History's Least Enjoyable All-Time Greats, Robot Referees, The State of 12-Time Tatum

History's Least Enjoyable All-Time Greats, Robot Referees, The State of 12-Time Tatum

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show - April 5, 2019 - 1:20:20

On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver begin taking stock of the April angst that is sweeping the basketball internet as the regular season winds down. Then (5:00): Who are the least enjoyable great players throughout history? Nominees include Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, Karl Malone, Tim Duncan, James Harden, Ralph Sampson, Russell Westbrook, Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, and basically the entire Eastern Conference from 2001-2008. Then (35:00): Do the Rockets have buyer's remorse after the CP3 trade? Should the NBA consider investing in robots to officiate basketball games? And how many international players will be among the top five players in the NBA by the year 2025? At the end (55:00): the state of 12-time Tatum after a complicated year in Boston, whether lottery reform is actually working if half the league is currently tanking, and The Lantern™ returns with stories of love transcending cultural boundaries, Giannis vs. LeBron, and fifth-division Swiss soccer.

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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.

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