Ep 170- Weird News and Thanksgiving Drama
Strange week around the NBA: Derrick Rose took a leave of absence, Lavar Ball took on Donald Trump and the Grizzlies suddenly fired their coach. Get ready for LeBron James’s career as a voiceover actor. LeBron will play the voice of a cartoon Yeti next fall. Chicago Bull Nikola Mirotic accepts an apology for being punched in the face by his teammate. Meanwhile, Ben Gordon gets arrested for punching his landlord. Bulls fans have switched to watching Duke games.
Original music by @Brendan_Eder
America’s most outspoken blowhards use social media to instigate mutually assured destruction. We petition Gelo Ball to join the Palestinian hoop squad. Plus, why did DeAndre Jordan wait two years to hire an agent? How much pot did Sam Presti smoke before coming up with Rob Hennigan’s new job title? And was Patrick Patterson’s Instagram post a diss at Derrick Rose, the San Antonio Spurs or both? Email us questions and NBA news through our website: brickhousepodcast.com
Catch up on the NBA by guessing which stats, headlines, ABA team names and moments from history are FAKE NEWS. Matt and Bob invent Oscar movie summaries, video game awards shows, crypto-currencies and sparkling water flavors to keep listeners WOKE. Play along to see if you know the difference between real and FAKE NEWS.
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!