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ShotTakes Gets Schooled in Spurs Culture, Josh Primo Might Be the Next Kobe, and Thoughts on the 2022 Offseason

ShotTakes Gets Schooled in Spurs Culture, Josh Primo Might Be the Next Kobe, and Thoughts on the 2022 Offseason

September 7, 2022

We're back on the air and pleased to welcome a guest host who actually knows what winning basketball feels like: Spurs insider Elliott Soler. Lots of talk about the state of the Spurs, the Dejounte Murray trade, and of course the other blockbuster deals of the summer. 

2022 FINALS: Games 1 and 2

2022 FINALS: Games 1 and 2

June 7, 2022

The Finals are knotted 1-1 after an intriguing two games in San Francisco. We react to what we've seen so far and meander into broader, more irrelevant conversations as we always do. 

The (COVID-Free, I Guess) 2022 NBA Finals

The (COVID-Free, I Guess) 2022 NBA Finals

May 31, 2022

The Finals tip off on Thursday night, so it's time for Scott and Jesse to empty their notebooks on the Warriors-Celtics matchup, the NBA's obvious lack of COVID-19 protocols enforcement, "manifesting" vs. "resolutions," and other important subjects. Tune in for a deep dive on what we hope will be a great Finals.

2022 Conference Finals (and ESPN Dating Gossip)

2022 Conference Finals (and ESPN Dating Gossip)

May 24, 2022

The FULL four-person ShotTakes lineup is BACK to talk all things 2022 playoffs! It seems like we're hurdling towards a Warriors-Celtics Finals....right? We discuss the Heat's chances to pull out an improbable ECF win and the outlook for the Finals on tonight's full-strength episode of ShotTakes.

2022 NBA Playoffs: First and Second Rounds

2022 NBA Playoffs: First and Second Rounds

May 18, 2022

Scott and Jesse bring that famous #PlayoffIntensity to talk Suns' collapse, Luka Legend, the playoff genius of Jimmy Butler, replay review (so many replays), and more in a postseason edition of ShotTakes. 

Ranking The NBA’s Sub-Superstar Class: Part I

Ranking The NBA’s Sub-Superstar Class: Part I

March 13, 2022

The NBA's megastars are the subjects of many debates: GOAT, MVP, Top-10, First Team All-NBA, etc. etc. But there may be more to unpack in the next tier of players, who we're calling the "sub-superstars." Who's knocking on the door of true superstardom? Which up-and-comers are winning players, and which are stat-stuffers who haven't proven enough quite yet? In this episode, Scott and Jesse examine the ranks of the 11th to 25th best players; next time, they'll rank them and see where their lists diverge. Enjoy!

Deadline Special

Deadline Special

February 10, 2022

It's our favorite holiday: the NBA trade deadline. We've got reactions to the Harden-Simmons deal and all the other transactions in this premium episode of ShotTakes.

Law & Order: NBA

Law & Order: NBA

February 1, 2022

After a brief discussion about how Andrew Wiggins' All-Star selection threatens NBA (and American) democratic legitimacy, Scott and Eric center the episode on this podcast's founding premise: basketball and the law. Which NBA players would make the best—and worst—prosecutors, litigators, legal partners, judges, and fixers? Tune in for our expert* opinions.

 

*under Frye but not Daubert

ShotTakes Book Club

ShotTakes Book Club

January 20, 2022

Scott and Eric run the two-man game and get literary in tonight's episode. Inspired by the release of Chris Herring's Blood In The Garden, we cover book-worthy teams, the best sports volumes we've read, debate which modern players would fit Pat Riley's 90s Knicks, and reminisce on the best teams never to win a championship. And if you haven't heard, the Lakers are a disaster—but it's not Frank Vogel's fault. 

A Night In The Hyperbolic Chamber

A Night In The Hyperbolic Chamber

January 12, 2022

Kyrie Irving: the most skilled point guard of all-time? Klay's return: bigger than Christ's resurrection? The Grizzlies: on their way to a string of NBA titles? All possible if you allow your mind to enter the sacred Hyperbolic Chamber—a level of consciousness only brave souls (and true hoopers) have achieved. Those discussions and rank speculation about which NBA figures and organizations should be criminally investigated (looking at your draft pick laundering scheme, Sam Presti) all on tonight's enlightened episode of ShotTakes.

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