The Starters

The Starters Podcast

The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines, and off-court antics.

Introducing Ledlow And Parker - Our Big Debut with Kobe Bryant
Join Kristen Ledlow and Candace Parker on the debut episode of their new podcast "Ledlow & Parker." NBA legend Kobe Bryant (01:35) joins the show to discuss his new media projects, life after basketball, the state of the league & reminisces on career firsts (21:10). In a segment called "That's What We Said," Candace talks her UT Hall of Fame induction (32:36), Ledlow and Parker give out their takeaways from NBA Opening Week (35:40) and react to fan favorite Tacko Fall (41:21). Wrapping up the show with "No ...

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The Final Drop
On today's final episode of The Drop with NBA TV, the guys discuss the Raptors 2019 NBA championship, what it was like to be in the locker room and live in Jurassic Park, the Warriors' valiant effort, Leigh's press box etiquette, and what's next in store for the show. Turn up. Love you, guys. Awesome. via Knit...

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Thu. June 13 - Another Shot At It
On Thu.'s episode of The Starters, Trey checks in from Oracle to set the scene for the final game at the arena, explain which team is under the most pressure, and the recipe for a Warriors Game 6 win. Tas and Leigh discuss if the Raptors can bounce back, whether Klay will finally have an off-game, and what Cousins shows up tonight. All that, plus Skeets joins the show from Jurassic Park in Toronto to talk lines, weather, and if Raptors fans' confidence is wavering a little. via Knit...

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Wed. June 12 - KD's Recovery Tour
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, Trey joins the guys live from Oakland to discuss how the team has responded to Kevin Durant's injury update, whether they'll use it as a source of motivation, and if other teams will still offer KD the max this summer. That, plus Leigh asks fans outside Oracle to share their best memories of the arena, and Skeets checks in from Toronto to share his thoughts on how the Finals plays out, and Kyrie Irving's next team. via Knit...

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Tue. June 11 - Yup, Still Here
On Tuesday's ep. of The Starters, the guys breakdown an extremely eventful Game 5 starting with Kevin Durant's brutal injury. Who deserves blame? What the heck were Raptors fans doing cheering? And does this change KD's free agency plans? That, plus the guys discuss the biggest reason for Golden State's win, whether Nick Nurse should not have called that late timeout with his team rolling, and their favorite moments from inside the Scotiabank Arena. via Knit...

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Mon. June 10 - Is This The End?
On Monday's special one-hour ep. of The Starters - live from Jurassic Park in Toronto! - the guys discuss what to watch for in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Can Kevin Durant save the Warriors? What's the key to the Raptors closing it out? And has Toronto broken the Warriors' sprit? All that, plus Vince Carter reminisces about the good old Raps; we discuss whether Golden State is a true dynasty; and an announcement about the future of the show. via Knit...

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Fri. June 7 - Game 4 Preview
On Friday's ep. of The Starters, the guys preview what to watch for in Game 4 tonight; talk to Leigh Ellis about Klay Thompson's return and what Warriors fans think about the country of Canada; and discuss the chances of KD returning at all these NBA Finals. via Knit...

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Thu. June 6 - Good Job, Good Team Effort
On Thursday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Warriors punted Game 3, Draymond Green's confidence moving forward, and the Kyle Lowry-courtside fan incident. That, plus Leigh asks Warriors fans to "trash talk" Drake, and the fellas break down the Nets-Hawks trade and Paul Pierce Poopgate. via Knit...

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The Drop - Raps Let It Rip
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Game 3 of the NBA Finals, including the Raptors' balanced team effort, Curry's 47-point night, Ibaka's rim protection, the Warriors decision to not play Klay, and Lowry getting into it with a fan. That, plus Kyrie's free agency plans, Paul Pierce Poop-Gate, whether Leigh's team cheated at the Media Basketball Tournament, Blair Masters, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. June 5 - What To Watch + M-V-Leigh
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss what to watch for in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, talk to Leigh about his stellar media basketball tournament performance, and in Crossfire, debate whether Jimmy Butler deserves a max contract and the best landing spot for Kyrie this offseason. via Knit...

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Tue. June 4 - Who's In & Who's Out?
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Warriors can overcome their injuries, what adjustments the Raptors could make in Game 3, and the early Finals MVP favorite. That, plus Leigh Ellis checks in from Oakland, Raptors fans tell Kawhi why he should stay in Toronto, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. June 3 - They Find A Way
On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss if the Raptors blew a golden opportunity to win Game 2, whether they should have fouled late, and if the wounded Warriors need Leigh to suit up for Game 3. That, plus the most disappointing Raptor performance, free agent news surrounding Ricky Rubio and Kemba Walker, and Trey talks shop with Nav. via Knit...

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The Drop - That Game 2 Of Runs
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Game 2 of the NBA Finals, including the Warriors' 18-0 second-half run, Iguodala's dagger three-ball, the most disappointing Raptors performance, and Toronto's chances of still winning the series. That, plus injuries galore, Jurassic Park logistics, Trey's selfie with Drake, Top 5 Freds, NBA Finals trivia, old tweets, and more. via Knit...

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Sun. June 2 - Transition Talk
On Sunday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss what to watch for in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Will Toronto be able to slow Steph Curry again? Do the Warriors concede open shots to certain Raptors? Can the Dubs get back in transition? That, plus Trey Kerby checks in live from Jurassic Park where he asks fans to name their favorite random Raptors players, and he has a conversation with Fred VanVleet. via Knit...

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The Drop - Spicy Game 1
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Game 1 of the NBA Finals, including Siakam's monster performance, the Raptors elite defense, Cousins' limited minutes, whether the Warriors need KD to win the series, and Drake prop bets. That, plus the Rockets interesting offseason, the idea of midseason tournaments, driving with your hazard lights on, summer colds, mint, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. May 30 - Life Will Not Be Contained
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, Trey joins the guys live from Jurassic Park to discuss the Finals atmosphere in Toronto, Cousins being cleared to play, and if there's pressure on the Raptors to win Game 1. That, plus key matchups and performances to watch for tonight, wildcard Finals MVP picks, Drake prop bets, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. May 29 - Finals X-Factors
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys continue to preview the upcoming NBA Finals by discussing some Warriors and Raptors' X-factors, as well as make some bold series predictions. That, plus Trey Kerby talks with Serge Ibaka from up in Toronto, and in Crossfire, the guys debate whether Griff can convince AD to stay, and who the Rockets should look to trade. via Knit...

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Tue. May 28 - Cousins, Pressure, L.A. Drama
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether Steve Kerr would start a potentially healthy DeMarcus Cousins for Game 1, and which superstar is under more pressure heading into the Finals: Kawhi or Curry? That, plus we dissect Baxter Holmes bombshell feature about the Lakers' culture of fear, distrust and anxiety; and we countdown the Top 10 plays of the playoffs. via Knit...

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Mon. May 27 - That Really Happened
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Toronto Raptors advancing to their first NBA Finals, whether the Warriors need KD back, and if Kawhi will or should guard Steph Curry. That, plus Giannis walks out of his postgame press conference, Uncle Dennis speaks, Drake vs. Smash Mouth, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - We Believe In The North
On today's special ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Raptors making the NBA Finals, what it means to the country, Kawhi's historic playoff run, and Toronto's chances to upset the mighty Golden State Warriors' dynasty. That, plus Tas shares his wild Sat. airport ordeal, carpet popcorn, awkward poop stories, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - One. Win. Away.
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Raptors taking a 3-2 lead in the East Finals (!), the machine that is Kawhi Leonard, and Fred VanVleet turning into Klay Thompson. That, plus Drake's postgame comments, KD's injury update, All-NBA snubs, Kemba's supermax, chugging beer, ATL bugs, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. May 23 - All-NBA Snubs + Spelling Bee
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss All-NBA snubs, whether LeBron deserved to make the Third Team, and if the Hornets should offer Kemba Walker the supermax contract extension. That, plus another NBA-themed Starters Spelling Bee, Drake goes wild in the Meme Team, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. May 22 - A Different Series
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Raptors have figured out the Bucks, if Milwaukee should start Hill over Bledsoe, and Drake's sideline antics. That, plus our favorite NBA rumors, the All-Defensive Teams, other ideas to keep Kawhi in Toronto, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. May 21 - Need Is A Strong Word
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Warriors need Kevin Durant to win the title, if the Trail Blazers are an elite team, the All-NBA Rookie Teams, and the Raptors chances at beating the Bucks twice in a row. That, plus Orlando Magic star Aaron Gordon swings by to talk about his playoff experience, NBA award snubs, his most difficult dunks, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Why Ever Leave?
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Warriors advancing to their fifth consecutive NBA Finals, Draymond's versatile defense, and why in the world Durant would ever leave a dynasty for the Knicks. That, plus reasons to cheer for the Raptors in Game 4, takeaways from Magic's explosive appearance on "First Take," controversial show endings, powerful friends, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. May 20 - Clutch Kawhi
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kawhi saving the Raptors season (again), whether the Bucks are still in the driver's seat, Magic Johnson airing the Lakers dirty laundry, and Damian Lillard's rib injury. That, plus Chris Bosh joins us live in studio to talk about LeBron in L.A., the Warriors without KD, and his best Instagram pics. via Knit...

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The Drop - Harder To Guard
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Warriors comeback win over the Blazers, Iggy's game-winning strip, the Raptors slim chances vs. the Bucks, why the Pelicans will still trade AD this summer, and which team has the best trade package. That, plus our favorite Game 7s ever, catchphrases, Grumpy Cat, planetariums, and more. via Knit...

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Thu. May 16 - Splash Mountain Catches Fire
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Raptors blew their chance to steal Game 1 and upset the Bucks, and the best strategy to slowing Brook Lopez. That, plus a new Meme Team, funny NBA claps, and we lookahead to tonight's Game 2 of the West Finals. via Knit...

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Wed. May 15 - Fly Pelican Fly
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Pelicans winning the No. 1 pick and whether Zion is enough to completely change the Anthony Davis trade sweepstakes. That, plus other Draft Lottery winners and losers, what the Grizzlies now do with Conley, if tanking is fixed, and whether the Blazers need to switch up their defensive game plan in order to slow Steph and the Warriors. via Knit...

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Tue. May 14 - Conf. Finals Questions
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys preview the two Conference Finals matchups. Will the Steph show continue? Do the Blazers go small? Who wins the Giannis vs. Kawhi superstar showdown? And can the Raptors hit an open shot? That, plus we talk with Andy Katz and Allie LaForce from the NBA Draft Lottery in Chicago about whether the Knicks would actually trade the No. 1 pick for AD. via Knit...

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The Drop - NBA Final Four Preview
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Kawhi Leonard's Game 7 buzzer-beater and how they reacted; preview and predict the two Conference Finals series; and debate the next offseason moves for the Sixers, Nuggets, and Rockets. That, plus the latest coaching hires, Draft Lottery predictions, magnets, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. May 13 - The Bounce
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kawhi Leonard's ridiculous Game 7 buzzer-beater and CJ McCollum saving the Trail Blazers season. All that, plus we predict the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery winner by eating peanut butter sandwiches. via Knit...

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The Drop - Game 7 Fever
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Sunday's Game 7s in Toronto and Denver, the Warriors chances of beating the Rockets, the Bucks impressive playoff run, the Celtics Kyrie conundrum, and what in hell is going on with the Lakers front office. That, plus late-night snacks, the Met Gala, Hoobastank, podcast ads, and more. via Knit...

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Thu. May 9 - Durant Down
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss KD's calf injury, the Rockets blowing another golden opportunity, and whether Curry can still carry the Warriors to a series win. That, plus who's to blame for the Celtics disappointing season, a new Meme Team, and so much more. via Knit...

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Wed. May 8 - Unsung Heroes
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Sixers down 3-2 because of Joel Embiid's health or because the Raptors are finally playing to their full potential. That, plus the Nuggets' unsung hero, Westbrook and PG undergoing multiple surgeries, the Draft Lottery representatives, funny playoff moments, and so much more. via Knit...

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Tue. May 7 - Holy Tuck!
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the biggest reason why the Rockets won Game 4, what's wrong with Klay Thompson, the Bucks impressive win, and whether Kyrie will be on the Celtics next season. That, plus "The Czar" Mike Fratello is back to talk about the NBA playoffs and work that telestrator magic. via Knit...

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The Drop - So Pivotal
On today's pivotal ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Rockets resiliency, what's wrong with Klay, the Celtics falling apart, Kyrie's future, and tonight's two pivotal Game 5s in Toronto and Denver. That, plus teams/players who have exceeded expectations, free throws, 'Whoa Boy' playoff lines, walking dogs, Olympic baseball, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. May 6 - Kawhi Not?
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kawhi Leonard's latest playoff gem, Joel Embiid's illness, and why the Nuggets-Blazers looks like it's going seven games, baby. That, plus new Weekend Whoopsies, and Clippers guard Patrick Beverley joins us in studio to talk about guarding KD, if the Warriors look vulnerable, stealing Anthony Davis' shoe, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Every Hero Has A Genesis
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Joel Embiid and the 76ers clowning the Raptors in Game 3, whether Nurse can - or will - make any adjustments, and if some of the dirty play will continue. That, plus we lookahead to tonight's Bucks-Celtics and Nuggets-Blazers series, debate the Rockets' chances of still beating the Warriors, complain about Sonic's weird teeth, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. May 2 - Weird Game
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Blazers weird win over the Nuggets, whether either team should be considered a favorite, and why no one deserves to be suspended. That, plus Raps-Sixers Game 3 adjustments, who the Mavs should pursue in free agency, KD TV, a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. May 1 - Eye of the Storm
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Harden's eye, Curry's finger, Iguodala's impact, and whether we have any confidence left in the Rockets. That, plus the Bucks tie things up with the Celtics, playoff takes we'd like rescinded, fancy Ed Malloy, and so much more. via Knit...

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Tue. Apr. 30 - Jimmy & The Joker
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Sixers' defensive adjustments, Jimmy Butler's clutch play, and if Lowry meant to nutmeg Harris. That, plus we debate whether Jokic is the best player in the Nuggets-Blazers series, prepare ourselves for Scott Foster officiating tonight's Warriors-Rockets, applaud Vince Carter's decision to return for another season, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Conference Semifinals Talk
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Sixers' Game 2 defensive adjustment, whether the Blazers can slow down Nikola Jokic, the Warriors-Rockets officiating controversy, and the Celtics shocking Giannis and the Bucks. That, plus our All-NBA Round One Team, the only scripted television show Leigh watches, Happy Pants, bad pedicures, worse advice, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Apr. 29 - The Closeout Controversy
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Warriors-Rockets Game 1 officiating controversy, if Kevin Durant is the most skilled basketball player on Earth, and how the rest of the series will play out. That, plus Al Horford shuts down Giannis, the Bucks supporting cast goes missing in action, and we preview and predict the Nuggets-Blazers West Conference Semifinals. via Knit...

