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Buckets with Amir Blumenfeld
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.
Apr 8, 2021
Best Player at Every Age
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.
Mar 31, 2021
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.
Mar 25, 2021
Trade Deadline Special
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.
Mar 18, 2021
The First Mint (w/LG Doucet!)
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.
Mar 3, 2021
Buy Low Sell High
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.
Feb 23, 2021
TopShot All-Star Snubs
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
Feb 3, 2021
NBA Card Craze + TopShot Moments
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
Jan 13, 2021
James Harden Trade!!!
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
Dec 30, 2020
The Trend OR The End?
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
Dec 11, 2020
Over/Under Draft! 2020-2021 Edition
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
1 hr 12 min
Nov 24, 2020
Draft / Free Agency/ Trades! (w/Billy Scafuri)
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
Nov 11, 2020
NBA Cabinet Members (w/Billy Scafuri!)
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
Oct 13, 2020
WORLD CHAMPION LAKERS (w/Billy Scafuri!)
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
Sep 30, 2020
NBA Finals Props (w/Billy Scafuri!)
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
Sep 24, 2020
Gameday: Conference Final Nicknames (w/Billy Scafuri!)
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
Sep 17, 2020
Clipper Meltdown Spectacular
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
Sep 9, 2020
TV Segments (w/JE Skeets!)
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
1 hr 5 min
Aug 6, 2020
T.J. Warren All Stars
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
Jul 30, 2020
2020 Bubble Over/Under Draft!
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
1 hr 11 min
Jul 17, 2020
Bubble Babble (w/Tania Ganguli!)
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
May 21, 2020
The Last Dance (w/Jason Hehir!)
"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
Apr 8, 2020
2010 NBA Fantasy Draft (w/UTK and Billy Scafuri!)
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
Mar 26, 2020
NBA Podcast Pitches (w/Billy Scafuri!)
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
Mar 18, 2020
Greatest Names A to Z (w/Billy Scafuri!)
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
Mar 4, 2020
NBAma (w/Billy Scafuri!)
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
1 hr 25 min
Feb 25, 2020
The Elam Ending (w/Nick Elam!)
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
Feb 19, 2020
All Star Break (w/UTK!)
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
Jan 24, 2020
The Eighth Seed (w/Tas Melas!)
Co-Host of No Dunks, Handles, AND The Bounce is on the Skype-o-phone to discuss Raptors, Lakers, and the battle for eighth place. Then we get down and dirty and talk composting. Of course.
Dec 12, 2019
NBA Question + Answer (w/Billy Scafuri!)
Friend and borderline co-host Billy Scafuri is in the studio answering as many NBA questions as we can in 48 minutes (plus overtime)!
1 hr 6 min
Dec 4, 2019
Blazers Melo (w/Marty Michael!)
HeadGum's Chief Portland Officer Marty Michael is in the studio to discuss his undying allegiance to the Blazers and whether or not Carmelo Anthony can help them make the playoffs. Then he gives us some LOCKS of the week.
Oct 30, 2019
Clipper Nation (w/Carl Tart!)
Fellow basketball podcaster and comedian Carl Tart is in the studio to discuss growing up a Clipper fan in Los Angeles, playing basketball against James Harden, and Lou Williams' costume party. For more Carl check out THE FLAGRANT ONES on Patreon.
Oct 21, 2019
THE 2019 OVER/UNDER DRAFT
Basketball season is finally upon us and we are back with the second annual over/under draft! Friends Billy, Adam, Marty, Chris, Jesse, and Zeus swing by the studio to make their selections. Oh, and check out the new cover art.
Sep 11, 2019
34: NFL vs. NBA (w/Billy Scafuri!)
Who is the Antonio Brown of the NBA? Jerry Jones? Sean McVay? In this episode we go through various NFL personalities and discuss who we believe is their NBA equivalents.
1 hr 14 min
Aug 29, 2019
33: Q's and A's (w/Adam Lustick!)
Which NBA player is gonna get a statue? Why did Dwight choose number 39?? Who is the hottest basketball podcaster??? Friend and fan Adam Lustick is back in the studio to discuss all of it. The Over/Under league champ then gives us a sneak peak at his favorite picks for this upcoming year.
1 hr 8 min
Aug 14, 2019
32: NBA Duo Preview (w/Billy and Chris!)
Friends and fellow fans Billy Scafuri and Chris Wendelken are in the studio discussing NBA Duos. Who are the best, who are the coolest, who are the funniest? Who has the best chance to stay together forever, and who will likely not make it through the season. As always, let us know what you think on Twitter, Instagram or Venmo.
