The Right Time with Bomani Jones

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 Jul 10, 2019

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 Jun 11, 2019
The Champ!

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 May 23, 2019
You can ink it in gold!

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Derek
 Apr 17, 2019
Bomani consistently touches on subjects that others neither have the knowledge or courage to speak on. I always look forward to what he has to say.

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Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and much more from NYC.

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10th Anniversary: Dan, Mina, Bomani and Zach's Favorites
30:44
To help celebrate ten years of 30 for 30 films, we've invited some of our favorite other ESPN podcasters to give picks for their favorite films: Dan Le Batard, Mina Kimes, Bomani Jones, and Zach Lowe talk with Jody Avirgan. Subscribe to all their podcasts now! The entire 30 for 30 film archive is available exclusively on our streaming service ESPN+: es.pn/2shPit7
Aug 09, 2019
Joel Anderson
50:03
Joel Anderson of Slate joins Bomani to talk about his claim that he was the "fastest 10-year old in America" in 1988 (3:30). Plus, their disdain for internet "lists" in the context of the "Top 50 Rappers" list that has set Twitter alight (8:57) as well as the NCAA's new rule change about the eligibility of agents that some are calling the "Rich Paul rule" (28:47).
Aug 08, 2019
Time To Say Goodbye
54:39
Bomani shares why he feels the media is turning a blind eye to messaging of racial injustice by Champ Bailey and Ed Reed during Hall of Fame weekend (0:38), discusses the likability of Baker Mayfield and this Browns team (22:28) as well as the validity in the selections of the "all-decade team" for the 2010's by NBA.com (33:04). Plus, an IYHH with a wearable HVAC unit (39:33) and your stories of why you "quit football" (47:03).
Aug 06, 2019
Tim Anderson, White Sox SS
28:32
Bomani chats with White Sox SS Tim Anderson about the grind of a baseball season (0:46), pivoting to baseball after playing basketball growing up (1:44), his passion for the game (2:50), the goals he had growing up in Tuscaloosa (6:44), playing in the minor leagues (10:10), moving to Chicago (11:52), expressing himself on the field and inspiring young kids (12:44), what can MLB do to improve marketing/branding for MLB players (21:10), how he can improve his game (23:18) as well as his response to getting suspended back in May (25:27).
Aug 01, 2019
Book Club Part 2
1:12:57
Bomani explains why this is the optimal time for Ezekiel Elliott to hold out, but that he's only going to get his money if he's willing to miss games (0:46). In response to Jeremy Lin's emotional speech about hitting rock bottom, he comes to understand Lin's quest for respect within the NBA community (19:18). Plus, in Part 2 of The Right Time Book Club, Bomani and Lonnae O'Neal discuss the middle of Mike Freeman's book "Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero", including Brown's complicated history with women (48:58).
Jul 30, 2019
Domonique Foxworth
1:01:30
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth of The Undefeated dish on reports of Adrian Peterson's recent financial woes (6:23), including stories of trusting financial advisors/agents as well as how much of a role the NFL Players Association should have in offering support to players across the league (11:13). Plus, Jalen Ramsey makes a scene at training camp over securing the deal he desires (22:00), why defensive players are "wired" differently (33:20) as well as whether or not it is okay to dunk on your children (43:15).
Jul 25, 2019
Memento
1:03:01
Bomani shares why he feels that it is all too convenient to forget just how good of a player Barry Bonds was when it comes time for Baseball's Hall of Fame inductions every year (0:43). In light of stars electing not to play for the US MBB team at the FIBA World Cup, he analyzes when the "thrill" in participating went away and how to fix (16:40). A story about Chris Paul trying to prevent players from going "broke" reminds him of a conversation he had with his TV producer Erik Rydholm regarding trust another with financial advice (28:24). Plus, a fresh IYHH involving the politician who might've been fired for being a "fan" of Tupac (43:48) and your voicemails of the craziest thing you've seen "heat" do (53:43).
Jul 23, 2019
Big K.R.I.T.
49:25
Bomani is joined by the rapper Big K.R.I.T. to dish on his new album "K.R.I.T. iz Here" which is available now. He dishes on operating separate as an artist from a label post his split with Def Jam (0:55), building his brand independently via "Multi Alumni" (7:45), the "nitty gritty" of producing others like Bun B (19:30), letting go of creative control on his own album (29:24), his passion for old-school vinyl records (38:29), what his next move is (41:37) and more.
Jul 18, 2019
Father Time
58:47
Bomani weighs in on the Russell Westbrook trade and recaps meeting Zion in Vegas (0:35). Plus, he dishes on whether or not it is fair to suggest "father time" is catching up with Serena Williams in wake of her loss to Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final (15:32) and Baxter Holmes' story about how the specialization of child athletes is causing serious health issues (26:20). An IYHH featuring a hoverboard flying over "Bastille Day" in Paris (37:10) and inspirational voicemails from listeners dealing with blackouts cap things off (49:19).
Jul 16, 2019
Shannon Penn
54:57
Bomani welcomes back former The Right Time producer Shannon Penn for a therapy session about the New York Knicks (0:45), including missing out on Durant/Kyrie to the Nets and how it changes the dynamic between the two fanbases. Is it time to jump ship if you love the Knicks? Plus, how Kawhi to the Clippers alters what is possible for the landscape of the NBA (33:26) and when it makes sense to speak up about your one-time claim to fame (49:26).
Jul 11, 2019
Kawhi-ser Soze
1:05:07
Bomani makes his triumphant return from vacation to unpack everything that happened in free agency, including Kawhi Leonard having the vision to choose the Clippers and bring Paul George with him (0:41) as well as just how balanced the league is now with stars pairing up (16:40). Plus, the sentiments around the USWNT's World Cup victory (29:41), a fresh IYHH including Bo's thoughts on the "Blue Bell Licker" (45:22) and your best 4th of July weekend cookout stories (58:42).
Jul 09, 2019
Book Club Part 1
26:43
It's that time of year again and The Right Time Book Club has returned for its second installment with Mike Freeman's "Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero". In Part 1, Bomani and Howard Bryant discuss Jim Brown's upbringing, his years at Syracuse, meritocracy in sports, the effect of early quotas on the color barrier in the NFL and much more.
Jul 02, 2019
Setting The Table
48:11
After a no-show from today's guest, Bomani decides to set the table for free agency. He discusses the hilarity in Houston's pursuit of Jimmy Butler and why the Rockets would believe he wants to play for his hometown squad (3:35). Does the Kemba vs. Kyrie debate sound like a good idea to you? Not for Bo. The backlash to Kyrie when he returns to Boston is going to be something else (17:53). Plus, how it parallels to the situation with the Lakers (35:16).
Jun 27, 2019
The Right Time x The Hoop Collective Collab
56:51
In a collaboration between The Hoop Collective and The Right Time, Bomani is joined by ESPN NBA analyst Brian Windhorst (2:48), NBA agent Bill Duffy (18:20), NBAPA Executive Director Michele Roberts (28:01) and ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks (41:17) for the first edition of the new series "Baseline: The Supermax". They discuss what the "super team" preventing CBA provision is, who it affects, why it has been or not been successful, the value of talent, the union's role in protecting that as well as how difficult it is to construct a roster around.
Jun 22, 2019
Vincent Goodwill
1:00:58
Bomani is joined by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports to expand upon his Rockets story, including whether or not Chris Paul is the only one that should be trying to leave Houston (7:26). Plus, the guys wonder who will go where in free agency (38:08) and discuss the Anthony Davis trade (49:29), but first have to talk about Vincent's "Bad Boys" t-shirt (0:55).
Jun 20, 2019
Hindsight Is 50/50
1:04:17
Bomani dives into every facet of Anthony Davis' trade from the Pelicans to the Lakers. Did Rob Pelinka not realize that the timing of the trade would mess up their salary cap situation? Are they the favorites in the west now (0:36)? Also, Bo thinks you should stop asking who "won" the trade in the context of the Pelicans (16:20). Has the new ESPN story about the Rockets' dysfunction made us forget how good they are (28:13)? Plus, in IYHH Bo and Greg Cote cover OJ's entrance to Twitter (40:00) and "DJ" Mike Hitman discusses the folly of the Celtics and more (51:47)
Jun 18, 2019
Marcus Thompson, The Athletic
58:35
Bomani is joined by Marcus Thompson of The Athletic to weigh in on the emotional response in and around the Warriors to Kevin Durant's injury (3:29) as well how the city of Oakland feels about the team leaving town (22:28). Plus, they have a conversation about the difficulties behind landing a job in the front office of an NBA team if you are a person of color (45:13).
Jun 13, 2019
How You Like Me Now?
