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Buckets with Amir Blumenfeld

90 episodes - English - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 822 ratings

An NBA Show hosted by basketball super fan Amir Blumenfeld. Each episode will include Amir and a friend discussing all things hoops--from way downtown Los Angeles.

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Episodes

Kevin Durant Trade and Free Agency!

June 30, 2022 23:38 - 1 hour - 64.6 MB

We are back in the zoom room reacting live to signings, tradings, and tamperings. And also the king of New York: Jalen Brunson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

3-2 Warriors

June 14, 2022 21:36 - 37 minutes - 34.8 MB

Back in the zoom room with Billy trying to decide who will win and why... ...then we discuss Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook because #whynot. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BONUS: NBA Finals Predictions with Lil Rel & Young Wayne

June 02, 2022 20:41 - 16 minutes - 14.7 MB

Ahoy! Headgum's got a brand new podcast called Keepin' It Rel with Young Wayne, hosted by longtime friends Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, Bad Trip) and Dwayne 'Young Wayne' Wayne.  In honor of the NBA Finals, Rel and Wayne give you a sneak peak into their new show and share their NBA Finals predictions that lead into a rabbit hole involving karate and a NBA Hall of Famer. Watch all episodes of Keepin' It Rel with Young Wayne on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEIJhnDHzW1Z82WDJ96dLw R...

NBA Finals Preview

May 31, 2022 21:39 - 47 minutes - 43.2 MB

In this episode we discuss, then ultimately reveal, who the NBA Champion will be. Only listen if you want to know who will win, according to us. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Conference Finals Preview (w/Ben Schwartz!)

May 16, 2022 21:58 - 42 minutes - 39.4 MB

Ben joins us in the real studio for about 11 minutes before we start talking about actual hoops with Billy! The Final Four has us in peak physical condition and we're ready to make some bold predictions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

(NBA) Playoffs!?

May 10, 2022 22:01 - 1 hour - 56.7 MB

Back in the zoom room with Billy discussing the elite eight teams left--and our predictions for Games 5-7 of both conference semifinals.   Also the Lakers and Knicks get a lot of coverage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Irregular Season

April 12, 2022 00:45 - 55 minutes - 50.6 MB

We are back and talking post season, pre-post season, and play-in season. Then a few minutes about the Lakers followed by more minutes about the Lakers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Perfect Playoffs

March 10, 2022 01:48 - 1 hour - 59.4 MB

We are back in the studio discussing the most ideal matchups from play-in to NBA Finals. Sixers/Nets. Lakers/Clippers. Grizzlies/Anybody. The basketball gods owe us this much. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Midseason Awards (w/Billy Scafuri!)

January 19, 2022 22:55 - 48 minutes - 44.2 MB

Who's the least valuable player? Who's the best player that we didnt like last year? Who's the shortest player? We tackle everything and anything on the Buckets Midseason Awards. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Introducing: 'History of Heat'

January 13, 2022 00:31 - 1 hour - 65.4 MB

Have a listen to History of Heat, one of our newest Headgum Originals! Yassir and Isaiah Lester are joined by comedians, artists, athletes, and experts to discuss the history, impact, and future of culture's favorite topics ranging from sneakers to video games.  In this episode, The Hype Portfolio (w/ Michelle Buteau and Amir Blumenfeld), comedian and actress extraordinaire Michelle Buteau joins the pod to flex her collecting prowess. Later, Yassir and Isaiah chat with Headgum co-founder Am...

Knicks v. Celtics (w/Billy Scafuri!)

January 07, 2022 05:20 - 47 minutes - 43.3 MB

Back on our Bing Bong watching the wrong half of NBA basketball games. Tonight, it is the rougher two quarters of Knicks Celtics as we catch up on two weeks of wacky storylines and replacement player action. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Lakers v. Mavs (w/Billy Scafuri!)

