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The Ringer NBA Show

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The Ringer NBA Show

The Ringer NBA Show

The Ringer

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The Ringer NBA team breaks down the latest news, trends, and transactions around the league four days a week.MON: Logan Murdock & Raja BellTUE: 'The Mismatch' with Kevin O'Connor & Chris VernonWED: 'Group Chat' with Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney & Jonathan TjarksFRI: 'The Mismatch' with Kevin O'Connor & Chris Vernon

Latest Episodes

Don’t Count the Nuggets Out, Hayward’s Importance, and Awards Voting Hysteria | The Mismatch

EChris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor cover the Lakers-Nuggets Western Conference finals (1:06), the importance of Gordon Hayward to the Celtics’ success against the Heat (25:07), and other stories from around the league, including the potential G League restart reported by Shams Charania (40:21) and the controversy around awards voting this season (47:10). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

65 min17 h ago
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Don’t Count the Nuggets Out, Hayward’s Importance, and Awards Voting Hysteria | The Mismatch

The Lakers Are … Inevitable, the Celtics Get Their Heads in the Game, and the Wubble Is in Jeopardy

ELogan and Raja are back Monday morning discussing the inevitability of the Lakers-Nuggets series (5:18), whether awards snubs motivate star players (18:21), and if Marcus Smart’s outburst after Game 2 brought the Celtics back into the series (38:07). Then from The Ringer’s copy desk, Jordan Ligons hops on to talk about recent coronavirus concerns in the Wubble, Candace Parker’s future, and the WNBA playoff format (51:33). Finally, producer extraordinaire Isaac Lee pours out some liquor for his cursed Clippers (59:33), and Logan and Raja each pick their Real One of the Week (1:05:30). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: Jordan Ligons and Isaac Lee

68 min1 d ago
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The Lakers Are … Inevitable, the Celtics Get Their Heads in the Game, and the Wubble Is in Jeopardy

Celtics Can’t Take the Heat in Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 Loss | The Mismatch

EThe Heat beat the Celtics to go up 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals, and Chris and Kevin got together after the game to talk about the Celtics’ meltdown in the face of Miami’s zone defense (0:40), the matchup between the Lakers and Nuggets (39:26), and what moves the Clippers might make in the offseason (50:58). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

78 min5 d ago
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Celtics Can’t Take the Heat in Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 Loss | The Mismatch

Clippers Gonna Clip, Nuggets Kill Them With Joy, and Bam Goes the Dynamite with Ben Golliver | Group Chat

EJustin Verrier, Jonathan Tjarks, and Rob Mahoney are joined by The Washington Post’s Ben Golliver to decompress from the dopamine overdose of the Nuggets’ historic win over the Clippers (0:50) and Bam Adebayo’s near-unbelievable Game 1–winning block against the Celtics (47:12). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Jonathan Tjarks, and Rob Mahoney Guest: Ben Golliver

67 min6 d ago
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Clippers Gonna Clip, Nuggets Kill Them With Joy, and Bam Goes the Dynamite with Ben Golliver | Group Chat

The Keys to Clippers vs. Nuggets and Celtics vs. Heat and the Future for the Raptors and Rockets | The Mismatch

EChris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor discuss the importance of Kawhi Leonard and Nikola Jokic in Game 7 of the Clippers-Nuggets series (0:43) and what to look for in the Eastern Conference finals between the Celtics and Heat (32:22). They then touch on the future of the Raptors (48:44), the head coach shuffle around the league (61:17), and what might be next for Russell Westbrook (69:19). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

78 min1 w ago
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The Keys to Clippers vs. Nuggets and Celtics vs. Heat and the Future for the Raptors and Rockets | The Mismatch

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Clippers? Not the Nuggets.

ELogan Murdock and Raja Bell hop on during this basketball-less Monday to figure out who’s to blame for the Clippers’ less-than-expected performance in the playoffs and what could sway Game 7 against the Nuggets (3:26), who the key players are in the upcoming Eastern Conference finals between the Heat and Celtics (30:49), and the aftermath of Houston’s unfruitful postseason (42:48). Then The Ringer’s Sean Yoo joins to pour out a little liquor for his Houston Rockets (56:29), and Logan and Raja each anoint their Real One of the Week (1:07:02). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Sean Yoo

71 min1 w ago
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Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Clippers? Not the Nuggets.

