• The Leap: Devin Vassell Is San Antonio’s Next Star Guard

    In Episode 6 of ‘The Leap’, our NBA Reporter Esfandiar Baraheni is joined by Air Alamo Editor-in-Chief Noah Magaro-George to discuss the growth of Spurs guard Devin Vassell, how Victor Wembanyama’s presence can help him expand his game and what areas of his game he still needs to develop.

    26m | Aug 18, 2023
  • The Leap: Jalen Suggs Is The Next Elite Guard Defender

    In Episode 5 of ‘The Leap’, our NBA Reporter Esfandiar Baraheni is joined by Swish Theory writer and Orlando Magic aficionado Beyond The RK to discuss Jalen Suggs potential as a 2-way guard, how he can crack the Magic starting-lineup and what he needs to do to become a star point-guard.

    23m | Aug 14, 2023
  • The Leap: How Josh Green Is The Mavs X-Factor

    In Episode 4 of ‘The Leap’, our NBA Reporter Esfandiar Baraheni is joined by Mavericks and NBA Reporter Grant Afseth to discuss Josh Green’s importance to the Dallas Mavericks next season, how he can work alongside Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic and how important his defense and playmaking will be to his future potential to become a star.

    19m | Aug 11, 2023
  • The Leap: Trey Murphy III Can Win Most Improved

    In Episode 3 of ‘The Leap’, our NBA Reporter Esfandiar Baraheni is joined by analyst and writer for the New Orleans Pelicans, Shamit Dua. Es and Shamit discuss Trey Murphy’s potential to breakout next season, how he works next to Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson and how to maximize his chances of becoming a star in the NBA.

    21m | Aug 7, 2023
  • The Leap: How Jonathan Kuminga Can Be Maximized By The Warriors

     In Episode 2 of ‘The Leap’, our NBA Reporter Esfandiar Baraheni is joined by Analyst for Swish Theory and beat-writer for the Golden State Warriors, Charlie Cummings. Es and Charlie discuss Jonathan Kuminga’s first 2 seasons in the NBA, how he’s been hindered and how the acquisition of Chris Paul can help open up new areas of his game.

    23m | Aug 4, 2023
  • The Leap: Can Precious Achiuwa Breakout For The Raptors?

    In Episode 1 of ‘The Leap’, our NBA Reporter Esfandiar Baraheni is joined by host of the Pull-Up Tre podcast on the Raptors Republic network, Trevon Heath, to discuss Toronto Raptors forward Precious Achiuwa. Esfandiar and Trevon discuss how far Achiuwa has come in his career so far, what the addition of Head Coach Darko Rajakovic might mean for him and how his development path may depend on what happens with Pascal Siakam.

    20m | Jul 31, 2023
  • Bronny Update, Jaylen Brown's Mega Deal & 2024 Early Season Preview | OBP

    The season finale of the objective basketball Podcast features a Bronny Update, early 2023-24 Season Preview talk and then we take questions from the mailbag!

    1:10 Bronny Update

    4:42 Jaylen Brown extension

    17:20 - What would be considered a success/failure for the Raps and Mavs?

    20:20 - Which young team that makes a leap in the standings?

    25:40 - Do you trust the Raps with the rebuild?

    28:35 - Should the Knicks stay the course or go all-in?

    33:05 - Which teams will you watch the most next season?

    37:10 - Whats the Lakers next move?

    39:30 - What’s Precious’ ceiling?

    40:10 - Cast the NBA love island + Barbenheimer Matchup

    42:40 - Most controversial food take (Lauren loves Arbys)

    43:50 - What WNBA player would fit on an NBA team?

    45:20 - Would you rather be locked in a cage with a Komodo dragon, 50 Tarantulas, or a 12 foot Venomous Snake?

    49m | Jul 26, 2023
  • Ranking The Best Young Cores Following NBA Summer League | OBP

    Esfandiar Baraheni and Lauren Gunn are joined by Alex Hoops to discuss everything that went down at NBA Summer League and to debate which teams they believe have the best chance for improvement this season.

    3:00 Summer League is over, updates

    5:00 OKC Thunder

     21:12 Orlando Magic offseason

    32:00 Raptors quick mention, what the hell is this team?

    33:00 Detroit Pistons, do they even crack 25 wins?

    45:30 - Houston Rockets

    56:00 - Ranking NBA teams by their young cores

    1h 9m | Jul 19, 2023
  • NBA Summer League Wrap-Up With Rusty Buckets | OBP

    Esfandiar Baraheni is joined by Rusty Buckets to recap everything that went down during NBA Summer League. Which players surprised? Victor Wembanyama look? (5:30) How does he compare to Chet Holmgrem? (10:00) What does this upcoming season look like for the Chicago Bulls? (14:00) Rusty's Top-5 Albums of All time (24:00)

    29m | Jul 11, 2023
  • 2023 NBA Free Agency Winners & Losers + Harden & Lillard Rumor Roundup

    James Harden 0:00

    Damian Lillard 15:30

    Free Agency Winners & Losers 30:00

    Esfandiar Baraheni is joined by Bryan Toporek of Bleacher Report to discuss craziness of NBA Free Agency. What moves do they like? What moves left them scratching their heads? Can James Harden return to his all-star form if and when he's traded? Find out all that and more here!

