Ball is Bae NBA Podcast is India's largest NBA podcast. Hosted by Ashwin and Vineet, the Podcast combines their love for the beautiful game with their need to voice an opinion, and talk about things no one talks about. Vineet is a huge Spurs fan, and Ashwin resents any word which rhymes with long term loyalty. They have both been caught on camera being wrong about their predictions, and right about calling each other out over the other's wrong prediction.
701 : Top 20 NBA players of the 2023-24 season
October 25, 2023 • 23 MIN
I bring the list of the top 20 NBA players for the 2023-24 season. I make some changes to my own list as I think through them while talking about them .. so yeah this is a tough list to make and even till the end of the pod i had to make changes to the list. I hope you enjoy the pod and let me know what you think - do you disagree with anyone on the list ?
Of Tank, CBA, and Picture
April 12, 2023 • 39 MIN
In this episode of the often rizzled #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the Tank for Franc process going on in the NBA, and how this draft is the first since 2003 for which tanking makes complete sense. We also discuss the terms of the new CBA and wonder how ethical it is for the NBA to allow gambling endorsements in it. Lastly, we take pictures of the end of the NBA regular season and predict which teams will do what.
Of Ja, Pau, and Replacement
March 23, 2023 • 44 MIN
In this episode of the often hung-on #BallisBae NBA Podcast, Vineet and Ashwin talk about the Ja situation in Memphis. We discuss whether it is the wrong image he seeks, or he got wrong friends, or something to do with his father. We also talk about recent jersey retiree Pau Gasol who, in Vineet's opinion, was robbed of at least one MVP trophy. Lastly, we discuss our pick for the Maurice Podoloff MVP Trophy as we harper on about Jokic or No Jokic in our discussions.
Of Bees, Egos, and Offering
March 8, 2023 • 23 MIN
In this episode of the often attacked #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the new tapestry of the NBA post the all-star break. We discuss the top teams who we assume will do well in the playoffs and which teams are still knocking on those doors. We further drill down into why the NBA All-Star game has lost its meaning and what can be done to remedy it. Lastly, we discuss the Quin Snyder move to Atlanta and wonder if he can change the fortunes of Trae Young and co.
Of Returns, Rules, and Rebuilds
January 17, 2023 • 46 MIN
In this episode of the often tallied #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the first returns in the All-Star game and how KD always manages a teacher's note for it. We march on to introduce some radical changes to the NBA game, and we talk about teams that need to break up and start the rebuild.
Of Bojack, Feasto, and Resolutions #BallisBae
January 8, 2023 • 48 MIN
In this episode of the highly anniversaried #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the state of our early season predictions, and about TV shows that we felt will last till the end of time. We also take a look at the recently concluded Feasto All-India Basketball tournament and some things there that were undesirable. Lastly, we talk about our new year resolutions for Ball is Bae and what promising promises we hope to take on this year.
Of Guthka, NorthWest, and Atlantic
December 19, 2022 • 51 MIN
In this episode of the often ending #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the reason the New York Knicks exist as a franchise. We also delve into the last of the 30 team previews to end that segment until next year.
Of Sniffle, South-East, and Pacific
November 20, 2022 • 42 MIN
In this episode of the often unlevelled #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the Snifflebug affecting the podcast, and we continue our talk by discussing the ten teams from the Southeast and the Pacific division of the NBA. Catch the podcast on all your podcast listening platforms.
Of Quality, South-West, and Central #BallisBae
November 2, 2022 • 55 MIN
In this episode of the often sequeled #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the quality of all NBA teams, starting with the South-West division of the West, and the Central division of the East. This is part one of three where each week, we talk about ten teams and what their season will look like. Let us know who your favorite team is and what you think their year will look like.
Of Melodrama, Cringerama and Wembanyama
October 17, 2022 • 51 MIN
In this episode of the highly corrected #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the scrimmage melodrama in Golden State, we talk about the accusations of cringe in Abu Dhabi, and we talk about the generational talent dribbling the ball in France. We continue with our conspiracy theories, this time with Steve Kerr and Lebron joining the fray. Please subscribe to the pod for weekly shows during the season.
Of Principle, Progress, and Press with Pete Croatto
October 1, 2022 • 66 MIN
In this episode of the often chosen for book tours #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk to author Pete Croatto who talks about his latest book, From Hang Time to Prime Time. The book is a time machine transporting us to the years between 1975-1989 and the steps the NBA took to becoem the global giant it is today. We talk about the principles of media in this age of race-to-first philosophy, the need for nuance, and how the media coverage of the NBA has changed with the NBA.
Of Nepotism, Netflix, and Nasty
September 21, 2022 • 44 MIN
In this episode of the often drifting #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the advantage of having a previous member of the NBA in your family. We also talk about the Redeem Team documentary featuring the worst underdog story of all time, and how they would've been better off making one with the Argentinian team. Finally we talk about the Robert Sarver saga in the Phoenix organisation, and how there might be something nastier under the sheets.
Of Donaghy, Goodman, and Holmgren
September 5, 2022 • 52 MIN
In this episode of the often admired #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the Netflix documentary about the disgraced former NBA ref Tim Donaghy and his involvement in the 2008 NBA match fixing scandal. Vineet talks about the perfect comparison for Ashwin's personality in his opinion, which is Saul Goodman. We also talk about the 66th Kerala State Senior Basketball Championships, a place where Ashwin did some commentary for Straight Out of India. Finally, we discuss Chet Holmgren's injury and figure out whether there will be any changes to the CBA with regards this development.
603 - Of Navy, No-Gooder, and Nicknames #BallisBae
August 15, 2022 • 49 MIN
In this episode of the often found-flying #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about Ashwin's latest Indian basketball commentary stint, and his battle with Straight Out of India members. We talk about the Navy team which wowed one and all, discuss the shenanigans of the newest Hawk, Dejounte Murray, and deep dive into the best NBA nicknames of all-time.
(00:00) - Start
(00:17) - Actual Start
(00:54) - In the association this week
(01:29) - Enter Vineet
(02:13) - Ashwin's stint commentating with Straight Out of India
(03:51) - Another Vineet secret comes tumbling
(05:39) - Ashwin's story continues ...
(12:28) - Working with Deepak P Babu of Straight Out of India
(13:48) - Ball is Bae vs. Straight out of India
(20:49) - The Indian National Basketball team needs Billa
(22:48) - DeJounte Murray - the New Heel in the NBA
(27:50) - Did the Spurs fix Dejounte's triple-doubles?
(28:36) - Do the Hawks fare well now with Dejounte?
(31:54) - The coolest NBA Nicknames
(32:36) - What makes a cool nickname?
(33:54) - Quiz: Do you know these nicknames?
