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The Starters

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The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.

The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.
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Location:

Atlanta, GA

Networks:

NBA Digital

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The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.

Twitter:

@jeskeets

Language:

English


Episodes

The Drop - One. Win. Away.

5/24/2019
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On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Raptors taking a 3-2 lead in the East Finals (!), the machine that is Kawhi Leonard, and Fred VanVleet turning into Klay Thompson. That, plus Drake's postgame comments, KD's injury update, All-NBA snubs, Kemba's supermax, chugging beer, ATL bugs, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:37:12

Thu. May 23 - All-NBA Snubs + Spelling Bee

5/23/2019
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss All-NBA snubs, whether LeBron deserved to make the Third Team, and if the Hornets should offer Kemba Walker the supermax contract extension. That, plus another NBA-themed Starters Spelling Bee, Drake goes wild in the Meme Team, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:04

Wed. May 22 - A Different Series

5/22/2019
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On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Raptors have figured out the Bucks, if Milwaukee should start Hill over Bledsoe, and Drake's sideline antics. That, plus our favorite NBA rumors, the All-Defensive Teams, other ideas to keep Kawhi in Toronto, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:00

Tue. May 21 - Need Is A Strong Word

5/21/2019
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Warriors need Kevin Durant to win the title, if the Trail Blazers are an elite team, the All-NBA Rookie Teams, and the Raptors chances at beating the Bucks twice in a row. That, plus Orlando Magic star Aaron Gordon swings by to talk about his playoff experience, NBA award snubs, his most difficult dunks, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:36

The Drop - Why Ever Leave?

5/21/2019
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On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Warriors advancing to their fifth consecutive NBA Finals, Draymond's versatile defense, and why in the world Durant would ever leave a dynasty for the Knicks. That, plus reasons to cheer for the Raptors in Game 4, takeaways from Magic's explosive appearance on "First Take," controversial show endings, powerful friends, and more. via Knit

Duration:01:39:30

Mon. May 20 - Clutch Kawhi

5/20/2019
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kawhi saving the Raptors season (again), whether the Bucks are still in the driver's seat, Magic Johnson airing the Lakers dirty laundry, and Damian Lillard's rib injury. That, plus Chris Bosh joins us live in studio to talk about LeBron in L.A., the Warriors without KD, and his best Instagram pics. via Knit

Duration:00:26:25

The Drop - Harder To Guard

5/17/2019
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On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Warriors comeback win over the Blazers, Iggy's game-winning strip, the Raptors slim chances vs. the Bucks, why the Pelicans will still trade AD this summer, and which team has the best trade package. That, plus our favorite Game 7s ever, catchphrases, Grumpy Cat, planetariums, and more. via Knit

Duration:01:32:41

Thu. May 16 - Splash Mountain Catches Fire

5/16/2019
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Raptors blew their chance to steal Game 1 and upset the Bucks, and the best strategy to slowing Brook Lopez. That, plus a new Meme Team, funny NBA claps, and we lookahead to tonight's Game 2 of the West Finals. via Knit

Duration:00:24:42

Wed. May 15 - Fly Pelican Fly

5/15/2019
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On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Pelicans winning the No. 1 pick and whether Zion is enough to completely change the Anthony Davis trade sweepstakes. That, plus other Draft Lottery winners and losers, what the Grizzlies now do with Conley, if tanking is fixed, and whether the Blazers need to switch up their defensive game plan in order to slow Steph and the Warriors. via Knit

Duration:00:25:15

Tue. May 14 - Conf. Finals Questions

5/14/2019
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys preview the two Conference Finals matchups. Will the Steph show continue? Do the Blazers go small? Who wins the Giannis vs. Kawhi superstar showdown? And can the Raptors hit an open shot? That, plus we talk with Andy Katz and Allie LaForce from the NBA Draft Lottery in Chicago about whether the Knicks would actually trade the No. 1 pick for AD. via Knit

Duration:00:25:51

The Drop - NBA Final Four Preview

5/14/2019
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On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Kawhi Leonard's Game 7 buzzer-beater and how they reacted; preview and predict the two Conference Finals series; and debate the next offseason moves for the Sixers, Nuggets, and Rockets. That, plus the latest coaching hires, Draft Lottery predictions, magnets, and more. via Knit

Duration:01:37:43

Mon. May 13 - The Bounce

5/13/2019
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kawhi Leonard's ridiculous Game 7 buzzer-beater and CJ McCollum saving the Trail Blazers season. All that, plus we predict the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery winner by eating peanut butter sandwiches. via Knit

Duration:00:24:44

The Drop - Game 7 Fever

5/10/2019
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On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Sunday's Game 7s in Toronto and Denver, the Warriors chances of beating the Rockets, the Bucks impressive playoff run, the Celtics Kyrie conundrum, and what in hell is going on with the Lakers front office. That, plus late-night snacks, the Met Gala, Hoobastank, podcast ads, and more. via Knit

Duration:01:43:40

Thu. May 9 - Durant Down

5/9/2019
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss KD's calf injury, the Rockets blowing another golden opportunity, and whether Curry can still carry the Warriors to a series win. That, plus who's to blame for the Celtics disappointing season, a new Meme Team, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:27

Wed. May 8 - Unsung Heroes

5/8/2019
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On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Sixers down 3-2 because of Joel Embiid's health or because the Raptors are finally playing to their full potential. That, plus the Nuggets' unsung hero, Westbrook and PG undergoing multiple surgeries, the Draft Lottery representatives, funny playoff moments, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:26

Tue. May 7 - Holy Tuck!

5/7/2019
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the biggest reason why the Rockets won Game 4, what's wrong with Klay Thompson, the Bucks impressive win, and whether Kyrie will be on the Celtics next season. That, plus "The Czar" Mike Fratello is back to talk about the NBA playoffs and work that telestrator magic. via Knit

Duration:00:25:25

The Drop - So Pivotal

5/7/2019
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On today's pivotal ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Rockets resiliency, what's wrong with Klay, the Celtics falling apart, Kyrie's future, and tonight's two pivotal Game 5s in Toronto and Denver. That, plus teams/players who have exceeded expectations, free throws, 'Whoa Boy' playoff lines, walking dogs, Olympic baseball, and more. via Knit

Duration:01:22:05

Mon. May 6 - Kawhi Not?

5/6/2019
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kawhi Leonard's latest playoff gem, Joel Embiid's illness, and why the Nuggets-Blazers looks like it's going seven games, baby. That, plus new Weekend Whoopsies, and Clippers guard Patrick Beverley joins us in studio to talk about guarding KD, if the Warriors look vulnerable, stealing Anthony Davis' shoe, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:21

The Drop - Every Hero Has A Genesis

5/3/2019
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On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Joel Embiid and the 76ers clowning the Raptors in Game 3, whether Nurse can - or will - make any adjustments, and if some of the dirty play will continue. That, plus we lookahead to tonight's Bucks-Celtics and Nuggets-Blazers series, debate the Rockets' chances of still beating the Warriors, complain about Sonic's weird teeth, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:27:24

Thu. May 2 - Weird Game

5/2/2019
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Blazers weird win over the Nuggets, whether either team should be considered a favorite, and why no one deserves to be suspended. That, plus Raps-Sixers Game 3 adjustments, who the Mavs should pursue in free agency, KD TV, a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:02