Showing posts with label Gilbert Arenas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gilbert Arenas. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Complex's Out of Bounds: NBA Stars Hate Steph Curry; Trump Disinvites Eagles




On today's episode of #OutofBounds, Gilbert Arenas, Adam Caparell, and Pierce Simpson discuss a report that some of the NBA’s biggest stars have a “disdain” for Steph Curry, the Warriors superstar who just broke the record for made three-pointers in an NBA Finals game. There are a variety of reasons why his elite peers may dislike the two-time MVP and two-time champion, and the guys lay out what rubs people the wrong way about him. Plus, they debate whether the LeBron James-Steph rivalry is real or a media-driven narrative to hype up the Finals.

With President Trump disinviting the Super Bowl champion Eagles to the White House because less than 10 players were reportedly going to attend their celebration, OOB discusses the matter in "The Pull-Up." Gil explains why the Eagles organization and players should have known better than to engage Trump and offers a winning strategy for making their point.

Staying in Philly, the panel talks about the Sixers hiring a law firm to investigate the "burner" Twitter accounts allegedly used by 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo — or his wife? — to share insider information, slander players and execs, and defend Colangelo against criticism. The guys give their thoughts on who's responsible and how the scandal will and should end. Would it be wrong to fire a player or exec for something their relative or friend did?

In other social media news, Thunder big man Steven Adams claims his "fat fingers" accidentally liked an IG comment that clowned his underperforming teammate Carmelo Anthony. The boys give their opinions on Adams' explanation, how Melo will take the jab, and how this is going to affect the relationship between OKC and Melo going forward. Are they headed towards an expensive buyout?

Finally, in "Fair or Foul?" the panel weighs in on the NBA planning to use the Las Vegas Summer League to experiment with a system that will allow coaches to challenge referees’ calls. The guys have many questions about the undetermined particulars, but which is more important: getting calls right or maintaining a smooth game flow? Plus, Gil has a revolutionary solution to the league's refereeing issues.

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.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Celtics Rock LeBron, Cavs; NFL Anthem Policy; Sterling Brown Police Brutality





On today's episode of #OutofBounds, Gilbert Arenas, Adam Caparell, and Pierce Simpson discuss the Celtics beating the Cavs 96-83 in Boston to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. An exhausted LeBron James put up 26 points and 10 rebounds but got little help from his teammates. Gil shines a light on Cleveland's glaring weakness and the adjustments that coach Tyronn Lue needs to make if the Cavs are going to have any chance of winning the series on the road in a Game 7.

Looking forward to tonight's pivotal Game 5 between the Rockets and Warriors in Houston, will Golden State bounce back from its horrendous, 12-point fourth quarter in Game 4 to win a second game in Houston and reclaim home-court advantage? Gil breaks down the severity of the Warriors' problems and what they need to do differently.

The NFL announced a controversial new policy that requires players to “show respect for the flag and the anthem” if they are on the field during its performance — fining teams if they do not — but allows them to stay in the locker room if they prefer. Debate gets heated between Gil and the guys as they react to the news from their personal perspectives as well as those of NFL owners and players.

While NFL players continue to protest racial inequality and police violence, Bucks guard Sterling Brown plans to file a civil rights lawsuit against the Milwaukee Police Department after officers tackled, tased, and arrested him without cause after issuing him a parking ticket in January. With police body-camera footage showing he in no way provoked the cops, OOB asks if there will be justice for Sterling and if his case will help bring about much-needed change in policing. Legal expert that he is, Gil explains how officers often escalate situations as well as how he personally approaches police stopping him.

