The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss the proposed World Cup–like group stage format for the NBA playoffs, potentially eliminating conferences, how to maintain the integrity of the NBA regular season, exciting matchups, and more (2:15). Then Bill and Joe House revisit the 2004 NBA draft and discuss some of the subplots, draft comedy, and NBA legends from that draft class (40:25) before redrafting the top 14 lottery picks (55:00).
The NBA’s World Cup Fix, Plus the 2004 NBA Redraftables With Kevin O’Connor and Joe House
Discussing a possible World Cup–like group stage format for the NBA playoffs
Logan and Rob also talk about Malcolm Brogdon going to the Celtics
It doesn’t get much bigger than the Wolves’ all-in bet on Rudy Gobert. Plus, the Celtics may have found their missing piece, Zion Williamson gets paid, and the Kings decide they’re going to shoot their way to the playoffs.
Juliet is joined by L.A Times entertainment writer Amy Kaufman to discuss her and Meg James’s bombshell piece about film producer Randall Emmett, and more
Also, Rachel kicks off the show with Chelsea Stark-Jones to break down the L.A. Times’s Randall Emmett exposé