December 16, 2021 05:47 - 1 hour - 74.7 MB

We are back in the studio watching the first half of Lakers/Mavs discussing Kristaps, LeBron, and Austin Freakin' Reaves! Then we try and fail to do a Twitter space. Live and learn, folks! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Knicks v. Lakers (w/Billy Scafuri!)

November 24, 2021 03:11 - 1 hour - 73.9 MB

We're back and watching the first half of our beloved Knicks and Lakers... discussing LeBron's punch, AD's stomach, and what's the deal with Kemba Walker? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Two Weeks In...

November 02, 2021 23:48 - 48 minutes - 44.4 MB

We are back in the zoom room discussing hot starts, slow starts, and the new foul rules. We tried to hit on every single team except for the Indiana Pacers and it worked out well! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2021-2022 Over/Under Draft

October 19, 2021 07:04 - 1 hour - 63.8 MB

We're back! A third annual Over/Under draft. Or maybe fourth? A tradition unlike any other. Join our friends as we plow thru the first four rounds of our time honored gambling pastime. Who did well? Who did poorly? Only time (and you all) will tell! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Division Predictions (w/Billy Scafuri!)

September 29, 2021 21:32 - 38 minutes - 35.7 MB

Lakers or Suns? Heat or Hawks? Bucks or Pistons? Divisional rivalries are back! We predict (accurately) who will win each division and discuss the fun parts of Media Day on this episode of Buckets. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NBA Future Bets (w/Billy Scafuri!)

September 15, 2021 21:19 - 44 minutes - 41.2 MB

What team will Ben Simmons be on? What team is Doug McDermott currently on? We try to answer all these questions and more! Check out our sponsor MyBookie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Live Free Agency Reactions!

August 03, 2021 01:13 - 47 minutes - 43.9 MB

We are back in the zoom room reacting live to some sad Knicks and Laker free agency moves -- including Alex Caruso, Evan Fournier, and Russell Westbrook! Then we talk about the NBA Finals too, I guess... Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NBA Finals: Who Will Be Favored?

June 29, 2021 23:11 - 45 minutes - 41.2 MB

We are back in the Zoom Zoom room wondering what will happen with Ben Simmons, Kawhi Leonard, and the Phoenix Suns. Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Goodbye Knicks (and Lakers?)

June 03, 2021 21:20 - 49 minutes - 45 MB

We are back in the zoom room discussing our favorite teams and their first round woes. And then do some new and improved predictions based on who has looked healthy and happy. Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Over/Under Finale + Lakers/Warriors! (w/Marty and Adam)

May 21, 2021 16:51 - 1 hour - 56.8 MB

The season is finally over which means it's time to declare an over/under league winner, and joining us in the Zoom Zoom room are the two top finishers: Adam Lustick and Marty Michael! ...Then we discuss Lakers/Warriors and first round matchups. Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mix n' Match NBA Names

May 06, 2021 05:41 - 49 minutes - 45.6 MB

We are back in the zoom room, combining NBA player names to create something... special. Then we discuss Billy's New York Knicks and Amir's Los Angeles Lakers. Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Two Truths and a Lie

April 21, 2021 22:38 - 47 minutes - 43.8 MB

Back in the zoom room with Billy Scafuri trying to fool eachother with fake facts about our favorite players. Play along at home and see if you can spot the lie. Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Best Player at Every Age

April 08, 2021 05:30 - 53 minutes - 48.8 MB

We're back in the boom Zoom room discussing the greatest players in the NBA, age by age. Then we discuss who would win in a game between the youngsters and the old heads. Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NB(Q and)A

March 31, 2021 20:32 - 51 minutes - 46.9 MB

We are back in the zoom room answering all the questions you have about basketball like "Are the Philadelphia 76ers a legitimate championship contender?" and "Can you palm a basketball?" Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Trade Deadline Special

March 25, 2021 22:33 - 41 minutes - 38.3 MB

Back in the zoom room counting down the minutes until the noon!. We react to each transaction intelligently and without any research which is pretty fun and funny! Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The First Mint (w/LG Doucet!)

