Reviews
Love the mismatch and especially how Verno and KOC challenge each other’s point of view.
Idris170 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/21/19
I only listen for KOC and Verno
Ringer Fanatic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/19
Used to love this podcast. Still listen, but much less often. Gonzalez is awesome, Kevin O’Conner and Tjarks are great too. Chris Vernon has become childlike recently with his rebuttals to Kevin’s points. I used to enjoy the dynamic between Kevin and Verno, but recently it has degraded into Kevin...Read full review »
ramdomdude via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/18/19
Constantly keeps me entertained. Great diversity of viewpoints.
TimWadeGunn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/18/19
... Kevin O’Connor is intolerable. Takes forever to get to the point. Constructing controversial arguments, flip-flops and laughs akwardly when his co-hosts puts him on the spot. Everytime he’s on one of these pods, stear well clear. He’s getting crushed regularly by the excellent Chris Vernon on...Read full review »
Nunnemor via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 07/17/19
Chris insists on arguing like a child whenever he disagrees with Kevin and it’s very hard to listen to. This most recent episode was the worst I’ve heard yet. They either need to replace him or ask him to argue respectfully or thoughtfully
Dainpetersen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/17/19
Good Grief! Only 4.5 out of 5 stars! KOC and Verno should do the occasional emergency pods.
Marcus Georges-Hoops via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/19
Love heat check and group chat. Kevin o Connor you’re a boss. Keep it up.
Zion will be best ever via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/15/19
Y’all realize after 1-2 with Lakers: Boogie (15 and 8) after injury Kuz (18ppg) Javale (12 and 7) DGreen (45% from 3 and Defense) Cook (backup Pg and deadly from 3) Also. “Lebron from first laker year” averaged 28-8-8 What in the heck is this Laker hate. Simmons still hurting bout the Ainge...Read full review »
XavierV123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/19
If you like the Celtics, Sixers, or any team below .500 you will love this podcast. They use the word “like” as much as a freshman high school girl. Is it one podcast or 5? Chris Vernon’s mind earned the stars for this rating.
upstreat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/19
The ringer is the best site for any nba fan and this podcast is just another example of their excellence. One critique? More of Tyler Tynes and his ridiculous philly takes
Anthony Wahl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/19
Love the show. Great analysis, charismatic hosts. Only caveat is they spent about three minutes talking about the "greatest Canadian artist" of all time in the latest episode and Neil Young's name didn't even come up. That's a bit of a travesty. Neil Young's output in the 70's was some of the...Read full review »
thirsty for tarence via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/19
The Mismatch is a great listen. The rest is just fanboy speculation and tired takes.
FanofNBA via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/11/19
I listen to a fair amount of podcasts. Within that set, I also listen to a fair amount of podcasts about the nba. This is one of the best. The gents have excellent chemistry, in-depth basketball knowledge, and are overall very entertaining. Put down the Steven A nonsense and give this one a try....Read full review »
sIR Simmons via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/19
It’s hilarious to listen to a 29 year old (or whatever) compare today’s players to MJ...dude, you were barely alive. You have no history. Nothing like a Steph Curry warmup! Clown podcast.It’s comical. I’m out on this podcast.
business-minded... via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/19
This would be a great podcast if KOC shared this with almost any other person. They could pick a person who knows nothing about basketball, and it would be more interesting. The co-host just constantly interjects his (LOL) Memphis Grizzle fandom into every take. “I’m rooting for the Raptors this...Read full review »
officialMikeW via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/19
Verno and Kevin’OBumble are so entertaining. Really interesting pairing that’s full of disagreements and often hilarious arguments and completely random references. The whole crew beyond them is also amazing and insightful. BEST SOURCE OF NBA NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT!
jmacforshort via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/19
Tjarks seems very smart plus very likeable. A lot of his calls are dead on. Liiiiiiittttllleee less gossip. Really like Chris Vernon KOC has a lot of meat on the bone, just a little awkward. Needs more reps. But I’m a believer. More House as well.
ChuckGus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/19
With the exception of Chris Vernon this is a great lineup. But Vernon is so bad it’s incredible. At this point i feel like the Ringer is wasting a mind like KOC by placing him with Vernon because he’s the only person who can stand Vernon.
karim12100 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/06/19
John Gonzalez is the worst. Won’t listen to him talk about basketball or anything.
BergerKing57 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/06/19
Chris Ryan is the Thom Brennaman of The Ringer, meaning that I enjoy podcasts infinitely more when Ryan is not included.
dj quik the best via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/06/19
INSTEAD IF HAVING TO WAIT UNTIL THE WEEKEND IS OVER FOR FIRST TAKE. I CAN NOW LISTEN TO THE RINGER FOR HOT TAKES IMMEDIATELY AS EVENTS HAPPEN💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾
punchout73 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/06/19
This is by far my favorite podcast! I almost listen to all episodes. The mismatch is just the best! I love the dynamic between kevin and chris 😍😍🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼
Michaël Valkiers via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 07/05/19
Way to Philly and Boston centric. Talked about Philadelphia for 20 minutes on free agency when a million different moves were made.....
spenbow via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/04/19
His response to KoC question “is anything as it seems in the nba?” BRILLIANT!!! Love you Verno!!!
thomps nyc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/19
Please stop the Kevin O’C [insert saying here]. Every time I hear it, it makes me want to change to a different podcast. Otherwise, very informative podcast!
