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Henry Abbott


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    BRING IT IN: Thanksgiving

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 59:11

    On a special Thanksgiving BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott, David Thorpe, and Jarod Hector give thanks for everything from Tommy Sheppard’s extension (because David sees a storm coming, and its name is Bradley Beal) to Costco green tea. But mostly we are resoundingly thankful to you, our subscribers and viewers. Thanks, everyone. We literally couldn’t do this without you. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY 19, 2021 How much do the Lakers need LeBron?MONDAY November 15, 2021 Henry asked David, “Who are the current NBA players who have at least a one percent chance of ever being NBA MVP, ever?”FRIDAY November 12, 2021 David Thorpe question the 76ers’ position in the Ben Simmons’ mental health drama.MONDAY November 8, 2021 Did the Celtics’ defense do anything wrong to allow Luka’s crazy game-winner?FRIDAY November 5, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector talk early season trends. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Return of the King and NBA GM’s are forming a "professional association"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 60:01

    Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s David Thorpe and Jarod Hector discuss:GMs are forming an association to protect themselves against lawsuits. Jarod thinks they’re the wrong people to protect. He says low wage employees of the NBA—potential whistleblowers—should form that kind of organization. How much do the Lakers need LeBron?Is Westbrook a lost cause in LA? David thinks he is creating a circus with his inconsistent play. David talks about Nikola Jokic, who is, in his opinion, the MVP.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY November 15, 2021 Henry asked David, “Who are the current NBA players who have at least a one percent chance of ever being NBA MVP, ever?”FRIDAY November 12, 2021 David Thorpe question the 76ers’ position in the Ben Simmons’ mental health drama.MONDAY November 8, 2021 Did the Celtics’ defense do anything wrong to allow Luka’s crazy game-winner?FRIDAY November 5, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector talk early season trends.MONDAY November 1, 2021 3 point shooting is down, fouls are being called very differently, and passing isn’t cool anymore? This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Henry and David make a bet

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 60:23

    Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott asked David Thorpe, “Who are the current NBA players who have at least a one percent chance of ever being NBA MVP, ever?”Then they each picked 10 players, the winner is whoever’s list has more MVP titles over the next decade.Also, David made a note for Henry about the Blazers: “They suck.” After scandals and management issues, David worries that it is all adding up to a bunch of spirit-sapping “yuck.” RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY November 12, 2021 David Thorpe question the 76ers’ position in the Ben Simmons’ mental health drama.MONDAY November 8, 2021 Did the Celtics’ defense do anything wrong to allow Luka’s crazy game-winner?FRIDAY November 5, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector talk early season trends.MONDAY November 1, 2021 3 point shooting is down, fouls are being called very differently, and passing isn’t cool anymore?FRIDAY October 29, 2021 David’s not counting out the Lakers yet, but without Horton-Tucker, David is concerned. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: The Warriors are back, rookie showdowns, and love for Scottie Barnes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 60:05

    Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s David Thorpe and Jarod Hector:Compare Jalen Green to young LeBron James. Question the 76ers’ position in the Ben Simmons’ mental health drama. Wonder if the Nikola Jokic/Markieff Morris dustup is an early sign that the NBA’s permissive new brand of refereeing has a downside. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY November 8, 2021 Did the Celtics’ defense do anything wrong to allow Luka’s crazy game-winner?FRIDAY November 5, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector talk early season trends.MONDAY November 1, 2021 3 point shooting is down, fouls are being called very differently, and passing isn’t cool anymore?FRIDAY October 29, 2021 David’s not counting out the Lakers yet, but without Horton-Tucker, David is concerned.MONDAY October 25, 2021 There’s a reason all 30 NBA teams pay attention to David. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Truth is delicate in the NBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 60:02

    Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe talk about truth seeking in media and assess the latest batch of young players. Did the Celtics’ defense do anything wrong to allow Luka’s crazy game-winner? Recent articles about a decade or two of bad behavior from Robert Sarver and Neil Olshey make clear how rare it is for journalists to share bad news about powerbrokers.Now that the NBA is permitting much rougher defense, the Nets might have an advantage.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY November 5, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector talk early season trends.MONDAY November 1, 2021 3 point shooting is down, fouls are being called very differently, and passing isn’t cool anymore?FRIDAY October 29, 2021 David’s not counting out the Lakers yet, but without Horton-Tucker, David is concerned.MONDAY October 25, 2021 There’s a reason all 30 NBA teams pay attention to David.FRIDAY October 22, 2021 David is betting Daryl Morey has a good trade up his sleeve to handle the Ben Simmons mess. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Robert Sarver, early season trends, Lakers woes, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 60:01

    Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s David Thorpe and Jarod Hector talk early season trends. How much does the new Wilson ball impact the players’ shooting? David thinks it’s “great big stew” of so many changes at once. LeBron is out, the Lakers lost to the Thunder, but Jarod isn’t hitting the panic button. What’s up with the Lakers? David and Jarod give some love to Jaren Jackson, Jr.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY November 1, 2021 3 point shooting is down, fouls are being called very differently, and passing isn’t cool anymore?FRIDAY October 29, 2021 David’s not counting out the Lakers yet, but without Horton-Tucker, David is concerned.MONDAY October 25, 2021 There’s a reason all 30 NBA teams pay attention to David.FRIDAY October 22, 2021 David is betting Daryl Morey has a good trade up his sleeve to handle the Ben Simmons mess.MONDAY October 18, 2021 Now that Giannis has a title from owning the paint, more teams with top talent seem to be OK shooting 30ish 3s a game instead of 40ish or more. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: The game has changed

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 60:01

    Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe have what might be the best-organized BRING IT IN of all time, with starters, main courses, and dessert. Really, if you’ve never listened before, this is a good place to start. Some topics:LeBron (36) outraces Jalen Green (19) for a dunk. He is almost double his age. How can this happen? David explains.Henry discusses his latest piece about Apollo Global, the NBA’s most important source of cash.  A key figure in a giant drug money laundering investigation had some very interesting things to say.3-point shooting is down, fouls are being called very differently, and passing isn’t cool anymore?RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY October 29, 2021 David’s not counting out the Lakers yet, but without Horton-Tucker, David is concerned.MONDAY October 25, 2021 There’s a reason all 30 NBA teams pay attention to David.FRIDAY October 22, 2021 David is betting Daryl Morey has a good trade up his sleeve to handle the Ben Simmons mess.MONDAY October 18, 2021 Now that Giannis has a title from owning the paint, more teams with top talent seem to be OK shooting 30ish 3s a game instead of 40ish or more.FRIDAY October 15, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector talk Kyrie, why the Bucks can repeat, Rudy Gobert and much more. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Joakim Noah rules

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 59:55

    Joakim Noah was the star of Thursday night, so Friday TrueHoop’s David Thorpe and Jarod Hector kicked off BRING IT IN with some of David’s favorite memories of him as a Florida college player. Also:David’s not counting out the Lakers yet, but without Horton-Tucker, David is concerned. The new foul rules are decreasing the number of fouls taken. David says this better for game flow, but the players are going to have to get used to increased physicality.Anthony Edwards is a treasure! Jarod loves how real Edwards is during interviews. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY October 25, 2021 There’s a reason all 30 NBA teams pay attention to David.FRIDAY October 22, 2021 David is betting Daryl Morey has a good trade up his sleeve to handle the Ben Simmons mess.MONDAY October 18, 2021 Now that Giannis has a title from owning the paint, more teams with top talent seem to be OK shooting 30ish 3s a game instead of 40ish or more.FRIDAY October 15, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector talk Kyrie, why the Bucks can repeat, Rudy Gobert and much more.MONDAY October 11, 2021 Jarod crushes the dreams of swim parents everywhere. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Scottie Barnes is GOOD

