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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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The Lakers are Tilting

In poker, the psyche of a player is just as important as the cards he’s dealt. You have to keep your composure; losing control usually leads to losing money. And lots of it. Sometimes though, even the most level-headed player will get pushed over the edge after suffering one too many bad beats1. In poker parlance, they go on tilt.

The Lakers have suffered through their fair share of bad beats in the past few years. Continue reading