The Right Time with Bomani Jones
Isiah Thomas on Judas & The Black Messiah, the West Side of Chicago, inequality in America and more: 3/2/21
Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas joins Bomani Jones to discuss his upbringing on the West Side of Chicago through the lens of the recent film Judas & The Black Messiah (2:30). The guys discuss civics, community organizations and the social construct of race (8:05). They talk about the self-esteem of Blackness, his push for diversity in the coverage of the NBA and much more (26:09).
Tobe Nwigwe talks 'Music for the Movement' : 2/25/21
Rapper Tobe Nwigwe joins Bomani Jones to discuss dealing with blackouts down in their hometown of Houston and the fame that hes accumulated since we last had him on the show in 2018 (1:23). He dives into his collaboration with The Undefeated on Music for the Movement and the cover of Wake Up Everybody by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes he did for it (8:30). Plus, the biggest influence on his music (16:40), balancing artistry with fatherhood and what he sees coming for him in the future (29:47). Black History Always is the second volume in The Undefeateds exploration of protest music in America. The project examines the history of social injustice by reimagining iconic songs by and for Black America with contemporary artists and producers. Thematically, volume 2 balances the continued hardships impacting the Black community while finding space to celebrate Black beauty and provide messages of hope.
Who Hurt You?: 2/23/21
Bomani Jones questions the upbringing of those who couldnt appreciate Timberwolves F Anthony Edwards thunderous dunk over the weekend (1:24), discusses NBA players being reluctant to take part in a league PSA for taking the COVID-19 vaccine (18:58) and the (non-incident) incident with coach Deion Sanders at Jackson State (32:45). Plus, an IYHH including protests over a jailed rapper in Barcelona Spain (41:06) and your voicemails from when you tried an adult like a teenager did at a 7-on-7 tournament (51:33). IYHH Stories @EOckerman on why police in Portland Oregon were guarding discarded food: http://bit.ly/2NBS9LM @GioBenitez on the plane that landed safely after dropping debris outside of a Colorado house: http://gma.abc/3dzWPN0 Violence Erupts In Barcelona On 5th Night Of Protests Over Jailed Rapper: http://n.pr/3ukfemO
Joel Anderson talks Texas and Louisiana exceptionalism: 2/18/21
Bomani Jones and Joel Anderson of Slate discuss calling places the names they used to be and why nobody should want to be the mayor of a city (0:59). Plus, just how difficult of a spot the state of Texas is in right now with unprecedented snowstorms and how communities generally respond to disasters (12:46), as well as why Louisiana is an outlier for so many things, including dudes who want to fight and more (47:01).
Bomani Jones dishes on Russell Wilsons change of tone towards Seattle management and whether or not its warranted (1:12), J.J. Watts mutually agreed upon release and why its a false equivalency to Deshaun Watsons situation (16:02), as well as strength coach Chris Doyles short-lived tenure with the Jaguars and why it was only possible because we have allowed Urban Meyer to get away with questionable hiring practices before (24:18). Plus, an IYHH with potential holograms of your boss at work (30:44) and your voicemails from an encounter with the boot man (43:10). IYHH Stories @dalvin_brown on if holograms could be the next innovation in the post-pandemic workplace: http://wapo.st/3bgnZ8G Laine Welch of http://www.alaskafishradio.com shares that one Alaska king salmon is worth the same as two barrels of oil right now: http://bit.ly/3u2EVYV @MichelleEWiley on the 700 anti-Asian hate incidents reported in the Bay Area over the pandemic: http://bit.ly/2Zn456y
Roy Wood Jr. on Doctor Visits and 'Finding Your Roots': 2/11/21
Bomani Jones and Roy Wood Jr. of "The Daily Show" fame discuss awkward visits to the doctor (2:05), Roys recent taping of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates (11:47), their most recent quarantine purchases (22:34) as well as the vaccine rollout and how it compares to food waste at fast food restaurants (28:09). Plus, pandemic pregnancies and what makes leaders attractive (47:24).
One of the Guys: 2/9/21
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the legacies of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes following their performances in the Super Bowl. What context should we view Brady in now that hes a 7-time Super Bowl winner at the age of 43 (1:18)? What are the chances that Patrick Mahomes career turns out to be more of the same, or could this spell the end of dominance a la Dan Marino (22:44)? Bo also puts you up on game on just how much of a G Al Davis was, in light of the most recent 30 for 30 Al Davis vs. the NFL (32:53). Plus, an IYHH with a Utah charter school trying to opt out of Black History Month (42:18), and your voicemails from what made you quit playing football (56:49). IYHH Stories @MattEganCNN on Wall Street keeping close tabs on WallStreetBets: http://cnn.it/3a4Vf3p @mikerothstein on EA Sports plan to revitalize their CFB video game: https://es.pn/2N9F8ZB @emilyreanderson on the Utah school allowing students to opt out of Black History Month: http://bit.ly/3cXK3HW The Right Time Recommends "Al Davis vs. the NFL", a "30 for 30" film
Domonique Foxworth on violent players, the Super Bowl & Deshaun Watson: 2/4/21
Dominique Foxworth joins Bomani Jones to discuss Bo busting his lip lifting weights and city snowball fights (4:35), as well as fights that have come from going a little too far with it (14:19). They then get into which football players in history had the most violent playing styles (28:32). The guys share their takes on what the Super Bowl means for Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, which somehow gets them to talking to talking about the Million Man March (38:15). Finally, they weigh in Brett Favre telling Deshaun Watson to hush up and play ball (54:44) as well as Courtside Karen vs. LeBron James (1:03:50).
Stock Valuations: 2/2/21
Bomani Jones discusses the Rams and Lions swapping QBs in Jared Goff for Matthew Stafford (1:08). He discusses them as overvalued stocks, why he still not ready for the Super Bowl to be here (16:08), and how the passing of legendary Temple head coach John Chaney reminds him just how remarkable the situation with the Brooklyn Nets is (20:24). Plus, an IYHH with an explainer on the GameStop stock situation (31:41), and your voicemails from when you put in all the effort, just to get dunked on (47:39). IYHH Stories @alex_kirshner shares all the ways the GameStop roller coaster could stop: http://bit.ly/3j9kggO @stephiekrik on caviar shortages, sewage overload, and more. COVID-19 winter in the Hamptons for @VFHive: http://bit.ly/3rfDCDL @noahyoo on the new Spotify patent that involves monitoring users speech to recommend music: http://bit.ly/3aw7G7k
Howard Bryant on 'Rooney Rule' & Henry Aaron's Passing: 1/28/21
Bomani Jones and Howard Bryant of ESPN discuss the Rooney Rule and the general absence of Black head coaches on the NFL sidelines following the Texans hiring of David Culley and quarterback Deshaun Watsons official trade request in its wake (1:24). Baseballs Hall of Fame did not elect new members this year, and the guys discuss what constitutes a Hall of Fame case as well as whether or not changes need to be made to the process (40:36). Plus, Howard shares his thoughts on the passing of baseball legend Henry Aaron (50:23). The Right Time Recommends "The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron" by Howard Bryant
Credit Where Credit's Due: 1/26/21
Bomani Jones discusses the winners of Championship Sunday in the NFL, Kansas City and Tampa Bay (1:13). He dishes on the individual performances of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes and whether or not the forthcoming Super Bowl amounts to the greatest matchup of quarterbacks in history, as well as the end of the road for the Bills and Josh Allen. Plus, new Lions head coach Dan Campbell deserves credit for the diversity of his staff (18:47), recollections of Hank Aaron following his passing (29:53), an IYHH that offers reassurance about your quarantine bod (45:31), and we hear your voicemails from when getting a friend a job went all bad (54:20). IYHH Stories @hannahsmothers_ answers, how bad is quarantine for my body?: http://bit.ly/36c3et1 @ZoeSchiffer on Instacart firing every employee who voted to unionize: http://bit.ly/2YfPp8T @AmandaDrane on the League City woman who alleges Apple stole her emoji designs: http://bit.ly/3iTiHU3 The Right Time Recommends "The Black Godfather" on Netflix
Vinnie Goodwill on the Nets' balance, the Warriors & MVP contenders: 1/21/21
Bomani Jones and Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports discuss the ups and downs of the NBA season thus far (1:00), including the possibility that NBA players will get the COVID-19 vaccine (4:48), the balance of the Nets several games into James Hardens run with the team, and whether or not Kevin Durants game looks any more fun than it did in Golden State (22:47). Plus, the performance of the Warriors thus far (41:49), as well as some discussion on the MVP as it relates to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, and Joel Embiid (49:49).
Give A Damn: 1/19/21
Bomani Jones discusses the Final Four of the NFL Playoffs (1:06), including why the Saints electing to keep rolling with Drew Brees may have cost them a Super Bowl, as well as why they should be the first in line regarding Deshaun Watsons availability in a trade from Houston. He also gets into why Kevin Durants level of play should be good news for the Warriors (16:44), and the NFL getting close to completing a head coaching carousel without hiring a Black coach (26:20). Plus, an IYHH with Bow Wows concert in Houston (38:42) and a discussion on Dr. Martin Luther King and how he would have been received in present times following the holiday bearing his name (50:05). IYHH Stories @RashaFierce on criticisms of Bow Wow for performing at a crowded nightclub amid COVID-19: http://bit.ly/2XYti6o @NellieBowles on tech companies who cant leave the Bay Area fast enough: http://nyti.ms/2N9FiQr @csreinicke on calls to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour: http://cnb.cx/3nYrTaN
Vernon Maxwell shares fight stories, talks James Harden, his dislike for Utah: 1/14/21
Bomani Jones is joined by former NBA great Vernon Maxwell to discuss the highlights of his career, including his time in San Antonio and why he fell in love with Houston (3:14), when Hakeem Olajuwon slapped him at halftime against the Sonics (8:51), when he fought Seattle G Gary Payton (14:50), his beef with Utah fans and the Jazz franchise (21:10), why things fell apart for him with the Rockets as well as his reactions to James Harden pushing his way out of the franchise (27:32), and what hes up to these days (36:13).
True Champion?: 1/12/21
Bomani Jones discusses Alabamas win over Ohio State in the National Championship (1:00), including just how the Crimson Tide became so dominant and whether or not it is the best way to crown a champion. He then delves into why America is not ready for this weekends Josh Allen-Lamar Jackson matchup (22:37) and why DAngelo Russell asking members of the press for their reactions to last weeks events at the Capitol was so important (30:56). Plus, an IYHH with tech companies flexing their muscles (44:58) and your voicemails from the time when you were kicked out of somewhere (56:33). IYHH Stories @anastasiat on Tracy Chapman winning a lawsuit against Nick Minaj: http://n.pr/3oFYLX1 @jacknicas on how Parler, became a test of free speech: http://nyti.ms/39lNTqM @sherifink on LA County urging ambulance crews not to bring to hospitals patients they cannot resuscitate: http://nyti.ms/3bxgE6q
Spencer Hall Finds Humor and Helps Preview the National Championship: 1/7/21
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall of SEC Nations Thinking Out Loud try to find the humor in the moment (0:22), including horse policeman at the Bayou Classic and things we tolerate in sports coverage that we do not tolerate in news coverage (16:03). Plus, they discuss coaches that didnt get fired this year and why Texas A&M HC Jimbo Fisher finishing the season is the best possible position (21:05), Georgia HC Kirby Smart allowing Ohio State QB Justin Fields to leave the program years ago (34:56) as well as how great Alabama WR Devonta Smith can be (49:14) ahead of them matching up against each other in the National Championship game.
Did I Say 'We'?: 1/5/21
Bomani Jones resurrects his annual NFL coaching carousel conversation as it relates to the Rooney Rule, including Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemys candidacy for the most attractive jobs on the market (0:55). He also shares his reactions to Texas replacing HC Tom Herman with Steve Sarkisian (22:31) and whether or not Warriors G Stephen Currys 63-point game against the Trailblazers means he owes him an apology (30:57). Plus, an IYHH with dancing robots (44:05) and your voicemails from when you mailed it in on the job (52:48). IYHH Stories @heybellman says in NYC, waiting for a COVID-19 test is a business opportunity: http://n.pr/3pQdAX5 @hiltzikm warns that Wall Street can bet on the price of water now, watch out: http://lat.ms/2Xdq3Yz @BostonDynamics robots are at it again: https://bit.ly/3baQK8p The Right Time Recommends... "White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism" by Kevin Kruse
Michael Smith on Accommodations for James Harden & Tecmo Bowl Exploits: 12/17/20
Bomani and Michael Smith discuss why the Lamar Jackson game from Monday night was a legendary performance (1:05), HBCU homecomings (10:01), and why James Harden is a symbol for when making accommodations for superstars goes wrong (19:22). Plus, the most important discussion of the year, Tecmo bowl as the greatest video game ever and fictional characters that balled-out in dynasty mode on Madden and NCAA Football (45:42).
Subtext & Baseline Part 4: 12/15/20
Bomani discusses the heroics of Lamar Jackson under pressure (of a different kind), and relates it to the incorrect assumption that he has it out for Josh Allen (1:05). Plus, Keyontae Johnsons scary situation at Florida and why it is the most important thing happening in sports right now (26:06), Clevelands baseball team (not really) changing its name (35:56) as well as the finale of our Baseline series on the preps-to-pros pipeline of basketball with ESPNs Myron Medcalf (45:03). He gets the final word on whether or not players are getting used by the system and what the NCAA is doing to try and keep elite players from skipping them as a stop on the way to the NBA.
