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Top NBA Offseason Stories and Rumors, Plus NBA Champion Bobby Portis

Russillo talks to Bobby about the title celebration, the Finals series, Bobby’s NBA journey, what’s next, and more

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How Did Giannis Rise to the Top of the NBA?

Seerat and Rob are joined by Mirin Fader to discuss her new book, ‘Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP’

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Giannis’s Improbable Rise to Finals MVP and Best Fits From the Bucks

Wosny reviews looks from the NBA champs and Mirin Fader joins to discuss her new book

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NBA Finals, Yankees Trade Deadline, and Mailbag

CC is off this week, so Ryan flies solo, talking Bucks-Suns reactions and Yankees second-half plans

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Mirin Fader on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Drive, Loyalty, and Hard Work

Logan and Raja also make some way-too-early predictions about the 2021-22 NBA season

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The Suns’ Future Is Bright, As Long As They Have Monty Williams

In just two seasons, Williams has helped bring Phoenix from a 19-win team to the edge of an NBA championship. And while he would never credit himself for that, his past and present colleagues and players are happy to do it for him.

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Chris Paul’s Moment Slips Through His Fingers

What was supposed to be the coronation of one of the game’s best point guards quickly turned into yet another crushing postseason defeat

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The Fire That Forged Giannis Antetokounmpo

In an exclusive excerpt from ‘Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP,’ Mirin Fader details the trials and tribulations that helped the Bucks star go from a baby-faced rookie to a superstar with a mean streak—and that scowl

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Has Reached the NBA’s Mountaintop

The Bucks star carried the franchise to its first title in 50 years with one of the most jaw-dropping performances in NBA Finals history. Not only did he deliver on his championship promise, he delivered on everything he has said on his long, winding journey to the peak of his powers—and the sport.

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Giannis Drops 50 Points and the Bucks Are NBA Champions

Verno and KOC also prep for the offseason by talking a little bit of Damian Lillard, Ben Simmons, and the NBA draft

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads the Milwaukee Bucks to the 2020-21 NBA Championship

The guys also discuss what the Suns’ loss means for Chris Paul’s legacy and whether this championship will end the small vs. big market debates

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An Immortal Giannis Game and Milwaukee’s Title With Ryen Russillo

Bill and Russillo discuss Giannis’s historic 50 points, legacy implications, winners and losers, Suns and Bucks offseason moves, and a look ahead to the NBA draft

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The Giannis Legacy Game, Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim, and Tuesday Night Trivia

Plus, JJ closes the show with some wager talk and a few picks from Jeff Money

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The Bucks Have Their Savior, and Their First NBA Championship in 50 Years

Giannis Antetokounmpo put on the performance of a lifetime on Tuesday to propel Milwaukee past the Suns in the NBA Finals. And his journey—as well as the franchise’s as a whole—illustrates all the what-ifs that go into winning a championship.

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Mirin Fader on ‘Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP’

Mirin talks about converting her feature story into a book, how Giannis’s free agency affected the timeline, and publishing a book as Giannis dominates the NBA Finals

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When Kids Flop, Parents Become NBA Refs

Why does an 8-year-old fall to the floor after the slightest contact from a sibling? For the same reason NBA players do. It’s all about gaining an advantage with the refs, er, mom and dad.

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The Book of Devin

By drawing inspiration from previous generations and paying homage to legends, Devin Booker has found a style that is uniquely his—and become a one-of-a-kind star

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Five Stats That Explain the Bucks’ Comeback in the NBA Finals

After losing the first two games of the series, Milwaukee roared back to win its first title in 50 years. Here’s how it happened.

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Five Big Finals Stats, David Bakhtiari on Aaron Rodgers, and More

Plus: Going abroad With Big Cat and Kevin Clark

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What an NBA Title Would Mean for Giannis’s Card Value

Plus, Mike and Jesse explain some basic card-hobby terms and answer mailbag questions

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Bucks on the Brink, Giannis vs. History, Finals Leaps, and NFL Bets With Joe House

Plus, Bill and House discuss what the Suns need to do to force a Game 7

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Bucks Win Game 5 to Take a 3-2 Series Lead

KOC and J. Kyle Mann talk Jrue Holiday, Giannis, and whether or not the Suns will even the series

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Chris Paul Game 4 Theories, Plus Anthony Slater on the Finals and Warriors Trade Ideas

Jordan Ritter Conn also joins the show to discuss his excellent new narrative podcast, ‘What If? The Len Bias Story’

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Suns Fans Find Meaning—and Connection—in Devin Booker and His Mexican Heritage

Booker has said that before he was drafted by Phoenix in 2015, he hadn’t really been able to connect with his Mexican roots. That’s changed after his years in the city—as has the place he holds in many Latino Suns fans’ hearts.

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The Bucks’ Adjustments, Kawhi Leonard Speculation, and Late First-Round Sleepers

Chris and Kevin analyze how Milwaukee managed to tie the series, discuss Clippers rumors, and make NBA Draft predictions

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ESPN’s NBA Finals Studio Shows Keep Missing the Point

The network’s pregame and halftime productions are a collection of hastily delivered mini opinions that vanish before your eyes

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Everything You Need to Know About Soccer Cards

Plus, Mike and Jesse discuss the card value implications of Game 4 of the NBA Finals and answer mailbag questions

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Game 4 Overreactions, CP3’s Stinker, Kawhi Weirdness, and Draft Trades With Ryen Russillo

Bill and Russillo also talk through Team USA’s recent struggles and some fake trades

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The Bucks Squeeze Out a Win in Game 4 Despite Devin Booker’s Best Efforts. Plus: Kawhi Leonard’s Knee Injury and Ben Simmons Trade Rumors.

Justin, Rob, and Wos talk about the Bucks beating the Suns to tie the series up before getting into Kawhi Leonard’s ACL surgery and potential Ben Simmons trade scenarios

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2021 NBA Finals Reset: Five Questions That Will Decide Bucks-Suns

Milwaukee and Phoenix are all square and separated by just three points over four games. With the slimmest of margins potentially deciding this year’s title winner, we re-preview the Finals.

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Did Giannis Antetokounmpo Just Make the Greatest Block in NBA Finals History?

On ‘The Void,’ KOC breaks down the immediately iconic moment from Game 4

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Game 4 Was an Instant Finals Classic—and a Statement Win for the Bucks

After three games that were decided by double digits, Wednesday night’s nail-biter was just what this series needed, and just what the Bucks needed to tie things up