Episodes
In an effort to celebrate Taylor Swift's new album The Tortured Poet's Department, Charlotte and Amin preview this weekend's slate of playoff games with a new segment called The Tortured Players Department. Together they make a case for the saddest players on each playoff team, from Rudy Gobert on the Timberwolves to Anthony Davis on the Lakers.  Charlotte and Amin then talk to Jeff Stotts about injury-plagued play-in teams before closing the show with a segment called Heat Check. In an ode...
Published 04/19/24
Jimmy Butler playing with an injured MCL for three quarters reminded Amin of an It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode, while Charlotte hopes her Celtics play the "Dark Lord" Erik Spoelstra without Jimmy Butler rather than the Sixers. Charlotte also thinks the Bulls are in the same category as a sneaky good team that could make a run in the playoffs. Later, we head to France to celebrate the great performances from international NBA players. Charlotte and Amin end the show with a new...
Published 04/18/24
Amin and Charlotte recap the opening games of the play-in tournament. They answer the question everyone is asking: is this the end of an all-time great dynasty in the Warriors? Charlotte ponders if the Pelicans would have defeated the Lakers if Zion Williamson did not leave their game with a hamstring injury. Amin breaks down why the Lakers should not have lost to avoid games against the Nuggets, even though they swept the Lakers last year in the playoffs. Charlotte and Amin also play Bet The...
Published 04/17/24
Charlotte and Amin just finished watching the final game of the NBA regular season. That means it's time for way-too-early playoff predictions! They predict how the playoffs will play out for the Bucks, Knicks, Nuggets, and Thunder, among other teams. They also make their picks for the play-in tournament games between the Lakers and Pelicans, Warriors and Kings, Heat and 76ers, and Hawks and Bulls.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/16/24
Charlotte walks us down memory lane in Boston before her and Amin recap their night at the Knicks-Celtics game last night. It turns out Jalen Brunson is pretty good! After that, Charlotte and Amin hype up a few people who need it most, including Joe Mazzulla, an unnamed Grizzlies player, and dining establishments in Milwaukee. Odds and Ends closes out the show with Charlotte and Amin giving their thoughts on an infamous failed dunk by the Bulls and Chet Holmgren's seemingly long arms.  Learn...
Published 04/12/24
Oddball Boston Edition at the DraftKings Headquarters! Amin and Charlotte play two new games like "Wicked Smaht," where they use their Good Will Hunting math skills to determine NBA Playoff seeding. Will the Knicks be able to reach the 2nd seed with all of their injuries? Can Jimmy Butler make the Heat playoff contenders this year? In the next game "Odd Couples,” Amin and Charlotte pick between Celtics icons like Jason Tatum, Big Baby Davis, and Jrue Holiday, and Boston icons Ben Affleck,...
Published 04/11/24
Ladies and gentleman, we welcome you to the first annual ODDBALL PARTICIPATION AWARDS! Amin and Charlotte give out the prestigious Oddball awards to those NBA teams who are officially out of the playoffs. The Rockets, Nets, Jazz, Grizzlies, Raptors, Trailblazers, Hornets, Spurs, Wizards, and the Pistons were all honored. Amin and Charlotte discuss something good, bad and something to look forward to for each team. We're not saying any names, but one team (The Pistons) has nothing to look...
Published 04/10/24
A woman is the face of basketball, and her name is Caitlin Clark. Despite that, Amin and Charlotte congratulate South Carolina and head coach Dawn Staley for their victory and dissect what made their team so special. Amin and Charlotte think the Mavs are looking like title contenders, flipping the rest of the West on their heads. The Bucks lost again, but at least it was to the Knicks. The Suns are fighting for a better seed in their doubleheader with the Clippers. Dawn Staley and the South...
Published 04/09/24
Amin kicks off the show recapping his time at the 76ers vs Heat game last night, and tells Charlotte whether or not he's confident the "Playoffs Heat" will show up in time for, you know, the playoffs. They also dissect the Rockets' curious decision to jab at the Warriors using a quote from the move The Warriors (spoiler: Charlotte hasn't seen it). Amin and Charlotte close out the show previewing the Women's NCAA Final Four matches between Caitlin Clark and Iowa and Paige Bueckers and UConn,...
Published 04/05/24
Amin and Charlotte kick off the show discussing Julius Randle's season-ending surgery and how that impacts the NBA Eastern Conference playoff race. Then, Charlotte reveals her recent breakthrough: she's actually excited for the Boston Celtics to be the overall #1 seed... only for Amin to immediately explain why she shouldn't be. Amin and Charlotte acknowledge Vince Carter and Chauncey Billups being indicted into the NBA Hall of Fame before hearing from the Milwaukee Bucks equipment manager...
Published 04/04/24
The PLAYOFF HAVE STARTED! The PLAYOFFS HAVE STARTED! (Not really, Amin is just feeling it today). Amin and Charlotte discuss Embiid's return against OKC 2 months after a knee injury. Plus, Amin reveals what it was like to see Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau glitch out during post-game press conference. hey also recap how the Nuggets defeated the Spurs in a close game despite Wemby's near quadruple-double, how the Warriors are proving yet again why they are contenders after beating the Mavs, and...
Published 04/03/24
Charlotte thinks tickling Victor Wembanyana might be the best way to stop him, and she might not be wrong. Is Wemby bringing in a new era of basketball, or can nobody repeat what he's doing because he's 7+ feet? Luca Doncic could be the new face of petty in the NBA. Joel Embiid should take his time returning to the league, but not if he's going to play in the Olympics, how soon is too soon? Amin and Charlotte decide If(when) the Warriors make the playoffs, will they even be a threat to...
