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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.




Foxworth Friday: NFL COVID-19 vaccine detractors, questioning 'Space Jam 2' & the Suns' gorilla mascot

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the multitude of NFL players that have chosen not to get vaccinated and why it seems to have broken the "peer pressure" culture of football (1:27). Plus, why Bomani is surprised to see the affection and nostalgia for “Space Jam 2” (17:50) and why the Suns bouncing the Lakers from the postseason has reminded them to question the existence of the Suns’ gorilla mascot (22:45).


Peter Rosenberg on his new album 'Real Late', navigating social commentary

Bomani Jones is joined by Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97 to talk about how the two know each other, including his time at Maryland “hating Duke” following the news of coach Mike Krzyzewski’s retirement (1:51). They get into his new album “Real Late” (7:46), the level of work and expertise in putting it together and how each of them has dealt working in the media with difficult to navigate social issues (25:46).


Now, You Have My Attention

Bomani Jones goes in on the Mavericks for bowing out to the Clippers despite the heroics of Luka Doncic (1:21) and shares why he is re-thinking getting back on the Hawks “narcotic” (17:56). Plus, an IYHH including Amazon using your “Echo” to build a wi-fi network (29:51) and your voicemails from that time when you went to extraordinary lengths to retrieve “your money” (41:01). IYHH Stories @publicbill shares the ‘time has come’ for a global pandemic treaty, WHO says:


Foxworth Friday: Coach K to retire, the decline in entertaining sports

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth react to the news that Duke’s legendary head coach Mike Krzyzewski will retire following the upcoming season and discuss how the obsession with championships shapes affection for teams (1:41). Plus, why you see less of the entertaining moments that endear you to people, like Luka Doncic barking at Pat Beverly and Trae Young bowing to the fans at MSG after eliminating the Knicks (31:32).


Howard Bryant reacts to Ainge and Osaka

Bomani Jones is joined by Howard Bryant of Meadowlark to react to the developing reports that Danny Ainge is stepping down from his position with the Celtics to be replaced by head coach Brad Stevens, as well as why Boston faces the same challenges teams like the Jazz and Suns face for team building (2:26). Plus, what Naomi Osaka’s decision to pull out of the French Open says about the press coverage of tennis (29:08).


Foxworth Friday: Player-Fan altercations, Kyrie returns to Boston, Eugene Chung

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the racial tenor in fan interaction with players given recent altercations including Russell Westbrook and Trae Young during the NBA Playoffs (1:10). Plus, Kyrie Irving’s sentiments about racism during his time with the Celtics as the Nets' series ships up to Boston (25:28) and former NFL coach Eugene Chung’s comments on discrimination in NFL coaching circles (38:01).


Nick Wright dissects early NBA Playoff action

Bomani Jones and Nick Wright of FS1 discuss the latest action from the NBA Playoffs, including the Clippers going down 2-0 to the Mavericks (1:45), why Bo has to admit his confidence in the Nuggets is shaky and how the Lakers may match up with them in a possible series (18:43). Plus, who will be the last team standing in the East (27:42) and what should we make of Jazz G Donovan Mitchell “beefing” with his own organization (35:42)?


Much Needed

Bomani Jones breaks down what he liked and didn’t like from the opening games of the NBA Playoffs with fans back in the stands. He gets into the Lakers losing Game 1 to the Suns (1:23) and Trey Young barking back at Knicks fans (15:11). Plus, author Bruce Feldman joins for the final installment of The Right Time Book Club on his book ‘Cane Mutiny to discuss why the Miami dynasty didn’t continue on, what life was like during his time as a student there, how he developed the idea for the book...


Foxworth Friday: Analytics aesthetically changing the NBA, and more Kwame Brown!

Bomani Jones gives Domonique Foxworth a chance to react to his and Spencer Hall’s chat about Stevie Wonder from Wednesday (1:22). They then get into how analytics have affected the aesthetics of the NBA (9:15), as well as finish with more discussion about the ongoing beef between former NBA players Kwame Brown and Matt Barnes (32:04).


Spencer Hall talks Kwame Brown, but mostly Stevie Wonder

Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall chat about the far-reaching tentacles of the Kwame Brown saga (1:37). They also take a deep dive into Stevie Wonder’s career, and discuss the marvel of his talent at such a young age as well as the level of innovation he brought to the game (17:41).


