Ep. 567: Red Hot White

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On today’s show, Skeets and Tas admire Stan Van Gundy’s well-oiled unit. Who is the Magic’s playoff MVP thus far? How is Vince Carter’s game very “veteran-like?” And, are there flashes of Michael Redd in this struggling Joe Johnson? All that, plus a fantastic broadcasting duo and your white-hot “Wanker of the Week.”

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Comments (15)

  1. totally agree, these playoff series are way too spread out. not only does it take away from the drama of the series i think that casual fans definitely lose interest in what is going on. I’ve watched almost every game and i find myself thinking sometimes “wait the lakers are still playing the jazz?”, same goes with the celtics and cavs series and it feel like the hawks are down 20 games instead of just 2

  2. “Skeets and Tas admire Stan Van Gundy’s well-oiled unit.”

    Hmm.

  3. I’ve heard you two debate on the show about whether or not Joe Johnson is a superstar. I don’t even think there’s a question about it; he isn’t. The term superstar seems to be thrown around a bit too liberally these days (much like the word genius). Shouldn’t superstar status belong to a very exclusive club? I’m thinking the top 5-7 players, at most. JJ falls well outside that group. Allstar (top 30 in the league) is a fair enough description of a guy like JJ.

  4. Hey, can’t we just call Kobe the Wanker of the Week for that photo shoot? At some point, you’d think a guy would say, Okay, stop, this is ridiculous.

  5. Anyone else growing a playoff beard for their NBA team? Or is that just me. I’m 16 by the way.

    Go Magic.

  6. red hot and white…is that matt’s new nickname or what? get on that…

  7. I don’t really lick to be called the “bj army”

  8. magic players probably avoid looking at Stan mostly due to his looking like Ron Jeremy.

  9. A note to my friend David Stern.

    Dear David,

    NBA Playoffs Done the Right Way:

    1st Round: 2-2-1-1-1
    - 2 games from East and West each night (allows for 2 early and 2 late TV games)
    - repeat until series over
    - only break/gap occurs when series ends early (between rounds)
    - start date for game 1 of the second round is KNOWN before 1st round even begins

    2nd Round: 2-2-1-1-1
    - 1 game from East and West each night (2 games on TV per night)
    - repeat until series over
    - only break/gap occurs when series ends early (between rounds)
    - start date for game 1 of the third round is KNOWN before 2nd round even begins

    3rd Round (CF) : 2-2-1-1-1
    - 1 game each night – East – West alternating (1 game on TV per night)
    - repeat until series over
    - only break/gap occurs when series ends early (between rounds)
    - start date for game 1 of the finals is KNOWN before 3rd round even begins

    4th Round (F) : 2-2-1-1-1
    - 1 game every other night
    - repeat until series over
    - only break/gap rest day between games

    People that care about the NBA playoffs DO NOT CARE if the game is in prime time, they just want a slow crescendo of ball intensity… and this requires that there is ball to watch. I found myself lost in the first round this year. Aside from games I remembered to TIVO I have no idea which nights or times any games come on.

    Change this please,

    S

    Hopefully Sheriff Stern doesn’t fine me $35k for this.

  10. i started watchin the jones a year ago so idk why skeets hates bibby ?
    so skeets why do u hate bibby? if anything you should feel sorry for him since he got robbed of a ‘ship in 02

  11. Wanker of the Week isn’t Bosh for his Twitter BS? C’mon guys.

  12. I don’t think Skeets ever explained his hate of Bibby… Altough I dont know why, I kinda understand it… I mean: what’s with this guy?
    A black man with white skin playing thug? Or just a white guy playing thug?
    BTW I tought this whole “All-caucasian US team” kinda sucked, because most black people in US are part white, and if you have to exclude everyone whos not 100% caucasian, then the same goes to the “All African-american team”: I’m pretty sure Kobe had white ancestors for instance…

    And yeah, Joe Johnson isnt a superstar, he’s a freaking jump-shooter… The only players who were superstars and jump-shooters at the same time in recent memory were Reggie Miller and Ray Allen, and they weren’t playing no iso… You cant be at the same time primarily a shooter and an iso-guy… You’ll wind up taking contested jump-shots, and thats not how stars make a living…

  13. I always thought the spread out playoff breaks happened because of scheduling issues (for example, the Cs and Bruins are both in playoff series right now, both need the TD garden). But, NHL fans assure me that hockey teams are playing just about every other night, some time an extra night for travel no matter what. The NBA is a more powerful league, so you’d think they’d be able to make that happen.

    When I’m feeling down about the Celtics (like this Saturday morning), it feels good to look at those pictures of Kobe, and remind myself how lucky I am that I wasn’t raised to root for that guy.

  14. Kobe looks like Grace Jones in these pictures XD

  15. Yeah… I also feel a little dirty after being called the BJ Army

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