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The Right Time with Bomani Jones


Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and more, with your comments on Mondays, friends of the show on Wednesdays and Dominique Foxworth on Fridays.

Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and more, with your comments on Mondays, friends of the show on Wednesdays and Dominique Foxworth on Fridays.


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Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and more, with your comments on Mondays, friends of the show on Wednesdays and Dominique Foxworth on Fridays.




Roy Wood Jr. on New Beyoncé and Drake, Great 90's Rap Albums, PSA for MLB

Bomani Jones welcomes Roy Wood Jr. of The Daily Show to react to new Beyoncé and Drake records and discuss the greatest hip-hop albums of the 90's (8:46), as well as wonder why rappers don’t put their homies on records anymore (34:21). Plus, Roy gives a PSA for Major League Baseball now that we are past the NBA season (41:18).


Playing for Today, and Tomorrow

Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the Warriors winning the NBA Championship and how the result reflects on PG Stephen Curry (1:30). Plus, possible movement for Nets G Kyrie Irving this summer (19:34), a Title IX-themed IYHH as we approach the 50th anniversary of its passage into law (34:23), and your voicemails about that one friend who takes things just a little "too far" (48:27)! IYHH Stories @neil_paine shares what 50 Years Of Title IX Has — And Hasn't — Accomplished:...


Foxworth Friday: LIV Golf 'Sports Washing", Joe Burrow Speaks out on Gun Violence, 'Dream On' 30 for 30

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth share their thoughts on the new 30 for 30 "Dream On", about the 1996 Women's Olympic team (2:05). Plus, will "sports washing" work for the Saudi-backed LIV Golf (13:08), and Bengals QB Joe Burrow speaks out on gun violence in America (26:58).


Vinnie Goodwill on the NBA Finals, Warriors' Future Planning, Stephen Curry's Legacy

Bomani Jones and Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports discuss the latest from the NBA Finals, including Warriors F Draymond Green’s contributions (3:21), and whether or not Celtics F Jayson Tatum is going to finish the series with any regrets about his performance (10:55). Plus, Golden State’s long-term roster construction (27:03) and PG Stephen Curry’s legacy (34:11).


Ain't No Joker, Book Club Part 1 with Howard Bryant

Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the NBA Finals action from over the weekend, including PG Stephen Curry carrying the Warriors (1:40), and F Jayson Tatum not delivering for the Celtics (10:52). Plus, Howard Bryant joins for #TheRightTimeBookClub to discuss “King of the World” by David Remnick about Muhammad Ali (16:26). They get into the reporting of the book, as well as how journalists spoke about Black boxers in that day. Also how Ali treated his peers, and what it meant for him to join...


Foxworth Friday: NBA Finals, Deshaun Watson NYT Article, Jack Del Rio's Comments, Aaron Donald's Deal

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth share their thoughts on the Celtics taking command of the NBA Finals after a resounding Game 3 victory over the Warriors (1:25), the latest revelations from the New York Times about Browns QB Deshaun Watson (13:12), and Commanders DC Jack Del Rio's comments about January 6th and Black Lives Matter (27:02). Plus, DL Aaron Donald's monster deal to extend with the Rams (36:26).


Howard Bryant talks his new book 'Rickey', and the NBA Finals

Howard Bryant of ESPN and Meadowlark Media talks with Bomani Jones about his new biography of Hall of Fame OF Rickey Henderson, titled "Rickey" (1:56). They get into Henderson's impact on the sport, how much the culture of the sport has changed, and how the city of Oakland has played a role in all of it. Plus, Howard's take on the NBA Finals thus far (38:22). The Right Time Recommends... “Rickey: The Life and Legend of an American Original” by Howard Bryant “The Warmth of Other Suns” by...


Attention Span

Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on how the NBA Finals have played out thus far over Games 1 and 2 (1:39), as well as why the Jazz are going to have a difficult time holding on to star G Donovan Mitchell (13:01). Plus, an IYHH including whether or not “smart guns” could prevent mass shootings like what happened in Uvalde (25:22), and your voicemails from fantasy football beefs that got “testy” such as the one we witnessed between Joc Pederson of the Giants and Tommy Pham of the Reds (40:46)....


Foxworth Friday: Josh Donaldson's 'Heart', Kyler Murray and Aaron Donald's Money, Daniel Snyder Asked to Testify

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Yankees 3B Josh Donaldson feeling "hurt" that his team didn't have his back after the comments he made to White Sox SS Tim Anderson (2:05), as well as players like Cardinals QB Kyler Murray and Rams DL Aaron Donald having leverage over their teams with contracts and hold outs (17:34). Plus, Commanders owner Daniel Snyder and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell have been summoned to appear at a congressional hearing about the team’s hostile workplace...


Nick Wright Previews NBA Finals, His 'Top 50 Players From Last 50 Years' List

Bomani Jones is joined by Nick Wright of FS1 to preview the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics (2:30). Which fanbase hates which guy more? Plus, Nick shares his "Top 50 Players From Last 50 Years" list, most notably where he defends Mavericks G Luka Dončić's inclusion (20:38).


