No Dunks

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Ricky G
 Jun 23, 2020
Instant Classics Always

Haydz
 May 12, 2020
greatest pod ever

follow_law
 Mar 3, 2020
A fantastic pod that talks hoops but is really just some hilarious intelligent entertaining conversation with friends. I now keep hotdogs in my pocket.

greatness
 Jan 26, 2020
greatness doing what greatness does. greatness.

stark
 Jan 9, 2020
daily dose of nba comedy and wrong nba takes from nice guys.

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No Dunks is a daily NBA podcast hosted by Skeets, Tas, Trey, Leigh, and JD — the original basketball podcasters. Join 'em as they break down the league's biggest games and headlines, answer listeners' questions, interview guests, and more.

Episode Date
SQUAD | Disney Starting Five
01:07:51
On today's ep. of SQUAD, the guys draft a Disney basketball team from five categories: Mickey Mouse legends, Disney princesses, Marvel superheroes, Star Wars characters, and villains. Who would you have picked? Let us know in the comments!
Jul 09, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Disney Food, Wedgies & Hall of Fame Muggsy
01:20:07
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: The likelihood of crowning an NBA champion in 2020, those Fyre Festival-like Disney food pics, players you'd send to the Hall on the basis of actual fame, the 2006 NBA Draft, bubble wedgies, putting mayo on a burger, NBA kombucha pun gun, and more!
Jul 08, 2020
1-on-1 | Meme King Josiah Johnson
00:48:50
On today's ep. of No Dunks, the guys talk with television writer and "Meme King" Josiah Johnson about his NBA bubble concerns, social justice messages on jerseys, working on the new Netflix series "Colin in Black & White," his dad's iconic role in "White Men Can't Jump," Disney memes, phantom poopers, and more.
Jul 07, 2020
NBA News: Oladipo, All-Defensive Teams & 2K Covers
01:02:31
On Mon.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss multiple teams shutting practice facilities after receiving coronavirus test results, Victor Oladipo's decision to sit out the NBA restart, the list of social messages that can be put on jerseys, rumors of a second bubble, the league's best defenders, NBA 2K21 covers, and more.
Jul 06, 2020
Poppin' Packs | '93-94 Fleer with Cabbie
00:35:12
On a special holiday ep. of Poppin' Packs, Leigh catches up with old friend, and Canadian sports media star, Cabbie Richards. Cabbie pops a pack of '93-94 Fleer basketball cards, talks about the times he met Michael Jordan, shares his favorite under-the-radar interview, and more.
Jul 04, 2020
1-on-1 | Hawks Coach Lloyd Pierce
00:36:24
On today's ep. of No Dunks, Tas talks with Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce about his players finding their voice and dealing with social unrest, plans to transform State Farm Arena into a massive polling station, why the Hawks are ready to shed the "young" label, and his excitement for his team participating in a potential second NBA bubble.
Jul 03, 2020
Beach Steppin' | LeBron's Decision To Wear Gingham
01:28:50
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: How to deal with your favorite player going mainstream, NBA stamps we'd like to see, LeBron's Decision, Kawhi steal highlights, binge-watching "Downton Abbey," opossums pooping, Vegas Summer League memories, and more!
Jul 02, 2020
Who Wants Some Trivia? | Shea Serrano's Spurs
00:30:54
Think you know the NBA? Yeah, we'll see about that. On today's ep. of Who Wants Some Trivia?, host J.E. Skeets quizzes best-selling author Shea Serrano on his mighty San Antonio Spurs.
Jul 01, 2020
Top 10 Moments in Canadian Basketball
01:20:13
On today's ep. of No Dunks, and to celebrate forthcoming Canada Day, we countdown the Top 10 moments in Canadian basketball history with The Athletic's Blake Murphy. Where does Vince's 2000 Dunk Contest performance rank? What is the country's most iconic international hoops moment? And will "The Shot" be remembered more fondly than the actual Raptors championship?
Jun 30, 2020
1-on-1 | 'NBA Jam' Author Reyan Ali
01:06:28
On today's podcast, Skeets talks with "NBA Jam" book author Reyan Ali about Midway's billion-dollar game, why it resonated with so many people, secret characters and courts, the mythical Michael Jordan version, his favorite team, the rise and fall of arcade gaming, and more.
Jun 29, 2020
NBA Schedule Winners & Losers
00:42:06
On Sat.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA's schedule for the resumption of the 2019-20 season in Orlando. Who are the biggest winners and losers? What's your one must-watch game? Which playoff seeding race is the most intriguing? Will any team go 8-0? And will there be drones?
Jun 27, 2020
Up/Down: Vince's Best Dunk, CJ's Wine, Crocs
01:13:32
On Fri.'s ep. of No Dunks, we enter the Up/Down Report to debate Vince Carter's best in-game dunk, CJ McCollum's new pinot noir, Lu Dort's OKC deal, the Knicks hiring World Wide Wes, Crocs, whether listening to an audiobook counts as reading it, the MLB's 60-game season, and more!
Jun 26, 2020
Film Session | Mr. Chibbs: The Kenny Anderson Story
01:04:18
On today's Film Session, we discuss the 2017 documentary "Mr. Chibbs: The Kenny Anderson Story." In a doc filled with raw and emotional scenes, which one stood out? Did the filmmaker gloss over too many parts of Kenny's life? And what was the biggest takeaway?
Jun 25, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Bubble Signings & Conspiracy Theories
01:10:01
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Which player's NBA resume would benefit most from a Finals MVP award, Avery Bradley opting out of the Orlando restart, starting a bubble book club, random things you thought were common knowledge, Leigh's conspiracy theories, Disney characters, and more!
Jun 24, 2020
NBA News: Bubble Trouble, Opt-Outs, Pistons Path
00:48:10
On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA's growing concern as coronavirus cases spike in Florida, players like Davis Bertans and Kelly Oubre Jr. skipping the restart, new Pistons GM Troy Weaver's biggest decisions, how many Mike's the Knicks can interview for head coach, and more.
Jun 24, 2020
NBA News: Bubble Trouble, Opt-Outs, Pistons Path
00:48:10
On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA's growing concern as coronavirus cases spike in Florida, players like Davis Bertans and Kelly Oubre Jr. skipping the restart, new Pistons GM Troy Weaver's biggest decisions, how many Mike's the Knicks can interview for head coach, and more.
Jun 23, 2020
SQUAD | The Perfect Mascot
00:52:35
On today's ep. of SQUAD, the guys attempt to build "The Perfect Mascot" from categories including appearance, signature gag, mentor, NBA player nemesis, and name. Who/what would you have drafted? Share your picks in the comments!
Jun 22, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Mo Pete Fan Club
00:57:35
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: The exact moment Leigh became a Morris Peterson fan, which 90's Bulls championship Trey cares about the least, our favorite average players, rookie mistakes, John Collins for Lauri Markkanen, and more!
Jun 18, 2020
Life At Disney with Disney Expert Carlye Wisel
00:34:57
On a special edition of No Dunks, Trey talks to Disney expert Carlye Wisel about life at Walt Disney World resorts, which of the three NBA hotels is the best, whether there will be fan encounters, and why Robin Lopez so desperately wants to stay at the Yacht Club.
Jun 17, 2020
Key Questions About NBA Bubble Memo
00:48:26
On today's No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA's extensive health and safety memo ahead of the resumption of the '19-20 season at Disney World. What's the biggest takeaway? What's the biggest concern? And which band would Leigh book for entertainment?
Jun 17, 2020
'Delete Eight' Deep Dive with Dan Devine
01:07:19
On today's ep. of No Dunks, we talk to The Ringer's Dan Devine about the biggest offseason questions for the eight teams not headed to Disney: the Warriors, Cavaliers, Wolves, Hawks, Knicks, Bulls, Hornets, and Pistons. Which team has the brightest future? Which team is the most depressing? Which team might look to make a big move?
Jun 16, 2020
NBA News: Kyrie's Concern
00:54:03
On Mon.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Kyrie Irving's recent comments concerning the issue of the NBA resuming play, LaMarcus Aldridge's shoulder surgery, whether the Heat should sign DeMarcus Cousins, and Ja Morant calling on a Kentucky judge to remove a Confederate statue.
Jun 15, 2020
NBA Bubble Predictions
01:03:19
On today's ep. of No Dunks, the guys make seven predictions about the NBA restarting the season in the Orlando bubble. Who wins the Covid-'19/20 championship? Will we see a play-in tournament? Which player has the most potential to surprise? What's going to be the weirdest part of the television broadcast? And which Disney character is going to steal the show?
Jun 12, 2020
1-on-1 | Rex Chapman
00:40:35
On today's episode, Tas talks with former NBA player Rex Chapman about how his Twitter phenomenon "Block or Charge" got started, why he's speaking out for Black Americans, his own white privilege, and the NBA's quarantined bubble.
Jun 11, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Quarantined Title Contenders, Neuralyzers & More
01:13:03
Back to the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Quarantined title contenders, memorable what-if player acquisitions, obscure tourist attractions, gruesome things you wish you could erase from your memory, regrets, Ed Davis, quinoa burgers, and more!
Jun 10, 2020
NBA Restart Health Risks with TrueHoop's Henry Abbott
00:54:43
On today's ep. of No Dunks, we talk to TrueHoop's Henry Abbott about the NBA's plan to restart its season in Orlando, the science behind Commissioner Adam Silver's decision, and the numerous questions and concerns about the safety of it all.
Jun 09, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Shake Weights & Swan Parades
01:23:30
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Assigning role players from the non-bubble teams to bubble teams, whether this is the best group of defenders LeBron has ever played with, the Brooklyn Nets' honeymoon phase, cutout fans, clutch gifts, hard to believe NBA facts, swan parades, and more.
Jun 08, 2020
Questions About NBA's Return Plan
00:55:14
The NBA has announced its return-to-play plan, 85 days after suspending the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Is it fair? Is it boring? Is it safe? We discuss the key questions.
Jun 04, 2020
Film Session | Semi-Pro
01:12:45
On today's Film Session, special guest Dave Schilling joins the pod to break down the 2008 basketball movie "Semi-Pro." Where does this one rank on the Will Ferrell sports comedy chart? Which secondary character steals the show? And how long will that tasty "Let's Get Sexy" song be stuck in our heads?
Jun 04, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Nothing Easy, NBA Spikeball, Goodbye High Fives?
01:28:29
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Continuing to discuss and take action against racial injustice, the latest return-to-basketball reports, whether teams will attempt to eliminate high fives, preferred NBA Spikeball partners, multiple Xavier McDaniel shirseys, and more.
Jun 03, 2020
Justice For George Floyd & Up/Down Report
01:13:02
On Mon.'s ep. of No Dunks, we discuss protesters rallying against the police killing of George Floyd and countless other black Americans, NBA players, coaches and execs expressing their anger and pain, and how we must all help to make a change. That, plus the Up/Down Report debates the league's plan to bring 22 teams to Disney, Thibs coaching the Knicks, Bradley Beal trade rumors, SpaceX's mission, lemon cake, and more. Stay safe.
Jun 01, 2020
Film Session | Space Jam
01:10:30
On Friday's Film Session, special guest Zach Harper joins the pod to break down Michael Jordan's 1996 basketball movie "Space Jam." Is the title misleading? Why are the Looney Tunes characters muted? Will Swackhammer return for LeBron's remake?
May 29, 2020
Say What?! | A Booty-Full Pass
00:42:44
On today's Say What?!, Tas and JD act out conversations had by NBA broadcast teams that may or may not have happened. It's up to the rest of the guys to figure out whether the discussions are real or fake. Today's ep. features the fantastic broadcast crews of the Nuggets, Mavs, Grizz (with a Chris Vernon cameo!), Nets, and others.
May 28, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Group Stage Playoffs, Longboards & Sting
01:35:40
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Replacing the first round of the playoffs with a potential World Cup-style group stage, DeMar DeRozan's Hall of Fame case, whether the Kings should trade Buddy Hield, longboards, merchandising, JD's Sting encounter, foot hockey, and more.
