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Celtics Chaos Emergency Pod With Bill Simmons, Jackie MacMullan, and Kevin O’Connor

Russillo is joined by Bill Simmons, Jackie MacMullan, and Kevin O’Connor to discuss news on the heels of a first-round playoff exit: Celtics president of basketball ops Danny Ainge is retiring and Brad Stevens will be replacing him. They discuss off-season player movement, Celtics head coaching candidates, what could be next for Ainge, and more.
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A Big NBA Weekend With Jackie MacMullan and NFL Schedule Chicanery With Warren Sharp

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the end of the NBA regular season, the upcoming NBA Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony, the rudderless Boston Celtics, the “We Believe” Warriors 2.0, NBA awards, and more (3:20). Then Bill talks with Warren Sharp about the winners and losers of the NFL 2021 season schedule release, some futures bets, and more (1:11:00). Finally Bill talks with actor-director Andrew McCarthy about his new book Brat: An ’80s Story; some of his early films, including Class, Heaven Help Us, St. Elmo’s Fire, Pretty in Pink, Weekend at Bernie’s, and more. They discuss “The Brat Pack,” 1980s Hollywood stories, working with legendary director John Hughes, and more (1:45:00).
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‘Nobody can come out of this blameless’: Jackie MacMullan weighed in on Brad Stevens’s future

Amid an inconsistent 2021 regular season, the Celtics are facing the increasingly likely prospect of having to participate in the NBA’s postseason play-in tournament. Given that the team’s winning percentage is at its lowest in May since 2015, head coach Brad Stevens has been one of several targets of criticism. But according to longtime NBA reporter Jackie MacMullan, Stevens will not only stay in Boston, but could get a greater say in the roster construction.
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NBA Chatter With Jackie MacMullan and 2021 Oscars With Wesley Morris

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the NBA one year removed from the “Rudy Gobert Game” that paused the NBA season, the stress and fatigue from moving up the start date of the 2020-21 season, All-Star Weekend, NBA trade buzz, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with Wesley Morris of The New York Times about upcoming Oscar nominations, figuring out what constitutes an “Oscar movie,” the disruption of streamers, and more (55:00).
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Brooklyn’s Ceiling, Brady vs. Boston Fans, ‘The Bachelor,’ and Taylor Swift With Jackie MacMullan and Nora Princiotti

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Jackie MacMullan to discuss the Kevin Durant–James Harden combo for the Nets, the Nets’ exciting win over the Bucks, “hopeless” NBA teams in a shortened season, fake NBA trades, and more (2:00). Then Bill talks with The Ringer’s Nora Princiotti about Tom Brady and the Buccaneers heading to Lambeau Field to face the Packers in the NFC championship game and possible trades for Deshaun Watson (1:11:00), before discussing the new season of ‘The Bachelor’ and Taylor Swift’s latest two albums (1:41:00).
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Jackie MacMullan and Kyrie Irving Once Argued About Whether NBA Players Were Property

Jackie MacMullan joined The Ringer podcast network late last year. This week, she and Bill Simmons appeared on The Ryen Russillo Podcast to discuss the James Harden trade to the Brooklyn Nets. During the show, MacMullan shared a story about a conversation she once had with Kyrie Irving in which she argued that NBA players were "property." This was meant to be an example of why Kyrie doesn't get it.
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Week 1 NBA Notes. Plus, NBA Then and Now With Jackie MacMullan and Bob Ryan.

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons shares some thoughts from Week 1 of the 2020-21 NBA season (2:00), before talking with sports media legends Jackie MacMullan and Bob Ryan to discuss NBA stories ranging from the 1960s up until today. They also discuss tweaks to this NBA season, including travel and the shortened schedule, the James Harden sweepstakes, and more (27:00).
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Jackie MacMullan says Haskins should no longer be a captain

Ahead of the 2020 season, then-starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins was voted one of the five captains of the Washington Football Team by his teammates. That didn't change, even after he was benched following Week 4. But after Haskins' latest antics -- partying mask-less and violating NFL COVID protocols following Washington's...