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Great content - should be 5-star but...

by griggsf on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Brian Windhorst delivers - great insight, moves around the league. Some of his guests (J McMullen, R Shelbourne) and even Andrew Han compliment Brian well and the conversation flows. This podcast loses me whenever Tim Bontemps or Dave McMenamin are on they just step ALL OVER Windhorst and all the other guests. Listening skills are so poor for some and it prevents a listener from hearing the end of a comment or statement. Their egos seem too big, which is exactly what I don’t expect from a Windhorst podcast. I’ll reevaluate my rating in a few episodes but either have the professional guests act professional or don’t have them on. Sorry Brian and Andrew.

Horrible host

by meow? on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I realize this man just got to espn after following lebum like a child molester watching his every step from 6th grade to high school. But he now tries to be a basketball analyst while not knowing of the rest of the nba. But keep this man on the staff so espn can have one fat man on their staff

The Gold Standard

by Verbal_Math on
Rating: ★★★★★

Windy is the best. His guests are the best. Andrew Han has emerged as an awesome foil to Windy. Everyone is super informed, engaging, smart, insightful, and has the right approach; you can’t take this all too seriously, so make it fun. This is the best basketball podcast.

Low tier pod

by Eyikq on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Jesus man, very low level analysis. Sometimes i feel like windhorst just makes up “sources” so he can input his opinion on a situation without backlash. I recommend The Lowe Post for analysis or Jalen and Jacoby for entertainment, this is the worst of both worlds imo

Truehoop crew was so much better

by sadithadtobethisway12344 on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

This podcast is so boring. The old pod was so much fun. They combined the seriousness of ESPN with a looseness that is needed. Now it’s just boring and not really fun at all. Really went downhill. Unfortunate.

Cut the Producer

by Jay_licious on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Don’t listen to this pod to get Andrew Han’s opinion.

I respect good journalism

by bobibouche on
Rating: ★★★★★

This pod is a welcome reprieve from the fake debate talk show format ESPN embraced. Windhorst, MacMullen, & McMahon are no nonsense reporters who speculate only when brainstorming their tips to form theories, but never for clicks or subs; which is why I sub to this & not “ The Jump”.

Rumors and Gossip

by Eddie322 on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

The podcast was lead by Brian Windhorst into the rumors and gossip category. League sources in this era are not to be trusted but Brian makes up rumors whole cloth. The final straw was saying the Pelicans didn’t negotiate in good faith with the Lakers about Anthony Davis. There are other hosts that offer some insight into the NBA. My only complaint about them is they are biased toward their sources which seem to be regional. This is kind of sad podcast if you’re interested in basketball discussions about NBA teams not named, the Celtics, Lakers, Knicks, Mavericks, Rockets and Warriors. There are other team in the league with news but this podcast seems to fall back on rumors and controversy to keep it’s listened count.

Too much of the same

by itisjustknupp on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

At this point it feels like I’m just listening to the same podcast over and over again. Nothing but talking about Anthony Davis, the Lakers, and the Celtics over and over again. I get that these are big stories but for the love of god there is other stuff going on in the NBA

Get rid of Han

by Sbw35352535 on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

I would like to listen to the experts. First Jade, now Han...

Set windy free

by Giljunie on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

The gaggle of “analysts” and Nichols eating while recording is just too much. On top of the unprofessional producer interjecting his most wittiest comments which interrupt the flow of the actual analysts lol


by The Real KMK on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

The episodes with Jackie Mac and Banned McMahan are really good. But I can’t stand Andrew Hahn’s interjections or his insufferable banter with Windhorst. Definitely not Cajones factor producer of the month.


by Danny_peru on
Rating: ★★★★★

Need the cowboy McMan music back.. otherwise it’s 🔥🔥🔥


by Chris_Lakers on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is a fun podcast to hear NBA insiders chat about the latest news in the league!

Brian can't even say its name

by Rick Hawes on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

The name of this podcast is ridiculous. Calling out Brian Windhorst and still calling it a "collective" is an oxymoron. It is so bad that Brian refuses to speak it. So, every podcast starts with tiresome banter between Brian and his producer to get the name out. Please stop it ESPN.

