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Jesse Williams and Stefan Marolachakis swap notes on sports, art, and life with a slew of special guests.






Robert Horry a.k.a. Big Shot Rob

This week: Jemele Hill makes a whole lot of sense, KD unveils some new kicks, and NBA fans are in an uproar about Melo's ESPN ranking! Then Robert Horry a.k.a. Big Shot Rob joins the show to talk about the coldest dude he ever played with, why he was shocked by Kyrie's trade request, and how he thinks Grandmama-era LJ is underrated. He also tells us which legendary coach gives the best halftime speeches—and reveals which one of his many big shots is his all-time favorite.

Duration: 01:07:19

Hoodie Melo, Flat Earth Hijinx, and Westbrook's West-Book

Stefan, Jesse, and Open Run's Special OKC Correspondent Garrett Colton tackle how to deal with the doldrums of the NBA offseason, the future of the Thunder, and whether or not Kyrie really believes the earth is flat.

Duration: 00:25:48

Will Anyone Ever Ever Beat the Warriors Again Ever?

Will this Warriors squad face any real challengers this decade? What are the ramifications of the Cavs-Celtics drama? Is there an added layer of meaning to the parking habits of Kristaps Porzingis?! Our Special Correspondent Nathaniel Rich helps us unpack it all on this week's Open Run.

Duration: 00:57:33

Taj Gibson on Reuniting With His Old Friends in Minnesota

Jesse and Stefan talk to Taj Gibson about reuniting with his old teammate Jimmy Butler in Minnesota, making the transition from young buck to seasoned veteran, and the time a little Knicks talk took his relationship with Coach Tom Thibodeau to a whole new level. Trainer Travelle Gaines also joins the show to shed light on what pro trainers do to help players deal with the rigors of the NBA, and just how all these epic offseason pickup games come together.

Duration: 00:54:32

New Laker Kentavious Caldwell-Pope aka "Bread from Heaven" aka The Young Pope

We talk to new Laker Kentavious Caldwell-Pope about how he's liking LA so far, and what it feels like to be called "bread from heaven" by his new team. Then we ask him about the hardest player to guard in the NBA is and his go-to pregame soundtrack before workshopping some new nickname ideas together.

Duration: 00:43:42

Kenyon Martin, Marc Spears, and the Lasting Power of NBA Jam

We've got three, count 'em THREE guests for you this week! First, The Undefeated's senior NBA writer Marc Spears tells us about his fantastic times at the NBA Africa Game, and why he left Harrison Barnes's wedding before any infamous dance sequences occurred. Then legendary NBA badass Kenyon Martin checks in to talk about his undefeated Big 3 Squad, where he thinks his former teammate Melo will end up, and the best trash talkers he's ever met. And we talk to Jeff Chen, organizer of the NYC...

Duration: 00:55:18

Muggsy Bogues and Director Sheldon Candis on the Greatest High School Squad of All Time

What is the greatest high school basketball team of all time? Many would argue it was the Dunbar Poets of the early '80s, which featured future NBA players Muggsy Bogues, Reggie Lewis, David Wingate, and Reggie Williams. Director Sheldon Candis joins us to talk about his upcoming documentary about the team, "Baltimore Boys," and then the legendary Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues tells us what it was like being part of that celebrated squad, the secret to making it in the NBA at 5'3", and the time...

Duration: 01:12:13

Larry Sanders on Kyrie, the Cavs, and Life Outside the NBA

Former Milwaukee Buck and Cleveland Cavalier Larry Sanders joins the show to talk about why he first stepped away from the NBA, his decision to join the Cavs this past spring, and why he wasn't actually all that surprised by Kyrie Irving's trade request.

Duration: 00:46:38

Houston, We Have a Problem

Carmelo Anthony wants to leave the Knicks and join the Rockets, but can the two teams actually make that happen? Does Lonzo Ball's Summer League MVP win mean he's going to turn the NBA into the BBA? And then: a story about a man ripping off NBA players by masquerading as Adele's manager inspires Stefan to share his own tale about the worst compulsive liar he ever met.

Duration: 00:46:48

Is Knicks Owner James Dolan the Donald Trump Jr. of Sports?