(40:58) - Ashwin's Mount Rushmore of Nicknames
(44:24) - Vineet's Mount Rushmore of Nicknames
602 - Of Luxury, Weight, and Ball-Hog
August 2, 2022 • 37 MIN
In this episode of the often-weighted #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the comments made by Warriors' GM Joe Lacobs about the injustice in the luxury tax calculation, we discuss the weight clause in Zion Williamson's new contract, and we look at the difference between a ball-hog and someone who has the ball a lot.
(00:17) - Real Start
(00:41) - In the association this week
(01:02) - Welcome Vineet
(03:09) - Joe Lacobs' reaction to the Luxury Tax
(13:34) - Who loses more? Warriors or Draymond?
(14:40) - What will determine whether the Warriors bring back Dray?
(18:13) - Vineet's personal hiring policies.
(20:36) - How does Don Mitchell to NYC work wonders for the Knicks?
(24:19) - What's the difference between Ball Hog, and Style of Play
(26:50) - Zion Williamson's unique contract
(28:39) - De-escalator's in Zion's contract
(31:21) - Will Zion be able to hit his targets?
(32:16) - What Zion can learn from Lebron?
(33:31) - Is this the way future contracts will be written?
601 - Of Six, Hundred, and One
July 25, 2022 • 46 MIN
In this episode of the highly centurioned #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we celebrate season six of the pod with our hundredth episode, and talk about ONE team each we're excited to see this year. We also talk about the new media, old media debate where Vineet teaches Ashwin about what those terms mean, and what they don't. Lastly, we try to define what the legacy of Kevin Durant would be and how fair is it to highlight his offensive capabilities in an era of offensive dominance.
(01:29) - Vineet and Ashwin talk about the 100th episode
(03:24) - The story so far in the NBA
(04:46) - KD to the Wizards ?
(07:22) - Why does no one believe in the Nets?
(09:49) - Is the balance swaying too much towards the NBA Superstars ?
(11:03) - The legacy of Kevin Durant !!
(14:44) - Is it cool to bean offensive geniusin an offensive era?
(26:30) - Can you really succeed with getting picks in a trade?
(28:14) - Will Shai stay in OKC?
(29:34) - Which ONE team are you excited to see next year?
(32:49) - Big Money making its way to the NBA
(35:13) - New Media vs. Old Media
514 - Of Jazz, Social Justice, and Mistakes
April 8, 2022 • 64 MIN
In this often right but sometimes wrong podcast, we talk about why, if and how will the Jazz dynamic (?) duo move forward. Kareem calling out Lebron and then backtracking, on what it means to be an athlete with a powerful voice and discuss the Grizzlies' chances in the playoffs.
(3:45) Will Donovan and Rudy find a way to work together
(22:28) Should Lebron be more vocal on social justice warriors
(46:22) Are the Grizzlies going to be a problem in the Playoffs ?
(55:50) More pod love for Jokic, MVP of 2022 ?
(58:23) What changes would we do to our Top 20 list ?
513 - Of Whisky, LeChase, and Order
April 2, 2022 • 42 MIN
In this episode of the often listicling #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we compare the sobering effects of scoring through the lens of Lebron, we wonder how Kareem had so many points in his career, and we list the top 20 players currently playing in the NBA.
512 - Of Gravity, Virality, and Russ
March 19, 2022 • 45 MIN
In this episode of the often berated #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the gravity of James Harden's move to the city of Brotherly love, we discuss how we can now be consultants of the viral variety, and we discuss the fall of Ashwin's favorite basketball player Russell Westbrook.
00:00 - Start
00:17 - Real Start
03:00 - Harden fitting in well with 76ers
09:20 - Imagine if you're KD
10:01 - The Russell Westbrook question
19:35 - Kobe as opposite of Russ during distress
29:34 - Jokic vs Embiid for MVP
33:02 - Vineet has a question
36:49 - The Miami conundrum
511 - Of Trades, Babies, and Kings
February 20, 2022 • 55 MIN
In this episode of the often late but always updated #BallisBae NBA podcast, we discuss the big trades that went down this trade deadline. Debate on which coaches did not deserve the rare honor, and who got snubbed. We touch up Kevin Durant's horrible All-star captain performance and his petty attitude.
510 - Of Reserves, Records, and Replacement
February 3, 2022 • 55 MIN
In this episode of the often relapsing #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we discuss the all-star reserves, and which starter should, in fact, have been a reserve. We go on to tackle records which are going to fall soon, and we do the TNT team a favor by conducting mock interviews for their future hosts.
(3:00) All star starters, snubs, and discussions
(16:19) We discuss East Reserves
(23:00) We discuss West Reserves
(31:00) We believe Warriors' and Mavs stories.
(34:30) Can Draymond Green replace Chuck ?
(52:15) When will Lebron cross Kareem's record ?
509 - Of Klay, Trade, and Boardman
January 18, 2022 • 55 MIN
In this episode of the often aged #BallisBae NBA podcast, we discuss the return of Klay Thompson to the NBA, we discuss trade deadline but spend most time on THAT ONE TRADE, and we talk about the different skills that make money and how we miss Kawhi and his words.
508 - Of Groom, Hand, and Dirk
January 11, 2022 • 34 MIN
In this episode of the often flummoxed #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the recent addition of a groom to the crew, we talk about hand and how important it is to have hand in a relationship, and finally we talk about Stoic Dirk and the time we talked to him on a NBA call. We also talk Cleveland Cavaliers, Lakers, and the rise of the Grizzlies.
507 - Of Greatness, Guruji, and Gobert
December 16, 2021 • 71 MIN
In this episode of the often dusted #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the greatness of one Wardell Steph Curry, and then sully the conversation by comparing him to Kevin Durant. Furthermore, we talk about the situation in Indiana, the land of basketball, and wonder what effect the presence of their Guruji Rick Carlisle has had on it. Lastly, we come to the rescue of our DPOY Rudy Gobert, who is being harassed all round by fans and players alike for making it impossible to score in the middle.
506: Of Raftaar, Lakers, and Spurts
November 27, 2021 • 51 MIN
In this episode of the often invited #BallisBae NBA Podcast, Vineet and I talk about Raftaar visiting the INBL #DoneHiding launch in Bengaluru. We also delve into what the Lakers can do excluding freaking out with their personnel, and lastly, we try to diagnose the favorite Warrior 3rd quarter spurting.
(3:02) INBL introduction
(6:30) What can the lakers do to improve their game?
(14:10) Is Anthony Davis to blame for the Lakers Woes
(26:15) Can a 'Best'brook actually contribute to the success of the Lakers?
(32:15) We try to analyze why the Warriors are so successful in the third quarter.
