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What Does the League Look Like Without a Best Player?

Chris and Seerat revisit the recent matchups between the Hawks and the Bulls as well as James Harden’s first games with the Sixers

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Ryan and Musa From ‘Stadio’ on Shortened Seasons, Relegation, and Elam Endings

Chris is joined by Ryan and Musa to discuss what elements of international football could and should be indoctrinated within professional basketball

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Will the NBA Championship Be Won By the Team With the Most Continuity?

Chris and Seerat talk about the false potential set for teams after the trade deadline, strengths and weaknesses of Eastern Conference teams, and Western Conference contenders

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Is This the Twilight of the Superteam?

Chris and Seerat are joined by Justin Verrier to discuss the viability of teams with a ‘Big Three’ (17:00) and the effect the player empowerment era is having on the league and fandom

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Are They on the Right Team?

Chris and Seerat go through all 30 franchises to discuss real and hypothetical roster moves

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An NBA Venting Session

Chris and Seerat try to find solutions to some of the issues they are having with the NBA at this point of the season

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Would You Be Shocked If … ? (Second Half of the Season Predictions)

Chris and Seerat also discuss the MVP race and where some of the superstars should rank in the conversation

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How Far Can the Grizzlies Go? And What Now for the Hawks?

Chris and Seerat discuss the pitfalls and advantages for the NBA’s younger teams

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What NBA Player Needs a Ring the Most?

Chris and Seerat also share their reactions to Dirk Nowitzki’s number retirement ceremony and reflect on his career and impact on the NBA

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Did the Process Really Lead the Sixers to … This?

Ben Detrick joins Chris and Seerat to talk about the state of the Philadelphia 76ers and Ben’s new book, ‘The Joy of Basketball’

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Breaking Down the Gang of .500

Chris and Seerat examine the season’s most average teams and discuss which has the best chance of bucking the status quo and breaking out of the .500 gang

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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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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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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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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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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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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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What Will Happen With Ben Simmons? Plus More Questions About the NBA Season

Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi preview the biggest story lines of the season, including Russell Westbrook’s fit in L.A. and the Kyrie Irving drama

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What Makes a Mid-market Team Desirable?

Chris and Seerat discuss how mid-market teams make themselves appealing to star players

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Best Case/Worst Case: Lakers, Nets, Bucks, and Suns

Rob Mahoney fills in for Chris, joining Seerat to run through some of the best- and worst-case scenarios for four of the NBA’s projected top teams

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What Makes a Team Dysfunctional?

Chris and Seerat talk about how the 76ers handled media day in regard to Ben Simmons

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Who Will the NBA’s New Terrain Favor?

Chris and Seerat look at how new rules will affect players and teams

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How Does the Hall of Fame Help Us Understand Basketball History?

With the 2021 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductions this weekend, Chris and Seerat discuss how the Hall explains basketball history

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How Did the Ben Simmons Situation Go So Wrong?

Chris and Seerat discuss the Ben Simmons saga and how it’s gotten to the point where Simmons reportedly does not intend on showing up to Sixers training camp

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How This Week’s Patrick Beverley Trades Explain the NBA

Chris Ryan is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss Patrick Beverley getting traded twice in a week

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Metta Sandiford-Artest on His Journey After the Malice at the Palace

Seerat is joined by the NBA champion to talk about learning his family’s history, growing up in Queensbridge, and listening to Nas

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Is Free Agency Actually Free?

Chris and Seerat are joined by The Ringer’s Rob Mahoney to touch on a variety of topics related to the offseason, including whether draft picks matter, if teams get punished for drafting well, and much more

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How Did Giannis Rise to the Top of the NBA?

Seerat and Rob are joined by Mirin Fader to discuss her new book, ‘Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP’

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What Else Is Happening in the NBA, Other Than the Finals?

Chris and Seerat discuss Team USA having to make last-minute roster changes, reports of Damian Lillard requesting a trade, and more

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The Suns Put on a Clinic to Take Game 2

Chris and Seerat discuss the Suns taking care of business in a clinical manner, if the Bucks can still make it a series, and how Chris Paul is a perfect fit in Phoenix

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Who Is on Our All-NBA Playoff Team?

Chris Ryan and Justin Verrier recap the Bucks’ Game 5 victory over the Hawks before they each draft an All–NBA Playoff Team

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The Bucks Destroyed the Hawks in Game 2. What Does That Mean for the Rest of the Series?

Plus, why are so many young players succeeding in these playoffs?