Today's episode was completely dedicated to breaking down the angles, storylines, subplots and on-court match ups of the highly anticipated NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. Hosts Jason Pugh and Caron Butler had a parade of guests to help them with this task; Basketball Insiders reporters Moke Williams and Eric Pincus, who will follow the Warriors and Cavaliers respectively throughout the series, joined our hosts. Cavs TV broadcaster Fred McLeod and...
Hosts Rick Kamla and Caron Butler were joined by a rich cast of guests. Former NBA player and coach Vinny del Negro, Lakers sideline reporter Mike Trudell, ESPN New York radio contributor Anthony Donahue and Hoops Hype writer Alex Kennedy all joined the show. The crew discussed, among other things, whether Kelly Oubre Jr’s foul on Kelly Olynyk warrants fine/ suspension, how much the Tony Parker injury affects the Spurs, how the Cavs have improved over the course of the playoffs and whether...
Jason Pugh and Caron Butler breakdown the San Antonio Spurs epic game 5 overtime win over the Houston Rockets and look ahead to tomorrow's game 5 showdown between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards.
Al Harrington weighs in on one-and-done college players and talks about his issue with the fact that high school players can no longer be drafted. He also gave a very hot take on why he believes the NBA stopped allowing high schoolers from entering the draft.
Hosts Jason Pugh and Antoine Walker break down the Boston Celtics game five victory over the Washington Wizards. As the series shifts back to Washington for game 6, the Wizards find themselves facing elimination. Pugh and Walker also look forward to a potential Celtics Cavaliers Eastern Conference Finals and look forward to tomorrow's western conference match up between the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets.
In reaction to new information about Dwight Howard's traffic stop on the day the Atlanta Hawks were eliminated, Rex Chapman reiterates his feelings towards Howard as an NBA player. Spoiler: they are not positive.
Hosts jason Pugh and Will Perdue break down the Golden State Warriors sweep of the Utah Jazz, complimenting the Jazz for their progression this season while acknowledging that the team has a long way to go to catch the Warriors. The duo also take a good look at the eastern conference's undefeated, as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Warriors continue down their highly anticipated collision course.
The Utah Jazz may have been swept out of the playoffs in the second round by the Warriors, but the team still won 51 games and a playoff series this season. Gordon Heyward, the new face of the Jazz, is now an unrestricted free agent. Will Perdue hopes the young star will choose to stay in Utah, a team he sees going in the right direction.
In the Cleveland Cavalier's game two victory over the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the list of all-time points. Less than 300 points separate James from Michael Jordan's all-time playoff points record. That ignited a great Jordan vs LeBron debate between NBA on TuneIn hosts Jason Pugh (pro James) and Mike Yam (pro Jordan).
Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue recently said that the Cavs head coaching position was the toughest in the NBA. Host Michael Rapaport does not want to hear a word of that. Instead, compares the job to a luxury playground and gives Lue a more fitting destination if he truly wants the league's toughest head coaching gig.
Hosts Will Perdue and Jason Pugh focused the vast majority of the podcast on Isaiah Thomas' 53-point performance in the Boston Celtics game two victory over the Washington Wizards in the eastern conference semifinals. Thomas' performance came on what would have been his younger sister's 23rd birthday, and his near 30 points in the 4th quarter and overtime were the key to his Celtics being halfway to the Eastern Conference Finals.
It's a tale of how two of a couple former Kentucky Wildcat and NBA players who happen to both be NBA on TuneIn analysts met in a college gym decades before sharing the airwaves. Rex Chapman tells the story of meeting a young Antione Walker and how Walker, who had yet to play a minute at the collegiate level, made an instant lasting impression on him.
Hosts Jason Pugh and Will Perdue recap the Cleveland Cavaliers game one victory over the Toronto Raptors and the Houston Rockets series opening blowout against the Spurs in San Antonio. Toronto radio voice Paul Jones joins the show to analyze the eastern conference match up from the Raptors perspective.
Will Perdue tells a story from his playing career that illustrates how San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich gently challenges his players to do better after bad performances, related to the possible speeches Popp gave out after the Spurs embarrassing game one home loss to the Houston Rockets.
In reaction to Larry Bird stepping down as President of the Indiana Pacers, Jason Pugh considers what new direction the team might go in. In Pugh's opinion, there may not be anyone better positioned to take on the role of Pacers president than the former Celtics legend; Pugh compared the situation to how he feels about Pat Riley in Miami.