No one can deny the importance of sneakers in basketball history. But in 2016, the market for basketball shoes is saturated. Has it gone to far? The guys look at the best and worst shoes of past and present, and what’s right and wrong with the sneaker industry.
After five days at the Women’s Final Four, Matt returns with lessons that we can learn before the NBA Playoffs start. Players’ relationships with the media, and managing egos, it’s easier said than done!
Good prospects make for good NBA players, right? Matt and Ken would disagree with you. The guys look into what makes a young NBA player successful, with an emphasis on situation and circumstances.
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.
The Hot Corner with Mick Tidrow and John Gordon talk with Stephen Nesbit of the Pittsburg Post-Gazette to break down the Pittsburg Pirates and see…