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 59:57


    Today, after maybe being a little harsh in talking about the weather, I—Henry—note that you should subscribe to TrueHoop because David is a real basketball professional working in media—rather than a real media professional working in basketball. It started with this Tweet, from friend of the show Chad Ford.Yup! Before the draft. when everybody thought Mobley and Barnes were the third-, fourth-, or fifth-best prospects, TrueHoop subscribers learned that David would take Evan Mobley with the first pick, and Scottie Barnes with the second.These kinds of things happen all the time. Now there’s a lot of content about James Harden looking a little off. Based on David’s preseason observations, TrueHoop subscribers learned something was up with Harden ten days ago.We plan to continue being early to all kinds of things. Of course, no one makes perfect predictions. But there’s a reason all 30 NBA teams pay attention to David. Why not join them?RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY October 22, 2021 David is betting Daryl Morey has a good trade up his sleeve to handle the Ben Simmons mess.MONDAY October 18, 2021 Now that Giannis has a title from owning the paint, more teams with top talent seem to be OK shooting 30ish 3s a game instead of 40ish or more.FRIDAY October 15, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector talk Kyrie, why the Bucks can repeat, Rudy Gobert and much more.MONDAY October 11, 2021 Jarod crushes the dreams of swim parents everywhere.FRIDAY October 8, 2021 Celebrating 75 years of the NBA, who would complete the NBA 50 team? This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe


    BRING IT IN: NBA Overreactions and the disaster in Philly

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 60:10

    Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s David Thorpe and Jarod Hector giddily and wildly overreact to the first few nights of games. David is betting Daryl Morey has a good trade up his sleeve to handle the Ben Simmons mess. Jarod gets very enthusiastic about rookie Evan Mobley, who David called a unicorn a months ago. David says there’s a limit to how much better a team can get in the postseason, and so the season establishes the starting floor. Right now, he thinks Nets are below sea level. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY October 18, 2021 Now that Giannis has a title from owning the paint, more teams with top talent seem to be OK shooting 30ish 3s a game instead of 40ish or more.FRIDAY October 15, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector talk Kyrie, why the Bucks can repeat, Rudy Gobert and much more.MONDAY October 11, 2021 Jarod crushes the dreams of swim parents everywhere.FRIDAY October 8, 2021 Celebrating 75 years of the NBA, who would complete the NBA 50 team?MONDAY October 4, 2021 TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe dig deep into the Ben Simmons situation—What is the real problem? This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: 3s aren't everything anymore

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 60:08

    Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe chop up some preseason data and note that the Warriors took a ton of 3s, and hit a ton of 3s … and barely had a top ten preseason offense. Now that Giannis has a title from owning the paint, more teams with top talent seem, perhaps, to be OK shooting 30ish 3s a game instead of 40ish or more. It’s an interesting early signal. And, Henry, David, and Jarod discuss David’s projected win totals for every NBA team.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY October 15, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector talk Kyrie, why the Bucks can repeat, Rudy Gobert and much more.MONDAY October 11, 2021 Jarod crushes the dreams of swim parents everywhere.FRIDAY October 8, 2021 Celebrating 75 years of the NBA, who would complete the NBA 50 team?MONDAY October 4, 2021 TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe dig deep into the Ben Simmons situation—What is the real problem?FRIDAY October 1, 2021 The side effects of “dumb jock” syndrome. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Ugh, Kyrie

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 59:41

    On Friday’s BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s David Thorpe and Jarod Hector talk Kyrie, why the Bucks can repeat, Rudy Gobert and much more. Judy loves David’s Fireside Chat show Raising Winners, but she thinks there’s one piece of terrible advice he keeps giving her. Hearing Kyrie Irving talk about his current situation makes David feel queasyJarod is glued into Memphis’s progress this season. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY October 11, 2021 Jarod crushes the dreams of swim parents everywhere.FRIDAY October 8, 2021 Celebrating 75 years of the NBA, who would complete the NBA 50 team?MONDAY October 4, 2021 TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe dig deep into the Ben Simmons situation—What is the real problem?FRIDAY October 1, 2021 The side effects of “dumb jock” syndrome.TUESDAY September 28, 2021 There’s something special about Spurs rookie Josh Primo. Why does Todd Ramasar call him a unicorn? This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Leadership in the preseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 59:55

    Preseason essentially means nothing, but it’s still fun to see that the Bulls’ new backcourt is killing it, that very big man Boban Marjanovic is leading the league in points per minute, and that Mo Bamba appears to have turned over a new leaf. Also, the Lakers remain old, the Heat are interesting, and Jarod crushes the dreams of swim parents everywhere. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY October 8, 2021 Celebrating 75 years of the NBA, who would complete the NBA 50 team?MONDAY October 4, 2021 TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe dig deep into the Ben Simmons situation—What is the real problem?FRIDAY October 1, 2021 The side effects of “dumb jock” syndrome.TUESDAY September 28, 2021 There’s something special about Spurs rookie Josh Primo. Why does Todd Ramasar call him a unicorn?MONDAY September 27, 2021 David lists his eight contenders for the title. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Preseason, Kyrie and Ben Simmons and NBA 75

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 60:25

    Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s David Thorpe and Jarod Hector talk about the state of the NBA this preseason.Celebrating 75 years of the NBA, who would complete the NBA 50 team? David thinks Jokic already belongs on the list. The distraction that is Kyrie Irving’s vaccine refusal. Maybe they don’t need him. The high stakes game of chicken Ben Simmons is playing. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY October 4, 2021 TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe dig deep into the Ben Simmons situation—What is the real problem?FRIDAY October 1, 2021 The side effects of “dumb jock” syndrome.TUESDAY September 28, 2021 There’s something special about Spurs rookie Josh Primo. Why does Todd Ramasar call him a unicorn?MONDAY September 27, 2021 David lists his eight contenders for the title.FRIDAY September 24, 2021 A need to purify the Timberwolves franchise in the waters of Lake Minnetonka. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: The 76ers' hot Simmons mess

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 60:06

    Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe dig deep into the Ben Simmons situation—What is the real problem? Is this limbo period harmful to the rest of the 76ers’ roster? How good are the 76ers without Ben Simmons? What is the solution?But all that came after a speed round of:What did we learn from the Nets’ crushing the Lakers in the preseason’s first game?The Pacers’ injuries that mess with one Simmons trade option.Don’t count on the Clippers to rush Kawhi back.Was the Jazz roster the problem?The Spurs are positioned to make a deal.The NBA’s vaccination debate takes a turn.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY October 1, 2021 The side effects of “dumb jock” syndrome.TUESDAY September 28, 2021 There’s something special about Spurs rookie Josh Primo. Why does Todd Ramasar call him a unicorn? MONDAY September 27, 2021 David lists his eight contenders for the title.FRIDAY September 24, 2021 A need to purify the Timberwolves franchise in the waters of Lake Minnetonka. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Personal choice, training camps, and Ben Simmons saga

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 59:43

    Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s David Thorpe and Jarod Hector discuss personal choices about vaccination intersecting with public health. The side effects of “dumb jock” syndrome. Is Bradley Beal’s case for refusing vaccination compelling?David disapproves of one of the NBA’s new foul rules changes. He thinks it’s important to punish defensive players who jump when they’re not supposed to. Kevin Durant or Zion Williamson for MVP?RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY September 24, 2021 A need to purify the Timberwolves franchise in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.FRIDAY September 17, 2021 How did David’s article about Ben Simmons trade scenarios explode on Twitter?MONDAY September 13, 2021 Apollo Global, the NBA, and Jeffrey Epstein.FRIDAY September 10, 2021 The short list of teams with a real chance at a title.FRIDAY September 3, 2021 Parakeets and the magical power of Klutch. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Coachspeak with Todd Ramasar

