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
The Desperate Knicks, UFC 276, Plus Kyrie’s Failed Lakers Play With Van Lathan, Big Wos, Ariel Helwani, and Alan Yang
Alan Yang also discusses his new Apple TV+ show ‘Loot’
Kevin, Ben, and Steven discuss their favorite receivers heading into the new season
Plus, really, really, really big MJF news and ‘Money in the Bank’ predictions
Verno and KOC discuss the Nets drama, where Deandre Ayton will go, John Wall to the Clippers, and more
Plus, Brian finishes his top 10 favorite wrestlers of all time and Flobo kicks off with the first five of his favorites