Brickhouse NBA Preview #19: Boston Celtics
The Reboot! Danny Ainge is hoarding assets in a plot to return the Celtics to glory. Plus a new segment where Matt and Bob pick a starting five from the Eastern conference non-playoff teams.
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.
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.
Fear the Deer! The Greek Freak is on the loose. Milwaukee is near the top of the league with their nickname/slogan game, and this year, their basketball team looks pretty good too. That doesn’t stop us from roasting them, of course. Hear where Tony Snell was before the Bucks and Matt’s new nickname for Jabari Parker. Good thing Giannis is good at hoops because he’s even worse at comedy than we are.
Donald Trump makes everything else in Washington seem a little better, the NBA team included. John Wall is back on a deal closer to what he thinks he deserves (don’t try and tell him you can’t get more than the max). Marcin Gortat is back for another season with the bench he dissed publicly last year. Find out how the team that dresses for games like they were funerals will fare this year. Just a guess: probably without any trips to the White House.