Closing on a lighter note, the crew reacts to the NBA's All-Defensive teams and Jazz center Rudy Gobert being the leading vote-getter. Gil questions how the players are determined — especially when two of them are on the same team. One famous player in particular gets called out for his defensive credentials, plus Agent Zero reveals how he was once third in steals despite playing no defense.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Guest Metta World Peace Talks Warriors Fail, LaVar Ball Biz





On today's episode of #OutofBounds, 2010 NBA champion Metta World Peace (a.k.a. Ron Artest) joins Gilbert Arenas, Adam Caparell, and Pierce Simpson to discuss the Rockets' surprise 95-92 win over the Warriors to even up the Western Conference Finals and reclaim home-court advantage. Gil and Metta break down what went wrong for Golden State in the game, as well as the problems that dominance has created for them. Plus, Gil points out what Klay Thompson needs to add to his game to help Golden State.

Looking ahead to Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the panel debates whether Boston will continue winning at home or if LeBron James and Cleveland will take command of the series on the road. Metta shares the story of how Phil Jackson got the most out of him before Gil reflects on having been scared to make mistakes when he was in Orlando. Plus, the crew reacts to King James tracking as the slowest player in the series — and his irritated response to that info — clarifying the kind of speed LeBron possesses and the kind that he does not.

Next, OOB discusses the NBA All-Rookie teams and unanimous selection of the 76ers' Ben Simmons and Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell to the first team. Gil and Metta take issue with the Celtics' Jayson Tatum not being a unanimous pick. Metta then shares his experience guarding rookie LeBron and the best game he ever had against him.

With LaVar Ball in the news again — this time because he said his sons will be billionaires before LeBron, and because ticket prices for his JBA league are absurdly high — the panel gives him a reality check. Metta has faith in the Big Baller Brand but Gil is hilariously skeptical.

After Metta's former teammate Kobe Bryant responded to Kanye West’s infamous quote about slavery being a choice, the guys react and voice their own opinions. Was Kanye out of his damn mind or misunderstood? Gil and Metta explain how they avoid saying things they'll regret when microphones and cameras are constantly in their faces. And when discussion turns to mental health in the NBA, they explain why players don't talk openly to the sports psychologists made available to them.

Finally, Metta talks about his new book — No Malice: My Life in Basketball, or: How a Kid From Queensbridge Survived the Streets, the Brawls, and Himself to Become an NBA Champion — plus the pressure he felt while in the NBA and once his playing days were done, and his Knicks workout fail. Gil chimes in about the difficulty adjusting to life after the NBA and tells the story of the time Metta body-slammed him during a game.

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?


Cavs Getting Swept?, Can Houston Win Game 2?, New Michael Jordan Doc | O...







On today's episode of #OutofBounds, sports announcer and commentator Mauro Ranallo joins Gilbert Arenas, Adam Caparell, and Pierce Simpson to discuss the Celtics beating the Cavs despite a monster game from LeBron James to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. With King James clearly giving his all — returning from a scary head shot to post a 42-point triple-double — the panel points fingers at the teammates who need to step their game up.

One player who would be excused if he were underperforming is Celtics guard Marcus Smart, who revealed that his mom is undergoing chemotherapy treatments for bone marrow cancer but wants him to remain focused on basketball. Mauro — who had to do a broadcast after losing a close family member — and Gil talk about trying to perform at your best when you're enduring a personal tragedy.

Looking ahead to tonight's Game 2 between Houston and Golden State, OOB asks if the Rockets can “withstand” Kevin Durant going off, as head coach Mike D'Antoni said they could after he torched them for 37 points in Game 1. Are the Rockets capable of shutting down one or more of the Dubs' other stars? Plus, the panel makes their picks for the game.

Then, with the NBA Draft Lottery over and the Suns now in possession of the first overall pick, the crew debates whom Phoenix should draft at No. 1. Also, Gil explains why the NBA's new draft lottery format designed to eliminate tanking won't actually stop the league's annual race to the bottom.

After ESPN Films and Netflix announced Tuesday that they will be releasing a 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan in 2019, the guys ask if it will reveal anything we don't know about MJ or just show younger generations why he is the GOAT over LeBron and Kobe. Plus, Gil lets Mauro know why Jordan's return to play for the Wizards wasn't the typical case of an athlete being unwilling to move on from their playing career.

