Episode 78: Playing Overseas

This lockout better end soon.  It’s getting hard to find things to talk about. We talk about Lawrence Frank getting hired in Detroit and Rambis getting fired in Minnesota.  Shaq getting hired by TNT and calling Miami the big 2.  Mourning involved in a hit and run.  Players going overseas and why Turiaf shouldn’t.  Steve Francis getting accused of sexual assault and being terrible at promoting his record label.  Download Episode 78

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Episode 77: Interview with Audley Stephenson

We interview author of Basketball Talk, The Way It Should Be and host of The Breakdown Show, Audley Stephenson.  We talk about the Knicks, the Raptors, the lockout, Audley’s radio show, some of the guests he’s had on an a few funny moments from the show, and his basketball book.  You can buy his book here and listen to his show here.   Download Episode 77

Episode 76: Lockout Special

Marc is on the players side so Jay has locked him out of the show.  Martin joins the show today.  We obviously talk about the lockout.  We go over the free agent signings and trades that happened before the lockout.  Greg Odens big contract.  The Knicks are looking at Kurt Thomas.  The Milwaukee Bucks and the Minnesota Timberwolves.  Download Episode 76

Final Thoughts on the 2010-11 NBA Season Part 2

The What Could Have Beens:

A number of teams were derailed by injuries.

Golden State Warriors – Couldn’t help but think that with a healthy David Lee and Andris Biedrins they would have at least been within striking distance of the 8th seed.  Lee wasn’t the same after Wilson Chandler went all True Blood on him.

Cleveland Cavaliers – We knew after LeBron left they would be bad.  But this was still a team that won over 120 games the last 2 seasons.  How did they fall so hard?  Well at one point in the season Danial Gibson, Antawn Jamison, Anthony Parker, and Anderson Varejao, you know, pretty much their starting lineup were all injured at once.  They were pretty much a D-league team 3/4 of the way through the season.  And not a good D-league team.

Milwaukee Bucks – Delfino, Jennings, Redd and Bogut missed a ton of time.  Salmons also got that virus a lot of people get right after they sign a big contract.  It usually lasts until about a year before the contract is up. Continue reading