The Ringer NBA Show

A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.

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As NBA Players Protest Police Brutality Around the Country, the League Is Locking in Its Return Plan | The Mismatch

We discuss the sweeping condemnation of police brutality from NBA players and the NBA community—in line with nationwide protests over the last week—and what it means to even think or talk about the return of basketball in this moment (0:39). Then we go over reports about the league’s plan to return in late July and the board of governors meeting tomorrow that will dictate the terms of that return (10:08). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor


 2020-06-03  40m

Gregg Popovich on America in 2020, the Leadership Void, and What Needs to Change | Flying Coach With Steve Kerr and Pete Carroll

Steve and Pete are joined by San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich to have a conversation about the state of our nation, how we got here as a country, our absence of leadership, and how we can take action to grow and bring about change following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Host: Steve Kerr and Pete Carroll Guest: Gregg Popovich This show is raising money for COVID-19 relief. You can help! Donate here!


 2020-06-03  1h6m

episode 626: Which Return Method Do NBA Front Offices Prefer? Plus: Most Overrated/Underrated NBA Stats | The Mismatch

We discuss Kevin’s report that the NBA GMs voted overwhelmingly against the group stage format floated by the league earlier this week (1:56). Then, we open the mailbag back up to answer your questions about the best and worst statistics in the NBA, players whose legacies would be most improved with a title, and our favorite type of player to create in NBA2K (23:06). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor


 2020-05-29  59m

episode 625: Will the NBA Go to a Group Stage Format for Its Playoffs? | The Mismatch

As the NBA nears its return, we explore the benefits and drawbacks of adopting a World Cup–style group stage for the 2020 playoffs. Could this draw new fans? Could it be a precursor to future midseason tournaments or even playoffs? Does this shift the competitive balance in any way?  Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor


 2020-05-26  58m

episode 624: The Passing of Jerry Sloan, the NBA’s COVID Testing Plan, and Mailbag Questions | The Mismatch

Longtime Utah Jazz coach and NBA Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan died Tuesday morning. We remember his playing and coaching career and the legacy he leaves behind in the modern NBA (1:20). Then, we get into the nitty-gritty of Kevin’s reporting on the NBA’s COVID-19 testing plans in the event of a return this year (10:50), before answering more of your mailbag questions (27:19). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor


 2020-05-22  1h11m

episode 623: The NBA Return Forecast, Bojan Bogdanovic’s Surgery, and the Knicks’ Future. Plus: ‘The Last Dance’ Finale. | The Mismatch

We run through the latest news around the NBA, including Tillman Fertitta’s comments to Donald Trump about the return of the NBA, Jazz wing Bojan Bogdanovic’s wrist surgery, and the Knicks’ new assistant GM, Frank Zanin (1:49). Then, we give our closing thoughts on ESPN’s Michael Jordan documentary ‘The Last Dance’ (35:30). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor


 2020-05-19  59m

episode 622: Final Takeaways From the 'Last Dance' Finale

After the final two episodes of 'The Last Dance' premiered Sunday night, Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey break down the key takeaways and share their overall thoughts on the popular sports documentary. They talk about how a document like this could be made for modern players and what this doc does to Michael Jordan's legacy as a whole. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Sean Fennessey


 2020-05-18  48m

episode 621: NBA Salary Reductions, Completing the Regular Season, Momentum Toward a Return. Plus: More Mailbag Questions. | The Mismatch

News about the NBA’s potential return continues to trickle out. This week, we discuss NBA player salary reductions as motivation to complete the regular season and the timeline for the league’s return (5:01). Then, we reach back into the mailbag to answer questions on Lonzo Ball’s basketball preference, our all-time 3-point shootout and dunk contest lineups, and our favorite seasons of covering the league (23:30). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor


 2020-05-15  53m

episode 620: Notes From the NBPA’s Call With Adam Silver. Plus: ‘The Last Dance’ Episodes 7-8. | The Mismatch

We go through the news leaking out of the conference call between the National Basketball Players Association and commissioner Adam Silver (1:17). Kevin shares his insights and reporting into the return ideas the NBA thinks are most feasible. Then, we discuss the emotional impact of episodes 7-8 of ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance,’ the only stain on Scottie Pippen’s career, and Jordan as a baseball player (37:04). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor


 2020-05-12  1h8m

episode 619: The Challenges of Making 'The Last Dance,' The Stories Players Tell, and Quarantine Comforts With Jason Hehir | The JJ Redick Podcast

JJ and Tommy sit down with filmmaker Jason Hehir to talk about his Michael Jordan/Bulls docuseries 'The Last Dance' and explore what went into making the immensely popular project. They break down the animosity between players during that era (23:07). Jason reveals what went down during the supposed "Jordan freeze-out" in 1985, and then they draft their favorite quarantine comforts (48:09). Subscribe to The JJ Redick Podcast here. Hosts: JJ Redick and Tommy Alter Guest: Jason Hehir


 2020-05-11  1h12m