On The Ball with Ric Bucher


What the Embiid-Simmons Muddle Tells Us About The 76ers

Ric discusses the discovery by Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid that his fellow All-Star and teammate, Ben Simmons, no longer wants to play with him.

More Episodes

  • NBA Finals: The Series -- not the Teams -- Are Even

    Ric discusses the Miami Heat's Game 2 win over the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Finals and previews Game 3.
  • NBA Finals Preview and a Kyrie Irving Trade Rumor

    Ric previews the 2023 NBA Finals matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat and explores a trade rumor involving Kyrie Irving.
  • Why LeBron Did What He Did and Said What He Said

    Ric discusses how LeBron James performed in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals and his comments afterward about his future.
  • Nikola Jokic Is Stepping Up -- and Back

    Ric discusses two-time MVP Nikola Jokic's performance in, and impact on, the Western Conference finals for the Denver Nuggets.
  • The Officiating in the Lakers-Warriors Series

    Ric discusses the controversy over how the playoff series between the Lakers and Warriors is being officiated.
  • The Big Lie About Today's NBA

    Ric discusses what the playoffs are telling us about the state of the NBA.
  • Why Giannis Is Treated Differently

    Ric discusses Giannis Antetokounmpo's comments after the No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks were upset by the No. 8 Miami Heat, along with other playoff observations.
  • The Two All-NBA Selections I Regret

    Ric discusses who he selected for this year's All-NBA teams and why.
  • Choosing This Year's MVP

    Ric discusses the challenge of filling out his NBA MVP ballot this year.