Programming note: Fin.


I’m not one for long goodbyes, but as previously mentioned in our last show, TBJ and theScore are going in separate directions, meaning this post marks the end of our tenure here.

Thank you to theScore for the opportunity to make something that shows just how much fun the NBA can be. And thank you most of all to anyone who’s listened, watched, read, commented, emailed or in any other way been even a small part of TBJ over the past three years. It has been awesome.

Please follow all of our Twitter accounts to see what the future holds. We’re very excited for our next step, you will be too and the season starts soon, so don’t worry too much.

Bye for now.

Comments (101)

  1. Amazing run guys. Thanks to you for some of the best NBA content anywhere and thanks to the score for allowing that to happen. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

  2. This is BOGUS man.

  3. It’s a sad day. I hope the future holds more of the same. Thank you for the years of entertainment and good luck.

  4. This is a really sad day for me. TBJ was maybe The Score’s best feature (along with Backhand Shelf). Good luck wherever you guys go next!

  5. anyway to get updates without twittering? I am an old luddite.

  6. *starts slow clap for Trey’s epic NBA bloggin’*

    Stay in touch, TBJ Army. We’ll be back with a vengeance.

    • how can we learn about your whereabouts other than on twitter? i do not use or follow twitter, but i want to know where you are going and how i will be able to listen to you all! miss you in the off season. hope to hear in the next!!! xoxo

    • Stunned doesn’t even begin to cover it. You ARE expected(and that means ALL of you) to reincarnate! No excuses! Now get a move on! We are waiting!! :-)

  7. Thanks for the update and thanks for the Score for giving #TBJ th chance to flourish. Can’t wait to see what you guys do together with Grantland. BLANKJONESFOREVER

  8. Good job good effort, guys. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

    Grantland? That seems like a good fit.

  9. once again, good bye comment section. looking forward to your next step! hope to hear from you soon,
    yours truly,

  10. Congrats guys, and thanks for being such a huge part of our daily NBA experiences over the last few years. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

  11. Their loss. You guys are the absolute best, and have been for years now. I’ll follow you wherever you go, and can’t wait to see what the next version of TBJ looks like.

    Thanks for all the laughs, and i can’t wait to see what the future holds for you guys.

  12. Thanks for everything guys, can’t wait to see what you’ll do next

  13. thanks for some great laughs each morning at work the past couple years, looking forward to seeing what comes next!

  14. TBJ can go on Geocities and I’ll be there. Can’t wait for the next step.

  15. Can’t wait for the new season. TBJ on GRANTLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah…I have no clue what happens next.

  16. Man, you all were there when I was starving for NBA content by Canadians. You all are trailblazers. I’d love to see a documentary of your tenure as the basketball jones. I know the TV media changes so much, I wish there was more we can do. As a small foot soldier in the TBJ army, I’d like to thank you for what you have done for all of us. You gave us hope in Canada, this hockey starved country, that basketball is a alive and well. You took this sport to another level. Skeets, Tas, Trey, Leigh, JD, and that short jewish dude. Thank you. PLEASE hurry with your plans because this was the worst summer ever with no blank jones. In TBJ memory, I shall start watching game of thrones. Come back soon guys, come back soon.

  17. NO! Where are you going? I can’t go very long without my Trey Kerby fix!

  18. This is most definitely a sad day. How will we as Canadians even find out about what is happening in the NBA? It’s not like David Stern or the NBA cares about us. We can barely even watch games up here. *sigh* Good luck on your next step, but let it be known that this NBA season will be nothing without the insights of you fine gentlemen. Make sure you come back strong! You have 2 months to do so…

  19. you’re breaking up with us?

  20. dafuq?

    RIP to the Score

  21. Congrats to Trey and thanks to the BJ Army! We’ll be back soon. Stay tuned!

  22. Thanks for all the wacky, goody, wonderful video, posts and arguments !!

    Well I’ve witnessed the transition from the condo to the tv show so I guess we can expect another major game upgrade ? ;-p

    Might be the first ever reason for me to open a twitter account !

  23. This off season has been killing me. You guys are the highlight of my work morning every weekday.

    Best of luck at Fox!

  24. disney? tsn? fox sports 1? moo milk bar sports media division?

    wherever you guys go, please continue being yourselves. i can’t wait for new TBJ content.

  25. dont forget to take the soundboard with you guys. gotta have those drops.

