Jesse and Stefan swap notes on sports, art and life with special guests.
Valentine's Day with KD & the Knicks
For this special Valentine's Day edition of Open Run, Stefan & Jesse focus on the NBA relationships they can't stop thinking about. First, Jesse doles out some tough love about KD and the Knicks while Stefan makes his case; then, they both continue to wonder what the future holds for LeBron and the Lakers.
A Tale of Two Cities with Thomas Beller and Nathaniel Rich
Aaaaaand we're back! Stefan heads down to New Orleans to talk about a pair of franchises in flux with two of his favorite writers and basketball minds: Nathaniel Rich (New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, New York Review of Books) and Thomas Beller (novelist, essayist, hoops columnist for The New Yorker). Treat your ears to a three-man weave that covers the aftermath of the Kristaps Porzingis trade, the future of the Knicks, the fate of Anthony Davis, and the state of modern NBA fandom.Follow Nathaniel Rich on Twitter: @NathanielRichCheck out his work at nathanielrich.com.Follow Thomas Beller on Twitter: @ThomasBellerClick here to check out his basketball writing forThe New Yorker.
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
Ray Allen on Becoming a Hall of Famer, Hitting THAT Shot, and the G.O.A.T. Debate
Newly minted Hall of Famer Ray Allen joins Jesse and Stefan to talk about the art of shooting, the best teams of the modern era, and how he hit one of the greatest shots in NBA history. He takes the guys behind the scenes of his legendary career, shares his take on the G.O.A.T. debate, and decides which animals best represent the members of the 2008 NBA champion Boston Celtics team.
Jesse Williams is Back! Dave Hartley of The War on Drugs & Nightlands is Back! It's All Happening!
It's a big week for Open Run! We've got the homecoming of co-host Jesse Williams AND the return of longtime friend-of-the-show Dave Hartley of the Grammy-winning band The War on Drugs! First, Jesse shares tales from the Grey's Anatomy set (2:35) before Stefan puts him on the Hot Bench to talk about all the hottest NBA matters (10:56). Then we go to Philly (29:20) where Stefan and Dave catch the Sixers-Knicks game before discussing the state of The Process, the magic of Ben Simmons, the surprisingly surprising playoff picture, and the delicate dance of rooting for a rebuilding team. Prepare for a hoops epic!
Luke Bonner on Player Advocacy and the Real March Madness
Former NCAA and professional basketball player Luke Bonner joins the show to talk about his new life as a player advocate, taking us behind the scenes of NCAA hoops and outlining how he'd like to change the broken system of so-called "amateur" athletics. He shares tales of his time playing ball for both West Virginia and UMass, as well as his tenure in the Lithuanian league—letting us know just what the Ball brothers should expect over there, and rhapsodizing about his life-changing experience seeing ELO in Vilnius.
The Shape of the Process to Come a.k.a. Deep Thoughts with Stefan
Your man Stefan is out here roaming the NBA podcast wilds all by his lonesome this week! He ponders what the future might hold for the injured Splash Brothers, The Process, LeBron James, his tanking Knicks, and soon-to-be free agent Isaiah Thomas. Throw on your headphones—it's time for a little basketball walkabout.
The Mystery of Kawhi, the Battle for ROY, and the Emotional Cost of Tanking
The All-Star break is over and the NBA is back in full swing! We have questions. What on earth is going on with Kawhi? Who will win Rookie of the Year? If your team is tanking, do you have to watch them do it? And once more, with feeling: can anyone give the Warriors a run for their money?
All-Star Weekend Wrap-Up feat. Draymond Green
Jesse and Stefan slept a total of 47 minutes during All-Star Weekend just so they could return with a full report for you, our dear listeners! From a conversation with 3-time All-Star Draymond Green at UNINTERRUPTED headquarters, to the game at Staples Center, to one of Dave Chappelle's legendary juke joint parties, to the best Wakanda pun you've ever heard, THIS is the one-of-a-kind All-Star Weekend recap you won't find anywhere else.
Ian Begley of ESPN on the Porzinjury and the Knicks' Rebuilding Process
Stefan has been inconsolable ever since Kristaps Porzingis tore his ACL, so we called in ESPN's Knicks specialist Ian Begley to help bring him back from the edge! They discuss the future of the Unicorn, the team's plans for rebuilding, the latest on the Joakim Noah situation, and how on earth the Knicks will ever claw their way back into title contention.
