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 best...
The profs are back in session to recap the preseason and deep dive the craziest over/unders straight out of Las Vegas. Peck and Pane cover Embiid's contract, the hopes of the Utah Jazz, whether or not the Lakers are playoff bound, and if Carmelo Anthony's jersey will be retired in MSG. PLUS: Can Dr. Geoff Peck rock a Slappers Only fourway in Goldeneye?
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?
THE NBA NEVER SLEEPS! A crazy summer is topped off by Cleveland dealing Uncle Drew for Isaiah, Crowder, Zizic, and, most importantly, Brooklyn's 2018 pick. Who won the trade? How crazy will the Eastern Conference Finals be? Does this impact Cavs Dubs 4? How does this affect the NEW YORK KNICKS? Did Dr. Geoff Peck watch Summer Slam? All this, AND MORE.
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.
As part of the Finals preview, the Jabsteps review Windhorst and McMenamin's Return of the King and discuss what this Finals means historically for LeBron and the Cavs versus Steph, KD and the Warriors.
This week, the professors sidestep the comatose Conference Finals and dive into the draft and a series of recent player opt outs. Would Boston trade their draft pick for Kristaps? Is Magic Johnson 100% onboard with Lonzo Ball and his father? Can the Knicks squeak out of this draft with Monk, Smith, or Ntilikina? Then, the guys discuss where Lowry and Millsap might land and whether or not Scottie Pippen's better than Kyrie Irving. PLUS: What does the Nature Boy Ric Flair think of LaVar Ball?
Joining the profs this week is poet/critic Bradley J. Fest who helps breakdown Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, the Kawhi injury, and the long term impact of James Harden's ghost job in Game 6 of the Western Semis. The trio also delves into the NBA Draft Lottery and the issue of tanking versus culture building. PLUS: A deep dive in to KRISTAPS SAVES MADISON SQUARE GARDEN!
Amid rancor surrounding the opening rounds of the playoffs, the profs discuss the entertainment value thus far and look ahead to the historic payoff of Dubs-Cavs III. Peck and Pane then move into discussing the off-court news surrounding the futures of Kyle Lowry and Blake Griffin, and the Twitter habits of Pane's son, Kristaps. PLUS: A breakdown of Ice Cube's BIG3 rosters!
As the second round of the playoffs begin, the profs deep dive the Spurs Rockets series and try to figure out what exactly makes this Houston team so effective. Then, Peck and Pane examine the fallen Clippers, imagine trade destinations for Chris Paul and Blake, and quickly recap Cavs/Raps and Bos/Atl. Also, if you've ever wanted to hear Dr. Geoff Peck's IPA philosophy, now's the time. PLUS: What does Oklahoma City have to do to become relevant?
In Episode 52, Geoff and Sal review Cavs/Pacers, Thunder/Rockets, Bulls/Celtics, and more. The profs discuss whether or not Kobe Westbrook and his 43 shots drowned the Thunder in Houston, just how badly LeBron stomped on the hearts of the nonexistent Pacer fanbase, and if Robin Lopez is the greatest post-up center in NBA history. Then, they deep dive Pacer ticket prices, fantasize about Cavs/Bucks, and break down Boston's postseason moves if they get swept as a 1 seed. PLUS: Did Tarver...
The professors return to discuss the Jabsteps Tournament Challenge and the NBA Playoffs. They also revisit the MVP race after Russell Westbrook's monster week and play Real or Desert of the Real? with the Kyrie Irving Earth is Flat thing that won't go away. Oh, and Sal's more excited about Wrestlemania than the Final Four. PLUS: People who eat sushi and drink espresso vs. those who prefer cubans and IPAs.
This week, the professors discuss Kevin Durant's injury in terms of Golden State's playoff run and the NBA fan's reaction to the news. They also break down the numerous trades/acquisitions made around the deadline and LeBron James' walk-reading habits. PLUS: SHAQ BACKED OUT OF HIS MATCH AGAINST BIG SHOW AT WRESTLEMANIA.
It's an emergency episode of The Jabsteps, and the profs are in session breaking down the winners and losers of the Boogie-to-Pelicans trade. Did Vivek and Vlade get robbed? Can AD and Cousins co-exist? Why didn't Boston offer up a better package? Can Gentry really coach these guys? PLUS: An All-Star recap focused on Chris Bosh playing guitar.
This week, the professors dissect the Charles Oakley incident and deep dive the ramifications for James Dolan, the Knicks, Carmelo, Phil, and even Latrell Sprewell and Michael Jordan. Then, they debate whether or not the Oklahoma City fanbase went overboard during KD's homecoming and if booing former All-Stars is a good look for any NBA city. Most importantly--AN NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND PREVIEW! The guys deep dive Arne Duncan, Win Butler, Guy Fieri, Kristaps, Kaminsky, GR3, and more. PLUS:...