Buying idea of a “Rookie Curse” for Sixers?
Rookie, Zhaire Smith suffered a fractured left foot during a developmental camp in Vegas (Via Yahoo! Sports)
Hollywood play biggest role in LeBron to Lakers?
Will produce a docu-series for Showtime called ‘Shut Up and Dribble’ (Via Variety)
“This has been in the works for a long time. They’ve been working on this” – Shelburne
“This is brilliant. They took an insult and turn it and flip it into generating more revenue for their pockets” – Haynes
Referring to LeBron’s friends Maverick Carter and agent Rich Paul
“He wants to be a political voice. A social voice” – Shelburne
John Wall a top-5 point guard?
Haynes top 5 PGs (Based off of last year):
-Kyle Lowry (And/Or James Harden, assuming he’s a PG)
“The reason why he’s not talked about that way is that the Wizards have continually disappointed people” – Shelburne
“This is extra motivation for him and he’s got to prove it” – Shelburne
Rudy Gay: “Night and Day” difference between Spurs, Raptors (Via Hartford Courant)
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Rudy Gay taking a shot at Kawhi?
“It’s kind of a strange thing for Rudy to have to answer because he got traded from Toronto. One place showed you the door and another place showed him the love” – Shelburne
“He feels good about the organization. But he wasn’t taking a shot at Kawhi. It was a shot at everybody else” – Haynes
Livin’; More taken aback by the car or the shorts? (Via dzandertraining/IG)
Shorts; 15 years ago today: Some shorts wore T.J. Ford (Via CBS Sports)
Mood; Ever seen Derrick Rose this happy?
Caring; P.J. Tucker trolls decision to suspend UNC football players
Throwbacks; Excited to watch Hornets on their ‘Classic Nights’?
Player most likely to become first-time all-star?
Part of ESPN’s Summer Forecast
“Off the grid: Zach LaVine in Chicago” – Haynes
“Ben Simmons. He should have been an all-star last season, but he just came on a little bit too late” – Shelburne
“The All-Star format should be revamped to the top 24 all-stars, regardless of conference. That way, we assure that the best are represented in the all-star game” – Haynes
August 7, 2011 – DeWanna Bonner (Phoenix Mercury) steals the inbounding pass to layup it up and in to tie the game in the finals seconds of the game vs the Connecticut Sun!
“Over” – Haynes
“This is a sizeable decline. 10.5 games off of what they did last year?” – Shelburne
“Just about right, might be even a little bit high for them” – Shelburne
“I’m going with the under, slightly” – Haynes
“Just about right. But I would go over slightly. I’m still not sold on the pieces there” – Haynes
“That’s the right number to put them at because they underachieved. They should just be better” – Shelburne
“Under. This is the year where we find out if the Jazz are the new Spurs because they have that kind of system and players” – Shelburne
“Under. I do think they’re still a playoff team” – Haynes
“This is an easy over” – Hubbarth
“That’s pretty low for the Bulls” – Shelburne
“The Chicago Bulls can be the next coming of the Boston Celtics. That squad from top to bottom is promising” – Haynes
ESPN Draft Expert, Jonathan Givony joined the show!
NBA Prospect Brian Bowen to play in Australia
Ineligible for 2018-19 NCAA season; Will play for the Sydney Kings
Started a new initiative called ‘The Next Stars’ program
Australia viable alternative for one-and-done prospects?
“They’re really making an aggressive play here at elite high school players and make this a pathway. A lot of people are fed up right now with college basketball” – Givony
“I think it’s good. It’s the right level. It’s not the strongest league, it’s not the Euroleague, or ACB” – Givony on the development in Australia
Ever seen a prospect like Zion Williamson?
Fact: Has a 6’10” wingspan!
“In my 15 years, I have never seen a player like him who is so strong and athletic. The closest comparison is Charles Barkley” – Givony
“The thing with Zion is that he’s that big and another guy I would put in this category would be LeBron James” – Shelburne
“He’s a very good passer and a great basketball IQ. He’s a lot more than a highlight reel” – Givony
Inside the gambling story that rocked the league (The Action Network)
Rob Perez, World Wide Wob, joined the show!
Insight on Arenas-Crittenton showdown?
Card game: Bourré
“It is UNO. It’s a combination of UNO, poker, spades and the final rap battle from 8 Mile. It’s all about privado. It’s all about flexing on your opponent. Majority of it is luck. But you just do it to clown the people that you’re playing against” – Perez
“This is an X-Files NBA story” – Perez
“It develops into the infamous incident” – Perez
2009 locker room confrontation with Javaris Crittenton