Bill Simmons gives his thoughts and theories on the bizarre Kyrie-Isaiah trade saga and why he still believes Kyrie Irving's ceiling is underrated (5:05), then brings on Kevin O'Connor to discuss Friday's press conference in Boston and the league's reaction to the deal (26:05). Then, Mallory Rubin previews the 2017 college football season and September's MLB pennant race before indulging Bill's primitive Game of Thrones thoughts (while longing for her days with the Maester, Jason Concepcion) (55:18).
The Kyrie Trade Saga With Kevin O’Connor and ‘Thrones’ With Mallory Rubin
Plus: A quick look at college football and MLB
Plus, breaking down the Mavs defense and the Blazers without Damian Lillard
As an announcer, Romo plays to the level of the competition. Chiefs-Bills was football ecstasy, which meant he was at his giddy, exuberant best. The problem is that most games aren’t half as fun, and giddiness is no substitute for analysis.
Van and Charles discuss the reveal of a familiar character and the introduction of a new ship
Kevin is joined by Sheil Kapadia, Nate Taylor, and Ben Baby to preview this weekend’s NFL conference championships
Kevin Huerter on the Hawks’ Struggles, Defending Trae Young, and Alter Egos, Plus Anthony Edwards and T’Wolves Love With Analyst Jim Petersen
The Hawks guard joins Russillo to discuss his career and his hopes for the season, before Petersen discusses the impact of coach Chris Finch on Minnesota
It remains to be seen what Payton’s next move will be. But if and when he’s ready to return to the NFL, the league will be waiting for him.