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?
The professors are joined this week by their old pal, MAN CAVE KING JAROD TARVER, to break down this week in the NBA in addition to so much more. The guys debate whether or not OKC's resurgence is sustainable, if Boston or Houston's falling to earth, whether or not Kanter should opt in to his 18 million dollar deal with the Knicks, and if Kyrie Irving is the most pretentious player in the NBA. PLUS: What's Big Sexy Kiwi's love life looking like these days?
Peck and Pane are back to preview the Christmas day games, and Sal takes the opportunity to revel in the Kristaps-less Knick's beatdown of the Thunder, thanks to Michael Beasley and Dougie McKnickerbockerBuckets. The profs discuss their own holiday traditions and offer their watchability power rankings for this year's Christmas slate. PLUS: What's the best holiday gift you've ever received?
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 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!