  26. Miss you guys already. Thank you


  28. Congrats guys! You were the only reason I tuned into The Score. They’ll never come close to replacing the magic that was TBJ, but what you guys did together over the years was nothing short of amazing. So, thank you to all involved for that.

    I can’t wait to see what you guys are doing next. Know the entire BJ Army will be along for the ride.

    NBA 2013-14 season, here we go!


  29. Damn, that’s sad…
    Hope to see you guys real soon, and thanks for the years of unparalleled entertainment.
    Give a pat on Matty-O’s head for me, I’m sure he’s very emotionnal about this.

    Farewell, nerdlings.

  30. Wherever you go, don’t forget to give me my Raptor noos!


  32. Grantland? Fox? We don’t know!

  33. WTF? I check this site multiple times a day. You will be missed. I hope you’re leaving on your own accord as you’re the only thing I’ve ever paid attention to on The Score. I’ll be following you wherever you go. Like a stalker.

  34. Can not wait to find out what happens next. TBJ over everything.


  36. Fuck Trey, it never hits you till you’re right in it.

  37. No! Was this because you guys won that stupid score olimpics game? There wasn’t even a final video!!!! I have a twitter acount just to follow you guys. I guess it’s going to come handy this time around. You guys are great.

  38. Sad to read this but know you guys will be back even better. Grantland? Fox Sports 1?

  39. So long, farewell, until we meet again.

  40. This is all Rogers’ fault.

  41. respekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  42. Blowtorch, BDL, TBJ, theScore(less). It don’t matter just don’t bite it.

    I’ll be watching/reading whatever batchannel y’all are on.

  43. doesn’t matter if my favourite canadians + aussie and american go somewhere else. I will follow you guys.

    too bad for the score. you will know what you lost, once they are gone! #boner up

    oh, maybe it’s time to start with a bang and realease the bank robbery jones??? one can dream right?

  44. Guys, What you’ve achieved in a short time has been EPIC!
    I know that there are only more and better opportunities awaiting you.
    Consider this a stepping stone to the next thing.

    You breathed life into The Score’s offerings, now they’ll be “The Bore”!

    See you on the big stage somewhere I am sure. You guys have got FANS!
    Keep on!

  45. I’ve been listening for about a year and a half and reading the blog for a bit longer. I love you guys and wish you all the best in your futures. The only reason I paid attention to The Score was because of you magnificent bastards, Winter is Coming..


  46. easily the best basketball related blog i’ve ever followed. Thank you and look forward to bigger things from you guys!

  47. farewell, thescore. i’m not sure i ever visited anything non-TBJ related on your site, so you’ll be deleted from the bookmarks.

    onwards and upwards, guys…

  48. I salute!!! As hard as Javale Mcgee ;)
    RIP@tbj :(

  49. I hope that is not the end for TBJ. It was amazing run for you guys at The Score. I wish the best for all gang members and hopefully the team stay intact for your next project. Keep up the good work no matter the place!

  50. Good luck with the switch guys. Your blog has kept me thoroughly entertained this last few years.

    Make sure and keep us all updated on the where we can find TBJ for the 2013-2014 season.

  51. this is definitely the last time i’m coming to the score…I know TBJ will be fine though

  52. the facebook page has gone :(
    i don’t have the twitters.
    how am i going to know what’s going on?

  53. It was a tough off season without any Blank Jones, but I can’t wait for what you guys have planned next.

  54. Man, I don’t really care for twitter. But I guess I’ll check out Skeets’ twitter just to find out what’s going on. For all of you out there like me who don’t have a twitter account, you don’t have to actually create an account in order to see what someone tweets. Just bookmark one of those links up there in Trey’s post and check it every now and then for news.

    • By the way, TBJ, I meant to mention that you all do an amazing job and I can’t wait to see what is next.

  55. I guess this is what David Stern meant when he said the NBA was entering a “nuclear winter.”

    I hope that changing networks doesn’t mean we’re going to lose all the awesomeness that’s become standard around here. PLEASE GIVE US ONE BLANK JONES AS A GOODBYE!

  56. Wherever you guys end up, I’m there. Keep up the great work!

  57. To everyone who’s hating on The Score… screw you. The score is still a sick channel and court surfing is good times.. Ill admit theres too much horse racing and poker but whatever, people love to gamble i guess….

    Anyways, lets hope the jones gets better, or at least stays the same… But no changes beyond that! GIMME SOME BLANK JONES!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Um, you know the TV channel doesn’t exist any more and that the website has been part of a separate company for over a year, right?