Truth-Telling on Josh Allen with Domonique Foxworth: 12/10/20
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss culture Wednesdays on Get Up and showing up to high school parties ready to fight (0:21). Plus, truth-telling analysis of Bills QB Josh Allen and the difficulties in the passing game vs. the run that statistics tend to ignore (16:06), bad coaching as well as colleges or organizations that transform players for the rest of their careers (42:25) and much more. ˙The Right Time recommends... "Cane Mutiny: How the Miami Hurricanes Overturned the Football Establishment" by Bruce Feldman
Full Reset & Baseline Part 3: 12/8/20
Bomani lambasts people for wanting the Jets to go 0-16 even if it nets them Trevor Lawrence in the draft (1:01) and shares why for Carson Wentz cant be out of the picture for the Eagles despite losing his job to Jalen Hurts (14:00). Plus, James Hardens future prospects (22:39) and part three of our Baseline series on the preps-to-pros pipeline of basketball with ESPNs Jonathan Givony (39:47). He gets into whether or not one-and-done players are better prepared now than they were before, the interplay between the mock drafts and results, as well as which schools develop the best prospects.
Spencer Hall on the Life & Legacy of Soccer Legend Diego Maradona: 12/3/20
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall of SEC Networks Thinking Out Loud discuss the life and lasting image of Argentinian soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona following his passing at the age of 60 this past week. They get into his roller coaster lifestyle in the city of Naples and why there are so many parallels with college football (10:06), why his skill level was on par with the likes of Michael Jordan (21:04), his issues with taxes and politics (50:17) and much more. Plus, why Bomani prefers Uber helicopter rides (59:53). The Right Time Recommends "Diego Maradona" from HBO and director Asif Kapadia
Pound for Pound: 12/1/20
Bomani tries to give the NFL some credit despite them not looking like they have a plan amidst games being rescheduled for COVID protocol (1:28). He gets into why the college football coaching carousel should continue to spin regardless of the situation as the season draws closer to a conclusion (21:46), and attempts to understand the psyche of Nate Robinson before and after getting knocked out by Youtuber Jake Paul (28:49). Plus, DJ Mike Hitman returns to the show to weigh in on Thanksgiving cooking, the dire situation for his Cowboys, and Nate Robinsons undercard fight from the weekend (39:27).
Vinnie Goodwill on Klay's injury & the NBA draft: 11/19/20
Bomani Jones and Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports cover the Klay Thompson injury and what it means for the Golden State Warriors, including owner Joe Lacob trying to get their new arena open for fans in the middle of a pandemic with a non-contender (1:30). It was a banner first round of the NBA draft for Nigerian folks, and the guys discuss prospect Zeke Nnajis mom wearing a Kente cloth dress (34:45). Plus, where do Gordon Hayward and James Hardens futures lie (59:20)?
Can Three Stars Eat? & Baseline Part 2: 11/17/20
Bomani takes a look at James Hardens attempts to get out of Houston, including whether or not it makes sense to choose star teammates over fit (1:13). Is The Masters the biggest flex in the game (22:05) and how did the Sunday slate of NFL games look in its shadow (33:36)? Plus, part two of our Baseline series on the preps-to-pros pipeline of basketball with ESPNs Brian Windhorst (41:56). The guys dive into the track record of success for players that jumped from high school to the NBA and discuss how invested the NBA is in trying to limit the number of gambles teams take on potential talent.
Master Tesfatsion of BR talks 'Untold Stories' and more: 11/12/20
Bomani Jones and Master Tesfatsion of BR discuss his digital series Untold Stories (3:36), including generational differences across media platforms and the interviewees he has on the show (14:56). What are some of the best that hes done? Who would he like to talk to in the future? Also, Aqib Talib as a color commentator and Master defends the honor of Dallas against known Houstonian Bomani (40:27).
Get Smart: 11/10/20
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the progress of Dolphins rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa and whether or not it rules Miami out of the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes (0:56). Can you imagine if he ends up with the Cowboys? Bo can. Plus, the unrelated mistakes of coach Ed Orgeron as LSU-Bama gets delayed (24:12), remembering the Tuskegee Airmen ahead of Veterans Day (34:16), an IYHH including Dave Chappelles post-election monologue on SNL (43:20), and your voicemails remembering Jeopardy host Alex Trebek following his passing (1:00:05). The Right Time Recommends The @WaltDisneyCo #FlyLikeThem initiative from Lucas Film on the Tuskegee Airmen: https://bit.ly/2IpqIlG IYHH Stories @postmetrogirl on what health experts are saying about Thanksgiving travel: https://wapo.st/2JWFIbq @jessewashington on new polling that shows Black Americans put far less trust in doctors and possible changes to the Hippocratic oath: https://n.pr/3eMjzaX @jrk316 on the brilliance and cynicism in Dave Chappelles post-election SNL monologue: https://bit.ly/32yQBXf
Joel Anderson on HS Stars that never made it to the league and 'Slow Burn' on the 'L.A. Riots': 11/5/20
Bomani and Joel Anderson take their weekly offline discussion of the high school football stars that didnt make it to the league to the pod, including why David Boston messed up DK Metcalfs money (0:31). They discuss Southwest Conference history as well as the viability of the remainder of the college football season (20:38), and Joel shares the details about his next project at Slate Slow Burn on the L.A. Riots (35:55). This sparks a conversation about the history of L.A., and somehow ends up on Bronny James. The Right Time Recommends "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson
Be Easy & Baseline Part 1: 11/3/20
Bomani shares why you all should be ashamed of yourselves for getting Bears WR Javon Wims suspended for snatching another players mouthpiece (0:59), why Tom Brady might have gotten out of New England at the right time (no pun intended) (17:01), as well as a message for all on election day in the United States (27:41). Plus, part one of our Baseline series on the preps-to-pros pipeline of basketball with Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports (34:27). What role does college basketball play in developing players? Is there still value to attending college for high school stars? All that and much more!
Howard Bryant talks World Series, Big Ten, and Daryl Morey: 10/29/20
Bomani and Howard Bryant discuss the Dodgers World Series championship and their problems with Game 6, including Justin Turners postgame decision to get on the field in light of a COVID-positive test (0:32) and Rays manager Kevin Cashs decision to pull starter Blake Snell from the game early (46:43). They also get into the stunt that is Big Ten football this season (9:24), why Daryl Moreys soft landing in Philadelphia is indicative a privilege not afforded to players (35:24) and so much more.
Malcontent or Prodigy?: 10/27/20
Bomani discusses the treatment of Odell Beckham Jr. in Cleveland following his season-ending injury, including why we should look at him like a prodigy rather than a malcontent (0:55). Are NFL players hindered after they return from a COVID diagnosis? Jaguars RB Ryquell Armstead gets shut down for the season due to complications (26:58) and LSU gets put on probation for uncovered booster payments (36:26). Plus, an IYHH including a new iPhone feature that allows you to measure peoples height (44:20) and your stories from the craziest thing you have ever seen when getting stuck in a long line (56:17). IYHH Stories @AlexWardVox says #EndSARS isnt just about police brutality, its about the future of Nigeria: https://bit.ly/3e9ga5R @rsgnl on the iPhone 12 Pro feature that allows you to measure someones height: https://bit.ly/3mxFBkn @ZlatiMeyer shares the ugly truth about tipping waitstaff during COVID-19: https://bit.ly/3mziZjP
Elle Duncan on her 'Atlanta-adjacent' Roots: 10/22/20
Bomani and Elle Duncan laugh about whether or not her first child will welcome her second to the family (0:32) and discuss her Atlanta-adjacent roots (5:51). They swap stories on the citys culture from HBCUs to music, share what makes it different from every other city in the country as well as establish whether or not she is off that narcotic with Atlanta sports teams (31:48). All that and much more!
America's Team: 10/20/20
Bomani shares his thoughts on the misery that is the Dallas Cowboys as currently constructed (0:56). Why do they still matter so much? Why are they Americas team? He also discusses why Derrick Henry of the Titans may be the last in a long line of Hall of Fame running backs (23:07) and sheds light on the situation around The Eyes of Texas for the Longhorns football team (33:37). Plus, an IYHH with returning museum artifacts to their country of origin (49:21) and your voicemails from being let down by your home squad (1:03:55). IYHH Stories @SuyinSays on the four activists that have been fined for trying to remove an artifact from a French museum: https://bit.ly/3obYPxS @BrandiVincent_ on the national defense outfitting and steering military dogs with augmented reality goggles: https://bit.ly/2HqDEY4 @sarafischer on the industries that wont recover from the pandemic economically without a vaccine: https://bit.ly/35iphNr
Roy Wood Jr. on 'dunks vs. stiff arms', Bill Burr, & Ice Cube: 10/15/20
Bomani and comedian Roy Wood Jr. discuss what is better between getting dunked on and getting stiff armed (6:24), the relative strength of landlords and land ladies in this age of quarantine (21:17), Bill Burrs monologue on SNL about racial accountability (30:35) as well as Ice Cubes recent comments and allegiances (43:13). Plus, which football season calls it quits first (56:51)?
Commander Cody: 10/13/20
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the injury to Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (0:57), including why it reminds us of the guilt we feel around the brutality of the game as well as why he believes that Prescott will still remain in Dallas long-term. The Lakers won the chip (25:24), and why a piece about dementia and COVID-19 spells bad news for the NFL (40:20). Plus, an IYHH including monkey gang wars in India (49:45), and your voicemails from when you quit football (1:04:16). IYHH Stories @Shazamgram on why monkey gang wars keep killing people in India: https://bit.ly/2SPtpyC @reeseoxner on Yelp starting to label businesses accused of racist behavior: https://n.pr/370GNbw
Vinnie Goodwill on the success of the bubble, NBA Finals, Lions narcotic: 10/8/20
Bomani and Vinnie Goodwill look back on the year for the NBA in advance of (potentially) the final game of the season with Heat-Lakers Game 5. The league deserves props for making this thing happen in the bubble (0:55). Would Anthony Davis be your MVP and are these Lakers historically great compared to others from their teams history (27:10)? Plus, does Doc Rivers fix the Sixers (48:55) and Vinnie makes his plea for Lions fans to give up on that narcotic (1:01:58).
Zone Is For Cowards: 10/6/20
Bomani Jones discusses why despite the want to from Jimmy Butler that won the Heat Game 3 of the NBA Finals, he stills hates the zone (0:58). If the Lakers come out on top would LeBron be deserving of the MVP and why did LSU gives up on COVID stadium protocols (21:27)? Plus, Bo tells stories about how much of a bad man Bob Gibson was following his passing (34:15), an IYHH including a 67 year-old woman known as ninja lady (41:42) and your voicemails from the game within the game (55:19). IYHH Stories @heatherkelly on what the future holds for techs billion-dollar headquarters: https://wapo.st/34C9CIO @Brian_Rokos on the 67-year-old Ninja lady who made good on her threat to an intruder: https://bit.ly/2SuofYO @shanmcmahon_ on the cruises to nowhere that may be setting sail soon: https://wapo.st/3jxmYfs
Nick Wright on Game 1 of NBA Finals, Mahomes, Hall of Fame tweeners: 10/1/20
Bomani and Nick Wright dive into the deeper issues with the Clippers and discuss how it reflects on a Lakers team that dominated Game 1 of the NBA Finals (6:05). This leads to a debate around borderline Hall of Fame cases across sports such as a few current members of the Warriors and Chiefs as Nick gets the obligatory amount of time to gush about his hometown squad (27:00). Plus, QB play across the NFL (38:51) and whether or not the Lakers are in for a run of championships if they close the deal against Miami (55:31).
International Players Anthem: 9/29/20
Bomani shares why he believes that the Lamar Jackson-Pat Mahomes matchup from Monday Night Football is a sign of the revolution and previews the NBA Finals (20:42). This includes Bam Adebayo name pronunciation attempts, why Tyler Herro vs. Kyle Kuzma could be the game within a game that hes been telling you about for months as well as a reminder of just how committed NBA owners are to "Black Lives Matter". Plus, Doc Rivers firing by the Clippers (37:03), an IYHH including a rat awarded for bravery (44:56) and your voicemails from when the game was cheating (56:39). IYHH Stories @geoffreyfowler on Amazons new security drone that pushes the boundaries of surveillance https://wapo.st/3cOgyGf @laurelwamsley on the hero rat that won a top animal award for sniffing out land mines: https://n.pr/3ifZA4O @mikejbabcock on Joe Montana confronting an alleged kidnapper at his home: https://bit.ly/3kZk0kk
Spencer Hall's musings on the 2020 College Football Season: 9/24/20
Bomani and Spencer Hall discuss the difficulties in getting the 2020 CFB season off the mark (0:17), the Big Ten getting bullied into playing (9:21), the commitment of coach Deion Sanders at Jackson State (25:42), Southern Universitys band and Spencers time playing in the Florida band (34:44) as well as revisiting the Jake Garcia high school transfer situation in Valdosta Georgia (38:14).