Instant Reaction: Boston Wins Game 7 and Heat vs. Celtics Preview

EKevin O'Connor and Logan Murdock hop on right after Celtics-Raptors Game 7 to share their instant reactions (00:11) as well as a very early preview of the Eastern Conference Finals (13:10). Plus, quick thoughts on the Nuggets surviving elimination against the Clippers (17:33). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Kevin O'Connor

21 min1 w ago
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Instant Reaction: Boston Wins Game 7 and Heat vs. Celtics Preview

Rockets in Retrograde: Lakers Punish Houston in Game 4

EChris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor discuss the Rockets’ abysmal showing against the Lakers in Game 4 and what potential moves the team might make in the likely event they lose the series (1:53). They then discuss the down-to-the-wire Game 6 between the Celtics and Raptors (26:31), Kawhi’s dominance in the playoffs versus the regular season (41:59), and the age-old question of whether Giannis will stay or go (58:07). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor

67 min1 w ago
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Rockets in Retrograde: Lakers Punish Houston in Game 4

The Bucks Stop Here, What's Next for Billy Donovan, and Playoff Rondo Manifests | Group Chat

EJustin, Jonathan, and Rob are joined by Ethan Strauss of The Athletic to discuss what the Bucks can do to move forward from a disappointing loss in the second round and the role of star players in shaping the landscape of the league (1:53), plus how the Heat pulled off the upset and what could be the key to their next matchup (hint: it rhymes with ham) (32:03). Then the Group Chat crew takes a look at what Billy Donovan's departure from the Thunder means for the team's future (41:00) and what the sudden appearance of Playoff Rondo means for the championship-hungry Lakers (51:10). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Jonathan Tjarks Guest: Ethan Strauss

65 min1 w ago
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The Bucks Stop Here, What's Next for Billy Donovan, and Playoff Rondo Manifests | Group Chat

Dead or Alive: Nuggets Still Kicking, Bucks Barely Twitching, Raptors and Lakers Fight for Their Lives | The Mismatch

EChris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor get into all the conference semifinal matchups about halfway through the round, starting with a surprisingly competitive Nuggets-Clippers series (2:43). They then move on to the basically over Bucks-Heat series (21:09), the back-and-forth Raptors-Celtics series (32:29), and the early days of the tied-up Rockets-Lakers series (42:42). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

57 min2 w ago
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Dead or Alive: Nuggets Still Kicking, Bucks Barely Twitching, Raptors and Lakers Fight for Their Lives | The Mismatch

Latest Episodes

Don’t Count the Nuggets Out, Hayward’s Importance, and Awards Voting Hysteria | The Mismatch

EChris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor cover the Lakers-Nuggets Western Conference finals (1:06), the importance of Gordon Hayward to the Celtics’ success against the Heat (25:07), and other stories from around the league, including the potential G League restart reported by Shams Charania (40:21) and the controversy around awards voting this season (47:10). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

65 min17 h ago
Comments
Don’t Count the Nuggets Out, Hayward’s Importance, and Awards Voting Hysteria | The Mismatch

The Lakers Are … Inevitable, the Celtics Get Their Heads in the Game, and the Wubble Is in Jeopardy

ELogan and Raja are back Monday morning discussing the inevitability of the Lakers-Nuggets series (5:18), whether awards snubs motivate star players (18:21), and if Marcus Smart’s outburst after Game 2 brought the Celtics back into the series (38:07). Then from The Ringer’s copy desk, Jordan Ligons hops on to talk about recent coronavirus concerns in the Wubble, Candace Parker’s future, and the WNBA playoff format (51:33). Finally, producer extraordinaire Isaac Lee pours out some liquor for his cursed Clippers (59:33), and Logan and Raja each pick their Real One of the Week (1:05:30). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guests: Jordan Ligons and Isaac Lee

68 min1 d ago
Comments
The Lakers Are … Inevitable, the Celtics Get Their Heads in the Game, and the Wubble Is in Jeopardy

Celtics Can’t Take the Heat in Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 Loss | The Mismatch

EThe Heat beat the Celtics to go up 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals, and Chris and Kevin got together after the game to talk about the Celtics’ meltdown in the face of Miami’s zone defense (0:40), the matchup between the Lakers and Nuggets (39:26), and what moves the Clippers might make in the offseason (50:58). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

78 min5 d ago
Comments
Celtics Can’t Take the Heat in Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 Loss | The Mismatch

Clippers Gonna Clip, Nuggets Kill Them With Joy, and Bam Goes the Dynamite with Ben Golliver | Group Chat

