Monthly Archives: April 2013

Episode 120 – Where Blowouts and Injuries Happen

The playoffs are underway, and the story so far have been blowouts and injuries. We took to the airwaves today to breakdown the first round thus far, discuss the numerous injuries impacting the playoffs, and cover Kevin Durant’s disdain for second place.

Episode Rundown

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 03:30 – The first official postseason awards get distributed
  • 06:25 – Injuries upon injuries upon injuries
  • 09:45 – A deeper dive into Russell Westbrook’s injury and impact on the Thunder
  • 24:20 – Checking in on our playoff predictions and other postseason surprises
  • 34:50 – Performances and Embarrassments of the Week
  • 43:10 – Which is the most important game in a seven-game series?
  • 50:52 – Kevin Durant is tired of being second

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The Importance of Game 4

I’m going to make this short and sweet. Over the next several weeks, you’ll hear several smart people talk about how critical Game 5 is of a 7-game series. After all, in a series that’s tied 2-2, the team who wins Game 5 takes commanding control of the series. But that is precisely why I think Game 4 is actually more important than Game 5. The outcome of Game 4 determines the importance of Game 5. Continue reading

2012-13 NBA Playoff Predictions

Christmas season isn’t the best time of year. That would be late April when the NBA Playoffs start. The Peoples Court staff would like to wish you all a Happy Playoffs and present you with a gift – our bracket style playoff predictions. Before you ask, we did fill these out before the playoffs started. You’re welcome. Continue reading

Episode 119 – Happy Playoffs!

At the dawn of the 2012-13 playoffs, we prepared a really big show. We reflected on our most memorable moments of the regular season, presented our 2012-13 All-Courtroom teams, handed our post-season hardware, and predicted the first round of the playoffs.

Episode Rundown

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 05:30 – Our most memorable moments of the season
  • 10:50 – News and notes from the final week of the season
  • 13:35 – Presenting our All-Courtroom Teams
  • 25:05 – MVP, Rookie of the Year, and the rest of the post-season awards
  • 49:10 – Round 1 predictions

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2012-13 All-Courtroom Teams

Here at The Peoples Court, we like to play with the relationship between a basketball court and a court of law. We hold basketball trials and close each podcast with “court is adjourned.” And now, rather than selecting typical All-NBA teams, we’ve assembled our All-Courtroom teams. Unlike an All-NBA team, or an All-Star team, we’ve made sure to combine complimentary players who excel not only as individuals, but as an actual team. Without further ado, presenting The Prosecution and The Defense. Continue reading

Go LAKERS Beanie from coffeenated

WIN a FREE Custom Beanie from coffeenated!

That’s right. Here’s your chance to win a customized beanie from coffeenated. You too can get your head looking just as sexy as Lamont’s above. All you have to do to win is follow us on Twitter @peoplescourtfm, listen to our next live broadcast at 11:30am PT on Saturday, April 20, 2013, and send us a tweet during the show. We will choose one winner on air. What will you win? A spiffy customized, hand-made beanie from coffeenated, like the one Lamont is sporting up above. You get to pick the colors. Here are the available styles:

Heather Gray Beanie with Purple and Gold Stripes

Heather Gray or Black Beanie with Two Stripes (you select the stripes’ colors)

Two-Tone Beanie (you select both colors)

So to recap:

  1. Follow us on Twitter.
  2. Listen to our next show on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:30am PT.
  3. During the show, tweet a question or comment to @peoplescourtfm.
  4. We will select the best comment and announce the winner on air.

See you Saturday!

Episode 118 – Count On Germany

The entire NBA community is reeling from Kobe Bryant’s season ending injury and we cover all angles, including how it impacts the Lakers playoffs chances, the remainder of Kobe’s career, and the difficult choice facing the Lakers front office. We also talked about Metta World Peace’s improbable comeback from knee surgery, and the NBA bringing MVP voting to Twitter.

Episode Rundown

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 03:15 – The story of Achilles, and how it relates to Kobe Bryant and the Lakers
  • 06:40 – The bleak history of Achilles injuries in the NBA
  • 07:50 – How will Kobe’s absence impact the Lakers playoff hopes?
  • 11:20 – Adam rings the juicing bell for Metta World Peace
  • 18:30 – Kobe’s various reactions to his injury, including post game interview, tweet, and Facebook post
  • 23:35 – Where does Kobe go from here?
  • 30:25 – Should the Lakers amnesty Kobe, in light of his injury?
  • 43:25 – What would retirement look like for Bean?
  • 44:50 – Performances and Embarrassments of the Week
  • 55:25 – Back to steroids!
  • 59:50 – A collective embarrassment of the week to the NBA for allowing fan MVP voting to Twitter

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Late Season Observations

In a few weeks the road to the NBA’s Promise Land for the 2012-13 season will commence. Even though my favorite team is currently on the outside looking in at the playoffs, I can’t wait for them to start. As the regular season comes to a close, here are a few observations I’ve had about the league over the past 45 days or so. Continue reading

Episode 117 – DNP-Old

On this Final Four Saturday, we delved deeply into Mike Rice’s “fiery” coaching style, Mark Cuban’s suggestion that he may draft Baylor superstar Brittney Griner, and the various injuries that are affecting numerous playoff teams. And for once, we didn’t talk about steroids!

Episode Rundown

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 03:30 – Mike Rice’s appalling practice behavior
  • 22:25 – Brittney Griner’s NBA chances and potential impact on the women’s game
  • 42:20 – Should the Clippers hang a division title banner?
  • 49:40 – Injuries are hitting playoff teams hard, so which teams will benefit?
  • 59:50 – Performances and Embarrassments of the Week

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Episode 116 – I’m Not Left-Handed, Either

In the 116th installment of this here podcast, Adam finally received his payment for winning The Bet, and we discussed Miami’s streak coming to an end, Chicago’s physical play in that game, the role that violence plays in sports and society, and the Western Conference’s seeding battle.

Episode Rundown

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 03:35 – Miami’s 27-game streak comes to an end
  • 07:55 – Chicago invokes “The Jordan Rules” to stop LeBron
  • 13:00 – Mike Tyson’s profound revelation about violence, sports, and society
  • 25:35 – Performances and Embarrassments of the Week
  • 38:10 – The Western Conference playoff battle

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