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The Starters

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The Starters
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The Starters

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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.

Latest Episodes

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.

74 MINJUN 15
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The Final Drop

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.

22 MINJUN 14
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Thu. June 13 - Another Shot At It

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.

23 MINJUN 13
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Wed. June 12 - KD's Recovery Tour

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.

23 MINJUN 12
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Tue. June 11 - Yup, Still Here

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.

45 MINJUN 11
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Mon. June 10 - Is This The End?

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.

22 MINJUN 8
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Fri. June 7 - Game 4 Preview

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.

23 MINJUN 7
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Thu. June 6 - Good Job, Good Team Effort

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.

82 MINJUN 7
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The Drop - Raps Let It Rip

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.

22 MINJUN 6
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Wed. June 5 - What To Watch + M-V-Leigh

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.

23 MINJUN 5
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Tue. June 4 - Who's In & Who's Out?

Latest Episodes

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.

74 MINJUN 15
Comments
The Final Drop

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.

22 MINJUN 14
Comments
Thu. June 13 - Another Shot At It

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.

23 MINJUN 13
Comments
Wed. June 12 - KD's Recovery Tour

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.

23 MINJUN 12
Comments
Tue. June 11 - Yup, Still Here

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.

45 MINJUN 11
Comments
Mon. June 10 - Is This The End?

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.

22 MINJUN 8
Comments
Fri. June 7 - Game 4 Preview

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.

23 MINJUN 7
Comments
Thu. June 6 - Good Job, Good Team Effort

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.

82 MINJUN 7
Comments
The Drop - Raps Let It Rip

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.

22 MINJUN 6
Comments
Wed. June 5 - What To Watch + M-V-Leigh

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.

23 MINJUN 5
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Tue. June 4 - Who's In & Who's Out?