Chris Vernon and John Gonzalez recapitulate the phenomenon that is the Boston Celtics’ ongoing winning streak (0:31), reinstate the Cleveland Cavaliers as a true contender (6:15), diagnose the problem with the free-falling Clippers (9:40), speculate on the future of the Utah Jazz without Rudy Gobert (16:28), and praise the surprisingly good Portland Trail Blazers (24:09). Then, they adjudicate which middling teams will rise above the fray (29:53).
The NBA Therapy Session and the Rorschach Test
Chris Vernon and John Gonzalez consider the Celtics’ win streak and wonder which middle-of-the-pack team can make the leap
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the disparities in media coverage for missing people of color before being joined by Eboni K. Williams to discuss the breaking of reality-TV barriers
JJ is joined by Michael Kay to look ahead to the Yankees’ big weekend before making NFL picks with Joe B and getting fantasy advice from Jason Katz