B.S. Report: Bob Ryan

Rajon RondoHow did I host the BS Report podcast for four solid years without ever having the greatest basketball writer of all time on? It ranks among my 10 or 12 dumbest decisions ever, but I tried to make up for it by talking NBA with the one and only Bob Ryan for a solid hour. Is Jeremy Lin for real? Can the Knicks contend? Should Boston trade Rondo? Where does Pierce rank among the all-time best Celtics? Is Kobe one of the best five players of all time? Can LeBron and Wade ever make it work in Miami? How similar are LeBron and Wilt? Which NBA players have to be seen in person to be truly appreciated? (For the record, I particularly enjoyed Bob’s “calibration” theory about Miami’s offense, as well as his description of what it was like to watch Bill Russell play basketball on an everyday basis.) Bob even breaks a little news at the tail end of the podcast that I won’t spoil. All in all, I couldn’t be happier that we finally had him on — it exceeded my (already high) expectations.

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Previously on the B.S. Report:
Marc Stein
Mike Lombardi, J-Bug
Cousin Sal
Larry Bird

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