Friday, December 6, 2013
12/06/2013 10:02:00 AM | Posted by Jacob Noble | Edit Post
We hope everyone enjoyed getting as large as possible over the Thanksgiving break. We forgot to post the Friday games so we made sure to have it up Friday morning! Here are the pics and as you can see, James decided to pick with his brain instead of his heart and is keeping this race close.
Call your bookies.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
12/05/2013 01:40:00 PM | Posted by Ben Kenna | Edit Post
The guys were a little quiet this past pod, as the news of their brother & friend Paul Walker shook them to their core. They talked a little Walk (3:25) to kick of their show, giving him a tribute worthy of awards. No easy transition into their next segment (Bozo Of The Week, 14:57), but they persevered. The guys even went back in time (26:23) to talk a little Yuta Tabuse, and all their memories of the teeny Japanese PG. After a quick update on their Craftmas plans (29 min), and delving DEEPER into Tabuse's game log (31:04), the Bozo's wrapped the show with the always-entertaining, never-correct Gary Slate (38:50). Enjoy.
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Monday, December 2, 2013
12/02/2013 07:00:00 AM | Posted by Gerard S. | Edit Post
Dirk Nowitzki is 35 years old. Manu Ginobili is 36. Pau Gasol is a comparatively young 33, but his PER has declined each of the last three years and the end of the tunnel may be in sight for the bearded big man. What does this aging trio of players have in common, you ask? Well, they represent the finest of the “first wave” of non-American superstars in the modern NBA. Between them they have accumulated six NBA championships and seventeen all-star appearances. Furthermore, they are the reason that players like Andrea Bargnani and Yi Jianlian have been selected as high lottery picks in the past decade despite few NBA fans having ever actually seen them play a game. For a while there, every team was searching for the next Dirk or the next Manu.
Several years (and several draft flops) later, we now know that not every unknown foreign player seemingly loaded with upside can develop into a superstar. But there is little denying that the league has changed in a lasting way as a result of guys like Nowitzki, Ginobili, and Gasol. The draft this past June featured 11 players taken in the first round alone who were born in countries other than the United States. Now, with that aforementioned triumvirate of vets presumably retiring in the next few years, and a continued influx of foreign-born talent, it seems like as good time as any to explore the stock of young international players in the league. Where do these players stand and what do they need to do in order to become the next big thing? Keep in mind, I excluded from this list more established players like Nikola Pekovic and Marc Gasol.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
12/01/2013 01:22:00 PM | Posted by Jacob Noble | Edit Post
Welcome back to another Monday edition of NBA Unplugged. We will start the show at 7:00 pm as Jacob and James discuss Melo Apologists, George Karl/Mark Jackson beef and a look at upset Saturday.
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