(39:50) Why are the Wizards so good? Have we missed something?
505: Of Warriors, Zion, and Sarver
November 12, 2021 • 55 MIN
In this episode of the often sleepless #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the resurgent Warriors and whether this scintillating form can continue for long. We also talk about our favorite Zion Williamson and how this gain of girth could be a hidden blessing. Lastly, we discuss the issues surrounding the Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver and what the NBA might do in the near future.
(4:37) Warriors - Hype or Hooplah
(13:48) Covid and Identity
(23:43) Identity, Branding and the Genius of Kobe
(30:45) Can an Out of shape Zion make a comeback and be the force he can be ?
(37:51) Suns Franchise is in a controversy .. is the owner to blame?
504: Of Instructions, Impressions, and Long con
October 30, 2021 • 80 MIN
In this episode of the often sensitive #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about secret instructions for the #NBA Top 75, the impressions made by the voting elite, and what long con brews in the tunnels between Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
(4:45) We discuss the NBA 75 list
(12:30) Snubs of the list starting with Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol etc.
(31:27) Ashwin and Vineet talk about why more emphasis should have been put on players that were 2nd or 3rd best on championship teams in the NBA75 list
(48:00) What should Westbrook do to be successful in the Lakers Offense
(54:30) Ashwin proposes a Ben Simmons for Russell Westbrook trade.
(1:13:00) Is James Harden affected by the new foul rules
503: Of Ranveer, Pedigree, and Five Thirty-Eight
October 20, 2021 • 72 MIN
In this episode of the often lambasted #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the brand new ambassador of the NBA in India, we discuss the effects of pedigree in the NBA, and ruminate about the pre-season analytical rankings going around the analytical world.
(3:30) - Was Ranveer the best choice for the NBA Ambassador in India
(22:10) - Eastern conference top 10
(30:10) - We talk about our new fav team in the East - Chicago Bulls
(43:35) - Eastern conference top 10
(54:00) - Is MPJ over-rated? Ashwin thinks so
(1:07:40) - Should the Indian women's team get hate comments for their recent performance?
502: Of Chamber, Vaccinations, and Groups
October 7, 2021 • 80 MIN
In this episode of the highly philosophical #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the stance taken by various NBA players regarding the Covid-19 vaccinations. We try to iron out the differences between the two groups, while talking about how echo chambers can derail the nicest of intentions. Finally, we talk about IM groups and how they can exist without existing for politically correct reasons.
(7:00) How has the ballisbae been taken off whatsapp NBA groups
(11:00) How should the NBA handle Anti-Vax players and Ashwin does some Roleplay
(24:30) Vaccine discussion leads to Overall philosophical discussion around Echo-chambers
(40:12) Who are the new rookies we are excited to watch and why?
(42:33) Who was a better scorer Harden or Kobe ? This spirals into a debate about what a Pure scorer actually means
(58:30) Steph > Durant
(1:05:00) Has Ashwin changed his stance that the Lakers are a Superteam?
501 : Of 75, Persona, and Choice
September 29, 2021 • 103 MIN
In this episode of the often pored-over #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we discuss the top 75 players of the NBA by creating a mini-list of our own. We debate the prevalence/importance of persona vs performance, and we make tough choices to break rules to avoid leaving greatness out.
(3:49) - Ashwin gives a short oral history of the NBA
(7:34) - Vineet talks about his favorite era of basketball
(13:30) - Why Middleaged men start Podcasts
(15:13) - Some background on the history of the NBA 25/50 list
(19:50) - We debate the top 10 Guards - which turned into a Chris Paul v/s Russell Westbrook argument for the last spot.
(56:09) - We debate the top 15 forwards for the list - Lamar Odam was mentioned here :)
(1:26:37) - Vince Carter had us both torn between love and analysis
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500: Of Five, Phase, and Fear
September 24, 2021 • 65 MIN
In this episode of the highly innovative #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about upcoming season Five of the Podcast in a meta-discussion, we discuss the newest phase a co-host is embarking on, and we delve deep into how fear/respect can bring about a change that nothing else can.
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(02:10) : Ashwin is Married and he has stories
(11:50) : Trades Galore
(12:20) : Bulls / Grizzlies / OKC
(14:50) : Miami Heat better ?
(20:07) : Are the Nuggets better with all the moves?
(28:50): Nets moves relevant?
(32:45) : Is Vineet in Peak basketball playing form ?
(36:28) : Is Lakers a Superteam ?
(46:21) : KD/Harden or AD/Lebron which duo has best fit ?
(48:00) : Which Superteam of the past resembles closest to the Lakers in 2021 ?
(53:25) : Will the warriors be any good?
421: Of Beau, Butter-Toast, and Blue Yeti-Saabs with Beau Estes of NBA Top Ten
July 25, 2021 • 60 MIN
In this episode of the often-gushing #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk to Beau Estes of NBA.com Top Tens about his blessed life, blessed voice, and his current wife, who is also his only wife. Beau regales us with tales of how he got this gig, how he thought at a young age that he was destined for greatness, and why Michael is GOAT but not his favorite player ever. He also talks about brands that he's waiting on to get him on board and they include an old automobile and a new audio recording brand.
(9:21) - How and when he got the name Goatmentator
(10:15) - Why does he say NBA top 10 so quickly?
(16:16) - The relationship between Turner Sports and NBA
(19:33) - Beaus journey to becoming a broadcaster
(25:45) - Giannis impact on the NBA
(28:30) - Difference between College basketball or NBA
(32:00) - The GOAT gives us a glimpse of why he is the GOAT.
(35:55) - Discuss the advent of G-leagues and other alternatives for NBA players.
(38:30) - When did he realize he had the voice? did he use it on dates?
(52:45) - This or That
420: Of Resurrection, Tiers, and Youth
June 29, 2021 • 64 MIN
In this episode of the often longed-for #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the resurrection of NBA players and whether that is a good place to go. We also talk about the different tiers that exist in the GOAT debate and how not to get swept away at the moment. Lastly, we reminisce about the lovely time we all had when the blood was red, and worries were few, and how it would feel like to be in Trae Young’s mind for a day or two.
(6:45) Should we start comparing players based on one game?
(9:12) What is Ben Simmons Trade Value
(23:45) Are Ben Simmons and Giannis similar?
(29:45) Is KD in the GOAT conversation like Lebron based on the one game?
(42:10) Is Trae Young more clutch than Steph
(49:08) Is the new era for the NBA already here? Are we old?
