The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares his thoughts on Giannis’s signing the supermax contract to stay in Milwaukee, and all the winners (there’s more than you’d think) that result (2:30). Then, he talks to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban about the NBA season starting in just a week, lessons learned from the NBA bubble’s success, changing NBA policy, taking over the Mavericks in 2000, adopting advanced metrics, Dirk Nowitzki’s career as a lifelong Maverick, Luka Doncic, and more (21:00).
Giannis Stays! Plus: Mark Cuban on Luka’s Ceiling, NBA Bubble Lessons, and Dirk as Dallas’s Sports GOAT.
Bill talks winners and losers from Giannis’s supermax before being joined by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban
Mike and Jesse discuss which players’ card values to watch
Ryan and CC recap the wins that put the Astros and Braves a victory away from the World Series and talk about the start to the NBA season, including the Knicks bringing life back to MSG
Julius Randle’s breakthrough performance fueled New York’s revival last season, but the playoffs showed that he alone can take the team only so far. Thanks to a few surprisingly modest offseason moves, the Knicks looked more complete in a season-opening double-overtime win over the Celtics.
After finishing 10-6 last season, Miami seemed poised for a long run of success. Now it’s on a five-game losing streak and its foundation is crumbling. What went wrong? And how did it happen so fast?
Juliet and Callie give their initial impressions of Michelle as Bachelorette, talk about some of their favorite and least favorite guys, and make some predictions