May 27, 2020
Up/Down: Reseeding Playoffs 1-16, Skinny Harden, Kiddie Pools
01:09:57
On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, we enter the Up/Down Report to debate reseeding the NBA playoffs from 1-16, Disney World as a vacation destination, skinny James Harden, Giannis' free agency, kickball, kiddie pools for adults, dubstep, and more.
May 26, 2020
NBA News: Return Options, Sloan & Bogdanovic
00:46:02
On Mon.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the different format options being considered for the NBA's return in July, Jerry Sloan's passing, Bojan Bogdanovic undergoing season-ending wrist surgery, and Leigh's tales from the farm.
May 25, 2020
Film Session | He Got Game
01:05:13
On Friday's ep. of Film Session, the guys welcome in special guest Travonne "Blk Tray" Edwards to break down Spike Lee's 1998 basketball movie "He Got Game." How does Ray Allen's acting performance hold up? Does the classical music score work? Is the film's ending thought provoking or cheesy?
May 22, 2020
'Game 6: The Podcast' with Kelly Dwyer
00:56:15
On today's special ep. of No Dunks, we talk to OG NBA writer Kelly Dwyer about the cinematic "Game 6: The Movie," Scottie Pippen's frustration with "The Last Dance" documentary series, the best championship Bulls team, Hot Doug's Jordan-like retirement, Pearl Jam, tasty guitar licks, and more.
May 21, 2020
1-on-1 | Ariel Helwani on His Beloved Knicks & Why UFC Fighters Can't Shoot Hoops
01:11:58
On today's special ep. of No Dunks, we talk to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani about how he became a diehard Knicks fan, working as sideline reporter for NBA games, his fallout with Dana White, why UFC guys can't shoot hoops, the pros and cons of fan-less UFC 249, the pound-for-pound best fighters, and more
May 21, 2020
Beach Steppin' | LeBron's 11 MVPs, Best Movie Ballers, White Claws
01:22:44
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: A season-by-season breakdown of Leigh's "Best Player" over the last two decades, whether Manu is underrated, wild NBA stats, Skeets' starting five of movie ballers, White Claws, Rudy Gobert to the Bulls, feeling vulnerable, and more!
May 20, 2020
Up/Down: New Ball, Virtual Fans, Spicy Ketchup
01:04:46
On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, we enter the Up/Down Report to debate Wilson replacing Spalding as the NBA's official basketball, Shawn Marion's Hall of Fame chances, Spencer Dinwiddie's free agency plan, LeBron's quarantine beard, virtual fans, rainfall shower heads, spicy ketchup, and more.
May 19, 2020
The Last Dance Recap | Ep. 9 & 10
01:06:28
On Mon.'s No Dunks, the guys recap the final two episodes of "The Last Dance," the 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan, the Bulls’ '97-98 championship season, and bad pizza.
May 18, 2020
Film Session | Eddie
00:59:01
On Friday's ep. of Film Session, the guys discuss the 1996 basketball movie "Eddie." Whoopi Goldberg is charming, so why isn't this movie funny? Which NBA player was the best actor? Could Leigh coach the Knicks?
May 15, 2020
No Buffs | A King's Coronation
01:17:16
On today's ep. of No Buffs, the guys discuss the Survivor: Winners at War finale. Topics include: The Final Tribal Council, surprise votes, gender bias, fire-making, last night's emotional moments, Jeff Probst's staged garage, twists we'd like to see next season, and where Survivor 40 — and its winner — rank all-time.
May 14, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Street Ribs & Shirt Guys
01:24:14
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Growing optimism about this season returning, which NBA events should be national holidays, a hypothetical Thunder-Magic trade, Coby White comparisons, outdoor grilling, Nirvana t-shirts, quarantine snacks, and more!
May 13, 2020
SQUAD | 90s Time Capsule
01:12:36
On today's ep. of SQUAD, the guys draft the ultimate 90s time capsule from categories including a People magazine cover, one-hit wonder, pop culture fad, VHS movie, and NBA jersey from the decade. Who/what would you have drafted? Share your picks in the comments!
May 12, 2020
NBA News: Only Bad Options, KD, Coaches On Zoom
00:48:40
On today's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Commissioner Silver's call with the NBPA, Woj reporting that Durant will not play for the Nets if the season returns, Jim Boylen's future in Chicago, and which coaches would be the best/worst on Zoom.
May 11, 2020
The Last Dance Recap | Ep. 7 & 8
01:20:15
On Mon.'s No Dunks, the guys recap episodes 7 and 8 of ESPN's 10-part documentary series "The Last Dance," covering the murder of Jordan's father, his first retirement from the NBA to play minor-league baseball, his maniacal leadership style, and more.
May 11, 2020
Film Session | Above The Rim
01:20:04
On Friday's ep. of Film Session, the guys discuss the 1994 classic "Above The Rim." How weird is Nutso's death sequence? What's the Kyle Watson scouting report? Who stole the show: Pac, Bernie, or Leon? How cool was Georgetown? And why'd they even have refs at the Tournament Shoot Out?
May 08, 2020
No Buffs | Make The Case
01:22:34
On today's No Buffs, the guys discuss the penultimate episode of Survivor: Winners at War. Topics include: Why Nick's just happy to be there, the Tony-Sarah-Ben alliance, Natalie swimming in fire tokens, what type of jury we're going to get, which food items would tempt us to give up immunity, our Sole Survivor predictions, and more.
May 07, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Top 10 NBA Franchises, Mad Hypotheticals, SlamBall
01:19:22
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Top 10 most successful NBA franchises, the Brooklyn Nets' instant title chances with a healthy KD and Kyrie, the best and worst jerseys of all-time, Tas' All-Compost Team, 2019-20's Play of the Year, Pinball Clemons and the CFL, SlamBall, and more!
May 06, 2020
1-on-1 | NBA Photographer Nathaniel Butler
00:56:51
On today's special ep. of No Dunks, we talk with veteran NBA photographer Nathaniel Butler about his favorite Michael Jordan moments, what it was like to cover the Bulls-Knicks rivalry, how the sports photography industry and technology has changed, and more.
May 05, 2020
Who Wants Some Trivia? | The Last Dance
00:39:05
Think you know the NBA? Yeah, we'll see about that. On today's ep. of Who Wants Some Trivia?, host J.E. Skeets quizzes Trey Kerby on some NBA trivia inspired by ESPN's documentary series, "The Last Dance," which chronicles Michael Jordan and the '97-98 Chicago Bulls.
May 05, 2020
The Last Dance Recap | Ep. 5 & 6
01:27:46
On Mon.'s No Dunks, the guys recap episodes 5 and 6 of ESPN's 10-part documentary series "The Last Dance," chronicling Michael Jordan, the '97-98 Bulls, and cigars.
May 04, 2020
Film Session | Teen Wolf
01:13:59
On Friday's ep. of Film Session, the guys discuss the 1985 coming-of-age comedy "Teen Wolf." What in the world is the moral of this story? How big was Michael J. Fox at the time? Who was the best classic 80s character? And why is the music/sound editing so damn bad?
May 01, 2020
1-on-1 | Australian Sports Broadcaster Bruce McAvaney
00:53:41
On a special edition of No Dunks, Leigh chats with Australian broadcaster Bruce McAvaney about his 40-year career covering the world of sports. From interviewing Michael Jordan to calling the controversial men's 100m race at the 1988 Summer Olympics, Bruce has seen and done it all.
May 01, 2020
No Buffs | The Whisper Song
01:27:43
On today's ep. of No Buffs, the guys discuss Survivor: Winners at War episode 12. Topics include: Continued whispering at Tribal Council, Godfather Tony, lazy vampire Nick, the perceived women's alliance, who has the best shot at coming back from Edge, our favorite villains to root for, luxury items, and more.
Apr 30, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Rest In Peace, Shoes & Sox
01:26:36
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: The Bulls chances of winning a fourth straight title in '99, a hypothetical Sixers-Celtics trade, our favorite crafty NBA veterans, whether it's cool for adults to play with LEGO and coloring books, beard tips, aquariums, eye infections, and more!
Apr 29, 2020
1-on-1 | 'The Last Dance' Executive Producer Curtis Polk
00:32:53
On today's special ep. of No Dunks, we talk to Curtis Polk, one of the executive producers of "The Last Dance" series. We discuss the backstory of how the documentary got off the ground, expectations prior to its release, the most challenging stories to tell, and more.
Apr 28, 2020
NBA News: Reopening Facilities, Next Nets Coach, AG's Diss Track
00:52:03
On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA's plan to allow players to reenter team facilities, the Nets head coaching search, Aaron Gordon's D-Wade diss track, and so much more.
Apr 28, 2020
The Last Dance Recap | Ep. 3 & 4
01:09:26
On Monday's No Dunks, the guys recap episodes 3 and 4 of ESPN's 10-part documentary series "The Last Dance," chronicling Michael Jordan, the '97-98 Bulls, and weird hats.
Apr 27, 2020
Film Session | The Way Back
01:18:19
On Friday's episode of Film Session, the guys discuss the 2020 sports-drama "The Way Back." Did Ben Affleck's deeply personal performance carry the formulaic story? Were the high school basketball players and scenes believable? And just how good is a shower beer?
Apr 24, 2020
No Buffs | The Tony Hour
01:08:36
On today's ep. of No Buffs, the guys discuss Survivor: Winners at War episode 11. Topics include: Tony's opus, whether the Extortion disadvantage is fair, sniffing out double agents, building resumes, breaking the fourth wall, applying for the show, and more.
Apr 23, 2020
1-on-1 | Ethan Sherwood Strauss on 'The Victory Machine'
00:58:29
The Athletic's own Ethan Sherwood Strauss joins the show to discuss his new book, "The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty."
Apr 22, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Wandering Around The Yard
01:19:37
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: NBA documentaries we'd like to see, top prospects skipping college in favor of the G League, whether Walt Disney World would be an ideal spot for the NBA to salvage its season, a hypothetical Aaron Gordon-for-LaVine trade, impulse buys, Leigh's boxer shorts collection, lawn maintenance, motorcycles, and more.
Apr 21, 2020
The Last Dance Recap | Ep. 1 & 2
01:27:53
On Mon.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys recap the first two episodes of ESPN's 10-part documentary series "The Last Dance," which chronicles Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls.
Apr 20, 2020
Thanks For Giving Us Something To Talk About, NBA H-O-R-S-E
00:32:23
Apr 17, 2020
No Buffs | Thank You, Fiji Airways
01:11:47
On today's ep. of No Buffs, the guys discuss Survivor: Winners at War episode 10. Topics include: Emotional family visits, why we need to ban tribal council whispers/huddles, Kim's wrong read, whether Jeremy can still win this game, Probst's sandy shoes, Skeets' Top 5 Survivor Challenge Beasts, and more!
Apr 16, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Pau's Legacy, Celebrity Sightings, Air Beans
01:24:17
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Whether the Lakers will retire Pau Gasol and Derek Fisher's jerseys, the chances of Luka, Zion or Tatum winning MVP within the next five seasons, the Wild West of recycling, celebrity sightings, personalized sneaker deals, and more! Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Apr 15, 2020
NBA News: Gobert-Mitchell, Bulls Makin' Moves & Thibs
01:01:50
On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the strained relationship between Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, the Chicago Bulls' front office shakeup, reports that the league is looking at a 25-day return-to-basketball window, whether Thibs can still be a successful coach, and more.
Apr 14, 2020
Film Session | Love & Basketball
01:09:20
On today's episode of Film Session, the guys discuss the 2000 romantic-drama "Love & Basketball." Was Monica and Q's bond believable? Should Gabrielle Union have had a bigger role? And was this really a movie about the relationship between kids and their parents?
Apr 13, 2020
Instant NBA H-O-R-S-E Recap
00:41:58
On Sunday night's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge. Was it better than the 2009-10 contests? Who made the best shot? What should they have done differently? And why did Quigley have a fake dog in her driveway!?
Apr 13, 2020
2020 NBA Awards & HORSE Predictions
01:12:42
With the rest of the season in doubt due to the coronavirus pandemic, No Dunks make their 2019-20 NBA award picks for MVP, Most Improved, Coach, Defensive Player, Rookie, and Sixth Man. All that, plus some NBA HORSE Challenge concerns and predictions.
Apr 10, 2020
No Buffs | Dingbats, Coins & Chaos
01:16:24
