How old is too old to coach? The guys look at the possibility of Phil Jackson returning to the bench for either New York or Los Angeles. From there, we look at the comparison between Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, and Gregg Popovich. Who’s been the best as a coach and general manager? Finally, who’s going to be the greatest coach of the young generation, Brad Stevens or Steve Kerr.
Steph Curry has been ridiculous this season, prompting comparisons to a video game cheat-code. But should the rules be changed because of it? The guys follow this tangent to its wild and wacky conclusion, speculating on the future of the NBA.
On this Casual Friday edition of the Ball Hogs podcast, Matt and Ken honor the Oscars by hosting an award show for the greatest and worst nicknames in NBA history. From classics like “The Mailman” to unfortunate ones like “Eggs,” the NBA has seen it all. Nicknames are an important part of becoming an NBA legend, but they can go so wrong.
Brian Davis, the Voice of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Fox Sports Oklahoma, joins the show to talk all things Thunder. Topics include the recent loss to the Cavs and upcoming game against the Warriors, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook’s impending free agency, and the Thunder’s title hopes.
We’re on the home stretch of basketball season! It only makes sense for Ball Hogs co-host Matt Craig to join the show, as he breaks down the biggest news coming out of college and the NBA. The guys address a wide variety of topics, from the not so exciting NBA Trade Deadline to Kobe Bryant to Indiana’s tournament chances. You can listen to the Ball Hogs right here on chirpcitybsu.com.
After weeks of wild rumors, including some of the biggest names in the NBA, the trade deadline was a bust. Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, Kevin Love, and Al Horford all weren’t traded, but hey Lance Stephenson and Markieff Morris found new homes so what more can you really ask for?
We look up to athletes. It’s inevitable. But should athletes really be looked at as role models? And what social responsibilities come with that title? The guys discuss, after updating people on the latest trade rumors and crazy Kobe stories.
History will remember the 33,000+ points, the five championships, the MVP. But for me, when I think of Kobe, I’ll always remember this night on the #KobeFarewellTour, and the effect that Kobe had on the 18,000 fans present, turning one of the toughest fan bases in the NBA into putty in his hand.