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Stuff like: who the best or worst broadcasting teams are / which podcasts are worth checking out / which nbatv shows are good / how bad inside the nba is / etc.

Spottie, Friday, 12 January 2018 21:56 (three years ago) link

listening to the Kyrie episode of JJ Redick's podcast and kyrie is a weirdo. anyway in a snippet of it JJ said the rim on one side of the court (at the England arena) was crooked. 76ers shot well in the first half and Boston in the 2nd half. idk thought that was interesting

Spottie, Friday, 12 January 2018 22:02 (three years ago) link

the minn broadcast team is good like everyone says. i actually learn stuff from those guys.

call all destroyer, Friday, 12 January 2018 22:04 (three years ago) link

yeah i like them. i like the pdx team as well.

Spottie, Friday, 12 January 2018 22:19 (three years ago) link

So my top pods are:

listen to every one p much
Lowe Post
Woj Pod
House of Strauss – New pod with Ethan Strauss and his wife Allie (some hoops but kind of all over the place)
JJ Redick
bill simmons when he has hoops talk
warriors plus/minus with tim kawakami and marcus thompson

listen to some but not all
The Ringer NBA show — with Network and those peeps
Talk Hoops with Zach Harper
Basketball Friends — Haberstroh and other people
Open Floor: SI's NBA Show — Ben Golliver & Andrew Sharp
The Hoop Collective — all kind of espn writers
RealGM Radio — Danny Leroux pod

Spottie, Friday, 12 January 2018 22:36 (three years ago) link

i love the TBF guys. THC is a pretty pale imitation at this point.

call all destroyer, Friday, 12 January 2018 22:39 (three years ago) link

agree

Spottie, Friday, 12 January 2018 22:43 (three years ago) link

plz post juicy nuggs from podcasts in here plz thanks in advance

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 22:54 (three years ago) link

actually we require that you listen to the full pods to be able to comment itt

Spottie, Friday, 12 January 2018 23:01 (three years ago) link

rude!

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 23:09 (three years ago) link

i love the basketball jones/the starters weekly pod, but I could understand if it is way too silly for some. Road trippin is occasionally entertaining. The Ringer's NBA pods should be much better than they are. Give Shea Serrano a podcast, simmons!

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Saturday, 13 January 2018 04:50 (three years ago) link

I fully admit to watching the starters daily nba tv show most days please do not ban me

Clay, Saturday, 13 January 2018 05:13 (three years ago) link

lol those guys are living the life props to them for turning hoops fandom into a career. havent really listened to them since the TBJ days, I follow them all on twitter tho.

Spottie, Saturday, 13 January 2018 05:39 (three years ago) link

i can only (sporadically) get into the tv show around all-star game and playoffs, but yeah they are inspirations

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Saturday, 13 January 2018 05:56 (three years ago) link

I mostly like the constant dunking on leigh ellis and his constant Dad ways

Clay, Saturday, 13 January 2018 06:04 (three years ago) link

bill simmons on Lowe's pod just released, im sure to discuss the Rox/Clips dramz

Spottie, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 19:08 (three years ago) link

it was p good. but they are mostly talking midseason awards or w/e. think lowe is going on simmons' pod tomorrow.

anyone watch the rachel nichols show the jump?

Spottie, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:33 (three years ago) link

i'd like to but it's on at a time where i am never watching tv

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:48 (three years ago) link

yeah the timing is rough, i let it run in the background when im at work sometimes. p good. she gets good guests.

Spottie, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 02:43 (three years ago) link

Chris Paul watched ASG last yr and didn’t like lack of competition... he hated seeing Steph have fun especially when he laid down on floor during game after Giannis dunk. From @BontaHill show with @sam_amick

— warriorsworld (@warriorsworld) January 20, 2018

Spottie, Saturday, 20 January 2018 21:11 (three years ago) link

Didn’t know cp was a “play the game the right way” truther . What a dork.

