Race for 8th - THE FINALE!: 8/13/20
The panel discusses the first round matchups in the eastern conference and the race for 8th in the west as we approach the playoffs! Plus, CJ McCollum, Joel Embiid and Russell Westbrook injury concerns, Zach Lowe's dreams return and more NBA topics!
Dame Deserves Respect: 8/12/20
The panel reacts to Dame's 61 point game leading the Blazers into the postseason, and if he deserves the MVP Bubble award. Plus, they discuss Giannis' head butt, a round of something, nothing or everything, a feature with Patty Mills and more NBA topics.
Kuzma Gamewinner : 8/11/20
The panel reacts to Kyle Kuzma's gamewinner over the Nuggets and how his role affects the Lakers title chances. Plus, what would a Lakers-Blazers first round matchup look like, is it time to stop doubting the Suns, did TJ Warren-Jimmy Butler reunion live up the hype and more NBA topics.
Dame Drops the Mic: 8/10/20
The panel reacts to the Dame Lillard-PG beef, Sixers injuries impact on playoff longevity, Luka's historic game, a convo with Carmelo Anthony and more NBA topics!
Suns Disrupt Race for 8th: 8/10/20
The panel reacts to the Suns undefeated streak in the bubble and their disruption of the race for the 8th seed in the West. And special guest DeAndre Ayton joins the show! Plus, top plays of the bubble restart, Bucks and Clippers biggest challenges, bubble superlatives and more NBA topics.
Sixers In Trouble?: 8/6/20
The panel reacts to the playoff implications of Ben Simmons injury and how it affects Joel Embiid. Plus, Pop comparesJokic to Larry Bird, KD likes the Clippers as title favorites and live looks at Zion and the Pelicans vs the Kings in the fight for the 8th seed.
Melo-Drama, Suns of Anarchy and As The Kings Turn: 8/5/20
The panel reacts to the Blazers huge win over the Rockets (including clutch late buckets from Carmelo), Jaren Jackson Jr's injury impacts on Grizzlies playoff chances, the Suns are 3-0 in the bubble and more NBA topics.
Race for 8th : 8/4/20
The panel reacts to the Pelicans huge win over the Grizzlies in the race for 8th place in the western conference, Lakers sealing the 1st overall seed in the west, a trip to the Stat Market, plus live look-ins at Nets-Bucks and Mavs-Kings and more NBA topics.
Rockets-Raptors Contenders?: 8/3/20
The panel reacts to impressive weekends from the Rockets and Raptors as they emerge as contenders. Plus a game of Something, Nothing or Everything, reaction to players not kneeling during the anthem, LeBron's slow scoring start and more NBA topics.
....AND WE ARE BACK!: 7/31/20
The panel reacts to the LeBron's clutch gamewinning plays over the Clippers, Zion being kept on the bench in crunchtime, previewing the Celtics ceiling with Jackie MacMullan and a convo with Jamal Crawford.
The Return: 7/30/20
The panel previews tonight return to action with Lakers-Clippers and Jazz-Pelicans! Plus, convo's with Ja Morant and Disney VP Rosalyn Durant about how the Bubble came together and more NBA topics.
Rockets Ceiling: 7/29/20
The panel reacts to Eric Gordon's injury and the Rockets playoff ceiling, plus they preview the restart tomorrow night, possibility of a bubble next season, and a recap of the Trail Blazers season so far.
Injury Concerns in The Bubble: 7/28/20
The panel reacts to the numerous injuries piling up in the bubble, Zion's impact on the Pelicans playoff push, preview the Thunder's ceiling and an inside look at how mail and packages are handled inside the Orlando facilities.
Magic, Wings and The NY Knicks: 7/27/20
The panel reacts to Lou Williams 10-day quarantine policy following him leaving the bubble, the Knicks hiring Tom Thibodeau, plus a convo with Magic Johnson and Scottie Pippen and Rachel sits down with Giannis and his brothers from the bubble.
First look at the Lakers, Mavericks and Bucks : 7/24/20
The panel reacts to the first looks of the Lakers, Mavericks, Bucks and more from the scrimmages in the bubble. Plus, how Lou Williams absence from the bubble will affect the Clippers, what the ceiling is for the Nuggets, and more NBA topics.
First reaction to Scrimmages: 7/23/20
The panel reacts to the first night of scrimmages in the bubble, the viability of the Nuggets supersize lineup with BOL BOL, a game of Something, nothing or everything, and more NBA topics.
NBA ACTION IS BACK: 7/22/20
The panel reacts to the first minutes of live scrimmage action between the Magic and Clippers, plus the potential sale of the Timberwolves, the impact of growing absences on the Clippers roster and more NBA topics.
Recruiting Trip: 7/21/20
The panel discusses how the bubble could be used as a recruiting tool for stars looking towards free agency, Rudy Gobert's chances to win a 3rd straight DPOY award and Nick DePaula joins the show to breakdown the origins of twitter's NBAbubblelife account. Plus, more NBA topics.
Exhibitions in Orlando Preview: 7/20/20
The panel discusses the value and impact of the upcoming exhibition games in the bubble, recaps the Grizzies surprising season and playoff potential, and thoughts on Orlando games not impacting end of year awards. Plus more NBA topics.
Harden Hiatus: 7/17/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by Tracy McGrady, Kendrick Perkins, Marc Spears and Jorge Sedano. They discuss Harden's hiatus from the bubble, Kemba's lingering knee issue and Donovan Mitchell's need to become a willing passer.