  58. good for the JONES. get out from under the Score’s weak international presence and lowball budget. ready for the show to go back to JD’s house. WHAT DO YOU SAY, JD?

  59. The Score must be morons to let TBJ go … can’t wait the see the next iteration!

  60. You guys put on the best NBA podcast… had the pleasure of attending your panel at SXSW a couple years ago. Don’t let this be the end! The show is too good!

  61. Well, shit. You guys had a great run here; you were there before the score and you can come back again.

    great stuff, only reason to come to this site.

  62. if this is it, so be it – its better to have loved and lost than not loved at all.

  63. Thanks TBJ! Always looked forward to watching/listening to your podcast everyday and best of luck in the future. Team TBJ for life!

  64. What is Blank Jones?

  65. I blame Bargnani…

  66. The Score was only holding TBJ back.. The Arrmy will be there opening night.

  67. Why does Sportsnet seem to run everything it touches?

  68. I keep clicking on The Basketball Jones in my bookmark toolbar out of habit. I refuse to remove it until TBJ has a new home.

  69. “You go. We go.”

    - Lt. Steven McCaffrey, Backdraft (1991)

  70. Thank you Trey and all the others involved. New beginnings are right around the corner no doubt.

  71. Whatever you guys do, I’ll be following. Keep it up, can’t wait to see what’s coming.

    Won’t be needing The Score anymore.

  72. Hope to see the TBJ team intact in your next stop. It feels a lot different not having you guys on the pod.

    Remember. We like you guys. You make us feel good.

    Much respect from the Philippines.

  73. Well that\s a bit of a sad story. Good luck to you guys. I just hope that TBJ will still be as a group next time. You got my respect.

  74. Sorry about the separation!

    TBJ is awesome, and I’m sure the future will be bright.

  75. I listen to every show, look forward to it every day of the week. My favourite way to get my NBA fix! Make sure you guys come back!

  76. Thanks to you guys for sharing NBA content and looking forward for next season .pretty exited about that what is new

  77. Sad day, “TBJ” was a fantastic show and the blog was great. You was a part of my daily life for 2 years. Thanks for your work and your…

    … and congrats for NBATV ?

  78. Holy shit, you guys!
    I hope you can keep your freedom.

  79. will there be a podcast of the NBATV show? Will it be daily? I need my daily FIX!!

  80. now we understand the obit for “gimme some raptor news” at the end of the season. can’t be doing that over at nbatv… maybe a bad sign for “the starters”‘ content independence?

  81. Thank you for making me laugh every day. Leigh’s tweet of the week was hilarious, as well as the pun gun. I never got sick of hearing about your weekly basketball games or Tas Melas’ softball games. I am going to miss hearing some Raptor news. I loved the format of your show and you can tell you genuinely love hoops. Now give me some Raptor noos.

  82. So happy TBJ made it to the NBA! Congrats guys I knew you would get there!!

    The TBJ intro song came on my car ipod today, I teared up. Going to be so great seeing such talent out of that dark stinky Score room!

  83. Its Crazy the Score has changed everything. they are part of sportsnet now. Too bad I like the highlights of sports on the Score. There is no more the Score channel.
    Can I still watch TBJ podcast on itunes?

  84. Well, I’m willing to see how it pans out. Does anyone know of any other Canadian NBA podcasts to listen to as well though?

  85. Just for people that don’t follow the Twitters, TBJ is now “The Starters” on NBATV. Podcasts/shows will be returning at the end of the month!

  86. one thing i’ve always wanted to know about this show, how did it actually generate income?
    i’m sure these guys were getting paid, but i don’t understand where that money was coming from.
    there aren’t any advertisements on the blog, there are no ads on the podcast, and unless Fleer and upper deck are paying Leigh to open old basketball cards, i haven’t noticed any product placement.

  87. Tas, Skeets, and Trey,

    I hope your futures and the TBJ legacy continue with another programming group. Your research and insight for the NBA has never had so much likeable personality to make all reaches of the globe smile with delight.

    GOOD LUCK and keep on giving the NBA news with your own personalities and style.


  89. Please don’t ever take your podcasts down. They’re treasures to keep for a really long time.

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  91. Tener un buen rendimiento, pero tambiƩn es necesario mejorar con el campeonato y esfuerzo.

  92. , Shocking travelling of dwayne wade :o

  93. Love your new TV show & good on ya for making it! Still miss the old podcast though. Zero hate though, you guys REMAIN the best!

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