Confederacy of Dunks is a basketball podcast. We are Freddie Rivas, Kevin Dowse, and our producer Matt Duncan. We talk NBA hoops, players, coaches, personalities, contracts, fans, arenas - every little detail of NBA life. We are also hardcore Raptors fans. It's a safe bet that you will hear us talk about the Raptors a fair bit. We also like jokes. It's a safe bet that you will hear us make several of those.


  • Episode 7.154: Katie Heindl  Randl Morales

    Episode 7.154: Katie Heindl & Randl Morales


    More players are being diagnosed with COVID it seems every day, which makes the whole restart feel very weird. Raptors: Fred's statement. Vince Carter retired and there is a big, swelling feeling, bubbling up in you. What's the feeling? Raptors have their 8 game schedule. What do you expect? NBA: Is there a tipping point for the cancellation of the NBA season? Is it the Brooklyn Nets? J.R Smith to the Lakers, Noah to the Clippers. What's another team that needs to add a piece? Who is going to win it all? Quickish Questions and more! With Katie Heindl and Randl Morales.

  • Episode 7.153: Alex Pavone  Alan Shane Lewis

    Episode 7.153: Alex Pavone & Alan Shane Lewis


    Freddie is about to join an NBA 2K league with our guests and he's pretty excited about it. Raps: Masai was on Metro Morning. He said, "There seems to be something different in the air this time." Does that resonate with you? Rumour has it the Raptors are already in Florida. Are you hoping for anything from them in regards to protest? NBA: Is the media being fair with Kyrie Irving? The players have all the leverage here. How do you think they should use it? What team quietly got really healthy in the pandemic? Quickish Questions and more. With Alex Pavone and Alan Shane Lewis!

  • Episode 7.152: Yaw Attuah  Antony Hall

    Episode 7.152: Yaw Attuah & Antony Hall


    We hope everyone is doing okay during this difficult time. We took last week off and may take more time off in the future if we feel like our voices are inappropriate. We wanted to listen and keep our eyes open and we'll continue to do that. Please donate, share, listen, and support: Umoja Robotics Black Lives Matter Toronto Raps unPublished The Baseline NBA Podcast ***************************************** With the NBA getting closer to a potential return, can this Raptors team continue their momentum? Skinny Marc thoughts? The Raptors don't get to practice at home. Disadvantage? NBA: How should the NBA handle protests from fans and players? The real asterisk is that every team that doesn't win the championship will call it an asterisk. What is one change you would like to see in the NBA that is positive for black lives? Quickish Questions and some thoughtful discussions with Yaw Attuah and Antony Hall.

  • Episode 151: Cathryn Naiker  Alan Shane Lewis

    Episode 151: Cathryn Naiker & Alan Shane Lewis


    The NBA is on track to return soon so it's time to get back to some current basketball! Raps: This pandemic only slowed us down. There are many different scenarios and variables at play, but most have the Raptors playing the Nets or the Grizzlies. Preference? Which Raptor will play the best coming out of the pandemic break? Who will play the worst? FREDDIE's 2K Fantasy: We've got more updates on Freddie's 2K guy and, uh-oh, the Toronto Sun sent their top reporters again to drop some questions. NBA: Play in or play on or group stage? What is the best way for the NBA to re-create home-court advantage? Matt's Draft from the Past takes us back to a time when a special meeting happened in Calcutta, also Critters came out. Quickish Questions! With Cathryn Naiker and Alan Shane Lewis.

  • Episode 7.150: Dylan Gott  Bobby Brown

    Episode 7.150: Dylan Gott & Bobby Brown


    It's been a fun five weeks watching The Last Dance. It gave us the basketball content we so desperately needed during this ongoing crisis and we're grateful for it. And now it's over! Where do you rank The Last Dance among other sports films/documentaries? There are rotation players and role players and Steve Kerr was one of the best role players. Who is your favourite role player ever? Who was the best adversary to MJ? What were your top moments from the entire doc? Matt's Draft from the past (birth of a new era), Freddie's NBA 2K player, Quickish Questions and more! With Dylan Gott and Bobby Brown.

  • Episode 7.149: Antony Hall  Thomas Rivas

    Episode 7.149: Antony Hall & Thomas Rivas


    Episodes 07 and 08 of The Last Dance aired and we'll continue to relate our content to the doc! Time stopped when they asked Cartwright if MJ is a nice guy. The answer is no and it was cringeworthy. What is the best musical sting to edit into that pregnant pause? We all know Michael has final say on this doc. Who is the biggest omission from the doc so far? Matt's Draft from the Past! A time when the World Wide Web, Doom and probably the most popular stuffed animals were introduced to the world. He was mean to Scott, he made Steve Kerr punch him and he basically admitted to bullying teammates he felt couldn't cut it. Is MJ a good leader? Is there a better way to lead? Freddie's 2K player highlights and the press keeps turning up some interesting reporters! Watching this doc, what's something that you wish you saw in today's NBA that isn't really there anymore? Quickish questions! With Antony Hall and Thomas Rivas.

