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Drive and Dish NBA Podcast

  • Conference Finals & All-NBA Teams

    25 MAG 2024 · On this episode of the Drive & Dish NBA Podcast, hosted by Kevin Rafuse (@rafusetolose) & Justin Cousart (@JustinContheAir), the guys start warm-up jumpers by discussing the All-NBA Teams & debating if there actually is any controversy regarding the picks. Then the duo dives into the conference finals & what's been a bit of a stutter for Minnesota after taking down Denver & ask if the Boston/Indiana series is already over. In Who's Fallin Who's Fallin, more accodlades for Anthony Edwards, the tragedy of losing Inside the NBA & betting Bronny to be the #1 overall pick. The guys then discuss the levels of despair for Cleveland, New York, Denver & Oklahoma City following their second round eliminations, including Cleveland already making moves by firing J.B. Bickerstaff as Coach. Finally, the pod ends with another round of Immaculate Grid. Listen to the show wherever you get your podcasts & watch the show on YouTube!
    1 h 14 min. 12 sec.
  • The NBA Is Never "Chill"

    16 MAG 2024 · Today on the show Justin talks with (Guest Host) Chase! They talk some quick hitting NBA news, from Head Coaches Darvin Ham and Frank Vogel being fired to the Atlanta Hawks landing the #1 pick in the NBA Draft. The guys then break down the Playoffs and predict who will be your West and East Conference final matchups. Lastly the guys debate where Jalen Brunson lands on a "Top NBA Players" list... is he top 10?
    49 min. 7 sec.
  • Second Round Shenanigans & Wemby's ROY

    7 MAG 2024 · Welcome back to another episode of The Drive & Dish NBA Podcast, hosted by Kevin Rafuse (@rafusetolose) & Justin Cousart (@JustinContheAir). Justin is off this week, so Kevin is joined by Osceola Magic play-by-play voice Nick Gryniewicz (@GetNickG) to dive into the second round of the NBA playoffs. First though the guys discuss Wemby winning Rookie of the Year & what the Spurs need to do to maximize his ceiling over the next few years. Then the pair goes out West to first start with the heavyweight fight between Denver & Minnesota. Why both believe whoever wins this series will be the eventual champion & how Minnesota can slow down Denver's 4th quarter efficiency. In Mavericks vs. Thunder the guys debate if the Thunder can pass their biggest test so far and why Dallas has been so lethal in the second half. Out East, another 90's esque matchup with the Knicks & Pacers. Who has enough firepower? Finally, can the Cavaliers give the Celtics any sort of trouble now that KP is out? The guys also take a look at the first-round eliminated teams and debate their levels of despair with each. Listen to the podcast wherever you get your podcasts & watch the podcast on YouTube!
    1 h 15 min. 33 sec.
  • Is It Last Call for the Lakers & Embiid Has What Now?

    27 APR 2024 · Welcome back to another episode of The Drive & Dish NBA Podcast, hosted by Kevin Rafuse (@rafusetolose) & Justin Cousart (@JustinContheAir). The guys start Warm Up Jumpers with a handful of awards including Tyrese Maxey winning Most Improved Player, Stephen Curry winning Clutch Player of the Year & Naz Reid winning 6th Man of the Year. The duo then starts with some first round discussion in the Eastern Conference. An, ahem, chippy series between the Sixers & the Knicks to say the least. Can the Sixers win game 4 and put the pressure back on the Knicks? Are the Bucks sunk without Giannis? How much pressure is on the Celtics after their loss to the Heat in game 2? Orlando Magic? Woaaaaaaaaaah. In Who's Ballin Who's Fallin the guys discuss Zach Edey going pro & Kely Oubre's lack of luck regarding transportation. Finally out West, is there any hope for the Lakers? How the Timberwolves have been able to flip the script on the Suns from the regular season & some early thoughs on Mavs/Clippers & Thunder/Pels. Listen to the show wherever you get your podcasts & watch the show on YouTube!
    1 h 16 min. 45 sec.
  • Kings of the Garden: The New York Knicks & Their City

    22 APR 2024 · Welcome back to another episode of The Drive & Dish NBA Podcast, hosted by Justin Cousart (@JustinContheAir) & Kevin Rafuse (@rafusetolose). This episode, Kevin is joined by special guest Adam Criblez (@adamcriblez), professor of history at Southeast Missouri State University & author of Tall Tales and Short Shorts to discuss his newest book, Kings of the Garden: The New York Knicks & Their City. The guys discuss how Adam's last book gave inspiration to this one & discuss their favorite Knicks players & memories from the late 70's-80's. As the Knicks continue their series against the Sixers, the pair also discusses why New York will always gravitate towards the Knicks. Finally, a look at the city itself from that era & Kevin & Adam's favorite 80's hip-hop records. Subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts & watch the show on YouTube! Purchase Kings of the Garden: The New York Knicks & Their City here: https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501773938/kings-of-the-garden/
    34 min. 9 sec.
  • First Round Frenzy & Bye Bye Blake