    48m | Jul 4, 2023
  • John Collins Trade Reaction + NBA Free Agency Rumors! | OBP

    Esfandiar Baraheni and Lauren Gunn react to the John Collins trade to the Utah Jazz. Who won the deal? Then, they dive into the upcoming NBA Free Agency and discuss a few of the big names like Fred VanVleet and and Brook Lopez. Where do we believe they'll end up!?

    54m | Jun 28, 2023
  • Will Victor Wembanyama Live up To The Hype? + Damian Lillard On The Trade Block & More! | OBP

    Esfandiar Baraheni and Lauren Gunn discuss the 2023 NBA Draft. Will 1st overall pick Victor Wembanyama live up to the hype? Then, how will Chris Paul fit in on the Golden State Warriors? Also, Damian Lillard looks like he may be traded soon! Finally, we dive into nBA Free Agency

    42m | Jun 24, 2023
  • Bradley Beal Traded To The Phoenix Suns + NBA Legend Andre Miller Joins The Show! | OBP

    Esfandiar Baraheni reacts to the huge trade which saw Bradley Beal sent to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Chris Paul, Landry Shamet, a handful of second-round picks, and multiple pick swaps. Then, Es Interviews Andre Miller on his 17-year career, the Nuggets title, Peyton Watson, Carmelo retiring, and his transition to coaching a new era of hoopers.

    59m | Jun 21, 2023
  • The Denver Nuggets Are The 2023 NBA Champions! + Raps Got A New Coach | OBP

    Esfandiar Baraheni is joined by Ryan Blackburn of Mile High Sports to discuss the Denver nuggets winning the 2023 NBA Championship. How did they do it? What was most impressive about their run? Are they now the new kings of Denver? Then, Es breaks down the Raptors new Head Coaching hire and what it was like at the opening press conference in Toronto.

    42m | Jun 14, 2023
  • Nuggets Take Game 3 Of NBA Finals + Has Jamal Murray Established Himself As An Elite Guard? | OBP

    Esfandiar Baraheni is joined by Mikai Bruce and Trevon Heath to discuss Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat. Can Denver be stopped? How do we feel about both Jokic and Murray putting up triple-doubles in the same game!? Has Murray's performance in these playoffs vaulted him into the elite guard conversation?

    39m | Jun 8, 2023
  • Detroit Pistons 2023 Outlook + Trade O.G. Anunoby For The 5th Pick? w/ Pistons Pulse Pod

    Time Codes:

    0:00 NBA Finals Game 2 Recap

    10:25 Can Monty Williams fix the Pistons?

    20:00 Will Cade Cunningham flourish under Monty?

    30:00 Will The Pistons Be A Playoff Team Next Season?

    38:00 Will The pistons Trade Their 5th Overall Pick?

    Esfandiar Baraheni is joined by the hosts of the Pistons pulse podcast Omari Sankofa II & Bryce Simon to discuss the future outlook of the Detroit pistons following their decision to hire Monty Williams to be their next head coach. Then, could they be shopping the 5th overall pick? Could the Toronto Raptors be one of the teams set to acquire the selection? Find out all that and more including an NBA Finals Game 2 recap here.

    58m | Jun 6, 2023
  • After Losing Game 1 How Can The Miami Heat Get Back In This Series? | OBP

    Esfandiar Baraheni and Lauren Gunn discuss Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat. How can Miami get back in this series? Then, the Pistons have hired Monty Williams to be their next Head Coach so we breakdown that decision. Finally, we let you know how we believe the rest of the NBA Finals is going to play out.

    39m | Jun 2, 2023
  • Down Go The Celtics + NBA Finals Preview | OBP

    Esfandiar Baraheni and Lauren Gunn discuss the craziness that was Game 7 between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. Then, now that the Heat have punched their ticket to the finals how will they perform against the Denver Nuggets? Do they even have a chance? Finally, Nick Nurse is hired as the next head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.

    0:00 Celtics vs. Heat Game 7 Recap and Analysis

    23:30 Is Joe Mazzulla on the hot seat?

    31:10 - NBA Finals Preview

    43:18 - Nick Nurse Hired By Philadelphia

    53m | May 30, 2023
  • Will The Boston Celtics Pull Off The Comeback? | OBP

    Esfandiar Baraheni and Lauren Gunn take a look at the craziness of the NBA Eastern Conference Final. Can the Boston Celtics actually complete the comeback and win in 7 games or will Jimmy Butler and the Heat wake up? Then, which of those two team will give the Denver Nuggets more trouble?

    1h 5m | May 26, 2023
  • Can The Miami Heat Complete The Sweep?, Who Will Be The Next Bucks HC? & More

    Esfandiar Baraheni and Lauren Gunn discuss the craziness of the NBA Conference Finals. Can the Miami Heat really complete the sweep over the Boston Celtics? What does the Western Conference finals loss mean for LeBron and the L.A. Lakers future? Finally, will Nick Nurse be the next head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.

    Time Codes:

    3:30 the Celtics are being DISMANTLED, What's Going On?

    14:00 - Can The Heat Complete The Sweep?

    21:25 Lakers/Nuggets

    29:35 - Do you still believe in the Lakers core with LeBorn James?

    35:25 - Carmelo Anthony retirement

    41:00 - Milwaukee Bucks narrow their coaching search

    44m | May 23, 2023
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