59:03
Bomani lambasts those who questioned Kevin Durant's resolve in the lead up to Game 5 of the NBA Finals where he re-injured himself shortly after starting (0:37). Will the Warriors' supporting cast be able to step up in what could be their last game at Oracle (14:34)? Plus, Bo offers his balanced take on the basketball analytics community after Jalen Rose's interview with the New Yorker (24:36) and we get a fresh dose of IYHH (43:27) as well as your best Kawhi-related tall tales (52:44).
Jun 11, 2019
Johnny Sweet, Director of Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story
50:29
Bomani chats with documentarian Johnny Sweet about his film "Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story". They discuss Ron's upbringing in the Queensbridge projects of NYC (4:05), his development as a high school player (6:45), his time at St. John's (8:50), the brief point he worked for Circuit City (14:30), the story behind the "Malice at the Palace" (16:40), Artest's domestic violence arrest (25:50) and how he dealt with mental health issues (28:45). Plus, the part that music played in the film (39:22) and what didn't end up making it in that he wishes would have (45:35).
Jun 06, 2019
King In The North
56:22
Bomani Jones dishes on his trip up to Toronto for Game 2 of the NBA Finals and takes you inside the arena, as he assesses whether or not his Twitter beef with the city was warranted (0:38). Is it realistic to think Kawhi will stay (13:45)? We have new revelations from Kawhi's past at San Diego State that are hilarious (24:21) and Leonard has sued Nike over his logo (16:32). Plus, Bo marvels at Anthony Joshua's loss to Andy Ruiz (30:51), the cyborg's Jeopardy demise in IYHH (36:30) and the most extravagant lies you've heard via our voicemail line (45:46).
Jun 04, 2019
Taylor Rooks
1:09:30
Bomani welcomes Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report for a wide-ranging conversation including Uber etiquette (1:19), her show "Take It There" on the BR App (9:08) and the best interviews she's done for it (19:50), how she got started in the industry (12:17) as well as how Bomani offering up how he got started (27:59). Plus, dealing with negativity on social and realizing her "celebrity" (30:13) in addition to who they think their core audience is (38:28). Do Bo and Taylor have a "type"? They tell (49:32).
May 30, 2019
It's About To Go Down
1:00:24
Bomani Jones offers his preview of the NBA Finals, including if the Raptors have a chance against the Warriors (0:42), whether or not Drake is the new Spike Lee of the courtside game (11:28) as well as why KD should be worried that the Warriors are winning without him (14:54). Bo also takes you through his Twitter fight with the city of Toronto (17:45) and dishes on the most recent Lakers story characterizing Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka in a poor light (29:45). Plus, the city of Baltimore being held ransom by hackers in a new edition of IYHH (41:16) and voicemails from your "worst airplane experience" (51:44).
May 28, 2019
Bubba Wallace
53:39
Bomani is joined by NASCAR driver Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. to discuss driving for Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 (:43), opening up about hard times (21:36), being the only relevant African American NASCAR driver at this time (30:00), his appreciation for heavy metal and playing the drums (40:23) and much more.
May 23, 2019
They Smile In Your Face.... Backstabbers
1:01:28
Bomani starts off by offering a full recap of the Magic Johnson experience on First Take, (:43) then discusses the New Orleans Pelicans getting the first pick in the draft lottery & how Zion seems to feel about it, (19:49) and a look back at the '94 Bulls-Knicks semifinal playoff series & how that would play out today on Twitter (28:37). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH (40:55) and your Voicemails about the time you got "backstabbed" at work.
May 21, 2019
Bun B
55:19
Bomani welcomes Houston native and rapper Bun B to the show to chat about Houston sports (0:47), including the Rockets' tough loss to the Warriors. They discuss their friendship and how he's responded to a recent home invasion (7:20). Plus, they delve into his career musically, including UGK and beyond (12:30). Does he have anything left that he'd like to do in the game after playing in some of the biggest arenas with the biggest acts in the world? Also what it's like to be a grandfather now (42:54).
May 16, 2019
Crocodile Tears
1:07:03
Bomani piles on Joel Embiid's tears following a tough Game 7 loss to the Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semis (0:43) and calls out the Lakers for wasting LeBron's remaining years on behalf of the media and the rest of the league (20:09). Plus, his thoughts on the Wu-Tang documentary from Showtime (31:29) as well as a fresh dose of IYHH (50:00) and your own personal "catfish" voicemails in light of Bo's experience from last week (58:52).
May 14, 2019
Mina Kimes
1:05:34
Bomani welcomes Mina Kimes back for a special combo edition of The Right Time and The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny to dish on her Zion Williamson piece (0:57), including why he didn't play football (9:10). Plus, the complicating factors of how the NFL should handle Tyreek Hill (19:42) as well as Richard Sherman's comments on Nick Bosa's tweets (39:10). Mina and Bo take questions from her mailbag (51:17) and her dog Lenny asks Bo whether or not he gets paid to tweet (57:45).
May 09, 2019
Last Stand?
1:00:03
Bomani dishes on the Warriors struggling with the physicality of the Rockets. Are their hearts just not in it anymore (0:43)? Plus, is this the last of Kyrie in Boston (16:13) and why the media should be a little ashamed of their NCAA trial coverage (28:49). The potential removal of "likes" from Instagram and more in IYHH (36:51) as well as voicemails of when you "tried to show out and it didn't work out" like Steph's famous rim check (50:27).
May 07, 2019
Shannon Penn
55:03
Bomani welcomes former The Right Time producer and resident Giants fan Shannon Penn back to the program to recap of the issues with the franchise, including Odell, Eli, Landon Collins and Daniel Jones (2:08). Plus, excitement for the Knicks this upcoming offseason and how that plays into Kevin Durant's performance for the Warriors in the playoffs (26:47) as well as the ramifications of the Panthers drafting Will Grier (44:59) and much more.
May 02, 2019
Light A Fire
54:07
Bomani offers why he doesn't appreciate what the Rockets are about and how it is distracting from Kevin Durant's greatness (0:33), why he is impressed with Joel Embiid's ability to endure "itchy booty" against the Raptors (17:34) as well as why Josh Rosen got the better end of the deal ending up in Miami (28:41). Plus, a whale spy in the return of IYHH (37:07) and Bo's thoughts on the passing of filmmaker John Singleton (47:36).
Apr 30, 2019
ScHooolboy Q
47:05
Bomani welcomes rapper and L.A. native ScHoolboy Q to the show to discuss his new album that drops this week "CrasH Talk" (3:41), the passing of his friend and iconic local rapper Nipsey Hussle (9:00), the problematic nature of tribute records and social media stunting when someone passes away (11:49) as well as how fans factor into the purpose behind his music (16:30). Plus, how playing JUCO football (23:16) factored into when he got started rapping (29:14) as well as his friendship with the late Mac Miller (35:06).
Apr 25, 2019
Line Of Fire, Baseline Pt. 4
1:04:15
Bomani shares his thoughts on the criticisms of Russell Westbrook and his future with the Thunder (0:41), the problematic annual character "tear down" of a prospect ahead of the NFL draft as exemplified by Ed Oliver (17:41) and the cyborg who may never lose at Jeopardy (28:18). Plus, ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks joins Bo for the finale of our educational series "Baseline: The Supermax", to weigh in on the difficulties of building a team around the contract, including managing relationships, adding players on minimum contracts and paying the luxury tax (36:47). Plus, pitting two friends against one another in a hilarious edition of "UnblockmeBo" (54:52).
Apr 23, 2019
Bruce Bowen
49:40
Bomani welcomes ESPN NBA analyst Bruce Bowen to weigh in on all of the foolishness from the NBA Playoffs, including Kevin Durant-Patrick Beverley (0:59), Russell Westbrook-Damian Lillard (17:20) and Joel Embiid-everybody among other Sixers topics (24:00). Plus, he discusses saltiness with players he defended in his career (11:14), issues with the Lakers (35:28), how the competitiveness of the Clippers affects their summer plans (40:55) and more.
Apr 18, 2019
We Back, Baseline Pt. 3
56:57
Bomani shares his thoughts on Tiger Woods "transcending greatness" after his win at the Masters over the weekend (0:38), Russell Wilson's "code-switching" in his new contract announcement on social media with Ciara (22:14) and Nick Bosa trying to cover up his Twitter history in view of getting drafted by the 49ers (32:49). Plus, NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts joins Bo for part three of "Baseline: The Supermax", including her office's relationship with the league, their response to the NBA's "cap smoothing" request in the CBA as well as the union's role in providing security for players of star quality and more (41:13).
Apr 16, 2019
Mega Hoops Playoff Podcast
29:56
Zach Lowe, Ryen Russillo, Brian Windhorst and Bomani Jones each take you through their playoff previews. Zach thinks Rockets-Jazz is going to be the most interesting first-round series. Russillo and Bomani talk about Warriors playoff fatigue, who can beat them in the west and more. Plus, Brian Windhorst and the Hoop Collective discuss Denver-San Antonio, OKC-Portland and many other playoff matchups.
