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July 11, 2013

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby | 6.18.2013
Jalen and Jacoby break down all the NBA Finals story lines, including Danny Green’s hot shooting, Manu’s inconsistency, and Flo Rida’s manager being banned from Games 6 and 7. Listen to this podcast here: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/grantland/player?id=9399788

By Grantland Network on May 1, 2013
Jalen Rose tells David Jacoby what Mark Jackson is really doing with his postgame comments, what the Clippers aren’t doing against Z-Bo, and that he used to watch soap operas. Listen to this podcast here: http://es.pn/11WTjPS

By Grantland Network on March 13, 2013
Jalen Rose tells David Jacoby about being one of the most hated players in college basketball, defending Dennis Rodman and he and Carmelo’s fear of needles. Listen to this podcast here: http://es.pn/10DEnEA

By Grantland Network on February 26, 2013
Jalen Rose describes to David Jacoby the roles of every member of an athlete’s entourage and explains exactly what happens when an athlete goes to a night club.  Listen to this podcast here: http://es.pn/WeGXnc

By Grantland Network on February 21, 2013
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss Lil Wayne and Wale beefing with basketball, the Heat’s streak and the legend of Worldwide Wes. Listen to this podcast here: http://es.pn/YFQEHf

By Grantland Network on January 28, 2013
Jalen Rose return to address the crumbling Lakers, Lebron’s dominance, and his ongoing twitter beef with Shaq.  Listen to this podcast here: Rose Report 2/11/13

By Grantland Network on January 28, 2013
Jalen Rose tells David Jacoby what trades the Celtics should make because of the Rondo injury, what trade the Lakers should make, and his reaction to Shaq tweeting about him.  Listen to this podcast here:  http://es.pn/1142P0E

 

By Grantland Network on January 17, 2013 
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby do their best to discuss the Manti Te’o story without getting Jalen fired, and cover Kobe, Melo, LeBron, and the rest of the week in the NBA. Listen to the full podcast here.

 

By David Jacoby on January 4, 2013
Jalen Rose returns to break down the NBA regular season, offer a behind the scenes look at NBA Countdown and explain why LeBron should shake Lil Wayne’s hand. Listen to this podcast here: http://es.pn/TOAnPi


By David Jacoby on December 3, 2012
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby break down the Lakers’ woes, the tricky athlete-agent relationship, and the NBA Moms conference. Listen to this podcast here: http://tinyurl.com/cnfbs6u

 

By David Jacoby on November 29, 2012
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss the lawsuit against Andrew Bynum, the Rondo vs. Kris Humphries dust up and the difference between Ice T and Drake. Listen to this podcast here: http://tinyurl.com/co58ltq

By David Jacoby on November 21, 2012 
Jalen Rose talks to David Jacoby about what it’s really like to play for Mike D’Antoni, and much more. Also, check out the video! Jalen lists the top five all-time NBA players he would like next to him in a dark alley. Listen to this podcast here.

By David Jacoby on November 15, 2012
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk about the Lakers hiring Mike D’Antoni, NBA players mile-high gambling etiquette and how athletes manipulate the media. Listen to this podcast here: http://es.pn/U2uY8q

By Grantland Channel on November 6, 2012
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk the 2012 NBA season, and why 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Jr. should stop their Twitter beef for the sake of boxing’s future.

Then, in a bonus video, Jalen and Jacoby break down the 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather beef and assess if it was really a hoax, as 50 Cent recently suggested.

Listen to this podcast here.


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By David Jacoby on October 29, 2012 5:54 PM ET
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby break down the implications of the shocking James Harden trade, preview the NBA season, and discuss Jalen’s knockoff Gucci shirt.

Listen to this podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on October 26, 2012 4:41 PM ET
Jalen Rose talks to David Jacoby about joining NBA Countdown, David Stern’s retirement, and what it’s like for athletes in a contract year.

