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Rob King and David Ingber, two writers for the sports comedy site The Kicker, put each other on the defensive by forcing one another to take the other side of various debates, as they discuss the biggest, silliest, weirdest, and most volatile topics in sports. With fast-paced jokes and a flat-out refusal to do real research, these two give sports fans exactly what they want: ridiculous hot takes. All while attempting not to destroy their decade-long friendship.

Rob King and David Ingber, two writers for the sports comedy site The Kicker, put each other on the defensive by forcing one another to take the other side of various debates, as they discuss the biggest, silliest, weirdest, and most volatile topics in sports. With fast-paced jokes and a flat-out refusal to do real research, these two give sports fans exactly what they want: ridiculous hot takes. All while attempting not to destroy their decade-long friendship.
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Rob King and David Ingber, two writers for the sports comedy site The Kicker, put each other on the defensive by forcing one another to take the other side of various debates, as they discuss the biggest, silliest, weirdest, and most volatile topics in sports. With fast-paced jokes and a flat-out refusal to do real research, these two give sports fans exactly what they want: ridiculous hot takes. All while attempting not to destroy their decade-long friendship.

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Episodes

Ep. 63: Heidi Gardner's Requiem For The Cavs' Season

6/14/2018
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Saturday Night Live cast member and die-hard LeBron James fan Heidi Gardner joins Rob and Dave (for the 2nd time!) on The Kicker Podcast mainly as a cheap form of therapy, after JR Smith and Kyle Korver combined to break her fragile NBA fan heart. Heidi also tells us everything you need to know about joining her basketball skills summer camp (it's totally legit, we swear), breaks down where LeBron is going to end up (Houston -- you're BORING), and reveals some surprising details about...

Duration:00:37:55

Ep. 62: The Pros and Cons of Every Possible LeBron Destination

6/14/2018
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LeBron is a free agent, so it's time to start speculating! Boston, Cleveland, LA, New Orleans, San Antonio, Houston, Golden State, or Philadelphia -- they've all got plusses for LeBron and they've all got minuses. Rob and Dave are here to break down every single one of them. Also, Dave goes on a weird luxury tax rant midway through the pros and cons list. Feel free to skip past that - he's a certified lunatic. And Rob can't pronounce the name Kawhi Leonard to save his life for some...

Duration:00:29:55

Ep. 61: Improvising The "North Korean NBA Star" Movie With Comedian Christian Finnegan

6/12/2018
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Stand-up comedian and friend of the Kicker Christian Finnegan joins to reminisce about how the Cavaliers had absolutely zero chance to win the NBA Finals this year against the Warriors and to drop some hot takes on Pixar's "Coco". Plus, it's time for another improvised sports movie. In this magical adventure, we've got what you might call a classic "Brewster's Millions" situation, in which a player only gets paid if he's able to join all 30 teams. How will he do it? He's got to be...

Duration:00:48:59

Ep. 60: The Improvised Westbrook-Durant Cupcake Movie

6/8/2018
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Comedian Sam Jay (SNL, Netflix) joins Rob and Dave to explain why she hates LeBron James but loves Russell Westbrook. And since she and Rob both think Kevin Durant made a punk move by going to Golden State, they improvise the new Westbrook-Durant Cupcake Movie. Sam also takes time to call Dave out for saying he's from Boston when he's really from... OUTSIDE BOSTON. Thank You For The Reviews! Your reviews help other people find TKP, so you can brag to your friends about being the first...

Duration:00:37:30

Ep. 59: Colangelo Out, LeBron In? The New Player/GM of 76ers!

6/7/2018
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Breaking News: Brian Colangelo is out as GM of the 76ers after his twitter scandal. So with the NBA Finals are OVER…almost, Rob and Dave debate the chances that Philly entices LeBron with the first ever Player/GM title. Could it happen? Also, the guys make sure to dedicate some time to trash talking Durant. Because, why not? Thank You For The Reviews! Your reviews help other people find TKP, so you can brag to your friends about being the first to listen. You dang hipsters. So keep em...

