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Balling In The 6ix

60 EpisodesProduced by K.JWebsite

Your Toronto Raptors podcast straight out of London, England.

60 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

How the Toronto Raptors are SUFFOCATING their opponents

August 6th, 2020


Another day, another W for the Toronto Raptors.

KJ and Vural discuss a gorgeous 3-0 week for Nick Nurse's troops, including -

:: How OG and Siakam shut down LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

:: Steady Freddy's elite form …

The NBA Returns - and the Lakers have it in the bag. Here's why the Toronto Raptors won't go back-to-back.

July 29th, 2020



That's right, KJ and Vural submit their full bracket predictions for the NBA playoffs.

There's still some regular season to go, …

NBA Return Preview - Can the Toronto Raptors' go back-to-back?

July 25th, 2020


The NBA is back - albeit in the strange form - and that means KJ and Vural can finally record together in a socially distanced manner.

We talk:

:: The Raptors' chances of repeating their 2019 NBA Final heroics

:: How …

NBA Injuries - Can players like Derrick Rose or Victor Oladipo ever get back to their best?

July 9th, 2020


We welcome back two medical experts - including your co-host Vural - to talk through the recoveries of some of the league's finest after falling foul …

Steph, Kobe, and Embiid: NBA Injuries Edition

July 3rd, 2020


We welcome two medical experts - including your co-host Vural - to talk through some of the league's most odd, gruesome and fascinating injuries.

The Book of Malcolm Miller

June 24th, 2020


AT 27, Malcolm Miller is still languishing on the end of the Raptors' bench. He's seen the likes of Fred VanVleet and Chris Boucher carve out roles …

Reliving the Toronto Raptors 2019 Championship Run - Canada, the NBA title is yours!

May 31st, 2020


RELIVE the monumental 2019 NBA Finals as the Toronto Raptors win their FIRST NBA Championship.

In just 30 minutes, Vural and KJ take you through all the thrills and spills of the series, interjected with some of the …

Reliving the Toronto Raptors 2019 Championship Run - 24 seasons in the making

May 16th, 2020


This was the Toronto Raptors' second conference finals - and did they deliver.
Four straight victories after going down 2-0 to the Milwaukee Bucks set …

Reliving the Toronto Raptors 2019 Championship Run - With four bounces, Kawhi ends the 76ers

April 29th, 2020


Bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce....GAME, SERIES, TORONTO HAS WON.

Game 7 against the Philadelphia 76ers was special and etched Kawhi Leonard into all …

Reliving the Toronto Raptors 2019 Championship Run - Out-Wizarding the Magic

April 18th, 2020


What better time to replay the Toronto Raptors' amazing Championship run?

We replay memorable commentary and give our take on the Eastern Conference First Round matchup against the Orlando Magic.

From Matty D and Jack …

Quarantine Talk - Can the NBA season be salvaged?

April 6th, 2020


Give us some guidance, Mr Silver!

KJ is OUT with coronavirus this week, so Vural gets to live the dream and host his own episode.

He talks the future …

The Book of Chris Boucher

March 19th, 2020


Balling in the 6ix will continue to provide content during these dark days.

This time, we take a deep dive into the story of Chris Boucher!

Follow us …

Playoff bound

March 11th, 2020


We clinched playoffs - and we did it in style.

The Toronto Raptors completed a FOUR game West Coast winning streak with a stylish victory over the Utah Jazz.

We talk Norman Powell, Patrick McCaw and the Bucks taking 3 …

Last night took a triple L but then OG bounced back

March 5th, 2020


L L L but then the Raptors bounced back against the Phoenix Suns!

We take a look at the losses to the Bucks, the Nuggets and the mighty Hornets.

At …

Giannis picked Siakam AND Lowry?

February 23rd, 2020


All-Star Season is over - but it was a good one, for a change.

We talk Adam Silver's reforms, why Giannis picked Kyle Lowry AND Pascal Siakam in his team and the efficient 15-game winning streak.

Domantas Sabonis can't even beat Toronto - why should he be an All-Star?

February 8th, 2020


We just playing! KJ and Vural break down the All Star votes - who missed out, and who doesn't deserve to be there?

We also talk the most significant trades that went down - and who was the overall winner!

P.S We kept …

Why do the Toronto Raptors keep winning?

February 2nd, 2020


KJ and Vural discuss the Toronto Raptors' 11 (ELEVEN) game winning streak, Nick Nurse going to the All-Star Game and Kobe Bryant's FULL legacy.

Toronto are banged up, battered and now Melo'd

January 11th, 2020


CARMELO ANTHONY sinks his second winner against the Toronto Raptors - 10 years after the last one, with a replica shot.

But the Raptors bounced back with a heroic OT win against the Hornets.

Before that, wins against …

It's the most wonderful time of the beat Boston!

December 29th, 2019


We discuss two pulsating Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics games.