Y'all Like Brazilian Music? Open Run Takes on the NBA Trade Deadline Madness!
There's no sleep for your Open Run hosts when it's NBA trade deadline time! Jesse and Stefan hop on the phone at the midnight hour to talk about the flurry of trades by the Cavs, the Lakers, and...well, that one trade the Knicks made. Then they marvel at the Quincy Jones interview for a while. The question is: Y'all like Brazilian music?
Gilbert Arenas a.k.a Agent Zero
Gilbert Arenas a.k.a Agent Zero joins us to talk about dropping 60 on Kobe, the state of the point guard position, and the mystery of Markelle Fultz. He shoots us straight on the whole gun issue and shares his picks for the All-Star team—and even explains how he once wanted to own every DVD ever made.
Kobe's Ceremony, Kyrie's New Kicks, and Chicago's Silent Treatment
There was a whole lot of NBA action for Jesse and Stefan to tackle this week: Kobe had both his numbers retired, the Bulls are on a hot streak even though two of their stars aren't on speaking terms, Kyrie's out here dropping illuminati kicks, and the Southeast division has driven their fans to puking in public! (Which raises the question: Is there a "right" way to puke in public?) Download the latest Open Run to find out all about it.
KD Is for the Children!
Kevin Durant is out here making kids cry tears of joy! So the Open Run crew had to draw up their list of the players who move them to tears. Also on the menu: Joel Embiid's NBA Finals prediction, the debut of the Big Baltic Brand, the continuing concern about OKC, and David West's magical ability to make old men feel relevant.
Sixers and Lakers and Rockets, Oh My!
Can the Rockets give the Warriors a run for their money in the West? Are the 76ers and the Lakers poised to be the next great rivalry? Should Stefan blow all of his Christmas money on the Knicks jacket of his dreams?! And do we still not know what "basketball reasons" are? All this, and more, in the latest episode of Open Run.
Western Conference Woes and Shame or Fame: Sneaker Edition
Jesse gets us up to speed on his recent work with Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, and Demi Lovato and then he and Stefan weigh in on all the pressing issues of the young '17-18 NBA season. Is OKC better or worse than their record? Are the Clippers in a state of panic? Who is the best and brightest young megastar? Can Stefan dare to wear the Pippen Uptempos Jesse bought him as a "present"?! We tackle all the hard questions this week, AND unveil our brand-new, soon-to-be fan favorite segment: Should I Buy This?
The Process, The Unicorn, and...Simmonsanity? The Ball Rises in the East!
The Open Run squad reconvenes to talk about the shockingly fun Eastern Conference. Are the Hayward-less Celtics building something sustainable? Are the 76ers poised to take over the world? Is Kristaps Porzingis of this planet? It's time to talk about the East.
Porzing-a-palooza + Earl Watson on Life After Phoenix
Stefan weighs in on the rise of Kristaps Porzingis and shares a Ruffalo-related tale of epic proportions. Then, 13-year NBA veteran and former Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson joins the show to talk about his time in Phoenix, the challenges of the modern NBA, and the next wave of NBA mega-stars.
Al Harrington, Steve Kerr, and "The Concept of Cannabis"
NBA veteran Al Harrington joins the show to talk about the new UNINTERRUPTED short film “The Concept of Cannabis,” a documentary about his second career as a cannabis entrepreneur. Then Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr calls in to share his thoughts on medicinal marijuana, why he tried it for his chronic back pain, and its potential viability as a tool for NBA players.
Reggie Miller on the Epic Rivalries of the '90s and the Lost Art of Not Making Friends
It's an emotional Open Run this week as Stefan takes a trip down memory lane with a player who gave him so many nightmares as a young man: Indiana Pacers legend and NBA Hall of Famer, Reggie Miller! They talk about how Reggie would fare in the modern NBA, Michael Jordan's super-team comments, and how Reggie was there when Kyrie learned he'd been traded. AND, of course, they dig deep into the epic Knicks-Pacers rivalry of the '90s (including the push-off on Greg Anthony and Reggie's beef with LJ's 4-point play). It's all here on this monumental episode of Open Run.
Metta. World. Peace.
