In stereotypical fashion an American travesty (the Fergie National Anthem) drastically overshadowed Canada (and the genteel rendition of O'Canada by the Barenaked Ladies). Bob and Matt answer questions from listeners on everything from Sam Presti to Black Mirror. Who plays more minutes for the Lakers next year: Isaiah Thomas or Gelo Ball? How will the Uncle Drew movie perform at the box office? And will the Miami Heat ever play in another jersey again since the release of their "Miami Vice" alternate threads? Plus NBA conspiracy theories and more news about the scandal that could end NCAA basketball. Email us questions through our contact page on brickhousepodcast.com
The Cavs shook up their lineup this week trading six players. We couldn't help but notice they replaced problematic players with the NBA equivalent of choir boys. Too many of the former Cavs were distracting the team from winning. We rank every Cavalier in order from least to most distracting. Find out where Isaiah Thomas, Kevin Love and Mr. Khloe Kardashian rank. Plus more trade news from around the league and we introduce a new segment called, "How is this Not Tampering?"
Blake Griffin is leaving LA and he's taking Lob City with him. The only Clipper to have his jersey retired (in a mock ceremony) was traded seven months after signing the biggest deal in franchise history. We breakdown the fallout around the league as well as the LeBron James to Golden State fiction. It's been a rough two weeks for Kevin Love. Greg Monroe goes to Boston and Joakim Noah goes home. Plus, Red Panda's stolen unicycle and Shannon Sharpe vs 'dry-snitching.'
It's that time of year where tankers turn borderline All-Stars into future draft picks and contenders pretend players like George Hill could be the final piece to their title-winning team. But the rumors don't just stop with NBA basketball. We want juicy trade rumors so bad we start to see them everywhere we look. Find out about some big names changing teams like Meryl Streep to HBO and Nestle ditching candy for coffee and vitamins. We'll keep tabs on the drunk guy outside the bar willing to trade "anything" for a hot dog. Plus, even more trades involving Kim Jong Un, Lavar Ball and Vince McMahon. Tune it. I propose you'll love it.
Chris Paul's return to Los Angeles ended in a classic Clippers tragedy. Mick Minas, author of "The Curse: The Colorful and Chaotic History of the LA Clippers" joins us to break down the gossip-riddled locker room fight and a few other beefs that all took place on Martin Luther King Day. Mick details his playoff hopes for the team despite this season's injuries and bad breaks. We introduce a new segment called: "Bad Precedent, Mr. President" and pit Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich and Matt Barnes quotes against each other in our "Diss of the Week." Buy Mick Minas's raucous NBA history book at clippercurse.com
Come celebrate the NBA regular season's halfway point by testing your knowledge in categories such as "Conspiracies", "White Boys" and "Halftime Shows". Catch up on the highlights from the week: everything from JJ Redick and Kyrie Irving's doubts about dinosaurs to the James Johnson-Serge Ibaka fistfight. What's the name of Kobe Bryant's company? Why was Tim Donaghy in the news again? Which NBA player might secretly be from Uzbekistan? How DID the dinosaurs become extinct, really? NBA fans, let us edify and entertain you!
Imagine the NBA in a future with self-driving cars and artificial intelligence. Will virtual reality change the way we go to games? We speculate on futures near and far. How will the Uncle Drew movie do at the box office? Which free agents are really going to the Lakers? What's next for Sam Hinkie, the guy with the longest view in any room? Plus updates on the Ball family in Lithuania and the truth behind Kyrie Irving's departure from Cleveland
Was that year a doozy or what? The President Trump era has helped create basketball anomalies such as Flat-Earth Kyrie Irving and Lavar Christopher Ball. 2017 also ushered in the first year where the NBA unofficially became a year-round spectacle. We break down the highlights month by month, reminiscing about the funniest moments and the litter of jokes they spawned. This episode is basically Chris Farley on The Chris Farley Show, "You remember when Ice Cube announced he was starting a 3-on-3 tournament with Allen Iverson and Stephen Jackson?
This holiday season we've picked out gifts for all our NBA favorites. We even wrote sideline questions Gregg Popovich would enjoy answering. Speculation flies about what LeBron brings to the Cavs white elephant gift exchange. We answer the question, "If the OKC Thunder were a classic Christmas movie what movie would they be?" Hear what we want to see during each of the five NBA Christmas day games. Plus, social media superstar Joel Embiid gives himself the new nickname "Tro-el" Embiid. It's a real Brickmas to remember.
America's most outspoken blowhards use social media to instigate mutually assured destruction. We petition Gelo Ball to join the Palestinian hoop squad. Plus, why did DeAndre Jordan wait two years to hire an agent? How much pot did Sam Presti smoke before coming up with Rob Hennigan's new job title? And was Patrick Patterson's Instagram post a diss at Derrick Rose, the San Antonio Spurs or both? Email us questions and NBA news through our website: brickhousepodcast.com
Strange week around the NBA: Derrick Rose took a leave of absence, Lavar Ball took on Donald Trump and the Grizzlies suddenly fired their coach. Get ready for LeBron James's career as a voiceover actor. LeBron will play the voice of a cartoon Yeti next fall. Chicago Bull Nikola Mirotic accepts an apology for being punched in the face by his teammate. Meanwhile, Ben Gordon gets arrested for punching his landlord. Bulls fans have switched to watching Duke games. Original music by @Brendan_Eder
Catch up on the NBA by guessing which stats, headlines, ABA team names and moments from history are FAKE NEWS. Matt and Bob invent Oscar movie summaries, video game awards shows, crypto-currencies and sparkling water flavors to keep listeners WOKE. Play along to see if you know the difference between real and FAKE NEWS.
LeBron can rock the sports world with a single cartoon aardvark fist. Guest Brendan Wells tells us how the LiAngelo Ball shoplifting scandal will affect season two of 'Ball in the Family.' Could this all be part of Lavar's master plan? We make pun-filled headlines for fake future NBA trades. Plus we debate if anything can make Kobe Bryant happy after basketball and whether boy next door Gordon Hayward might actually be a serial killer.
Has a tweet ever gotten a coach fired before? Would a rookie-All-Star Ben Simmons be a big deal? Superflight host Joe Borelli helps us answer whether what we're seeing in the NBA today is precedented or unprecedented. We start a fake beef war with another LA-based NBA comedy pod, quote Gregg Popovich's latest and finest in our segment, "Popping Off," and pit Nick Young against Kyrie Irving's NBA reddit critics in our Diss of the Week.