Zion Leaves Bubble: 7/16/20
Rachel Nichols, Scottie Pippen and Brian Windhorst discuss Zion leaving the bubble to attend to family emergency and Jerami Grant using his interview time to keep focus on Breonna Taylor's death.
Finals Contenders: 7/15/20
The panel reacts to James Harden and Nikola Jokic's arrival into the bubble, Harden saying the Rockets are ONE OF 3 OR 4 TEAMS that can win the title, Victor Oladipo's potential return to play with the Pacers, plus a convo with Jrue Holiday and more topics.
Drama in the Bubble: 7/14/20
The panel reacts to Victor Oladipo's possible return to play with the Pacers, Elena Delle Donne's health concerns around her return, Richaun Holmes breaking bubble protocol, the Warriors go to Jump's summer school and a preview of the Mavericks. Plus, Doc Rivers says there are "No Limits" on Kawhi's minutes and more topics.
Bubble Injuries and Activities: 7/13/20
The panel reacts to news of Russell Westbrook's positive COVID test, Rajon Rondo's hand injury and LeBron, AD and Embiid's decision to not put any messaging on their jerseys. Plus, a convo with Lynx star Napheesa Collier and more topics.
Bubble Life Begins: 7/10/20
The panel reacts to players arriving in the Orlando bubble showing their living quarters and practice facilities. Plus, can Zion win ROY? Will Brandon Ingram get a max contract? We run back the greatest old man plays, and take the Knicks to summer school grading their strengths and weaknesses.
Orlando Accomodations: 7/9/20
The panel reacts to players arriving in the Orlando bubble, along with Jokic and Kawhi's absence... Plus, Joel Embiid thinks the the "Offense should go through me," Jamal Crawford signs with the Nets and more NBA topics.
Bubble Decisions: 7/7/20
The panel reacts to Bradley Beal, Spencer Dinwiddie and Dwight Howard's decisions on playing in Orlando. Plus, what player is most worthy of a Mahomes style 10 year contract? They react to Joel Embiid's comments about returning to play and more NBA topics.
Bubble Concerns: 7/6/20
The panel reacts to players disappointment with the NBA's list of jersey messages, more teams shutting down practice facilities, the Celtics title potential and more NBA topics.
Inside the Bubble: 7/3/20
The panel discusses the latest from the Clippers closing their facility, the future of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert's relationship plus segments with Kenny Smith and a live report from Malika Andrews in the Orlando bubble.
Working to Return: 7/2/20
The panel react's to Maya Moore's activism helping release an innocent man from jail, the latest numbers from COVID testing in the league, plus sound from Zion, Ja Morant, Anthony Davis and more topics from the NBA.
Up In The Air: 7/1/20
The panel discusses how Lou Williams, Dwight Howard, Bradley Beal and Victor Oladipo's decisions to play in Orlando are all still up in the air. Plus, how the league address kneeling during the anthem and more NBA topics.
More Positive Results: 6/30/20
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Brian Windhorst react to the Pelicans, Nets and Nuggets revealing positive player tests, preview the Rockets playoff potential and much more.
LA's New Addition: 6/29/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Jay Williams react to JR Smith joining the Lakers! Plus Marc Spears joins to discuss players plans for messages on their jerseys and more!
Following The Plan: 6/26/20
Rachel Nichols, Jay Williams and Brian Windhorst react to the NBA announcing 5% of players tested positive for COVID-19, comprehensive plans for the bubble and Draymond's potential solution to fix NCAA sports. Plus, a conversation with Enes Kanter and more.
Concerns In Florida? : 6/25/20
Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Kendrick Perkins discuss rising COVID cases in Florida, pressure on Zion Williamson, Bucks as contenders and a convo with Udonis Haslem!
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Zach Lowe react to players deciding not to play in Orlando, Jokic and Brogdon testing positive for COVID-19 and more topics.
Rachel Nichols is joined by Chiney Ogwumike and Kendrick Perkins as they discuss what will happen to players if they test positive for COVID-19 and Perkins reaction to KD calling him a sellout plus more.
Changing Expectations: 6/18/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Brian Windhorst react to Dwight Howard's comments on returning to play, expectations for how many players will opt-out and more topics.
New Rules: 6/17/20
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins reminisce on the 2008 Celtics' championship, breakdown the rules/details of the Orlando memo and more topics!
Up In The Air: 6/16/20
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Amin Elhassan react to the reports of a growing number of players' uncertainty about returning to play in Orlando and more topics!
Is The NBA A Distraction? : 6/15/20
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Kendrick Perkins talk about NBA players' concern that to return the NBA season could take the momentum away from social injustice.
Different Looks: 6/12/20
Brian Windhorst, Richard Jefferson and Zach Lowe discuss how Dame nearly went to the Knicks, the league's stance on drug testing during the bubble. Plus, Rachel's conversation with A'ja Wilson and more!
To Play Or Not To Play: 6/11/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Brian Windhorst react to news of some players being hesitant to play in Orlando, the Sixers' potential this season, LeBron forming a voting rights group and more!
Figuring It Out: 6/10/20
Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Chiney Ogwumike discuss what's next for the teams outside of the bubble, the Nuggets' potential for this season, a conversation with Stephen Jackson and more NBA topics.
Money Ain't A Thang: 6/8/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Jackie MacMullan react to players protesting, MJ pledging $100 Million towards social justice, KD+Kyrie not playing in Orlando and more.
New Start: 6/5/20
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Kendrick Perkins react to older coaches potentially not being allowed on the bench, a December 1st start to next season, if Vince Carter really going to retire and more NBA topics.
