Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the best NBA player matchups in the playoffs so far, the Thunder’s loss to the Trail Blazers, Russell Westbrook’s impact on Oklahoma City, 76ers-Nets, changing up the postgame locker room press model, Round 2 playoff hopes, and more (4:15). Then Bill and Ryen answer some mailbag questions about Tiger Woods and NBA conspiracies, among others (1:32:32), followed by Gym Corner (1:42:15) and a recap of [SPOILERS] Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2 (1:50:24).
Dame vs. Russ, Harden vs. KD, the Boston Slam, Surly Press Conferences, and Throne Game With Ryen Russillo
Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the best NBA player matchups in the playoffs so far and the Thunder’s loss to the Trail Blazers
Evel joins Johnny to discuss how he was blindsided by production when they cast both him and his daughter on the same season, his hate/hate relationship with Jen Johnson, how social media and the proliferation of reality television has altered the medium, and more
Plus, Ryen offers his thoughts on the speculation around Karl-Anthony Towns’s next contract, and how the Pistons exited the Deandre Ayton sweepstakes, and James Harden declining his player option to help the 76ers
Last week, F1 and ESPN reportedly agreed to a new rights deal that will pay F1 between $75 million and $90 million per year over the next three years. John Ourand of ‘Sports Business Journal’ joined ‘The Ringer F1 Show’ to explain the deal and why F1 chose it over other offers.