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Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

SI NBA

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From the NBA draft to the playoffs and back again, Ben Golliver and Michael Pina take you on a ride up and down the NBA standings, laying out the latest news and rumors along the way, and leaving no basketball conspiracy theory stone left unturned. Strap on your tinfoil hat and welcome to the Open Floor Globe.

Latest Episodes

NBA Bubble opening weekend HEATERS

Ben Golliver and Michael Pina react to the openingweekend of the NBA Bubble with their boldest opinions and hottest takes. Before diving into the action, they discuss Jonathan Isaac, Meyers Leonard, Gregg Popovich and the other NBA figures who chose not to kneel during the national anthem demonstrations. Then, they hand out superlatives. Most impressive player? Most disappointing performance? Weakest link on a contender? Favorite quote? Coach who is getting canned? Team that's set to implode? And they reassess the tiers of contenders. How many teams showed they have championship potential? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

79 MIN1 h ago
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NBA Bubble opening weekend HEATERS

Recapping NBA bubble opening night: Kneeling! LeBron! Rudy! Zion!

Ben Golliver and Michael Pina offer a detailed breakdown of the NBA bubble's opening night. They start by analyzing the pre-game social justice demonstrations during the National Anthem by players, coaches and referees. Was this a demonstration, a protest or a sanctioned protest? Then, they pivot to discussing LeBron James's epic opener: a game-winner, a big defensive stand and a moving tribute to Colin Kaepernick. They wrap up by discussing the Pelicans' weird treatment of Zion Williamson and Rudy Gobert's full-circle moment after being the "patient zero" of American sports Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

67 MIN3 d ago
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Recapping NBA bubble opening night: Kneeling! LeBron! Rudy! Zion!

BONUS: Podding the Bubble - Part 3: Will the NBA Bubble Burst?

Podding the Bubble is a three-part mini-series taking a deep dive look into the biosphere created by the NBA in Orlando. Part 3 puts the NBA's plan into the context of what other major sports leagues are doing, and of the pandemic at large as it stands today. And with the help of global health expert and noted bioethicist, Dr. Zeke Emanuel, we try to answer the question: Was all of this a good idea? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 MIN5 d ago
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BONUS: Podding the Bubble - Part 3: Will the NBA Bubble Burst?

BONUS: Podding the Bubble - Part 2: Will the NBA Players Go Stir Crazy?

Podding the Bubble is a three-part mini-series taking a deep dive look into the biosphere created by the NBA in Orlando. Part 2 follows the lives of the NBA players inside the bubble who now face a unique challenge. How do they stave off restlessness and cabin fever for three months while living inside the bubble through the rest of the season and the playoffs? Not to mention, they still have to find a way to play their best basketball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 MIN1 w ago
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BONUS: Podding the Bubble - Part 2: Will the NBA Players Go Stir Crazy?

The NBA returns, complete with strip club drama - NBA Bubble Insider

Ben Golliver and Michael Pina welcome NBA fans to opening week of the bubble restart. They discuss how stars like LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic looked in early scrimmage play, and break down the audio and visual components of the NBA's new made-for-TV courts. From there, they dive into Lou Williams' Magic City misadventure. Did he threaten the bubble? Should we be thanking our lucky stars for Jack Harlow? Do Williams and the Clippers owe their fans and colleagues an apology? Then, the Open Floor Globe weighs in with questions. How close in proximity are the MLS and NBA bubbles? Are there any titles from pastNBA history that deserve asterisks? Who won the Jay-Z versus Nas beef? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

73 MIN1 w ago
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The NBA returns, complete with strip club drama - NBA Bubble Insider

BONUS: Podding the Bubble - Part 1: A Deep Dive into the NBA Biosphere

Podding the Bubble is a three-part mini-series taking a deep dive look into the biosphere created by the NBA in Orlando. Part 1 explores how the NBA decided that a bubble was the right solution for them to be able to finish the 2019-2020 NBA season and conduct something resembling a normal playoffs and NBA finals. We'll also get into how the bubble is supposed to work on paper, both for players and basketball staff, as well as for Disney Parks employees, and for journalists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 MIN1 w ago
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BONUS: Podding the Bubble - Part 1: A Deep Dive into the NBA Biosphere

LeBron James & Giannis Antetokounmpo meet the media at NBA bubble practices - NBA Bubble Insider