March 18, 2021 05:47 - 44 minutes - 41 MB

We are back in the zoom room discussing the NFT's of NBA with one of the most knowledgeable and influential voices in the game: LG Doucet of The First Mint. He gets into how he discovered Top Shot, where he thinks its going, and what Billy should do with his Ish Smith moments. Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Buy Low Sell High

March 03, 2021 06:32 - 47 minutes - 43.7 MB

We are back to discuss Ja vs. Zion, Brown vs. Tatum, and whether or not Chris Paul will let the Suns lose... Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

TopShot All-Star Snubs

February 24, 2021 03:25 - 41 minutes - 37.8 MB

Back in the Zoom room with Billy discussing All-Star snubs, and how that affects the TopShot marketplace, of course. Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NBA Card Craze + TopShot Moments

February 03, 2021 07:55 - 45 minutes - 42.1 MB

Billy is back in the Zoom Room discussing NBA Trading Cards -- both real and digital. We discuss our own journeys through this old new world... Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

James Harden Trade!!!

January 14, 2021 00:04 - 43 minutes - 39.9 MB

It's a GOSH DARN EMERGENCY so we had to talk about the big Dante Exum trade that included a 2027 pick swap and also a shooting guard from Houston. Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Trend OR The End?

December 31, 2020 00:35 - 51 minutes - 47.4 MB

A new season is upon us, and we are back in the Zoom discussing whether all these hot starts are THE TREND or THE END? Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Over/Under Draft! 2020-2021 Edition

December 11, 2020 14:30 - 1 hour - 66.1 MB

The draftin' gang is back and we're picking team over/unders again. This is our FOURTH draft since 2018... will it get canceled halfway through March again? Let's find out! Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Draft / Free Agency/ Trades! (w/Billy Scafuri)

November 25, 2020 04:40 - 37 minutes - 34.2 MB

We are back in the Zoom studio discussing the 800 things that have happened between last episode and now. The Lakers got better. The Pistons got weirder. And nearly every other team did... something. Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NBA Cabinet Members (w/Billy Scafuri!)

November 12, 2020 01:10 - 43 minutes - 39.8 MB

Billy Scafuri is back on the Zoom as we fill out Lebron's new cabinet. Who will be Secretary of Agriculture? Director of Drip? Minister of Defense? Let's find out! Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

WORLD CHAMPION LAKERS (w/Billy Scafuri!)

October 13, 2020 05:30 - 52 minutes - 48.1 MB

We are the champions, my friends. Lakers win it all, and we take a stroll down memory lane to discuss our favorite bubble moments. LAKE SHOW. Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NBA Finals Props (w/Billy Scafuri!)

September 30, 2020 06:58 - 46 minutes - 42.4 MB

We are back in the zoom studio rambling and gambling about the NBA Finals. Will LeBron average more than 29 points per game? Will KCP average less than one block? Will Kelly "Sometimes" Olynyk win MVP? Only one way to find out... Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Gameday: Conference Final Nicknames (w/Billy Scafuri!)

September 24, 2020 04:03 - 41 minutes - 38.2 MB

We're back and giving out nicknames for free. Grab one if you're interested. Then we discuss those frisky Nuggets. Advertise on Buckets via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Clipper Meltdown Spectacular

September 17, 2020 05:53 - 42 minutes - 39.1 MB

Billy is back! And we get to discuss our favorite team: the Denver Nuggets. Then we discuss whether Jimmy would want Giannis to join his team, and the legend of William Rondo. Advertise on Buckets with Amir Blumenfeld via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

TV Segments (w/JE Skeets!)

September 09, 2020 04:00 - 1 hour - 59.7 MB

Friend and fellow basketball podcaster ("NO DUNKS") is on the Zoom discussing the Houston Rockets, pick up basketball, and which team has the best chance at winning it all. Advertise on Buckets with Amir Blumenfeld via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

T.J. Warren All Stars

August 06, 2020 04:51 - 38 minutes - 35 MB

We are back in the bubble and discussing who's had the best August in NBA history! Advertise on Buckets with Amir Blumenfeld via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2020 Bubble Over/Under Draft!

