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    The NBA's Most Disappointing Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 43:00

    We talked about the most exciting teams last time so this time Aswi and Erik just HAD to follow it up with the teams they find most disappointing this season. The boys cover everything from the Sacramento Kings' recent firing of head coach Luke Walton to the turbulent reign of Westbrook in LA. Then, Aswi takes the kiddie gloves off and gives a fiery hot take about the Boston Celtics. 1:29 - Sacramento Kings. Will the firing of Luke Walton and elevation of Alvin Gentry to interim head coach make a difference? Who is the better player between De'Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton? Can they coexist? Who should the Kings keep between the two of them? Could Marvin Bagley succeed on another team or is he just too flawed of a player? 13:29 - Los Angeles Lakers. The boys chat about the current state of the Lakers and try finding a silver lining. Has the Westbrook experiment already failed? Will the eventual returns of Trevor Ariza and Kendrick Nunn help solve the Lakers' problems? Has the improvement of Talen Horton-Tucker made him the Lakers' only real trade asset? 27:56 - Boston Celtics. What is going on with Jayson Tatum? How has Ime Udoka's coaching tenure been so far? What is the ceiling of this Boston team if they do turn it around? Finally, Aswi gives his hot take on the current state of the Celtics. https://brownmenwontjump.com Edited by: Aswi

    How the Recent Rule Changes Have Saved the NBA Plus the Most Fun Teams to Watch this Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 50:12

    Erik and A.C. check in on what has been a very enjoyable season so far. They discuss how the rule changes from the offseason have made the NBA as watchable as it has been in years. And they discuss three of the most fun to watch teams this season: the Chicago Bulls, the Golden State Warriors, and the Washington Wizards. 1:51 - Rule Changes. How have the rule changes impacted the viewing experience of the NBA? Which players have been hurt the most by these new rules? How have the rule changes shifted the offensive and defensive strategy of NBA teams? 13:32 - Chicago Bulls. How have new additions Alex Caruso and Lonzo Ball allowed the Chicago Bulls to field an elite defense? What are the Bulls doing on offense to maximize their three offensive hubs in DeMar DeZozan, Zach Lavine, and Nicola Vucevic? 24:48 - Golden State Warriors. How have the Golden State Warriors been able to turn around Andrew Wiggins' career? Can Stephen Curry play even better? And is the Draymond Green of old back? 35:47 - Washington Wizards. The boys discuss the trio of former Lakers - Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Kuzma, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - who are absolutely thriving on the Wizards. Can the Wizards surprisingly elite defense hold up? https://brownmenwontjump.com Edited by: Aswi

    The NBA's 75 Greatest Players

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 76:07

    In today's episode, the BMWJ gang discuss the awesome NBA 75th Diamond Anniversary Team! How will the boys react to the voting process and the 26 new additions to the list? Is there a difference between "best" players ever and the "greatest" players ever? Who do they think does not belong in the top 75? Who were the biggest snubs from the list? Which players in the league now are guarantees for the centennial list? Enjoy as the boys answer all of these in the way only they can! 3:52 - The gang distinguishes between "best" and "greatest" players ever. 10:02 - Who are the 26 new players who were added to the list? 28:40 - What was the voting process to determine the list? 46:36 - Who did not make the BMWJ boys' 75 greatest players lists? 59:05 - Who were the biggest snubs from the list? 1:11:52 - Which current players are guaranteed locks for the centennial team?

    Overreactions to Bucks vs. Nets and Lakers vs. Warriors

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 40:10

    Are the Bucks the favorites? Are the Lakers screwed? Erik and A.C. share their instant reactions (and overreactions) to the Bucks vs. Nets and Lakers vs. Warriors games. And then they gauge the panic meters and excitement levels for all four teams based on the sample size of one game played for each of those teams. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets 0:42 - Milwaukee Bucks 7:34 - Brooklyn Nets Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors 9:54 - Los Angeles Lakers 28:46 - Golden State Warriors 33:00 - How panicked or excited should fans of these four teams be based on that first game? https://brownmenwontjump.com Edited by: Aswi

    Ten Big Questions for the 2021-22 NBA Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 61:50

    Aswi, Erik, and A.C. discuss ten big questions that may define the upcoming season. 2:30 - What will Daryl Morey and the Philadelphia 76ers do about Ben Simmons? 8:48 - Will Damian Lillard ask to be traded from the Portland Trailblazers at some point this season? 16:21 - Will Jason Kidd be able to unlock Kristaps Porzingis for the Dallas Mavericks? 24:54 - How much center will Anthony Davis play for the Los Angeles Lakers? 32:54 - Will the Golden State Warriors get the Klay Thompson of old this season? 37:14 - Can the Los Angeles Clippers stay out of the play-in game without Kawhi Leonard for most or all of the regular season? 41:39 - What sort of impact will overcoming their playoff demons have on Giannis, Coach Bud, and the Milwaukee Bucks? 47:28 - Can Jayson Tatum take the next step towards becoming a true superstar? 53:19 - How good can the newly assembled Chicago Bulls squad be? 57:04 - Which rookie will have the biggest impact on his respective team? https://brownmenwontjump.com Edited by: Aswi

    The Most Infamous Beefs in NBA History - Part 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 46:11

    The boys share even more stories about the most infamous beefs in NBA History. In this episode, they focus on some of the more absurd beefs - from Kevin Garnett telling Carmelo Anthony that his wife "tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios" to Latrell Sprewell literally strangling his coach to Shaq's never-ending beef with Dwight Howard over the "Superman" nickname. 1:23 - Kevin Garnett vs. Carmelo Anthony 6:59 - Kevin Durant vs. Russell Westbrook 12:32 - Kevin Durant vs. Draymond Green 20:45 - Latrell Sprewell vs. P.J. Carlesimo 23:59 - Shaquille O'Neal vs. Dwight Howard 31:04 - Paul George vs. Damian Lillard 38:36 - Nick Young vs. DeAngelo Russell And if you like this episode, check out Parts 1 and 2 for more crazy (and true) stories about NBA beefs. https://brownmenwontjump.com

    The Most Infamous Beefs in NBA History - Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 42:46