The day has finally arrived: Metta World Peace makes his Open Run debut! Stefan talks to the NYC basketball legend about how his game was influenced by growing up with the likes of Nas and Mobb Deep in Queensbridge, his time in LA with Kobe & Phil, his take on the state of both the Knicks and the Lakers—and, of course, the animal he'd most like to be.
Lakers Guard Jordan Clarkson on Life with the Young Guns
Jesse and Stefan reconnect to break down one hell of a week in the world of sports. Then Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson joins the show to talk about what life is like with the up-and-coming squad.
Bonus Open Run with Malcolm Brogdon!
Stefan caught up with reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks at The Meadows Music and Arts Festival last week to talk about what it’s like playing for a legendary PG like Jason Kidd, the delicate art of pronouncing “Antetokounmpo,” and the lasting power of Jay Z and Nas.
KD and Kyrie’s Excellent Adventure
Jesse and Stefan discuss Kyrie’s game of interview dodgeball, KD’s notorious tweets, and the weird world of social media. Then they answer your Open Run Hotline questions on topics like next season’s MVP race, the finest nicknames of the ’00s, and the best of the incoming rookie class.
Robert Horry a.k.a. Big Shot Rob
This week: Jemele Hill makes a whole lot of sense, KD unveils some new kicks, and NBA fans are in an uproar about Melo's ESPN ranking! Then Robert Horry a.k.a. Big Shot Rob joins the show to talk about the coldest dude he ever played with, why he was shocked by Kyrie's trade request, and how he thinks Grandmama-era LJ is underrated. He also tells us which legendary coach gives the best halftime speeches—and reveals which one of his many big shots is his all-time favorite.
Hoodie Melo, Flat Earth Hijinx, & Westbrook's West-Book
Stefan, Jesse, and Open Run's Special OKC Correspondent Garrett Colton tackle how to deal with the doldrums of the NBA offseason, the future of the Thunder, and whether or not Kyrie really believes the earth is flat.
Will Anyone Ever Beat the Warriors?
Will this Warriors squad face any real challengers this decade? What are the ramifications of the Cavs-Celtics drama? Is there an added layer of meaning to the parking habits of Kristaps Porzingis?! Our Special Correspondent Nathaniel Rich helps us unpack it all on this week's Open Run.
Taj Gibson Becomes A Timberwolf
esse and Stefan talk to Taj Gibson about reuniting with his old teammate Jimmy Butler in Minnesota, making the transition from young buck to seasoned veteran, and the time a little Knicks talk took his relationship with Coach Tom Thibodeau to a whole new level. Trainer Travelle Gaines also joins the show to shed light on what pro trainers do to help players deal with the rigors of the NBA, and just how all these epic offseason pickup games come together.
New Laker Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Knighted The Young Pope
We talk to new Laker Kentavious Caldwell-Pope about how he’s liking LA so far, and what it feels like to be called “bread from heaven” by his new team. Then we ask him about the hardest player to guard in the NBA and his go-to pregame soundtrack before workshopping some new nickname ideas together.
Muggsy Bogues & Director Sheldon Candis on the Best High School Squad Ever
What is the greatest high school basketball team of all time? Many would argue it was the Dunbar Poets of the early ’80s, which featured future NBA players Muggsy Bogues, Reggie Lewis, David Wingate, and Reggie Williams.
Larry Sanders on Kyrie & the Cavs
Former Milwaukee Buck and Cleveland Cavalier Larry Sanders joins the show to talk about why he first stepped away from the NBA, his decision to join the Cavs this past spring, and why he wasn't actually all that surprised by Kyrie Irving's trade request.
Houston, We Have a Problem
Carmelo Anthony wants to leave the Knicks and join the Rockets, but can the two teams actually make that happen? Does Lonzo Ball’s Summer League MVP win mean he’s going to turn the NBA into the BBA? And then: a story about a man ripping off NBA players by masquerading as Adele’s manager inspires Stefan to share his own tale about the worst compulsive liar he ever met.
Is James Dolan the Donald Trump Jr. of Sports?
The guys return from vacation to answer this, and other pressing questions! Will Paul George end up on the Lakers? Will LeBron join him there? Will Melo soon be a Houston resident? Are we going to do color commentary at a Lakers practice soon?! Don’t you worry—all your questions shall be answered on this week’s installment of Open Run, the baddest hoops podcast in the business.
Paul George to the Thunder!
