HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons brings on Ringer editor-at-large Bryan Curtis and Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay to discuss Mayweather-McGregor media hype (5:00), politics playing a role in every sports conversation (18:00), the NFL's desire to control everything (25:00), LeBron's power in the NBA (34:00), writers weighing having a platform and getting paid (40:00), the problem with the "pivot to video" (50:00), Boston potentially renaming Yawkey Way after David Ortiz (1:01:00), and Peter Vecsey's beef with Magic Johnson (1:12:00).
‘The Bill Simmons Podcast’ on Mayweather-McGregor, Yawkey Way, Colin Kaepernick, and ‘Pivot to Video’
Columnist Jason Gay joins Bill Simmons and Bryan Curtis to discuss LeBron's power in the NBA and the problem with "pivot to video"
After a disappointing follow-up to its surprise run to the East finals, Atlanta agreed to send a robust package to the Spurs in the hopes that Murray can be the perfect complement to Trae Young
Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss the Nuggets-Wizards deal and preview this weekend’s free agency action
Autosport reporter Luke Smith joins Kevin to discuss last year’s race between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, discuss the performance by British drivers from Lando Norris to George Russell to Hamilton, and then talk through the midseason pressure on Mercedes and Ferrari
KOC and Stein also discuss the Dejounte Murray sweepstakes and other potential targets for the Knicks
Jackie MacMullan details how a young David Stern leveraged the budding rivalry between Larry Bird and Magic Johnson to market the game