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
David and Kaz also talk about an exciting night of ‘Monday Night Raw’ with the New Day facing the Bloodline and a triple-threat match worthy of a pay-per-view main event bookending the show
Minnesota and Karl-Anthony Towns desperately need a less chaotic future. Firing Gersson Rosas means more drama in the short term—but perhaps some basic functionality in the long term.
Musa and Ryan answer listener questions on Radamel Falcao’s signing, a Barcelona what-if, and more
Bob Costas and Kevin Clark talk Costas’s new show and the Manning ‘MNF’ telecast in a wide-ranging ‘Slow News Day’ conversation