Bomani is joined by NASCAR driver Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. to discuss driving for Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 (:43), opening up about hard times (21:36), being the only relevant African American NASCAR driver at this time (30:00), his appreciation for heavy metal and playing the drums (40:23) and much more.
Bomani starts off by offering a full recap of the Magic Johnson experience on First Take, (:43) then discusses the New Orleans Pelicans getting the first pick in the draft lottery & how Zion seems to feel about it, (19:49) and a look back at the '94 Bulls-Knicks semifinal playoff series & how that would play out today on Twitter (28:37). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH (40:55) and your Voicemails about the time you got "backstabbed" at work.
Bomani welcomes Houston native and rapper Bun B to the show to chat about Houston sports (0:47), including the Rockets' tough loss to the Warriors. They discuss their friendship and how he's responded to a recent home invasion (7:20). Plus, they delve into his career musically, including UGK and beyond (12:30). Does he have anything left that he'd like to do in the game after playing in some of the biggest arenas with the biggest acts in the world? Also what it's like to be a grandfather now (42:54).
Bomani piles on Joel Embiid's tears following a tough Game 7 loss to the Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semis (0:43) and calls out the Lakers for wasting LeBron's remaining years on behalf of the media and the rest of the league (20:09). Plus, his thoughts on the Wu-Tang documentary from Showtime (31:29) as well as a fresh dose of IYHH (50:00) and your own personal "catfish" voicemails in light of Bo's experience from last week (58:52).
Bomani welcomes Mina Kimes back for a special combo edition of The Right Time and The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny to dish on her Zion Williamson piece (0:57), including why he didn't play football (9:10). Plus, the complicating factors of how the NFL should handle Tyreek Hill (19:42) as well as Richard Sherman's comments on Nick Bosa's tweets (39:10). Mina and Bo take questions from her mailbag (51:17) and her dog Lenny asks Bo whether or not he gets paid to tweet (57:45).
Bomani dishes on the Warriors struggling with the physicality of the Rockets. Are their hearts just not in it anymore (0:43)? Plus, is this the last of Kyrie in Boston (16:13) and why the media should be a little ashamed of their NCAA trial coverage (28:49). The potential removal of "likes" from Instagram and more in IYHH (36:51) as well as voicemails of when you "tried to show out and it didn't work out" like Steph's famous rim check (50:27).
Bomani welcomes former The Right Time producer and resident Giants fan Shannon Penn back to the program to recap of the issues with the franchise, including Odell, Eli, Landon Collins and Daniel Jones (2:08). Plus, excitement for the Knicks this upcoming offseason and how that plays into Kevin Durant's performance for the Warriors in the playoffs (26:47) as well as the ramifications of the Panthers drafting Will Grier (44:59) and much more.
Bomani offers why he doesn't appreciate what the Rockets are about and how it is distracting from Kevin Durant's greatness (0:33), why he is impressed with Joel Embiid's ability to endure "itchy booty" against the Raptors (17:34) as well as why Josh Rosen got the better end of the deal ending up in Miami (28:41). Plus, a whale spy in the return of IYHH (37:07) and Bo's thoughts on the passing of filmmaker John Singleton (47:36).
Bomani welcomes rapper and L.A. native ScHoolboy Q to the show to discuss his new album that drops this week "CrasH Talk" (3:41), the passing of his friend and iconic local rapper Nipsey Hussle (9:00), the problematic nature of tribute records and social media stunting when someone passes away (11:49) as well as how fans factor into the purpose behind his music (16:30). Plus, how playing JUCO football (23:16) factored into when he got started rapping (29:14) as well as his friendship with the late Mac Miller (35:06).
Bomani shares his thoughts on the criticisms of Russell Westbrook and his future with the Thunder (0:41), the problematic annual character "tear down" of a prospect ahead of the NFL draft as exemplified by Ed Oliver (17:41) and the cyborg who may never lose at Jeopardy (28:18). Plus, ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks joins Bo for the finale of our educational series "Baseline: The Supermax", to weigh in on the difficulties of building a team around the contract, including managing relationships, adding players on minimum contracts and paying the luxury tax (36:47). Plus, pitting two friends against one another in a hilarious edition of "UnblockmeBo" (54:52).
Bomani welcomes ESPN NBA analyst Bruce Bowen to weigh in on all of the foolishness from the NBA Playoffs, including Kevin Durant-Patrick Beverley (0:59), Russell Westbrook-Damian Lillard (17:20) and Joel Embiid-everybody among other Sixers topics (24:00). Plus, he discusses saltiness with players he defended in his career (11:14), issues with the Lakers (35:28), how the competitiveness of the Clippers affects their summer plans (40:55) and more.
