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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Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams, and Alan Hahn begin the last hour of the show again wondering what to make of the latest injury for Anthony Davis. Can the Lakers avoid the play in tournament? Kendrick Perkins joins the show to give his two cents and asks the guys what the hardest championship to win is.
Tim Bontemps on All-Defense & MVP Races and Dallas' Jalen Brunson
Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps discuss the MVP and All-Defense races, then Jalen Brunson of the Dallas Mavericks joins to talk play-in, ribbing Luka Doncic, Steve Nash and Allen Iverson as inspirations, much more.
Aaron Rodgers Drama: The View From Green Bay
The NFL world was stunned last week by the report of Aaron Rodgers wanting out of Green Bay, and in the time since, little has emerged to suggest the situation will be easily resolved. Rodgers has been teasing a departure for months for a myriad of reasons, from the unexpected arrival of QB Jordan Love last season to unhappiness with Packers leadership to the allure of a permanent new gig hosting Jeopardy! Longtime Packers beat reporter Rob Demovsky joins the show to unpack the situation, explore whether Packers fans are turning on Rodgers, and sort out what might happen next. Then, in honor of Mothers Day, Pablo shares how Arizona womens basketball coach Adia Barnes has become an inspiration to working moms everywhere.
Karl Ravech joins Buster to discuss the Angels designating Albert Pujols for assignment, if Pujols would be interested in being a bench player, their favorite Pujols moments and the Rays sweeping the Angels. Plus, Todd Radom spins the tale of the Cleveland Spiders for this weeks Forgotten Franchise and administers the quiz.
Hour 2: Jacob Bridgeman, Clemson Golf
We visit with Clemson Golfer Jacob Bridgeman who is currently leading the nation in stroke average. Plus we speak with Virginia Soccer player Diana Ordonez as her team advances to their 1st ever Elite 8 appearance. And we debate our question of the day "Which current student athletes are the best players in their schools history".
Foxworth Friday: Is Brian Gudenkunst really Jerry Krause?
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss what in the world the Packers are going to do about their disgruntled QB Aaron Rodgers and how they found themselves in this position (1:05). Does GM Brian Gutekunst even know what he has in backup QB Jordan Love (15:39)? Plus, Rodgers comparison of Gutekunst to former Bulls GM Jerry Krause, the value of the dual-threat QB in the league today and much more (28:30)!
This is the Jalen & Jacoby podcast-exclusive hour, coming to you every Tuesday and Thursday. Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck joins Jalen & Jacoby to talk about what its like to be celebrated as an all-time great, if you can be an MC and not write your rhymes, what he listens to today, a Wu-Tang/Griselda collaboration and his outlook for the Giants. Then, the guys discuss Anthony Edwards odd evolution, the unhappiness among the Pacers, the Lions releasing Kerryon Johnson and Jay-Z regretting recording the song Big Pimpin. Later, the guys answer voicemails on deathbed wishes and a birthday bromance interrupted.
- 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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