Chris Vernon and John Gonzalez react to Spurs legend Manu Ginobili announcing his retirement (0:59) and discuss the Philadelphia 76ers’ ongoing search for a new GM (16:38). Then, they examine the NBA rookie survey (30:13) and debate Kobe fans’ scruples about LeBron James (38:26).
Manu Ginobili Retires, the Sixers’ GM Search, and Kobe Fans vs. LeBron
Plus: Chris and John discuss the NBA rookie survey
Trump Is Back in the News Cycle, How to Talk to an Embattled Quarterback, and the Return of Harry Caray
Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker guesses the Strained-Pun Headline
Musa and Ryan also round up some of the key results around Europe after the returns of La Liga and Serie A
Also, Tom Lawlor shines in the 2022 G1 Climax and Shinsuke Nakamura brings Strong Style to the WWE (with the help of Gunther) in this week’s best pro wrestling matches
Bill Simmons, Juliet Litman, and Amanda Dobbins record the most systematic, hydromatic, and ultramatic podcast ever after rewatching the 1978 classic
Professor Peters discusses what makes the best, the best? And how do elite sports people deal with failure and animalistic behavior?