    20 APR 2024 · On this episode of The Drive & Dish NBA Podcast, hosted by Kevin Rafuse (@rafusetolose) & Justin Cousart (@JustinContheAir), the guys start the show off by discussing Jontay Porter's lifetime ban from the NBA for gambling & why it's something that had to be done. Stay tuned for previews of every first round series, and a look back at the play-in games. Where do the Warriors, Hawks, Bulls & Kings go from here? Plus why most first round series are toss ups. In Who's Ballin Who's Fallin, the guys talk a stacked team USA & discuss Blake Griffin's career as he announced his retirement. Finally, the fastest Immaculate Grid you've ever seen. Listen to the show wherever you get your podcasts & watch the show on YouTube!
    1 h 25 min. 52 sec.
  • Jrue Holiday Extension & A Chaotic End to the Regular Season

    13 APR 2024 · On this jam packed episode of The Drive & Dish NBA Podcast, hosted by Justin Cousart (@JustinContheAir) & Kevin Rafuse (@rafusetolose), the guys first start Warm Up Jumpers with Jrue Holiday signing a 4-year extension with Boston. Why this makes all the sense in the world for the Celtics & how the contract will age as Jrue gets into his late 30's. The guys then dive into an extremely chaotic last week of the regular season. In the East: Giannis is hurt as the Bucks try to hold off the Knicks & Cavs for two & who will avoid the play-in out of Philly, Indy & Orlando? Is Miami the sleeping giant yet again? Out West: The Nuggets, Timberwolves & Thunder all dance for number one as the Warriors, Lakers, Kings, Suns & Pelicans all fight for positioning at the bottom of the bracket. Who has the biggest advantage? The guys finish the show with Who's Ballin Who's Fallin & Immaculate Grid. Subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts & watch the show on YouTube!
    1 h 8 min. 16 sec.
  • Randle Injury & Final Weekish of the Season

    5 APR 2024 · On this episode of the Drive & Dish NBA Podcast, hosted by Kevin Rafuse (@rafusetolose) & Justin Cousart (@JustinContheAir), the guys start the show by looking back at Rajon Rondo's career as he announces his retirement. The duo then dives into the final weekish of the season, first with the news that Julius Randle will miss the rest of the season. What does this mean for the Knicks chances? In the Eastern Conference, what do we expect to happen in regards to the play-in between Philly with Embiid's return, Indy and Miami. Can the Magic really get to two? Also, why it's crucial for everyone to avoid Boston. Out West the guys discuss a massive blow for Sacramento losing Malik Monk. As for seeds 5-9 well it's really anyone's guess. Plus Who's Ballin Who's Fallin & another round of Immaculate Grid. Listen to the podcast wherever you get your favorite podcast & watch the show on YouTube!
    1 h 3 min. 56 sec.
  • The Stakes are High in the NBA

    30 MAR 2024 · Welcome to another episode of The Drive & Dish NBA podcast, hosted by Kevin Rafuse (@rafusetolose) & Justin Cousart (@JustinContheAir). On this episode, the guys start Warm Up Jumpers with some discussion about March Madness. Questions about if the tournament has lost its luster a little bit and we debate if anybody can keep up with UConn. Kevin & Justin then dive into the Jontay Porter gambling news and why this issue will continue to loom large over the NBA. In Who's Ballin Who's Fallin the guys discuss Glen Taylor saying no to A-Rod & Marc Lore buying into the Wolves, season ending injuries for Kevin Huerter and LaMelo Ball & the streaking Rockets/Mavericks. Finally, the guys close with yet another round of Immaculate Grid. Subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts and watch the show on YouTube.
    56 min. 10 sec.
  • Jamahl Mosley Extension & Return of OG

    16 MAR 2024 · On this episode of The Drive & Dish Podcast, hosted by Kevin Rafuse (@rafusetolose) & Justin Cousart (@JustinContheAir), the guys start in Orlando where coach Jamahl Mosley has a new four-year deal. Why this is a no brainer for the Magic and a look at what the team's ceiling could be in the Eastern Conference standings. The pair then dives into the Eastern Conference race with the return of OG in NYC, the latest outlook for Joel Embiid and the Sixers and why Benedict Mathurin is an especially tough fill for Indiana. Plus Who's Ballin Who's Fallin and another round of Immaculate Grid. Listen to the podcast wherever you get your podcasts and watch the show on YouTube!
    57 min. 17 sec.

Welcome to the Drive & Dish NBA Podcast, hosted by Kevin Rafuse (@rafusetolose) & Justin Cousart (@JustinContheAir). We started back in 2014 as a way to discuss our favorite league...

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Welcome to the Drive & Dish NBA Podcast, hosted by Kevin Rafuse (@rafusetolose) & Justin Cousart (@JustinContheAir). We started back in 2014 as a way to discuss our favorite league like we would whenever we hung out outside of work. Two cities, and a couple of radio jobs later, here we are. We strive to give you the best in everything NBA both on and off the court on a weekly basis and keep it light and fun, the way basketball is supposed to be. Honestly, which league is more fun than the NBA right now? Our goal is to make you feel like you’re sitting on the couch, at the barbershop, or at a barstool with us. We cover the league year-round from opening night in October, all the way through the NBA Finals in June. If that’s not enough, we keep going in the summer for the NBA draft, NBA summer league & free agency. Segments include Who’s Ballin, Who’s Fallin, our NBA version of the stock market where we tell you what’s trending up, and what’s trending down each week. We’ve also got Hot Takes from Reddit, where we bring you the spiciest and most comical takes from NBA Reddit each week. You also will hear the best in NBA guests throughout the season and all summer long. Like we said earlier though, the show is all about fun, because if you’re not having fun, why do something right
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