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The Bill Simmons Podcast

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Butler Busts Boston, Plus NBA Draft Lottery Overreactions

Kevin O’Connor, Ryen Russillo, and J. Kyle Mann join the pod to talk about the Eastern Conference finals

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Boston Prevails in Game 7 and the Mavs Blow Out the Suns With Ryen Russillo

Bill and Ryen discuss their dream Finals matchups, where Jayson Tatum ranks among top NBA players, and whether the Suns blew their title window

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Philly Implodes, Apex Giannis vs. Apex LeBron, and the Worst Celtics Losses Ever

Rob Mahoney and Chris Ryan join Bill Simmons to discuss the Heat’s win over the Sixers

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Phoenix Takes Charge, Brady’s TV Gig, and a Celts-Bucks Classic With Jonathan Tjarks, Bryan Curtis, and Chris Mannix

Bill talks with SI’s Chris Mannix about why Boston’s Game 4 win was the most important of the Tatum-Brown era, some Lakers dysfunction, and Canelo Alvarez’s loss to Dmitry Bivol

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Harden Goes Undertaker, a Wide-Open West, and Tatum’s Biggest Test

Plus, more NBA overreactions with Ryen Russillo

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NBA Playoff Character Awards With Chris Ryan and Tyler Parker, Jackie MacMullan on Celts-Bucks, and Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament

Plus, Jackie MacMullan on Celts-Bucks, and Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament

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Ja Goes Off, Kerr Gets Mad, and Boston Survives, Plus Short QBs and a Draft Recap

Bill discusses Memphis–Golden State and Boston-Milwaukee with Haralabos Voulgaris and J. Kyle Mann before Peter Schrager joins to run through his biggest NFL draft takeaways

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NBA Playoff Round 2 Overreactions, Unlucky Embiid, and the State of Sports Media

Bill reveals his concern level for the Celtics after some bad signs in Game 1

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Utah’s Finished, NFL Draft Winners, and Philly’s Big Night With Kevin O’Connor, Rob Mahoney, and Benjamin Solak

Breaking down the A.J. Brown trade, and looking ahead to the Heat-76ers and Celtics-Bucks series

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A Drunk Wolves-Grizz Series, Harden’s Fall, the Sleeper Mavs, and Brooklyn’s Future With Bob Voulgaris and Van Lathan

Plus, why Suns-Pelicans will end in a Game 7 and what’s next for Twitter after Elon Musk purchased the social media platform

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Brooklyn Breaks, Kyrie’s Bizarre Career, the Frisky Pelicans, and CP3 Demons

Plus, saving Denver basketball, Trae’s struggles, and favorite flip-flop guys with Ryen Russillo

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A StruggleFest for Towns and Mitchell, an NFL Skill Position Draft, and a Netflix Crisis

Wosny Lambre, Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, and Matthew Belloni join Bill to discuss last night’s NBA games, the best offensive players in the NFL, and whether Netflix is losing ground in the Streaming Wars

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A Suns-Warriors Flip-Flop, a Sneaky-Bad NFL Draft, and Utah Groundhog Day

Plus, NBA draft talk and breaking down Jalen Brunson’s breakout performance against the Jazz

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Breaking Down an Epic Celtics Win and Kyrie as the Perfect Villain

All that, plus an appreciation of Anthony Edwards

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The Clippers Curse Vol. 47, Booker’s Evolution, and Round 1 Bets With Kevin Wildes and Eddie Johnson

Plus, Anthony Davis’s comments on the Lakers’ flukey injuries and advice for Ben Simmons

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Ant Man Arrives, Towns Tumbles, Nets-Celts, and “Now What?” Round 1 Disaster Scenarios

Plus, discussing Frank Vogel’s firing and what to do with Russell Westbrook’s contract

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Masters Recap and NBA MVP Talk With Ryen Russillo

Plus, previewing the Eastern Conference playoffs and discussing what making the Masters cut meant for Tiger Woods

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The Uh-Oh Sixers, Plus Tiger’s Astounding Return and On-Site Masters Stories With Joe House and Nathan Hubbard

The crew discusses the leaders after the first day of the prestigious golf tournament

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The DOA Lakers, Embiid’s Surge, Masters Bets, and UFC 273 Story Lines With Joe House, Nathan Hubbard, and Ariel Helwani

Plus, Bill and Ariel discuss the good and the bad from ‘WrestleMania 38’

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A Less Scary Brooklyn, All-NBA Arguments, Unexpected Trade Guys, and Tiger’s Return With Ryen Russillo and Joe House

Plus, discussing basketball’s tight MVP race and who will be most valuable in the playoffs

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Here Comes Luka, a UNC-Duke Showdown, and Possible NFL Sleepers

Bill breaks down the Western Conference’s potential playoff seeding

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A Lakers Abyss, Embiid Tales, Boston’s Bad Luck, and Will Smith Fallout With Chris Mannix and Larry Wilmore

Plus, breaking down the latest from HBO’s ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’

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Jimmy Kimmel and Bill Simmons on Will Smith’s Slap

Bill talks with the two-time Oscars host about what is instantly one of the most infamous moments in TV history

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Coach K’s Last Stand, the Tyreek Trade + the Jimmy-Spo Zapruder Film

Featuring Tyler Parker’s NBA Characters of the Year

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The Case for Milwaukee, the Metaverse + 2022 Oscars Predictions With Ben Thompson and Sean Fennessey

Plus, talking tech, the Metaverse, misinformation, and alternative media

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The Chet Holmgren Hard-to-Evaluate Hall of Fame and Other Lottery-Related Madness Subplots With Ryen Russillo

Plus, Bill and Ryen discuss the new list of NBA title contenders in the Eastern Conference

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Davante’s Vegas Move, Giannis’s MVP Case, and NBA Wife Conundrums

Plus, Kyrie Irving’s stellar performances, Eastern Conference playoff speculation, and reacting to the impressive Timberwolves

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NBA Teammate GOATS and ‘Icons Club’ With Jackie MacMullan, Plus Juiciest NFL Story Lines With Danny Kelly

Jackie joins to discuss her new podcast and Danny discusses football offseason moves

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Brady’s Unretirement and the 20 Best Top-Five NBA Players With Ryen Russillo

The quarterback is coming back for another season

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KD’s Revenge on Small Game James

Plus, NFL QB roulette and the strange streaming wars with Wosny Lambre, Peter Schrager, and Matthew Belloni

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The Big Wilson Trade, Ridley’s Suspension, and Westbrook’s Struggles

Plus, Coach K’s farewell tour with Kevin Clark, Van Lathan, and Tate Frazier

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The Surging Celts, Shaky Warriors, and Confounding Lakers With Ryen Russillo and Ethan Sherwood Strauss

Plus, discussing how sports agencies have been woven into the fabric of the modern NBA

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The Ja Experience in Memphis, MLB’s Future, and Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin on Changing Sports Fans

Plus, how far could the Grizzlies go in the playoffs?

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NBA West Sleepers, Rich NFL Announcers, and the ‘Euphoria’ Awards With Rob Mahoney, Bryan Curtis, and Zoe Simmons

Plus, reacting to Ja Morant’s superstar turn and the suddenly struggling Warriors

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Harden’s Re-Re-Juvenation and the NBA Saboteur Hall of Fame With Ryen Russillo

Plus, when will Ben Simmons make his debut in Brooklyn?

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Unanswerable NBA Questions With Zach Lowe

Plus, Brian Koppelman and David Levien on creating ‘Super Pumped’ during a pandemic