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The Mailbag Reunion Tour Continues — AP Photo/Charles Krupa Before we tackle a few mailbag questions, I need to jack up some shots to get loose. Let's rip through a few quick Round 1 awards. Stand under the basket and rebound for me, please. Seriously. Go down there. And throw me nice, crisp passes right at my chest.

‘B.S. Report’: Bill Barnwell — Elsa/Getty Images Grantland NFL columnist Bill Barnwell calls in to talk about the upcoming draft before Bill Simmons declares his newfound hatred for a close Patriots rival. Listen to the podcast here.

‘Bill Don’t Lie’ Podcast: Joe House and Sean Grande on the First Round — Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Bill's buddy Joe House comes on to break down Round 1 of the NBA playoffs. And the voice of the Boston Celtics, Sean Grande, looks at the matchup with the Cavs. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Bill Don't Lie podcast on iTunes and check out our podcasts page.

Welcome to the 2015 Sports Guy Mailbag Reunion Tour — Mikey Burton But first, it's a Grantland Basketball Hour alert! On the heels of last night's "Hardcore Playoff Preview" with me, Jalen Rose and Zach Lowe ... ... we have a second playoff special counting down the "25 Most Intriguing People" of 2015's postseason premiering tonight on ESPN at 7 ET.

‘The Grantland Basketball Hour’: The Most ‘Urgent’ Teams in the NBA Playoffs — Grantland In case you missed Thursday's Grantland Basketball Hour with guests Zach Lowe and Jalen Rose, here is a scene from the show. Listen to the entire episode in audio form here. Catch re-airings of The Grantland Basketball Hour at 11:30 p.m.

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‘B.S. Report’: Bill’s Dad on the Celtics, Red Sox, and Aaron Hernandez Trial — Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images Bill's dad calls in to talk about the Celtics making the playoffs, the Aaron Hernandez trial, and the Red Sox starting the season strong. Listen to the podcast here.

‘Bill Don’t Lie’ Podcast: Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp on the Thunder, Sixers, and More — Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images Grantland's Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp talk to Bill Simmons about the Thunder's playoff chances and the 76ers' tanking strategy, and wonder whether DeMarcus Cousins could get traded. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Bill Don't Lie podcast on iTunes and check out our podcasts page.

‘B.S. Report’: Greg Wyshynski and Alan Sepinwall — Harry How/Getty Images Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports joins Bill Simmons to discuss the NHL playoffs and what went wrong for the L.A. Kings. Then Alan Sepinwall of HitFix talks Sunday-night TV. Listen to the podcast here.

The NBA’s Furious 17: Capturing the Noncontenders’ State of Mind — Mitchell Leff/Getty Images The NBA's final regular-season week usually revolves around playoff seed positioning, MVP conversations, awards ballots, this Spurs picture, some unapologetic mega-tanking by the worst seven to eight teams, the annual "Ricky Rubio might be the worst shooter ever" conversation, the annual OKC newspaper article that revises Harden trade history, one hellacious contract-year run (hello, DeAndre!), one out-of-nowhere player blossoming (the Stifle Tower, everybody!), and, of course, fans of every potential no.
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Apr 24, 2015

My Friday mailbag column - early Round 1 NBA Awards and other burning questions.…

Apr 23, 2015

If you're the NFL owners, why would you keep a commish in place who has squandered all faith/trust/leeway with your players and your fans?

Apr 23, 2015

Biggest prob of Goodell era: RG screwed up so many decisions that, for stuff that should be easy like Hardy, he's lost all leeway w/ NFLPA.

Apr 23, 2015

"Every time the NFL decides to make something up, we are obligated to hold them accountable to the collective-bargaining agreement."

Apr 23, 2015

I voted for Kerr over Budz - Kerr turned a flawed 1st round and out playoff team into one of the 8-10 best regular season teams ever.

Apr 23, 2015

I voted for Kawhi b/c he's the best perimeter defender I've seen since peak Pippen. But Draymond was amazing. I changed my vote 10 times.

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