The guys return from vacation to answer this, and other pressing questions! Will Paul George end up on the Lakers? Will LeBron join him there? Will Melo soon be a Houston resident? Are we going to do color commentary at a Lakers practice soon?! Don't you worry—all your questions shall be answered on this week's installment of Open Run, the baddest hoops podcast in the business.

Duration: 00:47:53

Paul George to the Thunder! Emergency Call with OKC Correspondent Garrett Colton

Well, it's safe to say we didn't see this trade coming: Paul George is joining reigning MVP Russell Westbrook on the Oklahoma City Thunder! Moments after the news broke, Jesse and Stefan got Open Run's OKC correspondent Garrett Colton on the phone to see how people are feeling in Oklahoma City, a.k.a. Action City, and to talk about how this might change the Thunder's standing in the West next season.

Duration: 00:26:04

David West, NBA Champ

David West of the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors joins the show to talk about his epic post-Finals speech, why he could afford to prioritize winning, and the breaking news about CP3 joining the Houston Rockets.

Duration: 00:37:55

Emergency Hoops Therapy Session & NBA Draft Talk with Jonathan Wasserman

Jesse and Stefan stage an emergency meeting in NYC to help each other deal with their Jimmy Butler and Kristaps Porzingis stress. Then Bleacher Report's NBA Draft Writer Jonathan Wasserman joins up to recap the Draft and share his favorite picks o' the night.

Duration: 00:48:08

Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post on All the Latest Trades & Rumors

The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps joins the show for a quick breakdown of the very first moves of the offseason, and the countless rumors floating around—including all that Porzingis trade talk that had the internet abuzz, and Stefan's heart aflutter.

Duration: 00:22:24

Caron Butler & Anthony Slater Join Us to Put This Season to Bed

NBA Champion & two-time All-Star Caron Butler joins us to share his unique insight into these finals as a former teammate of Kevin Durant in OKC. Then, we talk to current Warriors beat writer—and former OKC Thunder beat writer—Anthony Slater about the arc of KD's career, good ol' superteams, and the state of the NBA. And that's not all! Open Run's OKC correspondent Garrett Colton shares his thoughts, and our producer Ben Cruz takes a little time to gloat. It's all here in the Open Run...

Duration: 01:38:10

Festus Ezeli and Myles Brown Talk NBA Finals, Superteams, LeBron vs. Jordan

Former Golden State Warrior and 2015 NBA Champion Festus Ezeli joins the show to tell Jesse and Stefan what it's really like to play against the Cavs in the NBA Finals. Then we talk to writer Myles Brown about the challenges LeBron is facing right now, the differences between his and Steph Curry's paths to greatness, and our complicated feelings about seeing Durant in a Warriors uniform.

Duration: 01:28:05

NBA Finals Preview w/Marcus Thompson & Allie Clifton!

It's NBA Finals Preview time! In this corner, representing the Warriors: Mercury News columnist, co-host of the Dray Day podcast, and author of Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry....Marcus Thompson! Aaaaand representing the Cavs: Fox Sports Ohio sideline reporter and co-host of the Road Trippin’ podcast...Allie Clifton! And, of course, as always, we bring you a fresh and tasty Shame or Fame—and we dive into your hotline messages. It's all happening, folks.

Duration: 01:09:32

Playoff Talk, News o' the Day, and the All-New Open Run Hotline!

Jesse and Stefan catch up on the playoffs and how they're coping with blowout boredom. We've also got breaking news o' the day, updates on last week's date night Shame or Fame, and listener messages from the all-new Open Run Hotline!

Duration: 00:52:34

NBA Insider Sam Amick on the Conference Finals & the Neverending Zaza Saga

USA Today’s NBA insider Sam Amick joins the show to talk about the Conference Finals matchups, the NBA Draft Lottery results, and Zaza vs. Kawhi, Pop, and the entire city of San Antonio.

Duration: 01:22:58

Desus and Mero! Bodega Boys in the Building!

Open Run. Desus & Mero. It's all Big Baller Brand everything when the duos unite to talk about $500 sneakers, the playoffs, all-time NBA greats, and Knicks, Knicks, Knicks.

Duration: 01:32:39

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