The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Stanford beating Arizona in the women’s NCAA championship, Jalen Suggs’s dagger 3-point shot to defeat UCLA in the men’s Final Four, a great year for college basketball, NCAA’s transfer rules, Gonzaga vs. Baylor, and more (2:50). They also take a hard look at Rookie of the Year candidates, potential playoff seeding for the Lakers, Eastern Conference sleepers, and more (38:10). Finally they discuss Ryen’s trip to Mexico and more non-sports-related stuff (1:37:00).
The Suggs Game and Bad Lakers Omens With Ryen Russillo
Plus, Rookie of the Year sadness, Eastern Conference sleepers, and post-vaccine life
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