Return To Play Structure: 6/4/20
Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson, Stephen A Smith and Zach Lowe react to Woj's news of return to play structure and a conversation with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Plus, more NBA topics.
NBA Return Plan: 6/3/20
Rachel Nichols, Chiney Ogwumike and Brian Windhorst react to the 22 team structure to finish the season. Plus, a conversation with Raptors GM Masai Ujiri and more NBA topics.
The Need To Talk: 6/2/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Brian Windhorst discuss the NBA world reacting to the nationwide protests and activism. Plus, a conversation with Hawks' coach Lloyd Pierce and more NBA topics.
Nationwide Protests : 6/1/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Richard Jefferson react to the nationwide protests, NBA players using their platform for social activism and convo with Malcolm Brogdon.
Step By Step: 5/29/20
Rachel Nichols talks with Mark Cuban and Woj regarding the latest on returning to play. Plus, Richard Jefferson and Kendrick Perkins react to "Skinny James Harden" photos.
Ready To Play?: 5/28/20
Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Zach Lowe preview the NBA GM's meeting, how upcoming free agents should weigh their return to play, discuss Dame's MVP and more NBA topics.
Speaking Out: 5/27/20
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Jay Williams discuss how the athletic world is speaking out on the death of George Floyd. Plus, a conversation with Fred VanVleet and more NBA topics.
In Contention: 5/26/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Brian Windhorst react to Damian Lillard's comments about not playing unless the Blazers are in playoff contention, how the playoff seeding could work and more NBA topics!
Crowd Noise?: 5/25/20
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Brian Windhorst discuss the latest on returning to play, their favorite ECF game, and if empty arenas should have crowd noise. Plus more!
Past Versus Future: 5/22/20
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Richard Jefferson react to a potential Bradley Beal to the Nets move, MJ's stint on the Wizards, Dream Team vs. Redeem Team and a tribute to Jerry Sloan.
Coming Soon: 5/21/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Zach Lowe react to the June 1st NBA guidelines, James Harden and Jared Dudley's comments about returning and more. Plus, we talk with Penny Hardaway.
The Mountain Top: 5/20/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Jackie MacMullan react to Horace Grant's comments on 'The Last Dance', top 5 Celtics of all-time. Plus, a conversation with Doc Rivers and more NBA topics!
What Could've Been: 5/19/20
Rachel Nichols, Jay Williams and Brian Windhorst discuss how LeBron nearly played in the NFL, the pressure for players to return and what NBA doc should be next. Plus, a conversation with prospect Tyrese Haliburton and more!
Episode Eleven - Reflecting on the The Last Dance: 5/18/20
Jalen & Jacoby reflect on the entirety of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss which stories Jason wishes they could've spent more time on, what it's like to ask people to relive their most difficult memories for the sake of the documentary, and Jacoby just can't let sleeping dogs lie when it comes to Jordan's hotel pizza. Plus, the guys unveil what's next for Jalen & Jacoby: The Aftershow.
Now That It's Over: 5/18/20
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Richard Jefferson discuss how MJ should be perceived post The Last Dance, if they would play him now 1-on-1 and more. Plus, they share a convo with Bob Costas.
Episode Ten - Timelines, Rodman's Practice, The Shot, Saying Goodbye: 5/17/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Ten of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss the Bulls incredible trust in Dennis Rodman, what it was like to play in a hostile environment against the Jazz, the attention of detail that has gone into making this documentary and closing out the story of Michael Jordan and the '98 Chicago Bulls.
Episode Nine - Flu Game, Kerr's Story, Jalen's Reflection: 5/17/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Nine of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss the powerful story of Steve Kerr and his relationship with Michael Jordan, Jacoby loses his mind over pizza that caused "the flu game," and Jalen's reflection on his series against Jordan.
Paul Ball: 5/15/20
Rachel Nichols has a conversation with Chris Paul and producer Will Packer. Plus, Tracy McGrady and Paul Pierce react to CP3's comments and more NBA topics!
Leaving A Mark: 5/14/20
Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Zach Lowe discuss the legacy of Scottie Pippen, comparable players in the league today, Kemba vs Kyrie, the future of the Rockets and more NBA topics!
Settling In: 5/13/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Paul Pierce talk about what if KD never left the Thunder, ESPN's All-Time list and how comfortable players are with resuming the season.
New Plan Of Action: 5/12/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Brian Windhorst discuss the NBA's plan to scrap the CBA and how to react to player testing. Plus a conversation with BJ Armstrong and more.
True Champions? : 5/11/20
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Richard Jefferson react to The Last Dance, discuss whether or not this season's champions should have an asterisk, share a convo with Patrick Ewing and more!
Episode 8 - BJ Armstrong, Changing Numbers, and Jordan's Best Friend: 5/10/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Eight of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss BJ Armstrong's impact on Michael Jordan in the '98 playoffs, changing numbers from 23 to 45 and back to 23, Jordan's use of disrespect for motivation and his learning more about his best friend George.
Episode Seven - Walking Away, Baseball Journey, and Family Tragedy: 5/10/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Seven of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss Jordan's decision to walk away from the game, how the media unfairly handled Michael's father's murder, his journey into baseball and what finally brought him back to the Chicago Bulls.
Open Again: 5/8/20
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Kendrick Perkins react to NBA facilities opening, MJ's pettiness on the 'Last Dance' and more NBA topics.