Apr 12, 2019
Michael Collins & Roy Wood Jr.
1:02:16
The Right Time comes a day early, because, MAGIC. Bomani welcomes former comedy colleagues Roy Wood Jr. of Comedy Central and ESPN golf analyst Michael Collins to talk about Johnson's shock resignation as president of the Lakers (1:58), Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wades' final games before retirement (14:44) as well as this weekend's Masters tournament from Augusta National (22:25). Plus, Roy and Bo on which players do and don't deserve farewell tours in the NBA (39:55).
Apr 10, 2019
Fair & Square, Baseline Pt. 2
1:06:18
Bomani discusses the lack of elite talent in Monday's CBB National Championship (0:38), Jazz F Kyle Korver's piece in "The Players' Tribune" on white privilege and fan controversy in Utah (16:35) as well as a fascinating new NBA players' poll from "The Athletic" (29:23). Plus, NBA agent Bill Duffy joins Bo for the second edition of our new series "Baseline: The Supermax", including whether or not the players are earning what they should be (41:14) and thoughts on "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X in IYHH (52:33).
Apr 09, 2019
Juvenile
52:10
Bomani welcomes New Orleans native and rapper Juvenile to The Right Time. They discuss whether or not he's recovered from the Saints' loss in the NFC Championship (1:11), his favorite thing about New Orleans (2:37), his new project "Just Another Gangsta" with Birdman (4:55) and historic works of his (11:43) including "back that a** up" (19:14). Plus, the most surprising celebrity fans of his (24:15), what he grew up listening to (32:40) and what's to come in the future for him (40:40).
Apr 04, 2019
Full Carlton, Baseline Pt. 1
53:26
Bomani discusses Zion's exit from the NCAA Tournament (4:33), John Calipari finessing Kentucky for a lifetime contract (13:24) and what playoff scenarios would be ideal for "messiness" (22:24). Plus, ESPN NBA analyst Brian Windhorst joins Bo for the first edition of our new series "Baseline: The Supermax", including what the supposed 'super team-preventing' collective bargaining agreement provision is, who is eligible for it and why the NBA's course has been altered by its unintended consequences (34:02).
Apr 02, 2019
Shareef Abdur-Rahim, G League President
47:07
Bomani is joined by G League President and former NBA forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim to discuss how he got involved in business (1:05), how much different the G League is from the NBA in operations and philosophy (11:13), the introduction of the "pro path" player development alternative to the NCAA (18:10) and growing their audience (25:17) which includes Bo's unsolicited advice for Shareef on a G League TV show. Plus, his being a part of the "greatest draft" in league history (32:51) and how his experience as a player shaped him (41:23).
Mar 28, 2019
Fraudulent Behavior
1:00:31
Bomani shares everything you need to know about Michael Avenatti trying to "shake down" Nike (1:40), dishes on the hypocrisy around Tom Izzo's chastising of a player mid-game (16:28) as well as Lonzo Ball's controversy with BBB (27:10). Plus, an IYHH including Dr. Dre celebrating his daughter getting into USC (33:39) and Bo's thoughts on the Elizabeth Holmes documentary "The Inventor" (47:26).
Mar 26, 2019
Vincent Goodwill
58:58
Bomani is joined by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports to survey the NBA landscape, including how close we are to the next "Malice in the Palace" (3:14), how a poor LeBron-Lakers' season has affected the rest of the teams in the Western Conference (23:58) as well as who is going to win the East (36:07). Plus, the guys talk life in NYC, such as the craziest thing they've ever seen on a subway train (48:26).
Mar 21, 2019
Con Job
1:03:32
Bomani shares why he thinks the NCAA Tournament has become a "worse product" over the years (0:35), dishes on Doc Rivers potentially coaching the Lakers next season (17:19) and adds a new word to your dictionary (Gettleman-ed) in light of the Giants fans' misery (29:07). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH (42:59) and an #unblockmebo where history is made (55:02).
Mar 19, 2019
Brian Koppelman
58:06
Bomani welcomes the co-creator of Showtime's "Billions" Brian Koppelman back to the show ahead of the premiere of Season 4 on Sunday 3/17. They discuss how he's humanized the billionaire class, the range of casting in the show (15:39), how much he's enjoyed working on it (33:02) and whether or not either of them would change if they became "billionaires" (41:51).
Mar 14, 2019
Don't Hate
1:00:39
Bomani shares his thoughts on Russell Westbrook's altercation with a fan in Utah (0:34), Antonio Brown forcing his way to the Raiders (20:00) and how Duke has been able to change their "reputation" over the years (29:50). Plus, an IYHH to remember (43:47) and your stories of what you did when you got your first big check in light of NFL free agency (52:23).
Mar 12, 2019
2 Chainz
27:35
Bomani is joined by 2 Chainz to discuss the concept behind his recently released album "Rap or Go to the League". They cover his career path, including his self-belief (3:05), his sports background (5:20), LeBron James' A&R credit on the album (9:34), the reach and influence of his music (14:02), if there's anybody left that he would like to collaborate with (17:14), how he pulled off his re-brand (22:26) and more.
Mar 07, 2019
Downward Spiral
1:03:46
Bomani Jones assesses the downward spiral of the Lakers (:30) and Celtics (17:12) as well as shares his thoughts on the conversation around HBO's Michael Jackson documentary "Leaving Neverland" (28:13). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH including some big changes that could be coming to Time Warner properties like TNT/HBO (42:25) and your AMA's that uncover a rare pair of shoes Bo's been eying (54:44).
Mar 05, 2019
Howard Bryant
1:03:56
Bomani is joined by Howard Bryant to discuss the polarizing subjects of Robert Kraft (0:35) and Colin Kaepernick (21:18). Is the public really aware of how serious the allegations made against Kraft are? Now that the dust has settled, they offer conclusions on Kaep's settlement and the credit Nike has incorrectly been given as it relates to him. Plus, how does the "love for the game" argument relate to MLB and NBA labor disagreements (45:08)?
Feb 28, 2019
It's About Principle
58:20
Bomani dishes on the highly concerning charges against Robert Kraft (0:40), why the people telling Zion Williamson he should sit out the rest of the season are wrong (17:22) and why the Ole Miss Anthem demonstration should be treated as a bigger story for different reasons (27:33). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH (38:57) and your voicemails from a time the crowd turned on the performer at an event you attended (49:07).
Feb 26, 2019
Bruce Bowen
56:48
Bomani is joined by ESPN NBA analyst Bruce Bowen to reflect on things post-deadline from the player's perspective, including dealing with trade rumors on a personal level (14:02) and what it is like to see your "role" on a team change for the worse (33:00). Plus, you know we had to hear his thoughts on Kawhi (1:16) as well as the Lakers' chances at making the playoffs (44:40)!
Feb 14, 2019
Hands Off
57:02
Bomani dishes on the Lakers' and President of Basketball Ops Magic Johnson's warpath to acquire a star, which includes Anthony Davis and potentially Ben Simmons (0:34) as well why the Celtics (who should be elated) are not taking advantage of the situation (20:11). Plus, people seem to be enjoying the new bootleg football League "AAF" (31:23), we get a fresh edition of IYHH (38:24) and your what caused you to "quit" your home team voicemails (45:56).
Feb 12, 2019
Anil Dash
1:10:08
Bomani is joined by the CEO of Glitch Anil Dash to talk tech. They discuss how his South Asian heritage has shaped his identity growing up the United States (2:02), the ethical issues plaguing companies like Google and Facebook (11:01) as well as the animosity on social media platforms like Twitter (27:44). Plus, he shares the wild story of his online friendship with Prince (55:12).
Feb 07, 2019
Soulless Bowl
1:10:59
Bomani shares his thoughts on the Patriots' Super Bowl LIII victory over the Rams, including the relationship between McVay-Goff and the diabolical brain of Bill Belichick (0:37) as well as his experience down in Atlanta amongst the people (14:48). Plus, the Anthony Davis-Lakers poker game is heating up (34:18), we get a fresh edition of IYHH (44:24) and your worst experience at a sporting event voicemails (56:59).
Feb 05, 2019
Michael Smith
1:02:46
Bomani welcomes Michael Smith back to the show to discuss their high-school athletic careers (0:32), their former fandom for the Saints and Falcons (13:29) as well as the effect that the winter "squall" is having on Bomani's enjoyment of living in NYC (32:35). They were supposed to talk Super Bowl, but ended up talking about Kung-Fu and Canada Goose jackets, that should tell you everything you need to know.