Bomani shares his thoughts on Tiger Woods "transcending greatness" after his win at the Masters over the weekend (0:38), Russell Wilson's "code-switching" in his new contract announcement on social media with Ciara (22:14) and Nick Bosa trying to cover up his Twitter history in view of getting drafted by the 49ers (32:49). Plus, NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts joins Bo for part three of "Baseline: The Supermax", including her office's relationship with the league, their response to the NBA's "cap smoothing" request in the CBA as well as the union's role in providing security for players of star quality and more (41:13).
Zach Lowe, Ryen Russillo, Brian Windhorst and Bomani Jones each take you through their playoff previews. Zach thinks Rockets-Jazz is going to be the most interesting first-round series. Russillo and Bomani talk about Warriors playoff fatigue, who can beat them in the west and more. Plus, Brian Windhorst and the Hoop Collective discuss Denver-San Antonio, OKC-Portland and many other playoff matchups.
The Right Time comes a day early, because, MAGIC. Bomani welcomes former comedy colleagues Roy Wood Jr. of Comedy Central and ESPN golf analyst Michael Collins to talk about Johnson's shock resignation as president of the Lakers (1:58), Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wades' final games before retirement (14:44) as well as this weekend's Masters tournament from Augusta National (22:25). Plus, Roy and Bo on which players do and don't deserve farewell tours in the NBA (39:55).
Bomani discusses the lack of elite talent in Monday's CBB National Championship (0:38), Jazz F Kyle Korver's piece in "The Players' Tribune" on white privilege and fan controversy in Utah (16:35) as well as a fascinating new NBA players' poll from "The Athletic" (29:23). Plus, NBA agent Bill Duffy joins Bo for the second edition of our new series "Baseline: The Supermax", including whether or not the players are earning what they should be (41:14) and thoughts on "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X in IYHH (52:33).
Bomani welcomes New Orleans native and rapper Juvenile to The Right Time. They discuss whether or not he's recovered from the Saints' loss in the NFC Championship (1:11), his favorite thing about New Orleans (2:37), his new project "Just Another Gangsta" with Birdman (4:55) and historic works of his (11:43) including "back that a** up" (19:14). Plus, the most surprising celebrity fans of his (24:15), what he grew up listening to (32:40) and what's to come in the future for him (40:40).
Bomani discusses Zion's exit from the NCAA Tournament (4:33), John Calipari finessing Kentucky for a lifetime contract (13:24) and what playoff scenarios would be ideal for "messiness" (22:24). Plus, ESPN NBA analyst Brian Windhorst joins Bo for the first edition of our new series "Baseline: The Supermax", including what the supposed 'super team-preventing' collective bargaining agreement provision is, who is eligible for it and why the NBA's course has been altered by its unintended consequences (34:02).
Bomani is joined by G League President and former NBA forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim to discuss how he got involved in business (1:05), how much different the G League is from the NBA in operations and philosophy (11:13), the introduction of the "pro path" player development alternative to the NCAA (18:10) and growing their audience (25:17) which includes Bo's unsolicited advice for Shareef on a G League TV show. Plus, his being a part of the "greatest draft" in league history (32:51) and how his experience as a player shaped him (41:23).
Bomani shares everything you need to know about Michael Avenatti trying to "shake down" Nike (1:40), dishes on the hypocrisy around Tom Izzo's chastising of a player mid-game (16:28) as well as Lonzo Ball's controversy with BBB (27:10). Plus, an IYHH including Dr. Dre celebrating his daughter getting into USC (33:39) and Bo's thoughts on the Elizabeth Holmes documentary "The Inventor" (47:26).
Bomani is joined by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports to survey the NBA landscape, including how close we are to the next "Malice in the Palace" (3:14), how a poor LeBron-Lakers' season has affected the rest of the teams in the Western Conference (23:58) as well as who is going to win the East (36:07). Plus, the guys talk life in NYC, such as the craziest thing they've ever seen on a subway train (48:26).
Bomani shares why he thinks the NCAA Tournament has become a "worse product" over the years (0:35), dishes on Doc Rivers potentially coaching the Lakers next season (17:19) and adds a new word to your dictionary (Gettleman-ed) in light of the Giants fans' misery (29:07). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH (42:59) and an #unblockmebo where history is made (55:02).
Bomani welcomes the co-creator of Showtime's "Billions" Brian Koppelman back to the show ahead of the premiere of Season 4 on Sunday 3/17. They discuss how he's humanized the billionaire class, the range of casting in the show (15:39), how much he's enjoyed working on it (33:02) and whether or not either of them would change if they became "billionaires" (41:51).
Bomani shares his thoughts on Russell Westbrook's altercation with a fan in Utah (0:34), Antonio Brown forcing his way to the Raiders (20:00) and how Duke has been able to change their "reputation" over the years (29:50). Plus, an IYHH to remember (43:47) and your stories of what you did when you got your first big check in light of NFL free agency (52:23).