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The Drop - The Long Wave Goodbye
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Spurs forcing Game 7, the cockroach Clips, and predictions for the Raptors-Sixers and Bucks-Celtics series. That, plus the Westbrook dilemma, Dame's epic buzzer-beater, the next player NBA nerds will fall in love with, legspan, tortoises vs. turtles, and more. via Knit...

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Thu. Apr. 25 - Clips, Jazz + Raps-76ers Preview
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Clips forcing an unexpected Game 6, the Warriors hurting themselves, and key decisions facing the Jazz this offseason. That, plus we preview and predict the Raptors-Sixers East Semifinals, hit you with an action-packed Meme Team, and more. via Knit...

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Apr. 24 - Dame Time
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Damian Lillard's 37-foot bomb and the cold-blooded wave goodbye, as well as debate whether OKC should look to move on from Russell Westbrook. That, plus the Raptors and Sixers take care of business, the Nuggets win a pivotal Game 5, we countdown the NBA's all-time series-clinching game-winners, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. Apr. 23 - Stave
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Jazz forcing Game 5, whether the Pistons should look to trade Andre Drummond this summer, and the Suns firing head coach Igor Kokoskov after just one season. That, plus a Celtics-Bucks rematch, the best dunk from the playoffs so far, funny postseason moments, the Nets' feisty front office, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Jazz Survive, Bucks-Celtics, Mad Suns
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Jazz staving off elimination, the Bucks-Celtics second-round series, and the Suns firing Igor Kokoskov. That, plus NBA players who could help the Avengers defeat Thanos, getting dunked on, the zoo, floor-to-ceiling mulch, Reese's peanut butter eggs, Kiwi accents, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. Apr. 22 - Closing In
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate the NBA weekend's most impressive road win, whether the Sixers/Nets ejections were warranted, and which 3-0 series ends tonight. That, plus the Celtics' sweep, Westbrook's "next question" routine, ex-Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau in studio, new Weekend Whoopsies, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Recapping First Week Of Playoffs
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss their favorite first-round series, the most surprising individual performances, and which teams have disappointed so far. That, plus Fartgate 2019, Ben Simmons' heel turn, KD vs. Beverely, NBA weekend predictions, how to properly shower, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Apr. 18 - 2-0 Holes
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Harden clowning the Jazz, the Pacers' ill-timed dry spell, and whether we should just sim the rest of the Bucks-Pistons series. That, plus a brand new edition of the Meme Team, and NBA champion Channing Frye stops by the studio to talk the Pelicans chances at keeping AD, the Warriors locker room, yoga, and so much more. via Knit...

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Wed. Apr. 17 - Bombs Away
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss "Logo Lillard" and his Blazers taking a 2-0 lead on OKC, Jamal Murray's hot fourth quarter shooting, and the Raptors' lockdown defense. That, plus we debate the most appealing head coaching job available, the surprise of the playoffs so far, and which team has the best chance of tying up their series 1-1 tonight. via Knit...

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Tue. Apr. 16 - The Comeback & Cousins
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Clippers' 31-point comeback, how Cousins' quad injury affects the Warriors chances of a three-peat, and whether Embiid should've been ejected for elbowing Allen. That, plus Carlos Boozer is back to talk playoffs, D-Wade, and ruling Westeros, and we debate which player is under the most pressure heading into tonight's Game 2s. via Knit...

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The Drop - Shout It Out Loud
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Clippers' 31-point comeback, DeMarcus Cousins' quad injury, the Sixers dominant Game 2 performance, and whether Embiid should've been hit with a flagrant 2 for elbowing Allen. That, plus Lowry's 0-fer, the Spurs' defensive game plan on Jokic, Paul George's shoulder, running miles, Larry Bird's security, and Leigh reviews a KISS concert. via Knit...

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Mon. Apr. 15 - It's Just One Game, But...
On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys analyze opening weekend of the playoffs: Will the Jazz change their defense on James Harden for Game 2? Is Paul George's injury too much for OKC to overcome? Have the Celtics flipped the switch? Will Kevin Durant's temper cost the Warriors later in the playoffs? Are the 76ers ripe for an upset by the Nets? Also, for the one millionth time, are these the same old Raptors? And, even though it's the playoffs, it's still Monday, so the guys break out a new version o...

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The Starties - 6th Annual Starters Awards Show
Hosted by Kristen Ledlow, The Starters hand out six major NBA awards (MVP, MIP, DPOY, ROY, Coach, and Sixth Man), while also announcing winners in some light-hearted categories, such as Fan, Wedgie, Whoa Boy, and Funniest Moment of the Year. That, plus we raise the Worst of the Year banner, countdown the season's Top 10 dunks, and say goodbye to NBA things we lost in a touching musical tribute. via Knit...

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The Drop - 2019 Playoff Preview & Predictions
On today's episode of The Drop, the guys preview and predict all eight first-round series of the 2019 NBA Playoffs. All that, plus, um, what you doin', Magic? via Knit...

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Wed. Apr. 10 - Magic's Disappearing Act
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Magic Johnson stepping down as the Lakers' president of basketball ops, why he did it, and what this means for the Lakers and Luke Walton moving forward. That, plus Dirk and Wade's tributes, Jamal Crawford, the Pistons' comeback, and Pacers big man Myles Turner joins us to talk playoffs, why he deserves DPOY, "Game of Thrones" theories, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. Apr. 9 - What We Do And Do Not Know
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys start to break down the Celtics-Pacers first-round matchup, discuss whether the Nets or Magic will be a more formidable playoff opponent, and predict who gets that final East spot. That, plus Wade's final home game, All-NBA First-Team forwards, role players, the Minnesota Direwolves, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - All-NBA + All-Rookie Teams
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys select and debate their All-NBA and All-Rookie Teams. That, plus Giannis vs. Embiid, Wade snubbing Mudiay, NBA players who should go full heel, Bing's search engine, soothing KISS songs, more relationship advice, that "Old Town Road" jam, and more. via Knit...

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Thu. Apr. 4 - Cheating The Game?
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Clippers commentator Don MacLean saying Harden is "cheating" the game, Ric Bucher all but guaranteeing that KD is headed to the Knicks, and the Heat losing their playoff spot (and possibly Josh Richardson for two weeks). That, plus NBA stars step into the squared circle ahead of WrestleMania, a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Apr. 3 - 20/20/20 Vision
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Warriors embarrassing the Nuggets, KD's ejection, and Westbrook paying tribute to Nipsey Hussle with the NBA's second-ever 20-20-20 game. That, plus first-round series we want to see, the best NBA taunts, Dirk's upcoming party, the Wizards' open GM job, Curry wearing contacts, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. Apr. 2 - Long Overdue
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Wizards firing Ernie Grunfeld, the Nuggets-Warriors race for No. 1, who wins home-court advantage between the Celtics and Pacers, and whether Zion will play for USA Basketball this summer. That, plus our Top 5 foreign-born and grown NBA rookies, extravagant purchases, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Playoff Projections, Zion, Rooks
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the muddled playoff races, Utah's hot streak, Atkinson's contract extension, Zion Williamson, and which players are under the most pressure this postseason. That, plus the best foreign-born/grown rookies, DJing, our April Fools' Day show, left-handed three-point shooters, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. Apr. 1 - Who's Who?
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Nikola Jokic's latest ejection, the Lakers shutting down LeBron for the rest of the season, and the NBA breaking anther three-point record. That, plus Jared Greenberg joins us live from Boston to discuss D-Wade's final game in the TD Garden, new Weekend Whoopsies, so many wedgies, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - It'd Be An Honor
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Manu's jersey retirement, Giannis' tweaked ankle, the Rockets' surging defense, and where Joel Embiid falls in the MVP conversation. That, plus Jordan Bell's expensive candle, Pascal Siakam's MIP candidacy, Devin Booker, which NBA guys would make the best baseball players, dubbing vs. subtitles, Tim Tams, Coachella, and more. via Knit...

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Thu. Mar. 28 - Booker Buckets
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Devin Booker's consecutive 50-point games - and whether the Suns' will ever get him some help - Luke Walton's confidence, and OKC's much-needed win. That, plus our favorite Manu memories, tired NBA debates, Jordan Bell's expensive prank, Meme Team, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Mar. 27 - MVP, East Drama + Crossovers
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the MVP showdown/letdown, the Hornets and Magic stayin' strong, if the Raps will retire Bosh's jersey next, and who had the better crossover last night: CP3 or Lance. That, plus the JET, Jason Terry, is back to talk about playing alongside MVPs, joining the Big 3 this season, and airplane etiquette. via Knit...

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Tue. Mar. 26 - No Nurk
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether losing Nurkic kills the Blazers' season, if the Jazz fouling late was petty, Bosh's videobombing skills, the Magic's late playoff run, and Gobert's single-season dunk record. That, plus former NBA GM David Griffin is back to talk about Kyrie's future, Harden vs. Giannis, the Lakers next head coach, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Nurk, Book, Kawhi
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Jusuf Nurkic's injury and the Blazers' chances moving forward, the Jazz intentionally fouling Booker, the Magic keeping their playoff hopes alive, and the Raptors' increasing confidence in re-signing Kawhi. That, plus Zion, Klay's nicknames, 1990 winners, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Mar. 25 - Lamb's Silencer
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Jeremy Lamb's half-court buzzer-beater, NBA players backing Trae Young for ROY, and the Celtics' latest losing streak. That, plus new Weekend Whoopsies, and NBA champion Rip Hamilton swings by to talk about whether Philly can come together like his Pistons did, new masks, and so much more. via Knit...

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Wed. Mar. 20 - Nets, Sleep, Face
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Nets' incredible fourth-quarter comeback, Doc Rivers shutting down those pesky Laker rumors, if OKC will retire KD's jersey, and whether Giannis is already the face of the NBA. All that, plus Broom Man Brook, VSP, and we ask if people are sleeping on the Jazz, Celtics, or 76ers. via Knit...

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Tue. Mar. 19 - Don't Tread On Me
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate which Western Conference team is the bigger playoff threat - the young Nuggets or the veteran Spurs? That, plus Dirk and IT video tributes, worrisome injuries, a March Madness-themed edition of Crossfire, the craziest shots of the season, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Never Lose
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the red-hot Spurs, the Nuggets snapping their playoff drought, Dirk passing Wilt, the Bucks chances without Brogdon, Klay's defense, and "Cinderella" NBA contenders. That, plus Tas' Top 5 potato chips, Matty O's marathon moments, antiquated technology, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Mar. 18 - Sixers, Seats & Rivers
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Sixers big win over the Bucks, Malcolm Brogdon and C.J. McCollum's injuries, and Clyde Frazier criticizing LeBron for sitting away from his teammates. That, plus new Weekend Whoopsies, and Rockets guard Austin Rivers swings by to talk about Houston's playoff chances, Harden, the time he challenged KG to 1-on-1, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Pressing Questions
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the biggest questions and concerns about all 16 playoff teams. That, plus a 2018 NBA Draft redo, the most heartbreaking moments we've endured as fans, the best fast food desserts, anti-social media, stealing bowling balls, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Mar. 14 - A New Look
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss DeMarcus Cousins bullying the Rockets, the Nuggets pulling Thomas from the rotation, and why you should never trust the Pistons. That, plus a new Meme Team, and 15-year NBA vet Kenyon Martin stops by to talk about dunking hard, his Nets' Finals teams, small hotels, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Mar. 13 - Ambush!
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss James Dolan confidence in his Knicks landing elite talent this summer, his reasons for banning a fan, and Draymond Green signing with Klutch Sports. That, plus LeBron's All-NBA chances, recent trades that teams might regret, Joel Embiid's dog, and so much more. via Knit...

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Tue. Mar. 12 - Lifetime Ban
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Utah Jazz permanently banning the fan who got into it with Russell Westbrook last night, as well as the suspensions handed out to Serge Ibaka and Marquese Chriss for fighting. That, plus Lou Williams' Sixth Man of the Year chances, Kyrie Irving's latest apology, Kemba Walker's future in Charlotte, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Crossing The Line
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Russell Westbrook's heated verbal altercation with Jazz fans, Serge Ibaka choking the Cavs' Marquese Chriss, and Lou Williams passing Dell Curry for most total bench points in league history. That, plus the Suns' bright future, LeBron's anticlimactic first season in L.A., office songs, Batyote conspiracies, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. Mar. 11 - What The Kidd Did?
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Warriors' latest drama (Kerr fed up with Draymond, Klay criticizing the fans, KD's ankle), Embiid returning to the Sixers, and JVG saying the Lakers should explore trading LeBron. That, plus new Weekend Whoopsies, and Hall of Famer Jason Kidd swings by the studio to talk Giannis, coaching again, his rap career, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Thunder-Blazers + Angry Giannis
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the intense Thunder-Blazers game, Nurkic's ejection, angry Giannis, whether the Warriors look vulnerable, and LeBron's chance of catching Kareem. That, plus VC's announcement, emojis, the protein of the future, hacky sack, and Leigh attends a Mariah Carey concert. via Knit...

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Thu. Mar. 7 - King Into Fourth
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether LeBron passing Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list was a little anticlimactic, if Cousins is hurting the Warriors' defense, the odd Sixers-Bulls 'do-over,' and the Kings' playoff chances. That, plus a new Meme Team, Frank Jackson's mushroom haircut, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Mar. 6 - Don't Doubtfire The Celtics
On Wed.'s Pick 'Em Payoff ep. of The Starters, "Mrs. Doubtfire" joins the show to discuss the Celtics' statement win over the Warriors, whether the Rockets can keep the No. 3 seed, and if Karl-Anthony Towns will make All-NBA. That, plus which team needs to clean house, which player would make the best nanny, the league's most surprising record, and so much more. via Knit...

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Tue. Mar. 5 - Lakers Get Clipped
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether missing the playoffs hurts LeBron's legacy, if the Lakers should shut him down for the rest of the season, and the franchise's chances of landing a marquee free agent this summer. That, plus Eric Bledsoe's contract extension, Bogut returning to the NBA, Wade swapping jerseys with Huerter, the Suns owning the Bucks, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Deactivated
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys eulogize the Los Angeles Lakers' season, debate whether LeBron should shut it down, and discuss Magic and Rob's offseason plans. That, plus the feisty Clippers, Silver's idea of replacing the All-Star Game with midseason tournaments, Eric Bledsoe's extension, Andrew Bogut returning to the Warriors, the Backstreet Boys, Leigh's Top 5 breads, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. Mar. 4 - Tell Me Why
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate why the Celtics are falling apart, Trae Young's questionable ejection, and Commissioner Silver's comments about replacing the All-Star Game with mini-tournaments. That, plus Greenberg joins us live from L.A. to discuss the Lakers' must-win game tonight, shutting down LeBron, and Walton's job security; and KD stars in a new Weekend Whoopsies. via Knit...