Ben Golliver and Michael Pina celebrate as the NBA's Disney bubble opened practice sessions to the media. What was the best thing LeBron James said? How did Giannis Antetokounmpo's shot look? Are the Bucks about to spoil all the narratives and run to a "boring" title just like the Spurs of yore? From there, Ben and Michael take questions from the Open Floor Globe. What do the new playing courts look like? Should we rename the "Mt. Rushmore of the NBA" conversation? Will players want to keep their social justice message jerseys after this season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 MIN1 w ago
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LeBron James & Giannis Antetokounmpo meet the media at NBA bubble practices - NBA Bubble Insider

NBA bubble tour & top informant suspects - NBA Bubble Insider

Ben Golliver and Michael Pina get into the NBA bubble talk with a quick tour from Ben of the media's access area after he finally cleared his week-long quarantine. Which Disney World areas and amenities are available to media and which are off limits? Which NBA players and figures has he seen so far? Do the NBA's rules regarding media access make sense? From there, Ben and Michael dig into everyone's favorite bubble topic: theinformant tip line. Which players are most likely to rat out violators? What kind of crazy informant conspiracies has Tinfoil Hat Pina come up? Is Michael actually a secret agent? What would it take for Ben to call the line? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

68 MIN2 w ago
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NBA bubble tour & top informant suspects - NBA Bubble Insider

Latest from NBA bubble & playoff X-factors - NBA Bubble Insider

Ben Golliver and Michael Pina open with the latestfrom the NBA bubble, where Ben has entered Day 5 of quarantine. How is Ben holding up? Is Michael starting to get worried? Are the NBA's safety protocols holding up as designed? From there, they shift gears to an extended conversation about playoff X-factors, discussing Mike Budenholzer, Kemba Walker, Zion Williamson, Anthony Davis and more. They close by launching Michael's new series of book recommendations, "The Pod Reads." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

78 MIN2 w ago
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Latest from NBA bubble & playoff X-factors - NBA Bubble Insider

Reporting live from the NBA's Orlando bubble - NBA Bubble Insider

Ben Golliver and Michael Pina detail the launch of the NBA's Orlando bubble, with Ben reporting live from Disney World as he begins his seven-day hotel room quarantine. They talk through a variety of topics: how to pack for a three-month trip, how to dress for a bubble playoffs, how media members are able to interact with each other, and how the NBA's extensive coronavirus testing raises ethical questions given the state of testing around the country. From there, Ben and Michael name their NBA bubble soulmates, select their favorite player social media accounts to follow, and ponder how Rudy Gobert will be treated by the broadcast media when games return. They close by taking reader questions about the use of the term "stud" and on Stephen Jackson's unfortunate turn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

74 MIN3 w ago
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Reporting live from the NBA's Orlando bubble - NBA Bubble Insider

Latest Episodes

NBA Bubble opening weekend HEATERS

Ben Golliver and Michael Pina react to the openingweekend of the NBA Bubble with their boldest opinions and hottest takes. Before diving into the action, they discuss Jonathan Isaac, Meyers Leonard, Gregg Popovich and the other NBA figures who chose not to kneel during the national anthem demonstrations. Then, they hand out superlatives. Most impressive player? Most disappointing performance? Weakest link on a contender? Favorite quote? Coach who is getting canned? Team that's set to implode? And they reassess the tiers of contenders. How many teams showed they have championship potential? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

79 MIN1 h ago
Comments
NBA Bubble opening weekend HEATERS

Recapping NBA bubble opening night: Kneeling! LeBron! Rudy! Zion!

Ben Golliver and Michael Pina offer a detailed breakdown of the NBA bubble's opening night. They start by analyzing the pre-game social justice demonstrations during the National Anthem by players, coaches and referees. Was this a demonstration, a protest or a sanctioned protest? Then, they pivot to discussing LeBron James's epic opener: a game-winner, a big defensive stand and a moving tribute to Colin Kaepernick. They wrap up by discussing the Pelicans' weird treatment of Zion Williamson and Rudy Gobert's full-circle moment after being the "patient zero" of American sports Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

67 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Recapping NBA bubble opening night: Kneeling! LeBron! Rudy! Zion!

BONUS: Podding the Bubble - Part 3: Will the NBA Bubble Burst?

Podding the Bubble is a three-part mini-series taking a deep dive look into the biosphere created by the NBA in Orlando. Part 3 puts the NBA's plan into the context of what other major sports leagues are doing, and of the pandemic at large as it stands today. And with the help of global health expert and noted bioethicist, Dr. Zeke Emanuel, we try to answer the question: Was all of this a good idea? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 MIN5 d ago
Comments
BONUS: Podding the Bubble - Part 3: Will the NBA Bubble Burst?

BONUS: Podding the Bubble - Part 2: Will the NBA Players Go Stir Crazy?

