Showing posts with label Al Horford. Show all posts
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Monday, June 04, 2018

Guest Cody Garbrandt Talks Steph Curry's Record 3's; KD Being a Beta; MM...





Published on Jun 4, 2018
On today's episode of #OutofBounds, former UFC champion Cody Garbrandt joins Gilbert Arenas, Adam Caparell, and Pierce Simpson to discuss his beloved Cavs losing Game 2 of the NBA Finals to fall into a 2-0 hole heading back to Cleveland. Despite Steph Curry scoring 33 points and making nine threes to set a NBA Finals record, Gil argues that the Warriors superstar is not the front runner to win the series MVP. Plus, Gil and Cody break down the problems with LeBron James' supporting cast.

In "Fire Fit," the panel rates the distinct Finals looks of LeBron and Nick Young. Are King James' suit with shorts ensembles acceptable for basketball royalty? And did Swaggy P wear the wrong Golden State throwback in Oakland on Sunday?

Next, OOB reacts to Cavs players Rodney Hood and J.R. Smith recently saying that it's difficult playing alongside a megastar like LeBron. Gil has some particularly strong words for both guys about their roles on the roster and their place in the lineup and league going forward. With the conversation turning to the necessity of putting in work and preparing to perform, Cody explains what goes into one of his fights.

Following an enlightening oral history of the Hamptons Five meeting, in which Kevin Durant revealed that he needed peer validation in free agency, the crew discusses what separates alpha males from betas in sports. Gil names the real Warriors alpha, as well as several superstars who were not alphas — including some that may surprise you.

In closing, Cody talks about what it's like to kick and be kicked in an MMA fight, so you don't have to find out for yourself.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

LeBron Breaks Playoff Scoring Record; Is Brad Stevens' Coaching Overrated ?





On today's episode of #OutofBounds, Gilbert Arenas, Adam Caparell, and Pierce Simpson discuss LeBron James breaking the record for the most playoff field goals made, as the Cavs beat the Celtics 111-102 in Game 4 to even the Eastern Conference Finals. Gil explains why the loss is a bad sign for the Celtics despite Boston still having the home-court advantage, before asking if rising star Brad Stevens is actually overrated as a coach.

Continuing the LeBron talk, in "Fair or Foul?" the crew weighs in on an effort to raise $1 million on GoFundMe to commission a life-size statue of high-school-aged King James in Akron, Ohio. Is it OK to erect a monument to a player while they're still playing? Will doing so affect whether LeBron decides to stay in Cleveland? Also, the guys give their picks for players who deserve statues, and Gil has some slander for Adam's Knicks.

Looking ahead to tonight's Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals in Oakland, OOB asks if Warriors superstar Steph Curry, who exploded for 35 points in a Game 3 blowout win, is officially back. The team also reacts to Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni's eyebrow-raising comments about the pressure being greater on Golden State and Houston bringing its "A game" in Game 4. Plus, Gil explains what bench players are thinking at the end of lopsided games.

Finally, league documents reportedly show that several NFL teams consider Colin Kaepernick — who remains unsigned — a legitimate starting QB. Debate heats up as the squad asks if these documents increase the likelihood of Kaep winning his collusion case against the NFL, as well as what the case has revealed about NFL teams' priorities.

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Steph Curry Cooks Rockets; Gilbert Arenas on Nick Young Wearing Hibachi ...







On yesterday's episode of #OutofBounds, Gilbert Arenas, Adam Caparell, and Pierce Simpson discuss Steph Curry finally catching fire, scoring 35 points as the Warriors humiliated the Rockets 126-85 to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals. Gil explains why Chef Curry cooked — scoring 26 in the second half — after underwhelming in Houston. Also, he breaks down what James Harden is doing wrong on offense.

Speaking of Game 3 in Oakland, Nick Young showed up to Oracle with an interesting assemblage of statement pieces, including a pair of Gil II Zero Hibachi shoes that he may or may not have stolen from Gil. In "Fire Fit," OOB rates Swaggy's look and whether his on-court performance lived up to the Hibachi name.

Looking ahead to Game 4 between the Cavs and Celtics, the guys ask if Cleveland will display the same intensity they did when blowing Boston out 116-86 in Game 3. Plus, Gil explains why the C's are good at home but suspect on the road, what Marcus Morris is doing while trying to defend LeBron James, and which player is the surprising key to Cleveland's success.

Next, after Johnny Manziel signed a two-year deal with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League, our panel discusses the move. Is it a good option? The only option? Johnny's goal is to play well in the CFL and get another look from an NFL team, and Gil lays out exactly what he has to do to make that happen.

Finally, it is reportedly “just a matter of time” until Kansas City and Seattle get NBA teams again in expansion. In "Top 5," the OOB crew makes cases for cities that should get franchises, reasoning ranging from strong regional feuds, to strip club scenes. Do you agree that these spots would be great additions to the Association?

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Rockets Destroy Warriors, Boogie vs. Pelicans Drama, Celtics Gooning | O...





On today's episode of #OutofBounds, former NBA center Ryan Hollins joins Gilbert Arenas, Adam Caparell, and Pierce Simpson to talk the NBA playoffs, shoe deals, and players using Instagram to beef and negotiate with teams.

With the Rockets getting a big, series-tying 127-105 win over the Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, the panel breaks down how Houston blew Golden State away. Plus, with PJ Tucker cooking for 22 points and 7 rebounds, Gil has to eat his critical, dismissive words about him, and Ryan stands up to Agent Zero on behalf of all role players. Also, Gil identifies what Houston does that it won't get away with when the series shifts to Oakland.

In "Fair or Foul?" the panel weighs in on the NBA not disciplining J.R. Smith for shoving an airborne Al Horford in the back late in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s Game 2 between the Celtics and Cavs. Gil also explains why there is no consistency with refereeing and punishment in the NBA.

Looking forward to this weekend's Game 3's, the crew asks if the Cavs will beat the Celtics by "gooning the game up," as coach Tyronn Lue says they must. Gil explains the difference between physical play and gooning — and what he's looking for from the Celtics on the road — before Ryan shares his experience gooning with Lue. And with the WCF headed to the Bay, Gil breaks down how the Warriors change when home and away, as well as how Kevin Durant's game is hurting his teammate Steph Curry.

The sneaker industry’s biggest brands reportedly consider 6’2” former Oklahoma guard Trae Young the most marketable player in the NBA draft class of 2018 and are looking to sign him. In "The Pull-Up," OOB debates which sneaker company would be the best fit for Trae and if he actually is the most marketable player entering the league. Plus, 7-foot Ryan reveals how frustrating it is that even superstar big men don't get huge shoe deals.

Finally, Ryan and Gil explain the meaning of free agent center DeMarcus Cousins unfollowing the Pelicans on Instagram. Is the reportedly happy relationship on the rocks? Who is in control of negotiations? And will Boogie still re-sign with New Orleans?


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