Our round ball triumvirate is so good, you’d never know they threw together a show asking if the NBA’s tanking epidemic is as a big of a problem that is being made out to be or is it simply a distraction from the bigger issue?
A busy week in the NBA. We took a look at the myriad of problems happening in Indiana, Mark Jackson’s job status in Golden State and glanced at the playoff picture. We also discussed Kobe Bryant’s controversial quote in a New Yorker article and rounded things off with our Performances and Embarrassments of the Week.
What happens when you juxtapose the racist tweet of a Minnesotan politician with the wishes of a Polish center to loosen the NBA’s fighting rules? This week we delved into the coincidental relationship between these comments.
In one of the longest episodes we’ve ever done, we talked about Phil Jackson joining the Knicks front office and what type of impact he’ll have, the challenges of being an NBA fan in Europe, Steve Nash admitting money is a motivator, and Kobe Bryant taking the Lakers’ front office to task.
Special Guest: Dee Johnson (@LOQuent)
Our three hosts have different opinions on who will miss the Western Conference playoffs, Mark Cuban came out in support of our thoughts about D-League relevancy, and Adam Silver admitted something about the league that forces us to view the NBA and it’s franchises through a different lens.
Your friendly Peoples’ Court members jumped right into a few controversial topics including Jason Collins’ historic season debut, Raymond Felton’s arrest and how should coaches manage a player’s personal issues, and the NFL’s proposed penalty regarding a racial slur. We even talked some basketball with a few playoff teams making last-minute roster additions to, hopefully, improve their chances. Enjoy.
- 00:00 – Intro
- 02:35 – Jason Collins makes history
- 09:20 – Contract buyouts
- 38:45 – Raymond Felton arrested for firearm possession
- 47:32 – Performances and Embarrassments Of The Week
The trade deadline has come and gone and we analyzed a few of the trades that took place. We offered a few suggestions new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. We also tried to answer the question of how would we view players if we didn’t know their salaries? Of course, what would an episode on the court be if we didn’t share with you our Performances and Embarrassments of The Week?
I take it that you’re all settled into the big chair now. You’re probably still winding down from the tornado that is All-Star Weekend, but I figured now is as good a time as any to make our acquaintance. He likely didn’t mention me, but that other commissioner, David Stern, listened to my opinions from time to time and I’m hoping that you’ll do the same. I know you’ve been inundated with suggestions on how to the improve the NBA so I’ll limit this to one topic. You’ve said that you want to look into speeding the game up and I’ve got a few simple ideas on how you can do this: Continue reading
On our All-Star Saturday morning show, we carved our own Mt. Rushmores, apologized to Jason Kidd, discussed Adam Silver’s desire to increase the age limit, considered the trade deadline, and so much more.
Lamont and Chris react to the selections and format changes made for All-Star Saturday Night, discuss Adam’s post, “The Miami Heat Absolutely Suck at Tanking,” and how the Cavaliers are absolutely artful at it.