Open Floor Bracket Challenge, Playoff Power Rankings, Westbrook Spicy Food
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver celebrate the arrival of the NBA Playoffs. First they discuss the Open Floor Globe Playoff Challenge, where listeners can submit brackets to this pool: https://www.nbabracketology.com/group/view/11954. Then they discuss where the first weekend of the playoffs ranks among other tentpole events on the NBA calendar (6:00). From there they rank each playoff matchup (12:00), including Sixers-Heat, Jazz-Thunder (18:00), Blazers-Pelicans (23:00), and more. Then: a discussion of Russell Westbrook and the proper food analogy to describe his game (39:00), an incredibly dark look at the Wizards (47:00), which teams might struggle with playoff officiating (52:00), the state of the Wolves and Nuggets (55:00), final thoughts on the rookie debate after Donovan Mitchell's sweatshirt (1:03), and early thoughts on LeBron in Philly (1:08). At the end (1:12): NBA groupthink and trolling, the state of the Magic, an award for the Phoenix Suns, and a sneak attack from a Hawks fan.
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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.