No Dunks

No Dunks

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Formerly “The Starters” on NBA TV


Poppin’ Packs | ‘91-92 Hoops w/ James Worthy
Jul 11 • 39 min
On today’s ep. of Poppin’ Packs, Leigh welcomes legendary Lakers star James Worthy to the IG live stream. The Hall of Famer opens a pack of ‘91-92 Hoops basketball cards while discussing his biggest rivals of the 80s, Rolando Blackman’s clutch performance…
Up/Down: New Nets, Rondo’s Room, Mahomes Money
Jul 10 • 64 min
On Fri.’s ep. of No Dunks, we discuss Stephen Jackson’s anti-Semitic comments before entering the Up/Down Report to debate merging the Nets and Wizards into one team, Magic’s tarnished Twitter account, players complaining about the Disney food and hotel…
SQUAD | Disney Starting Five
Jul 9 • 67 min
On today’s ep. of SQUAD, the guys draft a Disney basketball team from five categories: Mickey Mouse legends, Disney princesses, Marvel superheroes, Star Wars characters, and villains. Who would you have picked? Let us know in the comments!
Beach Steppin’ | Disney Food, Wedgies & Hall of Fame Muggsy
Jul 8 • 80 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: The likelihood of crowning an NBA champion in 2020, those Fyre Festival-like Disney food pics, players you’d send to the Hall on the basis of actual fame, the 2006 NBA Draft, bubble wedgies,…
1-on-1 | Meme King Josiah Johnson
Jul 7 • 48 min
On today’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys talk with television writer and “Meme King” Josiah Johnson about his NBA bubble concerns, social justice messages on jerseys, working on the new Netflix series “Colin in Black & White,” his dad’s iconic role in “White…
NBA News: Oladipo, All-Defensive Teams & 2K Covers
Jul 6 • 62 min
On Mon.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss multiple teams shutting practice facilities after receiving coronavirus test results, Victor Oladipo’s decision to sit out the NBA restart, the list of social messages that can be put on jerseys, rumors of a…
Poppin’ Packs | ‘93-94 Fleer with Cabbie
Jul 4 • 35 min
On a special holiday ep. of Poppin’ Packs, Leigh catches up with old friend, and Canadian sports media star, Cabbie Richards. Cabbie pops a pack of ‘93-94 Fleer basketball cards, talks about the times he met Michael Jordan, shares his favorite…
1-on-1 | Hawks Coach Lloyd Pierce
Jul 3 • 36 min
On today’s ep. of No Dunks, Tas talks with Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce about his players finding their voice and dealing with social unrest, plans to transform State Farm Arena into a massive polling station, why the Hawks are ready to shed the…
Beach Steppin’ | LeBron’s Decision To Wear Gingham
Jul 2 • 88 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: How to deal with your favorite player going mainstream, NBA stamps we’d like to see, LeBron’s Decision, Kawhi steal highlights, binge-watching “Downton Abbey,” opossums pooping, Vegas Summer…
Who Wants Some Trivia? | Shea Serrano’s Spurs
Jul 1 • 30 min
Think you know the NBA? Yeah, we’ll see about that. On today’s ep. of Who Wants Some Trivia?, host J.E. Skeets quizzes best-selling author Shea Serrano on his mighty San Antonio Spurs.
Top 10 Moments in Canadian Basketball
Jun 30 • 80 min
On today’s ep. of No Dunks, and to celebrate forthcoming Canada Day, we countdown the Top 10 moments in Canadian basketball history with The Athletic’s Blake Murphy. Where does Vince’s 2000 Dunk Contest performance rank? What is the country’s most iconic…
1-on-1 | ‘NBA Jam’ Author Reyan Ali
Jun 29 • 66 min
On today’s podcast, Skeets talks with “NBA Jam” book author Reyan Ali about Midway’s billion-dollar game, why it resonated with so many people, secret characters and courts, the mythical Michael Jordan version, his favorite team, the rise and fall of…
NBA Schedule Winners & Losers
Jun 27 • 42 min
On Sat.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA’s schedule for the resumption of the 2019-20 season in Orlando. Who are the biggest winners and losers? What’s your one must-watch game? Which playoff seeding race is the most intriguing? Will any team…
Up/Down: Vince’s Best Dunk, CJ’s Wine, Crocs
Jun 26 • 73 min
On Fri.’s ep. of No Dunks, we enter the Up/Down Report to debate Vince Carter’s best in-game dunk, CJ McCollum’s new pinot noir, Lu Dort’s OKC deal, the Knicks hiring World Wide Wes, Crocs, whether listening to an audiobook counts as reading it, the MLB’s…
Film Session | Mr. Chibbs: The Kenny Anderson Story
Jun 25 • 64 min
On today’s Film Session, we discuss the 2017 documentary “Mr. Chibbs: The Kenny Anderson Story.” In a doc filled with raw and emotional scenes, which one stood out? Did the filmmaker gloss over too many parts of Kenny’s life? And what was the biggest…
Beach Steppin’ | Bubble Signings & Conspiracy Theories
Jun 24 • 70 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Which player’s NBA resume would benefit most from a Finals MVP award, Avery Bradley opting out of the Orlando restart, starting a bubble book club, random things you thought were common…
NBA News: Bubble Trouble, Opt-Outs, Pistons Path
Jun 24 • 48 min
On Tue.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA’s growing concern as coronavirus cases spike in Florida, players like Davis Bertans and Kelly Oubre Jr. skipping the restart, new Pistons GM Troy Weaver’s biggest decisions, how many Mike’s the Knicks…
SQUAD | The Perfect Mascot
Jun 22 • 52 min
On today’s ep. of SQUAD, the guys attempt to build “The Perfect Mascot” from categories including appearance, signature gag, mentor, NBA player nemesis, and name. Who/what would you have drafted? Share your picks in the comments!
Beach Steppin’ | Mo Pete Fan Club
Jun 18 • 57 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: The exact moment Leigh became a Morris Peterson fan, which 90’s Bulls championship Trey cares about the least, our favorite average players, rookie mistakes, John Collins for Lauri…
Life At Disney with Disney Expert Carlye Wisel
Jun 17 • 34 min
On a special edition of No Dunks, Trey talks to Disney expert Carlye Wisel about life at Walt Disney World resorts, which of the three NBA hotels is the best, whether there will be fan encounters, and why Robin Lopez so desperately wants to stay at the…
Key Questions About NBA Bubble Memo
Jun 17 • 48 min
On today’s No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA’s extensive health and safety memo ahead of the resumption of the ‘19-20 season at Disney World. What’s the biggest takeaway? What’s the biggest concern? And which band would Leigh book for entertainment?
‘Delete Eight’ Deep Dive with Dan Devine
Jun 16 • 67 min
On today’s ep. of No Dunks, we talk to The Ringer’s Dan Devine about the biggest offseason questions for the eight teams not headed to Disney: the Warriors, Cavaliers, Wolves, Hawks, Knicks, Bulls, Hornets, and Pistons. Which team has the brightest…
NBA News: Kyrie’s Concern
Jun 15 • 54 min
On Mon.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Kyrie Irving’s recent comments concerning the issue of the NBA resuming play, LaMarcus Aldridge’s shoulder surgery, whether the Heat should sign DeMarcus Cousins, and Ja Morant calling on a Kentucky judge to…
NBA Bubble Predictions
Jun 12 • 63 min
On today’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys make seven predictions about the NBA restarting the season in the Orlando bubble. Who wins the Covid-‘19/20 championship? Will we see a play-in tournament? Which player has the most potential to surprise? What’s going…
1-on-1 | Rex Chapman
Jun 11 • 40 min
On today’s episode, Tas talks with former NBA player Rex Chapman about how his Twitter phenomenon “Block or Charge” got started, why he’s speaking out for Black Americans, his own white privilege, and the NBA’s quarantined bubble.
Beach Steppin’ | Quarantined Title Contenders, Neuralyzers & More
Jun 10 • 73 min
Back to the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Quarantined title contenders, memorable what-if player acquisitions, obscure tourist attractions, gruesome things you wish you could erase from your memory, regrets, Ed Davis, quinoa burgers, and…
NBA Restart Health Risks with TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott
Jun 9 • 54 min
On today’s ep. of No Dunks, we talk to TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott about the NBA’s plan to restart its season in Orlando, the science behind Commissioner Adam Silver’s decision, and the numerous questions and concerns about the safety of it all.
Beach Steppin’ | Shake Weights & Swan Parades
Jun 8 • 83 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Assigning role players from the non-bubble teams to bubble teams, whether this is the best group of defenders LeBron has ever played with, the Brooklyn Nets’ honeymoon phase, cutout fans,…
Questions About NBA’s Return Plan
Jun 4 • 55 min
The NBA has announced its return-to-play plan, 85 days after suspending the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Is it fair? Is it boring? Is it safe? We discuss the key questions.
Film Session | Semi-Pro
Jun 4 • 72 min
On today’s Film Session, special guest Dave Schilling joins the pod to break down the 2008 basketball movie “Semi-Pro.” Where does this one rank on the Will Ferrell sports comedy chart? Which secondary character steals the show? And how long will that…
Beach Steppin’ | Nothing Easy, NBA Spikeball, Goodbye High Fives?
Jun 3 • 88 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Continuing to discuss and take action against racial injustice, the latest return-to-basketball reports, whether teams will attempt to eliminate high fives, preferred NBA Spikeball partners,…
Justice For George Floyd & Up/Down Report
Jun 1 • 73 min
On Mon.’s ep. of No Dunks, we discuss protesters rallying against the police killing of George Floyd and countless other black Americans, NBA players, coaches and execs expressing their anger and pain, and how we must all help to make a change. That, plus…
Film Session | Space Jam
May 29 • 70 min
On Friday’s Film Session, special guest Zach Harper joins the pod to break down Michael Jordan’s 1996 basketball movie “Space Jam.” Is the title misleading? Why are the Looney Tunes characters muted? Will Swackhammer return for LeBron’s remake?