Best Of The Day: 5/7/20
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Zach Lowe discuss the greatest moment on this day in NBA history: MJ over Ehlo, AI Practice rant and Reggie taking on the Knicks. Plus, more NBA topics!
Dual Sport Athlete? : 5/6/20
Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Chiney Ogwumike discuss what if MJ never played baseball. Also, Richard responds to Melo's 2004 olympics beef and more.
New Look: 5/5/20
Rachel Nichols, Jay Williams and Brian Windhorst discuss the infamous MJ-Kerr practice fight, KD's return to action, a permanent change to the NBA calendar and more!
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Paul Pierce react to The Last Dance, discuss how to handle fame, weigh in on the best player who didn't win a ring because of MJ and more. Plus, we share a convo with Michael Wilbon!
Episode Six - The Jordan Rules, Gambling & The Knicks: 5/3/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Six of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss the impact of Sam Smith's 'The Jordan Rules' on the team, if Jordan's gambling ever became a problem, and their 7-game series against Pat Riley's Knicks.
Episode Five - Kobe vs. Michael, Dream Team & Why Jordan Chose Nike: 5/3/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Five of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss Jordan's final all-star game at Madison Square Garden and why his focus was on Kobe, why Isiah Thomas wouldn't have made the Dream Team anyways, and diving into Jordan's decision to go with Nike.
Big Catch: 5/1/20
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Brian Windhorst react to the latest info about the league returning to action, conversation with Jeremy Lin, plus T-Mac catching a bat in his home and apparently Brian is a centaur!
Standing Out: 4/30/20
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins preview The Last Dance, react to LeBron's tweet on the season returning, if the Heat are a player away and more!
Looking Back: 4/29/20
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Richard Jefferson react to Charles Barkley's comments about the '93 finals and NCAA vs G League options. Plus, a conversation with CJ McCollum and more!
Step By Step: 4/28/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Jay Williams react to the latest guidelines set for players returning to team facilities, Aaron Gordon's diss track and more NBA topics. Plus, a conversation with Sue Bird!
Bad To The Bone: 4/27/20
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Paul Pierce react to The Last Dance episodes 3 & 4, and weigh in on how the triangle offense helped the Bulls get over the hump, Rodman's Vegas trip and more. Plus, Pistons Bad Boy Bill Laimbeer joins the show.
Episode Four - Rodman's Return, Tracking Down Phil Jackson & Magic's Embrace: 4/26/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Four of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss Jordan's hotel room conversation that brought Dennis Rodman back to the Bulls, what it was like tracking down Phil Jackson for this series and the amazing story of Magic and Jordan embracing after Jordan's first championship.
Episode Three - Rodman's Story and the Return of Pippen : 4/26/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Three of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss why they decided to dive into the story of Dennis Rodman with this episode, why the return of Scottie Pippen to the Bulls lineup affected Rodman so much and how they chose the soundtrack for this episode.
Lasting Impact: 4/22/20
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins react to the Knicks' potential to land a disgruntled superstars, Anthony Davis sticking in LA long term, the guys first encounter with MJ and more NBA topics!
Moving Pieces: 4/21/20
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Richard Jefferson discuss Ty Lue to the Nets, Ben Simmons possibly being benched, a convo with Steve Kerr and more NBA topics.
Reactions To The Last Dance: 4/20/20
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Brian Windhorst react to the premiere of The Last Dance, discuss how the NBA should handle the rest of this season and more.
Episode Two - Scottie's Story, Punishments and the '85 Celtics: 4/19/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Two of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss the decision to start episode two focused on Scottie Pippen and not Michael Jordan, how each player punished the Chicago Bulls in their own way, and the career-changing importance of Jordan's playoff series against the 1985 Boston Celtics.
Episode One - Debut Episode, Jordan's Relationship with Krause: 4/19/20
On the debut episode of Jalen & Jacoby: Aftershow, the guys talk with Jason Hehir, director of The Last Dance. This 10-part documentary chronicles Michael Jordan and the 1996-97 Chicago Bulls' fight to win a 6th NBA Championship. They dive into the turmoil that was Jerry Krause, what it was like to work so closely with Michael Jordan and what we can expect for the rest of this series.
New Stage: 4/17/20
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Jay Williams discuss how playing in empty arena's would impact players. Plus, Sabrina Ionescu joins the show prior to the WNBA draft and more NBA topics!
Teaching Greatness: 4/16/20
Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Kendrick Perkins react to MJ's appearance on GMA, John Wall joins the show and more NBA topics.
Sabrina Ionescu on Her Next Move: 4/16/20
Basketball superstar Sabrina Ionescu joins Mina Kimes to reflect on her history-making career at Oregon, her run at a college championship cut short, and how joining the WNBA will be unlike anything she's experienced. In Friday's WNBA Draft, a bright spot amid the live sports shutdown, Ionescu is the top prospect and is expected to join the New York Liberty. Hear how she's preparing for her pro career and training during this time. Plus, a look at the biggest stories in the draft overall, and what the season - whenever it starts - might hold.
Looking Back: 4/15/20
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Brian Windhorst discuss what would happen if Kobe never got another ring after the Shaq era. Plus, a preview of the Last Dance, Thibs to NYC and more NBA topics!
Episode 0: 4/15/20
Welcome to Jalen & Jacoby - The Aftershow! Each podcast will drop every week following The Last Dance mini series with Jalen, Jacoby and director Jason Hehir!
Finding The Best: 4/14/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Jay Williams remember Karl-Anthony Towns' mom, Jacqueline. Plus, a conversation with Scottie Pippen and Steve Kerr about the Last Dance and more NBA topics.
