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They have a new name, but the game they play is still innovative, unconventional, humorous, and now, more accessible. Known as The Basketball Jones when they were running roughshod over the sports blogosphere with creative videos and podcasting, the crew led by J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas and Trey Kerby are now The Starters, and they bring their fan-focused take on the game to NBA TV each weekday. The hourlong show is also supplemented by a blog and podcast, all of it tied together by The Starters' passion for the NBA through fun, lighthearted and entertaining content.

Latest episodes

aired 175 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 176 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 177 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 178 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 179 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 182 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 183 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 184 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 185 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 186 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 187 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 189 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 190 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 191 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 192 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 193 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 196 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 197 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 198 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 199 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.
aired 200 days ago
J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis bring insight and entertainment to daily NBA discussions.

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