Say What?! | A Booty-Full Pass
May 28 • 42 min
On today’s Say What?!, Tas and JD act out conversations had by NBA broadcast teams that may or may not have happened. It’s up to the rest of the guys to figure out whether the discussions are real or fake. Today’s ep. features the fantastic broadcast…
Beach Steppin’ | Group Stage Playoffs, Longboards & Sting
May 27 • 95 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Replacing the first round of the playoffs with a potential World Cup-style group stage, DeMar DeRozan’s Hall of Fame case, whether the Kings should trade Buddy Hield, longboards,…
Up/Down: Reseeding Playoffs 1-16, Skinny Harden, Kiddie Pools
May 26 • 69 min
On Tue.’s ep. of No Dunks, we enter the Up/Down Report to debate reseeding the NBA playoffs from 1-16, Disney World as a vacation destination, skinny James Harden, Giannis’ free agency, kickball, kiddie pools for adults, dubstep, and more.
NBA News: Return Options, Sloan & Bogdanovic
May 25 • 46 min
On Mon.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the different format options being considered for the NBA’s return in July, Jerry Sloan’s passing, Bojan Bogdanovic undergoing season-ending wrist surgery, and Leigh’s tales from the farm.
Film Session | He Got Game
May 22 • 65 min
On Friday’s ep. of Film Session, the guys welcome in special guest Travonne “Blk Tray” Edwards to break down Spike Lee’s 1998 basketball movie “He Got Game.” How does Ray Allen’s acting performance hold up? Does the classical music score work? Is the…
‘Game 6: The Podcast’ with Kelly Dwyer
May 21 • 56 min
On today’s special ep. of No Dunks, we talk to OG NBA writer Kelly Dwyer about the cinematic “Game 6: The Movie,” Scottie Pippen’s frustration with “The Last Dance” documentary series, the best championship Bulls team, Hot Doug’s Jordan-like retirement,…
1-on-1 | Ariel Helwani on His Beloved Knicks & Why UFC Fighters Can’t Shoot Hoops
May 21 • 71 min
On today’s special ep. of No Dunks, we talk to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani about how he became a diehard Knicks fan, working as sideline reporter for NBA games, his fallout with Dana White, why UFC guys can’t shoot hoops, the pros and cons of fan-less…
Beach Steppin’ | LeBron’s 11 MVPs, Best Movie Ballers, White Claws
May 20 • 82 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: A season-by-season breakdown of Leigh’s “Best Player” over the last two decades, whether Manu is underrated, wild NBA stats, Skeets’ starting five of movie ballers, White Claws, Rudy Gobert…
Up/Down: New Ball, Virtual Fans, Spicy Ketchup
May 19 • 64 min
On Tue.’s ep. of No Dunks, we enter the Up/Down Report to debate Wilson replacing Spalding as the NBA’s official basketball, Shawn Marion’s Hall of Fame chances, Spencer Dinwiddie’s free agency plan, LeBron’s quarantine beard, virtual fans, rainfall…
The Last Dance Recap | Ep. 9 & 10
May 18 • 66 min
On Mon.’s No Dunks, the guys recap the final two episodes of “The Last Dance,” the 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan, the Bulls’ ‘97-98 championship season, and bad pizza.
Film Session | Eddie
May 15 • 59 min
On Friday’s ep. of Film Session, the guys discuss the 1996 basketball movie “Eddie.” Whoopi Goldberg is charming, so why isn’t this movie funny? Which NBA player was the best actor? Could Leigh coach the Knicks?
No Buffs | A King’s Coronation
May 14 • 77 min
On today’s ep. of No Buffs, the guys discuss the Survivor: Winners at War finale. Topics include: The Final Tribal Council, surprise votes, gender bias, fire-making, last night’s emotional moments, Jeff Probst’s staged garage, twists we’d like to see next…
Beach Steppin’ | Street Ribs & Shirt Guys
May 13 • 84 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Growing optimism about this season returning, which NBA events should be national holidays, a hypothetical Thunder-Magic trade, Coby White comparisons, outdoor grilling, Nirvana t-shirts,…
SQUAD | 90s Time Capsule
May 12 • 72 min
On today’s ep. of SQUAD, the guys draft the ultimate 90s time capsule from categories including a People magazine cover, one-hit wonder, pop culture fad, VHS movie, and NBA jersey from the decade. Who/what would you have drafted? Share your picks in the…
NBA News: Only Bad Options, KD, Coaches On Zoom
May 11 • 48 min
On today’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Commissioner Silver’s call with the NBPA, Woj reporting that Durant will not play for the Nets if the season returns, Jim Boylen’s future in Chicago, and which coaches would be the best/worst on Zoom.
The Last Dance Recap | Ep. 7 & 8
May 11 • 80 min
On Mon.’s No Dunks, the guys recap episodes 7 and 8 of ESPN’s 10-part documentary series “The Last Dance,” covering the murder of Jordan’s father, his first retirement from the NBA to play minor-league baseball, his maniacal leadership style, and more.
Film Session | Above The Rim
May 8 • 80 min
On Friday’s ep. of Film Session, the guys discuss the 1994 classic “Above The Rim.” How weird is Nutso’s death sequence? What’s the Kyle Watson scouting report? Who stole the show: Pac, Bernie, or Leon? How cool was Georgetown? And why’d they even have…
No Buffs | Make The Case
May 7 • 82 min
On today’s No Buffs, the guys discuss the penultimate episode of Survivor: Winners at War. Topics include: Why Nick’s just happy to be there, the Tony-Sarah-Ben alliance, Natalie swimming in fire tokens, what type of jury we’re going to get, which food…
Beach Steppin’ | Top 10 NBA Franchises, Mad Hypotheticals, SlamBall
May 6 • 79 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Top 10 most successful NBA franchises, the Brooklyn Nets’ instant title chances with a healthy KD and Kyrie, the best and worst jerseys of all-time, Tas’ All-Compost Team, 2019-20’s Play of…
1-on-1 | NBA Photographer Nathaniel Butler
May 5 • 56 min
On today’s special ep. of No Dunks, we talk with veteran NBA photographer Nathaniel Butler about his favorite Michael Jordan moments, what it was like to cover the Bulls-Knicks rivalry, how the sports photography industry and technology has changed, and…
Who Wants Some Trivia? | The Last Dance
May 5 • 39 min
Think you know the NBA? Yeah, we’ll see about that. On today’s ep. of Who Wants Some Trivia?, host J.E. Skeets quizzes Trey Kerby on some NBA trivia inspired by ESPN’s documentary series, “The Last Dance,” which chronicles Michael Jordan and the ‘97-98…
The Last Dance Recap | Ep. 5 & 6
May 4 • 87 min
On Mon.’s No Dunks, the guys recap episodes 5 and 6 of ESPN’s 10-part documentary series “The Last Dance,” chronicling Michael Jordan, the ‘97-98 Bulls, and cigars.
Film Session | Teen Wolf
May 1 • 73 min
On Friday’s ep. of Film Session, the guys discuss the 1985 coming-of-age comedy “Teen Wolf.” What in the world is the moral of this story? How big was Michael J. Fox at the time? Who was the best classic 80s character? And why is the music/sound editing…
1-on-1 | Australian Sports Broadcaster Bruce McAvaney
Apr 30 • 53 min
On a special edition of No Dunks, Leigh chats with Australian broadcaster Bruce McAvaney about his 40-year career covering the world of sports. From interviewing Michael Jordan to calling the controversial men’s 100m race at the 1988 Summer Olympics,…
No Buffs | The Whisper Song
Apr 30 • 87 min
On today’s ep. of No Buffs, the guys discuss Survivor: Winners at War episode 12. Topics include: Continued whispering at Tribal Council, Godfather Tony, lazy vampire Nick, the perceived women’s alliance, who has the best shot at coming back from Edge,…
Beach Steppin’ | Rest In Peace, Shoes & Sox
Apr 29 • 86 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: The Bulls chances of winning a fourth straight title in ‘99, a hypothetical Sixers-Celtics trade, our favorite crafty NBA veterans, whether it’s cool for adults to play with LEGO and…
1-on-1 | ‘The Last Dance’ Executive Producer Curtis Polk
Apr 28 • 32 min
On today’s special ep. of No Dunks, we talk to Curtis Polk, one of the executive producers of “The Last Dance” series. We discuss the backstory of how the documentary got off the ground, expectations prior to its release, the most challenging stories to…
NBA News: Reopening Facilities, Next Nets Coach, AG’s Diss Track
Apr 28 • 52 min
On Tue.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA’s plan to allow players to reenter team facilities, the Nets head coaching search, Aaron Gordon’s D-Wade diss track, and so much more.
The Last Dance Recap | Ep. 3 & 4
Apr 27 • 69 min
On Monday’s No Dunks, the guys recap episodes 3 and 4 of ESPN’s 10-part documentary series “The Last Dance,” chronicling Michael Jordan, the ‘97-98 Bulls, and weird hats.
Film Session | The Way Back
Apr 24 • 78 min
On Friday’s episode of Film Session, the guys discuss the 2020 sports-drama “The Way Back.” Did Ben Affleck’s deeply personal performance carry the formulaic story? Were the high school basketball players and scenes believable? And just how good is a…
No Buffs | The Tony Hour
Apr 23 • 68 min
On today’s ep. of No Buffs, the guys discuss Survivor: Winners at War episode 11. Topics include: Tony’s opus, whether the Extortion disadvantage is fair, sniffing out double agents, building resumes, breaking the fourth wall, applying for the show, and…
1-on-1 | Ethan Sherwood Strauss on ‘The Victory Machine’
Apr 22 • 58 min
The Athletic’s own Ethan Sherwood Strauss joins the show to discuss his new book, “The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty.”