On today's ep. of No Buffs, the guys discuss Survivor: Winners at War episode 9. Topics include: Whispering at Tribal Council, Adam's Hail Mary podium play, Sarah's respect for birthdays, fortune cookies, whether Tony is setting up to be the lone lion left, new song lyrics, puzzles, and more!
Apr 09, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Stinky!
01:26:49
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Paul Millsap's magic tricks, the NBA2K players tournament, how LeBron would fare if the season restarts, the future of jersey retirements, an incredible Nav Bhatia story, armpit detoxing, and more! Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Apr 08, 2020
1-on-1 | Cricket Folk Hero Rob Moody
00:56:19
On this bonus ep. of No Dunks, Leigh talks to Melbourne-based cricket fan Rob Moody about his immense 25,000+ cricket VHS and DVD collection, '80s and '90s Australian cricket, being retweeted by some of the game's greatest players, and how one creates a 23-minute clip of Inzamam-ul-Haq's funniest run-outs.
Apr 08, 2020
SQUAD | The Perfect Sandwich
00:47:53
Hope you're hungry, because on today's episode of SQUAD, the guys draft the perfect sandwich from categories including the bread, the spread, the meat, the veg, and a side. So who built the best sandwich? What ingredients would you have selected? Let's hear it in the comments!
Apr 07, 2020
Film Session | Air Bud
01:16:23
On today's episode of Film Session, the guys discuss the 1997 sports-comedy "Air Bud." Is this really a good movie for kids; what's the message? Did the prop department accidentally steal the show? And what other sports should Buddy consider?
Apr 06, 2020
Stupid NBA Podcast Pitches
00:43:10
Inspired by Amir Blumenfeld's latest BUCKETS episode, we, too, try pitching our best/dumbest podcast ideas to current and former NBA stars. Tell me you wouldn't listen to "Klay's Daze" co-hosted by a stoned Klay Thompson and Leigh Ellis.
Apr 03, 2020
No Buffs | Peanut Butter Power
01:16:18
On today's ep. of No Buffs, the guys discuss Survivor: Winners at War episode 8. Topics include: Tyson's return, The Lion Alliance, why a woman is going to win this season, wet poles and toe grooves, that incredible Nick montage, buying idols over advantages, and more!
Apr 02, 2020
Beach Steppin' | The Brotherhood Of Baggy Pants
01:13:32
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Outrageous homer arguments, whether Zion will ever hit 4+ threes in a game again, weird job interviews, fast food dreams, Trey's Top 5 greatest rebounders, homebrew, baggy pants, and more! Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Apr 01, 2020
The Case Of The Mysterious Raptors Autograph
00:23:14
On today's special investigation pod, Tas Melas believed for over 20 years that he was in possession of a Toronto Raptors program autographed by Vince Carter. That is, until last night, when Vince tweeted it wasn't his. So whose autograph is it? And how was Tas duped into thinking it was? No Dunks gets to the bottom of this juicy NBA scandal!
Apr 01, 2020
SQUAD | All-Sitcom
00:53:45
On today's ep. of SQUAD, the guys draft an All-Sitcom Team from categories including a lead character, quirky sidekick, the set/location, pet, and NBA player cameo. Who/what would you have drafted? Share your picks in the comments!
Mar 31, 2020
1-on-1 | David Aldridge's Proposal For Restarting Season
00:47:52
The Athletic's own, and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, David Aldridge joins the show to discuss his proposal for resetting the NBA postseason, how to engage the lottery teams, and the possibility of just cancelling the season outright due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 30, 2020
Film Session | Uncut Gems
01:00:27
On today's episode of Film Session, the guys discuss the 2019 Safdie brothers thriller "Uncut Gems." Was this even basketball movie? Did KG deliver one of the best acting performances by an athlete ever? And how much would you pay for a bedazzled Furby pendant necklace?
Mar 30, 2020
No Buffs | You Either Die A Hero ...
01:12:13
On today's ep. of No Buffs, the guys discuss Survivor: Winners at War episode 7. Topics include: Fire tokens breaking Yul's galaxy brain, whether Wendell and Michelle are playing us all, why Sandra is now Vince Carter, saucer strategy, flashbacks, weird music, who's set up well as we hit the merge, and more!
Mar 26, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Every Title Has An Asterisk
01:40:00
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Asterisks on every NBA championship, First Team All-Nickname, embarrassing moments, road trip snacks, wedding snafus, players you hold in higher regards than other basketball nerds, martial arts, weird domesticated pets, and more! Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Mar 25, 2020
Top 10 NBA Games To Rewatch From '19-20 Season
00:45:29
On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, Skeets and Trey countdown the Top 10 NBA games to rewatch from the 2019-20 season now that League Pass is free for all. Lillard's Kobe tribute, Zion's red-hot debut, LeBron vs. Luka, and more!
Mar 24, 2020
'I Got Married During The Coronavirus Pandemic'
00:30:53
On today's pod, Tas and JD interview No Dunks fan, Jeshua Kidd, days after his wedding. How did the coronavirus impact the big day? Did most of the guests show up? Was there a "no hugging" rule? Did Jeshua kiss his bride? Was canceling it altogether an option? Also, Star Wars. Lots and lots of Star Wars talk.
Mar 23, 2020
Film Session | Coach Carter
00:57:11
On today's episode of Film Session, the guys discuss the 2005 biographical teen sports drama "Coach Carter." Why do people love this movie so much? Which character or plotline could've used more development? Were the basketball scenes believable? How long would it take you to run 1,000 suicides?
Mar 23, 2020
Ask Leigh Anything
01:08:34
On today's ep. of No Dunks, the international man of mystery, Leigh Ellis, answers your questions! Topics include: The first chapter of his book, dream concerts, dining with giraffes, the history of Tweet of the Week shoutouts, stadiums, debutante balls, and more!
Mar 20, 2020
No Buffs | Not Another Survivor Podcast
01:14:11
On today's inaugural ep. of our Survivor recap podcast, No Buffs, the guys discuss Survivor: Winners at War episode 6. Topics include: Where the legends went wrong, Evil Wendell, fire tokens, Edge of Extinction, whether Jeff Probst has the best job in the world, peanut butter, who gets voted out next week, and more!
Mar 19, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Great Plates & Pods
01:32:36
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Regrettable predictions, creative ways to salvage the 2019-20 NBA season/playoffs, inducting teams/teammates into the Hall, fantasy hoops, video games, oral hygiene, vanity license plates, and more! Email questions to: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com
Mar 18, 2020
SQUAD | Quarantined
01:02:13
On today's ep. of SQUAD, the guys draft a self-quarantine plan from categories including a non-perishable food item, movie franchise, hobby, book, and celebrity pen pal. Who wins this edition of SQUAD? Let us know in the comments!
Mar 17, 2020
Film Session | White Men Can't Jump
01:13:17
On today's inaugural episode of Film Session, the guys discuss the 1992 sports comedy-drama "White Men Can't Jump." Does the movie still hold up? Were the basketball scenes believable? Could a remake work? And why is everyone wearing hats?
Mar 16, 2020
The Drop | The Podcast Must Go On
01:00:13
On Fri.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Commissioner Silver confirming that the NBA will take a 30-day hiatus, Rudy Gobert's Instagram apology, and Kevin Love pledging $100,000 to aid arena workers displaced by the coronavirus. That, plus Leigh's NBA/cricket puns, JD's Top 5 ICYMI television shows, bobbleheads, wedding videographers, and more!
Mar 13, 2020
No NBA, The Coronavirus & What's Next?
00:38:25
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA's decision to suspend the season until further notice after Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. What does it all mean, when could the league realistically return, and how does this affect our podcast moving forward? Crazy times. Stay safe, y'all.
Mar 12, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Best Player To Never Win MVP?
01:05:19
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Who is the best player to never win MVP, the decline of posterizations, inducting single regular season games into the Hall of Fame, Malik Beasley, conspiracies, crazy food combos, darts, snooker, marble racing, and more! Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Mar 11, 2020
The Long And Shorts Of It
00:58:41
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Nets upsetting the Lakers, Oladipo's best game yet, the West's race for the 8th seed, the latest NBA/coronavirus update, the Cavs locking up coach J.B. Bickerstaff, and what type of money the Hawks should offer John Collins. That, plus an insane discussion about shorts and pants.
Mar 11, 2020
Who Wants Some Trivia? | All-Star Weekend
00:25:54
Think you know the NBA? Yeah, we'll see about that. On today's episode of Who Wants Some Trivia?, host J.E. Skeets quizzes The Athletic's culture writer and NBA podcaster Big Wos on some difficult All-Star Weekend trivia.
Mar 10, 2020
Resilient Raps, Potential Playoff Matchups & Virus Concerns
00:49:52
On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Raptors attacking defense, Jamal Murray's dunk that wasn't, Hornets-Hawks, league's closing locker rooms over coronavirus concerns, and Koonin's plan to start the NBA season in December to help ratings. That, plus potential playoff matchups we'd like to see, and a debate about which surface is better to walk barefoot on: the beach or grass?
Mar 10, 2020
LeBron's MVP Pursuit & Oh My God, They Fired Kenny!
01:12:47
On Mon.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss their NBA weekend winners — LeBron's MVP case, Aron Baynes' step back, the Pelicans, etc. — and losers — the Nets and Kenny Atkinson mutually agree to part ways, Milwaukee, Draymond vs. Barkley, and more. That, plus JD's Nashville trip, Joakim Noah's cool sweater, and Jidenna.
Mar 09, 2020
The Drop | Would You Rather Build Around Luka or Zion?
01:11:13
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys play Whatchu Got? Which young star would you rather build around: Luka or Zion? What was the crazier stat line: Duncan Robinson or Terrence Ross? And what was more embarrassing: Kevin Porter Jr. forgetting to wear his jersey or Jeopardy's "Do a 180" guy? That, the NBA's best Canadian, Steph Curry's return, swapping shirts, Costco's food court policy, and more!
Mar 05, 2020
Say What?! | The Sultan Speaks
00:29:51
On today's Say What?!, Tas and JD act out recent conversations had by NBA broadcast teams that may or may not have happened. It's up to Skeets, Trey and Leigh to guess whether the discussions were real or fake. Today's ep. features the fantastic broadcast crews of the Nuggets, Hawks, Clippers, 76ers, and Bucks.
Mar 04, 2020
Big LeVert, Spike vs. Jim, Coach Duncan
00:49:19
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Caris LeVert's 51 points and his future with the Nets, the insane Spike Lee vs. James Dolan drama, and Zion Williamson being cleared to play in back-to-backs. That, plus Spurs coach Tim Duncan, Daryl Morey rips NBA broadcasters for "hate watching" games, the mighty Goran Ivanišević, and more.
Mar 04, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Hankies & Cargos
01:12:50
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Middleton, McCollum and Beal as go-to guys, whether Rudy Gobert is worth a supermax contract, team captains, deserving DPOY guards, Maria Sharapova, obscure NBA jerseys, Dad fashion, and more. Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Mar 03, 2020
Super Tuesday NBA Polls
00:47:28
On today's Super Tuesday ep. of No Dunks, the guys check the polls in regards to whether the Bucks can still win 70 games, dark horse Finals contenders (Heat, Raps, Rockets), which team you'd most like to see win the West's 8th seed, and confidence in Leon Rose's ability to turn around the Knicks. That, plus humiliating songs, Kuzma's hair, big bodies, and more. Oh, one more thing. Please do us a solid and fill out this short podcast survey: bit.ly/DunksSurvey
Mar 03, 2020
Stop It, Everyone Is Talking About The Bucks
00:55:17
On Mon.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss their NBA weekend winners — Giannis' Bucks, Westbrook's improved play, Zion and Ja, Waiters, etc. — and losers — the Raptors, Curry's setback, LeBron's brain fart, more. That, plus Ariza hates the funnies, Ballmer's plans with The Forum, octopus intelligence, and more.
Mar 02, 2020
SQUAD | Build Your Own Franchise
00:54:37
