Ep 116- The Agents are Coming! What Rob Pelinka to the Lakers Means for the NBA
Magic Johnson didn’t take long to shuffle the deck in La La Land. If agents take over NBA front offices will anyone play by the rules? We discuss the NBA trades that ALMOST went down as well as other trade rumors involving Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Sam Hinkie and a chocolate croissant. Speculation runs wild as we wonder aloud if Rob Pelinka’s switch from agent to GM could start a new NBA trend. Diss of the week from a Sacramento Kings fan.
We catch up listeners on all the NBA summer moves and theorize if there’s any method to the madness. Will LeBron and Nike sabotage the Big Baller Brand? Did the Raptors trade DeMarre Carroll to the Nets to stick it to the Celtics? And why’d Adam Silver move the trade deadline to before the All-Star game? We give answers. Maybe not the right answers, but answers nonetheless. Play NBA Price is Right with us, featuring new contracts for James Harden and Tim Hardaway Jr. Last, we unveil our first ever installment of “WHAT TEAM is that guy on?”
Brendan Wells joins us to talk summer league, Lavar Ball conspiracies and Lou Williams’ linguistic prowess. Matt test-drives a career in ticket scalping while Bob attempts to eavesdrop on Rob Pelinka. We discuss LA’s biggest disappointments BESIDES Lonzo Ball’s first game. Brendan attempts to teach Kyrie Irving physics using only a Big Mac and guile. Experience the NBA nerd’s version of Comic-Con inside summer league, a.k.a., Lonzo’s Nuthouse.
Casey Desmond drops in to help us compare Chris Paul’s leaving the Clippers to TJ Miller walking away from HBO’s Silicon Valley. We rank the funniest characters on Silicon Valley and name their Clippers counterpart (Austin Rivers=Dinesh, but when he was CEO for a week, and douchey). We ask the question: Are we sure Phil Jackson didn’t get fired on purpose? Find out who’s most likely to become President, impregnate a stripper, or win on the show “Survivor” in our NBA Yearbook Superlatives segment. If you want to donate to the “Summer of Casey” tweet him @cdesmond85
Comedy writer and NBA fan Justin Halpern talks Lonzo Ball, the future of the Clippers, and the history of his NBA podcast, Short Corner, with Paul Shirley. He’s the New York Times Best-Selling author of Sh*t My Dad Says and I Suck at Girls. Enjoy his funny perspective on all things NBA, like which Warriors he dislikes the most and why he hopes Carmelo Anthony never joins the Clippers. Follow him @justin_halpern for half basketball observations and half jokes about jerking off.
Speculations on trades and draft picks get even more attention than the highest rated finals since Jordan. In this day and age there’s no end. No clear line between truth and clickbait. The message? You want to get ahead in this game you got to aim for the craziest of headlines. The Can’t Miss! It doesn’t matter how you get there. What about us? An NBA internet radio show? You’re damn right we’re… SPECULATORS!
Brickhouse joins forces with the Super Hoopers to form a NBA Comedy Death Lineup. We tackle hot button issues like Ice Cube’s Big 3 League’s “VIP Experiences,” agents relationships with draft prospects, and how it may be time for the Warriors to panic. The Hoopers teach us their very fun NBA Twitter game “Get@me Dawg.” We discuss the NBA headlines of the week, and share our shout-outs and beefs. Subscribe to the Super Hoopers on iTunes unless, of course, you hate fun. Find them on twitter @TheSuperHoopers, @TweetofMattHill, and @JHillNahMean
Kyrie Irving inspired us to build a NBA “intentional community” and give everyone their role. Visit BrickhouseLand! Dirk is the sage and Kelly Olynyk the scarecrow. AND we reveal HUGE news about the Wilt Chamberlain’s secret professional career before college. We give team by team corporate sponsor suggestions for next season’s advertisement patches. Plus, Pop vs Zaza and Skip Bayless combusts with joy the day after LeBron scores twelve. Follow us on Twitter @brickhousepod
Jason Burton, Texas A&M Commerce Women’s Basketball head coach, talks recruiting, the Final Four, the best NBA coaches and LeBron James. Burton plays TV exec for NBA spinoff show pitches by Matt and Bob. Plus, Phil Jackson, Lavar Ball and a deep dive into Salt Lake City nightlife.
Any NBA conspiracy nut worth his mettle can tell you how the draft is rigged and why “THEY” choose to gift the #1 pick to THAT particular franchise each year. In “The Tankoffs” we break down possible theories why the NBA would rig the draft for EVERY lottery team. Plus, EXCLUSIVE! and disturbing recordings from inside the offices of Pat Riley, Stan Kroenke and Rob Hennigan. Test your knowledge of teams and players in this year’s playoffs in our segment: Pop Quiz, Hot Shot! We Brickhouse because we care.