    Erik, Aswi, and A.C. share more stories about some of the most infamous conflicts in NBA history. In this episode, they discuss legendary beefs with strange origins ranging from allegations regarding a player's sexuality to a geopolitical conflict a continent away. And in some instances, these beefs had unanticipated consequences that persist to this day. 1:03 - Matt Barnes vs. Derek Fisher 4:54 - Isiah Thomas vs. Adrian Dantley 9:58 - Isiah Thomas vs. Magic Johnson 15:25 - Isiah Thomas vs. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen 21:51 - Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen vs. Jerry Kraus 29:47 - Drazen Petrovic vs. Vlade Divac 33:23 - Joel Embiid vs. Andre Drummond And be sure to check out Part 1 of this series on infamous NBA beefs if you haven't already! https://brownmenwontjump.com


    The Most Infamous Beefs in NBA History - Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 43:19


    From Kobe vs. Shaq to Chris Webber vs. Jalen Rose, NBA history is littered with infamous conflicts between players. And the origins of those beefs are often as interesting as the conflicts themselves. In the first of a multipart series, the boys shares stories about the most infamous beefs in NBA history. 2:05 - Kobe Bryant vs. Shaquille O'Neal 9:30 - Tony Parker vs. Brent Barry 14:17 - Jason Kidd vs. Jimmy Jackson 19:07 - Chris Webber vs. Jalen Rose 24:26 - Gilbert Arenas vs. Javaris Crittenton 30:53 - Scottie Pippen vs. Charles Barkley 35:45 - LeBron James vs. Paul Pierce https://brownmenwontjump.com


    Rich Paul, the Lawsuit Against Klutch Sports, and the Ben Simmons Fiasco

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 52:06

    From his relationship with Adele to the lawsuit against his agency and the Ben Simmons situation, Rich Paul has been all over the news. Anu, Erik, and A.C. discuss all things Rich Paul and wonder if the empire he built is showing its first cracks. 3:14 - Rich Paul's “origin story” 7:16 - How did Klutch Sports become the most powerful and infamous agency in professional basketball? 12:16 - Is the reaction to Rich Paul by teams and other agents fair? And what should be made of the NCAA's “Rich Paul Rule”? 16:01 - Lawsuit against Rich Paul and Klutch Sports by Nerlens Noel 29:13 - Ben Simmons demanded to be traded out of Philadelphia but only wants to go to the “three” California teams. How much power does Rich Paul have to make that happen? 47:00 - What will happen to Rich Paul and Klutch Sports once LeBron James retires? https://brownmenwontjump.com

    Who Sits on the Throne as Best Player in the NBA?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 35:49

    We are nearing the beginning of NBA preseason and the start of the NBA's 75th Anniversary year so naturally it was time for the gang to ask: who is the best player right now? Aswi and Erik give their top 3 players right now and argue the case for each one. And Aswi poses the question about whether or not Olympics performance should count towards a player's case. The guys also give honorable mentions to a few guys who are top 5 but not quite in that upper echelon. 0:57 - Our Current Top 3 Players. Who do Erik and Aswi think are in a class of their own? What sets these guys apart from the rest of the league? 3:35 - Giannis Antetokounmpo. Is the reigning Finals MVP the best player now after his utterly dominant Finals performance? 12:27 - Kevin Durant. Achilles injury be damned, Kevin Durant came back this year without losing a step. After a truly incredible second round playoff series against Giannis, has KD proven that his time on top has finally come? 19:54 - LeBron James. With Aswi and Erik being massive LeBron stans it was inevitable that they would include him in this list. Does the 37 year old King James still reign supreme or is he now the "Washed King"? https://brownmenwontjump.com

    Lakers Trade Their Entire Team for Russell Westbrook and Old Vets: Genius Move or Madness?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 65:38

    Now that the dust has settled on the league-shaking offseason trade in which the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Russell Westbrook, Erik and A.C. talk through every aspect of the trade and the Lakers other offseason moves including inexplicably letting Alex Caruso go for luxury tax savings. And Erik waxes poetic in a soliloquy about how Dennis Schroder's bet on himself backfired badly. 0:41 - Initial thoughts on hearing that the Lakers traded for Westbrook. 3:57 -Russell Westbrook. What does Westbrook bring to the Los Angeles Lakers? How does Westbrook fit with LeBron James? Can these two legendarily ball-dominant players work together on a court, particularly with Westbrook's lack of shooting? How can Westbrook help the Lakers when LeBron is not on the floor? And what can the sheer athleticism of Russell Westbrook do for a team that already employs LeBron and Anthony Davis? 18:18 - Identity Shift. The Lakers, who were the best defensive team in the NBA last season, have traded away much of that defense for offense. What does this shift in identity mean for the Lakers? Can a Frank Vogel team even be bad at defense? 22:13 - Kent Bazemore, Trevor Ariza, and Westbrook on Defense. What do Kent Bazemore and Trevor Ariza provide on defense? Can Westbrook be passable on defense? How can Frank Vogel scheme to take advantage of Westbrook's physical advantages and cover for some of his worst defensive tendencies? 26:20 - Defensive Sieves: Carmelo Anthony and Wayne Ellington. Erik and A.C. marvel at just how bad Melo and Ellington are at defense by virtually every advanced stat available. Will either of them get significant playing time? 34:06 - Lakers' Offensive Potential. The Lakers have added elite shooting around their new big three. How can the Lakers' take advantage of these shooters? 38:00 - Offseason Steals: Kendrick Nunn and Malik Monk. The boys discuss Rob Pelinka's double-heist of young players with upside when he got Nunn to take the mini mid-level exception and Monk to take the veteran's minimum. How will these players fit on a roster of veterans? 45:38 - Departures of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Kuzma. What will the Lakers miss with the departures of two of their core young players, both of whom played major roles in their championship? 51:57 - Lakers Get Cheap with Alex Caruso. Will the Lakers come to regret letting fan favorite Alex Caruso go for nothing in return in what appears to be purely a tax-saving move? Is it justifiable for a tax-paying team like the Lakers to care about avoiding avoiding luxury taxes in an all-in season like this upcoming one? 59:51 - Dennis Schroder's Bet Goes Bust. Erik covers how Schroder turned down a $84 million offer over four years from the Lakers only to wind up getting no offers better than a $5.9 million contract from the Boston Celtics. https://brownmenwontjump.com

