Bomani shares his takeaways from Zion Williamson's debut for the Pelicans (2:13) and why he doesn't think Eli Manning is a Hall of Famer in light of his retirement from football (9:07). Plus, Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports joins to discuss the Netflix documentary he executive produced "Killer Inside: The Mind of Hernandez" (14:52). Together they delve into the scope of the doc including Aaron's motive for the murder of Odin Lloyd, what role the Patriots played in monitoring Hernandez's behavior and more.
Bomani dishes on why he's stunned by Patrick Mahomes' quick ascension to the top of the AFC and quarterback play across the league (2:03), why the Niners are successful in spite of Jimmy Garoppolo and how Kyle Shanahan's success plays into the conversation about nepotism amongst NFL coaches (16:21 ). Plus, why people need to leave Bronny James alone (30:35), an IYHH including the ethical problems of 3D-printed skeletons (37:28) as well as Bo's words on how we can honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (50:07).
Bomani and Spencer Hall look back on the National Championship and examine just what a perfect storm LSU's miraculous season was (1:17). They also get into why what Clemson has accomplished is just as unique (17:29), Odell's $100 handshakes post-game (28:39), coach Ed Orgeron's ties with the Governor's office in Louisiana (37:05), the chances we'll see Bobby Petrino back in CFB (45:24) and more. Plus, why Eminem was the last person in the world to "get" the internet (1:02:02).
Bomani reacts to LSU's big win over Clemson in the National Championship, including just how far the program as well as coach Ed Orgeron have come to get here (1:24). Punishment has been handed down to the Astros for "stealing signs", Bo dishes on why "dorks" are hurting the game (16:57) as well as why Marshawn Lynch is a treasure to be celebrated (29:41). Plus, an edition of IYHH with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry "stepping away" from "Royal" life (39:09) and your voicemails from when "the game was cheating" (52:20).
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth discuss the effectiveness of the "Rooney Rule" in the aftermath of Joe Judge's hire in New York (3:38). They weigh in on why it shouldn't be up to people of color to "solve" the problem of the lack of minority head coached in the league and how that same prejudice extends to other positions on the field. Plus, they weigh in on the postseason (39:40), how lit Baltimore will be if Lamar Jackson delivers a Super Bowl (45:10) and why Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome's legacy will be everlasting (50:22).
Bomani weighs in on the hiring of Mike McCarthy by the Cowboys, including the reported night he spent over at Jerry Jones' house to seal the deal (1:57). Nobody wants to say Tom Brady is washed, but Bo will say it (14:02). Plus, enjoying the misfortune of Saints fans (26:37), the first IYHH of 2020 featuring millennials getting scammed on the internet (35:58) and your New Year's resolutions for athletes and celebs (51:03).
Bomani is joined by former The Right Time producer Shannon Penn in the last episode of 2019 to chat about his sorry Giants (1:02), the parallels between Dave Gettleman and Tom Coughlin (12:07), if Philip Rivers is done (28:25) and the Super Bowl picture in the AFC (33:52). Plus, sizing up the QB's in the College Football Playoff (42:34), the misery of the Knicks (50:05) and much more!
Bomani weighs in on the possibility that Urban Meyer may return to coaching in the NFL (0:38), controversy surrounding several cadets from College GameDay at Army-Navy (19:15) and radio host Tom Joyner's retirement as it relates to #BlackFamous (31:17). Plus, an IYHH with Kanye and Jay-Z reunited (46:09) as well as the final voicemail segment of 2019 with "why I quit football" stories (54:51).
Bomani and Mina Kimes break out the receipts on Lamar Jackson and discuss how predictable (or not) his rise has been (2:45) as well as how he compares to other QB's from that draft class in Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen. Plus, how Joe Burrow fits the "Josh McCown Principle"(19:59), assessing Tom Brady's chances at making the Super Bowl this year (26:55) and whether or not Ryan Tannehill should be taken seriously (47:00).
Bomani weighs in on more accusations of spying by the Patriots and admires the dedication despite what it may mean for their legacy (0:38). He also shares why he can sympathize with Odell Beckham Jr. for wanting out of Cleveland (10:42) and why we may be about to fall off a cliff in the quality of QB play across the NFL (19:28). Plus, an IYHH with robocalls killing the art of the conversation (30:22) as well as your voicemails from the time you "caught an L" and lived to tell the tale (38:45).
Bomani dishes on comments made by 49ers radio analyst Tim Ryan about Lamar Jackson's "blackness" (0:35) and LSU QB Joe Burrow's long goodbye to the student section since "he never really sees them" in class (16:12). Plus, Fat Joe joins the show to discuss his final album before retirement (22:25). What should you expect from "Family Ties?" They also get into how he's able to change up his style to fit the times as well as his love for the Knicks (38:12).
Bomani weighs in on why there's historical precedence at Alabama for coaches being on the hotseat despite legendary success in regards to Nick Saban as well as the situation for Jim Harbaugh at Michigan (0:40). Why Josh Shaw seems to have no idea when to lie and when to tell the truth (14:27) and Bo thinks the NBA needs to switch things up if they want to boost their TV ratings (26:17). Plus, an IYHH with robot dogs (38:03) and your Thanksgiving stories (50:11).