  • Episode 7.148: Patrick Ronan Stewart  Yaw Attuah

    Episode 7.148: Patrick Ronan Stewart & Yaw Attuah


    The pandemic can't keep us down, so let's keep injecting some basketball content into our minds until the season resumes. Lots of episode 5 and 6 content related to Last Dance! If you watched episode 5 and 6, what's more shocking: An incredible New York Knicks team or a dominant Charles Barkley? We've got some more updates to Freddie's 2K character and the reporters are showing up for this one. Toni Kukoč proved himself after a tough start. Who else is a good example of that? Blast from the Drafst: Matty takes us through some highlights of an old NBA draft, a truly, madly, deeply important one for the Raptors. Jordan's first three finals weren't easy, but it seems like his toughest battles early on were in the Eastern Conference. What is your all-time favourite non-finals series? Quickish Questions! With Patrick Ronan Stewart and Yaw Attuah!

  • Episode 7.147: Katie Heindl  Andre de Pape

    Episode 7.147: Katie Heindl & Andre de Pape


    Twenty years from now, when the Raptors get to make their coronavirus Last Dance-style documentary, what will it be called and who will be the hardest interview to get? In the spirit of episodes 3 and 4 of Last Dance, who should the Raptors send to Vegas for 48 hours and what would Serge do when he was there? We get into the recent episodes and talk about the Worm! We've got updates on Freddie's 2K segment, Matt takes us back to a very deep draft that coincided with the release of Tetris and Ghostbusters, Quickish Questions and more! Special guests this week: Katie Heindl and Andre De Pape!

  • Episode 7.146: Adam Christie  Nigel Downer

    Episode 7.146: Adam Christie & Nigel Downer


    We're churning out some basketball butter for you here, so slap two pieces of bread on your ears and have a listen! NBA fans are going nuts for The Last Dance and so are we. We dive heavy into the first two episodes. Stay tuned to see which guest is silently watching it for his third time while we recorded! Freddie 2K: A dramatic reading. We catch up on Freddie's 2K character and, people, his stats are not getting better! We Hollywood cast The Last Dance within the first two aired episodes and you're damn right that Brad Pitt will play someone. We going to the top! Blast from the Drafst Segment: Matt takes us back to an NBA draft during a time when the Wii came out and Facebook went public. It wasn't a Primo draft, that's for sure. More Last Dance talk, Quickish Questions and more. With special guests Adam Christie and Nigel Downer!

  • Episode 7.145: Alan Shane Lewis  Ian Gordon

    Episode 7.145: Alan Shane Lewis & Ian Gordon


    The NBA just released a H.O.R.S.E. competition and, love it or hate it, we applaud the effort. We've got some new segments to chew on! Put yourself in Freddie's shoes as he tries to make it in the NBA2K, or step inside the phone booth with Matt and head back in time to an NBA draft that won't be overshadowed by The Matrix or the fears of YTK. Quickish Questions and more! Special guests on the pod this week are Alan Shane Lewis and Ian Gordon!

  • Episode 7.144: Ned Petrie  Andre de Pape

    Episode 7.144: Ned Petrie & Andre de Pape


    We're all missing basketball right now, so we've got some fun hoops content for you to enjoy. Hang in there, everybody! On this episode, we ask the question: What is your basketball escape? Are you 2K'ing your brains out too? Chicago is chasing (and possibly paging) Bobby Webster? Is this even appropriate right now? If the season is cancelled but free agency resumes, what do the Raptors do with Serge, Fred, Gasol & Boucher? People are clamouring for any type of basketball right now. What's the basketball idea or rumour that's excited you the most?Fun Quickish Questions round to top it all off! Special guests on this pod: Ned Petrie and Andre De Pape!

  • Episode 7.143: Who’s Your All-Time Favorite Raptor?

    Episode 7.143: Who’s Your All-Time Favorite Raptor?


    We're back with more content to tide you over during the COVID isolation. We did a segment asking guests who their favorite Raptor was and we had a blast reminiscing. Special guests joining us remotely: Jonathan Yam, Randl Morales, Katie Heindl and Brendan Halloran!

  • Freddie on the Flyve – Call 03

    Freddie on the Flyve – Call 03


    We've got some bonus content for ya! Freddie on the Flyve is a segment that is exclusively for our Patreon page, but we decided to open it up to everyone during the pandemic and NBA suspension so we can provide as much content as possible for you to pass the time! Producer Matt calls Freddie and asks him five random questions to elaborate on. Basketball related, world related, and even Flubber related.