Bomani is joined by 2 Chainz to discuss the concept behind his recently released album "Rap or Go to the League". They cover his career path, including his self-belief (3:05), his sports background (5:20), LeBron James' A&R credit on the album (9:34), the reach and influence of his music (14:02), if there's anybody left that he would like to collaborate with (17:14), how he pulled off his re-brand (22:26) and more.
Bomani Jones assesses the downward spiral of the Lakers (:30) and Celtics (17:12) as well as shares his thoughts on the conversation around HBO's Michael Jackson documentary "Leaving Neverland" (28:13). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH including some big changes that could be coming to Time Warner properties like TNT/HBO (42:25) and your AMA's that uncover a rare pair of shoes Bo's been eying (54:44).
Bomani is joined by Howard Bryant to discuss the polarizing subjects of Robert Kraft (0:35) and Colin Kaepernick (21:18). Is the public really aware of how serious the allegations made against Kraft are? Now that the dust has settled, they offer conclusions on Kaep's settlement and the credit Nike has incorrectly been given as it relates to him. Plus, how does the "love for the game" argument relate to MLB and NBA labor disagreements (45:08)?
Bomani dishes on the highly concerning charges against Robert Kraft (0:40), why the people telling Zion Williamson he should sit out the rest of the season are wrong (17:22) and why the Ole Miss Anthem demonstration should be treated as a bigger story for different reasons (27:33). Plus, a fresh dose of IYHH (38:57) and your voicemails from a time the crowd turned on the performer at an event you attended (49:07).
Bomani is joined by ESPN NBA analyst Bruce Bowen to reflect on things post-deadline from the player's perspective, including dealing with trade rumors on a personal level (14:02) and what it is like to see your "role" on a team change for the worse (33:00). Plus, you know we had to hear his thoughts on Kawhi (1:16) as well as the Lakers' chances at making the playoffs (44:40)!
Bomani dishes on the Lakers' and President of Basketball Ops Magic Johnson's warpath to acquire a star, which includes Anthony Davis and potentially Ben Simmons (0:34) as well why the Celtics (who should be elated) are not taking advantage of the situation (20:11). Plus, people seem to be enjoying the new bootleg football League "AAF" (31:23), we get a fresh edition of IYHH (38:24) and your what caused you to "quit" your home team voicemails (45:56).
Bomani is joined by the CEO of Glitch Anil Dash to talk tech. They discuss how his South Asian heritage has shaped his identity growing up the United States (2:02), the ethical issues plaguing companies like Google and Facebook (11:01) as well as the animosity on social media platforms like Twitter (27:44). Plus, he shares the wild story of his online friendship with Prince (55:12).
Bomani shares his thoughts on the Patriots' Super Bowl LIII victory over the Rams, including the relationship between McVay-Goff and the diabolical brain of Bill Belichick (0:37) as well as his experience down in Atlanta amongst the people (14:48). Plus, the Anthony Davis-Lakers poker game is heating up (34:18), we get a fresh edition of IYHH (44:24) and your worst experience at a sporting event voicemails (56:59).
Bomani welcomes Michael Smith back to the show to discuss their high-school athletic careers (0:32), their former fandom for the Saints and Falcons (13:29) as well as the effect that the winter "squall" is having on Bomani's enjoyment of living in NYC (32:35). They were supposed to talk Super Bowl, but ended up talking about Kung-Fu and Canada Goose jackets, that should tell you everything you need to know.
Bomani shares his thoughts on Anthony Davis' request to be traded from the Pelicans (0:36), including why LeBron can't be blamed for exerting the influence that we praise him for (22:37) as well as what it says about the league that it overshadowed Super Bowl media night (33:09). Plus, a fresh IYHH with sympathies for robots (42:48) and DJ Mike Hitman takes your calls on the most aggravating fanbases (56:19).
Bomani welcomes comedian Roy Wood Jr. to the show to discuss the demographics of crowds at different sporting events (1:02) and his Comedy Central special coming this weekend "No One Loves You" (19:32), including knowing when to "separate the art from the artist" (27:31), what celebrities can and can't "send for you" (38:08) as well as the difficulties of landing sensitive jokes in the modern climate (50:04).
Bomani Jones gloats over the Saints for not making it to the Super Bowl, including addressing the backlash he's received for a successful narrative in the lead up to the game (1:53). Plus, the Patriots return to the Super Bowl (22:21), Boogie Cousins returns to the Warriors (34:44), a fresh IYHH with Fyre Festival doc reactions (42:30) and some thoughts on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (58:42).