Foxworth Friday: Working in Majority 'White' Spaces, 'Non-Athletes' Across Sports, NFL's 'Accelerator Program'

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth wrap on White Sox SS Tim Anderson’s appearance on the pod Wednesday, including what it’s like to be in workplaces that are majority White as Black men (1:00). Plus, which sport has the most “non-athletes” (if any) (20:10), former NFL QB Colin Kaepernick’s workout with the Raiders (28:47), and the NFL's "Accelerator Program" meeting for minority coaches and executives (30:40). The Right Time Recommends "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by...


White Sox SS Tim Anderson, Sports Emmys, Mavs Extend Warriors

White Sox SS Tim Anderson joins Bomani Jones to address the “incident” with Yankees 3B Josh Donaldson this past weekend, and offer some additional background and context (1:04). Tim gets into how long this has been going on between he and Donaldson, how he felt supported by his manager Tony La Russa, and why he doesn’t feel “burdened” being himself as a Black player in MLB. Plus, Bo gets into his appearance at the Sports Emmys Tuesday night, and the Mavericks extending their series against...


Bring It Home

Bomani Jones reacts to the Warriors being on the brink of returning to the NBA Finals over the Mavericks, and how Heat F Jimmy Butler’s injury changes his squad's chances against the Celtics (0:54). Plus, MLB is reportedly investigating a 'disrespectful' comment Yankees' 3B Josh Donaldson made to SS Tim Anderson of the White Sox (14:56), an IYHH including issues with Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover (26:46), and your voicemails from when you had to “bring it home”(42:14)! IYHH Stories @faizsays...


Foxworth Friday: Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban's 'War of Words' on NIL

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth share their thoughts on Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher’s impromptu press conference going “scorched earth” on Alabama coach Nick Saban, following his comments about the Aggies’ recruiting tactics in the NIL era (1:33). Plus, at what point will colleges be forced to pay players (16:14), and how closely should the NFL be watching where this all goes (29:42)?


Bruce Bowen on Luka Dončić's Development, Patrick Beverley's Words on Chris Paul, Joel Embiid's Future With the Sixers

Bomani Jones welcomes three-time NBA champion Bruce Bowen to share how Mavericks G Luka Dončić has improved at getting his teammates involved, and why the Warriors’ previous style of play wasn’t replicable (23:06). Plus, Timberwolves G Patrick Beverley’s comments on Suns G Chris Paul (36:11), Joel Embiid’s future with the Sixers (44:11), what’s to come for the Celtics against the Heat (4:40), and why the increase in athleticism across the league has contributed to a neglect of basic...


Victim of Success

Bomani Jones breaks down the results of the Conference Semifinals, including where he was wrong about Luka Dončić of the Mavericks, and what their victory over the Suns in the West says about star Chris Paul (0:55). Plus, the toughness shown by the Celtics against the Bucks in the East, and why the Sixers not making it to the Conference Finals over the Heat spells bad news for the partnership between Joel Embiid and James Harden (11:28). An IYHH sheds light on the national baby formula...


Foxworth Friday: Giannis Shows 'Heart of a Champion', Why Tom Brady Might Be Worth $375 Million in the Booth!

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the latest in the NBA Playoffs, including why Mavericks G Luka Dončić is showing his “Kobe” tendencies, and why Bucks F Giannis Antetokounmpo is showing what winning the title last year did for his game (1:10). Plus, is Bucs QB Tom Brady really worth the $375 million deal that Fox Sports reportedly gave him to be an analyst when he retires (31:13)? The Right Time Book Club is back! Join us in reading "King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of...


Holly Anderson on the NCAA's New NIL Guidelines, David Dennis on His New Book 'The Movement Made Us'

Bomani Jones is joined by Holly Anderson of Channel 6 to discuss the NCAA's latest set of guidelines for NIL and booster involvement (1:42), as well as a previously untold story of the two of them trying to sneak into a high school football game in Miami (18:11). Plus, David Dennis of Andscape discusses his new book "The Movement Made Us", which chronicles the extraordinary story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter (24:10).


Crowding Out

Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on whether or not legislating the “hard foul” out of the NBA has actually made the product we are seeing in the postseason worse (0:52), as well as why he’s skeptical of Formula 1’s long-term attractiveness to fans in the United States (12:53). Plus, an IYHH including a second year of lost population for the state of California in a row after a century of growth (26:05), and your voicemails from that time mom "came up" to the school because you were "acting...


Foxworth Friday: Phoenix's 'Big Three', NFL Receiver Supply/Demand, Pitt's Jordan Addison Sparks NIL Controversy

Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Luka Dončić’s big Game 2 for the Mavericks against the Suns in the Western Conference Semifinals, as well as why C DeAndre Ayton’s ascent has Phoenix feeling like they have a “Big Three” now (1:43). Plus, the guys get into the supply and demand of wide receivers this NFL offseason around the draft (15:39), as well as how Pitt’s Jordan Addison entering the transfer portal has sparked fresh NIL controversy (24:48). Miss our YouTube exclusive edition...