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Episode 113 – The Bill Cartwright Classic

You know it’s a good show when not even a cat can derail the proceedings. Adam recounted his experience at the Wizards game from eight rows up; our Performances and Embarrassments of the Week took a fun tangent to Kobe, steroids, the NBA’s planned HGH testing; we pondered how Tyrus Thomas got paid; and we came up with a fantastic replacement for the dunk contest.

Episode Rundown

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 02:58 – Adam from eight rows up
  • 12:35 – Performances of the Week
  • 18:10 – Kobe had such an exceptional week that we explore where he got the “juice” to do it
  • 22:25 – The NBA plans to move forward with HGH testing next season
  • 35:10 – Embarrassments of the Week
  • 43:05 – Dunk contest improvement suggestions
  • 47:00 – Tyrus Thomas, #HowDidHeGetPaid
  • 51:10 – JaVale McGee vs. DeAndre Jordan in the Bill Cartwright Classic (another potential dunk contest replacement)

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