Listen to this podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on October 9, 2012 12:12 PM ET
Jalen Rose gives his take on Dwight Howard and Shaq’s back-and-forth, his pick to win the NBA championship, and his two cents on jewelry acquisitions.

Listen to this podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on September 25, 2012 3:14 PM ET
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk Week 3 of the NFL, undefeated teams, replacement refs, and how the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta caters to visiting NBA teams.

Listen to this podcast here.

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By Robert Mays on September 17, 2012 4:45 PM ET
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss the highlights of NFL Week 2. Plus the Lakers, Thunder, and how Kobe Bryant and karma teamed up to teach Jalen a lesson.

Listen to this podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on August 27, 2012 3:40 PM ET
After resisting all summer, the Rose Report finally turns its attention to football. Jalen is super fired up to head to Dallas and see his Wolverines take on the ‘Bama boys in Jerry’s house. Something tells me that Dez Bryant will not be champagning and campaigning with Jalen in Dallas. We break down Jerry’s “grounding” of Dez in anticipation of the season, what team will win each division in the NFL, and what the Jets should do about their offensive problems. This fall is going to be fun.

Listen to this podcast here.

 

By David Jacoby on August 20, 2012 3:47 PM ET
Which rapper, actor, or sandwich best describes Tom Brady? This is the type of question that you get answered on The Jalen Rose Show. We go through a list of NFL players and Jalen describes each of them based on which rapper, actor, or sandwich best represents them. It is safe to say that this is the only podcast in which you will hear in-depth analysis on how Ndamukong Suh is like a Reuben sandwich. In addition to making culinary comparisons, Jalen is also skeptical about Kobe’s 68 points in one half of a charity game, and I am skeptical about Andrew Bynum’s haircut. Sometimes the slow news days are when you can have the most fun.

Listen to Monday’s podcast here.

 

By Robert Mays on August 13, 2012 4:35 PM ET
Grantland’s Robert Mays joins Jalen Rose as he discusses the Dwight Howard trade, NBA projections, American Olympians, the NFL, and why athletes shouldn’t date reality TV stars.

Listen to Monday’s podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on August 6, 2012 3:54 PM ET
B.S. Report: Guest Hosts David Jacoby and Jalen Rose
Jalen is back! After a couple weeks in London with Team USA, Jalen Rose returned to the Grantland Studio to give the people what they want.

With his trusty baseball bat slung over his shoulder, Jalen discussed his experience in London, what he thinks of the U.S. men’s basketball team, the real differences between the NBA and international play, a conversation he had with coach Mike Krzyzewski, and more. Then he offered his opinion on some of the media’s treatment of Gabby Douglas (“not cool”), Usain Bolt’s casual approach (“If I was going to run the 100 meters, I would not be winking at the camera”), and people claiming that there can only be one “Fab Five” (“Here’s the thing: I DON’T CARE!”). Oh yeah, then we talked about Rick Ross and I learned that Jalen has been in more music videos than all of the Flavor of Lovecontestants combined.

You can listen to these podcasts on iTunes or on the ESPN.com PodCenter.

 

By David Jacoby on July 16, 2012 6:10 PM ET

Jalen Rose reports from Las Vegas after watching Team USA Basketball’s Olympic practice, breaks down NBA free agency, and explains why he’s afraid of Bill Russell.

Listen to Monday’s podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on July 9, 2012 3:31 PM ET
Jalen Rose breaks down the pursuit of Dwight Howard, how this summer’s trades and signings will affect the NBA, and the rules of attraction in a nightclub.


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By David Jacoby on July 2, 2012 3:31 PM ET
If Dwight Howard listens to the Jalen Rose Show, he might want to skip this one. Jalen went in on Dwight for his recent public statements and questioned Howard’s desire to win an NBA championship. Then we turned our attention to the other big names on the market: Deron Williams, Gerald Wallace, Jeremy Lin, Steve Nash, and even Omer Asik. After that, Jalen shed light on what NBA players really do in their offseasons and why life at home with the family doesn’t come naturally for professional athletes — and often ends poorly. He then broke down the 2012 draft and did some singing. Lots of singing.

