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These aren't just two white guys from Boston talking hoops.  Legendary basketball scribe Bob Ryan teams up with nationally renowned hoops insider Jeff Goodman and polarizing Boston sports broadcaster, Gary Tanguay, to bring you The Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman Podcast.  Ryan, Goodman and Tanguay use over… read more

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Evolution of Jaylen & Kyrie's Relationship + Trae Young Vs. Nate McMillan

December 5th, 2022


Jaylen Brown, Tatum & the Celtics' impressive win, can Kevin Durant & Kyrie Irving turn things around in Brooklyn, and Anthony Davis delivers for the Lakers? Bob, Jeff & Gary discuss it all.

0:55: Jaylen …

Is Jayson Tatum The Best Player in The World?

December 2nd, 2022


Jeff & Gary discuss if Jayson Tatum is the best player in the world and where he sits on the MVP ladder. Also, when do the Celtics remove the …

Are Celtics Too Reliant on 3s + Can Klay Thompson Return to Form?

November 24th, 2022


Bob, Jeff, and Gary Tanguay discuss if Boston is too reliant on the 3-point shot. They also discuss the latest headlines in the NBA.

1:07: Are the Celtics too reliant on the 3?

6:00: Are the Celtics better than the Bucks …

Celtics Extend Winning Streak + Will Brooklyn Nets Turn Things Around?

November 17th, 2022


How long will the Celtics remain the hottest team in the NBA, and do the Brooklyn Nets have a chance to turn their season around with or without …

Is Jayson Tatum Leading the MVP Race?

November 10th, 2022


Is Jayson Tatum trailing anyone this early in the MVP race? Why is Dwight Howard not playing in the association anymore, and is LA basketball dead? Bob, Jeff & Gary discuss

0:52: Is Jayson Tatum leading NBA's early …

Celtics, Sixers & Nets' Early Assessments

October 25th, 2022


One week into the 2022-23 NBA season, Bob & Jeff evaluate the Celtics, Nets & Sixers' respective beginnings 

0:51: Celtics lose their first game of the season; what's your early assessment? 3:11: How long can …

Did Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown & Celtics Deliver a Statement Win?

October 19th, 2022


It's only the first game but did the Celtics put the NBA on notice following their win against the Sixers? We discuss & how good the Lakers are …

Should Draymond Green Be Suspended & Is Wembanyama worth the Hype?

October 12th, 2022


Golden State Warriors fined Draymond Green for punching Jordan Poole. Was this the right decision? Also, is Victor Wembanyama worth the hype? We …

Celtics Sign Blake Griffin + The Return of Ben Simmons

October 5th, 2022


Bob & Jeff discuss the significance of the Celtics signing Blake Griffin & what they made of Ben Simmons' first game as a member of the Brooklyn Nets   1:06: Ben Simmons returns for Nets + Are the Nets a threat …

The Impact of Ime Udoka Suspension + Joe Mazzula

September 29th, 2022


Bob, Jeff, and Gary react to the Celtics suspending Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 NBA season.

1:15: Reaction to Ime Udoka's suspension 12:04: Will Udoka ever return to the Celtics? 13:30: Celtics players react to …

Rob Williams' Injury + What's Next for Celtics?

September 22nd, 2022


How will Rob Williams' injury impact the 2022-23 Celtics? What's the next step for Boston between now and training camp?

1:05: Rob Williams' injury; expected to miss 4-6 weeks 3:56: Do we label Rob Williams 'injury …

Will Celtics Take a Step Back? + Sarver Suspended

September 15th, 2022


Bob, Jeff & Gary react to the NBA suspending Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver & preview the Eastern Conference. Will the Celtics take a step back this season?

1:35: Robert Sarver suspended and fined by the …

The Donovan Mitchell Trade + Will Celtics Sign Carmelo Anthony?

September 9th, 2022


Bob & Jeff react to the Donovan Mitchell trade & Danilo Gallinari's torn ACL. Should Boston pursue Carmelo Anthony now? And, in light of his …

Bob Calls Kevin Durant a S*** Head + Danilo Gallinari Tears Meniscus

August 30th, 2022


Bob goes off about Kevin Durant as he, Jeff & Gary discuss the "end" to the trade drama in Brooklyn. Chet Holmgren is out for the season and the …

Jayson Tatum's Wrist Injury + Is Jaylen Brown Overrated?

August 23rd, 2022


Jeff & Gary revisit Jayson Tatum's wrist injury and react to his recent comments. They also evaluate Jaylen Brown's value and how that affects Brad Stevens and the Celtics while waiting for Brooklyn Nets' …

Without Kevin Durant are Celtics Still Favorites to Win 2023 Finals?

August 17th, 2022


Are the Celtics better off without Kevin Durant? Bob & Jeff weigh in on what's best for Boston as we wait and see what's next for Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets 

0:50: Who has leverage in the Brooklyn Nets/Kevin …

Bob Ryan's Bill Russell Tribute

August 1st, 2022


Bob Ryan alongside Gary Tanguay celebrate the life and career of the great Bill Russell

0:35: Celebrating the life & career of Bill Russell 1:20: The day Bob Ryan met Bill Russell 5:16: When Gary interviewed Russell …

Will Celtics Trade Jaylen Brown for Kevin Durant?