Spottie, Saturday, 20 January 2018 21:12 (three years ago) link

lol cmon of course he is

lag∞n, Saturday, 20 January 2018 21:14 (three years ago) link

How does kev stan for someone who hates fun so much?

Spottie, Saturday, 20 January 2018 21:17 (three years ago) link

Windhorst
"Right now, the best place for Isaiah would be in the G-League...He's costing the Cavs games right now. It would be better if he was costing the Charge games."

fgti spinner (Spottie), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:45 (three years ago) link

shd be standard to rehab in the minors after a big injury, players shd be into it, chance to get yr groove back in a low pressure situation

lag∞n, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:05 (three years ago) link

agree

fgti spinner (Spottie), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:09 (three years ago) link

congrats to zach lowe for finally figuring out a workable hair situation.
http://i68.tinypic.com/2hol79e.jpg
also his new pod w woj man between the two of them is just way too much stuttering! both really dry basketball nerds does not make for an entertaining podcast.

fgti spinner (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 03:52 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

ESPN announced that they are expanding their Rachel Nichols hosted, The Jump, to one hour.

— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) February 20, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:32 (three years ago) link

Richard Jefferson on Simmons had a lot of great Cavs drama gossip

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:42 (three years ago) link

gotta check that

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:43 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Ethan Strauss joining the Athletic might be enough to push me over the edge to sign up.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 13 April 2018 16:14 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

Hey nerds listen to the basketball movie podcast my sister has started doing w her friends

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/film-court/id1393865270?mt=2

devops mom (silby), Thursday, 5 July 2018 02:01 (three years ago) link

Subd. I’ll check it out

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Thursday, 5 July 2018 05:32 (three years ago) link

Thanks; please thinkfluence all your friends so she becomes extremely successful.

devops mom (silby), Thursday, 5 July 2018 05:35 (three years ago) link

breens greatest calls

Mike Breen Greatest Calls: A Thread pic.twitter.com/BeehE5aItT

— Ike (@ManILoveOhio) July 16, 2018

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Monday, 16 July 2018 22:43 (three years ago) link

cant wait for this show

“I still regret giving my 14-year-old my name.” - @KingJames

This and more real, unfiltered conversation with @OBJ_3, @mavcarter, and more in UNINTERRUPTED’s unscripted series THE SHOP.

First episode dropping 8/28, exclusively on @HBO. pic.twitter.com/zIoxEgBnJn

— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) July 26, 2018

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Thursday, 26 July 2018 20:52 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Shams leaving Yahoo for the Athletic.

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 16:39 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

SVG joining ESPN

Our Andrew Marchand reporting Stan Van Gundy expected to join ESPN as studio analyst. Would love instead to see Mike Breen paired with the Brockport boys - Jeff and Stan https://t.co/tZQeTl3K3S

— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) September 28, 2018

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Friday, 28 September 2018 22:16 (two years ago) link

they gotta let those guys do a game together at some point.

call all destroyer, Friday, 28 September 2018 22:27 (two years ago) link

For sure

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Saturday, 29 September 2018 00:24 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

my fav hoops pod rn is brian windhorst's espn pod w/ the other espn basketball ppl. it's basically the old truehoop podcast but w/ all good/smart writers and no "personalities" like amin or the more talk radio-ish guys that used to be on the truehoop pods. windhorst is kind of a garbage writer but as a moderator of conversation he's good bcuz he is very very knowledgeable about the league.

J0rdan S., Sunday, 17 March 2019 20:18 (two years ago) link

i listen to it cause brian is good but i actually hate the combinations of guests who rarely seem to have any chemistry. other than bontemps whose grumpiness i enjoy they can be a drag.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 17 March 2019 21:06 (two years ago) link

it's a little worse now bcuz jackie macmullan is out... sometimes it's a weird crew. kirk goldsberry in partic is not very good.

