BJ and Eric break down what is now a best of 3 NBA Finals as Giannis and the Bucks return to Phoenix with momentum with the series tied 2-2, the underlying issue with TEAM USA and international competition and whether players like John Collins, Lonzo Ball, Collin Sexton and Ben Simmons will find themselves in different uniforms next season. … [Read more...] about NBA FINALS going the distance, TEAM USA & notable names potentially on the move this summer
Hosts: BJ Armstrong & Eric Newman
The Pure Hoops flagship show covering the most intriguing league topics, high profile guests, 90s look back segments and unique stories from our hosts BJ Armstrong & Eric Newman will highlight each episode.
BJ and Eric dive into the NBA Finals looking at what the Bucks can do to get back in this series against the red hot Suns, the connection between Coach Monty Williams and his players, the greatness of Tim Duncan in the 2000s and more! … [Read more...] about Suns take 2-0 lead, needed adjustments for the Bucks and the greatness of Tim Duncan in the 2000s
BJ and Eric breakdown the western conference champion Phoenix Suns, what's next for the LA Clippers, the battle between the Bucks and Hawks in the east, go back to the 1993 NBA Finals between the Suns and Bulls along with reviewing the NBA coaching hires in Portland, Dallas, Indiana and Boston! … [Read more...] about Suns win the west, Bucks & Hawks fight on, back to the 90’s and new NBA coaching hires
Current NBA TV analyst, 2007 NBA Coach of the Year and 13 year NBA veteran Sam Mitchell joins BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman as they talk 2021 NBA Playoffs, the city of Atlanta's excitement around the Hawks and Trae Young, the role Sam played in mentoring Kevin Garnett in Minnesota, the Pacers Knicks battles of the 90s, facing Michael Jordan and more. … [Read more...] about Sam Mitchell joins the Pure Hoops Pod to talk NBA playoffs, Michael Jordan, Kevin Garnett and 90s NBA
BJ and Eric go deep into the remaining 2nd round playoff series featuring the Clippers game planning to move ahead 3-2 vs the Jazz, the Hawks miraculous comeback v Sixers and what the Bucks need to do offensively to top the Nets. … [Read more...] about Has Ben Simmons lost his mojo? A deep playoff dive this week!
Kenny Smith of Turner Sports and "Inside the NBA" joins Eric Newman to discuss the NBA Playoffs as well as his new venture on "Bright," which is a live video conversation platform. Kenny sizes up all of the series to this point and really drills down on the Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns, two young teams growing up really fast! Kenny also discusses his upcoming conversation on … [Read more...] about Kenny “The Jet” Smith joins the Pure Hoops Pod to talk NBA Playoffs & his new venture on “Bright.”
The NBA Playoffs are here as BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman break down each first round series of what promises to be a thrilling post season. Will Utah play like a #1 seed? Will the Lakers find their rhythm? Can Portland upset Denver? Will the Nets dominate? and much more. … [Read more...] about NBA PLAYOFFS 2021, THE BREAKDOWN
BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman detail the play-in race and potential playoff matchups. Also, the pair breakdown why certain contenders like the Jazz, Clippers, and 76ers will AND won’t make the finals. Finally, Eric opens a pack of 1990 Fleer Basketball cards, leading to a trip down memory lane. … [Read more...] about Play-In Preview, Contender Breakdowns, and 1990s Basketball Cards
BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman discuss LeBron's setback, evaluate the coaches on the hot seat, and breakdown the NBA play-in race. … [Read more...] about LeBron’s Setback, Coaches on the Hotseat, and the Play-In Race Continues
BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman share their praise for the Suns, who have just clinched their first playoff berth in 11 years. The Washington Wizards are on a tear, and the guys breakdown a tightening playoff race. Also, BJ and Eric take a trip down memory lane, discussing the origins of Larry Bird’s stepback jumper. … [Read more...] about The Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards, and the Playoff Picture Tightens. Plus, a History Lesson