Mavericks Dysfunction, Top 10 Players Under 23, Goodbye Kawhi
On today's show Sharp and Golliver begin by discussing the toxic Mavericks culture brought to light by Jon Wertheim and Jessica Luther in this week's Sports Illustrated investigation. How much did Mark Cuban's behavior inform the culture elsewhere? How will the league respond? And what can be learned from this investigation and others like it? From there, they celebrate a slow week in the NBA by ranking the top 10 young players in the NBA (14:00), including Giannis, Embiid, Porzingis, Jokic, Ingram, Booker, Lonzo, Markkanen, Mitchell, 12-Time Tatum, and more. Then they revisit the Kawhi Leonard situation (45:00) to discuss what's next in San Antonio, and what conclusions can be drawn from this week's news. At the end (1:05) they discuss realignment, expansion, LeBron's objections, and KD's Warriors.
All-Star Game Reactions, Dunk Contest Angst, Alien Abductions
The Anthony Davis Reminder, West Playoff Race, Tanking Tournaments
About The Show
From the NBA draft to the playoffs and back again, Ben Golliver and Michael Pina take you on a ride up and down the NBA standings, laying out the latest news and rumors along the way, and leaving no basketball conspiracy theory stone left unturned. Strap on your tinfoil hat and welcome to the Open Floor Globe.