In a collaboration between Banner Society and The Right Time, Bomani is joined by Spencer Hall of Banner Society (5:38), Marcus Spears of ESPN (29:21), Steven Godfrey also of Banner Society (52:25) and Joel Anderson of Slate (1:23:25) for the first edition of the new series "Sideline: Boosters in CFB". They discuss who boosters are and how they exercise their power, the dark side of recruiting and what you are "agreeing to" when you take money from "bag men", who "bag men" are and what their impact is on the sport's economy at-large as well as how boosters factor into the hiring/firing of coaches.
Howard Bryant shares with Bomani what his weekend in Atlanta for Colin Kaepernick's workout was like (0:30). What was the NFL's position and how did it conflict with Colin's? Howard spoke with the NFL Thursday morning to sift through the unknown (10:32). Who laid the ground work for the workout? Why haven't we heard from anybody about the quality of the workout? Plus, why questions about his t-shirt miss the point (28:27) as well as how it to connects to Howard's new book that drops in January "Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field" (43:37).
Bomani goes level-by-level on Kaepernick's workout in Atlanta, including the NFL's intentions and why we're running out of excuses as to why he can't play in the league (0:40). Why Carmelo Anthony deserves to finish with dignity in Portland (21:29) and remembering the "Malice in the Palace" 15 years after the fact (27:09). Plus, Bo wraps up our series on boosters in college football, "Sideline" with Joel Anderson of Slate (34:10). They discuss how boosters factor into the hiring/firing of coaches, the role that conference alignment plays and which schools have the "want to" when it comes to growing their program.
On Sunday, we will see one of the most anticipated match-ups of the NFL season - Deshaun Watson taking on Lamar Jackson. The last time these QBs faced off, they were in college. Watson on his way to winning a national championship with Clemson. Jackson at Louisville, about to win the Heisman Trophy. Now they are NFL MVP candidates. Domonique Foxworth joins Mina Kimes to breakdown the Sunday showdown that features two of the league's most exciting signal callers.
Author Dan Piepenbring shares how he got the job of helping Prince write his memoir "The Beautiful Ones" (1:00). Where did they begin (7:10)? He and Bomani discuss the way in which Prince wanted to address race as a theme in the book (13:54), what surprised him about writing the book (18:05), how difficult the process was (22:08), what they weren't able to get into in before his passing (26:45), their favorite Prince records (33:05), how he feels now that the book has been released (43:36) and more.
Bomani dishes on why Ed Orgeron's postgame exploits and the beat down delivered to Alabama by LSU has reignited a rivalry of legendary proportions (0:37), why the NCAA is "hustlin' backwards" with James Wiseman at Memphis (12:13) also why Bo dominating in fantasy football in spite of not caring says something (25:20). Plus, an IYHH with "weight loss" THC (33:49) as well as "DJ" Mike Hitman on his Crimson Tide, Cowboys and Celtics (43:16).
DJ Premier of Gang Starr joins Bomani to chat about his upbringing in Houston (0:30), moving to New York, meeting MC Guru and joining his group as the DJ (7:45), developing his own style as a producer (18:05), the working friendship he's developed with Dr. Dre (24:50) as well as how his sound has changed over the years (35:46). Plus, the new Gang Starr record "One of the Best Yet" (39:39) and what he's into these days musically (52:52).
Bomani dishes on the moment of no return for Lamar Jackson haters and why it cements the "year of the black quarterback" (0:36), as well as what remains suspect about Willie Taggart's firing from Florida State (16:34). Plus, Steven Godfrey of SB Nation's "Banner Society" joins Bomani for Part 3 of our series on boosters in college football called "Sideline" to chat about the "bag man" (32:28 ). They get into who these guys are, what their motivation is and what their impact is on the sport's economy at-large. Interested in the story from Steven that sparked the fire for this episode? Check it out here: https://www.bannersociety.com/2014/4/10/20703758/bag-man-paying-college-football-players
Joel Anderson of Slate joins Bomani to chat about his new project "Slow Burn" Season 3: the unsolved murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. (0:29). They dish on episode one, which centers on the night that Tupac got shot five times in a New York recording studio. Also, where the rest of the series could end up and the problematic nature of that time in rap music. You can find it all here: https://slate.com/podcasts/slow-burn/s3/biggie-and-tupac. Plus, Joel's TCU beat Bo's Texas, so that needed to be addressed (41:57).
Bomani weighs in on saltiness from the Warriors with losing and Steve Kerr has it in him to coach a bad team (0:39), breaks down Anthony Davis telling LeBron to fix his hair piece and what it says about their relationship thus far (11:03) as well as John Gruden referring to Deshaun Watson's performance as "Michael Jordan-like" (24:48). Plus, an IYHH with Eminem's visit from the Secret Service (32:51) and Bo's review of "Jesus Is King" from Kanye West (42:55 ).
Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports joins Bo as the NBA season kicks off. Who's going to win it all this year (1:06)? Vinnie was at Celtics-Sixers Wednesday night and sizes up the both of their chances (6:34). Plus, breaking down the "steeze" of Tyler Herro and the credentials of this Heat team (13:40), if Giannis can take another leap this year (21:44), if Kyrie and Durant will mesh (29:43), what the Lakers need to do to contend for the title (37:19), whether or not Russell Westbrook's "cooked" (47:23) as well as much more.
Bomani urges everyone to appreciate Zion Williamson for what he is following his surgery ahead of opening night (4:04), revels in Michael Jordan being petty about Steph Curry's Hall of Fame credentials (10:42) and calls out the Astros regarding a staffer's outburst on Roberto Osuna (22:35). Plus, Marcus Spears joins Bomani in Part 2 of "Sideline" to chat about his recruitment to and time at LSU (33:09). They get into what you are "agreeing to" when you take money from "bag men" and what the weirdest thing a booster ever asked him to do was.
Rapper Gucci Mane joins Bomani to chat about his new album "Woptober" which drops on October 18th. They dish on what led him to the rap game (4:05), who influenced him early on (14:00), the process behind writing his autobiography (17:38), who he worked with on the new album (20:29), what he's learned from the record industry and how he can pass it on to other rappers coming up (23:34).
Bomani dishes on LeBron's comments regarding China and Daryl Morey (0:36), why the Panthers need to figure out if Cam Newton still has it before they turn the page (20:38) as well as why Baker Mayfield's "act" doesn't work when he is on the losing end (29:04). Plus, an IYHH with fish that can breathe on land (35:23) and a music AMA (43:22).
Author Bassey Ikpi joins Bomani to chat about her new book "I'm Telling The Truth But I'm Lying", which is a collection of essays about her road to diagnosis for Bipolar II. She discusses the experiences that she chronicles in the book (4:45), awareness in society of mental health issues (13:15), the reaction that she's received publicly after sharing her story (24:19), how writing about family and friends has been received (44:53) as well as her next steps (52:00).
Bomani recaps how the NBA's business relationship with China has become strained due to a tweet from Rockets GM Daryl Morey (0:42) and how Snoop Dog upset school officials with his "Midnight Madness" performance at Kansas University (19:22). Plus, Bo tips his cap to friend of the show Michael Smith on his new chapter (30:10) and Spencer Hall joins for part one of our series "Sideline" in conjunction with SB Nation's "Banner Society" about boosters in college football, including who boosters are as well as how they exercise their power (37:12).
Bulls C Wendell Carter joins Bomani to chat about getting paid like a professional (2:25), his mom speaking out about his situation at Duke (6:02), what he's looking forward to this season (8:58) and the differences between playing for Jim Boylen and Coach K (11:17). Plus, growing up in Atlanta (15:40), when he thought he had a future in the NBA (20:13), the Gucci-Wakanda fit he wore for the NBA Draft (22:13), getting settled in Chicago with his parents around (24:32) and more.
Rapper and entertainer extraordinaire Danny Brown chats with Bomani about getting started in rap (1:25), teaching inmates how to rap during the time he spent in prison (7:45), his new single "Best Life" from the forthcoming album "uknowhatimsayin?" as well as what it was like having Q-Tip executive produce it (13:16), the trend in the rap game right now of shorter album releases (20:40) and working with different producers over the years (29:53). Plus, his inspirations growing up (37:18), his show on Viceland "Danny's House" and his interest in comedy (44:46).
Bomani throws shade at the Giants for trading away Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns in the spring despite wanting rookie Daniel Jones to be successful in light of his strong first start (0:35), how Washington has turned on their miserable football franchise (13:03) and adds why he'd want out of AB's "group chat" (20:40). Plus, an IYHH with Tekashi 6ix9ine's courtroom accusations (32:12) and voicemails of when someone showed up to hoop dressed like they were 'bout that life, only to prove to NOT be 'bout that life (49:35).
Listener! Now that the Book Club on "Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero" featuring Howard Bryant, Lonna O'Neal and author Mike Freeman has concluded, we wanted to share with those who may have missed it the collection in its entirety. Enjoy!
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth chat about the Antonio Brown situation, including how it compares to Randy Moss' addition in New England and whether or not the "Commissioner's Exempt List" reaches its desired effect (3:14). Plus, which player on the Dolphins will "snap" first and why no amount of money should be enough to be "cool" with losing (35:25).
Bomani silences claims that Antonio Brown is a victim (0:37), shares why the Dolphins' attempt to tank is "morally" wrong (16:03) as well as touches on a new bill in California that could change the game for college athletes regarding endorsement opportunities (27:30). Plus, an IYHH with an update on the Chevy Chase dog park and the inaugural event at the Chase Center in S.F. featuring Metallica (37:18) in addition to the funniest voicemails of listeners getting into fights wither their coaches/bosses a la A.B. (50:52).
Bomani and Mina Kimes discuss Ezekiel Elliott's new deal in the context of the league overall "paying running backs", including whether or not holding out is the right answer for every player seeking more money and how it connects with Andrew Luck's retirement (1:30). Plus, whether or not Jared Goff's contract is indicative of the level that he could reach among other QB's (26:24), why Kyle Shanahan needs Jimmy Garoppolo to be awesome this year (37:255) as well as the possibility Antonio Brown just "isn't good" at social media (44:25).