July 27th, 2022


Bob & Jeff weigh the pros and cons on the Celtics possibly trading Jaylen Brown for Kevin Durant & discuss Boston's best way to move forward in light of this week's report

0:55: Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart & …

LeBron Says Boston is Racist + Steph Curry Hosts ESPYs

July 21st, 2022


Bob & Gary react to LeBron James' comments about the city of Boston and his appearance in the Drew League. Also, Steph Curry hosted the 2022 ESPYs & had plenty to say about the Celtics

0:43: LeBron James: …

Kevin Durant Trade Market + Are Celtics Deepest Team in the NBA?

July 13th, 2022


Brian Robb of joins Gary from Las Vegas to discuss the latest on Kevin Durant's trade market & the Celtics offseason moves 1:08: …

Where is Kevin Durant Off to? & The Malcolm Brogdon Trade

July 6th, 2022

Bob & Jeff react to the latest on Kevin Durant & Kyrie Irving's status with the Brooklyn Nets & the moves made by Brad Stevens and the Celtics in the NBA's early offseason.  

1:06: Latest on Kevin Durant …

Is Jaylen Brown Being Disrespected? + Kyrie Irving Opts In

June 29th, 2022


Kyrie Irving opts into the final year of his contract, what does it mean for the Brooklyn Nets? Also, is Jaylen Brown upset over his name being mentioned in Celtics trade rumors? Bob & Jeff discuss.   1:00 Kyrie …

NBA Draft Winners & Losers + Will Kevin Durant Leave the Nets?

June 25th, 2022


Bob & Jeff recap the NBA Draft, which teams came up big, and which teams made mistakes? Also, how should the Celtics approach their offseason? …

Warriors Win NBA Title + What's Next For The Celtics?

June 20th, 2022


Bob & Jeff breakdown the 2022 NBA Finals, including Steph Curry's legacy after capturing his fourth title, first MVP & what's next for Boston? How will the Celtics improve during the offseason?

1:00 Warriors Win …

Do The Celtics Have Enough? + Jayson Tatum Struggles

June 15th, 2022


Do the Celtics have enough to crawl out of a 3-2 deficit against the Warriors in the NBA Finals? Plus, Jayson Tatum struggles in the fourth quarter; what's the root of the issue, and if the Warriors close it out, what's …

Can Celtics Beat Warriors & Win The 2022 NBA Finals?

June 3rd, 2022


Should the Celtics pull off beating the Warriors & capturing their first NBA title in 12 years?    0:00: Celtics vs Warriors NBA Finals Preview …

Will The Celtics Close Out Miami? + What's Next For Luka & The Mavs?

May 27th, 2022


Will the Celtics be able to beat the Heat in Game 6, or is this series destined to go 7? 

Also, is the future bright for Luka Doncic & the Mavs? We discuss how much work awaits Dallas

Confidence Level in Celtics Winning ECF + Is Luka in Trouble?

May 20th, 2022

Where's your confidence stand in the Celtics' chances of winning the ECF against Jimmy Butler & the Heat? 

Also, can Luka Doncic & the Mavs come back against Steph Curry & the Warriors?

Are The Celtics Done? + Jokic Wins MVP

May 13th, 2022


Can the Celtics force Game 7 against the Bucks & how do we feel about Nikola Jokic winning MVP?

1:29: This series could be over for the Celtics …

Did the Celtics Figure Out The Bucks? & Does Ja Morant Have Enough Help?

May 5th, 2022

Can the Celtics sustain their success from Game 2 against the Bucks? We discuss. Also, can Ja Morant lead the Grizzlies to take down the Warriors?

1:30: Bob & Jeff's immediate reactions to Celtics beating the Bucks …

Can The Celtics Win it All? + Durant & The Nets' Future

April 27th, 2022


Bob & Jeff discuss how Jayson Tatum & the Celtics swept Kevin Durant & the Nets but do the C's have enough to win it all?

Also, what's …

Kyrie Irving Beef with Boston + Marcus Smart Wins DPOY

April 20th, 2022


Bob & Jeff recap Kyrie Irving's ongoing feud with Celtics fans & why Marcus Smart won the 2021-22 Defensive Player of the Year award 1:34: Celtics vs Nets Game 1 Recap 6:09: Marcus Smart wins Defensive Player of …

Is Ben Simmons Back? + Lakers Fire Frank Vogel

April 12th, 2022


Could Ben Simmons make an immediate impact on the Nets? We discuss. Also, what's next for the Lakers & who will be their next head coach? 1:30: …

Kansas Wins it All + Lakers Eliminated From Playoff Contention

April 7th, 2022


Bob & Jeff recap the NCAA Tournament, including Duke & Coach K in the Final Four & recap the Lakers' disappointing regular season 1:49: …

Evaluating John Calipari + Final Four Picks

March 29th, 2022


Bob & Jeff breakdown the NCAA tournament, including their Final Four picks, and could John Calipari be heading to the NBA? We discuss 1:24: …

Coach K Final Run + Are Celtics Destined for No 1 Seed

March 23rd, 2022

Bob & Gary recap Coach K's Duke run & the NCAA tournament. Also, are the Celtics destined to take over the East?

1:42: Coach K's final run 4:58: Did Coach K miss out by not coaching in the NBA? 11:50: Favorites …

KG Night + Is Ray Allen Next?

March 15th, 2022


Bob & Gary recap KG Night at TD Garden, which included a surprise appearance from Ray Allen. Is Ray next?

