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.
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
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?
It’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
Join us to say farewell to David Stern and select our All-Star reserves, snubs, and surprises.
Dissatisfied with the fan vote, the Court unveiled their own All-Star starting lineups, and also handed Mid-Season Awards.
In Episode 143, we dig deep into the Timberwolves struggles and how they should approach the impending free agency of Kevin Love. We also broke down the trade between the Warriors, Celtics, and Heat.
After a surprising Friday night in the NBA, we went in deep on the Heat, Nets, and Lakers, lamented the increasing number of key injuries around the league, analyzed the Andrew Bynum/Luol Deng trade, and ripped into JR Smith.
- 01:45 – How worried should the Heat be about losing to bad teams?
- 10:20 – How excited should the Nets be about five game winning streak?
- 16:10 – Has Mike D’Antoni lost control of the Lakers?
- 24:35 – Injury update: Bledsoe, Holiday, Anderson, Splitter
- 29:10 – Bynum for Deng: how did the Bulls and Cavs make out in the trade?
- 38:00 – Where should Andrew Bynum end up?
- 44:00 – Performances and Embarrassments of the Week
- 47:30 – JR Smith, from untying shoes to DNP
- NBA Nickname Night (ESPN)
- JR Smith fined $50k for untying shoe laces (CBS Sports)
- Andrew Bynum traded for Luol Deng, picks (ESPN)
The Peoples Court crew gets 2014 started off with a rousing episode of NBA resolutions, Steve Nash’s chip-chasing fate, and LeBron James’ place among the all-time greats.
- 01:30 – NBA resolutions
- 10:20 – Sadly, another injury update
- 17:45 – Steve Nash, chip chaser?
- 26:30 – Problems in Denver
- 33:00 – LeBron vs. Michael
- 50:05 – Performances and Embarrassments of the Week
- Nuggets suspend Andre Miller for two games (Yahoo Sports)
- LeBron James is the greatest ever (Box Score Geeks)