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No Dunks

The Athletic, No Dunks
578 episodes
No Dunks is a daily NBA podcast hosted by Skeets, Tas, Trey, Leigh, and JD — the original basketball podcasters. Join 'em as they break down the league's biggest games and headlines, answer listeners' questions, interview guests, and more.

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

NBA Weekend Winners & Losers | Lakers, Heat Starting To Click, Luka's Temper, Wedgie Day!

On Mon.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Lakers and Heat starting to ramp things up before the playoffs, Curry vs. Beal in the NBA scoring title race, the Knicks best win of the season, how many minutes it'll take Westbrook to set the all-time triple-double record tonight vs. the Hawks, Luka…

NBA May 10 | What You Need To Know

The Los Angeles Lakers know how to flip the switch, the New York Knicks demoralize the Los Angeles Clippers in many ways, Luka Doncic ejected for a below the belt hit but there’s good news for the Mavericks, the Miami Heat looking a little like the “Bubble Heat”, Russell Westbrook looks to take the…

The Drop | Good Riddance To The Tampa Bay Raptors

On Fri.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Lakers and Nets faltering, whether the Raps should be criticized or praised for resting Lowry to avoid making the Play-In Tournament, the Pacers suspending assistant coach Greg Foster, and what the Wizards/league will do to celebrate Westbrook breakin…

NBA May 7 | What You Need To Know

A play-in tournament appearance isn't all bad for the Los Angeles Lakers, a 4-game losing streak isn't all bad for the Brooklyn Nets, but the Toronto Raptors have hit the bottom. The Lakers prepare for their biggest game of the season against the Portland Trail Blazers with a banged up Anthony Davi…

Breaking Down NBA Playoff Picture, Lego Sets & 'Bubbleball' w/ Ben Golliver

On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, The Washington Post's Ben Golliver joins the pod to discuss the juiciest NBA playoff matchups, whether the Denver Nuggets are still title contenders, LeBron's bum ankle, Ja Morant's bold claim that he's a Top-5 NBA point guard, intricate LEGO sets, and Ben's excellent new…

NBA May 6 | What You Need To Know

Nikola Jokic explains why his dunks are “tiger dunks”, Joel Embiid explains what concerns him going in to the postseason, Anthony Edwards displays the whole bag and (sort of) reveals some offseason plans, Russell Westbrook gets closer to the all-time triple-double record, Bradley Beal shows off his…

Beach Steppin' | Should The Lakers Purposely Fall Into The Play-in Tournament?

No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions and comments! Topics include whether the LeBron and the Lakers would be better off falling into the NBA Play-In Tournament, legendary players from our favorite teams who disappeared quickly (Keon Clark, Ben Gordon, etc.), times we felt absolutely no r…

NBA Coaches On 'Hot Seat,' Bucks Win Again & KD Knows F1 Racing?

On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss reports of Pacers head coach Nate Bjorkgren on the hot seat, the Bucks rallying to beat the Nets, Tim Hardaway Jr. tying the Dallas Mavericks' record for three-pointers made in a game, Miles Bridges out 10-14 days due to health and safety protocols, the S…

NBA May 5 | What You Need To Know

Lonzo Ball’s promise to Zion Williamson comes through and the Pelicans playoff hopes are still alive, LeBron James is reportedly going to miss the next two games, Andrew Wiggins is the Warriors ultimate “X-Factor”, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday come through for Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Phoenix…

Seven Crazy Stats About The NBA Season (w/ Analytics Guru Seth Partnow)

On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss last night's Warriors-Pelicans Marvel's "Arena of Heroes" game, Marc Gasol comparing his role with the Lakers to Winston Wolfe from "Pulp Fiction," Westbrook's 20+ rebounds/20+ assists performance, and Melo passing Elvin Hayes for 10th on the NBA's all-ti…

NBA May 4 | What You Need To Know

Anthony Davis and the Lakers look like their championship selves (Marc Gasol helps out too), the Knicks clinch their first winning season since 2012-’13, Carmelo Anthony cracks the top 10 in all-time NBA scoring, Russell Westbrook pulls off something only done twice before, the Hawks offseason acqu…

NBA Weekend Winners & Losers | Everyone Loves The Play-In Tournament Until You're In The Play-In Tournament

On Mon.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss LeBron James' frustration with the NBA Play-In tournament, the Brooklyn Nets decision to play Giannis 1-on-1, new No. 1 seeds in the Suns and Sixers, the Blazers' impressive 2-0 weekend, Magic rookie Cole Anthony's game-winner and postgame interview, LaMe…

NBA May 3 | What You Need To Know

LeBron James says the person who came up with the play-in tournament should be fired, the defending champion Lakers are in danger of falling in to the tourney, Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo put on a spectacular show (with a rematch on deck), LaMelo Ball continues to light up social media w…

The Drop | NBA Awards SZN: MVP, MIP, DPOY, Rookie, Coach & Sixth Man Picks

On Fri.'s ep. of No Dunks, we debate and predict who will win the '20-21 NBA Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, and Coach of the Year awards. That, plus underrated rookies, apology dinners, BIG BEEF respect, and which…

NBA Apr. 30 | What You Need To Know

Kevin Porter Jr. joins LeBron James, Devin Booker, and Brandon Jennings as the only players to score 50 before turning 21, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kristaps Porzingis sustain injuries, Steph Curry is in slight danger of missing the play-in tournament, Anthony Edwards and the Minnesota Timberwolves…

Does Steve Nash's MVPs Help Or Hurt Chris Paul's Chances To Win One?