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 59:24

    Today on BRING IT IN, we have TrueHoop Coachspeak. (This is where we let David geek out, using basketball terms that might alienate my mom. Pretty sure today’s episode has at least one “DHO.”)TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe spoke with Todd Ramasar, the founder of Life Sports Agency, and the agent to the likes of Baron Davis, Pascal Siakam, Josh Primo, Thomas Bryant, and one of David’s favorite players, Kevon Looney.Todd has long dedicated a ton of resources to offseason player development. Why is that his approach? It’s unusual. Todd updates on the current state of Pascal Siakam, who had a COVID-funky last season but is on track, he says, to do mind-blowing things this season. What’s his ceiling? “MVP” says Todd, in a way that comes off remarkably unsalesy.There’s something special about Spurs rookie Josh Primo. Why does Todd call him a unicorn?Thomas Bryant won’t be ready to start the season, but isn’t far away and looks tremendous. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY September 24, 2021 A need to purify the Timberwolves franchise in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.FRIDAY September 17, 2021 How did David’s article about Ben Simmons trade scenarios explode on Twitter?MONDAY September 13, 2021 Apollo Global, the NBA, and Jeffrey Epstein.FRIDAY September 10, 2021 The short list of teams with a real chance at a title.FRIDAY September 3, 2021 Parakeets and the magical power of Klutch.MONDAY August 30, 2021 Co-founder and president of Overtime, Zack Weiner talks about creating a “superleague” for the next generation of elite basketball players. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: The NBA season is about to start

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 60:21

    Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe are joined by Jarod Hector on location at Nets media day—and we wonder what Kevin Durant is saying to Kyrie Irving about vaccinations. (Also, check out this excellent story about anti-vaxxers in the NBA.) David lists his eight contenders for the title. If David Stern were still commissioner, don’t you think the NBA would have a tougher, clearer vaccination policy?Is hoarding cap space to sign free agents a dead strategy—because superstars can get wherever they want to go while under contract? RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY September 24, 2021 A need to purify the Timberwolves franchise in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.FRIDAY September 17, 2021 How did David’s article about Ben Simmons trade scenarios explode on Twitter?MONDAY September 13, 2021 Apollo Global, the NBA, and Jeffrey Epstein.FRIDAY September 10, 2021 The short list of teams with a real chance at a title.FRIDAY September 3, 2021 Parakeets and the magical power of Klutch.MONDAY August 30, 2021 Co-founder and president of Overtime, Zack Weiner talks about creating a “superleague” for the next generation of elite basketball players. FRIDAY August 27, 2021 Jarod asked David to put on his “Ted Lasso” hat and address where Ben Simmons belongs. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Media days are upon us

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 60:06

    Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s David Thorpe and Jarod Hector talk about what one subscriber said was a need to purify the Timberwolves franchise in the waters of Lake Minnetonka. Jarod and David talked about how the league suffers when there’s petty or salacious scandal in the management ranks.David on the human tragedy of Ben Simmons. He thinks it’s borderline sadistic how he’s been treated.What are the chances that John Wall gets traded?RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY September How did David’s article about Ben Simmons trade scenarios explode on Twitter?MONDAY September 13, 2021 Apollo Global, the NBA, and Jeffrey Epstein.FRIDAY September 10, 2021 The short list of teams with a real chance at a title.FRIDAY September 3, 2021 Parakeets and the magical power of Klutch.MONDAY August 30, 2021 Co-founder and president of Overtime, Zack Weiner talks about creating a “superleague” for the next generation of elite basketball players. FRIDAY August 27, 2021 Jarod asked David to put on his “Ted Lasso” hat and address where Ben Simmons belongs.MONDAY August 23, 2021 TrueHoop kicks off a project for the new year: TrueHoop Coachspeak, where we get into the nitty gritty of the X’s and O’s. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: GOATS and "journalism"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 60:00


    Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s Jarod Hector, David Thorpe, and Henry Abbott discuss the huge alligator patrolling David’s neighborhood, sensational “journalism,” John Wall, and:How did David’s article about Ben Simmons trade scenarios explode on Twitter?Who’s not vaccinated in the NBA? And why does Jarod think this is similar to condoms?They discuss Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s belief that “OGOAT” is a better discussion than GOAT. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY September 13, 2021 Apollo Global, the NBA, and Jeffrey Epstein.FRIDAY September 10, 2021 The short list of teams with a real chance at a title.FRIDAY September 3, 2021 Parakeets and the magical power of Klutch.MONDAY August 30, 2021 Co-founder and president of Overtime, Zack Weiner talks about creating a “superleague” for the next generation of elite basketball players. FRIDAY August 27, 2021 Jarod asked David to put on his “Ted Lasso” hat and address where Ben Simmons belongs.MONDAY August 23, 2021 TrueHoop kicks off a project for the new year: TrueHoop Coachspeak, where we get into the nitty gritty of the X’s and O’s.FRIDAY August 20, 2021 Who’ll be dominating the NBA in five years? This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe


    BRING IT IN: What the hell is going on?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 60:03

    Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s David Thorpe asks Henry Abbott about his in-depth, multi-part TrueHoop series on Apollo Global, the NBA, and Jeffrey Epstein. (Last week there was a post about Hitler!) What the hell is going on? And then … is there possibly a way to, in this same episode, discuss potential Ben Simmons and Bradley Beal trades? RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY September 10, 2021 The short list of teams with a real chance at a title.FRIDAY September 3, 2021 Parakeets and the magical power of Klutch.MONDAY August 30, 2021 Co-founder and president of Overtime, Zack Weiner talks about creating a “superleague” for the next generation of elite basketball players. FRIDAY August 27, 2021 Jarod asked David to put on his “Ted Lasso” hat and address where Ben Simmons belongs.MONDAY August 23, 2021 TrueHoop kicks off a project for the new year: TrueHoop Coachspeak, where we get into the nitty gritty of the X’s and O’s.FRIDAY August 20, 2021 Who’ll be dominating the NBA in five years?MONDAY August 16, 2021 Amazingly, there’s a player David loves more than Scottie Barnes. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    Summer is over. Back to school . . .

