Dr. Playoff G treks to St. Paul, Minnesota to record the podcast LIVE AND IN PERSON with Prof. Salvatore Pane. The guys discuss what they're still looking forward to in both Conference Finals, why Ty Lue won't go big, if Harden and Co. has any chance in Game 4, and if we're heading toward a repeat of LeBron quitting in Boston from way back in 2010. Then, Peck and Pane discuss the fallout from the NBA Lottery, Trae Young, Luka Doncic, and whether or not Memphis should trade their pick. PLUS:...
The professors are back to break down the unpredictably of the Eastern Conference Finals and the apathy-inducing inevitability of the West. Peck and Pane also discuss the Toronto Raptors future and look ahead to the NBA Draft Lottery. PLUS: Gambling is legal!
Sal gets his chance to celebrate the Knicks' hiring David Fizdale, but would they have been better off with Coach Bud? The profs also discuss the second round surprises in the Celts-Sixers and Cavs-Raps series, and whether or not the Pels game 3 against the Dubs was an aberration. PLUS: Even SNL mocks LeBron's supporting cast
The profs record their thoughts immediately following Game 7 of Cavs/Pacers, and at the forefront of their minds is whether or not LeBron's cramps were a work or a shoot. Was this a get-out-of-jail-free card in case the Cavs lost? Does Bron even want to put his body through multiple more rounds of the playoffs? And, most importantly, is Playoff G still alive following Russ shutting down Rubio and Melo accidentally arriving 90 minutes early to a playoff game? PLUS: What's Dr. Geoff's policy...
The profs are back just in time for the playoffs following a long break. They layout their picks for their bracket pool, and discuss the toughest first round matchups to decide. How many games will Embiid miss? Can Brad Stevens carry the Celts past the Bucks? How quickly will the Raptors end the Wiz' dumpster fire of a season? PLUS: Pitbull
This week, the professors turn their attention to the super tight playoff race unfolding in the West and whether or not Cavs/Sixers has the potential to be the match-up of the first round. Peck and Pane break down the Thunder's recent struggles, the bizarre Kawhi story in San Antonio, what the right punishment is for the Mavs and Mark Cuban, if Geb knows what DragonBall Z is, and if Ronda Rousey to the WWE makes sense. PLUS: WHAT DOES GEOFF THINK ABOUT SOUP?
This week, the profs turn their attention to the all-out chaos engulfing the NBA. Peck and Pane tackle the struggles in Cleveland, Kawhi's relationship with Spurs management, Jason Kidd's firing, trade scenarios for the Knicks, Hornets, Warriors, and Cavs, and whether or not Mark Jackson should really return to coaching duties. Plus: Does Geoff have any idea who the Ultimate Warrior is?
The professors are back to discuss the return of Isaiah "Juicebox" Thomas and Kawhi's latest injury. They also breakdown the possible landing spots for the Hornets' "trade pieces," including Dwight Howard's fake smile. PLUS: What's the worst purchase you ever made?
As the semester winds down, the professors take a break from grading to discuss Luke Skywalker, the Esco to Escobar, and Vince McMahon's XFL. Then, the guys analyze the Thunder's triple overtime victory against the Sixers, the Rockets' case against the Warriors, and LeBron and Lonzo's Lost in Translation moment. PLUS: What does a giant bring onto a plane?
The professors are back with NBA CliffsNotes for the past week and discuss the Rockets' success, the Cavs' surge, and Anthony Davis' injury. Sal also trolls Dr. Geb about the Thunder's continued struggles. PLUS: How bout that Land Rush of 1889?
In this Thanksgiving-themed episode of The Jabsteps, Peck and Pane debut a new segment of the show and ask the really hard questions like, does Dr. Geoff Peck even know about DragonBall Z and everything Prince Vegeta's endured? The profs discuss the early success of the New York Knicks and the catastrophic failure of the Oklahoma City Thunder. PLUS: What's the connection between John Starks and LaVar Ball?
The profs are back to discuss the ongoing Eric Bledsoe saga and his potential landing spots. They also debate whether or not we should actually care about the Cavs slow start while Sal finds every conceivable way to talk about his Knicks. PLUS: It's thesis workshop time PLUS PLUS PLUS: CLIPPER MANIA!!! and the DeAndre Jordan challenge.
After an EXPLOSIVE first week of NBA action, Professors Peck and Pane regroup to tackle the wide ranging effects of the Hayward injury, what the Cavs' prospects are now that Jose Calderon is their only true point guard, why BIG WILLY STYLE's riding the pine behind Kyle O'Quinn, and how shocked we should be by the Mirotic/Portis brawl. Topics also include Giannis' value in fantasy leagues, if Geoff thinks the Wii can play 2017 video games, and why Jeremy Lin missing another season is the...
The Profs are back to discuss Russell Westbrook signing the largest contract in NBA History and what it means long term for the Thunder. They also dissect the NBA Draft Lottery reform, the watchability of the NBA preseason, and Kawhi's quad. PLUS: A deep dive into the Dallas Mavericks' locker room amenities.
The professors kick off SEASON 3 OF THE JABSTEPS with a Carmelo Anthony spectacular! Peck and Pane deep dive the blockbuster trade sending the Knicks' 10-time all star to OKC for Kanter + garbage. How depressed is Sal? How elated is Geoff? Can the Thunder reach the 2 seed in the West, and, more importantly, can they become a real threat to the Warriors? PLUS: Does Geoff know anything about WWE'S NO MERCY?
It's been a huge few weeks in NBA news, and the professors are back post-move and Japan to break down the Kyrie/Bron Bron drama, if the Derrick Rose signing is lowkey good or lowkey terrible, whether there's fire under the Melo-to-OKC smoke, and more. What will Boston tweet the moment a team trades for Kyrie? How did Indy not extract more for PG13? Why are the Knicks so infinitely incompetent? PLUS: Discover the secret trauma that gave birth to the greatest public feud in Jabsteps history.
The professors reunite post and mid-travel to discuss the bombshell week in NBA free agency. Will Sal find a way to crap on the universally praised Paul George trade? How exactly will Chris Paul and James Harden work together on the Rockets? Does D'Antoni really want a reunion with Melo in Houston? And how did Sal react in Tokyo upon hearing the news that Jimmy D and the Straight Shot canned Eleven Rings himself? PLUS: Why is Boston trash?
Salvatore's back from Iceland! The profs breakdown the disappointing NBA Finals while Sal irons his shirt for a wedding. Is this the inevitable outcome for the next four years? Is there anything the Cavs can do this offseason? And is KD, or is he not, to blame for this entire debacle.