The Ringer’s Bill Simmons reunites with Ryen Russillo to talk NBA bubble basketball! They share some of the notable differences between traditional NBA games and bubble games; discuss Rockets-Bucks, Celtics-Blazers, Pacers-76ers, and Lakers-Raptors; and answer the question “Who is the third-best team in the West?” Plus: the wild-card 76ers, the most fun playoffs matchups, sleeper teams, and more!
Bubble Basketball Revelations, Houston and OKC As Sleepers, and Philly Frustrations With Ryen Russillo
Bill is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the NBA restart in Orlando
Mike and Jesse discuss which players’ card values to watch
Ryan and CC recap the wins that put the Astros and Braves a victory away from the World Series and talk about the start to the NBA season, including the Knicks bringing life back to MSG
Julius Randle’s breakthrough performance fueled New York’s revival last season, but the playoffs showed that he alone can take the team only so far. Thanks to a few surprisingly modest offseason moves, the Knicks looked more complete in a season-opening double-overtime win over the Celtics.
After finishing 10-6 last season, Miami seemed poised for a long run of success. Now it’s on a five-game losing streak and its foundation is crumbling. What went wrong? And how did it happen so fast?
Juliet and Callie give their initial impressions of Michelle as Bachelorette, talk about some of their favorite and least favorite guys, and make some predictions