We parse last night’s news through the lens of some unnecessarily hot takes—Luka is the next LeBron, Jake Layman is first-team All-NBA, Buddy Hield is better than Jamal Murray, and more (2:00). Then, we steal a bit from Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion and do our own True Detective investigation: Who is to blame for The Flat Lakers (28:55)?
‘Group Chat’: A Ringer NBA Investigation
Who’s to Blame for the Lakers’ tailspin?
From a clutch Patrick Mahomes performance to Nick Sirianni’s master class in coaching to the Empire State Building’s (!!) online blunder, here are the winners and losers of the NFL’s conference championship games
Plus, JJ’s NFL championship weekend grievances
Mahomes’s performance on a bum ankle was just enough to lift Kansas City past the Bengals in a game that could become legacy-defining if he earns a second ring
Bill recaps the conference championship games
The NFC championship game might have been a dud, but the Eagles’ winning recipe is clear: Be aggressive, run the ball, and follow Nick Sirianni and Jalen Hurts to the Super Bowl