Help Me, Help You: 9/22/20
Bomani calls another meeting for the support group of fans of sorry teams (0:55), shares why he doesnt need to apologize for Anthony Davis success in the WCF (21:40) and wonders whether or not Michael Jordan is going to try and play cards with Bubba Wallace for his paycheck now that they are joining forces (35:40). Plus, an IYHH with feral pigs runnin wild around North America (41:48) and voicemails of the worst hot mic incidents that you have witnessed (53:51). IYHH Stories @DianeEPeters in @TheAtlantic on the billions of dollars in damage being caused by wild pigs: https://bit.ly/3iTXIQr @MaryMeisenzahl on the acrylic helmet with HEPA filters from MicroClimate called Air: https://bit.ly/2RPDlb4 @ReedAlbergotti on the impact that wealth is having on health in a changing global climate: https://wapo.st/35Ykq61
Desus and Mero talk fame, friendship and new book 'GOD-LEVEL KNOWLEDGE DARTS: LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BRONX': 9/17/20
Bomani chats with friends Desus and Mero about the vacation they went on together to Amsterdam (1:42), cultural overlap with rap music knowledge (10:41), their new book GOD-LEVEL KNOWLEDGE DARTS: LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BRONX (16:40) as well as the perks of being with Showtime and how it differs from their previous work (38:07). Plus, their thoughts on the NBA bubble and the Clippers crashing out of it to the Nuggets (42:34). Be sure to check the guys out on the the rest of their virtual book tour, you can get tickets here: https://bit.ly/33G5vur
Chain Snatchin': 9/15/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on Cam Newtons debut with the Patriots, including him almost getting his chain snatched in a postgame scuffle (1:05). Bo turns up the heat on old quarterbacks across the NFL (15:17) and has a PSA for fans of "sorry" teams (29:15). Plus, an IYHH with orange skies up-and-down the west coast (42:07) and your voicemails from the time you got kicked out the paint like Daniel House in the NBA bubble (53:07). IYHH Stories @tanyachen on YouTube demonetizing influencers for encouraging people to ignore COVID safety: https://bit.ly/35LECrE @sarakileywatson on how raging wildfires are creating a hellish red sky on the west coast: https://bit.ly/35DH0Rm @erindonnelly on the Texas teacher who racked up miles virtually taking her students around the country: https://yhoo.it/2E6ZFty
Shannon Penn on the NFL's Return, Social Justice and Cam in New England: 9/10/20
Bomani and former The Right Time producer Shannon Penn discuss the impact of the NFL playing Lift Every Voice and Sing prior to games this season alongside the rise of black quarterbacks across the league (8:02), the state of Shannons misery surrounding the prospects for the Giants (26:07), how Cam Newtons first season with the Patriots will turn out (42:30) and much more.
Different Strokes: 9/8/20
Bomani Jones is here to remind you that football season is here (1:03)! Just because it doesnt feel like it, doesnt mean that there arent compelling storylines. Bo breaks them down for you, discusses how it will look different and addresses Kirk Herbstreits emotions from College Gameday. Anthony Davis has a battle on his hands with cant go back all-star P.J. Tucker, who will blink first (27:15)? Plus, Novak Djokovic cant get out of his own way (39:20), an IYHH with the Heat being denied their request to have their arena used for voting (47:43) and your voicemails from the most egregious lie youve ever heard a la Jessica Krug (1:00:00). IYHH Stories @heatherkelly on the anxiety and exhaustion kids are dealing with at online school: https://wapo.st/3hcVeLg @doug_hanks on Miami not having an NBA voting site after county picks Frost museum over AA arena: https://hrld.us/32aSBp5 @DeMiciaValon on the GWU history department demanding the resignation of a professor who pretended to be Black: https://on.thegrio.com/3bEfP9V
Michael Smith on 'Brother From Another' & Social Justice in the NBA: 9/3/20
Bomani Jones and Michael Smith discuss Michaels new TV show Brother From Another that comes to Peacock later this month (2:40) and why the stick to sports moniker doesnt work any longer, the role NBA owners play in the movement for social justice and how players can leverage their power (15:56), Steve Nash becoming the new Nets head coach (44:18) as well as much more. The Right Time Recommends "Political Instability may be a contributor in the coming decade" by Peter Turchin: https://go.nature.com/31XM2pL "The NBA's Quiet Problem with Prison Exploitation" by David Dayen: https://bit.ly/354jhJF
King In The Wilderness: 9/1/20
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the polarized situation around the NBA players' on-then-off-again strike and LeBron's role in it (1:06), the legacy of Georgetown head coach John Thompson following his passing (35:34) as well as the "illusion of power" for college athletes covered in his recent piece for Vanity Fair (45:46). Plus, an IYHH including the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman (58:31) and your voicemails from how his film "Black Panther" impacted you when seen in theaters (1:16:08). The Right Time Recommends "King in the Wilderness" by HBO "Eyes on the Prize" by PBS IYHH Stories @CDFrancescani on the former pool attendant detailing an alleged relationship with Becki & Jerry Falwell Jr: https://abcn.ws/35096Gl @gordonshumway on controversy continuing over the SF restaurant serving $200 meals in private domes: https://bit.ly/31MFUAj @big_data_kane on actor Chadwick Boseman's passing at age 43 due to cancer: https://bit.ly/3jDHqL8
Domonique Foxworth on Thom Brennaman, Racial Ambiguity and more: 8/20/20
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth weigh in on Reds announcer Thom Brennaman using a slur on a hot mic during a broadcast, leading to his suspension mid-game (1:23). They discuss the effect that is has on fans, and whether or not their agency can force change like the football team in Washington (28:23). It evolves into a conversation about racial ambiguity and Babe Ruth being Black, finishing with some light discussion on whether or not college football and the NFL will actually have a season (1:02:19).
Skepticism Required: 8/18/20
Bomani dishes on the NBA Playoffs starting in the bubble and Luka Doncic comparisons to Larry Bird (1:09), why college students cannot be trusted to social distance (20:09) and neither can collegiate conferences to govern themselves (32:55), as well as why it is fair to be skeptical of new President of the Washington Football Team Jason Wrights ability to succeed in a job he has not held previously (47:48). Plus, an IYHH including how diseased chicken could make its way to a menu near you (47:48) and your voicemails of the worst roommate you have ever had (58:14). IYHH Stories @ZlatiMeyer on college students trapped at home, redecorating their rooms for video class: https://bit.ly/2Q9jCSK @littletrip says diseased chicken for dinner? The USDA is considering it: https://bloom.bg/349qmIG @headphoneaddict on Wu Tangs the RZA partnering with Good Humor for a new ice cream song: https://on.thegrio.com/3gjDBZT
Cari & Jemele Stick To Sports: 8/13/20
Bomani Jones welcomes Cari Champion and Jemele Hill to the show, who give insight into their new VICE show Stick to Sports, discuss the lessons theyve learned in the shift of their careers, weigh in on the latest single WAP and much more.
It's A Wrap On CFB : 8/11/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on college football- or lack thereof- and possible fights in the NBA bubble. Plus, Hard Knocks returns but does the city of Los Angeles know? Also, we recoup money in this weeks voicemails and discuss dogs that can smell the coronavirus in IYHH.
Joel Anderson on Liberty University, #WeAreUnited and the history of Houston Football: 8/6/20
Bomani and Joel Anderson of Slate discuss his story about the problems around Liberty Universitys athletics program as it relates to Black athletes, including the schools pursuit of Hugh Freeze, Ian McCaw and their plan for building the program (1:31). Plus, players from the Big Ten have now joined the Pac-12 group in demanding accountability from their respective conferences in order for them to return to the field (32:09), Gary Patterson apologizes for using the N-word at TCU (42:28) and a little history of the University of Houstons football program (51:22).
We Are United: 8/4/20
Bomani Jones dives deeper into his story about the Pac-12 players joining together under the banner #WeAreUnited in looking for safety from COVID-19, including the possibility of a boycott (1:05). He reacts to games officially picking up again for the NBA, shares why the entrance of families into the bubble could present some unforeseen yet hilarious issues (26:50) and why he doesnt have a problem with players choosing to stand for the anthem (35:03). Plus, an IYHH including delays for the Postal Service (47:09) and a #StillInTheLeague NBA re-start edition (58:42). IYHH Stories @JennyJarvie takes you inside Magic City, and shares how a strip club operates during a pandemic: https://lat.ms/2Porqjd @MusicMesfin on the release of Beyonces Black Is King: https://bit.ly/2XrONgh @MatthewDalyWDC on the House panel calling on the new Postal Service chief to explain mail delays: https://bit.ly/3kcrhha
Taylor Rooks takes us inside the NBA 'bubble': 7/30/20
Bomani chats with Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report about life inside the NBAs bubble down in Orlando (1:11). Her and Bo laugh at the medias coverage of Lou Williams famed trip to Magic City (9:51), which somehow leads them to discuss little city gangsters and their least favorite characters from The Wire (25:17). Plus, they wrap with what its like to cover the NBAs version of summer camp up close and whether or not the idea it could happen again next season is viable from the players perspective (38:52). The Right Time Recommends... "Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men" by Caroline Criado-Perez
A Different Beat: 7/28/20
Bomani weighs in on the outbreak of COVID-19 amongst the Marlins that has caused the cancellation of games, including why he thinks it is an indicator of troubled waters ahead for both the NFL and college football (1:03). Should Lou Williams have been put on blast for getting Magic City wings whilst outside of the bubble (21:31)? Why some NBA owners are taking out loans against their franchise's value (34:26) and more. Plus, an IYHH including a clandestine UFO sector within the government (42:29) and your voicemails of the biggest lie someone has told on your behalf (53:38). IYHH Stories @skippyd on the Pentagon having off-world vehicles not made on this earth: https://bit.ly/2BCnHLC @hannah_denham1 on makeup for men finding a niche due to the rise in video calls: https://wapo.st/2P6wdWi Man saw neighbor's garage in half due to property line dispute: https://bit.ly/3335bHD
Vinnie Goodwill talks NBA finances and Dwight Howard going 'off script': 7/23/20
Bomani and Vinnie Goodwill discuss NBA owners protecting their own investment in the return to action and whether or not they will attempt to re-negotiate the collective bargaining agreement (13:13), assess Dwight Howards career in this moment after going off script in the bubble about COVID-19 precautions (25:58) and wonder whether or not the Bucks have what it takes to win the championship and re-sign Giannis (41:13). All that and much more!
The Great Equalizer: 7/21/20
Bomani highlights health as the great equalizer for the difference of opinions and interests across the levels of labor in the NFL (1:02), shares the level of competition surrounding the barbershops built in the NBA bubble (23:12) and has a message regarding the passing of House Representative John Lewis (34:03). Plus, an IYHH including a Facebook community for people pretending to be ants (48:42) and your voicemails from awful talent shows (58:15). IYHH Stories @dshesgreen on the Trump administration dropping a rule barring foreign students from taking online-only classes: https://bit.ly/2OK2xhB @travismandrews on nearly 2 million people on Facebook pretending to be ants: https://wapo.st/2WKkYXR @theloniusly in @Vice on white, rich people getting their COVID-19 stimulus checks money faster than people of color: https://bit.ly/2WHHCjK
Spencer Hall talks Daniel Snyder and SEC Political Connections: 7/16/20
Bomani and Spencer Hall discuss the most important issues that we are facing in these times. Such as, which college football coaches dont need a headset (1:01), why the noise around Washingtons football team is reminiscent of a college football message board (6:15), what Vice President Mike Pence thinks and/or understands about Ed Orgeron and Louisiana weird (26:43) as well as how Tommy Tubervilles Senate race in Alabama reflects his former strategy on the field (45:29) .
Acknowledgement Of The Truth: 7/14/20
Bomani weighs in on the news that Washingtons football team will officially be changing their name (1:04), shares why the NBAs return should be treated with the level of scrutiny of a television show (29:49) as well as why he thinks there will not be any football this fall (41:47). Plus, IYHH including Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg as the villain (52:07) and your stories of an entanglement (1:04:08). IYHH Stories @NPRScottSimon on what lobsters and ants can teach us about social distancing: https://n.pr/2ZtjOBK @Cat_Zakrzewski on Facebook meeting with civil rights groups after hundreds of companies joined ad boycott: https://wapo.st/2CGqeV6 Vintage Super Mario Video Game sells for $114k: https://bit.ly/2Ztkwio The Right Time Recommends "The Facebook Effect" by David Kilpatrick
Howard Bryant on Uncertainty, Disorder & 'Why Now?' remains an Important Question: 7/9/20
Bomani is Joined by Howard Bryant to discuss the effect that uncertainty and disorder have had on the country and corporations (2:01). Who is and is not assuming the risk in the sports leagues attempting to return to action as it relates to the future ramifications come with it? Plus, Howard dishes on his story about Bruce Maxwell, the former As catcher who was pushed out of MLB for kneeling during the national anthem back in 2017 (31:28) and 5-star hoops prospect Makur Maker choosing Howard over UCLA (48:30). The Right Time Recommends... Howard's story on Bruce Maxwell: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story?id=29414410&_slug_=the-exile-oakland-bruce-maxwell-birth-mlb-black-player-movement "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" by John Perkins
Change The Name: 7/7/20
Bomani addresses why the money was right for Washingtons football team and Clevelands baseball team to consider a name change (1:00), why he really hopes Cam Newton plays well with the Patriots (28:29) and why DeSean Jackson made a colossal error despite thinking he was putting us up on game (41:10). Plus, your voicemails from when you accidentally got caught up in a rough neighborhood you didnt expect (51:57).