    The "MotorCade" has Arrived in the Motor City

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 35:10

    As summer league is underway, the boys talk to Detroit Pistons fan Deesh about one of the summer league standouts: Cade Cunningham. Was Cunningham the right person to use the number one pick on? And the boys cover everything Pistons from the 2004 champion team, the legacy of the Bad Boys, drafting Darko, and the low point of following the Pistons over the last decade. 1:00 - Revisiting the Pistons picking Darko Milicic in the 2003 NBA Draft 4:06 - 2021 NBA Draft 12:03 - Cade Cunningham vs. Jalen Green vs. Evan Mobley 20:33 - Who was the best player on the 2004 championship team? 23:36 - What was the low point of the last decade as a Detroit Pistons fan? 25:52 - Legacy of the "Bad Boys" Pistons 30:51 - What should be made of Detroit's offseason? https://brownmenwontjump.com

    "Greek Yogurt" No More: Giannis Carries the Bucks to the Championship

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 51:52


    The boys react to the Milwaukee Bucks winning a compelling and memorable NBA Finals. Aswi and Anu own up to being wrong about Giannis. And the boys discuss the performance of Giannis, where Giannis ranks all time, what the Bucks winning means for the NBA, and much more from the 2021 NBA Finals. 0:40 - Aswi and Anu come to terms with the egg on their faces after their strong takes on Giannis during previous podcasts. 7:14 - How great was Giannis? How has he grown as a player? The boys also discuss James Harden's comments about the Greek Freak having "no skill at all." 16:08 - Where does Giannis rank amongst the greatest NBA players ever after this playoff run? Just how high up those rankings could he climb? 26:31 - What does the Milwaukee Bucks winning the title mean for the NBA? Is the era of unchecked smallball over? Is the big man back? 39:02 - What did this NBA Finals tell us about Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton? 43:41 - Were Devin Booker and Chris Paul good enough in the NBA Finals? 48:14 - Giannis got 50 nuggets from Chick-Fil-A to celebrate his championship. What would the boys eat to celebrate winning a title? https://brownmenwontjump.com


    NBA Finals Check-In: Giannis Morphs into Prime Shaq

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 32:55


    Erik and A.C. share their awe at the dominant play of Giannis Antetokounmpo in what's been a captivating NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns. 0:46 - Giannis. Just how good has he been from a historical perspective? Has his playoff run this year been underrated? Does Giannis actually have more to gain from winning this year than Chris Paul does? 7:02 - Bucks Adjustments through the Series. Is the criticism of Coach Bud fair? How have the Bucks adapted their defensive gameplan over the course of this series to adjust to the Suns? What does putting Giannis at the five do for the Bucks? 14:57 - Lack of Depth. Both the Suns and the Bucks are hurting from key injuries. How has the lack of depth affected the NBA Finals? 17:23 - Devin Booker. Throughout the playoffs, the boys on the podcast have been rightfully singing Devin Booker's praises. But Erik and A.C. wonder if the praise has gone a little too far. Is he really a superstar or even a consensus top 10 player? 23:17 - Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday. How much can we reasonably trust the Bucks supporting stars on the offensive end? 26:51 - Predictions for the Series. Erik and A.C. share their predictions about how the rest of the NBA Finals will play out. https://brownmenwontjump.com


    NBA Finals Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 67:11


    Anu, Abhi, and A.C. preview the NBA Finals between the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks. What are the key matchups? Who are the players to watch? How will winning or losing the Finals affect the legacies of iconic players like Chris Paul and Giannis Antetokounmpo? 0:54 - Will this year's champion be remembered as an "asterisk" champion? And the boys discuss the painful histories of the franchises in this year's NBA Finals. 10:07 - Chris Paul 14:14 - Devin Booker 17:04 - Deandre Ayton 23:00 - Suns role players to watch in the Finals 25:28 - Giannis Antetokounmpo 30:22 - Khris Middleton 33:42 - Jrue Holiday 35:47 - Bucks role players to watch in the Finals 38:33 - How does the Suns' offense match up against the Bucks' defense? 44:49 - How does the Bucks' offense match up against the Suns' defense? 56:35 - How will a win or a loss in the NBA Finals affect the legacies of Chris Paul and Giannis Antetokounmpo respectively? https://brownmenwontjump.com


    Sixers and Jazz Choke while the Bucks Overcome their Playoff Demons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 73:05

    Sixers fan Aswi and Jazz fan Abhi share their misery after watching their teams undergo series losses that won't soon be forgotten. The gang covers every angle of these collapses including the play of Simmons and Gobert, coaching mistakes, flawed roster construction, and how these teams should address these concerns going forward. The boys also discuss how the Bucks overcame their own playoff demons and came back to beat the Nets. And is Kevin Durant now officially the best player in the world? 1:45 - Reactions to the Philadelphia 76ers losing to the Atlanta Hawks in seven games. 26:04 - Reactions to the Utah Jazz losing to the Los Angeles Clippers (without Kawhi Leonard) in six games. 48:49 - Reactions to the Milwaukee Bucks coming back from a 3-2 deficit against the Brooklyn Nets and winning game seven on the road. 1:04:34 - Is Kevin Durant the best basketball player in the world right now? https://brownmenwontjump.com

    The Second Round of the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs: The Sixers Even the Series 1-1 but the Hawks Won't Go Down Without a Fight, the Dominant Nets are on a Mission to Make the Bucks Stop Here

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 54:13

    The gang covers the incredible performances by young stars in the first round of the Playoffs. Then, the gang discusses the back-and-forth series between the Atlanta Hawks and Aswi's Sixers. The gang also breaks down the Nets-Bucks series and analyzes what changes the Bucks need to make to turn the series around. Plus the gang makes their picks for the two series. 0:40 - The Changing of the Guard. With incredible first-round performances by Luka Doncic, Trae Young, Donovan Mitchell, and Devin Booker have proven that they are ready to carry the league into the future. 6:43 - The Sixers Even the Series 1-1 but the Hawks Won't Go Down Without a Fight. The Hawks are making the Sixers work. Can Trae Young and this young Hawks team pull off the upset and knock out the #1 seed in the East? 26:00 - The Dominant Nets Are on a Mission to Make the Bucks Stop Here. the Nets are having their way with the Bucks. Will the Milwaukee Bucks be able to turn this series around or is this Nets team too much for anyone to handle? 50:39 - The Gang Predicts the Outcomes of Both Eastern Conference Series. https://brownmenwontjump.com

    Tough Times in L.A: Lebron and the Lakers Collapse while the Clippers are on the Brink of Another Postseason Flameout

