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Part 1: Trae Grows Up, MSG’s Revival, Milwaukee’s Must-Win, and a Properly Paid Tobias With Ryen Russillo (and a Sean Fennessey Cameo)


The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Round 1 NBA playoff basketball! In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, Sean Fennessey makes a cameo to discuss the Knicks' Game 1 loss to the Hawks (3:45), the Bucks' hard-fought win over the Heat and why it was a must-win (31:30), the Nets' double-digit victory over the Celtics, 76ers-Wizards, NBA ratings, and more (55:30).

Host: Bill Simmons

Guest: Ryen Russillo, Sean Fennessey 

Producer: Kyle Crichton

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