Chris Bosh spills stories from time with the Heat: 6/30/20
Bomani Jones is joined by former Heat F Chris Bosh to introduce his newsletter "The Last Chip", which shares stories and lessons behind the scenes of the "Big 3's" last NBA Championship. He and Bomani cover his initial excitement in teaming up with friends LeBron James and Dwyane Wade (3:20), the assimilation process to his game (9:55), the peaks and valleys of each run to the NBA Finals (21:27), why Mario Chalmers puts himself on the same level as Jordan and Kobe (41:59) and much more. You can subscribe here: https://www.thelastchip.com/.
Domonique Foxworth on Bubba Wallace & Race Relations in America: 6/25/20
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth do a postgame recap of Bo's debate with Will Cain on the radio, and expand the discussion about race relations in the United States (2:30). Bo shares why he thinks Bubba Wallace deserves props in the face of people calling hoax on him, and the guys discuss the attachment people have to symbols from a past that is just plain wrong (25:51). Plus, why Tom Brady thinks he's above social distancing (50:05) and story time from the worst neighborhood the guys can recall being in (53:10).
The Moment: 6/23/20
Bomani Jones shares why NASCAR's history of antagonistic actions towards black people set the stage for the one of the biggest moments of sports history with Bubba Wallace (1:02). Which one of y'all wants to be the Ciara to his Russell Wilson? Dak Prescott just signed his franchise tender, so now Bo is trying to find him his Ciara too (31:21). Plus, Bo is encouraged by all of the players across CFB standing up for injustice after a push at Ole Miss to change the Mississippi state flag (38:01), an IYHH with AMC changing course on not requiring masks (52:10) and voicemails on a party you were gassed up for that turned out to be a dud (1:04:28).
Anonymous Snitching & Josh Levin of Slate on David Duke and the KKK from Slow Burn Season 4: 6/18/20
Bomani Jones throws water on optimism regarding a potential return to the NFL for Colin Kaepernick (0:52) and shares which part of the NBA's vast rules for a return to play at Disney's Wide World of Sports bubble piqued his interest (9:35). Plus, Josh Levin of Slate stops by to discuss season 4 of the Slow Burn podcast from Slate which he is hosting, and centers around the political career of David Duke and his rise with the KKK (23:51). You can check that out here: https://slate.com/podcasts/slow-burn/s4/david-duke
Benefit Of The Doubt: 6/16/20
Bomani Jones is perplexed as to why we are giving Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy the benefit of the doubt regarding his decision to wear an "OAN" shirt and the subsequent forced apology from player Chuba Hubbard for reacting to it (0:58). Do Kyrie Irving and Dwight Howard have the credibility with their fellow players to sway opinion against playing in Orlando (29:04)? Plus, Bo's thoughts on a former Wake Forest WR being the first Black male lead in ABC's "The Bachelor" (39:01), an IYHH including virtue signaling from celebs (49:36) and your stories from kids driving you mad while quarantined (58:54).
Not So Fast & Story Time With Ahmad Rashad: 6/11/20
Bomani shares why he's not about to "dap up" NASCAR after their decision to ban the confederate flag from events has been met with praise (1:17). Plus, he welcomes the legend Ahmad Rashad to talk about his football career (11:03), the reaction to his name change when he converted to Islam, his career transition to journalism and the success behind "NBA Inside Stuff" (23:34), his close relationship with Michael Jordan (32:41) and story time of hanging out with Muhammad Ali, Barack Obama, Prince, Nelson Mandela and Frank Sinatra (41:28).
Protect Ya Neck: 6/9/20
Bomani Jones discusses Roger Goodell's video responding to George Floyd's murder and shares why there is an opportunity for him to repair his legacy should he choose to do it (1:16). Also, why Kirk Ferentz's lack of fame may have allowed some truly problematic issues to go under the radar at Iowa (22:06) and why nobody should have wanted to fight Bruce Lee after the 30 for 30 on his life "Be Water" has aired (38:49). To wrap things up an IYHH including Democrats wearing "Kente" cloth at Capitol Hill (47:29) and your voicemails from when someone went cheap on you like Virgil Abloh.
Up Out The Paint & Civil Rights Lawyer Carl E. Douglas: 6/4/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on problematic words from Drew Brees' in an interview with Yahoo! Finance (1:15) and a misstep from Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell (20:05). He underscores how long the road is for both of them to maintain the trust of their teams. Plus, civil rights lawyer Carl E. Douglas joins the show (26:08) to discuss the country's history with policing and why George Floyd's murder has created this moment (26:23).
Listen to Me Now: 6/2/20
Bomani Joins shares his thoughts on the effect that the killing of George Floyd has had on society (1:19). This includes why he sees hypocrisy in all of the statements released by professional sports teams (20:09) as well as why he has set aside Dabo Swinney for criticism specifically regarding his public comments (34:24). Plus, an IYHH including whether or not you need to wear a mask while running (48:18) and your voicemails of the wildest lie you have ever seen like Lance Armstrong in "Lance" (58:59).
Nick Wright of FS1 Re-Litigates NBA History: 5/28/20
Bomani Jones welcomes his friend, FS1's Nick Wright to the show for the first time for a wide-ranging conversation. The guys discuss how much of the modern NBA post-1990 needs to be re-litigated when it comes to ranking the greatest players and competitive balance (1:03). Nick defends his LeBron James as "the greatest ever" take (22:21) and Bomani complains about group projects again (34:15). Plus, what is the tipping point for sports news coverage on social activism in light of the George Floyd tragedy (44:19).
Play It As It Lies: 5/26/20
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on "the match", and why he can sympathize with Tom Brady as someone who is not very good at golf (2:42). Also, why he would like to see Michael Jordan compete next time, but is open to suggestions on who should join him. Plus, why Cam Newton still does not "have a job" (16:41) and what Bo found interesting about part one of "Lance" (26:04). IYHH returns, including "Karen" from Central Park (38:39) and your voicemails from when you got "run up on" like Earl Thomas (52:10).
Check to Check & Book Club Finale: 5/21/20
Bomani Jones discusses the "funny money" implications of NBA owners and the possible return to action for the league, namely Tillman Fertitta in light of his recent visit to The White House (1:34). Plus, author and journalist Sam Smith joins for the final installment of The Right Time Book Club on his book "The Jordan Rules", including if he thought it would be controversial when he wrote it, the media's fascination with Michael Jordan, and Jordan's view of Horace Grant as "the snitch" when it came to the book's sourcing (13:48). All that and more!
Michael Smith recaps 'Last Dance': 5/19/20
Bomani Jones and Michael Smith share their takes on "The Last Dance" as a whole after the last two episodes have aired, including the lengths of Michael Jordan's motivation tactics, what episodes were their favorite, the challenges the doc faced with storytelling arc, Jordan's flex on the Kenny Lattimore "deep cut" and more (1:08). Plus, the guys take your voicemail questions on Jordan and the Bulls' Dynasty, such as what their favorite pair of J's are (39:20).
Bonus: When MJ was beaten in 1-1 at 'Flight School': 5/16/20
From The Right Time secret vault, former Princeton player, founder and CEO of the nation's largest minority run mutual fund John Rogers Jr. shares with Bomani Jones about the time he beat Michael Jordan at his "Flight School" camp in Las Vegas, which caused "his airness" to stop playing campers.
The Dotted Line & Book Club Part 4: 5/14/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on comments from Blake Snell regarding health and financial concerns with re-starting the MLB season (1:07) as well as why Tom Brady's support of the Players Coalition letter on Ahmaud Arbery's death has gone under-the-radar (13:40). Plus, 3x NBA Champion Bulls G and Executive VP/Managing Executive of Wasserman agency basketball division B.J. Armstrong joins for the fourth installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including how teammates viewed Michael Jordan's leadership style, what kind of effect Phil Jackson had on the team as well as how his POV has changed being involved on the business side of the game (25:01). All that and more!
Rare Air & Christian Dawkins from HBO's "The Scheme": 5/12/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on the events and themes discussed in "The Last Dance" Episodes 7 and 8, including Scottie Pippen "quitting" on his teammates during the '94 ECF, Michael Jordan deciding to retire after the Bulls' three-peat in '93 as well as whether or not his "bad teammate" imagery really matters in the end (1:43). Plus, agent Christian Dawkins from HBO's "The Scheme" discusses his ongoing battle with the NCAA, the hidden economy around amateur athletics and much more.
Time To Ride & Book Club Part 3: 5/7/20
Bomani Jones shares how he received the Earl Thomas-TMZ story, including whether or not it is okay to laugh at and why you don't have to get ready if you "stay ready" (1:10). Plus, NBA Hall of Famer Joe Dumars joins for the third installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why he was Michael Jordan's "toughest defender", whether or not the reputation that the Pistons had back then mattered to him at all and when he thought the Bulls had caught them (17:34). All that and more!
Republicans Buy Sneakers Too & Scoop Jackson on 'The Last Dance': 5/5/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on the conversation around Michael Jordan's social activism or to some lack thereof as discussed in "The Last Dance" Episodes 5 and 6 (1:06). Plus, ESPN's Scoop Jackson joined to continue the discussion (17:43). They touch on whether or not Jordan was obligated to do more, how he and Chicago native Isiah Thomas connected with the city on different levels, whether or not they will ever "patch things up", and why Thomas got passed over for the 92' Olympic team.
This Ain't It & Book Club Part 2: 4/30/20
Bomani Jones goes in on why the NCAA ruling that players can profit off of their own likeness still doesn't accomplish a victory for the players (1:42). Plus, Vinnie Goodwill joins for the second installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why the Pistons loomed so large for the Bulls in that time period, the team was able to survive Michael Jordan's wrath to unify and Scottie Pippen's greatness remains so difficult for a Detroit guy like Vinnie to recognize (21:43). All that and more!
True Superstar & Brian Koppelman on Season 5 of 'Billions': 4/28/20
Bomani Jones explains Isiah Thomas as the definitive NBA divider of public opinion and the oddity of Dennis Rodman as the connective tissue between the Pistons and Bulls in the aftermath of episodes 3 and 4 of "The Last Dance" (2:16). Plus, filmmaker Brian Koppelman returns to talk "Last Dance" and "Billions" season 5, including pacifying genius like in Michael Jordan, developing affections for characters as well as the difficulty in musically scoring documentaries and films (18:56).
24/7 Title & Book Club Part 1: 4/23/20
Bomani Jones wonders when Rob Gronkowski will have to defend his 24/7 WWE championship now that he's joined Tom Brady on the Buccaneers and shares why he feels bad for Patriots fans for a reason you might not have noticed (1:15). Plus, J.A. Adande joins for the first installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why the 90-91 season was so pivotal for Michael Jordan's effect on the league and his will to prove doubters wrong (15:19). Could you win Michael's way? What was Phil Jackson chasing? All that and more!
Let's Dance & Ethan Sherwood Strauss on 'The Victory Machine': 4/21/20
Bomani Jones recaps the first set of episodes from "The Last Dance", including how the ability or lack thereof between Michael Jordan, Jerry Krause, Scottie Pippen, and Phil Jackson to coexist like "a group project in school" hits differently for each of them (1:40). Bo also touches on why people are too hard on the NFL right now for trying to put on a virtual draft (32:15). Plus, Ethan Sherwood Strauss of The Athletic stops by to discuss his book "The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty" (36:30).
Texas Story Time and more with Joel Anderson Of Slate: 4/16/20
Bomani Jones and Joel Anderson of Slate get together for some Texas story time (1:40) and talk the integration of college sports (12:43), how Joel would've dealt with returning to school amid COVID-19 when he was a college athlete (19:41), the ability of athletic departments to survive economic downturns (25:52) as well as rappers on IG spreading misinformation (35:59). Plus, how the time machine on tweets compares to Kyle Larson (46:20) and the NFL draft (54:11).
Show Me The Money: 4/14/20
Bomani Jones breaks down all angles of Christian McCaffery's record-breaking new contract with the Panthers, including why it takes a "want to" from the organization and whether or not he is worth it (2:45). Dak Prescott invited Ezekiel Elliot to a party with over 30 people (19:37) and NASCAR driver Kyle Larson running his mouth on iRacing reminded Bo of when he saw Django Unchained in theaters (29:07). Plus, an IYHH including a cross-country car race (38:51) and voicemails from when you did something "extra" to get your money back (52:47).
Follow The Leader, The Caddie Michael Collins talks Masters: 4/9/20
Bomani Jones explains why he thinks college football is getting "exposed" right now with coaches like Mike Gundy and Dabo Swinney calling for a return at all costs (1:15). Plus, the caddie Michael Collins stops by (13:14). The guys discuss the "branding" of the Masters and why golf is so image conscious (22:53), how the golf calendar has been reset (40:40) and much more.
Under Pressure: 4/7/20
Bomani Jones shares why he thinks the "well what about" pressure being placed on leagues to re-start their seasons isn't worth it (2:09) and why he's not as happy about Mike Leach finally getting caught up for his wildin' tweets as everyone might think (21:44). Plus he dishes on a 2018 plot by then Michigan G Duncan Robinson to boycott the Final Four "open practice" (30:02), an IYHH with the passing of soul music legend Bill Withers (36:15) and your voicemails of sneaking around the house during these COVID-19 times (48:48).
