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The Seven Most Intriguing Under-the-Radar Deals in NBA Free Agency

From a reclamation project in Detroit to the perfect plug in Miami, here are the signings you may have missed that could pay major dividends next season

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Should LeBron Request a Trade?

If the Lakers don’t make a change, it could be time for LeBron James to consider his options. Where could he go? And what would another ring do for his legacy?

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Kevin Durant’s Ultimatum and the Cost of Doing Business

Six weeks after requesting a trade, KD is now demanding that the Nets either move him or clean house to appease him. It’s an undesirable predicament, but one Brooklyn should have seen coming.

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The Unparalleled Legacy of Bill Russell

Few people in history, let alone athletes, have made a greater impact than the Celtics legend. While he’s best known for his 11 rings, the Hall of Famer set an invaluable example both on and off the court.

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NBA Trade Value List: Summer 2022 Edition

It’s back! As summer league winds down and the NBA finally hits its true offseason, Bill Simmons takes stock of the league, breaking down the 64 most valuable trade assets heading into 2022-23.

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‘Real Ones’ Two-Year Anniversary Episode, Plus LeBron James Signs An Extension With the Lakers

Logan, Raja, and Jomi discuss some highlights from past episodes

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LeBron’s New Extension Quells Some Concerns, but Raises Others

Both the Los Angeles Lakers and James can put a positive spin on their new two-year deal, but they’ve also potentially locked themselves into a tricky predicament for the future

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A Candid Conversation With Joy Taylor, God Bless Johnny Cueto, Plus Giannis to the Bulls?

Joy discusses her radio journey, how she handles the double standards in the industry, working with Colin Cowherd, and the national perspective of Chicago sports

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College Recruiting Stories With Matt Ryan, Antonio Daniels, Andrew Bogut, Stephon Marbury, James Jones, and Gary Payton Sr.

Plus, Ryen answers Life Advice questions

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The Bears Mess With Roquan, and a Challenge for the Sox

Plus, discussing the most embarrassing thing that can happen to someone in public and reacting to the NBA Christmas schedule

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Breaking Down Kevin Durant’s Ultimatum: Is Boston His Top Choice? Plus, Group Chat Etiquette.

Rob and Wos discuss the latest news on the Nets star

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‘NYC Point Gods’ With Stephon Marbury, Plus Life Advice

Russillo and Marbury also discuss basketball idols, the best small guards in the NBA today, the 1996 NBA draft, Marbury’s time with the Timberwolves, and Russell Westbrook

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NBA and NFL Buy or Sell, and Mailbag Questions

Mike and Jesse discuss the fluctuating value of some basketball and football cards

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Distribution News, Shenanigans From the National, and MLB Trade Deadline Thoughts

Mike and Jesse discuss some new information regarding Topps distribution

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A Look at Potential First-Time All-Stars

Plus, Kyle and Tyler discuss Victor Wembanyama and the new-look Minnesota Timberwolves

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CFB Hopes and Fears With Danny Kanell, Plus Why Russell Westbrook Really Can’t Be on the Lakers Next Season

Ryen chats with his old pal Danny Kanell about the upcoming college football season, what the next conference realignment domino will be, and why college sports would be so much better off with a commissioner

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What’s the Most Interesting Outcome of the Kevin Durant Saga?

One of the NBA’s biggest stars has been on the trade block for more than a month. We debate where we want to see KD play next.

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Remembering Bill Russell, Tampering Unfairness, and Your Mailbag Questions

Verno and KOC look back on the career of the Boston Celtics great

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Remembering Bill Russell. Plus, Last-Place Chiefs, Other NFL Division Winners, and Aaron Rodgers Stories With James Jones.

Plus, James tells Ryen about the difficulties of changing teams as a wide receiver

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Deshaun Watson’s “Punishment” and Monkeypox on the Rise

Van and Rachel also discuss the lives of Bill Russell and Nichelle Nichols

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With LeBron James Jr. Nearly Grown, Could Dad’s Preposterous NBA Dream Become Reality?

LeBron James’s last NBA goal might be to play long enough to take the court with his oldest son. But is Bronny James a legit NBA prospect, and what would it take for the Lakers to turn father and son into teammates?

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RIP Bill Russell, LaMond Pope on the White Sox’s Inconsistencies, and Bears Expectations With Kevin Fishbain

Jason also uses the Outside the Chi segment to share his feelings on the passing of NBA legend Bill Russell

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Projections for the NBA’s Final Four

Rob and Logan predict how the Mavericks, Warriors, Heat, and Celtics will fare next year

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The Knicks Should Trade for Mitchell Even If He’s Melo 2.0. Plus, Bob Ryan on a Potential KD-Jaylen Trade and Comparing Eras.

Bob joins Ryen to discuss different generations of NBA stars, learn about his early days as a Celtics reporter, and hear his best Larry Bird stories

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What Would It Take to Get KD to Boston, Can Tatum Be the Guy, and Latest on Mitchell

Plus, Verno and KOC share what shows they have been watching while we wait for the basketball season to return

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Russell Westbrook’s Moment of Truth

For years, the relentless guard dominated the NBA, bending the game to his will. But for the last couple, he’s failed to get the message, both from Father Time and his coaches: Either adapt and accept a smaller role—or get out of the way.

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NFL QB Tiers With Mike Sando, and Do the Celtics Really Need Kevin Durant?

Plus, answering listener-submitted Life Advice questions

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At What Price Should the Celtics Trade for Kevin Durant?

Boston would reportedly need to break up its Finals core to meet Brooklyn’s asking price. The temptation of KD might be too strong to resist.

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Fighting the Neighborhood on Vacation

Jason and Tony also go through the latest news with the Cubs, White Sox, and Bears and Jason congratulates 670 The Score for celebrating 30 years

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NBA Win-Total Bets

East Coast Bias returns to discuss the Pelicans, Pistons, and Rockets, wonder where the Knicks’ and Lakers’ totals will be set, try to figure out how to play the Nets, and share which win totals stand out to them the most

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Grant Hill and a Life in Basketball

Bakari Sellers is joined by NBA Hall of Famer Grant Hill to discuss the inspiration behind writing his new book, unpack the hate for Duke basketball, and describe what it was like competing with MJ, Kobe, and LeBron

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The Russell Westbrook Snub Saga, Plus the Best Remaining Free Agents

Justin and Seerat start off by discussing James Harden’s contract extension with the Sixers

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Is Donovan Mitchell Really the Right Star for the Knicks?

New York has the pieces to bring Utah’s All-Star guard to Broadway, but it should be hesitant to go all in. As good as Mitchell is, questions remain about his ability to carry a team.

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Top Summer League Performances, Interesting Teams, and Lakers Drama

Also, Verno and KOC debate why Donovan Mitchell hasn’t been dealt yet despite the Knicks being the overwhelming favorite to land him

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Introducing “The Bill Simmons Podcast: The Interviews”

Whether you’re listening for the first time or revisiting a favorite episode featuring the likes of Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, or Julia Louis-Dreyfus, tap in to some of Bill’s most compelling conversations from over the years

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Prizm Basketball Price Check, MLB News and Notes, and Mailbag

Plus, Mike and Jesse go over some release week and Pristine Auction news