The other day, Myles Brown tweeted out his basketball version of the now famous “fuck, marry, kill” game. Today Triangle Offense posted their first round of said game “max, trade or amnesty” with the following rules – given a list of 3 players which player would you give a max contract, which would you trade and which would you amnesty. Oodles of fun was had.
For part 2 of our Hoops Exchange series, Andthefoul.com’s Jhony Gutierrez joined me for a quick Q & A. Topics included rule changes, Magic Johnson’s tanking comments and our early season MVP.
Here’s my first question – which of these commercials do you think is funnier?
Both of them are great, especially if you know the NBA and the reputations, real or perceived, of the players involved. They won’t get me into a Foot Locker anytime soon, but I laugh every time I’ve seen them and can’t decide which is funnier. I am leaning towards the Harden one.
I thought Foot Locker did a great job tapping into humor stemming from well-known NBA storylines, and as a result, it reached its target audience: hoop heads on social media.
NBA athletes are continually benefitting from the exposure that social media allows for. No longer do they have to be a star in a major market, they can now pull off sponsorship deals that resonate from anywhere in the states (not that Houston and S.A. are small markets per se), which creates great opportunities for video content like Foot Locker created. Continue reading
Dissatisfied with the fan vote, the Court unveiled their own All-Star starting lineups, and also handed Mid-Season Awards.
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)
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
The first round of the playoffs has concluded with the exception of Game 7 between the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls. We take a look at how our playoffs predictions are holding up, breakdown the conclusions of each series and preview each second round matchup . Also, our reactions to Jason Collins’ big announcement earlier this week.
- 00:00 – Introduction
- 1:44 – More postseason awards and Britney Griner
- 3:45 – Jason Collins’ Big Announcement
- 16:40 – Round 1 Breakdown and Round 2 Predictions
- 1:05:20 – Performances/Embarrassments of The Week and Closing
- Brittney Griner is drafted by Phoenix Mercury and signs to play with Zhejiang Golden Bulls
- Jason Collins becomes first openly gay male athlete in the four major sports
- Chris Broussard Speaking On Jason Collins
Here at The Peoples Court, we like to play with the relationship between a basketball court and a court of law. We hold basketball trials and close each podcast with “court is adjourned.” And now, rather than selecting typical All-NBA teams, we’ve assembled our All-Courtroom teams. Unlike an All-NBA team, or an All-Star team, we’ve made sure to combine complimentary players who excel not only as individuals, but as an actual team. Without further ado, presenting The Prosecution and The Defense. Continue reading
Lot’s of happenings this week in the NBA and we managed to cover most of them. The coaches voted for the 2013 All-Star reserves, the Sacramento Kings are one step closer to moving to Seattle, and Brian Scalabrine proves every NBA player is really, really good at basketball. Also, we highlight Hedo Turkoglu in #HowDidHeGetPaid and Adam lays into Dwight Howard. Enjoy.
- 2013 All-Star Reserves are selected
- Toucher & Rich’s “Scallenge” No Challenge For Brian Scalabrine
- Hedo Turkoglu, #HowDidHeGetPaid
- Forbes releases estimated worth for every NBA team