Podcasts to Listen To: The Ringer NBA Show and the best NBA podcasts to listen to
On hiatus since March 11, the National Basketball Association is set to resume its 2019-20 season July 30 with 22 teams participating. The 22 teams invited to "the bubble" at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will begin playing seeding games followed by the playoffs, which will begin on Aug. 17. Here are a few podcasts to get you up to speed on the NBA’s restart.
The Ringer NBA Show
Presented by The Ringer basketball staff, this podcast features a daily breakdown of the latest storylines, trends and developments in the NBA by a variety of hosts, including Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor. It also features interviews with players, coaches and front-office personnel. Recent episodes include "‘The Mismatch’: Russell Westbrook Announces He Tested Positive for COVID-19," "‘The Mismatch’: Would the Bucks Give Giannis a 10-Year, $1 Billion Contract If There Were No Salary Cap?" and "‘The Mismatch’: Bradley Beal Is Out for the Season."
Salary cap expert and writer Nate Duncan goes in depth into the NBA. Duncan features detailed game breakdowns, salary cap analysis and the latest in scouting news. Along with guests, Duncan previews the day’s biggest games, covers the latest on the league’s superstars and gets inside the business of running a team. Recent episodes include "COVID Daily News: Key Demographics of COVID-19; Are We Winning the Mask Debate," "Atlantic Division: How Did the Youngs Improve This Year?" and "COVID Daily News: The One Case From a Plane; News Roundup."
The Athletic NBA Show
This podcast features a rotating lineup of The Athletic’s best insiders, writers and reporters. Each episode follows the latest news, gives in-depth analysis and everything going on across the Association. Recent episodes include "Point of Contention: Weed in the Bubbler," "Another Side of Steve Kerr" and "Stan Van Gundy on Twitter."
Rachel Nichols hosts ESPN’s flagship NBA television show in podcast form. Nichols is joined by a rotating cast of ESPN NBA Insiders and analysts to keep tabs on the latest news, player developments and the night’s biggest games. Recent episodes include "Finals Contenders," "Drama in the Bubble" and "Bubble Life Begins."