Kenny Smith and Will Ferrell

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by two-time NBA champion and sports commentator Kenny “The Jet” Smith to discuss what makes ‘Inside the NBA’ so authentic, stories from the 1994 and 1995 Finals runs, Hakeem Olajuwon, ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance,’ and more (3:10). Next, Bill talks with actor, producer, and…
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Cam to the Pats, 'The Decision,' and the 2010 Redraftables With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Patriots signing QB Cam Newton to a one-year deal (2:09) before revisiting a defining moment in 2010: LeBron James and ‘The Decision’ (50:56). Finally they look at the 2010 NBA draft and discuss some of its subplots, draft…
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Talking Movies With Don Cheadle and Rob Lowe

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by actor Don Cheadle to discuss some of his iconic films, including ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Out of Sight,’ ‘Crash,’ and ‘Hotel Rwanda,’ playing Sammy Davis Jr. in HBO’s ‘The Rat Pack,’ Black actors and storytellers in Hollywood, working on TV and films during the pandemic,…
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A Genius Westbrook Pick, Rose vs. Love, and the 2008 Redraftables With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to talk about their early years in podcasts and radio, respectively (3:10). Then they revisit the 2008 NBA draft and discuss some of its subplots, draft comedy, and NBA legends before redrafting the top 14 lottery picks (40:33).
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NBA in Quarantine With JJ Redick, Plus Cord Jefferson on the Impact of ‘Watchmen’

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by NBA veteran and New Orleans Pelican JJ Redick to discuss some of the challenges of staying NBA-ready during the pandemic, the benefits of regimented training and recovery, thoughts on the “Orlando bubble,” LeBron’s gravitas among NBA players, the playoffs format, and more (1:44).…
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An MLB Funeral With JackO, Plus LL Cool J on Kobe vs. Magic, Rap History, and Creating the GOAT

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by his old friend JackO to discuss the grim outlook for the 2020 MLB season and the ESPN 30-for-30 ‘Long Gone Summer’ (2:45). Then Bill is joined by Grammy-winning rapper, actor, and entrepreneur LL Cool J to discuss historical hip-hop, the Rock the Bells…
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The NBA Takes a Beat, Plus the 2007 ReDraftables and Oden-Durant With Ryen Russillo

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons talks about the concerns some players are having about the return of the NBA, and some of the parallels to 1968 (1:55). Then Bill and Ryen Russillo revisit the 2007 NBA draft and discuss some of its subplots, draft comedy, and NBA legends before redrafting the…
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Jalen Rose, Judd Apatow, and the 2006 NBA Redraftables

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by sports analyst and former NBA player Jalen Rose to discuss More Than a Vote, a nonprofit organization championing voting rights created by LeBron James, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Jalen, and other current and former pro basketball players (2:10). Then Bill, Chris Ryan, and Joe House…
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Goodell’s 180, Biden’s VP, Old-School Football, and the Hockey "Code" With Bakari Sellers and Bill Burr

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by attorney, author, and political commentator Bakari Sellers to discuss the “perfect storm” that mobilized the current Black Lives Matter movement; people and organizations making statements, including Roger Goodell, LeBron James, and Patrick Mahomes; some history behind the civil rights movement; the political climate…
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CC Sabathia on Protesting, Drew Brees, Baseball’s Return, LeBron, Rivera, and the National Moment

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by World Series champion CC Sabathia to discuss his experience at the protests in Brooklyn, the moment he realized the nation was ignited by the killing of George Floyd, and the platforms today’s athletes have and their ability to speak out against injustice. They…
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