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 59:49

    Today on a BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s David Thorpe and Jarod Hector discuss:The teams that Vegas is overlooking (Suns!) and overrating (Celtics!).Chris Webber’s career, and why his whole Michigan team should be in the Hall.The short list of teams with a real chance at a title.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY September 3, 2021 Parakeets and the magical power of Klutch.MONDAY August 30, 2021 Co-founder and president of Overtime, Zack Weiner talks about creating a “superleague” for the next generation of elite basketball players. FRIDAY August 27, 2021 Jarod asked David to put on his “Ted Lasso” hat and address where Ben Simmons belongs.MONDAY August 23, 2021 TrueHoop kicks off a project for the new year: TrueHoop Coachspeak, where we get into the nitty gritty of the X’s and O’s.FRIDAY August 20, 2021 Who’ll be dominating the NBA in five years?MONDAY August 16, 2021 Amazingly, there’s a player David loves more than Scottie Barnes.FRIDAY August 6, 2021 Henry’s latest piece on the new Netflix documentary on the Malice in the Palace and the winners and losers of free agency this season. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: In Klutch we trust

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 60:04

    Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott, David Thorpe and Jarod Hector brought back NINE BY NINETY, where they get 90 seconds each to rapid-fire cover nine topics. At one point we discussed parakeets, and:The magical powers of Klutch.NBA players won’t be forced into vaccines.Texas is loco.How to become Kyle Lowry.The Ben Simmons showdown.David’s idea: Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons for Bradley Beal.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY August 30, 2021 Co-founder and president of Overtime, Zack Weiner talks about creating a “superleague” for the next generation of elite basketball players. FRIDAY August 27, 2021 Jarod asked David to put on his “Ted Lasso” hat and address where Ben Simmons belongs.MONDAY August 23, 2021 TrueHoop kicks off a project for the new year: TrueHoop Coachspeak, where we get into the nitty gritty of the X’s and O’s.FRIDAY August 20, 2021 Who’ll be dominating the NBA in five years?MONDAY August 16, 2021 Amazingly, there’s a player David loves more than Scottie Barnes.FRIDAY August 6, 2021 Henry’s latest piece on the new Netflix documentary on the Malice in the Palace and the winners and losers of free agency this season.MONDAY August 2, 2021 TrueHoop on Team USA’s odds of winning gold.FRIDAY July 30, 2021 They had a big old NBA draft, the Wizards and Lakers’ huge deal, Thorpe’s draft review, and a phone call from Damian Lillard. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: What is Overtime Elite doing?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 60:01

    Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe spoke with the co-founder and president of Overtime, Zack Weiner. He talks about creating a “superleague” for the next generation of elite basketball players, compensating players as early as 16. It’s opening this fall in Georgia. It’s a real option unlike any before, with its own school, 24 of the best players in the world, an arena designed to look good on video, and not just payments but equity for high-school aged players. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY August 27, 2021 Jarod asked David to put on his “Ted Lasso” hat and address where Ben Simmons belongs.MONDAY August 23, 2021 TrueHoop kicks off a project for the new year: TrueHoop Coachspeak, where we get into the nitty gritty of the X’s and O’s.FRIDAY August 20, 2021 Who’ll be dominating the NBA in five years?MONDAY August 16, 2021 Amazingly, there’s a player David loves more than Scottie Barnes.FRIDAY August 6, 2021 Henry’s latest piece on the new Netflix documentary on the Malice in the Palace and the winners and losers of free agency this season.MONDAY August 2, 2021 TrueHoop on Team USA’s odds of winning gold.FRIDAY July 30, 2021 They had a big old NBA draft, the Wizards and Lakers’ huge deal, Thorpe’s draft review, and a phone call from Damian Lillard.MONDAY July 26, 2021 David on Team USA’s loss to France in the Olympics. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Who gets traded first?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 60:10

    Today on a BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s David Thorpe and Jarod Hector discuss:David says the Hawks will win a title, and have decided to rename Kevin Huerter “Red Mamba” instead of Red Velvet.Jarod and David think the MLB is better than the NBA at utilizing the minor leagues to train its major league players.Jarod asked David to put on his “Ted Lasso” hat and address where Ben Simmons belongs.The NBA gets grades on social culture/activism issues.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY August 23, 2021 TrueHoop kicks off a project for the new year: TrueHoop Coachspeak, where we get into the nitty gritty of the X’s and O’s.FRIDAY August 20, 2021 Who’ll be dominating the NBA in five years?MONDAY August 16, 2021 Amazingly, there’s a player David loves more than Scottie Barnes.FRIDAY August 6, 2021 Henry’s latest piece on the new Netflix documentary on the Malice in the Palace and the winners and losers of free agency this season.MONDAY August 2, 2021 TrueHoop on Team USA’s odds of winning gold.FRIDAY July 30, 2021 They had a big old NBA draft, the Wizards and Lakers’ huge deal, Thorpe’s draft review, and a phone call from Damian Lillard.MONDAY July 26, 2021 David on Team USA’s loss to France in the Olympics.FRIDAY July 23, 2021 It’s a party! After all those months of lockdown, Jarod Hector, Adena Jones, and Henry Abbott gather in person at Judy’s house—with David Thorpe on Zoom from Florida, for a special BRING IT IN. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: TrueHoop Coachspeak

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 60:17

    TrueHoop kicks off a project for the new year: TrueHoop Coachspeak. This is where we get into the nitty gritty of the X’s and O’s (and learn why it’s better not to use actual X’s and O’s anymore—initials are better). The first guest of Coachspeak isRyan Pannone, David’s close friend and head coach of the Birmingham Squadron, the New Orleans Pelicans G-League affiliate. He’s coached in Israel, Germany, China, and Slovakia, and is the head NBA Development Coach at David’s Pro Training Center. Some topics:Ryan watches 5-10 hours of game film a day—including almost every moment he’s a passenger in a car. Why? Why he doesn’t spin the whiteboard around anymore.How new Pelicans coach Willie Green is like Ted Lasso.What he loves about Naji Marshall, Jarrod Uthoff, and Amare Stoudemire.How he is preparing for the G-League season.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY August 20, 2021 Who’ll be dominating the NBA in five years?MONDAY August 16, 2021 Amazingly, there’s a player David loves more than Scottie Barnes.FRIDAY August 6, 2021 Henry’s latest piece on the new Netflix documentary on the Malice in the Palace and the winners and losers of free agency this season.MONDAY August 2, 2021 TrueHoop on Team USA’s odds of winning gold.FRIDAY July 30, 2021 They had a big old NBA draft, the Wizards and Lakers’ huge deal, Thorpe’s draft review, and a phone call from Damian Lillard.MONDAY July 26, 2021 David on Team USA’s loss to France in the Olympics.FRIDAY July 23, 2021 It’s a party! After all those months of lockdown, Jarod Hector, Adena Jones, and Henry Abbott gather in person at Judy’s house—with David Thorpe on Zoom from Florida, for a special BRING IT IN.MONDAY July 19, 2021 Tom Haberstroh wonders if Devin Booker made choices that defied The Art of War and set the stage for Jrue Holiday’s series-altering steal late in Game 5. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Training camp begins in 38 days...

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 60:26

    Who’ll be dominating the NBA in five years? You know about Luka Doncic, Zion Williamson, and Ja Morant, but today on BRING IT IN David Thorpe has some more to throw at you. Devin Vassell can barely shoot but—hear David out—has a component of Kevin Durant’s game that makes his future as a scorer interesting. Tyrese Maxey has the chance to be a big Kyle Lowry.The favorites in each conference. (We call the show Fridays with Jarod, and after some bad wifi, for a few seconds it was literally Friday with just Jarod.)How much should players work on skill development vs. play basketball? Some players need to play way more. And a special subset shouldn’t play in the summer at all. Draymond Green, TV host.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY August 16, 2021 Amazingly, there’s a player David loves more than Scottie Barnes.FRIDAY August 6, 2021 Henry’s latest piece on the new Netflix documentary on the Malice in the Palace and the winners and losers of free agency this season.MONDAY August 2, 2021 TrueHoop on Team USA’s odds of winning gold.FRIDAY July 30, 2021 They had a big old NBA draft, the Wizards and Lakers’ huge deal, Thorpe’s draft review, and a phone call from Damian Lillard.MONDAY July 26, 2021 David on Team USA’s loss to France in the Olympics.FRIDAY July 23, 2021 It’s a party! After all those months of lockdown, Jarod Hector, Adena Jones, and Henry Abbott gather in person at Judy’s house—with David Thorpe on Zoom from Florida, for a special BRING IT IN.MONDAY July 19, 2021 Tom Haberstroh wonders if Devin Booker made choices that defied The Art of War and set the stage for Jrue Holiday’s series-altering steal late in Game 5.FRIDAY July 16, 2021 Damian Lillard, the Blazers, and the Blazers’ rape investigation. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: The league is loaded with talent!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 60:04


    Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott, David Thorpe, and Jarod Hector ponder: What can we learn from the summer league? Amazingly, there’s a player David loves more than Scottie Barnes. And the big takeaway is there are a ton of very talented players. They discuss: The Rockets, Evan Mobley, Luke Garza, Jonathan Kuminga, Desmond Bane, Devin Vassell, Bol Bol, TYRESE MAXEY, Obi Toppin, Payton Pritchard, Pat Williams, Ben Simmons, Team USA, the Nets, the Lakers, Kevin Love, Kawhi Leonard and more.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY August 6, 2021 Henry’s latest piece on the new Netflix documentary on the Malice in the Palace and the winners and losers of free agency this season.MONDAY August 2, 2021 TrueHoop on Team USA’s odds of winning gold.FRIDAY July 30, 2021 They had a big old NBA draft, the Wizards and Lakers’ huge deal, Thorpe’s draft review, and a phone call from Damian Lillard.MONDAY July 26, 2021 David on Team USA’s loss to France in the Olympics.FRIDAY July 23, 2021 It’s a party! After all those months of lockdown, Jarod Hector, Adena Jones, and Henry Abbott gather in person at Judy’s house—with David Thorpe on Zoom from Florida, for a special BRING IT IN.MONDAY July 19, 2021 Tom Haberstroh wonders if Devin Booker made choices that defied The Art of War and set the stage for Jrue Holiday’s series-altering steal late in Game 5.FRIDAY July 16, 2021 Damian Lillard, the Blazers, and the Blazers’ rape investigation. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe


    BRING IT IN: The NBA never sleeps

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 60:17

    Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott, David Thorpe, and Jarod Hector talked about Henry’s latest piece on the new Netflix documentary on the Malice in the Palace and the winners and losers of free agency this season. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY August 2, 2021 TrueHoop on Team USA’s odds of winning gold.FRIDAY July 30, 2021 They had a big old NBA draft, the Wizards and Lakers’ huge deal, Thorpe’s draft review, and a phone call from Damian Lillard.MONDAY July 26, 2021 David on Team USA’s loss to France in the Olympics.FRIDAY July 23, 2021 It’s a party! After all those months of lockdown, Jarod Hector, Adena Jones, and Henry Abbott gather in person at Judy’s house—with David Thorpe on Zoom from Florida, for a special BRING IT IN.MONDAY July 19, 2021 Tom Haberstroh wonders if Devin Booker made choices that defied The Art of War and set the stage for Jrue Holiday’s series-altering steal late in Game 5.FRIDAY July 16, 2021 Damian Lillard, the Blazers, and the Blazers’ rape investigation.MONDAY July 12, 2021 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe break down Giannis’ insane Finals so far. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: The start of the silly season

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 59:56

    Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe talk about Team USA’s odds of winning gold and then take a deep dive into NBA free agency.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY July 30, 2021 They had a big old NBA draft, the Wizards and Lakers’ huge deal, Thorpe’s draft review, and a phone call from Damian Lillard.MONDAY July 26, 2021 David on Team USA’s loss to France in the Olympics.FRIDAY July 23, 2021 It’s a party! After all those months of lockdown, Jarod Hector, Adena Jones, and Henry Abbott gather in person at Judy’s house—with David Thorpe on Zoom from Florida, for a special BRING IT IN.MONDAY July 19, 2021 Tom Haberstroh wonders if Devin Booker made choices that defied The Art of War and set the stage for Jrue Holiday’s series-altering steal late in Game 5.FRIDAY July 16, 2021 Damian Lillard, the Blazers, and the Blazers’ rape investigation.MONDAY July 12, 2021 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe break down Giannis’ insane Finals so far.THURSDAY July 8, 2021 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe talk about winning the Finals. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: The moment they’ve been waiting their lives for

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 60:39


    They had a big old NBA draft, the Wizards and Lakers’ huge deal, Thorpe’s draft review, and a phone call from Damian Lillard.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY July 26, 2021 David on Team USA’s loss to France in the Olympics.FRIDAY July 23, 2021 It’s a party! After all those months of lockdown, Jarod Hector, Adena Jones, and Henry Abbott gather in person at Judy’s house—with David Thorpe on Zoom from Florida, for a special BRING IT IN.MONDAY July 19, 2021 Tom Haberstroh wonders if Devin Booker made choices that defied The Art of War and set the stage for Jrue Holiday’s series-altering steal late in Game 5.FRIDAY July 16, 2021 Damian Lillard, the Blazers, and the Blazers’ rape investigation.MONDAY July 12, 2021 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe break down Giannis’ insane Finals so far.THURSDAY July 8, 2021 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe talk about winning the Finals.MONDAY June 28, 2021 The Bucks’ commanding position, how to play with a banged up Trae Young, life without Kawhi, Chris Paul’s snake dribble, and more. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe


    BRING IT IN: TEAM USA falls to France

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 59:59


    The U.S. men’s team opened the playoffs with a dispiriting loss to France. The French team is good. And big—a particular weakness of the American roster. But … isn’t an American team with multiple incredible defenders, Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum, and Jrue Holiday supposed to beat France? David watched every second and has all kinds of thoughts:Starting two non-shooting bigs together made like easy for Rudy Gobert, who wanted to camp out in the paint. So long as that was the case, the U.S. offense would depend on hitting long jumpers, which often—but not always—works. Popovich stubbornly kept up a switching defense, which gave France an identity to pick their preferred matchup and pound the paint—at times with three bigs. With Bradley Beal on the roster things would have been different.Also, before you lecture Team USA about Hero Ball, understand that Popovich’s personal basketball journey, well before the NBA, begins with life as an intense and gritty defender and role player who was one of the last players cut from Team USA when politics led the team to pick more famous and high-scoring players instead. “He’s never forgotten it,” his close friend R.C. Buford told Jackie MacMullan a few years ago. That said, there’s all kinds of reasons for hope. Kevin Durant at center might be incredible for this tournament.Damian Lillard looked nervous, and passed in moments he would normally shoot. That won’t last. With a bit of rest, Khris Middleton could become an incredibly important player.Few if any rosters can frustrate Team USA in this exact way.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY July 23, 2021 It’s a party! After all those months of lockdown, Jarod Hector, Adena Jones, and Henry Abbott gather in person at Judy’s house—with David Thorpe on Zoom from Florida, for a special BRING IT IN.MONDAY July 19, 2021 Tom Haberstroh wonders if Devin Booker made choices that defied The Art of War and set the stage for Jrue Holiday’s series-altering steal late in Game 5.FRIDAY July 16, 2021 Damian Lillard, the Blazers, and the Blazers’ rape investigation.MONDAY July 12, 2021 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe break down Giannis’ insane Finals so far.THURSDAY July 8, 2021 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe talk about winning the Finals.MONDAY June 28, 2021 The Bucks’ commanding position, how to play with a banged up Trae Young, life without Kawhi, Chris Paul’s snake dribble, and more.FRIDAY June 25, 2021 Jarod Hector on how money affects players. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe


    BRING IT IN: Bucks are champs. What's next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 59:27


