The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the NBA one year removed from the “Rudy Gobert Game” that paused the NBA season, the stress and fatigue from moving up the start date of the 2020-21 season, All-Star Weekend, NBA trade buzz, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with Wesley Morris of The New York Times about upcoming Oscar nominations, figuring out what constitutes an “Oscar movie,” the disruption of streamers, and more (55:00).
NBA Chatter With Jackie MacMullan and 2021 Oscars With Wesley Morris
Reflections on the first anniversary of the “Rudy Gobert Game,” NBA All-Star Weekend, what constitutes an “Oscar movie,” and more
Plus, Amanda and Juliet briefly touch on Alana Haim being cast in the upcoming film ‘Licorice Pizza’
Verno and KOC also talk about Klay Thompson’s comeback from injury and The Athletic’s report about the Lakers’ offseason recruiting strategies