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The Drop - A Jazz Is Born
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Utah's impressive road win, how the Sixers look without Joel Embiid, the Magic's solid February, whether we should care about the Eastern Conf. playoff race, Giannis vs. Harden, and first-round matchups we'd like to see. That, plus the problems with "A Star Is Born," juicy fruits, autographs, Canadian rap, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Feb. 28 - Inside The Athletes Studio
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys talk to Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez about his best online clips, going crazy on the court, his twin brother Brook, and more. That, plus Wade's wild game-winner, the Celtics' losing streak, AD reacting to LeBron's dagger, a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Feb. 27 - Joker Runs Wild
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Nuggets are the Warriors' biggest threat, the Raptors crushin' the lost Celtics, and the Knicks' winning streak! That, plus Siakam's Most Improved chances, what team you'd hate to be stuck in an elevator with, whether Westbrook overreacted to being touched by a kid sitting courtside, and so much more. via Knit...

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Tue. Feb. 26 - Hopes and Dreams
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys check the polls in regards to which Western Conference lottery team you'd most like to see make the playoffs, which bottom-dweller needs the No. 1 pick, and which team is most being slept-on. That, plus Harden's streak gets snapped, Cousins throws a shoe, Doc gives Dirk a tribute, Ice Trae's career-night, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - The Wild & Weird West
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the two Western Conference teams you'd most like to see sneak into the playoffs, which team we're sleeping on more - the Blazers or Pistons, Harden's 30-point streak coming to an end, Cousins throwing a shoe, and Doc showing Dirk some love. That, plus beach hangs, wearing NBA jerseys in the workplace, Trey's Top 5 WWE Raw moments, movies in the park, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Feb. 25 - No Sense Of Urgency
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss LeBron questioning the Lakers' experience and sense of urgency, the Harden-less Rockets beating the Warriors, and the Knicks finally ending their 18-game home skid. That, plus Jared Greenberg joins us live from New Orleans to talk AD and Embiid, and Ja Rule's DJ ain't always on time in Weekend Whoopsies. via Knit...

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The Drop - Bucks, Angry Rockets, Future Jerseys
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Bucks ugly win over the Celtics, the Lakers 19-point comeback, Harden and CP3's gripes about Scott Foster, and the NBA proposing to lower the draft age to 18. That, plus future jerseys, Lady Gaga's Oscars odds, sunscreen theory, flip phones, Zion's shoe, JD's iPad, and more. via Knit...

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Thu. Feb. 21 - Zion, AD, LeBron Activated
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss NBA players urging Zion Williamson to shut it down after his bizarre injury, the Pelicans saying AD will play on Friday, and LeBron ramping up his intensity early for a playoff push. That, plus we hand out some NBA Movie Awards (Costume Design, Visual Effects, Best Picture), new Meme Team, and Photoshop fun with Leigh's Pick 'Em haircut. via Knit...

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Wed. Feb. 20 - Big Qs, All-Star Recap + Leigh's Locks
On Wed.'s Pick 'Em Payoff ep. of The Starters, Leigh gets something shaved into the back of his head while the guys discuss the Lakers' playoff chances, the Warriors biggest challenger, and how the AD saga ends. That, plus we debate the All-Star Weekend's best dunk, Charlotte's most memorable moment, and NBA stars tell us what they're the GOAT at. via Knit...

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The Drop - Live At All-Star Weekend!
On today's special episode of The Drop - recorded live from the Unknown Brewing Company in Charlotte, NC - the guys discuss the All-Star Saturday Night events, reactions to Leigh's 3-Point Contest, dinosaurs, day parties, cemeteries, and step on the beach to take questions from the fans in attendance. via Knit...

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Fri. Feb 15 - 2019 All-Star Special
On today's special episode of The Starters, live from All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, the guys make their predictions for Rising Stars and All-Star Game MVPs, as well as the Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and Slam Dunk winners. That, plus Dikembe Mutombo and Caron Butler stop by the set, we count down the Top 10 Dunks of the Decade, highlight MJ's best All-Star moments, and Leigh takes another crack at hitting 20 points in his own 3-Point Contest. via Knit...

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Wed. Feb. 13 - Big Brother Al
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Al Horford and the Celtics owning Joel Embiid and the Sixers, whether Luke Walton can survive the All-Star break, and if Anthony Davis and the Pelicans have hit rock bottom. That, plus we debate MJ's best free throw line dunk, hit you with a Meme Team, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. Feb. 12 - Thunder Rolls
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Paul George's MVP case, Westbrook breaking Wilt's 51-year-old record, and Magic's non-tampering comments about Ben Simmons. That, plus an All-Star edition of Crossfire, Bosh's Hall of Fame chances, Vince's best 2000 Dunk Contest jam, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - MVPG, Streaks + Magic Man
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss PG's MVP-like run, Harden vs. Westbrook's streaks, the odd Magic/Simmons story, whether the Pelicans should have to play AD, and Lin to the Raptors. That, plus our favorite All-Star Weekend memories, skiing accidents, Charlotte-based trivia, the next animal we'd like to see delay NBA games, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. Feb 11. - Debuts, AD Dilemma + Ice Trae
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Tobias Harris and Marc Gasol's new-team debuts, the Celtics' latest meltdown, and whether it's fair for the league's rules to mandate the Pelicans to play AD. That, plus new Weekend Whoopsies, and the Hawks' Trae Young joins us to talk about his fantastic rookie season, All-Star Weekend, and to play a little game called "Freeze It." via Knit...

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The Drop - 2019 Trade Deadline Recap
On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys the discuss the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline. Which Eastern Conf. powerhouse improved their team the most? Who were the other big winners and losers? And what was the best under-the-radar deal? That, plus an All-Star Draft breakdown, LeBron's rough week, KD rips the media, Leigh's 3-Point Contest preparation, explosive packages, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Feb. 7 - Wheeling & Dealing
On Thursday's NBA Trade Deadline Special, the guys discuss all the big moves: Marc Gasol to the Raptors, Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks, Markelle Fultz to the Magic, Harrison Barnes to the Kings, and Otto Porter to the Bulls. All that, plus Anthony Davis stays put in New Orleans. Did the Pelicans make the right decision? Will they sit him for rest of the season? What's next for LeBron and the Lakers? via Knit...

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Wed. Feb. 6 - Sixers-Clips Trade + All-Star Mock Draft
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the 76ers-Clippers blockbuster deal, how it impacts the Raptors, and whether the Pistons are done making moves after trading away Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson. That, plus LeBron's Lakers get embarrassed, the Saturday Night participants are announced, and guys hold their very own All-Star Mock Draft. via Knit...

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Tue. Feb. 5 - Lakers-Pelicans Standoff + Wall's Achilles
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Lakers-Pelicans AD standoff, what John Wall's ruptured Achilles means to the Wizards, and the Heat retiring Bosh's jersey. That, plus Candace Parker joins us live on set to discuss her experiencing as an All-Star captain + AD trade rumors, Trey and Leigh go head-to-head in Crossfire, #NBAPirates, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - All In For AD?
On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the latest Anthony Davis trade rumors, whether the Lakers have a plan B, what happens if AD is still on the Pelicans after the deadline, and Tatum vs. Ingram. That, plus Chris Bosh's jersey retirement, the NBA's ultimate HORSE game, Super Bowl (and Maroon 5) reactions, and a very special All-Star Weekend announcement. via Knit...

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Mon. Feb. 4 - Overwhelm Me
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the latest Anthony Davis trade rumors and whether the Lakers will upgrade their "underwhelming offer." That, plus the Knicks throw shade at Porzingis, Jared Greenberg joins us live from Brooklyn to talk Caris LeVert and D'Angelo Russell, new Weekend Whoopsies, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Porzingis, Kyrie & All-Star Snubs
On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the Knicks trading Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavs, Kyrie Irving's comments regarding his upcoming free agency, and the biggest All-Star snubs. That, plus Kanter's kiss, neutral sites, TV character trades, Jim Gaffigan's graphical gaffs, Faulty Airlines, and more. via Knit...

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Thu. Jan. 31 - Holy KP!
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Knicks sending Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavericks (!), the Pelicans removing Anthony Davis from their intro video, and the Lakers finally getting through to Dell Demps. That, plus we lock in our 2019 All-Star Game reserves, hit you with a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Jan. 30 - Rising Stars, Jah, Ingram
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Rising Stars rosters, Jahlil Okafor's renaissance, and Brandon Ingram's career night. That, plus which franchise deserves the No. 1 pick, hot NBA takes on a cold day, hypothetical Marc Gasol trades, Super Bowl predictions, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. Jan. 29 - Hypothetical AD Trades
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss reports about the Lakers being Anthony Davis' preferred destination, and Lonzo Ball not wanting to play for the Pelicans. That, plus we debate a few hypothetical AD trades to the Raptors, Blazers and Sixers, talk practice music, haunted hotels, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - AD Deep Dive
On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss Anthony Davis' trade request. What does the timing mean? Are the Lakers favorites to land him? Do the Celtics have the best collection of assets? What other teams could get in the mix? And what's the Pelicans next move? That, plus other trades we'd like to see, Red Panda, accidental hobbies, the best covers, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. Jan. 28 - Bye-Bye Brow?
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Anthony Davis' trade request, the Pelicans' next move, whether the Lakers have enough to get a deal done now, and potential dark horse trade destinations. That, plus Luke Walton's job security, Thon Maker wants out of Milwaukee, new Weekend Whoopsies, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - 2019 NBA All-Star Picks
On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the 2019 NBA All-Star Game starters, who LeBron and Giannis draft first, and then select/debate their East and West reserves. That, plus NBA ratings, supporting actors/players, swim-up bars, Weezer's new album, a Very Solid Tattoo, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Jan. 24 - Oladipo's Injury, MSG Harden, Poor Blake
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Oladipo's season-ending injury, Harden dropping 61 points in MSG, and Reggie Jackson's ill-timed video bomb. That, plus we select out All-Star Game starters, new Meme Team, Illustrated Leigh, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Jan. 23 - Grizzlies Now Available
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Grizzlies listening to trade offers for Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, what AD's injury means for the Pelicans, and Booker vs. Dieng. That, plus Dirk's 3-Point Contest invite, Dennis Smith Jr. returns to the Mavs, Kawhi's load management, classic NBA bloopers, and so much more. via Knit...

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Tue. Jan. 22 - Not Fair
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys check the polls in regards to the Warriors' title chances with Cousins in the mix, potential landings spot for 'Melo, and which East guard is most likely to be an All-Star snub. That, plus 3D live from OKC, long Weekend Whoopsies, Wade and Benny swap jerseys, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Klay, Melo vs. Iggy, Tires
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Klay Thompson's All-Star chances, Cousins' first few games with the Warriors, the Bulls-Rockets trade, and who has had the more valuable career: Carmelo or Iguodala? That, plus empty stats, Terry Rozier, Hield's crazy game-winner, Curry's blooper, the beach vs. the pool, flat tires, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Young Lakers, Russ, Spicy P
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Lakers overtime win, Westbrook's All-Star chances, a McCollum-for-Gordon trade idea, Smith Jr. vs. the Mavs, and what to expect from Cousins' Warriors debut tonight. That, plus Siakam's game-winner, NBA pet peeves, cars, university projects, wild startup ideas, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Jan. 17 - Apologize
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kyrie apologizing to LeBron and why he mentioned it unprompted, Spencer Dinwiddie spoiling Harden's 58-point night, and whether the Warriors are the most hated team in sports. That, plus which players need All-Star support, shoe technology, Meme Team, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Jan. 16 - Statement Quarter
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Warriors' statement win over Denver, Rozier saying the Celtics are too talented, and whether Buddy Hield deserves a Three-Point Contest invite. That, plus the teams most likely to make a trade, the Hawks' dilemma, Embiid trolling the Wolves, and so much more. via Knit...

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Tue. Jan. 15 - Cutting Ties
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Mavs are giving up on Dennis Smith Jr. too soon, if the Rockets' reliance on Harden will hurt 'em long term, and the possible tension between the Knicks and Porzingis. That, plus love for the Nets and Kings, Lin trade rumors, Ingles' kiss, 3D live from Philly, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - DSJ Trade Rumors, Harden, Fast Food
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Harden's 57, whether the Celtics' locker room is divided, Dennis Smith Jr. trade rumors, and a few under-the-radar performances. That, plus noise-cancelling headphones, kombucha, the best fast foods for feasts, swapping jerseys, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Jan 14 - Frustrated Kyrie + Bembry In Studio
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kyrie's frustration with his young teammates, the Bulls not wanting to buyout Robin Lopez, and the LeBron-less Lakers losing again. That, plus Hawks swingman DeAndre Bembry joins us live in studio to talk ATL and fashion, we have new Weekend Whoopsies, and Leigh smashes bananas, mate. via Knit...

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The Drop - Thunder/Spurs + Trade Deadline Dreams
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the insane Thunder-Spurs double overtime thriller, trade deadline teams/players to watch, halfway point surprises, DeMarcus Cousins' imminent return, Most Improved candidates, embarrassing on-court moments, plucking nose hair, and more. via Knit...

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Thu. Jan. 10 - Wade's All-Star Chances + Bucks 'Slow' Harden
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Wade's All-Star Game chances, whether the Bucks figured out a way to slow Harden, and the Celtics' winning streak. That, plus slapping the floor on defense, the rumored Kanter-for-Z-Bo trade, a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Jan. 9 - Bird Box Payoff
On Wed.'s Pick 'Em Payoff ep. of The Starters, Trey does the show blindfolded while the guys discuss Cousins eyeing his return, Wiggins powering the Wolves to victory in Ryan Saunders' coaching debut, and Jokic's triple-double game-winner. That, plus how many Warriors will make the All-Star Game, NBA birds, and Trey plays "Can You Draw Better Than A Third Grader?" in the dark. via Knit...

