While most of you might be gripped by the drama of the NBA Playoffs, we here at VinePair have also been closely monitoring one of the most exciting developments to happen in the league in quite some time: NBA stars and their growing love of wine. Whether it’s drawing lessons from their own wine choices to chronicling what LeBron got for his birthday, there’s no doubt that not only are many players oenophiles, they’re also becoming trendsetters and tastemakers.

On this week’s VinePair podcast, Adam and Zach speak with ESPN senior writer Baxter Holmes about this marriage of bottles and basketball: Holmes wrote the seminal piece on the subject, and he reveals the origins of this current obsession, his All-NBA Wine Team, and even sheds a little light on who he expects to be crowned champion this year.

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