The Jump Returns!: 4/13/20
The Jump is back! Live from their homes, Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Brian Windhorst are joined by special guest Jayson Tatum to cover the latest NBA topics.
Finding Darko Milicic: Life After His NBA Bust: 4/9/20
Darko Milicic was the second pick in the 2003 NBA Draft...and maybe the biggest bust in basketball history. After leaving the pros in 2012, Darko started a new life in Serbia that's almost completely free from basketball. ESPN's Sam Borden joins the show to tell the story of Darko's transformation from legendary bust and party guy to apple orchard-owning family man.
Pro Basketball's Return in China: 3/24/20
While most of the sports world remains on hiatus, China could restart live basketball in a matter of weeks. What would allow that to happen safely? And what will it take to bring pro sports back across the rest of the world? ESPN's Jonathan Givony joins the show to explain the timeline, stakes, and challenges that basketball faces, and how it's all being handled in leagues overseas. Plus, how the coronavirus will impact the upcoming NBA Draft.
State Of The League: 3/19/20
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Matt Barnes react to the current state of the league amidst COVID-19. Plus, the crew runs back the most memorable tourney moments on this date, MJ's return from retirement on this date and more topics.
Response Time: 3/11/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by Amin Elhassan and David Fizdale. They discuss banning crowds at Warriors games and moving games to cities without reported coronavirus cases.
Aiming For The Top: 3/10/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by Kendrick Perkins, Richard Jefferson and Dave McMenamin. They discuss the Raptors ceiling and if the Lakers should aim for top seed.
The Weekend Lake Show : 3/9/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins, Dave McMenamin and Malika Andrews react to the Lakers' huge weekend, Lebron James' case for MVP, Nets-Atkinson debacle and more.
Time To Click: 3/6/20
Brian Windhorst is joined by Michael Wilbon, Malika Andrews and Ramona Shelburne. They discuss if the Clippers are clicking at the right time, Steph's return and more!
Steph's Return : 3/5/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by Brian Windhorst, Dahntay Jones and Clinton Yates. They discuss Luka/Zion Vol.1, Steph's return game and managing Lebron's workload.
Coach Timmy: 3/4/20
Rachel Nichols, Brian Windhorst and Clinton Yates react to Tim Duncan's coaching debut, Celtics collapse to the Nets, and the race for the 8th seed in the west and more NBA topics.
Shut Down: 3/3/20
Jorge Sedano, Ramona Shelburne and Clinton Yates react to the Heat shutting down Giannis and the Bucks, the latest on Spike Lee and the Knicks and more NBA topics.
Offense or Defense? : 3/2/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by Clinton Yates and Ramona Shelburne. They discuss if the Grizzlies or the Pelicans are a better matchup for the Lakers. Also, are Clippers better on offense or defense?
Top Class: 2/28/20
Rachel Nichols, Scottie Pippen and Amin Elhassan discuss Harden's case as the best player in the league, preview Celtics-Rockets and the JIU takes a deep dive into what really happened at the dunk contest.
On The Rise: 2/27/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by David Fizdale, Zach Lowe and Amin Elhassan. Rachel sits down with Kemba Walker. They also discuss Tatum's recent surge, the Heats' struggles and Paul George's shooting woes.
Zion-LeBron Round One: 2/26/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by David Fizdale, Amin Elhassan and Zach Lowe. They discuss Zion/Lebron Vol. 1, the Bucks' dominance and Kemba Walker missing more games.
First Of Many: 2/25/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by Zach Lowe and Tracy McGrady. The discuss if we should feel bad for Bradley Beal, Tatum becoming a superstar and the Zion/LeBron Vol. 1 matchup.
Celebration Of Life: Kobe Bryant: 2/24/20
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady, Brian Shaw, Zach Lowe and Ramona Shelburne react to the Kobe memorial ceremony.
Facing Challenges: 2/21/20
Jorge Sedano is joined by Brian Windhorst and Matt Barnes. Rachel Nichols sits down with Embiid, and they discuss if the Sixers can challenge the Bucks plus more.
Young Star: 2/20/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by Brian Windhorst and Matt Barnes. Rachel has an exclusive sit down with Zion. They also play stat market and break down the biggest fails of the season so far.
Start And Finish: 2/19/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by Kendrick Perkins and Brian Windhorst. They discuss Reggie Jackson helping the Clippers, if the Nets should shut down Kyrie and if Zion can win ROTY.
Coming Through: 2/18/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by Nick Friedell and Kendrick Perkins. Rachel has a 1-on-1 sit down with D-Wade. They also discuss if the Rockets' have enough to win it all, plus more.
All-Star Weekend Recap: 2/17/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Nick Friedell recap All-Star weekend, discuss John Beilein's future with the Cavs and much more.
Live From Chicago: 2/14/20
Rachel Nichols host live from Chicago previewing All-Star weekend with guests: Scottie Pippen, Tracy McGrady, Mike Wilbon, Bam Adebayo, Spencer Dinwiddie, Pat Connaughton and Amin Elhassan.
Kicking Off All Star Weekend: 2/13/20
Rachel Nichols hosts The Jump All Star Special live from Chicago with special guests: Scottie Pippen, Tracy McGrady, Paul Pierce, Michael Wilbon, Dwyane Wade and Trae Young.
