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Recipe For Disaster: Making Your Star the GM

Ric examines the result of recent NBA teams who catered to the personnel demands of a star player in order to acquire or retain them.

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  • Jaylen Brown's Complaint, the Lakers' Summer Prep

    Ric discusses NBA Finals' MVP Jaylen Brown being passed over for Boston Celtic teammate Derrick White as a Team USA replacement and how the Los Angeles Lakers are utilizing their offseason with new coach JJ Redick and draft picks Dalton Knecht and Bronny James.
  • Nepotism, the NBA and LeBron

    Ric discusses the Los Angeles Lakers drafting Bronny James, son of Lakers star LeBron James.
  • Making A Case For JJ Redick Being A Success

    Ric discusses the qualities that could benefit JJ Redick in his role as the Los Angeles Lakers' new head coach.
  • The Comeuppance of Luka Doncic

    Ric discusses the performance of Dallas Mavericks' star Luka Doncic in the 2024 NBA Finals.
  • Unpacking Caitlin Clark, LeBron-Kyrie & Dan Hurley-Lakers

    Ric discusses the ongoing drama surrounding Caitlin Clark's start in the WNBA, Kyrie Irving's reaction to LeBron James' latest remarks about their time together and the Los Angeles Lakers' interest in University of Connecticut head coach Dan Hurley.
  • The Education of Anthony Edwards

    Ric discusses the Western Conference finals' battle of stars between the Minnesota Timberwolves' Anthony Edwards and the Dallas Mavericks' Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic.
  • Caitlin Clark Anxiety and Why the Nuggets Fell

    Ric discusses the reaction to Caitlin Clark's rocky start in the WNBA and why the defending champion Denver Nuggets fell to the upstart Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • The Unlucky Atlanta Hawks and the Unrepentant Tom Thibodeau

    Ric discusses the Atlanta Hawks winning the No. 1 pick in the 2024 NBA draft lottery and the New York Knicks taking the series' lead against the Indiana Pacers despite a rash of injuries that forced coach Tom Thibodeau to utilize several reserve players.
  • Fixing the Phoenix Suns

    Ric discusses how the Phoenix Suns can improve after being swept out of the playoffs by the Minnesota Timberwolves.