Bomani dishes on the calamity of trades for the Texans and Bill O'Brien, including Jadeveon Clowney going out and Laremy Tunsil coming in (0:40). CFB has returned and Bo highlights why there's more than one interesting story with Hugh Freeze at Liberty (14:50) as well as why Danil Medvedev was the "baddest" man in tennis until Bo googled him (27:00). Plus, an expanded IYHH with citizens trying to ban "barking" at a dog park near D.C. and an emergency entry on Popeyes (37:08) as well as your outlandish invention story voicemails in honor of LeBron and "Taco Tuesday" (50:09).
Bomani and Spencer Hall of SB Nation dish on what intrigues them about the CFB season, including Georgia Tech transitioning off of the triple option offense (1:20), just how Clemson became a national power and remains as such (6:42), what it would take for Nick Saban to be on the hotseat (22:24), the future for Urban Meyer as it relates to USC/Notre Dame (30:09) as well as much more.
Bomani dishes on why you shouldn't have an issue with Andrew Luck's decision to retire (0:40) and if Dwight Howard's second chance with the Lakers will be a success (18:14). He also has a laugh at the fiction that is the rivalry between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova (29:12). Plus, in the finale of The Right Time Book Club author Mike Freeman covers how the message of his book resonates today as well as the most interesting bit of information he came across in his research (41:23).
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Joel Anderson of Slate joins Bomani to talk about his claim that he was the "fastest 10-year old in America" in 1988 (3:30). Plus, their disdain for internet "lists" in the context of the "Top 50 Rappers" list that has set Twitter alight (8:57) as well as the NCAA's new rule change about the eligibility of agents that some are calling the "Rich Paul rule" (28:47).
Bomani shares why he feels the media is turning a blind eye to messaging of racial injustice by Champ Bailey and Ed Reed during Hall of Fame weekend (0:38), discusses the likability of Baker Mayfield and this Browns team (22:28) as well as the validity in the selections of the "all-decade team" for the 2010's by NBA.com (33:04). Plus, an IYHH with a wearable HVAC unit (39:33) and your stories of why you "quit football" (47:03).
Bomani chats with White Sox SS Tim Anderson about the grind of a baseball season (0:46), pivoting to baseball after playing basketball growing up (1:44), his passion for the game (2:50), the goals he had growing up in Tuscaloosa (6:44), playing in the minor leagues (10:10), moving to Chicago (11:52), expressing himself on the field and inspiring young kids (12:44), what can MLB do to improve marketing/branding for MLB players (21:10), how he can improve his game (23:18) as well as his response to getting suspended back in May (25:27).
Bomani explains why this is the optimal time for Ezekiel Elliott to hold out, but that he's only going to get his money if he's willing to miss games (0:46). In response to Jeremy Lin's emotional speech about hitting rock bottom, he comes to understand Lin's quest for respect within the NBA community (19:18). Plus, in Part 2 of The Right Time Book Club, Bomani and Lonnae O'Neal discuss the middle of Mike Freeman's book "Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero", including Brown's complicated history with women (48:58).
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth of The Undefeated dish on reports of Adrian Peterson's recent financial woes (6:23), including stories of trusting financial advisors/agents as well as how much of a role the NFL Players Association should have in offering support to players across the league (11:13). Plus, Jalen Ramsey makes a scene at training camp over securing the deal he desires (22:00), why defensive players are "wired" differently (33:20) as well as whether or not it is okay to dunk on your children (43:15).
Bomani shares why he feels that it is all too convenient to forget just how good of a player Barry Bonds was when it comes time for Baseball's Hall of Fame inductions every year (0:43). In light of stars electing not to play for the US MBB team at the FIBA World Cup, he analyzes when the "thrill" in participating went away and how to fix (16:40). A story about Chris Paul trying to prevent players from going "broke" reminds him of a conversation he had with his TV producer Erik Rydholm regarding trust another with financial advice (28:24). Plus, a fresh IYHH involving the politician who might've been fired for being a "fan" of Tupac (43:48) and your voicemails of the craziest thing you've seen "heat" do (53:43).
Bomani is joined by the rapper Big K.R.I.T. to dish on his new album "K.R.I.T. iz Here" which is available now. He dishes on operating separate as an artist from a label post his split with Def Jam (0:55), building his brand independently via "Multi Alumni" (7:45), the "nitty gritty" of producing others like Bun B (19:30), letting go of creative control on his own album (29:24), his passion for old-school vinyl records (38:29), what his next move is (41:37) and more.
Bomani weighs in on the Russell Westbrook trade and recaps meeting Zion in Vegas (0:35). Plus, he dishes on whether or not it is fair to suggest "father time" is catching up with Serena Williams in wake of her loss to Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final (15:32) and Baxter Holmes' story about how the specialization of child athletes is causing serious health issues (26:20). An IYHH featuring a hoverboard flying over "Bastille Day" in Paris (37:10) and inspirational voicemails from listeners dealing with blackouts cap things off (49:19).