With his own documentary, Bipolar Rock 'N' Roller, premiering next Friday, May 25, on Showtime, Mauro explains the motivation behind the project, which candidly discusses his mental health issues. Plus, Gil opens up about his battle with depression and how he learned to be himself.

Finally, with philanthropic hedge fund manager and outspoken Trump critic David Tepper expected to buy the Panthers for a record-setting $2.2 billion, OOB asks if he is precisely the kind of owner the NFL needs now. Does politics even matter when it comes to the bottom-line business of NFL ownership?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Celtics Embarrass Cavs in Game 1; Is Marcus Morris the Real LeBron Stopp...







On this episode of  #OutofBounds, Gilbert Arenas, Pierce Simpson, and Adam Caparell discuss the Celtics' thorough beatdown of LeBron James and the Cavs in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Marcus Morris — and the C's team defense — limited King James to 15 points on 5-for-16 shooting with seven turnovers. Is Morris the real LeBron stopper? Plus, the rest of the Cavs took and missed some terrible shots, so do the Celtics have the defensive game plan to shut Cleveland down, or was the loss just a poor shooting night and LeBron feeling things out? Also, Gil reacts to LeBron's remarkable photographic memory and ability to recall games play by play.

In "Fire Fit," the panel grades LeBron's Game 1 Thom Browne fit to determine if he managed one win for the day or caught two L's. See how many fire emojis the crew awards him.

Warriors superstar Steph Curry recently credited Rockets All-Star Chris Paul for mentoring him the summer before he entered the NBA. Looking ahead to tonight's Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, Gil and the guys discuss what impact CP and Steph's relationship will play in the series, as well as which guard needs to have a greater impact.

In "Fair or Foul?" the team weighs in on the Raptors “Coach of the Year” recipient Dwane Casey after the Cavs swept his team out of the playoffs for the second consecutive year. Did Toronto do him dirty? And is the future brighter for Dwane Casey or the Raptors? Also, with Metta World Peace saying Drake would be a good coach for the Raps, the crew debates that seemingly absurd statement.

Finally, OOB predicts the future of Philly after head coach Brett Brown said the Sixers “need help to win a championship.” Who would be the best pickup for Philly, in terms of both talent and fit: LeBron, Paul George, or Kawhi Leonard? And will they land any of them? Also, with a big-time signing, would the Sixers become a desirable destination for vets on veteran minimum contracts or mid-level deals? See what Gil has to say about that.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Guest Arian Foster Talks Transitioning to Entertainment Bobby Feeno and ...





On today's episode of #OutofBounds, former NFL running back turned rapper, actor, and podcaster Arian Foster joins Gilbert Arenas, Adam Caparell, and Pierce Simpson to wrap up the Eastern Conference Semifinals and look ahead to the next round of the NBA playoffs.

On Wednesday night, the Celtics beat the Sixers 114-112 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they'll take on LeBron James and the Cavs. The panel talks about Boston's young stars and what they've shown advancing far in the playoffs without their team's two biggest stars. Knocking off King James is a much bigger challenge, and Gil breaks down what could be a matchup nightmare before everyone makes their series picks. Plus, with Philly starting its summer vacation, Gil and Arian highlight what 76ers star Joel Embiid needs to work on in the offseason to take the next step in his career.

After retiring from football, Arian Foster has devoted himself fully to podcasting and making music. Rapping as Bobby Feeno, he's released his well-received debut album, Flamingo & Koval, as well as Becoming Bobby Feeno, a Tidal/Uninterrupted documentary series about his transition to music. Arian shares the keys to successfully crossing over from sports, the feedback he's gotten from established artists, and the reason he didn't start putting out music while he was still playing in the NFL. Gil reveals how a teammate of his balanced basketball and DJing.

