Dec 31, 2015
Coach NIck welcomes the creator of the best NBA Bloopers segment on TV: Shaqtin' A Fool. Find out how he came up with the idea, what Shaquille O'Neal is like to work with, and what the criteria is to making the cut each week.
Dec 11, 2015
BBALLBREAKDOWN's Will Reeve Jr. is joined by Sports Illustrated's Benjamin Golliver on the third episode of The Restricted Area Podcast (The RAP) to discuss all things NBA including: Kawhi Leonard Will he finally not be overlooke as an All Star?Is he actullay a top three MVP candidate as Will expressed after the first game of the year? Why or why not?Is he the best two-way wing we've seen since Kobe Bryant in his prime?Iman Shumpert's return for the Cleveland Cavaliers What does it mean for this team?Was Shumpert over-valued by the Cavs in regards to what he actually brings to the court?Kyrie Irving's pending return and how his injury is actually the same as Greg Oden's; should we be concerned?Can this Cavs team hang with the Golden State Warriors this year?Kobe Bryant an All Star? If he's not voted in by fans will/should coaches vote him in?Should Bryant play if he is voted in one way or another?Who gets snubbed at Bryant's expense this year in the All Star Game?John Wall Can we declare him a poor decision maker in crunch time?Can he/is he a true top 10 MVP candidate?Should he make the All Star Game as a starter or reserve?Is he "clearly not the guy Steph Currry or Chris Paul" is? Will heve ever be?Kristaps Porzingis Should the New York Knicks trade Carmelo Anthony and focus on building around the 20-year old from Latvia sooner rather than later?Will Melo ever recover to form? Should Porzingis be considered an All Star? Why or why not?Emmanuel Mudiay76ers Jerry Coangelo and what it meansDerrick Rose -- is it over?
Dec 11, 2015
The Flagrant 2 Podcast episode 2 feature Will Reeve and Hoopscritic's Josh Eberley discussing all of the hot topics in the world of the NBA including: Is Kevin Durant actually going under the radar this year? Why Durant is actually better than you thinkAre the Golden State Warriors truly built to sustain their level of success? Will the NBA tweak the rules of the game if they continue to dominate shooting fromt he outside?Carmelo Anthony Has he finally sealed his fate as a great score but never a great player?What he can do to improve his game that is seldom talked aboutWill the New York Knicks be forced to eat money and move him if things don't change?The NBA's biggest surprises and disappointments this year thus far Is James Harden the biggest disappointment in the entire league?Who has emerged in a fashion as the biggest surprise in the leage that bucks the trends of analytics? Dishonorable mention as biggest disappointment NBA Rookies Who has jumped off the screen for Josh and WillWhat high draft pick may already be a huge concern for their fan baseHow good is Kristaps Porzingis?Karl Anthony Towns and why he's even better than we are giving him credit forD'Angelo Russell, still a mystery?Emmanuel Mudiay, the enigma in the mile high cityByron Scott and the Los Angeles Lakers Is Byron Scott not as we thought he was?Is Kobe Bryant really coaching this team?Scott's comments on sitting Kobe come season's end at the end of the gameThe MVP Is it turly on Stephen Curry's to win
Dec 8, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with Englishman Dan Abrahams, a Sports Psychologist who has just written a new book "Soccer Tough 2" , to dive deep into the proper mindset to perform your best. They dig deep into the skills needed to play in the moment as well as organize the thought process so as not to be overwhelmed by the pressure of the match.