Published 04/02/24
Charlotte's anxiety about the Celtics following back-to-back losses to the Atlanta Hawks is at DEFCON 1, folks! Should the Celtics fear a possible first round of the playoffs against the Hawks as much as facing the Miami Heat again? Plus, are the Timberwolves for sale or what?! Make up your mind already, Glen Taylor! Amin and Charlotte look at the latest statements and drama over Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore's now failed attempt to become the majority owners in Minnesota. Do you really think...
Published 03/29/24
Draymond continues to rack up ejections and has Steph Curry in tears... how much longer can Steve Kerr and the Warriors take this? Michael Porter Jr. has some, uh... less than convincing words to his brother, Jontay Porter's character, and sorry to Virginia, but the Wizards are staying in Washington... and likely to get a heck of renovation! (Thanks, taxpayers!) Plus, Kelly Oubre Jr. may have told off the officiating last night but nothing compared to Charlotte's story of what she did on her...
Published 03/28/24
When it comes to betting irregularities, the NBA has their EYE on the Raptors' Jontay Porter... wink wink, get it?! Friend of the show, Ice Cube and his BIG3 League have reportedly offered Caitlin Clark $5 million to play but what are the odds that actually happens and just how bad are the Bucks with Doc Rivers? Ah, let us count the ways with WORD COUNT! Plus, Amin and Charlotte can't help but blush to find out that Coach Craig Robinson is an Oddballer! The former head men’s basketball coach...
Published 03/27/24
Denver Nuggets 72-year-old super fan, Vicki Ray, says she was banned from Ball Arena after having the same seats for 25 years. She claims she did nothing wrong while the Nuggets organization released a statement that she "repeated violations and warnings of the NBA's Code of Conduct as well as Ball Arena's Code of Conduct". What is going on in this bizarre story? Then, Adam Silver says the NBA might be 'past the point' of having a competitive All-Star Game... you've got to be kidding! Don't...
Published 03/26/24
Ah, Dillon Brooks... Oddball has missed you! Amin and Charlotte react to the Bulls' DeMar DeRozan and Rockets' Dillon Brooks being ejected after an on-court scuffle last night in the Rockets seventh straight win and the latest in the Timberwolves analyst who received supervised release after being arrested for allegedly stealing "strategic NBA information." Amin and Charlotte also say goodbye to the NBA G League Ignite program after the announcement that it will end after this season. Did the...
Published 03/22/24
Patrick Beverley and the Bucks should've known better than to upset... Payton Pritchard. Also... do you hear that? Sounds like a MVP conversation is happening and Kings coach Mike Brown isn't happy that Domantas Sabonis and his NBA-leading 24 triple-doubles and 51 consecutive double-doubles hasn't been talked about enough. The Timberwolves may have as much drama as Minnesota has lakes after a Timberwolves employee was fired, arrested and charged with felony third-degree burglary for allegedly...
Published 03/21/24
Things are heating up in both conferences as the playoff push intensifies for nearly every team... except the Celtics. Also, ENOUGH with the injuries! Why can't OG and the Knicks catch a break... you know, the good kind! Do the Lakers have any depth left to get them into the playoffs? Oddball looks at which teams are hurting the most as the season crawls into the playoffs. Plus, A-Rod's financing to acquire the Timberwolves appears to be falling apart and Charlotte and Amin look at recent...
Published 03/20/24
Excuses are like assholes, Amin. Have you ever seen a more awful looking shot? Charlotte asks Amin about that viral video of someone who looks remarkably like Amin at a celebrity basketball game and Amin gives his strange take on Kyrie Irving's wild left-handed floater to beat the Nuggets over the weekend. Plus, Zion is dropping pounds, NC State has more wins than the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena, and DeAndre Ayton moves from an air mattress to the... wait, he was sleeping on an...
Published 03/19/24
If you think Oddball and the Pistons are playing around with the effects of #RisingTaj then you haven't been paying attention to the 3-1 Pistons since Taj Gibson joined the Motor City. Quit messing around and get on board #RideWithThomas! The Miami Heat are rolling into Detroit for two games this weekend, Domantas Sabonis continues to not get the recognition he deserves, Darvin Ham has the Lakers worried about "favorites", and DeAndre Ayton wants to be known as a winner... Amin and Charlotte...
Published 03/15/24
Sure, seeing Nikola Jokic faceoff against Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and the Heat is fun but the REAL entertainment on the court for Amin and Charlotte... the Heat's Golden Oldies dance team! If you don't have NBA League Pass... you're missing out on all the in-arena entertainment around the league and also the recent returns of Donovan Mitchell, OG Anunoby, and Tyrese Maxey. While Luka Doncic's triple-double streak may have come to an end, Daniel Gafford has an even more historic streak still...
Published 03/14/24
OG returned to Madison Square Garden from injury in a BIG way last night in the Knicks blowout win against the Sixers (sorry Tyrese Maxey, we still love you) but the real buzz around the NBA is... Steph Curry wants to be President? Amin and Charlotte have their ballots cast and already have the cabinet filled for a Curry Administration. Plus, Kobe Bryant's statue has... uh, a few mistakes, the Wizards' owner needs to make amends to fans in the District, and the Orlando Magic signed head coach...
Published 03/13/24
Rudy Gobert was fined $100,000 after his "money gesture" directed at ref Scott Foster... but was that enough? Should Gobert have been suspended for questioning an NBA ref's integrity to the game? Plus, Pistons GM Troy Weaver went off on a heckling Pistons fan in the stands - Ferris Bueller may have a day off but scrutiny in the NBA never does! Ooh, it's Oddball's favorite story time with NBA veteran Eddie Johnson! The always entertaining and charismatic Phoenix Suns' broadcaster and host of...
Published 03/12/24