Beach Steppin’ | Wandering Around The Yard
Apr 21 • 79 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: NBA documentaries we’d like to see, top prospects skipping college in favor of the G League, whether Walt Disney World would be an ideal spot for the NBA to salvage its season, a…
The Last Dance Recap | Ep. 1 & 2
Apr 20 • 87 min
On Mon.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys recap the first two episodes of ESPN’s 10-part documentary series “The Last Dance,” which chronicles Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls.
Thanks For Giving Us Something To Talk About, NBA H-O-R-S-E
Apr 17 • 32 min
No Buffs | Thank You, Fiji Airways
Apr 16 • 71 min
On today’s ep. of No Buffs, the guys discuss Survivor: Winners at War episode 10. Topics include: Emotional family visits, why we need to ban tribal council whispers/huddles, Kim’s wrong read, whether Jeremy can still win this game, Probst’s sandy shoes,…
Beach Steppin’ | Pau’s Legacy, Celebrity Sightings, Air Beans
Apr 15 • 84 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Whether the Lakers will retire Pau Gasol and Derek Fisher’s jerseys, the chances of Luka, Zion or Tatum winning MVP within the next five seasons, the Wild West of recycling, celebrity…
NBA News: Gobert-Mitchell, Bulls Makin’ Moves & Thibs
Apr 14 • 61 min
On Tue.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the strained relationship between Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, the Chicago Bulls’ front office shakeup, reports that the league is looking at a 25-day return-to-basketball window, whether Thibs can still be…
Film Session | Love & Basketball
Apr 13 • 69 min
On today’s episode of Film Session, the guys discuss the 2000 romantic-drama “Love & Basketball.” Was Monica and Q’s bond believable? Should Gabrielle Union have had a bigger role? And was this really a movie about the relationship between kids and their…
Instant NBA H-O-R-S-E Recap
Apr 12 • 41 min
On Sunday night’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge. Was it better than the 2009-10 contests? Who made the best shot? What should they have done differently? And why did Quigley have a fake dog in her driveway!?
2020 NBA Awards & HORSE Predictions
Apr 10 • 72 min
With the rest of the season in doubt due to the coronavirus pandemic, No Dunks make their 2019-20 NBA award picks for MVP, Most Improved, Coach, Defensive Player, Rookie, and Sixth Man. All that, plus some NBA HORSE Challenge concerns and predictions.
No Buffs | Dingbats, Coins & Chaos
Apr 9 • 76 min
On today’s ep. of No Buffs, the guys discuss Survivor: Winners at War episode 9. Topics include: Whispering at Tribal Council, Adam’s Hail Mary podium play, Sarah’s respect for birthdays, fortune cookies, whether Tony is setting up to be the lone lion…
Beach Steppin’ | Stinky!
Apr 8 • 86 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Paul Millsap’s magic tricks, the NBA2K players tournament, how LeBron would fare if the season restarts, the future of jersey retirements, an incredible Nav Bhatia story, armpit detoxing,…
1-on-1 | Cricket Folk Hero Rob Moody
Apr 7 • 56 min
On this bonus ep. of No Dunks, Leigh talks to Melbourne-based cricket fan Rob Moody about his immense 25,000+ cricket VHS and DVD collection, ’80s and ’90s Australian cricket, being retweeted by some of the game’s greatest players, and how one creates a…
SQUAD | The Perfect Sandwich
Apr 7 • 47 min
Hope you’re hungry, because on today’s episode of SQUAD, the guys draft the perfect sandwich from categories including the bread, the spread, the meat, the veg, and a side. So who built the best sandwich? What ingredients would you have selected? Let’s…
Film Session | Air Bud
Apr 6 • 76 min
On today’s episode of Film Session, the guys discuss the 1997 sports-comedy “Air Bud.” Is this really a good movie for kids; what’s the message? Did the prop department accidentally steal the show? And what other sports should Buddy consider?
Stupid NBA Podcast Pitches
Apr 3 • 43 min
Inspired by Amir Blumenfeld’s latest BUCKETS episode, we, too, try pitching our best/dumbest podcast ideas to current and former NBA stars. Tell me you wouldn’t listen to “Klay’s Daze” co-hosted by a stoned Klay Thompson and Leigh Ellis.
No Buffs | Peanut Butter Power
Apr 2 • 76 min
On today’s ep. of No Buffs, the guys discuss Survivor: Winners at War episode 8. Topics include: Tyson’s return, The Lion Alliance, why a woman is going to win this season, wet poles and toe grooves, that incredible Nick montage, buying idols over…
Beach Steppin’ | The Brotherhood Of Baggy Pants
Apr 1 • 73 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Outrageous homer arguments, whether Zion will ever hit 4+ threes in a game again, weird job interviews, fast food dreams, Trey’s Top 5 greatest rebounders, homebrew, baggy pants, and more!…
The Case Of The Mysterious Raptors Autograph
Apr 1 • 23 min
On today’s special investigation pod, Tas Melas believed for over 20 years that he was in possession of a Toronto Raptors program autographed by Vince Carter. That is, until last night, when Vince tweeted it wasn’t his. So whose autograph is it? And how…
SQUAD | All-Sitcom
Mar 31 • 53 min
On today’s ep. of SQUAD, the guys draft an All-Sitcom Team from categories including a lead character, quirky sidekick, the set/location, pet, and NBA player cameo. Who/what would you have drafted? Share your picks in the comments!
1-on-1 | David Aldridge’s Proposal For Restarting Season
Mar 30 • 47 min
The Athletic’s own, and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, David Aldridge joins the show to discuss his proposal for resetting the NBA postseason, how to engage the lottery teams, and the possibility of just cancelling the season outright due to…
Film Session | Uncut Gems
Mar 30 • 60 min
On today’s episode of Film Session, the guys discuss the 2019 Safdie brothers thriller “Uncut Gems.” Was this even basketball movie? Did KG deliver one of the best acting performances by an athlete ever? And how much would you pay for a bedazzled Furby…
No Buffs | You Either Die A Hero …
Mar 26 • 72 min
On today’s ep. of No Buffs, the guys discuss Survivor: Winners at War episode 7. Topics include: Fire tokens breaking Yul’s galaxy brain, whether Wendell and Michelle are playing us all, why Sandra is now Vince Carter, saucer strategy, flashbacks, weird…
Beach Steppin’ | Every Title Has An Asterisk
Mar 25 • 100 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Asterisks on every NBA championship, First Team All-Nickname, embarrassing moments, road trip snacks, wedding snafus, players you hold in higher regards than other basketball nerds, martial…
Top 10 NBA Games To Rewatch From ‘19-20 Season
Mar 24 • 45 min
On Tue.’s ep. of No Dunks, Skeets and Trey countdown the Top 10 NBA games to rewatch from the 2019-20 season now that League Pass is free for all. Lillard’s Kobe tribute, Zion’s red-hot debut, LeBron vs. Luka, and more!
‘I Got Married During The Coronavirus Pandemic’
Mar 23 • 30 min
On today’s pod, Tas and JD interview No Dunks fan, Jeshua Kidd, days after his wedding. How did the coronavirus impact the big day? Did most of the guests show up? Was there a “no hugging” rule? Did Jeshua kiss his bride? Was canceling it altogether an…
Film Session | Coach Carter
Mar 23 • 57 min
On today’s episode of Film Session, the guys discuss the 2005 biographical teen sports drama “Coach Carter.” Why do people love this movie so much? Which character or plotline could’ve used more development? Were the basketball scenes believable? How long…
Ask Leigh Anything
Mar 20 • 68 min
On today’s ep. of No Dunks, the international man of mystery, Leigh Ellis, answers your questions! Topics include: The first chapter of his book, dream concerts, dining with giraffes, the history of Tweet of the Week shoutouts, stadiums, debutante balls,…
No Buffs | Not Another Survivor Podcast
Mar 19 • 74 min
On today’s inaugural ep. of our Survivor recap podcast, No Buffs, the guys discuss Survivor: Winners at War episode 6. Topics include: Where the legends went wrong, Evil Wendell, fire tokens, Edge of Extinction, whether Jeff Probst has the best job in the…
Beach Steppin’ | Great Plates & Pods
Mar 18 • 92 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Regrettable predictions, creative ways to salvage the 2019-20 NBA season/playoffs, inducting teams/teammates into the Hall, fantasy hoops, video games, oral hygiene, vanity license plates,…
SQUAD | Quarantined
Mar 17 • 62 min
On today’s ep. of SQUAD, the guys draft a self-quarantine plan from categories including a non-perishable food item, movie franchise, hobby, book, and celebrity pen pal. Who wins this edition of SQUAD? Let us know in the comments!
Film Session | White Men Can’t Jump
Mar 16 • 73 min
On today’s inaugural episode of Film Session, the guys discuss the 1992 sports comedy-drama “White Men Can’t Jump.” Does the movie still hold up? Were the basketball scenes believable? Could a remake work? And why is everyone wearing hats?
The Drop | The Podcast Must Go On
Mar 13 • 60 min
On Fri.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Commissioner Silver confirming that the NBA will take a 30-day hiatus, Rudy Gobert’s Instagram apology, and Kevin Love pledging $100,000 to aid arena workers displaced by the coronavirus. That, plus Leigh’s…
No NBA, The Coronavirus & What’s Next?
