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The Starters

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The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.

The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.
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Location:

Atlanta, GA

Networks:

NBA Digital

Description:

The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.

Twitter:

@jeskeets

Language:

English


Episodes

The Drop - All-Star Picks (Jan. 19)

1/19/2018
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On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the 2018 NBA All-Star Game starters, who LeBron will draft first, and then select/debate their East and West reserves. That, plus pickup basketball fights, Steve Kerr's Hall of Fame chances, Nate Jones' smoothie, what constitutes a snack, and so much more.

Duration: 01:23:41


Thu. Jan. 18 - The Starters Starters

1/18/2018
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On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate who should start the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Embiid, Horford or Porzingis for the final East frontcourt spot? And what about the West: Aldridge, Cousins or Green? That, plus Baron Davis is back to discuss tunnels and toes; plus a brand new Meme Team.

Duration: 00:23:20


Wed. Jan. 17 - Haymakers, Suspensions, Tributes

1/17/2018
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On Wednesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Aaron Afflalo's expensive haymaker, the NBA finally punishing the Rockets, and the Celtics not interrupting Pierce's big night with a tribute video for IT. That, plus a special midseason awards edition of Crossfire, Kawhi Leonard's latest injury setback, Anthony Davis' MVP chances, and more.

Duration: 00:24:02


Tue. Jan. 16 - Tensions High

1/16/2018
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On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Cavs need to make a trade, and who's to blame in the Rockets-Clips locker room fiasco? That, plus 3D joins us live from Boston, a supersized edition of NBA bloopers, and statues.

Duration: 00:23:38


The Drop - Friday, Jan. 12

1/12/2018
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On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the Raptors' big win over the Cavs, who should start the 2018 All-Star Game, and Dion Waiters' season-ending surgery. That, plus numerous Worst of the Week nominees, baseball butts, who we'd like in the Dunk Contest, small hands, Elton John, and London, England.

Duration: 01:25:57


Thu. Jan. 11 - London Delivers

1/11/2018
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On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether today's 76ers-Celtics was the best London Game yet, if the fans have the right All-Stars starters, and Lou Williams' chances of being selected after droppin' 50. That, plus Al Harrington joins us to talk about his NBA career and medical marijuana; new Meme Team; and Tas says goodbye to England.

Duration: 00:23:04


Wed. Jan. 10 - Punches Thrown

1/10/2018
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On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Serge Ibaka and James Johnson's suspensions, Westbrook skipping out the media, and KD approaching 20,000 points. That, plus Tas interviews Comm. Silver in London, a special Euro-themed edition of Crossfire, and Kyrie doubles down on his flat earth theory.

Duration: 00:23:33


Tue. Jan. 9 - Curry Favor

1/9/2018
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On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate Steph Curry's MVP candidacy, whether the Wolves are a legit contender, and if the Grizzlies can get a first-round draft pick for Tyreke Evans. That, plus Tas joins us live from London with some NBA tea time stories, and we talk to 3D in OKC.

Duration: 00:24:13


Twitter Show - Tue. Jan. 9

1/9/2018
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On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss the Wolves' strong play, Isaiah Thomas' ejection, Steve Kerr's comments on LaVar Ball, and Draymond's latest fine. That, plus muscular NBA arms, the poor Orlando Magic, the "Air Bud" series, New Year's Eve expectations, and so much more.

Duration: 01:20:21


Mon. Jan. 8 - Is LaVar News?

1/8/2018
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On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Rick Carlisle ripping ESPN for giving LaVar Ball a platform, Kawhi Leonard's shoulder injury, and whether Dellavedova's hard foul on Beal was dirty and warranted an ejection. That, plus Mirotic's trade request, the Wolves' neon green jerseys, new Weekend Whoopsies, and more.

Duration: 00:23:14


The Drop- Friday, Jan. 5

1/5/2018
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On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the first NBA All-Star returns, OKC's recent strong play, and whether Paul George is still headed to the Lakers. That, plus odd NBA comparisons, office thievery, Mike Huckabee, cold weather, arena jobs, the best type of Cheetos, and so much more.

Duration: 01:21:14


The Drop - Friday, Jan. 5

1/5/2018
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On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the first NBA All-Star returns, OKC's recent strong play, and whether Paul George is still headed to the Lakers. That, plus odd NBA comparisons, office thievery, Mike Huckabee, cold weather, arena jobs, the best type of Cheetos, and so much more.

Duration: 01:20:10


Thu. Jan. 4 - The Pitch

1/4/2018
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On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Westbrook's "championship pitch" to Paul George, whether the Rookie of the Year race is wide open, and Kyle Kuzma callin' out his Lakers' effort. That, plus we take a look at the first fan returns for the 2018 All-Star Game, and Ron Baker's face stars in The Meme Team.

Duration: 00:23:40


Wed. Jan. 3 - IT Support

1/3/2018
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On Wednesday's episode of The Starters, the guys grade Isaiah Thomas' Cavs debut, discuss the juicy new details about Kyrie's departure from Cleveland, and debate the craziest shot from last night in the NBA. That, plus the Clippers' playoff chances, Crossfire, and a VSP.

Duration: 00:23:09


Tue. Jan. 2 - Resolutions

1/2/2018
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On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Harden's hamstring injury, DeRozan's career night, and whether Lakers coach Luke Walton is on the hot seat. That, plus we talk to 3D live from Cleveland about Isaiah Thomas returning to action tonight, as well as share some NBA New Year's resolutions.

Duration: 00:23:42


The Holiday Drop - Friday, Dec. 22

12/22/2017
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On today's special episode of The Drop, the guys hand out some last-minute NBA gifts, share their NBA Christmas wish lists, and, in the spirit of Festivus, air some grievances. That, plus rescheduling the Xmas Day games, New Year's resolutions, porcelain pirates, and the hottest holiday bars in the game. Happy Holidays!

Duration: 01:18:27


Thu. Dec. 21 - Kuz Control

12/21/2017
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On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether Kyle Kuzma was the steal of the NBA Draft, if the Nikola-led Bulls will ever lose again, and which team is the NBA's best kept secret. That, plus Leigh is The Most Interesting Man in the World, a brand new edition of The Meme Team, and an exclusive first look at NBA RedZone!

Duration: 00:24:40


Wed. Dec. 20 - You Have The Power

12/20/2017
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On Wednesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Anthony Davis just wanting to win, the Hall of Fame modifying their enshrinement process, and the latest news about Curry's ankle. That, plus a special Xmas Crossfire, players who deserve some early All-Star support, Charlie Villanueva's missing toilet, and more.

Duration: 00:25:10


Tue. Dec. 19 - The Newly Teammates Game

12/19/2017
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On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate last night's worse gut-punch loss (Lakers or Pacers), the crazier win streak (Rockets or Bulls), and the bigger dunk on KD (Randle or Nance). That, plus Pacers' Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner join us to discuss Bojan's turnover, Indy's strong start, and to play "The Newly Teammates Game."

Duration: 00:25:09


Twitter Show - Tuesday, Dec. 19

12/19/2017
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On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss Kobe's jersey ceremony, whether Vince will end his career in Toronto, Carlos Boozer's official retirement, and why the NBA has to publicize the All-Star Game Draft. That, plus donuts, NBA kisses, our favorite Christmas Day games, and so much more.

Duration: 01:17:53

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