The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Raja Bell to discuss how they feel about trade-deadline deals after the weekend, the bizarre NBA buyout rules, Andre Drummond’s fit on the Lakers, James Harden’s MVP run, Blake Griffin’s potential resurgence on the Nets, Aaron Gordon on the Nuggets, and their picks to make the NBA Finals (2:45). Then, Bill’s friend and die-hard Boston sports fan Kevin Hench joins the show to discuss the state of Boston sports (79:30).
NBA Buyout Mania, Brooklyn’s Destiny, and the State of Boston Sports With Raja Bell and Kevin Hench
Plus, more trade deadline reactions, thoughts on James Harden’s MVP run, Finals picks, and more
Microsoft develops the Xbox and has been a major player in PC and console gaming for more than 20 years. The company isn’t betting $70 billion on the buzzword of the week.
Mayor Scott discusses what outsiders don’t know about Baltimore, reforming policing within the city, and the work toward equitable economic development
Ryan and CC also share their NFL playoff picks for the upcoming weekend of games
Jesse discusses his new role on the show and reflects on how bachelor nation has evolved over the years
Carl Bernstein on His First Job, Newspaper Love, a Great Prank, and Scandals That Are “Worse Than Watergate”
Bernstein also talks about the newsroom in the ’60s, what it was like covering the Kennedy vs. Nixon presidential election, and more