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 64:54

    The gang is joined by returning guest and Utah Jazz superfan Abhinav to discuss the Phoenix Suns' stunning upset of LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. And the gang covers Luka Doncic carrying the Mavs against a loaded Los Angeles Clippers squad. Plus the gang wonders if this is the end of LeBron's decade-long run as the best basketball player in the world and if there is an obvious successor to his throne. 1:36 - Phoenix Suns Defeat the Los Angeles Lakers. What caused the Lakers collapse? What roster and coaching mistakes did the Lakers make? What should be made of LeBron's play? Which players impressed for the Suns? What strategic moves did Monty Williams make to win the series? How far can the Suns go this postseason? 36:24 - Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers. How is Luka Doncic destroying the Los Angeles Clippers? Do the Clippers have a chance of coming back in this series? What can the Clippers do to tactically to change the series? 53:34 - Is LeBron's long run as the best player in the NBA over? And if so, who is the best player right now? https://brownmenwontjump.com

    LeBron Shows Signs of Life, Clippers Gonna Clip, and Knicks Fans Celebrate Like it's 1999

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 68:53


    The gang reacts to game three of the Lakers-Suns series. And then marvels at how the Clippers find themselves a few losses away from yet another postseason flameout. Plus, the gang discusses the jubilation of Knicks fans and what to make of the Knicks-Hawks series. 00:34 - Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns. Is LeBron capable of playing at the level he needs to for the Lakers to repeat? How are Andre Drummond and Marc Gasol playing in this series? What are the Lakers doing schematically to slow down the high-powered Phoenix offense? Is Chris Paul saving himself for later in the series? How should Phoenix guard Anthony Davis? 25:25 - Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks. What has led to the Clippers being on the verge of yet another playoff collapse? What can the Clippers adjust to better stop the Dallas Mavericks' offense? How special has Luka Doncic been? Who will win this series and in how many games? And Aswi has a pitch for Kawhi Leonard. 44:56 - New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks. Are the Knicks fans going too far in celebrating just one playoff win? AC explains what the Knicks winning means to the city of New York and why desirable free agents will finally start joining the franchise. How great has Trae Young been? What have the Hawks done to slow down Julius Randle? Plus what has Derrick Rose done to carry the floundering Knicks offense? And who will win the series? https://brownmenwontjump.com


    First Round NBA Playoff Madness

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 62:47

    The gang reacts to Game 1s in some of the most intriguing first round series in the NBA Playoffs including Lakers vs. Suns, 76ers vs. Wizards, Knicks vs. Hawks, and Clippers vs. Mavs. Erik (Lakers), Aswi (Sixers), and A.C. (Knicks) discuss how well their respective teams opened their postseason runs. And the gang discusses whether the Los Angeles Clippers are in trouble against the Dallas Mavericks. 0:41 - The gang geeks out over how nice it is to have playoff basketball back again. 3:06 - Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns 21:00 - Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards 42:42 - New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks 51:12 - Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks https://brownmenwontjump.com

    Awards Tour 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 93:19

    Anu and Erik discuss the most deserving candidates for the traditional end of the year awards, in a year that was anything but traditional. 1:04 Most Valuable Player 18:14 Defensive Player Of The Year 31:25 Sixth Man Of The Year 46:13 Most Improved Player 58:42 Rookie Of The Year 114:29 Coach Of The Year https://brownmenwontjump.com

    The Surging New York Knicks and the Eastern Conference Playoff Picture

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 68:40

    A.C. kicks off his fellow co-hosts for another Knicks-centered episode featuring the return of Knicks superfans Drew and Rahul. The boys cover every angle of the surprisingly dominant run by their New York Knicks over the past few months. Plus the boys discuss the Eastern Conference playoff picture as a whole. 0:57 - The boys discuss the recent run by the New York Knicks. 5:10 - How has Derrick Rose impacted the team? 7:57 - How is New York City treating the Knicks versus the much-hyped Brooklyn Nets? 10:53 - Rahul describes what it's like to attend a game at Madison Square Garden during the pandemic. 12:59 - The boys share their appreciation for how Julius Randle has gone from a solid player to an All Star to an All NBA Team candidate. They rave about his clutch scoring ability, discuss his unique skillset, and ponder which former player his game most resembles. 22:35 - The boys cover the growth of R.J. Barrett as shooter, finisher, and defender. And Drew makes a bold claim regarding his willingness to trade R.J. Barrett. 34:46 - Just how dominant has Nerlens Noel been this season? What should the Knicks do with Noel and Mitchell Robinson in the offseason? Are centers undervalued or overvalued in the modern NBA? 42:30 - The boys discuss the Knicks potential to finish in the fourth, fifth, or sixth spots in the Eastern Conference playoff race. How would the Knicks matchup against potential first round opponents such as the Atlanta Hawks, the Miami Heat, and the Milwaukee Bucks? 51:46 - How would the Miami Heat match up with the Milwaukee Bucks? How would a potential round two series between the Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets go? And how would the Philadelphia 76ers fare against the other Eastern Conference contenders? 1:02:57 - Given the current odds for the various Eastern Conference playoff teams to win the Eastern Conference playoffs, which team is worth betting on to get to the NBA Finals? https://brownmenwontjump.com

    Part 2 - Top 15 NBA Players for the 2021 Playoffs (#8-15)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 42:47

    The boys continue their discussion of the Top 15 NBA players for the 2021 playoffs. In part 1, the boys shared the top 7 players on each of their lists and discussed those players in detail. In this episode, the boys share the rest of their lists. Expect the usual friendly banter and shade as the boys debate the omissions and surprise inclusions on their lists. To avoid repetition, this episode focuses on the players that were not discussed in Part 1. 0:33 - The 8th, 9th, and 10th best NBA players for the 2021 playoffs 17:08 - The last five players that round out the Top 15 NBA players for the 2021 playoffs For detailed discussion of specific players, please see the timestamps below: 1:30 - Jimmy Butler 6:32 - Damian Lillard 13:08 - Bam Adebayo 18:26 - James Harden 27:57 - Donovan Mitchell 31:58 - Paul George 39:46 - Bradley Beal https://brownmenwontjump.com

    Top 15 NBA Players for the 2021 Playoffs - Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 112:40