On today's ep. of SQUAD, the guys build their own franchise by drafting a city to play in, a non-NBA brand (name, uniforms, mascot), an existing front office (GM and coach), concession items, and a celebrity ambassador. So who drafted the best franchise? Who wins this edition of SQUAD? Let us know in the comments!
Feb 29, 2020
The Drop | Shoutout To Coffee!
01:05:35
On Friday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the CP3 effect, Myles Turner's coffee consumption, KP's preferred position, Wave Papi's torn meniscus, Embiid's shoulder injury, and the Wolves getting fined for violating the NBA's resting policy. That, plus a surprise Best of the Week winner, go-to La Croix flavors, guitar lessons, puka shells, otters, and more
Feb 28, 2020
Whatchu Doin' Jazz?
00:43:18
On Thursday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Embiid's injury and the Sixers' season from hell, what's wrong with the Utah Jazz and whether they should bring Conley off the bench, and Westbrook's recent dominance. That, plus Malik Monk's suspension, Steph Curry's imminent return, Leigh's larynx, and more.
Feb 27, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Change My Mind
00:58:09
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Who is the NBA's best team of the 21st century, Sixth Man of the Year favorites, DeMarcus Cousins' immediate future, Kyrie's Hall of Fame credentials, iconic what-if plays, sleepovers, the Astros' cheating scandal, and more. Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Feb 26, 2020
LeBron vs. Zion, East Beasts, Playoff Sleepers
00:55:11
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss 'Bron vs. Zion, the Bucks' elite defense, Coby White catching fire, the Jayson-Jaylen 1-2 punch, and Dennis Schroder running away with Sixth Man. That, plus playoff sleepers and studs, Drake's belts, Red Vines vs. Twizzlers, and more.
Feb 26, 2020
Be Legendary
00:53:48
On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys play Whatchu Got? regarding last night's better performance (Embiid or Beal), the bigger upset (Cavs or Suns), and tonight's must-watch game (Bucks-Raps or Zion-LeBron). That, plus Kobe and Gigi's touching memorial service, Jeremy Lamb's knee injury, peanut butter preferences, and more.
Feb 25, 2020
Giannis' Unanimous MVP Case, Tatum, Angry Cubes
01:02:35
On Mon.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss their NBA weekend winners — Giannis, Celtics-Lakers, Westbrook, DORT!, etc. — and losers — Patrick Patterson, the Wizards' playoff chances, and Mark Cuban's wallet. That, plus store brand cereal, fashionable earrings, the odds that Larry David listens to the podcast, and more.
Feb 24, 2020
1-on-1 | 'Survivor' Winner Wendell Holland
01:05:55
On today's bonus ep. of No Dunks, Skeets, Trey and JD talk to 'Survivor: Ghost Island' winner — and current 'Winners at War' castaway — Wendell Holland about how his basketball background helps in challenges, why he applied for the reality show, camp life, behind-the-scenes production, NBA x 'Survivor' comparisons, and more.
Feb 22, 2020
The Drop | Setting Up NBA Stretch Run
01:19:58
On Friday's No Dunks, the guys discuss the most intriguing teams and storylines to watch down the stretch, Joel Embiid and Trae Young's big nights, and whether the Nets' gap season was a complete waste. That, plus Worst of the Week nominees, Counting Crows, expired candy, and so much more.
Feb 21, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Peace Out, Timeouts
01:16:44
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Reducing the number of timeouts, banning individual awards, Nash's all-time PG rank, post-ASG matchups we're excited for, Dutch basketball players, watching movies on airplanes, and so much more. Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Feb 20, 2020
Best All-Star Game Ever, Beilein Out & Almond Joys
00:51:25
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the new All-Star Game format, John Beilein leaving the Cavs as head coach, the Clippers acquiring Reggie Jackson, Kyrie's shoulder injury, and the #FireGarPax movement. That, plus ageism, Malort, strong takes about coconut chocolate, and more.
Feb 20, 2020
Say What?! | Charcuterie & Sharts
00:25:24
On today's ep. of Say What?!, Tas and JD act out recent conversations had by NBA broadcast teams that may or may not have happened. It's up to Skeets, Trey and Leigh to guess whether the discussions were real or fake.
Feb 17, 2020
Dunk Contest Recap | Was Aaron Gordon Robbed?
00:36:51
On Sunday morning's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the controversial 2020 Dunk Contest, the new-look 3-Point Contest, our live show at Schubas Tavern, and more.
Feb 16, 2020
No Dunks Live! | All-Star Weekend in Chicago
01:09:39
On today's special ep. of No Dunks — recorded live from Schubas Tavern in Chicago, Illinois — the guys make their All-Star Saturday Night predictions, talk Bueller in the Up/Down Report, discuss Leigh’s shootout with Kendall Gill, drink Malort, hit the beach, and more!
Feb 16, 2020
The Drop | Tatum, Rising Stars Predictions, Dunk Mt. Rushmore
00:52:03
On Friday's No Dunks, the guys discuss Tatum's leap, PG's injury, OKC's clutch play, Rising Stars predictions, and who's on our Mount Rushmore of Dunkers. That, plus Worst of the Week, NBA x Valentine's Day puns, true romance, why Zach LaVine is teasing us one, and more.
Feb 14, 2020
No Chill 'Bron, Booker Replaces Dame, Big East Wins
00:47:19
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Nets and Pacers' big wins, Booker replacing Lillard at All-Star Weekend, and the Lakers' Western Conference championship odds. That, plus Harrison Barnes refuses to shave, Bobby Portis' lame ejection, LeBron's chances of sweeping all three Saturday Night events, whether Vince deserves an All-Star legacy spot, and more.
Feb 13, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Duos, Dunks & Space
00:56:54
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Why the Clippers are sneaky villains, players we wish competed in the Dunk Contest, our favorite one-time All-Stars, Oladipo's peak, which duo you'd rather build around (Ja & JJJ or Zion & Zo), Jordan drafting All-Star teams, space travel, how to be Australian, and more! Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Feb 12, 2020
Sixers Switch Up, Power Zion, 'Survivor' Picks
00:52:40
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Sixers' decision to move Horford to the bench, Smart's frustration with the Rockets, Zion's first 30-point performance, and which team you'd like to see grab the 8th seed in the West. That, plus players' forgettable first teams, the Knicks latest press release, our 'Survivor: Winners at War' picks, and more.
Feb 12, 2020
1-on-1 | NBA Dunk Coach Chuck Millan
00:35:57
On today's bonus ep. of No Dunks, Skeets and Trey talk to NBA Dunk Coach Chuck Millan about his one-of-a-kind job, the four 2020 Dunk Contest participants, what makes a good dunker, Vince Carter's 2000 bounce, dunk mulligans, Team Flight Brothers, why you should never put down tape, and more.
Feb 12, 2020
1-on-1 | NBA Dunk Coach Chuck Millan
00:35:57
On today's bonus ep. of No Dunks, Skeets and Trey talk to NBA Dunk Coach Chuck Millan about his one-of-a-kind job, the four 2020 Dunk Contest participants, what makes a good dunker, Vince Carter's 2000 bounce, dunk mulligans, Team Flight Brothers, why you should never put down tape, and more.
Feb 11, 2020
Reapers of Death, Team USA's List, Embiid's IG
00:47:50
On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Raptors' 15-game winning streak, KAT's clueless defense, Dinwiddie's confidence, the Spurs' waning playoff chances, and the Bucks without Giannis. That, plus Team USA's list of 44 finalists for the 2020 Olympics, the Mavs sign MKG, Embiid's cryptic social media posts, and more.
Feb 11, 2020
And The Winner of the Weekend Goes To ...
00:55:30
On Monday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss their NBA weekend winners — Andrew Wiggins, the new-look Wolves, Celtics, Canada basketball, etc. — and losers — the broken instant replay system, Pacers, Lakers, IT. That, plus the upcoming Chicago weather, the Allan Border Medal, 2020 Oscars, and more.
Feb 10, 2020
The Drop | Deadline Winners, Pocket Rockets, Philly Blame
01:14:16
On Friday's No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA trade deadline winners, who's to blame for the 76ers' disappointing season, why the Rockets' small-ball experiment could work, and the biggest surprise from the 2020 All-Star Draft. That, plus Worst of the Week nominees, 18-year-old livin', flexing in mirrors, downing Guinness, NBA fetishes, and more!
Feb 07, 2020
Trade Deadline Grades
00:50:43
Who won the Wiggins-Russell swap? Does Iggy make the Heat favorites in the East? And why was Drummond traded for a bag of beans? On tonight's No Dunks NBA trade deadline special, the guys grade all of today's big deals.
Feb 06, 2020
Heat Power Moves & Big Scarf Energy
00:44:07
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Heat trading for Andre Iguodala (and possibly Danilo Gallinari), the Kings pivoting hard on Dedmon, and the Sixers acquiring some shooting. That, plus the Knicks hire Leon Rose, the Raptors knit a 12-game win streak, why Jokic is like your dad, moves still to be made, and more.
Feb 06, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Undervalued & Overvalued Teams
01:09:30
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Overvalued and undervalued teams, superstars and/or veterans we'd like to see win a ring, Giannis vs. Zion, our All-Skin n' Bones Team, Gobert's perimeter defense, Impractical Jokers, deep bombs, and more. Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Feb 05, 2020
4-Team Trade, Knicks Fire Mills, Ruining 3-Pt Contest
01:01:32
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys grade the NBA's massive four-team trade with the Rockets, Hawks, Wolves, and Nuggets; discuss the Knicks pursuit of Masai Ujiri; and lament the new 3-Point Contest format. That, plus Aaron Gordon's appearance on TNT, Tim Horton's coffee, All-Star Game MVP favorites, and more.
Feb 05, 2020
Assessing Trade Deadline Rumors
00:57:37
On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the recent NBA trade deadline rumors involving D'Angelo Russell, Clint Capela, Luke Kennard, and others. That, plus the spicy Iggy vs. Grizzlies situation, new 3-Point Contest participants, Ibaka and OG's fashion roast, and more.
Feb 04, 2020
Bonus WWST? | NBA x Oscars Edition
00:19:32
On today's bonus ep. of Who Wants Some Trivia?, host/scorekeeper JD tests Skeets, Trey, and Leigh's knowledge of NBA-related movie trivia about Academy Award-winning films, famous quotes, Shaq flicks, and more.
Feb 03, 2020
Let's Get Loud
00:48:37
On Monday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA weekend winners — Lillard, LeBron's Kobe speech, small-ball Rockets, Nugs, etc. — and losers — Embiid and the Sixers, Rising Stars snubs, Kyrie's knee, etc. That, plus thoughts on Shakira and J-Lo's Super Bowl halftime show, burnt popcorn, Indiana Jones movies, and more.
Feb 03, 2020
The Drop | All-Star Snubs & New Game Format
01:05:10
On Friday's No Dunks, the guys discuss the 2020 All-Star reserves, who got snubbed, and whether the new All-Star Game format is a good or bad idea. That, plus Lowry gets shoved, the Knicks and Grizzlies get penalized, AG commits to the Dunk Contest, bad showers, rock climbing, uncooked carrots, and more!
Jan 31, 2020
Beach Steppin' | 'Hall Of Very Good,' Streaks & Ducks
00:58:26
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Nominations for the "Hall of Very Good," Billy Donovan's Coach of the Year chances, our favorite NBA streaks, similarities between Bam and Jokic, small things we enjoy about ball, depressed Wolves fans, fanny packs, and more. Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Jan 30, 2020
Knicks New Low, Oladipo's Return, Mamba Mentality
00:43:25
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys debate the Knicks' most embarrassing moment (Morris' comments, Payton, no hot water, etc.), the more impressive win (Spurs or Blazers), and a letter grade for Oladipo's season debut. That, plus teams/players to watch at the deadline, Vanessa Bryant's first public statement, and how we're applying the Mamba mentality to our daily lives.
Jan 30, 2020
Shaq Remembers Kobe, Money Middleton & More
00:53:10
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss TNT's emotional tribute to Kobe, players changing their numbers out of respect, and why renaming the All-Star Game MVP after KB is perfect. That, plus Khris Middleton's 51-point night, Lowry becoming the Raps' all-time leader in assists, the Celtics' wildcard Gordon Hayward, Oladipo's forthcoming return, Dance Cam Leigh Ellis, and more.
Jan 29, 2020
Our 2020 All-Star Reserves
00:58:08
On today's bonus ep. of No Dunks, the guys pick and debate their East and West 2020 NBA All-Star Game reserves.
Jan 28, 2020
NBA Mourns Mamba
00:36:49
