Ep 159- FBI Posterizes College Basketball & NBA Media Day
The NBA is back! We pitch TV show ideas based on this season’s best storylines. Quotes from JR Smith, Steven Adams, Melo and LeBron on media day. Oh, and the FBI just blew the lid off the corrupt ties between shoe companies, high school players, college coaches, financial advisors and NBA agents. After six weeks we serve up a triple dose of the Diss of the Week. Nothing is better than basketball.
LeBron can rock the sports world with a single cartoon aardvark fist. Guest Brendan Wells tells us how the LiAngelo Ball shoplifting scandal will affect season two of ‘Ball in the Family.’ Could this all be part of Lavar’s master plan? We make pun-filled headlines for fake future NBA trades. Plus we debate if anything can make Kobe Bryant happy after basketball and whether boy next door Gordon Hayward might actually be a serial killer.
Has a tweet ever gotten a coach fired before? Would a rookie-All-Star Ben Simmons be a big deal? Superflight host Joe Borelli helps us answer whether what we’re seeing in the NBA today is precedented or unprecedented. We start a fake beef war with another LA-based NBA comedy pod, quote Gregg Popovich’s latest and finest in our segment, “Popping Off,” and pit Nick Young against Kyrie Irving’s NBA reddit critics in our Diss of the Week.
Suns staffer turned radio host Greg Esposito thinks there’s still hope for the Phoenix Suns yet! He introduces us to #TheTimeline and explains if he could yada, yada, yada his way to this Suns team three years from now, he would. We quiz him on Seinfeld sports trivia and ask the tough questions like: What NBA player would you name your cockfighting rooster after? And if LeBron James is the NBA’s Seinfeld, then who’s Newman? The NBA is back baby!
It’s finally here. Our 2018 season previews had a more predictable ending than ‘The Passion of the Christ.’ The Warriors seem about as untouchable as the Roman Empire, except for KD who we discovered is a tad sensitive. How do we approach roasting one of the greatest basketball teams ever assembled? Just like Draymond Green. Close your eyes and swing for the nuts! Please rate and review us on iTunes. Reach out on Twitter: @brickhousepod
The Emmy for Drama next year will be the Cleveland Cavaliers over Game of Thrones. LeBron’s team added three former All-Stars and a great new main plot for the year. Kyrie versus LeBron should entertain for seasons. Cavaliers Survivor pits LeBron against his teammates. Five Stars features movies, rock n’ roll and more from Cleveland.
Danny Ainge may have twelve new players but he’s getting coal in his stocking this Christmas. In an unprecedented offseason the number one seed in the East traded the number one pick in the draft AND brings back only four players from last year. Find out what MIT has promised Kyrie Irving and hear one of the worst Boston accents of all time. LeBron’s biggest rival in the East just got way more interesting.
The Houston Rockets prepare for a banner year. James Harden has his jersey retired in a strip club. The third round of the playoffs is all Chris Paul needs to be happy. We bring back a segment from Brickhouse Season One: “Who’s That Owner?!” and introduce the new Rockets owner and restaurant billionaire Tillman Fertitta. Liner notes prediction from listener Bjorn: Bet Chris Paul for MVP at 35/1 while you can!
Sam Presti is a mad scientist who made a Frankenstein NBA team with iso-scorers. No one’s accused Sam of sitting on his hand this summer. Can we give him the GM of the Year trophy today? We’ve got stripper jokes, Lakers jokes and ball hog jokes for days. Who will start? Who will sacrifice stats? We can’t wait to see this Presti-created monster unleashed against Golden State.
The Spurs are like high school girls and we’re all Matthew McConaughey: “Every year we get older, they stay the same age.” We’re not even sure if anyone has told Kawhi the NBA is televised and he’s a star. How would Popovich act in an interview with the census bureau? Find out how we rate the Alamo, the Riverwalk and Pee-Wee Herman’s Big Adventure.