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
JJ also discusses Jacob deGrom signing with the Texas Rangers
Sheil and Ben discuss Philadelphia’s big win over Tennessee
Brian also discusses news that the Red Sox are unlikely to retain Xander Bogaerts