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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

Description:

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

The Drop - Draft Recap

6/22/2018
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On today's episode of The Drop, The Starters discuss the winners and losers from the 2018 NBA Draft, as well as the latest on Kawhi Leonard and Dwight Howard's future. That, plus Woj tweets, nicknames, green carpets, and farts. via Knit

Duration:00:56:39

2018 NBA Playoff Awards

6/13/2018
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On today's special episode of The Starters, the guys debate the biggest winners and losers from the 2018 NBA postseason. Categories include: Playoff MVP, Breakout Performance, Best Dunk, Funniest Press Conference Moment, Disappointing Player, and more.

Duration:00:24:10

Tue. June 12 - Parade Day!

6/12/2018
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss how long the Warriors can sustain this level of success, whether LeBron's greatest achievement would be playing NBA ball with his son, and the Raptors promoting assistant Nick Nurse to head coach. That, plus Crossfire, our best NBA Finals moments, championship parades, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:39

Twitter Show - June 12

6/12/2018
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On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss how the 2018 NBA Finals will be remembered, LeBron's summer decision, and the Pistons and Raptors' new coaches. That, plus Kevin Durant quotes, Dennis Rodman on CNN, Twitter Kobe, signature foods, basketball withdrawal, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:14:23

Mon. June 11 - NBA Finals Reax

6/11/2018
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss LeBron's broken hand and the likelihood he stays in Cleveland; whether Curry deserved MVP, and if the 2018 Finals were boring. That, plus Trey celebrates with the champs, we countdown the Top 10 Finals plays, a wedgie, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:40

The Drop - June 8

6/8/2018
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On today's The Drop, the guys discuss Kevin Durant's rising disapproval ratings, LeBron's legacy and his offseason decisions, and the odd ending to the Bryan Colangelo Twitter scandal. All that, plus how Anthony Bourdain influenced The Starters, Red Panda's fall, The Rovell Daily Times, codenames, insane TOTW shoutouts, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:23:26

Thu. June 7 - Game 3 Reax

6/7/2018
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss if LeBron had enough help to win Game 3, whether KD snatched the Finals MVP from Curry, and the likelihood of a Warriors sweep. That, plus Trey Kerby joins us live from Cleveland, Bryan Colangelo is out as Philly's team president, and some NBA fans update LeBron's new 2K cover.

Duration:00:25:29

Wed. June 6 - Bad Whistle?

6/6/2018
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On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Finals officiating has favored the Warriors, if LeBron is leaving the Cavs regardless, and if a Golden State dynasty is bad for the NBA. That, plus Trey Kerby joins us live from Cleveland to set up tonight's Game 3, and in Crossfire, we debate if the Rockets should give Chris Paul a max contract.

Duration:00:25:34

Tue. June 5 - Pop The Hood

6/5/2018
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Cavs planning to give Rodney Hood a chance in Game 3, whether Andre Iguodala should start if healthy, and the Perkins-Curry incident. That, plus Trey joins us live from Cleveland to share interviews with JaVale McGee and Donovan Mitchell, and Leigh hits the streets of Oakland to ask abut Twitter burner accounts. via Knit

Duration:00:25:54

Twitter Show - June 5

6/5/2018
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On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss whether the Cavs can still make this a series, adjustments to be made, Kendrick Perkins igniting the Curry flurry, and Finals MVP favorites. That, plus "Speed 2," shorts, instrumental national anthems, corn dogs, Taco Bell, and more.

Duration:01:10:56

Mon. June 4 - Game 2 Reax

6/4/2018
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Can the Cavs still make this a series? Should they switch up their defense on Curry? And who is the Finals MVP favorite? That, plus Leigh is back to share his favorite in-arena moments, LeBron's reaction to JR's Game 1 gaffe, mocking "M-V-P" chants, and more.

Duration:00:26:07

Sun. June 3 - What To Watch Game 2

6/3/2018
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On Sun.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Cavs can recover from Game 1's loss and if the Warriors will switch up their defense on LeBron. That, plus Leigh joins us from Oakland to share chats with Kyle Korver and Nick Young, and in Crossfire, we debate whether a player on the losing team should ever win Finals MVP.

Duration:00:24:12

The Drop - June 1

6/1/2018
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On today's The Drop, the guys discuss Game 1 of the NBA Finals, including J.R.'s late game blunder, the controversial block/charge reversal, LeBron's 51-point game masterpiece, and whether Tristan Thompson deserves to be suspended. That, plus the Bryan Colangelo Twitter scandal, celebrations, street solicitors, Tweet of the Week, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:22:45

Thu. May 31 - Finals MVP Picks + X-Factors

5/31/2018
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Love gettin' the Game 1 start, Finals MVP favorites, series X-factors, and bold predictions. That, plus Leigh challenges Zeke to a shooting contest, the Warriors and Cavs Top 10 Plays of the playoffs, and more.

Duration:00:24:12

Wed. May 30 - Finals Predictions + Burners

5/30/2018
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On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys preview and predict the NBA Finals; talk to Leigh live from Oakland about Media Day and Andre Iguodala's injury; and attempt to make sense of the Philadelphia 76ers' hilariously odd Bryan Colangelo Twitter controversy.

Duration:00:24:52

Tue. May 29 - Run It Back

5/29/2018
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Rockets going ice cold from 3, whether Chris Paul would've been the difference maker, and Harden's overall playoff performance. That, plus thoughts on Warriors-Cavs IV, KD vs. LeBron vs. pressure, and we countdown some of the funniest moments from the past three NBA Finals.

Duration:00:24:46

Twitter Show - May 29

5/29/2018
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On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss if the Rockets would've won with CP3, whether Warriors-Cavs IV is good for the NBA, and if the Celtics have another big move in 'em. That, plus the biggest playoff surprises, anti-Al Horfords, Kobe's tweet, Top 5 4s, and more. via Knit

Duration:01:19:10

Mon. May 28 - Crazy Eight

5/28/2018
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On Monday's ep. of The Starters, the guys debate whether LeBron's Game 7 road win is his greatest accomplishment to date, and if Jayson Tatum is already the Celtics' second-best player. That, plus we'll set up Game 7 of the West Finals, and The Czar, Mike Fratello, joins us to discuss the Cavs' Finals chances, calling classic Jordan games, and workin' The Telestrator.

Duration:00:24:44

The Drop - May 25

5/25/2018
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On today's The Drop, the guys discuss the Rockets defense, CP3's hamstring injury, the Warriors unwavering confidence, and what to expect from LeBron this weekend. All that, plus the All-NBA Teams, Sterling Brown, Disney songs, the worst Finals teams ever, phone batteries, our favorite moments from this season, and so much more.

Duration:01:32:17

Thu. May 24 - We're All Tired

5/24/2018
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Celtics gritty Game 5 win, LeBron's fatigue, and whether Lue was thoroughly outcoached by Stevens. That, plus a new Meme Team, and former NBA guard Tony Delk joins us to discuss the West Finals, scoring 53 points in a game, playing with Antoine Walker, and so much more.

Duration:00:24:46