Nate and I jumped on the Mindcast to discuss how no matter where you live, you can still hate on the Thunder, should you desire. Also, we delved into the question of: “If Russell Westbrook was on your team, would you root for him, or hate his iso-heavy, domineering style of play?” We also asked ourselves how we enjoyed rooting for (recently) Draymond Green who other teams’ fanbases tend to despise, and (longer ago) Monta Ellis, who was basically “Westbrook-lite.” Time-stamps: 2:00 - The difference between California weather and New York winters, also making fun of Ivan for missing the pod to “cook dinner.” 3:30 - No matter where you live, you can still hate the OKC Thunder. 6:30 - Question posed within our internal GSOM slack channel: “Players that you love to hate, would you love them if they were on your team?” 9:30 - “Westbrook on the Warriors would be like Monta Ellis on steroids.” 15:00 - The ultimate reason we hate on the
Bram was off for this pod, but Ivan and Nate welcomed Minnesota Timberwolves writer David Naylor! As always, we love having David on Mindcast. We talked all things Wolves and Minnesota, while breaking down how the Timberwolves have been one of the most interesting teams in the league so far, racing out to a third (or currently fourth) place standing in the packed Western Conference. Annotated list of topics covered: 1:30 - David explains his twitter handle, which for some reason has to do with
Bram Kincheloe and Ivan Bettger are joined by Daniel Hardee to discuss the 2018 NBA All-Star picks, and the intrigue surrounding Stephen Curry and LeBron James as captains. Daniel hosts a mock draft, and things get very petty. We also talk Westbrook, the Cleveland Cavaliers' decline and next move, and the wild Rockets/Clippers show.
Nate and I welcome famed GSOM writer Hugo Kitano to the pod, covering a huge swath of issues including injuries, the nature of fandom, and how life can change in an instant. Enjoy! We had a blast with this one. 1:00 - A brief football discourse, and how championships and struggle are processed. 5:00 - Welcome Hugo! Talking about how he twisted his ankle a bunch of times and how that impacted his pick-up hoops game. 6:30 - Looking at All-Star voting, the doldrums of the midseason. 11:20 - Finally talking about the (newest) Curry injury. 17:40 - As a Californian, and as a Warriors fan, how has Hugo enjoyed living in Toronto? Also, Toronto’s place in the ranking of NBA cities, as well as DeMar DeRozan’s expanded game. 28:00 - How it takes some players (most players) a long time to become their best self in the NBA, and how we can’t write off struggling youngsters. 43:00 - In a theoretical Finals series, how would the Raptors
Nate and I welcomed GSOM writer Charlie Stanton to his inaugural pod, and broke down 2018, the Warriors’ biggest storylines, our lingering obsession with Harison Barnes, the 2018 NBA draft, and much more. [Annotated list of topics, add time if advertisements inserted] 0:50 - Welcome to 2018. We
It’s Christmas! It’s time for family, cheer, holiday wishes, and well wishes. So, of course, we got on a podcast and talked soooooooo much s—t about the Cavaliers, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, and the Rockets (and Clippers). Our souls are broken, I suppose. In other news, this podcast originally included about 45 minutes of Kobe Bryant talk (read: hatred) that I edited out because
GSOM stalwart Dubydubdubs joins Nate and Ivan to discuss all of their favorite players, including Dallas Mavericks Best Player Harrison Barnes. We go into depth on the development of Patrick McCaw, the growth of Klay Thompson as a playmaker (or so our eyes would make us believe), and "found money" Jordan Bell.