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Tue. Jan. 8 - Q2 Stock Watch
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss NBA portfolios as we reach the halfway point of the season. Which team needs to diversify and make a move? Who's blossomed into a blue-chipper? And which teams are undervalued? That, plus they discuss Harden droppin' Jamal Murray, whether any Spurs will make the All-Star Game, 3D live from Oakland, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Consume This Media
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Harden dropping Jamal Murray, the streaking Spurs, whether Thibodeau will ever get another head coaching gig, Chandler Parsons, the Cavs waiving Patrick McCaw, and the NBA moving towards a real-time betting experience. That, plus our Mt. Swishmore, The Rock's new show, consuming content, the infamous Summer League van fart, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. Jan. 7 - Thibs Fired
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Wolves firing Tom Thibodeau, Chandler Parsons and the Grizzlies agreeing to part ways, and Kobe telling Lakers fans to relax. That, plus Weekend Whoopsies, The Rock vs. Giannis, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Red Hot Harden, DeMar's Revenge, All-Star Voting
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the unstoppable James Harden, the blown KD out-of-bounds call, DeRozan's revenge game, booing Kawhi, the All-Star voting format, and the Bulls-Grizzlies trade. That, plus Wall's season-ending injury, Leigh's Peru adventures, electronic cigarettes, Worst of the Week nominees, and more. via Knit...

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Thu. Jan 3. - First Returns & Boo Birds
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the biggest surprises from the All-Star voting first returns, Paul George carrying OKC, whether Spurs fans will boo Kawhi tonight, and The Beard's chance at winning back-to-back MVPs. That, plus a new Meme Team, #NBARockStars, a forgotten wedgie, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Jan. 2 - New Year, New Polls
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys check the polls! Who will be the biggest name traded? Who's gonna win MVP? And which team comes out of the Eastern Conference? That, plus a New Year's resolutions-themed edition of Crossfire, some bold 2019 predictions, NBA trickery, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Holiday Drop - Naughty & Nice
On today's final Drop episode of 2018, the guys decide which players/teams are on the naughty or nice lists, hand out some last-minute gifts, and make some NBA wishes. That, plus Buddy Hield's age gaffe, Melo's legacy, watching ball with old Armenians, and the hottest holiday cypher yet! We'll see you in 2019. Be safe. via Knit...

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Thu. Dec. 20 - PG, DG & OG
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate if Paul George has entered the MVP conversation, whether Draymond Green needs to shoot more, and if the Raptors got away with one vs. the Pacers. That, plus the Rockets' 3-point record, the fastest players in the league, a brand new edition of The Meme Team, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Dec. 19 - Duh
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss LeBron wanting Anthony Davis on the Lakers, Goran Dragic's knee injury, and Kent Bazemore reportedly generating trade interest from contenders. That, plus a Christmas-themed edition of Crossfire, Jarrett Allen's huge block, Larry Nance Jr's game-winning tip, selfies, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. Dec. 18 - Travelin' Man
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss James Harden's super step-back, Coach Joerger saying he has the next Durant-Westbrook in Marvin Bagley and De'Aaron Fox, and the Bulls-Thunder scuffle. That, plus Booker claps back at Kanter, Taj plays defense with a shoe, who wants Austin Rivers, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Your Wish Is Granted
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Harden's double-step-back (travel), which team is the most infuriating to try and figure out, the Suns-Wizards deal, and Robin Lopez going berserk. That, plus Fox's All-Star chances, Coach of the Year favorites, crushing water bottles, and new gift ideas from the Hammacher Schlemmer online catalog. via Knit...

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Mon. Dec. 17 - Ariza Trade, Ingram's Future, Star Fox
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate the winner of the Wizards-Suns deal, whether Ingram is a potential Lakers' trade chip, and De'Aaron Fox's All-Star potential. That, plus 3D joins us live Oakland to discuss DeMarcus Cousins' rehab process, we have new Weekend Whoopsies, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Harden, Jabari, Dinwiddie
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Lakers' frustration with trying to defend Harden, Dirk's 21st season debut, Jabari Parker pulled from the Bulls' rotation, Spencer Dinwiddie's contract extension, and Valanciunas' left thumb injury. That, plus the Suns' arena dilemma, Curry's moon comments, procrastination tactics, Ellen's incredible run, cricket memories, and who is the King Nut? via Knit...

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Thu. Dec. 13 - Who Needs Kawhi?
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Kawhi-less Raptors beating the Warriors, whether we're sleeping on the Pacers, and OKC's late-game execution. That, plus Kyrie's overtime takeover, Sixth Man of the Year favorites, Meme Team, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Dec. 12 - Bold Plan
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Clippers' bold free agency plan, KD's comments about jersey retirements and statues, and Pop passing Riley on the NBA's all-time coaching wins list. That, plus active buyers on the trade market, Lowry breaking out of his slump, Nike's new "Earned" jerseys, Rudy Gobert's latest rant about the officials, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. Dec. 11 - Best Friends Forever
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether LeBron and Wade's final game delivered, The King's postgame comments sending Knicks fans into a fervor, and if farewell seasons are overkill. That, plus Trevor Ariza trade rumors, Swaggy P to the Nuggets, the Kings making fun of the Bulls, bagged milk, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - One Last Wade-LeBron Dance
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Wade and LeBron's final game against each other, the Lakers interest in Trevor Ariza, the Nuggets signing Swaggy P, what's eating Kyle Lowry, and whether you'd rather start a franchise with Ben Simmons or Luka Doncic. That, plus future obscure Hall of Famers, the art of swapping jerseys, bread bowls, and Leigh's best Top 5 ever. via Knit...

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Mon. Dec. 10 - Boylen Point
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Bulls' Jim Boylen era getting off to a rough start, and Kyle Lowry's shooting slump. That, plus 3D joins us live from L.A. to share his thoughts on LeBron and Wade's final game, Weekend Whoopsies, "Startersperson of the Year," and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Mr. Melo, Toxic LeBron, Gobert's Ejection
On today's Drop, the guys discuss whether the Lakers could use Melo, if Magic will trade for John Wall, KD's comments about playing alongside LeBron, Gobert's ejection, and The Ringer's Top 25 players. That, plus Whiteside's bowel movements, "Mr. Baseball," appliances, a "great" tweet, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Dec. 6 - Join The Conversation
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kawhi Leonard's MVP chances, whether Paul George is key to the Thunder's playoff success, and Joakim Noah's Grizzlies debut. That, plus last night's most impressive win, the John Wall-to-Lakers rumors, a new Meme Team, sexy new shirts and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Dec. 5 - Fultz, Lowry, Whiteside, Roller Skates
On Wed.'s Pick 'Em Payoff ep. of The Starters, Leigh roller skates around the set while the guys discuss Fultz's diagnosis, Lowry's "betrayal" comments, and Whiteside leaving the bench early. That, plus the Mavs' playoff chances, the Wall/Knicks trade rumors, if NBA stars really don't want to play with LeBron, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. Dec. 4 - Polls, John Collins + Steph
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys check the polls in regards to the second-best team in the West, which squad needs to make a move, and whether the Sixers or Wolves have been better since the Jimmy Butler trade. That, plus Hawks big man John Collins swings by the studio to discuss his return, playing with Trae Young, and Vince Carter's milestone; and Leigh talks with Steph Curry about his All-Star Weekend plans. via Knit...

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The Drop - OKC, Jokic, Sir Elton John
On today's Drop, the guys discuss OKC's strong start, the controversial ending to the Nuggets-Raptors game, Jokic's passing, the Bulls firing coach Fred Hoiberg, and Hezonja vs. Giannis. That, plus NBA-themed baby names, Leigh's Top 5 concerts, trivia, Matty O's 10K results, court aesthetics, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Dec. 3 - Hoiberg, Gobert, Beverley
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Bulls firing head coach Fred Hoiberg, Rudy Gobert criticizing the officials, and whether Patrick Beverley deserved to be ejected for throwing a ball at a fan. That, plus 3D live from Detroit on the Pistons' strong start, new Weekend Whoopsies, Boylen vs. Boylan, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Warriors-Raps, Kings Tension, 'Almost All-Stars'
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Warriors-Raptors OT game, including Durant's unstoppable 51, Siakam's coming-out-party, fanboy Drake, and whether it even means anything without Curry or Draymond playing. That, plus the Kings' organizational conflict, final thoughts on the Korver trade, postgame Westbrook, "Almost All-Stars," JD's butterfly stroke, trash cans, video games, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Nov. 29 - Korver, Depth, Russ, Spurs
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Kyle Korver trade, the Rockets' depth problem, Westbrook's latest trip-dub milestone, the Spurs playoff chances, and the likelihood of LeBron playing with his son in the NBA. That, plus a new Meme Team, Very Solid Play, and the rudest play in basketball. via Knit...

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Wed. Nov. 28 - Mooooooves Coming?
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Lakers need to make a trade, if tomorrow's Warriors-Raptors game is a Finals preview, and if the Heat should embrace the tank. That, plus Nikola vs. Nikola, pancakes vs. waffles, Kawhi's new shoes, a giant Australian bovine, and so much more. via Knit...

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Tue. Nov. 27 - Q1 Stock Watch + Awards
On Tuesday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss NBA portfolios as we reach the quarter-mark of the season. Which teams are overvalued? Which potential playoff teams are undervalued? And which new acquisition is already paying Q1 dividends? That, plus they debate the MVP, Rookie of the Year and Most Improved favorites, must-watch players, surprising stats, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - NBA Q1 Report
On today's episode of The Drop, The Starters give you some NBA market analysis regarding undervalued and overvalued teams, blue chip prospects, and offseason acquisitions already paying dividends. That, plus this season's 50-point explosion, outstanding stats, hugs, jump balls, holidays, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Nov. 26 - Petty Pop + Trading Fultz
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Pop questioning Kawhi's leadership, what the Sixers could get for Fultz, and Marcus Smart's comments about the Celtics. That, plus 3D live from Washington, Whoopsies, NFL x NBA celebrations, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Nov. 21 - Angry Uncle Bob's Thanksgiving Special
On today's episode of The Starters, Angry Uncle Bob is back for the holidays, and he's got some hot takes about LeBron's return to Cleveland, the Blazers leading the Western Conference, and nonexistent defense. That, plus the NBA's biggest turkey, the worst part about Thanksgiving, and the Top 10 stuffs of the season so far. via Knit...

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Tue. Nov. 20 - As The NBA Turns
On Tue.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Wizards saying they've moved on from conflict, the latest drama with Fultz's shoulder, and if J.R. Smith's tenure with the Cavs is over. That, plus Kemba's future in Charlotte, surprise teams, Clippers play-by-play legend Ralph Lawler talks wedgies, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Wack Wiz, Kemba, Surprise Teams
On today's Drop, the guys discuss whether the Wizards can realistically trade John Wall, if the Lakers should make an offer for Beal, Kemba's future in Charlotte, surprising starts, and if it's time to panic about the Celtics. That, plus the latest Fultz news, NBA hugs, morning routines, Thanksgiving Day activities, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Nov. 19 - Warriors + Wizards Woes
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Warriors' three-game losing streak, reports of the Wizards' fire sale, and the Kings staying the Kings. That, plus 3D live from Philly, Weekend Whoopsies, and one the of the NBA's best halftime acts - Christian and Scooby - swing by the studio. via Knit...

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The Drop - Spiritually Bruised Warriors, Melo, Trading Fultz
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Draymond-Durant dynamic, how the Rockets handled the Melo situation, LeBron's chase for 40K points, Fultz trade ideas, and if Jimmy Butler takes Ben Simmons' All-Star spot. That, plus @dogsatadistance, Leigh's juicing, sod vs. seed, The Mega Powers, folksy expressions, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Nov. 15 - LeBron, Jimmy, Draymond & Dwane
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss LeBron passing Wilt on the NBA's all-time scoring list, Jimmy Butler's 76ers debut, Draymond's comments about the KD dustup, Dwane Casey's revenge win in Toronto, the Jazz losing by 50, and a brand new edition of The Meme Team! via Knit...

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Wed. Nov. 14 - When The Family Feuds
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate whether Durant's free agency is negatively impacting the Warriors, if DeAndre Jordan is a selfish player, and if Gordon Hayward should come of the bench. That, plus Tas goes for his fifth consecutive Crossfire win, and Jared Greenberg sets the stage for Jimmy Butler's Sixers debut. via Knit...

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Tue. Nov. 13 - KD vs. Dray, LeVert's Injury, Fultz
On Tue.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Caris LeVert's leg injury, Durant's frustration with Draymond, and what happened on Fultz's pump fake free-throw. That, plus the Kings' playoff chances, Wolf Wall, the best landing spot for Melo, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Nov. 12 - Jimmy, Melo, Kyrie
On Mon.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the big Sixers-Wolves trade. Does Jimmy Butler make Philly the best team in the East? Can Minny salvage their season? And what does this deal mean for Markelle Fultz? That, plus new Melo-drama, Kyrie wants a vet, Weekend Whoopsies, Splash Brother Brook, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop, Nov. 12 - The Jimmy Butler Trade
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Wolves finally trading Jimmy Butler the 76ers, the latest 'Melo drama, Jimmy's favorite Mark Wahlberg movies, Chilean sunsets, new Instagram accounts, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - 'Melo, Bucks, #SleepingInMyCupChallenge
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Leigh's spicy 'Melo tweet, the Bucks statement win over the Warriors, the Suns' epic collapse, Rozier trade rumors, All-Star Game reform, and early 2018 NBA Draft steals. That, plus crosswalk etiquette, bad habits, animal imitations, and Matty O introduces the #SleepingInMyCupChallenge. via Knit...

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Thu. Nov. 8 - Why So Serious?
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss why Nikola Jokic isn't taking any shots, the best dunk of the night, conflicting Terry Rozier trade rumors, and Tyson Chandler's immediate impact with the Lakers. All that, plus Headband LeBron and UFC Shaq in the Meme Team. via Knit...

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Wed. Nov. 7 - Blazing Blazers, Wall, Sky Miles
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Blazers are for real, if the Wizards can realistically trade John Wall, and why Miles Bridges needs a Dunk Contest invite. That, plus dark horse MVPs, televising the All-Star Draft, 80s shows, and fake in-arena entertainment bits. via Knit...

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Tue. Nov. 6 - Check The Polls!
On Tue.'s Election Day special, The Starters check the polls in regards to whether Jamal Murray was disrespectful, which team is the biggest train wreck, and the league's second-best team. That, plus Hall of Famer Grant Hill swings by the studio to talk Trae Young, The Debate Boyz are back, and a Very Solid Play. via Knit...

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The Drop - Jamal Murray, Raptors, Disappointments
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Jamal Murray's 48-point night, the Celtics' frustration with his final shot, whether the Raptors still have another gear, disappointing teams, and underrated players. That, plus Leigh's Vegas hydration story, NBA trivia, new looks, and Cousin Stavros returns for Top 5. via Knit...

