HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to rehash the Pelicans-Lakers trade and point out the winners and losers of the 2019 NBA draft (2:37). Then Bill sits down with the king of Yacht Rock, Michael McDonald, to discuss playing with Steely Dan, his time with the Doobie Brothers, heartbreak songs, his solo career, his summer tour with Chaka Khan, and more (1:25:50).
NBA Draft Reactions, Pelicans Party, and the Worst NBA Owner With Joe House
Plus: Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers
Week 4 Recap: The Bills Dominate the Dolphins, the Bengals and Patriots Get Blown Out, and Lamar for MVP?
Nora and Steven also discuss their Week 4 winners and losers, including the Eagles, Texans, Bears, and Rams
Plus, the guys cover Zach Wilson’s surprising performance, how Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs dominated the Miami Dolphins, and what’s going on with Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals
Despite Zach Wilson’s standout performance, the New York Jets fall short to the Kansas City Chiefs
Why there seems to be moral judgment about refusing to give up your assigned seat
Damian Lillard didn’t get his way this summer. Nor has James Harden gotten his. What does that say about the NBA’s power dynamics? "Teams are taking back control," says one NBA executive.