Brian and company

by alexquertyfhauhxjn on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is a good podcast to listen to when your craving some nba news. Good insight from everyone.

Long history of show reviews. The recent rendition is good to go.

by jrphillips1102 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This show has reviews from 10 years ago and certainly those don’t reflect what the show is now. With Windy at the helm every podcast I like the consistently solid crew and conversation. Last year I just wanted to listen to the hardcore episodes with Brian to compliment the Lowe and Woj pods but it wasn’t happening. Now, as long as he can remember to say it, with the podcast having Brian lead it is going in the right direction.

my main man brian

by BeardedYeezus on
Rating: ★★★★★

forget woj. when it comes to covering basketball, brian is the goat.

Watered down

by nabzpv on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Brian and Tim are great, but this pod is just missing something—it’s just bland. More Amin would be a good start.

Great podcast

by RL90_ on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love this podcast it’s the only one I really look forward to and usually listen right away. Keep up the good work.


by cesdfa on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

I like the content on the pod, however it is really annoying when everyone is talking and they keep talking over each other. Long awkward pauses.

Needs a new host

by Dru Downy Jr on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

This pod is vanilla, you get all this basic info off ESPN or any other sports media outlets. Shake it up, dive deeper, get players to host. UNSUBSCRIBING TILL CHANGES ARE MADE.

Great Episode

by ElToro90 on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

I download all episodes and generally like all the analysts. I’ve never commented before but this episode with Goldsberry and Bontempts (January 14) was excellent. Real analysis of rosters and coaching decisions.

Dope pod

by aleeisgarcia on
Rating: ★★★★★

Dope podcast, good reporting and some cool conversations with Jackie McMullen and other good guests one of my favorite NBA pods

McMahon is awful

by ZSP42 on
Rating: ★★★★☆

Decent insider stuff but McMahon always tries to make it his show and tries too hard to play the heel/tough guy


by NBAaddict on
Rating: ★★★★★

One of the best NBA podcasts ever. My must listen! Jackie is a Goddess and forever my celebrity crush now. McMan is the crazy that keeps the show on its toes. Brian is of course fantabulous.

Windy is The Man

by yf75 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I like Windhorst’s general tone, delivery and measured perspectives , as he nicely integrates his fluid cast. He is very knowledgeable about the league and McMahon is an all world Troll. Hilarious. And Jackie Mac is an undeniable legend . More Timmy Goodtimes Bontempts would be a plus.

TV Brian is awesome.... podcast Brian. Ehh

by Nobody's better than me on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Quality of the audio is my biggest turnoff. After listening to Brian’s competition, I just don’t get how the ESPN backed audio quality is placed in reversed. Content is good, Nick Fridell as a guest is good, but this podcast needs an upgrade.

Evil white lady

by big time smockin on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Honestly I love windy but can’t stand that racist monkey Jackie MacMullen. If she is off the show I’ll start listening again

Great podcast

by Shawncp1688 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Great NBA podcast enjoy it twice a week.

Stop being lazy

by bharris901 on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Windhorst’s refusal to intro the podcast and instead ask his producer, “What am I supposed to say?” is lazy and just a really weird look. Love listening to him and his guests, as this has become one of my favorite hoops podcasts. But Windhorst just comes off lazy and unorganized. Why openly declare your unwillingness to subscribe? Why mock your producers cues to switch topics rather than just move the conversation yourself? It just makes for a weird listen to a podcast with some really awesome content.

I would not recommend

by Jpizzle mynizzle offsahizzle on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

This podcast is full of wrong facts and incorrect analysis. Not to mention the host being completely uninformed and ill prepared.

Da bomb

by NLS20 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Brian pods forever - love everyone #onhere

Still waters 🧁

by Lord Santechnik on
Rating: ★★★★★

I miss so much all the jingles were last season. 😌 They warmed me as quests pod parts (KB&KP and more). Anyway, this is still the best NBA podcast nowadays with noiseless discussions without harsh, offense, and overhyping.

