We’re back! Took a little bit of a break, but now we’re here to talk about NBA history again. We’re already discussed a draft, now we turn our attention to THE draft. The general concept, and more specifically, NBA draft eligibility. What’s that all about? Listen, and find out. Enjoy!
The 2011-2002 Sacramento Kings almost beat the LA Lakers. With a 3-2 lead, the #1 seeded Kings headed to Staples Center to close the deal, but what followed was one of the most controversial games in NBA history. 27 calls against the Kings in the 4th quarter had fans and players crying foul. Let’s examine what happened in the game.
The 1984 draft was CHOCK FULL of talent. Star after star was drafted in one of the most heralded draft classes of ALL TIME. Ever hear of Michael Jordan? He was drafted that year. Tune in and listen to Alessandro and Dr. Rice go through the big names, including international superstar Oscar Schmidt, all time world leader in professional basketball points scored. If you’re a fan of Brigham Young University basketball, this is the podcast for you!
In a brand-spanking-new podcast series, Alessandro and Dr. Alex Rice look back through NBA history to bring light to lesser discussed topics and players. First up: Houston repeat titles in the mid-90’s. While MJ was busy playing the Monstars over the fate of the Looney Tunes universe, Hakeem Olajuwon and the Rockets ran off two tiles in a row, by defeating the likes of David Robinson, Pat Ewing, and young Shaq! So why doesn’t anyone really talk about the Rockets very much? Well, we do! Listen, and enjoy.
The Night Of’s trailer was COMPELLING, all caps. It came replete with artsy camera angles, suggestive cuts, enticing voice overs, all the elements necessary to get the old True Detective Season 1 crowd salivating for another high-brow HBO crime show. The scope of the series was unclear, but the style and depth certainly seemed to be there. A psychologically playful did-he-or-didn’t he was foretold. The first two episodes delivered, imperfectly, upon some of the marketing’s promise. Cracks were visible. We are now on episode 6, and the series has completely lost me. The veneer of high production value and audience expectation can no longer hide a show that has the emotional and thematic depth of a Law & Order: SVU episode. What happened? Continue reading The Night Of’s Broken Promises→
It’s a new year, but the same old Warriors are curb-stomping the rest of the league into submission. Meanwhile, the other teams grasp at straws for answers, as the Clippers shop around Blake Griffin, and Lebron forces out yet another coach because he’s mean (sarcasm font). Join Sagramore and Dr. Rice as they guide you through a tumultuous first month of 2016 basketball.
The 2015 NBA is moving right along, and there’s controversy! Sagramore and Dr. Alex Rice discuss Rajon Rondo’s distasteful comments and their aftermath for far too long, and then transition into talking about actual basketball. There might be some insightful Atlanta Hawks commentary.