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419 : Of Kawhi, Coaching, and Quagmire
June 16, 2021 • 65 MIN
In this episode of the often verbose #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about Kawhi and the disrespect that Vineet feels he gets. We also take a look at what Monty Williams has done at Phoenix and how we can navigate the quagmire that is the NBA Playoffs. Join us on our Instagram Live every day 1030 am IST, 1 am EST @BallisBaePod
(7:00) - Phoenix Suns playoff run and CP3 greatness
(11:45) - Is CP3 better than Westbrook
(15:35) - What has Monty Willams effect been on this playoffs ?
(22:15) - Kawhi Leonard is an Offensive Genius - Prove me wrong ?
(46:00) - Is Donovan Mitchell already the best Jazz player over Malone and Stockton
(48:50) - Kareems dominance across three decades
(53:50) - Which teams should be taken off if the NBA expansion is a go ?
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418: Of Thappa, HoFer, and Memory Lane with Superfan Nav Bhatia of the Toronto Raptors
June 1, 2021 • 63 MIN
In this episode of the often three-peated #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we perform the role of bouncers and put stamps on superstar legacies, we talk to HoFer Superfan of the Toronto Raptors, Nav Bhatia about his induction ceremony, his favourite Raptors, and how a mystery man’s call made him beam bigger than usual. We also take a compulsory trip down memory lane to talk about the last gargantuan effort in winning a ring, the 2011 Mavericks.
(06:15) : Has Steph ascended or descended the all time pantheon because of this season
(11:40) : We define what BallisBae "Thappa" is for NBA players ?
(15:30) : Dirks Legendary 2011 NBA playoff run
(21:11) : Fans doing crazy things in Arenas, and how should that be handled
(34:01) : We discuss the best and worst surprise of the playoffs
(37:45) : Interview with Super Fan Nav Bhatia
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417: Of Analysis, Airport Walk, and Arbitrary Stats
May 19, 2021 • 92 MIN
In this episode of the often campaigned for #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk to Adityan Nair, who regales us with tales of his Lakerdom, and help us discuss complex matters like Airport walk, and using arbitrary stats to prove your point in a clear rejection of rational thought processes. We also put our analysis hats on and predict the hell out of the play-in tournament being held probably as you’re listening to the pod.
416: Of Catalog, Conflict, and Casuals
May 13, 2021 • 63 MIN
In this episode of the often hotly contested #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we catalog the top 25 players in the NBA this season, we get into virtual conflict over the placement of said catalog, and we get angry and call each other casuals. Check out the episode and let us know if your list is any different from ours and why so, if so.
(7:30) - 25 to 21 list
(8:30) - straying into Russell Westbrook's triple double greatness
(13:30) - 20 to 10 list
(16:00) - Trae Young v/s Julius Randle debate
(26:15) - Top 10 List
(27:45) - Curry v/s Kawhi debate
415: Of Return, Suns, and Trivia
May 5, 2021 • 32 MIN
In this episode of the often resurrected #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the return of a lost host, we talk about the Suns’ chances in the Playoffs, and the case for CP3's MVP campaign. We debate the merits of the Lakers and Clippers being real championship contenders while the Bucks have silently been the best and most consistent team in the East .
414: Of Hannah, DMs, and Personalities
April 19, 2021 • 56 MIN
In this episode of the often loved #BallisBae NBA podcast, we have special guest Hannah O Flynn who is an ESPN producer by ay and kickass content gal by night. We talk about her journey going from a top university athlete to finding her first job at the NBA and then finding her niche at ESPN. We talk about her MVP picks, her focus in her current work, she tells us about narratives within large media houses, and how sometimes some players might be sliding into Instagram DMs.
413: Of Feuds, Giants, and Pettiness
April 8, 2021 • 40 MIN
In this episode of the always interesting #BallisBae podcast we discuss petty feuds between Kevin Durant and Michael Rapaport (04:00) , Russell Westbrook and Stephen A Smith (09:30) . We also debate on the new NBA giants Zion and Giannis changing the game of basketball (24:00) towards a more power game which might bring back the balance of power from 3 point shooting guards. We pick our team that you would not want to face in the play in tournaments (36:00) .
412: Of MVPs, Trades, and Big Egos
March 29, 2021 • 44 MIN
In this episode of the highly Indian #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the MVP race, which much like any other race, has had retirements and withdrawals; we talk about the trade deadline, and the winner of that deadline; and we talk about how having a big ego could derail the best laid plans.
(2:00) - We talk about Elgin Baylor's legacy.
(4:30) - We discuss all the trades.
(6:45) - Deep dive into Denver Nuggets chances with Aaron Gordan and McGee.
(12:20) - Miami Heat trades and Oladipo fit.
(16:00) - Will Rondo elevate the Clippers to a championship?
(27:00) - How Chicago made the biggest leap in the Trade deadline .
(32:50) - MVP race between Jokic and Harden.
411: Of Bragging Rights, Dating Scenes, and First Love
March 28, 2021 • 48 MIN
In this episode of the often unheard #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk to NBA Academy India graduates Amaan Sandhu and Pranav Prince who keep trying to get bragging rights over the other at their new school. We ask them about the dating scenes in Washington, Pennsylvania and how they are managing life as a student athlete at First Love Christian Academy.
410: Of Donaghy, GOAT, and Moses with NBA Ref Ronnie Nunn
March 15, 2021 • 43 MIN
In this episode of the often duelled #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we continue talking to Ronnie Nunn, ex-NBA referee about the Tim Donaghy refereeing scandal that hit the league in 2008, about who gets his vote between Kareem and MJ for GOAT, and how underdiscussed the great Moses Malone is in today's NBA.
(00:37) – Ronnie talks about the Tim Donaghy refereeing scandal
(06:25) – Ronnie talks about Kareem vs MJ for GOAT status
(19:33) – Ronnie talks about who got hit more in their career, MJ or Shaq
(22:58) – Ronnie talks about whether or not the concept of makeup calls exist in the NBA referee universe
(28:25) – Ronnie talks about the infamous Joey Crawford and his T to Timmy D
(34:17) – Ronnie talks about Moses Malone
409: Of Ronnie, Steve, and Technicals with NBA Ref Ronnie Nunn
March 10, 2021 • 47 MIN
In this episode of the often scheduled #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk to former NBA Referee Ronnie Nunn about his experience calling fouls on the greats, about how he thinks it's easier to ref in today's NBA, and how calling 'soft' technicals was a marketing decision by the NBA.
(09:20) – Ronnie's intro to refereeing
(14:57) – Ronnie talks about 80s NBA, and differences from today
(18:19) – Ronnie talks about the concept of worst reffed games in the NBA
(27:08) – Ronnie talks about how he managed to not get influenced by the stars he was refereeing
(36:23) – Ronnie talks about the Bad Boys basketball
(44:07) – Ronnie talks about the cyclical nature of NBA and how defense will return with gusto
408: Of Luke, Celtics, and Dog Mentality with Luke Mellon
March 3, 2021 • 59 MIN
In this episode of the often loved #BallisBae NBA podcast we have special guest Luke Mellon talk about all the recent struggles with the Boston Celtics, we learn about Reggie Lewis, and discuss why Tatum is most valuable Celtic player today. We find out why Tim Duncan got more snobbish over his career, and how a change in attitude could have made Lebron a more successful basketball player.