Bomani is joined by Mina Kimes to discuss the Conference Championships coming this weekend in the NFL Playoffs, including the comical "underdog" story of the Patriots (6:25). Bo makes his final plea for the Rams to spare us a Super Bowl in Atlanta with the Saints representing the NFC (26:29) and they close with a nuanced conversation about problematic names that you just don't hear anymore (52:03).
Bomani shares his thoughts on the cultural explosion that was Clemson's swift visit to The White House post-National Championship victory (0:38), Kyler Murray's decision between football and baseball (23:30) as well as why Marcus Peters is the only person who can save Atlanta from Saints fans (34:15). Plus, IYHH (41:25) and a midseason edition of #StillInTheLeague NBA (54:57).
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth of The Undefeated dish on "the tipping point" for restaurants, brands and neighborhoods with people of color and how it relates to dress code rules for keeping people out of clubs (4:47). Plus, the latest trend of hiring young white NFL head coaches and what remains problematic about it (16:56) as well as whether or not Clemson's Trevor Lawrence could make the jump to the NFL at age 19 (47:05).
Bomani reacts to the tsunami that was Clemson in their CFP National Championship victory over Alabama (0:36), the cruelty towards Cody Parkey after missing a kick to send the Bears to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs over the Eagles (20:55) and Enes Kanter's decision not to accompany the Knicks to their game against the Wizards in London (30:38). Plus, thoughts on "Surviving R. Kelly" in IYHH (40:29) and your New Year's Resolutions for celebs (57:34).
Bomani is joined by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to discuss his excitement with this season (0:31), including parity in the league structure and the effect of CBA changes (2:42), the possibility of a minimum age change in the near future (12:55) as well as his "dap" handshake skills with players when he greets them at the draft or at ring ceremonies (18:41). Plus, to put a bow on 2018, LeBron's pull on Anthony Davis looms next year, how will this end (38:30)?
Bomani Jones cracks up about Ian O'Connor's revealing story on Knicks owner James Dolan (0:38) as well as the on-then-off-then-on again Trevor Ariza trade from the weekend (22:07). Plus, his thoughts on the new normal of college football players skipping bowl games (30:32), a new IYHH (38:09) and Jody Avirgan of 30 for 30 podcasts discusses their new season of shows (51:12).
Bomani chats with The Undefeated' s Domonique Foxworth about a wide range of NFL topics including Patrick Mahomes (40:15), the Bills & Josh Allen and question what "fitting into an offensive system" really means. Plus, Domonique recalls covering Randy Moss (20:00).
Bomani shares his thoughts on why we need to appreciate the "fun-ness" that is Patrick Mahomes (0:36), the friendship that changed the face of the NBA in LeBron-Wade (16:54) as well as the controversy engulfing the Chicago Bulls (26:55). Plus, a fresh round of IYHH (44:36) and we share the results of The Right Time show survey (55:32).
Bo is joined by friend of the show Spencer Hall of SB Nation. They share their thoughts on Mike Judge's "Tales From the Tour Bus" (0:54), including which NBA or CFB stories should have their own cartoon animation (12:50) like Kliff Kingsbury going to USC (28:57). Plus, the Urban Meyer situation at Ohio State and what kind of an effect it may have on Jim Harbaugh's future at Michigan (42:04).
Bomani offers his take on Kareem Hunt being released from the Chiefs after video evidence of domestic violence is released, Kobe opening a sports academy ( 40:03), questions if anyone still cares about the Heisman (25:00) and more. Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" and your Voicemails.
Bomani is joined by 2x NBA champion with the Warriors and COO of the brand new "Historic Basketball League" David West. He delves into the plan for the league (1:39), including the current issues he sees with the development of players from college to the NBA (7:05). Plus, he dishes on his own background (36:20) and the last stops of his career in San Antonio (43:57) and Golden State (48:50).
Bomani breaks down the awkwardness between Browns QB Baker Mayfield and former HC Hue Jackson (0:35) as well as who really won in the LSU-Texas A&M postgame brawl (15:42). Plus, Reuben Foster gets cut from the 49ers after another arrest (25:36), a fresh edition of IYHH (38:00) and an eye-opening music AMA with Bo (49:39).
Bomani weighs in on the offensive explosion that was last night's MNF victory for the Rams over the Chiefs (0:58), the negative backlash to Condoleezza Rice being linked with the Browns' head coaching job (21:51) and just how deep the dysfunction for the Wizards runs (32:22). Plus, IYHH (45:11) and your best thanksgiving craziness stories (54:58).
Bomani welcomes former Spurs F Bruce Bowen to the show to weigh in on the beef between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant as well as what the Warriors need to do to get right and continue on their dominant path (1:40). Plus, if the Sixers will experience growing pains in trying to integrate Jimmy Butler (28:39) and if "game recognizes game" when it comes to flopping (39:55).