On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss whether Nash's MVPs in Phoenix helps or hurts Chris Paul's case to win it this season, Jokic blocking Zion Williamson from behind, the Wizards tightening their hold on the East 10th seed, Jaylen Brown leading the Celtics over the Hornets, which Teenage Mu…

NBA Apr. 29 | What You Need To Know

Nikola Jokic’s block on Zion Williamson adds a game-saving highlight to his MVP reel, the Phoenix Suns snap the NBA’s second-longest playoff drought, Julius Randle completes an incredible month, the Wizards are getting primed for some play-in tournament entertainment, the Lakers will be starting th…

Beach Steppin' | Creating New NBA Awards, Weird Basketball Rules & Leigh's Screwdriver

No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions and comments! Topics include: New NBA awards we'd like to see added (Best Bench, Dunk of the Year, Perimeter Defensive Player of the Year, etc.), weird basketball rules, malaphors, specific NBA journeyman criteria, waving tiny flags, the reputable Ike…

Embarrassing Losses For Celtics & Warriors, Giddey Enters Draft & Top 5 NBA Jr.'s

On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys play Whatchu Got? More embarrassing loss: Celtics or Warriors? More surprising feat: Anfernee Simons hitting nine consecutive three-pointers or Wolves winning three consecutive games? Most likely NOT to be at the MVP table: Giannis, Luka, or Lillard? And bigger N…

NBA Apr. 28 | What You Need To Know

Can anyone stop the Nets? The Brooklyn Nets are the first Eastern Conference team in the playoffs — despite several obstacles — who will stop them from being the last team standing? The Bucks? The 76ers? Definitely not the Celtics. Boston lost to a team in OKC that's trying to lose, Minnesota and H…

Kevin Love's Temper Tantrum & Why The Play-In Tourney Is Like The Royal Rumble

On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Kevin Love's temper tantrum and whether the Cavs should fine him, CP3's legit MVP case, why the Play-In Tournament is like the Royal Rumble, Gobert's defensive miscue, Michael Porter Jr. flourishing, the Rockets shutting down John Wall for the season, chi…

NBA Apr. 27 | What You Need To Know

The two hottest teams, the Knicks and Wizards, have their win steaks snapped in admirable fashion, Facundo Campazzo calls his teammate terrible (by accident), the Lakers get their must-win win, Kevin Love is not happy with the officiating and gives away two points, the Timberwolves continue a real …

NBA Weekend Winners & Losers | Borough Battle, Bogdanovic & Marvel-Themed Telecast

On Mon.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss a controversial wedgie before highlighting some NBA weekend winners (KD and the Nets, the juicy 4-5 Knicks-Hawks playoff matchup, Luka carving up the Lakers' D, the streaking Wizards, etc.) and losers (the Blazers, Denzel Valentine's heat check, and ESPN'…

NBA Apr. 26 | What You Need To Know

Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards have won 8 games in a row, Steph Curry sets another historic NBA mark, Damian Lillard can't get a win for the Trail Blazers, Kevin Durant can't be contained even in limited minutes, Blake Griffin keeps smiling, Bogdan Bogdanovic sticks a dagger in his fo…

The Drop | Six Questions For Final Stretch Of The NBA Regular Season

On Fri.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys tackle six key questions as we hit the final month of the regular season. Will the Lakers make a push for home-court in the first round? Who grabs the No. 1 seed in the East? Which West team finishes 6th to avoid the Play-In tournament? Who lands the 10th spot in…

NBA Apr. 23 | What You Need To Know

Terrence Clarke’s passing shook the basketball world Thursday night— the Kentucky guard’s dreams were three months away from being fulfilled before a car accident took his life. Clarke was 19 years old. No Dunks sends their deepest condolences to the Clarke family. Tas then goes on to summarize Thu…

Julius Is The King of New York, Trae's Ankle & NBA Play-In Tourney Explained

On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys play Whatchu Got? More impressive win from last night: Suns over Sixers or Nuggets over Blazers? Most improbable current win streak: Julius Randle and the Knicks, the Zombie Raptors, or Cinderella Wizards? And who had the BIGGER BEEF: Westbrook or Capela? That, p…

NBA Apr. 22 | What You Need To Know

Joel Embiid’s miss for the ages, Steph Curry finally having an off game with the help of Russell Westbrook’s play (plus his A+ sarcasm postgame), the Knicks just can’t find a way to lose winning their 8th straight, the Suns’ Finals chances, Pascal Siakam and the Raptors win in front of Siakam’s cou…

Beach Steppin' | Chasing The Chief: Projecting Where LeBron Will Finish In All-Time Games Played

No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions and comments! Topics include: Weird NBA award winners (Andrew Wiggins' Rookie of the Year, Bobby Simmons' Most Improved, etc.), whether LeBron James can break Robert Parish's record for all-time career games played, things we've embraced that might up…

Kyrie Is All-NBA, Smoothest Players In The Game & Do You Believe In The Knicks?

On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Kyrie Irving's All-NBA case, Julius Randle putting up Larry Bird-like numbers, whether the league should let the higher-seeded teams pick their first-round opponents, Trae Young's specs, and the race for the worst record in the league. That, plus which st…