretch, Loren and Aaron begin by discussing the Cavaliers’ dominant first two games against the Raptors. Also on tap: Diminutive Celtics star Isaiah Thomas’ historic...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.32: Zach Harper: With Con...
Before this season, the Utah Jazz had made their last postseason appearance in 2012 and hadn't won a playoff game since 2010. Since then, they bottomed out at 25 wins in 2013-14, then steadily built themselves back up by developing players, finding...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.31: Dane Carbaugh: Blazer...
The Portland Trail Blazers’ prospects of advancing look grim, but the future is fairly bright, according to NBC Sports Pro Basketball Talk’s Dane Carbaugh, who also runs the popular YouTube channel, Dane Not Dan, where he breaks down the NBA in video...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.30: Jovan Buha: Clippers ...
On this playoff edition, ESPN's Jovan Buha joins us to help preview the Los Angeles Clippers-Utah Jazz matchup, an opening-round series that pits the league's No. 4 offense against the No. 3 defense. The series comes at a pivotal time for the...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.29: Salman Ali: Rockets E...
The Rockets embody one of the best storylines of the 2016-17 season. After badly underwhelming a year ago, the front office adeptly moved around pieces, Mike D’Antoni was brought in to lead the team and James Harden has taken his game to unparalleled...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.28: Andy Liu Actually Bel...
Our favorite Golden State Warriors guest, Andy Liu of Warriors World, is back for a record fourth episode to discuss his team with us. After a brief stumble during which they lost five of seven games when Kevin Durant went down with injury, the...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.27: Andrew Lynch: Suns' “...
Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight and Tyson Chandler have already been shut down for the remainder of the Phoenix Suns’ season, but Fox Sports Senior NBA Writer Andrew Lynch isn’t convinced full-on tanking is in the team’s best interest. Andrew’s...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.26: Rest for the Weary in...
Resting healthy starters is not exactly a new phenomenon, as LeBron James recently pointed out; heck, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been doing it for more than a decade. However, there hasn't been a time in NBA history where the practice has stirred...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.25: Blake Murphy: “Raptor...
O Canada! Our home and native land! Blake Murphy, who writes about the Raptors for ESPN TrueHoop's Raptors Republic and The Athletic among other sites, joins the podcast to share his knowledge on Raptors topics such as how trade deadline acquisitions...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.24: Justin Rowan: LeBron ...
Most listeners are aware that LeBron James has consistently guided his teams to NBA Finals appearances (six straight, to be exact), yet this season’s Cavaliers continue to be tested by a number of key injuries that threaten to derail their hopes of...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.23: Darius Soriano: “Onus...
The Los Angeles Lakers have a new president of basketball operations and general manager, as first-year head coach Luke Walton leads a youthful squad headlined by lottery picks from the past three drafts, Brandon Ingram, D'Angelo Russell and Julius...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.22: James Ham: Kings “Rip...
Last Sunday, the Sacramento Kings finally dealt the player who served as both franchise cornerstone and a near-constant thorn in their side for his first six and a half NBA seasons. Comcast Sports Net California Kings Insider James Ham breaks down the...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.21: Dan Devine: Pelicans’...
Less than 24 hours before the NBA's annual trade deadline, Yahoo! Sports NBA editor Dan Devine (Ball Don't Lie) fits us into his busy schedule. Dan breaks down the league's biggest trades to date (chief among them, this past weekend's DeMarcus Cousins...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.20: Kacy Sager: Dad, Crai...
With NBA All-Star Weekend upon us and her dad, Craig, slated to be inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame Friday, Kacy Sager joins the podcast. In addition to sharing some special anecdotes about her legendary father, a man who adored the...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.19: Michael Pina: Celtics...
As Massachusetts readies for another Super Bowl appearance by its Patriots, the Boston Celtics are playing terrific basketball, guided by two-time All-Star Isaiah Thomas, who turned in one of the most prolific scoring months in franchise history this...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.18: NBA Reacts to Muslim ...
Last Friday's executive order from the Trump administration has drawn criticism from the NBA community, as well as from various corners of the country and world. The panel will discuss the NBA's reaction, why they believe it was justified and what...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.17: KL Chouinard: Hawks “...
The Hawks’ season thus far can reasonably be separated into three segments: (1) a hot start, (2) a brutal stretch 11-game stretch, and, finally, (3) the successful period Atlanta is currently enjoying. Kevin “KL” Chouinard, digital writer for the...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.16: Jeff Garcia: Kawhi Le...
Amid all the talk of a potential third straight Cavaliers-Warriors Finals matchup and a statistically historic MVP race between Russell Westbrook and James Harden, the San Antonio Spurs have quietly continued their dominance, on pace for 64 wins in...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.15: Andrew Han: Clippers’...
At the midpoint of the Clippers’ regular season, there’s no need to fear. Why not? ESPN.com NBA writer and editor Andrew Han is here. The host of ESPN LA's Clippers Podcast dazzles as he reverses roles and answers all of our Clippers-related...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.14: Dan Feldman: Pistons’...
Last time Dan Feldman of NBC Sports' Pro Basketball Talk joined the podcast, he detailed the Pistons' inconsistency. Again, a season later, Feldman breaks down the team's streakiness and many other salient issues, including Stan Van Gundy's unique...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.13: Nick Denning: “Steve ...
The Charlotte Hornets’ reliable core is back this season and performing admirably despite some early-season streakiness. As usual, with a Steve Clifford-led team, the defense is generally stout and the offense is taking care of the ball. Nick Denning,...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.12: Chris Reichert: NBA T...
Chris Reichert of FanSided Network's The Step Back visits to tell us everything we need to know about the D-League. The league expert explains the expected impact of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement on the NBA's official minor-league basketball...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.11: All That Amar: Utah J...
All That Amar, Managing Editor of SB Nation’s SLC Dunk, stops by to discuss the Utah Jazz, whom he declares are finally in win-now mode. The young Jazz haven’t won a playoff game since 2010 and have finished with between 38 and 43 wins three of the...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.10: Morgan Ragan: Defende...
With a new defensive-minded head coach, the Sacramento Kings are hoping to halt their 10-year playoff drought, but they continue to struggle, especially on the defensive end. However, our guest, Morgan Ragan, host of The Deuce and Mo Podcast,...
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On the NBA Beat Ep. 2.9: Can Mavericks’ Harriso...
This special Harrison Barnes-themed episode draws upon the perspectives of Dallas Mavericks fan Jason Gallagher, who currently serves as a multimedia editor at The Ringer, as well as Andy Liu of Warriors World, to try to determine Barnes' ultimate...
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