Jan 31, 2019
Exert Your Power
1:07:21
Bomani shares his thoughts on Anthony Davis' request to be traded from the Pelicans (0:36), including why LeBron can't be blamed for exerting the influence that we praise him for (22:37) as well as what it says about the league that it overshadowed Super Bowl media night (33:09). Plus, a fresh IYHH with sympathies for robots (42:48) and DJ Mike Hitman takes your calls on the most aggravating fanbases (56:19).
Jan 29, 2019
Roy Wood Jr.
1:06:36
Bomani welcomes comedian Roy Wood Jr. to the show to discuss the demographics of crowds at different sporting events (1:02) and his Comedy Central special coming this weekend "No One Loves You" (19:32), including knowing when to "separate the art from the artist" (27:31), what celebrities can and can't "send for you" (38:08) as well as the difficulties of landing sensitive jokes in the modern climate (50:04).
Jan 24, 2019
King Petty
1:07:48
Bomani Jones gloats over the Saints for not making it to the Super Bowl, including addressing the backlash he's received for a successful narrative in the lead up to the game (1:53). Plus, the Patriots return to the Super Bowl (22:21), Boogie Cousins returns to the Warriors (34:44), a fresh IYHH with Fyre Festival doc reactions (42:30) and some thoughts on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (58:42).
Jan 22, 2019
Mina Kimes
1:01:22
Bomani is joined by Mina Kimes to discuss the Conference Championships coming this weekend in the NFL Playoffs, including the comical "underdog" story of the Patriots (6:25). Bo makes his final plea for the Rams to spare us a Super Bowl in Atlanta with the Saints representing the NFC (26:29) and they close with a nuanced conversation about problematic names that you just don't hear anymore (52:03).
Jan 17, 2019
The Choice Is Yours
1:03:01
Bomani shares his thoughts on the cultural explosion that was Clemson's swift visit to The White House post-National Championship victory (0:38), Kyler Murray's decision between football and baseball (23:30) as well as why Marcus Peters is the only person who can save Atlanta from Saints fans (34:15). Plus, IYHH (41:25) and a midseason edition of #StillInTheLeague NBA (54:57).
Jan 15, 2019
Domonique Foxworth
1:00:34
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth of The Undefeated dish on "the tipping point" for restaurants, brands and neighborhoods with people of color and how it relates to dress code rules for keeping people out of clubs (4:47). Plus, the latest trend of hiring young white NFL head coaches and what remains problematic about it (16:56) as well as whether or not Clemson's Trevor Lawrence could make the jump to the NFL at age 19 (47:05).
Jan 10, 2019
Beaten Down
1:03:59
Bomani reacts to the tsunami that was Clemson in their CFP National Championship victory over Alabama (0:36), the cruelty towards Cody Parkey after missing a kick to send the Bears to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs over the Eagles (20:55) and Enes Kanter's decision not to accompany the Knicks to their game against the Wizards in London (30:38). Plus, thoughts on "Surviving R. Kelly" in IYHH (40:29) and your New Year's Resolutions for celebs (57:34).
Jan 08, 2019
Adam Silver
55:27
Bomani is joined by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to discuss his excitement with this season (0:31), including parity in the league structure and the effect of CBA changes (2:42), the possibility of a minimum age change in the near future (12:55) as well as his "dap" handshake skills with players when he greets them at the draft or at ring ceremonies (18:41). Plus, to put a bow on 2018, LeBron's pull on Anthony Davis looms next year, how will this end (38:30)?
Dec 20, 2018
Amateur Hour
1:05:17
Bomani Jones cracks up about Ian O'Connor's revealing story on Knicks owner James Dolan (0:38) as well as the on-then-off-then-on again Trevor Ariza trade from the weekend (22:07). Plus, his thoughts on the new normal of college football players skipping bowl games (30:32), a new IYHH (38:09) and Jody Avirgan of 30 for 30 podcasts discusses their new season of shows (51:12).
Dec 18, 2018
Domonique Foxworth
1:10:03
Bomani chats with The Undefeated' s Domonique Foxworth about a wide range of NFL topics including Patrick Mahomes (40:15), the Bills & Josh Allen and question what "fitting into an offensive system" really means. Plus, Domonique recalls covering Randy Moss (20:00).
Dec 13, 2018
No Fun Zone?
1:05:38
Bomani shares his thoughts on why we need to appreciate the "fun-ness" that is Patrick Mahomes (0:36), the friendship that changed the face of the NBA in LeBron-Wade (16:54) as well as the controversy engulfing the Chicago Bulls (26:55). Plus, a fresh round of IYHH (44:36) and we share the results of The Right Time show survey (55:32).
Dec 11, 2018
Spencer Hall
1:05:16
Bo is joined by friend of the show Spencer Hall of SB Nation. They share their thoughts on Mike Judge's "Tales From the Tour Bus" (0:54), including which NBA or CFB stories should have their own cartoon animation (12:50) like Kliff Kingsbury going to USC (28:57). Plus, the Urban Meyer situation at Ohio State and what kind of an effect it may have on Jim Harbaugh's future at Michigan (42:04).
Dec 06, 2018
The Rules Are Clear
1:00:49
Bomani offers his take on Kareem Hunt being released from the Chiefs after video evidence of domestic violence is released, Kobe opening a sports academy ( 40:03), questions if anyone still cares about the Heisman (25:00) and more. Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" and your Voicemails.
Dec 04, 2018
David West
1:04:18
Bomani is joined by 2x NBA champion with the Warriors and COO of the brand new "Historic Basketball League" David West. He delves into the plan for the league (1:39), including the current issues he sees with the development of players from college to the NBA (7:05). Plus, he dishes on his own background (36:20) and the last stops of his career in San Antonio (43:57) and Golden State (48:50).
Nov 29, 2018
Beefin'
1:04:43
Bomani breaks down the awkwardness between Browns QB Baker Mayfield and former HC Hue Jackson (0:35) as well as who really won in the LSU-Texas A&M postgame brawl (15:42). Plus, Reuben Foster gets cut from the 49ers after another arrest (25:36), a fresh edition of IYHH (38:00) and an eye-opening music AMA with Bo (49:39).
Nov 27, 2018
Sign of the Times?
1:04:25
Bomani weighs in on the offensive explosion that was last night's MNF victory for the Rams over the Chiefs (0:58), the negative backlash to Condoleezza Rice being linked with the Browns' head coaching job (21:51) and just how deep the dysfunction for the Wizards runs (32:22). Plus, IYHH (45:11) and your best thanksgiving craziness stories (54:58).
Nov 20, 2018
Bruce Bowen
47:20
Bomani welcomes former Spurs F Bruce Bowen to the show to weigh in on the beef between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant as well as what the Warriors need to do to get right and continue on their dominant path (1:40). Plus, if the Sixers will experience growing pains in trying to integrate Jimmy Butler (28:39) and if "game recognizes game" when it comes to flopping (39:55).
Nov 15, 2018
Time to Say Goodbye?
55:09
Bomani discusses the implications of Jimmy Butler's arrival in Philadelphia (0:38) as well as Carmelo Anthony's impending departure in Houston (16:43). Plus, saying goodbye to the "Peter Man" (28:21), more of your Pros vs. Joes stories (36:55) and looking back on "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" and "Midnight Marauders" at their 25-year anniversaries (46:15).
Nov 13, 2018
Dan Wetzel
51:16
Bomani is joined by Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports to discuss college hoops and amateurism now that the season has tipped off. They discuss the NCAA trial and why fans don't seem to care about it anymore (0:38), if the reaction to it by the media would have been different years ago (16:03) and whether or not players like Zion Williamson benefit from spending a year in school to boost their brand before heading to the NBA (34:17).
Nov 08, 2018
Watch Closely
1:05:19
Bomani Jones dishes on the blame game for the Lakers and if Luke Walton is long for the job (0:37), how Bill Belichick not wearing "salute to service" gear became a story (17:18) as well as why TD celebrations becoming choreographed raises serious questions (29:14). Plus, IYHH (43:14) and listener stories of playing future pros and "taking an L" (52:34). They DO NOT disappoint!
Nov 06, 2018
Stan Van Gundy
51:18
Bomani is joined by new ESPN NBA contributor Stan Van Gundy! They discuss a variety of NBA topics, such as the Lakers and their defensive apathy (2:00), the Rockets and their struggle to get Carmelo Anthony integrated (17:58), the Sixers and the year-to-year improvement of their young stars (39:43) and more.
Nov 01, 2018
Here's The Door
1:02:02
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the craziest developments from the weekend, including the Browns cleaning house (0:40), Jameis Winston getting benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick again (17:55) as well as Ty Lue getting fired by the Cavaliers (33:02). Plus, IYHH (39:12) and listener stories of when a celebrity tried to "swoop your girl"(52:21).
