The Ringer NBA Show

The Ringer NBA Show

The Ringer NBA squad provides the insight, reporting, and analysis that you need in your life right here on The Ringer NBA Show. On Sundays and Wednesdays, check out 'Group Chat' with Justin Verrier, Wosny Lambre and Rob Mahoney. Tap in on Mondays and Thursdays for 'Real Ones' with Logan Murdock and Raja Bell.

Episodes

April 15, 2024 63 mins
Logan, Raja, and Howard discuss the upcoming play-in tournament matchups, how teams should approach the opportunity to target specific outcomes, and how the pool of veteran superstars pitted against young talent will shake out (2:00). Next, they briefly talk about whether the Pacers can upset the Bucks in the first round (35:00). Finally, the guys close with Mailbag Monday (41:15). Email us questions for Mailbag Monday! realonesmai...
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Justin, Rob, and Wos fire up the mics immediately after the conclusion of the 2023-24 NBA season to discuss the finale. They start with the Eastern Conference, discussing the final standings (2:07), the biggest winner of the day (10:39), and how the teams in the East make a case against the play-in games (23:03). Then they go over the Western Conference and discuss the biggest winners of the day (278:19), why Lakers fans should be...
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Howard and Raja react to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s calf injury, the Mavs' 50 wins behind Luka Doncic’s MVP-level play, and Lindsey Harding's interview for an NBA head-coaching position (2:35). Along the way, they discuss the competitive balance across the league during the Adam Silver era and whether they miss NBA dynasties (19:44). Later, they debate whether the tail end of the playoff race is really that open (33:52). Email us ques...
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Justin, Rob, and Wos are here to discuss what their All-NBA teams would look like (9:36). But first, they start with Justin’s UConn Huskies' victory at the national championship and their early thoughts on some of the top prospects from the game. Then, they pick their All-Defensive teams and All-Rookie teams (42:26). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and he...
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Howard Beck and Raja Bell take a look at the recently announced Naismith Hall of Fame inductees and discuss some of their NBA careers, including Vince Carter and Chauncey Billups (02:00). Then, they dive into the MVP awards race and share their thoughts on who should come out on top (24:00). Later, producer Kerm joins to get your mailbag questions answered by Howard and Raja (38:00). Email us questions for Mailbag Monday! realonesm...
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Justin and Rob start by talking about the recent poor play from the Bucks, Pelicans, and Cavaliers before briefly having a conversation about the Basketball Hall of Fame and this year's honorees (13:24). Then they run through this year's awards ballot, including  MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, and Coach of the Year (21:32). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout...
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Logan and Raja discuss the Milwaukee Bucks’ recent struggles, why their ceiling is still high despite a disappointing regular season, and whether or not the midseason coaching change was the right move (1:03). Next, they talk about the ongoing rivalry between Suns owner Mat Ishbia and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and what their contentious relationship says about the competitive nature of NBA front offices (17:11). Finally, the guys clos...
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Justin, Rob, and Wos start by discussing the matchup between Victor Wembanyama and Nikola Jokic. Then they talk about Joel Embiid’s return to action after his knee injury and how he potentially changes the outlook for the Sixers. Then they rank the teams with the best chances to pull off an upset in each conference (29:42). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to...
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Logan and Raja discuss LeBron James’s dominant 40-point performance against the Nets, his greatness, and how the Lakers should plan for life after he retires (2:00). Next, they talk about the Dallas Mavericks’ recent hot streak and why they are shaping up to be one of the most dangerous playoff teams (18:45). Along the way, they highlight the Houston Rockets’ recent play and what hitting their stride late in the season can mean for...
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Justin, Rob, and Wos say goodbye to the worst teams in the Eastern Conference by saying one nice thing each about the Nets (8:50), Raptors (19:32), Hornets (28:43), Wizards (39:09), and Pistons (50:38). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Producers: Isaiah Bl...
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Logan and Raja discuss how effective the NCAA is at developing NBA prospects in comparison to the past, the positive (and negative) impacts of NIL, and differences in the international approach (3:47). Next, they talk about what is required of athletes to navigate the new era of sports gambling amid the ongoing investigation into Raptors center Jontay Porter (31:46). Along the way, the guys pick their Real Ones of the Week (46:52)....
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Justin, Rob, and Wos talk about five story lines to watch during the last couple weeks of the regular season. They discuss the top teams in the East, whether the Pelicans are legit, and whom they trust in the West. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Producer...
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Logan and Howard discuss Anthony Edwards’s improved game this season, the rampant Michael Jordan comparisons, and why there can never be another MJ (3:00). Next, they unpack NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s recent comments about the All-Star game, and what the state of those festivities says about his legacy (26:30). Finally, the guys close with Mailbag Monday (48:00). Email us questions for Mailbag Monday! realonesmailbag@gmail.com ...
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Justin is out, so Rob and Wos open up the listener mailbag to answer your questions about who’s on the All-NBA first team, what subtle improvements star players are making, who the greatest coach of all time is, and much more! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Hosts: Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre Producers: Isai...
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Logan and Howard discuss Joel Embiid’s decision to represent the United States over France at the 2024 Summer Olympics, the current state of international recruiting, and the future of Team USA’s program (1:02). Next, they talk about the launch of LeBron James's new podcast with J.J. Redick and why they were initially skeptical of it, as well as why it has a lot of promise (22:58). Email us questions for Mailbag Monday! realonesmai...
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Justin, Rob, and Wos say goodbye to the worst teams in the Western Conference by saying one nice thing about the Rockets (4:05), Jazz (21:05), Grizzlies (33:45), Trail Blazers (45:45), and Spurs (1:02:10). They also answer one essential question for each team. Send us your questions to ringergroupchat@gmail.com! The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end o...
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Logan and Howard discuss Kyrie Irving’s unbelievable left-handed game winning shot to beat the Denver Nuggets, what it means for the Mavericks’ chances to secure a playoff spot outright, and how the Western play-in tournament is shaping up to be one of the closest postseason races in recent years (2:00). Next, they react to the infuriating stoppages of time at the end of the Warriors-Lakers game and the argument against relying too...
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March 17, 2024 64 mins
Justin, Rob, and Wos start with the wild, drawn-out ending to the Lakers-Warriors game and what needs to be changed about the current replay system (4:00). Then they take a look at the teams in the play-in race in both conferences and discuss how important it is for each team to make the playoffs (11:45). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Producers: Isaiah Blakely and Tucker Tashjian Additional Production Superv...
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Logan and Raja discuss the Kings’ ongoing dominance of the Lakers, the current status of the play-in tournament in the Western Conference, and the four teams most likely to  battle it out (5:06). Next, they talk about Kevin Durant’s legacy as he prepares to pass Shaq on the NBA’s all-time scoring list and what that says about his decorated career (32:12). Finally, the guys close with their Real Ones of the Week (51:25). Email us qu...
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March 13, 2024 60 mins
Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss Kawhi’s injury and how it could affect the panic meter for the Clippers (3:39). Then, they rank the teams with the worst outlooks going forward (8:17). The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming, please checkout theringer.com/RG to find out more or listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Producers: Carlos Chiriboga, Chia Hao Tat, a...
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