Roy Wood Jr. of The Daily Show: 4/2/20
Bomani Jones and comedian Roy Wood Jr. from The Daily Show laugh about homeschooling kids (11:42), comedy and producer battles on IG (15:10), the cancellation of events like Essence Festival (20:06), being deprived of sports enough to watch the "simulation football channel" (23:44), story time from HBCU (32:14), Chris Cuomo vs. Andrew Cuomo (48:07) and avoiding the ramifications of refusing rent payment to your landlord (54:19).
Pass The Sticks: 3/31/20
Bomani Jones discusses the announcement of the early release of ESPN's Michael Jordan documentary "The Last Dance" and follows it up with a special announcement for The Right Time (2:35). He weighs in on the NBA launching a 2k tournament with players only (19:04) and the viability of re-starting sports in quarantined world cup-style camps with empty arenas (27:21). Plus, an IYHH including a pit bull driving a high-speed chase vehicle (37:36) and your voicemails of what you've learned homeschooling your kids (48:05).
Shannon Penn talks home-schooling, Dak and Cam: 3/26/20
Bomani Jones and former show producer Shannon Penn discuss the technical competency of teachers as they give virtual instruction to elementary school children (2:30), teams not giving back to COVID-19 support in proportion with their overall net worth (18:21), how the situation affects Dak Prescott's contract negotiations (27:12) and how underappreciated Cam Newton was during his time with the Panthers (32:50).
Hold Up: 3/24/20
Bomani Jones wonders how the Olympic athletes will be able to stay fit in self-isolation with Tokyo 2020 getting postponed till 2021 (2:03). What does Seth Wickersham's piece on Tom Brady choosing to leave New England reveal about where it leaves the Patriots at QB (16:57) and how does the suspension of the NBA season affect the salary cap and in turn the players' wallets (27:51)? Plus, an IYHH including D-Nice running a club on his IG (34:28) and your voicemails from your worst haircuts (46:23).
Spencer Hall on football coach attire, NCAA Tournament & Brady to TB: 3/19/20
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall of SB Nation discuss the attire of head football coaches in light of people refusing to wear work clothes remotely (7:20), if anyone is missing the NCAA Tournament TV product and why linemen dancing should replace it (22:02) as well as how much colleges didn't want to cancel their spring games (35:54). Plus, just what is Tom Brady's experience going to be like in Tampa (55:21) and what will the post-lasik Jameis be like (1:02:26)?
Not So Free, Agency: 3/17/20
Bomani Jones shares why he's not necessarily a fan of this working from home situation, and you shouldn't be either despite what people say about enjoying "being alone" (1:54). Plus, Tom Brady and Cam Newton won't be returning to their respective teams (17:05) and the Texans trade DeAndre Hopkins (25:14). Plus, an IYHH with colleges shutting down amid Coronavirus (32:56) and your best voicemails on what made you "quit football" (43:17).
Domonique Foxworth on the NFL's CBA: 3/12/20
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth discuss the negotiations for the NFL's next collective bargaining agreement. Is a seventeenth game worth it (4:28)? Foxworth looks back on the previous negotiations and how united (or not) the players are (15:47). How does this compare to labor in the other leagues (21:17) and what impression did have of the owners he worked alongside when he was NFLPA president (32:17)? Plus, why Foxworth continues to "stan" for Ozzie Newsome (48:22) and where is Tom Brady's next destination (57:19)?
Parental Advisory: 3/10/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on how the Coronavirus is affecting the tail end of the season for the NBA and CBB (1:54), whether or not the "Nets culture" was actually conducive to superstar talent in the aftermath of the team parting ways with coach Kenny Atkinson (22:05) as well as why there may be no winners in the NFL's CBA negotiations (31:43). Plus, an IYHH including a female komodo dragon conceiving babies without a male partner (41:44) and your stories from the lengths of avoiding the Coronavirus (52:27).
All Knicks-ed Up, Stephon Marbury: 3/5/20
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts about the diabolical situation with the Knicks, including James Dolan, Charles Oakley, Spike Lee and more (2:21). Plus, Former NBA G Stephon Marbury stops by to discuss the new documentary about his life "A Kid from Coney Island" (18:20). They touch on how playing with his brothers nurtured his talent as a prospect, why he loves Atlanta after spending only one year at Georgia Tech (28:02), fans misunderstanding his time in Minnesota (33:35), sharing his bout with depression via social media (38:04) as well as his time in China (44:50).
Funny Money: 3/3/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on LeBron's relationship or lack thereof with Zion Williamson and what it says about his ascension in the league (1:16), how he would "fix" the NFL Combine (14:03), as well as how the NFL players are addressing their possible strike against the proposed collective bargaining agreement. (22:32). Plus, an IYHH including a man in Oregon getting caught trying to buy Girl Scout cookies with fake money (33:21) and your voicemails from when you got kicked out of your crew like Flava Flav and Public Enemy (46:50).
Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report talks "Take It There" Season 2: 2/27/20
Bomani Jones and Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report chat about Season 2 of her show "Take It There" (3:10), including her latest episodes with Chris Paul (12:09) and Kevin Durant (26:40). Taylor and Bo talk about the last time they were nervous (19:39), burner accounts vs. lurk accounts on social (32:11), dealing with fame (43:50), what's coming next for her in her career (53:01) and much more.
Weight of the World: 2/25/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on Deontay Wilder's loss to Tyson Fury and whether or not his excuse about the heavy pre-fight suit contributing to his TKO holds any water (3:51). Plus, Michael Jordan's display of emotion at Kobe and Gianna Bryant's celebration of life (14:35) and when hand size matters for NFL draft prospects at the QB position (25:42). Plus, an IYHH including tips for locking in cheaper airfares (33:58) and your voicemails from mixed race fight parties of years past or present (50:54).
Three-Time NBA Champion Bruce Bowen: 2/20/20
Bomani and three-time NBA Champion Bruce Bowen discuss NBA storylines for the second half of the season. Can Houston's small-ball work in the postseason (3:02)? Which team will rise to the top in the East? Are the Bucks balanced enough (9:55) or will the leaders on the Sixers step it up (15:38)? How about the Lakers and Clippers out West (30:05)? Were the Warriors smart to pick up Andrew Wiggins (44:37)? Plus, what it was like guarding Rasheed Wallace and Vince Carter (58:43).
Perception Problem: 2/18/20
Bomani Jones weighs in on the most entertaining bits from All-Star Weekend, including Kyrie Irving getting elected VP of the NPAPA, the changes to the format of the All-Star Game itself and controversy in the dunk contest scoring (1:57). Bo shares why player justice won't make the Astros apologize for the sign-stealing scandal (19:48). Can you ever remember a team soft-peddling like what is happening with John Beilein and the Cavs (36:52)? Plus, an IYHH including Millennials actually saving for their retirement (46:53) and your voicemails from a great idea you had that was stolen (53:55).
Ta-Nehisi Coates: 2/13/20
Bomani Jones is joined by author Ta-Nehisi Coates to chat about how the issues presented in "Vick", the latest 30 for 30 documentary, are permeating through the culture right now. They discuss black quarterbacks in the league historically like Warren Moon and Randall Cunningham (2:24), bringing people from your childhood along with you professionally (12:06), the stigma behind dog fighting and Vick's rehabilitation (18:01), players utilizing the power they possess (35:22), code-switching (52:15) and more. Plus, what's next for him (55:29)?
For The Love Of The Game: 2/11/20
Bomani Jones wonders what kind of following does the XFL need to break even despite fielding a league of "sorry" players (1:55). Why do we feel the need to speak Taysom Hill into existence as a franchise QB when you already have Teddy Bridgewater on your roster (15:53)? Dwyane Wade sets an example for all parents and Bo tells you why (29:42). Plus, an IYHH including a hydrogen-powered superyacht (39:28) and your "wrastlin" destruction voicemails (50:59).
Howard Bryant of ESPN on "Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field": 2/6/20
Bomani and Howard Bryant discuss his newest book, "Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field". They dish on the inspiration for the book (1:52), Jay-Z's relationship with the NFL (7:35), why some athletes avoid their "black-ness" and how it contributes to the segregation of locker rooms (17:05). Plus, paid patriotism in the NFL (31:51) as well as what role Colin Kaepernick has to play in our culture going forward (45:38).
Michael Vick: A Complex Path: 2/6/20
After being named a captain in this year's Pro Bowl, Michael Vick faced a new wave of criticism. Animal advocates and football fans alike point to Vick being sent to federal prison for his involvement in dogfighting. Between Vick's initial NFL run, his time served and his return to football following that sentence, he has a complicated story. Ahead of tonight's "30 for 30" documentary, ESPN's Bomani Jones explores the context of Vick's career, his ongoing path to redemption and what his legacy will be.
Casualty Of Progress: 2/4/20
Bomani doesn't take too much pleasure in being right most times, but in the case of Jimmy Garoppolo he does (1:56). He shares why the 49ers were a "casualty of progress" and covers Jay-Z's interview in the New York Times about his involvement with the NFL as well as problematic Super Bowl commercials (15:19). Plus, the role LeBron James played Friday night as Staples Center remembered Kobe Bryant (27:22), an IYHH including fare evasion in NYC's subway system (34:09) and a midseason version of #HesStillInTheLeague (45:05).
Vinnie Goodwill, Yahoo! Sports: 1/30/20
Bomani and Vinnie Goodwill from Yahoo! Sports discuss Kobe Bryant's career after his passing (4:26). They look back on how his arc in the league compares with contemporaries Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal (22:09). Plus, the loyalty of the "Kobe-stan" (40:11), his relationship with other players in the league and much more (51:10).
Rest In Peace: 1/28/20
In an emotional edition of the show, Bomani shares his thoughts on the loss of Lakers and basketball legend Kobe Bryant who passed away on Sunday along with his 13-year old daughter Gianna and 7 others in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles. He discusses the disbelief he felt in the aftermath of the news (1:24), why he means something different to every one of us (20:30) and how he won over his on-the-court detractors (36:18). Plus, an IYHH including a new level of security for Tinder users (50:24) and a few more of your Kobe voicemails (58:51).
Franchise Guy, Dan Wetzel on Netflix Aaron Hernandez Documentary: 1/23/20
Bomani shares his takeaways from Zion Williamson's debut for the Pelicans (2:13) and why he doesn't think Eli Manning is a Hall of Famer in light of his retirement from football (9:07). Plus, Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports joins to discuss the Netflix documentary he executive produced "Killer Inside: The Mind of Hernandez" (14:52). Together they delve into the scope of the doc including Aaron's motive for the murder of Odin Lloyd, what role the Patriots played in monitoring Hernandez's behavior and more.
A Family Affair: 1/21/20
Bomani dishes on why he's stunned by Patrick Mahomes' quick ascension to the top of the AFC and quarterback play across the league (2:03), why the Niners are successful in spite of Jimmy Garoppolo and how Kyle Shanahan's success plays into the conversation about nepotism amongst NFL coaches (16:21 ). Plus, why people need to leave Bronny James alone (30:35), an IYHH including the ethical problems of 3D-printed skeletons (37:28) as well as Bo's words on how we can honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (50:07).
Spencer Hall of SB Nation: 1/16/20
Bomani and Spencer Hall look back on the National Championship and examine just what a perfect storm LSU's miraculous season was (1:17). They also get into why what Clemson has accomplished is just as unique (17:29), Odell's $100 handshakes post-game (28:39), coach Ed Orgeron's ties with the Governor's office in Louisiana (37:05), the chances we'll see Bobby Petrino back in CFB (45:24) and more. Plus, why Eminem was the last person in the world to "get" the internet (1:02:02).
Cheating The Game: 1/14/20
Bomani reacts to LSU's big win over Clemson in the National Championship, including just how far the program as well as coach Ed Orgeron have come to get here (1:24). Punishment has been handed down to the Astros for "stealing signs", Bo dishes on why "dorks" are hurting the game (16:57) as well as why Marshawn Lynch is a treasure to be celebrated (29:41). Plus, an edition of IYHH with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry "stepping away" from "Royal" life (39:09) and your voicemails from when "the game was cheating" (52:20).
Domonique Foxworth of The Undefeated: 1/9/20
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth discuss the effectiveness of the "Rooney Rule" in the aftermath of Joe Judge's hire in New York (3:38). They weigh in on why it shouldn't be up to people of color to "solve" the problem of the lack of minority head coached in the league and how that same prejudice extends to other positions on the field. Plus, they weigh in on the postseason (39:40), how lit Baltimore will be if Lamar Jackson delivers a Super Bowl (45:10) and why Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome's legacy will be everlasting (50:22).
Old People Playbook: 1/7/20
Bomani weighs in on the hiring of Mike McCarthy by the Cowboys, including the reported night he spent over at Jerry Jones' house to seal the deal (1:57). Nobody wants to say Tom Brady is washed, but Bo will say it (14:02). Plus, enjoying the misfortune of Saints fans (26:37), the first IYHH of 2020 featuring millennials getting scammed on the internet (35:58) and your New Year's resolutions for athletes and celebs (51:03).
Shannon Penn on Giants and Knicks fan misery: 12/19/19
Bomani is joined by former The Right Time producer Shannon Penn in the last episode of 2019 to chat about his sorry Giants (1:02), the parallels between Dave Gettleman and Tom Coughlin (12:07), if Philip Rivers is done (28:25) and the Super Bowl picture in the AFC (33:52). Plus, sizing up the QB's in the College Football Playoff (42:34), the misery of the Knicks (50:05) and much more!
