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A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.

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We try to come to terms with the life and death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant after a tragic helicopter crash killed him, his daughter Gianna, and seven other people in Calabasas, California, on Sunday.Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney remember Kobe Bryant on the day after the tragic death of the legendary Laker and eight others in a helicopter crash.Host: Justin VerrierGuest: Rob Mahoney
We review the announced starters for the NBA’s All-Star Game (1:02) before discussing Zion Williamson’s return (47:00), debating whether the Sixers should trade Al Horford (21:22), and considering what the Clippers should do with their rim-running center, Montrezl Harrell (33:49).Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
The Los Angeles Clippers are really, really good. But does that make them uninteresting to watch (0:44)? With Zion Williamson making his regular-season debut tonight, the New Orleans Pelicans could look to make a push for the playoffs (18:35). Plus: What moves could we see at the trade deadline (36:44)?Host: Justin VerrierGuests: Chris Ryan and Jonathan Tjarks
The Lakers got walloped by the Celtics last night—is there more to take away from this one game than meets the eye (5:56)? Plus, Ben Simmons has been unleashed by the open space on the floor since Joel Embiid has been out with injury. How will Embiid be reintroduced into the lineup, and will the Sixers pursue Pistons guard Derrick Rose (20:00)?Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
Instant Replay: The Blazers have cut ties with Kent Bazemore and Kyrie Irving is back saying weird things in the media (4:01).The Main Event: Our very own Dan Devine has been coronated as an All-Star voter! We run down his list of starters for the Eastern and Western conferences (24:04).Good Call/Bad Call: LaMelo has a horse named … LaMelo, Josh Richardson is out here naming random iguanas in his backyard, and the Memphis Grizzlies are bumping metal in their arena (35:17). Host: John GonzalezGuests: Haley O’Shaughnessy and Dan Devine
After Brandon Ingram scored 49 points to outduel Donovan Mitchell, we wonder whether it’s realistic to think he’s already better than Ben Simmons and on a path to be in the class of Anthony Davis (1:34). Then, we discuss Zion Williamson’s imminent return and what it could mean for night-to-night interest in the league (13:00). Finally, we close with some thoughts on how Denver has set itself up with a deep roster, and how this year’s NBA draft is shaping up to be a real stinker (29:10).Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
We discuss the impressive new-era Grizzlies (1:57), teams looking to go all in at the trade deadline (18:16), contenders that are positioned to make a big second-half push (31:39), and the blossoming of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (39:42). Then we debate why the Milwaukee Bucks are not getting prevalent recognition as the best team in the NBA (48:49).Host: Justin VerrierGuests: Jonathan Tjarks and Rob Mahoney
We review Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s historic triple-double and look at what the Clippers gave up when they sent him to OKC (1:04), before discussing the Lakers-Clippers regular-season dichotomy (9:33). Then, we talk about two of the hottest teams in the NBA: the Mike Conley–less Jazz and the Memphis Grizzlies (23:01).Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
Instant Replay: The Nets beat the Hawks, plus the impact of Spencer Dinwiddie's off-court interests, a possible Sixers trade, and debating whether Steph Curry should return this season (02:42).The Main Event: Paolo Uggetti joins us to talk about the Grizzlies' fight for the eighth spot and why you should never count out the Spurs (16:39).Good Call/Bad Call: KD and Kendrick Perkins get into a spat on Twitter, Rob Pelinka gets an extension, and the glorious gift of scratchers (32:15).Host: John GonzalezGuests: Haley O’Shaughnessy, Dan Devine, Paolo Uggetti
We discuss the overperforming Oklahoma City Thunder and whether they should still consider dealing their desirable players at the trade deadline (1:02), before breaking down the KD vs. Kendrick Perkins Twitter fight that was spurred by Russell Westbrook’s return to OKC (28:46). Finally, we gauge whether the younger Spurs have a chance to reset their season, and briefly re-rank the 2019 rookie class (46:00).Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
Instant Replay: Anthony Davis busts his bum, Blake Griffin is no longer the bee’s knees, and more changes to the NBA (03:17).The Main Event: Dwight Howard gets a contract guarantee, and making the dunk contest amazing again (22:28).Good Call/Bad Call: Can you party too hard in Miami, Dramatic Apologies, Throwing Shade to Load Management. (31:33).Host: John GonzalezGuests: Haley O’Shaughnessy, Dan Devine
The Spurs, Pelicans, and Grizzlies have all looked quite encouraging as of late; do they have what it takes to make it into the playoffs (0:43)? As we approach the halfway mark of the regular season, the guys each give three overreactions from the season thus far (27:28).Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
The Sixers are 3-7 in their last 10 games—is the floor really dropping out from under them, or are they not suited to win regular-season games (1:07)? Plus: Where will Kevin Love end up? Are the Hawks just the Process Sixers but worse? And should the Thunder move Chris Paul?Hosts: Chris Ryan, Justin Verrier, Jonathan Tjarks
We take some time to review David Stern’s illustrious life and career after the news of his death (0:58). Then, we run down a list of teams that can go one of two ways: trade their valuable assets and tank or push for the lower playoff seeds (9:03). Finally, we try to contain our excitement for the rumors of Zion Williamson’s imminent return (43:15).Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
We break down a Western Conference trio that had high hopes coming into the season but have struggled their way to the bottom of the conference. Can any of them get hot and get back into the playoff mix (3:12)? Then, we re-draft what we think are the top four players from the 2016 NBA draft: Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown, and Pascal Siakam (31:45).Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
We recap the Christmas Day games: Are the Clippers better suited for the playoffs than the Lakers? Does the same go for the Sixers vs. the Bucks? Plus: Is James Harden getting off too easy for the Rockets' failures, including losing to the Warriors on Christmas?Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor
Kevin deep-dives on his spicy Ben Simmons take (1:10) before we run down our wishes for the rest of the 2019-20 season and preview NBA Christmas Day (24:08).Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
Instant Replay: The Denver Nuggets’ sneaky resurgence, a Siakam-less Raptors comeback, IT suspended because of … Frosties?, and Pop goes Pop on plus-minus (4:48).The Main Event: A bizarrely structured in-season tournament and other proposed schedule changes (21:47).Good Call/Bad Call: The Milwaukee Pro Wrestling Bucks, Romeo Langford heart-emoji Celine Dion, and Tacko Fall fever (31:28).Host: John GonzalezGuests: Haley O’Shaughnessy, Dan Devine
The weekend is here, and we are here to talk about the excellent face-off between the Lakers and the Bucks. We discuss whether Giannis Antetokounmpo is the best player in the world (05:56), focus on the short-handed Raptors (36:26), and look ahead to some of the exciting Christmas Day matchups (39:05).Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
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Comments (153)

