Looking for two NBA fans talking about the upcoming NBA season for an absurd amount of time?
Hey, you’ve come to the right place! If you’ve got some time to call, be sure to check out the two-part NBA Season Preview Podcast that my cousin Gianni Zambito and I conducted last weekend. In the two parts we predict every teams record for the upcoming season and tackle all of the major storylines. Can the San Antonio Spurs repeat? What will the Cleveland Cavaliers look like? Will the Philadelphia 76ers set the NBA record for most losses in a season? How many shots will Russell Westbrook attempt per game while Kevin Durant is out? Is Anthony Davis due for another breakout season? Will the Phoenix Suns regress? How bad will the Indiana Pacers offense be?
So pour yourself a glass of wine–or just do what I’d do and grab a beer out of the fridge–and get comfortable. And definitely don’t feel obligated to listen to all of it at once. Take a listen for a while, mark your spot, come back later. Even we got a little woozy towards the end.
Part One (Eastern Conference)
Part Two (Western Conference)
In my favorite annual podcast of the year, Paul Clark and I discuss the entire NBA landscape in a two-part discussion. In part one we look at the Las Vegas odds for win totals for all of the Eastern Conference teams. We discuss the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat, the evolution of LeBron James, the improved Boston Celtics, and Pauley manages to make me hate myself for taking the over on the wins for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In part two we take a look at the Western Conference. Can the New Orleans Hornets possibly make the playoffs? Do the Clippers possibly have too many guys? And can Pauley’s Lakers make a push for Kobe’s 6th NBA Title.
About 2 hours before we recorded the podcast, familiar Captain’s Corner co-host Paul Clark texted me and told me it would be our greatest show ever. He may be right. If you are a basketball fan and have 100 minutes to spare, check out this edition of the Captain’s Corner where we discuss what life is like in a world where LeBron James is an NBA Champion, how the Lakers off-season moves will help them next season, the Dwightmare, 2012 USA Basketball vs. 1992 USA Basketball, and basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The general measuring stick for sports postseason excitement is March Madness. Especially on the first weekend, everyone stops what they are doing and all that matters is the bracket. What teams are going to be upset? What powerhouses looked good? How are my picks doing? How many times will “Onions!” be yelled by Bill Raftery? I get caught up in the madness just like everyone else. But I’m a complete NBA dork (if you didn’t know already). To me, the NBA playoffs trump March Madness. Multiple games every night for two months, better basketball, more on the line in terms of legacy and history. I eat that shit up like it’s Mom’s Chicken Parmesan. This year, the start of the NBA playoffs coincide with the end of my sophomore year at college. With a massive burden lifted off my back, I couldn’t think of any better way to bring in the NBA Playoffs than talking about it with the jack-of-all-trades himself, Paul Clark. We got into a thorough breakdown and made plenty of predictions. In Pauley’s case, he made history with his NBA Finals predicted.
You’re dying to know what exactly he predicted, aren’t you? Just click here to find out.
Paul Clark joins me in The Captain’s Corner to discuss a smorgasbord of topics including Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow, NBA trade deadline moves, and March Madness.