Mar 12 • 38 min
On Thu.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA’s decision to suspend the season until further notice after Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. What does it all mean, when could the league realistically return, and how does this affect…
Beach Steppin’ | Best Player To Never Win MVP?
Mar 11 • 65 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Who is the best player to never win MVP, the decline of posterizations, inducting single regular season games into the Hall of Fame, Malik Beasley, conspiracies, crazy food combos, darts,…
The Long And Shorts Of It
Mar 11 • 58 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Nets upsetting the Lakers, Oladipo’s best game yet, the West’s race for the 8th seed, the latest NBA/coronavirus update, the Cavs locking up coach J.B. Bickerstaff, and what type of money the Hawks should…
Who Wants Some Trivia? | All-Star Weekend
Mar 10 • 25 min
Think you know the NBA? Yeah, we’ll see about that. On today’s episode of Who Wants Some Trivia?, host J.E. Skeets quizzes The Athletic’s culture writer and NBA podcaster Big Wos on some difficult All-Star Weekend trivia.
Resilient Raps, Potential Playoff Matchups & Virus Concerns
Mar 10 • 49 min
On Tue.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Raptors attacking defense, Jamal Murray’s dunk that wasn’t, Hornets-Hawks, league’s closing locker rooms over coronavirus concerns, and Koonin’s plan to start the NBA season in December to help ratings.…
LeBron’s MVP Pursuit & Oh My God, They Fired Kenny!
Mar 9 • 72 min
On Mon.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss their NBA weekend winners — LeBron’s MVP case, Aron Baynes’ step back, the Pelicans, etc. — and losers — the Nets and Kenny Atkinson mutually agree to part ways, Milwaukee, Draymond vs. Barkley, and more. That,…
The Drop | Would You Rather Build Around Luka or Zion?
Mar 5 • 71 min
On Thu.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys play Whatchu Got? Which young star would you rather build around: Luka or Zion? What was the crazier stat line: Duncan Robinson or Terrence Ross? And what was more embarrassing: Kevin Porter Jr. forgetting to wear his…
Say What?! | The Sultan Speaks
Mar 4 • 29 min
On today’s Say What?!, Tas and JD act out recent conversations had by NBA broadcast teams that may or may not have happened. It’s up to Skeets, Trey and Leigh to guess whether the discussions were real or fake. Today’s ep. features the fantastic broadcast…
Big LeVert, Spike vs. Jim, Coach Duncan
Mar 4 • 49 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Caris LeVert’s 51 points and his future with the Nets, the insane Spike Lee vs. James Dolan drama, and Zion Williamson being cleared to play in back-to-backs. That, plus Spurs coach Tim Duncan, Daryl Morey rips…
Beach Steppin’ | Hankies & Cargos
Mar 3 • 72 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Middleton, McCollum and Beal as go-to guys, whether Rudy Gobert is worth a supermax contract, team captains, deserving DPOY guards, Maria Sharapova, obscure NBA jerseys, Dad fashion, and…
Super Tuesday NBA Polls
Mar 3 • 47 min
On today’s Super Tuesday ep. of No Dunks, the guys check the polls in regards to whether the Bucks can still win 70 games, dark horse Finals contenders (Heat, Raps, Rockets), which team you’d most like to see win the West’s 8th seed, and confidence in…
Stop It, Everyone Is Talking About The Bucks
Mar 2 • 55 min
On Mon.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss their NBA weekend winners — Giannis’ Bucks, Westbrook’s improved play, Zion and Ja, Waiters, etc. — and losers — the Raptors, Curry’s setback, LeBron’s brain fart, more. That, plus Ariza hates the funnies,…
SQUAD | Build Your Own Franchise
Feb 29 • 54 min
On today’s ep. of SQUAD, the guys build their own franchise by drafting a city to play in, a non-NBA brand (name, uniforms, mascot), an existing front office (GM and coach), concession items, and a celebrity ambassador. So who drafted the best franchise?…
The Drop | Shoutout To Coffee!
Feb 28 • 65 min
On Friday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the CP3 effect, Myles Turner’s coffee consumption, KP’s preferred position, Wave Papi’s torn meniscus, Embiid’s shoulder injury, and the Wolves getting fined for violating the NBA’s resting policy. That, plus…
Whatchu Doin’ Jazz?
Feb 27 • 43 min
On Thursday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Embiid’s injury and the Sixers’ season from hell, what’s wrong with the Utah Jazz and whether they should bring Conley off the bench, and Westbrook’s recent dominance. That, plus Malik Monk’s suspension,…
Beach Steppin’ | Change My Mind
Feb 26 • 58 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Who is the NBA’s best team of the 21st century, Sixth Man of the Year favorites, DeMarcus Cousins’ immediate future, Kyrie’s Hall of Fame credentials, iconic what-if plays, sleepovers, the…
LeBron vs. Zion, East Beasts, Playoff Sleepers
Feb 26 • 55 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss ‘Bron vs. Zion, the Bucks’ elite defense, Coby White catching fire, the Jayson-Jaylen 1-2 punch, and Dennis Schroder running away with Sixth Man. That, plus playoff sleepers and studs, Drake’s belts, Red Vines…
Be Legendary
Feb 25 • 53 min
On Tue.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys play Whatchu Got? regarding last night’s better performance (Embiid or Beal), the bigger upset (Cavs or Suns), and tonight’s must-watch game (Bucks-Raps or Zion-LeBron). That, plus Kobe and Gigi’s touching memorial…
Giannis’ Unanimous MVP Case, Tatum, Angry Cubes
Feb 24 • 62 min
On Mon.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss their NBA weekend winners — Giannis, Celtics-Lakers, Westbrook, DORT!, etc. — and losers — Patrick Patterson, the Wizards’ playoff chances, and Mark Cuban’s wallet. That, plus store brand cereal, fashionable…
1-on-1 | ‘Survivor’ Winner Wendell Holland
Feb 22 • 65 min
On today’s bonus ep. of No Dunks, Skeets, Trey and JD talk to ‘Survivor: Ghost Island’ winner — and current ‘Winners at War’ castaway — Wendell Holland about how his basketball background helps in challenges, why he applied for the reality show, camp…
The Drop | Setting Up NBA Stretch Run
Feb 21 • 79 min
On Friday’s No Dunks, the guys discuss the most intriguing teams and storylines to watch down the stretch, Joel Embiid and Trae Young’s big nights, and whether the Nets’ gap season was a complete waste. That, plus Worst of the Week nominees, Counting…
Beach Steppin’ | Peace Out, Timeouts
Feb 20 • 76 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Reducing the number of timeouts, banning individual awards, Nash’s all-time PG rank, post-ASG matchups we’re excited for, Dutch basketball players, watching movies on airplanes, and so much…
Best All-Star Game Ever, Beilein Out & Almond Joys
Feb 20 • 51 min
On Thu.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the new All-Star Game format, John Beilein leaving the Cavs as head coach, the Clippers acquiring Reggie Jackson, Kyrie’s shoulder injury, and the #FireGarPax movement. That, plus ageism, Malort, strong takes…
Say What?! | Charcuterie & Sharts
Feb 17 • 25 min
On today’s ep. of Say What?!, Tas and JD act out recent conversations had by NBA broadcast teams that may or may not have happened. It’s up to Skeets, Trey and Leigh to guess whether the discussions were real or fake.
Dunk Contest Recap | Was Aaron Gordon Robbed?
Feb 16 • 36 min
On Sunday morning’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the controversial 2020 Dunk Contest, the new-look 3-Point Contest, our live show at Schubas Tavern, and more.
No Dunks Live! | All-Star Weekend in Chicago
Feb 15 • 69 min
On today’s special ep. of No Dunks — recorded live from Schubas Tavern in Chicago, Illinois — the guys make their All-Star Saturday Night predictions, talk Bueller in the Up/Down Report, discuss Leigh’s shootout with Kendall Gill, drink Malort, hit the…
The Drop | Tatum, Rising Stars Predictions, Dunk Mt. Rushmore
Feb 14 • 52 min
On Friday’s No Dunks, the guys discuss Tatum’s leap, PG’s injury, OKC’s clutch play, Rising Stars predictions, and who’s on our Mount Rushmore of Dunkers. That, plus Worst of the Week, NBA x Valentine’s Day puns, true romance, why Zach LaVine is teasing…
No Chill ‘Bron, Booker Replaces Dame, Big East Wins
Feb 13 • 47 min
On Thu.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Nets and Pacers’ big wins, Booker replacing Lillard at All-Star Weekend, and the Lakers’ Western Conference championship odds. That, plus Harrison Barnes refuses to shave, Bobby Portis’ lame ejection,…
Beach Steppin’ | Duos, Dunks & Space
Feb 12 • 56 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Why the Clippers are sneaky villains, players we wish competed in the Dunk Contest, our favorite one-time All-Stars, Oladipo’s peak, which duo you’d rather build around (Ja & JJJ or Zion &…
Sixers Switch Up, Power Zion, ‘Survivor’ Picks
Feb 12 • 52 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Sixers’ decision to move Horford to the bench, Smart’s frustration with the Rockets, Zion’s first 30-point performance, and which team you’d like to see grab the 8th seed in the West. That, plus players’…
1-on-1 | NBA Dunk Coach Chuck Millan
Feb 11 • 35 min
On today’s bonus ep. of No Dunks, Skeets and Trey talk to NBA Dunk Coach Chuck Millan about his one-of-a-kind job, the four 2020 Dunk Contest participants, what makes a good dunker, Vince Carter’s 2000 bounce, dunk mulligans, Team Flight Brothers, why you…
Reapers of Death, Team USA’s List, Embiid’s IG
Feb 11 • 47 min
On Tue.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Raptors’ 15-game winning streak, KAT’s clueless defense, Dinwiddie’s confidence, the Spurs’ waning playoff chances, and the Bucks without Giannis. That, plus Team USA’s list of 44 finalists for the 2020…
And The Winner of the Weekend Goes To …
Feb 10 • 55 min
On Monday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss their NBA weekend winners — Andrew Wiggins, the new-look Wolves, Celtics, Canada basketball, etc. — and losers — the broken instant replay system, Pacers, Lakers, IT. That, plus the upcoming Chicago weather,…
The Drop | Deadline Winners, Pocket Rockets, Philly Blame
Feb 7 • 74 min
On Friday’s No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA trade deadline winners, who’s to blame for the 76ers’ disappointing season, why the Rockets’ small-ball experiment could work, and the biggest surprise from the 2020 All-Star Draft. That, plus Worst of the Week…
Trade Deadline Grades
Feb 6 • 50 min
Who won the Wiggins-Russell swap? Does Iggy make the Heat favorites in the East? And why was Drummond traded for a bag of beans? On tonight’s No Dunks NBA trade deadline special, the guys grade all of today’s big deals.