July 30, 2020 08:34 - 1 hour - 64.7 MB

All right, let's try this again! The regular season may have grinded to a halt, but we're back! 22 teams playing 8 games is a great opportunity to re-draft our Over/Under league with (nearly) all of our friends again. Just in time for some Bubble trouble. Advertise on Buckets with Amir Blumenfeld via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bubble Babble (w/Tania Ganguli!)

July 17, 2020 16:47 - 39 minutes - 36 MB

We are back! And chatting with LA Times Lakers beat writer Tania Ganguli, live from her quarantine hotel cell in Orlando. We ask her about the coolest thing she's seen so far, and if Lebron is staying in the best room in Disneyworld. Then we discuss whether or not we would head to central Florida for three months to watch this bizarre NBA Playoffs. Advertise on Buckets with Amir Blumenfeld via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Last Dance (w/Jason Hehir!)

May 22, 2020 01:30 - 48 minutes - 44.9 MB

"The Last Dance" director Jason Hehir is in the Zoom with us discussing MJ's parking skills, Phil Jackson's wardrobe, and why he won't be vacationing in Tanzania any time soon. Advertise on Buckets with Amir Blumenfeld via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2010 NBA Fantasy Draft (w/UTK and Billy Scafuri!)

April 08, 2020 21:31 - 36 minutes - 33.6 MB

In this episode we take a time machine back 10 years and do an NBA Fantasy Draft with literally no research. Who did well? Who did poorly? Listen to find out. Advertise on Buckets with Amir Blumenfeld via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NBA Podcast Pitches (w/Billy Scafuri!)

March 26, 2020 07:20 - 45 minutes - 42.1 MB

We are pitching our best podcast ideas to current and former NBA stars. Help us get these made by tweeting at your favorite potential host! Who knows, maybe you can be their quasi co-host... Advertise on Buckets with Amir Blumenfeld via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Greatest Names A to Z (w/Billy Scafuri!)

March 18, 2020 16:43 - 57 minutes - 52.6 MB

We are in our separate quarantine home studios trying to come up with the best name in NBA history letter-by-letter! Then we discuss a Woj Bomb or two. Get your mind off self-isolation and let us know who we missed. Advertise on Buckets with Amir Blumenfeld via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NBAma (w/Billy Scafuri!)

March 05, 2020 02:06 - 1 hour - 77.4 MB

Friend and near co-host Billy Scafuri is back in the studio answering as many questions as we can -- then asking a few of our own. Let us know how we did on Twitter -- positive feedback only, please! Thank you to today's sponsor, Elixinol. Visit elixinol.com and use the code BUCKETS20 at check out to receive 20% off Sports Gel today. Advertise on Buckets with Amir Blumenfeld via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Elam Ending (w/Nick Elam!)

February 26, 2020 00:47 - 25 minutes - 23.5 MB

The name behind the game Nick Elam is on the line discussing how he helped shape the 2020 NBA All Star Game, and what he hopes the future of NBA games will look like. Then I pitch him some minor adjustments to his infamous ending... Advertise on Buckets with Amir Blumenfeld via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

All Star Break (w/UTK!)

February 19, 2020 21:17 - 47 minutes - 43.7 MB

Friend and NBA Historian Utkarsh Ambudkar is in the studio discussing that awesome All-Star Game, predictions for the second half of the season, and where Karl Malone went wrong... Advertise on Buckets with Amir Blumenfeld via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Guests

Carl Tart
1 Episode
Chris Smith
1 Episode
Jake Hurwitz
1 Episode
Michael Jordan
1 Episode
Nick Wiger
1 Episode

Twitter Mentions

@jakeandamir 1 Episode