The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Raja Bell to discuss the ferocity of Damian Lillard’s game, stories from playing with Allen Iverson and Steve Nash, what a Lakers–Trail Blazers Round 1 playoff series would look like, searching for consistency from Joel Embiid, and much more (3:43). Then Bill talks with his buddy JackO about the MLB, Giancarlo Stanton’s recent hamstring injury, José Altuve’s hitting slump, the St. Louis Cardinals’ troubles with positive COVID-19 tests, and more. They also discuss Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 presidential election (1:06:07).
Dame vs. Iverson and Embiid’s Inconsistency With Raja Bell
Plus JackO on Altuve, the Yankees, and Kamala Harris
Brian breaks down the Celtics’ overtime win against the Lakers
Rosenberg explains why this might be one of the most surprising events in history
Surviving in ‘The Last of Us’ Universe, Reading Recommendations, ‘Doctor Who’ Prep, and More Mailbag!
Mallory and Joanna talk popular HBO shows and compile a sizeable list of book recommendations for any and all interested parties—give them a look!
Plus, writer-director Brandon Cronenberg joins to discuss his new film ‘Infinity Pool’
Bryan and Nora unpack some NFL playoff media topics, Jason Gay joins to discuss how Billy Packer’s career transformed college basketball, and more