  • Episode 7.142: Favourite Raptors Stories

    Episode 7.142: Favourite Raptors Stories


    We hope everyone is making out okay during this wild and isolating time. This is now our second episode during the COVID-19 crisis and, other than Terrence Davis scarfing down donuts and being reprimanded by Serge, we don't have much news to tell you on the Raptors' front. But we do have so many memories and favourite moments that the Raptors have given us, don't we? We thought, why not do a segment where we ask around to some of our awesome past guests and see what memories they have that they want to share? Special guests on this episode include Jess Nicolette,  Thomas Rivas, Paulina Vu,  Your Boy Brian and Cathryn Naiker! We're gonna keep dishing out content for you during this weird and scary time and we hope it provides some distraction. Thanks for tuning in!

  • Episode 7.141: Kevin Dowse  Matt McCready – Part 02

    Episode 7.141: Kevin Dowse & Matt McCready – Part 02


    Hey guys! We hope you enjoyed Part 01 of our Ultimate Coach rankings. Here's Part 02, the top 15 coaches in the NBA ranked by us. Don't skip to the end to see who's number one. You gotta savour it! Once again, Kevin Dowse and Matt McCready help us go from rankings 15 all the way to 1. Enjoy and be well! We'll keep the content coming during this difficult time.

  • Episode 7.141: Kevin Dowse  Matt McCready – Part 01

    Episode 7.141: Kevin Dowse & Matt McCready – Part 01


    Hey pals. These are some wild times and we hope all of you are safe and managing well during this crisis. The NBA has been suspended and the Raptors are all under quarantine, so we don't really have much Raptors' news to talk about other than Serge's cool quarantine gym or Boucher breaking out for a bit. But we want to sooth you with some content in any way we can, so we decided to do an Ultimate Coach Ranking segment (active coaches) to give you some fun, juicy content. We went so long that we decided to break the episode into two parts: The bottom 15 and the top 15. Special guests joining us on the pod this week are former co-host Kevin Dowse and comedian Matt McCready! Be well, everybody! Stay tuned tomorrow for part 02: the top 15 coaches!

  • Episode 7.140: Jason Leung  Paul Beer

    Episode 7.140: Jason Leung & Paul Beer


    The Raptors had a very successful west-coast trip, going 4-1 and sit with a record of 46-18. We're starting to think about playoffs, oh boy! Raptors: Norm getting player of the week and immediately injuring himself seems like a microcosm of this season. We talk more Raptors' microcosms. Is Serge Ibaka the most underestimated player in the NBA? It's time for early playoff talk. Starting with the first round, we pick our preferred teams to face as we march back to the finals. NBA: Worries in the east! Which fan base should be panicking the most between the Celtics, Pacers and Bucks? Has LBJ closed the gap on the MVP race? Who is a non-Raptor player you are rooting for this year? Quickish Questions and more! Special guests on this episode: That's a Rap Podcast's Jason Leung and Talking Terry's Paul Beer!

  • Episode 7.139: Dan Galea  Alexey Ots

    Episode 7.139: Dan Galea & Alexey Ots


    The Raptors are sitting in 2nd in the east with a 42-18 record, but are in the midst of a three-game losing streak. Not panicked but we are a little worried with how this could affect playoff matchups. RAPS: We talk concerns in relation to the losing streak, thoughts on OG's career night and predict the week ahead for the Raptors. NBA: Jokic is a remarkable passer, Zion is a ridiculous jumper etc. Who has a super skill that no one talks about? Zion VS LBJ was fun. What's your favourite playoff matchup in the NBA that we're hoping happen? Besides the Raptors, we talk who we're watching in the standings. Quickish Questions and more! Special guests on this ep: Dan Galea and Alexey Ots!

  • Episode 7.138: Jarrett Campbell  Katie Heindl

    Episode 7.138: Jarrett Campbell & Katie Heindl


    The Raptors just had a huge franchise-high win over the Pacers and sit at 42-15 with the Bucks up next. We talk with Jarrett Campbell about what it's like producing for Serge Ibaka's Avec Classe, and Katie Heindl tells us what it was like to work the NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago. Lots of good Raptors' talk and a couple lightning rounds of Quickish Questions! Support the pod by subscribing to our Patreon! Subscribe/rate on iTunes and Stitcher or whatever podcatcher you prefer.

  • Episode 7.137: Samson Folk  Derick Deonarain

    Episode 7.137: Samson Folk & Derick Deonarain


    All-Star weekend was a fun one! Raptors are off until Friday so we got some hot content to tide you over. Raps: How did our guys do this weekend? We evaluate the performances of Nick, Pascal & Kyle. Playoff Pascal-- What do you expect from Spicy in the playoffs? With 27 games left for this Raptors squad, what are our expectations for the team outside of staying healthy? NBA: What was the best dunk from the dunk off? Biggest takeaway from the All-Star weekend? We also hypothesize on the biggest story lines soon to emerge! Special guests on the pod: Samson Folk & Derick Deonarain!

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