Cognitive Dissonance

Bomani Jones recaps the Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony from this past weekend, including the inductions of Rudy Tomjanovich and Kobe Bryant (1:13). He also shares the cognitive dissonance the NBA must be feeling now that the Lakers will be playing the Warriors in the play-in tournament (14:26). Plus, an IYHH including real estate prices soaring around the world (27:03) and your voicemails from “quitting on the job” (40:31)! IYHH Stories @ByMikeBaker on the hefty legal fees being charged to...


Foxworth Friday: Tebow Mania Part 2 & J Cole

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth talk about the return of Tim Tebow to the NFL (2:00) – how this time will be different because the young up and coming players don’t hold him is as high of regards as the previous generation (10:00), will he even be a threat at TE (29:00) and much more. Plus, J Cole has signed to play with a Rwandan basketball team (41:00).


Vinnie Goodwill On NBA Play-In Games, Power Balance Of The East

Bomani Jones talks to Vinnie Goodwill from Yahoo! Sports about all the Knicks fans that have come out of hiding (3:00), why the Celtics’ long-term plans haven’t come to fruition (10:00), the Nets’ defensive problem headed into the Playoffs (24:00), is this the year that the 76ers need to make a title run on the back of Joel Embiid’s stellar play (30:00) and Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook having outstanding seasons for mediocre teams.


NBA Play-In Games, Georgia's NIL Bill & Book Club Part 3

Bomani Jones talks about how the NBA Play-In Tournament has the perfect amount of tension, on and off the court, to get you ready for the NBA Playoffs, and Georgia has signed a NIL bill for college athletes which will get them paid – but to what extent (12:00). Plus, Joel Anderson of Slate joins for the next installment of The Right Time Book Club on “’Cane Mutiny” by Bruce Feldman (25:00) to discuss the eras of coaches Butch Davis and Larry Coker at Miami, what prevented the dynasty from...


Foxworth Friday: Is Brian Gudenkunst really Jerry Krause?

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss what in the world the Packers are going to do about their disgruntled QB Aaron Rodgers and how they found themselves in this position (1:05). Does GM Brian Gutekunst even know what he has in backup QB Jordan Love (15:39)? Plus, Rodgers’ comparison of Gutekunst to former Bulls GM Jerry Krause, the value of the dual-threat QB in the league today and much more (28:30)!


David West & André Gudger of the Professional Collegiate League

Bomani Jones welcomes former NBA forward and COO of the Professional Collegiate League David West and entrepreneur André Gudger of Next Level Sports and Entertainment to break down the scope of the PCL following their TV distribution deal, including balancing investment with activism, the extent that the league will center athletes and how it will add value to their future careers post-athletics (15:03). Plus, what their dealings with the NCAA have been like thus far and more (21:29)!


Am I a Dummy?

Bomani Jones examines Aaron Rodgers’ failed “Draft Day” attempt to force a trade away from Green Bay and how the Packers have handled transitions away from their Hall of Fame QB’s (1:58). He also applauds coach Kyle Shanahan for “not being a dummy” and drafting QB prospect Trey Lance at #3, exposing the “dumbest draft narrative in the history of draft narratives” (18:32). Plus, an IYHH including Amazon opening up a hair salon in London (31:29) and your voicemails from encountering the “repo...


Foxworth Friday: Remembering Draft Days Past

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth laugh about their fits during the live edition of the podcast from the prior week and discuss having family in the military since Dominique’s son is obsessed (8:10). Also, how did Domonique spend draft day (19:53), how the NFL Draft became such a cottage industry (30:02), Bomani’s problem with the popularity of streamers like Logan Paul and more!


Shannon Penn on the Knicks!

Bomani Jones welcomes former The Right Time producer Shannon Penn back to the show to discuss the return of the New York Knicks to relevancy and the underperformance of the Celtics (2:08). Plus, they get into Twitter talking about Babe Ruth being Black, again, and more (27:55)!


Fair Questions & Book Club Part 2

Bomani Jones tries to get a handle on why this NBA season feels “different” and why viewership is down (1:19). His theory, in a word, LeBron. He also touches on the IOC “banning” athlete protests from the 2021 Olympic games (17:28). Plus, former ‘Canes RB Alonzo Highsmith joins for the next installment of The Right Time Book Club on “’Cane Mutiny” by Bruce Feldman to discuss playing under Howard Schnellenberger and Jimmy Johnson at the University of Miami, as well as how the team balanced...