On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA postponing tonight's Clippers-Lakers game, LeBron's bond with Kobe, the numerous Mamba tributes, and the petition to change the logo. That, plus the Kings' historic comeback, intentionally missed free throws, Eric Gordon's career-high, and more.
Jan 28, 2020
1-on-1 | Fred Katz on Kobe, Wizards, Westbrook
01:07:25
The Athletic's lead Wizards writer Fred Katz joins the show to discuss Kobe's passing, the weird mood surrounding Sunday's Wizards-Hawks game, Bradley Beal's All-Star case, John Wall's injury update, Scott Brook's popularity in Japan, Dāvis Bertāns crazy range, covering Westbrook and Steven Adams back in OKC, Fred's real name (!) and so much more.
Jan 27, 2020
Remembering Kobe Bryant
00:29:00
The guys share their thoughts on the sudden death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
Jan 27, 2020
The Drop | Hey Now, You're An All-Star Starter
01:04:38
On Friday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the NBA All-Star Game starters, the biggest snubs, who LeBron will draft first overall, and the new jerseys. That, plus the Clippers' chemistry concerns, Worst of the Week nominees, expensive Knicks tickets, your favorite moments from the past 100 shows, and more.
Jan 24, 2020
Breaking Down Zion's Tantalizing Debut
00:49:21
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Zion Williamson's NBA debut, the more impressive win (Rockets or Raptors), depressing loss (Wolves or Kings), and shocking development (Hawks rally or Miami's perfect OT record). That, plus the Mavs consider Joakim Noah, Dwight wants Kobe to help him in the Dunk Contest, and more.
Jan 23, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Most Overrated Play In History?
01:00:28
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: Underdog title contenders, NBA villains, Lonzo Ball's ceiling, overrated plays from NBA history, mascot lap dances, YouTube aspirations, the lengthy IPCC report, jerseys to buy your kids, Survivor 40, and more! Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Jan 22, 2020
Anticipating Zion's Debut, Clips-Mavs, D-Rose Trades
00:51:26
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss what to expect from Zion Williamson's long-awaited NBA debut, Kawhi's recent surge, how the Mavs will handle Dwight Powell's injury, and potential trade packages for Derrick Rose. That, plus California trivia, Louis Vuitton's official NBA trophy case, and more!
Jan 22, 2020
1-on-1 | Eric Koreen on the Raptors
01:08:45
The Athletic's lead Raptors writer Eric Koreen joins the show to discuss Norman Powell's emergence, whether the Raps will be buyers or sellers at the deadline, Lowry's All-Star case (and who he was impersonating), VanVleet's next contract, whether Valanciunas deserved a ring, who's on the Raptors' Mount Rushmore, airport pet peeves, The Gasol statistic, and more.
Jan 21, 2020
Biggest Takeaway From All 14 MLK Day Games
01:01:32
On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys share their biggest takeaways from all 14 MLK Day games. Topics include: Celtics-Lakers, Lillard's 61 points, the Spurs' guard rotation, All-Star Ben Simmons, the Rockets' meltdown, and Spoelstra's SLOB play. That, plus showcasing D-Rose and Morris Sr., whether Paris will be the Bucks downfall, the beauty of nosebleed seats, Leigh's botched booch, and more!
Jan 21, 2020
We Are Made By History
00:56:11
On Monday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA weekend winners — Kuzma, Royce O'Neale and the Jazz, Becky Hammon, the Blazers' books, etc. — and losers — Rockets, Tristan Thompson, Hawks, etc. That, plus the most anticipated MLK Day games, why the NBA is shelving the vote on schedule reform, Paul Rudd's Chiefs, JD's "Degrassi Junior High" cameo, and more.
Jan 20, 2020
The Drop | Ingram, All-Star Starters, Hawks-Wolves Trade & LeBron Vs. Horse Olympics
01:28:29
On Friday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys celebrate 14 years of podcasting (!) before discussing Brandon Ingram's career night, the Bucks pursuit of 70 wins, the Hawks-Wolves trade, and D'Angelo Russell and Steven Adams rumors. That, plus we select our 10 All-Star Game starters, debate Worst of the Week nominees, and share a detailed breakdown of LeBron vs. a horse in the Olympics.
Jan 17, 2020
NBA Midseason Report | Word Association
01:42:17
Focused? Foolish? Defiant? Which word best describes your favorite team at the NBA's halfway point? On today's No Dunks midseason report, the guys take turns assigning words, phrases, movies, and people to best describe each of the 30 teams' season so far.
Jan 16, 2020
Markelle's Magic, GM Kyrie & Fireball3
00:55:17
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Markelle Fultz resurrection, Kyrie's comments about the Nets roster, the Pelicans playoff chances, Sekou Doumbouya's emergence, and whether LaVine is just as deserving of an All-Star spot as Trae and Beal. That, plus the BIG3's major changes, Redick's arm sleeve, a horse heptathlon, and TK's expensive driving ticket.
Jan 16, 2020
Ja Rules, Jazz All-Stars, Jeopardy GOAT
00:39:02
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys debate Ja Morant's best assist, which Jazz player is more likely to make the All-Star Game, if the Knicks loss was worse than Brad Rutter's "Jeopardy GOAT" performance, and whether you'd rather be hit by a pen or piece of gum. That, plus Joel Embiid's signature shoe, idling cars, National Booch Day, and more!
Jan 15, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Would You Eat A Car?
01:13:49
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: How the Pelicans will tackle the trade deadline, Ja Morant's All-Star chances, why the Lakers are like surf and turf, what Joakim Noah can teach Ben Simmons, Pickleball, horse meat, proper wedgie protocol, Costco memberships, and more! Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Jan 14, 2020
SGA's Bright Future & Sixers Can't Shoot
00:44:32
On Tuesday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's bright future, LeBron's milestone march, and the Sixers' road woes and whether they need to make a move. That, plus our favorite trade deadline deals from the past 20 years, the WNBA's groundbreaking announcement, lemon loaf, and more.
Jan 14, 2020
Must-Watch Grizz, Kyrie's Return, Cool Players
00:56:14
On Monday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA weekend winners — Grizzlies, Lakers, Jazz, etc. — and losers — Clips, Heat, Drummond, etc. That, plus LeBron's cold, the insane prize discrepancy for fans hitting half-court shots, the coolest players in the league, Oscar nominations, and more.
Jan 13, 2020
1-on-1 | NBA Superfan David DeLooper's Jumbotron Challenge
00:24:04
On today's bonus ep. of No Dunks, Skeets and Trey track down NBA superfan David DeLooper, who is currently trying to make it onto all 30 NBA Jumbotrons in just 30 days. We discuss traveling logistics, costume ideas, the in-arena experience, tips on how to make it on the big screen, and more. Follow David's journey on Twitter + Instagram at #30for30for30
Jan 11, 2020
The Drop | Who Won The Perk vs. KD Twitter Fight?
00:50:39
On Friday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Kendrick Perkins vs. Kevin Duran Twitter fight, OKC's Westbrook tribute video, whether CP3 is cool again, the Sixers offense without Embiid, and the second fan returns of NBA All-Star voting. That, plus Worst of the Week nominees, NBA law puns, freak outs, and more!
Jan 10, 2020
Spicy Night
01:02:26
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Jimmy Butler vs. T.J. Warren, Jokic's bully ball, Kemba's quick ejection, Terence Davis' first career start, and whether Cavs coach John Beilein will be canned after calling his players "thugs." That, plus Leigh breaks down every memorable three-pointer in NBA history.
Jan 09, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Kombucha By The Keg
00:55:31
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: 'King of the Court' at All-Star Weekend, trading McCollum for Ben Simmons, recycling old nicknames, Giannis' elite defense, Costco pizza, winter boots, the NBA's version of Sting and Shaggy, and so much more! Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Jan 08, 2020
The King Of Clutch
00:42:42
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss CP3's clutch play, Melo's game-winner, whether Bobby Portis deserves suspension, and AD's tailbone injury and decision to decline the Lakers' max extension offer. That, plus why Blake's surgery helps the Pistons, Wade's three-day celebration, TK post-Ice Chest, and more!
Jan 08, 2020
The Trade Deadline Court
00:33:36
What you are listening to is real. The participants are not actors. They are actual NBA podcasters with a case pending in the No Dunks Municipal Court. Both parties have agreed to state their case on how four teams — the Raptors, Thunder, Heat and Spurs — should approach the Feb. 6th trade deadline, and have their dispute settled here, in our forum, The Trade Deadline Court!
Jan 07, 2020
Jazz-Pels Controversy, Fingers, 2020 Dunk Contest
00:54:28
On Tuesday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss whether Gobert fouled Ingram at the end of Jazz-Pelicans, Trae's handles, MVP Ish, Kuzma-for-Bogi rumors, why the Clips won the Blake trade, and the 2020 Dunk Contest field taking shape. That, plus Allan Houston, sloppy Dubs-Kings, and info about our live show in Chicago.
Jan 07, 2020
Trade Rumors: Drummond, Love, Kuzma
01:02:41
On Monday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Andre Drummond trade rumors, Kevin Love's outburst, and whether the Lakers should look to move Kyle Kuzma. That, plus the scrappy Grizzlies, four decades of Vince Carter, NFL wild card weekend, Salma Hayek at The Globes, Gene Simmons' odd breakfast habits, and more.
Jan 06, 2020
The Drop | All-Star First Returns, MPJ & Diddy
01:15:51
On Friday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the biggest surprises and snubs from the NBA All-Star voting first returns, Michael Porter Jr.'s breakout performance, and the Heat's tireless zone defense. That, plus Worst of the Week, new nicknames, Diddy, Danny Elfman's Coachella playlist, bad haircuts, and more!
Jan 03, 2020
Stern's Legacy & Bold NBA Predictions
00:43:10
On Thursday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss former NBA Commissioner David Stern's legacy and break out the crystal ball to make some bold predictions. That, plus Kuzma's blond hair, the Knicks spoiling Melo's MSG return, Isaac's knee injury, horny Ralph Lawler, Leigh's South American adventure, and more.
Jan 02, 2020
Beach Steppin' | Happy New Year!
00:56:01
No Dunks hit the New Year's Day beach to answer your questions! Topics include: our All-'Boose Team, the best in-game dunkers to never win a Dunk Contest, Kyle Lowry's Hall of Fame chances, milked championships, Harden's ringless legacy, "The Revenant" vs. "The Irishman," speaking Finnish, and more! Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Jan 01, 2020
KAT Rumors & Top 5 Ringless Teams Of Decade
00:54:38
On Tuesday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss KAT rumors, last night's weird results, Oubre Jr.'s 3-point kisses, Eric Bledsoe's return, Beverley's wrist injury, and Dedmon's public trade request. That, plus TK's Top 5 ringless teams of the decade, ugly eyewear, rules to Ice Chest, and more. Happy New Year!
Dec 31, 2019
Joel Embiid, Donovan Mitchell & The Sacramento Kangz
00:46:29
On Monday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA weekend winners — Joel Embiid (?!), OKC, Utah Jazz, Michael Malone — and losers — Sacramento Kings, Kelly Oubre, and Terry Rozier. That, plus apple pie for breakfast, putting miles on the car, cool-looking players, the Finnish language, and so much more.
Dec 30, 2019
Say What?! | NBA Broadcasters
00:31:59
On today's inaugural ep. of Say What?!, Tas and JD act out conversations had by NBA broadcast teams that may or may not have happened. It's on Skeets, Trey and Leigh to guess if the discussions were real or written. All that, plus a special celebrity guest is in studio to help read a script or two.
Dec 26, 2019
SQUAD | Holiday Season
01:11:28
On today's festive ep. of SQUAD, the guys draft their perfect Christmas Day from categories including Christmas movies, songs, activities, food/drinks, and classic NBA games. So who has the best holiday SQUAD? Let us know on Twitter — @NoDunksInc or #NoDunks — and Happy Holidays, y'all!
Dec 24, 2019
Xmas Special
00:58:46
On today's No Dunks Xmas Special, the guys discuss who's on their NBA naughty and nice lists, recall their favorite moments from 2019, make some New Year's resolutions, and host a little Secret Santa gift exchange. Happy Holidays, y'all!
Dec 23, 2019
King Giannis, All-Star Starters, 4-Bar Friday!
01:03:39