Are The Celtics Title Contenders? + Coach K Cameron Farewell

March 9th, 2022


Bob, Jeff, and Gary discuss if the Boston Celtics can win it all.

Plus, can the Brooklyn Nets turn around their season? And they react to Coach K's …

Is Ja Morant the Best Show in Basketball? + The Harden Embiid Duo

March 3rd, 2022


Bob, Jeff, and Gary discuss how the James Harden and Joel Embiid duo has looked through two games & why Ja Morant could be the best show in …

Juwan Howard Suspension + Bronny James

February 23rd, 2022


Bob, Jeff, and Gary discuss Michigan head coach Juwan Howard's suspension due to his alteration with Wisconsin's Greg Gard. Also, will Lebron James play with Bronny within the next couple of years?

0:48: Juwan Howard …

Why Jeff Loves The Derrick White + Celtics Trade

February 15th, 2022


Jeff reacts to the James Harde for Ben Simmons trade and how it will shake up the Eastern Conference.  They also discuss the Celtics' current eight-game winning streak and the acquisition of Derrick White, and more.  …

Who Won The James Harden Ben Simmons Deal

February 12th, 2022


Bob & Gary breakdown the James Harden & Ben Simmons deal between the 76ers and Nets, along with all of the other big NBA trades that went down ahead of Thursday's deadline

1:22: James Harden for Ben Simmons; how …

Grading Kyrie Irving & The Nets + Are The Suns Destined to win a Championship?

February 3rd, 2022


Bob & Gary discuss how scary the 2021-22 Suns are this year but can they win it all? Plus, we grade Kyrie Irving's return, talk about what it means for the Nets, and guess whether or not the Sixers will trade Ben …

Celtics Lack Chemistry + Is Grayson Allen Dirty?

January 25th, 2022


How will the Celtics address its roster concerns ahead of the NBA trade deadline? 

Also, did Grayson Allen deserve to be suspended? We discuss

0:30: …

Perk Calls Out KD & Harden + Can The Lakers Turn Their Season Around?

January 21st, 2022


Is Kendrick Perkins' criticism towards Kevin Durant & James Harden valid?

Also, could Frank Vogel's job be in jeopardy? The Lakers remain a .500 …

The Ja Morant Era + Are The Warriors Unbeatable?

January 13th, 2022


Is this the beginning of the Ja Morant era & with Klay Thompson back, are the Warriors destined to capture another NBA title? 

1:16: Is the Ja Morant Era coming? 5:54: Luka Doncic or Ja Morant? 7:12: Does Klay …

Kyrie Irving is Back + Are the Bulls & Grizzlies Legit?

January 6th, 2022


What will Kyrie Irving's comeback mean for the Nets, and are the Bulls & Grizzlies legitimate threats to their respective conferences? We discuss …

COVID Ravaging The NBA + Ja Morant Rise to Stardom

December 29th, 2021


How can the NBA do its best to recover from its players' missing games due to COVID-19 health & safety protocols? 

Also, Grizzlies' Ja Morant is …

Steph Curry Legacy + Danny Ainge Joins Utah Jazz

December 17th, 2021


Bob & Jeff react to Steph Curry breaking the NBA's career 3-point record, and Danny Ainge taking on a new role with the Utah Jazz

1:27: Reactions …

First Time Bob Watched Larry Bird Play + Is Kevin Durant Top 5 All Time?

December 7th, 2021


Bob shares an extraordinary Larry Bird story; we debate where Kevin Durant belongs on the NBA all-time list & how good will the Warriors be when Klay Thompson returns?

1:40: Where will Kevin Durant rank all-time? …

Warriors & Suns Reign Over The West + Can Lakers Bounce Back?

November 30th, 2021


Steph Curry has been electric while the Suns' winning streak continues, could this be the beginning of a new rivalry and will they still be the two …

The Backlash of LeBron James Vs. Isaiah Stewart

November 23rd, 2021


In response to Lebron James & Isaiah Stewarts' respective suspension, we react to the NBA's punishment. Also, find out why a popular pornstar is …

Here Come The Warriors + Are The Wizards Real?

November 17th, 2021


Steph Curry & the Warriors are rolling but is anyone surprised? Also, how real are the Wizards in the east, and should the Nets be worried? …

Hard Pass On Ben Simmons to Boston? + Here Come Steph Curry & Warriors

November 9th, 2021


What would it take to get Ben Simmons to the Celtics & should both sides be considering this move?

Also, is it too early to call the Warriors a …

What Is Wrong With The Celtics?

November 3rd, 2021


After a 2-5 start, Celtics' Marcus Smart calls out Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown. How did they get here? Also, how good are the Bulls? & Jeff …

Does Russell Westbrook Fit in LA? + NBA Top 75 List

October 26th, 2021


Will Russell Westbrook fit in with the Lakers this season? We discuss, along with the NBA's Top 75 players list, an altercation between Anthony Davis & Dwight Howard, and much more

1:20: Anthony Davis & Dwight …

Ben Simmons + Sixers & The 2021-22 NBA Preview

October 20th, 2021


Gary Tanguay joins Bob & Jeff as the three previews of the 2021-22 NBA season, including an update on the Ben Simmons situation in Philly. 

