Ridin' the Pine, part of Almighty Baller Radio Network and VennCast Studios presents their Annual NBA Season Predictions Episode full of controversy, contention, and cash. NBA Fanatics come together for a light hearted, comedic, live discussion on the NBA and the Culture and Memes surrounding it multiple times a week all season long! Give us a listen! We currently have an inhouse series of ongoing bets: Will Kevin Durant shave his head before his career is over. Will Boston will win a 'ship before the Lakers. Will Rudy Gay will average more points than Paul Milsap this season!
East Breakdown: Yikes.
MTG, not to be confused with Greatness heralds Kemba, Dwight, Toronto and Cleveland all in for a deep run.
Hondo's Journey Continues with the Process EmbiidEclipsing Expectations into getting Swept in the Playoffs.
In Ghee's World, Floyd Money Mozgov and the Corpse of DeMarre Carroll will Push Notifications the Brooklyn Nets into the Postseason
West Breakdown: Contentious
MTG Reppin' the Pacific Northwest and Lillard Yoga Poses, and Swiping Right to Infrastructure over Overhauled Dice Rolls.
Hondo with the Hot 'n Hard Heist against NOLA, and Los Angeles Balmers all the while flippin' pages on the mic
Ghee show's his baldness with inconsistent
The guys are back with a brand new episode and start the show with Derrick Rose. He has signed a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the guys talk about what kind of impact he could have on their team. Will he be a legitimate piece to help the Cavaliers to an NBA Finals? What kind of relationship will LeBron be able to have with Derrick Rose? The guys also talk about the irony of asking for a max contract.
Kyrie Irving and LeBron James have become one of the biggest conversations in the NBA. Kyrie wants out and how that could affect the entire swing of the NBA. Jordan explains the atmosphere in which players communicate and interact in 2017. Social Media has become a landscape for petty play among opponents and now teammates. The guys also talk about Kyrie and Jimmy Butler's relationship and if that could have been something in Cleveland or Chicago.
The guys finish up with talking about the future of free agency in Chicago. The Bulls have found themselves in a unique spot to spend money in the summer of 2018, but will they be able to land top free agents? How the timeline of the
The guys are back with another episode in which they talk NBA Finals. Lebron James after the first two losses to Golden State says that "it's just a game, it's just basketball" when asked about what was at stake. LeBron seems to be back to the same tone he had in 2015. What can Cleveland do to salvage this series?
The guys talk about the possibility of Jimmy Butler staying with the Bulls long term. Jimmy sat down with the Bulls front office this week to discuss the future. What do his implications for wanting to stay in Chicago mean for the future of the rest of the team? The front office remains adamant about returning the same roster from this past season in 2017-18.
Wrapping up the show includes how the front office will approach the 2018 year of flexibility. Will the Bulls finally be able to strike gold with a free agent if Jimmy Butler is here long term? Do players in the NBA think Butler is the type of player they can win a championship with? What is said to free agents about playing for the Bulls and the way they operate? All of this and more on the
This episode previously aired on Dash Radio Thursday, May 25th, 2017, 6-7 a.m. and 11-12 p.m CT.
Jordan and Matt are back, they begin the show with talking about Jimmy Butler's Third Team All-NBA selection. How will this affect how the Bulls approach the future with Jimmy? The guys talk about the implications another All-NBA selection could have on Butler's 'super-max' contract qualifications. Are the Bulls ready to commit more than $200 million to Butler? Jordan wants to have a discussion about the All-NBA voting system. Should sports writers and broadcasters determine the fate of the player's contracts? How would the NBA be able to change the system, if possible?
Jordan welcomes fake rumors season by debunking the latest Bulls/Lakers rumor. How the NBA conversation has become a flood of fake rumors and accounts seeking non-starting trades. We dive into what the Lakers would need to offer for this trade to have any traction.
The guys finish up the show talking about a possible reunion between Derrick Rose and Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota. How much will Rose command this off-season and how long of a commitment will teams be able to make? A conversation about Chris Bosh, Kenny Smith needs to stop talking
The Debate-A-Bulls spends the first part of the episode talking about the implication of the Boston Celtics so far in the Eastern Conference Finals. Is this a wake-up call for the Celtics front office to make a trade or is Boston not as far along as they might have thought? The guys previously talked about trade scenarios with the Celtics, Lakers, and Suns but spend this episode breaking down a potential 76er's deal. Does Philadelphia have enough to make an offer the Bulls couldn't afford to pass up?
The guys dive into another round of potential draft prospects for the Bulls. Jordan talks about 6-11 center Jarrett Allen from Texas. Could he slip to the Bulls at No. 16 and become the next underrated star out of Texas? Matt talks about potential picks on the rise including Kansas State's Wesley Iwundu. Could he turn himself into a first round selection or maybe the Bulls find a steal in the second round? The guys talk about the best decision for the Bulls moving forward.
Jordan and Matt believe it's time to have a legitimate conversation about Cameron Payne. Jordan believes this could be the most important summer of the young guard's career. How can the Bulls
This episode previously aired on Dash Radio Thursday, May 18th, 2017, 6-7 a.m. and 11-12 p.m CT.