Listen to Monday’s podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on June 25, 2012 2:06 PM ET
Jalen stopped by the Grantland studio between SportsCenter hits to record the pod, and he was super pumped about it. He schooled me on watching the Miami Heat win the championship on the court (LeBron James going to the post was key), the scene in the locker room after the game (they have beer as well as champagne), and the following nightclub celebration (you can wear a T-shirt with your face on it when you’re a champion). We then turned our attention to other teams that could challenge the Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder next year and declared it won’t happen. At the end of the pod, we broke down the draft class and decided that Tony Parker should never be suing a nightclub for $20 million. Ever.

Also, don’t think that just because the NBA season is over, the people will stop getting what they want. We will record a pod every week, year round.

Enjoy the pod.

Listen to Monday’s podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on June 18, 2012 6:32 PM ET
Jalen Rose joins David Jacoby to break down Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the beef between Drake and Chris Brown, and media etiquette.

Listen to Monday’s podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on June 11, 2012 4:43 PM ET
The best thing about recording this podcast with Jalen is that I have someone with insider knowledge to answer all of my sports questions. This week, Jalen offered his take on:

  • What in the world happened at that Pacquiao fight?
  • What does this mean about the future of boxing?
  • What was it like in the arena after the result was announced?
  • What happens to the Celtics now?
  • What do the Thunder need to do offensively?
  • What do the Thunder need to do defensively?
  • What do the Heat need to do offensively?
  • What do the Heat need to do defensively?

Oh yeah, he also gave his Finals prediction, and both of his Conference finals predictions were right. Enjoy the show and check back next Monday, when we will be recording from Miami.

Listen to Monday’s podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on June 4, 2012 5:00 PM ET
As I watched the NBA playoffs this weekend, I kept saying to myself, “I can’t wait to ask Jalen about this on Monday.” I finally got the opportunity this morning in the studio — and the results were glorious.

Jalen not only gives the people what they want, but also gives the insight that only an NBA veteran can. He detailed exactly how the Thunder have changed the way they play the Spurs’ pick-and-roll, the play that the Heat tried to run at the end of regulation, why role players only play well at home, the history of flopping, why Lil Wayne should have gotten a ticket to Game 3 in Oklahoma, and then finished by telling the story of partying with Tupac and Mike Tyson. You won’t get that story from Jalen on SportsCenter, but you will every Monday on the Grantland Network. Enjoy.

Listen to Monday’s podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on May 29, 2012 4:35 PM ET
Jalen joined me in the Grantland Studio this week fired up to talk about the NBA Conference Finals. In addition to the action on the court, we discussed the NBA’s “nerd chic” postgame dress code, the alleged 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather dust-up in Vegas, and how the captain of every NBA team is also the acting pit boss during inter-team gambling disputes.

You learn something new every day with Jalen.

Listen to Tuesday’s podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on May 23, 2012 5:31 PM ET
The people did not get what they wanted Monday, so we had Jalen come in Wednesday to record a special podcast.

The first half-hour of the pod is all about the physicality of Tuesday night’s Heat-Pacersgame. As only he can in the podcast format, Jalen offered unique insight into what it’s like to be part of these types of incidents, what Larry Bird really means when he calls the team“soft,” and if there is validity to David West’s accusation that he was intentionally injured. We also previewed the Spurs-Thunder series, the Celtics-Sixers game, and, of course, the 2 Chainz arrest.

FREE 2 CHAINZ!

Listen to Wednesday’s podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on May 17, 2012 6:28 PM ET
This one is more of a podcastito. Jalen had a spare 15 minutes between taping ESPN studio shows to give the people what they want. We talked about the Lakers, how people make too much of who takes the last shot in games, retiring the word “swagger,” and — most important — the rumors that Rihanna is dating none other than the New York Knicks’ J.R. Smith.

