Showing posts with label Cleveland Cavs. Show all posts
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Thursday, May 03, 2018

Jazz Ground Rockets; Grading Lonzo Ball; NBA's Top 5 Annoying Celebrity ...





On today's episode of #OutofBounds, NBA front office veteran and ESPN analyst Amin Elhassan joins Gilbert Arenas and the crew to make sense of Utah's surprise 116-108 win in Houston. Gil and Amin break down the defensive accomplishment of the Jazz — yes, even with James Harden posting 32 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists — and debate whether Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni is a good playoff coach or not.
Looking forward to tonight's Cavs-Raptors Game 2, the panel predicts whether LeBron and Cleveland can grab another win in Toronto before wondering what's next for troll Drake after his Game 1 altercations with Kendrick Perkins. Speaking of Perk, Amin gives the man his due for one of the NBA's all-time best trash-talking quotes. Also, in the Celtics-Sixers series, can Philly's young stars overcome the moment and Brad Stevens’ masterful coaching of the injury-depleted Celtics?
While Drake is getting all the attention after his tough talk with Perk, he's not the only celebrity NBA fan who gets on people's nerves. In "Top 5," the panel runs down the Top 5 Most Annoying Celebrity NBA Fans, and even throws in a special honorable mention that's sure to piss a bunch of people off.
In a recent ESPN interview, the Lakers’ Lonzo Ball gave himself a letter grade for his rookie season. Taking it a step further than his on-court performance, OOB grades Zo as a player, brand, and rapper, and measures it all against his immense hype. His report card may shock you.
Finally, with the Knicks reportedly trying to finalize the hiring of a new head coach this week after interviewing many diverse candidates — some extremely head-scratching ones among them — Amin explains how New York's process is atypical for the league. He and Gil clarify what the woeful Knicks need to overcome a history of incompetence before everyone makes their picks for whom the team should hire.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Drake-Kendrick Perkins Beef; Steph Curry Cooks in Return; Raptors Alread...





On today's episode of #OutofBounds, Gilbert Arenas and the crew discuss the Cavs' Game 1 overtime win in Toronto and ask if the disappointing Raptors are already done. In another L for the Six, Drake got into two hilarious altercations with Cavs reserve center Kendrick Perkins, who would undoubtedly end him in a fight. Was Drizzy out of line, and does his heckling hurt the Raptors?
Despite Klay Thompson shooting a miserable 4-for-20, the Warriors beat the Pelicans thanks, in part, to Steph Curry returning from a knee injury and scoring 28 points off the bench. With his stars all back, what does Golden State head coach Steve Kerr need to do moving forward in the series?
Looking ahead to tonight's Game 2 between Houston and Utah, OOB breaks down the only possible way that the Jazz can stop James Harden and the Rockets' potent offense. Actually, there are two methods, but one is illegal.
A recent ESPN article pointed to Kawhi Leonard's new reps — one of whom is his uncle — and the Spurs' control issues as the source of the beef between the franchise and its star. In "The Pull-Up," Gil and the guys ask if the Spurs should still offer Kawhi the $219 million supermax this summer. Also, Gil explains how mixing business and family typically goes wrong.
In "Fair or Foul?" the team weighs in on Jaguars owner Shahid Khan's plan to buy Wembley Stadium and host the Super Bowl in London. Is it a good idea? Also, in discussing the idea of an NFL team in London, Gil explains how a star player's life would change overseas.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Greg Jennings on Dez Bryant's Future; Top 5 NBA Rivalries; Celtics Blow ...





On this special 100th episode of #OutofBounds, Gilbert Arenas and the crew share the table with two-time Pro Bowler, Super Bowl XLV champion, and Fox Sports analyst Greg Jennings to discuss how impressive it was for the injury-depleted Celtics to blow out the Sixers in Game 1 of their semifinal series. What does Philly need to do to turn things around in Game 2?
With the start of a new chapter in the historic rivalry between Boston and Philadelphia, the panel runs down their Top 5 NBA Rivalries of All Time. Lakers-Celtics is obvious, but some of the picks will surprise you.
Looking ahead to tonight's playoff games, OOB asks if a "burnt" LeBron James will have anything left in his tank when the Raptors host his Cavs. On the flip side, how does Toronto win the series and avoid being knocked out by Cleveland for a third straight year? And, after the Warriors blew the Pelicans out in Game 1, will Steph Curry's return from a knee sprain after 15 games help or hurt the rolling Dubs?
After the Cowboys released him — he he turned down a multi-year deal in search of a one-year deal to prove his worth — wide receiver Dez Bryant remains unsigned. Greg picks the team he thinks Dez should go to, and he and Gil debate the merits of betting on yourself when you risk losing money.
Finally, with several recent sports news stories focusing on athletes' motivation, hustle, and competitiveness, Gil and Greg explain how you can measure those attributes in players, as well as what personally drove them to greatness. Plus, they reveal the most competitive players they played against and how those guys tried to get in their heads.

