Show Recap: May 18, 2018 (From ESPN HQ in Bristol)

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Opening Tip
How much will haircut help Elfrid’s game?

Credit: Evan Fournier (Twitter/@EvanFourmizz)

Today’s Panel:


First Half

Opening Monologue: Can LeBron make another 0-2 comeback?

Teams that lose Games 1 & 2 by 10 or more points in a best of seven series have only come back to win that series…6% of the time (Via Twitter/ESPN Stats Info)

The other times LeBron teams were down 0-2:
2006 – Lost Semifinals vs Pistons
2007 – Won Eastern Conference Finals vs Pistons
2007 – Lost Finals vs Spurs
2008 – Lost Semifinals vs Celtics
2016 – Won Finals vs Warriors
2017 – Lost Finals vs Warriors

LeBron: 2-4 when trailing 0-2 in a playoff series.
Rest of the NBA… 17-277!


–LeBron facing insurmountable odds this time around?
–Do Cavs need to push pace vs Celtics?

May 18, 1998 – Kobe Bryant with the high flying one-handed dunk vs the Jazz!

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Jay Williams on Mo Bamba (The Next Level)


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Less Bamba; Mo Bamba’s 7-foot-10 wingspan sets combine record

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Confidence; Michael Porter Jr. says he’s best player in the draft

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Fundamentals; Don’t worry, man, even the pros do it
Russian Basketball, this guy airballs a finger roll. (Via asemenov11/IG)

But he’s not the only one. Others have done in the NBA:

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Disrespect; Is Marcus Smart an elite defender? (Via VICE Sports)

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Timing; Adidas releases Harden ‘MVP’ shoe (Via 2muchsol3/IG)


Shoes 2.JPG

Topics (Cont’d):

–Boogie hoping to be ready for training camp

Click here to watch his rehab (Via Andrew Rogers Twitter/@Andrew_Rogers_)


More of this topic can be read here (By Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated)

Elton Brand was never the same player after he tore his Achilles tendon. Will Boogie suffer the same as Brand did?

Second Half

Time to…

Run it Back
Highlights: Sounds from Game 2 of the WCF between the Rockets and Warriors

–More pressure on Rockets or Warriors to win Game 3?

Topics (Cont’d):

–PJ Tucker: “Our small lineup is best in the league”


Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Santa Fe, TX on the tragic school shooting at Santa Fe High school, 1 hour outside of Houston

Statement from Chris Paul (Via Mark Berman Twitter/@MarkBermanFox26)



Flashback Friday: “With the 10th pick in the 1999 NBA Draft…the Atlanta Hawks select…Jason Terry from the University of Arizona”
Career highlights of the JET!


–What’s next for Jason Terry?


Jump Game:


What were you thinking…

–When you punched Michael Finley in 2006 playoffs?Animated GIF-downsized_large (5).gif
–When you hit shot over LeBron in 2011 Finals?Animated GIF-downsized_large (6).gif
–When LeBron dunked on you in Boston?giphy.gif
–When you dap’d up JR Smith during a game?Animated GIF-downsized_large (7).gif

*May 18, 1999 – Latrell Sprewell with the fastbreak two-handed dunk in the ATL! *Lockout Season

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Excerpt of Kobe Bryant’s Detail, featuring Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum!

–Who benefits most from 3-day layoff in ECF?


Suns open to trading No. 1 pick?

“We’re open to that. I think if you look around the NBA as far as the veteran players, there are probably a few players we consider trading the pick for outright. Just pick the player No. 1” – Ryan McDonough GM of the Suns who is attending the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago

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