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Above The Rim Ep 70: See You In June

Join me on a solo ride this episode as the NBA season is about to tip off! You thought i was joking when i say the Rockets will win the title this year? I'm not playing & this episode I tell you why & how they can get it done. My thoughts on the new roster additions and why I believe H-Town will upset the applecart this year. I also discuss the players & teams I have my eye on this year as well as giving my NBA season awards predictions. This season is about to be spectacular, buckle...


Above The Rim Ep 69: Put Up or Shut Up Vol 3

This episode I'm joined by the homie Ray Jarvis, (@Chet_Ohara) host of "The Gray Area". As the compilation continues, it’s time for volume 3. I'm bringing back the ATR pressure cooker scale, and it's time for certain NBA stars to “Put Up or Shut Up” this season. We go through each star and rank their level of pressure coming into the season, our expectations and season outlooks for them. No star is ever safe as there are plenty of legacies on the line... If you missed vol 1 or 2, listen...


Above The Rim Ep 68: Sacrificial Lambs

This episode I'm joined by friend of the show Damo. We talking sacrifice this time around as we dive into the players who we feel must sacrifice certain aspects of their games this season to succeed. Sometimes you have to sacrifice a piece of your talent for the greater good.. We also discuss D-Wade's return, Russel Westbrook's knee issues & the time bomb that is the Minnesota Timberwolves. Tune in & drop that 5 star review! Twitter: @Jusblaze_513 IG: @Jusblaze513 Feedback VM #:...


Above The Rim Ep 67: Health Is Wealth

This episode I'm joined by my homie Devin from the According2Sources podcast & Seneca Athletics. Switching gears this ep as we focus in on health, fitness & the dieting of today's athletes. Many of these guys go the extra mile to maintain their physique and maximize their effectiveness. It's all about the work you put in. Is this Anthony Davis last season in New Orleans? You better believe it... Tune in & drop that 5 star review! Twitter: @Jusblaze_513 IG: @Jusblaze513 Support the...


Above The Rim Ep 66: The Disrespect

This episode I'm joined by Josh Rodriguez, host of "The Dime" NBA podcast. (@Josh_Rodriguez_ @TheDimeNBA) A couple of NBA stars are entering the category of being disrespected too often. Disrespect comes in many forms. It could be from the fans, could be from your teammates, or could be from your own organization. So this episode we're going to be discussing some players who we feel have been the most disrespected this off-season... Some of these guys have been given crumbs to work with....


Above The Rim Ep 65: Dapper Season

This week I'm joined by Rich Taylor (@Gentlemanspodcast). He's an entrepreneur, author & podcast host of “The Life of a Gentleman”. This episode I’m switching gears a little bit as we talk fashion in the NBA. We all know how basketball & fashion have become synonymous with the culture. But who's the pioneers? Why did NBA players decide to step up their fashion game? We discuss the most stylish in the league now & all-time. We also get into some Detroit Pistons talk and they definitely...


Above The Rim Ep 64: Rental Season

Rentals, rentals, & mo rentals… I know we all have rented something at some point, but what’s the limit? Teams are renting players & players are renting teams… It’s the new wave in the NBA with the excess of 1 year deals signed this off-season. This week I’m solo as I address how the Melo disrespect is getting out of hand, K-Love’s new deal & my thoughts on the blockbuster Kawhi-DeFrozan trade. I think there’s a chance he could stay in Toronto if they play their cards right and I explain...


Above The Rim Ep 63: Red & Gold Vybez

This week I'm joined by Ray Jarvis, (@Chet_Ohara) host of “The Gray Area”. This episode I’m focusing in on 2 teams we care about the most, Jarv’s LA Lakers & my Houston Rockets. Both franchises have had very interesting summers thus far & it’s time to evaluate. We discuss the current mood of Laker nation as LA Bron was born, the new roster godfather Magic has put together, which young prospect is higher on the trade watch alert & more. On the Rockets side of things we discuss the loss of...


Above The Rim Ep 62: Godfather Moves

This week I’m joined by my homie J. Oden (@Oden2218), host of the “Call It Whatcha Want” podcast. We were patiently waiting for free agency, and we got dam sure got it. Mafia Magic has delivered on his first promise, luring Lebron James to LA. We discuss what that means for the NBA, his legacy & our reactions to the King heading west. We also dive into every big signing, including Boogie to Warriors, PG 13 back in OKC & i'm sick of the Kawhi train to LA being stalled. As always rounding...


Above The Rim Ep 61: Power Moves

This is the time of year when all of the season long plotting forges into a plan. Some of those plans are power moves... Jay-Z teaming up with Puma, LaVar opens up the JBA, Kawhi requesting a trade from the Spurs, Melo opting in & even PG13 is having a 3 Pt off-season TV documentary. Smh I discuss all of those as well as my NBA Draft takeaways. Oh yea, i may or may not have had a few angry VM's... Listen every week & leave a 5 Star Review! Twitter: @Jusblaze_513 IG:...