On Fri.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Giannis snatchin' LeBron's crown, the feisty Rockets-Clippers game, and our NBA All-Star starters ballot. That, plus the finalists for the 2020 Hall of Fame, new gift ideas from the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog, #HolidayNBAPuns, the best 4-bar Friday yet, and more! Happy Holidays!
Dec 20, 2019
Zone D, Young Cs & OKC's Suit Day
00:47:36
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Heat's zone defense handing the 76ers their first home loss of the season, the shorthanded Celtics outlasting the shorthanded Mavs, and galaxy-brain Jim Boylen. That, plus Coach Pierce's job security, OKC's custom suits, the Tooth Fairy's going rate, phlegm problems, and more.
Dec 19, 2019
1-on-1 | Amir Blumenfeld
00:52:44
Actor, writer and podcaster Amir Blumenfeld joins the show to discuss his Lakers fandom, LeBron's heavy workload, AD's personality, filming with Rick Fox, comedians playing basketball, losing Bitcoin over the 2016 election, Blues Traveler, hot chocolate, and more.
Dec 18, 2019
Indy's No Joke & Jrue Holiday Trade Packages
00:51:14
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Pacers snapping the Lakers' win streak, De'Aaron Fox's return, Kelly Oubre Jr. vs. Paul George, and potential trade packages for Jrue Holiday. That, plus another Zion update, our favorite NBA social media accounts, and more.
Dec 18, 2019
Beach Steppin' | Allergies & Orthotics
01:06:46
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include: All-NBA centers, why Ice Trae needs help, current stars who will be forgotten, unsung cult heroes, Davis Bertans' three-point prowess, nutmegs, skinny Christmas trees, orthotic insoles, and more! Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Dec 17, 2019
No Lead Is Safe
00:55:02
On Tuesday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Luka-less Mavs snapping the Bucks' 18-game win streak, Ja Morant's playmaking, and the crazier comeback, Rockets or Thunder? That, plus some Knicks trade rumors, bootleg "Star Wars" characters, Trey Lyles spilling a fan's drink, Barre3, and more.
Dec 17, 2019
LeBron's House of Highlights Weekend
00:59:54
On Monday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA weekend winners — LeBron, Rose, the Bucks' win streak, Jokic, etc. — and losers — Luka's ankle sprain, Dion Waiters, the poor Pelicans, and others. That, plus what Nick Nurse learned from Phil Jackson, beet roots, e-scooters, and so much more.
Dec 16, 2019
The Drop | Fire Up The Trade Machine!
01:00:47
On Friday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Embiid taking criticism to heart, Tristan Thompson's spat with Coach Beilein, international superstar Luka Doncic, and dream trades involving Love, Jrue, Beal, and Iggy. That, plus Worst of the Week nominees, NBA potato puns, snotty handkerchiefs, how you could win $500, and more!
Dec 13, 2019
Crossfire! | Best Team In The NBA?
00:35:50
It's time to step into the Crossfire! On today's brand new podcast series, the guys debate each other head-to-head over who the best team in the league is, which star player will get traded first, the superior Christmas tree, and so much more!
Dec 12, 2019
This Is Just A Video Tribute
00:55:59
On Thursday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Kawhi's return to Toronto, Ja Morant's dunk on Baynes, Harden's 55, Devonte' Graham's All-Star chances, enforcer Dudley, the Pacers without Oladipo, and if the Knicks will retire Melo's jersey. That, plus Linkin Park, footlong french fries, cash register sounds, and Leigh's asthma.
Dec 12, 2019
Beach Steppin' | You Say Potato ...
01:07:13
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include Giannis' style of play, how Cousins injury may have helped the Lakers, Eastern Conference All-Stars, Tracy McGrady's popularity, crazy uniform numbers, Derrick Rose's Hall of Fame chances, "Get Smart," NBA book recommendations, and Ontario's love of the potato. Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Dec 11, 2019
Heat Wave, Silly Embiid & Kawhi's Squat Statue
00:46:09
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Heat silencing Trae Young, Embiid admitting he isn't having as much fun this season, whether Lillard will finish his career in Portland, and what to expect for Kawhi's return to Toronto tonight. That, plus which coach is on the hottest seat, sports sons better than their fathers, My Buddy Grish's suspect sources, and more.
Dec 11, 2019
Game-Winning Expletives!
00:50:35
On Tuesday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys debate the better game-winner (Bjelica or Rose), more impressive return (Morant or Hayward), and team more likely to turn it around (Wolves or Jazz). That, plus can the Bucks stay undefeated 'til Xmas, Silver denies the Rockets protest, anticipating Kawhi's return to Toronto, Detlef Schrempf's underrated career, and more.
Dec 10, 2019
Love Trade Rumors, Tattletale CP3 & AD
00:53:42
On Monday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA weekend winners — Kevin Love trade rumors, Anthony Davis, the Nets, etc. — and losers — the Wolves, Rodney Hood's left leg, uninspired Nuggets play, more. That, plus CP3 snitches, Knicks free Fizdale, Leigh's quick Dallas trip, pigeons wearing tiny hats, and more.
Dec 09, 2019
The Drop | Free Fizdale, Save The Knicks
01:03:03
On Friday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss whether Coach Fizdale will survive the weekend, if Silver should save the Knicks, and why James Dolan will never sell. That, plus Harden cracks the Raps' aggressive defense, the Blazers make Melo's deal guaranteed, Worst of the Week nominees, more cricketers, why LeBron is David Brent, laughing at inappropriate times, and more.
Dec 06, 2019
Beach Steppin' | Turn Off The Lights
01:13:12
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include the Pacers' strong start, our anti-Boylen All-Stars, whether the Heat should trade for LaMarcus Aldridge, and who's had the better career: Melo or Dwight? That, plus light bulbs, nut shots, the similarities between the Grateful Dead and "Coronation Street," and so much more. Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Dec 05, 2019
LeBron's Risky Business
00:54:03
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys play "Whatchu Got?" regarding last night's most impressive win (Celtics, Lakers or Mavs), the better "He's Back!" performance (AG or CJ), and the more blatant show of disrespect (LeBron's uncalled travel or celebrating in socks). That, plus AD vs. Giannis, Devonte's 10 threes, the Rockets filing a protest, cancelled pickup runs, and more.
Dec 05, 2019
1-on-1 | Sarah Kustok
01:04:45
Brooklyn Nets color commentator Sarah Kustok joins the show to discuss the new-look Nets, what Kyrie's really like, her busy broadcasting career, punching Kendall Gill in the face, her three-point skills, the benefits of coconut oil, movies, and more.
Dec 04, 2019
The Phantom Dunk
00:53:57
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss how the NBA should handle Harden's disallowed dunk, the Lakers battling flu-like symptoms, a Zion update, and whether the Heat should be considered a legitimate East contender. That, plus flex scheduling, Vivek's FT idea, Leigh's chugging skills, the Cobra Kai karate dojo, and more.
Dec 04, 2019
SQUAD | Sneakers
00:53:47
On today's ep. of SQUAD, the guys draft their ultimate sneaker collections from categories including Air Jordans, other signature shoes, classic kicks, novelty footwear, and leisure. So who has the best sneaker SQUAD? Let us know on Twitter — @NoDunksInc or #NoDunks
Dec 03, 2019
We Worrying About Jazz?
01:00:21
On Tuesday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys — with special guest Dave DuFour — discuss whether we should be worrying about the Jazz, the Cream City win streak, Kelly Oubre Jr.'s Most Improved chances, and Melo's Player of the Week. That, plus DuFour's MVP candidates, thoughts on the midseason tournament, single-season drop-offs, Matt LeBlanc's "Ed," and more.
Dec 03, 2019
Whodunit?
00:56:32
On Monday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA weekend winners — Harden's 60, Ben Simmons' defense, Miami Heat, Luka vs. LeBron, etc. — and losers — Hawks, Knicks, Ja's back spasms, more. That, plus AG's future in Orlando, the NFL's flex schedule, and Detective Skeets tries to get to the bottom of that mysterious fart sound on last week's Beach Steppin' podcast.
Dec 02, 2019
Who Wants Some Trivia? | Ben Simmons Hit A Three
00:36:22
Think you know the NBA? Yeah, we'll see about that. On today's episode of Who Wants Some Trivia?, host J.E. Skeets quizzes comedian Amir Blumenfeld on some NBA trivia inspired by Ben Simmons hitting his first career three-pointer.
Nov 29, 2019
Beach Steppin' | Turkey Talk
00:55:24
No Dunks hit the beach on Thanksgiving to answer your questions! Topics include game-winners we're thankful for, under-the-radar rookies, Westbrook's fit on the Rockets, disrespectful highlights, the NBL's popularity, alley-oops, turkey leftovers, and more. Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Nov 28, 2019
Clips Chemistry, 'O Canada' & Buds
00:52:12
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Clippers slowing down Luka, Gary Harris' defense, the Mavs interest in acquiring Andre Iguodala, and whether the Pelicans will give AD a tribute video tonight. That, plus Jamal Murray and others commit to Team Canada, Tas counts down Skeets' Top 10 buddies, more Naismith, and more.
Nov 27, 2019
Scoreless In The Six
01:06:23
On Tuesday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Marc Gasol and the Raptors holding Embiid scoreless, Giannis' 50-point night, the Celtics surviving Hield's 11 threes, Melo's emotional boost, and Dinwiddie's game-winner. That, plus the Naismith family tree, training pigeons, Claude Management, and more.
Nov 26, 2019
Bonus Breakdown | Reseeding, Play-In Games & The Silver Cup
00:52:36
Nov 25, 2019
Sixers Revenge, Wonder Boy & Magic's MVP Tweet
01:00:03
On Monday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss NBA weekend winners — 76ers, Luka's control, Zach LaVine, Donovan Mitchell, etc. — and losers — the Rockets defense, Wolves, Hawks, Kyrie's shoulder injury, etc. That, plus thoughts on ESPN's elevated camera angle, Magic Johnson's MVP tweet, and so much more.
Nov 25, 2019
The Drop | It's A Great Day To Be Alive
00:55:14
On Friday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss whether the media is overlooking Giannis' historic season, if Vucevic's injury derails the Magic's playoff hopes, and Andre Drummond trade rumors. That, plus who's the worst team in the league, how to pronounce Mississauga, Disney+ puns, country music, fan gangs, and more.
Nov 22, 2019
One Month In | NBA Awards, Surprises, Disappointments
01:02:45
On today's bonus podcast, the guys discuss early NBA awards leaders (MVP, Most Improved, Rookie), biggest surprises, disappointments, predictions they want back, and funny moments from the first month of the 2019-20 season.
Nov 21, 2019
Onya Simmo, All-Star Luka & Game of the Season?
00:47:29
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Celtics-Clips overtime thriller, Ben Simmons' first career three-pointer, and whether Luka will be voted an All-Star starter. That, plus Pau Gasol's Hall of Fame chances, the Spurs' embarrassing start to the season, and Leigh drinking free champagne down at The Fortress.
Nov 21, 2019
Beach Steppin' | I Gotta Feeling
00:55:06
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include potential trades, players we've done complete 180s on, the high-octane Wizards, dangerous rabbit holes, the five-step rule of nicknames, JD's curated wedding playlist, and more. Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Nov 20, 2019
Simplicity & Balance
01:00:15
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Melo's Blazers debut, Hassan Whiteside's nonexistent effort, the Lakers playing anti-Rockets ball, and "Malice at the Palace" memories. That, plus Brett Brown coaching Australia, the best/worst new alternate jerseys, Maxx, Eddie Murphy movies, and more.
Nov 20, 2019
Lukamania Is Running Wild, Brother
00:51:33
On Tuesday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Luka's 42-point triple-double and whether he's already a Top 10 player, KAT bombing threes over Gobert, Montrezl's fourth quarter, and what to expect from Melo's Blazers debut. That, plus Buddy Hield's happy kick, the Grizzlies' Vancouver throwbacks, Eddie Murphy, and more.
Nov 19, 2019
Making His Markelle
01:03:40
On Monday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss their NBA weekend winners — Markelle Fultz, Showtime Lakers, Harden, etc. — and losers — Spurs, Jonathan Isaac's ankles, and the Raptors for not offering JV, Wright and Miles championship rings. That, plus Aaron Gordon trade rumors, Dad Kobe, and more.
Nov 18, 2019
SQUAD | All-Decade
00:46:15
On today's ep. of SQUAD, the guys draft their All-Decade Teams. Do you go with Curry or Harden? LeBron or Durant? Dwight, Duncan, or a Gasol? The five categories / positions include a guard, forward, center, role player, and wildcard. So who is the best GM? Who has the best SQUAD? Let us know!