Oh yeah, Jalen also went off about something that made him want to stick both his hands down his throat and “just vomit.” I apologize in advance for the 30 seconds of laughter that followed that statement — not very professional on my part, huh?

Listen to Thursday’s podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on May 14, 2012 3:58 PM ET
This week, Jalen quickly offered his thoughts on the big NBA playoff games from this weekend and then turned his attention to his predictions for the second round. Although it seemed encouraging for Sixers and Pacers fans for a while there, Jalen says there is no chance either fan base will be cheering on its team in the Eastern Conference Finals. Jalen doesn’t see the Staples Center hosting any of the Western Conference Finals, either. When the conversation turned to flopping, Jalen declared Dennis Rodman the O.G. flopper (which I believe) and says he never flopped in his career (which I don’t believe).

Check back next Monday for the next Jalen Rose Show, and throughout the week for other Grantland Network podcasts.

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By David Jacoby on May 7, 2012 5:15 PM ET
Look, aside from the Clippers/Grizzlies series, Round 1 of the NBA playoffs is pretty much a wrap. With that in mind, Jalen and I looked ahead and previewed the potential (by potential I mean very-soon-to-be actual) second-round match-ups. In addition to the usual astute analysis, entertaining delivery and off-key singing Jalen always provides, this week he was in an educational mood. He gave the people a lesson on how to develop as a basketball player for anyone that thinks that could grow to be taller than 6-foot-9, a lesson on his counter-intuitive approach guarding a player like Rajon Rondo and a lesson on how to handle women on the road for young NBA players. Oh yeah, we also spent about 10 minutes talking about Justin Bieber’s new role as Money Mayweather’s belt boy. Methinks you will enjoy this one.

Listen to Monday’s podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on April 30, 2012 1:03 PM ET
No overreacting! That was the rule that Jalen and I set for today’s podcast. It is shortsighted to write off a team after a Game 1 loss in a series. Remember after Game 1 of the NBA Finals last year? Admit it, you thought the Heat were going to win the whole thing. We all know how that played out. One thing that will never change about the NBA playoffs is that in a matter of minutes, a comeback, an injury, or a suspension can drastically change a series. Today on the podcast, Jalen addressed how all of those momentum-shifting events have already altered Round 1 of the NBA playoffs and we looked ahead to the rest of the week.

Oh yeah, we also did the whole singing of B.I.G. songs, calling out NBA analysts, and talking about Kanye and Kim … you know, the usual Jalen Rose Show thing.

Listen to Monday’s podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on April 23, 2012 3:55 PM ET
This week, Jalen and I broke down the upcoming NBA playoffs and spent at least 20 minutes talking about the Metta World Peace/Ron Artest elbow that found its way to James Harden’s neck/head. Why did he do it? What was he thinking? How long will he be suspended? Why did he tweet that he didn’t see Harden? What does this mean for the Lakers?

Also, Jalen explained why rich people seem to have tax problems … and it actually makes sense.

Listen to Monday’s podcast here.

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By David Jacoby on April 16, 2012 5:05 PM ET
Every week, The Jalen Rose Show is more fun to record. When Jalen first got to the studio this week, our intern (shout-out to Jovan) handed him the video clip of the Tupac hologram at Coachella. He lost his mind. He wasn’t himself for 10 minutes — we had to delay the recording of the pod because his mind was so blown. When he regrouped, we pushed record and dove into the following topics:

  • Tupac resurrected, and what rappers should be next
  • The Heat’s bench (or lack thereof)
  • The Knicks’ need for Amar’e to return
  • The squashing of Mobb Deep’s Twitter beef
  • The squashing of Jalen and Skip’s First Take beef
  • The Celtics making one last run at a chip
  • Coach Kobe Bryant
  • What happened with Lamar Odom in Dallas
  • NBA playoff picks

We continued our strike against NFL topics. Don’t worry, we will dive deep into the NFL, just not in April. Enjoy, and check back every Monday for The Jalen Rose Show.

