Tom Ziller of NBA FanHouse and Sactown Royalty and John Karalis of Red’s Army stop by to talk about the puzzling Game 5 performance by LeBron James in the Cavs/Celtics series as well as prognosticate on what we will see tonight during Game 6. Ziller is on for the first half hour and also drops some knowledge on Lakers/Suns (with a Nash vs. Fish discussion getting some good burn) before John hops in around the 30-minute mark.
Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don’t Lie stops by to preview the Playoffs and wrap up the Regular Season. I know what you’re thinking, and I thought the same thing: That’s so Raven. It is indeed. Very ravenous.
As expected, Kelly brings the goods, dropping 50 minutes of funk while discussing the color of his couch, comparing willfully ignorant basketball announcers to Chicken McNugget connoisseurs and breaking down a hypothetical to-the-death duel between Trey Kerby and JE Skeets.
Kyle Weidie of Truth About It talks about Gilbert Arenas and the Wizards in this episode … that should have been up online like five days ago since we recorded last Sunday.
Unfortunately, I’m pretty dumb and I messed up the recording during the second half of our conversation. Since Kyle had a lot of insightful things to say and we had a nice debate about Washington’s troubles this season vs. Indiana’s during the Jail Pacers era (which I wrote about last week), I tried all week to recover the audio, but it turns out that I don’t the first clue about how to do that.
My apologies. And that’s why this thing ends rather abruptly — it wasn’t just Kyle hanging up on me. I don’t think anyone wanted the big close to be about James Singleton. Oh well. Live and learn.
And in further, “Golly, I’m dumb” developments, you will also get to hear me drop some Bill Simmons-ian-level mispronunciation. I always laugh at commentators and analysts who speak improperly, so feel free to mock me as much as you want.
For learning purposes, let’s try these three again aloud:
Larry Coon of the world-famous CBAFAQ, the New York Times’ Off the Dribble Blog and Hoops World stops by to talk about how the trade deadline changed the Summer 2010 free agency landscape, the next Collective Bargaining Agreement and the potential of a lockout.
Larry has spoken to NBA Players Association President Derek Fisher on several occasions, so there are some great insights there about CBA negotiations. He also thinks that a lockout is “more likely to happen than not.” Scary, scary stuff. No NBA would make the baby Jesus weep with infinite sadness.
We ran long on this one so I didn’t bother with any major intro to explain the long lay-off since Episode 5. Apologies. Tech difficulties and other projects. But we’re back now and you can expect a new episode roughly once a week. Maybe I’ll even bang out a bunch over the next few weeks out of guilt. We’ll see how ambitious I get.