Juliet Litman and John Gonzalez deliberate on which team is the league’s second best (0:17), analyze the implications of the Rudy Gobert injury for the Utah Jazz (10:08), and debate the most essential players for each team (13:36). Then they play “Real or Not Real?” with LeBron James’s comments about Dennis Smith Jr. (17:06), Lonzo Ball’s apathy toward his triple-double (19:43), and Rick Carlisle’s apparent dislike of Nerlens Noel (21:33). After that, they heat-check Jordan Clarkson and the new-look Milwaukee Bucks (24:14) before they run through the most intriguing games of the week (28:27).
‘Heat Check’ — Silver Medalists, the Draymond Green Award, and LeBron vs. New York
The Stifle Tower goes down and the Bledsoe Bucks get heat-checked
Mallory is joined by Andy Greenwald and TD St. Matthew-Daniel to analyze the ‘Hawkeye’ trailer and the new Tony Stark tale
All that, plus one reason to watch every other game
Can the Ravens rebound against the Chiefs? And can House hit a five-leg teaser?
The guys also discuss their legacies and the UFC’s inability to properly honor its stars after they’re done fighting
Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline
Plus, the guys talk about the final spot of the NL wild card