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By David Jacoby on April 9, 2012 1:59 PM ET
We recorded this week’s pod in between Jalen’s appearances on various ESPN studio shows, as he is giving the people what they want on television from Bristol this Monday. We started the show breaking down the big Sunday matinee Bulls vs. Knicks game, which featured heroic performances by Carmelo and Iman Shumpert. We then moved on to theLamar Odom weirdness in Dallas and the Spurs’ winning streak, before turning our attention to hickey-gate and the budding Kanye West-Kim Kardashian relationship.

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By David Jacoby on April 2, 2012 5:30 PM ET
I knew Jalen was ready to talk college hoops when I saw that he was dressed head to toe in maize and blue. We broke down the NBA potential of the stars playing in the NCAA championship and then moved on to the Thunder’s recent hot streak, Miami’s recent cold streak, the Bulls’ run without Rose, Jordan’s commitment to the Bobcats, Jeremy Lin’s injury, and even had time to touch on Stephon Marbury’s foreclosure. Oh yeah, we also talked about Rihanna. For some reason, it seems like we talk about Rihanna every week. Enjoy.

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Listen to Monday’s podcast here:
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By David Jacoby on March 26, 2012 10:36 PM ET
When we started to record the pod this week, Jalen freaked out and started running around the studio. I thought something was very wrong. It turned out I was right — Jalen didn’t have his baseball bat to sling over his shoulder. Once the trusty bat was in place, we went in on Kobe’s beef, Tim Tebow’s announcement, Tiger’s win, the Thunder’s statement game against the Heat, and Kevin Love’s big weekend.

As always, the best stuff we talked about wasn’t what we planned on talking about. Jalen ranted for 10 minutes on how and why NCAA players should be paid, five minutes on flopping, and told the story of winning two grip in a dice game while in college. You know, the usual.

Enjoy the pod.

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By David Jacoby on March 19, 2012 5:49 PM ET
Peyton Manning has picked the Broncos, North Carolina’s Kendall Marshall has a bum wrist and we know which teams advanced in the NCAA tournament … blah blah freaking blah.

This week on the Jalen Rose Show, we touched on those hot topics, but also dove deep into the Miami Heat, Kobe’s tough night against the Jazz, and discussed why a rapper would spend thousands of dollars in one night at a strip club. Yes, after listening to this podcast, a rapper spending $8,000 in one night at a jiggle joint will make perfect sense. Enjoy.

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By Grantland Staff on March 12, 2012 5:15 PM ET
In Monday’s podcast, Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss Sunday’s Lakers-Celtics game, the play Kobe said he called for Andrew Bynum, and whether Jalen expects to see Pau Gasol in the purple and gold during the playoffs.

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By David Jacoby on March 8, 2012 4:37 PM ET
We are not going to talk about Peyton Manning. Not even a little. Jalen and I have collectively decided that we don’t care about where Peyton Manning is going to play next year, until he is actually there, playing. What do we care about? Dwyane Wade emerging as “the closer” in Miami, Ricky Rubio’s organization making him look soft, and who Kanye West is dating.

If you want to hear an hour on Peyton Manning, I am sure you can find that elsewhere. If you want 45 minutes of funk, click the link below. You won’t regret it.

Listen to Thursday’s podcast here:
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By David Jacoby on March 5, 2012 7:13 PM ET
After a week off, the Jalen podcast is back!

This episode was especially high-energy. Jalen Rose was all fired up about Deron Williams, Rajon Rondo, and imports. What are imports? Imports are the result of NBA players “working the frequent flyer miles” and importing “friends” to hotel rooms during road trips. Toward the end of the podcast, Jalen couldn’t answer my line of questioning without getting fined or possibly fired. We felt like that was a good place to stop.