Bomani welcomes back former The Right Time producer Shannon Penn for a therapy session about the New York Knicks (0:45), including missing out on Durant/Kyrie to the Nets and how it changes the dynamic between the two fanbases. Is it time to jump ship if you love the Knicks? Plus, how Kawhi to the Clippers alters what is possible for the landscape of the NBA (33:26) and when it makes sense to speak up about your one-time claim to fame (49:26).
Bomani makes his triumphant return from vacation to unpack everything that happened in free agency, including Kawhi Leonard having the vision to choose the Clippers and bring Paul George with him (0:41) as well as just how balanced the league is now with stars pairing up (16:40). Plus, the sentiments around the USWNT's World Cup victory (29:41), a fresh IYHH including Bo's thoughts on the "Blue Bell Licker" (45:22) and your best 4th of July weekend cookout stories (58:42).
It's that time of year again and The Right Time Book Club has returned for its second installment with Mike Freeman's "Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero". In Part 1, Bomani and Howard Bryant discuss Jim Brown's upbringing, his years at Syracuse, meritocracy in sports, the effect of early quotas on the color barrier in the NFL and much more.
After a no-show from today's guest, Bomani decides to set the table for free agency. He discusses the hilarity in Houston's pursuit of Jimmy Butler and why the Rockets would believe he wants to play for his hometown squad (3:35). Does the Kemba vs. Kyrie debate sound like a good idea to you? Not for Bo. The backlash to Kyrie when he returns to Boston is going to be something else (17:53). Plus, how it parallels to the situation with the Lakers (35:16).
In a collaboration between The Hoop Collective and The Right Time, Bomani is joined by ESPN NBA analyst Brian Windhorst (2:48), NBA agent Bill Duffy (18:20), NBAPA Executive Director Michele Roberts (28:01) and ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks (41:17) for the first edition of the new series "Baseline: The Supermax". They discuss what the "super team" preventing CBA provision is, who it affects, why it has been or not been successful, the value of talent, the union's role in protecting that as well as how difficult it is to construct a roster around.
Bomani is joined by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports to expand upon his Rockets story, including whether or not Chris Paul is the only one that should be trying to leave Houston (7:26). Plus, the guys wonder who will go where in free agency (38:08) and discuss the Anthony Davis trade (49:29), but first have to talk about Vincent's "Bad Boys" t-shirt (0:55).
Bomani dives into every facet of Anthony Davis' trade from the Pelicans to the Lakers. Did Rob Pelinka not realize that the timing of the trade would mess up their salary cap situation? Are they the favorites in the west now (0:36)? Also, Bo thinks you should stop asking who "won" the trade in the context of the Pelicans (16:20). Has the new ESPN story about the Rockets' dysfunction made us forget how good they are (28:13)? Plus, in IYHH Bo and Greg Cote cover OJ's entrance to Twitter (40:00) and "DJ" Mike Hitman discusses the folly of the Celtics and more (51:47)
Bomani is joined by Marcus Thompson of The Athletic to weigh in on the emotional response in and around the Warriors to Kevin Durant's injury (3:29) as well how the city of Oakland feels about the team leaving town (22:28). Plus, they have a conversation about the difficulties behind landing a job in the front office of an NBA team if you are a person of color (45:13).
Bomani lambasts those who questioned Kevin Durant's resolve in the lead up to Game 5 of the NBA Finals where he re-injured himself shortly after starting (0:37). Will the Warriors' supporting cast be able to step up in what could be their last game at Oracle (14:34)? Plus, Bo offers his balanced take on the basketball analytics community after Jalen Rose's interview with the New Yorker (24:36) and we get a fresh dose of IYHH (43:27) as well as your best Kawhi-related tall tales (52:44).
Bomani chats with documentarian Johnny Sweet about his film "Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story". They discuss Ron's upbringing in the Queensbridge projects of NYC (4:05), his development as a high school player (6:45), his time at St. John's (8:50), the brief point he worked for Circuit City (14:30), the story behind the "Malice at the Palace" (16:40), Artest's domestic violence arrest (25:50) and how he dealt with mental health issues (28:45). Plus, the part that music played in the film (39:22) and what didn't end up making it in that he wishes would have (45:35).
Bomani Jones dishes on his trip up to Toronto for Game 2 of the NBA Finals and takes you inside the arena, as he assesses whether or not his Twitter beef with the city was warranted (0:38). Is it realistic to think Kawhi will stay (13:45)? We have new revelations from Kawhi's past at San Diego State that are hilarious (24:21) and Leonard has sued Nike over his logo (16:32). Plus, Bo marvels at Anthony Joshua's loss to Andy Ruiz (30:51), the cyborg's Jeopardy demise in IYHH (36:30) and the most extravagant lies you've heard via our voicemail line (45:46).
Bomani welcomes Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report for a wide-ranging conversation including Uber etiquette (1:19), her show "Take It There" on the BR App (9:08) and the best interviews she's done for it (19:50), how she got started in the industry (12:17) as well as how Bomani offering up how he got started (27:59). Plus, dealing with negativity on social and realizing her "celebrity" (30:13) in addition to who they think their core audience is (38:28). Do Bo and Taylor have a "type"? They tell (49:32).