Friday, April 27, 2018

LeBron James and Russell Westbrook Take Over; Ball Bros Bounce From Lith...





Published on Apr 26, 2018
On yesterday's show, Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds crew begin by discussing Elon Musk's plan to build a cyborg dragon. In related WTF news, Gil is apparently unfamiliar with the billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX, and his reason why will have you rolling.
Looking back at last night's playoff action, Gil identifies the unexpected Raptors difference-maker who's causing his Wizards to lose. Next, Hibachi breaks down the unstoppable force that is LeBron James, after LBJ did it all in Cleveland, damn near posting a triple-double with 44 points and delivering a clutch block and the game-winning three. And despite the Rockets eliminating the Timberwolves in Houston, Agent Zero is unimpressed with the one-seed and explains why. Then, after the Thunder fought back from down 25 to avoid elimination, Gil makes sense of Russell Westbrook's crazy game (45 points on 39 shots), as well as Carmelo Anthony's irrelevance.
In "Face-to-Face," former NBA forward and Pacers analyst Scot Pollard joins OOB to discuss the Cleveland-Indiana series, including LeBron's dominance, his suspect supporting cast and how it compares to the team they played on together, and Victor Oladipo's struggles.
Looking ahead to tonight's Celtics-Bucks Game 6, the team asks if Giannis will be aggressive and have a superstar game to stave off elimination before picking which teams will advance in the unresolved series.
Then, with LaVar Ball pulling his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo out of Lithuania over a dispute with their coach, OOB discusses what we learned from the Ball Brothers' overseas circus and what's next for Lonzo's siblings.
Finally, with the NFL Draft mercifully upon us, in "Fair or Foul?" the guys weigh in on teams endlessly analyzing and picking apart players in the draft process, and Gil explains what they should really be looking at.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Freed Meek Mill's Effect on the Sixers; Pelicans Lowballing DeMarcus Cou...







On today's show, Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds crew kick things off by responding to Nick Young's story about Gil breaking his brand new expensive glasses when he was a rookie. Hibachi has no problem admitting he gave Swaggy P hell — and shares details — but sets the record straight on that incident.
Looking back at last night's playoff action, OOB asks if the Celtics and Bucks are simply too mediocre to watch, and Gil explains how Jason Kidd's firing affected Giannis. Plus, what effect did Meek Mill’s release from prison and presence in the arena have in the Sixers' series-clinching win over the Miami? Also, has Heat star Dwyane Wade played his last NBA game? And with the Spurs eliminated, Agent Zero has an interesting take on what to expect from the Warriors-Pelicans semifinal series.
Next, OOB revisits Meek Mill's release and what it says about the sports’ world’s ability to bring attention to issues, create dialogue, and affect change. Gil makes an important distinction about who really has the power to make things happen. Plus, with Meek going straight from prison to the 76ers' playoff game, where does that put him amongst the all-time greatest Philly fans?
Looking forward to tonight's games, the squad asks if the Raptors, who’ve struggled with inconsistency in the playoffs, will be overwhelmed by the pressure to beat the Wizards in Toronto. And is Drake’s trash talk fueling the Wiz? Back home in Cleveland, will LeBron even need help from his teammates to finally take a lead in the Cavs' series with the Pacers? It's likely that the Rockets will close out the Timberwolves in Houston, but will James Harden and company win it all, as Suge Knight predicted while on trial for murder? Gil might need to watch what he says about Suge.... Will the Thunder make the adjustments needed to win and avoid elimination?
Finally, in "The Pull-Up," the team discusses a report that New Orleans may use DeMarcus Cousins's Achilles injury and the Pelicans' success without him to make him a reduced contract offer. Boogie may want to hire Gil as an agent, because Hibachi straight cooks the franchise for even considering lowballing the big man.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

LeBron and Cavs Unfazed by Lance Stephenson; Raptors Falling Apart Again...







