What’s up with the new set/studio?
As you may have heard, The Score was split into two entities this fall. One company, The Score TV, was purchased by Rogers Communications, a Canadian media conglomerate. The other, The Score Inc., was spun out into a new digital company. The Basketball Jones is part of this new company.

This is good news as it means that The Jones team stays intact and we can keep bringing you the high quality show and blog you’ve come to expect. Unfortunately, it also means that the studio we recorded in last year is no longer available to us as it’s part of The Score TV.

The studio we’re currently recording in is temporary for the next few months until The Score Inc. moves into its offices and we have a dedicated studio.

That being said, there are advantages to this new way of recording the show. It’s a more intimate setup, all TBJ members are on mic (which allows Trey and Leigh to be a bigger part of the show), and there are fewer technical hoops to jump through to execute new ideas. We think this new setup will allow “The Fix” to be more spontaneous, more fun, and more unpredictable.

Yes, change sucks, but give this new look a bit of time and we’re sure you’ll be as optimistic and excited about it as we are.

Can I still watch the daily show live?
Yes. You can watch TBJ record “The Fix” live at 11 a.m. EST. To find the livestream, just go to thescore.com/tbj and it’ll be embedded there around 10:45 a.m. daily.

Also, please tweet along with the show tagging your thoughts, questions and insults with #TBJ so Trey can read them on air. #BonerUp

Did I hear correctly that you deleted the iTunes Video Feed?
Yes, you heard correctly. If you want to subscribe to The Basketball Jones on iTunes (and we suggest you do), you must use the AUDIO feed. This means that if you currently subscribe to the video feed, you must switch to the audio feed. Thanks!

Will “The Overdose” also be available on Grantland this season?
Not to start with, no. (Just another reason you’ll want to subscribe to our iTunes feed.)

What’s your schedule?
Monday – Thursday: “The Fix,” live at 11 a.m., archived soon after on the blog/iTunes
Friday: “The Overdose,” up around 12 p.m., posted to the blog/iTunes

What’s your flavor?
Easy, Craig David.

Will Skeets and Tas still be hosting “Court Surfing” on The Score?
No, “Court Surfing” is part of The Score TV side, which is now a different company (see above). Also, if you’re not from Canada, don’t worry, you never got “Courtsurfing” anyway.

What can I expect from the TBJ blog?
Tired of change? Fear not, the TBJ blog is staying the same. Same one-stop hub for all your NBA news filtered through the warped mind of Trey Kerby. We also continue to have great contributors bringing unique perspectives to the blog. Expect to see regular offerings from Andrew Unterberger, Dennis Velasco, Scott Carefoot, Seth Rosenthal, Graydon Gordian, Shea Serrano, and Chris Gethard.

Want more Jones?
Join our Facebook page to see behind-the-scenes pics, exclusive contests, polls, and the best NBA stories and highlights.

You twats on Twitter?
Yes. Check it:

J.E. Skeets — @JESkeets
Tas Melas — @TasMelas
Trey Kerby — @TreyKerby
Leigh Ellis — @LeighEllis
Jason Doyle — @TBJdir
Matt Osten — @TBJprod

Last question, what’s the best way to get in touch with you?
Email: tbj@thescore.com

Comments (63)

  1. Do you have any tips on how to make the live youtube stream work? It was working for me on my iphone, but not on my computer (either chrome or safari). Pressed play, saw an ad, and then became stuck loading. Refresh didn’t help, and I think some others had the same problem.

  2. Too bad about losing the TV connection, but you guys are too good to stay off our sets for long. Looking forward to the season fellas

  3. I don’t think I want to get in tough with Trey, he’s a big dude and would probably kill me.

  4. Since you’re consolidating the video and the audio into the one channel, is there still going to be an audio-only version?

  5. Are they getting rid of Court Surfing on the TV side or they just aren’t having you guys do it anymore?

    Either way, this sucks :(

    • Not sure about the long run, but it’ll still be on this season. Not sure who the hosts will be.

  6. I listen to audio podcasts anyways so couldn’t care less about the studio!

    Will all the daily fixes be around the 40 minute mark now too?

    Longer show with some Leigh Ellis madness thrown in gets the thumbs up from me!

  7. Damn, booted from Grantland, booted from TV….I hope you guys make it thru the season (with or without austin)

  8. Like the new YT feed. Especially that I can pause it for a couple seconds and (almost) immediately re-watch it (in case I missed the first 3 minutes like today).

