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Jason "The Jet" Terry on Bucks-Raptors, Giannis, KD, Kawhi Leonard, and the All NBA Awards

Former Milwaukee Buck, Jason "The Jet" Terry, who retired last year after a 19-year NBA career, shares some insight into Giannis and Bucks, the current Bucks-Raptors play-off series, and who'll make the tougher opponent for the Golden State Warriors. Jason speaks to why Toronto may be more equipped than Milwaukee to handle the NBA Finals environment, how Giannis needs to improve his game to help his team, who should have made the various All NBA Teams (hello Patrick Beverley and Klay...


LA Times Tania Ganguli Breaks Down the Lakers, Magic Johnson, and LeBron James

LA Times beat writer Tania Ganguli has been covering the Lakers for the last 3 years, and was at the Lakers' press conference yesterday to introduce new head coach Frank Vogel. She joins to share her thoughts on what she saw and heard yesterday from Rob Pelinka (about Magic Johnson), Frank Vogel, and LeBron James. Tania also speaks to the Lakers' chaotic and drama-filled front office, Jeanie Buss' noticeable absence yesterday, "Laker Exceptionalism," their free agency and lottery plans and...


Jonathan Wasserman on the Lottery Draw, Zion Williamson, the Los Angeles Lakers, and Anthony Davis

B/R's NBA Draft Guru Jonathan Wasserman returns to break down the lottery draw and what it means for tanking, the top 10 picks, and potential trade packages from the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers for Zion Williamson. Jonathan shares draft scenarios for the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks, and Phoenix Suns, explains why there's really no difference between the 4th and 11th picks in this weak draft class, why Ja Morant is actually perfect for...


Wes Wilcox on Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and the Lottery

Former Atlanta Hawks GM, Wes Wilcox, returns to talk the future of eliminated playoff teams including which are (or should be) in crisis mode, which should be concerned, and which have nothing to worry about. He offers analysis and possible trade/free agent scenarios for the Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics, and Philadelphia 76ers. How will Kevin Durant's plans affect Kyrie Irving and Boston? What should Houston do with Chris Paul? How does competitive rebuilding factor...


Metta World Peace

Former Defensive Player of the Year, 4-time member of the All-Defensive Team, All-Star, 2010 NBA Champion, and star of the upcoming documentary, "Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story," Metta World Peace addresses his mental health issues, the Malice In The Palace, his relationship with Jermaine O'Neal, and growing up in the projects in New York. He also recalls pantsing Paul Pierce, brunching with Dr. Jerry Buss, and the inspiration he took from Dennis Rodman's Oprah appearance. Plus, he...


Actor Kelly AuCoin on the Portland Trail Blazers, Billions, and Dollar Bill Stern

Kelly AuCoin is "Dollar Bill Stern" on Showtime's "Billions." He's also a die-hard Portland Trail Blazers fan, who shed a few tears over Damian Lillard's 37-foot shot. Hear his take on the Blazers' post-season to date, and what drastic change he would make to the league if he were "Commish For A Day." He's also sharing plenty of great stories from the set of "Billions," including Dollar Bill's big boxing match against Mafee, meeting Deontay Wilder, singing Bruce Springsteen, and the creation...


Brooklyn Nets Coach Kenny Atkinson

Brooklyn Nets Coach Kenny Atkinson returns to talk about the team's breakthrough season, when he realized they were onto something, the night that Caris LeVert went down, the development and growth of D'Angelo Russell into a starting point guard and All-Star, and 2019 free agency. Kenny also speaks to his coaching style and philosophy, what it took to build the Nets culture, basketball's relationship with the media, and how he combats PSS (Post Season Syndrome). via Knit


Ric Bucher on the Warriors-Rockets Game 1 Officiating, Kevin Durant, and the Great (or not so much) Russell Westbrook

Ric Bucher, Senior Writer for Bleacher Report and host of the "Bucher & Friends" podcast, breaks down game 1 of the Warriors Rockets series, and how to keep the focus on the game(s) and not the officiating. He speaks to the Warriors current kumbaya chemistry and whether it's just a front for fans and media, and Kevin Durant's predicted offseason move to the New York Knicks, and how it compares to LeBron James' move to LA. And of course, Ric and Howard engage in the ongoing debate about...


Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey thinks the Utah Jazz series went better than he expected, is preparing for round 2 most likely against the Golden State Warriors even though he had hoped to potentially face them later in the playoffs, and addresses the Rockets 11-14 start. He also weighs in on lottery reform, the 3-point shot and its effect on the game, and Damian Lillard's series-winning, amazing shot against Oklahoma City. via Knit


ESPN's Tim Bontemps on the Eastern Conference Playoffs

ESPN's Tim Bontemps joins to breakdown the Eastern Conference playoffs to date, including the Boston Celtics making quick work of the Indiana Pacers. He weighs in on the upcoming Celtics-Bucks series, the Kyrie Irving-Gordon Hayward chemistry, why Giannis is the best player in the NBA (and will be for the next 6-10 years), and whether Coach Mike Buldenholzer's defense will hold up as the Bucks advance in their playoff run. Tim also speaks to why he believes the Raptors will give Golden State...


