Tim Donahue of 8 Points, 9 Seconds talks Pacers on this latest episode. The holidays and this compressed NBA schedule wreaked havoc with plans to get more podcasts up, but here is the latest. It’s all Pacers all the time so be advised if you’re looking for leaguewide talk. And follow Tim on Twitter.
Zach Lowe of Sports Illustrated’s hoops blog The Point Forward stopped by to talk about Chris Paul and David Stern. Of course, this is the NBA story of the offseason, so we dug into the conspiracy theories and other possible explanations for why the commissioner of the league opted to veto the three-team trade that would have made Chris Paul a Los Angeles Laker.
In other chatter, we talk about the under-discussed juggernaut that is the Memphis Grizzlies, the unthreatening offenses of the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers, and the sad end of the road for the Boston Celtics as a true contender. For stuff like this and more basketball talk all season, do follow Zach on Twitter as well @ZachLowe_SI.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I did an NBA podcast. Life got busier, this became seldom updated and I gave up trying to keep it going, however. Fast forward about 18 months and it is now back.
David West was signed to a two-year, $20 million deal by the Pacers yesterday. Me and Tim Donahue of our site 8 Points, 9 Seconds got on the horn to discuss the acquisition, among other Pacer-centric things.
Zach Harper of TalkHoops, Cowbell Kingdom and Hardwood Paroxysm stops by to talk about the Conference Finals-es (Finalsi?) and the Draft Lottery. We chastise punctuation, talk about Lucille 2 and compare one NBA superstar to Dolly Parton.
This is the first in a “Playoff Post-Mortem” series of podcast episodes that will be debuting over the next week or so to discuss those teams that were bounced from the postseason already. Fittingly, the Spurs will be next up (tomorrow, baring a abnormally long whisky binge) and the Thunder and Cavs should follow along in short order.