kdn184 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/02/19
Vernon is still annoying
VinceDennis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/19
Philly centric, not one ball player. All crappy, B-grade, homer, journalists. It’s actually 5 podcasts in 1. KOC is a fan boi
bobibouche via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/19
I listen everyday and love it. But all shows definitely have a Boston/Philly bias on it, which I can tolerate at times since the hosts are sharing their personality and relationship with their teams. I expect it from Simmons on his show but sometimes it’s too much. Favorite show is Corner 3...Read full review »
Swagnificent via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/19
They mostly hate on the teams they dont like. Not real basketball analysis
myudneoxn via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/01/19
KOC IS THE GOAT BABY KOC IS THE GOAT BABY KOC IS THE GOAT BABY KOC IS THE GOAT BABY KOC IS THE GOAT BABY KOC IS THE GOAT BABY KOC IS THE GOAT BABY KOC IS THE GOAT BABY KOC IS THE GOAT BABY KOC IS THE GOAT BABY KOC IS THE GOAT BABY KOC IS THE GOAT BABY oh ya and btw, KOC IS THE GOAT BABY KOC IS...Read full review »
jiveturkeh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/30/19
Really enjoy this podcast. The fact that they run multiple “shows” each week creates a lot of interesting conversations and a variety of perspectives. Definitely recommend if you’re an NBA fan.
GameOnTheLine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/19
Tjarks voice makes me wanna ripe my ears out my head please replace him wit Devine please for Christ sake
Nickrod1712 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/19
I really wish that all of the Ringers NBA pods would be broken out into individual podcasts. I only like the Mismatch and it gets tedious deleting all the others. #firstworldproblems
Sonchai via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/19
As a rule I’d say I watch basketball through the KOC lens moreso than the way Vernon sees it - but the check and balance these two are for each other is perfection. KOC talking up Knox and the Knicks ‘solid young core’ HAD to get called out. He invoked Frank Ntilikina as evidence of successful...Read full review »
Croker84 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/27/19
Heat Check is the best part, depending on the guest. Love Juan Gon & House the most!! The Mismatch is good when Verno & KOC actually have something to argue about, but it can be boring on some topics. The Corner 3: I have no complaints. But I never listen to Group Chat, Verrier & Chris Ryan...Read full review »
ThomCat94 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/19
He is just a hard listen. Have no idea what he is talking about.
pkojo via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/25/19
Great nba podcast, especially love the Corner 3. I could listen to Tjarks all day and love the intro music!
afrancis03 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/19
Who let that one guy on a podcast? He is impossible to follow, he speaks so fast that he literally forgets a word two in every sentence. His voice is beyond irritating.
APRose23 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/19
Really good analysts, however, far too often it repeats poor topics. I was subscribing but stopped. They seem to avoid interesting/good teams in place of Lakers/Knicks drama. When you’re great basketball analysts, just confused why you spend so much time avoiding interesting basketball subjects....Read full review »
nathanj42 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/19
Like the hosts and how deep they get into the nba, BUT the intro music with Siri is the most intense ear cancer I have ever experienced. Please change the music
owenjdean via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/19
Jonathon tjarks or whatever sounds like he has taken about 46 bong hits. Most annoying voice I’ve ever heard.
Nathan ambrose via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/19
It’s almost as hard to listen to Chris Ryan and Justin Verrier as it is listening to the insufferable voice of Mallory Rubin. You all have this vocal inflection where you insert parenthetical question marks at the end of your statements as if you are almost apologizing for having an opinion and...Read full review »
Ticked off by update via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/19
Bad
Very bad basketball podcast, 20 things better
hdfogmentkgntl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/19
It‘s just fun to listen to these folks. Like a friendly neighborhood bar.
jt from cary via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/19/19
Alongside the Lowe Post, the 2 best pure nba pods out there. Genius pairing Verno and KOC, who have great chemistry. Also great Simmons is very rarely on, as he tends to take over any show he’s on. One of the few pods I don’t miss an episode. Keep it up guys. But please separate this one from all...Read full review »
Hal.I. via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 06/19/19
I love this podcast and I’m always looking for new podcasts. Lakers Trade is lit!!!!! Pelicans looking good right now. Kyrie going to the Nets. Kevin Durant to the knicks. I want Klay Thompson going to the bulls. Anybody with me??? Ja Morant best point guard in the draft. Zion #1. Pelicans...Read full review »
Owenlit23 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/19
This is really four podcasts under one feed. Over the last several months, the Ringer has definitely improved the overall quality. The Mismatch : 5/5 : Kevin O’Connor and Chris Vernon are a great pair that play well off of each other. The Corner 3: 4.5/5 : seems like they never actually have...Read full review »
Nuclearsunburn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/17/19
Started listening because I like NBA talk and enjoyed the hosts. Now it’s exhausting with know-it-alls. Stale commentary. Same conversations every week (more like day). Even in episodes that seem their purpose is to talk about looked over teams fail to.
bigmarketpod via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/17/19
The Ringer does some great stuff, but the current version of the NBA show is not one of them. At times, I have enjoyed the Vernon/KO pairing as both offer great insight but they have no chemistry and the show often devovles into something worse than fingernails srcatching a chalk-board. The...Read full review »
Dartmouth James via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/17/19
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