Above The Rim Ep 60: Put Up or Shut Up Vol 2

This week I'm joined by the homie Jarv, (@Chet_Ohara) host of The Gray Area Podcast. It’s time for volume 2… On Ep 51, I debuted the ATR pressure cooker scale, and it was time for certain NBA stars to “Put Up or Shut Up”. Well now is the time we re-visit that list & give slander to those who didn’t meet our expectations. Slander is at a premium so buckle up. We also discuss this weak NBA finals & how much I didn’t care for it. As always rounding out the show, the “Crossover...


Above The Rim Ep 59: Nostalgia Season

Ahhhhh the NBA Finals has disappointed me thus far but don’t worry, I want to take you all on a trip with me down memory lane.No special guest joining me this week, so i want you guys to morph back in time & get the feeling back from some of these memorable finals moments. I also break down the first couple of games from this series & go over what the Cavs need to do to win at least a game against these Warriors. Baby steps yall.... Listen every week & leave a 5 Star Review! Twitter:...


Above The Rim Ep 58: Conspiracy Season

This week I’m joined by my NBA sparring partner Ray Jarvis, (@Chet_Ohara) host of the Gray Area Podcast. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but something smells like a conspiracy to me. Jarv isn’t trying to hear it but we battle it out anyway. We discuss the tired & recycled narratives of the NBA & put a bow on both conference finals. Disclaimer: JusBlaze is not happy. We have Lebron (not the Cavs) vs Golden State in the 2018 NBA Finals. Stop me if you’ve heard this record before,...


Above The Rim Ep 57: Salty Season

This week I’m joined by my homie Chris Lehman (@BrothersLehman) from "The Brothers Lehman Sports Happy Hour Podcast". I’ve been noticing there’s too many of yall cooking with Salt lately. So bitter that you don’t even know why you are rooting for certain teams or players to fail. Players, fans, so called “analysts” in the media & for sure on twitter… It’s not a good look. Chris & myself are here to tell you how and also go in depth on the both conference finals. We also re-visit our last...


Above The Rim Ep 56: Therapy Season

This week I’m joined by friend of the show Damo and J. Oden (@Oden2218), host of the “Call It Whatcha Want” podcast. Right now we are at the time of the playoffs that I like to call “Therapy Season”. Players, fans, coaches refs are all over the place after their emotions have settled down. Some need playoff therapy, some don’t... The LeBronto Raptors need therapy to get King James out of their head, the 76ers need it after losing games to a team just as young as they are, while the...


Above The Rim Ep 55: Emotional Season

Around this time of the NBA playoffs, emotions start to pull through and boil over. Players, fans, coaches & refs all get upset when they lose and that’s when the feelings are on full display. This week I brought in my two partners Jarv (@Chet_Ohara) & Baylor (BaylorTheGreat) to break it all down with me. The OKC Thunder organization has an interesting summer ahead with it’s core players. We discuss all things OKC to start the show where Jarv & Baylor finally settle their Westbrook...


Above The Rim Ep 54: Exposure Season

This week I’m joined by two of my good friends Damo & founder of the Simeon's House Organization Hakim Constantine (@professor_ock). Last week it got spicy, this week it’s exposure time. This is the time of year where we separate the boys from the men. We discuss the New York Knicks head coaching search, and go through week 2 of the NBA playoffs. The Blazers are pathetic, Lebron has playoff Lance in his head, Russ is not feeling Rubio, the 76ers are about that action & we still haven’t...


Above The Rim Ep 53: Spicy Season

This week I'm joined by my west coast fam Baylor (@BaylorTheGreat). Host of the "BTG For President" & "Open Run With BTG" Podcast. It's NBA playoff time aka spicy season and we get you up caught up with all of the opening week action. I debut the new "On the lowest of keys" segment, & we give our takeaways from each playoff series. Definitely some usual Baylor UCLA bias, Draymond slander, which series are bum fights & more! As always rounding out the show, the “Crossover...


Above The Rim Ep 52: We Bout That Action

The NBA playoffs are right around the corner & it's about time. I'm riding solo this week as I'm telling you why the Houston Rockets will win the title this year, recap the season with things I've been impressed & disappointing with, & also handing out my season awards. Listen every Tuesday & leave a 5 Star Review! Twitter: @Jusblaze_513 IG:@Jusblaze513 Feedback VM #: 908.718.1592 Email: justinlee867@yahoo.com #AskAboveTheRim #AboveTheRimPodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


Above The Rim Ep 51: Put Up or Shut Up

This week I'm joined by my NBA sparring partner Jarv (@Chet_Ohara) Host of The Gray Area Podcast. The NBA playoffs are right around the corner and we get it cracking early! We discuss the key injuries that could impact the postseason. Plus I debut the new Above The Rim pressure cooker scale. We go down the list on the most important stars of this upcoming postseason and we rank their pressure level to win this year. And we’re not holding back! As always rounding out the show, the...