Golden State of Mindcast is back! Nate and I sat down with new writer Thomas Bevilacqua to discuss the season, how Curry’s injury has really been a “wake-up call,” the limits of fandom, and mortality. Sounds like a nice little jaunt through the first part of the season! 1:30 - Where are we as Warriors fans, especially with championship fatigue and the Stephen Curry ankle injury? 6:20 - When will we see Curry again? 9:30 - Reactions to the injury, how it brings back old pains. 11:30 - Separating bandwagon fans from old school fans. 15:00 - Looking at the rest of the NBA. How have other teams performed so far, and where do the Warriors fit into that hierarchy? 19:00 - How the Warriors are making Jordan Bell into a star, much in the same way like how the Spurs’ system has made other second round players into stars. 33:30 - Tom as our resident “librarian.” We take a stroll through his favorite Warriors-related books he’s
Welcome home Ivan! We are back, and geared up to talk about all things Warriors, including the new uniforms, all their offseason moves, the return of their core, and much more! [Annotated list of topics] Let’s do this! 1:00 - Ivan is back and the first thing we talk about is
Welcome back to Golden State of Mindcast! We haven’t had a chance to gloat and crow about the fact that the Golden State Warriors are CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD, but I promise we’ll get to that. Instead, Ivan, Nate, and Bram sat down to live-podcast-blog (however you would say that) the NBA Draft which transpired last night. It was a fun thing, and we are planning on maybe doing more of these for regular season games or whatever next season. I mean, what’s better than hanging out with your friends, drinking a nice cold beverage, and talking about sports? Anyways, enjoy. 1:30 - The Knicks are idiots. Will they actually trade Kristaps Porzingis? Ugh, what a toxic scene there. 4:00 - No surprise, Markel Fultz is the first overall pick. What do we make of this trade? Why were the Celtics nervous? Why were they not as high on him as everyone else? 6:30 - “Positionless basketball” about to happen in Philadelphia
Boy howdy, things are about to get fun. It’s almost June, and that means it’s time for our annual Warriors vs. Cavaliers match-up in the NBA Finals. Yes, that’s right. Round Three is almost upon us! Ivan and I sat down last night to discuss the Finals, LeBron’s legacy, the nature of legacy, the fact that people think the Warriors are evil, and much, much more. As always, we wandered off track and (sort of) found our way back. [Annotated list of talking points:] 2:00 - People love to hate watch the Warriors, and it’s still super surreal for us. 5:30 - It’s hard to figure out what’s going to happen in the Finals, because neither team has been truly tested yet. 9:00 - There’s no real underdog here. Cavs are defending champs with best player, Warriors added another MVP in his prime. 11:00 - Hugo’s awesome Star Wars tweet. Also, how people are convinced the Warriors are the Empire, as in the
Beloved Warriors scribe Marcus Thompson II has a fantastic new book out called, “Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry.” We did a giveaway a few weeks ago, but if you didn’t win the giveaway, or if you haven’t yet picked up a copy of the book, DO IT NOW! Seriously, it is required reading for all Warriors fans. We were very happy to welcome Marcus to the pod, as he sat with us for well over an hour, talking about the book, talking about Curry, telling future kids to get off our lawn, and much, much more. You can listen here! Also, as you may have noticed, we are extremely excited to announce that we have joined the Almighty Baller Podcast Network. Big things are on the horizon for the Mindcast show. Welcome Marcus! [Editor’s note: We recorded this the day before Game 4 of the Jazz series.] 2:30 - Steph (on court killer) vs. Mr. Curry (worldwide brand mogul) vs. Stephen
Ivan is a Steve Kerr hater. Bram obviously has to put him in his place. We discuss that and much more on the latest episode of Golden State of Mindcast! Annotated list of topics covered: 0:50 - Apparently I’m an “excitable lad.” 1:00 - The Warriors crushed the Trail Blazers. 2:30 - Did we jinx the Clippers for the second year in a row?! 5:50 - I can’t pronounce Joe Ingles’ name. 8:45 - Doc Rivers needs to be removed as “Captain” of the “Clippers.” 9:15 “Imagine Steve Ballmer in a made-for-TV rendition of the poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” 11:25 - Let’s talk about basketball that actually matters. 13:45 - Rudy Gobert vs. Draymond Green potential matchup. Really, I’m more excited about Gobert vs. JaVale Mcgee. 17:30 - Ivan’s cue to cut me off from speaking. 19:15 - “Huh, Joe Johnson plays for the Utah Jazz? That’s weird.” 21:20 - People hate Radiohead? 28:00 - Potential Warriors vs. Utah match-ups. 33:50 - Addressing the Steve Kerr situation. 37:00 - Ivan, maybe kinda thinks
Last year around this very same time, Golden State of Mindcast feverishly roasted the LA Clippers and salivated at the Warriors dismantling them in the next round of the playoffs. During that very recording, Chris Paul broke a bone in his hand and derailed the Clippers' playoff run. Fast forward to last night, when we got carried away with yet another anti-Clippers roastfest, and, lo-and-behold, what happened? Blake Griffin injures his toe and is out for the remainder of the playoffs. This is not our fault! We are not witches! We did not curse Griffin and the Clippers, nor would we ever wish injury upon anyone! We apologize if the podcast seems tasteless in light of the news. --------------- 1:00 - Harrison Barnes hate, for some reason 3:24 - JaVale McGee is going to be the NBA Finals MVP 5:30 - How did the Warriors dominate the Blazers in Game 2? 9:40 - No easy answers for Blazers 11:30 - Nurkic returning for Game 3 — what will