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Mon. Nov. 5 - Tyson, Rockets, Sexton
On Mon.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss whether Tyson Chandler can help the Lakers, the Rockets' players-only huddle, if J.R.was trolling Sexton, and Greek-on-Greek dunk crime. That, plus Uncle Splash joins us live from The Bay to set up Grizz-Warriors, new Weekend Whoopsies, NBA cheeses, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Celtics, Fox, Wizards, Cousins
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Bucks-Celtics game, De'Aaron Fox's star potential, which team is the bigger mess (Wizards or Rockets), and Kerr's comments about Cousins. That, plus Worst of the Week nominees, the new City Edition jerseys, our SmackDown Live experience, Halloween candy, 5-star reviews, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Nov. 1 - D-Rose, JR, Dinwiddie
On Thu.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss D-Rose's 50-point night, J.R. asking the Cavs to trade him, and Dinwiddie's vendetta against the Pistons. That, plus our favorite 'City Edition' jerseys, Matthews' bizarre late-game foul, Draymond's DPOY desire, and a Halloween-heavy edition of the Meme Team. via Knit...

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Wed. Oct. 31 - Halloween Special VI
On today's sixth Halloween Special, The Starters - a.k.a. Austin Rivers Powers, Fat Lever Bastard, Dr. Evil J, and GoldWebber - discuss the latest Jimmy Butler news, whether the Rockets can get their swagger back, and Beverley-Westbrook reigniting their feud. That, plus SAC rookie Marvin Bagley III joins us in studio to discuss his Kings hot start, and we have a special spooky edition of Crossfire. via Knit...

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Tue. Oct. 30 - Let Klay Play
On Tue.'s episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether Kerr should've let Klay gun for more threes, if the Bucks are the East's best team, and if the Kings are back, baby. That, plus Jason Terry swing by the studio to discuss playing with Dirk, tricking JR Smith, socks, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Klay, Bucks, Early MIP Candidates
On today's Drop, the guys discuss Klay Thompson's record-breaking performance, the Bucks perfect start, what the Cavs next move is, and who's to blame in Washington. That, plus early Most Improved candidates, wrestling memories, Leigh's favorite ice cream flavors, NBA trivia, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. Oct. 29 - Losing Lue
On Mon.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Cavs firing Coach Lue, if the Wizards are in desperate need of a shakeup, and Steph Curry's latest three-point record. That, plus 3D joins us live from Minneapolis to get us ready for tonight's Lakers-Wolves, new Weekend Whoopsies, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Butler/Rockets Rumors, Lonzo, OKC
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Jimmy Butler-Houston trade rumors, Karl-Anthony Frowns, whether Lonzo should start over Rondo, OKC's 0-4 start, and Steph Curry's slim MVP chances. That, plus David Stern calls out the Pelicans, shady ice cream trucks, heckling, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Oct. 25 - Curry's Cloudy MVP Chances
On Thu.'s episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether Steph Curry could realistically win another MVP, if the Lakers have found their ideal starting lineup and if Towns has mentally checked out. That, plus Kawhi's "no-look" steal, trading Kevin Love, a new Meme Team, and so much more. via Knit...

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Wed. Oct. 24 - Superstar Blake
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Blake Griffin's 50-point night, if the Pistons are a playoff lock, and whether Joel Embiid's trash talk is starting to get tiresome. That, plus Trey Kerby talks to Hawks rookie Trae Young down at the renovated Fortress, and in Crossfire, the guys debate if the Wolves are ever going to trade Jimmy Butler. via Knit...

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Tue. Oct. 23 - The Worry Scale
On Tue.'s episode of The Starters, the guys play "How Worried Are You?" when it comes to the defenseless Lakers, the winless Thunder, and the struggling Celtics. That, plus DeRozan's strong start with the Spurs, Lillard's Stone Cold costume, Markieff's sneaky shorts pull, surprising players, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - One Week Overreactions + Spurs-Lakers
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the insane Spurs-Lakers overtime game, final thoughts on The Staples Slobberknocker suspensions, and a few "It's Just One Week, But ..." overreactions. That, plus Kemba Walker's hot start, winless teams, Wade's farewell tour, Top 5 Gordons, NBA trivia, triceps, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. Oct. 22 - Spitgate Reax
On Mon.'s episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Rockets-Lakers suspensions were too lenient, if Trae Young's strong start has quieted his doubters, and if the Nuggets won the NBA weekend. That, plus 3D joins us live from LA, new Weekend Whoopsies, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - LeBron's Lakers + Early Surprises
On today's Drop, the guys discuss LeBron's Lakers debut, early season surprises, concerning losses, MVP frontrunners, and some rookies. That, plus Leigh's McDonald's career, great states, laundry, haunted houses, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Oct. 18 - The MVP Race Is Over
On Thu.'s episode of The Starters, the guys continue to overreact by playing another round of "It's Just One Game, But ..." with regards to Anthony Davis, Towns and Butler, and the Knicks playoff chances. That, we plus Kawhi and DeRozan's first games with their new teams, rookie debuts, and Boban stars a brand new Meme Team! via Knit...

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Wed. Oct. 17 - It's Just One Game, But ...
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, the guys totally overreact by playing "It's Just One Game, But ..." with regards to the Celtics best player, Fultz starting for the 76ers, and the Warriors lackluster start. That, plus Jaylen's "dunk" on Embiid, reversible rings, whether the Wolves should play Butler, and so much more. via Knit...

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Tue. Oct. 16 - Happy NBA Day!
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Celtics are a Finals lock, if the 76ers should start Markelle Fultz, Doncic's ROY odds, Durant's future, and more. All that, plus Shaq swings by the studio to discuss the Warriors' dynasty, whether Butler and the Wolves can coexist, and ice cream sundaes. via Knit...

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The Drop - Jimmy Eat World
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Jimmy Butler fiasco, the Lakers' playoff chances, Rookie of the Year favorites, and Zach LaVine. That, plus continuity errors, which animal would make the best point guard, Canadian folk songs, flag-bearing bodies, and so much more. via Knit...

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NBA Season Preview - Part 5
On today's fifth (and final part) of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys finish tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Who wins MVP? What was the best under-the-radar offseason move? And are the Rockets better than last season? All that, plus is Blake Griffin still a superstar, must-watch League Pass teams, J.R. Smith's Supreme tattoo, and more. via Knit...

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NBA Season Preview - Part 4
On today's fourth part of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys continue tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Which team is under the most pressure? Which player has the most to prove? And has Jimmy Butler completely derailed the Wolves season? All that, plus nicknames, expected sophomore surges, the best throwback jerseys, and more. via Knit...

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NBA Season Preview - Part 3
On today's third part of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys continue tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Which front office had the best offseason? Will Rudy Gobert repeat as Defensive Player of the Year? And which team is the toughest to predict? All that, plus NY Post headlines, Sixth Men, memes, Space Jam 2, and more. via Knit...

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NBA Season Preview - Part 2
On today's second part of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys continue tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Are the Celtics the best team in the East? Is LeBron the best player in the league? And who wins Most Improved? All that, plus the Knicks' playoff chances, must-invite Dunk Contest participants, fashion trends, and more. via Knit...

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NBA Season Preview - Part 1
On today's first part of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys begin tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Which Western Conference team is the Warriors' biggest challenger? Who wins Rookie of the Year? And does LeBron immediately turn the Lakers into a playoff team? All that, plus Skeets and Tas go head-to-head in Crossfire (winner stays), as well as predictions about the Hawks and Nikola Jokic. via Knit...

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The Drop - Bold Predictions
On today's Drop, the guys make some bold predictions about the upcoming NBA season with regards to MVP, trading Jimmy Butler, the loaded Western Conference, LeBron's Lakers, and so much more. All that, plus which player will flourish thanks to a change of scenery, NBA Con panels, and Leigh reviews a Sting and Shaggy concert. via Knit...

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The Drop Off: The Advice Guys
On today's final summertime Drop Off, The Starters give unqualified advice to try and solve their listeners' biggest problems. Should you move in with your girlfriend? Where's the best place to get a tattoo? And how do you start your career when you have no idea what you want to do? All that and more on today's podcast! via Knit...

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The Drop Off: The Crazy Life Of Cameraman Ric
On today's summertime Drop Off, The Starters interview their Emmy-award winning cameraman - and Leigh's personal hair assistant - Ric Blackburn. Ric breaks down the crazy career that's led him to cross paths with Fidel Castro, Ted Turner, John McEnroe, and a bird flu-infested chicken coop. Plus, he explains how Queen Latifah gave him his nickname! via Knit...

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Drop Off: Overrated/Underrated
On today's summertime Drop Off, The Starters debate whether skinny dipping, mac & cheese, bubble baths and much more are over or underrated. via Knit...

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The Drop - Kawhi-DeRozan Emergency Podcast
On today's emergency episode of The Drop- GIMME SOME RAPTOR NEWS! The Starters discuss the Raptors acquiring Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green from the Spurs for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 pick. Can Toronto convince Kawhi to stay? Did the Spurs get enough in return? Is DeRozan the greatest Raptor of all-time? And Jim Thome. via Knit...

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The Drop Off: Would You Rather
On today's summertime Drop Off, The Starters play a revealing round of Would You Rather. Find out where the crew stands on lying, punctuality, baldness, nipples and much more. via Knit...

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Tuesday, July 10 - The Grand Finale
On Tuesday night's final Vegas Summer League live show, The Starters highlight some of the best games and performances from Day 5, select their All-Vegas First and Second Teams, and debate whether Luka Doncic should be the ROY favorite. That, plus the Rockets offseason, Donovan Mitchell's good idea, and Vegas showgirls costumes. via Knit...

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Monday, July 9 - What Do You Say, Shai!?
On Monday night's Vegas Summer League show, The Starters ask Clippers rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander the hard-hitting "Would You Rather?" questions; highlight some of the best Day 4 performances; and debate the best landing spot for Melo. That, plus LeBron officially signs with the Lakers, Lance's dance moves, and Leigh's insane sandwich. via Knit...

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VSL Twitter Show - July 9
On today's special Twitter Show, live from NBA Summer League, the guys discuss which rookies have impressed the most, second-year standouts, and random people we've met in Vegas. That, plus thoughts on the Spurs declining to match Kyle Anderson's offer sheet, how much Marcus Smart is worth, Melo's next move, Top 5 Summer League names, trivia, and more. via Knit...

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Sunday, July 8 - When Harry Met The Starters
On Sunday night's Vegas Summer League show, The Starters help Kings rookie Harry Giles build his NBA.com bio; highlight some of the best Day 3 performances; and discuss Devin Booker's max contract and the Rockets-Capela contract negotiations. All that, plus they try, once again, to hit a halfcourt shot. Is this the year!? via Knit...

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Sat., July 7 - Gimme Some Moe
On Saturday night's Vegas Summer League show, The Starters discuss some of the best games and performances from Day 2; debate whether the Cavs should look to trade Kevin Love; and welcome Lakers rookie Moe Wagner to the set to discuss LeBron, Dirk, and talkin' trash. via Knit...

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Friday, July 6 - Ring That Bell
At The Starters' first live show from Summer League, the guys discuss OKC looking to part ways with 'Melo, Spurs legend Tony Parker signing with the Hornets, and whether the Bulls were right to match the Kings' lucrative offer to Zach LaVine. That, plus Warriors center Jordan Bell plays "Ring That Bell," Day 1 Vegas highlights, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - LeBron Emergency Pod
On today's emergency episode of The Drop, The Starters discuss LeBron James signing with the Lakers, whether they're immediate title contenders, how they should approach a potential Kawhi Leonard trade, and so much more. via Knit...

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Free Agency Twitter Show - July 1
On today's special Twitter Show, the guys discuss some of the big deals that were reportedly agreed to early in NBA Free Agency. That, plus Russell Westbrook's house party, Leigh's shorts, our Summer League plans, Canada Day, and more. via Knit...

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2017-18 NBA Trivia Showdown
On today's 2017-18 NBA Quiz Show, the epic rivalry between Skeets & Trey and Tas & Leigh continues. Who will prove they know more about the NBA? Who will argue most about the rules? Who will disown their teammate? Find out and play along! via Knit...

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The Drop - Draft Recap
On today's episode of The Drop, The Starters discuss the winners and losers from the 2018 NBA Draft, as well as the latest on Kawhi Leonard and Dwight Howard's future. That, plus Woj tweets, nicknames, green carpets, and farts. via Knit...

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2018 NBA Playoff Awards
On today's special episode of The Starters, the guys debate the biggest winners and losers from the 2018 NBA postseason. Categories include: Playoff MVP, Breakout Performance, Best Dunk, Funniest Press Conference Moment, Disappointing Player, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. June 12 - Parade Day!
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss how long the Warriors can sustain this level of success, whether LeBron's greatest achievement would be playing NBA ball with his son, and the Raptors promoting assistant Nick Nurse to head coach. That, plus Crossfire, our best NBA Finals moments, championship parades, and more. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - June 12
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss how the 2018 NBA Finals will be remembered, LeBron's summer decision, and the Pistons and Raptors' new coaches. That, plus Kevin Durant quotes, Dennis Rodman on CNN, Twitter Kobe, signature foods, basketball withdrawal, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. June 11 - NBA Finals Reax
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss LeBron's broken hand and the likelihood he stays in Cleveland; whether Curry deserved MVP, and if the 2018 Finals were boring. That, plus Trey celebrates with the champs, we countdown the Top 10 Finals plays, a wedgie, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - June 8
On today's The Drop, the guys discuss Kevin Durant's rising disapproval ratings, LeBron's legacy and his offseason decisions, and the odd ending to the Bryan Colangelo Twitter scandal. All that, plus how Anthony Bourdain influenced The Starters, Red Panda's fall, The Rovell Daily Times, codenames, insane TOTW shoutouts, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. June 7 - Game 3 Reax
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss if LeBron had enough help to win Game 3, whether KD snatched the Finals MVP from Curry, and the likelihood of a Warriors sweep. That, plus Trey Kerby joins us live from Cleveland, Bryan Colangelo is out as Philly's team president, and some NBA fans update LeBron's new 2K cover. via Knit...

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Wed. June 6 - Bad Whistle?
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Finals officiating has favored the Warriors, if LeBron is leaving the Cavs regardless, and if a Golden State dynasty is bad for the NBA. That, plus Trey Kerby joins us live from Cleveland to set up tonight's Game 3, and in Crossfire, we debate if the Rockets should give Chris Paul a max contract. via Knit...

