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The Right Time with Bomani Jones


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

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


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




Nick Wright of FS1 Re-Litigates NBA History

Bomani Jones welcomes his friend, FS1's Nick Wright to the show for the first time for a wide-ranging conversation. The guys discuss how much of the modern NBA post-1990 needs to be re-litigated when it comes to ranking the greatest players and competitive balance (1:03). Nick defends his LeBron James as "the greatest ever" take (22:21) and Bomani complains about group projects again (34:15). Plus, what is the tipping point for sports news coverage on social activism in light of the George...


Play It As It Lies

Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on "the match", and why he can sympathize with Tom Brady as someone who is not very good at golf (2:42). Also, why he would like to see Michael Jordan compete next time, but is open to suggestions on who should join him. Plus, why Cam Newton still does not "have a job" (16:41) and what Bo found interesting about part one of "Lance" (26:04). IYHH returns, including "Karen" from Central Park (38:39) and your voicemails from when you got "run up on" like Earl...


Check to Check & Book Club Finale

Bomani Jones discusses the "funny money" implications of NBA owners and the possible return to action for the league, namely Tillman Fertitta in light of his recent visit to The White House (1:34). Plus, author and journalist Sam Smith joins for the final installment of The Right Time Book Club on his book "The Jordan Rules", including if he thought it would be controversial when he wrote it, the media's fascination with Michael Jordan, and Jordan's view of Horace Grant as "the snitch" when...


Michael Smith recaps 'Last Dance'

Bomani Jones and Michael Smith share their takes on "The Last Dance" as a whole after the last two episodes have aired, including the lengths of Michael Jordan's motivation tactics, what episodes were their favorite, the challenges the doc faced with storytelling arc, Jordan's flex on the Kenny Lattimore "deep cut" and more (1:08). Plus, the guys take your voicemail questions on Jordan and the Bulls' Dynasty, such as what their favorite pair of J's are (39:20).


Bonus: When MJ was beaten in 1-1 at 'Flight School'

From The Right Time secret vault, former Princeton player, founder and CEO of the nation's largest minority run mutual fund John Rogers Jr. shares with Bomani Jones about the time he beat Michael Jordan at his "Flight School" camp in Las Vegas, which caused "his airness" to stop playing campers.


The Dotted Line & Book Club Part 4

Bomani Jones weighs in on comments from Blake Snell regarding health and financial concerns with re-starting the MLB season (1:07) as well as why Tom Brady's support of the Players Coalition letter on Ahmaud Arbery's death has gone under-the-radar (13:40). Plus, 3x NBA Champion Bulls G and Executive VP/Managing Executive of Wasserman agency basketball division B.J. Armstrong joins for the fourth installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including how...


Rare Air & Christian Dawkins from HBO's "The Scheme"

Bomani Jones weighs in on the events and themes discussed in "The Last Dance" Episodes 7 and 8, including Scottie Pippen "quitting" on his teammates during the '94 ECF, Michael Jordan deciding to retire after the Bulls' three-peat in '93 as well as whether or not his "bad teammate" imagery really matters in the end (1:43). Plus, agent Christian Dawkins from HBO's "The Scheme" discusses his ongoing battle with the NCAA, the hidden economy around amateur athletics and much more.


Time To Ride & Book Club Part 3

Bomani Jones shares how he received the Earl Thomas-TMZ story, including whether or not it is okay to laugh at and why you don't have to get ready if you "stay ready" (1:10). Plus, NBA Hall of Famer Joe Dumars joins for the third installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why he was Michael Jordan's "toughest defender", whether or not the reputation that the Pistons had back then mattered to him at all and when he thought the Bulls had caught them...


Republicans Buy Sneakers Too & Scoop Jackson on 'The Last Dance'

Bomani Jones weighs in on the conversation around Michael Jordan's social activism or to some lack thereof as discussed in "The Last Dance" Episodes 5 and 6 (1:06). Plus, ESPN's Scoop Jackson joined to continue the discussion (17:43). They touch on whether or not Jordan was obligated to do more, how he and Chicago native Isiah Thomas connected with the city on different levels, whether or not they will ever "patch things up", and why Thomas got passed over for the 92' Olympic team.


This Ain't It & Book Club Part 2

Bomani Jones goes in on why the NCAA ruling that players can profit off of their own likeness still doesn't accomplish a victory for the players (1:42). Plus, Vinnie Goodwill joins for the second installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why the Pistons loomed so large for the Bulls in that time period, the team was able to survive Michael Jordan's wrath to unify and Scottie Pippen's greatness remains so difficult for a Detroit guy like Vinnie to...


