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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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Atlanta, GA

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NBA Digital

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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.

Twitter:

@jeskeets

Language:

English


Episodes

The Drop - Friday, Oct. 20

10/20/2017
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On today's episode of The Drop, we discuss Gordon Hayward's injury, Giannis' MVP-like start, the best rookie debut, and the week's most concerning loss. That, plus Bobby Portis' suspension, what to call the Pistons' new arena, portly personal trainers, and whether the legend Red Panda has lost her "fastbowl."

Duration: 01:24:35


Thu. Oct. 19 - Freak Out

10/19/2017
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On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Giannis' MVP opener, the Pelicans' "support" players, and the Suns' worst loss in franchise history. That, plus Jeremy Lin's season-ending injury, Grizzlies fans booing Chandler Parsons, the new-look Wolves, Fake Klay in the Meme Team, and so much more.

Duration: 00:25:03


Wed. Oct. 18 - Hayward's Injury

10/18/2017
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On Wednesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Gordon Hayward's gruesome injury, where it leaves the Celtics, and who will step up. That, plus we overreact by playing "It's Just One Game, But ..." regarding CP3, the Warriors' loss, and LeBron; and in Crossfire, Trey and Leigh try not to punch each other while debating Bobby Portis' eight-game suspension.

Duration: 00:23:22


Tuesday, Oct. 17 - Opening Night Excitement

10/17/2017
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On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss whether Kyrie Irving deserves a video tribute in his return to Cleveland; place over/under bets on the Warriors' wins, Meme Team appearances, and 2018 All-Stars; and head to the NBA Butcher Shop for some super tasty beefs.

Duration: 00:24:36


Twitter Show - Tuesday, Oct. 17

10/17/2017
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On today's season premiere of The Starters Twitter Show, the guys discuss dark-horse MVP and ROY picks, sleeper teams, Kawhi Leonard's injury, and LaMarcus Aldridge's fat contract extension. That, plus the Embiid vs. Whiteside Twitter beef, who has the best burgers, "The Karate Kid" franchise, and so much more.

Duration: 01:09:54


NBA Season Preview, Part 9

10/16/2017
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On today's ninth (and final) part of The Starters' 82 Burning Questions series: Can anyone stop another Warriors-Cavs Finals? Do the Rockets have the NBA's best backcourt? And will the Bulls be the worst team in the league? That, plus NBA wishes, the biggest names to be traded, tips for surviving the marathon season, and more.

Duration: 00:25:23


The Drop - Friday, Oct. 13

10/13/2017
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On today's season premiere of The Drop, we discuss MVP favorites, Joel Embiid's contract extension, the Heat's potential, tanking candidates, and other NBA season preview questions we addressed. That, plus Garth Brooks live, Instagram captions, pizza, cigars, and whether Roger Federer is any good at ping-pong.

Duration: 01:23:05


NBA Season Preview, Part 8

10/12/2017
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On today's eighth part of The Starters' 82 Burning Questions series: Which player is under the most pressure? Are the Wolves a lock to make the playoffs? And is this the year the Spurs finally fall off? That, plus Coach of the Year picks, the Grizzlies' playoff streak, clutch players, dream Starters guests, and so much more.

Duration: 00:24:53


NBA Season Preview, Part 7

10/11/2017
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On today's seventh part of The Starters' 82 Burning Questions series: What was the worst move of the offseason? Will the Knicks be better without Melo? And is Joel Embiid worth $148 million? That, plus must-invite dunkers, who has the league's best handles, potential sophomore stars, and so much more.

Duration: 00:25:23


NBA Season Preview, Part 6

10/10/2017
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On today's sixth part of The Starters' 82 Burning Questions series: Who wins Rookie of the Year? What was the best under-the-radar offseason move? And is this LeBron's final year in Cleveland? That, plus the league's best bench, Dwight Howard's reputation, anticipated milestones, nicknames, and more.

Duration: 00:24:50


NBA Season Preview, Part 5

10/9/2017
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On today's fifth part of The Starters' 82 Burning Questions series: Who is this year's must-watch League Pass team? What "pun-tastic" N.Y. Post headline can we anticipate? And are the Jazz still a playoff team? That, plus Damian Lillard's All-Star chances, NBA rivalries, intriguing players, crazy promotions, and so much more.

Duration: 00:24:52


NBA Season Preview, Part 4

10/6/2017
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On today's fourth part of The Starters' 82 Burning Questions series: Which team is under the most pressure? Who wins Most Improved? And is LeBron still the best player in the league? That, plus the Raptors' best-case scenario, Nikola Jokic's ceiling, social media MVPs, and more.

Duration: 00:25:02


NBA Season Preview, Part 3

10/5/2017
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On today's third part of The Starters' 82 Burning Questions series: What was the best offseason trade? Is Kevin Durant the league's biggest villain? And can the young Lakers make the playoffs? That, plus signature shoes, DPOY picks, overrated players, Very Solid Plays, and more.

Duration: 00:25:01


Twitter Show - Tuesday, June 13

6/13/2017
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On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss the Warriors' 2017 title, Kevin Durant's Finals MVP, and LeBron's next move. All that, plus 3-on-3 ball, NBA necks, champagne goggles, giraffes, and so much more. Thanks for listening!

Duration: 01:18:33


Monday, June 12 - Here We Go Again?

6/12/2017
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On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss what to watch for in Game 5, including which team strikes first, who controls the pace, and whether Coach Kerr will unleash "The Death Lineup." All that, plus Leigh talks to Commissioner Silver about potential rule changes, fatherhood, and selfies.

Duration: 00:23:59


Thursday, June 8 - On The Verge

6/8/2017
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On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the guys breakdown Game 3 of the NBA Finals, including the Cavs' final possessions, KD's clutch three-pointer, and whether the Warriors will sweep. All that, plus Leigh talks to Andre Iguodala and Scottie Pippen, and we're stylin' and profilin' as we countdown Game 3's most buzzworthy moments.

Duration: 00:24:28


Tuesday, June 6 - Slow Motion For Me

6/6/2017
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On Tuesday's episode of The Starters: Do the Cavs need to slow the pace? Are the Warriors chasing 16-0? And is Curry and Durant the best duo of all-time? That, plus Leigh joins us live from Cleveland, and Trey talks to the Guy Fieri about in-arena snacks and why he's the Draymond Green of the culinary world.

Duration: 00:24:23


Twitter Show - Tuesday, June 6

6/6/2017
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On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss the lopsided 2017 NBA Finals, whether the Warriors are a dynasty, and the greatest duos of all-time. That, plus ideas to make the All-Star Game more competitive, the 40/40 club, watching movies on a plane, Would You Rather Qs, and Tas shares his favorite NBA champion mottos.

Duration: 01:15:17


Monday, June 5 - Game 2 Recap

6/5/2017
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On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys breakdown Game 2 of the Finals, including the Cavs' chances moving forward, possible adjustments, and Pierce's comments about Durant being the best player in the world. That, plus Trey talks to the Cavs' Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, and we countdown some of the funnier moments from Game 2.

Duration: 00:24:22


The Drop - Game 1 Recap (Fri. June 2)

6/2/2017
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On today's episode of The Drop, the guys breakdown Game 1 of the NBA Finals, including what the Cavs need to do better to make this a series. That, plus the greatest players to never make the playoffs, Kobe vs. LeBron, whether Guy Fieri is an actual chef, and Leigh pays tribute to a good friend, Simon Ibell (1979-2017). Rest in peace.

Duration: 01:16:31

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