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Tue. June 5 - Pop The Hood
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Cavs planning to give Rodney Hood a chance in Game 3, whether Andre Iguodala should start if healthy, and the Perkins-Curry incident. That, plus Trey joins us live from Cleveland to share interviews with JaVale McGee and Donovan Mitchell, and Leigh hits the streets of Oakland to ask about burner Twitter accounts. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - June 5
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss whether the Cavs can still make this a series, adjustments to be made, Kendrick Perkins igniting the Curry flurry, and Finals MVP favorites. That, plus "Speed 2," shorts, instrumental national anthems, corn dogs, Taco Bell, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. June 4 - Game 2 Reax
On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Can the Cavs still make this a series? Should they switch up their defense on Curry? And who is the Finals MVP favorite? That, plus Leigh is back to share his favorite in-arena moments, LeBron's reaction to JR's Game 1 gaffe, mocking "M-V-P" chants, and more. via Knit...

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Sun. June 3 - What To Watch Game 2
On Sun.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Cavs can recover from Game 1's loss and if the Warriors will switch up their defense on LeBron. That, plus Leigh joins us from Oakland to share chats with Kyle Korver and Nick Young, and in Crossfire, we debate whether a player on the losing team should ever win Finals MVP. via Knit...

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The Drop - June 1
On today's The Drop, the guys discuss Game 1 of the NBA Finals, including J.R.'s late game blunder, the controversial block/charge reversal, LeBron's 51-point game masterpiece, and whether Tristan Thompson deserves to be suspended. That, plus the Bryan Colangelo Twitter scandal, celebrations, street solicitors, Tweet of the Week, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. May 31 - Finals MVP Picks + X-Factors
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Love gettin' the Game 1 start, Finals MVP favorites, series X-factors, and bold predictions. That, plus Leigh challenges Zeke to a shooting contest, the Warriors and Cavs Top 10 Plays of the playoffs, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. May 30 - Finals Predictions + Burners
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys preview and predict the NBA Finals; talk to Leigh live from Oakland about Media Day and Andre Iguodala's injury; and attempt to make sense of the Philadelphia 76ers' hilariously odd Bryan Colangelo Twitter controversy. via Knit...

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Tue. May 29 - Run It Back
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Rockets going ice cold from 3, whether Chris Paul would've been the difference maker, and Harden's overall playoff performance. That, plus thoughts on Warriors-Cavs IV, KD vs. LeBron vs. pressure, and we countdown some of the funniest moments from the past three NBA Finals. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - May 29
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss if the Rockets would've won with CP3, whether Warriors-Cavs IV is good for the NBA, and if the Celtics have another big move in 'em. That, plus the biggest playoff surprises, anti-Al Horfords, Kobe's tweet, Top 5 4s, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. May 28 - Crazy Eight
On Monday's ep. of The Starters, the guys debate whether LeBron's Game 7 road win is his greatest accomplishment to date, and if Jayson Tatum is already the Celtics' second-best player. That, plus we'll set up Game 7 of the West Finals, and The Czar, Mike Fratello, joins us to discuss the Cavs' Finals chances, calling classic Jordan games, and workin' The Telestrator. via Knit...

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The Drop - May 25
On today's The Drop, the guys discuss the Rockets defense, CP3's hamstring injury, the Warriors unwavering confidence, and what to expect from LeBron this weekend. All that, plus the All-NBA Teams, Sterling Brown, Disney songs, the worst Finals teams ever, phone batteries, our favorite moments from this season, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. May 24 - We're All Tired
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Celtics gritty Game 5 win, LeBron's fatigue, and whether Lue was thoroughly outcoached by Stevens. That, plus a new Meme Team, and former NBA guard Tony Delk joins us to discuss the West Finals, scoring 53 points in a game, playing with Antoine Walker, and so much more. via Knit...

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Wed. May 23 - How To Survive An Avalanche
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the resilient Rockets, whether the Warriors should've called a timeout, and which squad is now in control. That, plus All-Defensive snubs, Draymond's embarrassing night, the Cavs chances in Boston, Survivor predictions, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. May 22 - Quiet 44
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Cavs' Game 4 win, whether LeBron had a "quiet" 44-point night, and if the Celtics are still in control of the series. That, plus the latest on Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs, All-Rookie Teams, a gentlemanly-dressed Leigh, and more. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - May 22, 2018
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss LeBron's quiet 44-point Game 4, the Cavs supporting cast, some silver linings for the Celtics, if Harden's reputation is on the line tonight, and news that the Spurs want to offer Kawhi Leonard a supermax. That, plus dressing gentlemanly, waterparks, the royal wedding, using a fruit to play basketball, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. May 21 - That Curry Flurry
On Monday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Warriors are unbeatable when Steph Curry is cookin', and if Harden has disappointed in the West Finals so far. That, plus wild Karl-Anthony rumors, lazy rivers, the keys to tonight's Game 4 in Cleveland, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - May 18
On today's The Drop, the guys discuss the Spurs-like Celtics, whether J.R. Smith should have been ejected in Game 2, LeBron's summer plans, the Rockets' growing confidence, and Curry's odd shooting slump. That, plus outdated maps, dress codes, Nick Cummins, past Survivor winners, Kanye songs, the Rajneesh movement, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. May 17 - Help Has Arrived
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the keys to Rockets' Game 2 win, and Steph Curry's odd shooting slump. That, plus Coach Bud picks the Bucks over the Raptors, eating a hot dog with utensils, a brand new edition of The Meme Team, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. May 16 - C 'Em Rise
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Celtics' Game 2 victory and how much LeBron's neck injury affected his second half. That, plus former Cavs GM David Griffin is back to talk Cavs; in Crossfire, we debate the big winners and losers from last night's NBA Draft Lottery; and Marcus Morris can't stop yelling! via Knit...

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Tue. May 15 - Problems
On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Rockets' heavy iso-offense cost them Game 1, how they can slow KD, and if Draymond should've been ejected. That, plus the Hawks' Schroder problem, fire fits, dancing adults, and more. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - May 15
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss the Warriors Game 1 road win, adjustments the Rockets can make, whether the Cavs should start Tristan Thompson, the 76ers' summer plans, and the good and bad of the US legalizing sports gambling. That, plus tiny fonts, clouds, rapper NBA coaches, MJ vs. LeBron comparisons, underrated players, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. May 14 - Concern Level
On Monday's ep. of The Starters, the guys breakdown how the Celtics' defense shut down LeBron and co., and debate whether Thompson should start Game 2. That, plus we attempt to predict the 2018 NBA Drafter Lottery winner, and NBA champ Brendan Haywood joins us to discuss the West Finals, Jordan/LeBron comparisons, and so much more. via Knit...

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The Drop - May 11
On today's The Drop, the guys discuss the Raptors firing Coach Casey, breakdown the Conference Finals matchups, and debate whether people are overreacting to Joel Embiid not shaking hands. That, plus distracted driving, banana peels, playoff t-shirt slogans, Drew Bledsoe, our Chinese nicknames, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. May 10 - Weird Rematch
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys preview and predict the Eastern Conference Finals between the Celtics and Cavs; NBA champion Rip Hamilton swings by the studio to discuss battling LeBron, Detroit's 2004 title, and masks; and a QB stars in a brand new Meme Team. via Knit...

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Wed. May 9 - Crash Course
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys preview and predict the Western Conference Finals between the Rockets and Warriors; discuss whether OKC would actually trade Westbrook; and debate which team has the brighter future: Jazz or Pelicans? That, plus NBA champ Steve Smith joins us to talk nicknames, moves, Vince's 2000 Olympics dunk, and so much more. via Knit...

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May 8 - Extinction Level Event
On Tuesday's ep. of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Raptors should blow it up, the 76ers' chances of getting back in their series, LeBron's preferred third-round opponent, and whether the Warriors, Rockets, or both advance to the Conference Finals tonight. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - May 8
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss the embarrassed Raptors next move, the 76ers starting McConnell, and the Pistons firing Stan Van Gundy. That, plus the inevitability of Warriors-Cavs IV, Einstein, the perfect salad, Leigh's craziest stories, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. May 7 - Stan Van Dundy
On Monday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Warriors have found another gear, if Chris Paul is finally headed to a Conference Finals, and the Pistons firing Stan Van Gundy. That, plus LeBron's Game 3 buzzer beater, the 76ers' premature confetti celebration, and if the Cavs and/or Celtics go sweepin' tonight. via Knit...

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The Drop - May 4
On today's The Drop, the guys discuss LeBron toying with Toronto, where the Raptors go from here, the Celtics incredible Game 2 comeback, and the latest head coaching hires. That, plus sad naps, baby products for adults, bird puns, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. May 3 - Straya!
On Thursday's ep. of The Starters, the guys play "Whatchu Got?" regarding the Jazz's Game 2 win. What was more impressive: Utah's offense or defense? Who was the better Aussie: Exum or Ingles? And what was the best dunk: Mitchell or Harden? That, plus Paul George destinations, playoff beefs, Meme Team, and so much more. via Knit...

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Wed. May 2 - Kuzmania
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys attempt to stomach the Raptors' Game 1 meltdown, debate whether they can recover vs. the Cavs, and discuss Steph Curry's impressive return. That, plus Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma joins 'em live to talk about his first season with the Lakers, roasting Lonzo, fire fits, and so much more. via Knit...

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Tue. May 1 - Scary Terry
On Tuesday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the biggest takeaways from the Celtics' Game 1 win, the rising tensions between Kawhi and the Spurs, and whether 'Melo will ever come off the bench. That, plus a Hassan Whiteside intervention, Terry Rozier's Drew Bledsoe jersey, another wedgie, and more. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - May 1
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss the Celtics' Game 1 victory, whether the Raptors can exercise their LeBron demons, if the Pelicans should keep playing fast, who's making money these playoffs, and Melo's rocky future. That, plus Drew Bledsoe, Neil Young's Pono, shower oranges, Chick-Fil-A, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Apr. 30 - Semi-Charmed Life
On Monday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Raptors can end their recurring LeBron nightmare, if the depleted Celtics can slow the Sixers, and how the Jazz can bounce back against the Rockets. That, plus Curry's latest status, new Weekend Whoopsies, wedgies, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Apr. 27
On today's The Drop, the guys discuss the Bucks forcing a Game 7, baby; whether the Raps, Cavs, or Jazz can finish of their series; and preview the Warriors-Pelicans second-round matchup. That, plus the Giannis/Mexican restaurant incident, Three Tenors, groceries, Avengers, meditation, and the birds and the bees. via Knit...

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Thu. Apr. 26 - King Game
On Thursday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss LeBron's epic game-winner, the missed goaltending call, Westbrook and Playoff P saving OKC's season, Coach Casey unleashing JV, and the Rockets advancing. All that, plus the Meme Team, secret nicknames, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Apr. 25 - Wicked Smart
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate whether the 76ers are the East favorites, and if Marcus Smart's return has tipped the balance of the series in Boston's favor. That, plus potentially retiring legends, the Pelicans chances against the Warriors, and a look at tonight's action-packed playoff schedule. via Knit...

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Tue. Apr. 24 - Fired Up
On Tuesday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether OKC's aggressiveness backfired, if Westbrook deserves a one-game suspension, and the Rockets' near-perfect third quarter vs. the Wolves. That, plus NBA champ Richard Jefferson AND WNBA champ Candace Parker join us live on set to talk playoffs and more. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - Apr. 24
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss Westbrook's aggressive play, OKC's PNR coverage, Joe Ingles vs. Paul George, and the Rockets' near-perfect 3rd quarter. That, plus Joakim Noah's blonde beard, karate, Aussie nicknames, Jazz jokes, weird basketball league rules, Say What, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Apr. 23 - 2-2 Reax
On Monday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the East's three 2-2 series. Did the Pacers blow their chance to defeat The King? Did the Raps beat themselves in Game 4? And who's in in control of Bucks-Celtics series? That, plus the Blazers' next move, Manu's fourth quarter magic, new Weekend Whoopsies, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Apr. 20
On today's The Drop, the guys discuss Joel Embiid's mask, the intense 76ers-Heat series, the high-flyin' Pelicans, and the Warriors looking to sweep the Spurs for the second straight playoffs. That, plus Boogie's future with New Orleans, Leigh's Shazaam list, Oreo thins, ergonomic office chairs, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Apr. 19 - Confidence & Cautiousness
On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss LeBron carrying the Cavs to a Game 2 win, whether Coach McMillan mismanaged Oladipo's foul trouble, and if Mitchell has been the best player in the Jazz-Thunder series. All that, plus the disappointing Wolves, a playoff edition of the Meme Team, VSP, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Apr. 18 - The Grindfather
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate the biggest 2-0 surprise (Raptors, Celtics or Pelicans), Eric Bledsoe's comments about Terry Rozier, and the biggest game of the night. That, plus Tony Allen joins us to discuss his NBA future, Holiday's breakout performance, First Team All-Defense, karaoke, and so much more. via Knit...

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Tue. Apr. 17 - Father Prime
On Tuesday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss D-Wade's vintage performance, the chances of Embiid playing in Game 3, Pop calling out Kawhi, and whether the Warriors will sweep the Spurs. That, plus trash talk, flagrant fouls, Crossfire, and more. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - Apr. 17
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss D-Wade's vintage Game 2 performance, the Heat's defense on Ben Simmons, Draymond's flagrant foul, and whether Coach Pop is alienating Kawhi Leonard. That, plus All-Rookie First Team picks, Patrick Reed, Coachella, the Top 5 NBA Playoff theme songs, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Apr. 16 - Wakanda Forever
On Monday's ep. of The Starters, the guys debate the biggest surprise, best performance, most disappointing player, and craziest fashion choice from the NBA Playoffs' opening weekend Game 1s. That, plus the latest Kawhi Leonard report, new Whoopsies, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - 2018 NBA Playoffs Preview
On today's episode of The Drop, the guys preview and predict all eight first-round series of the 2018 NBA Playoffs. via Knit...

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Wed. Apr. 11 - The Definition
On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss if the Warriors have lost their aura of invincibility, whether LeBron playing all 82 games is a big deal, and Mbah a Moute's shoulder injury. That, plus Mitchell's "Rookie" hoodie, Andre Ingram's inspiring debut, Westbrook's stat-padding, a Meme Team, and Tas gets a Pick 'Em pie to the face! via Knit...

