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.
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 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
Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong are joined by USA Today NBA writer Mark Medina to talk expectations for the Lakers and Rockets, plus what’s wrong with the Jazz. And the guys look at Milwaukee’s unsung hero, the mess in the Garden and what to do with Kyrie Irving. … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Talking West Contenders with USA Today’s Mark Medina
BJ Armstrong is joined by Gerald Brown, host of The Bottom Line Sports Show on Sirius/XM NBA Radio. The guys discuss the trade-off of revitalizing the LA market with declining national ratings. Plus Gerald says load management is nothing new and they discuss the problems plaguing the Knicks. … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Gerald Brown, host of The Bottom Line Sports Show, chats with BJ
Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong look at some of the performances of the week, including Carmelo Anthony making an impact in Portland. Plus the Lakers miss an opportunity to send a message to the young Mavs and Giannis doing freaky things as he gets set to face Kawhi and the Clips. … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Melo Adapts; Harden Explodes; Lakers Miss an Opportunity; Giannis vs. Kawhi
BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman get into the spirit of the holiday, giving thanks for what they appreciate. Plus they share the surprises and disappointments from the month of November in the NBA. … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Giving Thanks Plus the Best and Worst of November
BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman break down the latest Patrick Beverley/Russell Westbrook showdown and why the Clippers are simply better than anyone else. BJ is on the Luka Doncic bandwagon, the guys break down the offseason Lakers-Pelicans trade as those teams get ready to meet, and look at the reported schedule changes the NBA is considering (spoiler alert: they don't like it). … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Clippers A Cut Above; BJ on Full Luka Alert; Who Won the AD Trade; NBA Schedule Proposal