Bill Simmons is joined by hip-hop legend Ice Cube to talk about the renewed Celtics-Lakers rivalry, LeBron to L.A., old-school hip-hop vs. new-school, making records, the Las Vegas Raiders, what to do with the L.A. Clippers, Big3 basketball, and more (11:00). Then Bill sits down with star of HBO’s Ballers and Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman John David Washington to discuss playing college sports, chasing the pro football dream, his big acting break, working with Lee, filming BlacKkKlansman, sports movies, and more (56:50).
A Very Special 400th Episode With Ice Cube and John David Washington
Basketball, football, hip-hop, TV, and movies are all subjects of Bill’s 400th episode
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