    As the NBA playoffs start in just three weeks, the boys decided to each make a list of their Top 15 NBA players for the playoffs. Except plenty of argument and shade as the boys reveal their lists to each other for the first time on the podcast. In fact, so much debate ensued that the podcast is being released in two parts. Part 1 covers all of the players in detail that at least one of the boys ranked in the top 7 of their respective lists. 1:08 - The rules which the boys followed in making their lists. 2:42 - The boys discuss which factors they weighed most heavily in coming up with their lists. 7:45 - Top 3 best players for the 2021 playoffs 32:50 - The 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th best players for the 2021 playoffs For detailed discussion of specific players, please see the timestamps below: 10:23 - LeBron James 18:28 - Kevin Durant 25:25 - Kawhi Leonard 34:52 - Anthony Davis 42:25 - Steph Curry 51:59 - Nikola Jokic 1:05:04 - Joel Embiid 1:23:23 - Luka Doncic 1:30:49 - Chris Paul 1:41:05 - Kyrie Irving https://brownmenwontjump.com

    Bonus Episode: Derek Chauvin Verdict and the NBA's Social Justice Efforts Since the Death of George Floyd

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 31:22


    In a special episode departing from their usual light-hearted basketball discussion, the boys react to the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin and reflect upon the NBA's efforts since the death of George Floyd to promote social justice in a variety of contexts. Plus the boys address the notion that taking stands on social justice issues has harmed the NBA from a television ratings perspective. And for more on the NBA's history with social justice issues over the decades, please check out our bonus podcast episode released on MLK day - "Bonus Episode: The NBA & Social Justice - A Discussion for MLK Day". 1:27 - Instant reactions to hearing the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin 10:20 - The rise of activism amongst NBA players in the wake of the death of George Floyd 16:36 - Were the NBA's and the players' efforts to promote social justice causes in the bubble effective? 25:54 - Did the social justice efforts of the NBA cause the television ratings dip seen in the bubble and this season? And if it did, should that even matter? https://brownmenwontjump.com


    Nets vs. Lakers, Western Conference Playoff Seeding Races, and the Greatness of Zion Williamson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 37:39

    The gang discusses what it learned from the severely short-handed Los Angeles Lakers blowing out the Brooklyn Nets. And what should be made of Kyrie Irving's tweet admonishing Dennis Schroeder for using the n-word? Plus, the gang dives deep into the various Western Conference playoff seedings races. Who will win the race for the one seed? How far will the Lakers fall in the standings? Will the Los Angeles Clippers or the Denver Nuggets claim the three seed? And which team could find itself on the outside looking in and fail to make the play-in tournament? The gang also raves about the greatness of Zion Williamson, who is dominating the NBA in just his second season. 0:33 - Reactions to the Los Angeles Lakers win against the Brooklyn Nets. Is there anything that can be learned about how these teams might match up in a potential NBA Finals? 11:46 - Was Kyrie Irving justified in publicly admonishing Dennis Schroeder for using the n-word? Erik shares his perspective on the issue. 16:38 - Who between the Utah Jazz and the Phoenix Suns will wind up with the number one seed in the Western Conference playoffs? 19:25 - Where will the Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Dallas Mavericks finish in the race to avoid the seventh seed and the play-in tournament? 25:35 - Will the Denver Nuggets or the Los Angeles Clippers secure the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs? 30:56 - Assuming the Memphis Grizzlies finish in the top 8, there would only be two available play-in tournament slots left. Who between the Golden State Warriors, the San Antonio Spurs, and the New Orleans Pelicans will wind up missing the Western Conference play-in tournament? And just how great has Zion Williamson been? https://brownmenwontjump.com

    Beefs, Buyouts, and Butts - A Bizarre Yet Eventful Week in the NBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 54:58


    The gang gets together to discuss a whacky week in the NBA including the fallout from Michael Rapaport leaking Kevin Durant's homophobic and misogynistic DMs, JJ Redick claiming that the New Orleans Pelicans lied to him, and Paul Pierce posting an IG Live video of himself smoking a blunt surrounded by strippers. Plus the gang resumes its discussion of the trade deadline by focusing on buyout additions. Is the buyout market turning into a problem for the NBA? And how will the the buyout additions help their new teams? Beefs 00:43 - Kevin Durant v. Michael Rapaport 13:07 - JJ Redick v. David Griffin and the New Orleans Pelicans front office Buyouts 20:18 - Are buyouts starting to become a problem for the NBA? Do buyouts favor big market teams over small market teams? 23:31 - Andre Drummond signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. Should he start? Will he help the defending champions repeat? 31:29 - Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge signed with the Brooklyn Nets. Is this now a "Monstars" style superteam? Or can these players hurt the Nets by playing instead of Nick Claxton? 39:27 - Austin Rivers and Jeff Teague signed with the Milwaukee Bucks. How can they help Milwaukee in their playoff push? 44:50 - Gorgui Dieng signed with the San Antonio Spurs. Is this evidence that the alleged big market advantage in the buyout market is overblown? Butts 47:20 - Paul Pierce posts an IG Live video of himself smoking a blunt surrounded by strippers. The gang shares their initial reactions to the video, debates if ESPN's punishment was fair, and makes the case that Richard Jefferson should replace Paul Pierce on the national broadcasts. https://brownmenwontjump.com


    The Best Moves of the NBA Trade Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 44:59


    In the first of a two-part episode covering the flurry of recent NBA transactions, the gang discusses some of the best trades made by NBA teams before the trade deadline. Which teams improved the most? Will these moves impact this year's playoffs? And what is going on with Kyle Lowry and Toronto? 1:01 - After weeks of speculation, Kyle Lowry surprisingly wasn't traded by the Raptors. Was this a mistake by Masai Ujiri? And will the Sixers, Lakers, and Heat come to regret not offering more to get Lowry? 12:52 - How can George Hill help the Philadelphia 76ers? 15:24 - The gang marvels at Pat Riley somehow managing to add Victor Oladipo, Nemanja Bjelica, and Trevor Ariza to a talented Miami Heat squad that was just in the NBA Finals. Do these moves make the Miami Heat legitimate contenders in the Eastern Conference? 19:24 - Did the Chicago Bulls make the right decision in trading lightly protected future assets to acquire All Star center Nicola Vucevic? 25:32 - The gang discusses the Denver Nuggets adding Aaron Gordon and Javale McGee. Will these moves vault Denver to the top of the Western Conference? 32:31 - What does P.J. Tucker bring to the Milwaukee Bucks? 36:12 - Is Rajon Rondo really the missing piece for the Los Angeles Clippers as all the talking heads (and Draymond Green) seem to think? https://brownmenwontjump.com


    Panic in La La Land - Lebron James Injured, the Lakers in Trouble, and a Tribute to Elgin Baylor