EJustin Verrier, Jonathan Tjarks, and Rob Mahoney are joined by The Washington Post’s Ben Golliver to decompress from the dopamine overdose of the Nuggets’ historic win over the Clippers (0:50) and Bam Adebayo’s near-unbelievable Game 1–winning block against the Celtics (47:12). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Jonathan Tjarks, and Rob Mahoney Guest: Ben Golliver

67 min6 d ago
Comments
Clippers Gonna Clip, Nuggets Kill Them With Joy, and Bam Goes the Dynamite with Ben Golliver | Group Chat

The Keys to Clippers vs. Nuggets and Celtics vs. Heat and the Future for the Raptors and Rockets | The Mismatch

EChris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor discuss the importance of Kawhi Leonard and Nikola Jokic in Game 7 of the Clippers-Nuggets series (0:43) and what to look for in the Eastern Conference finals between the Celtics and Heat (32:22). They then touch on the future of the Raptors (48:44), the head coach shuffle around the league (61:17), and what might be next for Russell Westbrook (69:19). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

78 min1 w ago
Comments
The Keys to Clippers vs. Nuggets and Celtics vs. Heat and the Future for the Raptors and Rockets | The Mismatch

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Clippers? Not the Nuggets.

ELogan Murdock and Raja Bell hop on during this basketball-less Monday to figure out who’s to blame for the Clippers’ less-than-expected performance in the playoffs and what could sway Game 7 against the Nuggets (3:26), who the key players are in the upcoming Eastern Conference finals between the Heat and Celtics (30:49), and the aftermath of Houston’s unfruitful postseason (42:48). Then The Ringer’s Sean Yoo joins to pour out a little liquor for his Houston Rockets (56:29), and Logan and Raja each anoint their Real One of the Week (1:07:02). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Sean Yoo

71 min1 w ago
Comments
Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Clippers? Not the Nuggets.

Instant Reaction: Boston Wins Game 7 and Heat vs. Celtics Preview

EKevin O'Connor and Logan Murdock hop on right after Celtics-Raptors Game 7 to share their instant reactions (00:11) as well as a very early preview of the Eastern Conference Finals (13:10). Plus, quick thoughts on the Nuggets surviving elimination against the Clippers (17:33). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Kevin O'Connor

21 min1 w ago
Comments
Instant Reaction: Boston Wins Game 7 and Heat vs. Celtics Preview

Rockets in Retrograde: Lakers Punish Houston in Game 4

EChris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor discuss the Rockets’ abysmal showing against the Lakers in Game 4 and what potential moves the team might make in the likely event they lose the series (1:53). They then discuss the down-to-the-wire Game 6 between the Celtics and Raptors (26:31), Kawhi’s dominance in the playoffs versus the regular season (41:59), and the age-old question of whether Giannis will stay or go (58:07). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor

67 min1 w ago
Comments
Rockets in Retrograde: Lakers Punish Houston in Game 4

The Bucks Stop Here, What's Next for Billy Donovan, and Playoff Rondo Manifests | Group Chat

EJustin, Jonathan, and Rob are joined by Ethan Strauss of The Athletic to discuss what the Bucks can do to move forward from a disappointing loss in the second round and the role of star players in shaping the landscape of the league (1:53), plus how the Heat pulled off the upset and what could be the key to their next matchup (hint: it rhymes with ham) (32:03). Then the Group Chat crew takes a look at what Billy Donovan's departure from the Thunder means for the team's future (41:00) and what the sudden appearance of Playoff Rondo means for the championship-hungry Lakers (51:10). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Jonathan Tjarks Guest: Ethan Strauss

65 min1 w ago
Comments
The Bucks Stop Here, What's Next for Billy Donovan, and Playoff Rondo Manifests | Group Chat

Dead or Alive: Nuggets Still Kicking, Bucks Barely Twitching, Raptors and Lakers Fight for Their Lives | The Mismatch

EChris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor get into all the conference semifinal matchups about halfway through the round, starting with a surprisingly competitive Nuggets-Clippers series (2:43). They then move on to the basically over Bucks-Heat series (21:09), the back-and-forth Raptors-Celtics series (32:29), and the early days of the tied-up Rockets-Lakers series (42:42). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

57 min2 w ago
Comments
Dead or Alive: Nuggets Still Kicking, Bucks Barely Twitching, Raptors and Lakers Fight for Their Lives | The Mismatch
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