Adam Silver Responds to Tamperpalooza, Spending Ballmer's Billions, Captain Accountability vs. The Universe
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver begin by discussing the coach's challenge system set to be implemented in next year's NBA. Then: What to do about tampering? Topics include: Adam Silver's comments in Las Vegas this week, distinct categories of tampering that are conflated into one problem, the player power angst underlying all of this discussion, whether anyone under 30 cares about this, and what's in play going forward. From there: Pascal Siakam vs. Giannis, DeMarcus Cousins on the Lakers, LeBron's next title, Clippers front office vs. Lakers front office, the league's cheapest owners, and how Steve Ballmer will choose to spend his money now that he has a title contender in place. At the end (60:00): Captain Accountability answers the universe, availability is the best ability for carpenters, termites take Vegas, and Open Floor makes an appearance at a college reunion.Sports Illustrated is conducting an audience survey to better serve all of our listeners. It will only take a few minutes of your time and it really helps us improve our shows. Please take our survey here: si.com/openfloorsurvey
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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.