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Episode 139b – The Walker Line

The second half of our special two-part episode – check out part one here – features Lamont and Chris discussing Kobe Bryant’s latest injury, the Kendrick Perkins/Joakim Noah spat, NBA rivalries, the Houston Rockets’ onslaught of the three-point line, a new rule named after Antoine Walker, and so much more.

Episode Rundown

  • 01:30 – Kobe suffers another setback
  • 05:17 – Brook Lopez is out for the season
  • 06:35 – Kendrick Perkins, Head of Locker Room Security
  • 11:50 – NBA Rivalries
  • 23:10 – Trade update
  • 27:20 – A three-point love affair
  • 35:35 – Should there be fours?
  • 40:30 – Performances and Embarrassments  of the Week

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Episode 139a – Jason & the Hipster Filter

In the first half of our special two-part episode – view part 1 here – Adam was joined by Jason McAdams to discuss the future of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers,

Episode Rundown

  • 02:00 – Kobe Bryant’s future
  • 08:44 – Should Kobe make the All-Star team?
  • 11:30 – Should the Lakers blow it up?
  • 15:15 – Being Mitch Kupchak: who would you team with Kobe and legitimately make the Finals?
  • 20:00 – How to trade Pau Gasol, and more from the trade deadline
  • 33:00 – Performances and Embarrassments of the Week

Quarter Season Ponderings

Christmas is coming which means that a little more than 25% of the 2013-14 NBA season has been played. Now’s a perfect time to share with you a few observations I’ve made about the season thus far. I even ran them by outgoing NBA Commissioner David Stern1, who allowed me to type up some of his remarks. Continue reading

Episode 138 – Early Season Reviews

Our latest episode has us reviewing the best and worst of the first 25 games of the season, trade rumors you should pay attention to, we bid farewell to the amnesty provision and, as usual, leave you with our Performances and Embarrassments of The Week. Enjoy.

Episode Rundown

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 02:28 – Biggest early season surprise
  • 09:36 – Best team through 25 games
  • 16:45 – MVP (so far)
  • 20:50 – Trade rumors on deck
  • 30:42 – Amnesty provision, you were almost fun
  • 37:36 – Performances and Embarrassments of The Week

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Episode 137 – Did The NBA Find Parity?

Our latest is episode is full of goodies as we discussed parity in the NBA, previewed Kobe Bryant’s return to action, introduced a fun game to the show and gave you our Performances and Embarrassments of the Week.

Episode Breakdown

  • 00:00 – Opening
  • 01:39 – It’s the Return of The Black Mamba
  • 14:45 – Introducing the Change Game
  • 23:52 – Performances and Embarrassments of The Week
  • 29:18 – Should Brooklyn fire Jason Kidd?
  • 38:00 – Has parity arrived in the NBA?

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What To Do When Your Team Doesn’t Matter

At the start of every NBA season there’s a line that divides all 30 teams and the division only becomes bigger as the season progresses. No, I don’t mean the lines that divide conferences, divisions or even playoff teams.  The line I’m referring to is the line that separates title contenders and everyone else. It is, after all, what ultimately counts. I like to call that line Teams That Matter.  For the record, a team that matters is one that is capable of going on a deep playoff run and a deep playoff run is making it to either Conference Finals. In our 2014 season preview, I predicted that there were maybe 8 teams that matter. That leaves 22 teams that don’t matter.  As a fan of a team that doesn’t count this season (LA Lakers), I’ve come up with a list of ways to enjoy the NBA when your favorite team doesn’t matter. Continue reading

Episode 132 – First Impressions

Premier week of the 2013-2014 season has come to a conclusion. Our TPC Terrible Trio recapped all of the exciting action including Derrick Rose’s return to action, our first impressions, our fantasy basketball experience, performances and embarrassments of the week and did any teams change our minds?

Episode Rundown

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 01:29 – League Pass is dangerous if you have kids
  • 03:50 – The return of Derrick Rose
  • 11:00 – First impressions from the 2013-14 debut week
  • 30:55 – The Peoples’ Court Fantasy Basketball Experiment
  • 36:48 – Performances and Embarrassments of The Week

Episode 130 – Can’t Truss It

Special guest Donnie Seals joined The Peoples’ Court to recap a busy week during the NBA’s off season. Our thoughts on roster changes galore, hope and drama in Chicago, plus Dwight Howard’s departure to Houston and much, much more.

Open Letter to David Stern

David Stern, Commissioner
National Basketball Association

Mr. Stern,

Last week you issued a statement apologizing to fans for something you didn’t do. Since you did that I’m hoping that you’ll read a letter from a NBA fan of more than 20 years and take it to heart. I want to thank you for the decades of service you’ve done for the game of basketball.  Since joining the NBA in 1978 and becoming its commissioner in 1984, the association and basketball itself is in a much better place. The ways in which the game has expanded and grown under your watch are too numerous to list in this letter. Of course, you don’t need to be reminded of your accomplishments. You’ve had a Hall of Fame worthy career and will leave behind a legacy that anyone can be proud of.

That being said, Davey Boy, it’s past time for you hang it at all up and enjoy the fruits of your labor. I know it wouldn’t be easy for you, but let Adam Silver be the face of the league office. Let him have the final say on all league decisions, issue all the public statements, etc. You’ve groomed him and he’s ready. If he wasn’t ready for the job, you wouldn’t have named him your successor when you announced your retirement 15 months in advance. Speaking of which, was that announcement really necessary? I guess in your narcissistic mind it was so people could feed your ego and pat you on the back as you to take the scenic route riding off into the sunset. Continue reading