Ep 87-Indiana Pacers Brickhouse Preview #12
The Pacers made major roster changes to improve their offense. Larry Bird once again proved to be a shrewd exec not afraid to make tough calls. Fortunately we have recordings that show he also likes to make drunken prank calls. He will forever be a basketball AND trash-talk legend.
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.
Unconventional analysis of the first round of the playoffs on Brickhouse this week: James Harden is Dave Grohl and the Rockets are his Foo Fighters, LeBron James pulled an “O’Doyle Rules” on the Pacers, and how the Spurs-Grizzles series is like your local election. Plus, Steve Ballmer reveals his secret retirement project and a PLAYOFF-level Diss of the Week.
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We break down the unlikely but not impossible predictions for the first round of the NBA playoffs. Will Jusuf Nurkic’s father fight the entire Warriors team? Could Jason Kidd actually get a free timeout by spilling nachos on the court? Tune in to find out. Also, Brickhouse now available on Dash Radio!
We reveal a list of free gift ideas for player tribute nights inspired by the Memphis Grizzlies give-aways of “Grindfather” Tony Allen pepper grinders! What former teammates do Westbrook and Harden put in their MVP-Race Musecages? Plus a couple instances of the unwritten rules of the NBA being broken this week: If you’re up 20 do you have to let the clock run out? The culprits of course are Lance Stephenson and Javale McGee.
Lavar Ball looks poised to provide content to basketball writers for the foreseeable future but where does he rank among famous sports parents? We break down our favorite people who everyone thought was crazy but were later vindicated. Also our favorite people who were just plain crazy. Which category Lavar Ball falls into will depend on the marketability of his Big-Baller-branded-boys. Real quotes from Kurt Cobain, Aristotle and Ann Iverson!
Our two minute analysis of every NBA team concludes with the top fifteen teams. Plus more on Dan Fegan’s firing, how DeAndre Jordan always wanted to be the black Dirk, and Popovich on teams campaigning for their MVP candidate (spoiler: he thinks it’s dumb). It’s March, time to let basketball consume you.
At the beginning of the year we do our team previews. Today we reconcile our predictions and tell you what we got kind of right, or really, really wrong. With two minutes on the clock for each NBA team we summarize the highs and the lows they’ve experienced during this wild 2016-2017 season.
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.