Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong are joined by Ethan Skolnick, founder and CEO of Five Reason Sports. They discuss Miami Heat culture and why the bubble was a perfect set up for the team. Plus, why Jimmy Butler makes every team he plays on better, Bam Adebayo on the verge of a breakthrough and of course Herro ball. And lastly (44:20), four teams that will be in the mix for Giannis … [Read more...] about Ethan Skolnick on Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and the Heat Culture. Plus Where Will Giannis Go?
Erica L. Ayala is a journalist and podcaster covering the WNBA. Monica & Erica discuss the W playoffs and the impact of female athletes on current societal issues. King McClure is on the inactive list this week but Bruce Bernstein fills in. Monica & Bruce break down Wednesday's Celtics/Heat game 4 and preview Thursday's game 4 between the Lakers and Nuggets. Monica dedicates … [Read more...] about Celtics/Heat Game 4 Breakdown, Lakers/Nuggets Game 4 preview, and Erica L. Ayala on the WNBA
John Fanta chats with Louisville coach Chris Mack. They discuss the bubble he's trying to create for teams to play non-conference games in Louisville and why the rivalry with Kentucky might be on pause for a year. Plus, a player he's looking to for leadership and why he's looking forward to the guard play Louisville will have this year. And John and Coach trade barbs on their … [Read more...] about No Louisville-Kentucky Game? It’s Possible. 2020 Strikes Again.
On this edition of Catch and Shoot 2.0, Otto Strong and Aaron Berlin dissect the Nuggets' win in Game 3 and if they have a chance against LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers. The guys also weigh in on Davis and who he compares best with in NBA history. Also, longtime Miami Heat expert Ethan Skolnick stops by to talk about the Heat and why their culture is the best in the … [Read more...] about Nuggets find a way in Game 3, Best Anthony Davis comparisons and Ethan Skolnick on Heat-Celtics series
Michael Lee is a Senior Writer at The Athletic, who has covered the NBA for two decades. In a Sunday night download with Mike Wise, the guys break down the Lakers' huge win in game two against the Nuggets as well as examining why the Anthony Davis/LeBron James bond is so tight. Michael and Mike also discuss the Heat/Celtics series and chronicle Goran Dragic's journey in Miami. … [Read more...] about Michael Lee of The Athletic joins Mike Wise for a Sunday night session
Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong are joined by Chris Marlowe, the voice of the Denver Nuggets on Altitude TV. They discuss what makes Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray a special tandem, why Michael Porter Jr. is 'a Maserati in the garage', and who guards LeBron James in the Western Conference Finals. … [Read more...] about Nuggets Broadcaster Chris Marlowe on Denver’s Star Turn
Now that the Western Conference Finals are officially set, and the Eastern Conference Finals are already under way, let's make some predictions. Celtics vs. Heat (written after game 1) Swing points to watch for: -I think Marcus Smart unequivocally must be in the closing lineup for Brad Stevens. Despite his erratic offensive tendencies, his value both on the defense … [Read more...] about Predictions for the Conference Finals
Monica McNutt and King McClure discuss the shocking meltdown of the LA Clippers in the NBA Playoffs. King takes Kawhi Leonard to task for the collapse and suggests that he is overrated based on his analysis of how the Raptors continued to do well in his absence while the Clippers were .... still the Clippers when it came to playoff frustration. Minneapolis native Lea B. Olsen … [Read more...] about Clippers Collapse, Kawhi Overrated? “Who’s Trippin?” & WNBA Playoff talk with Lea B. Olsen from the Minnesota Lynx
John Fanta celebrates the return of college hoops with Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports (3:35), Andy Katz of NCAA.com (32:35) and Matt Norlander of CBS Sports (1:02:35). The guys talk about the hurdles that remain, how the schedule might work, why mid-majors might get squeezed and contingency plans for the NCAA Tournament Plus each expert gives four teams they're excited to watch in … [Read more...] about College Hoops is Coming Back – Experts Weigh in on How it Will Work
Former NBA Player, Coach, and GM Dave Wohl and veteran hoop scribe Steve Bulpett join Otto Strong and Aaron Berlin on this midnight hoop roundtable. They dissect the Clippers collapse, the brilliance of Nikola Jokic, Doc Rivers' future, and preview the Lakers/Nuggets Western Conference Final. In the Eastern Conference Final, Miami jumped out and beat the Celtics in a game one … [Read more...] about Clippers Flame out and Miami’s “Bam Wagon” is rolling