On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver begin by recapping All-Star Weekend 48 hours later. Topics include: Charlotte as a host city, whether Giannis was robbed of MVP, whether Steph Curry should be recruiting another superstar, and Kevin Durant assuming the throne in the most Kevin Durant way possible. Then (30:00): Anthony Davis needs some PR advice after a weekend of questionable choices. From there (45:00): The controversy surrounding trade demands and considering the possibility that this could hurt the NBA product more than some people realize. At the end (1:05): how Bradley Beal was recruiting stars in Charlotte, who makes the All-Carolinas team in the NBA, Michael Jordan says no to Duke, and various highlights from Open Floor on the Open Road.
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver are live from NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte. They begin with talk about Nike hacking shoelaces, Zion Williamson, and Charles Barkley's thoughts on the Anthony Davis saga. Then (16:00): the shadow cast by the Hamptons Five, whether games still matter, and what the NBA might look like a year from now. From there (40:00): Paul George is making believers out of the whole world, Russ is playing with a purpose, and Trae Young leads a rookie class that looks kind of incredible. At the end (60:00): Checking in with LeBron as L.A. takesmen grow restless, and then listeners write in with ideas for All-Star Weekend -- including a ban on backboards, tampering live feeds, and a wine-drinking contest.
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver begin with a progress update on DeMarcus Cousins and a reminder that Golden State remains untouchable, and then shift gears to talk through Kevin Durant's free agency thoughts, continued Warriors weirdness, and more. From there they move to Boston, where Marcus Morris told the world that the Celtics haven't been having fun in a long time. Then: Ben makes Finals reservations in Milwaukee (along with three other cities) and they discuss the questions surrounding a Bucks Finals run. At the end: the Lakers and whether LeBron James will have a statue at Staples Center, disrespectful Zion comps, Boylen in the New Yorker, and Ollie's national park receipts.
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver talk through the aftermath of the NBA Trade Deadline. First: Giving the people what they want with 15 minutes of sad John Wall news, mostly irrelevant Wizards complaints, and existential dread. Then (18:00): Talking through the risks and potential rewards of the Tobias Harris Sixers deal, the Bucks and Niko Mirotic, Giannis and the All-Star Draft, the Raptors and Marc Gasol, and what the Western Conference elitists have to say as their kingdom comes crashing down around them. At the end (55:00): Reviewing the Lakers at the trade deadline, whether the Pelicans will find a better offer in June, and finally, the return of The Lantern™ to discuss growing up with KD, intramural refs, Timofey Mozgov, DeJuan Blair, and more.
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver begin by talking Golliver's adventures in the Bay Area and celebrating the big winner from Sunday night's Super Bowl. Then: Talking all things trade deadline (8:00), beginning with Giannis and the Bucks on AD's list, what it means, and what we know about the Lakers trade at the beginning of this week. Then (23:00): Analyzing the Rodney Hood deal for Portland, plus one more reason the Pelicans should wait for June to make a deal. From there (29:00): The karma pendulum swings and Anthony Davis Sr. has some thoughts on the Isaiah Thomas trade. What does it mean? What did Kyrie Irving's quotes mean? And where does this weekend leave the Celtics? At the end (45:00): Klutch Sports, an information war, whether Randy Wittman is running the Lakers front office, whether Ben is ready for his D'Angelo Russell All-Star jersey, and one listener's family is torn apart by Open Floor and the Phoenix Suns.
On today’s show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver try to process news of the Kristaps Porzingis Mavericks trade with some winners and losers. Topics include: what just happened and why, the difference between Porzingis and Giannis, whether the Knicks are leaking diva details to justify this move, why the deal is a massive win for the Mavs, why Knicks fans get no sympathy and all fan amnesty applications will be denied, and checking back in with the state of the Anthony Davis trade, the Lakers, Pelicans management, and whether Bradley Beal will be the next star to ask for a new team.
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver talk through all angles of the Anthony Davis trade demand. Topics include: Unknowns on all sides except the thirsty Lakers, whether Dell Demps is answering his phone, whether Gayle Benson will upstage the Super Bowl, whether the Pelicans should trade Davis now or wait for the summer, LeBron's past few weeks of DNP-Tampering in LA, the Knicks and the case for a Godfather offer, the Celtics and the Tatum calculus, Kyrie to LA rumors, Magic Johnson questions the Warriors, and the best way to describe Brandon Ingram's game.
On today's show Sharp and Golliver begin with a sobering look at the Pacers in the wake of the Victor Oladipo injury. Then (15:00): Whether Mike Conley makes sense for the Jazz, whether Ben is a sellout, and additional Conley possibilities around the NBA. From there (35:00): A mid-December Rockets e-mail and then an extended discussion of everything James Harden has done since, including thoughts on his scoring, his critics, and the differences and similarities between this Harden season and what Russell Westbrook did in 2016. At the end (55:00): A few good fan amnesty applications, many different t-shirt ideas, and an open letter to Adam Silver from an Open Floor listener in London.
On today’s show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver open the show discussing All-Star starters, beginning with the debates in the West, including Paul George vs. LeBron James on the wing and Nikola Jokic vs. Anthony Davis at center. From there (18:00): they move to their picks for rest of the rosters in the East and West. Then (37:00): Klay Thompson’s All-Star case, how the NFC title game may affect the NBA, and early returns on the Boogie Cousins Warriors era. At the end (55:00): a look at the new lottery odds, whether the reforms actually accomplish anything, and how they might shape the bottom of the league.
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver begin in Boston, where Kyrie Irving has listened to critics and responded by reaching out to LeBron James to apologize. Then (27:00): Donovan Mitchell's progress in Utah and potential additions for the Jazz. From there: Whether the revitalized Warriors have turned the rest of the NBA into a cute story (35:00), a brief Wizards update, the Nets and other nominations for this season's happiest fanbase, nominations for the NBA's most miserable fanbases, and more dumb bickering about conference imbalance. At the end (55:00): The return of The Lantern™ to discuss analogies for Boogie's return to the Warriors, plus some questions about whether the Warriors have ever been the most hated team in sports.