Takeline

Takeline

Takeline is a weekly podcast hosted by Jason Concepcion and Renee Montgomery that’s a fast-paced exploration of the NBA and world of sports and culture. Each week Jason and Renee talk about the games, players, controversies and issues that run both on and off the court. The show will be a place for lively debates, guests (experts and super fans), and contributors who will provide game analysis, get deep into the storylines and will give the audience a chance to learn everything they didn’t even know about the games. New episodes every Tuesday!

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July 20, 2021 72 min

This week on Takeline, Jason and Renee break down game 5 of the NBA Finals Bucks/Sun series (00:54) and predict who will be named Finals MVP. Later in the show they discuss the recent comments from Stephen A. Smith on Shohei Ohtani (21:44) and how the marketing of international athletes in America has changed. Plus, Jason and Renee debate whether or not they believe USA basketball can win gold at the Olympics (35:33). Finally, it’s...

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On this bonus episode of Takeline, Jason talks with author Matt Sullivan about his new book "Can't Knock The Hustle." Matt reveals behind the scenes details about what it was like to intimately follow and talk with the Brooklyn Nets superstars while they played in the 2020 NBA bubble.


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This week on Takeline, Jason and Renee react to game three of the NBA finals (00:33) and talk with The Old Man & The Three hosts, JJ Redick and Tommy Alter (17:56). Plus, Renee and Jason discuss the racist abuse subjected to Black soccer players on the English National team (52:52) after losing to Italy in the 2020 UEFA Euro Final and the news about Sha’Carri Richardson not being able to run at the Tokyo Olympics 1:02:42).



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Happy 4th! This week on Takeline, Jason and Renee are joined by women’s basketball legend and UConn head coach Geno Auriemma. He discusses the recent NCAA ruling that college athletes can make money off their image and likeness, Paige Bueckers historic freshman season, and the Olympic committee's decision not to select Nneka Ogwumike to the U.S. Women’s National Basketball team roster. Later in the show, Jason and Renee play a ...

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This week on Takeline, Jason and Renee react to the latest games in the Eastern and Western Conference Finals (00:40), the recent string of NBA coaching hire controversies (49:30), and Damian Lillard’s reported unhappiness (57:38) with the Portland Trailblazers front office. Plus, LZ Granderson joins (27:43) to talk about Carl Nassib being the first openly gay active NFL player, the wave of anti-transgender legislation in youth spo...

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This week on Takeline, Jason and Renee discuss what the 76ers should do after Ben Simmons’ abysmal postseason (00:26), the recent controversy involving illegal substance enhancers used by MLB pitchers (35:43), and debut the first in a multi-part “Owner’s Diary” (1:06:30) series from Renee. Plus, Executive Director of the NBA Foundation, Greg Taylor (55:44) joins to talk about the league’s initiatives in racial and social justice. 


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This week on Takeline, Harrison Barnes reveals why he is so passionate about making positive social change, and why analytics in the NBA can be a problem (45:35). Jason and Renee discuss the Suns sweeping the Nuggets (00:54) and talk with Tim Cato of the Athletic about his recent news breaking article on the Mavs front office woes (23:27).


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This week on Takeline, Chris Bosh joins to talk about his incredible career in the NBA and his experiences as one of the Big Three for the Miami Heat (1:06:37). Jason and Renee talk about pro athlete mental health and media access after Naomi Osaka pulled out of the French Open citing mental health concerns (42:57). Plus, a preview of what to expect from the second round of the NBA playoffs (06:49).


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On this special episode of Takeline, WNBA Champion Devereaux Peters explains how she got involved in preventing Gun Violence and what it means to #WearOrange (27:50). Jason and Renee discuss what’s surprised them most from hosting the podcast and what they hope to accomplish in future episodes (00:05). Plus, the official Takeline golf correspondent, Jason’s mom, breaks down the Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau beef (42:01) and a...