Podding the Bubble is a three-part mini-series taking a deep dive look into the biosphere created by the NBA in Orlando. Part 2 follows the lives of the NBA players inside the bubble who now face a unique challenge. How do they stave off restlessness and cabin fever for three months while living inside the bubble through the rest of the season and the playoffs? Not to mention, they still have to find a way to play their best basketball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 MIN1 w ago
Comments
BONUS: Podding the Bubble - Part 2: Will the NBA Players Go Stir Crazy?

The NBA returns, complete with strip club drama - NBA Bubble Insider

Ben Golliver and Michael Pina welcome NBA fans to opening week of the bubble restart. They discuss how stars like LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic looked in early scrimmage play, and break down the audio and visual components of the NBA's new made-for-TV courts. From there, they dive into Lou Williams' Magic City misadventure. Did he threaten the bubble? Should we be thanking our lucky stars for Jack Harlow? Do Williams and the Clippers owe their fans and colleagues an apology? Then, the Open Floor Globe weighs in with questions. How close in proximity are the MLS and NBA bubbles? Are there any titles from pastNBA history that deserve asterisks? Who won the Jay-Z versus Nas beef? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

73 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The NBA returns, complete with strip club drama - NBA Bubble Insider

BONUS: Podding the Bubble - Part 1: A Deep Dive into the NBA Biosphere

Podding the Bubble is a three-part mini-series taking a deep dive look into the biosphere created by the NBA in Orlando. Part 1 explores how the NBA decided that a bubble was the right solution for them to be able to finish the 2019-2020 NBA season and conduct something resembling a normal playoffs and NBA finals. We'll also get into how the bubble is supposed to work on paper, both for players and basketball staff, as well as for Disney Parks employees, and for journalists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 MIN1 w ago
Comments
BONUS: Podding the Bubble - Part 1: A Deep Dive into the NBA Biosphere

LeBron James & Giannis Antetokounmpo meet the media at NBA bubble practices - NBA Bubble Insider

Ben Golliver and Michael Pina celebrate as the NBA's Disney bubble opened practice sessions to the media. What was the best thing LeBron James said? How did Giannis Antetokounmpo's shot look? Are the Bucks about to spoil all the narratives and run to a "boring" title just like the Spurs of yore? From there, Ben and Michael take questions from the Open Floor Globe. What do the new playing courts look like? Should we rename the "Mt. Rushmore of the NBA" conversation? Will players want to keep their social justice message jerseys after this season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 MIN1 w ago
Comments
LeBron James & Giannis Antetokounmpo meet the media at NBA bubble practices - NBA Bubble Insider

NBA bubble tour & top informant suspects - NBA Bubble Insider

Ben Golliver and Michael Pina get into the NBA bubble talk with a quick tour from Ben of the media's access area after he finally cleared his week-long quarantine. Which Disney World areas and amenities are available to media and which are off limits? Which NBA players and figures has he seen so far? Do the NBA's rules regarding media access make sense? From there, Ben and Michael dig into everyone's favorite bubble topic: theinformant tip line. Which players are most likely to rat out violators? What kind of crazy informant conspiracies has Tinfoil Hat Pina come up? Is Michael actually a secret agent? What would it take for Ben to call the line? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

68 MIN2 w ago
Comments
NBA bubble tour & top informant suspects - NBA Bubble Insider

Latest from NBA bubble & playoff X-factors - NBA Bubble Insider

Ben Golliver and Michael Pina open with the latestfrom the NBA bubble, where Ben has entered Day 5 of quarantine. How is Ben holding up? Is Michael starting to get worried? Are the NBA's safety protocols holding up as designed? From there, they shift gears to an extended conversation about playoff X-factors, discussing Mike Budenholzer, Kemba Walker, Zion Williamson, Anthony Davis and more. They close by launching Michael's new series of book recommendations, "The Pod Reads." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

78 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Latest from NBA bubble & playoff X-factors - NBA Bubble Insider

Reporting live from the NBA's Orlando bubble - NBA Bubble Insider

Ben Golliver and Michael Pina detail the launch of the NBA's Orlando bubble, with Ben reporting live from Disney World as he begins his seven-day hotel room quarantine. They talk through a variety of topics: how to pack for a three-month trip, how to dress for a bubble playoffs, how media members are able to interact with each other, and how the NBA's extensive coronavirus testing raises ethical questions given the state of testing around the country. From there, Ben and Michael name their NBA bubble soulmates, select their favorite player social media accounts to follow, and ponder how Rudy Gobert will be treated by the broadcast media when games return. They close by taking reader questions about the use of the term "stud" and on Stephen Jackson's unfortunate turn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

74 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Reporting live from the NBA's Orlando bubble - NBA Bubble Insider
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