    It’s a party! After all those months of lockdown, today Jarod Hector, Adena Jones, and Henry Abbott gather in person at Judy’s house—with David Thorpe on Zoom from Florida, for a special BRING IT IN.Does how you win a championship matter?What’s going to happen to Dame?David’s plan to make the Nets champions. Can the Lakers put together a deal for a great player?What’s the Jazz do if they can’t keep Mike Conley?What’s the offseason mission for the Celtics, Warriors, Mavericks, and Heat?RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY July 19, 2021 Tom Haberstroh wonders if Devin Booker made choices that defied The Art of War and set the stage for Jrue Holiday’s series-altering steal late in Game 5.FRIDAY July 16, 2021 Damian Lillard, the Blazers, and the Blazers’ rape investigation.MONDAY July 12, 2021 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe break down Giannis’ insane Finals so far.THURSDAY July 8, 2021 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe talk about winning the Finals.MONDAY June 28, 2021 The Bucks’ commanding position, how to play with a banged up Trae Young, life without Kawhi, Chris Paul’s snake dribble, and more.FRIDAY June 25, 2021 Jarod Hector on how money affects players.WEDNESDAY June 23, 2021 Henry has a hunch that the 2021 NBA title may have been decided on Tuesday night.FRIDAY June 18, 2021 David Thorpe on the genius of Trae Young. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe


    Can't knock the hustle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 45:27

    Matt Sullivan brought his deep journalism experience (The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Esquire, Bleacher Report) to the Brooklyn Nets locker room. When he was new, he told Kevin Durant that he didn’t care much about basketball—can you imagine that? But Durant went for it, as did most of the team, and Can’t Knock the Hustle is 350 fascinating pages of what resulted. What did Kobe Bryant teach Kyrie Irving about how to be a teammate? It’s in here. A fascinating conversation with Jarod Hector. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: The Art of War

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 60:20


    Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott, David Thorpe, and special guest Tom Haberstroh wonder if Devin Booker made choices that defied The Art of War and set the stage for Jrue Holiday’s series-altering steal late in Game 5. AND: What might prove to be the most important five minutes in Bucks history.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY July 16, 2021 Damian Lillard, the Blazers, and the Blazers’ rape investigation.MONDAY July 12, 2021 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe break down Giannis’ insane Finals so far.THURSDAY July 8, 2021 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe talk about winning the Finals.MONDAY June 28, 2021 The Bucks’ commanding position, how to play with a banged up Trae Young, life without Kawhi, Chris Paul’s snake dribble, and more.FRIDAY June 25, 2021 Jarod Hector on how money affects players.WEDNESDAY June 23, 2021 Henry has a hunch that the 2021 NBA title may have been decided on Tuesday night.FRIDAY June 18, 2021 David Thorpe on the genius of Trae Young.MONDAY June 14, 2021 Nikola Jokic’s ejection after a hard foul on Cameron Payne in Game 4. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe


    Jrue Holiday's offense comes alive

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 38:17

    TrueHoop readers and BRING IT IN listeners know David Thorpe has been talking about the Bucks’ good title chances all season. When Giannis shifted his attack in the middle of conference finals, David published a story saying this Giannis can win a title, and he picked them to, so long as Giannis was healthy. After the Bucks stumbled out of the gate against the Suns, David could see a way the Bucks would turn it around, and then documented a new wrinkle to the Bucks’ offense with the potential to stymie the Suns.By Friday’s BRING IT IN, though, David said that he didn’t know who to favor, but that in the end his best guess was that Jrue Holiday couldn’t be terrible on offense forever. He foresaw a Holiday offensive recovery and a Bucks win. That probably looked pretty crazy one quarter into the Suns Saturday night home game, as they rolled to a big lead before their delighted home crowd.The Bucks started the second quarter with Giannis on the bench. Then Jrue Holiday came alive. Over about half a quarter, as the Suns went minutes between buckets, the Bucks were almost perfect:Jrue Holiday made four of five, with a 3, and four assists,Brook Lopez made two of three, with four rebounds, Khris Middleton made three of four, with three rebounds and three assists,Pat Connaughton made a 3,Bobby Portis made three of four (including two 3s) with two offensive rebounds.It happened fast, and it was decisive. It could very well be that we will look back at the second quarter of Game 5, when Jrue Holiday’s offense came alive and the Bucks roared back into the lead, as the turning point of the Finals. Holiday finished with 27 points and the best plus/minus of any player in the game. Game 6 is Tuesday in Milwaukee. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: “Everything you want is on the other side of hard…”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 60:22


    Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s Jarod Hector, David Thorpe, and Henry Abbott discuss Damian Lillard and the Blazers, the Blazers’ rape investigation, and Henry’s TrueHoop article called “Shenanigans.” Also:How good is Devin Booker?What can we expect from Jrue Holiday in the Finals?Why David doesn’t believe Giannis left the bench to tinkle.And more. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY July 12, 2021 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe break down Giannis’ insane Finals so far.THURSDAY July 8, 2021 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe talk about winning the Finals.MONDAY June 28, 2021 The Bucks’ commanding position, how to play with a banged up Trae Young, life without Kawhi, Chris Paul’s snake dribble, and more.FRIDAY June 25, 2021 Jarod Hector on how money affects players.WEDNESDAY June 23, 2021 Henry has a hunch that the 2021 NBA title may have been decided on Tuesday night.FRIDAY June 18, 2021 David Thorpe on the genius of Trae Young.MONDAY June 14, 2021 Nikola Jokic’s ejection after a hard foul on Cameron Payne in Game 4.FRIDAY June 11, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector wonder if Giannis Antetokounmpo should keep shooting 3s. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe


    Breaking down Suns vs. Bucks Game 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 43:54

    We are on Clubhouse immediately after every game of the Finals. Need an invite? Respond to this email with your name and phone number.By the end of the game, Giannis was soaring like an eagle to block a mega high-altitude alley-oop from one of the tallest players in the league. The Bucks are back, tied 2-2 in a series that seemed hopeless just a few days ago.But, the Bucks still have concerns. Early in Game 4, David Thorpe started texting. “Something is wrong with Giannis. Really wrong. He’s barely moving.” It didn’t last all game, but it lasted long enough to cause a little concern. He needs to be healthy, or beyond healthy, if the Bucks are going to win in Phoenix. Also:Jrue Holiday made four of 20 shots and seems to have lost the ability to shoot. On a team where 3-pointers are like oxygen for Giannis rim attacks, the Bucks managed to make just 24 percent.The team was minus-13 with Brook Lopez in the game.P.J. Tucker fouls and little else.The Bucks discovered an effective offensive approach in Game 3, and didn’t use it most of the night. No, they don’t know how to stop Devin Booker.In this show, David and Jarod discuss this and a lot more, including some players who David feels shouldn’t be on the court.Serious concerns about referees. What is the deal with this?Thank you for reading TrueHoop! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Game 3 breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 59:49


    Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe break down Giannis’ insane Finals so far. And:Bucks are now +24 in the Finals when Giannis is on the court.In his four Game 1s these playoffs, DeAndre Ayton is shooting 77 percent, scoring 83 points on 48 shots, with 54 rebounds.Giannis checks himself out of the game early, with a high heart rate. No idea what his pre-game ritual is, but some common over-the-counter remedies have proved scary through the years. Does marijuana help athletic performance? We don’t really know. One interesting way to start thinking about it is the research described in the incredible book Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:THURSDAY July 8, 2021 Henry Abbott and David Thorpe talk about winning the Finals.MONDAY June 28, 2021 The Bucks’ commanding position, how to play with a banged up Trae Young, life without Kawhi, Chris Paul’s snake dribble, and more.FRIDAY June 25, 2021 Jarod Hector on how money affects players.WEDNESDAY June 23, 2021 Henry has a hunch that the 2021 NBA title may have been decided on Tuesday night.FRIDAY June 18, 2021 David Thorpe on the genius of Trae Young.MONDAY June 14, 2021 Nikola Jokic’s ejection after a hard foul on Cameron Payne in Game 4.FRIDAY June 11, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector wonder if Giannis Antetokounmpo should keep shooting 3s.MONDAY June 7, 2021 Rapid fire discussion of the games, the hamstrings, the full-court pressure, and the proposed Damian Lillard trades of the NBA postseason. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe


    Giannis, hyped

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 41:24

    A few minutes into the most important game of his life—Game 3 at home, trailing 0-2 in his first NBA Finals—Giannis Antetokounmpo raised a hand. He was signaling that he needed a break. He might be the fittest human on the planet; he had barely broken a sweat. But Pat Connaughton checked in because the Bucks star appeared to be some kind of overhyped. (Was he hyperventilating?) The cameras caught Giannis sitting, a trainer bought heat pads for his knees. For a moment, he seemed to be deep breathing. Then he was up, strolling in the hallway that leads to the locker room. In these times, who couldn’t relate to the idea of feeling too anxious. With 6:04 left in the first quarter, Giannis was once again ready to play. He checked back in, and at first was a bit antsy. But, with his normal rotation obliterated, he stayed on the court—but for a quick rest—until halftime. With Giannis on the court in the second quarter, the Bucks outscored the Suns by 16. They won the game by 20.As soon as the final buzzer sounded, TrueHoop’s Jarod Hector and David Thorpe met on Clubhouse to discuss what the Bucks did right, and what it means for the rest of the series. Game 4 is Wednesday.David and Jarod will be meeting on Clubhouse after every game. Join them live! Do you need an invite to Clubhouse? Respond to this email with your name and phone number and we will do our best to help. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    Breaking down Suns vs. Bucks Game 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 37:37

    Jarod Hector and David Thorpe discussed the game at the final buzzer on Clubhouse. You can join us there live after every game of the Finals. Need a Clubhouse invite? Several kind TrueHoop subscribers with invites to spare have offered to help. Respond to this email with your name and phone number and we will do our best to make it happen … This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Rx for the Bucks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 60:40


    Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe talk about winning the Finals. A while ago on BRING IT IN, the Suns had won eight playoff games in a row, and Henry said he thought they’d win the title. But David has long seen big potential in the Bucks, and has ideas about how the Bucks could still win it all. Things we discuss:FiveThirtyEight has the Suns odds of winning the Finals at almost 80 percent.David wrote before the series that with a healthy Giannis the Bucks are his pick (after writing about the evolution of Giannis.A pretty chart on the evolution of the mid-range.How billionaires use sports teams to reduce their tax bills.The other Devin Booker.Kyle Kuzma says he can average 25, but “it’s hard to be consistent in an inconsistent role.”RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY June 28, 2021 The Bucks’ commanding position, how to play with a banged up Trae Young, life without Kawhi, Chris Paul’s snake dribble, and more.FRIDAY June 25, 2021 Jarod Hector on how money affects players.WEDNESDAY June 23, 2021 Henry has a hunch that the 2021 NBA title may have been decided on Tuesday night.FRIDAY June 18, 2021 David Thorpe on the genius of Trae Young.MONDAY June 14, 2021 Nikola Jokic’s ejection after a hard foul on Cameron Payne in Game 4.FRIDAY June 11, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector wonder if Giannis Antetokounmpo should keep shooting 3s.MONDAY June 7, 2021 Rapid fire discussion of the games, the hamstrings, the full-court pressure, and the proposed Damian Lillard trades of the NBA postseason.FRIDAY June 4, 2021 What happened to the Lakers and Blazers and picks for the second round. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe


    Breaking down Suns vs. Bucks Game 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 48:32


    The plan was to do a little experiment: after the games of these Finals, we would meet on Clubhouse to get David’s analytical smarts out there ASAP. What was working? What was not? But the timing got a little tricky: Hurricane Elsa would be drifting near David Thorpe’s neck of the woods about the time of the game. Would he even be able to watch, let alone focus on the NBA?We didn’t publicize it, because we weren’t even sure it would happen. But we were lucky that we were able to pull off a discussion about:Giannis Antetokounmpo looks fantastic for someone recovering from a hyperextended knee, and did you notice Coach Budenholzer’s incredible discipline in playing him in short shifts before the fourth quarter? (He had been resting when they called a timeout, down 18 in the third, and they still didn’t bring him in. This is why he finished the game feeling great.)Chris Paul is fully weaponized … and is about to make SO MUCH MONEY.Jrue Holiday was on the attack [good] but just couldn’t hit anything [bad].Is Bryn Forbes essential to Giannis-at-center lineups?The Bucks will need a totally different defensive plan. Coach Budenholzer has already hinted at changes.Why Cameron Payne is becoming one of David’s favorite players.Reviews of the 2019 draft were that Cameron Johnson was just about the worst pick. Now he’s stealing the ball from a former MVP in the fourth quarter of a Finals game.From our game notes: “Devin Booker is a hot knife, this defense is butter.”Deandre Ayton wrote about playing with Chris Paul and the team culture on the Suns.Thank you for listening. We will be doing this after every Finals game. If you would like to join us live and are not on Clubhouse, we have a limited number of invites. Respond to this email with your name and phone number and we will try to get you one! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe


    BRING IT IN: David knows who’s going to win the Finals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 59:55


    Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe discuss the Bucks’ commanding position, how to play with a banged up Trae Young, life without Kawhi, Chris Paul’s snake dribble, the collection of abrasive alpha dogs running the Mavericks, the Lakers’ interesting next owners, and more.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY June 25, 2021 Jarod Hector on how money affects players.WEDNESDAY June 23, 2021 Henry has a hunch that the 2021 NBA title may have been decided on Tuesday night.FRIDAY June 18, 2021 David Thorpe on the genius of Trae Young.MONDAY June 14, 2021 Nikola Jokic’s ejection after a hard foul on Cameron Payne in Game 4.FRIDAY June 11, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector wonder if Giannis Antetokounmpo should keep shooting 3s.MONDAY June 7, 2021 Rapid fire discussion of the games, the hamstrings, the full-court pressure, and the proposed Damian Lillard trades of the NBA postseason.FRIDAY June 4, 2021 What happened to the Lakers and Blazers and picks for the second round.FRIDAY May 28, 2021 David Thorpe tells what he learned from watching every basket Luka Doncic has scored in the postseason. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe


    BRING IT IN: The NBA's new guard is here

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 59:52

    Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s David Thorpe and Jarod Hector discussed Suns vs. Clippers game 3, David’s latest TrueHoop piece on guarding Trae Young, and how money affects players, and more. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:WEDNESDAY June 23, 2021 Henry has a hunch that the 2021 NBA title may have been decided on Tuesday night.FRIDAY June 18, 2021 David Thorpe on the genius of Trae Young.MONDAY June 14, 2021 Nikola Jokic’s ejection after a hard foul on Cameron Payne in Game 4.FRIDAY June 11, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector wonder if Giannis Antetokounmpo should keep shooting 3s.MONDAY June 7, 2021 Rapid fire discussion of the games, the hamstrings, the full-court pressure, and the proposed Damian Lillard trades of the NBA postseason.FRIDAY June 4, 2021 What happened to the Lakers and Blazers and picks for the second round.FRIDAY May 28, 2021 David Thorpe tells what he learned from watching every basket Luka Doncic has scored in the postseason.MONDAY May 24, 2021 David expects big things from the Blazers. The Bucks aren’t contenders anymore. Everyone should study Miami’s defense. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: A lot to love in Suns