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This week on Takeline, Ian Begley of SNY talks to Jason and Renee about game 1 of the Hawks/Knicks series (49:30) and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed joins to play a medical themed Take Survivor (1:02:21). Plus, Jason and Renee break down the opening playoff games from the weekend (12:58).


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This week on Takeline, co-founder of StockX, Josh Luber, joins to talk about the future of sneaker and trading card culture as well as the rise in popularity of NFTs (35:18). Jason and Renee give their predictions on the upcoming Knicks vs. Hawks playoff series (00:01), and discuss the class of 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement (24:47). Plus, Renee gives us exclusive insight into her first WNBA game as owner of the Atlanta ...

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This week on Takeline, Alan Yang joins to talk about his career, the brand new season of Master of None (30:10) and sticks around to play Take Survivor (50:27). Jason and Renee give their thoughts on what the worst case scenario for the NBA play-in tournament would be (01:14), David Griffin’s comments on the officiating of Zion Williamson (19:09), and Renee gives an inside look into the start of the WNBA season (25:42).


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Writer, director and avid hoops fan Adam McKay joins the show (35:05) to explain how Reagan-era social policies intertwine with an unfortunate series of basketball tragedies & the exciting game we see today. But first, Jason and Renee unpack LeBron’s recent criticism of the NBA Play-In Tournament (2:19), Aaron Rodgers’ looming departure from Green Bay (9:35), Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition (cash grab) vs. Logan Paul (20:08) and ...

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This week on Takeline, Jason and Renee discuss the quick rise and even quicker fall of the European Super League, ESPN’s announcement that it will broadcast a Marvel themed NBA game, and they breakdown the top 5 teams in the NBA Eastern Conference. Plus, they are joined by former president of the WNBA Lisa Borders to talk about her career and the responsibility of sports leagues when it comes to social justice.


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This week on Takeline, The Kid Mero joins to talk his Knicks and play Take Survivor! Jason and Renee discuss the decision from Europe’s top soccer clubs to form their own super league, Renee gives Jason a first hand account from inside the WNBA war room during draft day, and they debate whether the recent string of NBA injuries is due to the condensed season.    


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This week on Takeline, Jason Concepcion and Renee Montgomery discuss Alex Rodriguez finalizing a deal with billionaire Marc Lore to purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, their feelings on the state of the NBA’s Western Conference, and the recent postponements of several professional sports games in response to protests after an unarmed black man was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center. Plus, Diana Mosko...

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This week on Takeline Jason Concepcion and Renee Montgomery discuss the impact of the MLB pulling the All-Star game and MLB draft out of Atlanta in response to the restrictive voting law SB202. They also react to JJ Redick’s comments on being traded, and the viewership milestones made by women’s college basketball. Plus, Travon Free talks about his Oscar nominated short film and plays Take Survivor.

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This week on Takeline, Jason Concepcion and Renee Montgomery react to the results of the Sweet Sixteen games in both the Men’s and Women’s NCAA tourney and are joined by Tate Frazier to talk about what to expect from the Elite Eight games. Taylor Rooks talks about her experiences as a black woman in the media and what it was like to cover the NBA inside the bubble. Jason and Renee also discuss the recent restrictive voting law pass...

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This week on Takeline, Jason Concepcion and Renee Montgomery discuss the incredible upsets so far in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament, and are joined by Chantel Jennings of The Athletic to deep dive into the controversy regarding the lack of training facilities provided to the women’s college basketball players. They also talk about the latest news in the NBA, particularly the MVP and Rookie of the Year races. Plus, author, che...

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On the premiere of Takeline, Jason Concepcion and Renee Montgomery welcome Jeremy Lin to discuss the recent surge in anti-asian violence, his NBA journey, and the height of “Linsanity.” Dan Pfeiffer joins the show for a new game called Take Survivor. Then, Jason and Renee cover the recent racist remarks during a live broadcast of Oklahoma high school girls basketball game, the Republican effort to undermine transgender athletes rig...

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