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DNS Podcast: ESPN's Ryan Ruocco on covering the finals and Game Five

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As I said to Ryan Ruocco to start the podcast today, he must have called a great game four, because on social media and message boards I saw even amounts of "they are so biased for the Lynx" and "I'm tired of all this Sparks love." If nobody is "happy" with the way you called the game, you must be doing something right!

Ruocco's first love is play-by-play. A student of the game, well, of many games, Ruocco covers NBA for ESPN and YES network, as well as college basketball, and is part of ESPN's number one broadcast team with Rebecca Lobo, and Holly Rowe, plus  LaChina Robinson for the finals for the WNBA.

After working with Stephen A. Smith on talk radio in New York, this has to be a great crew to work with, right?

Ruocco takes his WNBA duties very seriously, and enjoys his broadcast team and covering the league.

Ruocco returns to Dishin & Swishin this week for the first time since 2014, to discuss the finals and help prepare us all for game five, Thursday night.

Topics covered include:

  • The first four games, including what worked and did not for both teams
  • The referees, the eight second call and the foul on Parker
  • Rebounding, the key to success?
  • Parker inside, Parker outside. How to find that happy medium and can it be  done in one game?
  • Maya taking over, Sylvia rebounding, and what to do
  • The point guard "issue" for Los Angeles versus Minnesota's point guard extraordinaire
  • Overall thoughts on the new playoff format

Enjoy the podcast!