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Jesse Williams and Stefan Marolachakis swap notes on sports, art, and life with a slew of special guests.

Episodes

Stephen Jackson a.k.a Stak5  

Former NBA Champion Stephen Jackson joins the show and regales the guys with amazing stories from his career (yes, he mentions Malice in the Palace) as well as offering his insight on the current status of today's NBA.

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Sam Amick, USA Today NBA Insider  

Sam Amick of USA Today joins the show to talk about life in Sacramento post-Boogie, the state of the Lakers, and the Warriors without KD—and then shares a theory about Kawhi Leonard's surprise postgame drug test.

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Kenny "The Jet" Smith at All-Star Weekend  

Kenny "The Jet" Smith joins the show to talk about life as a back-to-back NBA champion, the differences between '90s hoops and the modern era, and the time Vernon Maxwell slapped a waiter for not putting enough respect on Kenny's name.

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Charles Oakley Sets the Record Straight  

After the debacle at The Garden, New York Knicks legend, Charles Oakley, joins the guys to explain what really happened, his thoughts on James Dolan, what toughness really means to him and this current iteration of the Knickerbockers.

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Emergency Knicks Episode! feat. Seth Rosenthal of Posting and Toasting  

Stefan and a fellow lifelong Knicks fan, writer Josh Koenigsberg, try to figure out what is going on with the Knicks. During this episode, they are visited by three spirits: the Ghost of Knicks present (Seth Rosenthal, Posting and Toasting), the Ghost of Knicks past (Stefan's dad), and the Ghost of Knicks future (Knicks insider/outsider Nat Johnson). Prepare for an emotional roller coaster.

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Doc Rivers, President and Coach of the LA Clippers  

Doc Rivers, president and coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, joins us to talk about his days playing with Dominique in Atlanta, his championship run with the Celtics, the unique experience of coaching his son, and the challenges that lie ahead for the Clippers. Oh, and he shares some of the best Pat Riley stories you've ever heard.

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Chicago Bulls Great Craig Hodges on Why He Risked Everything  

Craig Hodges is many things: NBA Champion, 3-point sharpshooter, social justice activist, and now, author. He joins us to talk about his days playing alongside Michael Jordan on the legendary Bulls squads of the '90s, facing off against the Bad Boys, the ins and outs of the Triangle offense—and the visit to the White House that would change his life forever.

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Baron Davis  

California hoops icon Baron Davis joins us to talk about the state of the point guard position, the magic of Russell Westbrook, and why L.A. ballers play with so much flair. He also shares some classic, crazy tales from his days playing with the likes of Anthony Mason, Derrick Coleman, Stephen Jackson, and more.

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Chris Paul  

Chris Paul, one of the greatest point guards of all time and the Mayor of Lob City, joins us to discuss the keys to the Clippers' great start, how his game has evolved over 12 years in the NBA, and the toughest players he's ever had to guard. Then we open up to CP3 about our problem with initial-based nicknames, and attempt to work through it...together.

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Maverick Carter  

In a stunning move, Maverick Carter (CEO of UNINTERRUPTED and SpringHill Entertainment) appears in studio POSSE-free to set the record straight. Some hoops analysis by Chris Broussard peppered in for flavor.

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Nick Young, Rachel Nichols & Jinx Live from ComplexCon!  

It's Open Run's first-ever live taping! We talk early NBA season business with ESPN's Rachel Nichols and Complex's Jinx—and then Nick Young aka Swaggy P joins us to talk about the surging Lakers, his newfound defensive prowess, and what it is that makes Coach Walton so special. Uncle Swag also shares the magical tale of how he got his nickname, and the time Kobe threw his sneakers in the trash.

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Season Preview Mixtape, Vol. 2  

It's season preview time, which means...Mixtape Madness! Welcome to our 2nd annual musical season preview, in which we choose songs that represent how each team will do this year. In volume two, we’re taking a look at the Eastern Conference. Our pal Garrett Colton joins us again to talk about the Eastern Conference.

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Season Preview Mixtape, Vol. 1  

It's season preview time, which means...Mixtape Madness! Welcome to our 2nd annual musical season preview, in which we choose songs that represent how each team will do this year. First up: the Western Conference. Our pal (and OKC native) Garrett Colton joins us to talk about the Wild West. 

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Luke Walton, This Is Your Life!  

We talk to Luke Walton about his playing days, his time as the Warriors' assistant coach, and his new job as the head coach of his former team. His old friend Richard Jefferson also swings by to surprise him and talk about the good ol' days.

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Tyronn Lue on the Art of the Comeback  

The head coach of the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers joins us to talk about his record-breaking rookie season, and his team's unprecedented NBA Finals comeback. He also shares classic stories from his playing days about Kobe, Rodman, Jordan, and Iverson, walks us through a certain moment from the '01 finals (yes, that one), tells us what it was like learning from the likes of Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers -- and lets us know which Hall of Famer practiced in his pajamas.

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Chris Bosh, Arian Foster, & Jesse's Anthem Assessment in "Athletes Are People, Too!"  

Jesse shares some thoughts on the National Anthem drama (2:48), Arian Foster takes a knee and calls us up to talk about it (11:33), and Chris Bosh stops by the studio to tell us all about the road back to training camp (31:50).

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Kyle Lowry Takes Open Run From Philly to Rio—Then Straight to the Express Lane at Target  

Fresh off the cruise ship in Rio, NBA All-Star and Olympic Gold Medalist Kyle Lowry calls Jesse and Stefan while he's out on a little shopping spree to talk USA basketball, Drake's unique hoop stylings, and how close he came to becoming a Knick (hint: very close). The three then discuss Raptors basketball, trash talk in the modern world, and the state of the NBA nickname.

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LeBron James Sits Down with Open Run—on Purpose!  

Jesse and Stefan welcome The King himself into the studio: LeBron helps kick off a new era of Open Run with a historic sit-down interview. The trio dives into the making of a magical comeback, discovers what animal JR Smith would be, examines how LeBron builds his team—on and off the court—and, most importantly for Stefan...did the Knicks ever have a chance during the decision?! Helluva way to usher in a beautiful new partnership between Open Run and UNINTERRUPTED!

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This Is Not A Test  

A message from the Open Run Emergency Broadcast System.

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Episode 44: Game 7! a.k.a. The Best Two Words in Sports  

Jesse and Stefan discuss the masterful play of LeBron, the sad state of Kevin Love, the pros and cons of Draymond Groin, and the marvelous sight of a blonde Andrew Bynum.

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