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Oddball w/ Amin Elhassan & Charlotte Wilder

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Why settle for more boring analysis and fake hot takes? Get the real knowledge, the real scoop, the real weird and totally unexpected on all-things basketball and more on ODDBALL with Amin Elhassan & Charlotte Wilder. Daily, Tuesday thru Friday, the funny and fearless NBA insider Amin Elhassan brings his expertise and love for the game to a whole new level with sports writer and analyst Charlotte Wilder to break down the culture and world around the game in ways you won't find anywhere else.

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Why settle for more boring analysis and fake hot takes? Get the real knowledge, the real scoop, the real weird and totally unexpected on all-things basketball and more on ODDBALL with Amin Elhassan & Charlotte Wilder. Daily, Tuesday thru Friday, the funny and fearless NBA insider Amin Elhassan brings his expertise and love for the game to a whole new level with sports writer and analyst Charlotte Wilder to break down the culture and world around the game in ways you won't find anywhere else.

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English


Episodes
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NBA Contracts, Olympic Basketball, Summing Up Summer League

7/18/2024
After a long week at Summer League, it's the Oddball crew's last day in Vegas. But before we go, we have to talk about, you guessed it, more basketball. The Lakers hired Lindsey Harding as the assistant coach to head coach JJ Redick. Amin thinks it adds some needed experience to the Lakers staff. Mikal Bridges signed a team-friendly deal, but Amin and Charlotte still believe he and Bruson are being lowballed. The President of the Clippers says he is upset Kawhi is not playing for Team USA, but Amin thinks it's cap. Before leaving Summer League, Amin spoke with attendees like former NBA players Al Harrington and Ryan Hollins, sportswriter Frank Isola, and social media athlete Tristan Jass about this year's players, games, and atmosphere. We also have our weekly segment of Odd and Ends, where we talk about Alexsandre Sarr's abysmal outing on Tuesday and Jayson Tatum's story about Lebron James from childhood. Amin also shares his interviews from his time at the Call of Duty suite with Stephanie Snowden, Grant Williams, Isaiah Thomas, and Jalen Williams, where they watched Bronny James win the Summer League C.O.D Tournament. Charlotte wraps up the show with her tour of the Thomas and Mack Center, edited by Gen Z producer Sam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:24

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2025 NBA Season Preview feat. Rachel Nichols

7/17/2024
Rachel Nichols joins the Oddball crew again to talk more about summertime NBA shenanigans. The Olympics are around the corner, and Rachel will be in Paris to watch Team USA live in action. Kevin Durant still hasn't been seen in practice, and Rachel thinks it makes sense to rest him if you want him healed for the Olympics. DraftKings has released this season's NBA win totals, so naturally, the crew has to give their thoughts on the best win totals. Charlotte, Amin, and Rachel share their thoughts on the line for the team they are contractually obligated to discuss: The Lakers. To close the show, they do a heat check with Rachel Nichols for the Houston Rockets, Anthony Edwards, Summer League, and... the French?? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:28

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Bronny, Summer League, and Brunson's Contract feat. Rachel Nichols

7/16/2024
The astounding Rachel Nichols joins us to help discuss everything NBA. She helps Charlotte and Amin make sense of Bronny James’ performance at Summer League, and reveals what Bronny was like as a toddler. Then, Juju Gotti joins the show to help break down more NBA news. Amin thinks the Knicks break the bank on Jalen Brunson, and Charlotte, along with Knicks fans, think it's worth it. Team USA is losing players left and right, but Steve Kerr deflects as if it doesn't affect the team. Summer league is still going and players not named Bronny are doing really well, especially Houston Rockets' Reed Shepard. Tune in tomorrow for more from Rachel Nichols. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:37:28

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Fran Fraschilla On The 2024 Draft Class and Prospects

7/11/2024
JuJu Gotti joins Amin to break down what's going on in Summer League and how nothing even matters during Summer League because the NBA season is vastly different. Jack Gohlke, Cam Spencer, Bronny, Dalton Knecht, etc can look good or bad, but when the season starts, it's not the same. However, looking good goes a long way if you maintain your skills in the NBA. Later, former college basketball coach and commentator Fran Fraschilla joins the podcast to give us his thoughts on this year's NBA draft class and its prospects. As well as why and how all of these Frenchmen and overall foreign NBA players are starting to take over the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:26

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Kawhi Leonard is Out, Derrick White is in

