Lee Hernandez is the producer of The Lead Podcast.
During the first month of the NBA season, CJ McCollum was well on his way to a career year for the Portland Trail Blazers. But this week, his season ran into a major setback with the news that he sustained a fractured foot. Today, The Athletic’s Jason Quick on how three conversations had the 29-year-old playing the best basketball of his life before the injury, and where McCollum and the Blazers go from here. Follow Jason Quick’s coverage of the Blazers: https://theathletic.com/author/jason-quick/?source=theleadpodcast
On Tuesday morning, the New York Mets fired GM Jared Porter, just hours after ESPN reported that he had sent inappropriate and graphic text messages to a woman reporter back in 2016, when he was the director of professional scouting for the Chicago Cubs. Brittany Ghiroli, a national baseball writer for The Athletic, joins us to explain what exactly happened between Porter and the foreign reporter, how the incident is impacting the Mets, and who might have known about Porter’s behavior before he was hired.Read Brittany Ghiroli's column about Jared Porter and the challenges of being a woman sports reporter:https://theathletic.com/2332861/2021/01/19/ghiroli-be-nice-female-reporters/
The New York Rangers surprised many by winning the #1 pick in last year's NHL draft lottery -- not least because they were nowhere near the worst team in the league. And winning the lottery meant winning the rights to French-Canadian teen sensation Alexis LaFreniere, who was the first player since Sidney Crosby to win Quebec Major Junior Hockey League MVP in back-to-back years. The Athletic's Scott Burnside spent some time with LaFreniere in the buildup to the current NHL season, and Scott joins us to explain what makes LaFreniere so special, how he has looked in his first two NHL games, and the unique challenges he'll face playing under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden.Read Scott Burnside's profile of Alexis LaFreniere:https://theathletic.com/2268371/2020/12/31/new-york-rangers-alexis-lafreniere-2021-nhl-season/
It was another wild weekend in the NFL, with the Packers, Bucs, Bills and Chiefs all advancing to the Conference Championships. Lindsay Jones joins us to break down all the action, including howling winds, missed field goals, star quarterbacks suffering concussions, and backup QBs stepping up to make some heroic plays.More from Lindsay Jones:https://theathletic.com/author/lindsay-jones/?source=theleadpodcast
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