Ric Bucher of Fox Sports 1 and Bleacher Report joins Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong to discuss a way to stage the playoffs. Plus the guys reminisce about Paul Pierce on a wheelchair and the 'We Believe' Warriors. … [Read more...] about Ric Bucher’s Vegas Playoff Blueprint – Could It Happen?
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.
Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong are joined by Bob Delaney, who in addition to being a former NBA referee also worked as a New Jersey State trooper and infiltrated the mob as an undercover agent. He speaks to groups about PTSD and has a unique perspective on the challenges facing the country (4:00) and the sports world (15:10). He also shares classic stories from his days with the … [Read more...] about Bob Delaney on Coronavirus and NBA response
Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong discuss the NBA season that is now on hiatus. They talk about BJ's work as an agent for players in many different countries and the communication he is getting from teams and leagues regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. … [Read more...] about Episode 72 – A Season Halted
Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong discuss Milwaukee's upcoming clashes with title contenders, a sneaky scary team out West, Russell Westbrook's heart, and BJ's lessons in leadership from Jerry West and Pat Riley. … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Sending Messages; A Unlikely Team to Fear; And Lessons in Leadership from Hall of Famers
Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong are wowed by Jayson Tatum's play. Plus, BJ says the Bucks need to chase 70 wins and he issues a challenge to Philly's star tandem. Also why Nikola Jokic could bust up the all-LA party in the West and why Zion Williamson is going to be a problem for teams to handle. … [Read more...] about A Superstar in Boston, a Challenge in Philadelphia and Why the Bucks Need to Make a Run at 70
Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong are joined by Heat broadcaster Jason Jackson to talk Jimmy Butler, Pat Riley and the Heat. Plus the guys marvel at what Brooklyn has done without their two stars and look at what Golden State should do about theirs. … [Read more...] about Talking Heat with Jason Jackson, plus the Nets without Kyrie and what to do with Steph.
Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong discuss a busy trade deadline. Are the Clippers now the team to beat out West? Plus it's time to take the Heat seriously, the Rockets go all-in on small ball and BJ reminds us all that in words of Michael Corleone, when you get traded "it's not personal, it's strictly business." … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Trade Deadline Special
Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong shares stories about Kobe Bryant, including the night BJ watched Kobe and Michael Jordan play a game of mental one-on-one at the dinner table. … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Remembering Kobe Bryant
BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman discuss the flawed roster in Philly and how Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have trouble working together. Plus the Thunder’s three-guard lineup is giving teams fits, what to do with Kevin Love and how did the Clips give up 272 points to the Grizz and Knicks? … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Philly’s Fundamental Flaw, OKC’s Three-Headed Monster, What to Do with Kevin Love, & a Clipper Lull
Kendra Andrews of The Athletic joins Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong to discuss Nikola Jokic's slow start, Will Barton's swagger and what to expect from Michael Porter, Jr. Plus the guys look at the LeBron/Doc war of words over load management and the Mavs without Luka Doncic. … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Talking Denver Nuggets with The Athletic’s Kendra Andrews