Jimmy Traina

Jimmy Traina

Jimmy Traina is a media writer and podcast host for Sports Illustrated. A 20-year veteran, he’s been covering the media industry for seven years and writes a weekly column at SI, Traina Thoughts. Jimmy has hosted the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast since 2018, a show known for interviews with some of the most important and powerful people in sports media. He also was the creator and writer for SI’s Hot Clicks feature from 2007 to 2013.

Sep 10, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots former quarterback Tom Brady runs on the field during a halftime ceremony in his honor during the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
NFL

Tom Brady Reveals His Biggest Concern About Broadcasting NFL Games

‘Quarterback’ Tom Brady will have to battle another version of Tom Brady when he’s in the booth.

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Saleh said Tuesday that Rodgers’s absence is unexcused, even though Rodgers told the team he’d be missing minicamp.
NFL

Aaron Rodgers Skipping Mandatory Minicamp Leads to Vintage NYC Tabloid Back Pages

The Jets created a controversy and now everyone wants to know the whereabouts of Aaron Rodgers.

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Much like his commentary during games, Olsen gave a detailed explanation during a podcast interview of how to avoid making the biggest mistake in the booth.
NFL

Greg Olsen Shows Why He Became a Top NFL Analyst With a Breakdown Unlike Any Other

Fox’s Greg Olsen explains the most dangerous topic to cover with the telestrator.

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James discussed Irving's impact on the court for the NBA Finals on his podcast last week.
NBA

Kendrick Perkins Unfairly Throws LeBron James Under the Bus

Kendrick Perkins ripping LeBron for talking about Kyrie Irving was a cheap shot.

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Feb 17, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; NBA Commissioner Adam Silver talks to media during a press conference before NBA All Star Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
NBA

Adam Silver Comments on ‘Inside the NBA,’ New TV Deals, Cable’s Decline

The NBA commissioner explained why streaming is more important than cable while discussing new TV deals.

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The battle of Woj vs. Shams came to the forefront when Wojnarowski reported that the Lakers are targeting UConn's Hurley, contradicting Charania's scoop that Redick is the frontrunner.
NBA

Woj vs. Shams Becomes Fascinating Subplot of Lakers' Coaching Search

Basketball fans had fun with Adrian Wojnarowski getting one over on Shams Charania.

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Apr 29, 2024; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Detailed view go the NBA logo between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Oklahoma City Thunder r during the second half of game four of the first round for the 2024 NBA playoffs at Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
NBA

Losing 'Inside the NBA' Won’t Be the Only Problem With NBA’s New TV Deals

Get ready to shell out more of your money to watch the NBA.

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Caitlin Clark has brought a lot of eyes to the WNBA this season.
WNBA

This Is Currently the Worst Narrative About the WNBA’s Media Coverage

You don’t have to be a die-hard WNBA fan to have opinions on WNBA opinions.

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Media

Monica McNutt Leaves Stephen A. Smith Stunned With ‘First Take’ Criticism

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Bruhat Soma (left) beat Faizan Zaki (right) to become the 2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion.
More Sports

We Need to Save the Spelling Bee

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November 23, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Turner Sports sportscaster Charles Barkley before The Match: Tiger vs Phil golf match at Shadow Creek Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
NBA

Charles Barkley Rips TNT Management For Non-Existent Communication Regarding NBA Future

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Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; TNT broadcaster Shaquille O'Neal (left) and Charles Barkley talk during the 2013 NBA All-Star slam dunk contest at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
NBA

Charles Barkley Remembers When Shaq Didn’t Speak to His Co-Hosts for Two Days

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