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The Friday Mailbag: Slightly More Generous

Zach Harper, Angie Treasure, BLK Tray, Tom Haberstroh, BIG Wos, Jade, Anthony Mayes, Eden Liu and Mama Hoye answer listener questions from Twitter.

Duration: 01:57:03

Rocket Science, MVPs and LBJ's Future

Tom Haberstroh, David Thorpe and Jared Dubin ponder whether the Rockets are as good as the Warriors. Deep dive on Houston, Chris Paul, team chemistry and James Harden and his MVP chances. Later in the show, Washington Post's Tim Bontemps joins to talk about MVP logic and frontrunners. Also Coach on Udonis Haslem's desire and work ethic. Lonzo Ball and the Lakers futire and options. Where will LeBron land next year? Finally how long will the Ball's last in Lithuania?

Duration: 01:37:48

An Offer He Can't Refuse

Zach Harper, Tom Haberstroh, BLK Tray, Jade and Mariano Bivins welcome in Jerry Ferrara to talk about his simmering feud with Tray. Also, the Knicks, and filming Power. Later BIG Wos joins the show to talk more about the Knicks, whether Paul George will be booed in his return to Indiana, the over/under achieving Timberwolves, Charles Barkley in Alabama and much much more.

Duration: 01:17:03

Blood and Thunder

Tom Haberstroh, Mariano Bivins, Zach Harper, BLK Tray, BIG Wos and Seerat Sohi deep dive on the Thunder. What's the problem in OKC? Russell Westbrook's struggles, Melo's departure and PG's plea. Also Kawhi does karate, and Matt Barnes calls it a career.

Duration: 01:10:43

The Friday Mailbag: Making Bad Air Worse

Jade, Zach Harper, BIG Wos, BLK Tray, Tom Haberstroh, Anthony Mayes, Mama Hoye and Mariano Bivins answer listener questions from Twitter.

Duration: 01:55:29

Return to Sender: Understanding Your Role

Tom Haberstroh and David Thorpe answer listener questions from Twitter.

Duration: 01:23:25

Green Eggs and Sam Amick

Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Tom Haberstroh and Jade welcome in USA Today's Sam Amick to talk about the Sac Kings, the Warriors, the KD v Boogie Cousins beef, growing up in Pleasantville and so much more.

Duration: 01:06:54

Entertaining the Notion

Zach Harper, BLK Tray, BIG Wos, Mariano Bivins, Tom Haberstroh, Anthony Mayes and Jade. 0:00 - Soundcheck / Mari's Letter to the Giants / Japanese Babe Ruth 13:30 - KD vs Cousins 24:00 - Cousins' reputation 26:00 - KD vs Steph 27:30 - Curryless Warriors 30:00 - Curry's ankle worries 36:00 - Clippers DeAndre Jordan hires an agent / Doc's future 37:00 - Bucks dream team / Brogdon hype 39:00 - Questionable starters around the league 40:00 - George Hill lost 41:30 - Who are the...

Duration: 01:24:42

The Friday Mailbag: The Farthest Point

Zach Harper, Jade, BIG Wos, BLK Tray, Tom Haberstroh, Marino Bivins, Angie Treasure, Anthony Mayes and Mama Hoye answer listener question on Twitter. Special guests: Prim Siripipat, Harsha Muralidhar, Baseel Ali, Jimmy James Watkins and Maksims Fridmans.

Duration: 02:02:52

Too Early To Panic

Tom Haberstroh, David Thorpe and Tim Bontemps. Ben Simmons gets hacked while flourishing. The Hornets are struggling, why? Fizdale future possibly in LA. The Grizzlies trade options and future. The Thunder's woes and options if they continue to be mediocre. Also the Rockets, Lakers and Brandon Ingram. Show notes: 0:00 - Tom's Movember to Remember 5:00 Ben Simmons Hack-A 8:00 Shot-Eye Dominance 14:00 Charlotte Struggling 19:00 Fizdale Options, Gasol relationship 21:00 Grizz trade...

Duration: 01:17:55

Reasons To Believe

Zach Harper, BLK Tray, BIG Wos and Seerat Sohi. LeBron Ejection. Kanter trolls again. James Dolan's masterpiece. Coach Killer Marc Gasol. Giannis says "I'll fuck you up." Mirotic shows up to a game. Kobe's retired two years ago.

Duration: 01:16:21

Take That For Data

Tom Haberstroh, BLK Tray, BIG Wos, Mariano Bivins and Zach Harper briefly. David Fizdale fired, fallout and meanings. Chandler Parson vs Stephen Jackson. Blake Griffin injured, the misery of the Clippers continues. Lonzo Ball and the Lakers expectations. Tim Floyd's unprofessional retirement. Victor Oladipo. The Thunder's woes.

Duration: 01:15:27

Return To Sender: Thanksgiving Mailbag - Part 2

Part 2: Coach Thorpe and Tom Haberstroh answer listener questions via Twitter. Topics and Questions Donald Trump vs LaVar Ball Basketball is life vs Life is basketball Taking a break from the game Lonzo walking off the court and machismo And much more... Happy Thanksgiving!

Duration: 01:06:07

Return To Sender: Thanksgiving Mailbag - Part 1

Coach Thorpe and Tom Haberstroh answer listener questions via Twitter. Topics and Questions: Our daughter's role models American vs European players The right way to take a vacation Judging players early on. How evaluations change. Kemba Does sweet potato pie count as a vegetable? And much more...

Duration: 00:50:10

The Friday Mailbag: Vulnerable to Storms

Jade, Zach Harper, Tom Haberstroh, BIG Wos, Mariano Bivins, Tray, Mama Hoye, Seerat Sohi, Angie Treasure, Anthony Mays, Mans Malm and special guest Kevin Pelton answer listener questions vie Twitter. Special guests: Brandon Smith, Jakub Koslacz and Christian Harris.

Duration: 01:54:04

We Will Not Jinx The Knicks

Jerry Ferrara drops by the show to talk about the "red-hot" Knicks, reversing the Friends curse, his nephew Kristaps Porzingis, Season 5 of Power and great moments from his acting career. With Zach Harper, Tom Haberstroh, BIG Wos, Jade and BLK Tray.

Duration: 01:01:52

Joel Embiid, Pretty Pretty Good

David Thorpe, Tom Haberstroh and Tim MacMahon recount the historic night Joel Embiid had in LA on Wednesday. Also Dwight Howard and Clint Capella talk.

Duration: 01:10:01

Secrets to a Healthy Diet

Tom Haberstroh, Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Jade, Mariano Bivins, Seerat Sohi and BLK Tray. The lost POD and the Arthur fist meme. White Arthur. Petty LeBron. Kyrie gone Vegan. How should the Pelicans play with Davis and Cousins? Eating healthy with BLK Tray.

Duration: 01:21:15

Coaching, Teammates and Adversity

Tom Haberstroh, David Thorpe, Prim Siripipat and Stephanie Ready on what it means to be a teammate. The ways to coach, and be coached. And dealing with the unexpected in life, sports and careers.

Duration: 01:07:32

The Friday Mailbag: Depending On Certain Variables

Zach Harper, Mariano Bivins, BLK Tray, BIG Wos, Jade, Anthony Mayes, Eden Liu, Mama Hoye, Jerome Cheng and Angie Treasure answer listener questions via Twitter. Special guests: Will Brown, Jay Sampson, Eric Black and Omar Spahi.

Duration: 01:55:20

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