Bomani Jones offers his preview of the NBA Finals, including if the Raptors have a chance against the Warriors (0:42), whether or not Drake is the new Spike Lee of the courtside game (11:28) as well as why KD should be worried that the Warriors are winning without him (14:54). Bo also takes you through his Twitter fight with the city of Toronto (17:45) and dishes on the most recent Lakers story characterizing Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka in a poor light (29:45). Plus, the city of Baltimore being held ransom by hackers in a new edition of IYHH (41:16) and voicemails from your "worst airplane experience" (51:44).
Bomani is joined by NASCAR driver Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. to discuss driving for Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 (:43), opening up about hard times (21:36), being the only relevant African American NASCAR driver at this time (30:00), his appreciation for heavy metal and playing the drums (40:23) and much more.
Bomani starts off by offering a full recap of the Magic Johnson experience on First Take, (:43) then discusses the New Orleans Pelicans getting the first pick in the draft lottery & how Zion seems to feel about it, (19:49) and a look back at the '94 Bulls-Knicks semifinal playoff series & how that would play out today on Twitter (28:37). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH (40:55) and your Voicemails about the time you got "backstabbed" at work.
Bomani welcomes Houston native and rapper Bun B to the show to chat about Houston sports (0:47), including the Rockets' tough loss to the Warriors. They discuss their friendship and how he's responded to a recent home invasion (7:20). Plus, they delve into his career musically, including UGK and beyond (12:30). Does he have anything left that he'd like to do in the game after playing in some of the biggest arenas with the biggest acts in the world? Also what it's like to be a grandfather now (42:54).
Bomani piles on Joel Embiid's tears following a tough Game 7 loss to the Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semis (0:43) and calls out the Lakers for wasting LeBron's remaining years on behalf of the media and the rest of the league (20:09). Plus, his thoughts on the Wu-Tang documentary from Showtime (31:29) as well as a fresh dose of IYHH (50:00) and your own personal "catfish" voicemails in light of Bo's experience from last week (58:52).
Bomani welcomes Mina Kimes back for a special combo edition of The Right Time and The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny to dish on her Zion Williamson piece (0:57), including why he didn't play football (9:10). Plus, the complicating factors of how the NFL should handle Tyreek Hill (19:42) as well as Richard Sherman's comments on Nick Bosa's tweets (39:10). Mina and Bo take questions from her mailbag (51:17) and her dog Lenny asks Bo whether or not he gets paid to tweet (57:45).
Bomani dishes on the Warriors struggling with the physicality of the Rockets. Are their hearts just not in it anymore (0:43)? Plus, is this the last of Kyrie in Boston (16:13) and why the media should be a little ashamed of their NCAA trial coverage (28:49). The potential removal of "likes" from Instagram and more in IYHH (36:51) as well as voicemails of when you "tried to show out and it didn't work out" like Steph's famous rim check (50:27).
Bomani welcomes former The Right Time producer and resident Giants fan Shannon Penn back to the program to recap of the issues with the franchise, including Odell, Eli, Landon Collins and Daniel Jones (2:08). Plus, excitement for the Knicks this upcoming offseason and how that plays into Kevin Durant's performance for the Warriors in the playoffs (26:47) as well as the ramifications of the Panthers drafting Will Grier (44:59) and much more.
Bomani offers why he doesn't appreciate what the Rockets are about and how it is distracting from Kevin Durant's greatness (0:33), why he is impressed with Joel Embiid's ability to endure "itchy booty" against the Raptors (17:34) as well as why Josh Rosen got the better end of the deal ending up in Miami (28:41). Plus, a whale spy in the return of IYHH (37:07) and Bo's thoughts on the passing of filmmaker John Singleton (47:36).
Bomani welcomes rapper and L.A. native ScHoolboy Q to the show to discuss his new album that drops this week "CrasH Talk" (3:41), the passing of his friend and iconic local rapper Nipsey Hussle (9:00), the problematic nature of tribute records and social media stunting when someone passes away (11:49) as well as how fans factor into the purpose behind his music (16:30). Plus, how playing JUCO football (23:16) factored into when he got started rapping (29:14) as well as his friendship with the late Mac Miller (35:06).
Bomani shares his thoughts on the criticisms of Russell Westbrook and his future with the Thunder (0:41), the problematic annual character "tear down" of a prospect ahead of the NFL draft as exemplified by Ed Oliver (17:41) and the cyborg who may never lose at Jeopardy (28:18). Plus, ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks joins Bo for the finale of our educational series "Baseline: The Supermax", to weigh in on the difficulties of building a team around the contract, including managing relationships, adding players on minimum contracts and paying the luxury tax (36:47). Plus, pitting two friends against one another in a hilarious edition of "UnblockmeBo" (54:52).
Bomani welcomes ESPN NBA analyst Bruce Bowen to weigh in on all of the foolishness from the NBA Playoffs, including Kevin Durant-Patrick Beverley (0:59), Russell Westbrook-Damian Lillard (17:20) and Joel Embiid-everybody among other Sixers topics (24:00). Plus, he discusses saltiness with players he defended in his career (11:14), issues with the Lakers (35:28), how the competitiveness of the Clippers affects their summer plans (40:55) and more.