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 60:00


    Henry here. And I am not speaking for David or Jarod. But I have a hunch—as explained on the show—that the 2021 NBA title may have been decided on Tuesday night. The Suns are now up 2-0 on the Clippers, have won nine straight, and are due to add a truly rested Chris Paul to the mix sometime soon. David thinks the Bucks could still beat them, and he’s an expert. But delightful teamwork, nine straight playoff wins, and then you add a star?There was a season’s worth of drama in Game 2. Crazy intentional fouls, extra-curricular shoving, over-attention to some officiating details, under-attention to others, and Ty Lue deploying some coaching dark arts in the final second. Incredible stuff. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY June 18, 2021 David Thorpe on the genius of Trae Young.MONDAY June 14, 2021 Nikola Jokic’s ejection after a hard foul on Cameron Payne in Game 4.FRIDAY June 11, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector wonder if Giannis Antetokounmpo should keep shooting 3s.MONDAY June 7, 2021 Rapid fire discussion of the games, the hamstrings, the full-court pressure, and the proposed Damian Lillard trades of the NBA postseason.FRIDAY June 4, 2021 What happened to the Lakers and Blazers and picks for the second round.FRIDAY May 28, 2021 David Thorpe tells what he learned from watching every basket Luka Doncic has scored in the postseason.MONDAY May 24, 2021 David expects big things from the Blazers. The Bucks aren’t contenders anymore. Everyone should study Miami’s defense. FRIDAY May 21, 2021 Predictions for every series from David Thorpe, Jarod Hector, and Henry Abbott. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe


    BRING IT IN: This is why we love the game

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 59:35

    Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott, David Thorpe, and Jarod Hector talk about Kemba Walker being traded to OKC, Kevin Durant’s Hero Ball, the genius of Trae Young, and more.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY June 14, 2021 Nikola Jokic’s ejection after a hard foul on Cameron Payne in Game 4.FRIDAY June 11, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector wonder if Giannis Antetokounmpo should keep shooting 3s.MONDAY June 7, 2021 Rapid fire discussion of the games, the hamstrings, the full-court pressure, and the proposed Damian Lillard trades of the NBA postseason.FRIDAY June 4, 2021 What happened to the Lakers and Blazers and picks for the second round.FRIDAY May 28, 2021 David Thorpe tells what he learned from watching every basket Luka Doncic has scored in the postseason.MONDAY May 24, 2021 David expects big things from the Blazers. The Bucks aren’t contenders anymore. Everyone should study Miami’s defense. FRIDAY May 21, 2021 Predictions for every series from David Thorpe, Jarod Hector, and Henry Abbott.MONDAY May 17, 2021 Did the Clippers throw Sundays’s game? This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Nikola Jokic ejected

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 59:53

    Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and Jarod Hector discussed Nikola Jokic’s ejection after a hard foul on Cameron Payne in Game 4, the NBA vs. soft tissue, the downside of being a baller, the future of the NBA, and much more.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY June 11, 2021 David Thorpe and Jarod Hector wonder if Giannis Antetokounmpo should keep shooting 3s.MONDAY June 7, 2021 Rapid fire discussion of the games, the hamstrings, the full-court pressure, and the proposed Damian Lillard trades of the NBA postseason.FRIDAY June 4, 2021 What happened to the Lakers and Blazers and picks for the second round.FRIDAY May 28, 2021 David Thorpe tells what he learned from watching every basket Luka Doncic has scored in the postseason.MONDAY May 24, 2021 David expects big things from the Blazers. The Bucks aren’t contenders anymore. Everyone should study Miami’s defense. FRIDAY May 21, 2021 Predictions for every series from David Thorpe, Jarod Hector, and Henry Abbott.MONDAY May 17, 2021 Did the Clippers throw Sundays’s game?FRIDAY May 14, 2021 What it is about the playoffs that's so different from the regular season? This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: You can't hide in the playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 60:05

    Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s David Thorpe and Jarod Hector wonder if Giannis Antetokounmpo should keep shooting 3s, what he can do to fix his shot, and if the Bucks offense is broken beyond repair. Also:Donovan Mitchell is a superstar. Joel Embiid is stellar—even with a bad knee. What must LeBron James be thinking about Anthony Davis now? The rule Nets coach Steve Nash should deploy in Game 4 to assure a Nets victory.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY June 7, 2021 Rapid fire discussion of the games, the hamstrings, the full-court pressure, and the proposed Damian Lillard trades of the NBA postseason.FRIDAY June 4, 2021 What happened to the Lakers and Blazers and picks for the second round.FRIDAY May 28, 2021 David Thorpe tells what he learned from watching every basket Luka Doncic has scored in the postseason.MONDAY May 24, 2021 David expects big things from the Blazers. The Bucks aren’t contenders anymore. Everyone should study Miami’s defense. FRIDAY May 21, 2021 Predictions for every series from David Thorpe, Jarod Hector, and Henry Abbott.MONDAY May 17, 2021 Did the Clippers throw Sundays’s game?FRIDAY May 14, 2021 What it is about the playoffs that's so different from the regular season?MONDAY May 10, 2021 NBA’s final regular season weekend. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Hammy time

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 60:02

    Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s David Thorpe and Henry Abbott rapid fire worked through the games, the hamstrings, the full-court pressure, and the proposed Damian Lillard trades of the NBA postseason, which is not at a full rolling boil. Jarod Hector joined a little hoarse after actually attending an NBA game in person.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY June 4, 2021 What happened to the Lakers and Blazers and picks for the second round.FRIDAY May 28, 2021 David Thorpe tells what he learned from watching every basket Luka Doncic has scored in the postseason.MONDAY May 24, 2021 David expects big things from the Blazers. The Bucks aren’t contenders anymore. Everyone should study Miami’s defense. FRIDAY May 21, 2021 Predictions for every series from David Thorpe, Jarod Hector, and Henry Abbott.MONDAY May 17, 2021 Did the Clippers throw Sundays’s game?FRIDAY May 14, 2021 What it is about the playoffs that's so different from the regular season?MONDAY May 10, 2021 NBA’s final regular season weekend.FRIDAY May 7, 2021 Anthony Edwards’ and Rudy Gobert’s improved performance. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

    BRING IT IN: Changing of the guard?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 59:27

    Today on BRING IT IN TrueHoop’s Jarod Hector, David Thorpe, and Henry Abbott discussed the NBA’s new young heroes, like Trae Young, Devin Booker, and Donovan Mitchel (who is looking more like Dwyane Wade by the day). They also talked about what happened to the Lakers and Blazers, and made picks for the second round. David hasn’t finished his homework yet, but sounds an awful lot like a guy who’s going to pick the Bucks over the Nets. RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:FRIDAY May 28, 2021 David Thorpe tells what he learned from watching every basket Luka Doncic has scored in the postseason.MONDAY May 24, 2021 David expects big things from the Blazers. The Bucks aren’t contenders anymore. Everyone should study Miami’s defense. FRIDAY May 21, 2021 Predictions for every series from David Thorpe, Jarod Hector, and Henry Abbott.MONDAY May 17, 2021 Did the Clippers throw Sundays’s game?FRIDAY May 14, 2021 What it is about the playoffs that's so different from the regular season?MONDAY May 10, 2021 NBA’s final regular season weekend.FRIDAY May 7, 2021 Anthony Edwards’ and Rudy Gobert’s improved performance.MONDAY May 3, 2021 Delightful trash talk in response to a TrueHoop story that the Rockets may end up the worst team in the league. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe

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