Also, our favorites to win it all, underdog teams, and much more

1:00:  The …

NBA & COVID Vaccine Policy + Eastern Conference Underdogs

October 6th, 2021


Bob & Jeff discuss Andrew Wiggins' major decision; what it could mean for Kyrie Irving and the NBA and debate which underrated teams in the …

Doc Rivers + Ben Simmons' Future & What's Next For Kyrie Irving?

September 28th, 2021


How will it all play out for Doc Rivers, Ben Simmons, and the 76ers? Bob & Jeff discuss. 

Also, will Kyrie Irving be forced to miss games this season? And Jason Kidd interestingly calls out Luka Doncic at Media Day

HOF Reaction + College Basketball Ranks

September 16th, 2021


Bob & Jeff discuss the 2021 Hall Of Fame Inductees, Also, John Wall's situation with the Rockets, Aaron Gordon's extension with the Nuggets, …

Best of Summer 2021: Giannis' Legacy, The 2021-22 Lakers & TJ McConnell

September 13th, 2021


In our best of summer 2021 episode, we re-visit our best segments over the past few months, including our interview with TJ McConnell, Bob's take on …

Is The Marcus Smart Contract Best For 2022 Celtics?

August 18th, 2021


Bob & Jeff discuss Marcus Smart's contract extension and what it means for the Celtics' future. Also, Joel Embiid's supermax contract, and will …

Celtics Sign Dennis Schroder + Tatum & Brown's Relationship

August 12th, 2021


What does the Dennis Schroder signing mean for the Celtics and the rest of the Eastern Conference?

Also, how much pressure is Ime Udoka heading into his first season as head coach and Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown's …

Can Westbrook & The Lakers Win a Title & Are The 2021-22 Celtics Doomed?

August 4th, 2021


Bob & Jeff recap NBA Free Agency's biggest signings & Russell Westbrook heading to the Lakers; what does it mean for the rest of the NBA? 

Also, what's next for the Celtics and their offseason moves?

0:56: …

2021 NBA Draft: Is Cade Cunningham The Next Luka Doncic?

July 27th, 2021


Bob & Jeff preview this week's 2021 NBA Draft, including top prospect Cade Cunningham; who's being compared to All-Star Luka Doncic. 

Also, Giannis Antetokounmpo's legacy after guiding the Bucks to an NBA title

NBA Finals Predictions & What's Next For Ben Simmons?

July 17th, 2021


Bob & Jeff discuss the NBA Finals, including Giannis Antetokounmpo's epic Game 4 performance, Devin Booker's impact, and predict who will win it all. Also, Sixers' Ben Simmons is on the trade block

1:13: Seeing Suns …

Ime Udoka Expectations + Will Khris Middleton & Bucks Prevail?

June 30th, 2021


Celtics' Ime Udoka's receiving the highest of praise for a rookie head coach; Bob & Jeff explain. 

Are the Bucks doomed without Giannis Antetokounmpo? What's next for Chauncey Billups and the Trail Blazers and Bob …

TJ McConnell Interview, Ayton's Impact & Are The Hawks Legit?

June 24th, 2021


TJ McConnell joins Bob & Jeff to talk about his NBA career, upbringing, and his upcoming free agency process. 

Ryan & Goodman also break down the Western Conference finals, including DeAndre Ayton's impact …

The Sixers Are In Trouble & Can Giannis Save the Bucks?

June 17th, 2021


The Bucks & Sixers are both on the brink of elimination; which team will prevail in the East?

Bob & Jeff discuss. Also, which NBA team has the most attractive head coaching vacancy?

1:00: Will injuries …

Is Kevin Durant The Greatest Scorer Ever? & Nikola Jokic Wins MVP

June 11th, 2021


Bob & Jeff break down the second round of the NBA Playoffs, including Kevin Durant; is he the greatest scorer we've ever seen? 

Nikola Jokic wins …

Brad Stevens Replaces Danny Ainge + What's Next For Celtics?

June 3rd, 2021


Ryan & Goodman react to Danny Ainge and the Celtics' big announcement. As Brad Stevens transitions into the front office, will it make the …

Celtics Fans Vs. Kyrie Irving & Are The Nets Unstoppable?

May 27th, 2021


Bob & Jeff respond to Kyrie Irving's "subtle racism" comments about Celtics fans at TD Garden & are the Nets an unstoppable force in the NBA Playoffs?

0:58: Jeff's story at his daughter's game 2:00: Running into …

NBA Play-In Recap & Are The Lakers In Trouble?

May 20th, 2021


Bob & Jeff recap the NBA's exciting Play-In Tournament that included an epic showdown between LeBron James & Steph Curry, and Jayson Tatum dropped 50 points for the Celtics. 

But, how good are the Lakers heading …

Chris Forsberg Interview: What's Next For Brad Stevens & The Celtics?

May 12th, 2021


NBC Sports Boston's Chris Forsberg chimes in on what went wrong with the 2020-21 Celtics. 

Will Boston consider firing Brad Stevens or Danny Ainge? Chris joins Bob & Jeff as the three explore options, make …

Are The Lakers in Trouble? + Russell Westbrook's Triple-Doubles

May 7th, 2021


Will LeBron James and the Lakers partake in the NBA's Play-In Tournament & is Brad Stevens or Jaylen Brown leaving the Celtics a foregone conclusion?

Jeff explains and Bob delivers his take on Russell Westbrook …

Are Lakers Still The Favorites? & Kevin Love Has Checked Out

April 27th, 2021


Should Los Angeles be concerned over LeBron James' health and are the Lakers still favorites to win the West? 

