If the New York Knicks were a movie they'd be Grownups. No matter how blatantly awful, they still kill it at the box office. You bet we roast Jimmy Dolan, Phil Jackson, Isiah Thomas and Bill O'Reilly. Plus Changes, Survivor and Five Stars for the city that never sleeps. If there's an SOS sign on top of MSG it's probably Porzingis.
We interrupt our team previews to breakdown Kyrie Irving's move to Boston because the trade isn't complete until one team is declared the winner. Our documents reveal MULTIPLE ways Danny Ainge's "assets" could create drama in Cleveland. Plus, we take a step back to imagine the latest installment of the Celtics Lakers rivalry where former teammates will do battle for the honor of being sacrificed to the Warriors. Like Isaiah Thomas, this episode may be short, but it's all heart.
Our Mavericks preview covers everything from Harrison Barnes's sobriety to Nerlens Noel's cleanliness. Hear our takes on steak, Shark Tank and "The Larry Flynt of the NFL". Not every team can win in the west this year, but try telling that to Dirk and coach Carlisle. Plus, Dennis Smith embarks on his journey to dunk on everyone in the NBA. Rate and review us on i-tunes! 5 Stars!
We roast easy targets like Russian Oligarchs, the team's absence of any draft picks, and fixed gear bicycles. We explain how the Nets will take on your bad contracts for future picks. The only catch is you now also owe a Russian billionaire a favor. Mozgov and a roster full of wings isn't perfect but we predict they won't be the worst this year. Plus, Survivor and 5 Stars Brooklyn edition.
This year Pacers fans will find out the NBA equivalent of 'pivoting to video.' Paul George is gone but look on the bright side, Indiana is still home to Myles Turner and Jimmy Chitwood. Hear our coastal elitist takes on the midwest in our Roast of Indianapolis. We presume somewhere on an Indy 500 podcast there's two guys making fun of NBA basketball, so all are jokes about racing are fair game.
The Suns keep hanging out in the lottery hoping for a Calipari-bred miracle. This team would be good if they only had one thing: better players. Which veteran would win a desert island game of survival? Are the Suns choosing the real Josh Jackson over Kyrie Irving or an idealized version of him? We rate daylight savings time and the pros and cons of 120 degree heat (hint: pros rhyme with "shooty borts"). Don't miss the breakdown of the worst team in the west.
The Atlanta Hawks are only two years removed from a 60-win season. What a difference Dwight Howard makes! We roast Ersan Ilyasova, Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore and the other guys on this team that apparently made the NBA. Plus lemon pepper chicken wings and Atlanta the TV show. Learn what accent is best for reading the Hawks roster and which starter photo-bombed his way to riches. Rate us on i-Tunes! Five Stars!
The third season of Brickhouse promises to be provocative. Matt and Bob provoke Bulls fans by predicting their team finishes dead last in the NBA. Every team preview this year starts with a 'Roast' of the host city and squad (we're coming for you Robin Lopez). Find out who on the Bulls would be the first voted off the island in our new segment: 'NBA Survivor'. Then, a glimpse into Chicago (and our hearts) in 'Five Stars' a new segment where we rate things the Windy City is famous for between one and five stars. New music by Brendan Eder! Follow us on twitter @brickhousepod For even more check-out: brickhousepodcast.com and almightyballer.com
Ashwin Ghee from Ridin' the Pine joins us for a game of hypothetical questions. Matt pitches his new reality show: "Who Wants to Be an Eastern Conference All-Star?" Ashwin recruits Boris Diaw and Raymond Felton for the perfect PB&J sandwich heist. The guys answer tough questions like, 'Which ref would you want to hang out with?' and 'Which player should be most afraid of doing a "trust fall"?' It's summer and we can only debate about where Kyrie's going and whether Lavar should stay in his lane for so long. Ignore the faint sounds of mariachi music. Our microphones somehow picked up a nearby radio signal. The Cold War of sports podcasts vs Mexican radio wages on
Clippers historian Mick Minas joins us from Melbourne, Australia and regales us with stories from his new book The Curse. Three years before he joined the team Michael Olowokandi couldn't make a layup. Marques Johnson was made the face of the franchise just months before the Clippers tried to trade him BACK to Milwaukee. Could the Clippers really be cursed? Who's a worse Donald: Trump or Sterling? Does anyone besides Doc like Austin Rivers? Mick tells us how he fell in love with possibly the worst sports franchise of all time. Buy The Curse on Amazon or at clippercurse.com Follow Mick Minas on Twitter @mminas8
We catch up listeners on all the NBA summer moves and theorize if there's any method to the madness. Will LeBron and Nike sabotage the Big Baller Brand? Did the Raptors trade DeMarre Carroll to the Nets to stick it to the Celtics? And why'd Adam Silver move the trade deadline to before the All-Star game? We give answers. Maybe not the right answers, but answers nonetheless. Play NBA Price is Right with us, featuring new contracts for James Harden and Tim Hardaway Jr. Last, we unveil our first ever installment of "WHAT TEAM is that guy on?" Check out our website: brickhousepodcast.com
Brendan Wells joins us to talk summer league, Lavar Ball conspiracies and Lou Williams' linguistic prowess. Matt test-drives a career in ticket scalping while Bob attempts to eavesdrop on Rob Pelinka. We discuss LA's biggest disappointments BESIDES Lonzo Ball's first game. Brendan attempts to teach Kyrie Irving physics using only a Big Mac and guile. Experience the NBA nerd's version of Comic-Con inside summer league, a.k.a., Lonzo's Nuthouse.
Casey Desmond drops in to help us compare Chris Paul's leaving the Clippers to TJ Miller walking away from HBO's Silicon Valley. We rank the funniest characters on Silicon Valley and name their Clippers counterpart (Austin Rivers=Dinesh, but when he was CEO for a week, and douchey). We ask the question: Are we sure Phil Jackson didn't get fired on purpose? Find out who's most likely to become President, impregnate a stripper, or win on the show "Survivor" in our NBA Yearbook Superlatives segment. If you want to donate to the "Summer of Casey" tweet him @cdesmond85
Comedy writer and NBA fan Justin Halpern talks Lonzo Ball, the future of the Clippers, and the history of his NBA podcast, Short Corner, with Paul Shirley. He's the New York Times Best-Selling author of Sh*t My Dad Says and I Suck at Girls. Enjoy his funny perspective on all things NBA, like which Warriors he dislikes the most and why he hopes Carmelo Anthony never joins the Clippers. Follow him @justin_halpern for half basketball observations and half jokes about jerking off.