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Welcome to the first episode in November, hopefully you had a safe Halloween! I'll be breaking down what happened in the world of college football in week 10 & get into the NBA as I'll get into some interesting topics when it regards the state of the NBA, my favorite sport by far
On episode 2 of The Instant Offense NBA podcast, I'm joined by former All Star Kenny Anderson (@chibbs_1 on Twitter). From starring at Archbishop Malloy to excelling at Georgia Tech to dazzling under the bright lights in NBA, he's has seen it all, and he hops on to talk 90s basketball, the modern point guards and today's league, and how the incoming rookie point guards stack up. You won't want to miss this one!
From homecomings to unbeaten and disappointing starts, Bryan and Steve react to the opening week's good and bad in the NBA.
LeBron returns to Cleveland and Cavs are trying to establish their identity, but can the public and media wait that long... How surprised should we be that the best teams in the Western Conference are Houston, Memphis and Golden State... Will a real contender in the Eastern Conference standup.. Which rookie seems most like the Rookie of the Year.
The college basketball preview will look at the top impact newcomers and transfers for the upcoming season, and discuss how the current climate of the Indiana University basketball program could affect the future of its head coach, Tom Crean.
Interact with the show on Twitter (@BTAHoops) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/BeyondTheArcPodcast) and share your thoughts and opinions.
The 2015 NBA Draft is officially in the books!
Kentucky Wildcats power forward Karl-Anthony Towns was selected first overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Towns joins a T-Wolves squad that boasts reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins and well-respected big man Kevin Garnett.
With the second overall pick in the draft, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Ohio State Buckeyes point guard D'Angelo Russell. Intrigued by Russell's "star" power and explosive offensive arsenal, the Lakers skipped on highly-coveted rim protector Jahlil Okafor in favour of drafting the Buckeyes' skilled floor general.
Unsurprisingly, the Philadelphia 76ers, bearing the third overall pick, subsequently selected the aforementioned Jahlil Okafor. The 19-year-old Duke University product joins a Sixers front court that includes two former first round picks in Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid.
First Round - Top 15 Selections:
1. Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)
2. D'Angelo Russell (LAL)
3. Jahlil Okafor (PHI)
4. Kristaps Porzingis (NYK)
5. Mario Hezonja (ORL)
6. Willie Cauley-Stein (SAC)
7. Emmanuel Mudiay (DEN)
8. Stanley Johnson (DET)
9. Frank Kaminsky (CHA)
10. Justise Winslow (MIA)
11. Myles Turner (IND)
12. Trey Lyles (UTH)
13. Devin Booker (PHX)
14. Cameron Payne (OKC)
15. Kelly Oubre (ATL - Traded to WSH)
Join Daniele Franceschi as he breaks down the biggest moves from last night's draft.
The Golden State Warriors are the 2014-15 NBA champions!
On Tuesday night, Stephen Curry and the Dubs ended a 40-year championship drought, earning the Warriors' fourth NBA title in franchise history.
Andre Iguodala, who was inserted into the Warriors' starting lineup prior to Game Four of the series, claimed Finals MVP honours, posting averages of 16.3 PPG, 5.8 RPG and 4 APG.
*Sigh* The off-season is upon us... However, on a more positive note, the 2015 NBA Draft is less than a week away!
The Minnesota Timberwolves currently hold the first overall pick in next Thursday's draft.
A pair of highly touted big men headline this year's draft class. Will Karl-Anthony Towns be the first to hear his name called on draft day, or will Jahlil Okafor march onto the stage and have the honours of being the first draftee to pose for photos with commissioner Adam Silver?
Meanwhile, in the "Great White North", Canada Basketball's U16 Men's National Team returned home earlier this week after a successful trip to the U16 FIBA Americas in Argentina. The young Canucks finished second in the tournament, capturing a silver medal after being defeated by a star-studded United States squad in the Gold Medal Game.
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NBA Finals Update:
(1) Golden State Warriors vs. (2) Cleveland Cavaliers: 2-2
Game Five takes place on Sunday at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
It's down to two and we will review the Semifinal games and preview the Duke vs. Wisconsin Championship. Was the pressure to much for Kentucky or did Wisconsin just outplay them? Duke dominated Michigan St. and Coach K is seeking his fifth national title behind his three star freshman in Jones, Okafor and Winslow. We will look at some NCAA coaching moves including Shaka Smart to Texas, Avery Johnson to Alabama and Chris Mullin to St. John's. The NBA playoff races are down to the wire, and we will discuss all the action, plus we'll get into Paul George's return and what impact it will have on the Pacers. MLB opening day is here and we will talk Cubs vs Cardinals and more. Join us at 6PM ET. Call in to the show at 718-664-9098 @RaeAndTayToday www.RaeAndTayToday.com
2015 NBA Finals tip off Thursday, June 4th at 9:30pm EST
Game One of the NBA Finals is in the books!
Behind Stephen Curry's team-high 26 points, the Golden State Warriors successfully defended home court and claimed a 1-0 series lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Stephen Curry's Game One Stats: 26 PTS (10-20 FG), 8 ASTs, 4 REBs
LeBron James' Game One Stats: 44 PTS (18-38 FG), 8 REBs, 6 ASTs
NBA Finals Schedule:
Game Two: Sunday, June 7, 8 p.m. EST
Game Three: Tuesday, June 9, 9 p.m. EST
Game Four: Thursday, June 11, 9 p.m. EST
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