Monthly Archives: February 2014

Episode 148 – NBA Commodities

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?

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The NBA’s Silver Age

Mr. Silver,

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

Episode 147 – Mt. Apology

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.

Episode 146 – Cleveland Tanks

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.

The Miami Heat Absolutely Suck at Tanking

miamiHeatBlowItUpIt’s painfully obvious to anyone with two eyes and a league pass subscription that the Miami Heat suck at tanking. Their big three are deeply committed to winning, fighting through injury and overcoming ennui to grit out one of the best records in the league after having won the last two NBA titles. Despite signing head cases and draft busts, and filling up his cap space with onerous contracts Pat Riley can’t seem to stop his team from winning. If Riley was half the GM that David Kahn was he’d have crippled his team with aging vets, disinterested journeyman and mediocre draft picks, and begun Riggin’ for Wiggins, but it appears that Riley just doesn’t have the competitive spirit necessary to truly bottom out a professional sports team in the name of improvement. Continue reading

Episode 145 – Fare Thee Well, Mr. Stern

Join us to say farewell to David Stern and select our All-Star reserves, snubs, and surprises.