J0rdan S., Sunday, 17 March 2019 22:49 (two years ago) link

yeah he's awful.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 17 March 2019 23:32 (two years ago) link

windy is cool enough. he knows a lot for sure, seems really plugged in. i havent listened to his pod recently ill get back into it. dude lacks any sense of humor tho.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 00:31 (two years ago) link

windy has a sense of humor but like any good midwesterner it's extremely dry.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:05 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

espn shuffling nba countdown again:

SOURCES: BEADLE, PIERCE, BILLUPS OUT AT ESPN’S “COUNTDOWN”

only Jalen is staying on

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:15 (two years ago) link

i like chauncey, paul is awful obvs

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:31 (two years ago) link

jalen, u cant fire jalen

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:31 (two years ago) link

stephen a kicks ass but also if you're watching ESPN at like 10 am or whatever time that show is on there's bigger issues at play

J0rdan S., Thursday, 19 August 2021 18:26 (four weeks ago) link

kellerman seems like the one guy out there in the espn cinematic universe who consistently produces actually good controversial takes

lag∞n, Thursday, 19 August 2021 18:55 (four weeks ago) link

I always liked Kellerman, seemed like a good guy to keep Stephen A. in check

stephen a kicks ass but also if you're watching ESPN at like 10 am or whatever time that show is on there's bigger issues at play

that's when I work out usually which is pretty much the only time I watch ESPN. I assume this is like half their viewership.

I like Stephen A Smith but he's also kind of a moron. he's an incredible showman though

frogbs, Thursday, 19 August 2021 19:05 (four weeks ago) link

do i need to tell my charles barkley story for the 100th time

― Clay, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 5:15 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

yes

― Tracer Hand, Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:08 AM (forty-nine minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

back in the mid-90's when ballboys were still *children* and not, like, college kids, i spent a season as a ballboy for the blazers, i was probably 14 or so? i worked maybe a quarter of the games that year, sitting under the hoop, mopping up sweat for the players and whatever other little duties we had. a truly wonderful thing to get to do when you're a kid who worships basketball players! rebounding and passing the ball to THE GUYS in pregame and at the half! getting yelled at constantly!

anyways, i think this was a year or two after chuck won MVP, 94-95. the suns are in portland and someone is shooting a free throw and i'm on the right side of the hoop, and in first rebounding position next to me is ol' chuckster. I'm staring off into the middle distance and daydreaming, as i still do too often when i should be paying attention to my surroundings, and i eventually realize someone is trying to get my attention. it's barkley, he's almost waving at me now. "HEY, KID, GIMME A TOWEL." I do the "who, me?" gesture and he says "YEAH YOU, THE UGLY ONE, THROW ME A TOWEL". so i throw this man, a living legend, a towel, and he wipes his disgusting dripping head clean of sweat and then tosses it back to me and says "THANKS STUPID, THANK UGLY. PSSSH."

https://www.landofbasketball.com/box_scores/1995/0409PHXPOR.htm
^ i think it was this game but not 100% positive

Clay, Thursday, 19 August 2021 22:56 (four weeks ago) link

lmao how do i not remember this story????

class project pat (m bison), Thursday, 19 August 2021 23:24 (four weeks ago) link

back in the mid-90's... i was probably 14 or so?

(silently calculates Clay's age)

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Thursday, 19 August 2021 23:38 (four weeks ago) link

pretty sure ive said this before but we need to track down some clay game footage

lag∞n, Thursday, 19 August 2021 23:43 (four weeks ago) link

Yah that’s a good story must secure footage

pure rim rest (Spottie), Thursday, 19 August 2021 23:50 (four weeks ago) link

aimless if you do the simple math there it comes out to 22 years old, probably should have said that in the first place

Clay, Thursday, 19 August 2021 23:51 (four weeks ago) link

a fun addendum to the story is that around 2011 or so this woman i had been dating for many years was working catering for some events group and ended up waiting on at a table near barkley's at a charity function. according to her story, he tried to flag her down for a drink refill and she told him she could not refill his drink because he wasn't in her section, and furthermore she would not because he called her boyfriend (that was me) ugly when he was a teenager. barkely responded "probably because he was ugly!" and then hit on her in a really gross fashion (ten years ago was a different time!)