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 53:55


    The gang gets together with Lakers fan Mas to discuss a tough couple of weeks for the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. With Anthony Davis sidelined and Marc Gasol in Covid-protocol, the Lakers were dealt a serious blow with the injury to LeBron James. And the Lakers haven't even been competitive in the games played since then. Will this mean the Lakers might have to win a play-in game just to make it to the playoffs? And as if things weren't bad enough for Lakers fans, the sad news broke about Lakers' legend Elgin Baylor passing away. The gang also can't help but talk about Draymond Green claiming to be the greatest defensive player ever and the twitter beef that ensued between Draymond and Tony Allen. 00:52 - The gang pays tribute to the great Elgin Baylor - the man who first brought aerial artistry to professional basketball. 8:30 - What does LeBron's injury mean for the Los Angeles Lakers? When can he be expected to return? Was the injury caused by a dirty play from Solomon Hill? 13:27 - Will the Lakers fall all the way to one of the two play-in games without both LeBron and AD for the foreseeable future? What will that mean for the Lakers' title chances? 27:47 - Who needs to step up on the Lakers to fill the massive void created by the absences of LeBron and AD? 44:56 - The gang laughs about the twitter feud between Draymond Green and Tony Allen that started with Draymond proclaiming himself the greatest defensive player ever. https://brownmenwontjump.com


    Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and the Surprisingly Dominant Philadelphia 76ers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 78:32

    The gang gets together to finally dedicate a full episode towards Aswi's Philadelphia 76ers who continue to sit atop the Eastern Conference standings. The hosts are joined by two guests: returning Lakers fan (and Embiid admirer) Mas and Sixers fan Garrett. Should Joel Embiid be the MVP frontrunner? Can a team win it all with Ben Simmons? What moves should the Sixers make at the trade deadline? And how would they fare against the other contenders in the Eastern Conference? 3:25 - Aswi and Garrett describe what it was like to be Sixers fans in the "Process" years. 6:22 - The gang discusses Joel Embiid's dominant season, how he has improved as a player, and his case to win this year's MVP award. 17:46 - Aswi and Garrett share their concerns regarding the lack of offensive growth by Ben Simmons. Can he be a blue chip piece on a legitimate title contender? And just how dominant has Ben Simmons been on defense? 25:46 - The gang discusses the Sixers' supporting cast including Tobias Harris, Seth Curry, Danny Green, Dwight Howard, Matisse Thybulle, Tyrese Maxey, Shake Milton, and more. 36:21 - Aswi and Garrett share their thoughts on Brett Brown and what they've seen so far from Doc Rivers. Aswi explains why Sixers fans refer to Doc Rivers by his government name. 40:59 - What moves should the Sixers make at the upcoming trade deadline to bolster their chances of winning a championship this year? 47:36 - How would the Sixers fare against the Boston Celtics in a playoff series? 51:59 - How would the Sixers fare against the Miami Heat in a playoff series? 1:00:14 - How would the Sixers fare against the Milwaukee Bucks in a playoff series? 1:04:18 - How would the Sixers fare against the Brooklyn Nets in a playoff series? 1:12:10 - The gang predicts how the rest of the season will go for the 76ers. https://brownmenwontjump.com

    NBA History Meets U.S. Presidential History

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 89:47


    Aswi and Erik get together for a special episode comparing the legacies of some of the NBA's greatest players of all time with the legacies of some of the United States' most notable (and infamous) presidents. For instance, who is the Abraham Lincoln of NBA players? And which historically great NBA player is most reminiscent of John F. Kennedy? To prepare for the episode, Aswi and Erik each came up with their own lists of presidents and NBA player comparisons - they then shared their comps with each other live on the podcast. 2:05 - George Washington, the 1st President 11:44 - Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President 17:16 - Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President 31:38 - Jimmy Carter, the 39th President 35:44 - Ronald Reagan, the 40th President 45:13 - Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th President 53:55 - John F. Kennedy, the 35th President 1:01:43 - Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President 1:10:20 - Andrew Jackson, the 7th President 1:13:19 - James Buchanan, Jr., the 15th President 1:14:20 - Donald J. Trump, the 45th President 1:16:48 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President 1:19:54 - Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President


    Blake Griffin Joins the Brooklyn Nets and the Meyers Leonard Situation

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 89:16

    The gang is joined by new co-host Erik (making his second appearance on the pod after the "LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers" episode) and Nets fan Paolo to discuss Blake Griffin joining the Nets, the Nets roster, the biggest threats to the Nets in the playoffs, and much more on the league's newest superteam. The gang also tackles the Meyers Leonard situation and reacts to All Star weekend. 0:50 - The gang begins by discussing the fallout of Meyers Leonard using an anti-semitic slur while streaming a Call of Duty match. Is his apology acceptable? What should the NBA do in response? 8:27 - The gang reacts to the All Star events that took place last weekend. 14:04 - Paolo describes how he became a Nets fan and describes what it was like to follow the Nets after the disastrous trade to get the corpses of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry. 21:19 - The gang discusses Blake Griffin agreeing to join the Nets. Will he be part of the Nets' closing lineup? 29:25 - What should be made of the Nets supporting cast? Which players have stepped up for the Nets? 42:58 - In what ways have the Big Three exceeded expectations so far? 52:46 - How has Steve Nash done so far as the rookie coach of this superteam? Are their any concerns with him helming the team in the playoffs? 59:16 - Are the Nets the favorites to win the Eastern Conference playoffs? Which team is their biggest threat to making an NBA Finals run? 1:09:16 - Should the Nets be favored over the Western Conference teams in a potential NBA Finals? How would they match up with a healthy Los Angeles Lakers team? 1:20:00 - What moves can the Nets still make to improve their roster? The gang discusses the advantages the Nets have over other contenders in bolstering their roster. 1:27:36 - Paolo shows pity to AC's New York Knicks. https://brownmenwontjump.com

    The Most Disappointing NBA Teams this Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 59:18

    We are halfway through the 2020-2021 NBA season so the gang decided it was time to talk about some teams who came into this season with high hopes but have so far been disappointing. The gang is joined once again by their resident Jazz expert, Abhi, as they break down what's going on with the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, and Dallas Mavericks. Aswi and Anu also put their GM hats on and try negotiating a trade to send Kyle Lowry to the Philadelphia 76ers. Finally, the gang picks which team has the best chance of turning it around and having a deep playoff run. 0:55 - The gang talks about the shortcomings of the Boston Celtics and what might be causing their underwhelming record. 12:02 - What's going on with Anu's Toronto Raptors? 24:26 - Aswi and Anu put their GM hats on to try negotiating a trade to send Kyle Lowry to the Philadelphia 76ers. 33:30 - Why aren't the Nuggets playing better despite Jokic playing at an MVP level? 42:26 - Is The Unicorn the big problem in Dallas, or do the Mavericks' problems run deeper? Knicks fan AC gives a Hot Take on former Knick, Porzingis, and sheds some light on why he may actually be the root of the Mavericks' problems. 56:02 - The gang makes their picks for who they think will turn it around and make a good playoff run. https://brownmenwontjump.com

