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Warriors-Lakers, the DOA Celtics, Western Conference Predictions, Play-in Matchups, All-NBA Ballots, and More With Ryen Russillo

In this two-part ‘BS Pod,’ Bill and Ryen Russillo cover everything NBA, from exciting playoff matchups to shocking outcomes to the implications of the new playoff format. Plus, they discuss the Basketball Hall of Fame and Bill’s finalized All-NBA ballot.

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In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Warriors’ win over the Grizzlies, the play-in tournament, and the anticipated Lakers vs. Warriors matchup. They also discuss the 76ers’ path to the Eastern Conference finals, the hopeless Celtics, Hawks vs. Knicks, the Heat-Bucks rematch, MVP thoughts, and more.


In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Clippers’ loss to the Thunder, which locked them into a first-round series with the Mavericks. They discuss a Nuggets–Trail Blazers first-round series, the upcoming play-in tournament, what some of the most shocking outcomes would be, and whether the new format will stop teams from tanking. Then, as the NBA regular season comes to a close, Bill and Ryen look at the teams with the worst records and what they have to look forward to in the 2021 NBA draft and beyond; they discuss the NBA Hall of Fame, Bill’s finalized All-NBA ballot, Western Conference playoff predictions, and more.

Host: Bill Simmons
Guest: Ryen Russillo
Producer: Kyle Crichton

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