Clay, Thursday, 19 August 2021 23:55 (four weeks ago) link

I detect a stubborn insistence that you are not ugly, despite Chuck's eyewitness testimony!

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Friday, 20 August 2021 00:57 (four weeks ago) link

sir charles was right, as usual!

Clay, Friday, 20 August 2021 04:35 (four weeks ago) link

barkley's go-to insult for women and children is "ugly"

tbf it is a classic

lag∞n, Friday, 20 August 2021 15:14 (four weeks ago) link

He meant your soul

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 20 August 2021 16:40 (four weeks ago) link

pod listeners should check out windhorst's interview with the guy who wrote the new book about KD, kyrie, and the nets. i'm definitely picking that book up now.

call all destroyer, Friday, 20 August 2021 18:18 (four weeks ago) link

there was an interesting discussion on — i believe — the most recent hollinger & duncan podcast about summer league from the front office perspective, how/why teams get put together etc. first 15-20 mins or so of the episode, i thought it was interesting

J0rdan S., Friday, 20 August 2021 18:46 (four weeks ago) link

xp nice, ill check it. also the draymond sit down with KD was cool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x6DjeJNd64

pure rim rest (Spottie), Friday, 20 August 2021 18:46 (four weeks ago) link

xp yeah i enjoyed that summer league roster construction discussion, very educational

call all destroyer, Friday, 20 August 2021 19:24 (four weeks ago) link

to revisit the jackie talk above, she went on simmons pod and explained her retiring. she was one year into a three-year contract but between wanting to have time to care for aging parents and feeling like doing longform writing was getting harder while also being deemphasized by her employer, she was just kind of done.

call all destroyer, Monday, 23 August 2021 15:37 (three weeks ago) link

the whole simmons angle vis a vis ESPN didn’t feel accidental to me, at least on his side

J0rdan S., Monday, 23 August 2021 16:51 (three weeks ago) link

strauss is leaving the athletic to maybe not talk about the nba anymore?

https://houseofstrauss.substack.com/p/the-fleshy-part-of-the-thigh?r=11111&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=twitter

i kinda feel that middle part

pure rim rest (Spottie), Monday, 23 August 2021 16:57 (three weeks ago) link

another step on the path to going fully right wing

call all destroyer, Monday, 23 August 2021 17:04 (three weeks ago) link

yeah he might, he's always straddled the fence. maybe he joins up with bogut or something

pure rim rest (Spottie), Monday, 23 August 2021 17:06 (three weeks ago) link

can't wait to not pay for it lol

call all destroyer, Monday, 23 August 2021 17:07 (three weeks ago) link

otm

pure rim rest (Spottie), Monday, 23 August 2021 17:08 (three weeks ago) link

always been wack and annoying

J0rdan S., Monday, 23 August 2021 17:15 (three weeks ago) link

i thought he did some interesting stuff as a nerdy oddball beat writer, i like him much much less in his current form

call all destroyer, Monday, 23 August 2021 17:21 (three weeks ago) link

the fact that he would admit to several ppl telling him “you’re the type of person who could reasonably say something stupid and get fired for it” …. why would you say this publicly

J0rdan S., Monday, 23 August 2021 17:21 (three weeks ago) link

yah that part was dumb, the whole opening was dumb

pure rim rest (Spottie), Monday, 23 August 2021 17:24 (three weeks ago) link

"You got a dude, Ethan Strauss, who comes in here and just gives his whole opinion on stuff, and makes it seem like it's coming from me.."

