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The Right Time with Bomani Jones


Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and more, with your comments on Mondays, friends of the show on Wednesdays and Dominique Foxworth on Fridays.

Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and more, with your comments on Mondays, friends of the show on Wednesdays and Dominique Foxworth on Fridays.


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Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and more, with your comments on Mondays, friends of the show on Wednesdays and Dominique Foxworth on Fridays.




Bring It Home

Bomani Jones reacts to the Warriors being on the brink of returning to the NBA Finals over the Mavericks, and how Heat F Jimmy Butler’s injury changes his squad's chances against the Celtics (0:54). Plus, MLB is reportedly investigating a 'disrespectful' comment Yankees' 3B Josh Donaldson made to SS Tim Anderson of the White Sox (14:56), an IYHH including issues with Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover (26:46), and your voicemails from when you had to “bring it home”(42:14)! IYHH Stories @faizsays...


Foxworth Friday: Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban's 'War of Words' on NIL

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth share their thoughts on Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher’s impromptu press conference going “scorched earth” on Alabama coach Nick Saban, following his comments about the Aggies’ recruiting tactics in the NIL era (1:33). Plus, at what point will colleges be forced to pay players (16:14), and how closely should the NFL be watching where this all goes (29:42)?


Bruce Bowen on Luka Dončić's Development, Patrick Beverley's Words on Chris Paul, Joel Embiid's Future With the Sixers

Bomani Jones welcomes three-time NBA champion Bruce Bowen to share how Mavericks G Luka Dončić has improved at getting his teammates involved, and why the Warriors’ previous style of play wasn’t replicable (23:06). Plus, Timberwolves G Patrick Beverley’s comments on Suns G Chris Paul (36:11), Joel Embiid’s future with the Sixers (44:11), what’s to come for the Celtics against the Heat (4:40), and why the increase in athleticism across the league has contributed to a neglect of basic...


Victim of Success

Bomani Jones breaks down the results of the Conference Semifinals, including where he was wrong about Luka Dončić of the Mavericks, and what their victory over the Suns in the West says about star Chris Paul (0:55). Plus, the toughness shown by the Celtics against the Bucks in the East, and why the Sixers not making it to the Conference Finals over the Heat spells bad news for the partnership between Joel Embiid and James Harden (11:28). An IYHH sheds light on the national baby formula...


Foxworth Friday: Giannis Shows 'Heart of a Champion', Why Tom Brady Might Be Worth $375 Million in the Booth!

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the latest in the NBA Playoffs, including why Mavericks G Luka Dončić is showing his “Kobe” tendencies, and why Bucks F Giannis Antetokounmpo is showing what winning the title last year did for his game (1:10). Plus, is Bucs QB Tom Brady really worth the $375 million deal that Fox Sports reportedly gave him to be an analyst when he retires (31:13)? The Right Time Book Club is back! Join us in reading "King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of...


Holly Anderson on the NCAA's New NIL Guidelines, David Dennis on His New Book 'The Movement Made Us'

Bomani Jones is joined by Holly Anderson of Channel 6 to discuss the NCAA's latest set of guidelines for NIL and booster involvement (1:42), as well as a previously untold story of the two of them trying to sneak into a high school football game in Miami (18:11). Plus, David Dennis of Andscape discusses his new book "The Movement Made Us", which chronicles the extraordinary story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter (24:10).


Crowding Out

Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on whether or not legislating the “hard foul” out of the NBA has actually made the product we are seeing in the postseason worse (0:52), as well as why he’s skeptical of Formula 1’s long-term attractiveness to fans in the United States (12:53). Plus, an IYHH including a second year of lost population for the state of California in a row after a century of growth (26:05), and your voicemails from that time mom "came up" to the school because you were "acting...


Foxworth Friday: Phoenix's 'Big Three', NFL Receiver Supply/Demand, Pitt's Jordan Addison Sparks NIL Controversy

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Luka Dončić’s big Game 2 for the Mavericks against the Suns in the Western Conference Semifinals, as well as why C DeAndre Ayton’s ascent has Phoenix feeling like they have a “Big Three” now (1:43). Plus, the guys get into the supply and demand of wide receivers this NFL offseason around the draft (15:39), as well as how Pitt’s Jordan Addison entering the transfer portal has sparked fresh NIL controversy (24:48). Miss our YouTube exclusive edition...


Vinnie Goodwill on NBA Playoff Officiating, Warriors-Grizzlies, Suns-Mavericks

Bomani Jones is joined by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports to discuss what he is seeing across the NBA Playoffs, including controversial officiating decisions in Warriors-Grizzlies (6:50) and Suns-Mavericks (25:45), as well as which players make up the group that will lead the league into the next generation (28:12). Miss our YouTube exclusive edition of #UnblockmeBo? Check it out here!


'Good' Just Isn't Enough

Bomani Jones discusses the latest in the NBA Playoffs, including why Ja Morant of the Grizzlies is one of his favorite players (0:59), and why Karl-Anthony Towns of the Timberwolves is one of his biggest disappointments (16:04). Plus, an IYHH including corrective surgery that can make "short kings" tall (27:29), and your voicemails from when you "quit" your job in the middle of a shift (43:28)! Miss our YouTube exclusive edition of #UnblockmeBo? Check it out here! IYHH...