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407: Of Reserves, Snubs, and Wildcards
February 25, 2021 • 26 MIN
In this episode of the often late but always fun #BallisBae NBA podcast we discuss the possible all star reserves, we talk about the Dame snub which has now become an annual affair. We debate why Lamelo ball could be an all star reserve and possibly be the running engine for the Hornets.
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406: Of Jojo, Vocality, and Bonkers with Jonathan Rego
February 17, 2021 • 80 MIN
In this episode of the often repeated #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk to Jonathan Rego about the vocality of certain NBA MVP aspirants (09:57), about how bonkers it is that Luka Doncic is being vilified at TWENTY ONE (44:22), and whether we all know the different aspects that go into deciding whether or not to hold the All-Star game this year (59:48).
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405: Of AllStar, Boroughs, and Congruence
February 3, 2021 • 2371 MIN
In this episode of the often voted-for #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk to each other about All-Star voting, discuss whether one borough of NYC will vote for another, and how similar thought processes of podcast hosts become after 68 episodes together. Catch us on all your favourite Podcasting Platforms and let us know in the comments what you want us to discuss next. Please subscribe to us on Youtube and follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/BallisBaePod Twitter: Twitter.com/BallisBaePod
404: Of Karan, Brooklyn, and Cursed with Karan Mahdhok of Hoopdarshan
January 21, 2021 • 49 MIN
In this episode of the often vindicated #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk to Karan Madhok about the newest star to land temptingly close to New York City, we discuss if some subtractions are indeed needed for addition, and we talk about gigantic guards who may have overstayed their welcome. Catch us on all your favorite Podcasting Platforms and let us know in the comments what you want us to discuss next.
403: Of Segment, Diss, and Rescue
January 15, 2021 • 2298 MIN
In this episode of the often waited for #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about new segment ideas for the Podcast (02:27), about Becky Hammond creating history last week (09:04), Shaq going Insta petty on Rudy Gobert (16:04), and if Zach Lavine needs some sort of rescuing from his situation in Chi town (24:45). We also look at what's good in Philly (30:55) and whether things will hold up even more in that town.
402: Of Dab, Dad, and Despondent
January 3, 2021 • 3012 MIN
In this episoe of the often mulled over #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk to Aditya Pandey of NBA DAB, the biggest fan page for NBA peeps, we talk about Lebron James being a father figure for the entire league and how despondent some of us are feeling for Stephen Wardell Curry. We play this or that with Pandey Ji and enquire about his dopplegangerness with Zion Williamson, which he brings up himself.
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401: Of Openers, Order, and Oaths
December 20, 2020 • 61 MIN
In this episode of the often redesigned #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk to each other about the start of the 2021 NBA season, the new formats, and the teams which will rule the roost this time around. We list the top ten teams to watch out for in the year, and we take an oath which will severely impede our ability to deliver on all our oaths.
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326: Of Whisperer, Winners, and Wayward
December 8, 2020 • 46 MIN
In this episode of the often discouraged #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about the amazing trades that went down and how trade whisperers Woj and Shams kept us awake at odd hours of the night. We continue to rank the teams based on who we think won the trades, and in a moment of honest truth, we chastize the Charlotte Hornets for paying Gordon Hayward a ridiculous amount of money which would've been better spent on us, we feel.
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325: Of Basics Freeloaders and Subdued
November 4, 2020 • 50 MIN
In this episode of the not-so-often fiddled with #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we get the pod back to its basics by removing all guests, we talk about Freeloaders on championship teams, and discuss how subdued should subdued ring celebrations be anyways.
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323: Of Ekalavyas, Troubles, and Udupi
October 12, 2020 • 66 MIN
In this episode of the often skipped #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk to founder of Ekalavyas, Gopal about his upbringing and early Ball days in Udupi (02:50), how he ended up founding the OG media company Ekalavyas (10:53) , and the 7 troubles facing...
324: Of Pearlman, Lakers, and Mango Lassi
September 28, 2020 • 60 MIN
In this episode of the often used-for-CORONA-book-tour #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk to author Jeff Pearlman about his latest boook Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty (07:58), how it took Phil Jackson to...
322: Of Galloway, G League, and Golf
September 3, 2020 • 38 MIN
In this episode of the often reinvented #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk to Detroit Pistons' Langston Galloway, who becomes our first active NBA Player to join the podcast. He spills true feelings about his life at MSG (), him recruiting players to play games with, how he feels about the G League induction, and why NBA players love to play golf, of all sports.
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Of Playoffs. Kochi, and Murals
August 24, 2020 • 3322 MIN
In this episode of the often under-appreciated #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk to Deepak from the very famous IG page Straight Out of Kochi @StraightOutOfKochi about the NBA Bubble Playoffs, we talk about his love of the city, and why there's a certain mural of a Spurs legend in his homecourt.
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Of Pies, Price, and Prize
August 14, 2020 • 78 MIN
In this episode of the often alliterated #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk to Shaun Jayanchandran of the Crossover Foundation about how we can just go ahead and create more pies. We also discuss what price can we put on a trophy so the media and players take Indian basketball leagues seriously, and to tie it all up, we discuss about who is GOATer between Tim Duncan, and Shaquille O'Neal.
Of Homecourt, Harper, and High Jinks
June 30, 2020 • 2794 MIN
In this episode of the often thirst-trapped #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we continue talking to Bollywood celeb photographer Rohan Shrestha who modestly promotes his book, The Homecourt (02:57), immodestly describes meeting Ron Harper and his travelling badass rings (31:22), and an episode where he brings high jinks into the equation by asking the hosts questions of his own.
Of Return, Rohan, and Ripples
June 22, 2020 • 3063 MIN
In this episode of the often split #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk to Bollywood celeb photographer Rohan Shrestha and his love of Michael Jordan, Chicago, and the NBA. In part One of this two-parter, we discuss the return of the #NBA in Orlando, how Rohan ended up telling A-listers to pose effectively, his love for Scuba diving, and about how odd it is to have sportsmen become vehicles for change in this time.
Of Infidels, Impressions, and Insinuations
May 24, 2020 • 3015 MIN
In this episode of the often ghosted #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about our first, second and third impressions of #TheLastDance documentary on @Netflix. In between being called infidels cos we don't GOATify Jordan, we also get a chance to talk about a cetain potential move which might be an upgrade, or a downgrade depending on who you're talking to about it.