7/10/2024
Amin is joined by guest co-host JuJu Gotti. He's here to help us figure out whether Kawhi needed the Olympics to cement his legacy after he withdrew from Team USA. If he doesn't, does Joel Embiid? Kawhi was replaced by Derrick White, but should White's spot have gone to Finals MVP winner Jaylen Brown instead? Lebron was voted the best player on Team USA, but was Cooper Flagg's performance in training camp more impressive? Zach Edey is showing the world what the hype is about, and is now the Rookie of the Year betting favorite on DraftKings. Amin and Juju close the show with Odds and Ends, where they cover Lebron James' comments about Bronny tuning out criticism, Kiyan Anthony, Carmelo Anthony's son, thinking Lebron and Bronny would beat him and his dad in a 2-on-2 matchup, and a Damian Lillard horse statue in Ogden, Utah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:20

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Team USA, Derozan and Bronny's Summer League Debut

7/9/2024
Charlotte is out today, so our favorite supercomputer, Al Gorithim, is assisting Amin. Anthony Edwards feels like the best player on Team USA. Does he have a point? Steph Curry says he'll be a Warrior for life, but Amin says it reminds him of many other great players who have said that before and still left the team. Amin explains to Al why Demar DeRozan's trade to the Sacramento Kings is a big deal, despite the lack of trending metadata tags in the story. Lastly, Eddie Johnson joined the show to discuss the overlap between basketball and golfing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:15

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Surprise: LeBron Returning to Lakers

7/3/2024
Amin and Charlotte begin the show with contractually obligated Lebron James family updates. Did JJ Redick mean it when he said Bronny earned his spot on the Lakers? Is DeMar DeRozan heading to Los Angeles? Also, will Ben Simmons Return To Philly, and should the fans who found Jaylen Brown's juice ring have sold it instead of giving it back? Charlotte and Amin close the show with a roundup of the best July 4th food paired with your favorite NBA players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:16

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NBA Free Agency Frenzy

7/2/2024
NBA Free agency is the talk of the town. Longtime Warrior Klay Thompson is leaving Golden State after an extraordinary career there, but will look to compete for a title with the Mavericks. Free agency also got a hold of Paul George, Isaiah Hartenstein, Donovan Mitchell, and Chris Paul after their new contracts. Meanwhile, the Celtics are reportedly planning to sell their team, and Charlotte Wilder wanted the first bid. We also play another round of Heat Check to see how some teams are projected to perform next year after the recent wave of free-agent signings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:18

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NBA Draft Recap pt. 2: Bronny to the Lakers!?!?!

6/28/2024
Bronny James is now a Laker, drafted 55th overall. Bron and Bronny will be the first father-son duo to share the court in NBA history. Twitter weighs in… “Pass the ball Dad” “Does Bronny move out” “Is nepotism a benefit?” Later Charlotte gets fans' reactions to the NBA Draft 2024. Oddball Brass asked us to market to Gen Z… Charlotte gives it her best shot. Lastly, Charlotte and Amin put an end to the debate… the NBA definitely needs more Nikola's. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:27:30

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Who Are These People?!

6/27/2024
Charlotte and Amin recap their night at the 2024 NBA Draft. They didn’t just find out who was in this draft class: Charlotte also found out OG Anunoby will be back with the New York Knicks next year while talking with a fan. After some horrifying AI recreations of Charlotte and Amin superimposed over 76ers draft pick Jared McCain dancing on TikTok, they close the show by predicting headlines for Paul George, Kevin Durant, and Bronny James. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:30

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'Nova Knicks and Paul George to the Warriors?

6/26/2024
Thanks to the power of friendship (and an absurd number of draft picks), Mikal Bridges is now a New York Knick. He is reunited with his former Villanova Wildcats teammates Jalen Brunson, Josh Hart, and Donte Divincenzo. Amin believes the Knicks overpaid for Bridges, while Charlotte thinks the vibes are worth the price. Plus, some potential bombshell trades are in the works. Could Paul George be traded to the Golden State Warriors? Or Kevin Durant to the Houston Rockets? Charlotte and Amin also play Lie Detector after JJ Redick's first press conference as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Finally, Charlotte and Amin play a Bet the Show ahead of night one of the 2024 NBA Draft tonight. Will Bronny James hear his name? Who will go #1? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:30

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Ranking the top franchise-altering draft picks in NBA history

6/25/2024
The NBA season is over, but Amin and Charlotte are just getting started. We're bringing you our list of the top 10 franchise-altering draft picks in NBA history that shocked the world. Guys like Isiah Thomas, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and even the great Michael Jordan came into the league and made significant changes shortly after their arrival. It all started when they were rookies, creating the NBA we know and love today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:27:21

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Redick is Lakers Head Coach & Caruso and Giddey Swap Teams

6/21/2024
Charlotte and Amin react to the Lakers hiring JJ Redick as their head coach for the next four years. Amin argues the job is rough, but Charlotte says Redick has nothing to lose. Also, Josh Giddey and Alex Caruso swapped teams -- should the Bulls have received some draft picks? After they play Bet the Show, Charlotte and Amin continue their conversation with Tom Haberstroh challenging Michael Jordan's legacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:27:30

