The Russell Westbrook Paradox
There is no one in the NBA like Russell Westbrook. The former league MVP routinely puts up eye-popping stat lines and is now just four triple-doubles away from breaking Oscar Robertson's all-time triple-double record. But whats even more impressive about Westbrook is how hes elevating the Washington Wizards, and shockingly making them look like a contender this May. But Westbrook is not without his critics, particularly among the analytics obsessed NBA-types who worship at the altar of efficiency. Today, Kirk Goldsberry joins the show to break down the paradox that is Russell Westbrook: Is he a uniquely talented player who puts up historic numbers? Or one whose weaknesses are seemingly at odds with success in the modern NBA? Can he be both? Then, Pablo shares an update on the Indian Premier Leagues suspension amidst growing COVID cases in India.
Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young
Atlanta Hawks All-Star guard Trae Young joins The Woj Pod to discuss his All-NBA candidacy, the franchises rise to Eastern Conference contender, his desire to see Nate McMillan become permanent coach, his Olympic basketball dreams, the arrival of his signature shoe and much more.
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Hour 2: Greener Bay On The Other Side?
Max & Chris Canty question if Aaron Rodgers really wants to leave the Packers, and if the AFC North is the best division in football. Kendrick Perkins joins to debate if there should be more confidence in the Lakers or Knicks right now, and if Steph Curry is a top-3 MVP candidate. Later, the guys discuss if Russell Westbrook is overrated or underrated, is Tom Thibodeau a coach of the year candidate, and react to DK Metcalf's 100 meter run.
Hour 2: Jinx
The Cleveland Browns wont try to trade for Aaron Rodgers but shouldnt they? Greeny believes that of course they should go for him but they know that they will not get him. Also, Greeny said that the Dodgers are so good that he could be inserted in the lineup every day and the Dodgers could still win the World Series. The team has gone 5-15 since Greeny made his claim. Plus, Greeny celebrates some Bermanisms in honor of Chris Bermans birthday today.
Gab and Juls: Who will take La Liga glory?
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Sid Lowe to discuss the La Liga title race between Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. They analyse each teams chances of taking the title as well as discussing the reaction to the European Super League in Spain. Outside of La Liga, the guys also discuss Manchester City, Pirlos future at Juventus and Robert Lewandowskis chances of breaking the Bundesliga scoring record.
Hour 4: Twitter Wasn't Happy, Alan
Alan has been receiving tweets about his list of Top 3 New York athletes. The guys discuss and welcome on ESPN NBA Analyst Jeff Van Gundy. Plus, Arizona Sports 98.7 FM John Gambo Gambadoro joins the show and gives his top 3 stars in Arizona.
Streaks: Sustainable Or Stay Away?
Eric and Tristan breakdown a pair of banged up top-10 players (0:45), wonder if recent hot streaks are worth your while (4:15) and look at the weekend combo meals (14:45) before diving into the bullpens (21:40) and the upcoming schedule (26:25).
NBA Play-In Games, Georgia's NIL Bill & Book Club Part 3
Bomani Jones talks about how the NBA Play-In Tournament has the perfect amount of tension, on and off the court, to get you ready for the NBA Playoffs, and Georgia has signed a NIL bill for college athletes which will get them paid but to what extent (12:00). Plus, Joel Anderson of Slate joins for the next installment of The Right Time Book Club on Cane Mutiny by Bruce Feldman (25:00) to discuss the eras of coaches Butch Davis and Larry Coker at Miami, what prevented the dynasty from continuing to roll on, the player that typified it all for him and much more!
Bogey Off The Leash
Buster joins Tim Kurkjian from the Atlanta airport on a Baggage Claim Monday to discuss Wade Miley throwing the fourth no-hitter of the season, serious concern for Jacob deGrom after he pulled himself from Sundays game, Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeils wacky cover story for an in-game argument, Freddie Freeman calling his shot on Mothers Day, and potential landing spots for Albert Pujols. Plus, Busters full conversation with Freeman from Sunday Night Baseball.
Elena Delle Donne
What up y'all? This week Im joined by Elena Delle Donne as she chats about what shes most proud of, how her rehab is going, having to opt out of the WNBA season last year and a whole lot more. Plus, I chat with Travis about my weekend that consisted of two birthday parties for my daughters.
Hour 3: Peter Fountain, UNC Golfer
North Carolina golfer Peter Fountain jumps on the show after being named the ACC Freshman of the Year. And our resident soccer expert Dalen Cuff gets us ready for the NCAA mens soccer tournament as there are 3 ACC teams in action today. Plus we watch the trailer for the latest ACC life piece which dives into the sport of rowing. And the guys announce the 2021 ACC award winners.
- Zach and Howard Beck of Sports Illustrated discuss the Lakers' recent struggles, the play-in tournament, all the ongoing races, and Sixth Man of the Year.
- Brian Windhorst, Mike Schmitz and Kevin Pelton re-draft the 2020 NBA class.
- Jessica Mendoza joins Buster to discuss the Mets panic-firing its hitting coach, if the move came from Steve Cohen, Kris Bryants tremendous start, Dustin May needing Tommy John and Shohei Ohtani hitting a home run after being scratched from his start. Plus, Sarah Langs shares her thoughts on Chili Davis firing, Paul DeJong dominating the Mets, the Royals leading the division with a negative run differential and Jacob deGroms start tonight.
- SVP & Stanford Steve are joined by ESPNs Brian Windhorst as they discuss the state of the NBA and problems they are facing because of COVID, tanking, resting and much more. Plus, Stanford Steve has some parenting questions for Scott. And, Heres What I Hate.
- Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins and Ramona Shelburne discuss if the rumors of the Lakers demise is exaggerated, if there's pressure on NBA players to get vaccinated and Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau stops by to join the Jump.
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