Bomani discusses the implications of Jimmy Butler's arrival in Philadelphia (0:38) as well as Carmelo Anthony's impending departure in Houston (16:43). Plus, saying goodbye to the "Peter Man" (28:21), more of your Pros vs. Joes stories (36:55) and looking back on "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" and "Midnight Marauders" at their 25-year anniversaries (46:15).
Bomani is joined by Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports to discuss college hoops and amateurism now that the season has tipped off. They discuss the NCAA trial and why fans don't seem to care about it anymore (0:38), if the reaction to it by the media would have been different years ago (16:03) and whether or not players like Zion Williamson benefit from spending a year in school to boost their brand before heading to the NBA (34:17).
Bomani Jones dishes on the blame game for the Lakers and if Luke Walton is long for the job (0:37), how Bill Belichick not wearing "salute to service" gear became a story (17:18) as well as why TD celebrations becoming choreographed raises serious questions (29:14). Plus, IYHH (43:14) and listener stories of playing future pros and "taking an L" (52:34). They DO NOT disappoint!
Bomani is joined by new ESPN NBA contributor Stan Van Gundy! They discuss a variety of NBA topics, such as the Lakers and their defensive apathy (2:00), the Rockets and their struggle to get Carmelo Anthony integrated (17:58), the Sixers and the year-to-year improvement of their young stars (39:43) and more.
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the craziest developments from the weekend, including the Browns cleaning house (0:40), Jameis Winston getting benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick again (17:55) as well as Ty Lue getting fired by the Cavaliers (33:02). Plus, IYHH (39:12) and listener stories of when a celebrity tried to "swoop your girl"(52:21).
Bomani is joined by NBA writer at Yahoo! Sports Vincent Goodwill to bounce around the Association. They discuss how well the pieces fit together with LeBron on the Lakers (2:35), dissect the top of the Eastern Conference (22:48) and break down where the Warriors stand in the historical context of all-time great teams (42:30) with a whole lot else along the way.
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the pre-game altercation between Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins (0:37) and the Lakers-Rockets fight (17:42). Plus, what the reactions to the fight say about where the league is at today (28:19). Also, IYHH (41:58) and another edition of "Unblock Me Bo!"(51:47).
Bomani is joined by Mina Kimes to talk all things NFL, including the Bills' decision to start Derek Anderson with Josh Allen out via injury (8:47), if defenses getting continuously torched by offenses across the league is the new normal (31:50) and whether or not the Chargers will ever make waves out in Los Angeles (55:01).
Bomani is joined by friend of the show Michael Felder of Stadium to dish on the Jimmy Butler situation and infighting amongst teammates across sports (3:22), which team could get left out of the College Football Playoff (17:37) as well as if the dream of Texas being "back" has actually come true (44:44).
Bomani shares his thoughts on the McGregor-Khabib post-fight fiasco in the UFC (0:37), Odell Beckham Jr.'s harsh but true words in an interview with ESPN's Josina Anderson (18:47) and his Texas Longhorns besting Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry (34:45). Plus, a fresh edition of IYHH (39:10) and a voicemail AMA with the listeners of the show (50:57).
Bomani is joined by friend of the show Tom Haberstroh of Bleacher Report to discuss his new piece on NBA player phone addiction and why front offices are turning to artificial intelligence firms to try and slow it down (0:48). Plus, they bounce around league headlines from the preseason (37:35).
Bomani delves into the frustration shown by Earl Thomas when he flipped the bird to the Seahawks' sideline (0:35), discusses Eric Reid's return to the NFL with the Panthers (14:48) and Jimbo Fisher's physical altercation with a player on the Texas A&M sideline (27:24). Plus, the always enlightening IYHH (39:28) and looking back on Outkast's "Aquemini" 20 years later (51:47).
Bomani is joined by friend of the show Shannon Penn to discuss the latest in the NFL including Khalil Mack's incredible athleticism (8:35), the Lakers domination of the NBA headlines (21:00) and the Kelly Bryant drama (48:00).
Bomani dishes on Tiger being back (or not) (0:41), how Gronk, Earl Thomas and Le'Veon Bell are all connected (17:34) as well as LeBron discounting the Lakers' chances this year (31:45). Plus, author of "Friday Night Lights" Buzz Bissinger joins the show for the finale of The Right Time Book Club (39:00).
Bomani welcomes "The Caddie" Michael Collins to break down the Twitter beef between the Wiggins brothers and Stephen Jackson (2:47), his Eagles fandom amidst Carson Wentz's return (19:31) as well as Tiger's role in the Tour Championship coming up this weekend (33:46).
Bomani lets loose on Vontae Davis retiring mid-game (:39) as well as the Browns giving up on Josh Gordon and sending him to New England (17:29). Plus, kicking the 0-2 teams while they're down (31:14), a fresh edition of IYHH (44:22) and your stories of when you "quit" your job mid-shift just like our man Vontae (55:38).