Foxworth Friday: Derek Stingley Jr.'s Potential, Overthinking Top Draft Picks, Chris Paul's 'Dark Arts'

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth offer in-depth analysis on one of their favorite NFL draftees from the 2022 class Derek Stingley Jr., including why teams have "overthought" their picks at the top in years past (2:08), and just how dominant the corner could be in the league over the course of his career (6:11). Plus, how rare "nut punching" is as a tactic for an all-time great like Suns PG Chris Paul (29:27). Miss our YouTube exclusive edition of #UnblockmeBo? Check it out here!...


Monica McNutt on Young Stars Taking Over the NBA Playoffs, Kyrie Irving's Future, and More!

Bomani Jones chats with Monica McNutt of ESPN about the NBA Playoffs, including which teams are the surest bet for the Western Conference Finals (7:06), and how injuries have derailed what could have been in the East (17:15). Plus, why the “time is now” for young stars in this league (25:10), and what the Nets plan to do with Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving this offseason (1:16).


Fall Guy

Bomani Jones discusses who is at fault for the Nets as they falter against the Celtics (1:15), and whether or not the level of play from the Pelicans we are currently seeing means they "won" the Anthony Davis trade (14:04). Plus, an IYHH including Elon Musk's attempts to take mankind to Mars (24:28), and your voicemails from "unfortunate" typos that you have made in the past (37:01)! IYHH Stories @graceihle on Elon Musk saying life on Mars won't be luxurious: @jcljules...


Foxworth Friday: Deebo Samuel Requests Trade From 49ers, Is Coaching Hurting the Nets?

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Deebo Samuel requesting a trade from the 49ers, and how the wide receiver market has been shaken up across the league this offseason (8:55). They get into if Samuel could be elite in a different offense, as well as how other great receivers of the past compare. Plus, is coaching hurting the Nets in their matchup against the Celtics (34:46)?


Michael Smith on the Suns, Warriors, Celtics, and Abolishing the NFL Draft!

Bomani Jones and Michael Smith discuss the latest in the NBA Playoffs, including whether or not Chris Paul or Devin Booker are more crucial to the Suns (3:03), if the Warriors have what it takes to give them a challenge potentially in the next round (5:24), who the "best" player in Celtics-Nets is (25:06), and why the lack of coverage around "big games" has hurt the NBA as a product in recent years (34:55). Plus, Mike weighs in on Bomani's idea to get rid of the NFL draft (38:37)!


The Kyrie System

Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on performances by Kyrie Irving and the Nets in the Eastern Conference side of the NBA Playoffs (0:53), as well as Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves in the Western Conference (12:10). Plus, an IYHH including Amazon launching a campaign to recruit high school graduates to work in warehouses (21:54), and your voicemails from when you came up against a "future pro" (35:24)! IYHH Stories @A_W_Gordon shares that working at an Amazon Warehouse got even more...


Foxworth Friday: Steve Wilks and Ray Horton join Brian Flores' lawsuit against NFL, will Karl-Anthony Towns Step Up?

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss former Cardinals and Titans coaches Steve Wilks and Ray Horton joining Brian Flores' lawsuit against the NFL following his departure from the Dolphins (9:18). Plus, why Bomani thinks that Timberwolves C Karl-Anthony Towns' game doesn't translate to team success (27:52), and what Domonique's thoughts were on the crazy Tom Brady story that surfaced earlier in the week (1:09).


Mina Kimes on 'That' Crazy Tom Brady Story, Russell Wilson, NFL Draft

Bomani Jones and Mina Kimes discuss the remarkable story that Tom Brady reportedly retired to move to the Dolphins as a player-executive, including former Miami coach Brian Flores’ role in it not happening (2:06), and the position the Buccaneers find themselves in now with new head coach Todd Bowles and Brady back on the team (19:27). Plus, Russell Wilson's departure from the Seahawks (23:56), what prospects she likes at the top of the NFL draft (34:00), and much more!


Sense of Entitlement

Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the unceremonious way that the Lakers have parted ways with coach Frank Vogel (0:53), Tiger Woods’ performance at The Masters (13:05), and Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins’ passing (18:31). Plus, an IYHH including Amazon workers on Staten Island voting to unionize (28:30), and your voicemails from the “worst” take that you have, sports or otherwise (36:20)! IYHH Stories @andrea_c_hsu shares that Amazon workers on Staten Island have voted for a union:...


Foxworth Friday: NFL Warned to Improve Treatment of Women, Daniel Snyder Ticket Allegations, Utah to Keep '23 ASG

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth weigh in on the attorneys general of six states writing to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell expressing concern over the league's treatment of female employees (3:04), and the Commanders denying a former team employee's allegation to Congress that they withheld ticket revenue from visiting teams (11:15). Plus, the 2023 NBA All-Star Game will stay in Utah after much debate following the state’s passage of a bill that banned transgender students from playing...