Oct 30, 2018
Vincent Goodwill
57:36
Bomani is joined by NBA writer at Yahoo! Sports Vincent Goodwill to bounce around the Association. They discuss how well the pieces fit together with LeBron on the Lakers (2:35), dissect the top of the Eastern Conference (22:48) and break down where the Warriors stand in the historical context of all-time great teams (42:30) with a whole lot else along the way.
Oct 25, 2018
Stand Off
1:00:17
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the pre-game altercation between Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins (0:37) and the Lakers-Rockets fight (17:42). Plus, what the reactions to the fight say about where the league is at today (28:19). Also, IYHH (41:58) and another edition of "Unblock Me Bo!"(51:47).
Oct 23, 2018
Mina Kimes
1:03:13
Bomani is joined by Mina Kimes to talk all things NFL, including the Bills' decision to start Derek Anderson with Josh Allen out via injury (8:47), if defenses getting continuously torched by offenses across the league is the new normal (31:50) and whether or not the Chargers will ever make waves out in Los Angeles (55:01).
Oct 18, 2018
The Right Time Book Club: Friday Night Lights
1:37:47
Listener! Now that the Book Club on Friday Night Lights featuring Domonique Foxworth, Pablo Torre, Howard Bryant and author Buzz Bissinger has concluded, we wanted to share with those who may have missed it the collection in its entirety. Enjoy!
Oct 12, 2018
Michael Felder
58:14
Bomani is joined by friend of the show Michael Felder of Stadium to dish on the Jimmy Butler situation and infighting amongst teammates across sports (3:22), which team could get left out of the College Football Playoff (17:37) as well as if the dream of Texas being "back" has actually come true (44:44).
Oct 11, 2018
Talk Is Cheap
57:17
Bomani shares his thoughts on the McGregor-Khabib post-fight fiasco in the UFC (0:37), Odell Beckham Jr.'s harsh but true words in an interview with ESPN's Josina Anderson (18:47) and his Texas Longhorns besting Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry (34:45). Plus, a fresh edition of IYHH (39:10) and a voicemail AMA with the listeners of the show (50:57).
Oct 09, 2018
Tom Haberstroh
56:05
Bomani is joined by friend of the show Tom Haberstroh of Bleacher Report to discuss his new piece on NBA player phone addiction and why front offices are turning to artificial intelligence firms to try and slow it down (0:48). Plus, they bounce around league headlines from the preseason (37:35).
Oct 04, 2018
Pushing Back
1:01:19
Bomani delves into the frustration shown by Earl Thomas when he flipped the bird to the Seahawks' sideline (0:35), discusses Eric Reid's return to the NFL with the Panthers (14:48) and Jimbo Fisher's physical altercation with a player on the Texas A&M sideline (27:24). Plus, the always enlightening IYHH (39:28) and looking back on Outkast's "Aquemini" 20 years later (51:47).
Oct 02, 2018
Shannon Penn
1:07:42
Bomani is joined by friend of the show Shannon Penn to discuss the latest in the NFL including Khalil Mack's incredible athleticism (8:35), the Lakers domination of the NBA headlines (21:00) and the Kelly Bryant drama (48:00).
Sep 27, 2018
Book Club Finale
1:01:47
Bomani dishes on Tiger being back (or not) (0:41), how Gronk, Earl Thomas and Le'Veon Bell are all connected (17:34) as well as LeBron discounting the Lakers' chances this year (31:45). Plus, author of "Friday Night Lights" Buzz Bissinger joins the show for the finale of The Right Time Book Club (39:00).
Sep 25, 2018
Michael Collins
1:01:36
Bomani welcomes "The Caddie" Michael Collins to break down the Twitter beef between the Wiggins brothers and Stephen Jackson (2:47), his Eagles fandom amidst Carson Wentz's return (19:31) as well as Tiger's role in the Tour Championship coming up this weekend (33:46).
Sep 20, 2018
Is Quitting Underrated?
1:04:41
Bomani lets loose on Vontae Davis retiring mid-game (:39) as well as the Browns giving up on Josh Gordon and sending him to New England (17:29). Plus, kicking the 0-2 teams while they're down (31:14), a fresh edition of IYHH (44:22) and your stories of when you "quit" your job mid-shift just like our man Vontae (55:38).
Sep 18, 2018
Michael Smith
1:09:12
Bomani is joined by friend of the show Michael Smith to catch up and talk some football. They get into Sam Darnold and Saquon Barkley's connected futures (4:47) while digressing on the benching of the "Peter Man" (18:06), cover the unrest in the locker room in Detroit (28:10) as well as Antonio Brown's anger at an article in The Undefeated (43:43).
Sep 13, 2018
Double Standard
1:01:55
Bomani shares his thoughts on Serena's controversial loss to Osaka in the U.S. Open Women's Final (0:35), Darnold's big MNF performance as well as other QB's around the NFL from Week 1 (26:52) and Jason Garrett's job security in Big D (42:06). Plus, If you Haven't Heard (47:46) and another advice line with DJ Mike Hitman (55:35).
Sep 11, 2018
Domonique Foxworth
1:10:06
Bomani is joined by regular The Right Time contributor Domonique Foxworth to dish on the public criticisms of Le'Veon Bell's holdout by his Pittsburgh teammates (1:15), why Bo thinks Josh Allen would be better off as a QB if he was black and other related topics that will have you in stitches (14:28), as well as Nike's newly released advertisement with Colin Kaepernick (33:57).
Sep 06, 2018
'Just Do It' & Book Club Part III
1:04:48
Bomani shares his thoughts on Nike utilizing Colin Kaepernick as the spokesperson for their "Just Do It" 30-year anniversary campaign (:38) and the Raiders' questionable decision to trade star pass-rusher Khalil Mack to the Bears (20:58). Plus, you won't want to miss him lay into Tom Herman for the 'Horns dropping their opener (30:08) and Howard Bryant stopping by for the third installment of #TheRightTimeBookClub (38:39)!
Sep 04, 2018
Money Talks
58:39
Bomani weighs in on the effect Odell Beckham Jr.'s new contract will have on others trying to get paid (0:36), Jerry Jones' desire for an 18-game NFL season (14:32) and the WNBA players' push for fair pay (24:09). Plus, time to be afraid of the future in a new IYHH (40:50) and your "worst date ever" voicemails (51:31).
Aug 29, 2018
Spencer Hall
40:43
Bomani is joined by Spencer Hall of SB Nation to preview the CFB season, including trying to find a weakness with Alabama (4:17), wondering how Oklahoma will fare sans Baker Mayfield (14:09), what to make of an interesting collection of head coaches out in the Pac-12 (27:40) and much more.
Aug 21, 2018
Pablo Torre
39:14
Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre discuss Tiger's big weekend at the PGA and why we care despite not "liking the dude" (:31). Plus, odd training camp stories in the NFL such as the Miami Police Union urging members to boycott the Dolphins (14:35) and Jalen Ramsey getting suspended for beefing with the local media (31:07).
Aug 14, 2018
Lack of Awareness
51:09
Bomani Jones weighs in on Urban Meyer's accountability and what may keep Ohio State from making the right call (:34), the Giants' disrespect when it comes to Odell Beckham Jr.'s talent (18:06) as well as why we didn't get offered PE Jordans from the players at UNC (25:19). Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (31:18) and the second edition of mean tweets on the podcast (44:00).
Aug 07, 2018
Book Club Part II
58:52
Bomani Jones discusses why the "America's Team" moniker for the Dallas Cowboys is sounding more fitting every day (0:36) and why despite being in awe of LeBron's grace it is concerning that he has to be the one to do it (12:55). Plus, Bo and Pablo go to the "Overwatch" final in NYC (21:16) and Pablo joins for the second installment of #TheRightTimeBookClub on Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger (33:22).
Jul 31, 2018
Dusty Baker
42:28
Bomani Jones welcomes former MLB manager and All-Star catcher Dusty Baker to chat about being there for his son who is making his way in the game (0:47), how he got into coaching (10:38), his close relationship with Hank Aaron (17:33) and how he's seen the role of the manager evolve (26:17). Plus, he shares his wide-ranging affinity for music (29:51).
Jul 26, 2018
Applause? Please
53:38
Bomani Jones weighs in on the infatuation that we have with Tiger Woods after his close Open Championship finish (:36), how the applause heard around the world for Josh Hader of the Brewers relates to the NFL and their battle over the National Anthem (11:51) as well as if Kawhi Leonard will stay in Toronto long-term (26:03). Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (37:16) and some summertime #fanfiction (46:38).