Raptors Roaring: 2/12/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by Paul Pierce, Kevin Arnovitz and Nick Friedell. They discuss the Raptors recent dominance and if they Nuggets can catch the Lakers in the standings
Going Small: 2/11/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by David Fizdale, Nick Friedell and Jorge Sedano. They discuss the Raptors' win streak, the Rockets playing small and Butler recruiting Embiid?
Pause In The Process? : 2/10/20
Amin Elhassan is joined by Kevin Arnovitz, Paul Pierce and Clinton Yates. They discuss what's wrong with Joel Embiid, the best fit for the Lakers and more.
Top Dog: 2/7/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins, Brian Windhorst and Amin Elhassan vote on the NBA Oscar awards, react to trade deadline fallout, Giannis declaring the Bucks as the best team and more NBA topics.
Trade Deadline: 2/6/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by NBA players and ESPN insiders to break down all the trade deadline news. Plus more!
Making Moves: 2/5/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by Kendrick Perkins, Brian Windhorst and Jackie MacMullan. They discuss the trade deadline and the Rockets trading Clint Capela plus more.
Trying To Step Forward: 2/4/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by Scottie Pippen and Jackie MacMullan. They discuss the Knicks parting ways with Steve Mills and reaction from Ben Simmons calling team the "soft" last night.
Trade Deadline Watch: 2/3/20
Rachel Nichols, Scottie Pippen and Jackie MacMullan talk trade deadline, Kyrie Irving's injury, Zion Williamson's early impact thus far and more.
The Lakers Return: 1/31/20
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins remember Kobe Bryant while previewing the Lakers' first game since Kobe's tragic death.
A Format Change: 1/30/20
Jorge Sedano is joined by Paul Pierce, Kendrick Perkins, Matt Barnes and Zach Lowe. They discuss the NBA's decision to change the All Star format to honor Kobe and more.
The Lakers Speak: 1/29/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by Paul Pierce, Matt Barnes and Zach Lowe. They cover Pierce's initial reaction to the Kobe Bryant news and the memories of passing against him. Also, The Jump goes live to hear from Lakers head coach Frank Vogel as the team hosts their first press conference since the Bryant's passing.
Remembering Kobe: 1/28/20
Steve Kerr joins SVP to chat about what made Kobe one of the best ever and so similar to MJ. Then, SVP and Stanford Steve break down the Super Bowl and discuss a company potluck for the game
Kobe's Impact: 1/28/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by Matt Barnes, Dave McMenamin and Zach Lowe. They discuss the lasting impact Kobe Bryant has had on the NBA and beyond.
Kobe Bryant: 1/27/20
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady, Jerry West, Ice Cube, Robert Horry, Matt Barnes, Richard Jefferson and David Fizdale react to the death of Kobe Bryant.
Remembering Kobe Bryant: 1/26/20
Brian Windhorst, Dave McMenamin and J.A. Adande look back on their favorite Kobe Bryant moments.
Stars Are Here: 1/24/20
Jorge Sedano, Scottie Pippen and David Fizdale react to the A.S.G. starters, discuss the Clippers chemistry issues and Rachel sits down with Dwight Howard.
The Arrival: 1/23/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by David Fizdale, Richard Jefferson and Nick DePaula to discuss Zion's debut, the Rockets snapping their losing streak plus more.
New Show In Town: 1/22/20
Rachel Nichols is joined by Tracy Mcgrady, Brian Windhorst and Clinton Yates. They discuss Zion's NBA debut, who's a better bet in the East and if Luka or Kawhi played better.
Dame Time: 1/21/20
Brian Windhorst is joined by David Fizdale and Tracy McGrady to discuss Damian Lillard's record performance, Zion's impending return, what's wrong with the Rockets and more.
All-Star Voting: 1/20/20
Rachel Nichols, David Fizdale and Brian Windhorst preview the final round of All-Star voting, Kyle Kuzma's future with the Lakers and Fizdale's departure from the Knicks.
The Threats: 1/17/20
Amin Elhassan, Nick Friedell and Scottie Pippen discuss if the Pelicans are a playoff threat, Kyrie sounds off on the media. Plus, Q Rich and Darius Miles join the show.
Revenge Melo: 1/16/20
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Richard Jefferson discuss Melo's revenge game, the Rockets slump and more. Amin Elhassan also joins the show.
Showing Out: 1/15/20
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Amin Elhassan react to Ja Morant's big win over Houston, the Jazz's winning streak, preview Melo vs. the Rockets and more NBA topics.
Dwight Looked Right! : 1/14/20
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Amin Elhassan react to Dwight Howard's big night, WNBA's new CBA, possibility of John Wall returning, SGA's triple double and more.
Kyrie Returns: 1/13/20
Jorge Sedano, Clinton Yates and Ramona Shelburne react to Kyrie's return, the Clippers' struggles, Kyle Kuzma's scoring burst and discuss the Jazz becoming a contender.
Found The Beef: 1/10/20
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Chauncey Billups react to Perk and Kevin Durant's Twitter beef, Russ' return to OKC, previewing LeBron vs Luka and more NBA topics.
Slip Of The Tongue: 1/9/20
Rachel Nichols, Chauncey Billups and Kendrick Perkins react to John Beilein's saying his players "play like thugs," Jimmy Butler-TJ Warren Beef, preview Russell Westbrook's return to OKC and more.
Injury Bug: 1/8/20
Rachel Nichols, Scottie Pippen and Brian Windhorst discuss how the Lakers should handle AD's injury. Plus, Rachel sits down with Luka and much more.