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Ball is Bae: You best not miss
Of Calm Kaushik, Lengthy Labor, and Bold Bets
April 26, 2020 • 66 MIN
In this episode of the often distanced #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we are joined by none other than Kaushik Lakshman of the Hoopdarshan Podcast, as we talk about #TheLastDance (06:03); We wonder if Scottie really didn't know that the Bulls were so cold(11:03), discuss hypothetical trades of yore(24:10), learn about how bookmaking is different from betting exchanges(32:40), and ofcourse play a game of who would you rather draft and why (47:57)?
Episode 6 - Of Six, Twelve, and Eighteen
April 15, 2020 • 2328 MIN
This week, we discuss why Hack-a-Shaq works, should the NBA play lesser games. and the best Big man in the NBA today.
Released originally on 8th December, 2017
Season 2 - Of Fire, Free, and Five
April 12, 2020 • 2793 MIN
In this episode of Ball is Bae NBA Podcast, we discuss in depth the OKC Thunder's recent victory over the Warriors, we make a case for the Spurs for when Kawhi returns, discuss whether the Nuggets can keep up the pace without Millsap, and pay tribute to one of our favorite players, DRose.
Of Corona, Prowess, and CrazeyBBaller
March 18, 2020 • 3315 MIN
In this episode of the often Guested #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we discuss the contingencies in hand due to the Covid-19 Pandemic (14:05), we discuss who the NBAs most skilled player is and, additionally, what is SKILL (41:52), while also talking about our guest's own NBA Podcast which he runs all by himself (27:36). We have a bit of an Easter egg in the Episode title so we're willing to give out an NBA league pass to any ONE individual who can crack it. Let us know on twitter or instagram @BallisBaePod
Of Bernie, Basement, and Boris
March 3, 2020 • 2660 MIN
In this episode of the often misrepresented #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we welcome Bernard, née Bernie Yoo to talk about the glory days of the San Antonio Spurs and compare them to their current Basement dwelling days, his words not ours. We talk about Giannis and who can possibly challenge the Bucks from making it to the NBA Finals this year. We also talk about Thirsty Steph, Pop-Timmy relations, and ofcourse dedicate the entire second half to the Spurs dynasty.
Of Absentees, Arne, and A Ray of Sunshine
February 23, 2020 • 2064 MIN
In this episode of the often berated #BallisBae NBA Podcast, your hosts rue the missed chance to be at the All Star game, talk about ASW Friday, then ASW Saturday, and finally ASW Sunday. We discuss Friday politicos, present and absent; Saturday robberies, and how it can be taken care of; talk about why Zion is proving to be better than Luka, and how Lebron's ASW was much worse than yours.
Ball is Bae: You Best Not Miss.
Of Africa, Storyline, and DameTime
February 11, 2020 • 2855 MIN
In this episode of the often at the right place, right time #BallisBae NBA Podcast, your hosts tease good news, talk about Giannis picking his African brothers with his first pick(04:05), storylines determining MVP choices(29:20), and Damian Lillard making his case for the same(30:26).
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Of Kobe, Kobe, and Kobe
January 29, 2020 • 3256 MIN
In this episode of the not-so-often bereaving #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we try to celebrate Kobe Bean Bryant's life in our own little way, with friends of the Pod in Jonathan Rego, Bhushan Suryavanshi, Tanish Crazy Bballer, and Sriranjan Deep joining Ashwin and Vineet. No words can describe the emotion that was Kobe but we do try our best.
Ball is Bae: you best not miss.
We'll miss you, Kobe.
Of Sour, Shai, and Sneak
January 18, 2020 • 2969 MIN
In this episode of the often promoted #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we take a look at a 7 foot sour grape ; we discuss OKC happenings and Shai doings; and we observe how you can use a compliment to someone else to Sneakily hype up your own self.
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Of Shaun, Lebron, and Decade Gone
January 2, 2020 • 77 MIN
In this episode of the often interrupted #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we welcome old friend Shaun Jayachandran back on the pod as we go over the Top Players of the last decade; Lebron suprisingly features on the first team and the second team, and we are reminded of an old bit of magic at the start of the decade. Catch your favorite NBA podcast in an Indian accent on all your podcast listening space and please subscribe/follow us for an entertaining hour of NBA discussions.
Of Brinds, Boogie, and Ball
December 17, 2019 • 3152 MIN
In this episode of the often ticketed #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we catch up with new friend Brinda Iyer who regales us with behind the scenes from the NBA India Games, the first time she met Demarcus Cousins and fell for his Beanie, and how the Ball family was integral to some hilarity on NBA Hindi commentary. Catch your favorite NBA podcast on all your favorite Podcast listening spaces and subscribe/follow us for weekly updates. Ball is Bae: You best not miss.
Of Neo, Nuggets, and Nowitzki
December 10, 2019 • 2662 MIN
In this episode of the often misheard #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we bring forth a new change in proceedings(01:40), we take bets on the streaky Nuggets(02:31) to find out real believers, and we pay homage to our favorite German player ever(18:34). Catch your favorite NBA podcast on all your favorite Podcast listening spaces and subscribe/follow us for weekly updates. Ball is Bae: You best not miss.
Of Ambassador, Arrangement, and Account
December 1, 2019 • 2645 MIN
In this episode of the often double taken #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we talk about why a small podcast needs a BIG ambassador for a ride, we arrange the top NBA players according to our whims and fancies into arbitrary slots, and we take account of what teams have been able to break past the herd and establish themselves as true contenders in this first quartile of the season.
Of Supermen, Stonks, and Shows
November 25, 2019 • 2392 MIN
In this episode of the often impressioned #BallisBae NBA podcast, we take a look at three supermen in three eras, we revive talks of Vineet's expert stock picking abilities, and we talk lakeshow, snakeshows, and indian expert shows. Catch your favorite NBA podcast on all your favorite podcast listening spaces and subscribe/follow us for weekly updates. Ball is Bae: you best not miss.
Of San Juan, Siakam, and Strip Clubs
November 12, 2019 • 3468 MIN
In this episode of the often envied #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we take a long trip with Vineet to the basketball city of San Juan, talk to the only unbeaten team in Puerto Rico. We also find time to marvel at the BEAST things that Pascal Siakam is doing in the NBA this year, and wonder if certain reddit news items have any weight in their accusations. Catch your favorite NBA podcast on all your favorite podcast listening spaces and subscribe/follow us for weekly updates. Ball is Bae: you best not miss.
