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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Chelsea Spoil City's Celebration
The FC crew discuss Chelsea's win over Manchester City and if Sergio Aguero's legacy will be viewed differently after his failed penalty. Meanwhile, a scoreless draw between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid opens the door for Real Madrid to control their destiny in the La Liga title race. Plus, Bayern clinch their 9th straight Bundesliga title and Jadon Sancho stars in a crucial win for Borussia Dortmund.
REBROADCAST: Alive - The Drew Robinson Story
**NOTE: This episode originally aired on February 2nd, 2021** Twenty-nine-year-old Drew Robinson is attempting a Major League Baseball return unlike any other. Robinson worked his way through the minors for many years, and in 2017 he finally made the Texas Rangers Opening Day roster. But what followed was a bumpy path up and down between leagues and teams. All the while, Robinson struggled with mental health concerns. On April 16th, 2020, Drew Robinson attempted suicide. He lived. And now, with ongoing rehabilitation and therapy, Robinson worked his way back into professional baseball, as he has successfully made the roster for the San Francisco Giants Triple-A affiliate for the 2021 season. ESPNs Senior MLB Insider Jeff Passan shares his reporting behind the ESPN+ special from E:60, Alive: The Drew Robinson Story.
Hour 3: All About The NBA
Chiney and Mike Golic Jr. talk about how the Lakers continue to struggle and have a huge game tonight against Portland as the two fight to avoid the play-in tournament. AD is going to give it a go tonight but with LeBron seeing him injured isnt something we have seen much in his career. Also, we hear a chunk of Chineys interview with Seth Curry as he talked about Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and playing against his brother Steph. Then, Chiney talks about what practice has been like as the WNBA season gets ready to start. She also talks about producing 144 which debuts next week
QB Zach Wilson takes the practice field for the 1st time as a member of the New York Jets
Jeff Saturday, Mina Kimes, and Field Yates join Laura Rutledge to discuss the Jets future, what a possible Jon Gruden/Aaron Rodgers marriage would look like and the Patriots defensive leaps this offseason.
Hour 2: What Happens With Aaron Rodgers?
Max Kellerman talks about Jake Paul ending up with a black eye and broken tooth during the Mayweather brawl. Whos going to come out the best from this event? Max thinks its Floyd. Then, ESPN NFL Analyst Jeff Saturday joins the show to discuss what happens with ARod and can the Browns win a Super Bowl with Baker?
Nets are still "The Incredible Hulk" when healthy
Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Kendrick Perkins discuss how concerning the Nets losing streak is, how dangerous the Wizards are if they make the playoffs and what they learned from the Lakers blowout loss to the Clippers.
- 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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