On today's show, Gilbert Arenas is back from China and dishes to the #OutofBounds crew about his travels as Agent Zero, International Man of Mystery. Able to put aside their understandable jealousy, the team talks Sunday's busy slate of Game 4's.
The Bucks tied their series with the Celtics in Milwaukee, but considering the C’s have been without stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, should Giannis and company feel good about this being a competitive series? And, following Marcus Morris complaining about getting a tech, has playoff refereeing been any better than it was in the regular season?
The Spurs avoided elimination with Warriors stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green shooting terribly, but is the feel-good moment worth a delay of the Warriors-Pelicans series Gil wants to see? The Raptors went to Washington up 2-0 and looking dominant, but now they're heading back to Toronto tied 2-2 with the Wizards. Given their history of playoff inconsistency, how worried should the Raptors be?
Lance Stephenson's antics haven't proved effective in stopping LeBron and the Cavs, but are they actually hurting the Pacers? Plus, how many fire emojis should Cleveland get in "Fire Fit" for their uniform black suit look?
Then, looking forward to tonight's Game 4's, OOB asks what the Timberwolves blowing out the Rockets in Game 3 means for the series and specifically for Karl-Anthony Towns, who finally came alive after struggling in his first two playoff games. The Thunder are in a 2-1 hole and have been letting rookie Donovan Mitchell and Ricky Rubio — who's not known for his scoring — go off on them. What is OKC doing wrong and how can they stop Pretty Ricky? The Pelicans completed a sweep of the Blazers on Saturday night in a playoff twist, and while Anthony Davis was dominant as usual, he got a lot of help from Jrue Holiday, Rajon Rondo, and Nikola Mirotic. Are the Pelicans a threat to win it all now? And what should Portland do in the offseason?

Finally, in "Fair or Foul?" Gil and the guys weigh in on Dana White and the UFC possibly signing disgraced NFL lineman Greg Hardy — who has an ugly history of domestic violence — as a fighter. Beyond the moral question, how would signing Hardy affect the UFC brand?

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Podcast on the Ave: The Shovanist Pigs Podcast Ep. 39 : "What's done in the dark..."




Welcome to episode 39 of the Shovanist Pigs Podcast ! We talked and debated about the recent BOBBY VALENTINO/trans gender debacle, sports as usual, and some other random topics... Follow us on twitter, instagram, soundcloud, facebook ..like, share, subscribe on iTunes and Youtube  @bigcrownmusic @chiguy705 @brokeniggaron @noemimediagroup on social media and Email us at  shovanistpigs@gmail.com for promo/advertisement opportunities or if you want to be a guest ! ! Also fill out this survey and let us know what you like and don't like about the Podcast... http://survey.podtrac.com/start-survey.aspx?pubid=fLj2ntlxg_t8&ver=standard

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Podcast on the Ave: The Shovanist Pigs Podcast Ep. 38: "F**K OJ BUT FREE OJ" W/ DYI KINNEY





Welcome to episode 38 of the Shovanist Pigs Podcast ! we had a guest (DYI KINNEY) and we discussed the OJ SIMPSON parole hearing, and a couple other topics of the week. Follow us on twitter , instagram, soundcloud, facebook ..Comment, like, share and subscribe on iTunes and Youtube... Follow us individually @bigcrownmusic @chiguy705 @brokeniggaron @noemimediagroup  on social media and Email us at  shovanistpigs@gmail.com for promo/advertisement opportunities or if you want to be a guest ! ! Also fill out this survey and let us know what you like and don't like about the Podcast... http://survey.podtrac.com/start-survey.aspx?pubid=fLj2ntlxg_t8&ver=standard

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Cavs could look to trade most of their valuable pieces


The Cleveland Cavaliers are a terrible basketball team of historic proportions, what with their record-breaking 26-game losing streak and the general stink that comes with losing a one-time franchise savior. They're painful to watch, and most people probably wouldn't complain if they just forfeited the rest of the season.

In a way, that might be exactly what they're about to do. While better days are surely ahead, the Cavs rightfully don't seem convinced that it will happen with this group, so they're looking to make a few trades. According to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com (via PBT), they might be ready to trade as many people as possible:

Hornets GM Dell Demps is said to be seeking a big man who can give New Orleans a little more post presence on the offensive end, and executives are openly wondering if Demps will be so bold as to chase Cleveland's Antawn Jamison(notes). [...]

The Cavs are aggressively testing the waters to see what kind of assets they can expect to accumulate by volunteering to use their $14.6 million trade exception from LeBron's departure as a parking lot for other teams' unwanted contracts. Cleveland is seeking to use that cap space to acquire draft picks and young players -- a sound strategy, especially considering that the Cavs can use all the room without putting themselves in luxury-tax jeopardy. [...]

Sources say the Bulls and Celtics are widely expected to make a move before the deadline, and each is seeking wing help. The Cavs' Anthony Parker(notes) would be an ideal fit in both places. [...]

The Hawks are looking for guard help, and sources say they may be interested in the Cavs' Ramon Sessions. The feeling among rival execs is that the Hawks may be willing to spend up to or perhaps even a bit beyond the luxury-tax threshold if there's a deal that would significantly improve their chances in a playoff series with Boston, Orlando or Miami.

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