Of Ode, Load, and Elbowed
November 5, 2019 • 2305 MIN
In this episode of the often praised #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we sing an ode to the tale of Lebron and Luka, before we start jabbering about the intricacies of load management in today's NBA. Taking care not to take the bait on some Russ hating, we do wonder how come the second week of the Association always produces the best elbows thrown of the season. Catch us on your favorite podcast station, and let us know if we aren't there.
Of Terminator, Tammy, and Dog Tails
October 30, 2019 • 2705 MIN
In this episode of the often sought #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we discuss the doings of the terminator in LA, talk to WNBA All-Star Tammy Sutton Brown, and wonder if, like the Indian dog's tails, somethings just can't be set straight. Catch us on all your favorite Podcast listening spaces and subscribe to us to get notified for every new episode.
Of Nerves, Nav, and No Comment
October 21, 2019 • 60 MIN
In this episode of the often resurrected #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we take stock of our rusty selves post the off season, we shake beards with the legendary Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia, discuss the NBA India games, and give our 2 paisa on the NBA-China tussle. Catch us on all your favorite podcast listening platforms as we're probably on them now. Follow us on @BallisBaePod on Instagram and Twitter, and on Facebook if you can find us.
Of Dinners, Duos, and Do-Overs
July 19, 2019 • 3553 MIN
In this episode of the often hurried #BallisBae Podcast, we wrap up the recently concluded Free Agency market in the NBA, we talk about dinners with old bloods in the Houston Area, we discuss the emergence of friendship in the league and how that can threaten the competitive balance of this wonderful association. One of us summons something called the NBA association, and the other is shamelessly shamed in front of a live audience.
Of Asterisk, Anthony, and Acknowledge
June 23, 2019 • 3357 MIN
In this episode of the often quoted #BallisBae Podcast, we offer final congratulations to the Raptors, we discuss the MEGA Lakers trade in the offing, address some what-if scenarios from this year, and thank all our guests who graced the pod this...
Of Penultimate, Premature, and Pliant
June 12, 2019 • 2233 MIN
In this episode of the often replayed #BallisBae Podcast, we take a second last look at the NBA Finals, we make predictions beforehand, and pay the price in retrospect, and realize that a co-hosts hostile twitter takeover was just him being tame. We do take shots at Draymond Green supporters, while wondering what is the deal with giving everyone a MAX Contract. Listen to us on Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Youtube, and follow us @ballisbaepod on Instagram and Twitter
Of Allusion, Basics, and Charity
May 31, 2019 • 3060 MIN
In this episode of the often side-eyed #BallisBae podcast, we wonder why we get left at the altar by our guests, we gloat a bit, and curse a bit more, while ideating what could be the best way to channelise the predictor in all of us. We preview the NBA Finals first and foremost, and give our predictions which kind of match but only if you hear beyond the obvious sound bites. Follow us on Spotify, Stitcher, Internet Archive, TuneIn, YouTube, and Google Podcasts.
Of Forthcoming, Fortitude, and Four
May 28, 2019 • 2426 MIN
The one with the opening music and painful edits
Of Kokum, Klaw, and Knives
May 26, 2019 • 68 MIN
In this episode of the highly underrated #BallisBaePodcast, we are joined by Nikhila Makker who regales us with nomenclature stories, defends Draymond so well it hurts, and plays a fun game with us. We also talk about the conference finals, Magic's crazy ESPN Interview, and obviously make some bold predictions. Catch us on all your favorite playlist apps, and follow us on twitter and IG @BallisBaePod
Ball is Bae - S2E21 - Of Toronto, Train, and Thor
May 14, 2019 • 2841 MIN
In this episode of the often scrutinized #BallisBae podcast, we are joined by Hoopistani as we point our steely eyes at the conference finals and check out how the finalists made it there. We preview the freight train Bucks vs Raptors of Toronto, and on the other side, the shooting prowess of Splash Brothers vs. Diet Splash. We'd be remiss if we didn't express condolences to our local MVP Nikola Jokic aka Fat Thor, while we diss the Rockets whor refuse to take off even in clear snakeless weather.
Ball is Bae - S2E20 - Of Coach, Change, and Connaughton
May 5, 2019 • 3580 MIN
In this episode of the hugely titilated #BallisBae podcast, we are joined by Shaun Jayachandran of the Crossover Academy as we delve into what the Conf. Semi-finalists of the #NBAPlayoffs have to do to win. We talk about Shaun's work in using basketball as a vehicle of benefitting Indian society from the ground up, and discuss why he's put money on a certain Buck from Boston. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @BallisBaePod and tweet to your main hosts @Njan_Ashwin and @VineetDevaiah.
Of Tartar, Transference, and Talent
April 28, 2019 • 3542 MIN
In this episode of the often improvised #BallisBae podcast, we are joined by a special guest as we discuss first round playoff results, exalt the legend of Dame, and wonder about which coach lifts his team more. Join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube. Ball is Bae: You best not miss. Tweet to us @ballisbaepod hosts: @Njan_Ashwin and @VineetDevaiah
Of Luke, Legacy, and Lethargic
April 21, 2019 • 1599 MIN
In this episode of the often fact checked #BallisBae Podcast, we dissect Luke Walton credentials loosely, set the stage for Russ' legacy, and check the only thing stopping the warriors from a three-peat barring the 'I' word. Catch us on all your podcast listening spaces inlcuding Youtube, Spotify, Google podcasts, and all others. Write to us on Twitter and Instagram at @BallisBaePod along with @Njan_Ashwin and @VineetDevaiah
Of Bones, Brooms, and Baskets
April 14, 2019 • 1901 MIN
In this episode of the often catalogued #BallisBae podcast, we take a look at some of the playoff series in store for us. We're back after what feels like a lot, and it shows. Join your hosts @njan_Ashwin and @VineetDevaiah and use the hashtag #Ballisbaepodcast to chat with us.
Ball is Bae: S2E1 - Of Twos, Moves, and Preds
April 6, 2019 • 3106 MIN
In this season opener episode of the Ball is Bae, Vineet and Ashwin discuss the trade moves of the NBA, our predictions of which teams will do well this season, and which ones won't. Join the conversation, be the conversation.
Ball is Bae - S2E15 - Of Dreads, Decisions, and Dons
March 24, 2019 • 3164 MIN
In this episode of the often collaborated #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we have our first fan guest in the studio as we discuss Tim Duncan's dreads, make sense of what will be a summer of multiple destination decisions, and stumble upon why BKN cannot land Free Agents cos of certain Don influences, no Draper. Check us out on all the channels you listen to your podcast at while we're still not famous. Tweet or slide into our DMs @BallisBaePod.
