Monthly Archives: December 2013

Episode 140 – Wheelin’ and Dealin’

The final episode of 2013 has The Peoples Court crew covering more injuries to All-Star players, Andrew Bynum’s suspension, and our Performances and Embarrassments of the Week. We also asked whether Blake Griffin is being unfairly targeted, discussed a new idea to revolutionize the NBA Draft, and revisited the terrain in the Western Conference.

Episode Breakdown

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 01:50 – Injury Report
  • 08:53 – Andrew Bynum suspended by the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 11:10 – Performances and Embarrassments of The Week
  • 22:13 – Are players targeting Blake Griffin?
  • 35:05 – The Draft Wheel
  • 46:00 – Favorite 2013 NBA Moments
  • 52:45 – Overtime in the Western Conference

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Episode 139b – The Walker Line

The second half of our special two-part episode – check out part one here – features Lamont and Chris discussing Kobe Bryant’s latest injury, the Kendrick Perkins/Joakim Noah spat, NBA rivalries, the Houston Rockets’ onslaught of the three-point line, a new rule named after Antoine Walker, and so much more.

Episode Rundown

  • 01:30 – Kobe suffers another setback
  • 05:17 – Brook Lopez is out for the season
  • 06:35 – Kendrick Perkins, Head of Locker Room Security
  • 11:50 – NBA Rivalries
  • 23:10 – Trade update
  • 27:20 – A three-point love affair
  • 35:35 – Should there be fours?
  • 40:30 – Performances and Embarrassments  of the Week

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Episode 139a – Jason & the Hipster Filter

In the first half of our special two-part episode – view part 1 here – Adam was joined by Jason McAdams to discuss the future of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers,

Episode Rundown

  • 02:00 – Kobe Bryant’s future
  • 08:44 – Should Kobe make the All-Star team?
  • 11:30 – Should the Lakers blow it up?
  • 15:15 – Being Mitch Kupchak: who would you team with Kobe and legitimately make the Finals?
  • 20:00 – How to trade Pau Gasol, and more from the trade deadline
  • 33:00 – Performances and Embarrassments of the Week

Quarter Season Ponderings

Christmas is coming which means that a little more than 25% of the 2013-14 NBA season has been played. Now’s a perfect time to share with you a few observations I’ve made about the season thus far. I even ran them by outgoing NBA Commissioner David Stern1, who allowed me to type up some of his remarks. Continue reading

Episode 138 – Early Season Reviews

Our latest episode has us reviewing the best and worst of the first 25 games of the season, trade rumors you should pay attention to, we bid farewell to the amnesty provision and, as usual, leave you with our Performances and Embarrassments of The Week. Enjoy.

Episode Rundown

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 02:28 – Biggest early season surprise
  • 09:36 – Best team through 25 games
  • 16:45 – MVP (so far)
  • 20:50 – Trade rumors on deck
  • 30:42 – Amnesty provision, you were almost fun
  • 37:36 – Performances and Embarrassments of The Week

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Kyrie Irving Went Top Gun on the Knicks

Top Gun is one of my favorite movies, and I never miss an opportunity to drop a reference to Maverick, Goose, or the rest of the pilots at Fighter Weapons School. Kyrie Irving provided me two such moments last night.

“Where did he go?” “Where’d who go?”

The Top Gun pilots are comparing their first aerial forays with flight instructor Jester when this exchange takes place:

Hollywood: Hell no, man. We got our butts kicked.
Wolfman: Thirty seconds. We went like this, he went like that. I said to Hollywood, “Where’d he go?” Hollywood says, “Where’d who go?”
Hollywood: Yeah, and he’s laughing at us, right on the radio, he’s laughing at us.

After this move from Kyrie Irving, we’re all laughing at Pablo Prigioni.

“I’m gonna hit the brakes, he’ll fly right by!”

In the aforementioned instructional dogfight, Maverick and Goose are being tailed by Jester and can’t shake him, when Maverick has a brilliant idea: “I’m gonna hit the brakes, he’ll fly right by.” He executes the maneuver and finds himself in the perfect position to take a shot. Kind of like what Irving did to Prigioni here:

Is it just me, or has Prigioni lost that love and feeling for Kyrie?

And for some more great scenes from Top Gun, check out this video:

Episode 137 – Did The NBA Find Parity?

Our latest is episode is full of goodies as we discussed parity in the NBA, previewed Kobe Bryant’s return to action, introduced a fun game to the show and gave you our Performances and Embarrassments of the Week.

Episode Breakdown

  • 00:00 – Opening
  • 01:39 – It’s the Return of The Black Mamba
  • 14:45 – Introducing the Change Game
  • 23:52 – Performances and Embarrassments of The Week
  • 29:18 – Should Brooklyn fire Jason Kidd?
  • 38:00 – Has parity arrived in the NBA?

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Episode 136 – Injuries and Extensions

This week we took a look at the impact of Derrick Rose’s season ending injury and what it means to his future, our feelings on Kobe Bryant’s contract extension and our Performances and Embarrassment’s of the Week. Enjoy.

Episode Rundown

  • Opening
  • 01:20 – Is Derrick Rose still a franchise player?
  • 09:30 – Los Angeles Lakers sign Kobe Bryant to a 2 year extension.
  • 17:18 – Should players take a pay cut?
  • 36:27 – Performances and Embarrassments of the Week.

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