Also, Kevin Love's odd behavior in …

Are The Knicks Legit? & Brad Stevens Recommits To Boston

April 22nd, 2021


Bob & Jeff discuss New York's incredible winning streak and how Tom Thibodeau is an early candidate for Coach of the Year honors but can the Knicks win a playoff series this year?

Also, Brad Stevens "recommits" and …

NCAA Transfer Rule Change & Are The Celtics Back?

April 15th, 2021


Bob & Jeff discuss NCAA's game-changing transfer rule change and what it means for the future. Also, the Knicks are hanging around while Jayson …

How Baylor Beat Gonzaga In The NCAA Championship

April 8th, 2021


Bob & Jeff break down Baylor upsetting Gonzaga, Roy Williams' replacement, and much more in this new episode

Final Four Preview: Is Gonzaga Destined To Win It All?

April 1st, 2021


Bob & Jeff preview this week's NCAA Final Four games. Will Gonzaga advance and which underdog team should we look out for? 

Also, UCLA's upset …

NBA Trade Deadline Winners & NCAA Sweet 16

March 26th, 2021


Bob & Jeff breakdown one of the biggest trade deadlines in NBA history but which team was the grandest winner of them all? 

They discuss and get you ready for NCAA's Sweet 16

0:57: Was Lonzo Ball the second-biggest …

Brad Stevens' Future In Boston + NCAA March Madness

March 18th, 2021


Is there a realistic chance we see a split between Brad Stevens and the Celtics? Bob & Jeff discuss. 

Also, they preview the NCAA Basketball tournament, comb through its storylines and make their predictions

2:20: …

What Should Happen To Meyers Leonard? + The Fate Of Duke & NCAA Basketball

March 11th, 2021


Bob & Jeff react to Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard for using an anti-Semitic slur, the Nets signing Blake Griffin, and the breaking news from Duke & NCAA men's basketball

Should Celtics Look Into Trading Jaylen Brown?

March 4th, 2021


Jeff explains why the Celtics should look into trading Jaylen Brown, his favorite options for Boston as the trade deadline approaches, and Bob makes …

The Celtics Downfall: Who's Most At Fault? & NBA All Star Snubs

February 25th, 2021


What's gone terribly wrong with the Celtics and is the season salvageable? Bob & Jeff Discuss. 

Also, NBA All-Star selections were announced; who was snubbed? & NCAA March Madness is back.

1:03: How Jeff stumped …

Jay King Interview: How Can The Celtics Rewrite The Ship Or Is It Too Late?

February 18th, 2021


The Athletic's Jay King checks in to talk about the struggling Celtics, how Danny Ainge can repair the roster and how much blame does Brad Stevens …

Kenny Anderson Interview: The NBA Journey, Celtics Memories & Lessons Learned

February 11th, 2021


New York basketball legend Kenny Anderson takes Bob & Jeff through the ups and downs of his NBA career. 

Kenny talks about what it took for him to reach the pros, life after the NBA, and how lucky Kenny is to still …

Plans For The 2021 NBA All-Star Game + Remembering John Chaney

February 3rd, 2021


Are you excited about the NBA's tentative All-Star weekend plans for Atlanta?

Bob & Jeff weigh in. Also, the Celtics topped the Warriors & the Nets topped the Clippers. What does it mean for both teams & a …

Marc Stein Interview: Thoughts on Nets' Big 3 + Jaylen Brown's Ascension

January 27th, 2021


Marc Stein joins Bob & Jeff to evaluate Brooklyn's new Big 3 of Kyrie Irving, James Harden & Kevin Durant. Can Steve Nash make this work? 

Also, how great is Jaylen Brown and what are the Celtics' legitimate …

Kyrie Is Back + Nets' 'Big 3' & Is Joel Embiid On Pace For MVP?

January 21st, 2021


Kyrie Irving is back to complete Brooklyn's new 'Big 3' but what does this mean for the Eastern Conference, including the Celtics? 

Also, Joel Embiid is having an early MVP-like season; are the Sixers a legitimate …

Jon Horst Interview: Giannis Antetokounmpo + Bucks' Evolution

January 12th, 2021


Milwaukee Bucks GM Jon Horst joins Bob & Jeff as he takes them through the before and after stages of Giannis Antetokounmpo re-signing with the …

Rick Carlisle Interview: Luka Doncic, Celtics Memories + Mark Cuban

January 6th, 2021


Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle joins Bob and Jeff to discuss Luka Doncic's superstar talent, fondest Celtics memories, and what working with Mark Cuban has been like over the years

2:05: NBA life since COVID-19 …

David Blatt Interview: Euro Legends + Coaching LeBron James & Kyrie Irving

December 31st, 2020


Former Cavaliers head coach David Blatt joins Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman to discuss his coaching career, including his time in Europe and in Cleveland coaching LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

1:25: Goodman & Blatt …

Tommy Amaker Interview: College Days At Duke & Coaching At Harvard

December 22nd, 2020


Harvard's Men's Basketball coach joins Bob & Jeff to talk about his program and how it been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Tommy also talks about his playing days at Duke in the 1980s and what coaching at …

Gary Tanguay Interview: Bring James Harden To Boston

December 15th, 2020


Gary Tanguay believes the Celtics need to trade for James Harden in order to be champion contenders. Bob strongly disagrees and Jeff chimes in on the debate.