1 hr 15 min
Jul 2, 2019
31: We Know Nothing About Kawhi (w/Billy Scafuri)
In this episode we discuss the existential drama that surrounds Kawhi Leonard's free agency -- and why he probably doesn't care. We also discuss other teams, I think.
1 hr 3 min
May 30, 2019
30: NBA Finals Preview and Bets (W/Billy Scafuri!)
Billy Scafuri is in the studio breaking down the best bets and possible narratives surrounding this Raptors/Warriors Finals. We also discuss how many hot dogs he ate at Dodger stadium the night before. Spoiler Alert: It was four.
May 14, 2019
29: NBA Draft Live! (w/Billy Scafuri, Geoffrey James, and Adam Stein!)
I sit down with friends and Knicks, Cavs, Bulls fans as we discuss the draft then react in real time to our picks coming in. And they come in hot! Come for the NBA Analysis. Stay for the statistics talk!
Apr 24, 2019
28: Dame D.O.L.L.A. (w/Hayes Davenport!)
Fellow basketball podcaster Hayes Davenport is in the house discussing Dame Lillard, the second round of the playoffs, and who we'd like to see in the conference Finals. Also our SAT scores.
Apr 11, 2019
27: Over/Under Results + Magic Johnson (w/Billy Scafuri and friends!)
Billy joins us yet again to discuss Magic's abrupt announcement. Then we call some friends to crown an Over/Under champion! What a regular season...
1 hr 36 min
Apr 3, 2019
26: NBA Awards (w/Billy Scafuri!)
Superguest Billy Scafuri is in the studio giving out real awards like MVP, as well as some fake ones like Third Best Rookie of the Year, Most Anonymous Player, and Happiest Team. Agree/disagree? Weigh in on Twitter!
1 hr 35 min
Mar 20, 2019
25: Hoops History (w/Leigh Ellis!)
Basketball historian and NBA analyst Leigh Ellis is on the line recapping his long, amazing journey from a young hoops head in Melbourne, Australia, to television host on NBATV's "The Starters." We also discuss if anybody can take down the Warriors, and where he would like to see Zion play next year.
Mar 12, 2019
24: Laker Woes (w/Hayes Davenport!)
Celtics/Clippers Fan Hayes Davenport is in the studio to discuss what went wrong with the Lakers, who will win the east, and the fan so offensive, he was banned from Utah Jazz games. Brought to you by SeatGeek and MyBookie!
1 hr 17 min
Feb 19, 2019
23: Zion Ferrara (w/Jerry Ferrara!)
Actor and Knicks fan Jerry Ferrara is in the studio discussing his first NBA memory, tips for improving the Dunk Contest, and naming his son.
Feb 7, 2019
22: Trade Deadline Special (w/Billy Scafuri!)
Marc Gasol is traded! Anthony Davis, not so much. We tackle the biggest trades and weigh in on how it affects our favorite teams: The Knicks and Lakers.
Jan 30, 2019
21: Anthony Davis Trade Special (w/Chris Wendelken!)
Friend and fellow NBA Podcaster Chris Wendelken is in the studio floating (free!) ideas to the New Orleans Pelicans about flipping Anthony Davis for the best package. Then we decide whether or not the Pelicans should accept that deal or wait until July. For more Chris, check out ON THE LINE pod.
Jan 15, 2019
20: Fantasy Basketball (w/Chris Smith & Billy Scafuri!)
Fantasy EXPERTS Billy and Chris are in the house discussing fantasy basketball highs and lows... and whether or not it's fun to watch James Harden shoot a lot. Play with us on FanDuel by signing up here! If they ask who sent you, it's "BullyScafuri" -- then tweet your FanDuel name at me (@jakeandamir) for an invite into the BUCKETS league!
Jan 9, 2019
19: Dyin' For Zion (w/ Dave Rosenberg!)
We're back! Knicks fan and Duke fan Dave Rosenberg is on the line to chat about his optimistic outlook on his favorite team -- and whether or not he would get a hypothetical surgery to change allegiances.
Dec 18, 2018
18: NBA Surprises (w/Adam Lustick!)
Comedian/Friend Adam Lustick is in the house discussing the most shocking storylines of the first third of this NBA Season... and where we think/hope Anthony Davis will end up this year. Then we bet our lock of the week!
1 hr 10 min
Dec 12, 2018
17: Cleveland vs. The World (w/Geoffrey James!)
Cleveland super fan and HeadGum dumbass Geoffrey James is in the studio to discuss the greatest Cavs of all time--including Baron Davis, Alonzo Gee, Cedi Osman, and LeBron James. Then he reads a poem he wrote for some reason.
1 hr 7 min
Dec 5, 2018
16: Michael Jordan's Wizards (w/UTK!)
