Justin, Rob, and Tjarks are joined by The Athletic’s Zach Harper to take some news. They compete against each other to have the best takes on the positive coronavirus tests that have already appeared prior to the season starting (1:00), Kemba Walker’s knee injury (12:00), Kevin Durant denying having had conversations with James Harden about joining the Nets (22:00), David Griffin saying they want to play Zion at the three (32:30), the uncertainty around John Collins’s potential contract extension in Atlanta (43:00), Schroder telling the German press he wants to start for the Lakers (51:00), and the recently released Christmas Day schedule (01:00:00). And don’t forget to go find the new feed for The Mismatch on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Taking News: Training Camp Edition
Justin, Rob, and Tjarks are joined by The Athletic’s Zach Harper to compete against each other to have the best takes on a number of topics heading into training camp
Bryan and David discuss ‘Peril,’ the newest book from the legendary journalist
Keyshawn Johnson and Bob Glauber join Bakari to talk about their new book, ‘The Forgotten First,’ which highlights the careers of the first Black NFL players
Lamar Finally Beats Mahomes, Plus the Good, the Bad, and the Maybe From NFL Week 2 With Jonathan Vilma
Ryen also shares some thoughts from the weekend in college football
Plus, Logan and Raja discuss a potential midseason tournament