Kevin Durant’s press conference, forcefully pushing back against the Knicks rumor and the media’s treatment of him pic.twitter.com/aqqbK7APh2

— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 7, 2019

kd roasting him is still one of the highlights from that weird kd season.

pure rim rest (Spottie), Monday, 23 August 2021 17:25 (three weeks ago) link

i'm glad for his wide and child that he isn't sociopathic enough to do light racism to get fired from his job though i take him seriously that he absolutely thought about it

call all destroyer, Monday, 23 August 2021 17:27 (three weeks ago) link

*wife

call all destroyer, Monday, 23 August 2021 17:27 (three weeks ago) link

TIL that ethan has been on jesse singals podcast to talk about wokeness ruining sports!

i thought this would be coming in a year or two, delighted that we are ahead of schedule.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 24 August 2021 00:00 (three weeks ago) link

lol wasted NO time

pure rim rest (Spottie), Tuesday, 24 August 2021 00:05 (three weeks ago) link

people think the right wing grift is easy, and i mean it is but also theres a ton of churn, if i had a solid sportswriting job id stick with that

lag∞n, Tuesday, 24 August 2021 00:29 (three weeks ago) link

wow this is big!

Breaking News: @espn takes Rachel Nichols off @NBA programming

ESPN has taken Rachel Nichols off of all NBA programming and will cancel her weekday afternoon show “The Jump,” the network confirmed today.

Read the story: https://t.co/NP6wtWVL9h pic.twitter.com/0254ayg667

— Sports Business Journal (@sbjsbd) August 25, 2021

pure rim rest (Spottie), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 19:42 (three weeks ago) link

yikes! so they're basically firing her w/o firing her

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 25 August 2021 19:45 (three weeks ago) link

Nichols has a year remaining on her contract and will still be paid, but won't be on-air.

— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) August 25, 2021



damn son

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 25 August 2021 19:49 (three weeks ago) link

wow. does she have other transgressions besides getting caught on a hot mic whining about someone getting an assignment over her? that has already sort of blown over, i thought?

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 25 August 2021 19:50 (three weeks ago) link

leave it to espn to handle this in the stupidest way possible

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 19:55 (three weeks ago) link

the surprising part here to me is cancelling the jump at the same time, i thought it was pretty well-regarded.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 25 August 2021 20:01 (three weeks ago) link

i liked it for a time but way too much perk in recent months

pure rim rest (Spottie), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 20:41 (three weeks ago) link

wow. does she have other transgressions besides getting caught on a hot mic whining about someone getting an assignment over her? that has already sort of blown over, i thought?

― Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:50 PM (fifty-one minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

nothing public that i know of

pure rim rest (Spottie), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 20:42 (three weeks ago) link

Got to create a whole show and spend five years hanging out with some of my favorite people ❤️ talking about one my favorite things 🏀 An eternal thank you to our amazing producers & crew - The Jump was never built to last forever but it sure was fun. 😎
More to come… pic.twitter.com/FPMFRlfJin

— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) August 25, 2021

maybe she goes back to NFL coverage for a bit?

pure rim rest (Spottie), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 20:45 (three weeks ago) link

kill me

NEWS: Stephen A. Smith wants to team up with Magic Johnson on ESPN, The Post has learned.https://t.co/w3vQSzOACR

— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) August 26, 2021

call all destroyer, Thursday, 26 August 2021 19:11 (three weeks ago) link

haha noooo

pure rim rest (Spottie), Thursday, 26 August 2021 19:31 (three weeks ago) link

i think stephen a. is just looking for the ultimate challenge. trying to imagine cutting to the classic brand of stephen a. reaction shots after one of magic's non-takes. unintentional comedy of the kind i never want to see

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 26 August 2021 19:44 (three weeks ago) link

in reading the article i guess the new head of nba content (the last one got bounced over the taylor/nichols thing) is tight with stephen a. and stephen a. is currently the network's biggest star, so it sure sounds like this is going to happen.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 26 August 2021 19:58 (three weeks ago) link

we already know how bad magic was at this why bring him back in

pure rim rest (Spottie), Thursday, 26 August 2021 19:58 (three weeks ago) link


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