Heat Power Moves & Big Scarf Energy
Feb 6 • 44 min
On Thu.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Heat trading for Andre Iguodala (and possibly Danilo Gallinari), the Kings pivoting hard on Dedmon, and the Sixers acquiring some shooting. That, plus the Knicks hire Leon Rose, the Raptors knit a 12-game…
Beach Steppin’ | Undervalued & Overvalued Teams
Feb 5 • 69 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Overvalued and undervalued teams, superstars and/or veterans we’d like to see win a ring, Giannis vs. Zion, our All-Skin n’ Bones Team, Gobert’s perimeter defense, Impractical Jokers, deep…
4-Team Trade, Knicks Fire Mills, Ruining 3-Pt Contest
Feb 5 • 61 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys grade the NBA’s massive four-team trade with the Rockets, Hawks, Wolves, and Nuggets; discuss the Knicks pursuit of Masai Ujiri; and lament the new 3-Point Contest format. That, plus Aaron Gordon’s appearance on TNT,…
Assessing Trade Deadline Rumors
Feb 4 • 57 min
On Tue.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the recent NBA trade deadline rumors involving D’Angelo Russell, Clint Capela, Luke Kennard, and others. That, plus the spicy Iggy vs. Grizzlies situation, new 3-Point Contest participants, Ibaka and OG’s…
Bonus WWST? | NBA x Oscars Edition
Feb 3 • 19 min
On today’s bonus ep. of Who Wants Some Trivia?, host/scorekeeper JD tests Skeets, Trey, and Leigh’s knowledge of NBA-related movie trivia about Academy Award-winning films, famous quotes, Shaq flicks, and more.
Let’s Get Loud
Feb 3 • 48 min
On Monday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA weekend winners — Lillard, LeBron’s Kobe speech, small-ball Rockets, Nugs, etc. — and losers — Embiid and the Sixers, Rising Stars snubs, Kyrie’s knee, etc. That, plus thoughts on Shakira and J-Lo’s Super…
The Drop | All-Star Snubs & New Game Format
Jan 31 • 65 min
On Friday’s No Dunks, the guys discuss the 2020 All-Star reserves, who got snubbed, and whether the new All-Star Game format is a good or bad idea. That, plus Lowry gets shoved, the Knicks and Grizzlies get penalized, AG commits to the Dunk Contest, bad…
Beach Steppin’ | ‘Hall Of Very Good,’ Streaks & Ducks
Jan 30 • 58 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Nominations for the “Hall of Very Good,” Billy Donovan’s Coach of the Year chances, our favorite NBA streaks, similarities between Bam and Jokic, small things we enjoy about ball, depressed…
Knicks New Low, Oladipo’s Return, Mamba Mentality
Jan 30 • 43 min
On Thu.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys debate the Knicks’ most embarrassing moment (Morris’ comments, Payton, no hot water, etc.), the more impressive win (Spurs or Blazers), and a letter grade for Oladipo’s season debut. That, plus teams/players to watch at…
Shaq Remembers Kobe, Money Middleton & More
Jan 29 • 53 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss TNT’s emotional tribute to Kobe, players changing their numbers out of respect, and why renaming the All-Star Game MVP after KB is perfect. That, plus Khris Middleton’s 51-point night, Lowry becoming the Raps’…
Our 2020 All-Star Reserves
Jan 28 • 58 min
On today’s bonus ep. of No Dunks, the guys pick and debate their East and West 2020 NBA All-Star Game reserves.
NBA Mourns Mamba
Jan 28 • 36 min
On Tue.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA postponing tonight’s Clippers-Lakers game, LeBron’s bond with Kobe, the numerous Mamba tributes, and the petition to change the logo. That, plus the Kings’ historic comeback, intentionally missed free…
1-on-1 | Fred Katz on Kobe, Wizards, Westbrook
Jan 27 • 67 min
The Athletic’s lead Wizards writer Fred Katz joins the show to discuss Kobe’s passing, the weird mood surrounding Sunday’s Wizards-Hawks game, Bradley Beal’s All-Star case, John Wall’s injury update, Scott Brook’s popularity in Japan, Dāvis Bertāns crazy…
Remembering Kobe Bryant
Jan 26 • 29 min
The guys share their thoughts on the sudden death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
The Drop | Hey Now, You’re An All-Star Starter
Jan 24 • 64 min
On Friday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA All-Star Game starters, the biggest snubs, who LeBron will draft first overall, and the new jerseys. That, plus the Clippers’ chemistry concerns, Worst of the Week nominees, expensive Knicks tickets,…
Breaking Down Zion’s Tantalizing Debut
Jan 23 • 49 min
On Thu.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Zion Williamson’s NBA debut, the more impressive win (Rockets or Raptors), depressing loss (Wolves or Kings), and shocking development (Hawks rally or Miami’s perfect OT record). That, plus the Mavs consider…
Beach Steppin’ | Most Overrated Play In History?
Jan 22 • 60 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Underdog title contenders, NBA villains, Lonzo Ball’s ceiling, overrated plays from NBA history, mascot lap dances, YouTube aspirations, the lengthy IPCC report, jerseys to buy your kids,…
Anticipating Zion’s Debut, Clips-Mavs, D-Rose Trades
Jan 22 • 51 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss what to expect from Zion Williamson’s long-awaited NBA debut, Kawhi’s recent surge, how the Mavs will handle Dwight Powell’s injury, and potential trade packages for Derrick Rose. That, plus California trivia,…
1-on-1 | Eric Koreen on the Raptors
Jan 21 • 68 min
The Athletic’s lead Raptors writer Eric Koreen joins the show to discuss Norman Powell’s emergence, whether the Raps will be buyers or sellers at the deadline, Lowry’s All-Star case (and who he was impersonating), VanVleet’s next contract, whether…
Biggest Takeaway From All 14 MLK Day Games
Jan 21 • 61 min
On Tue.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys share their biggest takeaways from all 14 MLK Day games. Topics include: Celtics-Lakers, Lillard’s 61 points, the Spurs’ guard rotation, All-Star Ben Simmons, the Rockets’ meltdown, and Spoelstra’s SLOB play. That, plus…
We Are Made By History
Jan 20 • 56 min
On Monday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA weekend winners — Kuzma, Royce O’Neale and the Jazz, Becky Hammon, the Blazers’ books, etc. — and losers — Rockets, Tristan Thompson, Hawks, etc. That, plus the most anticipated MLK Day games, why the NBA…
The Drop | Ingram, All-Star Starters, Hawks-Wolves Trade & LeBron Vs. Horse Olympics
Jan 17 • 88 min
On Friday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys celebrate 14 years of podcasting (!) before discussing Brandon Ingram’s career night, the Bucks pursuit of 70 wins, the Hawks-Wolves trade, and D’Angelo Russell and Steven Adams rumors. That, plus we select our 10…
NBA Midseason Report | Word Association
Jan 16 • 102 min
Focused? Foolish? Defiant? Which word best describes your favorite team at the NBA’s halfway point? On today’s No Dunks midseason report, the guys take turns assigning words, phrases, movies, and people to best describe each of the 30 teams’ season so far.
Markelle’s Magic, GM Kyrie & Fireball3
Jan 16 • 55 min
On Thu.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Markelle Fultz resurrection, Kyrie’s comments about the Nets roster, the Pelicans playoff chances, Sekou Doumbouya’s emergence, and whether LaVine is just as deserving of an All-Star spot as Trae and Beal.…
Ja Rules, Jazz All-Stars, Jeopardy GOAT
Jan 15 • 39 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys debate Ja Morant’s best assist, which Jazz player is more likely to make the All-Star Game, if the Knicks loss was worse than Brad Rutter’s “Jeopardy GOAT” performance, and whether you’d rather be hit by a pen or piece…
Beach Steppin’ | Would You Eat A Car?
Jan 14 • 73 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: How the Pelicans will tackle the trade deadline, Ja Morant’s All-Star chances, why the Lakers are like surf and turf, what Joakim Noah can teach Ben Simmons, Pickleball, horse meat, proper…
SGA’s Bright Future & Sixers Can’t Shoot
Jan 14 • 44 min
On Tuesday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s bright future, LeBron’s milestone march, and the Sixers’ road woes and whether they need to make a move. That, plus our favorite trade deadline deals from the past 20 years, the…
Must-Watch Grizz, Kyrie’s Return, Cool Players
Jan 13 • 56 min
On Monday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA weekend winners — Grizzlies, Lakers, Jazz, etc. — and losers — Clips, Heat, Drummond, etc. That, plus LeBron’s cold, the insane prize discrepancy for fans hitting half-court shots, the coolest players in…
1-on-1 | NBA Superfan David DeLooper’s Jumbotron Challenge
Jan 11 • 24 min
On today’s bonus ep. of No Dunks, Skeets and Trey track down NBA superfan David DeLooper, who is currently trying to make it onto all 30 NBA Jumbotrons in just 30 days. We discuss traveling logistics, costume ideas, the in-arena experience, tips on how to…
The Drop | Who Won The Perk vs. KD Twitter Fight?
