If you follow NBA news, you know that Mikhail Prokhorov is the majority owner of the Nets, but you probably haven’t seen the shenanigans he pulled when he showed up to the team’s training camp Wednesday. Seriously, how has this guy not played a Bond Russian-super-villain yet? Today we talk about the aging superstars of a bygone era, and how they have had to adapt to survive. Yet Kobe Bryant refuses to change, so what will his final year(s) look like?
The Indiana Pacers have enjoyed success in this decade. With several trips to the conference finals, there’s definitely a winning culture in Indianapolis. Then is this year’s team going to struggle to make the playoffs? The guys look into Indy’s total system change and why it’s not the best plan to return to contention.
Today on the Ball Hogs Podcast! The guys take on the hottest topic in the NBA in 2015, small ball vs. bully ball. In a year where more teams than ever before will be relying on small ball for a competitive advantage, will they find it? And what’s the best way to fight back? And the eventual question, in 2015 would you rather have a dominant big or guard on your team? All that and a ton of nonsense on today’s Ball Hogs podcast.
Anyone who has played a lot of basketball know’s how big Jordan’s are in the basketball culture. How much money would it take for you to never wear Nike shoes again? Would around $200 million do? That’s the dilemma James Harden is facing, albeit it not a very difficult one. But looking a little deeper at the situation tells us that Adidas is heavily investing in Harden just as much for his off-court appeal and escapades as his patented euro-step.
In what is the most important episode of the Ball Hogs Podcast so far, Kenneth Cohen tries to convince Matt Craig that Russell Westbrook is actually more valuable to the OKC Thunder than Kevin Durant. With Matt being an Oklahoma native and a die-hard Thunder fan, be warned that the following episode could be heavily biased.