The Sixers go into the All-Star break red-hot, at 30-25, with Embiid and Simmons participating in All-Star weekend. We talk about Dario Saric's amazing season and the other reasons for the Sixers success at the break, the comeback against Miami, and TJ McConnell's triple double.
Also, Derek Bodner of The Athletic (subscribe at the athletic.com/rtrs for a 25% discount), joins us to talk about his report about Markelle Fultz, that suggests Fultz began to change his shot before his pre-draft...
Remember the good old days, when the NBA trade deadline was the second most fun day of the year for us (second to the NBA Lottery obviously)? Well, it's not anymore. We've traded some wins for drama at the deadline. We discuss the Sixers quiet deadline, and the already-legendary Bryan Colangelo press availability that happened on Friday.
Come see Spike and TJ McConnell at Time After Time Watches at the Bellevue Hotel on Tuesday 2/13 from 5pm till 6pm. Meet TJ!
Come see Spike and Eric Slick...
JJ Redick had TJ McConnell on his podcast this week and said the shit out of the name as we continue our takeover of the Ringer from the inside. We get you ready for the trade deadline for the Tyreke Evans Trade Deadline Primer, discuss Malcolm Brogdon's fear of the process and discuss Joel Embiid's first ever NBA back to back.
There is simply no better team in sports than the Sixers in January. We discuss the week in games, including a season sweep of the Spurs, the recent great play of TLC, a long-overdue edition of Around The League with Ish Smith, some trades from the Lorenzo Brown mailbag, and finally the long promised discussion of the Black Mirror episode Hang The DJ as a metaphor for The Process.
Joel Embiid is an All-Star starter in 2018, soak it in. He's starting an All-Star game before Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, and most surprisingly Doug McDermott. We discuss the greatness of Embiid, whether Simmons will make the team, and if the Sixers should be in on trying to trade for Kemba Walker or Rodney Hood. We also touch on the Markelle Fultz situation, the Process Echo Chamber, and the current struggles of Robert Covington.
Only one game since the last podcast, and it sucked, so we get into a mailbag that addresses the concerns over Markelle Fultz's jumper, panic deadline trades, whether we have to change the name of Operation Shithole, and more!
We thought January 2017 might be as good as it gets, but what if January 2018 might be as good as it gets? We recap the wins over the Spurs and Stan Van Gundy, dip into the Lorenzo Brown mailbag for a question about Sam Hinkie and Ben Simmons, and discuss the new videos of Markelle Fultz shooting.
Saturday (January 6th) at midnight is the DEADLINE to reserve your seat on Bus The Process III. We're going to Chicago, then Milwaukee, to see the Sixers play on ESPN.
Let's relive some of the best and worst moments of 2017 for the Sixers and the Ricky. There is a lot of stuff in here you won't believe is just this year.
Thank you to everyone for your support in 2017. It's been great. See you at the Lottery Party!
Bus The Process III: Operation Shithole reservations close for good on 1/6/18, don't get left out!
We discuss Joel Embiid's injury, the people who were wrong, do some Adam Silver slam poetry, ask Chris Ryan about Bill Simmons a lot, talk to Jake Pavorsky about why he left us, say Markelle Fultz will be better than James Harden, and do a really out of control Q&A with the guys from BGN Radio and Larry Poff.
Thanks for coming!
The Sixers lost again on Tuesday night, and again to a bad team. Back to back losses to the Bulls and the Kings (without Joel Embiid) have people out for Brett Brown blood. We talk about how Brown has done this year and what responsibility he has to fix what's wrong. We also discuss Ben Simmons' decision to take six shots in last night's game.
The live Ricky is FRIDAY! Tickets are $18 if you get them before Friday, and $20 on Friday.
Joel Embiid was great in the three overtime loss to the Thunder, but played 49 minutes, and 88 minutes in the last two games with a sore back. Is this too much? Would you trade for Paul George knowing he's a free agent? ESPN did a whole day on the Sixers and din't say the name, some Bryan Colangelo Relationship advice and Around The League with Ish Smith.
Amazing news, the first 200 people into Friday night's live Ricky, We Were Right Before Christmas, will get the incredible Allen...
The losing streak is over! Somehow, the Sixers find a way to get it done in Minnesota. We talk about Embiid's performance, and the feature written about him by ESPN. We discuss ESPN Sixers Day, and dive into the mailbag to discuss a potential sneaker war on the team. We also argue about Bryan Colangelo's moves so far.
Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram met again, and Ingram got the better of it this time. How does that matchup look moving forward? We look at what went wrong in the home losses this week, and a rousing mailbag including a potential fistfight with Joel Embiid and TJ McConnell.
Another thanks to Run The Jewels for agreeing to allow us to use the song "Legend Has It" as our new intro song. Listen to their music, buy their stuff and let them send you push notifications.
It's been 300 days since Mike ended the podcast correctly. All it took was Trevor Booker, a second round pick, and Nik Stauskas to get it done. We react to the life and times of Jahlil Okafor the SIxer, and bid a fond farewell to the living pick swap, Nik Stauskas.
There has also been an update on Markelle Fultz.
We also welcome brand new intro music to the podcast, give a big welcome to our friends (maybe one day) in...
It might seem a little excessive to do awards, grades, and predictions at the quarter-season mark of an NBA season, but to us it seems perfectly reasonable. We'll grade out all of the Sixers players, coach, and GM, as well as give out some normal, and some strange awards.
We announced this week that The Ringer's Chris Ryan will join us on stage at We Were Right Before Christmas on December 22nd, and BGN Radio announced that Larry "He's Our Baby" Poff will join them on stage. It's really...
Hack-A-Simmons? InBentional Fouls? Whatever we're calling it, it happened against the Wizards and there was a big argument about it. We discuss that, Embiid's defensive dominance, and Adam Silver the Snake. We also announce our first special guest for We Were Right Before Christmas, tickets available on our website! They are $18 until the day of the show, when they become $20.
Thanksgiving has passed, so has Black Friday, so we kick off Super Saturday by rehashing the LeBron to the Sixers story, worrying a touch about Ben Simmons' elbow, discussing the two comfortable wins over Portland and Utah, open up the Lorenzo Brown mailbag, and who would win in a one-possession battle, TJ or TJ?
The second Live Ricky is happening on December 22nd at Underground Arts with our friends in BGN Radio. We have some special guests planned and we're looking forward to partying...
This is just a short note to let you know about a very special announcement, the second live Rights To Ricky Sanchez. It's taking place on December 22nd, and all of the great information is in this podcast or on our website rightstorickysanchez.com. A new full podcast is coming on Saturday.
A lot to cover on this week's podcast! We've got a Robert Covington extension (victory for The Process), a Joel Embiid explosion (victory for The Process), a half-assed admittance of being wrong by Bill Simmons, and we discuss the tale of two halves that was Saturday night's Warriors game.
We also introduce some new segments named for former Sixers.
In honor of Joel Embiid's performance against the Lakers, Ben Simmons' trascendence, and Robert Covington's contract, we're reporting our October 3rd, 2013 interview with Sam Hinkie. We were all so young and innocent. We'll be back this weekend!