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The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.

The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.
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Location:

Atlanta, GA

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NBA Digital

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The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.

Twitter:

@jeskeets

Language:

English


Episodes

Mon. Oct. 22 - Spitgate Reax

10/22/2018
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On Mon.'s episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Rockets-Lakers suspensions were too lenient, if Trae Young's strong start has quieted his doubters, and if the Nuggets won the NBA weekend. That, plus 3D joins us live from LA, new Weekend Whoopsies, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:22:22

The Drop - LeBron's Lakers + Early Surprises

10/19/2018
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On today's Drop, the guys discuss LeBron's Lakers debut, early season surprises, concerning losses, MVP frontrunners, and some rookies. That, plus Leigh's McDonald's career, great states, laundry, haunted houses, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:21:46

Thu. Oct. 18 - The MVP Race Is Over

10/18/2018
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On Thu.'s episode of The Starters, the guys continue to overreact by playing another round of "It's Just One Game, But ..." with regards to Anthony Davis, Towns and Butler, and the Knicks playoff chances. That, we plus Kawhi and DeRozan's first games with their new teams, rookie debuts, and Boban stars a brand new Meme Team! via Knit

Duration:00:23:28

Wed. Oct. 17 - It's Just One Game, But ...

10/17/2018
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On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, the guys totally overreact by playing "It's Just One Game, But ..." with regards to the Celtics best player, Fultz starting for the 76ers, and the Warriors lackluster start. That, plus Jaylen's "dunk" on Embiid, reversible rings, whether the Wolves should play Butler, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:23:07

Tue. Oct. 16 - Happy NBA Day!

10/16/2018
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On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Celtics are a Finals lock, if the 76ers should start Markelle Fultz, Doncic's ROY odds, Durant's future, and more. All that, plus Shaq swings by the studio to discuss the Warriors' dynasty, whether Butler and the Wolves can coexist, and ice cream sundaes. via Knit

Duration:00:23:32

The Drop - Jimmy Eat World

10/12/2018
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On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Jimmy Butler fiasco, the Lakers' playoff chances, Rookie of the Year favorites, and Zach LaVine. That, plus continuity errors, which animal would make the best point guard, Canadian folk songs, flag-bearing bodies, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:08:22

NBA Season Preview - Part 5

10/12/2018
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On today's fifth (and final part) of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys finish tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Who wins MVP? What was the best under-the-radar offseason move? And are the Rockets better than last season? All that, plus is Blake Griffin still a superstar, must-watch League Pass teams, J.R. Smith's Supreme tattoo, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:07

NBA Season Preview - Part 4

10/11/2018
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On today's fourth part of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys continue tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Which team is under the most pressure? Which player has the most to prove? And has Jimmy Butler completely derailed the Wolves season? All that, plus nicknames, expected sophomore surges, the best throwback jerseys, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:41

NBA Season Preview - Part 3

10/10/2018
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On today's third part of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys continue tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Which front office had the best offseason? Will Rudy Gobert repeat as Defensive Player of the Year? And which team is the toughest to predict? All that, plus NY Post headlines, Sixth Men, memes, Space Jam 2, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:07

NBA Season Preview - Part 2

10/9/2018
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On today's second part of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys continue tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Are the Celtics the best team in the East? Is LeBron the best player in the league? And who wins Most Improved? All that, plus the Knicks' playoff chances, must-invite Dunk Contest participants, fashion trends, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:22

NBA Season Preview - Part 1

10/8/2018
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On today's first part of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys begin tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Which Western Conference team is the Warriors' biggest challenger? Who wins Rookie of the Year? And does LeBron immediately turn the Lakers into a playoff team? All that, plus Skeets and Tas go head-to-head in Crossfire (winner stays), as well as predictions about the Hawks and Nikola Jokic. via Knit

Duration:00:26:12

The Drop - Bold Predictions

10/4/2018
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On today's Drop, the guys make some bold predictions about the upcoming NBA season with regards to MVP, trading Jimmy Butler, the loaded Western Conference, LeBron's Lakers, and so much more. All that, plus which player will flourish thanks to a change of scenery, NBA Con panels, and Leigh reviews a Sting and Shaggy concert. via Knit

Duration:01:21:34

The Drop Off: The Advice Guys

8/31/2018
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On today's final summertime Drop Off, The Starters give unqualified advice to try and solve their listeners' biggest problems. Should you move in with your girlfriend? Where's the best place to get a tattoo? And how do you start your career when you have no idea what you want to do? All that and more on today's podcast! via Knit

Duration:00:44:54

The Drop Off: The Crazy Life Of Cameraman Ric

8/17/2018
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On today's summertime Drop Off, The Starters interview their Emmy-award winning cameraman - and Leigh's personal hair assistant - Ric Blackburn. Ric breaks down the crazy career that's led him to cross paths with Fidel Castro, Ted Turner, John McEnroe, and a bird flu-infested chicken coop. Plus, he explains how Queen Latifah gave him his nickname! via Knit

Duration:00:54:19

Drop Off: Overrated/Underrated

8/7/2018
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On today's summertime Drop Off, The Starters debate whether skinny dipping, mac & cheese, bubble baths and much more are over or underrated. via Knit

Duration:00:50:22

Drop Off: Overrated/Underrated

8/3/2018
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On today's summertime Drop Off, The Starters debate whether skinny dipping, mac & cheese, bubble baths and much more are over or underrated. via Knit

Duration:00:48:35

The Drop - Kawhi-DeRozan Emergency Podcast

7/19/2018
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On today's emergency episode of The Drop- GIMME SOME RAPTOR NEWS! The Starters discuss the Raptors acquiring Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green from the Spurs for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 pick. Can Toronto convince Kawhi to stay? Did the Spurs get enough in return? Is DeRozan the greatest Raptor of all-time? And Jim Thome. via Knit

Duration:00:52:22

The Drop Off: Would You Rather

7/13/2018
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On today's summertime Drop Off, The Starters play a revealing round of Would You Rather. Find out where the crew stands on lying, punctuality, baldness, nipples and much more. via Knit

Duration:00:51:07

Tuesday, July 10 - The Grand Finale

7/10/2018
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On Tuesday night's final Vegas Summer League live show, The Starters highlight some of the best games and performances from Day 5, select their All-Vegas First and Second Teams, and debate whether Luka Doncic should be the ROY favorite. That, plus the Rockets offseason, Donovan Mitchell's good idea, and Vegas showgirls costumes. via Knit

Duration:00:25:44

Monday, July 9 - What Do You Say, Shai!?

7/10/2018
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On Monday night's Vegas Summer League show, The Starters ask Clippers rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander the hard-hitting "Would You Rather?" questions; highlight some of the best Day 4 performances; and debate the best landing spot for Melo. That, plus LeBron officially signs with the Lakers, Lance's dance moves, and Leigh's insane sandwich. via Knit

Duration:00:25:46