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  • Fastbreak Breakfast S4 Ep. 9 "Foul Him Out!"

    in Basketball

    S4 Ep. 9 "Foul Him Out!" A Game of Scones goes awry, the aggression of referees takes a new turn, and Devin Booker is apologized to.
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    Episode 219 (S4 Ep. 9)

  • NBA 20 Years Ago: Barkley bar fight, Duncan debut, too-long shorts, and more

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    In the second edition of our NBA 20 Years Ago series, we explore the events of November 1997 in the NBA, including Charles Barkley throwing a bar patron through a window, Tim Duncan's first month in the league, players being fined for wearing too-long shorts, A.C. Green setting the NBA consecutive game record, Isiah Thomas leaving his position as Raptors GM, and much more.
    We also discuss a rocky start for Michael Jordan and the Bulls, tough negotiations with Chicago and Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen trade demands, a pregame fight between Shaquille O'Neal and Greg Ostertag, the first female referees in NBA history, Muggsy Bogues' ugly departure from the Hornets, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar suing a similarly named football player, the Suns and Blazers in a 150-147 quadruple overtime game, Isaiah Rider being suspended for spitting at a fan, Barkley's final 40-point game of his career, excellent starts for the Lakers and the Hawks, Eddie Jones getting some shine, and Dikembe Mutombo doing more than just defense. 

  • What we are thankful for

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    There is a lot to be thankful for this time of year, particularly if you are an NBA fan. We discuss all the craziness of the last week- Lebron's was ejecte! - and also reflect on who we are most thankful for in the NBA. Spoiler alert: El is NOT thankful for Austin Rivers. We close out with a game of "Which NBA player would be that annoying family member at Thanksgiving." Enjoy!

  • Projecting the 2017-2018 Season with Andrew Johnson & Jacob Goldstein

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    Andrew Johnson and Jacob Goldstein stopped by to go over their win projection systems and discuss who they were higher or lower on than conventional wisdom and why. 
    Find their projections here:
    Make sure to follow Andrew @CountingBaskets, Jacob @JacobEGoldstein, follow me @NBACouchside, and follow the show @NBNylonPod. Thanks and enjoy the show!

  • Weekend Review: Mad Melo, All-Star votes, the West and NBA craftsmen

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    Miss this week’s episodes of The Step Back’s Day-to-Day NBA podcast? Catch up with the Weekend Review, a compilation of what we talked about during the week. It’s ideal for weekend listening.
    First, host Jason Mann discusses the New York Knicks’ recent struggles, including Derrick Rose’s no-call-no-show, Carmelo Anthony’s frustrations, a lackluster defense, and the usual New York media circus with James Marceda of NBA Injury Report.
    Then, we look at who was voted in as NBA All-Star starters, who was snubbed, the oddest voting choices by players and media, and picked our All-Star reserves with Keith Parish of Fastbreak Breakfast.
    We discuss how Western Conference NBA teams are faring compared to their preseason win projections, how Chris Paul’s injury affects the Clippers’ forecast and how the Warriors have coasted despite fit issues with Steph Curry and Kevin Durant.
    Finally we look at Paul Millsap and NBA craftsmen who we view as underappreciated for their on-court value, aesthetic appeal or how they’ve developed their games with David Ramil of the Locked on Heat podcast.