We sit down ahead of the NBA Finals to go through some of the news that has broken between the end of the Eastern Conference finals and now. First, do the Rockets need to hit the reset button on their core if they want to win the title (2:45)? Then, the deluge of Lakers turmoil seems to be never ending, but will it ultimately trickle off if they go star-hunting this offseason (22:00)? Finally, we share our observations on NBA free agency and rumblings about a midseason tournament that have us thinking about the ways that basketball is starting to mirror soccer (37:40).
The Rockets’ Reboot, the Lakers’ Turmoil, and Repositioning Basketball As International Soccer
And everything else you need to know leading up to the NBA Finals
Rachel and Jodi get into all the details from the Bravo news of the week
Joel McHale joins the show to get into his career and past as both a host and an actor, then talk Episode 7
Sean and Amanda are joined by Wesley Morris to talk Todd Haynes’s new film and ‘Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé’
CFB Conference Title Game Confidence Rankings, NFL Playoff Resumés, and Willie Colon on Niners-Eagles
Russillo is joined by Super Bowl champion Willie Colon to break down Dak Prescott’s play, share his pick for 49ers-Eagles, and tell stories from his playing days