Chapter 5b: On the verge of blowing yet another playoff series, this time after building a 3-1 lead against San Antonio, the Mavs dig down deep in a classic Game 7. Was 2006 a wildly underrated NBA season? Has Dirk Nowitzki ever been better? Could that Spurs team have won five straight titles? Is Mark Cuban the first and only owner-chemist? And what the hell was Manu Ginobili doing? Bill breaks it all down with Marc Stein from The New York Times.
‘Book of Basketball 2.0’: Dirk’s Game 7 Breakthrough and the Decade’s Greatest Series (BoB Rewatchables With Marc Stein)
Chapter 5b: Bill and Marc Stein rewatch Game 7 of the 2006 Western Conference Semifinals between the Mavs and the Spurs
The ‘Reservation Dogs’ Finale, ‘Top Chef’ News, and an Interview With ‘Midnight Mass’ Creators Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy
Plus, discussing how a potential IATSE strike might affect the production industry
Mike and Jesse react to the 76ers star demanding a trade and discuss which NFL Week 3 matchups could influence the card market
David and Kaz also talk about an exciting night of ‘Monday Night Raw’ with the New Day facing the Bloodline and a triple-threat match worthy of a pay-per-view main event bookending the show
Minnesota and Karl-Anthony Towns desperately need a less chaotic future. Firing Gersson Rosas means more drama in the short term—but perhaps some basic functionality in the long term.
Musa and Ryan answer listener questions on Radamel Falcao’s signing, a Barcelona what-if, and more
Bob Costas and Kevin Clark talk Costas’s new show and the Manning ‘MNF’ telecast in a wide-ranging ‘Slow News Day’ conversation