Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis, Jemele Hill, and Josh Levin:
In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by the Atlantic’s Jemele Hill to discuss the Lakers’ late-season slide and the increasing likelihood that LeBron James will miss the NBA playoffs. They also discuss Bryce Harper’s record-setting $330 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and Jason Witten’s return to the Dallas Cowboys after a not-so-scintillating season in the Monday Night Football broadcast booth.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
• Marc Stein’s New York Times piece on LeBron James and the Lakers “failing to activate” in the run-up to the NBA playoffs.
• ESPN’s Jeff Passan on what sealed the deal between Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies.
• ESPN’s Sam Miller on how Harper has and hasn’t lived up to his billing as “baseball’s LeBron.”
• Bryan Curtis in the Ringer on Jason Witten’s departure from Monday Night Football and return to the Dallas Cowboys.
Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Eyesore Flemings:
Josh’s Eyesore Fleming: The D.C. championship game between Sidwell and Wilson ended on a crazy buzzer-beater—and then another crazy buzzer-beater.
On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan and Josh talk to Jemele Hill about her move from ESPN to the Atlantic.
Podcast production and edit by Patrick Fort.
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