The Knicks not Playing on Christmas is a Blessing

For any basketball fan, or NBA fan in general, Christmas is a special day. Presents, family, and food. Now add in 5 NBA games and you got yourself something to watch the entire day while enjoying your family and presents. It’s like getting an extra chicken nugget in your 10 piece (or 20 piece for the big fellas). Continue reading “The Knicks not Playing on Christmas is a Blessing”

A Reunion in Houston

For three seasons, Russell Westbrook and James Harden were teammates in Oklahoma City.

They grew together, had lots of team success, and made it to the NBA Finals in 2012.

However, after not being able to come to terms on a new contract, James Harden was traded to Houston, where he has become the face of the franchise and one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history.

In their time apart, each has won an MVP, and has gotten to the Western Conference Finals twice, and each made it to Game 7 one time (each time losing to the Golden State Warriors).

Neither was able to return to the NBA Finals.

Almost 7 years later, Harden and Westbrook are teammates again, as Westbook was traded to Houston for Chris Paul and a bounty of draft picks.

What does it all mean?

Well, let me tell you. Continue reading “A Reunion in Houston”

The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Rockets locker room this past year was almost as bad as the Celtics. The only difference is their best player isn’t leaving the team like Kyrie Irving.

The rift between James Harden and headache Chris Paul is just a straight kick to the groin. Imagine one year going to Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals and losing, but having a good idea of how to finally beat the Warriors…. Only to lose the next year in six games in the second round to them, AND they lost KD. Now? The only option is to blow the team up like aluminum in the microwave (State Farm joke). Continue reading “The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse”

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 41

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson discuss the latest albums from NAV and Rich the Kid (18:45), Lonzo Ball’s departure with Big Baller Brand and end of the season stat lines (33:30).

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Check out our artist of the week, Chris Focus.

Produced by: Jonathan Kermah

Edited by: Trevor Wilson

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Who to Watch (January 11 – January 17)

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Welcome back to this week’s Who to Watch.  Last week we saw some low-scoring football (the Colts-Texans game actually but my grandmother to sleep, and she generally likes football), the Celtics looked phenomenal at home, and Trevor “Sunshine” Lawrence and the Clemson Tigers SMACKED Alabama to win their second college football championship in three seasons.  Seattle’s offense looked archaic against Dallas, Cody Parkey’s kick was blocked at the end of the Eagles-Bears game, capping off a 16-15 Eagles upset, and Deshaun Watson lost a football game by more than a touchdown for the first time since high school. It looks like the 76ers have some turmoil going on with Jimmy Butler, and the Minnesota Timberwolves fired Thibs (but it’s okay, because Fred Hoiberg looks to be the favorite to land the job, meaning the TimberBulls will survive another day!)

Alright, this week he have the divisional playoffs, and the NBA has reached it’s halfway point.  Should be some good games across the board.

Andy is back this week, which means you’ll get FIVE buy and sell picks this week!

Enjoy!

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808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 32

On episode Magic Johnson, the boys are joined by artist and friend of the show Prowo Poufong (aka Reaper) in discussing J.Cole and Dreamville’s upcoming “Revenge of the Dreamers III” (11:00), James Harden’s MVP-like run (19:47), and The Oklahoma City Thunder’s season thus far (34:32).

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Who to Watch (December 21 – December 27)

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Happy Friday everyone! Since we last met, the Patriots lost to the Steelers, and the Celtics are in the midst of a 2-game losing streak.  Paul George and James Harden are going nuclear, while LeBron James was blocked (which according to Max Kellerman, means he’s done).  Josh Gordon hit a road block on the road to recovery (we wish him well), and Tom Brady might have an MCL tear.  As the NFL season makes its way towards a conclusion, it is playoff scenario season, as 14 teams are vying for the 7 remaining playoff spots in the league.  And finally, next Tuesday is Christmas Day, which means TONS of great basketball.

With that, allow us at Hold My Drink Sports to wish you a wonderful holiday season.

Andy is away this week in Minnesota, so we have Mike (who made his debut to the page this past week) filling in for him.

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