Is Boston in big trouble?

2:22: Why Gary wants James Harden …

James Harden To Nets? & No Kemba Walker Spells Danger For Celtics

December 8th, 2020


James Harden's trade demand stands as the Houston Rockets have a decision to make, will they trade with Brooklyn? Bob & Jeff discuss how things …

Grant Williams Interview: Celtics Growing Pains & Mentoring Rookies

November 30th, 2020


Celtics forward Grant Williams joins Bob & Jeff as he recaps his rookie year in Boston. He talks about the biggest challenges, adapting to the NBA and how teammates like Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, and Daniel Theis …

Brad Stevens Interview: Jayson Tatum's Growth + 2020 Celtics Draft

November 24th, 2020


Celtics head coach Brad Stevens looks ahead to the 2021 NBA season; what he expects from Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown as leaders and Kemba …

Klay Thompson Injury + Who Won The2020 NBA Draft?

November 19th, 2020


Bob & Jeff react to the 2020 NBA Draft and discuss which teams came up big, which trades will make the most impact and how will the Warriors respond to the devastating Klay Thompson news?

1:28: Goodman boarded an …

Stephen Silas Interview: Rockets' Future + Managing Harden & Westbrook

November 10th, 2020


Rockets head coach Stephen Silas joins Bob & Jeff to talk about how he landed the new coaching gig in Houston, what's next for the Rockets, and his approach to managing the likes of James Harden & Russell …

How Good Is LaMelo Ball? + Warriors' NBA Draft Decision

November 6th, 2020


Bob & Jeff discuss LaMelo Ball's NBA ceiling, what the Golden State Warriors should do with the No. 2 pick in this year's NBA Draft & the …

Daryl Morey + Doc Rivers & Is the Process Over In Philly?

October 29th, 2020


What's going to happen next in Philly? Bob & Jeff break it all down following the hiring of Daryl Morey. 

Also, is Marcus Smart's contract too …

2020's Biggest NBA Free Agent + Pacers Hire Nate Bjorkgren

October 21st, 2020


Bob & Jeff react to the hiring of the Pacers' newest head coach and discuss what's next for Indiana.

Jeff says who the NBA's biggest free agent …

2020 Champion Lakers + The Rich Paul Era

October 12th, 2020


Ryan & Goodman recap the 2020 Lakers & NBA Finals, including LeBron James' longevity & future. 

Also, agent Rich Paul's influence on the …

Is LeBron The GOAT?

October 7th, 2020


On the verge of capturing his fourth NBA title, LeBron James' case is stronger now more than ever but is LeBron is the greatest of all-time?

  2:53: Will we see a Game 6 in the NBA Finals? 6:18: Jimmy Butler's in Game 3 …

Is Brad Stevens On The Hot Seat? + NBA Finals Preview

September 29th, 2020


Bob & Jeff discuss the disappointing end to the Celtics' playoff run, who's to blame? 

Also, how much of a chance are we giving the Heat in the NBA Finals against the Lakers? Tune in to find out

0:45: I didn't see …

Are Celtics Done? + Lakers & Nuggets WCF

September 24th, 2020


Can the Celtics come back from a 3-1 hole?

Ryan & Goodman discuss and the Western Conference Finals between the Lakers & Nuggets

1:07: What I …

Can Nuggets Beat The Lakers? + Kemba Walker & Celtics Issues

September 17th, 2020


How did the Nuggets stun the Clippers? Bob & Jeff explain and their chances against the Lakers. 

Also, with Kemba Walker struggling, do the Celtics have enough to beat Miami?

1:31: "The Clippers are the …

Celtics + Raptors Game 7 & Can Rondo Keep This Up for LA?

September 10th, 2020


Bob & Jeff preview Game 7 between the Celtics & Raptors and break down the series. 

Also, can Rajon Rondo keep this up for the Lakers? It …

Ryan McDonough Interview: Steve Nash Hiring + NBA Finals Prediction

September 3rd, 2020


Former NBA GM Ryan McDonough joins Bob and Jeff to talk about the Nets hiring Steve Nash, how good the Heat are right now and recap Game 7 between the Thunder & Rockets

2:22: Bob Ryan attended Ryan McDonough …

Bucks Boycott, Jacob Blake Shooting + What is Next For the NBA?

August 27th, 2020


Bob and Jeff review the NBA's past 24 hours, including the Bucks boycott, meetings between the players and the league, the Jacob Blake shooting and what's next for the NBA

1:10: Initial reaction to the Bucks boycotting …

Is Jayson Tatum a Top 10 Player? + Sixers & Brett Brown's Future

August 21st, 2020


Bob & Goodman discuss if Jayson Tatum has reached top-10 status, Brett Brown's future in Philly and what's next for the Sixers?

Also, who should …

Celtics + NBA Playoffs Preview

August 14th, 2020


How deep can the Celtics go in the NBA Playoffs? Also, we discuss potential Western Conference upsets in the west and recap the NBA's seeding games

TJ Warren & Michael Porter Jr. Dominate + Celtics Concerns

August 7th, 2020


Bob & Jeff recap the opening week of the NBA restart, including TJ Warren shocking the league.

