The Starters NBA Podcast
The Drop — Friday, Apr. 2404/24/15
On today's episode of The Drop, The Starters discuss the biggest storylines, surprises and disappointments from the first week of the NBA Playoffs; Rajon Rondo; and Scott Brooks. All that, plus Mario Kart, rugby, majestic giraffes, and some deep...
Thursday, Apr. 23 — Still Got It
On Thursday'sepisode of The Starters, the guys discuss Tim Duncan defeating Father Time, Blake Griffin's costly late-game turnover, the understated brilliance of Mike Conley, and why it's better for the Hawks (and Warriors) to be tested in the...
Wednesday, Apr. 22 — Rajon Ron-DOH!
On Wednesday'sepisode of The Starters, the guys discuss Rajon Rondo's lackluster Game 2 (and subsequent "back injury"), Josh Smith killin' a slow-footed Dirk Nowitzki, Wall and Beal carving up the Raptors' D, and OKC's decision to fire head coach...
Tuesday, Apr. 21 — Two Talented 2s
On Tuesday'sepisode of The Starters, we discuss two shooting guards, Klay Thompson and Jimmy Butler, helping their squads take 2-0 series leads. All that, plus possible sweeps, silly statements, Coach Bud's new hardware, and a look...
Monday, Apr. 20 — A Little Overreacting
On Monday'sepisode of The Starters, the guys overreact to DeAndre Jordan's defensive prowess, Derrick Rose's playoff return, and the Trail Blazers' chances. All that, plus poor Aron Baynes, Masai Ujiri's pep rally profanity, Lou Williams' award, and...
The 2015 NBA Playoff Preview Show
On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the guys breakdown and predict the 2015 NBA Playoffs. Can the Pelicans test the Warriors? Are we psychologically ready for a Clippers-Spurs first round matchup? And who can hang with the Hawks and Cavs in the...
Wednesday, Apr. 15 — What's The Scenario?
On Wednesday'sepisode of The Starters, the guys (with a little help from NBATV's Sekou Smith in N'awlins) setup the biggest night of the regular season. That, plus Paul Pierce's scathing ESPN interview, a Top 10, Whoa Boy, and coconut cream pie.
Tuesday, Apr. 14 — The Mess-tern Conference
On Tuesday'sepisode of The Starters, we discuss the wild Western Conference standings, and those wacky Brooklyn Nets. All that, plus Crossfire, the Up/Down Report, and Vegemite.
Monday, Apr. 13 — Rescinded and Records
On Monday'sepisode of The Starters, the guys discuss Russell Westbrook's rescinded 16th technical, the Cavs resting guys against the Celtics, and t-shirts caught on top of the backboard. All that, plus regular season records in play, and Weekend...
The Drop — Friday, Apr. 10
On today's episode of The Drop, The Starters pick and debate their All-NBA Teams; discuss Thabo Sefolosha's injury; answer questions about our favorite first-round series, prom dates, and non-NBA podcasts; and say goodbye to a cricket legend.
Thursday, Apr. 9 — Goodbye, Suns
On Thursday'sepisode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Phoenix Suns' perplexing 2014-15 season and where they go from here. That, plus the NBPA's Player Choice Awards, our Meme Team, and another high-altitude wedgie.
Wednesday, Apr. 8 — Rose, Plays, Numbers
On Wednesday'sepisode of The Starters, the guys discuss Derrick Rose's expected return, LeBron's rest schedule, and some Top 10 mulligans. That, plus a new quiz called The Basketball Reference Jersey Numbers Game. Oh, and cricket bowler Shane Warne.
Tuesday, Apr. 7 — We Wanna Show Love To These Snubs
On Tuesday'sepisode of The Starters, the guys show love to those snubbed in The Starties; debate this season's Game of the Year; and, in the Up/Down Report, discuss Mark Jackson's MVP endorsement, J.R.'s unique shooting record, and the Kings' Sauce...
Monday, Apr. 6 — The 2nd Annual Starties
On today's special edition of The Starters, hosted by Kristen Ledlow, we hand out some major NBA hardware (MVP, MIP, Coach, etc.), while also deciding the winners in a few fun categories, like Fan and Wedgie of the Year.In addition, we mourn those...
The Drop — Friday, Apr. 3
On today's episode of The Drop, The Starters discuss LeBron and Coach Blatt's relationship, our NBA Final Four, the '94-95 season, Los Angeles basketball fans, point guards, crybabies, disappointing players, island life, and Leigh's mate, "Old Eight...
Thursday, Apr. 2 — Lessons Learned
On Thursday'sepisode of The Starters, the guys discuss Russell Westbrook's dilemma, James Harden refusing to hand over the MVP award, and the floppy Blazers/Clippers game. That, plus an All-MIP Team, shattered glass, Kelly Olynyk's shiner, and a...
Wednesday, Apr. 1 — 1995
On Wednesday'stotally rad episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the 1994-95 MVP, Rookie, and Defensive Player of the Year races, Michael Jordan's return to basketball, an NBA version of "Friends," Canadian NBA expansion, and so much more.
Tuesday, Mar. 31 — Can The Clippers?
On Tuesday'sepisode of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Clippers are an underrated title contender; who will be the last man standing from the 90s in Crossfire; and Phil Jackson's plea to Knicks' season-ticket holders in the Up/Down Report.
Monday, Mar. 30 — The Bonies 2015
On Monday'sepisode of The Starters, the guys discuss the stumbling Memphis Grizzlies, Patrick Beverley's season-ending surgery, and Blake Griffin's spinning block. That, plus Bones joins us to hand out his NBA hardware, and we run a painful edition of...
The Drop — Friday, Mar. 27
On today's classic episode of The Drop, The Starters discuss the Rookie of the Year race, whether you would start a franchise with Westbrook or Curry, and the Mavericks' up-and-down season. All that, plus NBA WrestleMania, Larry Brown's Kentucky...
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