Bomani is joined by friend of the show Michael Smith to catch up and talk some football. They get into Sam Darnold and Saquon Barkley's connected futures (4:47) while digressing on the benching of the "Peter Man" (18:06), cover the unrest in the locker room in Detroit (28:10) as well as Antonio Brown's anger at an article in The Undefeated (43:43).
Bomani shares his thoughts on Serena's controversial loss to Osaka in the U.S. Open Women's Final (0:35), Darnold's big MNF performance as well as other QB's around the NFL from Week 1 (26:52) and Jason Garrett's job security in Big D (42:06). Plus, If you Haven't Heard (47:46) and another advice line with DJ Mike Hitman (55:35).
Bomani is joined by regular The Right Time contributor Domonique Foxworth to dish on the public criticisms of Le'Veon Bell's holdout by his Pittsburgh teammates (1:15), why Bo thinks Josh Allen would be better off as a QB if he was black and other related topics that will have you in stitches (14:28), as well as Nike's newly released advertisement with Colin Kaepernick (33:57).
Bomani shares his thoughts on Nike utilizing Colin Kaepernick as the spokesperson for their "Just Do It" 30-year anniversary campaign (:38) and the Raiders' questionable decision to trade star pass-rusher Khalil Mack to the Bears (20:58). Plus, you won't want to miss him lay into Tom Herman for the 'Horns dropping their opener (30:08) and Howard Bryant stopping by for the third installment of #TheRightTimeBookClub (38:39)!
Bomani weighs in on the effect Odell Beckham Jr.'s new contract will have on others trying to get paid (0:36), Jerry Jones' desire for an 18-game NFL season (14:32) and the WNBA players' push for fair pay (24:09). Plus, time to be afraid of the future in a new IYHH (40:50) and your "worst date ever" voicemails (51:31).
Bomani is joined by Spencer Hall of SB Nation to preview the CFB season, including trying to find a weakness with Alabama (4:17), wondering how Oklahoma will fare sans Baker Mayfield (14:09), what to make of an interesting collection of head coaches out in the Pac-12 (27:40) and much more.
Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre discuss Tiger's big weekend at the PGA and why we care despite not "liking the dude" (:31). Plus, odd training camp stories in the NFL such as the Miami Police Union urging members to boycott the Dolphins (14:35) and Jalen Ramsey getting suspended for beefing with the local media (31:07).
Bomani Jones weighs in on Urban Meyer's accountability and what may keep Ohio State from making the right call (:34), the Giants' disrespect when it comes to Odell Beckham Jr.'s talent (18:06) as well as why we didn't get offered PE Jordans from the players at UNC (25:19). Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (31:18) and the second edition of mean tweets on the podcast (44:00).
Bomani Jones discusses why the "America's Team" moniker for the Dallas Cowboys is sounding more fitting every day (0:36) and why despite being in awe of LeBron's grace it is concerning that he has to be the one to do it (12:55). Plus, Bo and Pablo go to the "Overwatch" final in NYC (21:16) and Pablo joins for the second installment of #TheRightTimeBookClub on Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger (33:22).
Bomani Jones welcomes former MLB manager and All-Star catcher Dusty Baker to chat about being there for his son who is making his way in the game (0:47), how he got into coaching (10:38), his close relationship with Hank Aaron (17:33) and how he's seen the role of the manager evolve (26:17). Plus, he shares his wide-ranging affinity for music (29:51).
Bomani Jones weighs in on the infatuation that we have with Tiger Woods after his close Open Championship finish (:36), how the applause heard around the world for Josh Hader of the Brewers relates to the NFL and their battle over the National Anthem (11:51) as well as if Kawhi Leonard will stay in Toronto long-term (26:03). Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (37:16) and some summertime #fanfiction (46:38).
Bomani Jones is joined by the legend Michael Vick to discuss playing in the American Flag Football League (0:54), how his skillset would fit in the modern game (7:17), the difficulties when he returned to the NFL and found himself become a starter again (10:51) as well as the insights he has on young QB's like Lamar Jackson (14:34). Plus, his reply when people think they can beat him in a footrace and more (24:35)!
Bomani Jones dishes on controversies coming out of the World Cup Final, including the racial make-up of the France squad and pitch invaders (0:41). Plus, is the Pro Football Hall of Fame doing T.O. a favor by not honoring him (14:08) and Papa John's time as Papa John is finally up (23:19). Plus, IYHH (34:28) and your #StayReady All-Stars (44:23).
