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43 minutes | Jan 19, 2023
S2 Ep104: Best Songs and Albums of 2022
Bobby Manning welcomes Nate Spurlin and Taylor McCloud of The Cap music podcast to discuss the best songs and albums of 2022 on a Group Chat edition of Dome Theory. They discuss Freddie Gibbs, Vince Staples, Lil Baby, Saba, Kendrick Lamar, Boldy James, 21 Savage and more, plus why Bobby thought Drake had the worst record of the year.
75 minutes | Jan 3, 2023
S2 Ep103: Is Celtics vs Clippers the Most Likely NBA Finals?
The Clippers unloaded on the Celtics by 20 when Boston visited them in LA after the Celtics' Warriors loss, a sign of some of the difficult matchups they could face in the NBA Finals. They meet again with both sides fully healthy tonight, and Bobby Manning welcomes Law Murray back to the show to talk about the two teams, the MVP race and more entering 2023.
57 minutes | Dec 22, 2022
S2 Ep102: Magic Sweep Celtics in Mini Series
Bobby Manning welcomes Khobi Price back to Dome Theory to talk about a weird week for the Celtics stemming from their loss at the Warriors that turned into four games of the worst offensive play in the league. Plus, the Magic are starting to figure things out on a win streak.
43 minutes | Dec 9, 2022
S2 Ep101: Are the Heat Still a Threat to Celtics Making NBA Finals?
Bobby Manning welcomes Wes Goldberg back to Dome Theory to discuss this weird Heat season, Kyle Lowry's attempt to come back, Jimmy Butler's injury and a high-flying Game 1 of the Celtics vs Heat mini series that could be another playoff preview.
47 minutes | Nov 28, 2022
S2 Ep100: Celtics and Kings Battle for Best Offense in the NBA
Bobby Manning welcomed Brenden Nunes of Kings Herald to talk about the resurgent Sacramento Kings, who finally look like they're on their way back to the NBA Playoffs this season. Both the Celtics and Kings boast two of the best offenses of all time, and it makes for an interesting look back at the Domantas Sabonis trade as he keys their turnaround while Tyrese Haliburton emerges as a star for the Pacers.
55 minutes | Nov 17, 2022
S2 Ep99: Jayson Tatum is MVP and Three Biggest NBA Surprises and Disappointments
Bobby Manning welcomes Michael Pina of The Ringer to discuss Jazz, Thunder and Trail Blazers teams exceeding expectations early on, the MVP race featuring some new names like Jayson Tatum and how the disappointing Nets, Timberwolves and Warriors will progress into the future. Plus, his assessment of the Mavericks, who he wrote about this week.
51 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
S2 Ep98: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Emerges and Thunder Almost Beat Celtics
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jayson Tatum battled until the closing seconds and the Thunder almost beat the Celtics after leading by 15 points. Brandon Rahdar joined Bobby Manning to talk about year three of the rebuild in Oklahoma City and whether or not SGA's ascent speeds up the Thunder's path to the playoffs. Plus, the Celtics extend their winning streak to seven and show they can turn it up on defense and win without the three-point shot.
61 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
S2 Ep97: Celtics vs Cavaliers Breakdown and Nets Hire Ime Udoka
Bobby Manning welcomes Justin Rowan to talk about Celtics vs Cavaliers, Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum and the rematch coming between those two teams on Wednesday. Then, the Nets hire Ime Udoka from Boston amid the Kyrie Irving antisemitism film sharing controversy. Brooklyn fired Steve Nash on Tuesday.
67 minutes | Oct 30, 2022
S2 Ep96: Paolo Banchero Makes NBA History and Celtics Start Strong
Bobby Manning welcomes Khobi Price of the Orlando Sentinel to discuss Paolo Banchero's historic start, appearing in the same breath as Oscar Robertson and Wilt Chamberlain with six straight 20 point games to begin his NBA career. They talked about an intriguing young Magic team, despite early losses, and the emergence of Bol Bol, who spent time with the Celtics last year. Then, they bounce around the league to discuss some hot starts like the Celtics and Hawks, and slow ones like the Nets and Lakers.
82 minutes | Oct 22, 2022
S2 Ep95: Joe Mazzulla Replaces Ime Udoka for Celtics and Sleiman Book Discussion
Dart Adams joins Bobby Manning to talk about the Ime Udoka suspension, Celtics training camp, hope for this season after productive preseason games and "Instead We Became Evil," the Boston's author's English adaptation of the autobiography of Sleiman, a Danish rapper who struggled immigrating from Palestine and falling into gang life in a country that didn't accept him.
51 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
S2 Ep94: Did the Celtics Get the Ime Udoka Suspension Right?
Bobby Manning welcomes Sopan Deb of the New York Times to Dome Theory to discuss the Ime Udoka suspension, its impact on the Celtics and whether or not the media and fans have gotten it right in their coverage of the story. What's fair and unfair to discuss right now, and what's most important that we need to learn? Plus, the biggest stories entering a new NBA season and how important is coaching in the league now?
56 minutes | Sep 18, 2022
S2 Ep93: Will Robert Sarver Sell and are the Suns Still NBA Finals Contenders?
