Reseeding the Playoffs, CBA Questions, NBA Pet Name Hall of Fame

Reseeding the Playoffs, CBA Questions, NBA Pet Name Hall of Fame

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show - February 6, 2018 - 1:31:27

On today's show Sharp and Golliver celebrate the calm before the trade deadline storm. First, after another disastrous Cavs game, when will the NBA think about abandoning conferences and re-seeding the playoffs? How has the current model hurt the East? And what's the best way to fix it? Then (19:00): they circle back to talk about the diminishing returns of today's max contracts, the pitfalls for teams in the middle tier, and the ongoing implications of the failure to smooth the cap in 2016. From there (32:00) they examine LeBron's role as player/GM and how much credit/blame he deserves for the state of the Cavs. At the end (42:00): they discuss Kobe the cat, LeBron the lizard, Rasheed the guinea pig, and 45 minutes worth of NBA pet names, family histories, and the hidden meaning of Ben Golliver's initials.

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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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Ben Golliver
Ben Golliver
Andrew Sharp
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