Ep 206- The So Bad They're Good Team Previews
In this episode we look at NBA MVP odds and compare player’s chances to Oscar favorites and over-priced phone apps. Then we tackle win totals for the the NBA’s superior conference. Will the Rockets really be ten games worse with Carmelo Anthony? Can the Lakers get a top-four seed in the West? And who’s the more hipster team this year; the Jazz or the Nuggets? Bjorn is back to give more of his top picks and, spoiler, it doesn’t look great for Clippers fans. Tweet to Bjorn @bjornallday
Professional gambler Bjorn Peterson breaks down the eastern conference win totals and gives us his pro tips. We talk legalized gambling, and how sports books can ban the best players from wagering. Bjorn shares his experience of getting cut off from making WNBA bets at one Las Vegas casino. Did you know the Miami Heat have the league’s highest payroll at $152 million and their win line is set at only 41.5? We search hard for value in the depleted East so you don’t have to. At the end we share our favorite “To Be Continued” TV episodes from growing up.
NBA players are competitive not only on the court but in our Twitter feeds as well. This episode we honor the most entertaining, funny and petty players from the past season. Nerlens Noel may not have gotten the contract he wanted but he did take advantage of the free media room hot dogs. Find out where all your favorite jokesters fall from JR Smith to Joel Embiid. Fire up your burner account to tell us where we messed up @brickhousepod. Plus Diss of the Week submissions from Matt Barnes, CJ McCollum and Ice Cube.
NBA writer, podcaster and twitter legend James Holas (@SnottieDrippen) calls in to dish on Seinfeld, Space Jam 2 and Adam Silver’s friendship with Jared Kushner. We scrape the bottom of the barrel for NBA headlines and James gives an opinion on all of them. What does he fear more: Kyrie leaving the Celtics in free agency or an Uncle Drew sequel? Are the 76ers first round picks cursed? Now that the Morris brothers are signed with Klutch Sports will we see them on the same team again? Plus hear the story of a legendary twitter fight on Christmas Day. Find James at Real Ball Insider, BBallBreakdown and Dunk Tales.
NBA comedy writer, animator and podcaster Matt Hill joins us to recruit fans to the Lakers Underground. Matt is the host of the Super Hoopers, creator of Spurs Special Forces and a writer on Game of Zones. He represents the minority of fans that think Rob Pelinka and LeBron James are bad for LA’s title chances. Hear our breakdown of Pelinka’s Wikipedia page to understand how a Michigan bench player became Kobe’s best friend. Then Matt scores every move Pelinka has made since becoming Lakers GM and predicts which nut-job veteran on a one-year contract will cut the brake lines on a young Lakers player’s car first. Hollywood, intrigue and chaos describes this year’s Lakers squad AND this week’s episode. Contact Matt @tweetofmatthill
Fitness coach and NSCA All-American Lalo Zuniga joins us to talk about the Lakers, his Kobe Bryant shoe collection and which NBA players are the most out of shape. Will Kobe fans ever admit LeBron is better? How do professional athletes gain weight during the season? And could LA add Stephon Marbury to LeBron’s supporting cast of sideshow goofballs? An interview three years and negative forty pounds (off Bob) in the making. Plus Diss of the Week submissions from Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant and Las Vegas sportsbooks. Contact Lalo on Instagram: @l.a.l.o.z
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