Ball is Bae - S2E14 - Of MJ, Mormons, and Main Sidekick
March 17, 2019 • 2779 MIN
In this episode of the often fiddled with #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we congratulate Lebron on passing MJ in the all time leading scorers, we discuss the happenings in Russ meets UTA fan part 3, and we debate GOAT 6th man credentials across the board. Check us out on Spotify, Youtube, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and everywhere else @ballisbaepod. You can follow your hosts at Njan_Ashwin (TW) assm.ettan(IG) | @VineetDevaiah (TW) @Vinaiah (IG)
Ball is Bae - S2E13 - Of Pacers, Pragmatics, and Powerless
March 9, 2019 • 2932 MIN
In this episode of the often slept on #BallisBae NBA Podcast, we discuss the top 15 players in the NBA at the 75% mark of the NBA regular season, we discuss the recently tanking LeBron and the Lakers, how the Pacers are pacing along, and why can't James Harden be stopped. Check us out on Spotify, Youtube, Twitter and Instagram by searching for Ball is Bae NBA podcast, and tweet to your hosts at @njan_Ashwin and @VineetDevaiah. See you soon.
Ball is Bae - S2E12 - Of Boston, Bustle, and Basics
March 3, 2019 • 2397 MIN
In this episode of the often ruminated #BallisBae NBA podcast, we look back at our look inside the All Star weekend, we discuss the Celtics' quandary, the Lakers' chances, and wonder if the NBA needs a shakeup in terms of talent. We also think about what would we do if we were a 17 year old phenom. Check us out on Spotify, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. You can always tweet to your hosts at @njan_Ashwin and @VineetDevaiah. Catch us soon.
Ball is Bae: All Star Episode
February 20, 2019 • 1262 MIN
In this episode of the #BallisBae NBA Podcast, Vineet talks to special guests Rannvijay and Bhuvan Bam at the NBA All Star weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. Rannvijay has once transported 45 pairs of sneakers from a weekend, while BB ki Vines was...
Ball is Bae - S2E11 - Of Charlotte, Campaign, and Champagne
February 15, 2019 • 1629 MIN
In this episode of the often thought of #BallisBae podcast, we drop a surprise bomb to our viewers, we discuss the events at Bangalore 2019, and finish the three week extravaganza that was the NBA 2019 trade deadline. We wish Mr Bill Russell a very...
Ball is Bae - S2E9 - Of Pels, Places, and People
January 31, 2019 • 2550 MIN
In this episode of the often paused #BallisBae Podcast, we discuss the Woj bomb i.e. Anthony Davis' trade request, the options for Lakers, and a special interview with THE RASHARD LEWIS. If you miss this episode, this episode will not miss you back....
Ball is Bae - S2E8 - Of Thibbs, Trades, and Turnts
January 15, 2019 • 2264 MIN
In this episode of the often rescheduled #BallisBae Podcast, we discuss the firing of T'wolves coach Thibbs, we meander on to Brandon Ingram's Trade potential, with a slight turn to OKC's tough schedule ahead, ending with an uncomfortable Harden for...
Ball is Bae - S2E7 - Of Stars, Segues, and Simmons
January 3, 2019 • 2795 MIN
In this episode of the often delayed #BallisBae NBA podcast, stay clear of some old year ending venom as we exchange our all-star selections prior to the All-Star game in Feb, put Anthony Davis on the hot seat, and question Ben Simmons' refusal to...
Ball is Bae: S2E6: Of Fifteen, Fultz, and Friends
December 2, 2018 • 2168 MIN
In this episode of the often listened #BallisBae NBA podcast, check out our opinion on who the current Top 15 players in the league are, and why we have decided that Lebron isn't on it anymore. We ignore legacies and previous awesomeness for this...
Of forthcoming, fortitude, and four
November 22, 2018 • 2462 MIN
An earnest podcast from NBA fans in India, literally nothing more, maybe something less.
Of Carmelisation, Russtification, and Bitcherly
November 3, 2018 • 1441 MIN
In this episode of the Ball is Bae NBA podcast, we discuss how the Rockets are having liftoff issues, how the Thunder are slowly but surely getting into their groove, and how some players need to check their shit before it wrecks their shit. Catch this episode, and tweet to us @njan_Ashwin & @vineetdevaiah. Also, follow @ballisbaepod on twitter if you aren't already. Share the love, ballers.
Ball is Bae - S2E2 - Of Beginnings, Knicks, and Seven
October 25, 2018 • 0 MIN
In this episode of the Ball is Bae NBA podcast, we talk to our special guest Karan Madhok a.k.a Hoopistani about week 1 of the NBA, his fav Knicks teams, players, and his Podcast on Indian basketball; Hoopdarshan. We also chat a bit with NBA legend...
Ep 12 - Of Lists, Timmy, and Angst
May 14, 2018 • 2539 MIN
In this episode, we talk about the first two games of the NBA conference semi-finals, and SLAM ONLINE magazine's article on the top 100 players of all-time. Should Tim Duncan be higher than #9, and are Shaq and Kobe both Top 10 of all time?
Find out more in this episode.
Ball is Bae- Ep 11- Of First rounds, free agents, and padding
May 1, 2018 • 2287 MIN
In this episode of the Ball is Bae podcast, we take a look at all the first round games from the NBA playoffs and answer questions like:
1. Is LeBron stat-padding since he isnt gonna win this year?
2. Why the warriors are not going to be dominated no matter who your team is.
3. Will I switch allegiances to a team other than OKC?
4. Why this long delay in getting this episode out.
Of Ten, Done, and Done
February 1, 2018 • 2924 MIN
In this episode of the Ball is Bae podcast, Ashwin and Vineet discuss the Demarcus Cousins injury, what it means for the Pelicans, and some scenarios for next season wrt FREE Agency. We also talk about whether Kawhi will return to the Spurs or if referees will cease to exist in the NBA. Follow us on twitter @Njan_Ashwin and @vinaiah
Ball is Bae Season 1: Ep 9 - Of Nine, Cog, and Land
January 15, 2018 • 1746 MIN
In this episode of the hugely uploaded Ball is Bae podcast, we discuss our All star picks, atleast one of us does, we debate over whether KD or Klay is the MVP of the Warriors, and how on earth is it Klay Thompson.
Season 1, Ep 8 - Of Eight, Twenty Four, and Forty One
December 22, 2017 • 2383 MIN
This is a repost of an Old Episode which was not on our podcast platforms.
This week, on the occasion of Kobe's jersey retirement, we discuss if Kobe Bryant is overrated by any rating parameter. Also, a look into a top 15 of all time compilation.
Season 1, Ep 7 - Of Seven, Prediction, and Surrender
December 22, 2017 • 1899 MIN
On this episode of the ball is bae podcast, we look at the trade of the week, make some nonsense predictions, and discuss whether the Clippers should just give away their pieces for good. Bye Bye Matt Barnes and some foul language being used and bleeped.