Eric Newman is in LA to visit BJ Armstrong and to take in Celtics-Clippers. Kawhi Leonard is a superstar and Eric's not too bummed by the loss. Plus, Luka Doncic is putting up amazing numbers, Pat Riley has a team in his image in Miami and appreciating the career of Pau Gasol. … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Celtics-Clippers Was Epic; Dallas Has a Star; Miami’s Got Grinders; Appreciating Pau Gasol
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 what Carmelo Anthony can provide for the struggling Trail Blazers. Plus Ben Simmons needs a jumper, the Spurs need a focus and the NBA needs to fix its load management crisis. … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Carmelo’s Back; What Philly Needs; Load Management; Pop’s Challenge
Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong look at Utah and Denver as contenders in the West. Plus whether it's time to panic in Portland and if there's any hope for the Knicks. And BJ loses it while telling a legendary story about Darryl Dawkins. … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Biggest Threats Outside LA; Panic in Portland; Hope for Knicks and BJ Has a Laughing Fit
Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong are joined by the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey to discuss Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and the Sixers' need for a shooter. Plus, looking at young guards, Gordon Hayward's recovery and remembering Magic Johnson's retirement due to HIV. … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Sixers Talk with Keith Pompey Plus Which Young Guard Would You Build Your Team Around
BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman look at how scary the Clippers can be and the superstar status of Kawhi Leonard. Plus, a head-scratcher in Denver, Conley concerns in Utah and a fast start for the Heat. … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Kawhi is Supernatural; Heat on the Rise; Concerns in Denver
BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman dissect all the wild happenings in the NBA. Golden State aims at 2020-21, Houston's offense explodes, but will the defense be there, and it's not Doc vs. Larry, but we've got All Stars trading punches! … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Curry Out, Harden Goes Off, All Stars Brawl .. Just Another Night in the NBA
BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman look at a playoff atmosphere in LA, where the Clips turned the game into a street fight. Plus, Luke Kennard and Derrick Rose looking good in Detroit, Kyrie explodes but Brooklyn gets the L, and there’s a lot on Steph Curry’s plate this year. … [Read more...] about Season Openers! Clips Send a Message, Kyrie Goes Off and Expectations for Steph
Boston’s Identity; Breakout Teams and Players to Watch; Expectations for LeBron and AD Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong look at the Celtics' defensive identity, how LeBron James and Anthony Davis will work together, and identify players and teams likely to take a major step forward. Plus, BJ pours cold water on Eric's big Carsen Edwards moment. … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: “It’s Only Preseason”
Eric Newman and BJ Armstrong look at early preseason results and discuss what really matters. LeBron James and Anthony Davis meshing early, the Clippers looking ready to take LA and Zion Williamson's impressive start. Plus, Ben Simmons makes a three and rookie trivia! … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Can LA be a Clippers town, Zion and what really matters in preseason.
BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman are joined by Sam Smith, co-author of Derrick Rose's new book "I'll Show You." Smith shares stories from the book as well as from his days covering BJ, Michael Jordan and the Bulls Dynasty of the 90s. … [Read more...] about Pure Hoops Podcast: Author Sam Smith on Derrick Rose, Michael Jordan and more