Bill Simmons is joined by Black on the Air host Larry Wilmore to discuss the young L.A. Lakers under Luke Walton (6:00), George Gervin’s playground game (15:00), Blake Griffin’s goodbye (25:00), N.Y. traffic vs. L.A. traffic (34:00), the age of “agreement culture” (42:00), the power of differing opinions (50:00), and Kendrick Lamar’s accessibility (1:05:00). Then The Ringer’s Juliet Litman joins to discuss all things Bachelor (1:11:00).
Larry Wilmore on Good-Natured Hatred, the New-Look Lakers, and Segmented Audiences
And later, Juliet Litman joins to talk about the new season of ‘The Bachelor’
Justin, Rob, and Wos reevaluate four NBA teams to discern whether they look better or worse than they did earlier on in the season
Kevin and Kyle talk first impressions of prospects and more
JJ and JackO discuss the details of Judge’s new contract and what his return means for the Yankees
The Annual NFL QB–NBA Player Comp With Ceruti. Plus, the Transfer Portal Explained With Max Olson, and Life Advice With TV Writer Bill Callahan.
The Athletic’s Max Olson joins Ryen to talk about the current version of the NCAA transfer portal, why and how it changed, its affect on team-building and staffing, how it ties in with NIL and boosters, and its impact on high school players
Austin and Warren preview this weekend’s games, including Ravens-Steelers and Buccaneers-49ers
Plus, Musa and Ryan discuss Croatia’s penalty shootout win over Japan