Bobby Manning welcomes Gerald Bourguet of PHNX Sports to Dome Theory to discuss the controversial penalties Adam Silver enacted against Suns owner Robert Sarver and why many feel they fall short. What's the solution when taking a NBA team away from an owner is so difficult, and what's next for Phoenix during and after his suspension. They take a look at the best team in the NBA last season on the floor and whether they can still compete for an NBA Finals title this deep into Chris Paul's career, whether there'll be animosity over the Deandre Ayton contract saga and if there's still a chance Kevin Durant could arrive here.
62 minutes | Sep 7, 2022
S2 Ep92: How Good Can Donovan Mitchell Cavaliers Be and East Hierarchy
Bobby Manning welcomes Carter Rodriguez of the official Chase Down podcast to talk about the Donovan Mitchell blockbuster trade that kicked off September. Cleveland sent Lauri Markkanen, Ochai Agbaji and Collin Sexton along with rights to five future first-round picks in what's arguably the greatest trade in Cavs history. Does it stack them up with the Celtics, 76ers, Heat and Bucks atop the east though? Carter is flipping the Cavaliers ahead of one of those teams, even with shooting, defensive and wing questions to address on Cleveland. Given those needs, they also address the futures of Kevin Love and Caris LeVert entering the final seasons on their contracts.
71 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
S2 Ep91: What Will Knicks Do After Donovan Mitchell Trade?
Chris Herring, Sports Illustrated reporter and Blood in the Garden author, joins Bobby Manning to talk about the state of the Knicks in 2022, their ill-fated Donovan Mitchell pursuit and whether they need a star to build a winner in New York. RJ Barrett received an extension before the Cavaliers acquired Mitchell, a player Bobby and Chris both love who seems to need more ball time to become the player he's capable of at 22-years-old. As the Knicks return following another season outside of the playoffs, Bobby asks just how much Knicks owner James Dolan truly is to blame.
52 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
S2 Ep90: What is Wrong with the Red Sox?
The Red Sox have been an unmitigated disaster after making the ALCS and coming two wins short of the World Series in 2021. As the team sits in last place entering September with no hope left of a wild card push, Sam Kennedy told the Athletic GM Chaim Bloom is safe entering 2022. Should he be, and where does a string of questionable decisions lead Boston into the future? Bobby Manning discusses with Taylor McCloud, along with the Danilo Gallinari injury, leftover Kevin Durant and Nets thoughts, along with early takes on Roc Marciano and The Alchemist's new collaboration.
62 minutes | Aug 20, 2022
S2 Ep89: Why the Pelicans Have the Perfect Kevin Durant Trade
Bobby Manning welcomes Andrew Lopez of ESPN to talk Kevin Durant trades for the Pelicans, whether the franchise needs a star like Durant and how far the Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum core can go with young stars alongside them. Use code CLNS50 for 50% back on your 1st deposit at Betonline.ag.
65 minutes | Aug 15, 2022
S2 Ep88: Other Kevin Durant Trade Ideas and Cavaliers Expectations
Justin Rowan joins Bobby Manning to talk about the Cavaliers' aspirations ahead of the 2022-23 season, the other Kevin Durant suitors like the Toronto Raptors and how a non-Celtics Durant trade could shake up the eastern conference and NBA. Plus, will Boston be able to keep Jaylen Brown on the team long-term and how will his extension work?
43 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
S2 Ep87: Bill Russell Dead at 88, Best Stories with Bob Ryan
Bobby Manning welcomes NBA legendary scribe Bob Ryan to recount his conversations with Bill Russell over the years, the incredible story of how the Celtics drafted him, the best moments from 11 championship seasons and his leadership off the floor. Russell dead at 88 on Sunday after an exceptional life where he became the greatest winner ever in team sports, revolutionized defense and led Civil Rights efforts off the floor side-by-side with teammates, Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali which eventually earned him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
62 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
S2 Ep86: Pros and Cons of a Kevin Durant Celtics Trade
Bobby Manning welcomes Matt Brooks back to Dome Theory to discuss the Kevin Durant trade report connecting the Celtics with an offer of Jaylen Brown. Brooklyn ultimately denied the overture, but can the two sides get back together to make a deal. Should they? And what're the next steps for Boston and the Nets if nothing comes together. Would Brooklyn look to trade Ben Simmons to allow more flexibility? Would Kevin Durant just play out next season and wait? Where does this leave Kyrie Irving and Brown? Visit https://athleticgreens.com/GARDEN a FREE 1 year supply of of immune-supporting Vitamin D & 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase!
83 minutes | Jul 19, 2022
S2 Ep85: 2022 NBA Summer League Recap and Stories
Sean Highkin joins Bobby Manning to talk 10 years of NBA Summer League coverage, stories from Las Vegas and goals entering each week. The future of the Trail Blazers is tied to Damian Lillard after a long extension, and his young Portland teammates went out and won the Summer League championship in the first season with a ring for the winners. They also talked about standout rookies and the biggest stories lingering late into the summer, whether Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and a quick Celtics minutes on whether they deserve their current status as championship favorites.
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