Ep 110-Rondo, Rose and the Chinese League Steph Curry
The Bulls and Knicks troubled guards took center stage this week. We tell you which one we’d rather be stranded in a lifeboat with. Plus possible track titles for DeMarcus Cousins’s forthcoming R&B album and what former NBA player is averaging 38 ppg in China? The All-Star vote race is heating up, even if Hassan Whiteside thinks it’s dumb. We teach you the rules to Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 Summer League and which former pornstar had a war of words with Joel Embiid.
Superflight and Dunk Tales podcast host Joe Borelli joins us to talk summer league, the 76ers and the Kawhi Leonard trade. Takeaways from summer league: it’s got more nerds than a Star Trek convention and Henry Ellenson’s mom is the tallest woman on earth. Hear what team Joe would foist Bryan Colangelo on and how Sam Hinkie feels about ever coming back to Philadelphia. Plus, Kawhi’s shipped to the NBA’s version of Siberia and DeMar Derozan gets a chance to fulfill his full potential in Texas. Diss of the week submissions from DeMarcus Cousins and Shaquille O’Neal. Find us on instagram @brickhousepod
Think you know the NBA? Test your knowledge with our 2018 year-in-review final exam. 50 questions covering the most important NBA gossip and hearsay. Categories include: Offseason Moves, Pop Culture Comparisons and The Year in Social Media. Seth Curry, Jeanie Buss, Bryan Colangelo and the 1998 hit “Armageddon” all make appearances. Tease your brain with our category: Which Doesn’t Belong? We name four players, owners, social media handles, WNBA teams or mascots and you guess which is out of place. The game culminates with “NBA Player in One Word.” Do you know NBA players well enough to guess who we’re talking about with only a single word clue? You’re about to find out. Contact us to win a chance for a free prize. Details inside podcast.
Reporting from the 150 degree heat of Las Vegas we bring you NBA summer league hot takes with special guest Brendan Wells. After 20 minutes of action we project the next 20 years of Deandre Ayton’s career. Hear the latest free agency signings and what they mean for the wives and girlfriends of the Charlotte Hornets’s players. We give theories why the Wizards would sign Dwight Howard and none of them have to do with needing more rebounds or flatulence in the locker room. Then we breakdown the free agents still available who the Lakers should consider signing before offering a dollar to Carmelo Anthony. Diss of the Week entires from Josh Jackson and Bill Simmons. Oh, and we’re now on Instagram. Check it out @brickhousepod
Test your knowledge of the NBA marketplace with our Price is Right Free Agent game! We break down the contracts given so far and predict those still to come. Hear the latest LeBron James free agency updates and how he’s dropping Space Jam trailers like Beyonce drops albums. Get highly-valuable advice for how to survive a summer vacation in Las Vegas. Plus introducing our newest segment: What Would Magic Johnson Do? Whether you want to bake a cake, run an airline, cast a television show or win at Monopoly just ask yourself: What Would Magic Johnson Do? We did. You can thank us later. #WWMJD
Draft night happened and we weigh in on our favorite players to watch going forward and our favorite players’s moms to watch going forward too. Find out Trae Young’s biggest phobia and why Mikail Bridges to Phoenix makes perfect sense. Hear how Grayson Allen already has a connection with the Jazz coach and star player. Will Lakers fans cheer for Moe Wagner at summer league the same way they cheered for Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma? Where does Dwight Howard play next? And just how much cocaine does Nick Young do? All that plus a new a completely new approach to Kawhi Leonard by the San Antonio Zoo.
The second NBA season starts on draft night. Find out the best case and worse case scenarios for the first fifteen picks. Will the Cavs use the eighth pick to somehow keep LeBron James? Could the Grizzlies use their pick to jettison Chandler Parsons? What if, somehow, the Sacramento Kings reckless decision-making leads to the end of the world?! Anything can happen on draft night so it’s best to prepare yourself for everything. You won’t want to miss Matt’s plan for the Cavs to protect Wendall Carter from outside influence by turning him into a bubble boy. Plus hear how Draymond Green used the championship to win our Diss of the Week and how the San Antonio Zoo struck back at Kawhi Leonard. Play our NBA draft game! Rules at http://www.brickhousepodcast.com/the-nba-draft-game/
The season’s over and the Warriors won convincingly. That means it’s back to the drawing board for the rest of the NBA’s teams. Inspired by the leaked photo of the Orlando Magic whiteboard from last year, we tell you the bullet-point plans of a handful of the league’s most interesting teams. We break them down into categories: Contenders, Pretenders and the Don’t You Remembers??? Strategies from everyone from the Celtics to the Kings. Plus, we take a peak at Bryan Colangelo’s plans and give you the live odds on his divorce. While the Finals may have been boring, the offseason should be filled with drama. In our case it’ll also be filled with jokes.
We interrupt the NBA Finals previews to discuss the most ridiculous NBA story of the season. Who are the suspects? Could Sam Hinkie be involved? Have we ruled out Lavar Ball? First there was the NCAA FBI scandal, then there was the five fake Twitter accounts Bryan Colangelo story. Though no arrests were made there’s been quite a few collars! We break down the most damning evidence, list the fireable offenses and read aloud the funniest tweets. At the very end we play a skit from our 2016 team previews, a Christmas Carol with Colangelo and Hinkie, sort of.
The Warriors and Cavs are back in the finals for the fourth straight year (Scott Foster made sure of that!) We detail the ref’s record in games with the Rockets and his history with Tim Donaghy. After calming down, a new segment: Final/Not Final where we discuss everything from Avengers movies to the Fat Lady. Is this LeBron’s final season with Dan Gilbert? Will there ever be a sequel to Annihilation? Was this seriously not the final season of Doc Rivers and the Clippers? Plus we give the entire list of foods Lonzo Ball thinks are “lit” and “not nasty.” Matt attempts his own Game of Thrones references and Bob tell Rockets fans about something called a “cry closet.” The Rockets 27 consecutive missed threes were NOT the reason they lost. It was the refs I tell you! The refs!