Duration:00:31:08

Ep. 58: Improvising The LeBron Heist Movie, with SNL Head Writer Bryan Tucker

6/5/2018
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Oh baby, strap in, because this one's a doozy. Saturday Night Live head writer (and founder/editor-in-chief of The Kicker!) joins Rob and Dave to discuss the Warriors' domination of the Cavs, Donald Trump's angry baby routine with the Philadelphia Eagles, and, then of course, improvise his way through the official "Ocean's 11", but if LeBron was putting together a team to steal Donald Trump's tax records after leading his team to the NBA title. Tommy Wiseau, Bryant Big Country Reeves,...

Duration:00:45:40

Ep. 57: How JR Smith Broke LeBron's (And Rob's) Brain

6/1/2018
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Is JR Smith now officially the most clutch player on the Golden State Warriors? Rob and Dave are here with an insta-reaction to Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Rob is really hurting. Dave is just kind of coming up with theories for what JR could possibly have been thinking (and he's got a really funny idea for how the Warriors PA announcer can make JR's life absolute h-e-double-hockey-sticks in Game 2). Yeah, the Kicker Podcast goes up every Tuesday and Thursday (even when it's raining!), but...

Duration:00:22:21

Ep. 56: Warriors! Cavs! NBA Finals Preview With Jonathan Braylock RIGHT NOW!!

5/31/2018
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Can you believe it? The scrappy Golden State Warriors are facing off against the upstart Cleveland LeBrons in the NBA Finals, and Jonathan Braylock -- of the immensely popular podcast Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] -- joins Rob and Dave to break down every single thrilling eye you will roll over these two scintillating weeks. (4:05) The conversation also veers into Space Jam trivia (why not), the NFL's inability to remotely appease either side of the anthem protest issue (25:15),...

Duration:00:46:10

Ep. 55: Why The Warriors' Game 7 Win Will Change The NBA

5/29/2018
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No more 3-pointers! Dave and Rob discuss the Rockets' failures, the Warriors' success, and why the league needs to go back to celebrating the long twos. There's also talk of LeBron, the WWF of the 90s, and Rob's imaginary high school friends. Thank You For The Reviews! Your reviews help other people find TKP, so you can brag to your friends about being the first to listen. You dang hipsters. So keep em coming on Apple Podcasts. Plus, they encourage us and make us smile. If you write...

Duration:00:24:16

Ep. 54: Dave's Requiem For The Celtics Season

5/28/2018
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Yeah, LeBron got the best of the Eastern Conference. Again. And Dave has written a beautiful poem from the bottom of his sad, defeated heart. It's time to name LeBron James the official GOAT, and neither Rob nor Dave will apologize for it. Yeah that's right. It's time. Rob and Dave also break down the Rockets/Warriors Game 7 -- their prediction will shock you, unless you also think the Warriors will beat the Rockets who are missing their second-best player. Make sure to subscribe to The...

Duration:00:21:56

Ep. 53: Chris Paul Is Faking His Injury!

5/25/2018
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Hot Take: Rob thinks Chris Paul is 100% FAKING his hamstring injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. Truth or Conspiracy Theory? Kicker staff writer Brennan Keller joins the guys, as well, to throw a little extra shade at CP3. And Dave adds his own questionable story of why the Chris Paul situation is very similar to when he crashed his mother's car at age 16. It all (sort of) makes sense if you listen to the whole thing. Thank You For The Reviews! Your reviews help other...

Duration:00:25:50

Ep. 52: The Sandlot Sequel By SNL Writer Claire Friedman

5/24/2018
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SNL Writer Claire Friedman joins Rob and Dave to improvise a Sandlot reboot with a revolutionary cast and featuring a brand new sport (a la Baseketball) and an epic getting the gang together montage! Plus, Claire dishes on her favorite athlete to write for and walks us through her unconventional path to becoming a hot-shot comedy writer.

Duration:00:37:12

Ep. 51: NBA Conference Finals Talk... And Why LeBron Beats Jordan In 1-On-1

5/22/2018
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The NBA Conference Finals are in full swing and WOW, Rob and Dave have OPINIONS. We're here to talk Warriors depth, how Harden is adorably flexing on Steph (while losing), and exactly how many titles LeBron needs to win in order to make the Jordan stans calm down. Plus, what movie or video game did you love as a child that nobody else did? Thank You For The Reviews! Your reviews help other people find TKP, so you can brag to your friends about being the first to listen. You dang...

