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Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers are used to contending for championships, but through five games the team is tied with the Philadelphia 76ers (0-6) for the fewest wins in the league -- zero.
Bryant’s disdain for losing and the struggles of the Lakers prompted an interesting question: Would the Lakers and Knicks benefit from a trade involving Bryant?
New York has Phil Jackson, the Triangle offense and cap space to absorb Bryant’s contract and the Lakers aren’t going to contend this season with or without the team’s longtime superstar.
Conversely, the Houston Rockets were undefeated until Saturday night after some experts believed the team would take a step back with the loss of Chandler Parsons and free agency addition of Trevor Ariza.
In the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers have gotten off to a slow start (2-3) and not dominated out of the gate as many predicted.
With that in mind, Michael Scotto of SheridanHoops joined Yahoo! Sports Radio to discuss the struggles of the Lakers and Cavaliers, the rumors surrounding Bryant and how James Harden and Dwight Howard have carried the Rockets.
Listen in as ChabDog covers 2nd half of this important Western Conference showdown.
Can the Clipps continue to right the ex-Sterling ship?
Can the Rockets rub Sir Charles' nose in it once again?
Will Grady Harden give Quipper Chris Paul a once over?
Will Doc have the secret formula to give LAC some cojones?
NHL updates (let's give some creds to the Preds!)
NBA 1st half report cards
The Boston Celtics kick off their 2014-15 road schedule by traveling to Houston, TX to take on Dwight Howard, James Harden and the Rockets. As always CLNS Radio will bring you the Celtics Postgame Show LIVE immediately following the game. Your broadcast crew tonight is Cal Lee of The Baseline and Nick "The Boss" Gelso from Beats n Eats.
Nick is pulling double duty tonight and will be hanging in our new virtual Sports Pub interacting with YOU the fan to get your reaction to tonight's game! Nick will also be manning CLNS Twitter account @CLNSRadio
Will the Celtics stay unbeaten, or will the better-on-paper Rockets prevail at home? Tune in tonight to find out and call the show at 347-215-7771 to give your thoughts on the game.
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Dial 929-477-4171 to join the post game Knicks Fan Forum immediately after the game. Immediate reaction of the J.R. Smith & Iman trade to Cleveland. We will discuss the results of the game of what was positive, what was negative. Items that fans liked what they saw, things that can use improvement. We will discuss player personnel & coaching moves that occurred in the game. Progression of the triangle offense and the new regime. We encourage fan interaction with other fans respectfully & verbally by bringing your opinions to this platform Most importantly, this is about YOU….the fans!! Twitter: @BleedBlueShow
This week on Hoops Lounge Phil Boileau, Marc Griffin, and Mota Elb discuss the Houston Rockets, Knicks woes, and Findlay Prep.
"1st Quarter" Houston Rockets:
Are they legitimite contenders?
Fear The Beard? Is James Harden an MVP type leader?
How valuable is Chandler Parsons?
Why is Dwight Howard buying in?
How have GM Daryl Morey and Kevin McHale led them towards success?
"In The Post" head to head battle between Phil and Mota:
Where is Carmelo Anthony headed this summer?
Is Phil Jackson the new Knicks saviour?
Would you rather draft a young Larry Bird or Magic Johnson?
What would make the Detroit Pistons a winning team again?
How amazing are the Reebok Retro Shop commercials?
If you were an NBA All-Star, what pins would you have on your warmup jacket? (via @HabItHerWay)
Naismith Moment: A look at basketball history, culture, and Canadian ballers.
Former Toronto Raptor JYD Jerome Williams coaching high school powerhouse Findlay Prep.
1st Annual "JYD Classic" at Air Canada Centre and how Jerome is coming back to his Toronto roots, and supporting Canadian Basketball.
An interview with Findlay Prep star Justin "Action" Jackson from Toronto who may be the next big Canadian NBA star.
Checkout video versions of our show: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHoopsLounge
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Twitter: @SportingPhil @montrealmarc @MotaElb and @HoopsLounge
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The Houston Rockets are legitimate contenders in the Western Conference. The Houston Texans have the No.1 overall pick in the NFL Draft and desperately need a franchise QB. Is there one available? And a quick word on the Southland Conference tournament in Katy, which I'll be covering this week.
(We might get into some Astros talk if we have time. Couple of interesting notes there.)
Spend a wonderful evening with me and my guest who is a real life rocket scientist and the author of 24 books and three on the way. This dynamic woman is full of so much insightful knowledge about our universal and other trvia that you can't help but be amazed. Please call in at 347-945-6003 and ask those questions that you always wanted to know about whether or not you believe or know that UFO's exist.
Josh and Howard link up to talk Dwight Howard's future, James Harden's legacy, and the Houston Rockets playoff aspirations.
How far can this Rockets team go? How good is James Harden, can he make the next leap?
Fresh off Game 1 of the Blazers-Rockets series, how far can Houston really take this thing? Also, the football media has waned on Teddy Bridgewater in startling fashion. All of a sudden, everything that's been said about him as a promising NFL prospect is out the window. Hard to make sense of it. But let's discuss.
Welcome to Day 2 of NBA Free Agency, when we will learn how the lack of state income taxes could have an impact on Carmelo Anthony's future.
A day after being feted by the Chicago Bulls, Anthony will visit the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets today. If he signs with either team, he will not have to pay any state income taxes because Texas does not levy them.
New York? Oh yeah.Not only is there a state ioncome tax, but there is a city income tax for residents of the five boroughs. California? Yup. And not only is there a state income tax, there is a millionaire's tax that makes the NBA's luxury taxes look tame by comparison.
You can bet your bottom dollar that both the Rockets and Mavs will make sure this is made known to Anthony, and you can bet your other bottom dollar that the Mavs will point out the fact that they can give Anthony a max salary, whereas the Rockets and Bulls cannot.
Plenty more on the Melo situation along with lots of other news from the first day of NBA free agency in this interview with The Fan Morning Show on WHFS in Tampa, Florida.
Playoffs are on to round two and what a wacky first round, some great series and some we wish we hadn't sen. Join Cright and Pat along with our guest Armando Perez! We break down that epic Clippers Spurs battle and also break down the second round. We talked about it all year and now an MVP has been named and we ask did the NBA get it right.
This is for REAL Basketball Junkies and if that is you join us! Cavs and Bulls, Rockets, Clippers, Wiz, Hawks, Grizz, Warriors NBA ACTION IS FANTASTIC!!
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