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The Ringer NBA Show

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The Collapse of the Lakers and Nets, the Warriors-Suns Rivalry, and More With Bill Simmons

Logan, Raja, and Bill also discuss whether the Bulls can end the superteam era

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Describing the Grizzlies’ Record-Setting Night, What to Do in Portland, and Changing the Thought Process for DPOY

Verno and KOC also discuss whether they could live in a world without the internet and go around the Association to discuss the hottest stories going into the weekend

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Is Warriors-Suns the NBA’s Best New Rivalry?

Chris and Seerat discuss the exciting Suns-Warriors game on Tuesday night and preview the future of the rivalry

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Midseason Lakers-palooza With Mike Trudell

The Lakers beat writer joins to break down L.A.’s season so far

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No-Loss November for the Suns, Knicks and Nets Rotation Changes, and How Does MPJ’s Injury Impact Denver?

The guys also discuss the Bulls and Heat being punished for tampering

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Running With T-Wolves, “Dirk” Valanciunas, and the Warriors Are Standing Their Ground

Verno and KOC also discuss underappreciated Rockets big man Christian Wood and debate what the team should do with John Wall

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A Potluck of Hot NBA Takes

With a quarter of the season in the books, Justin, Rob, and Wos bring their hottest takes to the debating table, ranging from James Harden as a max player to the confounding Timberwolves

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The Kings’ Woes, Fox vs. Morant, and the Hot Suns

Plus, discussing Cade Cunningham’s early returns and reacting to the suspensions of LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart

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Is Age Just a Number?

Chris and Seerat discuss how the best teams in the league are getting a lot of help from older veterans

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Steph As MVP?, Impact Player Tyrese Maxey, and Final Contenders

The hosts wrap things up with some thoughts on Crypto.com Arena

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Curry and the Warriors Torch the Nets, and the Hawks’ Early Issues

The guys also give their thoughts on the muddled Western Conference

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Battle of the Titans: Warriors vs. Nets Preview

Logan and Raja make predictions for the upcoming matchup

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Ben Simmons Saga, Tom Thibodeau Benching His Starters, and the Evolution of Physicality

Verno and KOC also touch on the Pacers-Jazz game that resulted in four ejections and discuss a side effect of the higher level of physicality in the game

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The Cardiac Lakers, the Church of Scottie Barnes, and More Early Season Story Lines We Love

Plus, Chris and Seerat start their NBA affirmations by discussing the new rule changes and how they are affecting refereeing around the league

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How Do Surprise Contenders Fit in to the Title-Race Hierarchy?

Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss whether the Warriors, Heat, Wizards, and Bulls are championship contenders

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Unstoppable Steph, Harden’s Scoring Slump, Chicago’s Hot Start, and Jokic’s Cheap Shot

Verno and KOC also discuss trade rumors around Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown and Carmelo Anthony’s resurgence as a role player

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Can Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown Coexist in Boston? Plus: An Apology to the Wizards

Plus, Sasha Mack jumps in to defend Kyle Kuzma

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What if Every Team Had Its Own Marcus Smart?

Chris and Seerat also discuss Dame’s meeting with LeBron and AD, and the racism and misogyny within the Suns organization

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Addressing the Reports of Racism and Misogyny Under Robert Sarver at the Phoenix Suns

Logan and Raja discuss some anecdotes from the story, Raja’s personal experience with the Suns, and the widespread issues of racism and sexism in the NBA

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Early-Season Panic Meter

Justin, Rob, and Wosny discuss teams off to slow starts, including the Celtics, Blazers, and Clippers

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Bulls Back, Fractured Celtics, Scorching Heat, and More!

Verno and KOC also get into some other impressive (and not-so-impressive) runs

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Spurs-Suns Rivalry, Spurs-Lakers Rivalry, and Franchise Rebuilding With Shea Serrano

Plus, Shea tells a story from his new book, Hip-Hop (And Other Things), sends a message to friend-of-the-show Juan Toscano-Anderson, and makes some promises about the Aces next season

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What Is an NBA Superstar’s Olympic Responsibility?

The Athletic’s Jovan Buha discusses his feature on Nikola Jokic’s reception in his Serbia after choosing not to play in the Olympics

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An NBA Game of “That’s True, That Might Be True, That’s Ridiculous”

Verno and KOC question the future of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown’s relationship and discuss other topics such as James Harden’s issues and the Wizards’ newfound success

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How Can Russell Westbrook Square His Game With the Lakers’ Aspirations?

Plus, the Heat are the real deal and the Nets are in trouble

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Ja Morant Is the Most Fun Player to Watch in the NBA. Plus, Rule Changes and the Bulls’ Possibly Unsustainable Success.

KOC and Verno also run down some of the early season’s best dunks, including throwdowns by Jaylen Brown and Lauri Markkanen

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Impressions From Week 1 of the NBA Season

Logan and Raja ponder the pitfalls of small sample sizes, the Nets’ and Lakers’ growing pains, Ja Morant’s hot start, and more

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The Return of the Culture Warriors?

Logan Murdock joins Chris and Seerat to discuss the return of the Warriors, including Steph’s scoring outburst and Draymond Green’s role on the team

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Ten First Impressions From the Opening Games. Plus, Issues With the NBA 75 List.

Verno and KOC discuss the most glaring omissions from the NBA 75 rollout and the fact that it ended up actually being the NBA 76, and then give 10 first impressions from the first three days of NBA games

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Are the Lakers Going to Be OK?

Plus, Deandre Ayton and the case of the missing bag

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Warriors Look Impressive Against the Lakers, and the Bucks Dominate the Nets

Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss the first two games of the NBA season

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2021-22 NBA Season Preview and Predictions

Plus, Verno and KOC react to all the contract extensions that occurred (or didn’t) before the deadline