Hardwood Knocks: An NBA Podcast

Hardwood Knocks is a totally, completely, wholly lit basketball podcast in which Bleacher Report's Adam Fromal and Dan Favale analyze the ins, outs, ups, downs and heck, even diagonals of the NBA.


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Bigger Than Basketball

A brief message from Hardwood Knocks: Let's normalize not sticking to sports. With protests still happening around the country—around the world—following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Memorial Day, HWK would like to offer support to everyone protesting and speaking out against police brutality and the centuries-old oppression of black people. Our undivided attention is the least we can give...


 2020-06-08  15m

episode 363: Top 10 Indiana Pacers of the Decade

The Indiana Pacers are next up in Hardwood Knocks' decade-ranking series. There is a consensus No. 1, who will not yet be named, but after him, there's a lot to debate. How high does Victor Oladipo belong? Is George Hill underrated? Plus, Dan and Adam go deep on the future of Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis.


 2020-05-29  44m

episode 362: Top 10 Houston Rockets of the Decade

The Houston Rockets are next up in Hardwood Knocks' decade-ranking series, and sheesh, are they a doozy. Plenty of good players have suited up for them over the past 10 years, owed in no small part to Daryl Morey's penchant for wheeling and dealing. And with so many short-but-impactful tenures, Dan and Adam have some major differences on their hands, including the placements of Chris Paul and Dwight Howard, as well as the eligibility of Russell Westbrook...


 2020-05-26  56m

episode 361: Top 10 Golden State Warriors of the Decade

Hardwood Knocks is back on the decade-rankings grind. Next up: We're ranking the top 10 Golden State Warriors since 2010-11, a process that leads us to tackle some profound questions. Is Andre Iguodala a Hall of Famer? Is Stephen Curry underappreciated? Is Draymond Green more important to the Dubs' success than Klay Thompson? How should Kevin Durant's time with Golden State be remembered? Dan and Adam will answer all this, and more.


 2020-05-21  48m

episode 360: F**k The NBA's GOAT Debate

After watching all 10 episodes of the last dance, neither Dan nor Bleacher Report's Grant Hughes (@gt_hughes) has ever had less of an inclination to debate the legacies of Michael Jordan and LeBron James. This isn't necessarily a hedge either! They get into why it's so hard to compare the two, the differences in their mythology, the distinction between "best" and "greatest," how media coverage has shaped their reputations and much, much more.


 2020-05-19  1h0m

episode 359: Blue Wire Presents : A Touch More with Megan Rapinoe & Sue Bird

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 2020-05-19  6m

episode 358: Top 10 Detroit Pistons of the Decade

NBA Math's Adam Fromal (@fromal09) is back to rank the top 10 Detroit Pistons players of the decade with Dan Favale. Let's just say this one was hard. Is there a consensus No. 1? Did Blake Griffin make the cut already? Remember Greg Monroe? And Rodney Stuckey? Don't worry. We're about to have some fun.


 2020-05-13  58m

episode 357: The Humanization of Michael Jordan

Welcome to another edition of The Dance After 'The Last Dance.' This time, following episodes seven and eight of ESPN's epic Michael Jordan/Chicago Bulls documentary, Andy and Dan get into the attempted humanization of His Airness, who is typically revered to the point of mythology. They dive deeper into his maniacal desire to win, his treatment of his teammates, his unique leadership style, the murder of his father and much more...


 2020-05-11  51m

episode 356: Imagining NBA Sidekicks as No. 1 Options

Dan is joined by Bleacher Report's Grant Hughes (@gt_hughes) to an exercise in imagineering. They each single out NBA sidekicks—No. 2 and No. 3 options OR non-scorers—who they would like to see in a first-option's role and then try to envision how they'd pan out. Think along the lines of Bradley Beal taking the reins in Washington and Pascal Siakam thriving without Kawhi Leonard. We're looking for our favorite similar cases. Let us know what you think, or if there's anyone you think we left off.


 2020-05-08  59m

episode 355: All Things Michael Jordan: Gambling, Isiah Thomas, Jerry Krause, Dream Team, Nike/Adidas

Welcome back to The Dance After The Last Dance! Andy and Dan offer some more insight and opinions into the 1997-98 Bulls and 'The Last Dance' documentary in general, tackling everything from Michael Jordan's gambling and beef with Isiah Thomas and Jerry Krause, to the 1992 Dream Team, his interest in Adidas over Nike, Dennis Rodman's defensive versatility and what they'd like to see from the final four episodes of 'The Last Dance'.


 2020-05-04  58m