Begrudging Reminder that the Celtics Exist, The Latest Kawhi Talk, Lakers Make the Media Rounds
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver begin by talking through Adam Silver's comments at the board of governor's meeting and whether the league should admit it has a competitive balance problem. Then (7:00) they discuss the imbalance between the East and West, and why no one seems to be acknowledging that the healthy Celtics are clearly the second best team in the league. From there (18:00): Raptors Kawhi Leonard rumors, how this summer has affected Kawhi’s value, and whether it makes sense for other teams to get involved. Then (30:00): A defense of Trae Young in the face of blasphemous comparisons, Floyd Mayweather visits summer league, Giannis Inc. updates, follow-ups to the 2017 re-draft conversation, whether Jayson Tatum is overrated, and whether Grayson Allen will start a full-blown fistfight next season. At the end (55:00): Jabari Parker's next team, cap smoothing hindsight and who deserves blame, Devin Booker's max deal, Luke Walton's next 12 months, and more thoughts on the summer in L.A.
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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.