Jul 24, 2018
We Are The World
52:29
Bomani Jones dishes on controversies coming out of the World Cup Final, including the racial make-up of the France squad and pitch invaders (0:41). Plus, is the Pro Football Hall of Fame doing T.O. a favor by not honoring him (14:08) and Papa John's time as Papa John is finally up (23:19). Plus, IYHH (34:28) and your #StayReady All-Stars (44:23).
Jul 17, 2018
Freddie Gibbs
39:22
Musician Freddie Gibbs joins Bomani to discuss his recently released self-titled mixtape "Freddie" (4:18). Plus, they discuss navigating the lifestyle with a daughter (15:30), what it's like having NFL HOF'er Eric Dickerson as his father-in-law (19:25), overcoming legal troubles (24:20), finding success in the modern music business (29:48) and how LeBron's arrival to L.A. affects his Lakers fandom (33:02).
Jul 12, 2018
L.A.Bron
52:32
Bomani Jones returns from vacation to share his thoughts on LeBron's move out west (0:40) as well as reports of his sour relationship with Kyrie in Cleveland (16:59). Plus, Bo's not here for re-seeding the NBA postseason (23:02), he dishes on #PlaneBae and Instagram imposters (31:28) and we hear your best cookout stories (44:56).
Jul 10, 2018
Lakeith Stanfield
22:38
Bomani Jones is joined by Lakeith Stanfield of "Atlanta" on FX fame to discuss his new movie "Sorry to Bother You" which hits theaters Friday, July 6th. They discuss the differences in his role between the two projects (3:08) and working with non-traditional film/tv people (10:29). Plus, does he enjoy being in the limelight (14:04)?
Jul 02, 2018
Tobe Nwigwe
42:28
Bomani Jones is joined by rapper and former football player at University of North Texas Tobe Nwigwe. They discuss being a college athlete (2:06), getting started in music (6:10), how his parents feel about him being in the business (14:57), deciding to start a non-profit after college (22:51), the unique nature of his multimedia production (26:11) and much more.
Jun 28, 2018
The Right Time Book Club Episode 1
58:57
Bomani Jones previews free agency in the NBA and shares what it would take for him to be wooed to a team (0:42), as well as what his awards would be for the season (15:52). Plus, his thoughts on the situation surrounding Jameis Winston (23:41) and Domonique Foxworth joins for the debut of "The Right Time Book Club"(33:09)!
Jun 26, 2018
Sir Mix-A-Lot
47:52
Bomani Jones is joined by rapper and Seattle native Sir Mix-A-Lot. They talk Seattle sports (1:25), how he got his start (5:09), how the game has changed (19:08), what he's up to these days (31:44), being around people with way more money than you (40:16) and more.
Jun 21, 2018
Is Jay-Z Still Cool?
53:22
Bomani Jones gives an update on Kawhi Leonard's status...You there Kawhi (0:35)? Jay-Z is taking over Puma basketball, and Bo delves into what that says about the sneaker game right now (16:22). Plus, lots of World Cup stories, we tell you the ones you need to hear (24:21), as well as "If You Haven't Heard" (34:39) and the second podcast edition of #UnBlockMeBo (44:19)!
Jun 19, 2018
Brian Koppelman
45:39
Bomani Jones welcomes friend and co-creator of the TV show "Billions" on Showtime Brian Koppelman for a wide-ranging conversation about the show. They discuss writing for TV vs. film (1:03), why people root for "bad" dudes as well as how we define that (6:56), quantifying billionaires (16:17), the use of music in shows (41:51) and more.
Jun 14, 2018
Shuffle The Deck
50:29
Bomani Jones dishes on the Warriors' attempts to keep things together despite the world trying to tear them apart (0:40), LeBron James' free agent decision (13:57) and how James stacks up against Kobe in the recent legacy debate (28:15). Plus, If You Haven't Heard (37:04) and reviewing the summer works of Kanye West (44:57).
Jun 12, 2018
The Uninvited
43:18
Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre weigh in on the Eagles' White House invitation being rescinded, Steven Adams' social media faux pas, Steph Curry's tangle with Kendrick Perkins and much more.
Jun 05, 2018
High Noon: The Debut
43:34
High Noon is here! In the debut, Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre weigh in on Game 2 of the NBA Finals, the Sixers' probe into Bryan Colangelo, Serena Williams' weekend and more.
Jun 04, 2018
We're Not Worthy
48:35
Bomani Jones weighs in on the Rockets flaming out and James Harden escaping blame (0:39), LeBron James sticking up for his sorry (not sorry) teammates (14:27) as well as what intrigue we can find in Season IV of the Cavs-Warriors drama (26:28). Plus, If You Haven't Heard (31:17) and a special music edition of AMA (41:28).
May 29, 2018
Anthem, Stephen Jackson & Jody Avirgan
49:38
The NFL appears to have changed the rules regarding the National Anthem, so you know Bomani Jones would have some thoughts on its effect. He leads off the show with that (0:33) and then welcomes former NBA swingman Stephen Jackson to talk conference finals, bad coaching as well as the Bucks' response on Sterling Brown (14:39). Plus, Jody Avirgan of 30 for 30 podcasts tells us about their recently launched season 3 (43:55).
May 24, 2018
Flexin'
49:34
Bomani Jones weighs in on taunting in the current NBA landscape as it relates to Rockets-Warriors and the Pippen-Ewing dunk anniversary (0:34). Plus, why Brad Stevens is more in competition with LeBron than he is Ty Lue (15:04) and why NBA teams need to look out for their players better (24:36). We finish off with "If You Haven't Heard" (34:31) and advice with "DJ Mike Hitman" (43:30).
May 22, 2018
Wyatt Cenac & Tom Haberstroh
1:00:03
Bomani Jones welcomes comedian Wyatt Cenac (0:44) to discuss his new HBO show "Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas", including covering heavy topics (9:10), whether or not he likes being famous (18:26) and the connection that he and Bo have to Texas (22:59). Plus, Bleacher Report's Tom Haberstroh joins to discuss the impact of gambling on the future of the NBA (32:48) and cover the conference finals (43:54).
May 17, 2018
Clear Conscience?
50:18
Bomani Jones discusses the legalization of sports gambling on a state-by-state basis (0:34), as well as the resurfacing of "dirty" Chris Paul in the WCF (15:19) and a Freudian slip from LeBron James in the ECF (25:19). Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (34:16) and the first edition of "Mean Tweets" on The Right Time (43:28).
May 15, 2018
Howard Bryant
45:31
Bomani Jones is joined by ESPN's Howard Bryant to discuss his new book, "The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism" (0:44). It delves into how the sports world has politicized since 9/11 and what role athletes have or should have in the community. Plus, Bo previews the conference championships in the NBA (30:14).
May 10, 2018
LeBronto
52:38
Bomani Jones dishes on the elimination of the Raptors at the hands of LeBron (0:37), the 76ers' survival (7:50) and why the NFL thinks you don't care about several problematic stories (23:26). Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (36:01) and only the very best stories of when you "tried" to take on your old man (45:31).
May 08, 2018
CJ McCollum
42:18
Bomani Jones is joined by Trail Blazers G CJ McCollum to dish on a wide variety of topics, such as the relationship between NBA players and the media (4:08), dealing with trade rumors (8:56), his past as a "short guy"(16:44), coming out of Lehigh (19:23), this postseason (23:53) and much more. Plus, Bo updates the peculiar situation with Kawhi Leonard (33:07).
May 03, 2018
Fisticuffs
47:48
Bomani Jones weighs in on Sixers-Celtics and wonders who will throw the first punch between the two teams as the place in the game for fighting hides in the shadows (0:43). Is LeBron James turning into John Henry (12:01)? Just how much of what's wrong with the Thunder is what is wrong with Russell Westbrook (16:52)? Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (29:46) and an AMA with #TheRightTime faithful (40:07).
May 01, 2018
Spencer Hall
50:22
With the NFL draft now upon us, Bomani Jones and old friend Spencer Hall of SB Nation take a look at the management and evaluation of QB's taken/to be taken at the top of the first round (0:35). What's the point of sitting around waiting for the phone to ring in the green room? Getting to dap up Goodell (25:27)? Plus, the NFL didn't want their "secret" meeting to become public, so it did (39:23).
Apr 26, 2018
Me Against You
54:07
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on feuds between Russell Westbrook and the world (0:40) as well as LeBron James and Lance Stephenson (12:26). What is the NFL to do with their domestic violence policy (20:43)? Two stories put it to the test. Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (35:09) and saying goodbye again to Prince (46:14).
Apr 24, 2018
Amin & Shannon
47:38
Bomani Jones welcomes ESPN NBA analyst Amin Elhassan to talk NBA playoffs and beyond, including LeBron's emotional on-air reaction to the passing of Gregg Popovich's wife (2:25), Donovan Mitchell's strong play against the Thunder (13:44) as well as the search for next Knicks coach (21:07). Plus, former Right Time producer Shannon Penn stops by to review Kobe's ESPN+ show (30:23) and more.