Urban Dictionary: 12/17/19
Bomani weighs in on the possibility that Urban Meyer may return to coaching in the NFL (0:38), controversy surrounding several cadets from College GameDay at Army-Navy (19:15) and radio host Tom Joyner's retirement as it relates to #BlackFamous (31:17). Plus, an IYHH with Kanye and Jay-Z reunited (46:09) as well as the final voicemail segment of 2019 with "why I quit football" stories (54:51).
Mina Kimes: 12/12/19
Bomani and Mina Kimes break out the receipts on Lamar Jackson and discuss how predictable (or not) his rise has been (2:45) as well as how he compares to other QB's from that draft class in Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen. Plus, how Joe Burrow fits the "Josh McCown Principle"(19:59), assessing Tom Brady's chances at making the Super Bowl this year (26:55) and whether or not Ryan Tannehill should be taken seriously (47:00).
Dedicated To Your...Kraft: 12/10/19
Bomani weighs in on more accusations of spying by the Patriots and admires the dedication despite what it may mean for their legacy (0:38). He also shares why he can sympathize with Odell Beckham Jr. for wanting out of Cleveland (10:42) and why we may be about to fall off a cliff in the quality of QB play across the NFL (19:28). Plus, an IYHH with robocalls killing the art of the conversation (30:22) as well as your voicemails from the time you "caught an L" and lived to tell the tale (38:45).
Exploit My Outrage, Fat Joe: 12/5/19
Bomani dishes on comments made by 49ers radio analyst Tim Ryan about Lamar Jackson's "blackness" (0:35) and LSU QB Joe Burrow's long goodbye to the student section since "he never really sees them" in class (16:12). Plus, Fat Joe joins the show to discuss his final album before retirement (22:25). What should you expect from "Family Ties?" They also get into how he's able to change up his style to fit the times as well as his love for the Knicks (38:12).
This Is the Standard: 12/3/19
Bomani weighs in on why there's historical precedence at Alabama for coaches being on the hotseat despite legendary success in regards to Nick Saban as well as the situation for Jim Harbaugh at Michigan (0:40). Why Josh Shaw seems to have no idea when to lie and when to tell the truth (14:27) and Bo thinks the NBA needs to switch things up if they want to boost their TV ratings (26:17). Plus, an IYHH with robot dogs (38:03) and your Thanksgiving stories (50:11).
The Right Time x Banner Society Collab: Sideline: 11/26/19
In a collaboration between Banner Society and The Right Time, Bomani is joined by Spencer Hall of Banner Society (5:38), Marcus Spears of ESPN (29:21), Steven Godfrey also of Banner Society (52:25) and Joel Anderson of Slate (1:23:25) for the first edition of the new series "Sideline: Boosters in CFB". They discuss who boosters are and how they exercise their power, the dark side of recruiting and what you are "agreeing to" when you take money from "bag men", who "bag men" are and what their impact is on the sport's economy at-large as well as how boosters factor into the hiring/firing of coaches.
ESPN's Howard Bryant: 11/21/19
Howard Bryant shares with Bomani what his weekend in Atlanta for Colin Kaepernick's workout was like (0:30). What was the NFL's position and how did it conflict with Colin's? Howard spoke with the NFL Thursday morning to sift through the unknown (10:32). Who laid the ground work for the workout? Why haven't we heard from anybody about the quality of the workout? Plus, why questions about his T-shirt miss the point (28:27) as well as how it to connects to Howard's new book that drops in January "Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field" (43:37).
Cruel Intentions, Sideline Pt.4: 11/19/19
Bomani goes level-by-level on Kaepernick's workout in Atlanta, including the NFL's intentions and why we're running out of excuses as to why he can't play in the league (0:40). Why Carmelo Anthony deserves to finish with dignity in Portland (21:29) and remembering the "Malice in the Palace" 15 years after the fact (27:09). Plus, Bo wraps up our series on boosters in college football, "Sideline" with Joel Anderson of Slate (34:10). They discuss how boosters factor into the hiring/firing of coaches, the role that conference alignment plays and which schools have the "want to" when it comes to growing their program.
Lamar vs. Deshaun: Dual-Threat Duel: 11/15/19
On Sunday, we will see one of the most anticipated match-ups of the NFL season - Deshaun Watson taking on Lamar Jackson. The last time these QBs faced off, they were in college. Watson on his way to winning a national championship with Clemson. Jackson at Louisville, about to win the Heisman Trophy. Now they are NFL MVP candidates. Domonique Foxworth joins Mina Kimes to breakdown the Sunday showdown that features two of the league's most exciting signal callers.
Prince memoir "The Beautiful Ones" Co-Author Dan Piepenbring: 11/14/19
Author Dan Piepenbring shares how he got the job of helping Prince write his memoir "The Beautiful Ones" (1:00). Where did they begin (7:10)? He and Bomani discuss the way in which Prince wanted to address race as a theme in the book (13:54), what surprised him about writing the book (18:05), how difficult the process was (22:08), what they weren't able to get into in before his passing (26:45), their favorite Prince records (33:05), how he feels now that the book has been released (43:36) and more.
Hustlin' Backwards: 11/12/19
Bomani dishes on why Ed Orgeron's postgame exploits and the beat down delivered to Alabama by LSU has reignited a rivalry of legendary proportions (0:37), why the NCAA is "hustlin' backwards" with James Wiseman at Memphis (12:13) also why Bo dominating in fantasy football in spite of not caring says something (25:20). Plus, an IYHH with "weight loss" THC (33:49) as well as "DJ" Mike Hitman on his Crimson Tide, Cowboys and Celtics (43:16).
DJ Premier: 11/7/19
DJ Premier of Gang Starr joins Bomani to chat about his upbringing in Houston (0:30), moving to New York, meeting MC Guru and joining his group as the DJ (7:45), developing his own style as a producer (18:05), the working friendship he's developed with Dr. Dre (24:50) as well as how his sound has changed over the years (35:46). Plus, the new Gang Starr record "One of the Best Yet" (39:39) and what he's into these days musically (52:52).
Patience Is A Virtue, Sideline Pt. 3: 11/5/19
Bomani dishes on the moment of no return for Lamar Jackson haters and why it cements the "year of the black quarterback" (0:36), as well as what remains suspect about Willie Taggart's firing from Florida State (16:34). Plus, Steven Godfrey of SB Nation's "Banner Society" joins Bomani for Part 3 of our series on boosters in college football called "Sideline" to chat about the "bag man" (32:28 ). They get into who these guys are, what their motivation is and what their impact is on the sport's economy at-large. Interested in the story from Steven that sparked the fire for this episode? Check it out here: https://www.bannersociety.com/2014/4/10/20703758/bag-man-paying-college-football-players
Joel Anderson: 10/31/19
Joel Anderson of Slate joins Bomani to chat about his new project "Slow Burn" Season 3: the unsolved murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. (0:29). They dish on episode one, which centers on the night that Tupac got shot five times in a New York recording studio. Also, where the rest of the series could end up and the problematic nature of that time in rap music. You can find it all here: https://slate.com/podcasts/slow-burn/s3/biggie-and-tupac. Plus, Joel's TCU beat Bo's Texas, so that needed to be addressed (41:57).
Who's Got Jokes?: 10/29/19
Bomani weighs in on saltiness from the Warriors with losing and Steve Kerr has it in him to coach a bad team (0:39), breaks down Anthony Davis telling LeBron to fix his hair piece and what it says about their relationship thus far (11:03) as well as John Gruden referring to Deshaun Watson's performance as "Michael Jordan-like" (24:48). Plus, an IYHH with Eminem's visit from the Secret Service (32:51) and Bo's review of "Jesus Is King" from Kanye West (42:55 ).
Vinnie Goodwill: 10/24/19
Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports joins Bo as the NBA season kicks off. Who's going to win it all this year (1:06)? Vinnie was at Celtics-Sixers Wednesday night and sizes up the both of their chances (6:34). Plus, breaking down the "steeze" of Tyler Herro and the credentials of this Heat team (13:40), if Giannis can take another leap this year (21:44), if Kyrie and Durant will mesh (29:43), what the Lakers need to do to contend for the title (37:19), whether or not Russell Westbrook's "cooked" (47:23) as well as much more.
Shock Value, Sideline Pt. 2: 10/22/19
Bomani urges everyone to appreciate Zion Williamson for what he is following his surgery ahead of opening night (4:04), revels in Michael Jordan being petty about Steph Curry's Hall of Fame credentials (10:42) and calls out the Astros regarding a staffer's outburst on Roberto Osuna (22:35). Plus, Marcus Spears joins Bomani in Part 2 of "Sideline" to chat about his recruitment to and time at LSU (33:09). They get into what you are "agreeing to" when you take money from "bag men" and what the weirdest thing a booster ever asked him to do was.
Gucci Mane: 10/17/19
Rapper Gucci Mane joins Bomani to chat about his new album "Woptober II" which drops on October 18th. They dish on what led him to the rap game (4:05), who influenced him early on (14:00), the process behind writing his autobiography (17:38), who he worked with on the new album (20:29), what he's learned from the record industry and how he can pass it on to other rappers coming up (23:34).
Stand And Deliver: 10/15/19
Bomani dishes on LeBron's comments regarding China and Daryl Morey (0:36), why the Panthers need to figure out if Cam Newton still has it before they turn the page (20:38) as well as why Baker Mayfield's "act" doesn't work when he is on the losing end (29:04). Plus, an IYHH with fish that can breathe on land (35:23) and a music AMA (43:22).
Bassey Ikpi, Author: 10/10/19
Author Bassey Ikpi joins Bomani to chat about her new book "I'm Telling The Truth But I'm Lying", which is a collection of essays about her road to diagnosis for Bipolar II. She discusses the experiences that she chronicles in the book (4:45), awareness in society of mental health issues (13:15), the reaction that she's received publicly after sharing her story (24:19), how writing about family and friends has been received (44:53) as well as her next steps (52:00).
Tread Lightly, Sideline Pt. 1: 10/8/19
Bomani recaps how the NBA's business relationship with China has become strained due to a tweet from Rockets GM Daryl Morey (0:42) and how Snoop Dog upset school officials with his "Midnight Madness" performance at Kansas University (19:22). Plus, Bo tips his cap to friend of the show Michael Smith on his new chapter (30:10) and Spencer Hall joins for part one of our series "Sideline" in conjunction with SB Nation's "Banner Society" about boosters in college football, including who boosters are as well as how they exercise their power (37:12).
Wendell Carter Jr., Bulls C: 10/3/19
Bulls C Wendell Carter joins Bomani to chat about getting paid like a professional (2:25), his mom speaking out about his situation at Duke (6:02), what he's looking forward to this season (8:58) and the differences between playing for Jim Boylen and Coach K (11:17). Plus, growing up in Atlanta (15:40), when he thought he had a future in the NBA (20:13), the Gucci-Wakanda fit he wore for the NBA Draft (22:13), getting settled in Chicago with his parents around (24:32) and more.
Stay Ready: 10/1/19
Bomani revels in the chickens finally coming home to roost for Kirk Cousins in Minnesota (0:34), wonders if Odell Beckham Jr. getting choked out by Marlon Humphrey tops the level of disrespect of "chain-snatching" (16:30) as well as if the league has finally caught up to Sean McVay and Jared Goff (26:37). Plus, flying spiders in a fresh edition IYHH (35:59) and now that the NBA is close to returning so has #StillInTheLeague (45:16).
Danny Brown: 9/26/19
Rapper and entertainer extraordinaire Danny Brown chats with Bomani about getting started in rap (1:25), teaching inmates how to rap during the time he spent in prison (7:45), his new single "Best Life" from the forthcoming album "uknowhatimsayin?" as well as what it was like having Q-Tip executive produce it (13:16), the trend in the rap game right now of shorter album releases (20:40) and working with different producers over the years (29:53). Plus, his inspirations growing up (37:18), his show on Viceland "Danny's House" and his interest in comedy (44:46).
Flip The Script: 9/24/19
Bomani throws shade at the Giants for trading away Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns in the spring despite wanting rookie Daniel Jones to be successful in light of his strong first start (0:35), how Washington has turned on their miserable football franchise (13:03) and adds why he'd want out of AB's "group chat" (20:40). Plus, an IYHH with Tekashi 6ix9ine's courtroom accusations (32:12) and voicemails of when someone showed up to hoop dressed like they were 'bout that life, only to prove to NOT be 'bout that life (49:35).
The Right Time Book Club: The Fierce Life Of An American Hero: 9/20/19
Listener! Now that the Book Club on "Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero" featuring Howard Bryant, Lonna O'Neal and author Mike Freeman has concluded, we wanted to share with those who may have missed it the collection in its entirety. Enjoy!
Michael Felder: 9/19/19
Bomani and Michael Felder of Stadium dive deeper into the problematic nature of Tim Tebow's First Take comments on amateurism (2:59), including the misconceptions about the physical toll of college football (9:20) and where "coaches over players" fits into the debate (16:11). Plus, the anomaly of UCF (20:38), Jalen Hurts looking good at OU (24:52), the evolution of Nick Saban (32:52), what is disappointing about Texas to him (41:46) and why you need to pay attention to Chuba Hubbard from Oklahoma State (49:56).