    Wait the New York Knicks are Actually Competent Now?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 66:54

    The surprisingly competent play of the New York Knicks allows AC to kick out the other hosts and have an episode all about his squad. AC is joined by two Knicks superfans - Drew and Rahul - as they revel in the success of the current squad and reflect upon what it's been like to be a Knicks fan over the last several decades. They reminisce over the 90s Knicks, talk about the Knicks' moves that infuriated them the most, discuss Coach Tom Thibodeau, make fun of James Dolan, and make predictions for how this season will end.    1:00 - AC, Drew, and Rahul explain why New York will always be a Knicks town no matter how good the Brooklyn Nets are.  3:22 - The gang revels in the success of the current squad and discusses Julius Randle, Obi Toppin, Immanuel Quickley, R.J. Barrett, and Mitchell Robinson.   21:22 - What has Coach Tom Thibodeau brought to the Knicks? How has the Knicks' team defense been so remarkable despite a lack of practice and only few notable defensive players?  28:38 - Should the Knicks tank or shoot for the playoffs?  35:21 - Are Leon Rose and Worldwide Wes the right guys to lead the Knicks? The gang also dispels some of the myths about James Dolan and hones in on why he's failed so much as the owner of the Knicks. And how on Earth did Steve Mills keep his job for so long?  41:45 - What move by the Knicks was the most infuriating even as it was happening? Spoiler alert: there are so many to choose from that picking just one is nearly impossible.  50:14 - AC goes through his many heartbreaks as a young fan of the 90s Knicks.  59:44 - Why even stay loyal to a franchise that has been so incompetent for so long?  1:02:21 - The gang makes its predictions for how this "Cinderella" New York Knicks season ends.  https://brownmenwontjump.com (https://brownmenwontjump.com)

    Picking Our Eastern and Western Conference NBA All Stars

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 80:53

    Each of our hosts selects his own team of Eastern Conference and Western Conference NBA All Stars for this season. It was really difficult to pick just 12 players in each conference given all of the talent in the league. So expect plenty of disagreement and friendly banter. 0:24 - The gang explains the rules for selecting NBA All Star starters and the criteria coaches are expected to abide by in selecting All Star reserves. 2:35 - Each of the hosts picks his Eastern Conference All Stars. 43:47 - Each of the hosts picks his Western Conference All Stars. https://brownmenwontjump.com

    Western Conference Contender Check-In: Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 58:23

    The gang gets together with guest Abhi, a fan of the Utah Jazz, to talk about two Western Conference contenders: the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers. The gang also debates how each of these teams would fair against the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers - and against each other - in a playoff series. 0:38 - The gang discusses the red hot Utah Jazz. Are they legitimate contenders? What has Mike Conley brought to the team that he didn't last year? After his great start to the year, should Rudy Gobert now be considered properly paid? Can Donovan Mitchell become a true superstar this season? 27:33 - The gang checks in on the Los Angeles Clippers. How has Paul George improved this season? What should be made of Kawhi no longer load managing? What's up with the Clippers struggles to generate offense in the clutch this season? And "Aswidramus" brags about being right about Nicolas Batum. 42:28 - How would a Clippers vs. Jazz playoff series go? 47:15 - How would a Lakers vs. Jazz playoff series go? 51:21 - How would a Lakers vs. Clippers playoff series go? https://brownmenwontjump.com

    Super Bowl Week Special - Which NBA Players Could Make it in the NFL?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 60:36


    The gang is joined by guest host and football wiz, Mig, as they discuss the upcoming matchup between Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes and determine where NBA players fit on the football field. 1:07 - The gang reflects on the once-in-a-lifetime matchup of the GOAT and the potential future GOAT in Super Bowl 55. 2:33 - How are legacies defined differently in the NFL vs. the NBA? 6:40 - Would losing to Tom Brady hurt Mahomes' GOAT potential? 12:40 - Is Tom Brady the Greatest Football Player ever? 16:32 - The gang highlights NFL players who used to play basketball. 18:38 - What NBA players would play defensive positions in the NFL? Mig breaks down the role of each football player on defense while AC and Aswi try to match player with position. 37:26 - What NBA players would play offensive positions in the NFL? Once again, Mig breaks each position down while AC and Aswi figure out the NBA players that best fit in them. 57:01 - Who is winning Super Bowl 55? The gang gives their picks for who they think is winning the GOAT Bowl. https://brownmenwontjump.com


    LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 56:01

    The gang discusses the incredible season LeBron James is having and the unprecedented success his Los Angeles Lakers have been having so far. 0:31 - Introducing the show's very first two guests, Mas and Erik! 1:22 - The gang recaps Wednesday night's marquee matchup between Mas and Erik's Los Angeles Lakers and Aswi's Philadelphia 76ers. 7:30 - The gang discusses the incredible performance of the Lakers on both sides of the floor and why they might just be the best team in the NBA. 10:22 - LeBron is having an MVP-caliber season. As day one LeBron fans, what do Mas and Erik think about his play in year 18? 20:53 - What's going with Anthony Davis? Should Lakers fans be worried about competing for a ring if he has been playing like this? 24:31 - How have the newcomers been playing? The gang discusses about the impact Mark Gasol, Dennis Shroder, Montrezl Harrell, and Wesley Matthews have had this year. 38:46 - What about the impact of the returning role players? The gang weighs in on the performance of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma, and Alex Caruso. 46:05 - In crunchtime, who will Frank Vogel pick to seal the W? The gang picks who their ideal closing five players are. 49:23 - With powerhouses like the Clippers and Nets in the way, who are Mas and Erik most worried about facing in the playoffs? https://brownmenwontjump.com

    The Impact of COVID-19 on this Odd NBA Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 40:01

