In the latest edition of The Peoples Court, we revisited the Donald Sterling saga, discussed the second round of the playoffs, and named our Performances and Embarrassments of the Week.
History was made this week: an owner got banned for life, the weekend will play host to a record-breaking five Game 7s, and one of our own took a hard stance against the league.
Come found out what our panel thinks about the first round of the playoffs – Can the Thunder make a comeback? What happened to the Pacers? – and Donald Sterling’s latest racist comments.
Only the terrible trio joined by special guest host Tim Adkins would be bold enough to preview the playoffs while the first game is being played. Enjoy.
Our round ball triumvirate is so good, you’d never know they threw together a show asking if the NBA’s tanking epidemic is as a big of a problem that is being made out to be or is it simply a distraction from the bigger issue?
A busy week in the NBA. We took a look at the myriad of problems happening in Indiana, Mark Jackson’s job status in Golden State and glanced at the playoff picture. We also discussed Kobe Bryant’s controversial quote in a New Yorker article and rounded things off with our Performances and Embarrassments of the Week.
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