Blake Is Out : 1/7/20
Rachel Nichols, Scottie Pippen and Brian Windhorst discuss Blake Griffin's surgery, AD rejecting Lakers extension offer, Dunk Contest field and more.
The Right Chemistry?: 1/6/20
Jorge Sedano, Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne recap the Clippers' chemistry and defensive issues, Kevin Love and Kyle Kuzma trade rumors and more.
Decision Time: 1/3/20
Rachel Nichols, Matt Barnes and Kevin Arnovitz react to the Andre Drummond trade rumors and initial ASG voting results. Plus, the crew previews Lakers-Pelicans and Rockets-76ers tonight.
Remembering David Stern: 1/2/20
Amin Elhassan, Matt Barnes, Dave McMenamin and Clinton Yates remember David Stern, react to accountability issues in Philly and more NBA topics.
Christmas Day Preview: 12/24/19
Rachel Nichols goes one-on-one with Paul George. Rachel, Kendrick Perkins, and Paul Pierce preview the Christmas day games.
Christmasketball: NBA Christmas Day Preview: 12/24/19
Get ready for the gift of basketball on Christmas Day, as the NBA settles in under the tree. We tear open five matchups with ESPN NBA Analyst Kirk Goldsberry as he reveals who has been naughty and who has been nice this season.
Best Of The Best: 12/20/19
Rachel Nichols is joined by Paul Pierce and Kevin Arnovitz to discuss the best plays, moments, games and players of the last decade!
Immortality : 12/19/19
Rachel Nichols, Scottie Pippen, Kendrick Perkins and Zach Lowe reveal the Basketball Hall of Fame Nominees, preview the Lakers-Bucks matchup, the Thunder's comeback week and more!
Milwaukee's Best: How the Bucks Became the Beast of the East: 12/19/19
The Milwaukee Bucks could be the NBA's best team. But after last season's disappointing playoff exit, many thought the squad couldn't repeat its success. NBA writer Chris Herring joins Mina Kimes to explain what the small market Bucks' continued dominance means for basketball.
Long Shot: 12/18/19
Rachel Nichols is joined by Zach Lowe, Paul Pierce, Kelly Oubre, Adam Sandler and Kevin Garnett. They discuss Sandler/KG's new movie "Uncut Gems", and if Dinwiddie is keeping the Nets relevant.
Man Down in Dallas: 12/16/19
Rachel Nichols, Chiney Ogwumike and Kevin Arnovitz talk about Luka's injury, Milwaukee's streak, Rachel's sit-down interview with LeBron James and more.
Feeling The Heat: 12/13/19
Rachel Nichols is joined by Kendrick Perkins, Jorge Sedano, Alonzo Mourning and Amin Elhassan. Plus, an exclusive conversation with Jimmy Butler and also discuss the Heat-Lakers
Like Father, Like Son? What LeBron's Legacy Means for Bronny James : 12/13/19
LeBron James has turned basketball on its head, from the moment he first stepped onto the court. His son, Bronny, is currently a high school NBA prospect. But how much has basketball changed since LeBron got his start - and how much has he paved the way for his son to succeed...or to fail? ESPN's Brian Windhorst joins Mina Kimes to get an inside look at the lives and careers of LeBron and Bronny James, the nature of fame, and the impact of sports on family.
A Warm Reception: 12/12/19
Amin Elhassan is joined by Brian Windhorst and Scottie Pippen to recap Kawhi Leonard's return to Toronto, discuss the Lakers and Bucks still rolling and more. Also, Nick DePaula stops by with the hottest sneakers for the holidays.
Back To The Six: 12/11/19
Rachel Nichols, Scottie Pippen and Brian Windhorst preview Kawhi Leonard's return to Toronto, recap Embiid-Jokic, discuss the future of the Knicks' brass and more NBA topics.
Things Change: 12/10/19
Rachel Nichols is joined by Matt Barnes, Brian Windhorst, Woj and Tony Allen today. They discuss the strong start for the Pistons, how LeBron's mentality has changed and more.
AD Goes Off : 12/9/19
Rachel Nichols is joined by Marc Spears, Dave McMenamin and Kevin Arnovitz to discuss Anthony Davis' 50 point game, the significance of Luka Doncic passing Jordan's 20-5-5 streak and more.
Knicks Fire Coach: 12/6/19
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Ramona Shelburne react to the Knicks firing David Fizdale, the story of Melo and LeBron's relationship plus more NBA Topics.
Temperature Check: 12/5/19
Rachel Nichols, Brian Windhorst and Kendrick Perkins discuss the Lakers' win over Utah, check Kendrick's temp on the TWolves and more NBA topics.
Superb Already? : 12/4/19
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Brian Windhorst talk about the weird Rockets-Spurs game, Anthony Davis' case as DPOY, if Luka Doncic is an MVP candidate and more.
The Dawn of Luka Doncic: 12/4/19
Luka Doncic is having an electric second season in the NBA. He's even in the running for the MVP at just 20 years old. But what makes last season's Rookie of the Year so dominant on the court - and why did the skeptics underestimate him? NBA Draft analyst Mike Schmitz joins Mina Kimes to examine Luka's career so far, and what his ascent means for the rest of the NBA.
Yellow and 'Melo: 12/3/19
Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Brian Windhorst preview tonight's matchup between the Lakers and Nuggets. Plus, Stat Market returns and Rachel sits down with new Blazers F Carmelo Anthony.
Luka Takes LeBron: 12/2/19
Rachel Nichols, Chiney Ogwumike and Kevin Arnovitz breakdown Luka-Lebron showdown, the Clippers' duo excelling without practicing, the Bucks' 11 game win streak and more.