Nov 16, 2019
Insert Melo Drop Here
01:05:56
On Friday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Blazers signing Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks sweeping Porzingis and the Mavs, and Paul George's Clippers debut. That, plus super teammate Dwight Howard, Larry Steele facts, the Magic's orange jerseys, our perfect tweets, Mike Myers, and so much more.
Nov 15, 2019
The Wolfpack, The Rivers & Ja
00:47:31
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys fire up the Up/Down Report to discuss whether the Wolves and Wiggins are for real, Austin Rivers encouraging the refs to give his dad a tech, Westbrook's comments about Beverley, Ja Morant's game-winner, and Nick Nurse's Coach of the Year chances. That, plus KCP's weird wedgie, ginger shots, Basketball Writers Reference, and more.
Nov 14, 2019
Beach Steppin' | Bad Trips
01:15:32
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include Luka's MVP push, Durant's all-time rank, potential Drummond trades, visiting Wiggins Island, NBA one-hit wonders, podcast ejections, our bad trip stories, and more. Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Nov 13, 2019
Time To Press The Panic Button?
00:52:06
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys debate whether it's time to push the panic button in regards to Fizdale's job security with the Knicks, the Rockets without Eric Gordon, and the Nets and Blazers' slow starts. That, plus Coby White, Ben Simmons' ceiling, PG's imminent return, the Mavs' leaked jerseys, jump ball innovation, and so much more.
Nov 13, 2019
Injury Bug Bites
00:54:23
On Tuesday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Khris Middleton and De'Aaron Fox's injuries, Porzingis struggling versus the Celtics, Blake's return and what it could mean for Drummond, the NBA's memo about load management, and the Knicks eyeing Masai Ujiri. That, plus slang for money, stupid Chuck the Condor, #NBABodyParts, and more.
Nov 12, 2019
Bouncing Here And There And Everywhere
01:04:04
On Monday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss their NBA weekend winners — The Joker, Nick Nurse, Cavs, YouTube mix creators, etc. — and losers — Dion Waiters' bad trip, fractured hands, Ja Morant and the Grizzlies. That, plus the Knicks' impromptu press conference, video games, JD's Bowmanville studio, and more.
Nov 11, 2019
Who Wants Some Trivia? | Raptors '95 Rewind
00:26:32
Think you know the NBA? Yeah, we'll see about that. On today's episode of Who Wants Some Trivia?, host J.E. Skeets quizzes Tas Melas on some NBA trivia inspired by the Toronto Raptors celebrating 25 years.
Nov 10, 2019
The Closer, The Legend & The Thief
00:56:31
On Friday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Kawhi's takeover, TNT ripping Whiteside, Kemba's emotional return to Charlotte, Jimmy + The Dragon, and whether Aldridge is fun to watch when he's cookin'. That, plus Worst of the Week, Pun Gun, NBA Reddit's Harden strip club study, pranks, poops, and more.
Nov 08, 2019
Giannis' Next Step + Load Management
00:52:09
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss how Giannis can still improve his game, whether people are overreacting to Kawhi's load management plan, and if the Lakers should be considered title favorites. That, plus Ben Simmons' shoulder injury, the Jazz slowly finding their groove, Eric Bledsoe's brain fart, Popeyes chicken sammich, and more.
Nov 07, 2019
Beach Steppin' | Super Necessary
01:09:56
No Dunks kick off their socks and hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include Andre Iguodala, Giannis' future free agency, cool arena innovations, NBA musicals, special roster additions for the 2020 All-Star Game, a wild free throw idea, an issue with Leigh's Halloween shaming rant, and more. Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Nov 06, 2019
Trae, The Washed King, PEDs
00:46:55
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Trae Young experience, the Lakers bench run, the Pacers-Hornets ending, and Celtics Hayward lookin' a little like Jazz Hayward (and Old LeBron). That, plus PEDs in the NBA, Kawhi's load management, and whether the Nuggets and/or Knicks will retire Melo's jersey.
Nov 06, 2019
Hot Suns, Jimmy Eats Drama, Jose
00:40:49
On Tuesday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the "aggressively competent" Phoenix Suns, Ingram's smooth game, Jimmy Butler implying there was drama behind the scenes in Philly, and whether the Raptors should retire Jose Calderon's number. That, plus running goals, disco bathrooms, and too much baffling.
Nov 05, 2019
Superman's Revenge
00:56:51
On Monday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss their NBA weekend winners — Dwight Howard, the undefeated Sixers, Andre Drummond, 3-D, etc. — and losers — the Who Dat Warriors, the Rockets' pathetic defense, the Bucks' reverse cam. That, plus RJ Barrett's minutes, Kawhi's diet, Leigh's Elton John outfit, and more.
Nov 04, 2019
Kerplunk!
01:06:45
On Friday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Nuggets' early season malaise, Brandon Ingram's Most Improved jump, Terminator Kawhi, the talented Heat rookies, and KD's appearance on "First Take." That, plus Worst of the Week candidates (Bulls, Kings, Harden), the Pun Gun, NBA Halloween costumes, Green Day albums, cameras, and more.
Nov 01, 2019
Bad Break, Embiid vs. KAT, Beard Power
00:35:43
On Thursday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Stephen Curry's broken hand, where the Warriors go from here, who won the Embiid-Towns brawl, whether Ben Simmons will be suspended, and that insane Rockets-Wizards game. That, plus the Pacers finally get a win, suggestions for what to call the Mavericks' bench, and ghost boners.
Oct 31, 2019
Beach Steppin' | Grit & Coffee Grind
00:50:15
The No Dunkers hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include Leigh's Knicks fandom, Jimmy Butler's Hall of Fame case, whether the Blazers should trade for Gallinari, the Spurs guard rotation, banning the phrase "near triple-double," manual coffee grinders, MIA drops, and more! Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Oct 30, 2019
Week 1 Surprises & Too Many Kit Kats
01:00:46
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss LeBron passing the torch to AD, Trae Young's ankle injury, the Mavs depth, and what's wrong with Jokic. That, plus week one surprises, our worst predictions so far, Leigh's Top 5 Halloween etiquette tips, and a little curveball to tonight's Pick 'Em.
Oct 30, 2019
Here Come The Sixers
00:53:34
On Tuesday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Sixers defense bottling up Trae Young, the Warriors going small, the Raptors '95 Rewind Night, CP3's return to Houston, and other reunion games we're excited for. That, plus Up or Down on wearing your own jersey to the game, Kanter leaking the Celtics 'City' threads, and whether 'Inside the NBA' should be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Oct 29, 2019
1-on-1 | John Hollinger
00:56:54
The Athletic's John Hollinger joins Tas and Trey to discuss the best "Grit and Grind" team, whether Memphis should have blown it up earlier, and why Mike Conley is due for a breakout season (at age 32). That, plus Hollinger suggests what the Warriors can do to get things back on track, Zion Williamson's position, and the future of analytics.
Oct 28, 2019
NBA Weekend Winners & Losers
00:59:19
On Monday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss their NBA weekend winners — the Suns, Ice Trae, Ja Morant, etc. — and losers — the 0-2 Warriors, iso-heavy Nets, the death of Weekend Whoopsies. That, plus Zach Collins' shoulder injury, LeBron's fire scare, and the pros and cons of this new NBA Coach's Challenge.
Oct 28, 2019
SQUAD | #NBATwitter
00:39:55
Welcome to SQUAD, the No Dunks podcast where we're all the GM. On today's inaugural episode, the guys attempt to draft the perfect #NBATwitter team from categories including news breakers, players, and video stars. Who has the best SQUAD?
Oct 27, 2019
This Is Basically The Drop
01:00:27
On Friday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss why the Rockets' high-variance offense is like "first date Skee-Ball," Bully Brook Lopez, whether we should be concerned about the Warriors, and if Trae Young is an All-Star lock. That, plus the triumphant return of Worst of the Week (Ayton, Zion, MJ), the Pun Gun, and not-so-Rapid Fire questions!
Oct 25, 2019
First Impressions
00:51:47
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Kyrie's Brooklyn debut, a few of the most surprising player/team performances, disappointing stat lines, Beal's ejection, trying to watch 11 games in one night, Wiggins Island, and Salt Lake City hosting 2023 All-Star Weekend. All that, plus we record a Tweet of the Night stinger right on the spot!
Oct 24, 2019
Beach Steppin' | The Adventures Of Thunder Mountain
00:56:11
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions! Topics include the new NBA coach's challenge, the Phoenix Suns' ceiling, trading Gordon Hayward, why we're called No Dunks, Tas' composting tips, how we saved one listener's life, and more. Email: NoDunks@TheAthletic.com or tweet: @NoDunksInc
Oct 23, 2019
It's Just One Game, But ...
00:43:48
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys totally overreact by playing "It's Just One Game, But ..." with regards to rusty LeBron, Terminator Kawhi, the Clippers depth, and Siakam's All-NBA potential. That, plus the Raptors championship ceremony, Blake Griffin's injury, WiFi passwords, Wade on TNT, and so much more.
Oct 23, 2019
Curb Your Zion Enthusiasm
00:59:18
On Tuesday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the fallout from Zion Williamson's knee injury, which rookie contract extension was the most surprising, intriguing storylines heading into the upcoming season, and players we'd pay good money to watch. That, plus it's the return of the Pick 'Em Payoff!
Oct 22, 2019
Rookie Extensions & Over/Under Locks
01:17:05
On Monday's ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Pascal Siakam's max contract extension, Buddy Hield and the Kings, Zion's knee injury, Dion Waiters' suspension, and some juicy lookin' over/under team odds.
Oct 21, 2019
Who Wants Some Trivia? | Shaq vs. Fred Hickman
00:27:39
Think you know the NBA? Yeah, we'll see about that. On today's inaugural episode of Who Wants Some Trivia?, host J.E. Skeets quizzes the international man of mystery, Leigh Ellis, on some NBA trivia inspired by Shaquille O'Neal's near-unanimous 1999-2000 MVP.
Oct 20, 2019
NBA Season Preview | Pt. 5: Surprises, Pressure, Zion
01:06:06
On today's fifth (and final) part of No Dunks 2019-20 NBA preview, the guys finish tackling burning questions about the upcoming season. Who could be a surprise Eastern Conference playoff team? Which franchise is under the most pressure? Who is the best player in the league? That, plus Zion's Rookie of the Year odds, Finals predictions, JD's checkup, watching "Frasier," and more.
Oct 18, 2019
NBA Season Preview | Pt. 4: Overrated & Underrated Teams
01:02:07
On today's No Dunks, the guys discuss more burning questions about the upcoming NBA season. Which teams are the most overrated and underrated? Are people sleeping on the Raptors? Can Sweet Lou win another Sixth Man? That, plus scoring titles, pun-tastic NY Post headlines, learning the piano, and more.
Oct 17, 2019
NBA Season Preview | Pt. 3: Battle For L.A.
01:11:24
On today's No Dunks, the guys answer more burning questions about the 2019-20 NBA season. Who wins the battle of Los Angeles: Lakers or Clippers? Which coach is already on the hot seat? And who has the best chance to make their first All-Star Game? That, plus Defensive Player of the Year predictions, make-or-break seasons, new jerseys, waterskiing, and more.
Oct 16, 2019
NBA Season Preview | Pt. 2: Toughest To Predict
01:11:55
On today's No Dunks podcast, the guys continue to tackle burning questions about the upcoming 2019-20 NBA season. Which team is the toughest to predict? Will the Sixers or Bucks win the East? And what was the best under-the-radar move of the offseason? That, plus Most Improved predictions, nicknames, Billy Joel, and more.
Oct 15, 2019
NBA Season Preview | Pt. 1: MVPs & Heartbreak
01:28:35
On today's first No Dunks podcast, the guys unleash their 2019-20 NBA season preview series by tackling some burning questions about the upcoming season. Who wins MVP? Which team is must-watch League Pass material? And which Western Conf. bubble team will miss the playoffs? That, plus star players who could be traded, summer memes, dumb bold predictions, "Ball in the Family," and so much more.
Oct 14, 2019
Welcome To No Dunks
00:02:45
We're back! NBA season previews start Oct. 14th. Subscribe up!
Oct 08, 2019
Vive La France!
00:39:23