Bomani shares his thoughts on Tiger Woods "transcending greatness" after his win at the Masters over the weekend (0:38), Russell Wilson's "code-switching" in his new contract announcement on social media with Ciara (22:14) and Nick Bosa trying to cover up his Twitter history in view of getting drafted by the 49ers (32:49). Plus, NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts joins Bo for part three of "Baseline: The Supermax", including her office's relationship with the league, their response to the NBA's "cap smoothing" request in the CBA as well as the union's role in providing security for players of star quality and more (41:13).
Zach Lowe, Ryen Russillo, Brian Windhorst and Bomani Jones each take you through their playoff previews. Zach thinks Rockets-Jazz is going to be the most interesting first-round series. Russillo and Bomani talk about Warriors playoff fatigue, who can beat them in the west and more. Plus, Brian Windhorst and the Hoop Collective discuss Denver-San Antonio, OKC-Portland and many other playoff matchups.
The Right Time comes a day early, because, MAGIC. Bomani welcomes former comedy colleagues Roy Wood Jr. of Comedy Central and ESPN golf analyst Michael Collins to talk about Johnson's shock resignation as president of the Lakers (1:58), Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wades' final games before retirement (14:44) as well as this weekend's Masters tournament from Augusta National (22:25). Plus, Roy and Bo on which players do and don't deserve farewell tours in the NBA (39:55).
Bomani discusses the lack of elite talent in Monday's CBB National Championship (0:38), Jazz F Kyle Korver's piece in "The Players' Tribune" on white privilege and fan controversy in Utah (16:35) as well as a fascinating new NBA players' poll from "The Athletic" (29:23). Plus, NBA agent Bill Duffy joins Bo for the second edition of our new series "Baseline: The Supermax", including whether or not the players are earning what they should be (41:14) and thoughts on "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X in IYHH (52:33).
Bomani welcomes New Orleans native and rapper Juvenile to The Right Time. They discuss whether or not he's recovered from the Saints' loss in the NFC Championship (1:11), his favorite thing about New Orleans (2:37), his new project "Just Another Gangsta" with Birdman (4:55) and historic works of his (11:43) including "back that a** up" (19:14). Plus, the most surprising celebrity fans of his (24:15), what he grew up listening to (32:40) and what's to come in the future for him (40:40).
Bomani discusses Zion's exit from the NCAA Tournament (4:33), John Calipari finessing Kentucky for a lifetime contract (13:24) and what playoff scenarios would be ideal for "messiness" (22:24). Plus, ESPN NBA analyst Brian Windhorst joins Bo for the first edition of our new series "Baseline: The Supermax", including what the supposed 'super team-preventing' collective bargaining agreement provision is, who is eligible for it and why the NBA's course has been altered by its unintended consequences (34:02).
Bomani is joined by G League President and former NBA forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim to discuss how he got involved in business (1:05), how much different the G League is from the NBA in operations and philosophy (11:13), the introduction of the "pro path" player development alternative to the NCAA (18:10) and growing their audience (25:17) which includes Bo's unsolicited advice for Shareef on a G League TV show. Plus, his being a part of the "greatest draft" in league history (32:51) and how his experience as a player shaped him (41:23).
Bomani shares everything you need to know about Michael Avenatti trying to "shake down" Nike (1:40), dishes on the hypocrisy around Tom Izzo's chastising of a player mid-game (16:28) as well as Lonzo Ball's controversy with BBB (27:10). Plus, an IYHH including Dr. Dre celebrating his daughter getting into USC (33:39) and Bo's thoughts on the Elizabeth Holmes documentary "The Inventor" (47:26).
Bomani is joined by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports to survey the NBA landscape, including how close we are to the next "Malice in the Palace" (3:14), how a poor LeBron-Lakers' season has affected the rest of the teams in the Western Conference (23:58) as well as who is going to win the East (36:07). Plus, the guys talk life in NYC, such as the craziest thing they've ever seen on a subway train (48:26).
Bomani shares why he thinks the NCAA Tournament has become a "worse product" over the years (0:35), dishes on Doc Rivers potentially coaching the Lakers next season (17:19) and adds a new word to your dictionary (Gettleman-ed) in light of the Giants fans' misery (29:07). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH (42:59) and an #unblockmebo where history is made (55:02).
Bomani welcomes the co-creator of Showtime's "Billions" Brian Koppelman back to the show ahead of the premiere of Season 4 on Sunday 3/17. They discuss how he's humanized the billionaire class, the range of casting in the show (15:39), how much he's enjoyed working on it (33:02) and whether or not either of them would change if they became "billionaires" (41:51).
Bomani shares his thoughts on Russell Westbrook's altercation with a fan in Utah (0:34), Antonio Brown forcing his way to the Raiders (20:00) and how Duke has been able to change their "reputation" over the years (29:50). Plus, an IYHH to remember (43:47) and your stories of what you did when you got your first big check in light of NFL free agency (52:23).
