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On today’s All-Star edition of The Overdose, The Jones — live from a hotel room in Houston — look back at the first half of the NBA season. What’s surprised us after 50 or so games? Who’s the leading MVP, Coach of the Year, Most Improved, etc.? And what are a few Texas-sized bold predictions for the second half?

All that, plus Instagrams, whether we’re being “catfished,” Leigh’s delicious “Tweet of the Weak,” a really rough round of Pun-Gun, hippies’ rehabilitation, Will Ferrell, Mike Bibby, and much, much more.

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Comments (45)

  1. I prefer the Tweet of the Strong….more manly….

  2. i wonder if grandma lana is related to lennay kekua

  3. Raptors have a better shot / you could say realistic shot of taking the 8th spot from philly / mil than the Pistons.

  4. I still cannot believe that you didn’t update your player to work with Chrome. Sorry, but this is bad.

    • I agree. I’m only 14 minutes in and it has mysteriously stopped 3 or 4 times already. I have to start it over and then jump back to where I was. It’s annoying when I’m trying to work while I listen and I have to keep tending to it.

    • Hey guys, the malfunctioning player is totally unacceptable. Our IT team has been looking into a solution. We apologize that a fix has taken this long and hope to have an answer ASAP. Thanks for sticking with us. In the meantime, playing it through “download directly” or subscribing on iTunes may be a better bet.

  5. when does the daily show come back?

  6. Grandma Lana is Serge.

  7. No Kate-Scale today?
    Sounded like a clear Kate Boozeworth to me!? ;)

    Have fun at ASW!

  8. The overall record isn’t great, but this Celtics team winning 8 out of their last 9 going into the All-Star break, Rondo out for the season, Sullinger out for the season, Barbosa out for the season and everyone else is older than dirt, Doc Rivers said not to count the Celtics out. I think Doc Rivers is the reason that Danny Ainge hasn’t blown this whole thing up yet. He isn’t yet in the COTY conversation but he could be if they continue to win after the break.

  9. Maybe too easy, but surprised no one mentioned James favorite Waka Flocka Flame song, Harden the Paint.

  10. Grandma Lana is NOT Barak Obama… just sayin.

    My guess, if you’re being catfish’d look closer to home, perhaps a rival score podcaster?

  11. Throw em a bwone

  12. Don’t even think of getting rid of the Pun Gun. It’s seriously one of the top three best things about the Overdose

  13. I’m just worried that if Grandma Lana is real that you are breaking her heart.

  14. What happened to Leigh when we started looking at pictures of Kate Upton?

    He got a James Hard-On!

  15. TBJ All-Star edition = TBJ at 110% (Yes, it IS possible.)
    I’ve been saying that for several years, and it’s true: Your various All-Star reports are among the highlights of the entire weekend.

    • Part of Deron Williams’ struggles are undoubtedly the system that they are running in Brooklyn. PJ Carlesimo basically adopted Avery’s iso-heavy offense which really doesn’t suit Williams’ game. This is a guy who dropped 57 points in a game last season and had a 21 assist game on a separate occasion with a fucking terrible supporting cast. I also think this “whiner” tag he is picked up is so overblown, the guy just had platelet treatment on both his ankles and he has played all but (approximately) 5 games this season and he hasn’t whined at all. In fact, he has come out multiple times saying he knows he is playing like shit and is trying to improve.

      Injuries and a system not conducive to his skill-set (which is really fucking good, let’s not forget) account for his shit-ness. Don’t get me wrong he has been shit.

  16. Great show guys.
    Here are my picks for mid seasons awards

    MVP: Barring any setback, clear cut choice is LBJ
    Coach: Mike Woodson
    Rookie of the Year: Illiard ( he’s a lock)
    Defensive player: Tim Duncan (excellent choice Trey)
    sixth man: J.R Smith
    Most improved: Paul George

    Bold Prediction: The Clippers will make the finals

  17. I was so happy to hear Shaqueff O’neal.
    Back in high school, we had this like 6’3 300 pound girl on the basketball team and I nicknamed her Shaqueff O’neiff. So real glad to hear that aha

  18. MVP: LBJ
    Coach: Thibs
    ROY: Lillard
    Defense: Noah
    6th: J.R.
    improved: Sanders

    Bold prediction: Pacers:Clippers final

  19. Ryan Anderson killed it fas a starter or that period that Anthony Davis was out with a Concussion no? Don’t think coming off the bench is that a big a deal with his production.

  20. Melo MVP Knicks will be champs

  21. Part of Deron Williams’ struggles are undoubtedly the system that they are running in Brooklyn. PJ Carlesimo basically adopted Avery’s iso-heavy offense which really doesn’t suit Williams’ game. This is a guy who dropped 57 points in a game last season and had a 21 assist game on a separate occasion with a fucking terrible supporting cast. I also think this “whiner” tag he is picked up is so overblown, the guy just had platelet treatment on both his ankles and he has played all but (approximately) 5 games this season and he hasn’t whined at all. In fact, he has come out multiple times saying he knows he is playing like shit and is trying to improve.

    Injuries and a system not conducive to his skill-set (which is really fucking good, let’s not forget) account for his shit-ness. Don’t get me wrong he has been shit.

  22. Skeets,

    Did you as a Canadian, just say Vermont is really North? haha

  23. I say Paul George could be a possible most improved player. He just seems to keep getting better plus he made his first Allstar team this year. He probably won’t win but should be a candidate.

  24. *disclaimer: rockets fan here. Disappointed you guys didn’t mention Chandler Parsons and Omer Asik in most improved. Chandler Parsons is the 2nd leading scorer on a playoff team. Asik double double machine, 2nd leading rebounder in the league.
    Also no mention of Mchale for Coach of the year. Rockets on 45 win pace and have the least experienced team ever ( less than 2000 min/plyr before season). Next 9 (~3000 min/plyr) win 30 gms

  25. well, “Lana” backwards is anal. The plot thickens… ya…

  26. What about Brook Lopez for Most Improved? He kind of fits that “has become a lot more valuable to his team” narrative. Nets struggled without him for the stretch of games that he missed.

  27. The Magic must’ve had Tas urine sample. Tas “Cliff” Turkoglu. No penis jokes? No James Hard-ons? #MegaWorldQueef

  28. Wanted to comment that Ryan Anderson isn’t getting many open looks from 3—most of his looks are contested and he uses a combination of height and release to get them off before he gets totally closed out on, but they’re contested. If anything, he gets better looks when Vasquez is in the game and they can use more complicated P&R action to get him looks, but when he’s in with the second unit and the Roberts/Rivers nightmare backcourt, he’s taking and making really hard shots. He does get open looks in transition and on resets after offensive rebounds. He’s also expanded his game and has become effective in the midrange game and is showing the beginnings of a drive-to-the-basket game when guys close out on him. He deserves serious consideration for 6th man despite his terrible team.

  29. James Harden should consider being a fireman because he’s Flames ReHardent.

  30. Roy: Bradley Beal. You heard it here first

  31. Yo, Did I hear a Wesley “Two Scoop” Berry Reference????? An American Gladiator reference, I am very impressed. Consider me you guys’ newest fan!

  32. What do you say when you’re playing catch and Harden wants you to throw deep? James Far-then.

  33. He’s not the pick, but I wonder if Earl Clark should be in the MIP discussion. From 14th man to starter, that’s pretty dramatic.

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