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
The guys also talk about some of the most interesting findings from the annual NFL team report cards
Which NFL team has a bug problem? Which team owners are cheap? And which team received all As? NFL players dished in these report cards, and here’s what you need to know.
What you might need to know going into ‘Dune: Part Two’
Ben, Khal, and Brian also pay their respects to the late Mike Jones, a.k.a. Virgil