It’s been a long, long summer of nothing more than watching international hoops and waiting for the real thing to begin, but the wait is over and Rob, Austin and George put away their crystal balls and Youtube scouting reels of fringe NBA players, sat back and let the hours of basketball wash over them.

Unicaja became unofficial ‘ Supercopa’ champions as they hung on versus Fenerbahçe, BC Khimki gave Valencia a physical workover, Barcelona looked feisty and Panathinaikos… didn’t. We talked Clyburn and CSKA, Doncic domination, Pappy Jack, JDB and the new Maccabi, plus all the usual other nonsense.

Here’s a roadmap for navigating the episode, in case you want to skip right to your favourite matchup. We didn’t get to every team but rest assured we’ll hit those we missed next week.

  • 00:00 - 11:50 Unicaja v Fenerbahce
  • 11:50 - 24:15 Khimki v Valencia
  • 24:15 - 37:30 Barcelona v PAO
  • 37:30 - 45:10 CSKA v Milano
  • 45:10 - 54:15 Real Madrid v Anadolu Efes
  • 54:15 - 1:00:00 - Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Bamberg

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