Good one this week.

Listen to Monday’s podcast here:
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By David Jacoby on February 21, 2012 3:45 PM ET
Once again, Jalen Rose came by the studio to record the show, slung his trusty baseball bat over his shoulder, and started breaking down the NBA. He reviewed the New York Knicks offense and discussed how they will incorporate all their new pieces into Mike D’Antoni’s “system.” He then explained that even though Kobe said he wished the Lakers front office would “come out and either trade [Pau Gasol] or not trade him,” what he really means is “TRADE PAU RIGHT NOW.” When the conversation turned to the All-Star Game, Jalen explained his grudge over the event. Unless you are Jamal Mashburn, I think you will really enjoy this pod.

Listen to Tuesday’s podcast here:
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By David Jacoby on February 13, 2012 6:23 PM ET
We included video in this week’s podcast because we think it is important for people see what happens behind the scenes, like the fact that Jalen will record an entire pod with a baseball bat in his hands. Everyone has their thing. Now that the NFL season is over and we have sworn off football topics (sorry, Randy Moss), we took a deep dive into Jeremy Lin’s rise to stardom, J.R. Smith’s impending impact, and Carlos Boozer’s hairline.

Seriously, as you listen, remember Jalen has a baseball bat in his hands the entire time. It changes everything.

Listen to Monday’s podcast here:
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By David Jacoby on February 7, 2012 5:01 PM ET
Jalen Rose is done talking about football. Methinks my pod partner is a little upset with the attention that the NFL gets during the offseason, so after briefly reviewing the Super Bowl (read: defending Gisele and Gronkowski), we turned our attention to the NBA. There was no shortage of NBA stories to tackle, what with Kevin Love stomping on people,Jeremy Lin scoring on people, and Shaquille O’Neal “sneak dissing” people. We also discussed Allen Iverson’s rumored return to pro basketball in Puerto Rico, and Jalen details exactly how NBA players can end up in financial trouble. The math might not work out down to the cent, but you will catch the gist of what he is getting at. Enjoy.

Listen to Tuesday’s podcast here:
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By David Jacoby on January 30, 2012 4:59 PM ET
Jalen and I decided that the Super Bowl is boring. Not, like, the game. We mean the lead-up to the game. Gronkowski is going to play, Eli is “elite,” and Bill Belichick is a great coach. Ho-freaking-hum. So instead of going over tired Super Bowl storylines, we dove right into the exciting NBA season. We talked about the Heat and how their depth is going to win them the East. We talked about how close the West was. We talked about Kobe and the Lakers’ trouble on the road. And we talked about Dwight Howard because you really can’t say anything about the NBA without talking about Dwight Howard. We tried.

Oh yeah, we also talked about the Souper Bowl, which I am way more excited about than the Super Bowl.

Listen to Monday’s podcast here:
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By David Jacoby on January 25, 2012 5:58 PM ET
Jalen Rose stole Patrick Ewing’s television. For real. Patrick Ewing fouled Jalen, it wasn’t called, and then Jalen exacted his revenge by stealing the man’s television. Not just any old television, a television-VCR combination. These are the types of stories that Jalen drops week after week that make recording this podcast so much fun.

Aside from Jalen’s criminal history, we also discussed the Super Bowl, the hot topics around the NBA, and the recent photos of Rihanna that have been all over the Internet. Have a listen.

Listen to Wednesday’s podcast here:
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Posted Monday, January 9, 2012 8:12 PM David Jacoby
Jalen came through this week and we couldn’t help but talk a bunch of football after the weekend we just had. We covered his Lions losing to the Saints, Tebow Tebowing the Steelers and New York’s domination of Atlanta. We would have talked about the Bengals and the Texans, but that game was so long ago and so boring, we just decided to skip over it.