Musician Freddie Gibbs joins Bomani to discuss his recently released self-titled mixtape "Freddie" (4:18). Plus, they discuss navigating the lifestyle with a daughter (15:30), what it's like having NFL HOF'er Eric Dickerson as his father-in-law (19:25), overcoming legal troubles (24:20), finding success in the modern music business (29:48) and how LeBron's arrival to L.A. affects his Lakers fandom (33:02).
Bomani Jones returns from vacation to share his thoughts on LeBron's move out west (0:40) as well as reports of his sour relationship with Kyrie in Cleveland (16:59). Plus, Bo's not here for re-seeding the NBA postseason (23:02), he dishes on #PlaneBae and Instagram imposters (31:28) and we hear your best cookout stories (44:56).
Bomani Jones is joined by Lakeith Stanfield of "Atlanta" on FX fame to discuss his new movie "Sorry to Bother You" which hits theaters Friday, July 6th. They discuss the differences in his role between the two projects (3:08) and working with non-traditional film/tv people (10:29). Plus, does he enjoy being in the limelight (14:04)?
Bomani Jones is joined by rapper and former football player at University of North Texas Tobe Nwigwe. They discuss being a college athlete (2:06), getting started in music (6:10), how his parents feel about him being in the business (14:57), deciding to start a non-profit after college (22:51), the unique nature of his multimedia production (26:11) and much more.
Bomani Jones previews free agency in the NBA and shares what it would take for him to be wooed to a team (0:42), as well as what his awards would be for the season (15:52). Plus, his thoughts on the situation surrounding Jameis Winston (23:41) and Domonique Foxworth joins for the debut of "The Right Time Book Club"(33:09)!
Bomani Jones is joined by rapper and Seattle native Sir Mix-A-Lot. They talk Seattle sports (1:25), how he got his start (5:09), how the game has changed (19:08), what he's up to these days (31:44), being around people with way more money than you (40:16) and more.
Bomani Jones gives an update on Kawhi Leonard's status...You there Kawhi (0:35)? Jay-Z is taking over Puma basketball, and Bo delves into what that says about the sneaker game right now (16:22). Plus, lots of World Cup stories, we tell you the ones you need to hear (24:21), as well as "If You Haven't Heard" (34:39) and the second podcast edition of #UnBlockMeBo (44:19)!
Bomani Jones welcomes friend and co-creator of the TV show "Billions" on Showtime Brian Koppelman for a wide-ranging conversation about the show. They discuss writing for TV vs. film (1:03), why people root for "bad" dudes as well as how we define that (6:56), quantifying billionaires (16:17), the use of music in shows (41:51) and more.
Bomani Jones dishes on the Warriors' attempts to keep things together despite the world trying to tear them apart (0:40), LeBron James' free agent decision (13:57) and how James stacks up against Kobe in the recent legacy debate (28:15). Plus, If You Haven't Heard (37:04) and reviewing the summer works of Kanye West (44:57).
Bomani Jones welcomes ESPN's Pablo Torre to delve into the social media controversy that has surrounded Sixers executive Bryan Colangelo (1:33) and the public beefing between rappers Pusha T and Drake (20:45). Plus, they shed light on their new TV show High Noon (9AM Pacific) which debuts on June 4th (34:09).
Bomani Jones weighs in on the Rockets flaming out and James Harden escaping blame (0:39), LeBron James sticking up for his sorry (not sorry) teammates (14:27) as well as what intrigue we can find in Season IV of the Cavs-Warriors drama (26:28). Plus, If You Haven't Heard (31:17) and a special music edition of AMA (41:28).
The NFL appears to have changed the rules regarding the National Anthem, so you know Bomani Jones would have some thoughts on its effect. He leads off the show with that (0:33) and then welcomes former NBA swingman Stephen Jackson to talk conference finals, bad coaching as well as the Bucks' response on Sterling Brown (14:39). Plus, Jody Avirgan of 30 for 30 podcasts tells us about their recently launched season 3 (43:55).
Bomani Jones weighs in on taunting in the current NBA landscape as it relates to Rockets-Warriors and the Pippen-Ewing dunk anniversary (0:34). Plus, why Brad Stevens is more in competition with LeBron than he is Ty Lue (15:04) and why NBA teams need to look out for their players better (24:36). We finish off with "If You Haven't Heard" (34:31) and advice with "DJ Mike Hitman" (43:30).
Bomani Jones welcomes comedian Wyatt Cenac (0:44) to discuss his new HBO show "Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas", including covering heavy topics (9:10), whether or not he likes being famous (18:26) and the connection that he and Bo have to Texas (22:59). Plus, Bleacher Report's Tom Haberstroh joins to discuss the impact of gambling on the future of the NBA (32:48) and cover the conference finals (43:54).