True Superstar & Brian Koppelman on Season 5 of 'Billions'

Bomani Jones explains Isiah Thomas as the definitive NBA divider of public opinion and the oddity of Dennis Rodman as the connective tissue between the Pistons and Bulls in the aftermath of episodes 3 and 4 of "The Last Dance" (2:16). Plus, filmmaker Brian Koppelman returns to talk "Last Dance" and "Billions" season 5, including pacifying genius like in Michael Jordan, developing affections for characters as well as the difficulty in musically scoring documentaries and films (18:56).


24/7 Title & Book Club Part 1

Bomani Jones wonders when Rob Gronkowski will have to defend his 24/7 WWE championship now that he's joined Tom Brady on the Buccaneers and shares why he feels bad for Patriots fans for a reason you might not have noticed (1:15). Plus, J.A. Adande joins for the first installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why the 90-91 season was so pivotal for Michael Jordan's effect on the league and his will to prove doubters wrong (15:19). Could you win...


Let's Dance & Ethan Sherwood Strauss on 'The Victory Machine'

Bomani Jones recaps the first set of episodes from "The Last Dance", including how the ability or lack thereof between Michael Jordan, Jerry Krause, Scottie Pippen, and Phil Jackson to coexist like "a group project in school" hits differently for each of them (1:40). Bo also touches on why people are too hard on the NFL right now for trying to put on a virtual draft (32:15). Plus, Ethan Sherwood Strauss of The Athletic stops by to discuss his book "The Victory Machine: The Making and...


Texas Story Time and more with Joel Anderson Of Slate

Bomani Jones and Joel Anderson of Slate get together for some Texas story time (1:40) and talk the integration of college sports (12:43), how Joel would've dealt with returning to school amid COVID-19 when he was a college athlete (19:41), the ability of athletic departments to survive economic downturns (25:52) as well as rappers on IG spreading misinformation (35:59). Plus, how the time machine on tweets compares to Kyle Larson (46:20) and the NFL draft (54:11).


Show Me The Money

Bomani Jones breaks down all angles of Christian McCaffery's record-breaking new contract with the Panthers, including why it takes a "want to" from the organization and whether or not he is worth it (2:45). Dak Prescott invited Ezekiel Elliot to a party with over 30 people (19:37) and NASCAR driver Kyle Larson running his mouth on iRacing reminded Bo of when he saw Django Unchained in theaters (29:07). Plus, an IYHH including a cross-country car race (38:51) and voicemails from when you did...


Follow The Leader, The Caddie Michael Collins talks Masters

Bomani Jones explains why he thinks college football is getting "exposed" right now with coaches like Mike Gundy and Dabo Swinney calling for a return at all costs (1:15). Plus, the caddie Michael Collins stops by (13:14). The guys discuss the "branding" of the Masters and why golf is so image conscious (22:53), how the golf calendar has been reset (40:40) and much more.


Under Pressure

Bomani Jones shares why he thinks the "well what about" pressure being placed on leagues to re-start their seasons isn't worth it (2:09) and why he's not as happy about Mike Leach finally getting caught up for his wildin' tweets as everyone might think (21:44). Plus he dishes on a 2018 plot by then Michigan G Duncan Robinson to boycott the Final Four "open practice" (30:02), an IYHH with the passing of soul music legend Bill Withers (36:15) and your voicemails of sneaking around the house...


Roy Wood Jr. of The Daily Show

Bomani Jones and comedian Roy Wood Jr. from The Daily Show laugh about homeschooling kids (11:42), comedy and producer battles on IG (15:10), the cancellation of events like Essence Festival (20:06), being deprived of sports enough to watch the "simulation football channel" (23:44), story time from HBCU (32:14), Chris Cuomo vs. Andrew Cuomo (48:07) and avoiding the ramifications of refusing rent payment to your landlord (54:19).


Pass The Sticks

Bomani Jones discusses the announcement of the early release of ESPN's Michael Jordan documentary "The Last Dance" and follows it up with a special announcement for The Right Time (2:35). He weighs in on the NBA launching a 2k tournament with players only (19:04) and the viability of re-starting sports in quarantined world cup-style camps with empty arenas (27:21). Plus, an IYHH including a pit bull driving a high-speed chase vehicle (37:36) and your voicemails of what you've learned...


Shannon Penn talks home-schooling, Dak and Cam

Bomani Jones and former show producer Shannon Penn discuss the technical competency of teachers as they give virtual instruction to elementary school children (2:30), teams not giving back to COVID-19 support in proportion with their overall net worth (18:21), how the situation affects Dak Prescott's contract negotiations (27:12) and how underappreciated Cam Newton was during his time with the Panthers (32:50).