Richard Says Sorry To Knicks: 11/27/19
Richard Jefferson explains his comments from this past week about the Knicks. Richard, Scottie Pippen and Amin Elhassan discuss AD's return to New Orleans and more.
Lakers Roll On: 11/26/19
Jorge Sedano, Scottie Pippen and Amin Elhassan discuss the Lakers' win streak, Giannis' performance and more. Top high school prospect Josh Christopher also joins the show.
Rockets-Clippers Preview: 11/22/19
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Zach Lowe preview tonight's Rockets-Clippers matchup and more.
New Star: 11/21/19
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Zach Lowe break down the Clippers' win over the Celtics, Luka's progression, Jamal Crawford's status and much more NBA topics.
Celtics Still Rolling: 11/20/19
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Zach discuss if the Celtics need another big to contend in the East, Carmelo's Blazer debut and more. Clinton Yates also joins the show.
Anything Is Possible: 11/19/19
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Zach Lowe discuss if Luka Doncic is ready to contend for MVP and more. Amin Elhassan also joins the show.
The Great NBA Heist: How One Man Stole Millions from the Sacramento Kings: 11/19/19
It was the perfect crime: steal millions from the Sacramento Kings...to flip houses? Kevin Arnovitz joins Mina Kimes to explain how one up-and-coming basketball exec threw it all away while trying to pull off one of the boldest fraud schemes in NBA history - and how he almost got away with it.
G League Gems: 11/18/19
Amin Elhassan, Ramona Shelburne, Zach Lowe and Chiney Ogwumike discuss the G League, the Rockets win streak and more.
Melo Lands In Portland: 11/15/19
Rachel Nichols, Brian Windhorst and Kendrick Perkins discuss Carmelo signing with Portland, Paul George's Clippers debut and more.
Making Statements: 11/14/19
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins, Jackie MacMullan and Brian Windhorst discuss the Rockets' statement win over the Clippers, the Celtics' offense and more NBA Topics.
A Catch 22: 11/13/19
Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Jackie MacMullan talk about the Load Management Paradox, expectations for Russell Westbrook vs Patrick Beverly, Markelle Fultz facing the Sixers and much more.
Rockets Have Liftoff? Harden, Westbrook, and Houston's Offense: 11/13/19
Tonight on ESPN, the Rockets - led by a reunited James Harden and Russell Westbrook - play host to the LA Clippers. But Houston's superstars share a complex past, which they are hoping will lead to a mutually beneficial future. NBA analyst Kirk Goldsberry joins Mina Kimes to explore how the Harden-Westbrook relationship will shape the Rockets' season.
Latest In Boston: 11/12/19
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce, Jackie MacMullan and Amin Elhassan breakdown the latest in Boston, KP's struggles, the greatest big three of all time, another round of SNE and much more NBA topics.
Don't Stop The Press : 11/11/19
Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan, Chiney Ogwumike and Woj talk about the Knicks' impromptu presser, the updates on Gordon Hayward's injury and have a convo with Kyle Lowry.
Porzingis Faces Knicks: 11/8/19
Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Paul Pierce discuss Porzingis facing the Knicks for the 1st time and more. Gilbert Arenas also joins the show.
Fun Night At Staples: 11/7/19
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Richard Jefferson discuss Wednesday's Bucks-Clippers matchup and more. Brian Windhorst also joins the show.
Figuring It All Out: 11/6/19
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady, and Brian Windhorst discuss how close Giannis Antetokounmpo is to reaching his peak, Kawhi Leonard sitting out, and more. Malika Andrews also joins the show.
Suns Of Anarchy: 11/5/19
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Brian Windhorst discuss the Suns' hot start to the season, Eric Paschall's breakout game and more.
It's All "Dwight" in LA: 11/4/19
Rachel Nichols, Chiney Ogwumike and Kevin Arnovitz discuss Dwight Howard's hot start, if Miami is a real contender out East and more.
Wild West: 11/1/19
Rachel Nichols, Paul Pierce and Nick Friedell discuss the wild Western Conference, what the Nuggets are missing and more. Todd Gurley also joins the show.
Spooky Fight: 10/31/19
Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Dave McMenamin breakdown the KAT Fight (feat. Joel Embiid), reaction to KD on FT plus Nick Friedell with the latest on Steph's injury.
Butler's Debut: 10/30/19
Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Dave McMenamin discuss Jimmy Butler's Heat debut, AD's 40-20 night and much more.
Two Revenge Games: 10/29/19
Rachel Nichols, Ramona Shelburne and Chiney Ogwumike discuss last night's revenge games, the Warriors' first win and more.
Warriors Fall To 0-2: 10/28/19
Rachel Nichols, Ramona Shelburne and Chiney Ogwumike discuss the Warriors' recent struggles, CP3's return to Houston and more.
Clippers Blowout Warriors: 10/25/19
Rachel Nichols, Scottie Pippen and Brian Windhorst discuss the Warriors' blowout loss to open up Chase Center and more. Michael Wilbon also joins the show.
Kyrie's 50 Spot : 10/24/19
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Brian Windhorst discuss Kyrie Irving dropping 50 points in a Nets loss, the Luka-KP duo and more. Plus, Woj joins the show.
Rough Opener For Lakers: 10/23/19
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Brian Windhorst recap opening night in the NBA. Rachel interviews Joel Embiid. Woj, Zach Lowe and Stephen A. Smith also join the show.
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