SunMin Rob Choi

I love your podcast but you guys don't understand what Kobe meant. As a fan that followed his entire career I feel like you disrespected who he was.

Jan 28th
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Paul Turner

Justin, you act like a player so young wasn't going to grow up or mature as a player as well as a man...this show is hit or miss.

Dec 16th
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Playednbafan177

My freinds think the warriors are gonna trade lamelo ball for giannis Antetokounmpo 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Dec 11th
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Jobo

Chris vernon is fucking insufferable

Dec 7th
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Paul Turner

So why is it that success w/out Lowry is going to somehow be better when he comes back, is a negative w/Irving out and Brooklyn having success? That's why it's so hard to listen to up and comers on the ringer( Heat Check)...

Dec 6th
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Darcy Corbett

fyi Exum is from Australia, not France.... awks

Dec 4th
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Playednbafan177

Hello I am a 13 year old and If you could please dont cuss if other young kids are listening it's not good for them to hear.

Dec 4th
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Playednbafan177

omg

Dec 3rd
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Mike Glass

"Kobe wouldn't have sat" Pretty sure he sat out the whole 4th when he got 62 in 3 quarters to the Mavs

Dec 2nd
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Avery Pierson

why is isaac gone? I'm confused

Nov 25th
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Alejandro Echevarría

Good shit, boys. Good shit.

Nov 25th
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Uros Orlovic

There is nothing nicer in the World than Lebron destroying everyone stupid enough to doubt him.

Nov 15th
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Damon Pacheco

this dude is a straight clown.

Nov 7th
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Paul Turner

You guys failed to mention AD's garbage Mobil 1 commercial, alongside NASCAR driver Kyle Busch or whatever... LoL

Nov 7th
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Tyler Leavitt

Stop bringing Tyler Tines on, he's impossible to listen to. Immediately done with every episode that he comes on to. I'm sure (maybe?) he's a nice person, but dude, stop trying so hard to be a dick. it's not funny. that humor is done in middle school.

Nov 6th
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Jeff Sims

I stopped listening when the ignorant dude from philly came on lol

Nov 5th
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Nathan Baker

Give Tyler and Verno their own show and get them off other shows so that the incels who prefer trolling over substantive hoops talk are still happy and I can listen to all the other Ringer shows.

Nov 5th
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Paul Turner

No YOU Chris didn't get unless your a real baller/fan of basketball and namely Al Horford...ask someone.

Oct 31st
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Haris Butt

Kevin got heated

Oct 25th
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Paul Turner

To bad it's on luminary 👎

Oct 3rd
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