Also, is this the turning point for Michael Porter Jr.? And how bad can it get for the Celtics? All that and more in …

Lakers vs Clippers + NBA Players Kneel During Anthem

July 31st, 2020


The NBA is officially back. Bob & Jeff breakdown the league's Thursday night doubleheader and discuss the topic of players kneeling during the National Anthem plus much more!

1:06: How normal the NBA’s Thursday …

Michael Carter Williams Interview: First Game in NBA Bubble, Battling Depression + NBA Journey

July 24th, 2020


Magic guard Michael Carter Williams joins Bob & Jeff from Orlando where he played his first game in the NBA Bubble. Williams tells us what life post-COVID-19 has been like. 

He also talks about his NBA journey and …

Gary Washburn Interview: Will NBA Pull it Off in Orlando? + Kyrie Irving's Time in Boston

July 17th, 2020


A quarantined Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe joins Bob & Jeff from Orlando to talk about the likelihood of the NBA pulling off its return from …

Duncan Robinson Interview: Life Inside NBA Bubble in Orlando

July 10th, 2020


Heat forward Duncan Robinson takes Bob & Jeff inside the NBA bubble in Orlando.

Robinson also talks about John Beilein, being an undrafted/former D3 athlete and what that was like, the Miami Heat organization and …

Chris Mannix: Are Sixers Title Contenders? + The Kyrie Influence

June 24th, 2020


SI's Chris Mannix joins Bob & Jeff to talk about the NBA Playoffs, including which team has the best chances under such circumstances. The Sixers are a top-team, according to Mannix.

Also, can Kyrie Irving actually …

What's Next for Kyrie Irving & NBA? + Classic Bob Ryan Stories

June 17th, 2020


What's the alternative for Kyrie Irving and others who don't want to go to Orlando to resume the NBA season? We discuss.

Also, Bob Ryan reveals stories behind some of his greatest books

3:18: Bob is going out to eat for …

NBA Is Back: Predictions + Concerns

June 12th, 2020


Bob and Jeff discuss the NBA's return to the 2019-2020 season in Orlando. How will the new format affect its players?

Also, Lakers or Clippers; which LA team will win the west and are the Sixers or Celtics the biggest …

Cedric Maxwell Interview: Larry Bird + Celtics Memories

June 5th, 2020


Celtics legend & 1981 NBA Finals MVP Cedric Maxwell reveals he wish he had a better relationship with Larry Bird to Bob & Jeff in this exclusive interview.

Max also talks about what it was like to be a black pro …

Tacko Fall Interview: Celtics, NCAA + Life Story

May 29th, 2020


Bob and Jeff talk to Tacko Fall about his first year in the NBA, life in Boston and his basketball journey.

3:28: Tacko Fall’s first basketball experience

9:20: The first Senegalese basketball player Tacko Fall ever met

Georges Niang Interview: Rudy Gobert, COVID-19 & Utah Jazz

May 20th, 2020


Jazz forward Georges Niang joins Bob & Jeff to talk about the night Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, how his teammates reacted and future plans in Utah

1:49: The events of March 12; the night Rudy Gobert …

Bill Walton Interview: Favorite John Wooden + Larry Bird Memories

May 11th, 2020


Bill Walton takes a trip down memory lane from his days of playing for the great John Wooden to funny times in Boston alongside Larry Bird and the Celtics.

4:10: The day Bob Ryan met Bill Walton

7:20: When Bill Walton …

Jay Wright: Villanova Stories, NCAA + Ryan Arcidiacono

May 7th, 2020


Villanova head coach Jay Wright joins Bob & Jeff to talk about coaching in the NCAA, NBA's recent rule changes and Bulls guard Ryan Arcidiacono …

Sam Smith: The Jordan & Bulls Era

May 1st, 2020


NBA writer Sam Smith joins Bob & Jeff to talk about Michael Jordan and the Bulls, "The Last Dance" documentary and unforgettable stories about …

Dave Cowens Interview: Favorite Celtics Memories

April 22nd, 2020


Celtics legend Dave Cowens joins Bob and Jeff and shares some of his favorite stories about his time in Boston


1:35: On being a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer

2:52: Why isn’t Johnny Most in the basketball hall-of-fame?

Jalen Green & How New NBA Rule Will Affect NCAA

April 17th, 2020


How will Jalen Green's decision to bypass college and head to the NBA's G League impact NCAA Basketball's future? Bob and Jeff break it down.

Also, …

Pat Connaughton Interview: His NBA Journey + 2020 Bucks

April 8th, 2020


Bucks guard Pat Connaughton joins Bob Ryan and Jeff Goodman to talk about his path to the NBA, Milwaukee dominating the Eastern Conference and why …

Doc Rivers Interview: Clippers Future + Ray Allen, Celtics Big 3 Reunion

April 2nd, 2020


Doc Rivers joins Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman to talk about his career with the Clippers; his relationship with Kawhi Leonard and Lou Williams and how …

Bob Hurley & Sean Woods Discuss 1992 Duke & Kentucky Classic

March 24th, 2020


Special guests Bob Hurley and Sean Woods join Bob Ryan and Jeff Goodman to reminisce over playing in the 1992 NCAA Classic between Duke & Kentucky. 

They talk about what "The Shot" means today and what it was like …

Coronavirus Update in Sports + NCAA & Rick Pitino

March 15th, 2020


As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) shuts down the sports world, what happens next? Bob and Jeff discuss. 