Richard Jefferson on LeBron, Steph, KD, Russell Westbrook, and the Lakers

Richard Jefferson, host of "The Road Trippin' Podcast" and Executive Producer of the new film, "Sprinter," returns to speak to his foray into movie making, and the reason this specific project connected with him. He also of course talks play-off basketball including whether anyone has a shot at beating the Warriors, what Philadelphia needs to do to beat the Nets, why it's tough to play in Portland, and why he thinks Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder is the most intense player in...


Game of Zones creators The Malamut Brothers

The Malamut Brothers, Craig and Adam, are the mad geniuses behind Game of Zones on the B/R app, and they just launched their brand new 8-episode season! Discover their take on the just-released Jimmy Butler episode, what they have planned with the Toronto Raptors, and why Game Of Thrones ending doesn't concern them too terribly much. The brothers also discuss their creative inspiration, their favorite episodes (Sun Kings) and characters, the ones they kinda feel bad about doing (Tobias...


J.A. Adande On Magic Johnson, The Lakers, and Charles Barkley

Former LA Times columnist and ESPN reporter, and current Director of Sports Journalism at Northwestern University, J.A. Adande. has a unique relationship with and perspective about Laker great, Magic Johnson. J.A. shares his insight on Magic's stunning resignation as President of Laker Operations, Magic's legacy as a player and Laker specifically, his role in bringing LeBron James to Los Angeles, and what the Lakers should consider doing in the wake of Magic's departure. J.A. also speaks to...


Kirk Goldsberry on the 3-Point Revolution, Giannis for MVP, and the All-NBA Ballot

Former VP of Strategic Research for the San Antonio Spurs, current ESPN NBA analyst, and author of the upcoming book, "SprawlBall: A Visual Tour of the New Era of the NBA," Kirk Goldsberry, discusses the rapid expansion of the 3-point revolution, and what it means for the game and the league. He and Howard also talk about the 4-point shot, banning field goal percentage, James Harden vs Giannis Antetokounmpo for MVP, Russell Westbrook criticism, the future of Andrew Wiggins, and the All NBA...


Milwaukee Bucks Co-Owner Marc Lasry and the Business of Winning

Marc Lasry is the co-owner of the team with the best record in the NBA and guaranteed home court advantage in the play-offs - the Milwaukee Bucks! Marc speaks to the Bucks' special season, when he knew they might be play-off bound, what Giannis Antetokounmpo is like on and off the court, why the Bucks' chemistry works, and how GM Jon Horst and Coach Mike Budenholzer shaped the culture and jump-started the team's progress. He also explains the business of winning, and shares some great...


Harvey Araton on GOAT Michael Jordan, Competitive Balance, and the Lakers vs the Knicks

Former New York Times journalist Harvey Araton's 8th book, "Elevated: The Global Rise Of The NBA," arrives April 16th. It's an interesting and unique look at the history of the NBA through a curated collection of New York Times articles published in the paper over the last 30-40 years. Harvey specifically speaks to Magic Johnson's welcome back after his HIV announcement, Michael Jordan's leadership style with the Bulls (and a great huddle story involving Scottie Pippen during the playoffs...


Vincent Goodwill on the Denver Nuggets, Western Conference Finals, Coach Of The Year, and the Hall of Fame

Yahoo! Sports Senior Writer, Vincent Goodwill, joins to talk about more than just his beloved Detroit Pistons! He's has thoughts on the Denver Nuggets, the Western Conference Finals and who, if anyone, is a threat to the Golden State Warriors, why the Milwaukee Bucks Mike Budenholzer should be Coach Of The Year, who are likely candidates for the upcoming All NBA teams, and why Chris Webber and Ben Wallace deserve to be in the basketball Hall of The Fame. via Knit


B/R College Hoops Experts Jonathan Wasserman and David Gardner on the Sweet 16 & the NBA Draft

B/R's college hoops experts, Jonathan Wasserman and David Gardner, offer analysis of the Sweet 16 and the remaining 20+ potential first round draft picks still remaining in the tournament! Hear their respective takes on Duke's Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, and Cam Reddish, Murray State's Ja Morant, Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke, UNC's Coby White, Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver, and Kentucky's Tyler Herro. They also talk draft wild cards, international players, injured ballers, the...


David Locke on the Utah Jazz, Laker Mistakes, and Elite Defenses

The radio voice of the Utah Jazz, and the founding CEO of The Locked On Podcast Network, David Locke, joins and engages in a spirited debate about elite offenses versus elite defenses. He also weighs in on the Los Angeles Lakers mistake in letting both Brook Lopez and D'Angelo Russell go, the Utah Jazz' standing in the Western Conference, the All-Star Team bias against Rudy Gobert, the incredible talent of Donovan Mitchell, and whether Gordon Hayward or Dennis Rodman is the biggest NBA...


The Coach David Thorpe on NBA Surprises, Busts, and LeBron James

The Coach, David Thorpe, is back talking about his return to True Hoop, his new venture, The Pro Training Center, and lots of NBA action! David runs down his surprises (both good and bad) so far in the season, and they include the Milwaukee Bucks, the Indiana Pacers, and the Washington Wizards. He runs down "bust, not or too-soon-to-tell" on Kevin Knox, Andrew Wiggins, and Lonzo Ball. He talks about average coaches versus elite coaches, fan code of conduct and zero-tolerance (in relation to...