Jesse and Stefan swap notes on sports, art and life with special guests.
NBA Rising Stars with J. Kyle Mann of The Dime Drop
J. Kyle Mann of The Dime Drop checks in to talk about the NBA's youth movement and his new video series about it for The Ringer called The Leap. Stefan & Kyle revisit their Summer League predictions to see what they got right—and so Stefan can mention Mitchell Robinson as many times as possible. Then, they tackle the big questions. Can the young core of the Celtics match the might of the Warriors? Are the Sixers real contenders in the East? Should you leave your phone at home when you walk your dog so you can really stop and smell the roses?? Find out...on Open Run. • Follow The Dime Drop on YouTube• Watch The Leap on YouTube• Follow @jkylemann on Twitter• Follow @dimedrophoops on Twitter
Jay Williams on Life After Near-Death and What He Learned Coaching High School Hoops
Basketball player, ESPN analyst, and bestselling author Jay Williams joins our man Stefan Marolachakis to talk about his recent experience coaching high school basketball and his quest to become the Oprah of the sports world. Other topics covered: the Celtics's chances of winning it all next season, the future of the Porzingod, what he learned from Coach K, and the art of living a full life.
Rod Strickland on Boogie's Decision, the Kyrie Comparisons, and the Incoming Rookie Class
Rod Strickland a.k.a. the Point God joined us to weigh in on the incoming rookie class, the comparisons to Kyrie, and Boogie's decision to join the Warriors. He also talks about Charles Oakley's unique ability to foul you and talk trash at the very same time, as well as just how dirty a player John Stockton was/wasn't. Oh, and you'll want to stick around for the Arvydas Sabonis portion of the conversation. Bonus: This episode features friend o' the show Kyle Mann of the Dime Drop! Enjoy.
NBA Summer League Wrap-Up a.k.a. Open Run Takes Vegas! feat. Kyle Mann of The Dime Drop and Nat Livingston Johnson
Our man Stefan headed out to Las Vegas with longtime friend o' the show Nat Livingston Johnson for their first—but certainly not last—visit to NBA Summer League, where they did their due diligence on the incoming rookie class. Kyle Mann of The Dime Drop joins the show to talk about the standout rookies, so-so basketball, and fantastic hobnobbing on offer at Summer League. Viva Las Vegas.
The Open Run x Dime Drop NBA Draft Preview Extravaganza!
Open Run's favorite NBA Draft Nostradamus, Kyle Mann of the Dime Drop, joins us for the one-stop NBA Draft pop-up shop of your dreams. That's right: it's the official Open Run x Dime Drop 2018 NBA Draft Preview! Heart-stopping predictions and life-changing new nicknames abound. The draft won't know what hit it. Follow Kyle Mann on Twitter: @jkylemann...and Instagram: @jkylemann Follow The Dime Drop on Twitter: @dimedrophoops...and Instagram: @thedimedropSubscribe to the Dime Drop on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdf5X8hXBKnkVTfxuxkLiOQ
Diss Tracks, Free Agents, and Flat-Earth Drama!
There's a whole lot of drama this week as Jesse and Stefan wrap up the NBA Finals, crown a Championship Parade King, and look ahead to what is going to be a wild summer of free agency. We're talking LeBron, Kawhi, Paul George—oh, and don't miss their dramatic reading of Kyrie's latest flat-earth musings. You're gonna like the way you look, we guarantee it!
Midnight in the Garden of Game 5
It's Midnight in the Garden of Game 5! So Jesse and Stefan met up on an NYC rooftop to talk about the Celtics' strong Game 5 victory and the impressive Game 4 performance by the Rockets. Can the Rockets withstand another old-school Warriors haymaker? Can the young Celtics really oust LeBron James? Does making it to the Finals another time without winning the chip actually hurt LeBron's legacy? So many questions, not enough rooftops. It's time for...Midnight in the Garden of Game 5 a.k.a. It's Not Me, It's Them!
The Podcast Gotham Deserves
Jesse and Stefan meet at an undisclosed NYC location to have a much-needed playoffs catchup. We're talking about: LeBron's scary new level; the dismissal of Coach of the Year Dwane Casey; the Rockets' chances against the Olympic team—er, the Warriors; the seeming inevitability of Cavs-Warriors IV; and Becky Hammon, and the path to the NBA's first female head coach.
Abe Streep on "What the Arlee Warriors Were Playing For"
Journalist Abe Streep joins the show to talk about his experience reporting a New York Times Magazine cover story about the Arlee Warriors of Montana's Flathead Indian Reservation. This high school basketball team started the season looking to repeat as state champs, then found themselves starting a "warrior movement" to help prevent suicide.Related Links: "What the Arlee Warriors Were Playing For" by Abe Streep for The New York Times MagazineArlee Warriors State Dedication videoFollow Abe Streep on Twitter: @abestreep