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
Rachel breaks down the looks and drama from Teresa and Luis’s wedding, and more
Like the prematurely canceled Netflix series, ‘A League of Their Own’ adapts a once-minor bit of sports trivia to refract modern standards of representation through rich period detail
Plus, Van and Rachel wonder if Serena Williams is the greatest athlete of all time
From a reclamation project in Detroit to the perfect plug in Miami, here are the signings you may have missed that could pay major dividends next season
Jason also discusses the White Sox unsurprisingly losing three of four to the Royals