Scorching Christmas over-reactions, Luka & Jaren profiles and 2019 NBA resolutions
On today's show Ben Golliver and special guest co-host Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated send off 2018 in style by running through the major Christmas Day storylines and offering their top NBA New Year's resolutions. What were their instant reactions to LeBron James's injury? Was LeBron player tanking? What's up with Stephen Curry's Christmas struggles and are they, as a reader suggests, indicative of a larger failing? Plus, did Philly's loss to Boston reveal Ben Simmons's future as a trade target? Ben and Rob then offer some behind-the-scenes thoughts on their profiles of rookies Jaren Jackson Jr. and Luka Doncic, respectively, before offering advice for 2019 to Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid. Note: Andrew Sharp is vacationing in Oman, somehow, and will return next week.
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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.