Enough Is Enough: 9/17/19
Bomani shares why those crying foul over the trend of NFL players requesting to be traded are off-base (0:34), the problem he has with Tim Tebow's comments that an education is "enough" compensation for college athletes (17:21) as well as why after being replaced as starter by Daniel Jones Eli Manning should just retire (35:27). Plus, an IYHH that includes comedian Shane Gillis being dropped from next season's SNL cast (41:22) as well as your voicemails of when heckling went "too far" (51:41).
Domonique Foxworth: 9/12/19
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth chat about the Antonio Brown situation, including how it compares to Randy Moss' addition in New England and whether or not the "Commissioner's Exempt List" reaches its desired effect (3:14). Plus, which player on the Dolphins will "snap" first, why no amount of money should be enough to be "cool" with losing and much more (35:25).
Wildin' Out: 9/10/19
Bomani silences claims that Antonio Brown is a victim (0:37), shares why the Dolphins' attempt to tank is "morally" wrong (16:03) as well as touches on a new bill in California that could change the game for college athletes regarding endorsement opportunities (27:30). Plus, an IYHH with an update on the Chevy Chase dog park and the inaugural event at the Chase Center in S.F. featuring Metallica (37:18) in addition to the funniest voicemails of listeners getting into fights wither their coaches/bosses a la A.B. (50:52).
Mina Kimes: 9/5/19
Bomani and Mina Kimes discuss Ezekiel Elliott's new deal in the context of the league overall "paying running backs", including whether or not holding out is the right answer for every player seeking more money and how it connects with Andrew Luck's retirement (1:30). Plus, whether or not Jared Goff's contract is indicative of the level that he could reach among other QB's (26:24), why Kyle Shanahan needs Jimmy Garoppolo to be awesome this year (37:255) as well as the possibility Antonio Brown just "isn't good" at social media (44:25).
The Baddest Man: 9/3/19
Bomani dishes on the calamity of trades for the Texans and Bill O'Brien, including Jadeveon Clowney going out and Laremy Tunsil coming in (0:40). CFB has returned and Bo highlights why there's more than one interesting story with Hugh Freeze at Liberty (14:50) as well as why Danil Medvedev was the "baddest" man in tennis until Bo googled him (27:00). Plus, an expanded IYHH with citizens trying to ban "barking" at a dog park near D.C. and Jay-Z's "Inspire Change" NFL apparel line (37:08) as well as your outlandish invention story voicemails in honor of LeBron and "Taco Tuesday" (50:09).
Spencer Hall: 8/29/19
Bomani and Spencer Hall of SB Nation dish on what intrigues them about the CFB season, including Georgia Tech transitioning off of the triple option offense (1:20), just how Clemson became a national power and remains as such (6:42), what it would take for Nick Saban to be on the hotseat (22:24), the future for Urban Meyer as it relates to USC/Notre Dame (30:09) as well as much more.
Calling It Quits, Book Club Finale: 8/27/19
Bomani dishes on why you shouldn't have an issue with Andrew Luck's decision to retire (0:40) and if Dwight Howard's second chance with the Lakers will be a success (18:14). He also has a laugh at the fiction that is the rivalry between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova (29:12). Plus, in the finale of The Right Time Book Club, author Mike Freeman covers how the message of his book resonates today as well as the most interesting bit of information he came across during his research (41:23).
10th Anniversary: Dan, Mina, Bomani and Zach's Favorites: 8/9/19
To help celebrate ten years of 30 for 30 films, we've invited some of our favorite other ESPN podcasters to give picks for their favorite films: Dan Le Batard, Mina Kimes, Bomani Jones, and Zach Lowe talk with Jody Avirgan. Subscribe to all their podcasts now! The entire 30 for 30 film archive is available exclusively on our streaming service ESPN+: es.pn/2shPit7
Joel Anderson: 8/8/19
Joel Anderson of Slate joins Bomani to talk about his claim that he was the "fastest 10-year old in America" in 1988 (3:30). Plus, their disdain for internet "lists" in the context of the "Top 50 Rappers" list that has set Twitter alight (8:57) as well as the NCAA's new rule change about the eligibility of agents that some are calling the "Rich Paul rule" (28:47).
Time To Say Goodbye: 8/6/19
Bomani shares why he feels the media is turning a blind eye to messaging of racial injustice by Champ Bailey and Ed Reed during Hall of Fame weekend (0:38), discusses the likability of Baker Mayfield and this Browns team (22:28) as well as the validity in the selections of the "all-decade team" for the 2010's by NBA.com (33:04). Plus, an IYHH with a wearable HVAC unit (39:33) and your stories of why you "quit football" (47:03).
Tim Anderson, White Sox SS: 8/1/19
Bomani chats with White Sox SS Tim Anderson about the grind of a baseball season (0:46), pivoting to baseball after playing basketball growing up (1:44), his passion for the game (2:50), the goals he had growing up in Tuscaloosa (6:44), playing in the minor leagues (10:10), moving to Chicago (11:52), expressing himself on the field and inspiring young kids (12:44), what can MLB do to improve marketing/branding for MLB players (21:10), how he can improve his game (23:18) as well as his response to getting suspended back in May (25:27).
Book Club Part 2: 7/30/19
Bomani explains why this is the optimal time for Ezekiel Elliott to hold out, but that he's only going to get his money if he's willing to miss games (0:46). In response to Jeremy Lin's emotional speech about hitting rock bottom, he comes to understand Lin's quest for respect within the NBA community (19:18). Plus, in Part 2 of The Right Time Book Club, Bomani and Lonnae O'Neal discuss the middle of Mike Freeman's book "Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero", including Brown's complicated history with women (48:58).
Domonique Foxworth: 7/24/19
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth of The Undefeated dish on reports of Adrian Peterson's recent financial woes (6:23), including stories of trusting financial advisors/agents as well as how much of a role the NFL Players Association should have in offering support to players across the league (11:13). Plus, Jalen Ramsey makes a scene at training camp over securing the deal he desires (22:00), why defensive players are "wired" differently (33:20) as well as whether or not it is okay to dunk on your children (43:15).
Bomani shares why he feels that it is all too convenient to forget just how good of a player Barry Bonds was when it comes time for Baseball's Hall of Fame inductions every year (0:43). In light of stars electing not to play for the US MBB team at the FIBA World Cup, he analyzes when the "thrill" in participating went away and how to fix (16:40). A story about Chris Paul trying to prevent players from going "broke" reminds him of a conversation he had with his TV producer Erik Rydholm regarding trust another with financial advice (28:24). Plus, a fresh IYHH involving the politician who might've been fired for being a "fan" of Tupac (43:48) and your voicemails of the craziest thing you've seen "heat" do (53:43).
Big K.R.I.T.: 7/18/19
Bomani is joined by the rapper Big K.R.I.T. to dish on his new album "K.R.I.T. iz Here" which is available now. He dishes on operating separate as an artist from a label post his split with Def Jam (0:55), building his brand independently via "Multi Alumni" (7:45), the "nitty gritty" of producing others like Bun B (19:30), letting go of creative control on his own album (29:24), his passion for old-school vinyl records (38:29), what his next move is (41:37) and more.
Father Time: 7/16/19
Bomani weighs in on the Russell Westbrook trade and recaps meeting Zion in Vegas (0:35). Plus, he dishes on whether or not it is fair to suggest "father time" is catching up with Serena Williams in wake of her loss to Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final (15:32) and Baxter Holmes' story about how the specialization of child athletes is causing serious health issues (26:20). An IYHH featuring a hoverboard flying over "Bastille Day" in Paris (37:10) and inspirational voicemails from listeners dealing with blackouts cap things off (49:19).
Shannon Penn: 7/11/19
Bomani welcomes back former The Right Time producer Shannon Penn for a therapy session about the New York Knicks (0:45), including missing out on Durant/Kyrie to the Nets and how it changes the dynamic between the two fanbases. Is it time to jump ship if you love the Knicks? Plus, how Kawhi to the Clippers alters what is possible for the landscape of the NBA (33:26) and when it makes sense to speak up about your one-time claim to fame (49:26).
Kawhi-ser Soze: 7/9/19
Bomani makes his triumphant return from vacation to unpack everything that happened in free agency, including Kawhi Leonard having the vision to choose the Clippers and bring Paul George with him (0:41) as well as just how balanced the league is now with stars pairing up (16:40). Plus, the sentiments around the USWNT's World Cup victory (29:41), a fresh IYHH including Bo's thoughts on the "Blue Bell Licker" (45:22) and your best 4th of July weekend cookout stories (58:42).
Book Club Part 1: 7/1/19
It's that time of year again and The Right Time Book Club has returned for its second installment with Mike Freeman's "Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero". In Part 1, Bomani and Howard Bryant discuss Jim Brown's upbringing, his years at Syracuse, meritocracy in sports, the effect of early quotas on the color barrier in the NFL and much more.
Setting The Table: 6/27/19
After a no-show from today's guest, Bomani decides to set the table for free agency. He discusses the hilarity in Houston's pursuit of Jimmy Butler and why the Rockets would believe he wants to play for his hometown squad (3:35). Does the Kemba vs. Kyrie debate sound like a good idea to you? Not for Bo. The backlash to Kyrie when he returns to Boston is going to be something else (17:53). Plus, how it parallels to the situation with the Lakers (35:16).
The Right Time x The Hoop Collective Collab: 6/22/19
In a collaboration between The Hoop Collective and The Right Time, Bomani is joined by ESPN NBA analyst Brian Windhorst (2:48), NBA agent Bill Duffy (18:20), NBAPA Executive Director Michele Roberts (28:01) and ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks (41:17) for the first edition of the new series "Baseline: The Supermax". They discuss what the "super team" preventing CBA provision is, who it affects, why it has been or not been successful, the value of talent, the union's role in protecting that as well as how difficult it is to construct a roster around.
Vincent Goodwill: 6/20/19
Bomani is joined by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports to expand upon his Rockets story, including whether or not Chris Paul is the only one that should be trying to leave Houston (7:26). Plus, the guys wonder who will go where in free agency (38:08) and discuss the Anthony Davis trade (49:29), but first have to talk about Vincent's "Bad Boys" t-shirt (0:55).
Hindsight Is 50/50: 6/18/19
Bomani dives into every facet of Anthony Davis' trade from the Pelicans to the Lakers. Did Rob Pelinka not realize that the timing of the trade would mess up their salary cap situation? Are they the favorites in the west now (0:36)? Also, Bo thinks you should stop asking who "won" the trade in the context of the Pelicans (16:20). Has the new ESPN story about the Rockets' dysfunction made us forget how good they are (28:13)? Plus, in IYHH Bo and Greg Cote cover OJ's entrance to Twitter (40:00) and "DJ" Mike Hitman discusses the folly of the Celtics and more (51:47)
Marcus Thompson, The Athletic: 6/13/19
Bomani is joined by Marcus Thompson of The Athletic to weigh in on the emotional response in and around the Warriors to Kevin Durant's injury (3:29) as well how the city of Oakland feels about the team leaving town (22:28). Plus, they have a conversation about the difficulties behind landing a job in the front office of an NBA team if you are a person of color (45:13).
How You Like Me Now?: 6/11/19
Bomani lambasts those who questioned Kevin Durant's resolve in the lead up to Game 5 of the NBA Finals where he re-injured himself shortly after starting (0:37). Will the Warriors' supporting cast be able to step up in what could be their last game at Oracle (14:34)? Plus, Bo offers his balanced take on the basketball analytics community after Jalen Rose's interview with the New Yorker (24:36) and we get a fresh dose of IYHH (43:27) as well as your best Kawhi-related tall tales (52:44).
Johnny Sweet, Director of Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story: 6/6/19
Bomani chats with documentarian Johnny Sweet about his film "Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story". They discuss Ron's upbringing in the Queensbridge projects of NYC (4:05), his development as a high school player (6:45), his time at St. John's (8:50), the brief point he worked for Circuit City (14:30), the story behind the "Malice at the Palace" (16:40), Artest's domestic violence arrest (25:50) and how he dealt with mental health issues (28:45). Plus, the part that music played in the film (39:22) and what didn't end up making it in that he wishes would have (45:35).
King In The North: 6/4/19
Bomani Jones dishes on his trip up to Toronto for Game 2 of the NBA Finals and takes you inside the arena, as he assesses whether or not his Twitter beef with the city was warranted (0:38). Is it realistic to think Kawhi will stay (13:45)? We have new revelations from Kawhi's past at San Diego State that are hilarious (24:21) and Leonard has sued Nike over his logo (16:32). Plus, Bo marvels at Anthony Joshua's loss to Andy Ruiz (30:51), the cyborg's Jeopardy demise in IYHH (36:30) and the most extravagant lies you've heard via our voicemail line (45:46).
Taylor Rooks: 5/30/19
Bomani welcomes Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report for a wide-ranging conversation including Uber etiquette (1:19), her show "Take It There" on the BR App (9:08) and the best interviews she's done for it (19:50), how she got started in the industry (12:17) as well as how Bomani offering up how he got started (27:59). Plus, dealing with negativity on social and realizing her "celebrity" (30:13) in addition to who they think their core audience is (38:28). Do Bo and Taylor have a "type"? They tell (49:32).