Well, it's safe to say we didn't see this trade coming: Paul George is joining reigning MVP Russell Westbrook on the OKC Thunder! Moments after the news broke, Jesse and Stefan got Open Run's OKC correspondent Garrett Colton on the phone to see how people are feeling in OKC a.k.a. Action City, and to talk about how this might change the Thunder's standing in the West next season.
NBA Draft Talk with Jonathan Wasserman
Jesse and Stefan stage an emergency meeting in NYC to help each other deal with their Jimmy Butler and Kristaps Porzingis stress. Then Bleacher Report's NBA Draft Writer Jonathan Wasserman joins up to recap the Draft and share his favorite picks o' the night.
Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post on All the Latest Trades & Rumors
The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps joins the show for a quick breakdown of the very first moves of the offseason, and the countless rumors floating around—including all that Porzingis trade talk that had the internet abuzz, and Stefan's heart aflutter.
Caron Butler & Anthony Slater Join Us to Put This Season to Bed
NBA Champion & two-time All-Star Caron Butler joins us to share his unique insight into these finals as a former teammate of Kevin Durant in OKC. Then, we talk to current Warriors beat writer—and former OKC Thunder beat writer—Anthony Slater about the arc of KD's career, good ol' superteams, and the state of the NBA. And that's not all! Open Run's OKC correspondent Garrett Colton shares his thoughts, and our producer Ben Cruz takes a little time to gloat. It's all here in the Open Run Finals Wrap-Up!
Festus Ezeli and Myles Brown Talk NBA Finals, Superteams, LeBron vs. Jordan
Former Golden State Warrior and 2015 NBA Champion Festus Ezeli joins the show to tell Jesse and Stefan what it's really like to play against the Cavs in the NBA Finals. Then we talk to writer Myles Brown about the challenges LeBron is facing right now, the differences between his and Steph Curry's paths to greatness, and our complicated feelings about seeing Durant in a Warriors uniform.
NBA Finals Preview w/Marcus Thompson & Allie Clifton!
It's NBA Finals Preview time! In this corner, representing the Warriors: Mercury News columnist, co-host of the Dray Day podcast, and author of Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry....Marcus Thompson! Aaaaand representing the Cavs: Fox Sports Ohio sideline reporter and co-host of the Road Trippin’ podcast...Allie Clifton! And, of course, as always, we bring you a fresh and tasty Shame or Fame—and we dive into your hotline messages. It's all happening, folks.
Playoff Talk, News o' the Day, and the All-New Open Run Hotline!
Jesse and Stefan catch up on the playoffs and how they're coping with blowout boredom. We've also got breaking news o' the day, updates on last week's date night Shame or Fame, and listener messages from the all-new Open Run Hotline!
NBA Insider Sam Amick on the Conference Finals & the Neverending Zaza Saga
USA Today’s NBA insider Sam Amick joins the show to talk about the Conference Finals matchups, the NBA Draft Lottery results, and Zaza vs. Kawhi, Pop, and the entire city of San Antonio.
NBA Legend Rick Barry a.k.a. "The Miami Greyhound" on the Art of Being Different
Hall of Famer Rick Barry joins the show to talk about coaching in Ice Cube's new Big 3 league, his plans to shake off his bad reputation, and why he really left the NBA to join the ABA.
Kenny "The Jet" Smith at All-Star Weekend
Kenny "The Jet" Smith joins the show to talk about life as a back-to-back NBA champion, the differences between '90s hoops and the modern era, and the time Vernon Maxwell slapped a waiter for not putting enough respect on Kenny's name.
Charles Oakley Sets the Record Straight
After the debacle at The Garden, New York Knicks legend, Charles Oakley, joins the guys to explain what really happened, his thoughts on James Dolan, what toughness really means to him and this current iteration of the Knickerbockers.
Doc Rivers, President and Head Coach of the LA Clippers
L.A. Clippers coach Doc Rivers joins us to talk about his days playing in the NBA, his championship run coaching the Celtics, and the unique experience he’s had coaching his son. Oh, and has some Pat Riley stories you definitely want to hear.
Nick Young, Rachel Nichols & Jinx Live from ComplexCon!
It's Open Run's first-ever live taping! We talk early NBA season business with ESPN's Rachel Nichols & Complex's Jinx—and then Nick Young aka Swaggy P joins us to talk everything Lakers, including how he got his nickname.