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Tom Haberstroh Rewrites Michael Jordan’s Legacy

6/20/2024
Journalist Tom Haberstroh joins Amin and Charlotte to discuss his latest article challenging Michael Jordan's Defensive Player of the Year award. He may be poking the bear, but he has concrete information to back his point. Legendary stats keeper Bob Rosenberg, who was already caught giving distorted stats for other players, apparently did it for Jordan during his groundbreaking year in 1988. This new research adds to basketball's biggest debate, is Lebron James or Michael Jordan the GOAT? Also, did Wilt Chamberlain really score 100 points in a game? Did Stockton really have 1000+ assists in a year? And much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:27:28

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The Boston Celtics are NBA Champions

6/18/2024
Amin and Charlotte were at TD Garden to witness the Boston Celtics win the Larry O'Brien Trophy for the 18th time in franchise history. They saw Derrick White chip his tooth, Payton Pritchard hit a half-court buzzer-beater, and Jaylen Brown win the Finals MVP. Charlotte may or may not have shed a tear after they won. Amin appreciated Joe Mazzula's championship philosophy at the post-game press conference. The championship drought for Boston has finally ended. Amin and Charlotte think the Mavericks did not come to play and made it easy for the Celtics. And thanks to DraftKings, they make way-too-early predictions for next year's NBA Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:27:24

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Film(s) Study for the Dallas Mavericks

6/14/2024
Charlotte takes a moment to acknowledge how legendary the Boston Celtics season has been. Amin responds to Jalen Brunson sticking up for Luka Doncic after he fouled out of game 3 of the Finals. Charlotte and Amin recommend movies for the Dallas Mavericks to watch ahead of game 4 tonight. To close the show, Charlotte and Amin respond to Doc Rivers’ recent comments about Damian Lillard and examine the parenting styles of LeBron James and Jayson Tatum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:27:34

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*Exclusive* Audio (sorta) of Luka Doncic After Fouling Out in Game 3

6/13/2024
Amin gives his recap from being at game 3 of the Celtics vs the Mavs. The Mavs lost but put up a good fight; even so, Amin feels the Mavs didn't deserve the win because of poor play. Charlotte is just happy that the Celtics were able to capitalize without Porzingis. Luka fouling out helped their case, but Charlotte and Amin think it's a bigger fish to fry with how it was handled by refs, Luka, and fans. Luka is great but still has a lot to learn, both on and off the court. Amin got up close in the press conference with Head Coach Jason Kidd, and you tell us if Jason Kidd liked Amin's question. We also get to analyze some of Jerry West's greatest quotes and relate them to current players in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:27:14

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Porzingis' Injury & Chris Paul Wants His Ring!

6/12/2024
Rest In Peace to the late great Jerry West, who helped the NBA in more ways than one, and has a legacy that will live forever. Turns out Porzingis was injured again and deemed out for game 3. Charlotte doesn't think it's make-or-break, but she does believe it'll affect the game. Amin says this will definitely play in the Mav's favor, but who knows if they'll capitalize. We then become the (un)official Clipped after-show and recreate Chris Paul's dramatic monologue from last night's episode. We also have another week of Pick 6 for the NBA finals. Check out the show to hear Amin's and Charlotte's Draftkings Pick 6 for tonight's game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:38

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Was That Loud Enough, Kyrie? Boston Takes Game 2

6/11/2024
Amin and Charlotte got to witness firsthand the Boston Celtics continuing the streak after beating the Mavs 105-98! The team is rolling, but Tatum and Brown feel head coach Jason Kidd is trying to drive a wedge between them. Charlotte agrees but knows it will not rattle them. The Celtics defense is taking care of business, and Amin doesn't know if the Mavs will be able to keep up and that the pressure is on them for game 3. Luka might be hurt and Kyrie is on a cold streak. Lastly, of course, Amin and Charlotte are contractually obligated to talk about the Lakers and Caitlin Clark. Dan Hurley turns down $70 million from the Lakers to stay at UCONN, and Caitlin Clark wasn't chosen to be on the Olympic team and says, "They woke a monster," but Charlotte and Amin call BS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:27:24

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Celtics Prove White Men Can Guard

6/7/2024
Charlotte and Amin recap their night at game one of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks. Kristaps Prozingis had a heck of a comeback to Boston, and Kyrie Irving did not. Charlotte totally did not panic when the Mavericks cut the Celtic's lead to eight. Amin comments on how ornery Luka Doncic was during his post game press conference. Jrue Holiday says even his white teammates can guard. To close out the show, Charlotte and Amin highlight Doris Burke, Bill Walton's tribute, and Commissioner Adam Silver. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:27:31