Bomani is joined by 2 Chainz to discuss the concept behind his recently released album "Rap or Go to the League". They cover his career path, including his self-belief (3:05), his sports background (5:20), LeBron James' A&R credit on the album (9:34), the reach and influence of his music (14:02), if there's anybody left that he would like to collaborate with (17:14), how he pulled off his re-brand (22:26) and more.
Bomani Jones assesses the downward spiral of the Lakers (:30) and Celtics (17:12) as well as shares his thoughts on the conversation around HBO's Michael Jackson documentary "Leaving Neverland" (28:13). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH including some big changes that could be coming to Time Warner properties like TNT/HBO (42:25) and your AMA's that uncover a rare pair of shoes Bo's been eying (54:44).
Bomani is joined by Howard Bryant to discuss the polarizing subjects of Robert Kraft (0:35) and Colin Kaepernick (21:18). Is the public really aware of how serious the allegations made against Kraft are? Now that the dust has settled, they offer conclusions on Kaep's settlement and the credit Nike has incorrectly been given as it relates to him. Plus, how does the "love for the game" argument relate to MLB and NBA labor disagreements (45:08)?
Bomani dishes on the highly concerning charges against Robert Kraft (0:40), why the people telling Zion Williamson he should sit out the rest of the season are wrong (17:22) and why the Ole Miss Anthem demonstration should be treated as a bigger story for different reasons (27:33). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH (38:57) and your voicemails from a time the crowd turned on the performer at an event you attended (49:07).
Bomani is joined by ESPN NBA analyst Bruce Bowen to reflect on things post-deadline from the player's perspective, including dealing with trade rumors on a personal level (14:02) and what it is like to see your "role" on a team change for the worse (33:00). Plus, you know we had to hear his thoughts on Kawhi (1:16) as well as the Lakers' chances at making the playoffs (44:40)!
Bomani dishes on the Lakers' and President of Basketball Ops Magic Johnson's warpath to acquire a star, which includes Anthony Davis and potentially Ben Simmons (0:34) as well why the Celtics (who should be elated) are not taking advantage of the situation (20:11). Plus, people seem to be enjoying the new bootleg football League "AAF" (31:23), we get a fresh edition of IYHH (38:24) and your what caused you to "quit" your home team voicemails (45:56).
Bomani is joined by the CEO of Glitch Anil Dash to talk tech. They discuss how his South Asian heritage has shaped his identity growing up the United States (2:02), the ethical issues plaguing companies like Google and Facebook (11:01) as well as the animosity on social media platforms like Twitter (27:44). Plus, he shares the wild story of his online friendship with Prince (55:12).
Bomani shares his thoughts on the Patriots' Super Bowl LIII victory over the Rams, including the relationship between McVay-Goff and the diabolical brain of Bill Belichick (0:37) as well as his experience down in Atlanta amongst the people (14:48). Plus, the Anthony Davis-Lakers poker game is heating up (34:18), we get a fresh edition of IYHH (44:24) and your worst experience at a sporting event voicemails (56:59).
Bomani welcomes Michael Smith back to the show to discuss their high-school athletic careers (0:32), their former fandom for the Saints and Falcons (13:29) as well as the effect that the winter "squall" is having on Bomani's enjoyment of living in NYC (32:35). They were supposed to talk Super Bowl, but ended up talking about Kung-Fu and Canada Goose jackets, that should tell you everything you need to know.
Bomani shares his thoughts on Anthony Davis' request to be traded from the Pelicans (0:36), including why LeBron can't be blamed for exerting the influence that we praise him for (22:37) as well as what it says about the league that it overshadowed Super Bowl media night (33:09). Plus, a fresh IYHH with sympathies for robots (42:48) and DJ Mike Hitman takes your calls on the most aggravating fanbases (56:19).
Bomani welcomes comedian Roy Wood Jr. to the show to discuss the demographics of crowds at different sporting events (1:02) and his Comedy Central special coming this weekend "No One Loves You" (19:32), including knowing when to "separate the art from the artist" (27:31), what celebrities can and can't "send for you" (38:08) as well as the difficulties of landing sensitive jokes in the modern climate (50:04).
Bomani Jones gloats over the Saints for not making it to the Super Bowl, including addressing the backlash he's received for a successful narrative in the lead up to the game (1:53). Plus, the Patriots return to the Super Bowl (22:21), Boogie Cousins returns to the Warriors (34:44), a fresh IYHH with Fyre Festival doc reactions (42:30) and some thoughts on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (58:42).
Bomani is joined by Mina Kimes to discuss the Conference Championships coming this weekend in the NFL Playoffs, including the comical "underdog" story of the Patriots (6:25). Bo makes his final plea for the Rams to spare us a Super Bowl in Atlanta with the Saints representing the NFC (26:29) and they close with a nuanced conversation about problematic names that you just don't hear anymore (52:03).
Bomani shares his thoughts on the cultural explosion that was Clemson's swift visit to The White House post-National Championship victory (0:38), Kyler Murray's decision between football and baseball (23:30) as well as why Marcus Peters is the only person who can save Atlanta from Saints fans (34:15). Plus, IYHH (41:25) and a midseason edition of #StillInTheLeague NBA (54:57).