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Dylan Niles & Seth Ivry talk about basketball, narratives, media, cognitive bias, memes and storytelling revolving around the NBA season.

Dylan Niles & Seth Ivry talk about basketball, narratives, media, cognitive bias, memes and storytelling revolving around the NBA season.
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Dylan Niles & Seth Ivry talk about basketball, narratives, media, cognitive bias, memes and storytelling revolving around the NBA season.

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English


Episodes

JimFo Wars

1/10/2019
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The Big Fundamentals discusses the joys, sorrows, truths and lies of the James Harden experience.

Duration:00:41:18

Jolly Rondo vs Fat Draymond

12/26/2018
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The Big Fundamentals discusses the 2018 Christmas Day NBA slate: Knicks vs Bucks, Rockets vs Thunder, Celtics vs 76ers, Lakers vs Warriors, and Jazz vs Blazers.

Duration:00:46:11

Squeaker

12/17/2018
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The Big Fundamentals discusses: Hoop Musings on du rags, foreign player bias, and the Pistons being a hate magney; and Dysfunction Junction with the Bulls, Wizards and Suns.

Duration:00:31:03

LMAO

12/6/2018
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The Big Fundamentals discusses: Rookie Look-Ins for Marvin Bagley, Mo Bamba, Kevin Knox, Jaren Jackson and Wendell Carter; Washed Watch for Lamarcus Aldrige; and Back to the Futures looks at how the Futures odds have changed since the pre-season.

Duration:00:38:32

Views from the Nosebleeds

11/19/2018
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The Big Fundamentals discusses: Early returns on the Jimmy Butler trade; what's different about seeing Lebron live; and the sudden parity in the NBA standings.

Duration:00:30:22

The Drummond Desert

11/10/2018
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The Big Fundamentals discusses Washed Watch with Chris Paul, Joel Embiid's masterful trolling of Andre Drummond, and the media Clickbaiting with the Jamal Murray / Kyrie Irving controversy.

Duration:00:29:21

Laker Look-In 1

11/3/2018
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The Big Fundamentals takes the first of many look-ins at the state of Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Duration:00:33:12

Whispers of the West

10/26/2018
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The Big Fundamentals gives a quick assessment of each Western Conference team (except the Lakers) after their first few games of the 2018 NBA season.

Duration:00:45:21

A Peek at the East

10/18/2018
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The Big Fundamentals takes a peek at the Eastern Conference games from the first 2 days of the NBA season.

Duration:00:26:19

Gratitude and Grievances

10/10/2018
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The Big Fundamentals are back! With one week left before the NBA season, Seth and Dylan take a moment to pause and reflect on the return of basketball. They list the little things they are grateful for this season, and perform a Festivus-style Airing of Grievances on those offseason elements that rubbed them the wrong way.

Duration:00:31:01

D Day

6/22/2018
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The Big Fundamentals discusses the 2018 NBA Draft.

Duration:00:47:31

Shorts vs Schwartz

6/4/2018
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The Big Fundamentals discusses the rich storylines, moments and drama of game 1 of the NBA Finals, and the absence of rich storylines, moments and drama in game 2 of the NBA Finals.

Duration:00:28:10

Conference Final Countdown

5/24/2018
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The Big Fundamentals discusses the Western Conference Finals series between the Rockets and the Warriors, and the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cavs and the Celtics.

Duration:00:36:12

Round 2 Blues

5/8/2018
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The Big Fundamentals copes with the Round 2 Blues and discusses the ways in which each series in Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs has been uniquely disappointing.

Duration:00:39:19

7 Thoughts About 6ers

5/1/2018
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The Big Fundamentals is joined by guest Daniel Nee to discuss Game 1 between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics, the upcoming series between the Toronto Raptors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James free agency, Brian Windhorst's allergy to predictions, and a few hypothetical Kawhi trades.

Duration:00:47:35

A Jazzy Nightcap

4/24/2018
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"A Jazzy Nightcap" iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast The Big Fundamentals brings on guests Michael Rex and Nicholas Bivens after game 4 of the series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Utah Jazz. They discuss: -What it was like to attend the game live for Rex -Why Utah fans are so raucous -Why there was a shrine to Joe Ingles outside of a bank in downtown Salt Lake City? -Why does Russ hate Ricky Rubio so much? -How will Oklahoma handle a first round exit? -How will the rest of...

Duration:00:57:57

Nine Narratives

4/9/2018
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The Big Fundamentals has covered the preseason narratives, the midseason narratives, and now they look back the the narratives of the regular season and discuss: -What narrative was most overplayed? -What narrative was the most underplayed? -What narrative started hot and fizzled out as time went on? -What narrative heated up as the season went on after starting small? -Which of this season’s narratives will age the worst over time? -What narrative seemed like it would be a big story but...

Duration:00:57:23

From the Servant to the Serpent

3/24/2018
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"From the Servant to the Serpent" The Big Fundamentals brings on Warriors die hard Mitchell Council to discuss: Does Houston pose a real threat to the Warriors this year? Which Warriors opponents will get injured this year? The Warriors tortured history of bad draft picks, poor trades playoff failure and personal conflict. The legacy of the "We Believe" team in 2007. The Monta Ellis-Andrew Bogut trade. Was Mark Jackson as bad as they say? And why is he seen preaching on Reseda Boulevard?...

Duration:01:45:24

Rice, Mash and Vaseline

3/5/2018
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"Rice, Mash and Vaseline" The Big Fundamentals looks at the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of NBA player "where are they now?" stories. They discuss: How Jamal Mashburn is even more versatile in the investment game than he was on the court. How Stephon Marbury reinvented himself as the Chinese Michael Jordan. Why you shouldn't really eat Vaseline to cure a sore throat. Why it's so difficult to find information on positive player stories, but so easy to find horror stories. How Adam Morrison's...

Duration:00:35:05

All Star Is Born

2/19/2018
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"All Star Is Born" Guest host Michael Rex joins the Big Fundamental to discuss: -Why Kevin Hart needs to be banned from the All Star Game for 5 years. -Where the NBA All Star Game ranks in importance relative to other sports like the NHL, NFL and MLB. -How the 2018 NBA All Star game fared as competition and entertainment. -How the "picking teams" gimmick impacted the quality of the game. -The top 3 All Star games of all time. -The 2018 Dunk Contest. -How to fix the Dunk Contest. -Why the 3...

Duration:00:53:23