Dec 4, 2015
Will Reeve Jr breaks down all things hoops with guest Portland Trail Blazers expert Oliver Maroney of About.com., Daily Fantasy Café and the KO Sports Show. Topics: Just how good historically Steph Curry has been and the chances the Golden State Warriors will be 28-0 on their Christmas day matchup against LeBron James and the Cleveland CavaliersHow Kristaps Porzingis is on an historical pace but might even one up some Hall of Famers What makes Porzingis special and why Will felt comfortable calling him special just a few games into the yearAre the Boston Celtics overrated? Why and why not?Will the Oklahoma City Thunder finally get over the hump or is their yet again a firm ceiling on this team? Kevin Durant's overshadowed shooting pace this seasonHow Durant to the Golden State Warriors is actually feasible without the Warriors having to give up hardly anythingHow the Chicago Bulls can maintain their surprising winning ways Pau Gasol and Rose gone after this yearWhat coach Fred Hoiberg needs to do for this team that he may not be in the position to doThe Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard underappreciated?How good is this Portland Trail Blazers backcourt?Can coach Terry Stotts be a championship caliber coach when this team gets all the pieces in place?Anthony Davis Did we crown him too early?The sneaky little things about Davis that are beginning to become red flagsLos Angeles Lakers Sources told Fox Sports that the Lakers are willing to move all of their young pieces. Is this wise? Why and why notAll Things NBA
Dec 2, 2015
Will Reeve Jr and Joel C Cordes from Bleacher Report debate and discuss: Is Kobe Bryant hurting the Lakers youth?Break down the state of Kobe's game and legacy and is Byron Scott serving as an enabler sealing his fate?The Clippers, will they come together? Why? What James Harden needs to succedThe dirty little secret in the Western ConferenceCan the Warriors truly win 73? The little known secret about how they got to their recordWhat the Washington Wizards need to do to take a step forwardHas John Wall plateaued? Did we crown Anthony Davis too soon?And all things NBA
Dec 1, 2015
Coach Nick welcomes Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Lee Jenkins to discuss his experiences interviewing the luminaries of the NBA. They also go in depth on the process of writing articles and the research involved, as well as getting players to open up and be real.
Dec 1, 2015
Former TrueHoop and Bleacher Report contributor, Bballbreakdown.com contributor, Friend of the program and NBA aficionado J.M. Poulard hops on the pod to talk Kobe retirement announcement, how the media is covering Mamba, Then we roll: we build a perfect team to combat the Warriors and the state of the Cavs. we analyze what ails Wall and the Wiz and James Harden and the Rockets. We look at the Derrick Rose-Jimmy Buutler dynamic.
Nov 29, 2015
Will Reeve Jr and Kelly Scaletta discuss who wins/loses, the first 76ers or Warriors? Is Chris Paul "dirty" and has his game regressed to a point where he feels he needs to do anything to draw fouls? Is Steph Curry the better basketball player than LeBron James now? James Harden's leadership finally exposed for what it is and undeniable now? Are the Rockets destined to fail with this core? What about the Clippers? The Chicago Bulls enigma and Derrick Rose problem. Is "The Process" in Philadelphia a sham and Hinkie pulling one over on fans? And all things NBA.
Nov 25, 2015
Coach Nick welcomes Jared Zwerling back on the podcast to discuss his new role with the NBA Players Association as Senior Multi Media Writerr. From in depth articles on skills to videos detailing the player's work ethic and abilility, this new position created by Jared will illuminate more about the player's lives behind the scenes.
Nov 20, 2015
I'm joined by Tim Donahue (@TimDonahue8p9s on Twitter) of the Pacers-centric 8Points9Seconds.com to talk about the ascendence of Paul George and the halted growth of Myles Turner. How good can this Pacers team be? We roll around the rest of the NBA: talk Rockets, Thunder, Clippers, and more!
Nov 19, 2015
While this was recorded hours before Kevin McHale was fired, Jenny has her finger on the pulse of the Houston Rockets. She breaks down what was so frustrating to Kevin McHale (defense, 1 on 1 meetings in his office) as well as why Ty Lawson and James Harden were having so much trouble fitting in.
Nov 17, 2015
In one of the most insightful podcasts we've had on any team, Gerry V of WRNO Radio in New Orleans breaks down the issues the Pelicans are having under new coach Alvin Gentry. As they increase the pace and number of 3 point shots, can their defense keep up? Gerry spend 21 years as an NBA Analyst and 16 more as a college basketball coach and is someone you want to listen to for his opinion on the game. PLUS, stick around for the end to hear the most incredible Christopher Walken impersonation you'll ever hear.