We turned our attention to the NBA a few times, including the discussion featured above, in which Jalen detailed an NBA veteran’s pre-game preparation ritual. It rivals something a lady would go through on her wedding day. Who naps that much? Is there a nap room in Staples Center? Why don’t NBA players put bubbles in their bubble bath? Are they too tough for bubbles? Who is too tough for bubbles?

Oh yeah, and we both agree: Blue Ivy Carter is a silly name.

Listen to Monday’s podcast here:
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Posted Monday, January 2, 2012 9:32 PM David Jacoby

We are giving the people what they want on a new day. Moving forward, you can find The Jalen Rose Show here on Mondays. This week, we said “What holiday?” and taped a podcast today. Jalen gave his impression of the start of the NBA season, his advice to the Indianapolis Colts franchise, and his picks for the wild card NFL weekend. His weekly mind-blowing story from his playing days was also fantastic, as always.

Enjoy, and remember we will be posting the Jalen Rose pod every Monday.

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Posted Friday, December 16, 2011 3:46 PM David Jacoby

“Got to give the people / Give the people what they waaaaaaaaaaaant.”

Jalen was in the studio for the pod, which means we recorded it about 100 yards from Chris Paul’s new arena. We spent a ton of time breaking down what Paul’s arrival in Los Angeles means for the Clippers, the Lakers, and NBA fans. When we moved on to discuss Dwight Howard, Jalen did that thing he does where he casually drops inside information in the middle of a conversation. According to Jalen, a couple of weeks ago, Howard was saying his move to the Nets was a done deal.

Jalen was also really entertaining and informative when we discussed the rest of the major topics in the NBA, the current issues with his Lions and the rest of the NFL, and what it feels like to be a professional athlete heading into a new season. However, Jalen had nothing when I asked him to make a bold prediction for 2012. Nobody is perfect.

Enjoy.

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Posted Friday, December 9, 2011 3:33 PM David Jacoby
Chaos, just chaos all over the NBA. Good thing we have Jalen Rose to make sense of it all. Not just the Chris Paul deal — pretty much everything.

According to Jalen, Chris Paul will, in fact, be on the Lakers on Christmas Day, the Heat will win the NBA championship, the Lions will get the wild card, the Packers and Patriots will meet in the Super Bowl, charter schools are the future of urban education and the insurance industry in America needs to change. Oh yeah, and the new Friday movie is going to be great. We covered a lot of ground, hope you enjoy the pod.

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Posted Friday, December 2, 2011 2:30 PM David Jacoby
“Got to give the people / Give the people what they waaaaaaaaaaaant.”

Confession time: I have no idea what song that is from, or who sings it, or what it even sounds like. As far as I know, Jalen made it up when we taped our first podcast weeks ago. Here is what I do know: It makes me happy, because it marks the start of the weekly journey that is the Jalen Rose podcast.

This week we rocked out with our lockout. Now that it is over, we could really dig deep into free agency, rumors, and whether Jalen has a fresh crop of suits to wear on ESPN. Jalen also broke down why he thinks players should have the option to go directly from high school to the pros, why Ndamukong Suh stomped on people, and why Tim Tebow may not be the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL.

If nothing else, have listen to hear what Jalen would tell Kris Humphries if he were in the Nets locker room.

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Posted Friday, November 18, 2011 3:26 PM David Jacoby
Jalen and I don’t agree a lot of the time. He isn’t convinced (as I am) that Timothy Richard Tebow is the greatest quarterback in the history of the National Football League. Weird. He also isn’t convinced that the Lions are a dirty team. Odd. We did agree that the saying “Nothing good happens after 2 a.m.” isn’t 100 percent correct.

As always, Jalen casually drops mind-blowing stories. This week, he detailed negotiating the sale of his Las Vegas home to none other than Iron Mike Tyson. It was easily the most fun we’ve had recording the pod. Enjoy.