Emergency podcast to discuss France defeating Team USA in the World Cup quarterfinals, snapping the United States' 58-game winning streak in international tournaments. Who's to blame? What impact will this have on the 2020 Olympic roster? Was Thibs sleeping? And who wins the 2019 World Cup now — France, Argentina, Spain or Australia?

Sep 11, 2019
FIBA World Cup + Leigh's Aussie Adventure
01:19:56

On today's podcast: Early FIBA World Cup surprises, disappointments and gold medal favorites; stories from Leigh's Australian tour; the fascinating international basketball lexicon, Larry David + more!

Sep 05, 2019
NBA, FIBA Qs + Cheerio Matty O
01:23:43

We're back with another summertime mailbag podcast, discussing your questions about DeMarcus Cousins' ACL injury, the West playoffs, surprising NBA duos, Team USA's FIBA World Cup chances, new cookbooks, old basketball VHS tapes, and the best songs of the summer. That, plus we say a tearful goodbye to super-producer, Matty O.

Aug 21, 2019
Summertime Mailbag
00:56:47

It's an all mailbag pod! The guys answer Qs regarding this summer's 'Hoodie Melo', whether Kawhi Leonard should have said more to Toronto, hopes for opening night/Christmas Day schedules, league parity, Bulls/Raptors predictions, the next superstar to request a trade, summertime beverages, and more!

 
Jul 25, 2019
Rockets and Thunder Swap Westbrook and CP3
00:52:28

On today's emergency podcast, Trey and Leigh talk about the shocking Westbrook-for-CP3 trade in JD's basement, before being joined by JE Skeets (live from Florida) and Tas Melas (live from Ontario) to get their thoughts. No vacations are safe!

Jul 12, 2019
Clippers Land Kawhi & Paul George
00:53:52

On today's emergency podcast, Skeets talks to Leigh (live from Spain) and Trey (live from Wisconsin) about the Clippers signing Kawhi Leonard AND trading for Paul George in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

Jul 06, 2019
Kawhi Watch + Free Agency Recap
02:10:16

On today's summer podcast, the OGs — Skeets, Tas and JD — discuss the insanity surrounding Kawhi Watch 2019 and grade each team's free agency moves.

Jul 03, 2019
The Free Agents Episode 0.00
00:00:21

JD speaks into his phone to test the new feed. 

More coming soon! 

Jun 14, 2019