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Tue. Apr. 10 - The Unknown
On Tuesday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the most surprising playoff team, whether the Nuggets or Wolves will get in, and if Damian Lillard will crack First Team All-NBA. That, plus '86 Dunk Champ Spud Webb joins us live in studio, Tas and Skeets go head-to-head in Crossfire, and so much more. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - Tue. Apr. 10
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss the convoluted West and East playoff pictures, the Simmons vs. Mitchell ROY debate, and their favorite No. 8 seeds from the past 10 years. That, plus the best vinegars, rewatchable movies, Trey's Top 5 pies, batteries, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. Apr. 9 - 100 Percent?
On Monday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Ben Simmons' comments about the Rookie of the Year race, Doc Rivers pride in his Clips, and the Suns finishing with the worst record in the NBA. That, plus the Jazz clinch a playoff spot, the 76ers' win streak, new Weekend Whoopsies, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Apr. 6
On today's The Drop, the guys discuss the Celtics' chances without Kyrie, the Wizards' fourth quarter meltdown, and the Western Conference playoff race. That, plus tanking, cologne, the entire WrestleMania I card, Leigh's waxed chest, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Apr. 5 - Kyrie + Wax Payoff
On Thursday's Pick 'Em Payoff ep. of The Starters, Leigh gets his chest waxed while the guys discuss Kyrie Irving's knee surgery and how losing him for the season affects the Celtics' playoff chances. That, plus the streaking Sixers, Dirk's ankle, a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Apr. 4 - Jose Goes Ham
On Wed. night's ep. of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Raptors peaked too early, and if OKC has had a disappointing season. That, plus which terrible team has the brightest future, the best bet for All-NBA First Team center, Dennis Smith Jr.'s dunk, and so much more. via Knit...

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Tue. Apr. 3 - Butler, Whiteside, Kawhi
On Tuesday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Jimmy Butler's imminent return, Hassan Whiteside's comments about Spo's lineups, and the Bulls shutting down players. That, plus the latest juicy Kawhi rumor, Webber getting snubbed for the Hall of Fame, Weekend Whoopsies, and so much more. via Knit...

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Fri. Mar. 30 - Embiid, KD, Spurs
On Friday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Joel Embiid's facial injury, Durant's latest ejection, and the flailing Washington Wizards. That, plus Robin Lopez's tirade, Shaq's hops, and best Top 10 in sports. via Knit...

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Drop x Twitter Show - Thu. Mar. 29
On today's The Drop x Twitter Show, the guys discuss whether Kemba Walker is the greatest Hornet ever, KAT's 56-point night, Warriors vs. the field, the rumored Hall of Fame inductees, and the most influential players of all-time. That, plus our Top 5 drops, Pun Gun, NBA theme parks, Australia's cricket scandal, giraffes, Say What, and so much more. via Knit...

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Wed. Mar. 28 - PUBG
On Wednesday's late night ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Karl-Anthony Towns' 56-point night, whether the 76ers can hang with any team in the East, and if Gobert has played enough to win DPOY. That, plus Oladipo's unanimous MIP chances, AD's unibrow, a new Meme Team, and so much more. via Knit...

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Tue. Mar. 27 - The People's Choice
On Tuesday's late night ep. of The Starters, the guys check the polls in regards to the NBA title favorite, MVP runner-up, and the West Conf. team you'd least like to see in the playoffs. That, plus worrisome injuries, Kemba's future, recasting "White Men Can't Jump," coaches on the hot seat, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Mar. 26 - Fultz, Curry, Bolton
On Monday's late night ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Markelle Fultz's return, whether the Warriors are vulnerable without Steph Curry, and John Wall's weight loss. That, plus the Wolves brutal loss, IT's hip, Michael Bolton, Weekend Whoopsies, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Friday, Mar. 23
On today's The Drop, the guys discuss the Grizzlies' 61-point loss, the Pelicans' three wins in three nights, the conflicting Kawhi Leonard reports, whether the Celtics should shut down Kyrie, and Wednesday's Raps/Cavs battle. That, plus sneaky Twitter handles, Matty O's interesting date, Lego, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Mar. 22 - The King Stays The King
On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss LeBron owning the Raptors, and whether Kawhi Leonard's absence is dividing the Spurs' locker room. That, plus Dwight's 30-30, Hornacek on the hot seat, a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Mar. 21 - Rest For The Wicked
On Wednesday's episode of The Starters, the discuss whether the Rockets should rest Harden 'til the playoffs, the Celtics' chances without a healthy Kyrie Irving, and Jabari Parker's future with the Bucks. That, plus a springtime edition of Crossfire, OKC's epic meltdown, condiments, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. Mar. 20 - Mr. Big Suit
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys play "Whatchu Got?" regarding which team has been more disappointing (Bucks or Nuggets), the funnier moment (VC's impression or Love's backstroke), and the better oop (Giannis or Bam). That, plus reports of Billups looking at a Pistons front office job, The Debate Boyz season debut, and so much more. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - Tue. Mar. 20
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss Kevin Love's return, the Spurs winning streak, whether anyone wants to see the Heat in the playoffs, and the road weary Nuggets. That, plus dinosaurs, socks, roadkill, Costanza, Melbourne, basketball movies, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Mar. 19 - Lue Out, Love In
On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Coach Lue taking a break for health-related reasons and whether the officials cost the Raptors a win. That, plus LeBron's weight gain powers, Team USA heading to Australia, new Weekend Whoopsies, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Mar. 14 - Episode 1-0-0-0
On Wednesday's Starters, the guys celebrate their 1000th episode with balloons, salutations, and Brent Barry's triumphant return! That, plus they discuss Klay Thompson's thumb injury, J.R. Smith going back to the bench, a potential Pacers-Sixers matchup, and so much more. Thanks for watching/listening! Here's to another 1000! via Knit...

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Tue. Mar. 13 - All Good Things ...
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys play "Trend or Dead End?" in regards to the Spurs' playoff chances, the Grizzlies ever winning again, and the Blazers holding onto that No. 3 spot. That, plus a special March Madness edition of Crossfire, and our favorite moments, guests and Starters lingo from the past 1000 episodes. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - Tue. Mar. 13
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss whether Kawhi Leonard can save the Spurs, which teams the Rockets and Warriors most want to avoid in the first round, and bold predictions as we hit the regular season homestretch. That, plus Charlie Conway, newspapers, March Madness mascots, preferred airplane seats, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Mar 12 - Everybody Hurts
On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Cavs and Warriors' winless weekends, and whether the Celtics need to shut down Kyrie Irving to rest his ailing knee. That, plus the Utah Jazz's playoff chances, LeBron's no-look dime, Hot Sauce droppin' Rovell, and new Weekend Whoopsies. via Knit...

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The Drop - Friday, Mar. 9
On today's The Drop, the guys discuss Jaylen Brown's scary fall, if Derrick Rose can help the Wolves, Steph Curry's tweaked ankle, whether the Spurs will make the playoffs, and how worried the East should be about LeBron's "6 seed, 3 seed ... doesn't matter" comments. That, plus Love's mental health essay, Ichiro, Scooby-Doo, Peppa Pig, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Mar. 8 - Rose & DeRozan
On Thursday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Wolves signing Derrick Rose, whether DeMar DeRozan is a legit MVP candidate, and if the league will change the clock malfunction rule that hurt the Magic last night. That, plus LeBron stays hot, Brook Lopez makes history, and a brand new Meme Team! via Knit...

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Wed. Mar. 7 - This Is Bananas
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, Banana Man Leigh pays off his Feb. Pick 'Em loss while the guys discuss: the Nuggets benching Jokic and Murray, the NBA warning the Bulls, and Damian Lillard's MVP chances. That, plus the best players under 25, new LeBron billboards, the Rockets' 16-game win streak, cereals, and so much more. via Knit...

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Tue. Mar. 6 - Ricky!
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys welcome in Ricky Davis to discuss playing with KG, his favorite dunks, and that infamous "triple-double." That, plus we debate whether the Pistons can still make the playoffs, if Larry Nance Jr. has stolen Tristan Thompson's starting spot, Jason Terry blowing in Lance's ear, and more. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - Tue. Mar. 6
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss the current NBA standings and playoffs races, whether the Blazers are the West's third-best team, and if you'd rather get dunked on or crossed up. That, plus adjusting the one-and-done rule, dipping sauces, Bumble, new NBA awards, JD's Top 5 Appropriately Rated Artists, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Mar. 5 - Threats & Dips
On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate which Western Conf. team is a bigger threat (Blazers or Pelicans), whether Coach Stevens is being coy about Gordon Hayward's return, and the best McDonald's dipping sauce in the game. That, plus the Rockets' win streak, Robert Sacre's Japanese Dunk Contest, NBA logos, Whoopsies, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop (Q3 Awards) - Fri. Mar. 2
On today's The Drop, the guys select their MVP, Rookie, Coach, DPOY, Most Improved, and Sixth Man of the Year frontrunners at the three-quarter mark of the NBA season. That, plus Ricks, camping, "Survivor: Ghost Island," Whole Foods, soup, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Mar. 1 - Q3 Report
On Thursday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss NBA portfolios as we reach the 3/4 mark of the season. Which teams are overvalued? Which potential playoff teams are undervalued? And which trade deadline acquisition is paying dividends? That, plus Harden drops Wesley, Marc Gasol is frustrated, and a brand new Meme Team! via Knit...

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Wed. Feb. 28 - Flashback
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Wade's flashback performance, and Comm. Silver's memo to teams about tanking. That, plus the Harlem Globetrotters stop by to play a new round of "Flash or Trash," a special Oscars-themed edition of Crossfire, and Leigh gives out free advice. via Knit...

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Tue. Feb. 27 - The Daily Show
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Rockets' win streak, whether three billboards can entice LeBron to head to Philadelphia, and the latest news surrounding Kawhi Leonard. That, plus The King criticizes the officials, Paul Millsap's imminent return, and Jon Stewart inspires a Top 10 Celebrity Reactions countdown. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - Tue. Feb. 27
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss Anthony Davis' MVP chances, the Rockets' 13-game win streak, Jimmy Butler's knee injury, and LeBron complaining about not getting calls. That, plus underrated in-game dunkers, our wrestling Mount Rushmore, "He Who Must Not Be Named," Starbucks, potassium levels, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Feb. 26 - Dirty Jokes
On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss whether Zaza Pachulia is a dirty player, Anthony Davis' MVP chances, and Jimmy Butler's unfortunate knee injury. That, plus Weekend Whoopsies, and comedian Tracy Morgan joins the show live from MSG to discuss All-Star Weekend, Shaq on SNL, and his New York Knicks. via Knit...

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The Drop - Friday, Feb. 23
On today's The Drop, the guys discuss the pros and cons of a postseason play-in tournament, the possibility of creating a 1-thru-16 playoffs format, the Kawhi Leonard injury saga, and the Mavericks. That, plus All-Star intros, tweaking the Dunk Contest, ghosts, table-side guacamole, and more. via Knit...

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Thu. Feb. 22 - Final Say
On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the bizarre Kawhi Leonard injury saga, and the NBA considering a play-in tournament for the playoffs. That, plus a Top 16 seeds proposal, Grant Hill's Hall of Fame chances, and a new Meme Team! via Knit...

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Wed. Feb. 21 - Exposed
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Dallas Mavericks' sexual misconduct allegations, what owner Mark Cuban knew, and what the NBA will do about it. That, plus All-Star Game reactions, whether the Dunk Contest disappointed, Fergie's national anthem, and Shaqtin' MVP favorites in Crossfire! via Knit...

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The Drop - All-Star Recap
On today's Drop podcast, the guys discuss the All-Star Saturday Night events, Steph Curry coaching Leigh, dunking off trampolines, tackling Media Day, KG stories, and so much more. via Knit...

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Friday, Feb. 16 - All-Star Special
On Friday's episode of The Starters, live from Los Angeles, the guys make their All-Star Weekend predictions, Stephen Curry helps Leigh with his annual Three-Point Contest, NBA legend Jason Williams joins the set, we jump off some trampolines with the Milwaukee Bucks Rim Rockers, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Feb. 14 - Nugget Love
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Nuggets are the West's most underrated team, John Wall and Marcin Gortat's meeting, and if the Cavs can sustain their strong play. That, plus a special Valentine's Day edition of Crossfire, and our final nominees for our All-Star Hall of Fame. via Knit...

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Tue. Feb. 13 - No Disrespect, But I Respect You
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss whether Steve Kerr disrespected the Suns, Donovan Mitchell's building Rookie of the Year resume, and the latest news regarding Markelle Fultz. That, plus new 3-Point Contest nominees for our All-Star Hall of Fame, chocolate milk, and so much more. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - Tue. Feb. 13
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss the Utah Jazz's 10-game winning streak, whether Donovan Mitchell is the new ROY frontrunner, Steve Kerr letting his players coach, and if people are overreacting to the new-look Cavs' one win. That, plus llama rap, KG's hoodie, mad All-Star trivia, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Feb. 12 - New-Look Cavs
On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the new-look Cavs, the Raptors and Jazz win streaks, and which buyout candidate will be the bigger difference-maker: Joe Johnson or Marco Belinelli. That, plus new All-Star Hall of Fame nominees, Whoopsies, and a sneak peek at what Leigh was doing with Steph Curry. via Knit...

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The Drop - Friday, Feb. 9 (Deadline Recap)
On today's The Drop, the guys discuss the 2018 NBA Trade Deadline. How much better did the Cavs get? Were the Lakers the biggest winner? And what was the best minor deal? That, plus toasters, DVDs, mulch, the Winter Olympics, what happens in the D Block, and more. via Knit...

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Thu. Feb. 8 - Trade Deadline Special
On Thursday's NBA Trade Deadline Special, The Starters discuss the Cavs' roster-transforming moves, the Lakers clearing mad cap space, and the Knicks and Suns taking fliers on young point guards. That, plus other notable transactions, the day's biggest winners and losers, and a brand new edition of The Meme Team! via Knit...

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Wed. Feb. 7 - Did He Just Do That?
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss whether Porzingis' injury changes the Knicks' deadline plans, the Clips signing Lou Williams, and IT criticizing the Cavs. That, plus "Flip It or Skip It," last night's bigger statement win (Raps or Thunder), and Giannis' crazy dunk. via Knit...

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Tue. Feb. 6 - Recalibrating
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Lakers "recalibrating" their free-agent focus, the Celtics chasing a first-round pick to help land a scorer, and the Marcin Gortat trade rumors. That, plus Tas goes one-on-one with All-Star John Wall, we grade the minor Bucks-Nets deal, and so much more. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - Tue. Feb. 6
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss the minor Bucks-Nets deal before tackling some of the juicier trade rumors surrounding the Cavs' draft pick, the Clips, Marcus Smart, Tyreke Evans, and others. That, plus our favorite trade deadline deals, Tom Brady vs. Michael Jordan, the Winter Olympics, All-Star Game MVP trivia, and more. via Knit...

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Mon. Feb. 5 - John The Baptist
On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate who's to blame for the struggling Cavs, whether the Celtics should trade Marcus Smart, and Aaron Gordon's Dunk Contest replacement. That, plus Hawks rookie John Collins joins us to discuss his All-Star Weekend plans and those short shorts, and we have new batch of Weekend Whoopsies. via Knit...