Jan 10 • 50 min
On Friday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Kendrick Perkins vs. Kevin Duran Twitter fight, OKC’s Westbrook tribute video, whether CP3 is cool again, the Sixers offense without Embiid, and the second fan returns of NBA All-Star voting. That, plus…
Spicy Night
Jan 9 • 62 min
On Thu.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Jimmy Butler vs. T.J. Warren, Jokic’s bully ball, Kemba’s quick ejection, Terence Davis’ first career start, and whether Cavs coach John Beilein will be canned after calling his players “thugs.” That, plus Leigh…
Beach Steppin’ | Kombucha By The Keg
Jan 8 • 55 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: ‘King of the Court’ at All-Star Weekend, trading McCollum for Ben Simmons, recycling old nicknames, Giannis’ elite defense, Costco pizza, winter boots, the NBA’s version of Sting and Shaggy,…
The King Of Clutch
Jan 8 • 42 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss CP3’s clutch play, Melo’s game-winner, whether Bobby Portis deserves suspension, and AD’s tailbone injury and decision to decline the Lakers’ max extension offer. That, plus why Blake’s surgery helps the…
The Trade Deadline Court
Jan 7 • 33 min
What you are listening to is real. The participants are not actors. They are actual NBA podcasters with a case pending in the No Dunks Municipal Court. Both parties have agreed to state their case on how four teams — the Raptors, Thunder, Heat and Spurs —…
Jazz-Pels Controversy, Fingers, 2020 Dunk Contest
Jan 7 • 54 min
On Tuesday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss whether Gobert fouled Ingram at the end of Jazz-Pelicans, Trae’s handles, MVP Ish, Kuzma-for-Bogi rumors, why the Clips won the Blake trade, and the 2020 Dunk Contest field taking shape. That, plus Allan…
Trade Rumors: Drummond, Love, Kuzma
Jan 6 • 62 min
On Monday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Andre Drummond trade rumors, Kevin Love’s outburst, and whether the Lakers should look to move Kyle Kuzma. That, plus the scrappy Grizzlies, four decades of Vince Carter, NFL wild card weekend, Salma Hayek at…
The Drop | All-Star First Returns, MPJ & Diddy
Jan 3 • 75 min
On Friday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the biggest surprises and snubs from the NBA All-Star voting first returns, Michael Porter Jr.’s breakout performance, and the Heat’s tireless zone defense. That, plus Worst of the Week, new nicknames, Diddy,…
Stern’s Legacy & Bold NBA Predictions
Jan 2 • 43 min
On Thursday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss former NBA Commissioner David Stern’s legacy and break out the crystal ball to make some bold predictions. That, plus Kuzma’s blond hair, the Knicks spoiling Melo’s MSG return, Isaac’s knee injury, horny…
Beach Steppin’ | Happy New Year!
Jan 1 • 56 min
No Dunks hit the New Year’s Day beach to answer your questions! Topics include: our All-‘Boose Team, the best in-game dunkers to never win a Dunk Contest, Kyle Lowry’s Hall of Fame chances, milked championships, Harden’s ringless legacy, “The Revenant”…
KAT Rumors & Top 5 Ringless Teams Of Decade
Dec 31, 2019 • 54 min
On Tuesday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss KAT rumors, last night’s weird results, Oubre Jr.’s 3-point kisses, Eric Bledsoe’s return, Beverley’s wrist injury, and Dedmon’s public trade request. That, plus TK’s Top 5 ringless teams of the decade, ugly…
Joel Embiid, Donovan Mitchell & The Sacramento Kangz
Dec 30, 2019 • 46 min
On Monday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA weekend winners — Joel Embiid (?!), OKC, Utah Jazz, Michael Malone — and losers — Sacramento Kings, Kelly Oubre, and Terry Rozier. That, plus apple pie for breakfast, putting miles on the car, cool-looking…
Say What?! | NBA Broadcasters
Dec 26, 2019 • 31 min
On today’s inaugural ep. of Say What?!, Tas and JD act out conversations had by NBA broadcast teams that may or may not have happened. It’s on Skeets, Trey and Leigh to guess if the discussions were real or written. All that, plus a special celebrity…
SQUAD | Holiday Season
Dec 24, 2019 • 71 min
On today’s festive ep. of SQUAD, the guys draft their perfect Christmas Day from categories including Christmas movies, songs, activities, food/drinks, and classic NBA games. So who has the best holiday SQUAD? Let us know on Twitter — @NoDunksInc or…
Xmas Special
Dec 23, 2019 • 58 min
On today’s No Dunks Xmas Special, the guys discuss who’s on their NBA naughty and nice lists, recall their favorite moments from 2019, make some New Year’s resolutions, and host a little Secret Santa gift exchange. Happy Holidays, y’all!
King Giannis, All-Star Starters, 4-Bar Friday!
Dec 20, 2019 • 63 min
On Fri.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Giannis snatchin’ LeBron’s crown, the feisty Rockets-Clippers game, and our NBA All-Star starters ballot. That, plus the finalists for the 2020 Hall of Fame, new gift ideas from the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog,…
Zone D, Young Cs & OKC’s Suit Day
Dec 19, 2019 • 47 min
On Thu.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Heat’s zone defense handing the 76ers their first home loss of the season, the shorthanded Celtics outlasting the shorthanded Mavs, and galaxy-brain Jim Boylen. That, plus Coach Pierce’s job security, OKC’s…
1-on-1 | Amir Blumenfeld
Dec 18, 2019 • 52 min
Actor, writer and podcaster Amir Blumenfeld joins the show to discuss his Lakers fandom, LeBron’s heavy workload, AD’s personality, filming with Rick Fox, comedians playing basketball, losing Bitcoin over the 2016 election, Blues Traveler, hot chocolate,…
Indy’s No Joke & Jrue Holiday Trade Packages
Dec 18, 2019 • 51 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Pacers snapping the Lakers’ win streak, De’Aaron Fox’s return, Kelly Oubre Jr. vs. Paul George, and potential trade packages for Jrue Holiday. That, plus another Zion update, our favorite NBA social media…
Beach Steppin’ | Allergies & Orthotics
Dec 17, 2019 • 66 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: All-NBA centers, why Ice Trae needs help, current stars who will be forgotten, unsung cult heroes, Davis Bertans’ three-point prowess, nutmegs, skinny Christmas trees, orthotic insoles, and…
No Lead Is Safe
Dec 17, 2019 • 55 min
On Tuesday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Luka-less Mavs snapping the Bucks’ 18-game win streak, Ja Morant’s playmaking, and the crazier comeback, Rockets or Thunder? That, plus some Knicks trade rumors, bootleg “Star Wars” characters, Trey Lyles…
LeBron’s House of Highlights Weekend
Dec 16, 2019 • 59 min
On Monday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA weekend winners — LeBron, Rose, the Bucks’ win streak, Jokic, etc. — and losers — Luka’s ankle sprain, Dion Waiters, the poor Pelicans, and others. That, plus what Nick Nurse learned from Phil Jackson,…
The Drop | Fire Up The Trade Machine!
Dec 13, 2019 • 60 min
On Friday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Embiid taking criticism to heart, Tristan Thompson’s spat with Coach Beilein, international superstar Luka Doncic, and dream trades involving Love, Jrue, Beal, and Iggy. That, plus Worst of the Week nominees,…
Crossfire! | Best Team In The NBA?
Dec 12, 2019 • 35 min
It’s time to step into the Crossfire! On today’s brand new podcast series, the guys debate each other head-to-head over who the best team in the league is, which star player will get traded first, the superior Christmas tree, and so much more!
This Is Just A Video Tribute
Dec 12, 2019 • 55 min
On Thursday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Kawhi’s return to Toronto, Ja Morant’s dunk on Baynes, Harden’s 55, Devonte’ Graham’s All-Star chances, enforcer Dudley, the Pacers without Oladipo, and if the Knicks will retire Melo’s jersey. That, plus…
Beach Steppin’ | You Say Potato …
Dec 11, 2019 • 67 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include Giannis’ style of play, how Cousins injury may have helped the Lakers, Eastern Conference All-Stars, Tracy McGrady’s popularity, crazy uniform numbers, Derrick Rose’s Hall of Fame chances,…
Heat Wave, Silly Embiid & Kawhi’s Squat Statue
Dec 11, 2019 • 46 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Heat silencing Trae Young, Embiid admitting he isn’t having as much fun this season, whether Lillard will finish his career in Portland, and what to expect for Kawhi’s return to Toronto tonight. That, plus…
Game-Winning Expletives!