    One quick question: Did the bumpers today just not work properly or will they be audio only now? WHOA BOY worked though. I hope you will squash in some pictures and GIFs.

    • The bumpers/intros will usually be audio for a variety of reasons, mostly technical. That being said, there will be some video/pictorial elements added as the show progresses.

  9. Nice timely Craig David reference.

  10. Court surfing with you guys was awesome great to see it return from the days of Tim/Sid but now I’m not interested anymore with 2 new guys as hosts.

  11. “less technical hoops”

    Strictly, that phrase should be “fewer technical hoops”. If you’re very much wedded to the word “less”, then you can try “less technical hoopage”. For a general tip, work with less stuff and fewer things.

  12. More Osten big face on screen. Mecca lecca hi, mecca hiney ho.

  13. I enjoy watching this more. It seems more like watching a podcast than watching a TV show, like last year.

  14. Digging the new format, fellas. Maybe throw a camera in the booth though? When they cut in there all I could see was Leigh and a reflection back into the studio.

  15. I like this format a lot better. It’s more spontaneous, and feels more like the overdose (which I like more anyways). Keep up the good work guys.

  16. No offence to anyone else contributing to the brand… but TBJ to me is synonymous with Skeets and Tas doing their daily video blog.

    Any other content delivery method is a bastardisation of the original which was so enjoyable, honest and real.

    Sure, things change. But I don’t have to like it.

    Denham from Etobicoke
    (Long time listener, first time caller)

    • and to those who’ve been listening longer, TBJ was audio only. the switch to video (and the really dark theme they used for the old TBJ website when they switched) was jarring. people complained. and then got over it.

      so just embrace the change.

  17. I’m an audio only bro and this way is way cool. For sure.

  18. I liked the TV show look, but it’s not like the show is all that different.

    That said, will we still have the ‘YAAAAAAY!’ and ‘OHHHHH!’ complete with photos of happy/unhappy Skeets and Tas during the Bookoff results?

  19. What will be the opening theme song?

    I like Bones Attack!! | The Meligrove Band

  20. Any chance of a twitter feed on the TBJ blog site with the YouTube link embed?

  21. What does Leigh Ellis actually do all day?

    /what is his role on the daily show? Why’s he in the booth? Not asking to be like “OH LEIGH YOU LAZY” but genuinely curious. Is he in there googling the word “Kate”?

  22. No, this should be the opening theme song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3f0tso5iB0

  23. Hey guys, so glad to have the show back. Any chance there’s gonna be an rss feed of some sort for the archived video show? I don’t have a computer right now and would like to watch via my set-top box as I did last year.

  24. Once CRaig David’s video for “What’s Your Flava” came on TV but it said “What’s Your Flower” and my friend and I laughed for going on 9 years now.

  25. The new studio looks like they’ve just put a bunch of recording shit in Matty O’s rape dungeon.

  26. Do you still have TBJ T-shirts for sale?

  27. Love the new format! I like that Matt, Leigh and JD can chime in. Change is good, even if it it perceived as a step back by somme negative Nancys.

  28. I’m loving the new format, however, there is a disturbing lack of “I sound like a Chinese man…” drops whenever Leigh says something really off beat…

  29. I like the new format, guys. I wish y’all a ton of success, but I think you are all at your best when the show has an intimate and indie feel. Keep up the good work.

  30. I like the new format, and appreciate everything you guys put out. This is to me by far the best basketball show on the Internet, and if Grantland doesn’t want you then I really don’t know what’s going through Simmon’s stupid brain.

    Thanks for the great content, fellas. Keep it up.

  31. So Rogers bought the score but the deal didn’t include the only good thing about the score? Makes total sense to me. And by total I mean less than zero.

  32. TBJ got nerfed this season, lol. I hope this isn’t forcing you guys into a second job if it’s as much of a downgrade as I’m interpreting.

  33. I can’t find the audio feed on my Droid app.. i search and only the old video feed comes up. Any tips for an app that works to automatically download new episodes? The app i had been using was called MyPod and it worked great but like i said, it’s only finding the video feed for me

  34. Any place to download the video? I watch it on my iPhone on my way home from work everyday and want to continue to do so. Still my favorite show in all of the media land!

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  38. Fix the audio players for the blank jones they dont work now

  39. Love the show guys, could you tell the song that you use as a drop on the show, it’s a rap song (alot of shouting).
    It doesn’t run long enough for me to ‘shazam’ it
    Ta in advance!

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