Actor, rapper, friend, and Washington Wizards superfan Utkarsh Ambudkar is in the studio to discuss life as a Wizards fan, then and now. And then he explains how and why Michael Jordan played for them.
1 hr 4 min
Nov 28, 2018
15: Celtic Pride (w/Sopan Deb!)
New York Times writer and Boston Celtic fan Sopan Deb calls in to discuss Boston's early season woes, and the time Trump insulted him on Twitter. He also has some nice things to say about the Lakers!
Nov 20, 2018
14: Greatest NBA Nicknames (w/Billy Scafuri!)
Friend and fellow fan Billy Scafuri is in the studio as we discuss the best nicknames in NBA history from A-Z. No initials. No lists. Just names of nick.
1 hr 31 min
Nov 13, 2018
13: KD v. Draymond (w/Hayes Davenport!)
If the Warriors have to lose one of their two all-stars, which one should it be? And what can they reasonably get in return? Amir and guest Hayes Davenport discuss their options, as well as what it was like growing up a Celtics fan in Wellesley, MA. Then another Buckets LOCK OF THE WEEK.
1 hr 20 min
Nov 7, 2018
12: Sideline Reporting (w/Jaime Maggio!)
Jaime Maggio is in the studio discussing what it's like to be a Clippers sideline reporter, why she had to call Doc Rivers by his real name in Philadelphia, and why Patrick Beverley iced her for a month!
Oct 31, 2018
11: Lake Show Deep Dive (w/Nick Wiger!)
Fellow HeadGum podcaster and Laker fan Nick Wiger is in the studio to wildly overreact to all Laker storylines Fire Luke! Trade Lonzo! Then we answer some of your questions and make another BUCKETS Lock of the Week pick.
1 hr 3 min
Oct 23, 2018
10: Lakers v. Spurs and a Week One Recap (w/Chris Wendelken!)
Friend and fellow basketball podcaster Chris Wendelken joins us from NYC to discuss LeBron, Jimmy Butler, and the million dollar intern. We hop around the league and then make some bets together. Including one STONE COLD LOCK. For more Chris, check out his podcast: ON THE LINE.
1 hr 2 min
Oct 16, 2018
9: Over/Under Draft (w/My Friends!)
Just in time for the new season! Seven friends enter the studio to draft their over/under picks for this upcoming season. Seven friends leave. Who drafted the best teams? Only time will tell. And you, the listeners! Let us know on Twitter!
1 hr 7 min
Oct 9, 2018
8: Jimmy "Jordan" Butler (w/Joe Mande!)
Comedian Joe Mande is in the studio discussing the Jimmy Butler situation, KAT's personality, and the highs and lows and lows of being a Minnesota Timberwolves fan. Also, Trenton Hassell.
1 hr 8 min
Oct 3, 2018
7: KOBE! (w/Behzad Dabu!)
Actor and Laker fan Behzad Dabu is in studio to discuss who makes the playoffs out West... and the time he met Kobe Bryant.
1 hr 3 min
Sep 27, 2018
6: I'm a Fun Guy (w/ J.E. Skeets!)
Friend and host of NBA TV's "The Starters" JE Skeets is on the line to discuss Kawhi, Jimmy, and his long path from podcasting to television. Gimme some Raptor news!
1 hr 16 min
Sep 20, 2018
5: Game of Inches (w/Billy Scafuri!)
Comedian and friend Billy Scafuri is in the studio, as we go inch-by-inch discussing the greatest player at every height.
1 hr 31 min
Sep 14, 2018
4: Your Chicago Bulls (w/Tim Baltz!)
Comedian and Joliet, IL native Tim Baltz is in the studio dissecting and discussing his love for the greatest team of all time -- according to him. Then we call BJ Armstrong. Very nice!
1 hr 3 min
Sep 9, 2018
3: Casual Fan Q + A (w/Jake Hurwitz!)
LeBron James super fan, and temporary L.A. Laker fan, Jake Hurwitz is in the house to get caught up on everything he needs to know about the upcoming season.
Sep 5, 2018
2: Doubling Down (w/Adam Lustick!)
In this episode, NBA Superfan and friend Adam Lustick joins us to discuss why Dwight Howard isn't funny, why Klay Thompson is better than Steph Curry, and the coolest jersey number.
1 hr 7 min
Aug 31, 2018
1: Go NY Go NY Go (w/Ben Schwartz!)
In the inaugural episode of BUCKETS, comedian, friend, and Knicks fan Ben Schwartz is in the house discussing his jumpshot, Kevin Durant, and the 2018-2019 NBA champions. Rate, review, and/or subscribe on Apple Podcasts to help the show!
1 hr 14 min
Aug 22, 2018
Episode 0: I'm Sorry
An introduction to my new NBA Show, and why I'm already apologizing for starting one.