Dec 10, 2019 • 50 min
On Tuesday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys debate the better game-winner (Bjelica or Rose), more impressive return (Morant or Hayward), and team more likely to turn it around (Wolves or Jazz). That, plus can the Bucks stay undefeated ‘til Xmas, Silver denies…
Love Trade Rumors, Tattletale CP3 & AD
Dec 9, 2019 • 53 min
On Monday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA weekend winners — Kevin Love trade rumors, Anthony Davis, the Nets, etc. — and losers — the Wolves, Rodney Hood’s left leg, uninspired Nuggets play, more. That, plus CP3 snitches, Knicks free Fizdale,…
The Drop | Free Fizdale, Save The Knicks
Dec 6, 2019 • 63 min
On Friday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss whether Coach Fizdale will survive the weekend, if Silver should save the Knicks, and why James Dolan will never sell. That, plus Harden cracks the Raps’ aggressive defense, the Blazers make Melo’s deal…
Beach Steppin’ | Turn Off The Lights
Dec 5, 2019 • 73 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include the Pacers’ strong start, our anti-Boylen All-Stars, whether the Heat should trade for LaMarcus Aldridge, and who’s had the better career: Melo or Dwight? That, plus light bulbs, nut shots,…
LeBron’s Risky Business
Dec 5, 2019 • 54 min
On Thu.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys play “Whatchu Got?” regarding last night’s most impressive win (Celtics, Lakers or Mavs), the better “He’s Back!” performance (AG or CJ), and the more blatant show of disrespect (LeBron’s uncalled travel or celebrating…
1-on-1 | Sarah Kustok
Dec 4, 2019 • 64 min
Brooklyn Nets color commentator Sarah Kustok joins the show to discuss the new-look Nets, what Kyrie’s really like, her busy broadcasting career, punching Kendall Gill in the face, her three-point skills, the benefits of coconut oil, movies, and more.
The Phantom Dunk
Dec 4, 2019 • 53 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss how the NBA should handle Harden’s disallowed dunk, the Lakers battling flu-like symptoms, a Zion update, and whether the Heat should be considered a legitimate East contender. That, plus flex scheduling,…
SQUAD | Sneakers
Dec 3, 2019 • 53 min
On today’s ep. of SQUAD, the guys draft their ultimate sneaker collections from categories including Air Jordans, other signature shoes, classic kicks, novelty footwear, and leisure. So who has the best sneaker SQUAD? Let us know on Twitter — @NoDunksInc…
We Worrying About Jazz?
Dec 3, 2019 • 60 min
On Tuesday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys — with special guest Dave DuFour — discuss whether we should be worrying about the Jazz, the Cream City win streak, Kelly Oubre Jr.’s Most Improved chances, and Melo’s Player of the Week. That, plus DuFour’s MVP…
Whodunit?
Dec 2, 2019 • 56 min
On Monday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA weekend winners — Harden’s 60, Ben Simmons’ defense, Miami Heat, Luka vs. LeBron, etc. — and losers — Hawks, Knicks, Ja’s back spasms, more. That, plus AG’s future in Orlando, the NFL’s flex schedule, and…
Who Wants Some Trivia? | Ben Simmons Hit A Three
Nov 29, 2019 • 36 min
Think you know the NBA? Yeah, we’ll see about that. On today’s episode of Who Wants Some Trivia?, host J.E. Skeets quizzes comedian Amir Blumenfeld on some NBA trivia inspired by Ben Simmons hitting his first career three-pointer.
Beach Steppin’ | Turkey Talk
Nov 28, 2019 • 55 min
No Dunks hit the beach on Thanksgiving to answer your questions! Topics include game-winners we’re thankful for, under-the-radar rookies, Westbrook’s fit on the Rockets, disrespectful highlights, the NBL’s popularity, alley-oops, turkey leftovers, and…
Clips Chemistry, ‘O Canada’ & Buds
Nov 27, 2019 • 52 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Clippers slowing down Luka, Gary Harris’ defense, the Mavs interest in acquiring Andre Iguodala, and whether the Pelicans will give AD a tribute video tonight. That, plus Jamal Murray and others commit to…
Scoreless In The Six
Nov 26, 2019 • 66 min
On Tuesday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Marc Gasol and the Raptors holding Embiid scoreless, Giannis’ 50-point night, the Celtics surviving Hield’s 11 threes, Melo’s emotional boost, and Dinwiddie’s game-winner. That, plus the Naismith family tree,…
Bonus Breakdown | Reseeding, Play-In Games & The Silver Cup
Nov 25, 2019 • 52 min
Sixers Revenge, Wonder Boy & Magic’s MVP Tweet
Nov 25, 2019 • 60 min
On Monday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA weekend winners — 76ers, Luka’s control, Zach LaVine, Donovan Mitchell, etc. — and losers — the Rockets defense, Wolves, Hawks, Kyrie’s shoulder injury, etc. That, plus thoughts on ESPN’s elevated camera…
The Drop | It’s A Great Day To Be Alive
Nov 22, 2019 • 55 min
On Friday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss whether the media is overlooking Giannis’ historic season, if Vucevic’s injury derails the Magic’s playoff hopes, and Andre Drummond trade rumors. That, plus who’s the worst team in the league, how to…
One Month In | NBA Awards, Surprises, Disappointments
Nov 21, 2019 • 62 min
On today’s bonus podcast, the guys discuss early NBA awards leaders (MVP, Most Improved, Rookie), biggest surprises, disappointments, predictions they want back, and funny moments from the first month of the 2019-20 season.
Onya Simmo, All-Star Luka & Game of the Season?
Nov 21, 2019 • 47 min
On Thu.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Celtics-Clips overtime thriller, Ben Simmons’ first career three-pointer, and whether Luka will be voted an All-Star starter. That, plus Pau Gasol’s Hall of Fame chances, the Spurs’ embarrassing start to the…
Beach Steppin’ | I Gotta Feeling
Nov 20, 2019 • 55 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include potential trades, players we’ve done complete 180s on, the high-octane Wizards, dangerous rabbit holes, the five-step rule of nicknames, JD’s curated wedding playlist, and more. Email:…
Simplicity & Balance
Nov 20, 2019 • 60 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Melo’s Blazers debut, Hassan Whiteside’s nonexistent effort, the Lakers playing anti-Rockets ball, and “Malice at the Palace” memories. That, plus Brett Brown coaching Australia, the best/worst new alternate…
Lukamania Is Running Wild, Brother
Nov 19, 2019 • 51 min
On Tuesday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Luka’s 42-point triple-double and whether he’s already a Top 10 player, KAT bombing threes over Gobert, Montrezl’s fourth quarter, and what to expect from Melo’s Blazers debut. That, plus Buddy Hield’s happy…
Making His Markelle
Nov 18, 2019 • 63 min
On Monday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss their NBA weekend winners — Markelle Fultz, Showtime Lakers, Harden, etc. — and losers — Spurs, Jonathan Isaac’s ankles, and the Raptors for not offering JV, Wright and Miles championship rings. That, plus…
SQUAD | All-Decade
Nov 16, 2019 • 46 min
On today’s ep. of SQUAD, the guys draft their All-Decade Teams. Do you go with Curry or Harden? LeBron or Durant? Dwight, Duncan, or a Gasol? The five categories / positions include a guard, forward, center, role player, and wildcard. So who is the best…
Insert Melo Drop Here
Nov 15, 2019 • 65 min
On Friday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Blazers signing Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks sweeping Porzingis and the Mavs, and Paul George’s Clippers debut. That, plus super teammate Dwight Howard, Larry Steele facts, the Magic’s orange jerseys, our…
The Wolfpack, The Rivers & Ja
Nov 14, 2019 • 47 min
On Thu.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys fire up the Up/Down Report to discuss whether the Wolves and Wiggins are for real, Austin Rivers encouraging the refs to give his dad a tech, Westbrook’s comments about Beverley, Ja Morant’s game-winner, and Nick…
Beach Steppin’ | Bad Trips
Nov 13, 2019 • 75 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include Luka’s MVP push, Durant’s all-time rank, potential Drummond trades, visiting Wiggins Island, NBA one-hit wonders, podcast ejections, our bad trip stories, and more. Email:…
Time To Press The Panic Button?
Nov 13, 2019 • 52 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys debate whether it’s time to push the panic button in regards to Fizdale’s job security with the Knicks, the Rockets without Eric Gordon, and the Nets and Blazers’ slow starts. That, plus Coby White, Ben Simmons’…
Injury Bug Bites
Nov 12, 2019 • 54 min
On Tuesday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Khris Middleton and De’Aaron Fox’s injuries, Porzingis struggling versus the Celtics, Blake’s return and what it could mean for Drummond, the NBA’s memo about load management, and the Knicks eyeing Masai…
Bouncing Here And There And Everywhere
Nov 11, 2019 • 64 min
On Monday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss their NBA weekend winners — The Joker, Nick Nurse, Cavs, YouTube mix creators, etc. — and losers — Dion Waiters’ bad trip, fractured hands, Ja Morant and the Grizzlies. That, plus the Knicks’ impromptu press…
Who Wants Some Trivia? | Raptors ‘95 Rewind
Nov 10, 2019 • 26 min
Think you know the NBA? Yeah, we’ll see about that. On today’s episode of Who Wants Some Trivia?, host J.E. Skeets quizzes Tas Melas on some NBA trivia inspired by the Toronto Raptors celebrating 25 years.
