Monthly Archives: May 2013

Episode 124 – Overtimes Are Great

This week the crew of The Peoples’ Court examined the Clippers decision to not bring back Vinny Del Negro and what it means for the future of the team and Chris Paul. We also discussed whether it was a good idea for Frank Vogel to set Roy Hibbert at the end of a close game. And finally, we covered the first four games of Conference Finals action.

Episode Rundown

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 3:17 – The Future of the Los Angeles Clippers
  • 14:12 – Conference Finals Update and Playoff Overtime Games
  • 16:09 – Spurs and Grizzlies series a little surprising?
  • 25:50 – Eastern Conference Finals and Vogel’s decision
  • 47:25 – Performances/Embarrassments of The Week and Outro

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Paul George attempts a go-ahead free throw

Searching for Clutch

I stepped to the free throw line with six seconds remaining in the game, my team trailing by a single point. Six seconds may be an eternity in the NBA, but in our rec league, it’s an instant. If I didn’t make at least one of these free throws, there wouldn’t be enough time to execute a last second hail mary. This was it. As I received the ball from the referee, I searched my soul for the career-defining C-word that elevates athletes to superstars. Continue reading

Episode 123 – When It’s Your Time

As we get into the meat of the 2013 NBA Playoffs, the TPC crew threw in their thoughts about the sale of the Sacramento Kings, listed a few players who need to retire from the league, analyzed the conclusion of Round 2 and offered Conference Final Predictions.

Episode Rundown

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 2:25 – Maloof Brothers sell Sacramento Kings
  • 16:10 – Jason Kidd and others who need to retire
  • 28:10 – Round 2 reactions and Conference Finals predictions
  • 58:45 – Performances and Embarrassments of the Week

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Episode 122 – Knee and Ankle Transplant Center

Today we took a cruise around the NBA, examining the recent COY and MVP announcements, bemoaning the flopping outcry from coaches and media alike, analyzing Round 2, wondering if Serge Ibaka can step up for OKC, and pondering who will be the next Karl Malone.

Episode Rundown

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 03:15 – George Karl, deserving Coach of the Year?
  • 07:18 – LeBron James narrowly misses unanimous MVP
  • 11:10 – Knee and Ankle Transplant Center for guys like Brandon Roy and Steph Curry
  • 13:50 – Flopping around
  • 21:00 – Performances and Embarrassments of the Week
  • 28:55 – Round 2 analysis and expectations
  • 46:30 – Who will be the next Karl Malone?

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Episode 121 – Be Yourself

The first round of the playoffs has concluded with the exception of Game 7 between the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls. We take a look at how our playoffs predictions are holding up, breakdown the conclusions of each series and preview each second round matchup . Also, our reactions to Jason Collins’ big announcement earlier this week.

Episode Rundown

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 1:44 – More postseason awards and Britney Griner
  • 3:45 – Jason Collins’ Big Announcement
  • 16:40 – Round 1 Breakdown and Round 2 Predictions
  • 1:05:20 – Performances/Embarrassments of The Week and Closing

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There’s Something Wrong About This Win

A funny thing happened after the San Antonio Spurs dismissed the Los Angeles Lakers from the 2012-13 NBA Playoffs on Sunday night.

Pity.

We live in a competitive society and professional sports leagues are the pinnacle of competition, where champions are trumpeted and losers are heckled, and upon defeating their chief rivals for the last decade and a half, the SpursĀ pitied the Lakers. Here’s Tony Parker on the victory: Continue reading