The guys are back and start off with the results of the 2017 NBA Lottery. Now that the order is set, will Boston and Chicago find a way to make a deal for Butler? How many other teams find interest in Butler this off-season? Jordan and Matt discuss whether the Bulls have already passed up their best offer for Jimmy Butler. The guys draw out scenarios in which the Celtics, Lakers, and Suns might phone the Bulls front office this summer.
The guys have another set of potential NBA draft picks to break down. Jordan talks about former 5-star, top-10 recruit Hamidou Diallo as a possible option for the Bulls. Diallo worked out for the Bulls on Tuesday and might be of interest. The 6'5 guard did not play a single game for Kentucky this season, how will that affect his draft stock? Matt brings up Duke sophomore guard Luke Kennard who has been linked to Chicago recently. Could the 20-year old guard be an impact player in the NBA?
The guys finish up with Log Off. Today's episode features an interview with Lavar Ball on FS1's
This episode previously aired on Dash Radio Thursday, May 11th, 2017, 6-7 a.m. and 11-12 p.m CT.
On this episode, the guys start the show by talking about Rajon Rondo and his appearance on Kevin Garnett's KGArea21. In a reunion with the 2007-08 Boston Celtics core, Rondo talks about his first year with the Chicago Bulls. He's asked his thoughts on how the season went including the unknown direction of the team and lack of chemistry. What type of value does Rondo bring to next year's team if the Bulls pick up his option?
The guys spend the second half of the show talking about whether or not high school players should be allowed to attend the NBA Combine. A story was written by Sports Illustrated's Brian Hamilton, the guys debate whether or not this makes sense for the future of the NBA. Jordan and Matt finish the show talking about potential Bulls prospects including Wake Forest's John Collins and Purdue's Caleb Swanigan.
The guys are back after a weekend in which ended the Chicago Bulls season. The Bulls fell to the Boston Celtics in Game 6 at home leaving the Bulls with plenty of questions this offseason. The guys talk about the comments made by Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade in regards to their future. Does the Bulls front office believe Jimmy can be the guy this team can build around, not with? Jordan has a theory on why Butler wants to stay put in Chicago.
The Bulls have one player, in particular, that is being campaigned to stay for the 2017-18 season. Why Rajon Rondo will likely be back in a Bulls uniform in 2017-18. How are the young Bulls going to spend their offseason and what are they promised going forward? Denzel Valentine talks about an increased role with the team and a repeat at the Summer League Title. Paul Zipser and Bobby Portis have plans to become more versatile players, spending the summer modeling their games after some of the NBA's best at their position.
The guys wrap up with talking about what to expect from Fred Hoiberg and Gar/Pax. What kind of direction will the front office and coaching staff
The guys come together after a long weekend of NBA Playoff games. The Bulls lose both games at the United Center and the series has begun to shift. The guys talk about the impact of Rajon Rondo's injury and the scramble of point guard replacements.
Jordan and Matt discuss the comments Fred Hoiberg made during the post-game press conference in regards to the NBA officials. Does Fred have a point or has he gone fishing? Jimmy Butler and Marcus Smart seem to have created a rivalry, Butler seems to think he could win an Academy Award. Jimmy Butler hosts his own show at the post-game press conference and we have marked it as 'Smart Beef'.
How can the Bulls find a way to win on the road yet again? Who will be the guys to step up and help take the load off of Jimmy Butler? Is Dwyane Wade's age showing in this series or is he still hurt? All of this and more on The Debate-A-Bulls.
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This episode previously aired on Dash Radio Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5-6 a.m. and 8-9 a.m. CT.
The guys are back with a brand new episode after the Chicago Bulls take another game on the road in Boston. How could this be possible? Who is this new revitalized Bulls team and why is it coming all together now? Jordan and Matt discuss the supposed 'private meeting' between Rajon Rondo, Jimmy Butler, and Dwyane Wade prior to Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs. The guys explain whether or not they are sold on the Bulls being able to complete the 8th seed upset.
The guys talk about the young Bulls stepping up in each of the first two games and who might impact Game 3 on Friday. Robin Lopez has been dominating Boston on the glass, is there any hope for the Celtics to match his performances?
Even if the Bulls win this series, what does it all mean for the front office's plan for the summer? Does this sudden click between 'the Three Alphas' bring Wade and Rondo back next season? Jordan believes there is a scenario in which the Bulls pursue notable name superstars in their strive to 'retool, not rebuild'.
The NBA Playoffs are underway and the Chicago Bulls have pulled the biggest upset this weekend. The guys dive into their post-game reactions from the Bulls 106-102 win over the Celtics. Jordan explains why he called it all weekend, the Bulls love to steal game one of a series as history tells us. The Bulls win on the road and NBA Twitter has a meltdown.
How bad is Nikola Mirotic and will it continue? The guys discuss the fate of Nikola Mirotic and whether or not Fred will decide to make a change. Bobby Portis had a breakout game in his first NBA Playoff appearance. Could we see a similar performance from BP and could he finally be the offensive player we thought he could be? Jimmy Butler had a huge second half, how important is it for him to maintain a balance throughout the game?
Jordan believes Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo still have beef. He explains his theory on both guys having carried over their problems from the regular season into the postseason. It could be just a rabbit hole but worth discussing. Ultimately what does this win mean for the Bulls long term? How does the front office perceive each