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The Drop - Friday, Feb. 2
On today's The Drop, the guys discuss the All-Star Saturday Night participants, that insane LeBron/Warriors rumor, the Nikola Mirotic trade, and a number of worthy Worst of the Week nominees. That, plus sweaty referees, the 2004 Olympics, Dundee cannon, lost phones, Super Bowl predictions, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Feb. 1 - Hot Ones
On Thursday's ep. of The Starters - Leigh pays off his Pick 'Em loss by doing the #ALSPepperChallenge - while the guys discuss reports of LeBron showing interest in meeting with the Warriors, as well as Nikola Mirotic getting traded to the Pelicans. That, plus CJ McCollum's 50-point night, the Hawks giving Dwight a tribute video, a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Jan. 31 - My Buddy Griff
On Wednesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Kevin Love's broken hand and whether it changes the Cavs' deadline plans, Harden's historic night, and the Jazz's bold new 'City' jerseys. That, plus ex-Cavs GM David Griffin joins us to weigh in on the latest Cleveland drama, and Tas and Trey debate Timberlake's best song in Crossfire. via Knit...

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Tue. Jan. 30 - Trade Grades
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys grade the Blake Griffin trade for both the Pistons and the Clippers. That, plus John Wall's knee procedure, Kristaps Porzingis wants in the playoffs, and our favorite Blake Griffin dunks, funny moments, and more. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - Tue. Jan. 30
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss the wild Blake Griffin trade, DeMarcus Cousins' season-ending surgery, and the Grizzlies shutting down Mike Conley. That, plus John Wall's knee procedure, Kanter vs. Dudley, Shaggy vs. Sean Paul, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Jan. 29 - Blake Bomb!
On Monday's episode of The Starters, Blake Griffin is headed to Detroit!? What!? The guys break down the reported Pistons-Clippers deal, DeMarcus Cousins' season-ending surgery, and whether OKC will try to make a move now that they've lost Andre Roberson. All that, plus Weekend Whoopsies, wedgies, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Friday, Jan. 26
On today's The Drop, the guys discuss the All-Star Draft results, whether LeBron or Curry has the better team, and some other ways to help improve Sunday's game. That, plus the Cavs' poor chemistry, our Raps/Hawks courtside experience, an NBA Royal Rumble, cellphone batteries, Starters Fest 2019, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Jan. 25 - Throwing Shade
On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Russell Westbrook calling out Damian Lillard, whether the Rising Stars Challenge should be rookies only, and the new Davis/Cousins SLAM cover. That, plus Carlos Boozer is back to weigh in on the struggling Cavs, the new All-Star Draft format, and snowboarding; and a brand new edition of The Meme Team. via Knit...

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Wed. Jan. 24 - All-Star Mock Draft
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the crumbling Cavs. What lineup change will Lue make? Does acquiring George Hill help? And can LeBron catch Kareem's 38,387 points? That, plus an adorable 2018 All-Star Mock Draft, more Leigh predictions, All-Star snubs, the Rising Stars rosters, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. Jan. 23 - Love & War
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Cavs questioning Kevin Love's illness, Jason Kidd saying Giannis offered to save his job, and LeBron congratulating himself on 30K points. That, plus NBA champ Eddie House joins us to play "Lock It In?" and we select our All-Star reserves before tonight's official announcement. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - Tue. Jan. 23
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss Boogie's monster night, the latest Cavs/Kevin Love drama, the Bucks firing Jason Kidd, and we predict some All-Star snubs. That, plus Kawhi's injury, Lillard's meeting, potential Kemba Walker trades, motorcycles, denim, Netflix shows, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Jan. 22 - What The Kidd Did
On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Bucks firing Jason Kidd, whether the Cavs need to make a trade, and Capela saying the Rockets are better than the Warriors. That, plus All-Star Kyle Lowry joins us in studio to weigh in on the Raptors' chances, his Super Bowl-bound Eagles, and Drake; plus new Whoopsies. via Knit...

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The Drop - All-Star Picks (Jan. 19)
On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the 2018 NBA All-Star Game starters, who LeBron will draft first, and then select/debate their East and West reserves. That, plus pickup basketball fights, Steve Kerr's Hall of Fame chances, Nate Jones' smoothie, what constitutes a snack, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Jan. 18 - The Starters Starters
On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate who should start the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Embiid, Horford or Porzingis for the final East frontcourt spot? And what about the West: Aldridge, Cousins or Green? That, plus Baron Davis is back to discuss tunnels and toes; plus a brand new Meme Team. via Knit...

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Wed. Jan. 17 - Haymakers, Suspensions, Tributes
On Wednesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Aaron Afflalo's expensive haymaker, the NBA finally punishing the Rockets, and the Celtics not interrupting Pierce's big night with a tribute video for IT. That, plus a special midseason awards edition of Crossfire, Kawhi Leonard's latest injury setback, Anthony Davis' MVP chances, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. Jan. 16 - Tensions High
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Cavs need to make a trade, and who's to blame in the Rockets-Clips locker room fiasco? That, plus 3D joins us live from Boston, a supersized edition of NBA bloopers, and statues. via Knit...

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The Drop - Friday, Jan. 12
On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the Raptors' big win over the Cavs, who should start the 2018 All-Star Game, and Dion Waiters' season-ending surgery. That, plus numerous Worst of the Week nominees, baseball butts, who we'd like in the Dunk Contest, small hands, Elton John, and London, England. via Knit...

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Thu. Jan. 11 - London Delivers
On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether today's 76ers-Celtics was the best London Game yet, if the fans have the right All-Stars starters, and Lou Williams' chances of being selected after droppin' 50. That, plus Al Harrington joins us to talk about his NBA career and medical marijuana; new Meme Team; and Tas says goodbye to England. via Knit...

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Wed. Jan. 10 - Punches Thrown
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Serge Ibaka and James Johnson's suspensions, Westbrook skipping out the media, and KD approaching 20,000 points. That, plus Tas interviews Comm. Silver in London, a special Euro-themed edition of Crossfire, and Kyrie doubles down on his flat earth theory. via Knit...

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Tue. Jan. 9 - Curry Favor
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate Steph Curry's MVP candidacy, whether the Wolves are a legit contender, and if the Grizzlies can get a first-round draft pick for Tyreke Evans. That, plus Tas joins us live from London with some NBA tea time stories, and we talk to 3D in OKC. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - Tue. Jan. 9
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss the Wolves' strong play, Isaiah Thomas' ejection, Steve Kerr's comments on LaVar Ball, and Draymond's latest fine. That, plus muscular NBA arms, the poor Orlando Magic, the "Air Bud" series, New Year's Eve expectations, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Jan. 8 - Is LaVar News?
On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Rick Carlisle ripping ESPN for giving LaVar Ball a platform, Kawhi Leonard's shoulder injury, and whether Dellavedova's hard foul on Beal was dirty and warranted an ejection. That, plus Mirotic's trade request, the Wolves' neon green jerseys, new Weekend Whoopsies, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Friday, Jan. 5
On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the first NBA All-Star returns, OKC's recent strong play, and whether Paul George is still headed to the Lakers. That, plus odd NBA comparisons, office thievery, Mike Huckabee, cold weather, arena jobs, the best type of Cheetos, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Jan. 4 - The Pitch
On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Westbrook's "championship pitch" to Paul George, whether the Rookie of the Year race is wide open, and Kyle Kuzma callin' out his Lakers' effort. That, plus we take a look at the first fan returns for the 2018 All-Star Game, and Ron Baker's face stars in The Meme Team. via Knit...

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Wed. Jan. 3 - IT Support
On Wednesday's episode of The Starters, the guys grade Isaiah Thomas' Cavs debut, discuss the juicy new details about Kyrie's departure from Cleveland, and debate the craziest shot from last night in the NBA. That, plus the Clippers' playoff chances, Crossfire, and a VSP. via Knit...

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Tue. Jan. 2 - Resolutions
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Harden's hamstring injury, DeRozan's career night, and whether Lakers coach Luke Walton is on the hot seat. That, plus we talk to 3D live from Cleveland about Isaiah Thomas returning to action tonight, as well as share some NBA New Year's resolutions. via Knit...

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The Holiday Drop - Friday, Dec. 22
On today's special episode of The Drop, the guys hand out some last-minute NBA gifts, share their NBA Christmas wish lists, and, in the spirit of Festivus, air some grievances. That, plus rescheduling the Xmas Day games, New Year's resolutions, porcelain pirates, and the hottest holiday bars in the game. Happy Holidays! via Knit...

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Thu. Dec. 21 - Kuz Control
On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether Kyle Kuzma was the steal of the NBA Draft, if the Nikola-led Bulls will ever lose again, and which team is the NBA's best kept secret. That, plus Leigh is The Most Interesting Man in the World, a brand new edition of The Meme Team, and an exclusive first look at NBA RedZone! via Knit...

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Wed. Dec. 20 - You Have The Power
On Wednesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Anthony Davis just wanting to win, the Hall of Fame modifying their enshrinement process, and the latest news about Curry's ankle. That, plus a special Xmas Crossfire, players who deserve some early All-Star support, Charlie Villanueva's missing toilet, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. Dec. 19 - The Newly Teammates Game
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate last night's worse gut-punch loss (Lakers or Pacers), the crazier win streak (Rockets or Bulls), and the bigger dunk on KD (Randle or Nance). That, plus Pacers' Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner join us to discuss Bojan's turnover, Indy's strong start, and to play "The Newly Teammates Game." via Knit...

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Twitter Show - Tuesday, Dec. 19
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss Kobe's jersey ceremony, whether Vince will end his career in Toronto, Carlos Boozer's official retirement, and why the NBA has to publicize the All-Star Game Draft. That, plus donuts, NBA kisses, our favorite Christmas Day games, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Dec. 18 - Must Be Televised
On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss why the NBA *must* televise the All-Star Game Draft, Isaiah Thomas' rumored Cavs debut, and whether the Rockets need to rest Harden. That, plus David Aldridge joins us live from L.A. to discuss Kobe's jersey retirement, we countdown our Top 10 Mamba plays, and new Weekend Whoopsies. via Knit...

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The Drop - Friday, Dec. 15
On today's episode of The Drop, we discuss LeBron and Lonzo's postgame chat, whether the Grizzlies should move Marc Gasol, other trades we'd like to see, and Pacers fans booing Paul George. That, plus NBA x Star Wars comparisons, the Amish, freestyles, docs, and an exhaustive review of the "Leigh Pee" technique. Mount up! via Knit...

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Thu. Dec. 14 - King of New York
On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the discuss whether the Rockets can truly beat the Warriors, if the Grizzlies need to trade Marc Gasol, and Westbrook's All-Star chances. That, plus an All-Kobe edition of Meme Team, and Hall of Famer Bernard King joins us to talk about Porzingis, his Christmas Day scoring record, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Dec. 13 - Future So Bright
On Wednesday's episode of The Starters, the guys play "Whatchu Got?" regarding who has the brighter future (Porzingis or Towns), the more surprising start (Thunder or Pacers), and LeBron's better assist (to Osman or Korver). That, plus an all-Kobe edition of Crossfire, Kawhi's season debut, Indy getting the 2021 All-Star Game, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. Dec. 12 - R-OKC Bottom?
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the latest OKC drama, whether the streaking Bulls are messin' up the tank, and rumors about some frustrated Kings vets. That, plus our favorite Matt Barnes memories, Karate Kawhi, and the Top 10 defunct NBA mascots. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - Tuesday, Dec. 12
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss whether OKC has hit rock bottom, the LeBron-to-the-Rockets rumors, and Matt Barnes' retirement. That, plus funny NBA memorabilia, jean shorts, kids playing basketball at halftime, Kobe trivia, and new gift ideas from the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog. via Knit...

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Mon. Dec. 11 - To The Victor ...
On Monday's episode of The Starters: Is Victor Oladipo an All-Star lock? Do the Rockets really have a shot at signing LeBron? And how concerned should we be about the Pistons' losing streak? That, plus the Knicks' playoff chances, the controversial ending to the Wizards-Clips game, acrobatic mop boys, Weekend Whoopsies, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop - Friday, Dec. 8
On today's episode of The Drop, we discuss the Jahlil Okafor trade, the Harden vs. LeBron MVP debate, Ingram's game-winner, and whether Aldridge will need to adjust his game when Kawhi returns. That, plus "Bad Stats, Good Team" guys, our favorite games of all-time, pocket dogs, Jesus' height, and Leigh's revolutionary/insane bathroom technique. via Knit...

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Thu. Dec. 7 - Strickly Business
On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the guys play "Whatchu Got?" regarding who had the best stat line (KD, Cousins, or LeBron), Butler's comments about his heavy workload (joking or nah), and who won the reported Okafor trade (Nets or Sixers). That, plus a new Meme Team, and 17-year vet Rod Strickland joins us to discuss his godson Kyrie Irving, whether he should've made an All-Star Game, hot dogs, and more. via Knit...

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Wed. Dec. 6 - Make Weight Payoff
On Wednesday's Pick 'Em Payoff ep. of The Starters, Leigh attempts to lose weight while the guys discuss the Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, and MVP frontrunners. That, plus a sweaty Crossfire, the Lakers "LaVar Ball" rule, the best video games of all-time, and more. via Knit...

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Tue. Dec. 5 - Sprainin' & Complainin'
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Steph Curry's ankle injury, whether the Warriors complain too much, and Kawhi's expected return. That, plus the Jazz win streak, Booker's All-Star chances, napping, 3D live from Portland, and more. via Knit...

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Twitter Show - Tuesday, Dec. 5
On today's Twitter Show, the guys discuss DeAndre Jordan trade rumors, Curry's ankle, Devin Booker's All-Star chances, and Utah's winning streak. That, plus pocket food, ways to make basketball harder, jersey numbers, Christmas songs, ejections, and so much more. via Knit...

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Mon. Dec. 4 - Eat More Hot Dogs
On Monday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Rockets are the best team in the league, Shaun Livingston's suspension, and LeBron backing Wade for Sixth Man of the Year. That, plus Bucks-Clippers trade rumors, Rose's return, plain hot dogs, Weekend Whoopsies, and more. via Knit...

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The Drop (Q1 Report) - Fri., Dec. 1
On today's episode of The Drop, The Starters give you some NBA market analysis regarding undervalued and overvalued teams, blue chip prospects, and dividends. That, plus crazy stats, fake tickets, gym etiquette, new catchphrases, trivia, Yacht Rock, and so much more. via Knit...

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Thu. Nov. 30 - Thundersuck?
On Thursday's episode of The Starters, the guys discuss OKC's disappointing start. Is Westbrook to blame? Should Melo come off the bench? And if the team continues to struggle, should they look to trade Paul George? All that, plus Hack-a-Ben, Brandon Ingram's best game in the NBA, fire memes, and so much more. via Knit...

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