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.
- Mark Cuban says there’s no reason for the NCAA to exist (SBNation)
- Phil Jackson mulling Knicks front office position (CBS Sports)
- Adam Silver admits that the NBA teams are not true economic competitors (ESPN)
- Jon Barry drops f-bomb during broadcast (Awful Announcing)
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
- Jason Collins, The Nets and the ‘Who Cares’ Crowd
- Mavs’ Owner Cuban Says Jason Collins Story is ‘no big deal’
- Throw a flag on the N-word