Duration:00:29:58

Ep. 50: The Big 5-0! A Look Back, And Predicting Where Legalized Sports Gambling Is Going

5/17/2018
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Holy cow, you guys. We made it 50 episodes. Rob and Dave shout out the amazing TKP listeners around the globe with an exciting new rap. And while there's some nostalgic look backs (honestly, we were all just kids back in November when we started this), the crew also looks forward to figure out the future of legalized gambling and exactly how sad the Cleveland sports landscape will be when LeBron inevitably leaves them again. Honestly, it's been an incredible ride, and we appreciate the...

Duration:00:28:29

Ep. 49: HOLY CRAP THE CELTICS ARE UP 2-0 Emergency Mini-Episode!!!!

5/16/2018
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Yeah, that's right. The Tuesday/Thursday Boys (aka Rob and Dave) are hopping on the microphone for an unprecedented mid-week Wednesday episode because Dave literally cannot stop gushing about this Kyrie-less and Gordon-less Celtics team that somehow has the greatest player in the world and his supporting cast of bums up against the ropes. Seriously, Dave is writing this podcast description right now (in the third person, of course), and his hands are actually shaking with glee. Marcus...

Duration:00:20:41

Ep. 48: Improvising The "What If LeBron Never Left Cleveland" Movie, With Caitlin Smith

5/15/2018
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Kicker producer and ride-or-die Cavs fan Caitlin Smith joins Rob and Dave to discuss sitting in Dan Gilbert's booth, her nearly violent run-in with Zydrunas Ilgauskas as a teenager, and the time she had to deal with an actor running late to set because a spider had bitten him on pretty much the worst place a man can be bitten by a spider. Yeah, you're assumption is unfortunately correct. And then the trio dive into their own "Man in the High Castle" alternative history movie, in which...

Duration:00:32:49

Ep. 47: Talking NBA Playoffs And Nothing But NBA Playoffs

5/10/2018
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It's our Conference Finals preview edition! Rob can't stop gushing about LeBron's fadeaway jumpers, and Dave is all hopped up on a legal drug known as Brad Stevens' Genius. Also, there may or may not (but definitely is) a way-too-long breakdown of Klay Thompson's "Built By Chocolate Milk" commercials. We make our Conference Finals predictions, and Dave actually put his money where his mouth is by laying some cash down on a pretty serious underdog. Bet you can't guess which one!! You...

Duration:00:30:06

G-League Legend: The Improvised Movie

5/6/2018
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Remember Andre Ingram, the Lakers G-League player who shocked the world with his actual NBA debut? Well this is an improvised movie based on his story. Kicker Writer Zack Phillips joins Rob and Dave to build out this made up world that includes grizzled old vets, weird-ass nicknames, and...flubber? Thank You For The Reviews! Your reviews help other people find TKP, so you can brag to your friends about being the first to listen. You dang hipsters. So keep em coming on Apple...

Duration:00:39:30

Ep. 45: Improvising The LeBron Disaster Movie with SNL's Heidi Gardner

5/3/2018
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Hilarious SNL cast member (and world's #1 Cavs fan) Heidi Gardner hops on with Rob and Dave to discuss her favorite Chiefs memories of the 90s. She also gives her fascinating take on leaving the Groundlings in Los Angeles to join SNL, and what she does to "self-soothe" in crazy NYC. But the real dessert at the end of this podcast entrée is the latest TKP improvised sports movie, featuring LeBron James (along with his misfit Superteam) saving the world from a deadly asteroid (24:47)....

Duration:00:43:02

Ep. 44: NFL Draft Recap, NBA Playoffs Chat, And HOT MLS GOSS With SNL's Luke Null

5/1/2018
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Luke Null is back baby! And he's more Bengal-ish than ever. He helps Rob and Dave break down exactly where every team went right and wrong in the NFL Draft -- JK, he just sadly accepts that his beloved Cincy teams will be bad forever. But they discuss everything from LeBron's superhuman abilities to which SNL host made him turn into a fanboy puddle to doing stand-up comedy in New Orleans. It's bold, fun, and, dare we say, bit-filled? Stick around until the end to hear about Luke's ...

Duration:00:49:25