Tiger Woods recently defined greatness as prolonged superiority when asked about LeBron James, who's heading back to the Eastern Conference Finals for the eighth straight season at age 33. Gil and Arian give their views on athletic greatness and whether it requires longevity. They also get into a passionate debate about Steph Curry when Gil refers to him as a "regular guy." Plus, Gil names some great players who didn't achieve as much as they could have because they lacked the will and heart, contrasting that with a fascinating story that illustrates Floyd Mayweather's insane dedication to being the best boxer of all time.

Finally, in "Top 5," after the Mets were penalized for screwing up their lineup cards and accidentally batting out of order, the panel breaks down The Top 5 Worst Blunders in Sports History. Gil's inclusion is a head-scratcher but he makes up for it by sharing the behind-the-scenes story of one of his most painful losses.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Joel Embiid Swagger Back, 76ers Avoid Elimination; LeBron James Sweeps R...







Published on May 8, 2018
On today's episode of #OutofBounds, Gilbert Arenas, Pierce Simpson, and Adam Caparell discuss the 76ers avoiding elimination against the Celtics, with T.J. McConnell having a career night and Joel Embiid getting his trash-talking swagger back. Was the Game 4 win a turning point for the Sixers?

Also, the LeBron James-led Cavs completed a series sweep of the Raptors with a blowout. Did Toronto stars DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry give up? And do either the Celtics or Sixers stand a chance against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference Finals?

Looking forward to tonight's games, will the Rockets close out the Jazz in Houston? And was Game 4 proof that — unlike in past years — the Rockets can win when James Harden has a subpar performance now that he has CP to help carry the scoring load and Clint Capela holding things down on D?

Next, will the Warriors close out their series with the Pelicans? What can New Orleans do to win and force a Game 6 back in Louisiana? Plus, with a Rockets-Warriors Western Conference Finals seeming inevitable, Gil questions whether coach Mike D'Antoni can make playoff adjustments to hang with Golden State.

In "Fair or Foul?" the team weighs in on the Pistons firing head coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy. Gil breaks down what his old coach is like and why there's a limit to how long he can work with a team. Also, the crew debates whether the timing of the firing is foul, and if it was wrong to saddle the next coach and executive with the roster and contracts that SVG was responsible for. Plus, will the Pistons be improved and make the playoffs in the next couple years?

After Kylia Carter, mother of former Duke basketball star Wendell Carter, compared the current system of NCAA basketball to slavery, Gil and the guys respond to the analogy, as well as the idea of free labor and education in college sports.

Finally, the team reacts to Icelandic powerlifter and "Game of Thrones" actor Hafthor Björnsson, who plays “The Mountain” on the hit HBO series, winning the World’s Strongest Man competition. Hibachi turns the heat way up on powerlifting as a sport before sharing what he would do if he were as big and strong as the athletes who compete by pulling trucks and lifting boulders.

Jemele Hill Talks Trump's Kaepernick Invite, Twitter Threats, and Rocket...





Published on May 9, 2018
On today's episode of #OutofBounds, Chief Correspondent and Senior Columnist with ESPN’s The Undefeated Jemele Hill joins Gilbert Arenas, Pierce Simpson, and Adam Caparell to discuss NBA playoff action and the intersection of sports, politics, and social media.

The Rockets advanced to the Western Conference Finals by beating the Jazz 112-102 in Houston. After Chris Paul took over with 41 points, 7 rebounds, and 10 assists, the panel breaks down how CP3 changed his game to boost the Rockets.

The Warriors also advanced to the WCF, defeating the Pelicans 113-104 with a balanced offensive attack from Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. As good a team as the Rockets are, is there any way they can beat Golden State's Hamptons 5/Death Lineup and depth?