Also, what will the NCAA do? And Rick Pitino lands a new gig as Iona's newest head coach. Ryan and Goodman react

Coronavirus Impact + Kemba Walker Concerns

March 11th, 2020


Bob and Jeff discuss the Conronavirus impacting the NBA and what's going to happen next. Also, should Celtics fans be worried about Kemba Walker's …

Tom Brady Saga + Spike Lee vs Knicks

March 6th, 2020


Bob and Jeff react to the recent Tom Brady news surrounding his free agency and decide which side they're on when it comes to the recent feud between …

Superstar Jayson Tatum + How Do You Fix the Sixers?

February 27th, 2020


Bob Ryan & Goodman discuss the short list of young NBA players that are better than Jayson Tatum right now & are Brett Brown's days in Philly numbered and how can they fix the Sixers?

Also, Coach K's situation …

Will Brad Stevens Win a Title? + Beilein Resigns

February 20th, 2020


Bob & Jeff discuss what went wrong with the Cavaliers and John Beilien and go into a discussion about Brad Stevens possibly becoming the most …

Jayson Tatum will be a Hall of Famer & Celtics All-Time Great + College Hoops Round Up

February 12th, 2020


It's another week in the hoops world, and another episode of the Jeff Goodman and Bob Ryan NBA Podcast.

Jeff and Bob discuss Bobby Knights epic homecoming at IU. 


Goodman cannot help but gloat that Jayson Tatum is …

Tragic Death of Kobe Bryant

January 27th, 2020


Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman reflect on the life and career of Kobe Bryant.

Kansas KSU Brawl + DeMarcus Cousins Conversation

January 23rd, 2020


Jeff and Bob discuss the Kansas-KSU fight and Goodman reveals how he settled his differences with DeMarcus Cousins prior to the Celtics-Lakers game. Rajon Rondo even made an appearance while Cousins and Goodman hashed …

Zion or Ja Morant? + Kyrie Being Kyrie

January 17th, 2020


Who will have a better career Zion Williamson or Ja Morant? Bob and Jeff discuss. 

Also, Kyrie Irving turns into Kyrie the GM. What do Ryan and Goodman make of his recent comments over the makeup of the Nets' roster? 

Anthony Davis' Future + Carmelo Anthony's Comeback Season

January 8th, 2020


Anthony Davis rejects Lakers' contract extension offer, Bob & Jeff explore the big man's options after 2020.

Also, they assess Carmelo Anthony's impact in Portland and what it will mean to Melo's legacy

Isaiah Thomas Needs to Grow Up + NCAA Power Rankings

December 23rd, 2019


Jeff tells the story of why Isaiah Thomas blocked him on Twitter while him and Bob both react to Thomas' two-game suspension for confronting a fan in Philadelphia. 

Bob and Jeff also go through NCAA Men's Basketball …

Around the NBA: LeBron & Bronny Relationship + Bucks Streak Snapped + Commissioner David Stern

December 18th, 2019


Legendary Scribe, Bob Ryan & Iconic NBA Insider, Jeff Goodman take you on a tour of the NBA, the way THEY see it!

After discussing their use of eye glasses(?), they start their NBA road trip. First stop is Milwaukee …

Knicks, Fizdale Firing | Potential NBA Changes

December 9th, 2019


Bob Ryan returns to the show, offering his opinion on the Knicks organization and the mess in New York. Jeff Goodman offers his opinion on potential …

James Harden: Best Offensive Player in NBA History? | John Calipari on the Hot Seat (sorta)

November 19th, 2019


The historical context of what James Harden is doing for the Houston Rockets can only be measured by what Bob Ryan says and knows.  This is Wilt Chamberlain territory.  Does the basketball scribe himself actually …

Top 5 NBA Players Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman Would PAY to Watch + They Are More Concerned About Hayward's Absence for the Celtics + The Luka Dončić Love fest

November 12th, 2019


Jeff Goodman and Bob Ryan are back and this time, on location, from the brand new (kinda) TD Garden! 

Recorded following the Celtics - Mavericks …

Gordon Hayward Is Back + Lakers No. 1 In The West

November 9th, 2019


Gordon Hayward's impressive week is making Goodman believe the Celtics should be the favorite out of the Eastern Conference. Also, Bob Ryan reacts to …

Embiid vs Towns + Warriors' Future

November 1st, 2019


Jeff and Bob discuss a wild week in the NBA, they react to the fight between Joel Embiid & Karl Anthony Towns.

Plus, talk about Steph Curry's …

The Great Debate: Kyrie vs Kemba + Celtics vs Sixers w/ Ian Thomsen & Tom Keegan

October 25th, 2019


Basketball legends collide as longtime NBA expert, Ian Thomsen & Tom Keegan, lead columnist for the Boston Herald join Bob Ryan and Jeff Goodman …

Position by Position Preview of the Boston Celtics + Bob's Fair Warning to the Nets About Kyrie Irivng

October 17th, 2019


Episode 2 is here! The legendary Bob Ryan and acclaimed basketball insider, Jeff Goodman are back, as promised. 

The journalists sip some coffee and Sambucca at The Legacy Club of Boston while they casually review each …

2019-20 NBA Top Preseason Storylines

October 10th, 2019


Bob Ryan and Jeff Goodman take a trip around the Association as the NBA preseason gets underway. The two basketball legends talk about the controversy in China and the on court battle for LA and NY supremacy. Can James …

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