It's About To Go Down: 5/28/19
Bomani Jones offers his preview of the NBA Finals, including if the Raptors have a chance against the Warriors (0:42), whether or not Drake is the new Spike Lee of the courtside game (11:28) as well as why KD should be worried that the Warriors are winning without him (14:54). Bo also takes you through his Twitter fight with the city of Toronto (17:45) and dishes on the most recent Lakers story characterizing Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka in a poor light (29:45). Plus, the city of Baltimore being held ransom by hackers in a new edition of IYHH (41:16) and voicemails from your "worst airplane experience" (51:44).
Bubba Wallace : 5/23/19
Bomani is joined by NASCAR driver Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. to discuss driving for Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 (:43), opening up about hard times (21:36), being the only relevant African American NASCAR driver at this time (30:00), his appreciation for heavy metal and playing the drums (40:23) and much more.
They Smile In Your Face.... Backstabbers: 5/21/19
Bomani starts off by offering a full recap of the Magic Johnson experience on First Take, (:43) then discusses the New Orleans Pelicans getting the first pick in the draft lottery & how Zion seems to feel about it, (19:49) and a look back at the '94 Bulls-Knicks semifinal playoff series & how that would play out today on Twitter (28:37). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH (40:55) and your Voicemails about the time you got "backstabbed" at work.
Bun B: 5/16/19
Bomani welcomes Houston native and rapper Bun B to the show to chat about Houston sports (0:47), including the Rockets' tough loss to the Warriors. They discuss their friendship and how he's responded to a recent home invasion (7:20). Plus, they delve into his career musically, including UGK and beyond (12:30). Does he have anything left that he'd like to do in the game after playing in some of the biggest arenas with the biggest acts in the world? Also what it's like to be a grandfather now (42:54).
Crocodile Tears : 5/14/19
Bomani piles on Joel Embiid's tears following a tough Game 7 loss to the Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semis (0:43) and calls out the Lakers for wasting LeBron's remaining years on behalf of the media and the rest of the league (20:09). Plus, his thoughts on the Wu-Tang documentary from Showtime (31:29) as well as a fresh dose of IYHH (50:00) and your own personal "catfish" voicemails in light of Bo's experience from last week (58:52).
Mina Kimes: 5/8/19
Bomani welcomes Mina Kimes back for a special combo edition of The Right Time and The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny to dish on her Zion Williamson piece (0:57), including why he didn't play football (9:10). Plus, the complicating factors of how the NFL should handle Tyreek Hill (19:42) as well as Richard Sherman's comments on Nick Bosa's tweets (39:10). Mina and Bo take questions from her mailbag (51:17) and her dog Lenny asks Bo whether or not he gets paid to tweet (57:45).
Last Stand?: 5/7/19
Bomani dishes on the Warriors struggling with the physicality of the Rockets. Are their hearts just not in it anymore (0:43)? Plus, is this the last of Kyrie in Boston (16:13) and why the media should be a little ashamed of their NCAA trial coverage (28:49). The potential removal of "likes" from Instagram and more in IYHH (36:51) as well as voicemails of when you "tried to show out and it didn't work out" like Steph's famous rim check (50:27).
Shannon Penn: 5/2/19
Bomani welcomes former The Right Time producer and resident Giants fan Shannon Penn back to the program to recap of the issues with the franchise, including Odell, Eli, Landon Collins and Daniel Jones (2:08). Plus, excitement for the Knicks this upcoming offseason and how that plays into Kevin Durant's performance for the Warriors in the playoffs (26:47) as well as the ramifications of the Panthers drafting Will Grier (44:59) and much more.
Light A Fire: 4/30/19
Bomani offers why he doesn't appreciate what the Rockets are about and how it is distracting from Kevin Durant's greatness (0:33), why he is impressed with Joel Embiid's ability to endure "itchy booty" against the Raptors (17:34) as well as why Josh Rosen got the better end of the deal ending up in Miami (28:41). Plus, a whale spy in the return of IYHH (37:07) and Bo's thoughts on the passing of filmmaker John Singleton (47:36).
ScHooolboy Q: 4/24/19
Bomani welcomes rapper and L.A. native ScHoolboy Q to the show to discuss his new album that drops this week "CrasH Talk" (3:41), the passing of his friend and iconic local rapper Nipsey Hussle (9:00), the problematic nature of tribute records and social media stunting when someone passes away (11:49) as well as how fans factor into the purpose behind his music (16:30). Plus, how playing JUCO football (23:16) factored into when he got started rapping (29:14) as well as his friendship with the late Mac Miller (35:06).
Line Of Fire, Baseline Pt. 4: 4/23/19
Bomani shares his thoughts on the criticisms of Russell Westbrook and his future with the Thunder (0:41), the problematic annual character "tear down" of a prospect ahead of the NFL draft as exemplified by Ed Oliver (17:41) and the cyborg who may never lose at Jeopardy (28:18). Plus, ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks joins Bo for the finale of our educational series "Baseline: The Supermax", to weigh in on the difficulties of building a team around the contract, including managing relationships, adding players on minimum contracts and paying the luxury tax (36:47). Plus, pitting two friends against one another in a hilarious edition of "UnblockmeBo" (54:52).
Bruce Bowen: 4/18/19
Bomani welcomes ESPN NBA analyst Bruce Bowen to weigh in on all of the foolishness from the NBA Playoffs, including Kevin Durant-Patrick Beverley (0:59), Russell Westbrook-Damian Lillard (17:20) and Joel Embiid-everybody among other Sixers topics (24:00). Plus, he discusses saltiness with players he defended in his career (11:14), issues with the Lakers (35:28), how the competitiveness of the Clippers affects their summer plans (40:55) and more.
We Back, Baseline Pt. 3: 4/16/19
Bomani shares his thoughts on Tiger Woods "transcending greatness" after his win at the Masters over the weekend (0:38), Russell Wilson's "code-switching" in his new contract announcement on social media with Ciara (22:14) and Nick Bosa trying to cover up his Twitter history in view of getting drafted by the 49ers (32:49). Plus, NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts joins Bo for part three of "Baseline: The Supermax", including her office's relationship with the league, their response to the NBA's "cap smoothing" request in the CBA as well as the union's role in providing security for players of star quality and more (41:13).
Mega Hoops Playoff Podcast: 4/12/19
Zach Lowe, Ryen Russillo, Brian Windhorst and Bomani Jones each take you through their playoff previews. Zach thinks Rockets-Jazz is going to be the most interesting first-round series. Russillo and Bomani talk about Warriors playoff fatigue, who can beat them in the west and more. Plus, Brian Windhorst and the Hoop Collective discuss Denver-San Antonio, OKC-Portland and many other playoff matchups.
Michael Collins & Roy Wood Jr.: 4/10/19
The Right Time comes a day early, because, MAGIC. Bomani welcomes former comedy colleagues Roy Wood Jr. of Comedy Central and ESPN golf analyst Michael Collins to talk about Johnson's shock resignation as president of the Lakers (1:58), Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wades' final games before retirement (14:44) as well as this weekend's Masters tournament from Augusta National (22:25). Plus, Roy and Bo on which players do and don't deserve farewell tours in the NBA (39:55).
Fair & Square, Baseline Pt. 2: 4/9/19
Bomani discusses the lack of elite talent in Monday's CBB National Championship (0:38), Jazz F Kyle Korver's piece in "The Players' Tribune" on white privilege and fan controversy in Utah (16:35) as well as a fascinating new NBA players' poll from "The Athletic" (29:23). Plus, NBA agent Bill Duffy joins Bo for the second edition of our new series "Baseline: The Supermax", including whether or not the players are earning what they should be (41:14) and thoughts on "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X in IYHH (52:33).
Bomani welcomes New Orleans native and rapper Juvenile to The Right Time. They discuss whether or not he's recovered from the Saints' loss in the NFC Championship (1:11), his favorite thing about New Orleans (2:37), his new project "Just Another Gangsta" with Birdman (4:55) and historic works of his (11:43) including "back that a** up" (19:14). Plus, the most surprising celebrity fans of his (24:15), what he grew up listening to (32:40) and what's to come in the future for him (40:40).
Full Carlton, Baseline Pt. 1: 4/2/19
Bomani discusses Zion's exit from the NCAA Tournament (4:33), John Calipari finessing Kentucky for a lifetime contract (13:24) and what playoff scenarios would be ideal for "messiness" (22:24). Plus, ESPN NBA analyst Brian Windhorst joins Bo for the first edition of our new series "Baseline: The Supermax", including what the supposed 'super team-preventing' collective bargaining agreement provision is, who is eligible for it and why the NBA's course has been altered by its unintended consequences (34:02).
Shareef Abdur-Rahim, G League President: 3/28/19
Bomani is joined by G League President and former NBA forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim to discuss how he got involved in business (1:05), how much different the G League is from the NBA in operations and philosophy (11:13), the introduction of the "pro path" player development alternative to the NCAA (18:10) and growing their audience (25:17) which includes Bo's unsolicited advice for Shareef on a G League TV show. Plus, his being a part of the "greatest draft" in league history (32:51) and how his experience as a player shaped him (41:23).
Fraudulent Behavior : 3/26/19
Bomani shares everything you need to know about Michael Avenatti trying to "shake down" Nike (1:40), dishes on the hypocrisy around Tom Izzo's chastising of a player mid-game (16:28) as well as Lonzo Ball's controversy with BBB (27:10). Plus, an IYHH including Dr. Dre celebrating his daughter getting into USC (33:39) and Bo's thoughts on the Elizabeth Holmes documentary "The Inventor" (47:26).
Vincent Goodwill: 3/21/19
Bomani is joined by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports to survey the NBA landscape, including how close we are to the next "Malice in the Palace" (3:14), how a poor LeBron-Lakers' season has affected the rest of the teams in the Western Conference (23:58) as well as who is going to win the East (36:07). Plus, the guys talk life in NYC, such as the craziest thing they've ever seen on a subway train (48:26).
Con Job: 3/19/19
Bomani shares why he thinks the NCAA Tournament has become a "worse product" over the years (0:35), dishes on Doc Rivers potentially coaching the Lakers next season (17:19) and adds a new word to your dictionary (Gettleman-ed) in light of the Giants fans' misery (29:07). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH (42:59) and an #unblockmebo where history is made (55:02).
Brian Koppelman: 3/14/19
Bomani welcomes the co-creator of Showtime's "Billions" Brian Koppelman back to the show ahead of the premiere of Season 4 on Sunday 3/17. They discuss how he's humanized the billionaire class, the range of casting in the show (15:39), how much he's enjoyed working on it (33:02) and whether or not either of them would change if they became "billionaires" (41:51).
Don't Hate: 3/12/19
Bomani shares his thoughts on Russell Westbrook's altercation with a fan in Utah (0:34), Antonio Brown forcing his way to the Raiders (20:00) and how Duke has been able to change their "reputation" over the years (29:50). Plus, an IYHH to remember (43:47) and your stories of what you did when you got your first big check in light of NFL free agency (52:23).
2 Chainz: 3/7/19
Bomani is joined by 2 Chainz to discuss the concept behind his recently released album "Rap or Go to the League". They cover his career path, including his self-belief (3:05), his sports background (5:20), LeBron James' A&R credit on the album (9:34), the reach and influence of his music (14:02), if there's anybody left that he would like to collaborate with (17:14), how he pulled off his re-brand (22:26) and more.
Downward Spiral: 3/5/19
Bomani Jones assesses the downward spiral of the Lakers (:30) and Celtics (17:12) as well as shares his thoughts on the conversation around HBO's Michael Jackson documentary "Leaving Neverland" (28:13). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH including some big changes that could be coming to Time Warner properties like TNT/HBO (42:25) and your AMA's that uncover a rare pair of shoes Bo's been eying (54:44).
Howard Bryant: 2/28/19
Bomani is joined by Howard Bryant to discuss the polarizing subjects of Robert Kraft (0:35) and Colin Kaepernick (21:18). Is the public really aware of how serious the allegations made against Kraft are? Now that the dust has settled, they offer conclusions on Kaep's settlement and the credit Nike has incorrectly been given as it relates to him. Plus, how does the "love for the game" argument relate to MLB and NBA labor disagreements (45:08)?
It's About Principle: 2/26/19
Bomani dishes on the highly concerning charges against Robert Kraft (0:40), why the people telling Zion Williamson he should sit out the rest of the season are wrong (17:22) and why the Ole Miss Anthem demonstration should be treated as a bigger story for different reasons (27:33). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH (38:57) and your voicemails from a time the crowd turned on the performer at an event you attended (49:07).
Bruce Bowen: 2/14/19
Bomani is joined by ESPN NBA analyst Bruce Bowen to reflect on things post-deadline from the player's perspective, including dealing with trade rumors on a personal level (14:02) and what it is like to see your "role" on a team change for the worse (33:00). Plus, you know we had to hear his thoughts on Kawhi (1:16) as well as the Lakers' chances at making the playoffs (44:40)!
Hands Off: 2/12/19
Bomani dishes on the Lakers' and President of Basketball Ops Magic Johnson's warpath to acquire a star, which includes Anthony Davis and potentially Ben Simmons (0:34) as well why the Celtics (who should be elated) are not taking advantage of the situation (20:11). Plus, people seem to be enjoying the new bootleg football League "AAF" (31:23), we get a fresh edition of IYHH (38:24) and your what caused you to "quit" your home team voicemails (45:56).
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