Looking ahead to tonight's Game 5, when Boston will look to close out Philly at home, OOB debates whether the young 76ers — who got their swagger back in their first elimination game after seeming overwhelmed in Beantown — will overcome the hostile playoff atmosphere to force a Game 6. Also, Gil questions Philly's use of Markelle Fultz and Jemele explains why she's not surprised that the Celtics have performed so well in the playoffs.

In "The Step-Back," the panel talks about the ugly side of sports social media after comedian Andrew Polk tweeted that he hoped Draymond Green would get shot in the face. Jemele — who's no stranger to social media controversy — breaks down the line you shouldn't cross. Gil explains why some athletes should respond to haters online and others should not. Plus, everyone shares the ugliest thing someone has said about them on social media.

After President Donald Trump reportedly gave approval to invite Colin Kaepernick to the White House for a series of conversations on race involving athletes and musicians, Jemele takes issue with the motivations behind the move. The crew asks what Kaepernick would gain or lose by accepting the invitation. Also, Gil identifies the Trump critics whom the Donald doesn't go after on Twitter and why.

Finally, OOB discusses the NFL denying running back Mike James’s request to use cannabis as a painkiller instead of powerful, addictive opioids. Jemele offers insight into the league's continuing resistance to the plant, and Gil explains the difference between treating pain with weed and getting high.

Monday, May 07, 2018

KD and Warriors in Championship Form; Is James Harden the NBA's Best 1-o...





On today's episode of #OutofBounds, streetball legend Bone Collector joins Gilbert Arenas and the crew to discuss the NBA playoffs, with four semifinal series seemingly headed to quick ends. Kevin Durant dropped 38 points on the Pelicans as the Warriors rolled to a 3-1 series lead. With Stephen Curry only recently returned from a knee injury, is Golden State already back to championship form?

The Rockets took a commanding 3-1 lead over the Jazz in their series, thanks in large part to Chris Paul's scoring and Clint Capela's rim protection. James Harden had an underwhelming night, but with ankle-breaker Bone Collector in the house the squad debates whether Houston's herky-jerky superstar is the best one-on-one player in the league right now.

Looking forward to Game 4 and potential eliminations in the Celtics-Sixers and Cavs-Raptors series, the panel predicts if Philadelphia and Toronto will lose and start their summer vacations. Plus, Gil and Bone break down the problems with Ben Simmons’ and DeMar DeRozan's games, and ask whether Toronto should blow their team up if/when LeBron bounces them for a third straight year.

In "Fire Fit," the guys rate the outfits athletes wore to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Which athlete had the best outfit at the Derby: Von Miller, Jason Witten, or Laila Ali? Plus, a curveball contestant you have to see.

The Bucks plan to interview Spurs’ assistant coach Becky Hammon for their head coaching job, making her the first woman ever to interview for such a position. Will she land that gig — or any other NBA head coaching spot — in the near future. In a heated debate, Gil explains what he thinks will be the biggest obstacle for Hammon at that level.

Finally, in "On This Day..." OOB looks back to May 7, 1994, when the Nuggets beat the SuperSonics 98-94 in OT to become the first eighth seed in NBA history to eliminate a one seed in the playoffs. The guys rank the feat among the all-time greatest upsets.

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

James Harden Cooks T-Wolves; Russell Westbrook Does Not Shut Sh*t Down |...





On today's show, Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds crew talk about Gil's best NBA prank before discussing the Rockets' eye-popping 50-point third quarter against the Timberwolves, as well as the problematic Thunder, who fell into a 3-1 hole versus the Jazz. Plus, OOB judges Mitt Romney's game apparel in "Fire Fit." Next, the team looks ahead to tonight's slate of Game 5's in the Bucks-Celtics, Heat-76ers, and Spurs-Warriors series. After that, OOB reacts to Kevin Durant advising Giannis Antetokounmpo to "play for himself" and not get caught up in loyalty or love for Milwaukee. Finally, in "Fair or Foul?" Gil and the guys weigh in on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' plan to have a parrot announce one of their picks in this weekend’s NFL draft....

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?

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