Nov 11, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with Certified Athletic Trainer Jeff Stotts of InStreetClothes.com to discuss the latest injury news in the NBA, as well as how these injuries tend to occur. With great insight into the functional movement of the body, Jeff explains how balance and core strength lead to better health and more minutes on the floor. Jeff has compiled a database of every injury in the NBA since 2006, giving him a unique perspective and a crucial fundamental understanding of their cause.
Nov 9, 2015
Coach Nick had Sports Illustrated's NBA Writer Ben Golliver in the studio to go in depth on the Clippers issues surrounding DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul, as well as the dynamic between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. We imagine what lineup would be best for the Memphis Grizzlies, and whether Ty Lawson fits in Houston.
Nov 5, 2015
NBA.com's National NBA reporter Steve Aschburner sits down with Coach Nick to discuss Fred Hoiberg's transition from college to the NBA. Steve also weighs in on super teams, his season predictions, and remember Flip Saunders.
Oct 30, 2015
Coach Nick welcomed James Ham, formerly of CowbellKingdom.com and now an on air Kings Analyst for CSN Bay Area. We break down the pairing of Rajon Rondo and Darren Collison on the court, Willie Cauley Stein's seemingly obvliviousness to all things normal basketball players do to improve, and how Boogie Cousins uses rage to make his engine run.
Oct 27, 2015
I'm joined by NBA insider Adi Joseph hops on the Instant Offense pod to talk all things NBA: what does Joakim Noah off the bench mean for the Bulls? How does Skiles affect the magic? Is Ty Lawson a gamechanger for Houston? Is Curry the best in the NBA? Do we crown youn player like Anthony Davis and Rudy Gobert too soon? We'll talk about his Fatal Flaws post (fascinating stuff), and revisit a debate on the Memphis methodology.
Oct 26, 2015
Sean Highkin is the Bulls beat reporter for Bleacher Report, and also contributes to NBC's Pro Basketball Talk. He gives his take on the Derrick Rose/Jimmy Butler feud, as well as how well Joakim Noah will accept coming off the bench. Coach Nick and Sean get into why athletes seem to get blamed for getting injured, as well as some insane trade ideas.
Oct 22, 2015
Months ago, AmeriLeague touted itself as a deluxe alternative to the NBA Development League. Now the proverbial poop has hit the fan. Chris Reichert of the D-League-centric UpsideMotor.com (@Chris_Reichert) joins me to untangle the web of misinformation.
Oct 22, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with Devin Kharpertian, Brooklyn Nets insider of TheBrooklynGame.com. We went through their starting lineup: Is Joe Johnson finished? Can Jarrett Jack be a bona fide starting point guard? Who will be their Small Forward?
Oct 20, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with league commisioner Kevin Williams to discuss the expansion of the New Era Basketball League - a multi city league across the country designed to showcase the immense basketball talent the United States has to offer. With 10 teams across the country, NEBA plays a wide open and entertaining brand of basketball, and many of their players go on to lucrative careers around the globe. For more info on NEBA, click here: http://bit.ly/1Rmawu9
Oct 19, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with Detroit Pistons point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who played at Colorado and came from the City League in Los Angeles, to talk about everything related to being part of an NBA team. From diet, to how to attack the pick and roll, to how he interacts with head coach Stan Van Gundy, this is a rare glimpse into the life of an NBA player and how it might differ from playing ball at lower levels.
Oct 16, 2015
The Mavs are at a crucial point in their franchise's timeline. The Rondo Debacle and DeAndre-Gate were just the latest two whiffs with big name players. My guy Kirk Henderson (that's @KirkSeriousFace on Twitter) comb through the minutiae. How much does Dirk Nowitzki have left in the tank? What was owner Mark Cuban's logic in giving Wes Matthews a max contract? How good is Chandler Parsons? What version of Deron Williams does Dallas get? All of these and more!
Oct 14, 2015
Dan Dickau was an All American at Gonzaga, played in the NBA for 6 years, and is now a basketball analyst for the Pac 12 Network, as well as host of the Dickau and Slim Show on ESPN Radio. Coach Nick and Dan discuss the many coaches he had and their impact on him, including Bob Bender and Mark Few. Dan also dove into the point guard position, explaining how he was able to exist as a shooter and a guy who had to set his teammates up.
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