Team USA Is Missing The Hawaiian Sunrise, James Harden PR Advice, NBA Wedding Etiquette
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver reconnect after Golliver's vacation. They begin with a guide to watching the sunrise in Hawaii and some belated thoughts on Team USA's downfall at the FIBA World Cup in China. How much blame do U.S. players deserve? How much of this lays at Popovich's feet? Then: what we learned about the NBA's next generation (20:00), Kemba Walker and Khris Middleton, Carmelo Anthony, and prospects for 2020. From there: thoughts on James Harden's MVP frustration (40:00), Tillman Fertitta's Chris Paul comments, and Kevin Durant's comments in the Wall Street Journal. At the end (60:00): Doc Rivers and the proper etiquette for NBA coaches and players financing family weddings, plus revisiting Succession comparisons from the previous podcast.
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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.