The Closer, The Legend & The Thief
Nov 8, 2019 • 56 min
On Friday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Kawhi’s takeover, TNT ripping Whiteside, Kemba’s emotional return to Charlotte, Jimmy + The Dragon, and whether Aldridge is fun to watch when he’s cookin’. That, plus Worst of the Week, Pun Gun, NBA Reddit’s…
Giannis’ Next Step + Load Management
Nov 7, 2019 • 52 min
On Thu.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss how Giannis can still improve his game, whether people are overreacting to Kawhi’s load management plan, and if the Lakers should be considered title favorites. That, plus Ben Simmons’ shoulder injury, the Jazz…
Beach Steppin’ | Super Necessary
Nov 6, 2019 • 69 min
No Dunks kick off their socks and hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include Andre Iguodala, Giannis’ future free agency, cool arena innovations, NBA musicals, special roster additions for the 2020 All-Star Game, a wild free throw idea, an…
Trae, The Washed King, PEDs
Nov 6, 2019 • 46 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Trae Young experience, the Lakers bench run, the Pacers-Hornets ending, and Celtics Hayward lookin’ a little like Jazz Hayward (and Old LeBron). That, plus PEDs in the NBA, Kawhi’s load management, and…
Hot Suns, Jimmy Eats Drama, Jose
Nov 5, 2019 • 40 min
On Tuesday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the “aggressively competent” Phoenix Suns, Ingram’s smooth game, Jimmy Butler implying there was drama behind the scenes in Philly, and whether the Raptors should retire Jose Calderon’s number. That, plus…
Superman’s Revenge
Nov 4, 2019 • 56 min
On Monday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss their NBA weekend winners — Dwight Howard, the undefeated Sixers, Andre Drummond, 3-D, etc. — and losers — the Who Dat Warriors, the Rockets’ pathetic defense, the Bucks’ reverse cam. That, plus RJ Barrett’s…
Kerplunk!
Nov 1, 2019 • 66 min
On Friday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Nuggets’ early season malaise, Brandon Ingram’s Most Improved jump, Terminator Kawhi, the talented Heat rookies, and KD’s appearance on “First Take.” That, plus Worst of the Week candidates (Bulls, Kings,…
Bad Break, Embiid vs. KAT, Beard Power
Oct 31, 2019 • 35 min
On Thursday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Stephen Curry’s broken hand, where the Warriors go from here, who won the Embiid-Towns brawl, whether Ben Simmons will be suspended, and that insane Rockets-Wizards game. That, plus the Pacers finally get a…
Beach Steppin’ | Grit & Coffee Grind
Oct 30, 2019 • 50 min
The No Dunkers hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include Leigh’s Knicks fandom, Jimmy Butler’s Hall of Fame case, whether the Blazers should trade for Gallinari, the Spurs guard rotation, banning the phrase “near triple-double,” manual coffee…
Week 1 Surprises & Too Many Kit Kats
Oct 30, 2019 • 60 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss LeBron passing the torch to AD, Trae Young’s ankle injury, the Mavs depth, and what’s wrong with Jokic. That, plus week one surprises, our worst predictions so far, Leigh’s Top 5 Halloween etiquette tips, and a…
Here Come The Sixers
Oct 29, 2019 • 53 min
On Tuesday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Sixers defense bottling up Trae Young, the Warriors going small, the Raptors ‘95 Rewind Night, CP3’s return to Houston, and other reunion games we’re excited for. That, plus Up or Down on wearing your own…
1-on-1 | John Hollinger
Oct 28, 2019 • 56 min
The Athletic’s John Hollinger joins Tas and Trey to discuss the best “Grit and Grind” team, whether Memphis should have blown it up earlier, and why Mike Conley is due for a breakout season (at age 32). That, plus Hollinger suggests what the Warriors can…
NBA Weekend Winners & Losers
Oct 28, 2019 • 59 min
On Monday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss their NBA weekend winners — the Suns, Ice Trae, Ja Morant, etc. — and losers — the 0-2 Warriors, iso-heavy Nets, the death of Weekend Whoopsies. That, plus Zach Collins’ shoulder injury, LeBron’s fire scare,…
SQUAD | #NBATwitter
Oct 27, 2019 • 39 min
Welcome to SQUAD, the No Dunks podcast where we’re all the GM. On today’s inaugural episode, the guys attempt to draft the perfect #NBATwitter team from categories including news breakers, players, and video stars. Who has the best SQUAD?
This Is Basically The Drop
Oct 25, 2019 • 60 min
On Friday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss why the Rockets’ high-variance offense is like “first date Skee-Ball,” Bully Brook Lopez, whether we should be concerned about the Warriors, and if Trae Young is an All-Star lock. That, plus the triumphant…
First Impressions
Oct 24, 2019 • 51 min
On Thu.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Kyrie’s Brooklyn debut, a few of the most surprising player/team performances, disappointing stat lines, Beal’s ejection, trying to watch 11 games in one night, Wiggins Island, and Salt Lake City hosting 2023…
Beach Steppin’ | The Adventures Of Thunder Mountain
Oct 23, 2019 • 56 min
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include the new NBA coach’s challenge, the Phoenix Suns’ ceiling, trading Gordon Hayward, why we’re called No Dunks, Tas’ composting tips, how we saved one listener’s life, and more. Email:…
It’s Just One Game, But …
Oct 23, 2019 • 43 min
On Wed.’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys totally overreact by playing “It’s Just One Game, But …” with regards to rusty LeBron, Terminator Kawhi, the Clippers depth, and Siakam’s All-NBA potential. That, plus the Raptors championship ceremony, Blake Griffin’s…
Curb Your Zion Enthusiasm
Oct 22, 2019 • 59 min
On Tuesday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the fallout from Zion Williamson’s knee injury, which rookie contract extension was the most surprising, intriguing storylines heading into the upcoming season, and players we’d pay good money to watch. That,…
Rookie Extensions & Over/Under Locks
Oct 21, 2019 • 77 min
On Monday’s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Pascal Siakam’s max contract extension, Buddy Hield and the Kings, Zion’s knee injury, Dion Waiters’ suspension, and some juicy lookin’ over/under team odds.
Who Wants Some Trivia? | Shaq vs. Fred Hickman
Oct 20, 2019 • 27 min
Think you know the NBA? Yeah, we’ll see about that. On today’s inaugural episode of Who Wants Some Trivia?, host J.E. Skeets quizzes the international man of mystery, Leigh Ellis, on some NBA trivia inspired by Shaquille O’Neal’s near-unanimous 1999-2000…
NBA Season Preview | Pt. 5: Surprises, Pressure, Zion
Oct 18, 2019 • 66 min
On today’s fifth (and final) part of No Dunks 2019-20 NBA preview, the guys finish tackling burning questions about the upcoming season. Who could be a surprise Eastern Conference playoff team? Which franchise is under the most pressure? Who is the best…
NBA Season Preview | Pt. 4: Overrated & Underrated Teams
Oct 17, 2019 • 62 min
On today’s No Dunks, the guys discuss more burning questions about the upcoming NBA season. Which teams are the most overrated and underrated? Are people sleeping on the Raptors? Can Sweet Lou win another Sixth Man? That, plus scoring titles, pun-tastic…
NBA Season Preview | Pt. 3: Battle For L.A.
Oct 16, 2019 • 71 min
On today’s No Dunks, the guys answer more burning questions about the 2019-20 NBA season. Who wins the battle of Los Angeles: Lakers or Clippers? Which coach is already on the hot seat? And who has the best chance to make their first All-Star Game? That,…
NBA Season Preview | Pt. 2: Toughest To Predict
Oct 15, 2019 • 71 min
On today’s No Dunks podcast, the guys continue to tackle burning questions about the upcoming 2019-20 NBA season. Which team is the toughest to predict? Will the Sixers or Bucks win the East? And what was the best under-the-radar move of the offseason?…
NBA Season Preview | Pt. 1: MVPs & Heartbreak
Oct 14, 2019 • 88 min
On today’s first No Dunks podcast, the guys unleash their 2019-20 NBA season preview series by tackling some burning questions about the upcoming season. Who wins MVP? Which team is must-watch League Pass material? And which Western Conf. bubble team will…
Welcome To No Dunks
Oct 8, 2019 • 2 min
We’re back! NBA season previews start Oct. 14th. Subscribe up!
Vive La France!
Sep 11, 2019 • 39 min
Emergency podcast to discuss France defeating Team USA in the World Cup quarterfinals, snapping the United States’ 58-game winning streak in international tournaments. Who’s to blame? What impact will this have on the 2020 Olympic roster? Was Thibs…
FIBA World Cup + Leigh’s Aussie Adventure
Sep 5, 2019 • 79 min
On today’s podcast: Early FIBA World Cup surprises, disappointments and gold medal favorites; stories from Leigh’s Australian tour; the fascinating international basketball lexicon, Larry David + more!
NBA, FIBA Qs + Cheerio Matty O
Aug 21, 2019 • 83 min
We’re back with another summertime mailbag podcast, discussing your questions about DeMarcus Cousins’ ACL injury, the West playoffs, surprising NBA duos, Team USA’s FIBA World Cup chances, new cookbooks, old basketball VHS tapes, and the best songs of the…
Summertime Mailbag
Jul 25, 2019 • 56 min
It’s an all mailbag pod! The guys answer Qs regarding this summer’s ‘Hoodie Melo’, whether Kawhi Leonard should have said more to Toronto, hopes for opening night/Christmas Day schedules, league parity, Bulls/Raptors predictions, the next superstar to…
Rockets and Thunder Swap Westbrook and CP3
Jul 12, 2019 • 52 min
On today’s emergency podcast, Trey and Leigh talk about the shocking Westbrook-for-CP3 trade in JD’s basement, before being joined by JE Skeets (live from Florida) and Tas Melas (live from Ontario) to get their thoughts. No vacations are safe!
Clippers Land Kawhi & Paul George
Jul 6, 2019 • 53 min
On today’s emergency podcast, Skeets talks to Leigh (live from Spain) and Trey (live from Wisconsin) about the Clippers signing Kawhi Leonard AND trading for Paul George in the wee hours of Saturday morning.
Kawhi Watch + Free Agency Recap
Jul 3, 2019 • 130 min
On today’s summer podcast, the OGs — Skeets, Tas and JD — discuss the insanity surrounding Kawhi Watch 2019 and grade each team’s free agency moves.
The Free Agents Episode 0.00
Jun 13, 2019 • 0 min
JD speaks into his phone to test the new feed. More coming soon!