Who to Watch (November 8 – November 14)

Sports, sports, sports… I though about making it sound catchy like a jingle, but I’m not that talented.

Welcome back folks, here’s what’s been going down the past few days:

Load management: love it or hate it, its part of the status quo in the NBA, but to the dismay of many; the New England Patriots lost, which of course means their dynasty is over yet again; Eric Bledsoe tried the classic “dribble straight out of bounds instead of passing the ball inbounds” play; Tony Snell is amazing; Gordon Hayward is back; LeBron James is NOT washed (congrats, Kerm); Anthony Davis is going to the Chicago Bulls (sorry, Kerm); the Cleveland Browns suck; Adam Vinatieri was sabotaged; the Miami Dolphins finally won a game!

It was a fun week, as always.

Now to next week. Continue reading “Who to Watch (November 8 – November 14)”

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).

Slap or Skip:

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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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