Bomani Jones discusses the legalization of sports gambling on a state-by-state basis (0:34), as well as the resurfacing of "dirty" Chris Paul in the WCF (15:19) and a Freudian slip from LeBron James in the ECF (25:19). Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (34:16) and the first edition of "Mean Tweets" on The Right Time (43:28).
Bomani Jones is joined by ESPN's Howard Bryant to discuss his new book, "The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism" (0:44). It delves into how the sports world has politicized since 9/11 and what role athletes have or should have in the community. Plus, Bo previews the conference championships in the NBA (30:14).
Bomani Jones dishes on the elimination of the Raptors at the hands of LeBron (0:37), the 76ers' survival (7:50) and why the NFL thinks you don't care about several problematic stories (23:26). Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (36:01) and only the very best stories of when you "tried" to take on your old man (45:31).
Bomani Jones is joined by Trail Blazers G CJ McCollum to dish on a wide variety of topics, such as the relationship between NBA players and the media (4:08), dealing with trade rumors (8:56), his past as a "short guy"(16:44), coming out of Lehigh (19:23), this postseason (23:53) and much more. Plus, Bo updates the peculiar situation with Kawhi Leonard (33:07).
Bomani Jones weighs in on Sixers-Celtics and wonders who will throw the first punch between the two teams as the place in the game for fighting hides in the shadows (0:43). Is LeBron James turning into John Henry (12:01)? Just how much of what's wrong with the Thunder is what is wrong with Russell Westbrook (16:52)? Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (29:46) and an AMA with #TheRightTime faithful (40:07).
With the NFL draft now upon us, Bomani Jones and old friend Spencer Hall of SB Nation take a look at the management and evaluation of QB's taken/to be taken at the top of the first round (0:35). What's the point of sitting around waiting for the phone to ring in the green room? Getting to dap up Goodell (25:27)? Plus, the NFL didn't want their "secret" meeting to become public, so it did (39:23).
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on feuds between Russell Westbrook and the world (0:40) as well as LeBron James and Lance Stephenson (12:26). What is the NFL to do with their domestic violence policy (20:43)? Two stories put it to the test. Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (35:09) and saying goodbye again to Prince (46:14).
Bomani Jones welcomes ESPN NBA analyst Amin Elhassan to talk NBA playoffs and beyond, including LeBron's emotional on-air reaction to the passing of Gregg Popovich's wife (2:25), Donovan Mitchell's strong play against the Thunder (13:44) as well as the search for next Knicks coach (21:07). Plus, former Right Time producer Shannon Penn stops by to review Kobe's ESPN+ show (30:23) and more.
Bomani Jones is sticking with the Cavs and LeBron James until the bitter end (0:46) and wonders if he's missing his banana boat brother Dwyane Wade right about now (12:34). The Spurs are sinking like the Titanic (23:18) and Adidas is trying to score points without actually committing to Kaepernick (28:27). Plus, "If You Haven't Heard" (33:56) and a special edition of #UnBlockMeBo (43:20).
Bomani Jones welcomes 4x NBA All-Star Rasheed Wallace to the show to cover a variety of topics, including his three-point prowess as a big man (1:36), generational differences in the game of basketball (3:20) as well as career stops in Portland (9:05), Detroit (17:24) and Washington (28:17). Plus, his time at UNC (30:06), why he played in Air Force 1's (36:15) and why he won't give up his 90's hip-hop (36:22).
Bomani Jones addresses Ben Simmons' ROY candidacy and wonders how long the Sixers will be the darlings of the NBA (:36). How big of a deal can Shohei Ohtani be to those outside of MLB (9:15)? Plus, new revelations about LeBron's time in Miami (18:11), "If You Haven't Heard" (26:34) and a special visit from DJ Mike Hitman (38:36).
Bomani Jones and The Undefeated's Domonique Foxworth air their frustrations with NFL draft evaluations, notably those of Lamar Jackson (4:25) and Josh Rosen (20:20). Is asking too many questions an issue in the locker room (22:37)? Plus, the silence of Kawhi Leonard (30:42), the recent behavior of Kevin Durant (39:15) and why Bo is still Team M.J. over Team LeBron (42:06).
In the debut of his podcast, Bomani Jones reacts to Villanova winning the National Championship (1:00), criticisms of NFL prospect Josh Rosen (12:22) and Tiger returning to The Masters (22:26). Plus, a new version of "If You Haven't Heard" (29:16) and some fresh "why I quit football" stories (39:53).
In Episode 0, we asked for help from fans of The Right Time to speak on what the best of the show was and it should be as it makes its return in podcast form. Your wish is our command. Bi-weekly episodes will launch on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on April 3rd, so stay tuned!
The fathers of NBA standouts Karl Anthony Towns and Hassan Whiteside, Karl Towns Sr. and Hasson Abubakar, share some great stories with Bomani about their sons and offer some info we may not know about them.