    The gang discusses how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted what is turning out to be a unique and odd NBA season. 0:20 - Tribute to Kobe Bryant 3:53 - The birth of "Aswidramus" 5:48 - The gang argues over the effectiveness of the NBA's newly implemented Covid-19 rules. Will all the missed games be made up down the road? 13:04 - The gang discusses the effects of the shortened schedule this season. Are the consecutive games against the same opponents here to stay? Will it lead to less tanking? 24:46 - How likely is it that the playoffs this season could take place in a bubble? 28:18 - Are the empty arenas leading to more blowouts this season? 35:23 - Should there be an All Star game this season? https://brownmenwontjump.com

    Bonus Episode: The NBA & Social Justice - A Discussion for MLK Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 43:00


    In honor of MLK Day, the gang discusses how the NBA and its players have fought for social justice over the past 70 years. https://brownmenwontjump.com


    Emergency Pod - James Harden Traded to the Brooklyn Nets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 45:51

    The gang gets together for an emergency pod after the league-altering trade sending James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. Does this make the Nets the title favorites? What's going on with Kyrie Irving? And how did the other teams involved in the trade fare (Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Indiana Pacers)? 1:21 - Initial reactions upon hearing the news 8:51 - Are the Nets now the title favorites? 20:21 - The gang discusses the increasingly bizarre Kyrie Irving situation. 26:19 - How did the Rockets do in the trade? Did they get enough for James Harden? 34:16 - How did the Cavaliers fare in the trade? Plus the gang discusses "Sexland" and rookie Isaac Okoro. 41:49 - Did the Pacers make the right decision in swapping Victor Oladipo for Caris Levert? https://brownmenwontjump.com

    NBA Expansion Cities

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 47:38

    In the wake of the recent news that the NBA is strongly considering adding two more teams via expansion, the gang debates which cities the NBA should consider expanding to. 1:18 - Is expansion even a good idea? 4:42 - Seattle 9:32 - Vancouver 19:41 - Mexico City 24:38 - San Juan 27:14 - Nashville 30:43 - Louisville 34:12 - Las Vegas 41:27 - Baltimore and Kansas City 45:38 - Predictions

    Yearbook Superlatives/Most Likely To...

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 55:12

    Who's the most likely player to start a brawl this year? Or break Covid protocol? Or demand a trade? Or become the "Shaqtin' A Fool" MVP? In honor of the new year, the gang answers these and other questions (and predicts a couple of actual NBA awards too). 0:38 - Who is the most likely player to start a brawl? 6:45 - Who is the most likely player to break the NBA's Covid-19 protocol? 14:22 - Who is the most likely coach to get fired? 23:38 - Who is the most likely player to demand a trade (besides James Harden)? 27:42 - Who is the most likely player to win MVP? 36:52 - Who is the most likely player to win Defensive Player of the Year? 42:52 - Who is the most likely coach to win Coach of the Year? 50:51 - Who is the most likely player to win the "Shaqtin' A Fool" MVP?

    NBA Christmas Wish Lists

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 35:24

    The gang puts together Christmas wish lists for the brand new NBA season. Each available show host gets one wish for his own team (2:13), one wish for the league in general (18:05), and one wish for something he would change about the league if he could (26:32). Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you out there! Audio Credits - "Christmas Jingle" by Adam Vitovsky

    Wild, Wild West - Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 53:47


    The gang continues its discussion of the Western Conference contenders. In this episode, the gang banters and argues over the Jazz, the Nuggets, the Mavericks, the Suns, the Rockets, and the Pelicans. 1:01 - Jazz: How good is Donavan Mitchell? Is Rudy Gobert worth a max extension? And is Mike Conley washed up? 9:02 - Nuggets: What does the loss of Jerami Grant mean for the Nuggets? Is Jamal Murray already a superstar in this league? And Anushan raves about Nikola Jokic. 17:35 - Mavericks: The gang discusses the ceiling for Luka Doncic. Plus, is Porzingis good enough to be the second best player on a championship team? 28:10 - Suns: Did the Suns make the right move in adding an aging Chris Paul to a young team? How will he pair with Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton? And the gang discusses Chris Paul's playoff legacy. 40:09 - Rockets: Are the Rockets headed towards a full rebuild? Is adding John Wall and Christian Wood enough to keep the Rockets competitive? And A.C. has a hot take on Tilman Fertitta. 46:17 - Pelicans: The gang discusses the merits of the Pelicans adding Steven Adams. And is it time to start worrying about Zion's ability to stay healthy?


    Wild, Wild West - Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 74:58

    In the first of a two-part Western Conference preview, the gang focuses on the battle for Los Angeles between the Clippers and the Lakers, the Trailblazers potentially taking a step forward this offseason, and what to expect from the Warriors this season after the devastating injury to Klay Thompson. 1:08 - Clippers: The gang has some fun at Paul George's expense. And they examine "Lemon Pepper" Lou's playoff shortcomings. Plus, A.C. has a hot take on Kawhi Leonard. 31:54 - Lakers: The gang discusses Rob Pelinka's masterful offseason. What does Montrezl Harrell bring to the Lakers? Is going from Playoff Rondo to Dennis Schroder actually an upgrade? And Ranga worries that the Lakers might be a little too strong. 52:58 - Trailblazers: Did the Blazers do enough this offseason to catch the LA teams? How do they match up against the other Western Conference teams? The gang discusses whether a team with two smaller guards can ever truly be contenders. 1:03:35 - Warriors: The gang worries about the ability of the Warriors to compete without Klay Thompson. Ranga and Nisal place their hopes in Andrew Wiggins of all people. And man is it going to be nice to have Steph Curry back playing again this season.

    Beasts of the East

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 66:13

    The gang gets together to preview what to expect from the five most dangerous teams in the Eastern Conference this season: the Nets, the Bucks, the Sixers, the Heat, and the Celtics. 1:09 - Nets: What's going on with Kyrie Irving? And what should be expected of Kevin Durant after his return from injury? Plus, what do we think of the Nets hiring Steve Nash as a first time head coach? 19:41 - Bucks: The gang shares its thoughts on the addition of Jrue Holiday. Then Aswi holds no punches in his hot take of the Greek Freak. And everyone collectively piles on Coach Bud. 32:40 - Sixers: The gang gets into a debate about Aswi's Sixers. How much blame does Joel Embiid deserve for the Sixers' playoff flameouts? Is Ben Simmons the reason things aren't always sunny in Philadelphia? 46:04 - Heat: The gang covers the Heat's talented young trio of emerging players and the greatness of Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra. 53:37 - Celtics: The gang discusses what the loss of Gordon Hayward means for Nisal's Boston Celtics. Is Danny Ainge overrated? And how great is Jayson Tatum?

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