We also talk:

- Oshae Brisett bursting onto the scene.

- Patrick McCaw as a point …

The Book of Terence Davis

December 24th, 2019


A CRAZY comeback against the Dallas Mavericks was down to:

- Thicco mode Kyle Lowry

- Malcolm Miller (0/4FG, +29)

- Hollis-Jefferson (still angry at …

Marc Gasol for NBA All-Defensive Team?

December 17th, 2019


KJ and Vural talk a solid 2-1 week in which we lost to Kawhi and the Clippers, but hammered the Nets and Cavs.
We look at:
- Stormin' Norman Powell!
- …

Harnessing the power of Playoff Powell (ft. Hunter Surphlis!)

December 11th, 2019


Hunter Surphlis of the Take 6ix podcast and Raptors Rapture fame joins us to delve into all things Toronto Raptors.

We talk:

- A shocking 1-3 week for Toronto.

- Norman Powell showing up consistently.

- The Raptors' …

The craziest game in Toronto Raptors' history!

December 3rd, 2019


KJ and Vural talk the epic game against the Utah Jazz - as well as the Dallas Mavericks and the LA Lakers. Shout-out Delon Wright and Danny Green!

Nick Nurse and Bench Mob 2.0

November 23rd, 2019


COLLAB with @ThatsARapPod.

Jay Leung joins us from Ontario to discuss the wins over Charlotte, Portland and the Magic.

We also talk Melo to Toronto, Terence Davis and Chris Boucher.

Thanks to @jayleung20 for making an …

BONUS: The end of Greg Popovich? | Hood y Melo | A tanking Golden State is not a pretty sight

November 17th, 2019


Three teams the Raptors have destroyed?

The Blazers - last Thursday.

The Spurs - by acquiring Kawhi and Danny Green for Derozan and Poeltl.

The …

LeBronto is over!

November 13th, 2019


Toronto Raptors go 3-1, including a resounding win over the Lakers.

Can this be the season for Toronto and Nick Nurse? It's proving better than anyone thought.

KJ goes through Toronto, then Vural takes a deep dive into …

Giannis gets his revenge, while Dwane Casey stays salty

November 3rd, 2019


Balling in the 6ix - Season 2, Episode 4 - Giannis gets his revenge, while Dwane Casey stays salty.

A quiet, 2-game week was balanced out by drama in both games.

We talk Toronto, but also:

- Can the 76ers go 82-0?

- …

The East runs through the Atlanta Hawks

October 28th, 2019


Welcome to our FIRST regular season episode of the NBA 2019/20 season!

Toronto went 2-1 over their first three games. 

Two solid victories over …

NBA Predictions - Curry vs Lebron for MVP?

October 17th, 2019


It's predictions time.

KJ, Vural, Samuel Jeffries (Portland) and Nnamdi (@nnamdi_229) give their verdicts on the best and worst in the 2019/20 NBA season.

Agree? Disagree? Let us know by tagging us on Twitter …

Episode 30 - Who will finish bottom of the NBA this season?

September 30th, 2019


Lightning round preview of the 2019/20 NBA season. Which teams will pique our interest this season? And can the Raptors do a REPEAT?

Episode 29 - Which NBA team won free agency?

July 1st, 2019


After a crazy day of free agency:

We talk the most SLEPT ON deals in the NBA.

We talk about who SUCCEEDED.

And who's a DUMPSTER FIRE.

Plus reaction from Stephen A Smith.

Episode 28 - Draymond Green is a phenomenon

June 4th, 2019


We may have predicted Kyle Lowry to be Finals MVP back in April, but Draymond Green is putting on a masterclass. So is Steph Curry. And Klay Thompson. We talk Game 1 and 2 of an enticing Finals between the Toronto …

Episode 27 - Kawhi Leonard will stay in Toronto?

May 24th, 2019


Will Kawhi stay at the Toronto Raptors? Only if they're competitive, says transfer expert Vural Ergisi. We also look at his phenomenal Game 5 performance and how the likes of Fred VanVleet have stepped up against the …

Episode 26 - Kyle Lowry doesn't fear the deer

May 23rd, 2019


Two astounding performances means the Toronto Raptors are now 2-2 with the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals. We look at Kawhi's Game 3 performance, the TEAM'S Game 4 showing and why Toronto have suddenly …

Episode 25 - Kawhi Leonard produces the greatest moment in Toronto sports history

May 14th, 2019


The shot. The shot. The shot. Kawhi Leonard puts the Toronto Raptors through to the Conference Finals and shows why he is the best player in the league right now. We review that, get reaction from Kawhi and Nick Nurse, …

Episode 24 - Damian Lillard and Kawhi Leonard reign supreme

April 24th, 2019


We discuss the Toronto Raptors closing out Game 5 against the Orlando Magic, how every player performed, PLAYOFF NORMAN POWELL and a special segment from our Blazers correspondent.

