The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by civil rights activist and podcaster DeRay McKesson to discuss the great strides made by Campaign Zero in police reform, the NBA players’ decision to pause the playoffs in wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake, how NBA teams could make the greatest impact in their own cities, and more (5:50). Then Bill talks with Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated and DAZN about journalism and media rules in the NBA bubble, Wednesday’s meeting with NBA players and coaches, and more (34:20). Finally, Bill talks with L.A. Sparks forward and ESPN radio host Chiney Ogwumike about key subplots as we approach the WNBA playoffs, some heartwarming Kobe Bryant stories, the Clippers’ new stadium in Inglewood, the challenges of hosting a live radio/TV show, and more (1:06:25).
The NBA Makes History and Discussions With DeRay Mckesson, Chris Mannix, and Chiney Ogwumike
Discussing the NBA players’ decision to pause the playoffs in wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake, journalism in the NBA bubble, Campaign Zero, the WNBA playoffs, and more
The Dodgers have long been able to wipe away playoff losses with a near certainty that the team would be back the following season. But with roster upheaval on the horizon, how long will that be the case?
Boston’s playoff run was just the cleanse many fans needed to forget about last season. But things may not be all that sunny on the horizon.
Benjamin, Kaelen, and Steven begin their Week 7 Friday Walk Through by sharing their reactions to the thrilling Thursday night game between the Browns and Broncos
Plus, hear which bets Warren has to talk Joe out of and another week of House’s Exotics
Watson to Miami Rumors and Tua’s Future With Jeff Darlington, Plus a Look Back at “The War,” Hagler-Hearns, With Bob Arum and Don Stradley
Ryen also gets into some NBA talk, including how impressed he is with the Hawks and their depth, before getting a ruling on a pickup hoops encounter