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Kawhi’s Smackdown, Luka’s Next Move, and Trae Torches Philly With Ryen Russillo

Plus, Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather, Chris Paul’s impact on Devin Booker, LeBron’s first Round 1 playoff loss, the return of Blake Griffin, and more

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In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match, as well as their shared interest in other obscure sporting events (3:00). They next discuss the Nets (without James Harden) winning Game 1 against the Bucks; the hero of Game 1, Blake Griffin; why the Bucks still have a chance to win this series; and more (23:00). They touch on the upcoming Jazz-Clippers and Suns-Nuggets Round 2 matchups, the Trail Blazers’ offseason, fake trades, Parent Corner, and more (48:00).


In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Mavericks’ Game 7 loss to the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard’s two-way play, some highlights from the series, the Clippers’ Round 2 matchup with the Jazz, the Mavericks’ offseason, and more (2:30). Then they discuss the Hawks’ Game 1 victory over the 76ers, needed adjustments to combat Trae Young, and a look ahead to Game 2 (52:30). Next they discuss the Lakers’ Round 1 exit at the hands of the Suns, the Anthony Davis injury saga, Chris Paul’s impact on Devin Booker, how the Knicks will handle Julius Randle’s upcoming contract negotiations, and more (1:16:30).

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

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