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A podcast from Wondery | The Athletic

The Lead

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247 Episodes • Released Daily

247 Episodes • Released Daily

A podcast from Wondery | The Athletic

The Lead

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247 Episodes • Released Daily

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The first daily sports news podcast that covers everything from the world stage to the hometown. The Athletic, home to the best storytelling in sports, and Wondery, the company behind “Sports Wars” and “Gladiator,” take you beyond the box score. With the help of The Athletic’s more than 400 sports writers and editors, co-hosts Kavitha Davidson and Anders Kelto dive deep into the biggest and most fascinating stories of the day. New episodes every weekday morning. The Lead. Sports up close.

Latest Episode

27 Aug 2020 • 13 mins

NBA On The Verge Of Shutting Down

The Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court on Wednesday for their playoff game against the Orlando Magic as an act of protest against the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Two more games were later canceled, and the Clippers and Lakers have reportedly voted in favor of ending the season. The Athletic's Michael Lee joins us to explain how the historic day's events unfolded, what all of it means for the remainder of the NBA playoffs, and why players and coaches in the bubble have been carrying such a heavy burden.More from Michael Lee:https://theathletic.com/author/michael-lee/?source=theleadpodcast