Apr 19, 2018
Father Prime
52:19
Bomani Jones is sticking with the Cavs and LeBron James until the bitter end (0:46) and wonders if he's missing his banana boat brother Dwyane Wade right about now (12:34). The Spurs are sinking like the Titanic (23:18) and Adidas is trying to score points without actually committing to Kaepernick (28:27). Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (33:56) and a special edition of #UnBlockMeBo (43:20).
Apr 17, 2018
Rasheed Wallace
46:03
Bomani Jones welcomes 4x NBA All-Star Rasheed Wallace to the show to cover a variety of topics, including his three-point prowess as a big man (1:36), generational differences in the game of basketball (3:20) as well as career stops in Portland (9:05), Detroit (17:24) and Washington (28:17). Plus, his time at UNC (30:06), why he played in Air Force 1's (36:15) and why he won't give up his 90's hip-hop (36:22).
Apr 12, 2018
The Fresh Prince
47:03
Bomani Jones addresses Ben Simmons' ROY candidacy and wonders how long the Sixers will be the darlings of the NBA (:36). How big of a deal can Shohei Ohtani be to those outside of MLB (9:15)? Plus, new revelations about LeBron's time in Miami (18:11), "If You Haven't Heard" (26:34) and a special visit from DJ Mike Hitman (38:36).
Apr 10, 2018
Domonique Foxworth
52:20
Bomani Jones and The Undefeated's Domonique Foxworth air their frustrations with NFL draft evaluations, notably those of Lamar Jackson (4:25) and Josh Rosen (20:20). Is asking too many questions an issue in the locker room (22:37)? Plus, the silence of Kawhi Leonard (30:42), the recent behavior of Kevin Durant (39:15) and why Bo is still Team M.J. over Team LeBron (42:06).
Apr 05, 2018
Guess Who's Back?
45:34
In the debut of his podcast, Bomani Jones reacts to Villanova winning the National Championship (1:00), criticisms of NFL prospect Josh Rosen (12:22) and Tiger returning to The Masters (22:26). Plus, a new version of "If You Haven't Heard" (29:16) and some fresh "why I quit football" stories (39:53).
Apr 03, 2018
Episode 0
02:18
In Episode 0, we asked for help from fans of The Right Time to speak on what the best of the show was and it should be as it makes its return in podcast form. Your wish is our command. Bi-weekly episodes will launch on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on April 3rd, so stay tuned!
Mar 30, 2018
Christmas Special
20:56
The fathers of NBA standouts Karl Anthony Towns and Hassan Whiteside, Karl Towns Sr. and Hasson Abubakar, share some great stories with Bomani about their sons and offer some info we may not know about them.
Dec 18, 2017
Hour 3 - NFL Week 16
34:51
Jeff and Jonathan finish off the their XFL discussion, and begin previewing the slate of NFL games on Saturday and Sunday.
Dec 22, 2017
Hour 2 - Football Talk
35:40
Talking NFL w/ Dan Graziano. Plus, should Baker Mayfield play in the Senior Bowl?
Dec 22, 2017
Hour 1 - This is the XFL
34:42
In for Bomani, Jeff Dickerson and Jonathan Hood talk about a league that failed (XFL), and a league that will probably never get started (Lavar Ball).
Dec 22, 2017
Would Markelle Fultz still be your top pick?
35:28
Doug Kezirian and Myron Medcalf filled in for Bomani and they discussed the solid start several NBA rookies are having this season.
Dec 21, 2017
Is Grant Hill a Basketball Hall of Famer?
31:04
Doug Kezirian and Myron Medcalf filled in for Bomani and they discussed Hill's hall of fame candidacy and Chicago's winning streak behind the strong play of Nikola Mirotic.
Dec 21, 2017
HOUR 1: Referees have egos too
32:29
Doug Kezirian and Myron Medcalf filled in for Bomani Jones, and they discussed the growing angst between NBA players and officials.
Dec 21, 2017
Hour Three: Cam Newton on Jerry Richardson
33:14
Doug Kezirian and Myron Medcalf hosting. Cam Newton defends Jerry Richardson. Plus, Ezekiel Elliott will not answer questions about his time away from the Cowboys.
Dec 20, 2017
Hour Two: Brady trainer banned and Bad look for Kiffin
32:36
Doug Kezirian and Myron Medcalf hosting. The Patriots ban the personal trainer of Tom Brady. ESPN NFL Damien Woody and a bad look for Lane Kiffin.
Dec 20, 2017
Hour One: LaVar League, CFB signing, and Mayweather MMA?
34:29
Doug Kezirian and Myron Medcalf hosting. Can LaVar build a league? The early CFB signing period. Plus, Floyd Mayweather interested in the MMA?
Dec 20, 2017
Hopefully we've provided a voice for those not often heard
1:03:46
With the show transitioning to a podcast only format, Bomani wanted to say thank you to those who've listened and supported the show through the years.
Dec 19, 2017
Hour 3: It's not goodbye.
34:35
In hour three Bomani talks to Amin Elhassan about Kobe Bryant, plus we keep taking your calls about that time you decided to quit football.
Dec 19, 2017
Hour 2: Surprise you all get unblocked.
34:31
In hour two Bomani talks to Pablo Torre about what their upcoming show might be, plus we hear your stories and a few lucky twitter followers get unblocked.
Dec 19, 2017
Hour 1: You can't hate on Kobe, can you?
34:59
In hour one Bomani discusses Kobe Bryant's retirement, plus Bruce Bowen and Dominique Foxworth join the show for one last time.
Dec 19, 2017
Richardson's name permanently sullied
59:51
Bomani discussed Jerry Richardson's plans to sell the Panthers amid workplace misconduct allegations, Diddy's interests in buying Carolina, and LA retiring Kobe's jerseys.
Dec 18, 2017
Hour 3: What's up with the Seahawks?
34:18
In hour three Bomani discusses the discord between some members of the Seahawks and wonders when will the wheels fall off?
Dec 18, 2017
Hour 2: NFL officials were back at it again.
34:39
In hour two Bomani discusses the end of the Steelers & Pats game and who should be blamed, plus an official uses an index card. Also Ryan Clark joins the show.
Dec 18, 2017
Hour 1: What's next for the Panthers?
34:43
In hour one Bomani discusses the Jerry Richardson investigation and talks about what's next for the Panthers and the NFL, plus Diddy wants to buy the Panthers.
Dec 18, 2017
Does Antonio Brown have a legitimate shot to win MVP?
55:28
Bomani discussed the Patriots' recent dominance over Pittsburgh, Antonio Brown's MVP chances, and "Kung Fu Kyrie" debuting his new sneakers.
Dec 15, 2017
Hour 3: 12/15/17
32:54
Bomani talked about the big nfl games this weekend and all the bowl games in college. Plus, Michael Lee from The Vertical
Dec 15, 2017
Hour 2: 12/15/17
30:43
Bomani talked about LeBron and Lonzo Ball's secret conversation and took calls on why people quit playing football. Plus, Damien Woody
Dec 15, 2017
Hour 1: 12/15/17
33:23
Bomani previewed the Steelers & Patriots big game this weekend and talked about Brock Osweiler. Plus, Domonique Foxworth & Cam Stewart
Dec 15, 2017
It's time to start paying attention to the Rockets
1:03:44
Bomani Jones discussed Houston owning the NBA's best record, Paul George getting booed in Indianapolis, and LeBron James to Los Angeles rumors.
Dec 15, 2017
Hour 3: As the Cavs turn.
34:19
In hour three Bomani talks to Brian Windhorst about the Cavs season so far, plus Adam Schefter joins the show to go around the league.
Dec 14, 2017
Hour 2: The Russell Wilson conundrum.
34:40
In hour two Bomani discusses how good of a fit would Lebron James be with Lonzo Ball and the Lakers? Also the Russell Wilson conundrum is real.
Dec 14, 2017
Hour 1: PG booed in Indiana
34:49
In hour one Bomani discusses Paul George's return to Indiana, plus are the Rockets the best team in the NBA?
Dec 14, 2017
George was a reluctant superstar with Pacers
1:06:02
Jeff Rickard and Jonathan Hood filled in for Bomani and they discussed Paul George's return to Indianapolis, and LaVar Ball's public criticism of Luke Walton. reluctant
Dec 13, 2017
Hour 1: Will LaVar tone it down?
34:25
Jeff Rickard and Jonathan Hood are in for Bomani and in hour one they discuss the Lakers request for LaVar Ball to tone it down, plus Paul George returns to Indiana tonight.
Dec 13, 2017
Gruden not the problem in Washington
1:04:05
Bomani discussed Washington's disappointing season, Tom Brady's offensive struggles versus Miami, and the Ball brothers heading to Lithuania.