Episode 23 - Tony Brothers is a bad man

April 21st, 2019


We talk the Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic Game 4, go over the free throw discrepancy, Lowry's importance, James Harden's awful game, who can stop …

Episode 22 - Playoff Kawhi Leonard is a phenomenon

April 18th, 2019


We discuss the Toronto Raptors' Game 2 W against the magic, playoff Kawhi, Kevin Durant's struggles, James Harden continuing to ball out and preview the upcoming games.

Episode 21 - Kyle Lowry will be the Finals MVP

April 15th, 2019


We discuss Toronto's playoff woes, Enes Kanter's magic and why Kyle Lowry will recover to be Finals MVP.


April 13th, 2019


We discuss ALL EIGHT playoff games with our three correspondents. This is the home of NBA playoff analysis - especially for fans of the Toronto Raptors.

BONUS episode - Which NBA player had the weirdest workout?

April 9th, 2019


Your bonus episode coming though! We discuss the strangest off-season NBA workouts, which hoopers played other sports in their youth and advise on how YOU can enhance your chances of making it to the big leagues.

Episode 19 - Coby White should join the Toronto Raptors

April 4th, 2019


We discuss the Charlotte game winner, five out of five wins for the Toronto Raptors since then and Nick Nurse's playoff eight. We also look at March …

Episode 19 - Lebron James' Legacy

March 24th, 2019


We discuss the Raptors' thrilling double against the OkC Thunder before delving into the Lakers (again!), March Madness and LeBron's legacy going forward.

Episode 18 - Is Victor Oladipo taking steroids?

March 15th, 2019


We discuss the Raptors overcoming Lebron but not Cleveland, the Pacers' amazing season and an in-depth feature on the NBA and doping.

Episode 17 - Why are the Boston Celtics so terrible?

March 9th, 2019


Plus we talk New Orleans, Marc Gasol, Pascal Siakam and go into depth with our domestic Blazers correspondent.

Episode 16 - Terrence Ross or LeBron James?

February 26th, 2019


We discuss the Raptors W and L against the Spurs and Magic respectively before looking at the plight of the LA Lakers. We then delve into a feature on how athleticism is overrated in the NBA.

Episode 15 - Linsanity returns

February 14th, 2019


The Raptors have Jeremy Lin. And another three Ws. Our feature piece today - how have the draft class of 2018 stacked up?

Balling in the 6ix - Episode 14 - Welcome to Toronto, Mr Gasol

February 9th, 2019


A HUGE week for Toronto on and off the court. We look at 3 Ws against the 76ers, Atlanta and the Clippers, as well as, of course, the acquisition of MARC GASOL. Does this make Toronto a real championship contender?

Balling in the 6ix - Episode 13 - Anthony Davis is coming to Toronto?

February 1st, 2019


Just kidding. But we discuss a disappointing week for the Raptors, as well as the AD and Porzignis trades. Plus all-star review time.

Balling in the 6ix - Episode 12 - CJs PJs.

January 24th, 2019


Talking Lowry and CJ Miles' resurgence, the addition of Patrick McCaw why we always lose at Boston. Plus special guest Nnamdi (@nnamdi229) makes an appearance. Tweet us questions at @BallingInThe6ix on Twitter or using …

Balling in the 6ix - Episode 10 - Love, loss and Raptors basketball

January 8th, 2019


4-1 in what was a phenomenal week for the Raptors. Let's hit this game by game.

Balling in the 6ix - Episode 9 - Bump in the road.

December 29th, 2018


Lovely wins against Miami and Cleveland, sure, but Philly and Orlando gave the Raptors the beat down.

Balling in the 6ix - Episode 8 - A tough road

December 20th, 2018


Reviewing the tough road trip tot the west and the great comeback over Indiana.

Balling in the 6ix - Episode 7 - What's wrong, Kyle?

December 11th, 2018


What's up with Lowry?

Why did we lose to the Nets?

Can we salvage something from this tough road trip?

Balling in the 6ix - Episode 6 - Slaying the Warriors

December 4th, 2018


Highlighting and analysing the past three games against the Nets, Nuggets and the big win over GSW.

Balling In The 6ix - Episode 5 - 17 and 4.

November 27th, 2018


Let's talk about how good the Raptors are, and just how Nick Nurse has brought this about.

Balling in the 6ix - Episode 3 - Kawhi Leonard and Demar Derozan

July 18th, 2018


Demar Derozan is traded for Kawhi Leonard.

We analyse the trade and its implications.

Balling in the 6ix - Episode 2 - Rounding up Summer league, Wayne Ellington and Rawle Alkins.

July 10th, 2018


Highlighting the Raptors' performance over their three games and possible free agent moves.

Balling in the 6ix - Episode 1 - Nick Nurse, LeBron James and Summer League

July 5th, 2018


Talking Dwane Casey, Nick Nurse, Summer League and the newly stacked Western Conference.

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