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Posted Friday, November 11, 2011 3:24 PM David Jacoby
Jalen joined the pod from Vegas where he is covering the Pacquiao-Marquez fight. We discuss his thoughts on the fight, what it’s like to go to a big fight in Vegas, and the surprisingly solid undercard. Jalen then discusses the current NBA lockout and reminds us that in the 1998-99 lockout, a deal wasn’t reached until mid-January and there was still a season. We then went on to hit the major (non-Penn State) topics of the day — Michael Jordan (Jalen compares him to God), Jets-Pats (Jalen says Jets), Shaq calling out Kareem (“blasphemy”), Albert Haynesworth (no good for the Bucs), and the recovery of Shaun Bradley’s bicycle (Jalen tells the tale of Webber dunking on Bradley in high school) and much more.

My favorite part of the pod was when Jalen tried to defend his draft day suit. As you can see above, it is a horrendous, red, double-breasted, pinstripe number that even Bishop Don Magic Juan couldn’t pull off. Check back every Friday for more of Jalen Rose, and throughout the week for new Grantland Network podcasts.

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Posted Friday, November 4, 2011 4:25 PM David Jacoby
I knew Jalen before he asked me to do this pod with him but I did not know how much he knew. You can talk football, baseball, basketball, Kardashian, and Pacquiao with him and he is an expert on all aspects. Okay, maybe not Kardashian but I guess that is what I am there for.

One sport that I had no idea Jalen was so well versed on is boxing. He was very knowledgeable and interested in the Manny Pacquiao Juan Manuel Marquez fight. I was very knowledgeable and interested in the Lenny Dykstra/Jose Canseco “fight”. Jalen will also casually break out a story every podcast that will make your jaw drop. This week he recounts the time that Shaquille O’Neal mushed Kobe during a five on five game. He wasn’t there but he has “100,000 credible sources” that corroborate the story.

We also touched on Ndamukong Suh’s meeting with Goodell, pleaded for Peyton Manning to stay on the sideline, were dragged into talking Tim Tebow and Kim Kardashian (apologize in advance) and covered the cricket scandal, you won’t get in depth cricket coverage on Mike and Mike.

Enjoy the Jalen Rose pod, they honestly get better every week.

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Posted Friday, October 28, 2011 3:55 PM David JacobyJalen Rose came back for Week 2 of the Jalen Rose Show. We would definitely have to retitle the podcast if he didn’t.

Athletes never realize how cool their stories are. In Friday’s podcast, Jalen nonchalantly talks about how NBA athletes don’t actually have tons of groupies at their hotels, mentions that Mike D’Antoni doesn’t coach defense, and describes Charles Oakley smacking Charles Barkley during the 1998–99 lockout. He thinks Charles Oakley open-hand smacking Charles Barkley is no big deal. He is very wrong.

We also argued over Tim “greatest quarterback in NFL history” Tebow, talked about why ladies with a love of the spotlight date NBA players, and determined that the Hawks get at least six or seven wins a season simply because Atlanta is a fun town. Over the course of the pod, we broke into song three or four times. I know that last one is weird, but so is the Jalen Rose Podcast. Good weird.

Enjoy.

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Posted Friday, October 21, 2011 4:14 PM David Jacoby
So I get a call from an unfamiliar area code. “Hey, it’s Jalen,” says the caller. “I wanted to talk to you about doing a podcast.” Next thing you know, Jalen Rose is in the Grantland studio at L.A. Live, telling me what it is like playing for Larry Bird, how he slowed down Michael Jordan and that he has been benched on every team that he played for. It was shocking how much Jalen Rose knows NBA basketball, and how willing he was air it all out. I felt like my sole purpose for being across the table from him was to keep him from saying something that would get us both fired. It was not easy.

There are still some kinks to work out, but the foundation of chemistry, drastically different viewpoints and unforced enjoyment is already in place. Check back into the Grantland Network for more Jalen and other new projects as we continue to expand the roster.

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