Dec 12, 2017
Hour 3: 12/12/17
33:18
Bomani talked with Jonathan Givony about the Balls heading overseas. Plus, Michael Collins
Dec 12, 2017
Hour 2: 12/12/17
33:07
Bomani talked about the LiAngelo & LaMelo Ball heading overseas to play basketball & Jerry Jones not giving up. Plus, Ramona Shelburne
Dec 12, 2017
Hour 1: 12/12/17
33:12
Bomani talked about the Patriots loss to the Dolphins on MNF and how bad New England looked and what the future holds for Jay Gruden. Plus, Aaron Schatz
Dec 12, 2017
Can't imagine how frustrating losing Wentz is for Philly fans
59:15
Bomani discussed the Eagles turning to Nick Foles after losing Carson Wentz for the remainder of the season, and Giancarlo Stanton officially becoming a Yankee.
Dec 11, 2017
Hour 3: Is it over for Philly?
34:33
In hour three Bomani discusses the Carson Wentz injury with Sal Paolantonio and what the future holds for the Eagles without Wentz.
Dec 11, 2017
Hour 2: Did the NFL fail Savage?
34:48
In hour two Bomani discusses the incident between the Seahawks and Jags and asks the question should Michael Bennett be suspended for his actions?
Dec 11, 2017
Hour 1: In Foles we trust?
34:41
In hour one Bomani discusses Carson Wentz's season ending injury and asks the question how much faith do Eagle fans have in Nick Foles? Also Giancarlo Stanton is a Yankee.
Dec 11, 2017
Where you at Saint fans?
1:03:42
Bomani takes pleasure in Saint fans misery, Boogie Cousins was looking for Kevin Durant after their skirmish, plus coach Kobe is out here teaching the triangle.
Dec 08, 2017
Hour 3: Coach Kobe
34:34
Bomani talks Week 14 of the NFL, Coach Kobe, and Bobby Marks joins to take us inside the NBA.
Dec 08, 2017
Hour 2: Stay Mad
34:27
Bomani talks about Boogie Cousins staying mad, that time you shouldn't have broken up a fight, and Jonathan Jones from Sports Illustrated joins.
Dec 08, 2017
When The Saints Fans Go Marching In
34:01
Bomani roasts the Saints, and the Saints fans go marching in. Anita Marks from ESPN NY and Cam Stewart from Fantasy Sports Network join.
Dec 08, 2017
Saints v. Falcons is best rivalry in the NFL today
1:08:51
Bomani explains why the game between New Orleans and Atlanta means much more than what happens on the field, and Stephen Jackson shares his first experience playing abroad.
Dec 07, 2017
Hour 3: Are we taking Lebron for granted?
34:35
In hour three Bomani asks the question are we taking Lebron James for granted? Also did Tennessee finally get it right?
Dec 07, 2017
Hour 2: At what age are you grown?
34:45
In hour two Bomani discusses the news that LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed with an agent and asks the question at what age are you grown?
Dec 07, 2017
Hour 1: Best Rivalry in the NFL.
34:40
In hour one Bomani discusses the Saints/Falcons game and says it's the best rivalry in the NFL, plus Cian Fahey joins the show.
Dec 07, 2017
Brutality part of NFL's intrigue
1:03:46
Bomani discussed the potential of the NFL adopting college football's targeting rule, and the effect such a rule would have on the professional game.
Dec 06, 2017
Hour 3: LaVar Ball not happy with Lakers
33:31
LaVar Ball avoids Magic Johnson while criticizing Lakers. Plus, Aaron Schatz on the Chiefs chances in the AFC West.
Dec 06, 2017
Hour Two: CFB Coaching changes and NFL suspensions
34:33
Mark Emmert does not understand what LaVar Ball is doing. Plus, Bleacher Report Michael Felder on CFB coaches and ESPN Damien Woody on NFL suspensions.
Dec 06, 2017
Hour One: The NFL considers a targeting rule
33:43
How will a targeting rule change the play in the NFL? Plus, Pablo Torre on the new contract of Roger Goodell.
Dec 06, 2017
When I Quit Playing Football
02:16
Caller Blake in Louisiana tells Bomani when he decided to quit playing football. Hint, it involved Marcus Spears.
Dec 06, 2017
You won't lose your job for hitting people too hard
58:46
Bomani discussed the NFL suspending JuJu Smith-Schuster one game for his hit on Vontaz Burfict, and why LiAngleo Ball leaving UCLA is the best case scenario for both sides.
Dec 05, 2017
Hour 3: Should the Warriors be worried?
33:25
In hour three Bomani asks the question, should the Warriors be more worried about Steph Curry's ankle or Kevin Durant being ejected from games?
Dec 05, 2017
Hour 2: The marriage is over.
34:31
In hour two Bomani discusses Lavar Ball pulling his son LiAngelo from UCLA and why he might not be at fault.
Dec 05, 2017
Hour 1: Does JuJu deserve his suspension?
34:41
In hour one Bomani discusses the fallout from the Steelers and Bengals game and asks the question, did JuJu deserve to get suspended?
Dec 05, 2017
True college football champion doesn't exist
1:01:45
Bomani discussed the Giants firing Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese, and Ohio State not making it into the college football playoff.
Dec 04, 2017
Hour 3: Jimbo lands in College Station
34:34
In hour three Bomani discusses the big time contracts Jimbo Fisher and Gus Malzahn just received but reminds you there is no money for the players.
Dec 04, 2017
Hour 2: Gronk gets one game.
34:37
In hour two Bomani discusses Rob Gronkowski's one game suspension for his hit and asks the question was one game enough? Plus Ryan Clark joins the show to talk NFL.
Dec 04, 2017
Hour 1: Giants fire McAdoo and Reese
33:44
In hour one Bomani discusses the Giants firing their HC Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese after starting the season 2010. Plus did Ohio State get hosed?
Dec 04, 2017
How many wins does $75 million buy?
59:25
Bomani discussed Jimbo Fisher taking the Texas A&M job, and why the expectations will be unrealistically high.
Dec 01, 2017
Hour 3: How many wins does $75million buy?
34:24
In hour three Bomani asks the question, how many wins does $75 million dollars buy when it comes to Jimbo and A&M?
Dec 01, 2017
Hour 2: Malcolm Jenkins will stop protesting.
33:32
In hour two Bomani discusses Malcolm Jenkins decision to stop protesting after the NFL owners decision to pledge $89million to social justice causes.
Dec 01, 2017
Hour 1: Jimbo to A&M
34:47
In hour one Bomani discusses Jimbo Fisher's choice to leave FSU and head to Texas A&M and asks the question what should be the expectation for Jimbo at A&M?
Dec 01, 2017
Tennessee needs to stay low and build
1:00:09
Bomani discussed Tennessee shifting their attention to Kevin Sumlin after Dave Doeren chose to remain at NC State, and Jimbo Fisher's tenure at FSU may be winding down.
Nov 30, 2017
Hour 3: Say it ain't so Jimbo?
33:31
In hour three Bomani discusses the likelihood that Jimbo Fisher leaves FSU for Texas A&M, plus the Thunder continue to struggle. Also Pablo Torre joins the show.
Nov 30, 2017
Hour 2: NFL owners to donate $89million
34:29
In hour two Bomani discusses the 89 million dollar donation the NFL owners have pledged to social causes and why we shouldn't just look at the amount they are pledging.
Nov 30, 2017
Hour 1: Is it over for Jimbo and FSU?
34:40
In hour one Bomani talks about how it might be over for Jimbo Fisher and FSU and why FSU might be the best job in Florida, plus no one really wants the Tennessee job.
Nov 30, 2017
The Giants became the Jets right before our eyes
1:02:08
Bomani discussed Eli Manning's benching and explained why the Giants made the right decision, but went about it the wrong way.
Nov 29, 2017
Hour 3: Do you want Eli?
34:23
In hour three Bomani talks to Antrel Rolle about Eli Manning's benching, plus would you want Eli Manning as your QB? Also Ryan McGee joins the show to talk Tennessee.
Nov 29, 2017
Hour 2: Chain Snatchin' on the PGA tour?
33:59
In hour two Bomani talks to Michael Collins about chain snatchin' on the PGA tour, plus is Eli Manning a HOF?
Nov 29, 2017
Hour 1: Giants dealing with the aftermath
34:47
In hour one Bomani discusses the backlash the Giants are receiving for benching Eli Manning, plus ASU is interested in Herm Edwards.
Nov 29, 2017
Giants rebuild has officially begun with benching of Eli
1:04:44
Clinton Yates filled in for Bomani Jones and he discussed the Giants benching Manning and whether you could still win a championship with Eli as your starting quarterback.
Nov 28, 2017