Chris Bosh, Arian Foster, & Jesse's Anthem Assessment in "Athletes Are People, Too!"
Jesse shares thoughts on National Anthem drama, Arian Foster takes a knee & calls us up to talk about it, & Chris Bosh stops by the studio to tell us all about the road back to training camp.
Episode 42: Feisty Phil Jackson and Playoff Thunder
Jesse and Stefan meet up in New York to talk about the Knicks' hiring of Jeff Hornacek (and Phil's feisty ways), the Conference Finals matchups, the madness of Gilbert Arenas, and the endless joy Russell Westbrook brings them.
Episode 41: Western Conference Finals Preview
Jesse shares behind-the-scenes tales of his recent visit to Inside the NBA, and then the guys talk Dwight Howard, Curry's unanimous MVP, and LeBron's reaction to it—all before diving into what looks to be a playoff matchup for the ages: Warriors vs. Thunder.
Episode 40: Bad Boys w/Dave Hartley
Dave Hartley (The War on Drugs, Nightlands) joins Jesse and Stefan once again to talk about Frank Vogel, Phil Jackson's coaching search, the ousted Detroit Pistons, the Bad Boys documentary, and Charles Oakley vs. Charles Barkley.
Episode 38: First Anniversary Party!
Just in time for Valentine's Day, hosts Jesse Williams and Stefan Marolachakis celebrate the first anniversary of the show. Also discussed: All-Star weekend, what it's like to work with Denzel Washington, and a Draymond-centric Shame or Fame. Happy anniversary to us!
Episode 35: The Bulls, The Knicks, & One Spicy Batch o' Mayo
It's a new year, but Jesse and Stefan can't help talking about their ol' favorites: the Bulls and the Knicks. Jimmy Butler and Kristaps Porzingis lead Open Run into '16, and O.J. Mayo is the subject of this week's Shame or Fame.
Episode 34: Jesse and Stefan Bring Open Run's 1st Year to a Close!
Jesse and Stefan talk December b-ball, Fisher vs. Barnes, and Warriors vs. Spurs before discussing the confusion of nostalgia, and taking a misty-eyed look back at the inaugural year of Open Run. Here's to 2016! 3...2...1...
Episode 33: Hoopy Holidays!
Jesse and Stefan reconvene for a holiday hoops catch-up of epic proportions, and are visited by 3 holiday spirits: the Ghost of Mike D'Antoni Past, the Ghost of Bulls Present, and the Ghost of Shumpman Future! They also talk Kevin Durant & Kristaps Porzingis—aka THE FLAMINGO!—before engaging in another rousing game of: God...or Shammgod? Hoopy Holidays!
Episode 32: God...or Shammgod?
Jesse and Stefan tackle the big issues of the week, namely: the outlandish success of the Warriors, the trials of Jahlil Okafor, and the legacy of Kobe Bean Bryant. Then the gloves really come off for a game of God...or Shammgod?
Episode 31: Pod-zingis w/Jon Schulman of Posting & Toasting
Jesse & Stefan talk Wizards, Thunder, Detroit's Mr. Drummond, and the dark art of frequent flyer miles before hoops writer Jon Schulman -- of top-notch Knicks blog Posting & Toasting -- joins them to talk Knicks biz & all things PORZINGIS.
Episode 29: Eastern Conference Preview w/Dave Hartley
Open Run's resident Hoops Insider Expert Analyst Extraordinaire Dave Hartley (of The War on Drugs & Nightlands fame) calls in to help the guys do a musically-themed preview of the Eastern Conference squads.
Episode 25: The Magic of J.R. Smith, MJ's Day in Court, & Kobe's Real Talk
Jesse and Stefan talk about the latest chapter in the magical story of J.R. Smith, Michael Jordan's recent court victory, and also deliver a very special all-Kobe installment of Shame or Fame.
Episode 23: Sweet Basketball Nothings w/Dave Hartley
Jesse and Stefan get their pal Dave Hartley (of The War on Drugs and Nightlands) back on the line to discuss everything the offseason has to offer: the NBA Players Awards, Summer League ball and Knicks neophyte Kristaps Porzingis. And yes, there is a strong nickname in play for Porzingis, in case you were wondering. Dave Hartley on Twitter: @Nightlands The War on Drugs Tour Dates