This podcast is the perfect microcosm of ESPN

by Louis from Long Beach on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I really wanted to like this podcast but dear god. Just re-title this podcast old people complaining. I’ve given it 5 separate listens and 3 times I had to stop listening it’s just terrible.

Miss the little things

by trailingjohnson on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love the exchanges but production feels off in this season. Music awful. Seasons 1 the tone was right. Bring back Bam intro!!!

Bring back Banned McMahon

by Kathyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Love Jackie. Windhorst isn't bad. Just need Banned McMahon, Banned McMahon, he the baddest dude in all the land. Would be 5 stars if the song was back

Recorded in a cave?

by FrankCTompkins on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

I like Brian and LOVE Jackie Mac, but holy crap. Can the worldwide leader in sports afford an ISDN line?

Windhorst is a hater

by 97Beach on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Literally spends most of his time complaining about Russell Westbrook.. get some real insight and get the sour grapes out of ur mouth Brian

This is a very bad podcast

by miiiwhiii3388 on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

This podcast should just be called “Brian Windhorst complains” because that’s basically all that happens

I really want to like this...

by TyBlack on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

But the conversation is so dry and boring. Jackie is the only member with personality.

Interesting cast of characters

by 06107-19 on
Rating: ★★★★★

But Jackie Mac is clearly the “Rock Star.”

It’s like Ambien

by Rob in USA on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Brian Windhorst is a great podcast guest, but as a lead on his own podcast, he is boring AF. His energy level is low, and his co-hosts are worse. Whoever the guy is that answers Brian’s “tell me what I’m supposed to say” has GOT to wake up. I only listen when Jackie McMullen is a guest, and half the time even SHE gets sucked into the Sominex Vortex that is this podcast. That’s saying a lot because Jackie is one of my favorites.

Great podcast

by johnny blacksoxx on
Rating: ★★★★★

You have to bring back dudes intro, what happened to it. Brians is doing a get job. I love this podcast.

Windhorst- desperate to be a worn out geezer

by Toddzilla#toddzilla on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Can be an informative podcast, but listening to Windhorst go on and on about how important he is and how the world is hanging on his every word for aggregation purposes is tiring. Even more ridiculous, listening to Windhorst talk about how old, grizzled, and experienced he is (he remembers the olden days of Paul Pierce, Kobe Bryant, and Ray Allen- what an old school gray beard!). Maybe you should retire, Brian, if you're so old, tired, and worn out from all the knowledge you need to lug around. Poor guy. So much suffering he must endure-travel, aggregators, writing for a living. My bones ache from listening to him.

Excellent insights from the highest level NBA conversation

by Say Tone on
Rating: ★★★★★

I don’t know why there are so many 9yr old reviews here with one star. This new iteration of the podcast with Windhorst at the helm and Jackie MacMullen a regular contributor makes up the highest level of informed NBA discussion out there. I love it. Keep it coming. The Live-recorded game day episodes also highly entertaining and give an inside look to the players as human beings striving to compete in the most competitive setting on earth for the sport. Bravo.

Remove old reviews

by Hvyjunk2000 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This pod in its 2018 version is great. Multiple voices from around the league covering multiple teams and comes with some behind the scenes intel. This is in my NBA pod rotation. When I look here I see reviews from 5-10 years ago mentioning “Bowen”. This is NOT the same pod, NOT the same people. Should remove old reviews! It is tainting the current version of this pod!

One of the best NBA pods

by RT-CA on
Rating: ★★★★★

The core cast are all star NBA reporters who clearly love the game and love talking about it. Windhorst is great and unique host - as grumpy as he is likable - and McMullan and McMahon are as good as it gets as panelists; they all bring great insight born from years and decades of living the NBA. The rotating guest panelists like Kevin Arnovitz are almost universally excellent as well. Definitely a must listen for hoop heads.

The best

by Tom2266 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Windhorst is the best source of news in the nba.

Great work

by N8Sherman on
Rating: ★★★★★

I really enjoy the basketball diaries feature!