The Athletic NBA Show

The Athletic

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An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers, and reporters from The Athletic. Daily, Monday thru Saturday. Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends | Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick | Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Wosny Lambre |Read more
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Best Episodes

10 Questions for the Western Conference

Dec 15, 2020



Sam Amick is joined by Anthony Slater and Tony Jones to discuss the NBA Western Conference: Does James Harden finish the season as a Rocket? If not where is he going? Who makes the biggest fall? (We can exclude OKC) Where are the Mavs in the West standings? How far will the Nuggets fall? Will theRead more

With Kenny 'The Jet' Smith

Mar 9, 2021

"Kenny “The Jet” Smith on his coach Bill Russell when he walked onto the bus his rookie year 1987 Kings "



On this week's Hoops Adjacent, TNT's Kenny Smith drops by to talk with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson about Inside, his new book, Rod Strickland, Bill Russell, HBCU's and much more. Plus Steph and LeBron's friendship and listener questions. Learn more about your ad choices. VisitRead more

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Where Harden Would Fit + Knicks-Sixers Org Alignment + Importance of Continuity

Dec 11, 2020


In the latest episode of Nerder, Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil talk about teams that could make it work with James Harden. Then teams and organizational alignment including the Knicks and 76ers. Finally the importance of continuity in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. VisitRead more

Westbrook-Wall Trade, Warriors-Nets Achilles Heels, Lakers Moves + Star Power

Dec 4, 2020

" Nets Defense An Issue?"

In the latest Nerder, Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil breakdown the Russell Westbrook for John Wall trade. What to expect from the Warriors sans Klay Thompson. Kevin Durant's injury return. The Lakers free agent acquisitions. Clippers off-season and star power and preferential treatment.Read more

NBA Free Agency: Inside the Bogdanovic debacle, improvements in LA, and the Thunder tear down

Dec 1, 2020
Sam Amick returns and is joined by Fred Katz and Anthony Slater to discuss NBA Free Agency including the Bogdanovic debacle, the Lakers and Clippers improving, the Thunder replenishing, and then they answer your questions including who will be the Rookie of the Year, the direction of the Kings, andRead more

King Kawhi, Lakers' Dynasty, Christmas Day, Curry UA Brand, Joakim Noah Tribute

Dec 3, 2020

"Clippers didn’t respect PG?"

Point of Contention. Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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